Welcome Spring!

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

welcome spring taylored expressions copyright linda snailzpace.wordpress.com-1

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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Sea Sponge Stamping

i created a second card for the Impression Obsession Challenge – All That Glitters!

the very talented pam at expressions with heart used a stamp shammy with distress ink blending technique that reminded me of how much fun colouring with a sea sponge is or as i call it, sea sponge stamping.impression obsession umbrella glitter copyright linda snailzpace.worpdress.com

i ‘stamped’ salty ocean distress ink onto 140 lb. cold pressed watercolour paper, die cut the Impression Obsession umbrella (DIE049-A) three times and covered with glitter, which rarely shows on camera. i took another photo of the umbrellas in the sun just to show the sparkle. using the same sea sponge, i stamped mustard seed distress ink on CP w/c paper to create the background. finally, i stamped the Impression Obsession sentiment (B5536).

i’m also playing along with:

Challenge Up Your Life – #90 Watercoloring
Cardz 4 Galz – #70 April Showers

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All That Glitters!

i’m playing along with the new Impression Obsession Challenge – All That Glitters! and now i have glitter everywhere!

impression obsession ornaments glitter copyright linda snailzpace.worpdress.com

i die cut three of the impression obsession ornaments (DIE476-Y) twice, once from gold mirri for the bows and again with designer paper and adhesive paper that i covered in crystal glitter ritz; i did the same to the strip of paper on the bottom using scor-pal tape. everything was attached to burgundy suede paper that i took a sticky roller to and i still couldn’t remove from all of it. oh well, it adds to the shimmer.

i’m also playing along with maureen’s rudolph days challenge since it’s my month off as a design team member.

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Happy Birthday Masculine Version

this is my second QAE (quick and easy) card but i was aiming for a more masculine style.

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i coloured the same poppystamps freida wreath with the same distress inks as the feminine version, but i added versa mark and a verdigris embossing powder; i used the same sentiment from the memory box birthday bunnies stamp set.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

Poppystamps Challenge – #43 Framed
4 Crafty Chicks #400 Less Is More (CAS)

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Floral Happy Birthday

when i’m short on time or energy i like to make QAE (quick and easy) cards, preferably more than one at a time.

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to create this card i used the poppystamps freida wreath die, memory box floral delights die and the sentiment from the memory box birthday bunnies stamp set. everything was coloured with distress inks using my new creative expressions mini smoothies and i added some nuvo white crystal drops to the flower centres.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

Poppystamps Challenge – #43 Framed
Memory Box Challenge #36– Floral Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Flower Power
4 Crafty Chicks #400 Less Is More (CAS)

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Simply Thanks

i need more thank you cards so i thought this might be one to easily mass produce; it would be, it’s just a bit time-consuming.

memory box floral copyright linda snailzpace.wordpress.com-1

i die cut everything from 140 lb. cold press watercolour paper and sponged the memory box thanks die and lavish branch leaves with green distress inks, the flowers with pink and yellow distress inks and added pink stickles to the centres.  i die cut the poppystamps honeycomb curve in the centre of the panel but decided i wanted a border instead so i cut some away and attached it to some w/c paper also sponged with distress inks.

i’m playing along with these challenges:
Memory Box Challenge #36– Floral Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Flower Power

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Mid Month Reminder At Penny Black And More

just popping in with a reminder that there is still time to play along with the penny black and more challenge and this month’s black and white plus one theme.

penny black dog tag copyright linda snailzpace.wordpress.com

i used the dog from the penny black ‘bubbly’ set, painted him with twinkling H2Os and used the mama elephant die to frame him; the inside sentiment is from the same set.

it’s so easy to play along! your focal point must be hand stamped to be eligible for one of the fabulous prizes from this month’s sponsors: Penny Black, Sizzix and Woodware; a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image.

visit the blog to see the crafty creations by my team mates.

thanks for popping by.

Bunny Border

i created a second card for the impression obsession challenge theme of pink and green but this time i’ve used the adorable new bunny border die (IO DIE664-T).

i die cut the bunnies with 140 lb. cold pressed watercolour paper, painted green and pink washes with twinkling H2Os, and used some leftover hydrangea petals (IO DIE044-Y) with pink stickles in the centre.

i’m also playing along with these challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday – Texture
Dies R Us Challenge #95 – Springtime
As You Like It Challenge- Favourite Colouring Medium (&why): watercolour painting with twinkling H2Os on hot pressed w/c paper is my favourite; it’s so relaxing and i love making whimsical characters come to life.

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Pink Hydrangeas

welcome to some new followers! thank you for joining me on my creative journey!

i’m playing along with the impression obsession challenge theme of pink and green – one of my favourite colour combinations.

IO hydrangea copyright linda snailzpace.wordpress.com-1

after the hydrangea (IO DIE044-Y) was die cut with 140 lb. cold pressed watercolour paper, i painted the leaves with twinkling H2Os, used the small end of a creative expressions mini smoothie (reviewed here) to colour the petals with distress ink and added pink stickles to the centres. i stamped the sentiment (IO CL465) and splattered the same pink twink onto watercolour paper and attached it to a green base.

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for the second card i sponged the edges of the petals with distress ink and added stickles to the centres as well.

i’m also playing along with these challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday – Texture
As You Like It Challenge- Favourite Colouring Medium (&why): watercolour painting with twinkling H2Os on hot pressed w/c paper is my favourite; it’s relaxing and i love making my own colours.

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Happy Birthday Surprise!

i went way outside of my comfort zone and created my first peek a boo card with my scor-pal.

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the penny black wood stamp a great surprise! consists of a series of three hedgies but i masked off the centre one since i only needed two for this card. i painted with twinkling H2Os, stamped the lawn fawn sentiment and used some colourful birthday papers for this fun card following this tutorial. as i was making it i thought i’d never do another but when it was finished i changed my mind.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

More than One Score at Scor-Pal #47 – April Fool Us
Simon Says Wednesday – Birthday
Cute Card Thursday #524 Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps  – Balloons/Bunting/Presents
Craftaholics R Us #14 – Birthday Cards
International Art & Soul  – #30 Card Type You Haven’t Tried Before

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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.

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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

 thanks for popping by.

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 snailzpace.wordpress.com

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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Spring Wishes

i’m playing along with the Impression Obsession challenge and the Pick a Holiday (any holiday!) theme.

impression obsession wishes die copyright linda snailzpace.wordpress.com-1

maybe spring isn’t a holiday, but it should be! what better way to celebrate the end of all that snow, cold temperatures and dreary skies. one of the IO design team members used a spring card, so i thought it was ok to use the spring wishes sentiment. i started this card by painting the sky and grass with twinkling H2Os and painted the chicks and eggs; each is an individual stamp (Sarah Phelps CL212). i finished it off by stamping the spring (MC657) and painting the die cut wishes (DIE364-E).

i’m also playing along with these challenges:

Allsorts – #461 – New Beginnings, technically, it’s spring
Dies R Us Challenge #94 – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour – anything goes, option rainbow

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Black And White Plus One At Penny Black And More

it’s the first sunday of a new month so it’s time for a new theme at the penny black and more challenge.

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this was very challenging for me since i usually activate my twinkling H2Os to have a colourful palette ready to paint with. i thought the kitty from the penny black ‘bubbly’ set would be a good starting point with the black and white; i used three different pink twinks and added some clear wink of stella to the balloons, some pink sequins, striped washi tape and finally, i stamped the sentiment onto a flower die.

it’s so easy to play along! your focal point must be hand stamped to be eligible for one of the fabulous prizes from this month’s sponsors: Penny Black, Sizzix and Woodware; a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image.

visit the blog to see the crafty creations by my team mates.

thanks for popping by.

Product Review – Ink Blending Tools

paper crafting with RA means i create more slowly and, because of loss of function, some techniques are avoided because products are not useable by people with disabilities and they exacerbate pain.

sponging is one of those techniques that i stopped doing but i’ve discovered a helpful tool – the creative expressions mini smoothies:

i love these sponges! they are easy to grasp, dense, and hold more ink so less effort is required and the task is completed more quickly which means less pain. the smaller tip can be used for small areas like sponging paper while it is still in a die.

note: price above is canadian dollars and allergy alert: they are latex.

while not being completely scientific, i did use the same supplies for each test:

  • 140 lb. cold press watercolour paper
  • only one of each tool for two distress ink colours: picked raspberry and mustard seed and
  • penny black patina stencil.

as you can see from the examples above, they’re very similar; the difference was that the blending foam with handles took longer and required more pressure.

these are the picked raspberry and mustard seed distress inks blended together. i used the same sponge for both colours on each sample, deliberately not swiping the sponge on paper towels in between since i wanted a blend of the two. the colour in the bottom sample is slightly more intense because the sponge is easier to use so i spent more time blending. also, because i could hold the sponge close to the bottom i had more control and more success.

the daisy on the pink box, posted earlier today, was coloured in picked raspberry ink with a mini smoothie sponge:

MFT daisy box copyright linda snailzpace.wordpress.com

why not other tools?

the wooden handle is difficult to hold, the velcro requires a pinching and grasping motion to remove and since the foam holds less ink, it requires more time holding it in an awkward and painful position.

thanks for popping by and if you try these, let me know what you think.

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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Bunny Box Treat

this is another treat box i made with the taylored expressions matchbox die that holds a mini kitkat bar.

memory box bunny plaid copyright linda snailzpace.wordpress.com-1

i painted the cute memory box bunny and background with twinkling H2Os, as usual, but this time i fussy cut the jacket.

i’m playing along with these challenges:
Little Red Wagon – Hippity Hoppity
Memory Box Challenge #35 – Color Challenge Green
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – INSIDE THE BOX
Simon Says Wednesday – Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers – #208  BUNNIES, CHICKS OR EGGS

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Make Mine Chocolate Too!

i’ve been seeing so many adorable bunny images but i’d like to raise awareness that chocolate bunnies are more appropriate to give for easter than real bunnies; i support the make mine chocolate campaign.

inky antics bunny copyright linda snailzpace.wordpress.com-1

bunnies are precious and until my daughter adopted two of my furry grand bunnies, i never knew how sweet and smart they were. unfortunately, real bunnies are given as easter presents only to be returned to shelters or worse because it was an impulse buy without any thought about their care and long term commitment.

i painted this cute inky antics image with twinkling H2Os and popped on foam tape to an embossed brick background using a taylored expressions embossing folder.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

As You Like It: Favourite Easter Character (&why): bunnies! after getting to know my two grand bunnies, i realize how cute, sweet and smart they are.
Sweet Stampers: #18 Spring or Easter
The Cutie Pie: Challenge No #121 Theme: SPRING CUTIES
The Paper Girls – #148 EMBOSSING
Always Fun Challenges – #51 EASTER
Gem of a Challenge
– Easter Time
Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday March – All Creatures Great and Small

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Happy Rudolph Days March 2018

it’s time for the Rudolph Days Challenge at scrappymo’s blog and it’s always an anything goes theme for christmas cards.

stampendous snowman. copyright linda snailzpace.wordpress.com-1

i started this card by painting the sky with twinkling H2Os, then painted the cute stampendous snowman and added a sentiment with a die i first noticed on a card by my penny black and more teamie, lynn.

all you need to do is create one card every month on the 25th and you have until the last day of each month to play along. pop over to the blog to be inspired by the rest of the design team, to read the rules and see the fabulous prize on offer.

thanks for popping by.

Spring Chicks At Penny Black And More

just a little reminder that there’s still plenty of time to play along with the ‘feature a creature’ theme this month at the penny black and more challenge.

penny black chicks copyright linda snailzpace.wordpress.com

i made a small card featuring the cute chicks from the penny black ‘chick to chick’ clear set, painted with twinkling H2Os, added stickles in yellow, clear and black and popped the image panel on foam tape.

remember your focal point must be hand stamped to be eligible for one of the fabulous prizes from this month’s sponsors: Penny Black, Marianne Designs, Bee Crafty. a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image.

visit the blog to see what creatures my team mates are featuring.

I’m playing along with these challenges:

Papercraft Business Challenge  – #4 – Anything Goes + option of Easter
Noor! Designs UK March – Spring
Sweet Stampers  #18 Spring or Easter

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You Come To Mind

if you follow me, you know my shoulder has been sore; it needs to be replaced but i’m putting that off for as long as i can because of the rehab time. creating and computer use are limited but when i saw the impression obsession challenge theme was clean and simple, i thought i could manage it and i did.

IO verse copyright linda snailzpace.wordpress.com

i sponged distress inks onto cold press watercolour paper, spritzed, stamped the IO sentiment, you come to mind (D9772) and attached it to a white card base measuring 3.5 by 5 inches.

i’m also playing along with the just add ink challenge #399 theme of just add water.

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Easter Treats

i created two easter treat boxes using the taylored expressions matchbox die; a miniature kitkat bar fits perfectly inside.

easter treats copyright linda snailzpace.wordpress.com

i painted the sweet memory box bunny with twinkling H2Os and layered it up with some fun doodlebug papers.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

Simon Says Monday: Easter/Spring Inspiration
Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday– March – All Creatures Great and Small
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #12 – Anything Goes with a Critter
My Time to Craft #366 – Easter/ Spring
Colour Crazy Challenge – No.10 – ANYTHING GOES
Papercraft Business Challenge  – #4 – Anything Goes + option of Easter

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Buzzing By At Penny Black And More

oh my goodness, i have missed creating but my shoulder is still pretty sore so my creating and computer time is somewhat limited. but i do have a DT card for our new monthly theme at the penny black and more challenge and for march, we’d like to see you ‘feature a creature.’

penny black buzzing by copyright inda snailzpace.wordpress.com-1

i’ve used this cute penny black image, a wooden stamp called ‘good news!’ and painted with twinkling H2Os. i’ve used brighter colours because i’m so tired of dreary overcast days and can’t wait for more sunshine. and we just got hit with more snow!

remember your focal point must be hand stamped with any company’s image or large sentiment/quote and a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image. as always, you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Marianne Designs, Bee Crafty.

visit the blog to see what creatures are featured on my teamies’ cards.

thanks for popping by.

Love-ly Birds At Penny Black And More

i haven’t been creating as much as i’d like due to an RA flare; my shoulder will eventually need replacing. I did make a mid month DT card just to remind you that there’s still time to play along with the penny black and more challenge.

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this month’s theme is all about romance: ‘love, hearts and flowers.’ i painted this sweet image from the penny black woodland friends stamp set with twinkling H2Os, added some stickles and painted an ombre background.

remember, there must be a hand stamped focal point: any company’s image can be used and the design team will be on the lookout for a future guest designer from those who use a Penny Black image. as always, you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Little Claire and Crafts U Love.

visit the blog to see the rest of the team’s love-ly creations.

thanks for popping by.

Love Graffiti At Penny Black And More

i covered all the ‘love, hearts and flowers’ of the february theme at the penny black and more challenge in my DT card.

penny black graffiti hedgie copyright linda snailzpace.wordpress.com-1

i painted the penny black love graffiti image with twinkling H2Os and added yellow enamel dots to the flower centres. this cute hedgie is a 2007 wood stamp but like a lot of Penny Black stamps, i think it’s timeless.

it’s easy to play along – your focal point must be hand stamped with any company’s image or large sentiment/quote and a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image. as always, you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Little Claire and Crafts U Love.

visit the blog to see the love-ly cards created by the rest of the team.

i’m submitting this card to these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday – Love
Simon Says Wednesday – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour February – Anything Goes + option: Hearts
Cute Card Thursday – Anything Goes

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Heart Bouquet

i had just enough time to create this card for the impression obsession challenge theme of i adore you.

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i used an IO stamp set CL254 ‘celebrate’ that i found for 50% in the clearance section of their site and i stamped the ‘i heart you’ sentiment on the inside. i’ve coloured with koh-i-noor coloured pencils, or pencil crayons as we say in canada, but i’m not happy with how they lay down colour or blend. it’ll have to do.

i’m also playing along with the rubber buggy challenge #10 theme of Valentines, Love, Wedding or Anniversary.

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Snow Love Like Your Love

this tiny card, just under three inches square, was fun to make even if it did take me a while to complete; if only there were more hours in the day.

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i stamped the poppystamps snowman twice, die cut with coordinating dies and added the sentiment from the same stamp set. i added pink and red stickles to the hearts and popped the snow couple on foam tape over a twinkling H2O painted background; i stamped snowflakes from the holiday bunnies set and added clear stickle dots.

i’m submitting this card to the poppystamps challenge 40 – snow day and the memory box challenge 32 – snow and winter.

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Happy Rudolph Days January 2018

i’m so honoured that maureen at scrappymo’s blog invited me back as a design team member for another term at the Rudolph Days Challenge.

whipper snapper snowman copyright linda @ snailzpace.wordpress.com-1

i know, you probably just put away all that holiday stuff and here i am asking you to bring it back out. but think about how good you’ll feel to have a stash of cards ready to be mailed out on time this year.

all you need to do is create one card every month on the 25th and you have until the last day of each month to play along. and hey, if you want to make more than one, go for it! as always, there’s 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 rules.

a special prize: maureen will continue this year with a special prize draw she started in december 2017; you can enter to win a prize in december if you played along every month. how’s that for another incentive?

on to my card – have i mentioned i love snowmen? i painted this cute whipper snapper image called scratch my nose with twinkling H2Os as usual and added a liquid pearl dot to the bird’s hat and kept it CAS.

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Guest Designing At Challenge Up Your Life With Downhill Snowman

i had a lot of fun creating my second card as a guest designer for Challenge Up Your Life and the snowman theme for challenge #83.

penny black downhill snowy copyright linda @ snailzpace.wordpress.com-1

i love snowmen! i have so many snowmen stamps but i used an older penny black wood stamp, new to me but never used, called skiing snowman from 2004.

i painted everything with twinkling H2Os, watercolour pencils and, for the first time, i played with some of my new Schmincke watercolour paints. definitely a learning curve because i’m so used to my twinks; they have different qualities – transparency, staining and lifting that i’ll eventually get used to.

i finished off this card by adding white flocking to the hat and a glitter mat around the image panel.

so pop over to the challenge to play along with a snowman of your choice!

thanks for popping by.

Still Something New At Penny Black And More

just a reminder that there is still time to play along with us at the penny black and more challenge where we invite you to share something new this month – new supplies, home, job, you get it.

penny black bubbly copyright linda @ snailzpace.wordpress.com

bubbly is the newest penny black stamp set i bought and this is another of the cute images that i painted with twinkling H2Os; the sentiment is from another new penny black stamp set party time.

i also used my new taylored expressions flap stacks rectangle die to make this little card interactive.

to play along, just be sure your focal point is hand stamped with any company’s image or large sentiment/quote but if you use  PB stamp or stickeroo, you’ll have a chance to be a future guest designer. as always, you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Swedish House Crafts and Rare Earth.

see what new items the rest of the team are playing with at the blog.

thanks for popping by.

Warm Wishes

well i’m off to a slow start this year aren’t i?! and i’m sneaking this card in just before the deadline.

impression obsession warm wishes copyright linda snailzpace.wordpress.com

the impression obsession challenge ‘shiny new year’ inspired me to start creating some QAE (quick and easy) cards that don’t require a lot of painting, which i love, but i also need to build up my stash; not a new year’s resolution, just a goal.

i stamped the sentiment from the IO wishes clear stamp set on some designer paper, used teal foil paper for the wishes die and added a die cut heart from the IO birdhouse die set to make this notecard.

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Guest Designing At Stamping Sensations

i was so excited to have won the Stamping Sensations Challenge for November and receive an invitation to be a guest designer this month.

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i couldn’t have wished for a better theme – cold and frosty colours of blues, purples, silver and white. since i LOVE the cool colour palette, i got a bit carried away and made two cards, both painted with twinkling H2Os, using four different blues and one purple.

the first card features an older Marianne Design Stamp, Snoesjes Freezing Cold and the second is a Magenta ‘Snow Bird‘ with an Impression Obsession sentiment.

here is the prize on offer from sizzix. to play along, just be sure your card’s focal point is hand stamped. for all the rules and to see what the design team has created, click here to visit the blog.

thanks for popping by.

Using Something New For Penny Black And More

well it’s the start of a new year and since it’s also the first sunday of the month, it’s time for a new monthly theme at the penny black and more challenge.

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we’ve got a very easy theme for you – we’d like you to use something new.

‘bubbly’ is my newest penny black stamp set; it was on my wish list for quite some time so i finally decided to just get it.

i painted everything with twinkling H2Os and i used some new pretty pink posh clear sequins and a new waffle flower celebrate die that i layered a couple of times and slightly offset it on watercolour paper.

it’s easy to play along – your focal point must be hand stamped with any company’s image or large sentiment/quote and a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image. as always, you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Swedish House Crafts and a Tonic die.

visit the blog to see the creative new cards made by my team mates.

i’m also submitting this to these challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday – Something New

thanks for popping by.