Monday, April 27, 2015

The Challenge #32 {Use Polka Dots on your Card or Paper Project}

Hello and welcome to The Challenge! This is the last week of the month and so we have a theme challenge for you! This week's theme is POLKA-DOTS! Have fun and add them to your card!


For my card I decided to ink up one of my favourite SugarPea Designs Stamps called Blow Me Away! Love this sweet dragon! My papers come from the Lawn Fawn 6x6 paper pad called Mon Amie. LOVE this new paper that I purchased from Paper Issues.


The design team have created some inspiration to get you in the crafting mood! Come and join us! Our weekly winner will be our next Guest Designer! So come and join the fun! 





The Challenge Winners

Thank you for joining us last week at The Challenge! The team and I have have chosen the winners! 

Our main winner for the last challenge is...well I have chosen TWO main winners...I couldn't choose just one this week! Here they are in alphabetical order!




Sarah of


Congrats, Jen & Sarah! Your gorgeous cards caught my eye! 

I hope you will both 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!



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


Saturday, April 25, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch & Colour Me {Congratulations}


The colours at Colour Me are really pretty this week! I love the unusual mixture and I wanted to try them out together! I also loved the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch! Together, I made a card for my stash!


This stamp set is called Kinda Eclectic and it was one that I HAD to have from Stampin' Up! So I dug it out, inspired to play along at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  


Friday, April 24, 2015

Viva la Verve {Sunshine & Laughter}



I am supposed to be staying overnight with my sister and my new nephew tonight but the highway to her home was closed and so I had to turn around and come home! So what better to do than stamp? I couldn't wait to play along with the Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge and inked up a pretty sentiment set. I also used the colour challenge colours at The Color Throwdown. Who can resist Yellow, Black and White! I used Verve's Brighter Days stamp set. Love the sentiments in this set!


 

A dear childhood friend is going through a tough time. I love her so much, like a sister. So I went to work and made this card for her. 


Simon Says Stamp {CAS Altenew}


Today I am sharing a simple card set I made using Altenew's Striped Floral Stamp Set and the Avery Elle Thanks a Bunch set for the senitments. I LOVE how it stamped and it was fun creating some simple cards for my stash. I ordered the stamp set from Butterfly Reflections Ink. Great store and the stamps got here in a WEEK! I was blown away by the customer service.


I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the images with my Copic markers. I tried to keep each design clean and simple.



I am entering these cards into the following challenge:

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Challenge Reminder


There is still time to join us at The Challenge!
To play along, please CLICK HERE.


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

SugarPea Designs {Anything Goes Challenge}


The time has come for a brand new challenge at SugarPea Designs! This time it is an Anything Goes Challenge and I decided to get inky! The time of year has come for Teacher Appreciation cards! This school year has ZOOMED by! I wanted to create a special card for the secretary at my school who is retiring in June. We are happy for her but also VERY sad as she is indispensable! 

 Store--Teacher's-Pet

I kept my design simple and used the Teacher's Pet stamp set which is one of my favourites from SugarPea Designs!



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We only have a few rules…
  • Play along with ANY stamp you’d like – Winner is chosen at random to keep things fair, but if the winners project features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the voucher to $15
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with any other challenge(s)
  • Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPD15 so we can easily find your work.


Monday, April 20, 2015

The Challenge #31 {An Inspiration Challenge}


Hello and welcome to another week at The Challenge! This week we have an inspiration challenge for you to enjoy! The team have all been inspired in different and unique ways! There is no wrong way to be inspired as long as you can explain how the photo inspired you!

Be inspired by: The Colours, The Theme, The Objects in the Photo or anything else that inspires you about the photo ABOVE.

I decided to make a wedding themed card for this challenge using the Vintage Roses Altenew Stamp set and some stickers from SRM Stickers.


The design team have created some inspiration to get you in the crafting mood! Come and join us! Our weekly winner will be our next Guest Designer! So come and join the fun! Unfortunately both Lee Ann and Nancy are away this week. 

   
Kim HegginsAnita MaddenKimberly Wiener
Lee Ann BarrettLea Lawson (Featured Designer)Nance Salkeld
Kiss Kiss card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Mama Elephant



Lori Tecler
Lynne Jardine (Guest Designer)
Michele Ferguson


The Challenge Winners

Thank you for joining us last week at The Challenge! The team and I have have chosen the winners! 

Our main winner for the last challenge is:




Congrats, Jinny! Love your adorable card and the clever way you used the colours! 

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!



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


Viva la Verve & Simon Says Stamp {Rain or Shine}


I love the weekend when I get to craft! I enjoy playing along with the Viva la Verve sketches each month. This time I was inspired by Sarah Gough's fun sketch. I always struggle with bunting on a card but I wanted to try it! This stamp set is called Rain or Shine and is made by Verve Stamps. I did make another card with this sketch but I couldn't photo it before giving it to my friend for her wedding. Gah! I tried to take the photo off of my Instagram account but alas I cannot get it. So I made another card!


The umbrellas are paper pieced and I used the raindrops in the stamp set to create a whimsical background. I wanted to play along with Simon Says Stamp to create your own background.

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