Day 8 Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas 2021 Challenge

this is the tag I created for day 8 of Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas 2021 Challenge – Sleigh Ride with Emily Mydlowski + Franci Vignoli.

christmas tag with mouse in sleigh of presents on a pink snowflake bCKGROUND

I die cut some doodlebug paper for the background with Sunny Studios build-a-tag die #1 and popped on taylored expressions’ merry millie the mouse, painted with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper and fussy cut. I finished it off with lawn fawn twine and one of their snowflakes.

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Merry Millie Rainbow Christmas Card

This is my third card for the Taylored Expressions 13th Birthday Toffee and Rainbows challenge. I love Kraft and I never would have thought of making a rainbow Christmas card, but it was so much fun.

rainbow Christmas card featuring Santa and millie mouse copyright linda

I painted these cute Taylored Expressions Merry Millie stamp set images with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper, fussy cut and popped with TE foam sticky circles on a panel of the watercolour paper, using the deckle edge at the top for the snow drift. permanent markers were used to colour the gems for the Little Bits Christmas Treesand I painted each letter of the sentiment with tomboy markers from the bright set. i die cut the Little Bits Jingle Bells from hot press w/c paper too and painted them with twinkling H2Os; for extra sparkle, they were sprayed with sheer shimmer sparkle spray. finally, they were shaped with a stylus and popped up with the sticky circles. everything was attached to the Kraft, stamped with hero arts white ink with the TE Snow Day Background stamp.

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Boo To You!

this is another card I created for the Taylored Expressions’ toffee and rainbow challenge in celebration of their 13th birthday. 

the bright colour palette is my favourite so I used: pink, orange, yellow, green, teal and purple twinkling H2Os to watercolour the cute Spooktacular images, fussy cut from Arches hot press watercolour paper and attached with foam tape.

whimsical halloween card using taylored expressions spooktacular stamp set

the TE brick embossing folder and Kraft cardstock were used for the background with frayed burlap distress ink and black soot distress ink for shading and splatters; the same inks were used to create the woodgrain on Kraft. the sentiments are from the TE Pennant Parade – Halloween set and those strips were attached with some purple mini brads.

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Welcome 2021!

this taylored expressions’ big grumpy sentiment sums up how I feel about this year.

happy 2021 bear card copyright linda

the sentiment is one of several freebies to download; this is my favourite. I fussy cut the printed sentiment to add to the stamped grumpy that was painted with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper. I die cut a card base with a fold on the top between the ears so it can stand up. I added the confetti with fine tip markers – very therapeutic.

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Freebie Fun With Taylored Expressions

Taylored Expressions is another company that is offering free digis and since i already had the big grumpy stamp/die combo, i downloaded some free Big Grumpy – COVID19 sentiments. Just login to your TE account, or create one if you haven’t already, then search download.

Taylor has a video to illustrate how to align the sentiment with acetate and stazon ink, which i don’t use, but i found vellum and versafine ink worked just as well. I also had to perform a bit of surgery to separate the sentiment so i could paint the images with twinkling H2Os on hot press watercolour paper. to finish the card, i stamped the neat and tangled dot background with broken china distress ink.

i’m playing along with these challenges:
Allsorts  #571/2 – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp – Animal Fun

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It’s Too Peopley Outside

This CNN article, Why some people just won’t stay home despite the advice, satisfied my curiosity about those who defy the guidelines.

i used the Taylored Expressions BIG GRUMPY STAMP & DIE COMBO and die cut the bear shape on a fold to create these little cards. as usual, i painted with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper and added glossy accents to their noses. i’m playing along with the As You Like It Challenge Favourite – Animal Or People (& Why): i love adorable and humorous animal images that make me smile; they’re always fun to paint.

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