Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Food and Drink - New post at Crafty Creations Challenges

Hello and thanks for stopping in today

The Crafty Creations Challenges has started their new challenge and the theme this time is Something to Eat or Drink. This challenge is a 2 week challenge so you have time to get your creation made and submitted.We are looking forward to seeing your submission.

The sponsor for this challenge is  Fresh Brewed Designs
They have a wonderful selection of digital images to choose from. Please check them out

Since the theme is Something to Eat or Drink,
I chose to use a the Birthday Cupcake design from their great selection of images.

I had some ideas as soon as I spied this calorie free delight. 

First I printed this out 4 times on my white card stock. Then I fussy cut just the cupcake paper from 2 of the images. Next I scored the lines and accordion folded both of those cupcake paper images. After that, I glued one end to the other to make the paper longer. I colored the cupcake paper, a pinkish color and then attached each end over the base on the 3rd image. then I attached the center area to the base and now the cupcake paper looks like a real cupcake base. 

Next to make the icing look somewhat realistic, I used a snow marker, and heated it and it puffed up and looks like icing - sort of. 

After that I attached flat back pink pearls in the circle areas. For the candle I cut one out  and then cut a slit in the top of the cupcake and slid it in. I colored the flame and added glitter to add a little sparkle.

So here is the cupcake ready for the card.

Here is the cupcake on the card.
I used some pastel papers to make the card background 

And here is a close up of the cupcake on the finished card.

This image was a lot of fun to use  and will be a cute Happy Birthday card for a child (or even a grown-up) I think!!

Stamps: (Digital)  Fresh Brewed Designs - Birthday Cupcake
Paper/Card Stock
: Designer Paper, Pink CS
Ink: Spectrum Noir
Dies Used:  Spellbinders - Circles sm,, Scalloped Circles   
Accessories:Glitter, dimensional foam, flat backed pearls, Snow Marker

Challenges I have submitted my card to:

  • Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes (#87)
  • Craft Your Passion -  Always Anything Goes (#88)
  • Love to Scrap - digi or real stamping - (Week 1) Anything Goes (#53)
  • Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Birthdays (#6)
  • Not Just Cards -  (February) Always Anything Goes (#209)
  • Our Crafty Corner - (February) Always Anything Goes (#136)
  • Addicted to Stamps  #119 Die Cuts  (#55)
  • Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine -  Anything Goes (#49)
  • Have a great rest of your week.

    See you soon

    Sunday, February 7, 2016

    It's A Watercolor Weekend

    Welcome back,

    I have a few cards that I need to make and send off, Since I hadn't used my Art Impressions water color stamps lately, I decided to make a few different water color cards.

    Over the next few days I will share the other cards that I will be sending off to their destinations.

    I learned the technique of water coloring the Art Impressions way, many years ago. And it is a really fun and easy technique. 

    Years ago, the Marvy ink pads and markers were the inks to use but sadly those are no longer available. Yes I still have some of those in my stash (they have not dried out yet) but I wanted to test the Distress Ink pads and markers to see if they were a good substitute. I figured they would be and I was not disappointed. 

    Let my card me share my card -

    Those gray stones at the bottom of the urn, I hand drew those in to give a little more interest to the bottom of the stamped image..

    I just love doing this technique 
    Please  look for more water color cards this week. 

    Stamps:  Art Impressions - Watercolor Flower set - 4082, 3015, 4052, 4051, 4270, 
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Water color paper, Blue CS, Blue shimmer CS, DP
    Ink: Distress Ink - various colors
    AccessoriesRibbon, watercolor brush, corner rounder

    I am submitting my card to these wonderful challenges:
  • Catch The Bug anything goes  (#39)
  • Crafting with Dragonflies  Cards only (W) anything goes - cards only (#25)
  • Scrappers Delights   Always Anything Goes (#22)
  • Artbymiran Challenge -  No.51 -Anything Goes (#29)
  • Crafting-With-Friends  Anything Goes (#200)
  • Creative Fingers -   No.102 - (W1 of 2) Anything Goes (#58)
  • Morgan's Art World - Add Flowers (#10)
  • Simply Papercraft - No. 22  - Anything Goes (#181)

  • Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you soon

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016

    Hearts - New Post for Crafty Creations Challenger

    Hello Bloggers
    Thanks for stopping by today

    Today is the start of a new challenge over at the Crafty Creations Challenge and the theme is Hearts, perfect for Valentines Day. It will be here in less than two weeks. 

    The sponsor for this challenge is Robyn's Fetish. 
    Love their digital images. Check out their great selection here.

     Since the theme is hearts I decided to use Tilly the Toad. Check out her heart dimples. 
    And she is a cutie, for sure. 

     I decided she would be at home on a lily pad sitting next to a water lily.

    I hand drew the lily pad and used sunflower blooms to fashion into the water lily flower. I used some DP's and added a dark green heart in keeping with the heart theme. The sentiment is something I came up with and added those little red hearts to make the sentiment oh so special.

    Stamps:  digi - Robyn's Fetish - Tilly the Toad.
    Paper/Card Stock
    : DP's, Green CS, Red CS, White CS
    Ink: Memento - Cottage Ivy, Spectrum Noir -(various colors)
    Dies Used: Spellbinders - Sunflower set Two  (discontinued)
    Accessories: Heart punch

    I am submitting my card to the following challenges:

  • A Place to Start - Use 3 different papers (#3)
  • Artistic Inspirations -  Anything Goes / Valentine (#62)
  • Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Hearts (#253)
  • Crafting from the Heart -  Always Anything Goes (#117)
  • Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas Hearts (#27)
  • Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes (#109)
  • Crafty Boots - Love/Valentine's  (#40)
  • Critters and Creatures - Always Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature (#16)
  • Love to Scrap -  Hearts (#43)
  • Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes (#11)
  • Our Crafty Corner - Always Anything Goes (#35)
  • Stamps & Fun = Creativity -Hearts/Love/Valentine's (#20)
  • The Crazy Challenge -  Love (#39)
  • The Paper Girls -  Valentine/Love (#19)
  • Where the HeART is -  Love (#29)
  • Whoopsi Daisy - (February) Hand-colored Image + Love (#10)

  • Thanks so much for stopping by today

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

    Winter Wonderland Sports

    Hello Bloggers
    Thanks for stopping back. Today is the first Tuesday of the month
    and that means it's my day to post my Craft-Dee BowZ project.
    It's also Groundhog Day.
    Guess that means 6 more weeks of winter.
    I know, I'm hearing groans from you all,
    but look at it this way - we are half way thru winter, already. (Yea)

    Since we are still in the winter season,
     this month the designers were given a theme of Snowflakes.
     (This theme is just for the designers, the theme for the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge submissions
     is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow)

     Our February sponsor is Cute As A Button
    Check out the great selection here
    The winner will receive 2 single images of their choice from Cute As A Button.
    Click here to check out all the images in their shop

    I used the cutest digital image from Cute As A Button wait til you see her. 
    I  chose Lexi-Ice Castles. Isn't she the cutest!!

    Below is a closer view of my multi-loop bow.

    The bow was made with the Craft-Dee BowZ tool

    Click here to order one

    Stamps:  Digital - Cute as a Button - Lexi Ice Castles
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Purple shimmer CS, white shimmer CS, DP, White CS, Silver CS
    Dies Used – Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Ovals, Ice Skates (old and unknown mfg. )
    Ink: Memento - Elderberry
    AccessoriesRibbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool,  Flowers, Snowflakes, dimensional foam, Spectrum Noir - Various colors, Bakers Twine

    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

    Thanks for stopping by today, I will be back tomorrow with another post

    Monday, February 1, 2016

    February Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge

    Hi Bloggers

    Today is Feb. 1 (do you believe it)
    and it's the start of the monthly challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ.
    Their challenge is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.

    This month their sponsor is Cute As A Button 
    and the winner will receive 2 single digital images.
    We'd love to see your entry.
    Hope you can join in the fun 

    In the meantime let me share my Craft-Dee BowZ inspiration project 

    For the background on this card, I used a Cover a Card stamp from Impression Obsession. I stamped it with VersaMark and used clear EP and heat set it. OK so that's not a big deal, right? Well after I did that, I used foil on the embossed image with the use of my laminating machine.
    Worked like a champ.

    Here is a close up of  my multi-loop bow.

    That bow is so easy to make with the Craft-Dee BowZ tool

    This great tool is all you need to make  a bow. 
    A bow for your card, for your scrapbook, for a gift, for a ..... you know for lots of different things. 

    You can order one here

    Stamps:  Impression Obsession - Cover a Card stamp Flourishes
    Paper/Card Stock
    :White CS Blue shimmer CS
    Ink: VersaMark
    Dies Used: Accucut Snowflake
    Clear embossing powder, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, ribbon, dimensional foam, laminating machine, Heidi Swapp Blue Foil

    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:
    Thanks for stopping by, 
    I will be back tomorrow with my regular monthly post for Craft-Dee BowZ