Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Purple Onion Designs & The Card Concept


Today I am excited to share some tags I made using the new stamps from Purple Onion Designs. Today at The Card Concept we are teaming up with Tracey McNeely and her 25 Days of Christmas Tags! I made these tags WAY back in October...I love working ahead. I used the sweet new images are Purple Onion Designs. I love them. I hope you do too. The theme at The Card Concept is Snowmen, Snow, or anything Wintery.

  

I kept the design simple, and fussy cut the little animals. I adore Purple Onion images!!!


Using the same papers, I made three different tags. I used Joe the Snowman , Walter the Skating Penguin, and Grace the Skating Fox.

Come and play along with us at The Card Concept!



Monday, November 24, 2014

SugarPea Designs {Sketch Challenge}


Hooray for Monday! This promises to be a great week. I am excited to share my card today for the SugarPea Designs Sketch Challenge. If you play along with us, you have a chance to win a prize! Mind you, you DO NOT need to use our stamps!!! Although, we like it when you do!!!


 

My card was easy peasy to make...I embossed the white card base with a sweater weave and then I used the new Sweet Treats set! The designer paper is from Simple Stories.

Sweet Treats

Store--Sweet-Treats-Christmas---test2

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Come and play along with us at the SugarPea Designs blog! You do not need to use a SugarPea image to play but remember that each project you link up and share below is an entry to WIN a Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Boutique worth up to $15!  One randomly selected winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe.  However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $15!


Friday, November 21, 2014

Art Impressions {Lighted Snowman} & Scrapbook Adhesives


Isn't the look on that snowman's face adorable!? I love how happy he is that Christmas is on the way! Happy Friday! Today I am sharing a Christmas card using the Lighted Snowman Set #4349 on the Art Impressions Blog...stop on by! 


Today I am using some product from Scrapbook Adhesives! I love their larger foam squares, they made all the layers of my card, pop!


I made my card a tad irregular into a 5.5" square card! I also wanted to add a poinsettia to the side, to further highlight this adorable snowman! 

Do you have any snow where you live? It is sure cold in my area but no snow yet!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

CASE this Sketch & Time Out Challenge

Thursday is here! Wow, the week is flying by. I have noticed this week that I am SO tired. It is strange as I have been eating well and exercising but for some reason, I am just plum exhausted. I think it may be the shorter days...I need to start taking my vitamin D again. Is winter over yet?


Today I am sharing a card I made for the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch and I am thrilled to be the guest over at the Time Out Challenge. Yay! A couple of weeks ago, I won their challenge and one of the perks is that I get to be a Guest Designer. Thank you, Sandie for this opportunity. This challenge is a cool one...it is all about Embossing and Sparkle! Woot!!! Two of my favourite things!


With Christmas coming around the corner, I went into my craft stash and decided to make another Poinsettia card! I was on a kick! I used Bright Spirits from VERVE once again and my Spellbinders poinsettia die! The poinsettia is dry embossing and the sentiment is in gold glitter embossing powder. I hope you find the time to play along with either challenge!!!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SugarPea Designs Theme Challenge & Retro Sketches


Hooray! Wednesday already and I am happy because I have two holiday cards to share!!! Both were created for the current Retro Sketch and the new THEME challenge over at SugarPea Designs! I loved the simplicity of the sketch and I just had to play along! The sketch is based on one of Tracey McNeely's cards! Needless to say, I had to play along to support my pal!



I used three new stamp sets from SugarPea Designs! 

Lost Without You
Store---Lost-Without-You


Frosty Friends 

Store-Frosty-Friends

Sweet Treats

Store--Sweet-Treats-Christmas---test2

Keeping my design simple, I inked up the snowflake from Sweet Treats and I stamped it along the side of my card. Then I stamped the sentiment from Frosty Friends onto it in black ink. This card was quick and simple to make...


My second card is a stepped up version of the first card. Basically, I added another large 5x5" card base to make the card a little more "stately". I got out the stickles for the red berries...wow, have not used those in a long while! It was fun!


Don’t forget…if the winner (chosen at random) card or project features a SugarPea Designs stamp set, we will increase their prize to $15!!
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Monday, November 17, 2014

The Challenge #19 {Christmas Greetings}

Welcome to The Challenge! Every other week we bring you a colour/sketch combo! You are welcome to combine the colours and sketch or just use one part of the challenge! It is totally up to you! The winner of The Challenge gets to be a Guest! Come and play along!


Sketch Dimensions
(this is only a suggestion)
Card Base: 4.25 x 5.5"
Front Layer: 4 x 5.25"
Strip: 3.5" use a square punch to make the ends
Butterfly: Any Shape


For my card I used a pretty sentiment from VERVE as I am also playing along with their current Colour Challenge and I am playing along with the current Time Out Challenge "Home". I used my sketch only for my card this week! The poinsettia is from Spellbinders and the embossed panel is a Couture Creations embossing folder. I kept my card simple.


{Supplies Used}
Stamps: Verve {Bright Spirits}
Inks: Black
Papers: Red, Kraft, Green, White
Extras: Spellbinder Poinsettia Die, Couture Creations Embossing Folder, pearl


The design team have created inspiring samples to get you into the crafting mood! Some of them used the sketch, some of them used the colours and some of them combined both!
Come and join us! This challenge we are thrilled to have Karen Day joining us as a Guest Designer! Karen won the last challenge! Welcome, Karen!

   
Kimberly WienerSheri Gilson (Featured Designer)Nance Salkeld
Lynn PutKaren Day (Guest Designer)Veronica Zalis
You Warm My Heart card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Lawn Fawn
Lori TeclerNew Designer(coming soon)Maura



The Challenge Winners

What a great turnout for The Challenge #18! Thank you to everyone who played along!

Our main winner is: BETTY


I just loved this adorable card and the way you used my sketch!!! That chevron background is amazing!!! Congratulations, Betty. I hope you will join us as a Guest Designer for The Challenge! Please email our Guest Designer Coordinator, Kimberly Wiener at  oloughlin.ka @ gmail.com (no spaces) for more information!



I also chose three other cards from the challenge to be our "Runner-Up's"! 

(In alphabetical order)



Please join us in one hour, we will be back with a brand new challenge for you!


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