Saturday, April 15, 2017

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #56

Hi Everyone

It's time for a new challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. 
The sponsor for this challenge is 


I used the cutest image. This could be used with sentiments  of: I'm Sorry, Happy Birthday, Mother's Day, Hello, and I'm sure you can think of others.


That bouquet of flowers is so cool and this cutie looks like she's giving you that bouquet. 

I added some daisies and leaves to compliment that bouquet. 
I also picked up a new die frame with leaves in the corners 
and thought Winnie looked great in this frame. 
She looks like she is in a jungle of sorts 
or maybe she is at the flower shop buying that bouquet..

My background paper has a very faint design but it too has leaves and a few flowers on it. 
A perfect design to go with Winnie

SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  Digital Polkadoodles - Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime - Just For You 
Paper: White CS, Green CS, Yellow CS
Ink: None
Dies Used: Impression Obsession - Greeting Set
Accessories: MS Leaf Punch, MS Frond punch, Marvey Uchida Daisy Punch (old)- Spectrum Noir - various colors.

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:


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


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Birthday Wishes

Hi Everyone and welcome back
Its the first Tuesday of the month  so that means its my turn to post over at Craft-Dee BowZ

A really good friend of mine is celebrating her birthday today,
 so the card I am showing you today is the card I made for her.

Since Beccy's Place it the sponsor over at Craft-Dee BowZ for April, I decided to use one of the images I have in my treasure trove of digital images.
(It's an oldie but a goodie, not available anymore)

I decided to use a floral image since we are in spring - it is spring isn't it??
 It's still cooler here in N.KY but supposed to get warmer and wetter. Oh well its not snow. LOL

I love this floral sprig. I actually used 2 sprigs, one is flipped to give me a mirror image. 
Then I arranged these to make it look like a really full bouquet.

That sentiment is a die cut,  I cut one in that light purple and I cut another in black. 
Then I mounted the two in an off-set manner.


Here is a closer view of my bow.
 I made 2 single loop bows, one a little larger than the other and stacked them. 
I just love this look and its so easy to do.

If you are bow challenged, like I used to be,
order a Craft-Dee BowZ tool here and you will be an expert in no time.

Let me show you the inside of this card.


The flower is just a portion of the original flower sprig, I needed to make the inside look great as well.

SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  Digi Beccy's Place - Flower Sprig (No longer available) ClearStamps - inside sentiment - My Sentiments Exactly -Birthday Sentiments
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, Purple CS, Lt Purple CS, Black CS, DP, White Pearl shimmer paper
Ink: Memento - Grape Jelly
Dies Used: Impression Obsession -Square Cutout Border, Heartfelt Creations - Decorative Oval,  sentiment - unknown
Accessories
Ribbon, pearls, Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page -Fan, Spectrum Noir Markers - Various colors, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Liquid Glue

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping in today Have a great day and I will be back soon.


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge - April

Welcome back

It's April 1st and there's no fooling here. LOL   
Today it's time for the April monthly challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ

April Sponsor - Beccy's Place


Beccy has a super array of digital kits and you are sure to find something to suit your needs.

Let me share my card with you


As I looked at this old pump I thought it would look great next to a tree. 
I used an embossing folder to add the tree. I colored the tree sponging brown to the trunk and limbs areas and used my Distresed Crayon - twisted citron - to paint the green on the leaves.

Let me show a closer view of the pump.

I love this image. Also, see those leaves falling, well I got a blob of green in 2 different spots so I just added some leaf shapes and made it look like leaves falling, no mistakes, just opportunities. LOL
Also I added some stones to the bottom of the image just to fill up the space at the bottom. 


Craft-Dee BowZ has the best bow making tool




I made a layered bow and added some leaves to the knot area for added interest. 



SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  Digi Stamp- Beccy's Place - Old Pump is in the Old Mailbox set
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, Green CS
Ink: Distress ink - Old Paper, Gathered Twigs, Memento - Bamboo Leaves, Summer Sky
AccessoriesRibbon, Distress Crayons twisted citron, Spectrum Noir - various colors, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Embossing Folder - Darice - Leafy Tree Trunk

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:




Thanks for stopping in today  I will be back soon




Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Crafty Creations Challenge #338

Hi Everyone

Thanks for stopping in today. Crafty Creations has a new challenge that has started. The theme is always - Anything Goes so that leaves that creative door wide open!

The sponsor is Bugaboo 
Love their images!!!
Prize - 4 images of your choice

Challenge ends - Tues Apr. 11 @ 8 p.m. EDT

I have 2 cards to share with you today

First up is an Easter card

Since Easter is coming up real soon, I decided to use an Easter Bunny image.

Here is the card I made


Isn't this bunny a cutie!!!

SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  Digital Image - Bugaboo - Bunny Chic Topper;  Hero Arts - Celebrations (old)
Paper/Card Stock
: Green CS, Glitter Paper, White CS, DP
Ink: Memento - Northern Pine
Dies Used: Elizabeth Crafts Designs - Outdoor Edges
Accessories: Spectrum Noir - various colors, Glitter
, dimensional foam, Punches - MS 3 in 1 Clasic Butterfly: McGill Jumbo Punch Daisy

I am submitting this card in the following challenges:




Card #2

Another digital image from Bugaboo.
Oh what a darling unicorn
When I  think of unicorns I always seem to get a smile on my face.
Also unicorns remind me of birthday parties
I also think of rainbows.
Not sure why, but I do
I must have an over active imagine. (LOL)

Here is a closer view of the glittery rainbow I added to the upper right corner.





SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  Digital Image - Bugaboo - Bugunibeyou
Paper/Card Stock
Purple CS, White CS, DP, Gelli Paper I designed using Gelli Plate (Yellowish paper)
Dies Used: Spellbinders - Postage Squares 
AccessoriesSpectrum Noir - various colors, Glitter, Gelli Plate - ( used to make my own design on paper - its located underneath the stamp die cut shape) acrylic paint, Googlie Eyes, Quickie Glue Pen


I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping in today I will be back soon.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Season's Greetings Challenge #4

Hello and welcome back
It's time for the next Season's Greetings Christmas Challenge

This challenge is always "anything goes (Christmas of course) - with an optional twist"
The optional twist is the picture inspiration, below, if you care to use it.




I love making Christmas cards and if you do too, 
then Season's Greetings is a challenge you will want to enter.


This challenge will run until April 11 so you have a few weeks to get a Christmas card designed
 and submitted. There is an optional twist to the challenge if you'd like -  use the picture as your inspiration.If you make a Christmas card now, you will have one less card that you need to make at Christmas time

Let e share my card with you


I love birds ("B" is for Birds) and decided to use a stamp of a bird image that I have had for eons (and it's still available for purchase). And he is the image that I thought would be perfect for this card. I also used a die to add that pine sprig behind the bird. And you know what goes great with a pine sprig - pine cones. So I added that to this card too - the perfect embellishment. 

Here are a closer pic of the bird image and the pine cones.


SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  Stamp - Great Impressions - Winter Chickadee
Paper/Card Stock
: Gold Metallic, White CS, Green CS, Craft CS, DP, Elizabeth Crafts - Merry Christmas
Ink: India Ink - Black
Dies Used: Sizzix TH - Tattered Pinecones, Diemond Dies - pine branch, Elizabeth Crafts - Merry Christmas
Accessories
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, dimensional foam

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:





Saturday, March 18, 2017

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #54

Hello Everyone and  welcome back.

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends has a new challenge that has started, 
and I hope you check it out and submit a project!!. 

The sponsors for ths challenge are:

and 


You know spring starts in a few days 
so I decided to focus on Flower Power
The image that I used is Happy Flowers
from Fred She Said
and 
here is the card I made.


This card stands up and I love the design of this card.


Here is the card open

This is my first attempt at this card design. 
It was actually pretty easy to cut, decorate and assemble.
Hmm....May have to some more.

SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  JustRite - Easter Blessings
Paper/Card Stock
: Blue CS, Cream CS, DP
Ink: India Ink - Black
Accessories: Leaf Ribbon, Spectrum Noir - Various colors, dimensional foam

I am submitting my card to the following challenges:


 I will be back soon



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Some Bunny Loves You

Welcome back everyone

WOW it's the first Tuesday of the month already.
And that means its time for my post at Crafty Dee BowZ

Well since Easter is coming our way soon,, I thought I'd share this Easter card with everyone.


Lets take a look at that bow.


This bow is a double loop bow.
Easy to make and it really looks bigger than it is.
The Craft-Dee BowZ tool
is the perfect bow making tool.



Hope you are inspired to make an Easter card with a bow. 

When you do why not submit your card in the Craft-Dee BowZ March Challenge
The theme is always the same - Anything Goes with a handmade bow

Check out the challenge here
The CDB challenge runs thru the end of the month - so you have time. 
You could be the next winner


SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  North Coast Creations - Hippity Hoppity
Paper/Card Stock
: Blue CS, White CS, Green CS, Pink CS
Ink: India Ink - Black
Dies Used: Gina Marie - Stitched Rectangles, Poppy Stamps - Picket Fence, Impression Obsession - Birdhouse Set
Accessories
Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Spectrum Noir Illustrator alcohol markers - various colors
I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping in today and I will be back soon



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Crafty Creations Challenge - #336

Hello Everyone

I have 2 posts for you today. Please scroll down to see the other post.

Do you believe it, it's finally March 1 and spring is right around the corner!! Yea!!

Easter is late this year, April 16, so, it will be here in about 6 weeks. 
That means you still have time to get those Easter cards made and out the door.

Here is a little Easter inspiration for ya.



Crafty Creations has a new challenge that has started and the sponsor is Bugaboo

That sweet bunny image is from Bugaboo. They have the cutest images and they are always adding new one's, so you might want to check them out. If you like cute images, Bugaboo is bound to have something that will be perfect for your project.

Stop over at the Crafty Creations Challenges blog to get the scoop and to submit your project in their current challenge, it runs thru March 14 and the theme is Anything Goes.

SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps: Digital - Bugaboo - Egg Tulip Bunny, 
Rubber Stamp - North Coast Creations Pansies (Used the verse)
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, Yellow/Gold CS, Pale Green CS, Purple CS, Background Paper (I made using Gelli Plate & various acrylic paint colors)
Ink: India Ink - Black
Dies/Punches   Used: Die - Spellbinders Ovals, Punch -EK Success Edger punch (old)
Accessories:D
imensional foam, Spectrum Noir - Various Colors, flowers

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:


Thanks for stopping by today. 

I will be back soon.