Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Penguins and Igloos

Hello and wishing you a belated Happy New Year!!!

Today is the first challenge for 2018 for Crafty Creations Challenges

The sponsor for this challenge is 

Take a minute and check out the images they have

I don't know where you live but here in the area where I live, it's has been so cold lately!! Currently, we are having a bit of warm weather but Sat. the forecast is cold and accumulating snow. 
Oh goodie, I can't wait. 

So, based on the weather we've been having, I decided to use the cute penguin image. OK with a penguin, I pictured an igloo, yep, they kinda go together, and then there is snow 
so with that in mind, this is what I put together

69 days til spring!! 
Hurry spring!! 

Stamps:  Digital - Kinda Cute by Patricia
Paper/Card Stock
: Blue CS, White CS
Ink: Black Memento Marker
AccessoriesGlitter, Quickie Glue Pen, Colored Pencils, Gamsol
I am submitting my card to the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by

Monday, January 1, 2018

Merry Christmas - Late

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

The new year, 2018,  has begun. WOW!! 
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or whatever holiday you celebrate.

Since it is the beginning of a new year, it's time to get back into the crafting groove 
and what better way to start it off, than with the Craft-Dee BowZ monthly challenge.

The sponsor this month is Beccy's Place.

Beccy's Place digi's are sold in sets and she has a great selection to choose from.

The digi I am using is called the Christmas Lantern.
I have had this digi for a while and I just love it. The flowers and the holly really accent this image.
I embossed the background and lightly rubbed a little gray ink to just highlight that embossed area. 
I used the Merry Christmas sentiment, but Happy New Year would be appropriate as well.

I colored the lantern and flowers and then I printed another image and cut another holly section to use over the flower section.  I offset the flowers at the bottom of the lantern for added dimension. Next, I added flowers and more holly leaves to the top right to balance out the card.

The handmade bow is made using sheer ribbon. 
Using my personal favorite ribbon to make the bow with.
I made a double loop bow.

And I used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool, to make my bow.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. 
Hope you will link a project in the Craft-Dee BowZ monthly challenge. 
Don’t forget the theme every month is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.  

Stamps:  Digi - Beccy's Place 
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, Green CS
Ink: Momento -London Fog
AccessoriesRibbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Spectrum Noir Markers

I am submitting my project to the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by today

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Welcome to my Garden

Hello Everyone
Are you ready for Christmas?? No?!? Me either. But I will get there!!

I am shocked at how fast the time has gone 
since my last project for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
A couple of weeks really flies by, doesn't it??!! 

has 2 sponsors for this challenge
The first sponsor is Emerald Faeries

 Their prize is 2 images

The 2nd sponsor is 
AMB illustrations

Their prize is 2 packs from the store.

There is a funny story that I have to share about this card.

The project was to use the digital image from Emerald Faeries 
AND a digital paper from AMB illustrations. 
Well, as soon as I saw the image I knew exactly what I wanted to have my project look like.

So I made the card and photographed it and was getting my post here done extra early.As I was looking at the pic's it dawned on me that I did not use any digital papers from AMB illustrations. 
So back to the drawing board. LOL
 I made a totally different design, making sure to use a digital paper from AMB illustrations.

Here is my project with my cute faerie and one of the beautiful papers from AMB illustrations

I just love that faerie sitting on that snail. And my vision had him close to a mushroom. 

OK let me share the 1st card I made and this is the one in which didn't a digital paper. 

This one is a dome card and again that cute faerie is in a mushroom forest, 
right where I had envisioned it,

Well, today you get 2 cards for the price of one. LOL.
Hope you like both of these designs. 

Stamps:  Digital - Emerald Faeries - Boo & Snookie
                 Rubber Stamps - Art Gone Wild Catherine Scanlon -                      Fungus Amongus 3 (on the 1st card above),
                  Fungus Amongus 5 (on the 2nd card above)
Paper/Card Stock
: (1st card above)Brown CS White CS, Digi paper design - AMG illustrations - Christmas Evergreen Papers
(2nd Card above) Shimmer CS - Bronze, Blue, White CS
Ink: India Ink - Black, Distress Oxide - Fossilized Amber
Dies Used:  (Card 2) Spellbinders Circle, Square 
Accessories: Spectrum Noir, Outline Sticker Borders.

Thanks for stopping in today. I will be back soon.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Two Snowmen

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. 
Today is the start of Crafty Creations Challenge #356
The theme is - Anything Goes
Sponsor - Bugaboo

Image used - Two Snowmen

The snowman image I chose to use is so adorable!!!
I thought he'd look great on a tag. 
So I colored it and cut it out using an oval.

I mounted it on a tag cut from shimmer paper and added some punched snowflakes.
I also added glitter (which didn't show up in this pic)

To add the to/from info, I added a stamped circle to the back of the tag. 
The stamp I've used, I've had forever, and this worked out great on the back of the tag. 

Here's the back of the tag. 
It gives me the capability of adding to/from info 
since I think shimmer paper might be hard to write on.

This stamp is so old and it's from Catslife Press.
but it's still available and its #654F

Please visit the Crafty Creations Challenges site and check out the projects
 the other designers have made.
Also, this challenge will continue until December 19, 
so you have some time to enter your project in the challenge. 
You could be our next winner

I am submitting my tag in the following challenges:

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. And I hope you will link a project in our challenge. Don’t forget our theme is always Anything Goes. Thanks so much for stopping by today and check out the inspiration from the other designers by visiting the Crafty Creations Challenge blog.

Have a wonderful week and I will be back soon