Blogging Break

i’ll be off again for a bit while i get a new hip, but i managed to find time to make one more card to post before i’m off.

copyright linda @ stampingbella chicks-1

i’m playing along with the as you like it challenge to share your Favourite Reason to make Cards (and why). it’s difficult to choose – i love making christmas cards and i love painting whimsical images that make me smile regardless of the occasion. i love finding images that i can use to personalize a card and i hope they make the recipients smile too.

i’m taking this one with me for the hospital physiotherapist; i think they’re close on the list to dentists that people do not want to see. :) painted with twinkling H2Os and the stamping bella sentiment comes with the stamp.

even though i was slow to comment and email because of my new knee, i’ll be behind again. as soon as i’m up to it, i hope to get around to visit.

thanks for popping by.

Time Flies

before i get to my card for today, i want to thank laura love, loves rubberstamps store owner and design team member of crafty sentiments designs for featuring my ‘all bundled up’ card on the crafty sentiments designs inspirational blog today; it was my final card as january’s guest designer at loves rubberstamps challenge and i used a crafty sentiments digi – cold christmas.

today’s card features ‘senior-ita dolores’ from stamping bella by illustrator christine grove; i love her sense of humour and when i get my scooter, i think i might just have to decorate it. i watercoloured the image with twinkling H2Os using the inspiration colours from this week’s stamping bella challenge:



i’d also like to submit this to these challenges:
loves rubberstamps – anything goes #89
try it on tuesday – travel
simply create too – mother’s day or for a female
papertake weekly – anything goes
as you like it – showcase and explain your favourite style (my favourite style is cute and fun with few embellishments as i want the focus to be on the image, which is watercoloured 99% of the time).

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Walking For A Cause

i’d never be able to walk a 5K with my RA, but my daughter just participated in her first walk-a-thon so i made this card for her. i coloured the stamping bella shoes with twinkling H2Os, added the 5K stickers from my stash and followed last week’s SB sketch theme. thanks for popping by.

A Happy Twirl

COPYRIGHT LINDA @ SNAIL'S SPACE AND DESCRIBED HERE SOLELY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: a card with a twirling koala in a pink and green leotard with pink slippers, pink dots on white background, a strip of pink paper at the bottom and a green bow

i’m playing along with the ‘circles’ challenge theme at stamping bella this week; i used circle dies, the dots embossing folder and coloured with distress ink pads and twinkling H2Os.

this happy koala is one of  two stamps i bought when stamping bella introduced illustrator christine grove’s characters in june; i was lucky enough to recently win a $20.00 gift certificate, so i bought a third character that i still have to colour and some general use stamps. thanks for popping by.

Christmas Carrot

christmas card with bunny and carrot in red, green and beige

i created this card for my daughter to send to her friends and vets who take care of her bunnies – i kept it clean and simple and resisted adding glitter because i didn’t want any transferring to bunnies or other pets. i coloured with distress inks, added my favorite things die-namics let it snowflakes and i’m submitting it to these challenges:

no matter which – christmas ends dec 16
addicted to stamps and more – bingo; i used red, green and dies ends dec 18
jingle belles – anything holiday goes ends dec 21
the cupcake craftroom – anything goes ends dec 30
unique crafters – all about christmas ends dec 31
the cutie pie – cute christmas ends jan 5
sweet stampin’ christmas – anything goes ends jan 6
joanna sheen – with love at christmas ends jan 10

thanks for popping by.