Saturday, November 11, 2017

Merry Christmas

Welcome back everyone,

I made this card about a month ago and it has sat on my table,
patiently waiting for me to share this with you. LOL

Last month I received a stamp set from MayMay Made it and it is the cutest set and I loved the wreath stamp in this set. I love all the stamps in this set but that wreath really caught my eye. (Its that twiggy looking stamp in the lower left of the set.) This set is called Happy Fall Y'all

Well, I want to share the simple card I made using that stamp.


What a cool card this turned out to be. I love the simplicity of this card.

Let me show you a closer view of that wreath



This stamp is a half of a wreath and is designed to stamp the image 2 times, once on the top half and then stamp again for the bottom half, connecting to the top half when you stamp it the 2nd time. This will make a wreath or circle if you will. There are branches that shoot out which gives you the ability to fill in the wreath with leaves to make a summer wreath or a fall wreath, depending on the color of ink you use on the leaves.

Well, I wanted to make my winter wreath to look like a grapevine wreath with berries.So to achieve my look, I stamped the wreath half in the north or top position. Next, stamped it in the south or the bottom position. I used green ink for both stampings. Next, I reinked the stamp in brown and placed the stamp on the left side of the wreath stamping over the green and reinked again one more time in brown and stamped it one last time on the right side of the wreath. This made a fuller wreath. Next, I stamped those red berries using red ink. Those berries are included in this stamp set. In fact, there are a lot of stamps in this set. Check it out.

I think this card is simple yet elegant. I also stamped those berries on the red CS but they are pretty faint so they don't show up in the picture.

The Merry Christmas is cut using an Elizabeth Crafts die. I cut it out using glitter paper.

Well, I hope you've enjoyed my project today.

I'm submitting my card in the following challenges:
I will be back soon.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Fall is in the Air

Hello everyone

It's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Creations.Challenge #354 has started and .....

The theme - (always) Anything Goes
The sponsor - Bugaboo
Prize - 4 images of your choice


Since we are really in the fall season, 
I decided to use a cute image and design the background in a fall theme

Let me share my card with you
Image  - Bugaboo - Fall Fence
Tree - Darice Embossing Folder Leafy Tree Trunk
Coloring - Digi Image - Various Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Coloring - Embossed Panel - Distress Oxides.

I hope you have enjoyed my card.  I hope that you will link a project to the Crafty Creations Challenge. The theme is always Anything Goes. We would love to see your creation. You could be the next winner. This challenge will end Nov. 20 at 11:59 p.m. EST

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back soon


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Heaven and Nature Sing

Hello Everyone,

Do you know it's just 6 weeks til Christmas?  Whew, where has this year gone????? card 

It's the 1st Tuesday of November and that means it's time for me share a Craft-Dee BowZ project

I'm in the Christmas mode so I want to share a card that is in the Christmas spirit.

Beccy's Place is the sponsor for the November challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ


The prize is 1 digital set
The challenge runs until Nov.29 so you have plenty of time to create something and enter it.

Since we are really in the Christmas season already, I decided to make a Christmas card and I decided to use a bird image. I love birds and this one really caught my eye.


This cutie is in the Baby Robin set
1 bird and 4 sentiments come in this set
and the bird can be used the year round.

I used colored pencils to color this bird. Gamsol was used to blend/shade. In my humble opinion, colored pencils used with gamsol offer a great way to blend/shade and to go from one color to another seamlessly. I feel I have more control with pencils and gamsol.

 I decided to use just a 2 loop bow on this card. 
Here's a closer look


 If you struggle with making a bow, let me suggest the Craft-Dee BowZ bow making tool.  It can make a bow anywhere from 1" to 4" in size. The tool is handy, portable and it's a tool that is so easy to use. Besides the instructions that accompany the tool itself, there are online videos that make it easy to follow along.


To order your very own, 
visit the Craft-Dee BowZ blog and the ordering spot is on the left sidebar.
These make great Christmas gifts, too.

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:


Thanks for stopping in today

I'll be back soon


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Candy Canes

Hello Everyone

November 1, WOW!!! do you believe it! 
Next month we will be in the midst of preparing for Christmas.



The November Challenge has started over at Craft-Dee BowZ.  
So you have all month to submit a project 
Theme - Anything Goes and include a Handmade Bow
Sponsor - Beccy's Place
Prize - 1 Stamp Set

With the holidays getting closer, I thought I'd make a tag and a small pillow box gift box
for my inspiration piece.


The pillow box was cut from an Accu-Cut die. I've had the die for years and comes in handy for a medium size gift box. I used white cardstock for the box and added a 2" strip of red CS and then stacked a 1" strip of designer paper on top. Next, I added a gold multi-loop bow to finish the box off.

Here is a closer look at the pillow box.


The tag - now that came together in a funny way.  A while ago I had cut out 3 different sizes of poinsettias on a red piece of cardstock for a different project and I saved the cutout piece. So, for this larger tag, I was looking around for something to use as a background. I spied that piece that I had already cut out and it was a great fit. I trimmed it up and added glitter in the cutout spaces. Finally, I added the candy cane image over the red background panel and used some of that gold sheer ribbon to use as the string on the tag.

Here is a closer view of the tag.


 If you struggle with making a bow, let me suggest the Craft-Dee BowZ bow making tool.  It's easy to use and can make a bow anywhere from 1" to 4" in size. The tool is handy, portable and it's a tool that is easy to use. Besides the instructions that accompany the tool itself, there are online videos that make it easy to follow along.

To order one, click here

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. 
I'd love to see you link a project in the Craft-Dee BowZ monthly challenge. 
Don’t forget the theme every month is always 
Anything Goes include a Handmade Bow.  
Also, on each Tuesday of the month, 
a different designer will post over on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog to inspire you! 

I have the 1st Tuesday of the month, so stop back next Tuesday (November 7)
 to see what I have made.

I am submitting my project in the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by today and 
I’ll be back next Tuesday with another Craft-Dee BowZ project 
Hope to see you then.


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Season's Greetings

Hello Everyone
I've been crazy busy and on top of it all, I forgot to post this cute card.

Speaking of forgetting - Don't forget, challenge  #353 is going on right now over at Crafty Creations Challenges.
The theme - Anything Goes
Sponsor - Bugaboo
Prize - 4 images of your choice
Challenge will end November 6

For my card, I used this sweet image from Bugaboo,  called Candy Cane Bear.

To make this 6X6 card -
I used a colorblock die from Accu-cut and just used the frame part. Next, I attached that frame to a sheet of adhesive and added glitter to the separate blocks. I added the Candy Cane Bear to the center of the block and attached it to a matte silver panel.

I then embossed the corners of the silver panel and then attached the panel sheet to the card front. Next, I made poinsettias using Spellbinders dies, glitter those up and attached to the card front. I then added the greenery and my die cut sentiment.




This was a cute card to make and can't wait to give it. 
I have the perfect person in mind already.

Well, that's it for today.

I will be back Wednesday with a post for my 1st of the month post.
Hope to see you then

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Merry Christmas

Welcome back, everyone.
Today is the start of the new challenge #68 over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

There are two sponsors for this challenge and I am using Christmas Wreath from Lemon Shortbread


Please go to Lil Patch of Crafty Friends blog to check out the other designer's projects using 
 Kitty Bee Designs, our other sponsor. 

With the holiday season fast approaching 
I decided on using this cute mouse sitting in a Christmas wreath.

I colored this sweet image with colored pencils and used Gamsol to blend the colors out on the wreath. The ribbon/bow and the bells were colored with Spectrum Noir Sparkles. I added gold twine to the wreath and then added some outline sticker dots on the wreath. Also, I mounted that cute image over an oval mirror cardstock piece. On the panel, under the oval, I stamped tall pine trees from Stampscapes and then added a Tim Holtz die cut pine tree just to add additional interest.

The sentiment is another Tim Holtz die. I used a silver card stock paper and after I glued that on I didn't care for the look so I added that same sentiment die cut in gold cardstock and attached it off center to give it a contrast. I love the way it turned out. Sorry, it's not showing up well in this pic.


Hopefully, this card has inspired you a little. 
Just remember we are a little over 9 weeks out til Christmas is here.

I am submitting my project in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping in today. I will be back soon



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Happy Day

Hello Everyone and thanks for stopping in today

Well, here is the card I would like to share with you today.  
Since it is the 1st Tuesday of the month
 it is my turn to post an inspiration piece.



This card has taken me a while to finish. 
I had it finished, or so I thought but I felt it was missing something,
 so it sat... and waited.... til I could find the piece that would finish it.

I recently purchased a wheat die from a garage sale and that was the finishing piece I needed. Unfortunately, I have no clue as to who makes this die. All I know is I love it and got a super bargain

There is holographic paper under the wheat and I cut it in a banner shape. Flowers and a scroll embellish the left side. The pink piece is scored and folded to achieve that look and under that is an embossed card front base.
I added the bow to the top right and now the card is done and ready to gift.

That ribbon I used is a sheer with white stars embossed on it.
Sheer ribbon is my favorite because it is easy to work with
and since it's so thin you can make a multi-loop bow without a problem.

Here is an up-close view.

For those of you that are bow making challenged this is the tool for you.

Click here to place an order for your very own.

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. Hope you will link a project in the Craft-Dee BowZ 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 over
on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog to inspire you! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I 'll be back soon!




Sunday, October 1, 2017

Welcome To The Pumpkin Patch

Welcome Back, Everyone!!

Today is October 1 and the temperatures in my area have finally cooled down - Yea!!! 
Fall is here and Halloween will be here in no time flat!!!

Since it's the first of October, that means it's time for the beginning of the October challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ. The theme is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow. 

This month's sponsor at Craft-Dee BowZ is 
Bugaboo

First Place winner  
will receive 4 digi's

So get your creative juices flowing and submit a project (don't forget the bow)

Let me share my project with you.

I've made a 6"X6" card and 
I started out with a brownish panel on a black card
Next,  I cut a  pumpkin using an Accucut die. (Pumpkin #5)
(This die is a thicker die and it works in my Big Shot Pro)
This pumpkin die has a leaf and a face that can be used as well. 

I cut the pumpkin out of white CS and colored it using my Distress Oxides. I love that new ink.

Next, I printed out my digital image and colored it. 
I then added some grass and the sentiment 



Here is a closer view of the digi image, Fall Pumpkin Trio.


It's oh so cute.

The last item I added was the bow.
Here is a closer look at it.



The bow I used was made with my trusty bow maker. I use it all the time.


If you are bow challenged, this is the tool for you. 
And there are videos on YouTube that are easy to follow and will make it easy for you to master making your bows with this great tool.

Need a bow maker, you can order yours here

Hope you liked my card.It was so much fun designing and making this card just for you.
 I will be back Tuesday showcasing another card with a bow, however, in the meantime, I am submitting my card in the following challenges:


Saturday, September 16, 2017

My Kind of Weird

Hello Bloggers

Posting today for my project for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

There are two sponsors for this Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge 
and I am using an image from Polkadoodles, 


Here is a closer view of this cute digi image.


The challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends will run til September 29.
You have time to add your project
The theme is always - Anything Goes

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. Hope you will link a project in our monthly challenge. Don’t forget the theme over at  Lil Patch of Crafty Friends is always Anything Goes 
 Thanks so much for stopping by today and I’ll see you soon!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Spooky

Hello bloggers

It's Tuesday and that means its time for my DT inspiration post for Craft-Dee BowZ.

 As I was preparing a new project for you, I was rummaging around for some embellishments. 
You know it's great to plow thru all the stuff we have and don't use very often. 

Yep, Halloween is a great example of that. Well I ran across some cool Halloween embellies so I decided to make a Halloween card. 

Some of the things I used on this card,
I have no clue where they came from, but they are great on a card.


Here is a closer look at my bow.

Check out that witch hanging off the bow.

My bow was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool.
Makes bow making easy and fast. No fumbling
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Here is a closer view of those embellishments I dug up.

That spider web (Impression Obsession) - I stamped it then embossed with white EP


I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. 
Hope you will link a project in the Craft-Dee BowZ monthly challenge, already underway. 
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 posts on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog to inspire you! Stop by there next Tuesday for more inspiration.


I am submitting my card in the following challenges:



Thanks so much for stopping by today and I’ll see you soon!