Saturday, March 2, 2013

Guest Designer...

Hello crafty peeps; it’s me again with another post.
Not only am I here to share another card with you, but I also want to share the reason why I am.
As you know I recently had to step down from two amazing Design Teams due to health issues, and now only design cards for
On January 29, 2013 I designed a card for a TTCRD challenge where our sponsor was Nicecrane Designs.
 Shortly following that challenge post I was approached by the sponsor and asked if I would like to join his design team. I was completely flattered at the request, however I had to explain the reasons why I couldn't accept the very generous offer.
Nicecrane then sweetened the pot so to speak, and allowed me the opportunity to be a guest designer from time to time as my health situation dictates. Basically, the structure is that I can pick any image that I like, and create a project whenever I am feeling up to it. 
Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it?
Having complete freedom from DT responsibilities, no specific themes to follow, and no deadlines was just too hard to refuse.
So, today I would like to share with you what I hope will be one of many Guest Designer cards that I've made using Nicecrane Designs; Creative Peter Rabbit DSL

This collection just needed to be created into something other than your basic card, so I combined parts of two separate images to create this little garden scene.

Now, I am sure you have already noticed that I’ve stepped out of my box and made a step card (no pun intended). I’ve seen so many of these around blog land and have never tried one before.
 My girlie friend Patricia St. Martin of Rubber Stamping is my Game is my amazing mentor when it comes to storybook cards, and you should definitely drop by her blog to see what I am talking about!!
 I coloured all the images with my Copic Markers, fussy cut and displayed a few of them as if they were hiding in a little garden.

 The grass and flowers were created using two separate Memory Box die cuts. The DP is from DCWV Linen Closet Stack and basic SU cardstock.
Copic Colours Used:
Rabbits – E21, 30, 55 and W00, 01, 03
Book - W00, 01, 03
Mug – BG 72, 75 and W03

There you have it, my first step card and my first Nicecrane Designs Guest Designer contribution.

I’d like to thank Ignacio Molina for giving me the opportunity to work with his images and for giving me carte blanche or the freedom to create on my own schedule.

I will be entering my card into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by :)S


  1. Girlfriend, You are just way to kind and you need to take credit for your wonderful creations but I love to inspire and share what I know. I'm so happy for you. This a great opportunity for you to work with Ignacio he is a wonderful man and really laid back and besides that has some fantastic images. I was on his DT but I just do not have time. I LOVE what you did with Peter Rabit super great job on the triple side step garden card love the grass and the bunnies playing they are all adorable. You colored the mine images just stunning and they are so adorable. Your papers work well with your theme. You have out done yourself, I so proud of you and I always new you could do it, just takes a little time.
    Love you!!!

  2. WOW Sandra!!!! This is a work of love!!!! I love the step card and all those little bunnies! How long did it take you to cut all of them? This is totally amazing, the grass with the delicate patterned paper works perfectly together. Bravo! Hugs, Brigitte

  3. Congratulations, Sandra! I am so happy for you! Your first creation is gorgeous! I love the side-step design and the darling images! Awesome coloring and details! You go, girl!

  4. Such wonderful news and a BEAUTIFUL card!! Love it all, can't stop looking at all the details. CONGRATS!!

  5. Congrats, that is so special. This card is so adorable. In fact, I am about to use a side step card for my creation. Hope you are doing well.

  6. Congratulations on your Guest Designer position...this card is too adorable!!!

  7. Congrats on a well deserved, customized DT position!! So happy for you :) This card shows just how right they were in picking you - fabulous creation, so clever and well designed.

  8. Congrats Sandra!! That is a great GDT spot for you :-)
    The card is lovely.

  9. Well, first of all, congratulations! It couldn't happen to a nicer or more worthy person! And how super to be given "carte blanche" on your creations! :^)
    You made a fabulous, I mean, fabulous, step card! I love, love, love it! Such a darling garden of bunnies! The design is wonderful, love that grass, the bunnies are beautifully colored, and I really love the way you added the sentiment! Poifect!
    Hugs, Penny

  10. Absolutely a delicious to watch,,,,Sandra....I love this step card,,,,,with yur amazing coloring,,,and these incrediblegass and flowers,,,,,,.and what a creative idea to use different pict to add to your funny and cute card,,,,,, very well done Sandra,,,,and all over welcme on board,,,,,,,,

  11. Super cute card!! Absolutely love this!! Great work!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  12. Hi Sandra - this is a FABULOUS card! Nicecrane are being nice indeed and you are showing their images to perfection. Delighted for you. Nicola x