Saturday, October 1, 2016

Boo To You

Welcome back to my blog.

Do you believe it?! It's October 1. Oh my. Pretty soon it will be Christmas.
Whoa WAIT!!
Let's get thru Halloween first!! 

Since it's the first of the month, the new challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ begins now.
The challenge theme is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
And since we are beginning the month of Halloween
I decided to make a Halloween card.

Let me show you what I designed

All of the images on my card are digital and are from 
Graphics Fairy

I added glitter to the web to make it look like a real web, shimmery.

Check out my bow.
I started out making a single loop bow but my bow took a surprising twist.
Let me show you.

Look at that bow - it has 3 loops. 
Yes I used the Craft-Dee BowZ tool to make a single loop bow.
But a single loop bow just gives you 2 loops.
Let me explain how my 3 loop bow came to be. 
  • I cut a ribbon piece a little longer than the card panel. 
  • I folded the ribbon ends over the panel edge and taped the ends down on the backside of the panel. 
  • Next I made my single loop bow and set it aside.  
  • I cut a separate a piece of ribbon (an attacher) to use to attach the bow to the ribbon taped to the card panel. 
  • I made that attacher piece too long but I still used it to attach the bow to the ribbon taped to the panel, 
  • After attaching the bow I had a tail that was way too long on one side. 
  • I made a loop using that long attacher piece. I taped it under the single loop bow. So now the bow looks like a 3 loop bow. 
I added a charm to the bow center just to dress the bow up even more.

The challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ is underway. 
You have til 8:00 p.m. on Oct 31 to submit your project

Stamps:  Digital Images - The Graphics Fairy
Paper/Card Stock
: Black CS, Orange CS
Ink: Distress Ink - Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Memento ink - Morocco, Tangelo
AccessoriesRibbon, Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, charm

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • Crafty Gals Corner - #91 Anything goes (#47)
  • Inspiration Destination Always Anything Goes (#90)
  • Simon Says Stamp  - Anything Goes (#355)
  • Deep Ocean Challenge #138 - Anything Goes  (#259)
  • Digi Choosday Challenge - #39 - Anything Goes (#37)
  • Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes (#69)
  • Brown Sugar – No. 218 - Anything Goes (#25)
  • Crafting-With-Friends  Anything Goes (#99)
  • Polkadoodles -  No.39 - Anything Goes (#48)
  • Simply Papercraft - No. 37 -  Anything Goes (#75)

  • Barbara

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Crafty Creations Challenge - Halloween

    Welcome to my blog

    Today is the beginning of challenge #325 over at Crafty Creations Challenges.

    The theme for our challenge is Halloween  and the sponsor for this challenge is SLS Lines.   
    The winner of this challenge will receive 3 single digital images of your choice.

    Click here to visit their store and check out their great array of digital images.

    For my card today I used Halloween Pumpkin.

    Those pumpkins are really spooky aren't they!!

    I printed the image 2 times, colored them and used on my card front. 
    I had some Halloween DP  in my stash and it was a perfect fit for the theme and the image.

    I added a bow and a bat charm

    Here is a closer view to the charm. 

    Our challenge has started and will run until Oct 11 @ 10:00 p.m. et 
    We would love to see an entry from you.

    Stamps:  SLS LINES  - Halloween Pumpkin
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Orange CS, DP, Dark Gray CS
    AccessoriesRibbon, charm, VersaMark, Distress Markers, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, colored pencils, gamsol, Spectrum Noir

    I am submitting my project in the following challenges:

  • 613 Avenue Create -  - #189 Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Colors of Fall (#366)
  • Angie's Digital Stamps -  September - Anything Goes (#19)
  • Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine - 2 Always Anything Goes (#32)
  • Great Impressions - September - Anything Goes (#66)
  • Artistic Inspirations -  Anything Goes (#56)
  • Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes (#72)
  • Love to Scrap - Anything Goes (#139)
  • The Crazy Challenge -  (Week 1) Autumn  (#14)
  • Whoopsi Daisy -  (September) Autumnal Colors (#34)
  • World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #14 Always Anything Goes (#73)

  • Thanks for stopping in today

    Tuesday, September 20, 2016


    Welcome back 
    I thought I'd show a card I made using some Pan Pastels and Versamark. Don't have Pan Pastels well dust off those chalks and you will get the same effect.

    Stamp the image with Versamark and then add the color - using chalks/Pan Pastels. What applicator did I use?? I just used my finger. I just gently tapped my finger onto the pigment color and then tapped my finger onto the stamped image. I also gently rubbed 

    I stamped a wooded image and used greens and blues and some browns on the trees. Used grays and blues  on the stream and the bank (by the label)

    Let me share my card with you. 

    I love this look, to me it gives me a misty/foggy morning look, Hope you like this look as well. 

    Stamps:  Stampscapes - Pines and Rocks
    Paper/Card Stock
    :White CS green CS
    Ink: Versamark
    Dies Used: Sizzix Tim Holtz - Handwritten Celebrate
    Accessories: Blackboard label, Pan Pastels
    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

    Thanks for stopping in today and I will be back real soon.

    Saturday, September 17, 2016

    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Challenge 42

    Hello everyone
    It time for another challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

    I think Halloween is a fun time of the year so I decided to use an image that fits that theme.

    The sponsors for challenge #42 over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends are:


    The image I decided on is from Bugaboo Stamps -  
    Silhouette - Happy Halloween Cat and is available here

    I  have a pumpkin die that I absolutely love and I use it a lot in the Halloween/Fall season on some of my projects.  For this card I actually took about 1" off the bottom of the pumpkin, to make it fit the card better with the all the other die cut images you see on this card.

    Stamps:  digi - Bugaboo Stamps Silhouette - Happy Halloween Cat
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Orange CS, Brown CS, White CS, Black CS, Purple CS, Vellum
    Ink:Memento - Pear Tart, Lulu Lavender
    Die: Impression Obsession Spider & Web, Accucut Pumpkin #3,
    Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Spectrum Noir Markers, Glitter
    I  am submitting my card in the following challenges: