Saturday, 30 April 2016

Mother's Day Peony

Hi and welcome!  Today's card was made for a few challenges - the current Muse challenge, Simon Says Stamp's Work It Wednesday and the floral theme at Card Concept.



I have been on a self-imposed craft spending ban for the last 2 months and have done quite well, despite all the gorgeous new products that have come onto the market in that time!  However, I really, really wanted Peony Bouquet as soon as it was released and, well, I ended up buying it, plus all the newer Altenew inks.  So today it was time to take them for a spin and this is the result.

I used the new red inks for the flower and one of the grey inks for the outline.  The sentiment comes from a Verve set and was stamped in the same grey ink and clear embossed.  What you can't see in the photo is the two scored lines above and below the sentiment.

I was inspired by Jenni's beautiful flower and bold sentiment as well as her general layout.  I categorising my card as Clean and Simple for Card Concept.


Thanks for visiting!

Products used:

Stamps:  Peony Bouquet (Altenew), Button Best (Verve)
Ink:  Moon Rock, Blush, Rouge, Velvet, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades (Altenew), Versamark
Cardstock:  White
Dies:  Peony Bouquet
Accessories:  Scoreboard, Wink of Stella, rainstones

Cheers
Karren

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Coral Leaves

Hi and welcome to another Fusion Card Challenge!  Check out the new challenge:



I went with the sketch for my card and came up with this:


I stamped the leaves from Havest Berries using Coral Reef ink onto a panel of white card and fussy cut down the right hand side.  I then popped up the panel onto the card base with foam tape after adhering a strip of striped paper.  The tag was cut from black and Melon Berry cardstock and the Hello was cut from white fun foam.



Thanks for visiting.  I hope you check out the inspiration from the rest of the DT and give the challenge a go.

Products used:

Stamps:  Harvest Berries (PTI)
Ink:  Coral Reef (SSS)
Cardstock:  White, Soft Stone, Black, Melon Berry, Dots & Stripes Neutrals
Dies:  Tag Builder Blueprints 2 (MFT), Noted (PTI)
Accessories:  Twine, fun foam

Cheers
Karren

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Sad Dog


It's time for another fabulous sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and this week our hostess is the wonderful and talented Jennifer Timko.  And Jennifer has come up with the type of sketch that I just love - lots of wide open space:



I decided to use that space to create a little scene using some NBUS stamps by MFT.  I stamped, colored and die-cut the dog, kennel and bowl. and then arranged them onto a panel that I'd sponged with some grass and sky.




I white embossed the sentiment and had the dog "standing" on the sentiment to ground him a bit.  The whole panel was popped up on foam tape and a thin strip of black and white striped patterned paper was adhered down the left side.



Thanks for visiting!  Be sure to check out the fabulous creations by the rest of the team.

I'm entering this card in the latest challenge by Cardz for Guyz who are looking for wood in the design.

Products Used:

Stamps:  You Make My Tail Wag (MFT)
Ink:  Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters Distress, Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT), Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Black, X-Press It
Dies:  You Make My Tail Wag (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, white EP

Cheers Karren

Baby Blocks

Hi and welcome to a new sketch at SugarPea Designs.


I decided to make a baby card and came up with this:



I started with a Desert Storm card base and onto that I adhered some really old SU patterned paper.  The onesie was stamped and die-cut using Welcome Baby and Welcome Baby Accents.  The blocks were cut by hand after stamping onto matching SU cardstock.  I finished the card with some candy dots.


Thanks for visiting.

Here are the guidelines to join in our challenge:

  • Create a new card or project using the sketch provided.
  • SugarPea Designs 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: SPDSS51 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs store. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $75!
  • We will announce our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!
Be sure to visit the rest of the design team - they have some wonderful inspiration for you:


Products used:  

Stamps:  Welcome Baby
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid
Cardstock:  Desert Storm (Neenah), Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, So Saffron (SU) Sweet Slumber patterned paper
Dies:  Welcome Baby Accents
Accessories:  Candy Dots, Wink of Stella

Cheers
Karren

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Make A Wish

Hi and welcome to my blog.  Today's card was made especially for a few of the current challenges, specifically Seize The Birthday's Anything Goes theme, Less is More who are looking for dragons, heroes or saints, the colors at Color Throwdown, the Girlie theme at Simon Says Stamp and the fussy-cutting/die cutting celebration theme at Time Out.



For my card, I colored up the adorable dragon from Sugar Pea Designs, after doing a bit of masking to add the birthday cake.  Once I was finished coloring, I fussy cut the image out and colored the whole thing with clear Wink of Stella.

On my card base, I sponged Picked Raspberry and Carved Pumpkin inks over the Geometric Grid stencil by MFT, concentrating on the bottom left corner and fading it out towards the center of the card.  I then stamped the sentiment in black ink and popped up my dragon with foam tape.  I finished the card with some rainstones.


Thanks for visiting.  This is a long weekend here in New Zealand as tomorrow is ANZAC Day.  Hopefully I'll get some bonus stamping time in :)



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Products used:

Stamps:  Blow Me Away (SugarPea Designs)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT), Carved Pumpkin, Picked Raspberry Distress
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It
Accessories:  Geometric Grid Stencil (MFT), Copics, Wink of Stella, Rainstones (PTI)

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card was featured as a Sweet Find at SugarPea Designs!  This card also got a shout out at Color Throwdown.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Hello Splat

Welcome to another fabulous sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our hostess is our very own Artisan, Amy O'Neill.  Check out her sketch:


I've taken all the elements of the sketch and made a very CAS card:



It's hard to see in the photo, but I've scored double lines to represent the horizontal panel on the sketch.  The die-cut sentiment is the rectangular panel and the die-cut splat is the half-circle.  I started my card by sponging various distress inks onto a scrap of cardstock, before die-cutting it with the splat die.  I also die-cut the sentiment in black cardstock, colored it with clear Wink of Stella, inked it up with Versamark and clear-embossed it several times.  I stamped the "friend" in black ink onto the card base then adhered the die-cut pieces.



Thanks for visiting.  My team-mates have some fabulous cards using this sketch, so be sure to check them out.  I'm entering this card into Virginia's friendship card Link-Up Party as well as Card Concept, where I used the colors to make a Clean and Graphic card.



Products used:

Stamps:  Fanciful Feathers (WP9)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Twisted Citron, Worn Lipstick, Picket Raspberry, Peacock Feathers Distress Inks, Versamark
Cardstock:  White, black
Dies:  Scribbles & Splats (Tim Holtz), Simply Said Hello (Avery Elle)
Accessories:  Scoreboard, Clear EP, Wink of Stella

Cheers
Karren

Edited to add:  This card got a shout out at Card Concept.

Enjoy the Ride

Welcome to another sketch challenge from SugarPea Designs!



I couldn't get a window out of my mind as soon as I saw the sketch, so I decided to go with it!  I created a scene using Log Cabin Mountainscape and my Copics and on the front, I adhered the scooter image from Wanderlust along with the fun retro sentiment.



Thanks for visiting!

Here are the guidelines to join in our challenge:

  • Create a new card or project using the sketch provided.
  • SugarPea Designs 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: SPDSS50 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs store. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $75!
  • We will announce our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!
Be sure to visit the rest of the design team - they have some wonderful inspiration for you:


Products used:

Stamps:  Wanderlust
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT), Tumbled Glass, Broken China
Cardstock:  White, watercolor, X-Press It
Dies:  Log Cabin Mountainscape, Pierced Square Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics

Cheers
Karren