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? :)

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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.

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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.

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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? ;)

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

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  • 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.

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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:

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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.

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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!

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

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