Day 4 Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas 2021 Challenge Part Two

I was having so much fun painting washes that I made another tag for day 4 of Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas 2021 Challenge. this was a two-colour wash also done with Daniel Smith watercolour paint on Arches 140 lb. cold press watercolour paper.

December 4 – Let it Snow with Lisa Spanger + Caryn Davies

this was my first time using gina k glitter paste through a pretty pink posh snowflake stencil – fun, but oh, so messy!

painted snowflake tag for Ellen Hutson twelve tags 2021 challenge

I used the same paste on the Impression Obsession peace sentiment that was die cut and layered three times.

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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:

copyright many thanks ellen hutson

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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MFT Camp Create Day 5

it’s very rare for me to post so often, but i managed to make it to day 5 of the my favorite things camp create challenge – the best kind of camping: staying indoors and creating.


copyright linda @ MFTcamp2016shaker

the theme for the last day is Camp Create – Spectacular Shakers. it was a good learning experience since i don’t make shaker cards very often; i should’ve used more colourful seed beads against a white background instead of mostly clear sequins against the purple, which barely shows. i used the MFT Die-namics Hello There and it was a fun card to make and i have another card for my stash. thanks for popping by.

Love You Always

pretty pink posh’s valentine challenge requires participants to pick one of four designers’ cards for inspiration:


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i was inspired by joni’s cute couple, the banners, bows and sentiment. i watercoloured the background and penny black hedgies with twinkling H2Os, added die cut hearts and bows separated by PPP Razzle Dazzle seed beads in red and the container includes some pretty charcoal grey ones that i attached to their noses.

i’d also like to submit this card to these challenges:
ABC Challenge  A is for Animals
Ellie’s Critters and Creatures #1 – Anything goes with an animal
kathy’s 30 day colouring

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Have A Beary Happy Birthday

i created this card for my dad, who will celebrate his 91st birthday in two weeks, following the MFT sketch challenge.259

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i think this MFT stamp set is adorable and i was so glad to see the birthday sentiment in it. i watercoloured with twinkling H2Os and free hand cut the sentiment, attached MFT die-namics banners and some pretty pink posh gold star sequins.

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Happy Hello

i’m playing along with the Wplus9 Get Sketchy Challenge #3:

SKETCH3 - wplus9


i started this card with the washi tape on the bottom and painted cold press watercoloured paper with a yellow twinkling H2O. the stars from the wplus9 whole lotta happy dies were die cut with hot press watercolour paper and also painted with twinkling H2Os with some wink of stella for extra sparkle. the wplus9 hand lettered hello was die cut four times and i used scor pal tape and glitter for the top layer. finally, i added some pretty pink posh clear sequins and seed beads.

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Rudolph In A Snow Globe

i had fun creating this shaker card, probably the third one i’ve ever made. now that my stash of sequins is growing, i might make more; i just need to figure out how to not have the camera reflecting back in the window.


i stamped the poppy stamps rudolph, watercoloured with twinkling H2Os, die cut the memory box snow globe for the window and added some pretty pink posh clear sequins and seed beads.

i’m playing along with these challenges:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ – must be Winter Holiday (July) OH DEER!
Memory Box Challenge #3- Cool Thoughts for Warm Days
Little Red Wagon Challenge #301- Shake It Up!
Whimsy Inspiration #85 Christmas In July

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More Magnolias

can you tell i love magnolias? for today’s card i used a different magnolia image from altenew’s magnolias for her clear stamp set.


i masked the first flower and deliberately stamped them close to the deckle edge of the watercolour paper and watercoloured with twinkling H2Os and winsor & newton watercolour paints; this is my second creation for the pretty pink posh watercoloring blog hop where you’ll find plenty of inspiration and prizes.


i’m also playing along with kathy racoosin’s 30 day colouring challenge, day 6 for me. what a lofty goal i set to participate every day since i watercolour some images over several days and then take forever to create a card for the image. you’d think that after 19 years of severe RA i’d accept my limitations. maybe one day.


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Watercoloured Magnolia

today i’d like to share a card i created as a result of a happy accident that features some of the magnolia images and a sentiment from altenew’s magnolias for her clear stamp set.

magnolia on kraft

edited: i discovered i could watercolour with twinkling H2Os on kraft, lightly sponged around the edges and through a stencil; the sentiment is die cut and popped on foam tape on ribbon. i’m playing along with day one of the pretty pink posh watercoloring blog hop where you’ll find plenty of inspiration, prizes and some discount offers that end tomorrow.


i’m also playing along with kathy racoosin’s 30 day colouring challenge, day 5; happily, today, i actually completed a card, which is always the most difficult because i’m happiest when i’m just watercolouring.


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