Saturday, January 14, 2017

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 50

Hello and welcome back

WOW January is almost half over - do you believe it!!

It's the 2nd Saturday of the month
and that means it's time for the next challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

You know, I think I chose this image with spring in mind, 
and I know I am ready for the season to change............how about you!!

Let me show you my card.


Aren't these guys the cutest. 
And don't they remind you of April Showers!!! 

The sponsor over at Lil Patch of  Crafty Friends for this challenge is 



 My cuties are called Ducklings in the Rain

Here is a closer view of the ducks and those clouds


I fussy cut the ducks, the clouds and some rain puddles and popped them up with dimensional foam. 
The clouds - well, I sort of bent the edges to give them a little life. 
I also took a little creative license and added some stitching to the bill on the hat on that center duck.

Hope this card makes you smile and lets hope for an early spring

LET ME SHARE WITH YOU THE SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  Digital - Sasayaki Glitter - Ducklings in the Rain, Rubber Stamp - Designs by Ryn Water Effects 2 (Raindrops)
Paper/Card Stock
: Blue CS, White CS
Ink: Memories ink - India Ink - Black, Memento - Gray Flannel, Summer Sky
Dies Used:  Spellbinders Ovals sm  
Accessories
Ribbon, dimensional foam, Spectrum Noir - various colors

I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

 I will be back soon.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Crafty Creations Challenge #332

Hello and welcome back!!

Its time for the next challenge over at Crafty Creations.

This year all the challenges are Anything Goes and we have 2 teams this year. We will be having a team for the even numbered challenges and a different team for the odd numbered challenges.

Here is my card


I thought this image was so adorable. 
The image is from Beccy's Place and she is the sponsor of our current challenge.


Beccy has a super array of digi sets. Please take a minute and check them out
This challenge runs thru Jan. 17. You have time to submit your project.
You could be the next winner

LET ME SHARE WITH YOU THE SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  Digi - Beccy's Place - New Friends
Paper/Card Stock
: Blue CS, White CS, Green CS
Ink: Memento - Bamboo Leaves, Danube Blue
Dies Used:Sizzix Tim Holtz - Pine Tree
Accessories: Glitter,
 dimensional foam, Spectrum Noir various colors, Embossing Folder - Snowflake

I am submitting this card in the following challenges;

Thanks for stopping by today. See you soon



Tuesday, January 3, 2017

With Brave Wings She Flies

Welcome back.

Whew, This is a busy week here at Art and Soul,
 I have 3 cards for you this week. 
Yesterday was card #1, this is card #2 and the third card will will post tomorrow.

A long time ago (no this isn't a fairytale - LOL) I bought a large puzzle piece and I used it as a card of sorts but I made a copy of that puzzle piece shape. Well I pulled that puzzle piece out and its been sitting on my table for a good while and last nite I finally came up with a card idea,
This puzzle piece is approximately 6.5" X 6.5"


Here is a peek of that puzzle piece. 
I traced this onto my white CS to make that fun shape.

You know that Fred She Said is the sponsor of the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month.... and I saw a darling bird on their site and fell in love with it. So I bought it last nite. Next I decided the bird and the puzzle piece would be a great match. So.....................................

........................Here is the card

I  used a gold leafing pen to add a gold tone outline on the puzzle shape.

Here is a close-up of that cute bird, the Nuthatch


and here is a closer view of my bow


It's a triple loop bow.
Its easy to make with the Craft-Dee BowZ tool.

Need one - order yours here

LET ME SHARE WITH YOU THE SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT

Stamps:  
Digi - Fred She Said - Nuthatch

Paper/Card Stock
White CS 
Green CS

Ink
Memento - Danube Blue
Memento - Bamboo Leaves

Dies Used
Spellbinders Ovals sm
Dees Distinctively - Pine Sprigs. 
Sizzix  Tim Holtz Alterations -Tattered Pinecones 

Accessories
Ribbon
Craft-Dee BowZ  tool
dimensional foam
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers - Various colors
Puz
Tim Holtz Mini Stencil  Collection - Set 7
Sponge 
Krylon - Gold Leaf Pen


I am submitting this card in the following challenges:


Thanks for stopping in today, I will be back tomorrow with that 3rd card for you.


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Spring To Life

Welcome to 2017

The Craft-Dee BowZ monthly challenge has just started

And they have a great sponsor this month 

Fred She Said

Fred She Said Designs offers a wide variety of digital products with a floral flair and cute characters too - Digi's, Pre-coloured images, Papers, Sets, Fred's Flower Kits, and even digital cutting files. Have some fun with Fred!

Check out the challenge details over at the Craft-Dee BowZ blog.


Here is my card
I wanted to use a floral image and hopefully we will have an early spring.


Here is a closer view of the image
And here is a closer view of my bow.
This bow is 2 triple loop bows layered one on top of the other. The bottom bow is slightly larger than the top bow,

Well I thought I'd start out the new year with a floral card.
 Maybe we will have a mild winter. 
So far we are.
(I'm in the Greater Cincinnati area)

Don't forget the Craft-Dee BowZ tool is the best bow maker. 
To order yours click here
It's easy to use and there are videos in case you need a visual. 

LET ME SHARE WITH YOU THE I SUPPLIES USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  Digital image - Fred She Said - Scribbled Floral 1, Sentiment - Power Poppy - Good Thinking Renewal
Ink - Memento - Bamboo Leaves
Paper/Card Stock
: Blue CS, White CS
Dies Used: Spellbinders Ovals sm  
Accessories
Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Martha Stewart punches - Fan, Flower Shower, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers - Various colors

I am submitting my card in the following Challenges:


Thanks for stopping by today

Have a great day and Happy New Year.

Barbara