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!


Monday, April 6, 2015

The Challenge #29 {A Sketch}

Welcome to The Challenge! 
Thank you to everyone who played along with our One Year Anniversary Challenge! I was blown away by everyone's submissions! SO much talent out there!
    Before we get to this week's challenge, I am thrilled to announce the One Year Anniversary winner of the gift certificate from SugarPea Designs! 

    The random winner is: #29-Broni ! 

    Congratulations, Broni. Please email me by clicking on the envelope icon in my banner and I will get your prize to you!


    This is the first week of the month and so we have a SKETCH for you to try! We also have a new Featured Designer for April! Please welcome, Lea Lawson! I absolutely ADORE Lea's work and I know you will too!


    Lea Lawson
    My name is Lea Lawson, and I reside in {frigid} Fargo, North Dakota. I have been married to my husband for 12 years, and we have two adorable dogs. I am an engagement & wedding photographer, who also happens to be an avid paper crafter. I have "formally" been part of the paper crafting industry since 2002, and have been blessed to work as a creative team member for multiple manufacturers & stores over the years. My crafting primarily revolves around cards, but I also love to create gift packaging with my products and I dabble in digital scrapbooking.

    Welcome, Lea! Our sketch this week is nice and simple! Have fun with it and make it your own!

    For my card I played around with the new Vintage Roses set from Altenew. I LOVE roses, especially two-three step stamps...I used Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana to create the roses.


    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!

    (April Featured Designer)




    The Challenge Winners

    Thank you for joining us last week at The Challenge! The team and I have have chosen the winners! 

    Please NOTE: We will be announcing our randomly chosen winner of the SugarPea gift certificate in one hour with our new challenge!

    Our main winner for the last challenge is:

    LINDA


    What a gorgeous card, Linda created! I LOVE the colours, the design and the sweet polka dots!


    Congratulations, Linda! 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 and we will be announcing the winner of the SugarPea Designs Gift Certificate!


    Saturday, April 4, 2015

    Light it Up for Autism Awareness {Beautiful Just the Way You Are}


    Today I am participating in the Light it Up Blue for Autism Awareness blog hop. My friends, Tenia and Veronica have organized this hop to shed some light on Autism. Being an educator, this hits near to my heart and I knew I wanted to be a part of this wonderful celebration. 


    World Autism day was yesterday...and I wore blue to celebrate. Today I am linking up a brand new card that I made with some Altenew Stamps called Vintage Roses and a sentiment from Verve called Beautiful.


    I went for a clean and simple (CAS) design and used some Verve sequins to highlight my roses. 


    There is a FANTASTIC line up of sponsors who have generously donated prizes and time to make this hop all about friendship, support, and fabulous prizes! To link up, be sure to visit the blog of either Veronica or Tenia. Come and show your support.


    I used the sketch at Splitcoast Stampers for my inspiration and flipped it upside down.



    Monday, March 30, 2015

    The Challenge {One Year Anniversary Celebration}

    Welcome to The Challenge and our One Year Anniversary! We have some amazing Guests and a wonderful prize to be won!!! All you have to do to win is play along! The more times you play along, the better chance you have of winning!


    When I started The Challenge on my blog last March, I never thought it would turn into this wonderful experience! Thank you to all my designers and guests as well as all of the participants who have supported The Challenge in the past year!

    We are so honoured to be sponsored by:
    A special thank you to SPD owner and dear friend, Wendy for her generous and thoughtful sponsorship!

    ($20 Gift Certificate)

    One winner will be randomly selected to win a $20 gift certificate to the SugarPea Designs online store! Instead of a sketch/colour combination, this week's challenge is an Anything Goes Challenge!! Come and join the fun!


    Here is one of our new challenge graphics! I decided The Challenge needed a face lift! I sure hope you like the new look!


    For my "Anything Goes" creation, I decided to ink up one of my favourite SugarPea Designs images!! I love the set called "Twinkle, Twinkle"! I also used the fun new sketch challenge from SugarPea Designs! I coloured my card with Copics and added a flair button I have had in my stash for a LONG time! I figured it qualified as NBUS and so I am entering my card into Darnell's NBUS Challenge!  Thanks for the motivation, Darnell!


    We are thrilled to have an amazing group of Guest Designers with us this week for our celebration!!! Welcome to Wendy, Claire, Tracey and Deanne!  And a welcome back to Veronica, Maura and Jeanne; past designers for The Challenge! 

    Special Guest Designers

    (SugarPea Designs Owner)




    (Beesmom from Splitcoast Stampers)

    (The winner of our last challenge)


    The Challenge Design Team has also created some awesome samples to get you in the crafty mood!


    Featured Designer for March
    Our Featured Designer this month was Narelle Farrugia! 
    Thank you Narelle for your inspiring cards!

    The theme is Anything Goes but participants 
    MUST link up a NEW project created especially for this challenge 
    and  
    Only link to 5 other challenges 
    (including The Challenge). 

    ANY PRODUCT IS WELCOME!


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