For A Special Day

i’m enjoying the brighter colours of spring so even though yellow is one of my least favourite colours, i keep reaching for it.

penny black dandelion mouse copyright linda

i painted this penny black image with twinkling H2Os on hot pressed watercolour paper, stamped the impression obsession sentiment and added some green rick rack to a strip of yellow ribbon and a bow. both the image and image mat are popped on foam tape.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps – Ribbons
CAS on Friday – No. 133 – BIRTHDAY
As You Like It Challenge – Flora or Fauna (&why) i prefer animals because they are full of character, lower the blood pressure and are so much fun to paint.
Simon Says Wednesday – Use More than One stamp
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour April – Anything Goes + option: CAS

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Bunny Box Treat

this is another treat box i made with the taylored expressions matchbox die that holds a mini kitkat bar.

memory box bunny plaid copyright linda

i painted the cute memory box bunny and background with twinkling H2Os, as usual, but this time i fussy cut the jacket.

i’m playing along with these challenges:
Little Red Wagon – Hippity Hoppity
Memory Box Challenge #35 – Color Challenge Green
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – INSIDE THE BOX
Simon Says Wednesday – Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers – #208  BUNNIES, CHICKS OR EGGS

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Autumn Leaves

our trees are almost bare but just like some of the leaves i’m hanging on to my favourite season so i really enjoyed creating this card. besides, i need a break from mass producing christmas items.

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the IO maple leaves (DIE030-S) were cut, painted with twinkling H2Os and attached in a circle to paper that i swiped with distress inks to create the look of woodgrain. i cut the thanks from the IO greetings set (DIE174-W) five times in dark brown and attached it.

i’m playing along with these challenges:
Impression Obsession – Falling Leaves (fall themed)
Allsorts  – Colours of Autumn
4 Crafty Chicks #376 Give Thanks
Come and Get It – Thank you/Thankful

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Trick Or Treat Tags

i’m playing along with the Impression Obsession challenge and its ‘harvest hellos’ theme where they would like to see Fall or Halloween (or even those colors) projects.

copyright linda @ impression obsession trick or treat-1

i die cut the IO Trick or Treat Die (DIE342-A) to create these tags, using both the negative cuts and the positive. the backgrounds were made with distress inks and splattered with black twinkling H2Os – quick, easy and fun.

i’m also playing along with Scrapy Land Challenges #73 Anything with a Die and they also carry the IO die.

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Back To School Supplies

today i’m sharing a little card that holds some extra goodies.

copyright linda @ paper smooches light

i die cut the paper smooches lights die from purple mirri, added some yellow twinkling H2O and stamped the sentiment from the christmas sampler clear set. i’m submitting this card to the Paper Smooches challenge where anything goes for July and August.

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i used the paper smooches bookmarks dies to create some coordinating bookmarks.

copyright linda @ pocket-1

i’m playing along with the August Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #40 to create 3D cards. i used my scor pal and my scor buddy to create this tent card and to custom design the box on the back to hold a small pencil and the bookmarks.

and, since this is for my daughter heading back to school, i’m also submitting this to the back to school challenge at simon says wednesday along with the anything goes theme at Dies R Us #79 

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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.

copyright linda @ EH Avery Elle

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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April Showers

the paper smooches april 2017 challenge is showers, something we’ve had a lot of lately. i know the farmers need it, but i need sunshine!

copyright linda @ rainbow card

last month i used the paper smooches paint palette die to create birthday candles for this tag. this month i’m using the same die set to create raindrops; everything is painted with twinkling H2Os.

i’m also playing along with these challenges:
simon says work it wednesday – April showers bring May Flowers!
Little Red Wagon – #390 – April Showers

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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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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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Fall Fun Bunny

i couldn’t resist using this adorable bunny image again but this time it’s a card inspired by the my favorite things colour and sketch challenges and a request for a fall bunny card.


MFT sketch 299

i watercoloured the sky, bunny and punched leaves with twinkling H2Os and used the larger circle in the MFT Blueprints 16 to create the frame. i cut a mound for the pile of leaves, covered it with some gourd-jus prills and sponged distress inks for the orange and green layers. i finished it off with a ‘cool day’ sentiment that was die cut with a Blueprints 29 banner and i added a pom pom for the tail.

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Monster Friends

this is the first time i’m playing along with the Avery Elle challenge and this month’s theme: AEI♥U Challenge 33–Friendship!

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i thought these little cuties were perfect for the theme and it was fun to use them for something other than halloween. i watercoloured two of the monsters from the avery elle clear stamp set with twinkling H2Os and stamped the sentiment onto the bottom of the AE bookmark die to use as a tab and sponged it with distress ink.

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