Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sniffles and Snuggles

I am lucky enough to be Guest Designing for SugarPea Designs this month and it's Challenge time again :)

You can use the sketch or the photo for inspiration, but I went with the sketch.
I think it's a great one!

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I did change the sketch slightly to make a square card though as I wanted to use this adorable stamp and it's quite large.
It's called Sniffles and Snuggles.  I love it SO SO much!
It is adorably sweet!  I've wanted it for years and I am so happy to have it now :)

I coloured it with copics and paper pieced the blanket. I like the way it adds a touch of coziness .

Ingredients :
Stamps : Sniffles and Snuggles (Sugarpea Designs)
Card : x-press it, slate, My Girl (MME)
Ink : memento black, versamark
Other : circle dies, silver ep, copics

Copics used :
R 000, 00, 20, 30
RV 0000, 21, 23
Y 11, 13, 15
YR 14, 16
YG 01. 03
BG 0000, 10, 11, 72
E 000, 00, 21, 50, 53
W 00, 1, 3

I hope you'll join in this Challenge with us!
Have fun with the sketch or photo and you might be lucky enough to win a great prize :)

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Saturday, October 8, 2016


I have another card to share featuring one of the new releases from CC Designs.
This one is from the Little Pixie Angels set.
She is so very sweet isn't she?!
There are some lovely sentiments included in the set too and I love this one :)
There are just so many gorgeous Christmas stamps in this release!

Ingredients :
Stamps : Angels
Card : x-press it, gumball, pip, sahara sand, rainbow pad for trees (CC), star paper (bella blvd)
Ink : memento black, gumball, versafine
Other : make a card #11 winter die, white ep, copics

Copics used :
RV 0000, 21, 23, 25
R 20, 30
BG 0000
E 000, 00, 21, 50, 53
W 00, 1

I'd like to enter my card in these challenges :
Word art Wednesday : anything goes
Cute card Thursday - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - anything goes + sentiment

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Friday, October 7, 2016

Elves again

Today is RELEASE DAY for all of the new OCTOBER Products at C.C. Designs!! As you have seen from our Preview Days, this release revolves around Christmas (which is right around the corner folks)!! For the month of October, we have 13 new character stamps, 4 dies, a Holiday Background stamp set, and a new Sentiment set.

I decided to use another one of the cuties from the Elves set.
He was lots of fun to colour and he has made such a happy Christmas card I think.
I have it sitting on my craft desk at the moment and I smile whenever I look at him :)

I also used the new Holly Jolly Sentiments set and CC Designs Circle Die.
The papers are from Making Merry by Little Yellow Bicycle.

Copics used :
E 000, 00, 21, 50, 53
YG 03, 11, 13
G 24
R 20, 24, 27, 29, 30
Y 13, 15, 23, 28
BG 0000, 000, 01, 11
W 7, 9

 Every release we will have a New Release Blog Hop to showcase our awesome Design Team. Check out their amazing creations!
 And we can’t have a Blog Hop without a PRIZE!! Here's how to enter:
Leave a comment on each DT Member’s Blog, and then head back to the C.C. Designs Blog to let us know you completed the hop. There is a $25 CCD Store Gift Certificate hidden on one of our Design Member's Blog so you definitely want to comment on each blog. :)
*This Blog Hop will end on Sunday, OCTOBER 9th at NOON, 12pm EST. Winners will be announced the following week. Don't forget to also comment on each CCD PREVIEW DAY Post for a chance at winning a $15 CCD Store Gift Certificate, and answer the Facebook question for a chance at a free stamp.
Happy Hopping!!

Kathy :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Go-pher it

I have some exciting news to share!
I was invited to be a Guest Designer for SugarPea Designs this month :)
I have LOVED their stamps for a long time now.
They have so many great designs that are cute and sweet and fun.
And I feel so lucky to get the opportunity to play with some of them in their challenges.

Here is the Mix It Up Challenge :


I decided to use the sketch side and the super-cute Go-pher It stamp set.
I wanted to make a Thank you card for a male and I thought this gopher and sentiment would be just perfect :)

I grunged up the kraft cardstock and I diecut a circle but then ripped and tore it more and used foam tape to give it dimension and give the impression of looking through a hole or tunnel.

Ingredients :
Stamps - Go-pher It (Sugarpea designs)
Card - x-press it, kraft
Ink - memento black, antique linen distress ink, versamark
Other - circle die, tag punch, stardust stickles, white ep,  glossy accents, copics

Copics used ;
 E 11, 13, 31, 33, 35, 50, 53, 55
Y 11, 13, 15, 28
BG 0000, 000, 11
R 30
YG 91
W 00, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
C 1, 3, 5

I hope you'll play along with this fun challenge at SugarPea Designs.  You might even win a prize :)

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Monday, October 3, 2016


I have a sneak peek for you today from the CC Designs October release.
I decided to use a super-cute new set called Elves.

There are 3 adorable elves in the set plus some wonderful sentiments like this one.
I love punny sentiments and I thought this one was fantastic!!!

Ingredients :
Stamps : Elves
Card : x-press it, suede, Dear Santa (Bo  bunny)
Ink : memento black, suede
Other : square die, copics

Copics used :
E000, 00, 21, 50, 53
YG 03. 11. 13
G 24
R 20, 24, 27, 29, 30
Y 23, 28
BG 0000
W 7, 9

I'll have to try to remember to get this card sent out early (so that the sentiment makes more sense)  :)

Make sure you head over to the CC Designs blog to check out some other sneak peeks by the DT and for a chance to win a prize.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Ribbon Girl - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp -anything goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Friday, September 23, 2016

Sweet Penguins

I really felt like making something Christmasy this week so I grabbed one of my all-time favourite sets by CC Designs. I just love these sweet penguins SO much and I had lots of fun colouring them.

I found a background piece I had made ages ago using the Bokeh technique and decided to use it with the cute penguins.  It was very bright through, so I placed a piece of vellum paper over the top of it which also added some extra dimension and looks great.

Ingredients :
Stamps : Sweet Penguins, My cupcake twila
Card : x-press it, snowy day (CC Designs), vellum paper, shimmery white
Ink : memento black, versamark, white craft ink, turquoise
Other : Circle die, layering tags die, silver ep, Copics

So this is my first Christmas card for the year.  I LOVE making them, so hopefully there will be lots more to come :)

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

ABC Christmas Challenge - S for Sew What
Anna's Craft Cupboard - colour challenge
Work it Wednesday Simon Says Stamp - Stamp

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Forest Pixie

I have a really cute card to share today, using the new CC Designs set called Forest Pixie.
You might be wondering where the pixie is?!  Well she is gorgeous, but I decided to make this all about the adorable forest creatures instead :)
All of the stamps are from this set and I used the matching outline die too. It comes in very handy for cutting out this many little elements.

I decided to use a sentiment from the new 4 seasons sentiments set.  I thought it went well with the scene and I will be able to use it for lots of different occasions.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Forest Pixie, 4 Seasons Sentiments
Card : x-press it, crumb cake, naturals ivory, espresso, celery, gumball
Ink : memento black, espresso, pool party, celery
Other : Forest Pixie Outline Die, Make a card #14 die, Make a card #11 die, autumn enamel dots, copics

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Sweet Stampin Challenge - Cute and Cuddly
Ribbon Girl - anything goes
Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge - anything goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)