Saturday, 15 November 2014

Dreaming of a white Christmas


Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I have a card to share for the second challenge of the brand new challenge blog, showCASe your style.   This fortnight we have a colour challenge and you have until midnight ET on Thursday 27th November to join in.


For my card, I covered my card base in some patterned paper from the Teresa Collins Tinsel & Company 6x6 paper pad.  I then cut some Bazzill Blackberry Swirl cardstock and used the wavy border die from the Whimsy Stamps Stitched Border Trio die set on the top and bottom edges. I then stamped the 2 different sized snowflake and the "Dreaming of a White" sentiment from the CWS Christmas Greetings stamp set in versamark and heat embossed with WOW Bright White embossing powder (WL01SF). Finally I die cut the word "Christmas" from AC POW Gold Glitter paper using my Whimsy Stamps Christmas large word die.

I would like to enter this card into CASology Week 121: Festive challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs,

Friday, 7 November 2014

SugarPea Designs Holiday Release 2014: Frosty Friends


Welcome to final day of our SugarPea Designs 2014 Holiday Release sneak peeks! Today we are thrilled to sneak peek the Frosty Friends stamp set. I could not resist using that darling sentiment:


Supplies
SugarPea Designs: Frosty Friends stamp set
SugarPea Designs: Merry Christmoose &  Have an Ice Day (trees)
Whimsy Stamps Stitched Border Trio die set
Range Tim Holtz Distress ink pads: Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord
WOW! Bright White opaque embossing powder (WL01SF)
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Copic markers (list at the end of this post)


Would you like to WIN the Frosty Friends stamp set?! Hop along and visit with the SugarPeas, leaving some comment love along the way! One lucky person will be randomly selected to win the Frosty Friends stamp set!

Our entire Holiday Release is available in the SugarPea Designs Online Boutique at 6:00 PM EST TODAY!! Please click here to shop – and if you are lucky enough to win a set you’ve already purchased, you may choose another stamp set of the same value!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs,


Copic markers
Trees: C7 G29 G28 G24 G21 Trunks: E49 E47
Purples: V09 V17 V15 V01
Snow: B63 BG000 BG0000 C0 C1 C2 C3
Skin: E13 E11 E00 E000 R20 R30 (E04 tongue)
Hair, boots & squirrel: E47 E44 E43 E42
Snowman's tophat: C9 C7 C5 C3 C1
Fur trim: E43 E42 E41 E40 W1

Thursday, 6 November 2014

SugarPea Designs Holiday Release 2014: Merry Christmoose


Welcome to Day 4 of SugarPea Designs 2014 Holiday Release!  Today we are excited to sneak peek the amazing Merry Christmoose stamp set. Another fantastic set, jam-packed with accessory stamps and fabulous sentiments which make this an all-year-round set!


If you stopped by on Tuesday, you would have read about the horse riding accident our daughter had on Monday.  Miraculously she didn't break or fracture anything, but her horse did step on the back on both her legs (around the knee area), and so she sustained a lot of soft tissue damage and can't walk at the moment.  This meant that my first sneak peek card on Tuesday was a few hours late going up on my blog as we spent most of Monday at the Accident & Emergency department.  I was determined to finish Tuesday's card, as I hate letting anyone down.   Unfortunately, I am going to be late with today's offering as well, as I had to take our daughter to emergency care yesterday as she was crying in pain from one of the wounds she sustained.  But again, I am determined to finish it and get it up on my blog ASAP!  But in the meantime, do check out the amazing samples from the rest of my fabulous teammates - they have really knocked this release out of the park with their creations!

Would you like to WIN the Merry Christmoose stamp set?! Hop along and visit with the SugarPeas, leaving some comment love along the way! One lucky person will be randomly selected to win the Merry Christmoose stamp set!

Don't forget…our entire Holiday Release will be available in the SugarPea Designs Online Boutique at 6:00 PM EST ... TOMORROW!!!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you again tomorrow for release day!

Hugs,

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

SugarPea Designs Holiday Release 2014: Have an Ice Day!


Welcome to Day 3 of SugarPea Designs 2014 Holiday Release!  Today we are excited to sneak peek the adorable Have an Ice Day stamp set. This is such a fun set with loads of different accessory stamps and awesome sentiments.


Again, I created the background for my card with Distress ink pads (told you I was obsessed, haha!) - Chipped Sapphire, Broken China and Tumbled Glass.  This time I used the card I use for Copic colouring.  I was worried that the distress inks wouldn't blend as well, as the card is very smooth and coated, but they did - yay!  Once I'd finished inking, I stamped the fabulous penguin stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black straight onto the background.  I then stamped the image again onto a clean piece of card, coloured the penguin sat on his block of ice, cut it out, and stuck it on top of the corresponding area on the background.  I coloured the ice hole, fishing rod, and the 2 puddles in Copic markers straight onto the background - as the distress inking was very minimal in this area, I was able to do this.  I could have stamped the image and masked it before inking the background, but I didn't feel I needed to (and to be honest, it's a bit of faff masking, lol!).  Finally, I stamped one of the sentiments from the stamp set together with the smallest snowflake stamp in Versamark and heat embossed in white.  A few additional specks of snow using a white gel pen, and it was finished!

I would like to enter this card into this week's CASology challenge week 120, for which the cuecard is "sea".


Would you like to WIN the Have an Ice Day stamp set?! Hop along and visit with the SugarPeas, leaving some comment love along the way! One lucky person will be randomly selected to win the Have an Ice Day stamp set!

Don't forget…our entire Holiday Release will be available in the SugarPea Designs Online Boutique at 6:00 PM EST this Friday, November 7th.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you again tomorrow for Day 4!

Hugs,

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

SugarPea Designs Holiday Release 2014: Lost Without You


Welcome to Day 2 of SugarPea Designs 2014 Holiday Release - our LARGEST release yet and all just in time for the holiday crafting season!!

Yesterday we introduced Sugar Cuts, our brand new line of wafer-thin steel dies, together with a new line of clear stamps, Sweet Chic Collection. Today we are excited to sneak peek the adorable Lost Without You stamp set.  I adore this image, and the sentiments Wendy has added are beautiful.


I really love how this card turned out.  I only started creating backgrounds with distress inks this year (yep, I was very late to the "distres ink" party, lol!), but since then I have become a bit obsessed with it ... that and white heat embossing, lol!  I trimmed a piece of white card and then got to work with my distress ink pads.  The sky was created with (from dark to light) Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Broken China and Tumbled Glass, and then the grassy slopes were created with (from dark to light) Forest Moss, Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters.  I simply used a piece of torn paper for my mask and I love how it gives a more natural look to the slopes than using a die-cut curve (which I was initially going to use).  I heat embossed the gorgeous sentiment and star from the stamp set in white, and then added some stars using a white gel pen - simple!  I did add some shading underneath the shepherd and his sheep to "ground" them, as it looked a little like they were floating without it, lol!


Would you like to WIN the Lost Without You stamp set?! Hop along and visit with the SugarPeas, leaving some comment love along the way! One lucky person will be randomly selected to win the Lost Without You stamp set!

Don't forget…our entire Holiday Release will be available in the SugarPea Designs Online Boutique at 6:00 PM EST this Friday, November 7th.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  See you again tomorrow for Day 2!

Hugs,