Saturday, July 14, 2018

Let's Party

Hello Friends!!

It's time for another challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

 Hope you will be able to submit a project to their challenge. The theme is always "Anything Goes" but you must be a follower to be a winner. So, make sure to become a follower to be considered for the prize.

The sponsor for this cute image is Polkadoodles.

Prize ~ £6.75 voucher

The image I used is called Bake You a Cake.

What a cutie.
Perfect for a birthday card for a little girl or a big girl.

Stamps:  Digital - Polkadoodles - Baked You a Cake
Paper/Card Stock
: Green CS, DP (3), pink CS
Ink: None
Dies Used: Spellbinders Ovals sm  
AccessoriesMS 3 in 1 punch, MS Branch punch, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, 
dimensional foam, American Crafts phrase stickers

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

I hope you've enjoyed this project and will link up with us for this challenge! 
Remember, all of our challenges are Anything Goes

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

with love

Hello, Hello, Hello,

Welcome back. It's the first Tuesday of the month and it's time for "Inspiration Tuesday" over at Craft-Dee BowZ

I thought I'd share a card I've made using a brand new die I purchased recently. I loved it when I bought it and I really love it since I've used it. I actually purchased 4 different dies and this is the 1st one I have used so far. Can't wait to use the others.

OK let me share my card with you

This die set is so versatile. Its called Love is in the Air. This set comes with 6 dies, 3 smaller flowers that match the flowers on the left side of the cutout. Nice, but the star of this set are the 3 other dies. They are interchangeable. You get just the right side of the heart, you get just the left side of the heart. And when you put these together, your cut out looks like what you are seeing on my card.  The 3rd heart piece is just a smooth heart half. I bought this at HSN on their craft day broadcast last month. 

This is a crafter's Companion die, from their Create a Card series, Love is in the Air.
 Check it out here.

For the open background of the heart, I used an alcohol inked panel positioned behind that heart. 
I then attached the panel onto a 6X6 silver card front.

I used a die to cut the sentiment, added some pearls to the flower centers on the heart and stamped and cut out a butterfly for additional interest.

I also added a fluffy bow. I made a triple loop bow and then stacked a double loop bow on top. It gave me the look I wanted.

My Bow

Here is a closer view of that luscious bow.

If you have a problem making bows, then may I suggest the Craft-Dee BowZ tool. 
It is easy to use, portable, lightweight and enables you to make bows from 1" to 4 1/2" 

You can order one direct from the Craft-Dee BowZ site.
Click here and check out the left sidebar.

 The Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge
Just letting you know the July challenge has started over at Craft-Dee BowZ. Ours is a monthly challenge and theme is always “Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow".  We hope you can join us.

Stamps:  Inkadinkado - Patterned Bugs (old set)
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, Silver CS, Coated CS
Ink: Staz-On Black
Dies Used: Crafters Companion Create-A-Card Love is in the Air set, Cheap Die - sentiment 
Accessories: Sheer 
Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ tool, dimensional foam, Tim Holtz - Alcohol Ink Raspberry, Silver. Blending Solution, Flat Back Pearls

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have enjoyed my project today. 
I will be back soon with another project for you to check out. 
Have a great week.

Sunday, July 1, 2018


Hey!! How's it going today???

July 1 already and boy the time is clicking by, isn't it!!

It's time for the next monthly challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ.

The sponsor this month is

Kinda Cute by Patricia

I am using a darling pigeon image that I thought looked like a dove. 
So I colored it more like a dove 

Here is a closer view if this cool pigeon
It's hard to see the gray tones, but I used  gray on the edges of the wings and the neck area

The Bow - 
I used a single loop bow. Thought a fancier bow wouldn't look right.

Don't forget, the best bow maker tool is available here. Just look at the left sidebar to order yours.

Here is a closer look at that bow.

Just a simple bow for this card.

Stamps:  Digital - Kinda Cute by Patricia - Pigeon
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, Gray Blue CS, Holographic Paper, DP
Ink: None
Dies Used: Recollections - lower case letters, Elizabeth Craft Designs - Leafy Branch
Accessories: Hug Snug Seam Binding 
Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Spectrum Noir, Sizzix Embossing Folder - Rays, Flat-Backed Bead
I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

I hope you have enjoyed my project today

I hope you will submit a project in the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month.

The theme is always – Anything Goes with a handmade bow.

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you soon.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Toad-ly Awesome

Hello Everyone

The next challenge has started over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 

The sponsor is Fred She Said

My darling image is from Fred She Said and is the perfect boy card.

Well, summer is in full swing here in my area and as a kid, I remember going to the creek to play during summer vacation. There were tadpoles and crawdads and fish, a few snakes and just all kinds of other critters. But I remember the bullfrogs down by the lake. At night you could hear them croak really loudly. LOL. And could they jump!!!

All the kids in the neighborhood would go to the creek and the lake and play and the boys would always be trying to catch a frog. And then they would chase us girls and we would scream and run. LOL

So as soon as I saw Nolan and the Bullfrog, I remembered those days of my youth.

I found some paper with lilypads on it and thought it would be a perfect fit for my card with  Nolan and his bullfrog.

What little boy wouldn't love getting this card?

Hope you are having a fun summer.

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping in today. I hope my card gave you some inspiration.

I will be back soon with more inspiration.