Sending A Big Hug

a sketch challenge is a great motivator for when i have difficulty designing a card so i used the Paper Smooches September 2019 SKETCH challenge layout.

puppy hug card copyright linda

i painted the dog from the Comforting Hugs stamp set with twinkling H2Os, fussy cut and attached it to a fun mini wobble. the paw hearts are from the Dinky Doodles 2 stamp set.

i’m also submitting this card to the Wednesday Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes theme.

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Snow Buddy

since i really liked the teal and brown colours together on a recent thank you card, i used the combination for this christmas card.

paper smooches snowman copyright linda

jingle belle stephanie created a cute christmas card using the paper smooches snowman 2 die so i had to use the same die for my card. i cut him from hot pressed watercolour paper, painted with twinkling H2Os, paper pieced his hat and scarf and attached him with foam tape to a paper smooches gift tag 2 found at the PS website.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

Paper Smooches – Christmas in July 2018 challenge
Jingle Belles – Christmas and All Bundled Up; i have 4 layers.
Simon Says Wednesday – Die and/or Punch

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Cup Of Christmas Cheer

i’m slowly creating more christmas cards and this one was a lot of fun to make.

paper smooches coffee cup copyright linda

i used red card stock to die cut the paper smooches’ merry christmas die and cozy coffee die and cut the coffee die a second time from print paper to piece it back together before i popped it on foam tape. the heart die is included in the coffee die set so i cut it a couple of times and layered it with red glitter paper on top; all the supplies i used for this card can be found at the paper smooches website.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

Paper Smooches– Christmas in July 2018 challenge
Jingle Belles – must be Christmas – All Bundled Up; i have four layers here.
Cardz 4 Galz #76 Food & Or Drink
Simon Says Wednesday – Die and/or Punch
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Add A Little Sparkle

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Zinnia Bookmarks

welcome to some new followers! thank you for taking an interest in my creations.

i made some more bookmarks, colouring on kraft this time, still using a paper smooches bookmark die, and a retired flourishes stamp set but this time i coloured with laurentian colour pencils.

flourishes.bookmarks.copyright linda

flourishes.bookmarks.2.copyright linda

i’m playing along with these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – A TRIO OF SOMETHING
Alphabet Challenge – A IS FOR ANYTHING BUT A CARD
4 Crafty Chicks – #397 Flowers
Colour Crazy Challenge – No.13 – ANYTHING GOES
Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday – April – Say It With Flowers

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Make A Difference

i had fun getting inky again since i discovered the creative expressions sponges, reviewed here; now if only the distress ink pads were more useable for people with disabilities.

flourishes bookmarks copyright linda

i used a paper smooches bookmark die, a retired flourishes stamp set and three different stencils and distress inks to create these. my daughter has a lot of textbooks so i keep her well supplied with bookmarks; she likes these as they attach better and stay put because they are longer.

i’m playing along with these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – A TRIO OF SOMETHING
Work It Wednesday March 2018 – distress inky technique

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Gilded Leaves

happy thanksgiving to my american friends. i love using gilding flakes for leaves, even if they are a bit delicate to work with; no sneezing near this stuff.

paper smooches leaves.copyright linda @

i die cut the paper smooches foliage 1 leaves from black glossy paper, added the flakes and attached the panel to a sheet of memory box autumn themed paper bought years ago. the memory box a little thanks was also die cut from the black glossy paper.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

Paper Smooches – Fall
Memory Box – Thank You cards
The Rubber Buggy – Challenge #6 Theme: Thanksgiving, Thank You, Blessed, Grateful

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