Happy Rudolph Days June

while i’m recuperating with my new hip, my crafting and computer time is limited so this is a scheduled post.

copyright linda@snailzpace.wordpress.com rudolph days june

this is my DT card for scrappymo’s rudolph days challenge in june where we make a card, or more, on the 25th of the month but the challenge runs until the end of the month. and, you have a chance to win a fabulous prize.

i love snowmen and i have quite a collection of stamps but i had to have this one because it’s a family of four. i painted this Wild Rose Studio Snowmen image with twinkling H2Os, added white flocking and some stickles for the snow on the ground.

i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: L & M are for Love and More than one
Simon Says Wednesday: Use Patterned Paper
Jingle Belles: Stars or Stripes or Both

thanks for popping by.

Spring Has Arrived

the weather’s not quite spring-like yet, but i know it will be soon! and now that it’s the first of a new month, it’s time for a new theme at the house of cards challenge; we’d like to see your interpretation of this beautiful photo:

Use Script and/or Colors


copyright linda snailzpace.wordpress.com.HOCApril2016

i was inspired by the pink and green colour combo, one of my favourites, to use this wild rose studio teddy; isn’t he cute? i watercoloured with twinkling H2Os and added yellow stickles to the flower centres. to finish it off, i added a hello sentiment using an elizabeth craft die. i hope you’ll come and play along!

i’d like to submit this card to the Take It Make It Challenge Spring Flowers theme at Craft Stamper and the Simon Says: Anything Goes.

thanks for popping by.

Chef Teddy

Wild Rose Studio Chef Teddy

i needed to add a birthday card to my stash so i watercoloured this cute wild rose studio teddy clear stamp with distress ink pads and twinkling H2Os and used a wild rose studio sentiment. the looped heart border is one of the impression obsession dies that i chose when i recently won a gift certificate by playing along with their challenges.

i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:

papertake weekly – ohhh so cute
creative knockouts – colouring show off
feeling crafty – one for the girls/ladies
always something creative – birthday
natalie and amy’s challenge – rubber stamping
papercrafting challenges – my faves are watercolouring cute and whimsical images, dies, minimal embellishments
allsorts – happy birthday as they celebrate their 5th bday
one crazy stamper – anything goes and an embellishment

thanks for popping by.

Loves Rubberstamps Guest Designer

I’m very excited to have the opportunity to be a Guest Designer for the weekly Loves Rubberstamps Challenge for January; Laura, the owner, and everyone on the design team has made me feel very welcome.


Items Used:
Wild Rose Studio – BELLA’S BIRTHDAY Clear Stamp
Wild Rose Studio – ANNABELLE’S MEADOW PAPER PACK 6×6 Patterned Paper
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads
Penny Black sweet wishes 30-104
Memory Box Simple Banner
Ranger Archival Black Ink
Ranger Diamond Stickles
Twinkling H2Os

this week’s theme is anything goes, so i chose to make a side-step birthday card with bella that i coloured with distress ink pads and twinkling H2Os. click here to the distress ink pads page and you’ll find a distress ink colour swatch chart to download. tip: i attach one inch squares of watercolour paper to the chart to make my colour swatches.

the challenge is open to everyone, you can use any stamps and products that you would like, and you can enter as many times as you want – how easy is that? there are some fabulous prizes to be won – vouchers to the loves rubberstamps store and a prize from this week’s sponsor the cutting cafe, plus a chance to be a guest designer – just put GDT after your name. i hope you’ll play along! thanks for popping by.

Happy Birthday!

copyright linda @ snail's space and described here for people with disabilities; birthday card in pinks and greens featuring a stamped and coloured cute elephant carrying some presents plus a die cut white heart border at the bottom
i created this birthday card for a very special someone who loves elephants; this is my first bella stamp by wild rose studio and i think she’s just so cute. i followed the sketch at a die for a sketch challenge #14 (flipped vertically), coloured with distress inks and twinkling H2Os, made my own flowers with dies and punches and of course added stickles wherever i could.

i’d also like to submit this card to these challenges:
Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World
stamp with fun #217 celebrate
the cutie pie – pretty in pink
a little bit crafty ‘die-ing for it’
the paper girls – watercolours
wordplay saturday july – birthdays
seize the birthday – anything goes

thanks for popping by.

Rudolph Day – March 2012

christmas card featuring a penguin holding a red poinsettia
i know it’s a bit early to think about christmas cards, especially with all this summer-like weather we’ve been having, but Sandra’s Rudolph Day Challenge is the perfect reminder to set one day a month aside to work on your holiday cards. by november, you’ll have a nice stash and you won’t panic; well not about cards anyway. i’m also submitting this to the ABC Christmas Challenge – ‘F is for Furry and/or Feathered Friends.’ i coloured the image with distress inks, added flower soft to his hat and layered up the poinsettia. thanks for popping by.

In Loving Memory

teddy holding bouquet of flowers with bright striped background, yellow bow and ribbon and yellow glitter dots
i made this card for my son, who passed away two years ago today and it just feels natural to me to continue to make cards to honour him, especially because he always encouraged me along my creative pursuits. besides, so much has changed since that horrific day that my card making is probably the only thing that feels natural; everything else just feels out of whack – maybe it always will.  i miss him and think of him daily, but with my birthday last saturday and father’s day tomorrow, it’s been an overwhelming week. teddy is watercoloured and i added flower soft to the flower centres and for the grass.  i’m submitting this card to the flower soft floral challenge.

thanks for popping by. i always appreciate everyone’s comments, but depending on what kind of day i’m having, i sometimes don’t get around to commenting as often as i should.