Thursday, August 21, 2014

CASE this Sketch #89 {Hello}



Time for another challenge at CASE this Sketch! This week the talented Leigh is our sketcher and she has come up with a simple sketch that is fun to work with! 


I immediately wanted to play along with my MFT Silhouettes stamps...and inked them up in red, aqua and espresso for a bold design. I added a couple of sequins and a small butterfly. Easy peasy and a CAS to have on hand to send to a friend.


Come and play along with us at CASE this Sketch.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SugarPea Designs Challenge {Anything Goes} & Mojo Monday


Good morning friends! Today it is time for a brand new challenge over at the SugarPea Designs blog! Hooray! The theme is ANYTHING GOES! I inked up a sweet set called "Love You Bunches" and I used the fun sketch over at Mojo Monday! It was perfect!


Store-Love-you-Bunches 

I inked up my image with Copic markers and I have been working on trying to create more realistic hair. I was inspired by the sweet sentiment and used some Valentine themed Doodlebug papers with some MME papers. A simple bow with a button finished my card!


I also managed to finish the inside of the card...I love the sweet little dog that comes in this set and used it for the inside of my card. I decided to make a friendship themed card...


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!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Seize the Sketch {A Goodbye}


Hello stamping friends! After much consideration, I have decided to close Seize the Sketch. It was a difficult decision for me to make but I know it is the correct decision for me at this time. I am working on spending less time on the computer and more time "living". I think the walking I have been doing combined with the weight loss has made me realize how much I need to slow down with technology and get outside a little more. So I am slowly making some changes. Thank you to my amazing team for all of their hard work and dedication. You have been wonderful to work with! A special thank you to Jen Mitchell...for helping with the posts.


Now onto the final sketch, from Cathy! 
Wow, what a great sketch! I love the simplicity of it and I hope you will too.


Please excuse the photo...my main camera is full of holiday photos and I was unable to use it for this card. So I took a quick shot with my camera phone. I used some Verve again, so happy I have discovered these stamps and kept my design simple.

Come and play along at Seize the Sketch! Thank you for your support with this challenge!


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Paper Sweeties August Release Rewind!

Time for a new stamp release over at Paper Sweeties


As you can see...I LOVE this sweet flower and die set! I mixed the new release with the Teapot Die (another fave from Paper Sweeties) and I wanted to create a funkier look with the colours. I die cut the teapot in black and white polka dot paper...I hope it stands out enough. The roses are clustered together and the sentiment is stamped in the same colour for some continuity! 


The design team has created some eye candy that is sure to inspire! Come and hop along with us!

Lesley Croghan <<< You are HERE


New Products & Links:



You Are Fab
Hello Friend
Party Time
Be Happy


Sweet Cuts - Party Time
Sweet Cuts - Be Happy


Friday, August 15, 2014

Paper Sweeties August Release Party!

Time for a new stamp release over at Paper Sweeties


This is my favourite new set and matching die! I LOVE roses and I especially LOVE ones in this style...kinda like in my blog header! This flower is stylized and pretty! I cut out some leaves with the new leaf die cut too...and added a few for some "foliage" around my flowers. I also used the new banner die and the pretty sentiment! I created a clean and vintage wedding card so I am also linking up to The Card Concept Wedding Card Challenge!


I love using doilies and some sequins...this is my favourite card of all my release cards. I hope you like it too! Be sure to hop along today to see what the rest of the team created and be sure to come back tomorrow for one final project.


The design team has created some eye candy that is sure to inspire! Come and hop along with us!

Lesley Croghan <<< You are HERE


New Products & Links:



You Are Fab
Hello Friend
Party Time
Be Happy


Sweet Cuts - Party Time
Sweet Cuts - Be Happy


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Paper Sweeties August Release Countdown!

Time for a new stamp release over at Paper Sweeties


I absolutely love balloon dies and stamps and I squealed when I saw this sweet balloon image in my design team package this month! I made a super simple card and stamped the balloon five times and then coloured the balloons with my Copics. I kept the design simple and I am so happy with how it turned out. I love that the balloon "string" is curved which makes stamping a bunch of balloons easy! I have not made a card this simple in such a long time!


The design team has created some eye candy that is sure to inspire! Come and hop along with us!

Lesley Croghan <<< You are HERE


New Products & Links:



You Are Fab
Hello Friend
Party Time
Be Happy


Sweet Cuts - Party Time
Sweet Cuts - Be Happy


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Paper Sweeties August Release Sneak Peeks!


Time for a new stamp release over at Paper Sweeties


Today I am sharing a clean and simple card using a couple of new stamp sets! I really like this stamp release! Lots of pretty, feminine images mixed with some larger fonts for sentiments! YUM!


The design team has created some eye candy that is sure to inspire! Come and hop along with us!

Lesley Croghan <<< You are HERE


New Products & Links:



You Are Fab
Hello Friend
Party Time
Be Happy


Sweet Cuts - Party Time
Sweet Cuts - Be Happy


Monday, August 11, 2014

The Challenge #12 {Bright & Happy}

Hello and welcome to The Challenge! Today we have another sketch/colour combo! You can use just the sketch, just the colours or combine the two...it is totally up to you! 


The design team here at The Challenge has created such amazing cards to inspire you! I hope you enjoy using the sketch or the colours or both! 



The Challenge Winners

Thank you so much for joining me for The Challenge! 
Congrats to all the participants! The winner for Challenge #11 is...




I just loved the wood grain background and the other natural elements of her pretty card! Congrats, Deb!



And the Top Three Picks, in alphabetical order are:








Be sure to come back in one hour when we will be introducing a new sketch/colour combo!


SugarPea Designs Sketch Challenge SPDSS09 {By the Horns!}



Good morning friends! Today it is time for a brand new sketch challenge over at the SugarPea Designs blog! Hooray!


I used this sweet set called Hug-A-Bull! I loved colouring these two! 

Hug-A-Bull

I kept my card clean and simple, with some stars for the heart on the sketch! I thought this would be a fun encouragement card!!


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, August 8, 2014

Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop for SugarPea Designs

Welcome to the SugarPea Designs Sweet2Repeat blog hop!



Today all the SugarPeas are hopping, showing off even more ways to use the FABULOUS July release - Seaside Wishes, Great Catch, Spare Me and Twinkle Twinkle. We know you’re going to be inspired!



I used the sweet set called "Great Catch"! I decided to make a card for my father in-law! This sweet image is perfect for dad cards!

Store-Great-Catch

It was fun to create a card for my father in-law to thank him for looking after our kitty when we were away!


Leave a comment at each spot along the way for a chance to win $10 to spend on some SugarPea sweetness of your very own!



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