Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Two Snowmen

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. 
Today is the start of Crafty Creations Challenge #356
The theme is - Anything Goes
Sponsor - Bugaboo


Image used - Two Snowmen

The snowman image I chose to use is so adorable!!!
I thought he'd look great on a tag. 
So I colored it and cut it out using an oval.

I mounted it on a tag cut from shimmer paper and added some punched snowflakes.
I also added glitter (which didn't show up in this pic)

To add the to/from info, I added a stamped circle to the back of the tag. 
The stamp I've used, I've had forever, and this worked out great on the back of the tag. 



Here's the back of the tag. 
It gives me the capability of adding to/from info 
since I think shimmer paper might be hard to write on.

This stamp is so old and it's from Catslife Press.
but it's still available and its #654F

Please visit the Crafty Creations Challenges site and check out the projects
 the other designers have made.
Also, this challenge will continue until December 19, 
so you have some time to enter your project in the challenge. 
You could be our next winner

I am submitting my tag in the following challenges:

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. And I hope you will link a project in our challenge. Don’t forget our theme is always Anything Goes. Thanks so much for stopping by today and check out the inspiration from the other designers by visiting the Crafty Creations Challenge blog.

Have a wonderful week and I will be back soon


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Checking the List

Hello again
Thanks for stopping in today. 

Since today is the first Tuesday of the month it's my turn to post over at Craft-Dee BowZ
Their December Challenge is going on all month, so, you have plenty of time to submit a project. 
I'd love to see what you've made. Submitting will make you eligible to be a winner, so go ahead,  submit a project. The theme is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
I will be looking for your project. 

Speaking of projects, let me share mine

This is a 6X6 card and I thought the image was so cute I just had to show you.

This adorable fairy is checking the leaf list for Santa. 
Checking the list of the good boys and girls. 

Checking the List is the name of the image. 

This image is from Cute As A Button
who is the sponsor for  Craft-Dee BowZ's
December Challenge

Don't forget the Craft-Dee BowZ tool is the easiest to use and will change you from bow making challenged to a bow making pro. It did me and I use the tool on each and every bow I make.


I am submitting my card to the following challenges:

Well, I thought you'd like to check out what I've been up to lately and I am so glad you stopped by. 
BTW, stop in tomorrow 'cause I have another cute idea for you.
Hope to see you tomorrow

Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas Cat


Hello and welcome to December 
and to the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge for December

December, WOW !! We are beginning the last month of this year. 
Amazing isn't it. This year has just flown by.

Well lets look at my last inspiration card 
for the 2017 Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge


Santa has left this adorable kitty his favorite gift ....
a fish.... and Santa made sure to attach a festive bow to dress up the gift.

Since I love cats (I got my first one when I was 3 years of age, and have had a cat in my life ever since) I  happen to have one that is my constant companion. His name is "Buddy" and he is like a dog, he is literally always by my side. He is my Buddy.
He is the most loving cat I have ever had. LOL

So I just had to use this image 'cause he reminds me of Buddy.


SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  Digital image - Cute As A Button - Christmas Cat
                Ornaments - Clear Stamp - Hero Arts  - Magic of Christmas
Paper/Card Stock
: Blue CS, White CS
Ink: Memento Danube Blue
Dies Used: Dee's Distinctively - Pine Sprigs
Accessories
Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen, Outline Sticker - Sentiment, Alcohol Markers - Spectrum Markers - various colors.

Here is a closer view of my bow.

This is a double loop bow on top of a ribbon stack
Need a Craft-Dee BowZ tool??


Order yours today - over at the Craft-Dee BowZ site

The Craft-Dee BowZ challenge has started and I'd love to see your submission.

The Theme is always - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow


The sponsor - Cute As A Button
The Prize - 2 Digital Images



I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. Hope you will link a project in the Craft-Dee BowZ monthly challenge. Don’t forget the theme every month is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.  Also, on each Tuesday of the month, a different designer will post another project
 over on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog to inspire you! 
Please visit each Tuesday for additional inspiration.


I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

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



Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A Hat and Some Snowflakes

Hi Everyone
Generally I do not post personal stuff here on my blog. However, even though this is of a personal nature, it is also on the crafty side of the house as well. LOL

Monday I attended a fund raising event that that is held annually for a hospital in my area. The proceeds aid breast cancer. The event always has various vendors selling jewelry, hair accessories, scarves, gloves, home decor for Christmas, make-up and so many other things. Besides vendors selling great items, there is a silent auction, a luncheon with yummy food, a fashion show and an award is given to the person with  the most unique hat.

Unique hat ........ music to my ears. LOL

Well since I have made this type of hat before, I decided to make another with a winter theme. I made a fascinator.  Not familiar with a fascinator?? You know, those cool little hats we see the English ladies wearing - those are fascinators.  Well I won the prize for the most unique hat. I won a GC and an oh so warm throw that my cat seems to have taken ownership of already. LOL

Here is a pic with the hat on me at the event.



Here is a closer view of the hat. This was hard to photograph. 
Definitely harder than photographing a card. (LOL)


I used tulle, wire, snowflake foam stickers, fun foam snowflakes (cut from my AccuCut die) used at the base of the hat. I also used a blue glittered drink koozie, (yep a drink koozie, you know one of those drink  can holders), white glitter paper, 
snowflakes used for home decor and a plastic headband.  
A little hot glue and a snip here, a twist of wire there and vwela - a fascinator. 

This took me about 1 hour to make and I love the way it turned out. Hope you do too.

ps. here are links to 2 other hat projects I've done
Derby Hat My first go at making these type of hats
The Snowflake Hat - I assisted a friend Denise on this one.

I am submitting this in the following challenges:

Well it seems we crafty ones can come up with a lot of things other that cards. 
Thanks for stopping by and I will see you soon.

Barbara