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Friday, February 25, 2022

"Somebunny Loves You" - Scratch Hearts and Baby Bunny Balleigh Monster card by Leigh!

Howzit Creative Friends!
The horror unfolding in Europe is horrendous and we just wanted to take a moment to send out our thoughts and prayers to the people of Ukraine and neighbouring countries😞

Our February Challenge #2 - Let Love Bloom ends tonight at 11:55pm pacific so still time to get some last minute makes in!  What a fabulous turn out of gorgeous makes have been shared, thank you everyone for playing along with us this month❤️  Our creativities for March start on the 4th plus our Feb Winners announcement is coming soon too so stay tuned😁
 
Before we say farewell to February I've got more Valentine themed make to share with you today!


"Somebunny Loves You"
Valentine Card by Leigh
 
One last Valentine make for you today created by moi using my fun and versatile Scratch Hearts Background and one of my adorable lil bunnies, Tipsy, from the Baby Bunny Balleigh Monster set.
 
 
The "Some Bunny Loves You" is a Silhouette Studio cut file by Kolette Hall that I've had in my library for awhile and not used yet, this card was the perfect time to play with it! 
 
 
I started out by making my Distress Oxide background with Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple and printed out the Scratched Hearts design for a fun and dramatic background.
 

Tipsy Baby Bunny Balleigh Monster is very happy to be out on a Valentine card.  I coloured Tipsy with Prismacolor pencils and added Diamond Stickles to Tipsy’s eyelids for a touch of pretty sparkle.  I fussy cut out the cutie bunny and adhered to the card with a pop dot for a bit of dimension.
 

I cut the “Somebunny Loves You” sentiment out twice from black cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo 4 and applied metallic gold Spectrum Noir Midas pigment ink to one of them to use as a shadow layer which was achieved by matting the 2 cut elements together with a slight offset.
 

For a touch of subtle shimmer I painted the black sentiment layer with a Spectrum Noir Onyx Black sparkle glitter brush pen.
 

 I then applied metallic gold Spectrum Noir Midas pigment ink to the edges of the background panel and mounted it onto a top fold card I made from heavy weight black cardstock.

And that now wraps up our month of Valentine makes!  Stay tuned for the Winners announcement of our Gothic Valentine Blog Hop and the  “Let Love Bloom” challenge while getting ready to play in our March challenge starting on the 4th😉
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/592093335/new-scratch-hearts-background-dark?ref=shop_home_active_7 

 
Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Thursday, February 24, 2022

CHALLENGE #2 Let Love Bloom: "Heart Strings" Valentine Card by Val!

❤️ Happy February Creative Friends ❤️ 
Our February Challenge #2 - Let Love Bloom is now in its last stretch with just 2 days left to get in your sweet or darker romance themed makes!  All the info and the linky are in the main challenge post so dash on over and play in


"Heart Strings"
Valentine Card by Val
 
LeighSBDesigner Val made this lovely Valentine themed inspirational make for Challenge #2 - Let Love Bloom featuring designs from my Valentine Digi Stamps from the 2019 Collection and the 2021 Collection❤️

 
To make this wonderful card Val used Raggedy Heart Strings and one of the 3 sentiments included in the Heart Blooms digi stamp set.
 
 
Val used Distress Oxide inks to create the blended background and then coloured the hearts with a red embossing pen and used clear embossing powder to achieve a wonderful glossy dimensional effect.  
 
 
She used Hobby Craft white and red cardstocks to make the mat layer and base card and then completed this lovely make by adding self-adhesive pearls to the centers of all the ribbon bows...such a pretty and elegant little touch!
 
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/681644413/raggedy-heart-strings-4-grungy?ref=shop_home_active_5&pro=1 
 
Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

CHALLENGE #2 Let Love Bloom: "Blooms with Joy" Heart Blooms Card by Val!

❤️ Happy February Creative Friends ❤️ 
Our February Challenge #2 - Let Love Bloom is now in its last stretch with just 3 days left to get in your sweet or darker romance themed makes!  All the info and the linky are in the main challenge post so dash on over and play in


"Blooms with Joy"
Heart Blooms Card
by Val
 
LeighSBDesigner Val made this gorgeous Valentine themed inspirational make for Challenge #2 - Let Love Bloom featuring designs from the 2021 Valentine Collection❤️


Val created this gorgeous Valentine card using the wonderful floral heart and one of 3 sentiments included in the Heart Blooms digi stamp set.
 
 
 To make her card Val used Spectrum Noir Tri-blend markers in red, alpine green and hydrangea to colour the lovely floral heart and applied Stardust Stickles glitter to the flower centers for lots of pretty sparkle.  She used white and red cardstocks from Hobbycraft to create her card base and mat layers and then completed her with 6 pretty self-adhesive pearls.
 
 
Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Saturday, February 19, 2022

CHALLENGE #2 Let Love Bloom: Romeo and Juliet Balleigh Monster Cards by Guest Designer Tee!

❤️ Happy February Creative Friends ❤️ 
Our February Challenge #2 - Let Love Bloom is in still in full swing with fabulous makes linked up already and we're loving them❤️  Challenge #2 is all about the sweeter lighter side of romance but of course you're welcome to go darker if you wish.  There's just 7 days left so check out all the info and the linky over in the main challenge post and play in


"Romeo and Juliet"
Balleigh Monster Cards
by Guest Designer Tee
 
Tee joins us today as Guest Designer with two fabulous cards featuring Romeo and Juliet Balleigh Monsters from the 2021 Valentine Collection❤️

Don't these love sick Balleigh Monsters just make you smile😁

 
Tee coloured Romeo and Juliet Balleigh Monsters with Caliart markers on a heavy white cardstock.  She used Over the Rainbow paper for her backgrounds and matted them on smooth white card bases.  Tee then embellished with green glitter on the leaves, Nuvo white crystal drops on Romeo's tooth and a pink gem on Juliet's hair bow.  The senties "Smooches" and "Smitten" are just 2 of the senties included in the digi stamp sets with these cutie monsters❤️

What a fabulously Valentine makes Tee, thanks for being our Guest Designer today!
 
Shop these lovelies in the Bundle set or individually!
 


 
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Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

5th annual Gothic Valentine Blog Hop 2022: Day 4 Finale "A Tale as Old as Time" Gothic Rose 3D Window Vignette by Leigh!

🖤 Happy Gothic Valentine Creative Friends 🖤 
We are busy celebrating the month of love with 2 fun creativties❤️
Our month long Let Love Bloom Challenge is in full swing where you can submit your sweet and lighter makes but if lovey dovey isn't quite your thing you can totally enter your darker makes there too AND if you really love to indulge your dark and twisty side then you’ll enjoy our 5th annual
  
 
 Gothic Valentine conjures tales of dark romance, black lace, ruby red velvet, the seductive world of vampires, forbidden love, tragic love, monster love stories, the torment of broken hearts, betrayal and the sorrow of love lost.  You get to interpret all of the above in our Gothic Valentine Blog Hop and create whatever your dark heart desires!

Our Gothic Valentine Blog Hop is open to everyone far and wide using any stamp company products!  Enter your dark romance inspired makes in the Gothic Valentine Blog Hop linky party by 5 minutes til midnight pacific on Feb 16!  The Hop linky, details and updated Rules on how to play are in the MAIN POST so please read everything before linking up!

Come play and hop along with us for 4 dark and twisty days full of fabulous inspiration and the chance to win a wicked prize or two coz the more people that play the better the prizes so round up your friends and encourage them to join the creativities🖤
 
🖤🖤🖤 VALENTINE SALE 🖤🖤🖤
LeighSBDesigns’ romance themed Digi Stamps and more are on sale for the duration of the hop at LeighSBDesigns Boutique!
 
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Day 4 Finale
“A Tale as Old as Time”
Gothic Rose 3D Window Vignette
by Leigh
 
Welcome to Day 4 and the finale of our dark romantic 5th annual Gothic Valentine Blog Hop🖤
 
 
Tale as old as time...Song as old as rhyme...
Beauty and the Beast
 
 

For my finale make today I created a Gothic vignette of a scene from Beauty and the Beast🖤
 
 
I used my Raven Gothic Window SVG Cutz set to make a 3D corner vignette of the Beast's castle.
 
 

The Raven Gothic Window SVG Cutz set comes with a detailed lace overlay and 4 mat layers.  I designed the base structure of the corner vignette in Silhouette Studio using the 2nd mat layer then made a mirror image of the base, so I could glue them back to back to make the structure nice and sturdy, and cut both of out of heavy weight black cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo 4.  I then cut four of the 1st mat layer from textured grey cardstock with 2 also as mirror images.  Then I cut 4 of the detailed lace overlay from black cardstock with 2 as mirror images.  I then assembled the vignette by layering up all the cut elements on both sides of the Gothic Windows then glued the base to form the 3D corner vignette.  The cobblestone floor is a Crafter's Companion die which I fussy cut after die cutting to fit the vignette base.  The die has a mat layer which I coloured with Tea Dye and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide sprays and the cobblestone overlay was cut from black cardstock.
 
 
I coloured my Gothic Rose with Copics, fussy cut it out leaving a narrow white halo and then glued it to clear acetate to give the delicate rose a nice sturdy structure and fussy cut it out again.  I added dew drops with a Viva Pearl magic transparent 3D gel pen.
 
 
The Wicked Moon smiles down upon the enchanted Rose outside the window.  I coloured the moon with Tea Dye, Fired Brick and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks, mounted it onto Crafter's Companion black glitter card and fussy cut it out.  I glued only a tiny piece of the side of the moon to the Gothic Window and creased it to bend away from the window to give a free floating effect.
 

The Bat is from the Gothic Nightmare Catcher SVG Cutz set and I attached it to the outside of the window by only a portion of a wing so it looks like it's flying freely outside the window.
 
 
I made a little leaf element to display my Love is the Strongest Magic senti using a Docrafts die and coloured it with Copics to match the Rose and embellished it with a Cheery Lynn leaf flourish die cut from black cardstock.

 
This senti embellishment isn't attached so it can be placed anywhere around the vignette.


I decorated the vignette base with Recollections red paper roses and climbing vines using more Cheery Lynn leaf flourishes.  I them completed the vignette by adhering the Gothic Rose in place with a tab made of clear acetate so it looks like its standing on its own in the scene.  I painted the back of the Gothic Rose with black glitter glue and covered the acetate tab in glitter to camouflage it and then attached the tab to the corner of the vignette so it can viewed from any angle.

 
And that wraps up this year's Gothic Valentine Blog Hop!  Thank you everyone for joining in and sharing your gorgeous makes with us over the last 4 days🖤
 
 You still have until 5 minutes to midnight pacific tonight to get in your makes and then stay tuned for the Winner post!  Also don't forget you can still play in our "Let Love Bloom" Challenge which ends on Feb 25th. 
 
Shop for the SVG Cutz and Digi Stamps used today and more in the Valentine Sale which also ends tonight at midnight pacific!
 


 
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/592081131/gothic-rose-dark-valentine-collection?ref=shop_home_active_5
 
 
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 You can shop for the Distress Oxide inks and more at Scrapbook.com using my affiliate link!
🖤 Thanks for supporting LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog while shopping for your favourite supplies 🖤

Thanks for hopping in to see today’s Hop inspiration, see you tomorrow for the finale!
Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

5th annual Gothic Valentine Blog Hop 2022: Day 3 "Be Mine" Gothic Valentine Card by Val!

🖤 Happy Gothic Valentine Creative Friends 🖤 
We are busy celebrating the month of love with 2 fun creativties❤️
Our month long Let Love Bloom Challenge is in full swing where you can submit your sweet and lighter makes but if lovey dovey isn't quite your thing you can totally enter your darker makes there too AND if you really love to indulge your dark and twisty side then you’ll enjoy our 5th annual
  
 
 Gothic Valentine conjures tales of dark romance, black lace, ruby red velvet, the seductive world of vampires, forbidden love, tragic love, monster love stories, the torment of broken hearts, betrayal and the sorrow of love lost.  You get to interpret all of the above in our Gothic Valentine Blog Hop and create whatever your dark heart desires!

Our Gothic Valentine Blog Hop is open to everyone far and wide using any stamp company products!  Enter your dark romance inspired makes in the Gothic Valentine Blog Hop linky party by 5 minutes til midnight pacific on Feb 16!  The Hop linky, details and updated Rules on how to play are in the MAIN POST so please read everything before linking up!

Come play and hop along with us for 4 dark and twisty days full of fabulous inspiration and the chance to win a wicked prize or two coz the more people that play the better the prizes so round up your friends and encourage them to join the creativities🖤
 
🖤🖤🖤 VALENTINE SALE 🖤🖤🖤
LeighSBDesigns’ romance themed Digi Stamps and more are on sale for the duration of the hop at LeighSBDesigns Boutique!
 
🖤🖤🖤 🖤🖤🖤

Day 3
“Be Mine”
Gothic Valentine Card
by Val
 
Welcome to Day 3 of our wickedly fabulous 5th annual Gothic Valentine Blog Hop🖤  LeighSBDesigner Val made this gorgeous Distressed Heart Splatter Valentine card for your inspiration today🖤
 
 
Val's Valentine card is so wickedly delightful in its blood splattered moodiness...straight out of a Bloody Valentine movie!  She used the Distressed Heart Splatter digi stamp as her focal, the "Be Mine" senti is part of the prize up for grabs this month and the little roses embellishment is Romeo Balleigh Monster's boutique of flowers😉
 

 
 Val coloured the Distressed Splatter Heart and little roses with Spectrum Noir red and black Tri-blend markers then embellished the heart with clear embossing powder applied with a Versamark pen.  The moody background is done with Black Soot, Fired Brick and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide inks.  Val added Two Red Robins Shadow Fern die cuts done in black cardstock to her little rose embellishments and then completed her card with mat layers cut in black cardstock and red glitter cardstock and mounted everything onto a black folded card.

Shop for the digi stamps used today and more in the Valentine Sale!
 
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/578276112/new-distressed-splatter-heart-dark?ref=related-5 
 
 
and the "Be Mine" senti is from the prize this month, a fabulous unreleased set of 3 senties!
 


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 You can shop for the Spectrum Noir Tri-blend Markers, Distress Oxide inks and more at Scrapbook.com using my affiliate link!
🖤 Thanks for supporting LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog while shopping for your favourite supplies 🖤

Thanks for hopping in to see today’s Hop inspiration, see you tomorrow for the finale!
Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN