Day 1 Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas 2021 Challenge

this is the tag I created for day 1 of Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas 2021 Challenge, a fun challenge I’ve played along with since 2014.

Christmas in Coffee Shop with Adelina Starace + Erica A-B is the Christmas song.

tag featuring reindeer in a coffee cup copyright linda

I painted the mama elephant hot cocoa image with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper, fussy cut, added nuvo shimmer pen to the cream dollop and popped it on foam tape. a Studio Katia slider tag die was used for the tag and the sentiment and a lawn fawn small snowflake was die cut to embellish the mug; I finished off with some free ribbon from Ellen Hutson.

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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

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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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

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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Warm And Cozy


newton'sthe newton’s nook designs: inky paws challenge #5 is a sketch challenge; there are some really cute freebies that you can download to play along (and cute clear stamps to purchase) so i used the mittens to make this card. i coloured with pencil crayons, added red stickles to the hearts and used some leftover scraps that were the perfect size to complete this card. thanks for popping by.

Waiting For Christmas

i won a guest designer spot for the crafter’s companion challenge blog for october to december, but there were a few hiccups with the blog; this is my november card for the christmas/winter theme. i watercoloured this makey bakey mouse with distress inks and twinkling H2Os, added red glass beads to the holly, flower soft on the coat and stickles around the edge of the image rectangle. the red star was die cut from glitter paper and the december 25 star sentiment was stamped from the makey bakey mouse festive fun & frolics set and cut out by hand. the papers are doodlebug’s home for the holidays. thanks for popping by.

Springtime Fun

card with bunny planting carrots and sentiment with oh happy day!
i’m playing along with the ‘springtime fun’ challenge at impression obsession; i thought this gardening bunny having fun in his carrot garden suited the theme – i’m still trying to decide if he’s planting or digging up. i coloured the image, Easter Bunny CL212, with distress ink pads and added a sentiment from Mini Messages MC176. thanks for popping by.

Take Note

card with teddy bear sitting at computer desk with mug and stationery print background paper along with a mug and sentiment that says i heart dad
this is my DT card for papercraft cafe and i chose to use doodlebug’s ‘take note’ paper and an image from the penny black ‘a bear of all trades’ clear stamp set, which is a great set for father’s day or any time you need a masculine card. as usual, i coloured with distress ink pads and brush and i popped the memo and arrow which were both cut out from the paper pad. i’d also like to submit this to the following challenges:

stempelsonne – fur and tail ends april 4
ladybug crafts ink
– anything goes ends april 7
papertake weekly – anything goes ends april 8
simply create too – animals ends april 11
a little bit crafty – first challenge of anything goes – ends april 28
ready teddy go – anythings goes ends april 30

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Spring Is Here!

spring card with hedgehog peeking out of the ground and looking up at a tiny bee
welcome to my newest follower, jennifer! this is my march DT card for papercraft cafe; marie, the owner, has been patiently waiting for spring and we got snow today – luckily, it didn’t stay and i was able to make it to the store for some new goodies. i coloured this penny black image with distress ink pads and added stickles to the flower centres and bee.

i’m submitting this to these challenges:

ladybug crafts – spring ends march 24
without wordsends march 27
word play saturday – springtime ends april 11
der challenge blog vom kreativeinkauf ends april 13

Garden Buggy

mouse riding a pink and green snail with sending you smiles sentiment and pink, yellow and green papers
this is my mid-month DT card for our pink, pearly and swirly theme this month at penny black and more. i coloured the Penny Black Garden Buggy, 1758E, with distress inks and twinkling H2Os and used my ek success swirly border punch. there are some fabulous prizes plus a chance to be a guest designer and you can use any company’s stamp, just no digis; hope you’ll play along.

i’m submitting this to these challenges:
natalie and amy’s challenge – something old & something new; old stamp and punch, new papers ends feb 27
stamping sensations – fur and feather ends feb 28
stamp and create – spring is coming ends mar 3

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Summer Cycling

card in brown and orange with girl in orange dress rding a blue bicyclethis oh so cute penny black ‘mimi’ stamp, a birthday gift from my friend anne, was so much fun to colour; as usual, i used distress inks to colour with and sponge the edges of everything. one of the two marianne design die cut flowers is popped on foam squares and a marianne design die cut tag is tucked in behind; the scallop border is a spellbinders die. i’m participating in these challenges:
marianne’s design divas – summer
everybody art challenge – summer
bunny zoe’s – summer
the crafty pad designs – to die for
stamptacular sunday – let’s hear it for the girls
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