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.