A Change of Plan

The transition from the Penny Black And More Challenge to the We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge was more complex than I anticipated so I decided to step away. I create for me, for fun. But when I do create for others I appreciate it when my contributions are welcomed and I feel valued as an artist.

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Christmas Kisses

i gave these cute Lawn Fawn tiny gift boxes to one of my specialist’s office staff; they hold one chocolate Lindt truffle or in this case, they’re stuffed with four Hershey kisses.

christmas treat boxes copyright linda snailzpace.com

the papers are doodlebug and i white heat embossed a tiny tag sayings sentiment on the circle die that comes with the die set.

i’m playing along with the LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 65 – FUN WITH DIES! and the Scrapy Land Challenges #126 – Always Anything Goes with Die Brand SL sells; Lawn Fawn.

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I’ll Be Back Soon

As you know, I’ve been away the last couple of months because my dad was in hospice with end stage kidney disease; he passed away October 21.

I’ll be back soon, even if it is just to post intermittently as I still have a lot to do.

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Pink Daisy Treat Box

this cardstock is very bright pink, which i love, but i think it looks more intense in the photo.

MFT daisy box copyright linda snailzpace.wordpress.com

i used my scor pal and followed the tutorial at pootles’ blog to create this little 2 inch box; the challenge is to find tiny treats to fit inside – maybe a couple of chocolate kisses. i sponged the my favorite things daisy with picked raspberry distress ink, using a creative expressions ‘mini smoothies’ blending sponge, and added flower soft to the centre; the box closes with a magnet.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

More than One Score at Scor-Pal #46 – All things bright and beautiful
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – INSIDE THE BOX
Work It Wednesday March 2018 – distress inky technique

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How I Now Roll

i’ve sometimes mentioned that i have severe RA (rheumatoid arthritis), an aggressive form that has had quite an impact on my daily life for almost 20 years now. initially, i resisted making any changes to my activity level, but in time i had no choice but to accept my limitations because of lack of mobility, deformed joints, pain, surgeries, etc.

while i enjoy my creative outlet/card making, there are some tools or techniques that are difficult to use and i wish the manufacturers would consider principles of universal access. i have to balance play with rest, which means i create and post when i can and sometimes i colour an image over the course of a few days. i also don’t comment as often as people expect me to or as much as i wish i could, even though i enjoy my reader updates.

today, i have a new assistive device that should make getting out and about easier; it’s a rollator that replaces my cane and since i had my choice of ten colours, i chose kiwi green – it matches my twinkling H2O kiwi. :)rollatorthanks for popping by.

Christmas Cards From Leftovers

i’m playing along with the impression obsession challenge – season’s greetings, using the IO peace die; i love the typeface. this time i attached it using the stick it adhesive sheets which are much less messy than a glue pen but with my RA, just as fiddly.

copyright linda @ snailzpace.wordpress.com IO nov2015fourcopyright linda @ snailzpace.wordpress.com IO nov2015onecopyright linda @ snailzpace.wordpress.com IO nov2015threecopyright linda @ snailzpace.wordpress.com IO nov2015two

i’m also playing along with the jingle belles’ prompt to use leftovers on your projects and these strips are what remained after i made a set of cards for an aunt – yet to be photographed; one more thing i seem to be falling behind on.

and i’m submitting this to scrappy mo’s last rudolph days challenge for this year; where does the time go?!

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Translation Available

welcome to a couple of new followers and thank you for taking an interest in my creations.

i’ve been playing along with some international challenge blogs and they have a translator widget on their blogs, so i’ve added one to mine at the top of my sidebar on the right; you can click on your country for the link. thanks for popping by.

No Touch Typing Testing My Patience

hi everyone, as a person with a disability, i create when i can with what i can; you’d be surprised by some of the paper crafting tools that are not designed with universal access in mind. one major company even told me that if a child can do it, i should be able to; with that kind of attitude, chances are they’ll never work toward inclusivity.

commenting has been more difficult lately because of my hands, so i ordered voice recognition software and then a microphone, but i developed a rash, which may or may not be due to the materials so the company is sending me a replacement. in the meantime, i’m not using my software and that means i’ll fall even further behind. i always enjoy seeing your cards in my reader (when that behaves), so i just wanted to explain why i haven’t been around. once my new microphone arrives and i spend time on the learning curve, i’ll visit again. as always, thanks for popping by.

Penny Black At Allsorts Challenge Changes

i don’t have a card to share; i was away on the weekend and have been working on deadlines for volunteer commitments and class cards, which means i don’t always have time to play. but, i wanted to share some big news about the changes to the PB at allsorts challenge. starting in november, the name and entry criteria will change; at penny black and more at allsorts, you will be able to use any stamp on your work, although strictly no digi images. read about additional changes here.  thanks for popping by.