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Friday, November 30, 2018

Thinking of You at Christmas

Good morning from a snowy Michigan. We had a heavy snow fall on Sunday night and a few flurries since so it seems to be hanging around!

It's the start of our December Challenge over at SumMore Fun and this month's theme is of course Christmas crafting. You enter by leaving your photo on our SumMore Fun Creations Facebook page in the December challenge album. Don't forget you can use any SumMore Fun stamps to enter and if you subscribe to the newsletter you can get free digital stamps and use these to enter!

On to my make - I love the Swirl Christmas Tree so I decided to use this to make my own design paper: I stamped it multiple times in different angles with green ink

I then used the same green ink on the Thinking of You at Christmas sentiment. I matted my 4.25inx5.5in card base with some festive green mirror card and added my design paper. My sentiment was matted with the same card and I used some green foam sheet to add this to my card giving it dimension. To finish added some pearl pen in Emerald which has a great shine to tie in with the mirror card.
Don't forget that all you have to do is use one of SumMore Fun stamps somewhere on your project to enter our challenge.
 Oh and do you  want some discount too? Use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%
Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies creations on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.

Friday, November 16, 2018

All dressed up half way reminder

Good morning! I'm sorry I've not been around, life took a turn and I had to concentrate on things around me - BUT I'm back and will be posting more than ever as I have lots of new goodies to show you

All you need to do is follow this month's current theme which is All Dressed Up and use at least one of their many stamps (even one of the digital freebies!) and you could win a $20 gift card, if the design team love your make we will be giving a prize of $15.

You don't need a blog, you just need a photo of your creation and post it in the current challenge album on our SumMore Fun Creations Face book Page

Ok this month's theme is All dressed up, yes we have just had Halloween so could be a Halloween make but don't forget about Thanksgiving - turkeys, Christmas, party season it's all go at this time of year and we all have some even to make crafts for that will include dressing up.

We don't just want to see cards, if you do mixed media, scrapbooking, journaling, planners anything goes as long as it's hand made by you and follows our theme.

I have decided to do a Christmas themed card for this post. with Jolly old St Nick himself making a comeback

Yes Santa himself gets dressed up for his night on the tiles!
I stamped the Large Dear Old Santa in black ink and colored him with Copic Markers. I then used a circle die to cut him out and inked the edges of the white card so it wasn't so stark.
I matted a white card base with red card and this gorgeous vintage patterned paper. I positioned my image on the card. I then added transparent pearl pen to his glasses imitating the lenses.
I die cut 'believe' and added a few color matching pearls to balance the design.

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies creations on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.

Friday, October 26, 2018

All Dressed up for Halloween

Good morning, sorry I have been absent for a month but I have had personal stuff going on and crafting was the last thing on my mind.

However, today is the start of a brand new challenge over at SumMore Fun and we have made some big changes.
 The challenge will now be run via the fan Facebook group SumMore Fun Creations
Yes that means you no longer need a blog to enter, just add a photo to the challenge album share our challenge on your Facebook page with the tag #SumMoreFunCreations and you have entered!

We have also decided to move away from mood boards and will have a monthly theme this is to encourage you to try new things.

The challenge will now be monthly but there are 2 ways you can win, we will still pick over all winner randomly we will also have a design team top pick.

On to my make, This month's theme is All Dressed Up this can be Halloween, Thanksgiving even Christmas its up to you!

I have used a SumMore Fun cute set called Halloween Kids:

Isn't he just the cutest? The stamp set comes with 6 kids, sentiments and a jack-o-lantern.

They are a1l available as individual stamps too I love this little mummy so had to use him for my first showcase this month.  It's a very simple card - I stamped him and the sentiment onto white X-press It card and colored him with Copic Markers. I then added a die cut web and spider adding silver gel pen to suspend the spider. My purple card base was matted with back card and my image.

So want to join our challenge and get the chance to win a gift certificate to SumMore Fun? come over to our Facebook Fan group and enter the challenge  
Want some discount too? Use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies creations on the BlogFacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

SumMore Fun - New Release Blog Hop

Good morning


Yes it's new release day over at SumMore Fun and to celebrate we are having a design team blog hop. My teamies have come up with some amazing designs for the new release and we want to share these with you while giving you the chance to win prizes.

I have used the Soda-lighted set again as I love the versatility of this set.

I started by stamping 4 of the cans, three on my topper and the fourth on a separate piece of card. I colored all of them with alcohol markers and fussy cut the fourth one. This was then curved and placed over the center can using glue gel to give dimension. I added the sprays of pop and drips down side of one can. these had magic transparent pearl pen added to them to give the look of wetness. I also added clear droplets as bubbles
I then added some of the words from the stamp set amongst the bubbles. The sentiment is one of three available in the set. My scalloped card base was matted with red card and was my sentiment.

Now for the blog hop 
Visit everyone's blogs and make sure to leave comments on everyone's pages. Each comment gets you another entry to win 6 Distress Oxide pads in the colors of your choice! (Retail value of $35.94)

 There are 48 colors to choose from. Which will you pick?
We'll announce the winner on October 15th.
Ready to start hopping? 

Thanks for joining us this week and check back soon to see if you won. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Sneak Peek Three - Yes You Can!

Good morning! 

Today is the last day of sneak peeks from SumMore Fun and as it is breast cancer Awareness month it is so fitting:

The set is called You Can and is an all word set, except for the ribbon. It's not just for cancer. The words in this card can be use for anyone who is struggling and need words of encouragement.

I have used pink for breast cancer as this is a disease that is very close to my heart.
I started by stamping the YOU CAN onto pink card with pink ink. This is one stamp but I cut it into 2 separate words so I could add the ribbon in the middle of them. I then stamped the remainder words onto a larger piece of the same pink card.
I chose a matching pink ribbon and layered a hugs and kisses ribbon over this. I then adhered these to the larger pink card.
I matted a white card base and my YOU CAN card with dark pink card My piece with ribbon was then matted onto the base. Using foam to give dimension I added my YOU CAN to the center of my card and as usual with my cards a few pink gems just balanced out the design.

What fun would this be without prizes?
 None, that's what -and we can't have that!

If you watched our unboxing video, you saw that we ordered a bunch of 6x6 paper packs to play with. We're looking for designs to start monthly kits, but we can't order just one paper pack at a time. We have at least 2 of every design! Want to get one mailed to you for free? 

All you have to do to enter is comment here and on each of our design team member's posts. We'll give away a pack each day of the sneak peeks so come back every day this week! Winners of all prizes will be announced on Monday, October 15th, so you have plenty of time to enter.

If you're international and win, we still want it to be fun! You'll have the option of paying for shipping or receiving the digital prize instead.

Now go and check out my teamie's makes

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget the release and the big hop is tomorrow so come back and check out all 4 of the new stamp sets