Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Welcome to the Jungle

Hi there and welcome back to my blog

This month at Craft-Dee Bowz the theme for the Designers is pets animals or bugs. I decided to use a stamp that I have had for years. I love this giraffe. He is so pretty. I just want to pet him. 

That paper behind the giraffe was made using an embossing folder and I then used Distressed Inks to arrive at this background panel. The brown ripped paper piece is from a scrapbook sheet that I had in my stash. Perfect for this card. 

Let me show a closer view of this bow.


I used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool to make my bow. Easy peasy with that great tool. Your bows can look like this too when you use the CDB tool.

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Stamps:  Rubber Cottage - Giraffe
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, Green CS,Gray CS, Black CS, DP
Ink: Distress Inks
Embossing Folder – Darice - Giraffe
Ribbon, C
raft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam

I am submitting my card to the following challenges:

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Craft-Dee BowZ March Challenge

I have 3 posts for today March 1. 
Click here for My March Project at Mema's Crafts 
Click here for Mema's Crafts Bonus Challenge

Hello everyone,
Oh my, spring is 3 weeks away and I know we are all chomping at the bit for it's arrival, I know I am. However I bet we have a late spring this year, and I sure hope I'm wrong on this one. I know I am looking forward to spring because my creative muse seems to hibernate in this cold weather. I seem to want to curl up and get under covers to stay warm.

Since this is a new month,you know that means, it's time for a new challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ.Let me share my inspiration project with you.

I used a designer paper because I loved the sentiment that is printed on the side. It looks like the words are glued on but nope thats just the way the DP came.

I just received that pretty flower stamp and thought it would look great positioned next to the sentiment. After I stamped it on the DP I decided to paper piece the blooms. Used another DP for the paper piecing. Next I added a pretty rose glitter on the flower outline and those large pearls were the perfect fit on the center of the blooms. I added a pretty green glitter to the swirly stems and on that stamp there are dots that add so much interest, so I covered them with tiny pearls to finish this off.

Stamps:  JustRite - Impression Obsession - E17025
Paper/Card Stock
:Celery CS, Black CS, Pink CS, DP
Ink: Black
AccessoriesRibbon, Pearls, Rhinestone, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, Green Glitter, Rose Glitter

I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

  • Artbymiran Challenge  No.26 - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes (#102)
  • Brown Sugar –  No. 135 - Anything Goes (#91)
  • Jo's Scrap Shack - No.77 -  Anything Goes (#54)
  • Sister Act Card Challenge -  No. 95  - Anything Goes (#94)
  • The Stamping Boutique -  No.53 -  (W1 of 2) More than one layer (#17)
  • Creative Moments - #62 Anything Goes/Paper Piecing (#100)
  • Inspiration Destination - #22 Always Anything Goes (#151)
  • Scrappers' Delights - #41 Anything Goes  (#149)
  • Wonderful Wednesdays -  Always Anything Goes (#36)
  • WordArt Wednesdays -  #172 -  Anything Goes (#135)

  • Thanks for stopping by today

    Mema's Crafts Bonus Challenge

    Hi there
    Welcome to the Prima Doll and Paper Piecing
    "Bonus Challenge."
    at Mema's Crafts

    Don't you love a contest.There's a great contest over at Mema's Crafts that won't take much of your time and you could be the winner. Since I am one of the designers (an M&M girl), my design is among the submissions. OK so here's the scoop:

    All of us M&M girls over at Mema's Crafts Design Team were provided one Prima Doll and a Julie Nutting Tag to use for this challenge.  We were not required to use the tag but the Prima Doll was definitely a requirement.

    Additionally as an added challenge we were asked to use some type of paper piecing in our project. We could create whatever but the focus was definitely the Prima Doll.

    Here is my submission:

    I paper pieced her dress and used dimensional foam to pop the top layer of her skirt up. The bow on that darling dress is pieced with another darker blue paper. I also used that same paper to use on her shoes. You know we all have to coordinate our dresses and shoes. LOL  Her crown is topped off with silver glitter to give her that added sparkly touch. Ribbon and lace and a punched border piece finish the tag and I added a fluffy bow to top it all off.

    Stamps:  Prima - Julie Nutting Mixed Media Doll  Stamp
    Paper/Card Stock
    :  Cream CS, DP (2 different ones for paper piecing), Julie Nutting Tag
    Ink:India Ink
    Punch Used:  Martha Stewart -Double Arches
    Ribbon, Lace, seam binding, Glitter, Scotch Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, rhinestones swirl

    How To Play:
    Look at the Design Team entries over at Mema's Crafts and vote on your favorites (you can vote twice). After you've voted add your name using Mr. Linky and leave a comment telling us what you think about the Mema's Crafts projects or the challenge itself.

    Winners (participants):
    Participant Winners (you) will be randomly selected and provided all requirements were met, U.S. participant winners will receive a package of 3 Prima Dolls to add to their own collection or to start a collection.

    *NOTE:  Randomly selected winners outside the U.S. will receive a gift certificate for shopping at a store close to them.

    Design Team Winner:
    The Design Team Winner will not qualify to win a prize but can claim their "Right to Brag" on their individual blog. :)

    So click here to get started with seeing what the design team members have created. This is an exciting challenge and you can be a winner, just by voting for your favorite and leaving a comment.

    I am entering my project in the following challenges:

  • Brown Sugar –  No. 135 - Anything Goes (#85)  
  • Crafty Catz – #268 - Use Your Dies/ Punches (#65)
  • The Stamping Boutique - No.53 -  (W1 of 2) More than one layer (#16)
  • Creative Moments - #62 Anything Goes/Paper Piecing (Week 2 of 2) (#99)
  • Scrappers' Delights - #41 Anything Goes  (Week 2 of 2) (#148)
  • Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes (#675)
  • Sisterhood of Crafters  - Paper Piecing and/or Paper Piercing (#14)
  • Wonderful Wednesdays -  Always Anything Goes  (#35)
  • WordArt Wednesdays -  #172 -  Anything Goes (#132)

  • Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful week.