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It moose be love (Lawn Fawn)

Hi Everyone,

A few days ago my sweet friend Bev emailed to tell me there was a challenge which was right up my alley and that I must enter. The challenge in question was “Critters Galore” at the Lawnscaping Challenge blog. Bev was right – this is right up my alley. I haven’t entered a Lawnscaping Challenge before but I can’t help but jump right in. I have so many ideas for this challenge because, as you all know, I love creating with Lawn Fawn stamps, especially their critters.

Lawnscaping Challenge No. 90 - Critters Galore

Lawnscaping Challenge No. 90 – Critters Galore

My card uses the sweet moose from the Critters in the Arctic set. I thought he’d look cute in the winter wonderland. He needs a little friend but my reverse image stamping ability is not the best. So let’s just imagine that he’s thinking of his sweetheart. lol

Here’s the card…

It moose be love Materials used: Stamps -  Critters in the Arctic, Joy to the Woods (Lawn Fawn); Dies - Lawn Cuts - Stitched Hillside Border (Lawn Fawn), Die-namics Blueprints 5 (My Favourite Things); Designer Paper - Hello Sunshine 6x6 Paper Pad (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock - Unknown, American Crafts; Copic Markers, Mister Huey's Color Mists - Opaque White (Studio Calico); Glossy Accents and Wink of Stella.

It moose be love
Materials used: Stamps – Critters in the Arctic, Joy to the Woods (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Lawn Cuts – Stitched Hillside Border (Lawn Fawn), Die-namics Blueprints 5 (My Favourite Things); Designer Paper – Hello Sunshine 6×6 Paper Pad (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock – Unknown, American Crafts; Copic Markers, Mister Huey’s Color Mists – Opaque White (Studio Calico); Glossy Accents and Wink of Stella.

And there we have it! My first entry into the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog. Thanks for the heads-up, Bev!

Hope you are having a great day!

Happy Stamping!

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Thinking of You (Lawn Fawn)

Hi Everyone,

It seems I can’t quite keep away from Lawn Fawn’s new winter releases. Today I have been playing with the Joy to the Woods set. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to create a little woodland scene with those stunning birch trees. I coloured the trees with copic markers and put a layer of glossy accents over the top. I love how this looks. The only aspect I had a little trouble with was the sentiment. I was tempted to leave it blank before deciding on a speech bubble from the Chit Chat set. Part of me thinks I should have left it without the sentiment but…what’s done is done. I sprayed the background paper with some “Mister Huey’s Colour Mists” in Opaque White as I wanted to have a more subtle look of falling snow. I love the effect! Oh and how darling are the little “paw prints in the snow”?! What a clever stamp to have included in the set.

Here’s the card…

Thinking of You Materials used: Stamps - Chit Chat, Joy to the Woods (Lawn Fawn); Dies - Lawn Cuts - Chit Chat, Stitched Hillside Border (Lawn Fawn); Designer Paper - Hello Sunshine 6x6 Paper Pad (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock - Unknown, doodlebug design; Copic Markers, Mister Huey's Color Mists - Opaque White (Studio Calico); Glossy Accents and Wink of Stella.

Thinking of You
Materials used: Stamps – Chit Chat, Critters in the Arctic, Joy to the Woods (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Lawn Cuts – Chit Chat, Stitched Hillside Border (Lawn Fawn); Designer Paper – Hello Sunshine 6×6 Paper Pad (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock – Unknown, doodlebug design; Copic Markers, Mister Huey’s Color Mists – Opaque White (Studio Calico); Glossy Accents and Wink of Stella.

I really do love the background with the trees so I have started making up another card using the same basic background setting. I love making little scene cards like this so watch out for this card…hopefully I’ll post it tomorrow.

Hope you are all having a great day!

happy Stamping!

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Have an ice day – part 3 (Lawn Fawn)

Hi Everyone,

When I mentioned in my post that I had a coloured walrus ready to make into the third card in my “Have an ice day” series (part one can be seen here and part two is here), using Lawn Fawn’s Critters in the Arctic stamp set, I was so inspired! When I sat down to make the card I had a few issues. Limiting myself to creating a card in the same style, varying only a few features, but at the same time making a completely unique card was actually a little more difficult than I had thought it would be. After a few (now recycled) attempts, I finally decided to stop over-thinking things and just make the card. lol In my eyes, this card doesn’t have the flair and creativity of the first two but, on the other hand, had I made it first I’d have loved it. It was just unlucky enough to come in third place. lol

Here’s the card…

Have an ice day Materials used: Stamps – Critters in the Arctic, Monster Mash(Lawn Fawn); Dies – Stitched Hillside Borders (Lawn Fawn), Landscape Trio (Mama Elephant); Stencil – Under the Seas (Simon Says Stamp); Cardstock – Unknown, Doodlebug Design; Copic Markers; Distress Ink,KindyGlitz glitter and Wink of Stella.

Have an ice day
Materials used: Stamps – Critters in the Arctic, Monster Mash(Lawn Fawn); Dies – Stitched Hillside Borders (Lawn Fawn), Landscape Trio (Mama Elephant); Stencil – Under the Seas (Simon Says Stamp); Cardstock – Unknown, Doodlebug Design; Copic Markers; Distress Ink, KindyGlitz glitter and Wink of Stella.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a great day!

Happy Stamping!

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Happy Birthday, Bev!

Hi Everyone,

I’m a little late but I certainly didn’t want to miss the party! The party, you say? Yes, it is Bev’s birthday party. Bev was the first person to reach out to me on my blog. From day one she has been the most incredible supporter and champion of me and my work. She is incredibly generous with her encouragement and praise. Bev is also very creative and her blog is such a pleasure to visit – to read her lively words and see her fabulous cards. I could not let her special day go unmarked. Happy birthday, Bev!

Here’s my card…

Make A Wish Materials used: Stamps - Birthday Party (Penny Black); Dies - Die-namics Blueprints (My Favourite Things); Designer Paper - Sugar Shoppe (doodlebug design); Cardstock - Knights, doodlebug design; Bakers Twine (Creativ); Copic Markers and Wink of Stella.

Make A Wish
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Party (Penny Black); Dies – Die-namics Blueprints (My Favourite Things); Designer Paper – Sugar Shoppe (doodlebug design); Cardstock – Knights, doodlebug design; Bakers Twine (Creativ); Copic Markers and Wink of Stella.

So my dear sweet friend, Bev, I hope you have had the most marvellous of days. May the coming days and years bless you more and more. Thank you for your support and friendship. I feel very blessed our paths have crossed.

And now…before Bev tells me off…I need to finish my walrus card. :)

Happy Stamping!

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Have An Ice Day – part 2 (Lawn Fawn)

Hi Everyone,

I had so much fun making my card yesterday so I couldn’t put the Critters in the Arctic set away just yet! There are still so many other delightful critters to colour, including the subject of todays card – the narwhal! How cute! I thought it might be fun to create another little scene like yesterday but vary a couple of features. I’m so pleased with how it turned out.

Here’s the card…

Have An Ice Day Materials used: Stamps – Critters in the Arctic, (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Stitched Hillside Borders, Project Life (Becky Higgins), Landscape Trio (Mama Elephant); Stencil - Under the Seas (Simon Says Stamp); Cardstock – Unknown, Doodlebug Design; Copic Markers; Distress Ink and Wink of Stella.

Have An Ice Day
Materials used: Stamps – Critters in the Arctic, (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Stitched Hillside Borders, Project Life (Becky Higgins), Landscape Trio (Mama Elephant); Stencil – Under the Seas (Simon Says Stamp); Cardstock – Unknown, Doodlebug Design; Copic Markers; Distress Ink and Wink of Stella.

And…just to give you the heads up…I’ve already coloured in the walrus so you just know the third card in this series isn’t too far away. lol

Thank you for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

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Have an ice day (Lawn Fawn)

Hi Everyone,

Today I sat down to create with a particular stamp set. I had an idea percolating away and had even stamped out a rough design. It was then that I made a fatal mistake – I turned on the computer to watch some YouTube while I created and it seemed like everyone was using the same set (a slight exaggeration, Kylie!). Instead of being inspired, I confess I became a little intimidated. It really is a silly attitude but I guess we all fall victim to comparisons from time to time. I decided to put the stamp set away and grab another one. The idea will still be there another day. It was a great move! And if you are in the same boat, I’d recommend doing exactly the same. Grab another stamp/stamp set and just create! Stop with the comparison. Don’t put that stamp away and never use it again!

Okay, so I’ve been crushing on all the new Lawn Fawn stamp sets which have recently been released. I had a little splurge and picked out a few of my favourites, including Critters in the Arctic and Winter Penguin. I *love* their critters and you know I *love* creating scenes. It’s a win win. As soon as I saw the two sets I knew I wanted to combine them and create a little winter scene so that’s what I did. (I can tell I am going to use that little iceberg a lot!) I did have a bit of drama with the embossing (reminder: make sure inked background is completely dry before applying embossing powder. lol). I thought long and hard about re-doing it but I decided that I actually liked the rough, splotchy look. To me it looked more realistic. I have to say I *love* how this card turned out. Go me! lol

Here’s the card….

Have An Ice Day Materials used: Stamps - Critters in the Arctic, Winter Penguin (Lawn Fawn); Dies - Stitched Hillside Borders, Happy Trails (Lawn Fawn), Project Life (Becky Higgins), Landscape Trio (Mama Elephant); Cardstock - Unknown, Doodlebug Design; Copic Markers; and Distress Ink.

Have An Ice Day
Materials used: Stamps – Critters in the Arctic, Winter Penguin (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Stitched Hillside Borders, Happy Trails (Lawn Fawn), Project Life (Becky Higgins), Landscape Trio (Mama Elephant); Cardstock – Unknown, Doodlebug Design; Copic Markers; and Distress Ink.

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Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

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A Big Thank You (Penny Black)

Hi Everyone,

I felt like colouring today so grabbed one of the stamp sets on my desk to have a bit of a play. The set is Critter Time from Penny Black. It is adorable! I picked out one of the super sweet images and stamped it on white, natural and kraft coloured cardstock. For the white and the natural cardstock I used my copics to colour the image and for the kraft cardstock I thought it might be interesting to use my Bruynzeel Pastel Pencils for something a little different.

I decided to use very similar colourways on each card and had it in my mind that I could use more of the Sugar Shoppe patterned paper from Doodlebug Design since it is still on my desk. I fussed around with the design and colour choices for way too long but eventually I had finished three new cards.

To be honest, I really only love one of the cards. The others are okay, but in my mind, they are only okay. Perhaps if I had chosen other papers, or design of card then I might love them more. To clarify, I like the coloured panels just not the finished design and that is part of the reason I am sharing all three cards today. The one I love the most is card number three. It is simple and pretty!

Here are the cards…

Card one:

A Big Thank You Materials used: Stamps - Critter Time (Penny Black); Designer Paper - Sugar Shoppe (doodlebug design); Bruynzeel Pastel Pencils; and Wink of Stella.

A Big Thank You
Materials used: Stamps – Critter Time (Penny Black); Designer Paper – Sugar Shoppe (doodlebug design); Bruynzeel Pastel Pencils; and Wink of Stella.

Card two:

A Big Thank You Materials used: Stamps - Critter Time (Penny Black); Designer Paper - Sugar Shoppe, Take Note (doodlebug design); Copic Markers; Pearls (KaiserCraft) and Wink of Stella.

A Big Thank You
Materials used: Stamps – Critter Time (Penny Black); Designer Paper – Sugar Shoppe, Take Note (doodlebug design); Copic Markers; Pearls (KaiserCraft) and Wink of Stella.

Card three:

A Big Thank You Materials used: Stamps - Critter Time (Penny Black); Cardstock (doodlebug design); Copic Markers; Ribbon (American Crafts) and Wink of Stella.

A Big Thank You
Materials used: Stamps – Critter Time (Penny Black); Cardstock (doodlebug design); Copic Markers; Ribbon (American Crafts) and Wink of Stella.

It is fun seeing how the same design coloured very similarly and adorned with similar supplies (patterned paper, etc) can end up so differently. Do you have a favourite of my three cards? Do you agree with me that card three is by far the best? Would love to hear your opinion. Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy Stamping!