Christmas Trees

i had some trees that wouldn’t quite fit on the christmas card so i used them to create a christmas tag.

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i painted the sky and trees from the Essentials by Ellen Home & Hearth die set by Julie with twinkling H2Os and stamped the sentiment from the Avery Elle Retro Ornaments set. to finish it off, i added stickles to the stars and centres of the snowflakes in the sentiment.

i’m also submitting this to the august mix it up challenge at ellen hutson to pair EH with Avery Elle products.

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Christmas Lights

i’m working on my christmas cards; i know it’s a bit early, but i’m a slow card maker.

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i’m playing along with the august mix it up challenge at ellen hutson – this time the challenge is to pair EH with Avery Elle products. i used the lights and sentiment from the Avery Elle Retro Ornaments stamp set and the houses and stars from the Essentials by Ellen Home & Hearth die set by Julie.

i was inspired by the colourful houses in newfoundland and of course i painted the sky, houses and lights with twinkling H2Os and added some stickles to the stars.

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Hi There

i’m playing along with this month’s ellen hutson mix it up challenge; they’re mixing it up with reverse confetti.

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i used one of the cute koala images from the reverse confetti bear hug stamp set, painted everything with twinkling H2Os and added the hi there sentiment from the essentials by ellen all inside stamp set. the image panel is popped on foam tape and i have another clean and simple card for my stash.

i’m also playing along with the little red wagon challenge #393 – punny projects.

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Green And Gold

i’m cutting it close to the deadline for the Essentials by Ellen March Pin-Sights Challenge but that’s because i scrapped my first card – an idea that only looked good in my mind’s eye.

this is the beautiful collection of photos for inspiration:

and here’s my quickly made card, inspired by all the green and gold:

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i splattered with twinkling H2Os, die cut the pretty pink posh border and added the essentials by ellen many thanks die cut sentiment.

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Cool Kitty

it seems aqua is a colour i don’t use very often and i was so curious about the aqua ice cream that i was inspired to create another card for the Essentials by Ellen February Pin-Sights Challenge:



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i painted everything with twinkling H2Os on cold pressed watercolour paper. the cute kitty is from the mama elephant page huggers stamp set and was cut with the coordinating die set. i die cut the hill, stamped flowers from the EBE bear ware set and added aqua stickles to the flower centres.

to finish off, i stamped the sentiment from the EBE wish big set and added the fence made from the page huggers coordinating die set pencil; it’s popped on foam tape so the kitty can be removed and used as a bookmark.

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Many Thanks

i’m playing along with the Essentials by Ellen February Pin-Sights Challenge and this month’s inspiration is an aqua mood board:



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my card was inspired by the ice cream cones; i wonder what aqua tastes like.

the swirled texture made me think of stripes so i painted twinkling H2O stripes on cold pressed watercolour paper and painted opposite stripes on the many thanks die cut sentiment which was layered three times. i also liked the swirls of the die cut bold blossoms, which i painted to match and covered them in glitter. to finish off, i added pearls from the 28 Lilac Lane Party On embellishment kit and attached some gold mini prills.

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Hello Love

i was inspired by the Essentials by Ellen January Pin-Sights Challenge to create a birthday card for my husband.



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the black in three of the photos really stood out for me, especially the gold lettering on black but i also love the pop of yellow next to the blue on the desk. i used stamps from the ‘ALL INSIDE BY JULIE EBERSOLE‘ clear set and heat embossed with wow embossing powder; then i painted a wash of twinkling H2Os for the background, painted in the outline hearts and filled the outline upper case words with a black marker.

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Jingle All The Way – Mixing It Up And Day 1 Tag

i’m off to a slow start, but i managed to create a tag for both Ellen Hutson’s December Mix It Up Challenge and Day 1 of the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist.

since both Laurel Beard and Sandy Allnock used coloured images on their festive tags, i was inspired to do the same.

i painted everything with winsor & newton watercolour paints, using a light wash of teal in the background and it’s also used to create an ombre sentiment from the Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, All Inside by Julie Ebersole. i love Maude, an older Art Impressions cling stamp; i added pink stickles to her curlers and glossy accents to the smiley face.

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Spirit Bear-ing Gift

it took me a while to come up with an idea for this month’s Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge  these are the inspiration photos: pinsights sept2016

since i struggle with shabby chic, i found elements that inspired me: the stone wall, the wrapped gift and the blue/white colour combos. i painted the stones freehand with twinkling H2Os, and also used them to paint the bear, grass and gift. i masked the bear to add the gift, popped him with foam tape and layered him between the die cut grass hills.

fun fact: the spirit bear is actually a black bear but is white.

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Bring On The Cake!

i’m playing along for the first time with the ellen hutson Essentials by Ellen August Pin-Sights Challenge to be inspired by this photo:


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my inspiration came from the bright pink and yellow flowers in the vase next to the two glass bottles with the out of focus background. i used four stamps from the WISH BIG stamp set to create this tall thin card, painting the sky and image with twinkling H2Os. finally, i matted it with some plaid memory box paper. thanks for popping by.