Another Boo to You

I don’t usually send out halloween cards but I couldn’t resist making another one using cute Taylored Expressions’ images.

this time I used a darker brown cardstock for the embossed brick and I actually finished the inside and created a matching envelope. all the images were watercoloured with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper; I used coloured pencils for the envelope.

cute halloween card copying right linda

inside of cute halloween card and envelope

I’m playing along with these challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge create a card and matching envelope
Send a Smile for Kids September – Cute Fall/Halloween Cards 4 Kids
Art Impressions Stamp Challenge #312 Going Batty ( Halloween Creations)

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Merry Millie Rainbow Christmas Card

This is my third card for the Taylored Expressions 13th Birthday Toffee and Rainbows challenge. I love Kraft and I never would have thought of making a rainbow Christmas card, but it was so much fun.

rainbow Christmas card featuring Santa and millie mouse copyright linda

I painted these cute Taylored Expressions Merry Millie stamp set images with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper, fussy cut and popped with TE foam sticky circles on a panel of the watercolour paper, using the deckle edge at the top for the snow drift. permanent markers were used to colour the gems for the Little Bits Christmas Treesand I painted each letter of the sentiment with tomboy markers from the bright set. i die cut the Little Bits Jingle Bells from hot press w/c paper too and painted them with twinkling H2Os; for extra sparkle, they were sprayed with sheer shimmer sparkle spray. finally, they were shaped with a stylus and popped up with the sticky circles. everything was attached to the Kraft, stamped with hero arts white ink with the TE Snow Day Background stamp.

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Boo To You!

this is another card I created for the Taylored Expressions’ toffee and rainbow challenge in celebration of their 13th birthday. 

the bright colour palette is my favourite so I used: pink, orange, yellow, green, teal and purple twinkling H2Os to watercolour the cute Spooktacular images, fussy cut from Arches hot press watercolour paper and attached with foam tape.

whimsical halloween card using taylored expressions spooktacular stamp set

the TE brick embossing folder and Kraft cardstock were used for the background with frayed burlap distress ink and black soot distress ink for shading and splatters; the same inks were used to create the woodgrain on Kraft. the sentiments are from the TE Pennant Parade – Halloween set and those strips were attached with some purple mini brads.

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Pink And Purple Poinsettias On Kraft

I’m happy I finally have some time to create! I’m playing along with the Taylored Expressions’ 13th Birthday Celebration Challenges.

first I sponged hero arts unicorn white pigment ink through the TE Poinsettia & Pine stencil on Kraft cardstock. this card is for the toffee and rainbow theme challenge, and it was a challenge, but I used all bright colours of distress inks: wilted violet, mustard seed, picked raspberry spiced marmalade, evergreen bough, twisted citron, and salty ocean.

pink and purple poinsettia Christmas card on Kraft cardstock

the happy holidays sentiment from the TE Baby, It’s Cold Outside stamp set was heat embossed in white and it fit perfectly in the rounded edge TE flag it die. the strip on the left was a leftover scrap from another project – the TE Snow Day Background was stamped in white.

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Welcome 2021!

this taylored expressions’ big grumpy sentiment sums up how I feel about this year.

happy 2021 bear card copyright linda

the sentiment is one of several freebies to download; this is my favourite. I fussy cut the printed sentiment to add to the stamped grumpy that was painted with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper. I die cut a card base with a fold on the top between the ears so it can stand up. I added the confetti with fine tip markers – very therapeutic.

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12 Tags of Christmas 2019 Challenge Day 11

this is my tag for day 11 of the annual Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas.

rudolph tag

 Lisa’s White Christmas tag  inspired me to create this. i love her pink background and layout. i painted this Taylored Expressions reindeer with Twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper, fussy cut and popped him on foam tape. the background is sponged with distress inks and cut with Avery Elle bookmark. it might be a bit fuzzy but the mama elephant stamp says peace & love and is heat embossed with white ep, cut with altenew heart die.

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Bah Humbug

i was asked to make a christmas card for someone who shares the taylored expressions grumplings’ sense of humour.

bah humbug christmas card copyright linda

i die cut the circles, sponged them with distress inks and inlaid them after using the taylored expressions Holly embossing folder on the white card panel. i stamped the hum bug from the Calendar Grumplings stamp set and painted the cat from the Fluffy Friends – Holiday stamp set with twinkling H2Os. i added glossy accents to the lights before fussy cutting and die cut the Little Bits Christmas Tree with green glitter paper and inlaid red glitter dots.

i’m playing along with these challenges:
Rudolph Days November christmas creation
Cardz 4 Galz #110 Get Ready For Christmas
Cutie Pie Challenge #141 ADD ANIMAL
Fab n Funky #459 – Christmas
Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes

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Happy 2019

we’re starting off the new year with a ‘New Beginnings’ theme at the Penny Black And More Challenge: (baby, wedding, new job etc)

the new year is about all that’s new for me so far so here’s my creation.

i’ve used a taylored expressions die to create this card and penny black stamps: cute mouse image from the bubbly set, coloured with laurentian coloured pencils, stars from the crystalline set, stamped in versarmark, and the happy new year from the winter magic set. i added red mirri numbers and a few sparkles.

playing along is simple: your focal point must be hand stamped (any company) to be eligible for one of the fabulous prizes from this month’s sponsors: Penny Black and Swedish House Crafts.

i’m also playing along with these challenges:
Alphabet Challenge – U IS FOR USE SOME STITCHING – REAL OR FAUX; obviously mine is faux because i rarely sewed such a straight line
As You Like It Challenge Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts #278 Celebrations
Kleuren Met Potloden December – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers #27- Anything Goes

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Happy Rudolph Days May 2018

it’s time for this month’s Rudolph Days Challenge hosted by scrappymo and it’s always an anything goes theme that starts on the 25th and ends on the last day of every month except December.

merry delight copyright linda

merry delight inside copyright linda

for my DT card, i painted this adorable snowman from the penny black merry delight set with twinkling H2Os on hot pressed watercolour paper. i used the my favourite things flop circle die to create this fun fold card featuring the taylored expressions prezzie and a MFT sentiment on the inside.

playing along is easy – all you need to do is create one project to be eligible for a fabulous prize on offer so pop over to the blog to be inspired by the rest of the design team and to read the complete rules.

i’m submitting my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday – Use More than One stamp
Crafty Catz – Challenge #418- Anything Goes with optional Extra – Chistmas
Happy Little Stampers Christmas April – Anything Goes + option: Stars
Happy Little Stampers Dies April – Always Anything Goes with Dies

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It’s Your Day

the allsorts challenge is marking its 9th birthday with a big celebration so i’m joining in with a birthday card.

penny black it's your day copyright linda

i painted a couple of images from the penny black ‘it’s your day’ clear set with twinkling H2Os on hot pressed watercolour paper. all the images fit into the my favorite things die-namics die and i added some taylored expressions confetti and a waffle flower celebrate die, layered three times. finally, i added some nuvo crystal drops.

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Welcome Spring!

it finally feels like spring is here, complete with last night’s thunderstorm and hail.

welcome spring taylored expressions copyright linda

this is a cute taylored expressions image that i coloured with colour pencils and a taylored expressions die cut sentiment that i painted with twinkling H2Os.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

Allsorts – #465 – All About Pets
Animal Friends Challenge #62 – Stitching
As You Like It Challenge – Favourite Animal (&why): my favourite animals are bunnies; they’re too cute, very smart and extremely entertaining. it’s amazing to see rescue bunnies flourish once they are treated with love and kindness and realize at least some humans can be trusted.
Simon Says Wednesday – Animal Magic
Star Stampz Challenge  Hand Coloured Image

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