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Friday, January 28, 2022

Challenge #1 SNOW or POE: POE BOOK - Make-a-Book SVG Cutz by Val!

❄️ Happy 2022 Creative Friends ❄️ 
Today is the last day of our first challenge of 2022 so get in your
Challenge #1 SNOW or POE (or both) makes HERE by 5 til midnight pacific tonight!
 
 
"POE BOOK"
Make-a-Book SVG Cutz
by Val

For the finale of our January 2022 Challenge #1 SNOW or POE LeighSBDesigner Val is here with her totally POEtastic POE BOOK featuring designs from my collection of Poe themed digi stamps and my new Edgar Allan Poe SVG Cutz 2022 release!


To create her handsome POE BOOK Val used her Silhouette Portrait 3 to cut out all the elements included in the POE Book Make-a-Book SVG Cutz set and the wonderful "O" from the "POE" Raven and Classic Font Word SVG Cutz set.



Val decorated the "P" letter page with a Poe portrait from the Edgar Allan Poe and Signature set with the Signature used to create the background and Poe centered beautifully inside the Fern Frame!  To create the background Val used Wild Honey and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks.


The "O" letter page is decorated with Distressed Raven Nevermore and the "O" from the "POE" Raven and Classic Font Word SVG Cutz set.



Val decorated her "E" letter page with Oddleigh The Raven and the Poe Signature with Quill.  She coloured the Raven with Tri-Blend markers and added white gel pen details to the quill.


Val then punched binder holes into each page and assembled her POE BOOK with black eyelash fiber. 


That now concludes our inspirational makes for our fun new monthly challenge for January, thank you for playing along with us this month!  See you very soon for the Winners of our POEtastic 7th annual Edgar Allan Poe Blog Hop and the SNOW or POE Challenge and then join us in February for our next Challenge which starts on the 4th and our annual Gothic Valentine Blog Hop which begins on Feb 13th!


Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Challenge #1 SNOW or POE: 3 Poe makes by Val!

❄️ Happy 2022 Creative Friends ❄️ 
Our first challenge of 2022 ends tomorrow but there's still time to come and play in
 
 
LeighSBDesigner Val is here today with a ton of inspirational makes for the 2nd to last day of our January Challenge #1 SNOW or POE featuring designs from my collection of Poe themed digi stamps and my new Edgar Allan Poe SVG Cutz 2022 release!

First up here's another page out of Val's POE themed art journal.


To create this handsome page Val used my Poe portrait from the Edgar Allan Poe and Signature set with the Signature used to create the background as well as the label and Poe centered beautifully inside the Fern Frame!  To create the background Val used Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink, alcohol markers to colour Poe's skin and a white gel pen for detailing.  She then embellished the corners with a Gemini corner die cut from black cardstock and mounted everything onto Hobby Craft Smooth white card and finally onto the black page inside her art journal. 


For her second make Val created another gorgeous Raven Gothic Window easel card and this one is embellished with Pine Bough greenery from my Christmas Tree Charms Lace SVG Cutz set and the magnificent Gothic Raven SVG Cutz set.


Val used her Silhouette Portrait 3 to cut the Raven Gothic Window, Gothic Raven and Pine Bough elements from black cardstock, Hobby Craft Mixture of OmbrΓ© cardstocks and the Pine Bough from white cardstock which she then coloured green with Spectrum Tri-Blend markers and the Gothic Raven's eye and beak pieces with red and orange.


She then completed her easel card with Tim's clear Distress Rock Candy Glitter and an easel stand made from heavy weight black cardstock.


Val's final inspirational piece for today is a handsome 3D Poe Box done in classic black and white!

 

This handsome box features designs from my collection of Poe themed digi stamps.










Don't forget tomorrow is the last day to join the SNOW or POE Challenge!
 
 Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Challenge #1 SNOW or POE: "Snowman Hugs" Winter Snowman card by Val!

❄️ Happy 2022 Creative Friends ❄️ 
Our first challenge of 2022 only has a few days left, come and play in
 
 
"Snowman Hugs"
Winter Snowman SVG Cutz
Card by Val
 
LeighSBDesigner Val has gorgeous slimline SNOW themed inspirational make for our January Challenge #1 SNOW or POE featuring designs from my "A Charming Christmas" Winter 2021 Collection of Digi Stamps and SVG Cutz❄️


Val created this beauty with the Winter Snowman Rectangle Lace SVG Cutz set and the Snowman Hugs senti included in the A Charming Christmas Compendium of Festive Sayings - Digi Stamp set❄️ 
 

Val used Hobby Craft Smooth white cardstock to cut the Winter Snowman lace overlay and the matching mat layer from pale blue cardstock on her Silhouette Portrait 3 electronic cutting machine.  She then added lots of pretty sparkle to the mat layer with Tim Holtz Distress Clear Rock Candy Glitter and added created fluffy white snowballs with Pinflair Snow Dust and paper pieced the snowman’s hat which she covered in blue flocking.  Val coloured the snowman’s eyes, nose and rock button pieces with Sharpie markers and then mounted everything onto blue cardstock and finished with a white folded card.  Val printed the Snowman Hugs senti out onto ombrΓ© cardstock, fussy cut it out and attached to the card front with a pop dot.
     
Don't forget you can join the challenge HERE with your SNOW or POE makes or combine the 2 themes together for even more fun!

Shop for the Digi Stamp set and SVG Cutz featured today!
 
 
 
 
Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Poe Appreciation Blog Hop 2022: Day 5 Finale - POE Book by Leigh!

❄️ Happy 2022 Creative Friends ❄️
January 19th was Edgar Allan Poe's Birthday and as is tradition here at LeighSBDesigns we celebrate with 5 glorious days of all things Poe!  Today is the finale but it's never too late to play in our
 
 
 
Everyone is invited to enter Poe inspired makes in our 7th annual Poe Appreciation Blog Hop using any stamp company products as frequently as you choose!  The full Hop details, rules and the linky party are all in the MAIN POST!  We always have a POEtastic time so tell your friends and celebrate your love of Poe with us and be in the running for some POEtastic prizes too!  Please read the Hop Rules before linking up! 

The Poe fun doesn't end today coz we also now host a completely separate monthly Challenge!  This month's theme is SNOW or POE so do check out the Challenge Main Post for all the details and play along!  You're very welcome to play in both events just not with the same makes though FYIπŸ˜‰


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Day 5 Finale
"POE Book"
SVG Cutz
by Leigh
 
For today's finale of our POEtastic 7th annual Poe Appreciation Blog Hop I'm back to share my POE Book featuring the "POE Book" - Make-a-Book SVG Cutz set included in the Edgar Allan Poe SVG Cutz 2022 releaseπŸ–€


To make my POEtastic POE BOOK I started out by resizing the grouped "assembled" set as large as possible in Silhouette Studio so the book was nearly 4 inches tall and I could cut the largest page, the "E" page, out of a sheet of 8.5 x 11" heavy weight black cardstock.


 I cut all 3 of the POE letter pages out of Crafter's Companion heavy weight black cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo 4.


 I then made mirror images of each letter page and cut them out of the same cardstock.  To make each page nice and chunky and sturdy I then glued each page to its mirror version.


I wanted a vintage look with touches of metallic bronze so I cut each of the mat layers out of various patterned cardstocks as well as mirror versions of each mat too.  For the "P" page I used a sheet of Tim's Halloween Idea-ology paper and 2 DCWV papers for the "O" and "E" pages.   


I applied Bronze Spectrum Noir Midas metallic pigment ink to both sides of each page and all the mats and then adhered the mats to the pages.  I then cut the separate POE letters overlays included the SVG Cutz set from Scrapbook.com’s glitter paper and the matching mats from Tim’s copper mirror cardstock.


I adhered the letter overlays to the mats and then adhered each letter to the book pages.


 I decided to go with book binding rings for my book so I used my handy dandy Japanese drill to make 3 holes into each letter page.  I’ve ordered some black and antique bronze rings so used my silver ones in the meanwhile.


I made pages for my book from black cardstock in different lengths and punched holes in those too. 


Here’s the back cover of the book which I decorated with more DCWV paper.


I decided to put past Poe makes inside my book and the page lengths are determined by the size of each make.


Check out my original post for this POEtastic tag above and the post for the Winter Raven tag below!


Check out the original post for the Poe tag below!
And that’s a wrap…our 7th annual Poe Appreciation Blog Hop has come to an end, well tonight at 5 minutes to midnight pacific to be precise but you know what I mean πŸ˜‰  But the Poe fun doesn’t end today coz you can still play in our SNOW or POE Challenge that ends on January 28th!  YAY!


Snap up the SVG Cutz sets featured today and also check out all my new POEtastic SVG Cutz 2022 release and the entire Edgar Allan Poe collection in the video and then shop LeighSBDesigns Poe Sale on now for the duration of the hop!
You're also welcome to grab my "Poe Love" FREEBIE HERE!


 
 
   
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 You can shop for the Spectrum Noir Midas Bronze ink pad, Tim's Rose Gold/Copper cardstock pad and Scrapbook.com's exclusive glitter paper pads and more at Scrapbook.com using my affiliate link!
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Crafter's Companion - Midas Ink Pad - Metallic - BronzeIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - Metallic - 2
 


Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured make in our Poe Hop Finale!  See you soon for the winners post so stay tuned!
Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Poe Appreciation Blog Hop 2022: Day 4 - “Nevermore” Raven Gothic Window Easel Card by Val!

❄️ Happy 2022 Creative Friends ❄️
January 19th was Edgar Allan Poe Birthday and as is tradition here at LeighSBDesigns we celebrate with 5 glorious days of all things Poe, the party ends tomorrow but it's never too late to come play in our
 
 
 
Everyone is invited to enter Poe inspired makes in our 7th annual Poe Appreciation Blog Hop using any stamp company products as frequently as you choose!  The full Hop details, rules and the linky party are all in the MAIN POST!  We always have a POEtastic time so tell your friends and celebrate your love of Poe with us and be in the running for some POEtastic prizes too!  Please read the Hop Rules before linking up! 

Starting this month we also now host a completely separate monthly Challenge!
This month's theme is SNOW or POE so do check out the Challenge Main Post for all the details and play along!  You're very welcome to play in both events just not with the same makes though FYIπŸ˜‰


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Day 4
"Nevermore"
Raven Gothic Window SVG Cutz
Easel Card by Val
 
For Day 4 of our POEtastic 7th annual Poe Appreciation Blog Hop LeighSBDesiger Val created a POEtastic easel card!


Val used my new Raven Gothic Window SVG Cutz set, "NEVERMORE" text from my Distressed Raven Nevermore digi stamp and for a lovely touch of greenery the Pine Bough from my Christmas Tree Charms Lace SVG Cutz set made an appearance on this stunning easel card.

 

Val used her Silhouette Portrait 3 electronic cutting machine to cut the Raven Gothic Window lace overlay from black cardstock and the mat layers from Hobby Craft Mixture of OmbrΓ© Cardstocks and the Pine Bough from green glitter cardstock.


Val then embellished the Raven Gothic Window lace overlay with Tim's clear Distress Rock Candy Glitter applied with a Quickie glue pen and used Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink on the “Nevermore” word.  She then completed her card by constructing an easel stand out of black cardstock.


 Snap up the digi stamp and SVG Cutz sets featured today and also check out all my new POEtastic SVG Cutz 2022 release and the entire Edgar Allan Poe collection in the video then shop LeighSBDesigns Poe Sale on now for the duration of the hop!
You're also welcome to grab my "Poe Love" FREEBIE HERE!


 
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/586014441/new-distressed-raven-nevermore?ref=shop_home_active_5 
 

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 You can also shop for Distress Oxide inks and more at Scrapbook.com using my affiliate link!
πŸ–€ Thanks for supporting LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog while shopping for your favourite supplies πŸ–€
 
 Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured make and hope to see you hopping along!
Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN