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.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog 



Sunday, April 19, 2015

Viva la Verve & Colour Me {Congrats}



I was inspired to play along with the fun sketch at Viva la Verve and mix it up with the pretty colours over at Colour Me.

 

{Supplies Used}
Stamps: Verve-Peaceful Medallions, Woodgrain Background by Stampin' Up
Inks: Pistachio Pudding, Blushing Bride & Rose Red
Papers: Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White
Extras: Doily, Dies from MFT


Monday, April 13, 2015

The Challenge #30 {A Colour Challenge}

Hello and welcome to another fun week at The Challenge! This week we are excited to bring you a Colour Challenge! Feel free to match the colours as closely as you can! You do not need to use Stampin' Up Colours. All product is welcome and we encourage you to combine this challenge with others. The main idea is to be inspired and to have fun!



I decided to create a Nautical card using some Verve and Stampin' Up stamps! Stamped the sentiment from Verve into a pretty circle design part of the Strong Anchor stamp set! I stamped the background image on the circle in Gray ink with the Stampin' Up set and stamped the ship in black ink. To finish off the card, I added some twine to the bottom. I have changed up my background of my card photos. I love the new look and I hope you do too. It is fun to play!

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! We are thrilled to have Lea Lawson on our team this month as a Featured Designer and the lovely Linda Snodgrass as our Guest Designer this week! Nance Salkeld is off this week.


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, Lynne! I could not resist this adorable card and those sweet images!

Congratulations, Lynne! 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!


SugarPea Designs Sketch Challenge


Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I am sharing a card I made for the current Sugar Sketch over at SugarPea Designs. The sketch is a simple one with great possibilities! I love this adorable image from the SugarPea Stamp set called Sniffles & Snuffles. Come and play along with us!


I kept my design simple using some Lawn Fawn designer paper and a Spellbinder Scalloped Square die. I coloured the image with Copic markers.


Challenge-Prize-Graphic

  Create a new card or project using the SugarSketch provided.


  • SugarPea Design stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable 
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS21 so that we may check out your beautiful work
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown below.
  • 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, April 7, 2015

Viva la Verve & Virginia's Layers/Dimension Challenge


I wanted to play along with the Viva la Verve Sketch this weekend! All weekend I have been trying but alas I was unwell and unable to craft! After sleeping a lot this weekend, I finally got the chance to craft tonight. I wanted to play with Virginia Lu's challenge-to use layers/dimension. I created a floral card using some retired Stampin' Up and a sentiment from Verve- Poppy Birthday


I love colouring with my Copics and tried to keep everything fairly simple. The papers are from Lawn Fawn. I picked them up at Paper Issues. I love that online store!


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