Traditional Christmas

this is the card i made for my dad. i used two memory box dies: the grand merry christmas, perfectly sized for an A2 card, and the winterberry sprig along with the spellbinders poinsettia die and of course i added stickles.

i’d like to submit it to these challenges:
little claire’s designs – christmas theme
a creative romance – sparkle at christmas
creative corner – traditional christmas
papercrafting journey – it’s christmas time!
DRS Designs – glitter it up
songbird – die another day
ladybug crafts – christmas/winter
jingle belles – linkfest

thanks for popping by.

Apple Season

COPYRIGHT LINDA @ SNAIL'S SPACE and described here solely for people with disabilities; an autumn card with orange, red and green background papers, some banners at the top with a sentiment, "mmmmm! apples" and a watercoloured image of two hedgies with apples, one hedgie in a basket
it’s the first sunday of the month and time for a new theme at the penny black and more challenge and this month it’s anything goes! for my DT card, i chose this cute penny black ‘hedgy gift’ image because it’s fall, it’s apple season and we just made some apple crisp – yum! i coloured with distress ink pads, cut out the apples, heated with versamark and clear ep and popped them on foam tape. there are some fabulous prizes to be won and you can use any company’s image for your focal point, just no digis. you’ll be impressed when you check out what the rest of the design team did at the blog; i hope you’ll play along.

i’d also like to submit this card to these challenges:
one crazy stamper – autumn
simply create too – fall/autumn
papercraft star – inspiration photo – fall

thanks for popping by.

Happy Birthday

birthday card with yellow background, pennants at the top and featuring a circle of hedgehogs dancing around a birthday cake
welcome to some new followers; i appreciate your interest in my blog.

i’m still slowly easing back into creating so it was fun to colour this cute penny black hedgie image; as usual, i used distress inks. i used my new memory box pennant die to cut two and join together and used papers from the bo bunny surprise! collection – i love the bright colours and patterns in this 6×6 pad.

i’m submitting this card to the following challenges:
allsorts challenge – celebrating their 4th birthday
one stop craft challenge – furry friends
613 avenue create – anything goes
red carpet studio – 16 candles
songbird challenges – all creatures great and small

thanks for popping by.

Best Wishes

card in bronze and green with diecut birdcage, bird and flowers with best wishes sentiment

this is my May DT card for papercraft cafe, where owner marie keeps well stocked in memory box dies and i used three on my card: the antique birdcage was coloured with antiqued bronze distress stain to match the bo bunny little miss papers; i used matching paper to die cut one resting bird and the tiny flowers from the floral delights die. of course i added yellow stickles to the flower centres. this was a fun card to make and came together very quickly.

i’d like to submit it to these challenges:

die cuttin divas: anything goes ends may 5
really reasonable ribbon: sparkle, bling and ribbon ends may 12

thanks for popping by.

All About The Dies

kraft paper bookmark with fall striped paper, a teal maple leaf die cut and edged with gold shimmer paint
impression obsession
had a blog hop last week featuring their dies and i was lucky enough to be a random winner of three dies of my choice, which was tough after visiting the designers’ blogs – there are so many enablers out there. :)

anyway, i made this for the current ‘all about the dies’ IO challenge.  i probably would’ve coloured this leaf from the IO leaf die set (DIE030-S) with distress inks, and i actually have a pile die cut and ready to do that for fall, but i was inspired by daniela dobson’s card and her designer paper leaves. after die cutting my teal leaf, the edges were painted with twinkling H2Os and sponged with distress ink (just had to get inky with them). i stamped the bookmark with IO take time (D5512), created a pocket for it and attached the leaf to the striped paper. thanks for popping by.


christmas card with snow woman in red, green and orange with a cardinal and happy freezin season sentiment
i am so excited to be a guest star with the jingle belles for the current prompt – thank you lauren and stephanie; they welcome ideas for prompts so i submitted my idea of HO HO H2O, based on my LOVE of colouring with water based products. so, for the next two weeks participants will be challenged to “create a card which features icicles, snow, frozen ponds, or any water-related image; OR use water-based products on your project, such as watercolors, water-based markers or sprays, etc.”  i coloured this snow woman with a paintbrush and both distress ink pads and letraset aqua markers and added stickles to her snowflake hair, which i love. i hope you’ll play along too and as always, thanks for popping by.

Reindeer Pup

christmas card with penny black rudolph pup
this is my entry for my friend sandra’s rudolph day challenge to create christmas cards on the 25th of every month and i’m playing along with the my favorite things sketch challenge for the first time. i coloured with a paintbrush and distress ink pads and used MFT die-namics snowflakes. i’m also submitting this to the new word play saturday. thanks for popping by.

edited: in response to brenda’s question, this is penny black’s reindeer pup stamp

Reindeer Christmas Tag

christmas tag with reindeer and snowflakes in the background in blues, green and rust colours
the november bo bunny challenge is to create a tag; i sure have made a lot of tags lately but they’re so much fun. for this challenge, i spent hours stamping, embossing, distressing and then tossing everything. i went on a hunt for papers to start over with and i found this reindeer in the bo bunny blitzen paper pad. i added a red pearl and stickles to the greenery so in the end it was a ten minute project and my third entry to sandra’s rudolph day challenge. thanks for popping by.

Christmas Bird

christmas card with blue bird on a purple ornament
it’s the last rudolph day challenge of 2012; wow, already?! sandra (stamping for pleasure) encourages everyone to make a christmas card(s) on the 25th of every month so you won’t panic when it’s time to mail out those cards. i followed the sketch at your next stamp challenge this week and coloured with distress inks as usual, added stickles to the hat and ornament, dew drops and twine. thanks for popping by.

Mid Month Reminder Penny Black And More

card with two bunnies in clay pots and a bird on the handle of a shovel with a thank you sentiment
my daughter asked me to make a thank you card for her vet who provided excellent care for one of her bunnies, pictured below; the little spotted bunny is recuperating from a tooth abscess. this is my mid month post for our animal magic theme at penny black and more; i inked up this penny black peek-a-bunny stamp, coloured with distress ink pads and popped the image panel on foam squares. there are some wonderful prizes and a chance to be a guest designer and remember – you can use any company stamp, just no digis. i’m also submitting this card to the cupcake craft – two’s company challenge.  thanks for popping by.

two bunnies being cozy
close up of two bunnies being cozy

Hi There!

teal card with hi there sentiment and layered diec cut flower
i followed the hero arts august sketch for this clean and simple card, die cut the flower, added gel dots to the ticket and followed kelly’s embossed button tutorial. i mentioned the other day how some paper crafting tools are not universally accessible to people with disabilities, so instead of the tweezers kelly used (which i own but can’t use), i found a toothpick worked nicely. i’m also submitting this to marianne’s design divas ‘anything goes’ challenge. thanks for popping by.