Friday, October 24, 2014

SugarPea Designs Feature

Hello, crafty friends - Just wanted to pop in today and let you know I have a little feature on the SugarPea Designs Blog.

Here is a quick sneak peek look at the card that I made.

You can find all the details on the SugarPea Designs Blog, including some step-by-step instructions on how I created the background behind the dragon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Little red fox

So this morning I had to scrape frost off the windows of my car. Why oh why did I not invest in a remote car starter? Maybe that will be an xmas gift for myself this year. Lol. It was also a reminder that winter is not that far off. Time to stock up on hot chocolate, buy gas for the snow blower, maybe invest in a new pair of winter boots, and work on a stash of cute cards to cheer up a friend with the winter blahs. And what is more cheerful than a cute red fox? :)


I used one of my illustrations from the Ready, Set, Snow set (Taylored Expressions) to create this somewhat rustic card. One quick tip: the sentiment originally arched up at the ends but I made it do the opposite when mounting on an acrylic block. The stamps are flexible enough to do that when they are narrower.

The fox was stamped a second time on another piece of white cardstock, colored and cut out, and adhered over the first using foam tape. That just makes him stand out a bit more. I embellished the scene with some white enamel dots.


For a bit more texture I added a little metal paperclip, some jute, and brown striped grosgrain. All in all, it is a simple layout but the embellishments make it look more complex.


What do you think? Let me know. I always enjoy reading your comments!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

SPD10: Undying gratitude

Hello crafty friends -

Time for another SugarPea Designs challenge and this week we are giving thanks. I used one of my favorite images from the Undying Love set to make this non-traditional colored zombie card. Who says zombies can’t be fashionable? ;)


The challenge this month at SugarPea Designs is to Give Thanks:


  • Play along with any stamp you like - but if you use SugarPea Designs, we'll top your voucher up to $15!
  • Combine our challenge with any other challenge(s)!
  • Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPD09 so that we may check out your beautiful work
  • Add your link to the linkup on the SugarPea Blog. You'll find our current challenges on the sidebar.


For more details on the challenge and links to more samples, head over to the SugarPea Designs Blog. And here is a look at the full set, Undying Love:


Saturday, October 18, 2014

C2C258 Aw nuts!

I’m back! How about a punny birthday card this time? I used the Party Grumplings stamp set and just a few embellishments to create this card. Super simple look to this one.


Love this squirrel – think I really nailed the grouchy/sneering look on this guy. To offset his grouchiness I added little butterflies. I picture him thinking “I’m so grouchy I’m sprouting butterflies”. Ha!


Here is a look at the sketch (I was very liberal with my take on it):


Make sure to head over to the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog for more fabulous samples!