Penny Black And More Mid August

just to let you know that there is still plenty of time to play along with this month’s penny black and more challenge theme of anything goes to have a chance of winning some fabulous prizes!


for my DT card i used another of the cute bunny images from the garden critters clear stamp set that i watercoloured with twinkling H2Os; the sentiment is from the micey day set. be sure to check out the challenge blog for the design team’s inspiring creations and remember you can use any company’s stamped image for your focal point, just no digis. thanks for popping by.

Easter Bunny

cheery lynn bunny

making a tent card has been on my ‘must try this’ list for some time and i finally got around to making one; i followed beate’s tutorial and liked her window card so much that i borrowed that idea too. i’m submitting this to the cheery lynn designs challenge for their anything goes theme this week since i used two cheery lynn designs dies: the nesting egg dies and grass border. i added some pink to the bunny’s ears, a black dot for his eye and a white pom pom to his tail.

i’m also playing along with simply create too #59 no digis or stamped images.

every year i mention how bunnies should not be purchased for easter unless someone is willing to make a ten year commitment, so it’s time for another round of awareness with easter approaching.

A-rabbit-is-for-lifethanks for popping by.


Penny Black And More Mid Month – November

this is my mid-november design team creation for the penny black and more challenge theme of anything goes!

i watercoloured this tiny mouse image from the penny black jolly friends clear set (30-058) with distress inks and added some snow dots and stickles on the pom pom. there are some fabulous prizes and remember that to be eligible, your focal point has to be a stamped image and it can be any company’s stamped image, just no digis.

i also made this for the current jingle belles prompt by guest star and regular participant Marie Bingaman, who suggested family holiday traditions which, for marie, changed after the passing of her grandfather and then her father. christmas, like many other holidays, is more painful without a loved one and many families no longer participate in traditions or they create new ones. when my son passed away four years ago, everything changed and i had to force myself to accept the ‘new normal.’ our christmas is now a scaled down version so my tiny tag was inspired by the tiny tree, tiny ornaments and much smaller dinner.

since i used a tag from the cheery lynn designs (B261) which measures about 1 and 1/2″ tall, i’m also submitting this to the cheery lynn designs challenge blog.

thanks for popping by.

Christmas Wreath

i’m really cutting it close to the deadline for this week’s cheery lynn design challenge to use borders and edgers. i cut the wreath strip border die 4 times and attached the branches to die cut circles; each layer was popped with foam tape and i added stickles and some red glass seed beads. i used the frame 141 window die to create the window panels, which i lightly sponged with distress ink and then i trimmed the window frame and attached it to another rectangle which is also on foam tape. finally, i added a red bow.

i’d also like to submit this to the one crazy stamper challenge christmas theme this month, the allsorts challenge theme of christmas cheer and the crafty calendar challenge november theme of all things christmas. thanks for popping by.

Happy Birthday!

copyright linda @ snail's space and described here for people with disabilities; birthday card in pinks and greens featuring a stamped and coloured cute elephant carrying some presents plus a die cut white heart border at the bottom
i created this birthday card for a very special someone who loves elephants; this is my first bella stamp by wild rose studio and i think she’s just so cute. i followed the sketch at a die for a sketch challenge #14 (flipped vertically), coloured with distress inks and twinkling H2Os, made my own flowers with dies and punches and of course added stickles wherever i could.

i’d also like to submit this card to these challenges:
Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World
stamp with fun #217 celebrate
the cutie pie – pretty in pink
a little bit crafty ‘die-ing for it’
the paper girls – watercolours
wordplay saturday july – birthdays
seize the birthday – anything goes

thanks for popping by.

Make Mine Chocolate!

chocolate easter bunny with pink bow on an egg shaped card in spring pastel colours
welcome to a new follower! since my daughter rescued two bunnies a couple of years ago, i’ve come to realize just how smart these adorable little creatures are, but i’ve also learned they can be very fragile and need a lot of attention. unfortunately for some bunnies, especially at easter, they’re adopted into homes where little is known about their requirements and they suffer as a result. i made this in support of the make mine chocolate! campaign, dedicated to combating the impulse buying of bunnies and educating the public.

i’m submitting this card to these challenges:
cheery lynn designs – spring (i missed last week’s easter challenge, but bunnies can be spring themed too, right?)
die cuttin divas – use a bunny
charisma cards challenges!!! – die cuts
cute card thursday – easter parade
little red wagon – easter
the ribbon carousel – spring is in the air

thanks for popping by.


a square christmas card with red snowflakes on white background
i made another CAS card for my stash and for a couple of challenges: the jingle belles are celebrating Red, White & Jul with an inispiration photo of scandinavian ornaments and the cheery lynn designs theme is snowflakes. this die was one i received for christmas and i love how you can use it to cut multiple snowflakes or use it whole as i’ve done. i attached the white card stock to red and glued the little white bits to the red also. thanks for popping by.