Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The 12 Kits of Occasions -- Guest Designer

I was thrilled to get a message from Lindsey Larsen of Occasional Crafting
asking if I would like to be a guest designer for this month's
If you're not familiar with this challenge, one member of the team
puts together a kit for each of the other members and they make cards
using the items in the kit.
I've been enjoying seeing the team's creations for years now --
and it was very fun to be included in this month's kit!

Wait until you see the kit that Lindsey put together!
It felt like it was custom made for me with its beautiful floral stamped images,
pretty patterned papers and embellishments.
She even included an adorable bike stamp and some super cute pineapples!
I feel like singing "These are a few of my favourite things" along
with my post... ;)

Here are most of the cards that I made with the kit --
if you stop by tomorrow, you'll see one more. ;)  

This gorgeous floral image was heat embossed on Bristol Board.
Now, I remember hearing how great Bristol Board was with Zig Clean Colour
Real Brush markers.... but I had just returned from our trip to Denver &
two trips to Hobby Lobby to stock up on watercolour paper at the time
and decided to not worry about it, as I had a lot of paper.
Well, I think I need to pick up some Bristol Board -- it worked amazing with my Zigs! 
And it's so white!
I'm so thankful that Lindsey included these in the kit.
The sentiment was also in the kit, but stamped in black on white, so
I restamped it on black and heat embossed it in white (it's from Altenew's Adore You.)

This HUGS diecut was just calling out to be made into a shaker card.
Lindsey included pretty coloured beads in the kit, to which I added a few of my own clear ones.

This was made with items from the kit.
I stamped the "you are" using a Reverse Confetti stamp.

I love this sweet bike!

Here I added the "birthday wishes" using a PTI stamp.

This card was very quick to create -- I can't wait to give ti to someone.
It's so pretty with the gold!

This last one is one of my favourites! 
The diecut is from wood paper and the "love you" diecuts are shimmery.

Thanks again for including me in this month's
I really enjoyed playing with your beautiful kit!

Thanks for looking!


Lisa Lara said...

Such beauties Leigh, the watercolored floral and shaker are out of this world!

Birgit said...

These are all so pretty Leigh! That shaker card is amazing and I love that you used the little wooden hearts as part of the shakers. Your water colored bouquet is so stunning too! All of your cards are stunning as they always are! I'm so thankful to play along with you this month. I'm a huge fan of your work!!

Betty said...

lucky you to be included in this awesome group - and the cards you created are all wonderful - especially love the first one and the "hugs' shaker!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are all beautiful, Leigh! I especially LOVE how you colored the floral image on the first card, it's fabulous!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, Leigh, you have been on a real creative roll! Love seeing your kit cards and am especially loving the C9 floral coloring. Haven't gotten on the Zig bandwagon since I've already invested so much into Copics. Is there much difference? (hoping you say no - lol!)

*Vicki* said...

WOW WOW WOW!! These are all really incredible Leigh!! Congrats on your GDT!! HUGS :)

Kathy Mc said...

Congrats, Leigh, on being a guest! Wasn't this kit a blast? Love your watercolored florals and so glad I saved mine. Was afraid to mess it up using my Zigs, but now I see your magic and can't wait to try mine. Clever way to showcase the bicycle with the heart behind it. Oh, I have so many additional ideas. Lovely cards as usual!

Marybeth said...

Hi Leigh! Sorry I forgot or missed that we were having guest . Congratulations, we are so happy to have you join us! All of your cards are simply stunning, I so love the way you have watercolored the bloom!

!neke said...

This is great !!!!!
Love them all !!!!!!
Ineke X

Kay Miller said...

Wow Leigh! These are all fabulous! I'm loving that cute bicycle card and the shaker is really neat too! Great work on all of them!

Susie Moore said...

I am totally blown away by your creations. Each one is really a work of art. You are amazing!

Celeste Goff said...

All of your cards are just gorgeous Leigh! This is a beautiful collection!

Lisa Elton said...

Such pretty work Leigh, love each and every one of your cards! So happy to have your guesting with us today!!

Nancy Penir said...

Leigh, your cards are wonderful! So glad you agreed to be a guest this month. You're such a fabulous designer, and such an asset. Thank you! Hugs!

Karen B. said...

Wow, all of these are gorgeous, and I agree, this kit was made for you!

Lindsey said...

Leigh, you are amazing! I love you even more knowing we share so many favorite things, but I kind of knew that already. :) Boy, did I ever pick the right person to be my guest. I'm in love with every single card you made! I kept making my husband look over at the computer screen to look at your cards. You used the items so brilliantly. I lover your shaker! I love shakers and couldn't believe that I didn't get mine finished. Now I'll just CASE yours because I love it so much. And your pineapple card...amazing! I just love them all. Truly. Thanks so much for joining us!

Sharron said...

These are all so awesome, Leigh! It has been so wonderful to see how you used Lindsey's fantastic kit. The coloring on the floral image is so gorgeous! And I love your shaker--so classy and pretty!

Jeanne J. said...

Lots of things I love that you did with this kit Leigh.. the HUGS made into a shaker is crazy good.. the soft watercolor on the bristol.. and I love the two pineapples with the die cut across them!

Nora Noll said...

Oh how fun that you got to be a guest designer!! I LOVE that shaker box that you made and your watercolor is just STUNNING!

Kim Heggins said...

Leigh, your cards are simply amazing, love them all! Your totally rocked being out guest designer this month. I love that we even have a card that looks almost alike, so fun when that happens.

I Card Everyone said...

Hi Leigh! I am SO late to the party ... but I'm so glad I've finally arrived - Gorgeousness abounds! I have put Bristol on my list, too, by the way =] Your gorgeous floral is amazing - so happy I still have that one, and the cake, AND your beauty to use as reference!
So nice having you as our guest this month!

Bobby said...

Fantastic, Leigh! I love the watercolor bouquet and that bike really is so cute.

Karen said...

Fabulous cards, Leigh! I love how you added the wood veneer hearts to the shaker card---what a great idea! The watercolored floral is divine.

Joyce said...

Love all the amazing and beautiful creations you made with your kit, Leigh.

The Paper Parade said...

Leigh, how wonderful to have you join us this month! As always your creative talent is an awe! My favorite one you made was the bike one. I love how the heart is behind it and it is so bright and cheery :) I also love how in the Hugs one you have the hearts added as part of the confetti. The pineapple one is just too cute. I definitely want to copy that, I've always loved pineapples (to eat and because I went to hospitality college!). Thanks so much for joining us :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Leigh we were so happy to have you as our guest this month and I must say that you created so many beautiful designs with yours! Your ZIG watercolouring on the first is gorgeous. Isn't Bristol awesome to use with ZIG's? I stock up when Michael's has a 50% off Coupon. Next favourite is your shaker, I must do that with my die as I didn't use it yet. Your remaining cards just make me smile, you really made Lindsey's kit shine! xo