Friday, December 19, 2014

Art Impressions Peek!

Happy Friday! Lesley here, sharing a card I made using the sweet Art Impressions Caroling Tots (Sku#T3607) set! 

I am sharing my card over at Art Impressions...please stop on by to see the full card.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Winner and A SURPRISE!!!

Hi everyone! Wow! I was so overwhelmed by the amazing response on my blog for my Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Thank you so much for leaving me such kind and thoughtful words!!! I am excited to announce the winner of my Tags and a small little "stash" giftie from me. I will put a few "crafty gifties" in the envelope with the tags! 

The main winner is:

KT Fit Kitty said...
Your card is gorgeous! Your tags are adorable - I would love to win them! My favourite holiday drink is Chocolatey Chai Herbal Tea - yum! I'm your newest follower! Would be so happy to win your tags!
Lesley, I adore this card and the tags are fabulous! This is a great stamp set! I love Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but a regular cup of coffee with cream is perfect, too! Thanks so much for all you do to inspire me and all the others in blog land! XX

Danielle Vincent said...
EEEK Lesley - your card and tags are just awesome!! I'd love to win your tags! My favorite holiday beverage is homemade egg nog followed closely by Starbucks Christmas blend coffee. I am already a follower of your blog :o)

cm said...

A lovely card and your tags...oh my, Lesley, but they are charming, fabulous gifts in and of themselves! WOW! My favourite warm beverage matches the theme of this hop: coffee, black and hot! Thanks for the opportunity to welcome your art into one of our homes!

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Challenge #21 {Sketch &/or Colour}

Sketch Dimensions
(this is only a suggestion)
Card Base: 4.25 x 5.5"
Middle Section: 4 x 4.25"
Long Middle Strip: 1.75 x 5"
*Any Shape for the Butterfly or Large Label Shape

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 design team have created inspiring samples to get you into the crafting mood! Come and join us!

For my card, I used some chipboard from Simple Stories and I combined it with a pretty Christmas sentiment from Verve! I used a doily for the main shape in the middle of the sketch and punched out a simple circle; sponging it with some ink. I used both the sketch and the colours from The Challenge. I kept my card fairly simple...letting the designer paper do all the work! I put the tree on the left, rather than the right...and you are welcome to do the same!!

The team has created some more samples to get you into the crafting mood!!! Feel free to create any type of card using either the sketch or the colours or both! Happy crafting!

Kimberly WienerKristie Goulet (Featured Designer)Nance Salkeld

Lynn PutLesley Croghan (Me)Veronica Zalis

Lori TeclerKim HegginsMaura

Merry Monday #139 {Peace on Earth}

I have had a ball being the Featured Designer for Merry Monday! I have missed my team very much and it was fun playing along with them! Thank, ladies for having me! Today we have a fun theme from Karren! She is looking for a Winter Themed card. I decided to use some of the new stamps from SugarPea Designs to create my wintry card! The sentiment from Lost Without You was stamped in espresso ink. The trees come from Sweet Treats.

Here are the sets I used to create my card.

Sweet Treats


The Challenge Winners

Wow, Tenia's card caught my eye! I loved the way she layered the cardinal on the music paper and her bold use of colour! Congrats, Tenia. I hope you will join us as a Guest Designer for The Challenge! Please email our Guest Designer Coordinator, Kimberly Wiener at  oloughlin.ka @ (no spaces) for more information!

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

(In alphabetical order)

Such a sweet snowman card!

Love Darnell's unique take on the sketch!

A gorgeous birthday card!

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

Friday, December 12, 2014

Sweet 2 Repeat SugarPea Designs Blog Hop {Peace on Earth}

Welcome to the SugarPea Designs December Sweet 2 Repeat blog hop where we showcase our newest release! Now that you've had a chance to add these sweet sets to your SugarPea collection, we're bringing you even more inspiration! 

I wanted to create something with a lot of texture so I used my Darice Snowflake embossing folder for the white background and added some burlap ribbon. The sentiment from Lost Without You was stamped in black ink. 

My main square measures 3.5" and I cut a small white "snowy hill" to layer it. Then I stamped the trees from Merry Christmoose onto white paper and coloured it with my C3 Copic marker to add some shading. Then I fussy cut them out, and popped them up on the snowy hill. The star from Lost Without You  is stamped in silver ink. It shines brightly.

Here are the sets I used to create my card.

I am playing along with the following challenge:

Be sure to hop along and leave a comment at each stop along the way for a chance to win $20 to spend in the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe! Woot!!! 

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