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Friday, February 3, 2023

Challenge #14 Queen of Hearts

❤️ Happy February Creative Friends ❤️
 
We have a wonderful romantic month of fabulous creativities planned for you, check out my February News post to read all about it then come and join us❤️  
 
 Thank you for playing along with us in Challenge #11 Falling Leaves, Challenge #12 Winter Sparkle and Challenge #13 Make it Sparkle - the Winners will be announced this month and then I'm all caught up, thanks for your patience while I recover from the latest of my ongoing spine issues❤️  

We're now kicking off our February creativities with our fun new Challenge!
 

Challenge #14
Queen of Hearts
Feb 3 - 24

We challenge you to create makes that feature Hearts in any shape or form from Valentines to Alice in Wonderland using any stamp company products following the Challenge Rules provided below, please read before linking up!
The info and rules are also posted on the Challenge Page.
 
The Challenge #14 Queen of Hearts linky, at the bottom of this post, opens for entries at 1am on Feb 3 and closes Feb 24 midnight pacific!
 
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  • Please read the rules before linking up!
  • Our monthly Challenges open for entries on the first Friday of every month at 1am pacific!
  • Our Challenges are open to everyone using any company products.
  • Each Challenge has 2 Prize tiers explained below.
  • To win the main prize use a LeighSBDesigns Digi Stamps or SVG Cutz 
  • All other entries can win Top Spot or Top 3 badges plus a generous discount coupon to spend at LeighSBDesigns Digi Stamps and SVG Cutz.
  • Prize(s) are based on participation so the more you play the better the prize(s) - please help spread the word and encourage your crafty friends to come and join the fun every month!
 CHALLENGE PRIZE TIER #1
  • Enter the monthly Challenges using LeighSBDesigns Digi Stamps or SVG Cutz to win LeighSBDesigns Surprise Challenge Prize
  • Winner invited to be a Guest Designer
  • Please follow the rules explained below
CHALLENGE PRIZE TIER #2
  • Enter using any stamp company products to win a Top Spot or Top 3 badge plus a generous discount coupon to spend at LeighSBDesigns Digi Stamps and SVG Cutz
  • Winners invited to be a Guest Designer
  • Please follow the rules explained below 

CHALLENGE INFO and RULES

  • LeighSBDesigns Challenges are monthly with a new theme posted on the first Friday of each month! 
  • Please follow LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog to play!
  • Our Challenges are themed with an occasional Anything Goes.  
  • You can make anything you want following the current theme:  paper crafts, mixed media, rubber or digi stamping...whatever makes your muse happy is welcome! 
  • Our Challenges are open to everyone using any company products with the main prize for those who use LeighSBDesigns Digi Stamps or SVG Cutz.
  • Include the Challenge details and Challenge badge in your post and link back to this main post
  • Prizes are based on participation so the more you play the better the prizes - tell all your crafty friends! 
  • There's no limit on entries or how many other challenges you combine with ours!
  • Challenge entries must be new and posted on or after the Challenge start date - no back linking!
  • After linking up please leave a comment on the Challenge main post because we do love hearing from you! 
  • Link to your actual project posts using a permalink! 
  • You're welcome to play in any of our current Blog Hops too but your entries must be different when the themes are similar! 
  • Don't have a blog, no prob!  You can share publicly from Flickr, Instagram, YouTube etc.  We apologize in advance though if we're unable to leave a comment on your social media entries!
  • Problems linking up? Leave a comment below explaining your issue and include the link to your make.
  • Social media shares please use hashtag #LeighSBDesignsChallenge14QueenOfHearts
  • It would be awesome if you'd follow us on Instagram, Pinterest, subscribe to our YouTube channel and join our social media groups on Facebook and MeWe - let us know where you are following us when you leave your comment below😀
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Get ready to play in our 6th annual Gothic Valentine Blog Hop that will begin on Feb 12th for 5 days of Gothic love themed makes, you won't want to miss it!
 
 
 Stay tuned for the release of my wonderful new Valentine Collection dropping any day now and also shop our Valentine Sale on now through Feb 28th!
 

Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

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Thursday, February 2, 2023

February News - Get Ready for a month of Romance!

❤️ Happy February Creative Friends ❤️
 
We have a wonderful romantic month of fabulous creativities planned for you, do come and join us❤️
 
Monthly Challenge News
 
 ❤️ Our February Challenge starts tomorrow at 1am pacific and ends on Feb 24 to give you all more time to play!  All our monthly Challenges are open to everyone using any stamp company products so do come and play with us!  See you tomorrow bright and early😉 
 
❤️ The Winners of Challenge #11 Falling Leaves, Challenge #12 Winter Sparkle and Challenge #13 Make it Sparkle will be announced this month and then I'm all caught up, thanks for your patience while I recover from the latest of my ongoing spine issues❤️
 
❤️ Click HERE if you missed seeing the Winners of Challenge #10 Too Cute To Spook!
 
New Release News and Valentine Sale
 
 ❤️ Of course I've got a wonderful new Valentine Collection for you to play with this month so stay tuned for the release of my gorgeous new designs!  I know you're going to ❤️ them all🥰
 

 
Your heart will skip a beat when you see my new release and the fabulous deals now up for grabs in our Valentine Sale🥰  Sale ends at midnight pacific on Feb 28th!
 
Blog Hop News

❤️ The Winners of our 8th annual Edgar Allan Poe Blog Hop will also be announced soon too so stay tuned!
 
❤️ Then get ready to play in our 6th annual Gothic Valentine Blog Hop that will begin on Feb 12th for 4 days of Gothic love themed makes, you won't want to miss it!   
 Get in the mood and check out last year's wonderful Gothic Valentine Blog Hop and you can also see our past hops HERE too for lots of inspiration!


❤️ What fun we're going to have this month ❤️
Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Friday, January 27, 2023

Make It Sparkle Challenge Inspiration: Cherry Blossom Sparkle Slimline Card by Val!

❄️ Happy January Creative Friends ❄️
 
"Cherry Blossom Sparkle"
Slimline Card by Val
 
LeighSBDesigner Val's "Make it Sparkle" Challenge inspirational make for you today is a beautiful sparkly slimline card featuring the Cherry Blossom Branch Print and Cut SVG Cutz set and Slimline folded card base and mat layer from one of my slimline SVG Cutz sets!
 
 
Val used Silhouette Studio's Print and Cut feature to print the Cherry Blossom Branch design with her home printer and then cut it out using her Silhouette Portrait 3 electronic cutting machine.  She then cut the shadow mat layer included in the set from black cardstock.  Using one of my slimline SVG Cutz sets Val then cut the slimline folded card base from black cardstock and the mat layer from a sheet of Hobby Craft's Pastels Foil cardstock.  For lots of pretty sparkle Val applied Nuvo Translucent Jewel Drops to the Cherry Blossom centers and card corners and Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Glitter to the petals.

These sets include the Slimline folded card base and mat layer:
 

Val used these supplies to make this beauty:

Hobby Craft Pastels Foil Card
Hobby Craft Smooth White CardStock 
Hobby Craft Black Cardstock
 
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Today's the last day to get in your Make it Sparkle January Challenge makes!
 
 
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Check out LeighSBDesigns latest releases!

Edgar Allan Poe
2023 Collection
 
 
"Winter Sparkle"
Contemporary Christmas 2022 Collection


 
 Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Monday, January 23, 2023

8th annual Edgar Allan Poe Blog Hop 2023: Day 5 Elegant pOe Frame Cards by Leigh!

🖤 Happy January Creative Friends 🖤
January 19th was Edgar Allan Poe's Birthday and National Poe Appreciation Day and as is tradition here at LeighSBDesigns we celebrate 5 glorious days of all things Poe!
 
Today is Day 5, the grand finale, of our 8th annual Edgar Allan Poe Blog Hop and what a POE-tastic Hop we've had!  Your Poe makes in tribute to our Master of Macabre are wicked awesome, thanks for playing along with us this year!  The fun isn't over until 5 minutes to midnight tonight so you've got today to play!  I will begin the tallying of your makes and comments on January 26 and announce the Winner(s) soon after. 
 
Check out the main HOP post for the Poe Blog Hop linky and everything you need to know on how to join the party and play along!  Come and celebrate Poe with us!
 
Shop the POE Sale
 My entire Edgar Allan Poe Collection is now on sale for the duration of the hop including the new Poe 2023 Collection which is on special release sale too! 
 

Day 5 Finale
Edgar Allan Poe Blog Hop
Elegant "pOe" Frame Cards
by Leigh
 
It's Day 5 of our POE-tastic 8th annual Edgar Allan Poe Blog Hop and for the grand finale today I've got two elegant "pOe" Frame Cards to inspire you featuring my new Poe 2023 Collection.
 

 
All my makes for our 8th annual Edgar Allan Poe Blog Hop!
 

 
Today's makes are the Elegant style "pOe" Frame Cards included in my new ultimate "POE" Frame Cards SVG Cutz Set and all the background papers are from my new Classic Poe - Vintage Grunge Digi Art Paper Pack.
 
 
I used two of the Ravens perched in the tree from the "Raven Tree" digi paper design included in the Classic Poe - Vintage Grunge Digi Art Papers inside the "O" frames.  They printed out with a green tinge when my magenta ink cartridge decided to run out - the POE-fect happy accident which gave the framed images a nice contrast with the rest of the cards.  The "pOe" Frame Card above has the large side fold card base and the one below has the large top fold card base. 
 
 
I imported all 6 of the Classic Poe - Vintage Grunge Digi Art Papers into Silhouette Studio and played around with the placement of all the SVG Cutz elements.  I printed the digi papers onto white cardstock and cut out all the Frame Card elements with my Silhouette Cameo 4.  I then cut out all the card fold bases and shadow layers from black cardstock and assembled all the card elements together with a combination of glue and foam tape for a pop of dimension beneath the black shadow layers and between the base mat layers and the folded card bases.
 
I'm really pleased with how the whole "POE" Frame Cards ultimate SVG Cutz Set turned out and they look so handsome cut from my new Classic Poe - Vintage Grunge Digi Art Papers!  
 
 
And that concludes our POE-tastic 8th annual Edgar Allan Poe Blog Hop in celebration of Edgar Allan Poe for 2023!  But don't worry, I'm not done coz I'll be sharing more fun ideas on how to use this ultimate SVG Cutz set over the next few weeks that you won't want to miss seeing but in the meanwhile mark your calendars for 2024, yikes, it will be POE time again before we know it, LOL😉
 
 
Shop the Digi Papers and Stamps featured today! 
 My entire Edgar Allan Poe Collection is now on sale for the duration of the hop including the new Poe 2023 Collection which is on special release sale too!
 


 
 
 
Thanks for visiting with us today and leaving us some love!
Don't forget you've got until 5 minutes to midnight tonight to get in your Poe makes - see all the info HERE!
Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Sunday, January 22, 2023

8th annual Edgar Allan Poe Blog Hop 2023: Day 4 Romancing Poe and Conspiracy of Ravens - Cards by Leigh!

🖤 Happy January Creative Friends 🖤
January 19th is Edgar Allan Poe's Birthday and National Poe Appreciation Day and as is tradition here at LeighSBDesigns we celebrate 5 glorious days of all things Poe!  Now for Day 4 of our 8th annual Edgar Allan Poe Blog Hop!
 
Check out the main HOP post for the Poe Blog Hop linky and everything you need to know on how to join the party and play along!  Come and celebrate Poe with us!

Shop the POE Sale
 My entire Edgar Allan Poe Collection is now on sale for the duration of the hop including the new Poe 2023 Collection which is on special release sale too! 
 

Day 4
Edgar Allan Poe Blog Hop
Romancing Poe and Conspiracy of Ravens
Cards by Leigh
 
It's Day 4 already of our POE-tastic 8th annual Edgar Allan Poe Blog Hop and today I've got two handsome POE cards to inspire you featuring my new Poe 2023 Collection.
 
 

 
 
For the background mat layer of my card I used a design from the Vintage Grunge Digi Paper Pack and made a folded card base from black cardstock 1/4 inch larger plus a black mat slightly larger for the main panel.  In Photoshop I combined the "Poe's Signature" digi paper with the Romancing Poe Collage digi stamp before printing out two copies of the combined design onto white cardstock.  My magenta ink cartridge began to run out halfway through printing which resulted in part of the prints taking on a greenish tinge which I just love - happy accidents are so fun!  I fussy cut out Poe's heart face from the print that was more green to create the dimensional element with foam tape.

 
For a touch of vintage gold shine I applied Spectrum Noir Midas metallic gold pigment ink directly to the edges of the Romancing Poe panel, the background mat layer and the fussy cut out "Poe Heart".  I then mounted the main panel matted with the black layer to the card front with foam tape for even more dimension.  To complete the card I reversed the colours of the "Edgar Allan Poe" sentie from the Romancing Poe Collage digi stamp set in Photoshop which made the text white and the background black and then used my Silhouette Cameo 4 to cut the sentie out with an offset following the curved shape of the words.  I also cut out 4 more of the same shape in black cardstock which I adhered together to create a nice chunky sentie.
 
 
My second card for you today is a slimline card and features the Conspiracy of Ravens digi stamp, the "Conspiracy of Ravens" sentie included in the set and two different papers from the he Vintage Grunge Digi Paper Pack.
 
 
The Conspiracy of Ravens scene combined with the vintage grunge paper also printed out with a slight greenish tinge too which I just love.  I then printed out a mat layer from another design included in the Vintage Grunge Digi Paper Pack and edged both the main panel and the mat layer with the gold pigment ink.

 
I made a folded slimline card base from black cardstock plus a black mat slightly larger then the main panel.  I then mounted the main panel plus the mat layer to the card front with black foam tape.
 

To complete the card I reversed the colours of the "Conspiracy of Ravens" sentie, from the the Conspiracy of Ravens digi stamp set, in Photoshop too.  Then used my Silhouette Cameo 4 to cut the sentie out with an offset following the curved shape of the words as well as 4 more of the same shape in black cardstock which I adhered together to create a nice chunky sentie.
 

My Funko Pop Poe holding his Raven looks pleased with my two handsome tribute cards I think, LOL!
 
Shop the Digi Papers and Stamps featured today! 
 My entire Edgar Allan Poe Collection is now on sale for the duration of the hop including the new Poe 2023 Collection which is on special release sale too!
 
  



 
 
 
Thanks for visiting with us today and leaving us some love!
Now come and join the Poe Blog Hop party - see all the info HERE!
See you tomorrow for the finale of our POE-tastic Hop!
Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN