Friday, June 17, 2016

Viva la Verve (MY Sketch!!!) & Coffee Lovers Hop

I am delighted to be the sketch hostess for the 2nd sketch over at Viva la Verve in June! This is my first sketch as a new designer for Verve and I hope you are inspired to play along with us!


It's also the Coffee Lovers Summer Hop and so I made my card Summer Coffee Themed! I stamped the cups and coloured them with Copics. 



Play along with us and link your challenge creations to our Entry Form link list. The link list will be up for the whole month and we'll choose TWO random winners at the end of the month to win a $40 gift voucher to VerveWe'll also be highlighting a couple of our favorite link-ups next Friday, so be sure to come back and link up! 



Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Mix It Up #2 {SugarPea Designs}

We have a new challenge style over at SugarPea Designs! You have all month to play along with us! You are welcome to play along with all the challenges or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $50 gift certificate to our store!!!

Here is the Mix it Up Challenge!
I just had to stamp with one of my favourite stamp sets called Love You Bunches and the Zig Zag Stitched Circles dies. I coloured the main image with my Copic markers and then added a fun piece of designer paper to finish it off. I used just the sketch this week!
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YOU HAVE UNTIL JULY 4TH TO ENTER ANY OF OUR JUNE CHALLENGES – OUR JUNE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON JULY 5TH


Friday, June 10, 2016

Verve June Diva Inspirations Challenge & Blog Hop

Welcome to our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!

There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! 

First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts for an entry in the first giveaway. 


I couldn't help but ink up these pretty blooms from"Beautiful Things" once again! I LOVE them! And I love the colours in the inspiration photo! SO fresh and fabulous. I pulled out an old embossing folder for my circular background in gray.

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I kept my design simple, and was so excited to make a circular shaped card! I have not done something like this in a long time and it was fun! I die cut the scallop circle with my Sizzix die and then the large circle is a Spellbinders die. I stamped the sentiment onto the new Stitched Pennants Die Set.

Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Tuesday, July 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop.  Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!
  
1. Julee7. Marisa
2. Betty8. Maureen
3. Charmaine9. Stacey
4. Christyne10. Susan
5. Laurie11. Teresa
6. Lesley 
 



To be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until July 3 to enter. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps are not required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when see them!


Monday, June 6, 2016

Challenge Winners {See you in September}

Thank you for joining us last week at The Challenge and for playing along with our Wild Card Sketch Challenge! The team and I have have chosen the winners! Before we get to our winners, we want to thank you for playing along with us and we will be back in September with new challenges for you to play!




Congratulations, Bonnie!
Such a pretty and delicate card! That snowflake is stunning!

I hope you will join us as our next Guest Designer for The Challenge! Please email Kim Heggins at kim heggins @ comcast.net (no spaces)


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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Inlinkz is Down

Dear The Challenge Fans,

For some reason, Inlinkz is not working on this blog and I cannot get it back. I am SO sorry for this inconvenience and I have sent an email to Inlinkz to find out what is happening. Unfortunately, this is out of my control.

Please link up your cards in the comments below the challenge...I sincerely hope I can get the situation fixed.

Thank you for your understanding,
Lesley


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

SugarPea Designs {Mix it Up Challenge #1}

We have a new challenge style over at SugarPea Designs! You have all month to play along with us! You are welcome to play along with all the challenges or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $50 gift certificate to our store!!!
Here is the Mix it Up Challenge!
To play along, make a project using just the inspiration, or just the sketch or Mix it Up and use both! It is totally up to you!


I decided to make a card using JUST the inspiration photo! I used the adorable Stamps: Tons of Fun and the SugarCut Dies: Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles

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YOU HAVE UNTIL JULY 4TH TO ENTER ANY OF OUR JUNE CHALLENGES – OUR JUNE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON JULY 5TH

Monday, May 30, 2016

The Challenge #75 {Wild Card Sketch}

Hello and Welcome to Week Five at The Challenge! This will be the last challenge before our Summer Break! We will be off June, July and August and then back in September. But May has FIVE Mondays in it, so we will end off with a Wild Card Challenge. This time, it is a sketch challenge.



Are you looking for last week's winner? Please CLICK HERE.

Each week we have a fun challenge for your to try!!! We do a different style of challenge each week! We like to mix things up and keep them fresh!

Here is the monthly rotation:
Week 1-Sketch
Week 2-Colours
Week 3-Photo Inspiration
Week 4-Masculine Photo Inspiration
Week 5-Wild Card (a surprise!)

This month we are thrilled to welcome Patti from Stationary Styles as our Featured Designer! And we also have Maura joining us as a Guest Designer! We will be adding their cards soon!

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!


The Challenge Winners

Thank you for joining us last week at The Challenge and for playing along with our Masculine Inspiration Challenge! The team and I have have chosen the winners! 



The Challenge #74 {Masculine Inspiration Challenge}

Congratulations, ElizStewart I Paper Sweetness
Love the cows and the texture on your card!

I hope you will join us as our next Guest Designer for The Challenge! Please email Kim Heggins at kim heggins @ comcast.net (no spaces)


(In Linked up order)




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Please join us in one hour, we will be back with a brand new challenge for you!