Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Liliana Fairy

Hello Bloggers,
Welcome to August 1. Time for a new challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ. The theme is always the same - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow. Hope you can join in the fun, you have about a month to get a project designed and submitted. We'd all love to see your creation.

Well,summer is about half over. So since summer will be coming to an end soon, I decided to use a cute fairy image from Cute As A Button. It makes me think of a pond that I used to visit when I was in my early teens. It was close to my house, I would walk down to it. I would see turtle heads bobbing up and down sunning themselves floating so close to the top of the water, I could see the shell of those turtles. Also the dragonflies would fly by and skim the water's surface. I can just envision this fairy floating by as well.

This fairy is named Liliana Fairy and I thought you'd enjoy seeing her. She is from the Cute As A Button collection of digital images. And they are the sponsor at Craft-Dee BowZ this month.  Stop by their shop and check out all their great selection of digi's.

This cutie is sitting in her leaf boat paddling thru the water.

I used colored pencils and gamsol to color the image. Next I added some glitter to give the water some additional interest. And those flower embellishments were the perfect accent to the oval.

The squares are from a Punch Around the Page punch. I punched a straight line of them and then trimmed them into single squares.

My bow, it's made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool and I used some sheer ribbon, my favorite type. Makes a great bow and shapes really well.

Here is the tools that makes bow making easy for me. 
You can order yours on the left sidebar over at the Craft-Dee BowZ blog. 

Stamps:  Digital - Cute As A Button - Liliana Fairy
Paper/Card Stock
: Teal CS, White CS, DP
Ink: Distress Oxide (on the flowers)
Dies/Punches   Used: Dies- Spellbinders Ovals - Grands/ Punches - Martha Stewart Punch All Over the Page - Country Tile Pattern
Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Glitter, Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Quickie Glue Pen, Glitter

I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

Hope I have inspired you! Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope to see you soon!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

A Friend is someone

Hello Blog Friends

I am so surprised it's already mid-summer (as always, the time is slipping by). The flowers are blooming and it's been really warm in my area.

And in this heat, the weeds are growing, too. You know, when it's snowing, those darned weeds still grow at least in my yard they do. What a battle they pose. I guess it could be worse, we could have no flowers or any vegetation at all. OK, that might be called the desert and I'm not sure I would like that. LOL

Well since we're talking about flowers, I thought I'd share with you a card I made for Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends. Their newest challenge (challenge #62) starts today and will go on til Fri, July 14. You have plenty of time to submit an entry and the theme is always Anything Goes. And the sponsor for the challenge is Bugaboo.

Here is my card

Love this sentiment and the doodled flowers are so pretty

This image was so much fun to color 
and I decided to pop those larger blooms up just to add some dimension.

 The DP behind the image is really a piece of my Gelli Plate artwork. I made a bunch of these a while back and have them ready when the right project needs a background. I have loads in all color combos just waiting for the perfect project.

My bow is a simple bow - loops that are stair-stepped and a piece of ribbon wrapping around the center, for the knot. I used grosgrain and it was perfect for this card.
 Grosgrain usually is too thick to make a traditional bow,
but it worked great for this type of a bow on my card. 
I wanted a skinny bow on the side of the card and thought this ribbon as the perfect size.

Stamps:  digital - Bugaboo - Friend Flower Doodles
Paper/Card Stock
: Light Blue CS, White CS
Ink: None
AccessoriesRibbon, Dimensional foam, Spectrum Noir - Various Colors, My handmade Gelli Plate papers from my stash, Craft-Dee BowZ tool

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

I hope you liked my project. Don't forget to link a project in the current challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. And the theme is always Anything Goes. Thanks so much for stopping by today and I’ll see you soon!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017


Happy 4th to all.

Today is a great holiday for our country.

Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire. The Congress actually voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2.

In light of that, and since my post falls on this holiday,
 I decided to make a card that is the expression of this holiday

I think this card really speaks for itself, don't you?

A few weeks ago when I was making this card, I had no word/sentiment on the front. But as I was writing this post, the word "Freedom" kept popping into my mind. As I looked at the card again, I felt it needed that word on the front of the card. so I added it and I feel it finishes the card.

Here is a close-up of the bow!!
Donna sent me this ribbon and it's perfect for this card
 and really speaks to the whole patriotic theme.
My bow.....it was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker tool. 
It's the tool makes bow making sooooo easy. 

You will love making bows if you use this tool.
Order yours here

Stamps: (rubber stamp) Creative Vision - Flag with Eagle Head
Paper/Card Stock
: Red CS, White CS, Blue CS, DP
Ink: India Ink - Black
Dies Used:  Spellbinders Square, Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlets (letters)
Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, colored pencils, star punch,  dimensional foam 

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by today, I will be back soon.

Saturday, July 1, 2017


Welcome to July,

Boy o' boy, the months are clicking by aren't they??

Bugaboo is back as the sponsor over at Craft-Dee BowZ this month, 
so I chose a cute bird image - Bugbird01

I thought he needed some feathers so I added some purple ones to give him a little flair. This cutie is sitting on a branch so I added more leaves and some pink felt flowers.

My Bow - well I used the great bow making tool from Craft-Dee BowZ and I used some seam binding to fashion a bow. This bow was made by stacking two double loop bows It makes a great looking full bow. Here is a closer view

That bow was made using this great tool

You can order yours here
Instructions are included but there are plenty of tutorials to walk you thru the how to. 

Stamps: Digital image  Bugaboo - Bugbird01
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, Pink CS, Green CS,  DP
Ink: Black India Ink
Dies/Punches Used: Round Circle Stitched Dies, Martha Stewart Branch 2 punch
Ribbon, purple feathers, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers - various colors

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by, Stop back Tuesday to see my patriotic post.

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. 

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.

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.

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
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.


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


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.

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.