My Little Nut

I had to make this card for my little nut πŸ™‚ . He is going to think these little squirrels are so cute! ❀

hawkins_jill_lil-nutI watercolored a rainbow for the background. It went a little awry, but that is what happens with watercolor, right? hawkins_jill_lil-nut_

I’m joining in the Little Tangles Challenge: Rainbow! Love a rainbow!! I’d love to make another one.

ntI colored these little cuties for Kathy’s The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge. If you haven’t joined in, I recommend it! Kathy is a star for keeping it going and dropping smiles everywhere. You can find my attempts on Instagram here –> jilldhawkins . If you join in once or twice, it’s all good! I’m wondering if I’ll complete another full 30 days myself?! Here’s hoping! πŸ™‚

This stamp set is Neat & Tangled’s My Favorite Nut.

Have a great week!! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚


Just Awesome

I could spend an entire day usingΒ  Neat & Tangled’s Hexastar Cover Plate! I always think I will trim it up and use it differently. And eventually I will, but I love to inlay it! So that’s what happens when I sit down to use it πŸ™‚


I also used their awesome Awesome die. πŸ™‚ Can you use the same adjective to describe the noun? Haaaaa! πŸ™‚


This is a dark navy color and a bright flamingo pink. Quite spring like, and fitting for the most bazarro warm weather we have been having here this February! πŸ˜‰

I’m joining in the Little Tangles Challenge by the skin of my teeth! Check it out HERE.

Also, my friend Miriam, who designed this Hexastar Cover plate I used above, designed more gems for Neat & Tangled that just released… THIS and THIS! So brilliant! Both are on my wish list, along with a dozen other things. Always, right?! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

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you’re a keeper

It’s that crazy time of year right? But when isn’t it always a little bit crazy? πŸ™‚

I’m squeaking in this entry to Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist! Such fun!

Slider-12-tagsHere’s my festive tag!

hawkins_jill_keeper_00I used Neat & Tangled’s Scandinavian Prints Christmas and Ellen Hutson’s Warm Fuzzies! hawkins_jill_keeperI was delighted and inspired by Day 8 with Carly Tee Minner & Kelly Marie Alvarez…I loved these colorful trees (below) by Margaret Berg, that Carly was inspired by to create her super cute tag. And then Kelly’s adorable unicorn tag! Gah, so stinkin’ fun!

Margaret Berg Overlapping Xmas Trees RainbowThat’s three levels of inspiration, right? πŸ™‚

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All is Calm…

Once again, I had to use this great new set from Neat & Tangled, Scandinavian Prints Christmas, designed by my friend Miriam!

hawkins_jill_all-is-calm_00The sparkle from the gold ink and the silver sparkle paper, add such a punch in person. Unfortunately, my photography skills do not nearly capture it in these photos.hawkins_jill_all-is-calm1So cool to make!

My first card was actually this card below, but after I stamped this gold tree, I was all: <3! Hence, I made the card above, which I think is ultimately better overall. πŸ™‚ But I figured I’d finish this one, and share it too!

hawkins_jill_all-is-calm2 hawkins_jill_all-is-calm2_00Next up, I plan to use this set with some fun colors!! But for now, I again wanted to play along with the current challenge:

Little Tangles Challenge this month–Color Combo Silver and Gold! Check it out & join in HERE! πŸ™‚

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On This Cold Day…

I’m a big fan of this new Neat & Tangled set, Scandinavian Prints Christmas, designed by my friend Miriam Prantner! Another awesome set, Miriam! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_wishes I really just wanted to get this set inky, so I kept this card pretty simple. I really like the graphic nature of this set, and my mind is aflutter with all the possibilities!hawkins_jill_wishes_00Fantastic! ❀

I’m playing along with the Little Tangles Challenge this month–Color Combo Silver and Gold! Check it out HERE! πŸ™‚

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Hi, There Sunshine

This little bear is just the right thing to deliver some sunshine!

This cutie and the sentiment is from Ellen Hutson’s All Inside stamp and die set. πŸ™‚ hawkins_jill_hi sunshine_wmI colored the sentiment and bear for the #thedailymarker30day challenge and then made it into a full-fledged card. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hi sunshine_00_wmI also used a My Favorite Things die: Stitched Mini Scallop Square STAX. πŸ™‚

I thought I’d enter this in the Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge. Looks like fun! Check it out. πŸ™‚

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Hello Sunshine

Hello Sunshine! Here is one more card for the Ellen Hutson Mix it Up Challenge with Neat & Tangled! I used Neat and Tangled’s Say Yes to Donuts and Ellen Hutson’s All Inside stamp set for this card. You can find my other two cards HERE and HERE. Eeeeep! Love these together! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hello sunshine_wmI almost tossed this card because I did not like the way the inked background turned out. But after a while, I decided it was completely tragic and would still bring sunshine to a mailbox, right? πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hello sunshine_00_wmThis card isn’t too different from my first card, because I actually thought to stamp two cards at once! Haaaa! Something I never do, so I was glad. These few stitches took the longest. Because there are so few, they are delicate and pulled out. So that took a couple attempts. Ha!! Of all things. πŸ™‚

I also used a die from My Favorite Things: Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX. πŸ™‚

Check out the fun of this Mix it Up Challenge HERE! Thanks for hosting all the fun, Ellen Hutson! πŸ™‚

Have a great week!


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