Sunday, May 1, 2016

A Bird Does Not Sing

Hi Everyone,
Happy Saturday and welcome to May (Holy Moly!! I can't believe it's May already.)  Since it's the 1st of the month, it's time for another Craft-Dee BowZ challenge. The designers always start out the month with an inspiration piece over on the CDB blog.

For my inspiration piece, I decided to use a bird stamp from the Dina Wakley Scribbly Birds set.

I love the birds in this set. They are so cheery

I added some greenery, a few little pink flowers and some designer paper, embossed the right half of the card and of course added a bow. 
I decided a triple loop bow would be the right size bow to finish this card off.

Here's a close view of my triple loop bow.

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 It's what I use to make all my bows.

It goes where you go. 
The dowels store inside! 
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Stamps:  Dina Wakley Media - Scribbly Birds
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, DP, Green CS, Pink CS
Ink: India Ink - Black
Dies/Punches   Used: Sizzix - Flowers, Branches & Leaves set, MS Hydrangea (Punch)
Ribbon, dimensional foam, Craft-Dee BowZ Tool, Sprctrum Noir alcohol markers, Embossing Folder - Lines and Dots

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Please check out the other designers inspiration pieces over on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog as well.
I will be back Tuesday with my CDB monthly post. 

Hope to see you then.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Black and White at Crafty Creations Challenges

Hi Everyone
            Thanks for stopping by---

I am back with a card for challenge #314 over at Crafty Creations Challenges.
The theme for this challenge is Black and White with a Splash of Color and
this challenge will run thru May 10

The sponsor for this challenge is Inky and Scrappy

Here is the card I made for this challenge.

B&W is a great combo, so elegant. 

This is such a cool theme and I hope to see your submission.

Stamps:  Rubbernecker - Blooming Poppies, My Sentiments Exactly - Occasional Brackets
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, Black CS
Ink: India Ink - Black, Memento - Rhubarb Stalk
Dies/Punches Used: MS Punch All Over The Page - Caning Pattern
Accessories: Elizabeth Crafts - Glitter Dots

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • 2 Creative Chicks #9 Anything Goes (#173)
  • A Bit More Time to Craft   #18 Anything Goes (#160)
  • Classic Design Team Open Challenge Anything Goes (#188)
  • Craft and Smash Use the colour White (#6)
  • Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes (#192)
  • One Crazy Stamper Anything Goes (no digital images allowed) (#78)
  • The Sisters of Craft Always Anything Goes (#168)
  • Crafty Calendar  April - anything goes (#368)
  • Scrappers Delights   Always Anything Goes (#185)

  • Thursday, April 14, 2016

    Use Your Wings

    Hi Everyone
    I am back today with a card I made for my monthly stamp club meeting. Last month I handed out a blank card with a funky fold and we all were to use the blank card and come back with a design.

    Here is the card I made.

    The card will stand on its own and has no front/inside like a regular card. 
    I used yellow CS and washi tape. On the left side I added a punched leaves and branch.
    I thought I'd add some homemade photo corners. Added a few leaf sprigs to the left corners. I stamped the bird in black ink and colored the flower in a Spun Sugar pink using a Distressed Marker. I also used Pan Pastel Dairylide Yellow to add a halo around the bird.
    I also added some glitter dots to all that white around the bird.

    Stamps:  Impression Obsession  - Bird - E13046
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Yellow CS, White CS
    Ink: India Ink - Black
    Accessories:Washi Tape, MS Punch - Leaves and Branch, Frond, Pan Pastels, Elizabeth Crafts - Glitter Dots, Sentiments - Tim Holtz idea-ology - Small Talk

    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • Crafty Sentiment Designs  - Anything Goes (#53)
  • Lemon Shortbread  Always Anything Goes  (#32)
  • Retarte #74 - Anything Goes (#43)
  • Through The Craft Room Door Always Anything Goes (#66)
  • Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes (#118)
  • Craft Your Passion  - Always Anything Goes (#133)
  • Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes (#74)
  • Not Just Cards - (April) Always Anything Goes (#49)

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016

    Just Buzzin' by

    Hi Everyone and thanks for stopping by today.
    Time for a new challenge over at Crafty Creations Challenges. The theme is Stitch - Real or Fake.

    Also, the sponsor for this challenge is Lacy Sunshine:

    Let me share a bit of info about Lacy Sunshine

    Heather Valentin is a lady who has breathed art her entire life. She was drawing as soon as she could hold crayon. Guided by her father, she found her truest joy in drawing and painting, culminating in a BA in Arts. Heather made her way in the world by creating original drawings and installations for Nabisco, Coco Cola, and sundry other corporations for advertisement and display. But Heather's true love has always been creating her own characters and sharing them with an appreciative public. She takes special joy in helping others create, whether its by showing them how to color, or by teaching which elements of mixed media can enhance a crafter's design. Art is life for Heather, and it gives her joy to share that joy with others.

    I chose Buzzy's Flower and it's the cutest image.Hope you like it. 

    I added hex shaped pieces to the edge of the oval, using an alcohol inked panel that I had saved for just the right project. 
    I had a scrap of DP that had a honeycomb background that just works great with the cute buzzy image.

    I added those faux stitches to the edge of the front oval.It ties in with the stitches on the bee image. 

    Stamps:  Digital - Lacy Sunshine - Buzzy's Flower
    Paper/Card Stock
    : White CS, Yellow CS, DP
    Ink: None
    Dies/Punches Used: Punch - Tim Holtz - Sizzix, Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Ovals, Punch - Martha Stewart - Autumn Branch, Leaf
    Accessories: Spectrum Noir Coloring
    I am submitting my card to the following challenges:

  • Crafting from the Heart -  Always Anything Goes (#70)
  • Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes (#73)
  • Crafty Cardmakers - Shaped Card (#31)
  • Critters and Creatures M - (April) Always Anything Goes (#34)
  • Ellibelle's  Creative Moments - Lets color ((#27)
  • Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes (#48)
  • Not Just Cards -  Always Anything Goes (#33)
  • Our Crafty Corner - (April) Always Anything Goes (#81)
  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #31 Anything Goes  (W2 of 2)  (#205)
  • A Beautiful Mess -  No. 1 - Anything Goes (#201)

  • Thanks for stopping in today