Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Happy Birthday to You

Hello everyone

Time for the next Crafty Creations Challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is Beccy's Place and she has the cutest digi sets. 

Prize -  1 set - winners choice.

If you are looking for something cute, start at Beccy's Place. All of her digi's are sold in sets but I love them because they go together.

I chose a darling train pull toy and it's perfect for a little boy. 'Cause little boys all seem to love trains. The image I am using is in the Precious Baby digital set

I decided to make my card really simple. I colored my train and used an oval die to cut it out. I mounted a pretty blue holographic paper under the train.I decided to add some smoke coming of the smokestack so I hand drew and cut the puffs of smoke, I popped them up using foam.

Those tickets were a perfect spot for the sentiment.

Stamps:  Digital - Beccy's Place, Clear stamps - Sentiment - Stampabilities Everyday Expressions
Paper/Card Stock: Red CS, White CS, Blue Holographic Paper
Ink: Black 
Dies Used:  Spellbinders Ovals, Sizzix - Tickets
Dimensional foam, Spectrum Noir

I am submitting my card to the following challenges:

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. Hope you will link a project in the latest Crafty Creations Challenge. Don’t forget the theme is always Anything Goes 

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back Saturday. Hope you can stop back then.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Butterflies and Swirls

Welcome back, Everyone!!

I was sitting in my spot in my studio and was wondering what card to make for my Inspiration Tuesday post for Craft-Dee BowZ. Well, I had been reorganizing a tad and I found my template for a double fold pleated card. 

I had recently picked up two rolls of pretty handmade paper and wondered if that would be easy to score and cut on my trimmer to make the double fold pleated piece.

Well, it cut great and scored so nice.

After I put the base card together I wondered what I should add to the card (other than my bow).

I decided to add some butterflies using outline stickers and ultrafine glitter to color. I hadn't used the ultrafine glitter in a long long time so I dug the glitter and the outline stickers out. 

Let me share my finished card with you

And here is a close up of that bow.

Paper/Card StockWhite CS, Black CS, DP, Handmade paper
Accessories:Ultra Fine Glitter, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, Outline Stickers, Hug Snug seam binding

Sometimes a card doesn't need a stamped image. 
It just needs a focal point and I chose my curtain fold to be the focal point.
The butterflies and the bow is just the icing on the cake.

I am submitting mt card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping in today  I hope you have been inspired to join the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month.The theme is always "anything goes". 
Well I hope you join in the fun.

See you soon!!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Hello My Friend

Hello everyone

Welcome to March!! 
You know the ole folklore saying "in like a lion out like a lamb"  or vise versa.
 Here is a spot that has some good info about this old folklore.

Here are some great things that March usually brings:

  • Spring begins this month
  •  the time changes this month (which I really don't care for)
  •  warmer weather
  •  green grass. 
So many things start to change in March.

March 1 is also the start of the next Craft-Dee BowZ challenge and the sponsor is 

The winner will receive
 3 digital images 

I decided to use the cutest image  (IMHO) - Nina

She looked like she is sitting with something on her lap, 
so, I made it look like she was reading a book.

Here is a closer view of my bow.

I made a triple loop bow for this card and added a silk flower on top of the knot.

If you are a bow challenged crafter, the Craft-Dee BowZ will end that dilemma. 
There are instructions that come with the tool as well as a whole host of youtube videos that will guide you along.

This small tool is easy to store or take with you to a crop or a friends house.
This tool is small but makes some mighty cool bows.
Order yours thru the Craft-Dee BowZ site here

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.  Also, on each Tuesday of the month, a different designer will post over on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog to inspire you! 

I am submitting my card to the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today. I will be back Tuesday with another project for you to check out

Saturday, February 24, 2018

I Heart You

Hello everyone 
Welcome to my blog and do you believe it's the last Saturday of the month.

A few weeks ago I showed a card showcasing some crocheted heart lace. If you missed that post, you can check it out here. Well, I had some of that pretty pink crocheted lace left over and decided to make another card.

So here is another card for your viewing pleasure. I know I know, Valentines Day is over, but this card would make a great sweet birthday card or an I Love You card. 

I was wondering what this card would look like, I first thought of a Tic-Tac-Toe design, however, I settled on a 4 corner design because the center was the perfect spot for my bow.

Let me share this card with you

I love the look of the warm pink and red along with the cool silver. This is a 6X6 card and I really like this size. It gives you a nice sized pallet to work with. As I assembled this card I placed the hearts in the corners and decided the bow would look great in the center of the card. That left a spot at the top center that turned out to be perfect for the sentiment. 

The bow - This started out as a triple loop bow and that ribbon is a sheer (my fav) with a satin border. I had a small pink bow with stars, already made and sitting, waiting to be added to a card. This fit perfectly in the center of the main bow. So after stacking the bows together, I attached the bow to the center of the card. I fastened it to a ribbon I had stretched across the front of the card. I used my CDB tool to make both bows.

The Craft-Dee BowZ tool is small, portable, easy to store, easy to transport, easy to use. Are you more of a visual learner?? Me too. There are videos on YouTube that will walk you through the steps to make bows.
You can order one on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog here.
(Look on the left sidebar to place your order)

Believe it or not, I still have 1 more heart from that strip of crocheted hearts. So you may see one more card with that last heart I have.

I am submitting my card to the following challenges:

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. 
Don't forget the CDB challenge is still going on, you still have time to submit. 
Hope you will link a project to the Craft-Dee BowZ monthly challenge
Just a reminder, the theme every month is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.  

Also, on each Tuesday of the month, 
a different designer will post a new project over on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog to inspire you! 
Stop over there on Tuesday to see what project Gail has designed

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