Thanks for playing in the "My Dark Valentine" Blog Hop!
February 12 - 16!
https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/p/my-dark-valentine-blog-hop.html

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Poe Appreciation Day 2019 Blog Hop WINNERS!

Howzit Creative Friends! 
Thank you to everyone who played and hopped along with us for my 4th annual Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop.  Its always a delight to see all the amazing art inspired by Edgar Allan Poe!  Mark your calendars for Jan 19-23, 2020...oh my....it will be here again before we know it!
It's now time to announce the 2019 winners...Woohoo🎉

Congratulations
JEAN C
You've won a $10 shopping spree at LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps🎉

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns

Congratulations
SUSAN R
You've won a stamp set sponsored by
https://www.stampendous.com/

Congrats ladies, please email me to claim your prizes before Feb 3rd😉
LeighSBDesigns at cox dot net
 

Coming next you've got my 2nd "My Dark Valentine" Blog Hop to look forward to, Woohoo🎉
 Last year's hop was so much fun so mark your calendars and play in my 5 day progressive blog hop, Feb 12-16!
 For this hop I'm looking for Valentine and romance themed projects with a dark vibe.  Think along the lines of Victorian gothic, black lace, dark romance inspired by stories like Dracula and poems by Edgar Allan Poe as well as macabre tales of broken hearts and inspiration from scary movies too!  Whatever inspires you, go for it, I want to see you get dark and twisty and explore the darker side of love!

Check out last year's blog hop creations HERE for lots of fabulous inspiration!

See you soon!

Hugs and Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Finale of our Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop: Oddleigh Past Poes by Leigh, Val and Nan!

Howzit Creative Friends!
We're now on Day 5 of my 4th annual Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop in celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday.  We're having so much fun and I'm loving all the POEtastic art you've been sharing so far and can't wait to see what today brings😊  It's not too late to join the party, all the Blog Hop details are below today's featured projects and the Poe Blog Hop linky is in my Day 1 - January 19th post!  You have until 5 minutes to midnight tonight to get your Poe projects into the linky and then you have 5 extra days to hop and comment on all the projects.  Check it all out and then come and hop with us for the chance to win fabulous prizes sponsored by

https://www.stampendous.com/
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns

 Sadly this means today is also the last day of the Poe hop, boo hiss!  We wait so long for this hop to come around and then it's over way too quickly but thankfully Mr Poe blessed us with a body of work that can sustain as all year long!  There's so much inspiration to be drawn from his stories and poems and guess what's coming up that's totally POEfect, that's right, my 2nd My Dark Valentine blog hop is creeping up fast and I'm sure Mr Poe will make an appearance.  Mark your calendars and get ready to explore the dark side of love again in February😉  Grab the badge and spread the word!


 For our finale inspiration today I'm sharing a few of our quirky Oddleigh Poe past projects created by moi, Val and Nan!  For even more inspiration check out the POE-tastic art shared in the past 3 hops HERE!  Enjoy😉


First up I'm re-sharing my "Oddleigh Poe's Party" pop up card.  This one still puts a smile on my face....my Oddleigh girls were so excited to throw Poe a party and he secretly enjoyed himself immensely I think even though they insisted he wear a party hat😉  This one features Oddleigh Poe and Raven set, Oddleigh Raven Nevermore, Oddleigh - The Raven, Poe Love, 3 hats from the the Party Hats pack, lil miss Oddleigh Cherished Heart and lil miss Oddleigh Flower.  For more info and photos check out my original post HERE!


LeighSBDesigner Nan created this POEtastic fat page using Poe from the Oddleigh Poe and Raven set and the Poe Signature with QuillFor more info you can check out Nan's original post HERE!

 

 She also made this fat page using the Raven from the same Oddleigh Poe and Raven set.  For more info you can check out Nan's original post HERE!



LeighSBDesigner Val created this POEtastic card featuring Oddleigh Raven Nevermore!  Check out her original post HERE for more info!



 Val also made this striking tag using Oddleigh Edgar Allan Poe.


 Nan also used Oddleigh Edgar Allan Poe to create her quirky fat page.  More info can be found in her original post HERE!
 

 Oddleigh the Raven is the star of the show on this fat page also created by Nan!  More info about her page can be found HERE!

 

Nan's fun fat page featuring Oddleigh Raven Nevermore is now the last share of the day.  You can get all the details from her original post HERE!



Don't forget all my Poe inspired designs including this year's newbie, The Winter Raven, are on sale until midnight tonight (pacific)😉


I also have a FREEBIE for you called Poe Love, you can grab it HERE!  You might want to use it in the upcoming My Dark Valentine Blog Hop...just saying, heheheheh!

We hope you enjoyed seeing today's collection of past Poes and are ready to join the fun if you haven't already😉

How to Play in the Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop

The 5 day blog hop began Jan 19th on the official Poe Appreciation Day and ends on the 23rd at 5 minutes to midnight pacific.  This is a progressive hop which means it gets bigger each day as more Poe fans link up their Poe projects in the blog hop linky party HERE so stop by daily to enjoy all the new POE-tastic art!  You have 5 days to enter projects but a total of 10 days to hop all the entries and comment!  Everyone is invited to enter their projects or just hop and enjoy 5 days of all things Poe so spread the news far and wide and celebrate your love of Poe with us!  There's prizes up for grabs too!

*No sign-up required!
 *Enter your Poe inspired projects in the Blog Hop linky party - permalinks only please which means the actual URL where your project is located and not just your blog home page!
*The Blog Hop linky closes Jan 23 at 5 minutes to midnight.
*Please include the Poe blog hop badge and the details of the hop with a link to the Jan 19 post in all your posts!
*Enter 1 project on 1 day or play the entire 5 days...totally up to you!
*New and old projects welcome - re-share old projects in new posts!
*All art is welcome and you may use rubber and digi stamps from any company!
*Social media link-ups are welcome if you don't have a blog - just make sure your post is public and you include the hop details in your photo description!
Use hashtag: #LeighSBDesignsPoeBlogHop2019
*Have fun, enjoy the art on show and leave lots of love as you hop along!
 *Everyone will have a total of 10 days to hop and comment (5 extra days to visit everyone).
*Please follow the above rules in order to play and qualify for the prizes!

Blog Hop Etiquette!
 Blog hops are about sharing your art and also enjoying the art shared by the other players so please hop and leave lots of love!  Everyone appreciates receiving comments on their projects so please don't just link up and then vanish!  Play fair, be respectful of your fellow artists and leave nice comments!

Thanks for stopping by to see today's projects, see you again soon!  Don't forget to keep an eye out for my Poe Blog Hop winners announcement, you wouldn't want to miss that!

Hugs and Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Day 4 of our Poe Appreciation Blog Hop: Past Poes by Leigh, Val and Nan!

Howzit Creative Friends! 
We're now on Day 4 of my 4th Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop in celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's January 19th birthday!  Each year we celebrate our Master of Macabre for 5 glorious days with POEtastic creations joining the linky party each day and what a glorious sight they are to behold too, our Master would approve!  Thank you for sharing your love of Poe with us😊

It's not too late to join the party, check out all the Blog Hop details below today's featured projects and then join the fun!  The Poe Blog Hop linky is in my Day 1 - January 19th post!  Hop with us for the chance to win fabulous prizes sponsored by


https://www.stampendous.com/
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns

  For your inspiration today I'm sharing a few of our favourite classic past Poe projects created by moi, Val and Nan!  Also check out the POE-tastic art shared in the past 3 hops HERE!
Enjoy😉

 First up is my "Portraits of Poe" piece featuring E.A Poe Portrait and Signature set, Raven and Distressed Raven Nevermore.  For more info on this project you can see my original post HERE!
 

 To create her wonderful "Mr Poe" tag LeighSBDesigner Val used my Edgar Allan Poe Portrait and Signature set.  For more info on this project you can see the original post HERE


 LeighSBDesigner Nan created her wonderful "Poe's Life of Love and Horror" canvas collage with all the classic designs from my 2018 Poe CollectionOde to Poe, Poe Signature with Quill, Distressed Raven Nevermore and Raven.  For more info on this project you can see the original post HERE


 For my altered 3.5" wooden cube titled "Ode to Poe" I also used my classic Poe designs to decorate all 6 sides: Ode to Poe, Raven, Distressed Raven Nevermore and the E.A. Poe Portrait and Signature set.  You can check out my original post HERE for more info and photos of each side of the cube.



 LeighSBDesigner Val created this magical card using Distressed Raven Nevermore.  For more info you can check out her original post HERE!


And for this gorgeous card Val featured Raven!  Check out her original post HERE for more info too!


This fabulous fat page by LeighSBDesigner Nan is the last share for today.  She used both designs included in the E.A. Poe Portrait and Signature set.  Check out her original post HERE for more info too!



 All my Poe inspired designs including this year's newbie, The Winter Raven, are on sale until Jan 23rd.  The sale ends at midnight pacific.


I also have a FREEBIE for you called Poe Love, you can grab it HERE!

Hope you enjoyed seeing today's collection of past Poes and are ready to join the fun if you haven't already😉

How to Play in the Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop

The 5 day blog hop began Jan 19th on the official Poe Appreciation Day and ends on the 23rd at 5 minutes to midnight pacific.  This is a progressive hop which means it gets bigger each day as more Poe fans link up their Poe projects in the blog hop linky party HERE so stop by daily to enjoy all the new POE-tastic art!  You have 5 days to enter projects but a total of 10 days to hop all the entries and comment!  Everyone is invited to enter their projects or just hop and enjoy 5 days of all things Poe so spread the news far and wide and celebrate your love of Poe with us!  There's prizes up for grabs too!

*No sign-up required!
 *Enter your Poe inspired projects in the Blog Hop linky party - permalinks only please which means the actual URL where your project is located and not just your blog home page!
*The Blog Hop linky closes Jan 23 at 5 minutes to midnight.
*Please include the Poe blog hop badge and the details of the hop with a link to the Jan 19 post in all your posts!
*Enter 1 project on 1 day or play the entire 5 days...totally up to you!
*New and old projects welcome - re-share old projects in new posts!
*All art is welcome and you may use rubber and digi stamps from any company!
*Social media link-ups are welcome if you don't have a blog - just make sure your post is public and you include the hop details in your photo description!
Use hashtag: #LeighSBDesignsPoeBlogHop2019
*Have fun, enjoy the art on show and leave lots of love as you hop along!
 *Everyone will have a total of 10 days to hop and comment (5 extra days to visit everyone).
*Please follow the above rules in order to play and qualify for the prizes!

Blog Hop Etiquette!
 Blog hops are about sharing your art and also enjoying the art shared by the other players so please hop and leave lots of love!  Everyone appreciates receiving comments on their projects so please don't just link up and then vanish!  Play fair, be respectful of your fellow artists and leave nice comments!

Thanks for stopping by to see today's projects, see you again tomorrow for the finale!
Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Monday, January 21, 2019

Day 3 of our Poe Appreciation Blog Hop: The Winter Raven - Tag Art by Val!

Howzit Creative Friends! 
We're now on Day 3 of my 4th annual Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop in celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday on Jan 19 but we celebrate the Master of Macabre for 5 glorious days!  New and past POEtastic creations are being linked up each day and they're a joy to see, thanks for sharing your love of all things Poe with us😊

All the Blog Hop details are below today's featured project and the Poe Blog Hop linky is in my Day 1 - January 19th post!

Check it all out and then come and hop with us for the chance to win fabulous prizes sponsored by

https://www.stampendous.com/
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns

 LeighSBDesigner Val made this POEtastic tag for your inspiration today featuring The Winter Raven!

Materials used:  Arctic Blue and Broken China Promarkers, Mermaid Lagoon and Broken China Distress Oxide inks, white eyelash fiber, pearl beads, Neenah white cardstock and black cardstock

The Winter Raven is available at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique for a special intro price through Jan 23rd!


 Shop my Poe Appreciation Sale!
I also have a FREEBIE for you called Poe Love, you can grab it HERE!


How to Play in the Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop
 
The 5 day blog hop began Jan 19th on the official Poe Appreciation Day and ends on the 23rd at 5 minutes to midnight pacific.  This is a progressive hop which means it gets bigger each day as more Poe fans link up their Poe projects in the blog hop linky party HERE so stop by daily to enjoy all the new POE-tastic art!  You have 5 days to enter projects but a total of 10 days to hop all the entries and comment!  Everyone is invited to enter their projects or just hop and enjoy 5 days of all things Poe so spread the news far and wide and celebrate your love of Poe with us!  There's prizes up for grabs too!

*No sign-up required!
 *Enter your Poe inspired projects in the Blog Hop linky party - permalinks only please which means the actual URL where your project is located and not just your blog home page!
*The Blog Hop linky closes Jan 23 at 5 minutes to midnight.
*Please include the Poe blog hop badge and the details of the hop with a link to the Jan 19 post in all your posts!
*Enter 1 project on 1 day or play the entire 5 days...totally up to you!
*New and old projects welcome - re-share old projects in new posts!
*All art is welcome and you may use rubber and digi stamps from any company!
*Social media link-ups are welcome if you don't have a blog - just make sure your post is public and you include the hop details in your photo description!
Use hashtag: #LeighSBDesignsPoeBlogHop2019
*Have fun, enjoy the art on show and leave lots of love as you hop along!
 *Everyone will have a total of 10 days to hop and comment (5 extra days to visit everyone).
*Please follow the above rules in order to play and qualify for the prizes!

Need inspiration?  Check out the POE-tastic art shared in the past 3 hops HERE!

Blog Hop Etiquette!
 Blog hops are about sharing your art and also enjoying the art shared by the other players so please hop and leave lots of love!  Everyone appreciates receiving comments on their projects so please don't just link up and then vanish!  Play fair, be respectful of your fellow artists and leave nice comments!

Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured project, see you again tomorrow!
Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Day 2 of Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop: The Winter Raven by Leigh!

Howzit Creative Friends!
We're now on Day 2 of my 4th annual Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop in celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday which was yesterday but we celebrate the Master of Macabre for 5 glorious days!  POEtastic creations have been entered into the hop already, thanks for sharing your love of all things Poe with us😊  All the Blog Hop details are below today's featured creation and the Poe Blog Hop linky is located in my Day 1 - January 19th post!  Check it all out and then come and hop with us for the chance to win fabulous prizes sponsored by

https://www.stampendous.com/
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns

 Yesterday I also released my new Poe inspired collage called The Winter Raven!
Here she is coloured up with Copics with a wintery Distress Inks watercolour background and white acrylic paint falling snow splatters.  I love this moody piece, its what I had in mind while drawing her.

 
The Winter Raven is available at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique for a special intro price through Jan 23rd!

 Shop my Poe Appreciation Sale!
I also have a FREEBIE for you called Poe Love, you can grab it HERE!


How to Play in the Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop

The 5 day blog hop began Jan 19th on the official Poe Appreciation Day and ends on the 23rd at 5 minutes to midnight pacific.  This is a progressive hop which means it gets bigger each day as more Poe fans link up their Poe projects in the blog hop linky party HERE so stop by daily to enjoy all the new POE-tastic art!  You have 5 days to enter projects but a total of 10 days to hop all the entries and comment!  Everyone is invited to enter their projects or just hop and enjoy 5 days of all things Poe so spread the news far and wide and celebrate your love of Poe with us!  There's prizes up for grabs too!

*No sign-up required!
 *Enter your Poe inspired projects in the Blog Hop linky party - permalinks only please which means the actual URL where your project is located and not just your blog home page!
*The Blog Hop link closes Jan 23 at 5 minutes to midnight.
*Please include the Poe blog hop badge and the details of the hop with a link to the Jan 19 post in all your posts!
*Enter 1 project on 1 day or play the entire 5 days...totally up to you!
*New and old projects welcome - re-share old projects in new posts!
*All art is welcome and you may use rubber and digi stamps from any company!
*Social media link-ups are welcome if you don't have a blog - just make sure your post is public and you include the hop details in your photo description!
Use hashtag: #LeighSBDesignsPoeBlogHop2019
*Have fun, enjoy the art on show and leave lots of love as you hop along!
 *Everyone will have a total of 10 days to hop and comment (5 extra days to visit everyone).
*Please follow the above rules in order to play and qualify for the prizes!

Need inspiration?  Check out the POE-tastic art shared in the past 3 hops HERE!

Blog Hop Etiquette!
 Blog hops are about sharing your art and also enjoying the art shared by the other players so please hop and leave lots of love!  Everyone appreciates receiving comments on their projects so please don't just link up and then vanish!  Play fair, be respectful of your fellow artists and leave nice comments!


Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured project, see you again tomorrow!
Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop & The Winter Raven New Release!

Howzit Creative Friends!
The most POE-tastic time of the year is finally here again!  YAY!!!  I'm thrilled to be hosting my 4th annual Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop in celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday which is today and release my new Poe inspired collage called The Winter Raven!  Plus, my entire Poe collection is on sale for the duration of the hop too!

The 5 day hop begins today on the official Poe Appreciation Day and ends on the 23rd at 5 minutes to midnight pacific.  This is a progressive hop which means it gets bigger each day as more Poe fans link up their Poe projects in the blog hop linky party below so stop by daily to enjoy all the new POE-tastic art!  You have 5 days to enter projects but a total of 10 days to hop all the entries and comment!

Everyone is invited to enter their projects or just hop and enjoy 5 days of all things Poe so spread the news far and wide and celebrate your love of Poe with us!  There's prizes up for grabs too!

Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop 2019 is proudly sponsored by

https://www.stampendous.com/
Check out their Stampendous Blog too!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns

How to Play!
*No sign-up required!
 *Enter your Poe inspired projects in the Blog Hop linky party below - permalinks only please which means the actual URL where your project is located and not just your blog home page!
*The Blog Hop link closes Jan 23 at 5 minutes to midnight.
*Please include the Poe blog hop badge and the details of the hop with a link to this post in all your posts!
*Enter 1 project on 1 day or play the entire 5 days...totally up to you!
*New and old projects welcome - re-share old projects in new posts!
*All art is welcome and you may use rubber and digi stamps from any company!
*Social media link-ups are welcome if you don't have a blog - just make sure your post is public and you include the hop details in your photo description!
Use hashtag: #LeighSBDesignsPoeBlogHop2019
*Have fun, enjoy the art on show and leave lots of love as you hop along!
 *Everyone will have a total of 10 days to hop and comment (5 extra days to visit everyone).
*Please follow the above rules in order to play and qualify for the prizes!

Need inspiration?  Check out the POE-tastic art shared in the past 3 hops HERE!

Blog Hop Etiquette!
 Blog hops are about sharing your art and also enjoying the art shared by the other players so please hop and leave lots of love!  Everyone appreciates receiving comments on their projects so please don't just link up and then vanish!  Play fair, be respectful of your fellow artists and leave nice comments!


I'm excited to now unveil my new Poe inspired design for 2019 called The Winter Raven!
I had so much fun drawing this POE-tastic collage and hope you love it too!  Here she is all coloured up with Copics in shades of grey and blue with hints of purple.

The Winter Raven is now available at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique for a special intro price through Jan 23rd!
 
Need more Poe?  Check out my Poe Appreciation Sale!
I also have a FREEBIE for you called Poe Love, you can grab it HERE!


Check out my really cool video from the 2018 release to get in the mood too!



Enter your projects in this Link-up



Thanks for sharing your love of Poe with us!
Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN