Monday, August 21, 2017

SugarPea Designs Release {Day 1}



Hello crafty friends! I am delighted to be back designing for SugarPea Designs. I took a wee break, so I could have a baby! But now I am so happy to be back designing cards for Wendy and with the wonderful SPD team! I love them all! Today I made two cards using the new Indian Summer Products and the Spots & Stripes Pastels Paper Pad.



For my first card, I coloured the sweet raccoon with my Copic Markers and then cut him out with the matching Indian Summer SugarCut! I then used some of the Spots & Stripes Pastels Paper Pad with a bit of washi tape from my stash! I also used the SugarCuts Zig Zag Circles and the SugarCuts Stitched Flags.


 

For my second card, I used all the same elements to create a completely different card! I love that sentiment.."What's Canoe with YOU!". SO cute! 


The team has created some wonderful samples to inspire you! Be sure to check them out!



Today is exciting as we are featuring some new paper pads!!! YUM! I am in love with the "Spots & Stripes" for this release, Simonne knocked it out of the park with her new paper designs! And there are some new "cuties" by Becky! LOVE these little raccoons and the new cover plate! 

http://www.sugarpeadesigns.com/product/spots-stripes-brights-patterned-paper-collection

http://www.sugarpeadesigns.com/product/spots-stripes-pastels-patterned-paper-collection


http://www.sugarpeadesigns.com/product/indian-summer


http://www.sugarpeadesigns.com/product/sugarcut-indian-summer


http://www.sugarpeadesigns.com/product/sugarcut-arrow-cover-plate

Here is the blogroll for the team!
Be sure to hop along and see what they created!





Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Baby versus Running a Challenge {Baby 10, Mommy 0}

Image result for baby and time crunch

The same could be said for running a card challenge...I get to the computer and cannot get anything done...

Hello crafty friends and participants of The Challenge! After much consideration, I have decided to stop The Challenge. I was really hoping to be able to run the challenge and to have a brand new baby but alas, I cannot seem to balance the two things together.

I will still be designing for SugarPea Designs and for Verve Stamps. And I am delighted about that because this momma needs some crafty time for her! But running a challenge is SO much work and I just cannot maintain it to the high standard I have striven so hard to achieve in the past!

Thank you for your understanding and for playing along with us! I have decided to not announce winners for the past two challenges. There was so much beauty in the gallery, it is always so hard to choose!

I'll be back soon with some personal crafty creations.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Challenge #94 {Inspirations}

Hello and Welcome to The Challenge! Each week we have a fun challenge for you to try!!! We do a different style of challenge each week! We like to mix things up and keep them fresh! This week we have an Inspiration Challenge for you!

You can be inspired by the colours, the theme, the cupcakes, the arrows on the sign, camping (or in this case, glamping)...and so on...as long as you can explain how you were inspired.


My card is going to be late! I haven't been able to photograph it with looking after the baby! But I am hoping to get that done tomorrow. I was inspired by the colours!


The design team have created some inspiration to get you in the crafting mood! Come and join us! We also have a special guest with us! Welcome, Kerin!



Kerin Sylvester
(Guest Designer)


Anita Madden
(off this week)

Rachel Bergfeld


Vicki Finger


A few rules to keep things fun and fair!

1. Use the challenge to create a NEW card.
2. Please add the challenge graphic to your blog post (copy and paste).
3. Have fun and comment on the submissions of others.
4. Anything that is offensive to myself or to my viewers will be removed.
5. You are welcome to link with other challenges.