Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Crafty Creations Challenge #344

Hello Everyone,
Today is the start of a new challenge over at Crafty Creations Challenges.

The sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and their selection of digital images is awesome and the winner of the challenge will receive 4 single digi images

This challenge will run until July 4th, so you have time to get a project made and submitted.

I decided to use a cute image - Birthday Troll



Since I was using the Birthday Troll, 
I decided to add the Balloon Topper for an additional party look and 
to add more fun and celebration to the look 
I used an embossing folder to add fireworks to the added panel behind the Birthday Troll

Next, I added the sentiment and some glitter to finish this card off. 

SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  Digi - Bugaboo - Birthday Troll,  Balloon Topper   
Rubber Stamps - Sentiment - Stampers Anonymous
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS
Ink: Memento - Black, Danube Blue
AccessoriesDimensional foam, Spectrum Noir - Various colors, Glue Pen, Glitter, Embossing Folder  - Fireworks

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today -   I will be back soon




Saturday, June 17, 2017

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #60

Hello and welcome back to my blog

Today is the beginning of a new challenge over at Lil Patch of CraftyFriends.

My card today is using  a digital image from Miss Daisy Stamps and I'm using Autumn Wagon.

I know here in the US we are just experiencing summer but you know, time flies and the next season is autumn. {LOL} And it will be here before we know it.



This image is so cool, if you love pumpkins and/or sunflowers, then this could be one of your fave's. It comes with a few sentiments too.

I added a fence and some grass to finish this off.

SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  Digital - Miss Daisy Stamps - Autumn Wagon
Paper/Card Stock
: Blue CS, Brown CS,Green CS, DP, White CS
Ink: Memento - Tangelo
Dies Used: Fence - Impression Obsession, Grass - Elizabeth Crafts
Accessories: Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers - Various colors

I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

That's it for today. I will be back soon,



Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Turn Over a New Leaf

Hello everyone,

Not sure if you know this but over at Craft-Dee BowZ, all the designers take a turn posting on a Tuesday.  I am scheduled for the 1st Tuesday of each month and that's today.

I don't know about you but I keep seeing cards made with Patchwork dies over on Pinterest and I love this look. I did some digging and the company that offers these dies is in the Netherlands and out of 8 different die sets they have offered in the past, they only have 3 styles left to buy. Since they are on sale I have to assume once they are gone - they are gone for good. (Bummer) So with that in mind, I ordered the 3 styles that are left to get.

So while I wait for these dies to arrive (from the Netherlands so that will take a little while) I just used some circle dies and kind of made my own design

Here is what I came up with.

I added a flower and a butterfly die cut as accents and that is how this card came together.
I just love this patchwork look.



As an accent, I made a smaller triple loop bow using a dotted swiss ribbon.


The Craft-Dee BowZ tool makes it so easy to make your bows the size you need for your cards.

BTW please don't forget that the CDB June Challenge is under way. 
The sponsor this month is Cute As A Button 
and the winner will receive a prize of 3 single digi images of the winners choice

You have time to get your project made and submitted -
 the challenge runs all month.

You could be the June winner. 
The theme is always the same - Anything Goes with a handmade bow.

SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  Power Poppy - Good Thinking Renewal 
Paper/Card Stock
: Blue CS, Blue Glitter CS, Blue Shimmer CS
Ink: Memento - Danube Blue
Dies/Punch Used: Memory Box - Glorious Greber Daisies
Accessories
Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Glue Pen, Glitter

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:


thanks for stopping by - I will be back soon


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge - June

Welcome to June 1.  Do you believe it, 5 months gone and 7 more to go before we are in a new year.

Seems like the months go by, faster and faster!!

Well since it's June 1, you know what that means, 
it's time for the June challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ
and the winners for the May challenge are posted as well.
Stop over to check out the winners and the other designer's inspiration projects.

The sponsor for June is none other than....
the prize is 3 single digital images

OK so get your project done and submit it- the theme is always the same - 
Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
You could be the June winner

Here is my project for the June 1 CDB post



Isn't she adorable?  
This is Watermelon Patch 

Here is a closer view!!

And here is my bow. 
Its 2 single loop bows, stacked. 
You can tell because there are 4 tails instead of just 2.


SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT

Stamps:  Cute As A Button - Watermelon Patch

Paper/Card Stock: White CS, Lime Green CS, Watermelon colored CS
Ink: None
Dies/ Punches UsedBanner Die from Stamping Buddies, Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page, Impression Obsession - Greeting Set
AccessoriesRibbon, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam

I am submitting my card to the following challenges:

Well, time for me to go for now, but I will be back soon with another card.
In the meantime have a great weekend.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #58

Hello everyone and welcome back.

Time for another challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.
The sponsors for this challenge are 

Crafts and Me

AND



I choose to use  4 Square Floral from Bugaboo Stamps



This image has quite a few possibilities - and I decided to do something a little different

I printed the image and cut the CS into a 6X6 square.
 By doing that, I couldn't use a decorative corner punch 
because it would cut into the corners of the image. So that was out.
However when you use a corner punch here is waste 
so I  used some of that waste and it gave me a great look.

I used this Martha Stewart punch - Scallop 3 Dot
See that L shaped piece, well I used  one in each of the 4 corners and then I used more


I put two together to make this shape. 
BTW I did not use the dots

OK here is the end result of 


I added small triangles on the side center spots. 

I decided to  make the 3 floral images on the digi more dimensional
To do that I actually had printed a second sheet to be able to make the dimensional pieces

I used another MS punch - 3 in 1 Hydrangea, and used the smaller flower and shaped them and glued them to the image and next added yellow Flower Soft to the bloom centers

Here is a close up
This looked like a hyacinth bloom 
so the little flowers on the punch worked perfectly on this image
This turned out really great looking

Next image -  I just popped another daisy on top of the daisy on the card panel

I added color and glitter to the center

I did the same thing to the other floral image and the small leaf 


For the sentiment I just added glitter, no dimension here.

SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  Digi image - Bugaboo - 4 Square Floral
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, Purple CS, Pinkish Purple CS
Ink: None
Punches Used: Martha Stewart - 3 in 1 Hydrangea, Scallop 3 Dot
Accessories:Prisma Colored Pencils, Spectrum Noir Markers, Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge  2W  Spring Fever  (W2 of 2)

Well that is how my card was put together,  
hope I inspired you to use things that we normally throw out. 
 Thanks for stopping by,I will be back soon.



Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone
Welcome back.
On the 1st Tuesday of each month I post a card for Craft-Dee BowZ. This card must contain a bow that I have made but other than that I can make anything, card or whatever and I can choose the theme.

Well I belong to a Birthday Card Club over on Facebook and I have to send out birthday cards each month to different recipients. So I make a few birthday cards each month and I thought I'd share this one with you. It will go to a person who has a June birthday.

As I was making this card I used some things that were on my desk, begging to be included in a card and I also tried out the new  Distress Oxides and used a piece as a background. But it's kind of hard to see because I have so many things that really cover that up.

Now.... I usually don't use orange on cards, it's just not one of my favorite colors
but this orange ribbon worked great with this card.


Hope you can see some of the oxide background I made, 
its by the daisies and above the happy birthday die cut.
I also used a Martha Stewart punch around the page punches  to get the unusual panel. 
I punched the 4 corners then I punched one straight punch, not connecting all the way around. 
(Hope that made sense.) I then added a pink piece on the unpunched edge just to make this layered card panel really different. Oh and the daisy centers, I colored them using fossilized amber oxide, I used a paint brush and tapped it on, I also added a halo of cracked pistachio to accent that amber color.

Let me show a closer view of my double loop bow I made for this card.

Using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool, this type of bow is so easy to make.
Click here to look at a video

Also just a reminder - the Craft-Dee BowZ monthly challenge is in progress 
and we are hoping that you submit an entry.
The challenge will end at 8P.M.  EDT on May 31 
The theme is always Anything Goes with a handmade Bow. 
The winner will receive 4 digital images from our sponsor this month -
Bugaboo stamps

SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Paper/Card Stock: White CS, Pink CS, Orange CS, Purple CS, Green CS 
Ink: Distress Oxides - Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick,Vintage Photo, Fired Brick,Broken China
Dies/Punches   Used: DIES- Spellbinders -Jewel Flowers and Flourishes,  PUNCHES - Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page - Fan
Accessories
Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, doily

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:


Thanks for stopping in today, I will be back soon


Monday, May 1, 2017

Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge - May

Hello everyone and welcome to May

Do you believe it, this year is 1/3 over all ready!!  May 1st and we are in the great season of spring. I love spring, but I love all the seasons. By the time the next season starts I am ready for it. I am lucky I live in an area where we experience all 4 seasons.

The sponsor this month is Bugaboo and  I decided to use this beautiful digital image.


This image is called Beautiful Blocks - Life and can be found here

I colored the water lilies a pinkish color 
and the purple CS is a great compliment to the colors in the digital image.
I added a glitter paper border and some of my handmade flowers to finish this off. 

        


Above are 2 different views of my bow. 
This bow is 2 single loop bows that are stacked on top of each other. 
I love this style of a multi-loop bow and it is so easy to make.

The Craft-Dee BowZ tool makes this style of bow so easy to make.
Click here to order yours.


The Craft-Dee BowZ challenge goes for the whole month so you have a lot of time to submit your project. Just make sure you have a handmade bow on your project.
Prize is 4 digital images from Bugaboo.


SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  Bugaboo digital image - Beautiful Blocks - Life
Paper/Card Stock
: Purple CS, Glitter CS, Green CS, White CS
Ink: None
Dies Used: Marvy Uchida Daisy Punch, Leaves - Spellbinders
Accessories: Markers - Spectrum Noir - Various colors, 
Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

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

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.