Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Colorful Fall Wishes

Welcome back blogger friends,

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Crafty Creations Challenges. The theme for this challenge is Colorful and the sponsor is SLS Lines.

I decided to use colors of the fall season in my card and I used the pretty digital image Fairy with Butterfly Wings. Turned out to be a cool combination.

Here is a full front view.

This adorable fairy is sitting on her foot stool. 
 I used some silk leaves in the green tones as well as the fall colors.
I also added an embossed panel that  started out as a silver metallic cardstock, but I used alcohol inks on it to bring it into the fall season (I embossed it with a swirl embossing folder.)
I also used s designer paper in a dusty rose color to add interest. Lastly, I added the same alcohol ink color to my Hug Snug Seam Binding that I use for ribbon.  

Stamps:  Digital image - SLS Lines - Fairy with Butterfly Wings
Paper/Card Stock
: Cream CS, White CS, Silver Metallic CS
Ink/Markers: Spectrum Noir
AccessoriesRibbon (Hug Snug Seam Binding), Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Alcohol inks, Embossing Folder, MS Punch (DP Border)

I am submitting my card to the following challenges:

  • Colouring in Scrapland -  (October) Anything Goes (#69)
  • Crafting from the Heart -  Always Anything Goes (#92)
  • Craft Your Passion - W, E3 Always Anything Goes (#104)
  • Crafty Cardmakers -  (Week 2) Autumn Colours (#67)
  • Love to Scrap -  Anything Goes (#174)
  • Use Your Stuff - W, JFF, use your stash - Die Cuts and/or Punches (#23)
  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #20 Anything Goes   (W2 of 2) (#171)
  • The Corrosive Challenges - #235 Autumn Splendor (W1 of  2) (#14)

  • Hope you are having a wonderful fall season. I will be back soon,

    Tuesday, October 27, 2015


    Hi Everyone,

    Have you missed me??  I  was away teaching and then I took a week of vacation to give my muse a rest.

    Here is a quick post to share with you, a wonderful Christmas card. You know that season is coming up fast.

    I decided it was time to get out some washi tape and use it on this card. I'm sure I am not the only one who buys the stuff and it sits and waits to be used. So with that in mind here is my card:

    I love stars and I just happened to have DP with gold stars on the deep red paper. And I also had a Spellbinders Star set, so I was in business for this card. I added my washi tape first and then positioned the stars and lastly added those glitter dots. I love those things. They just add a great finishing touch to the card.

    Stamps:  My Sentiments Exactly - Christmas Spirit M-128
    Paper/Card Stock
    :  White CS, DP
    Ink: Memento - Rhubarb Stalk
    Dies Used:  Spellbinders Nested Stars S4-092
    AccessoriesWashi Tape, Elizabeth Crafts Glitter Dots - Transparent

    I am submitting my card is the following challenges:

  • Crafting from the Heart -  Always Anything Goes (#75)
  • Love to Scrap - Anything Goes (#168)
  • Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes (#406)
  • Use Your Stuff - Die Cuts and/or Punches (#18)
  • Vintage Stamping Challenges/Flonz Craft M - (October) Use a Die/Dies (#61)
  • 613 Avenue Create - #147 Anything Goes or use Subway Art (#90)
  • Christmas Card Challenges -  #47 Anything Goes (#50)

  • Thanks for stopping by today, Stop in tomorrow for my post for Crafty Creations Challenges.


    Wednesday, October 14, 2015

    Time for a Tweet

    Welcome back to my blog!!

    Today it's time to see whats going on over at Crafty Creations Challenges. The challenge theme is "No Blue" or "A card to cheer someone up".

    Here is the card I decided on and I hope it cheers you up!!

    The sponsor at Crafty Creations Challenges for this challenge is  Robyn's Fetish. I used
     an image called"A Little Birdie Told Me" They have a few other bird images available, so it was hard for me to choose, but I liked this one the best since he is sitting on a tree stump, surrounded by some flowers. I popped the flowers and the bird up with dimensional foam, added a fence and some cattails and a couple of clouds to finish this card off. And what's a card without a bow.

    The latest challenge over at Crafty Creations Challenges will last for 2 weeks so you have some time to get your submission in. We'd all like to see your take on the theme,

    Stamps:  Digital - Robyn's Fetish - A Little Birdie Told Me
    Paper/Card Stock
    : White, Brown, Green, Yellow & DP
    Ink/Markers/Pencils: Colored Pencils
    Dies Used: Impression Obsession - Fence, Spellbinders - Cattails
    Accessories: Feather, 
    Ribbon, Draft-Dee BowZ  bow maker, dimensional foam, Gamsol

    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • Colouring in Scrapland -  (October) Anything Goes (#38)
  • Crafting from the Heart -  Always Anything Goes (#97)
  • Craft Your Passion -  Always Anything Goes (#100)
  • Love to Scrap -  Ribbon or Lace, Oh My(#75)
  • Use Your Stuff - Use Ribbon (#9)

  • Thanks for stopping in today, I hope to see you again soon

    Thursday, October 8, 2015

    Craft-Dee BowZ October Blog Hop

    Welcome to my blog.

    If you arrived here from Gail's blog then you are in the right spot, if not, and to be eligible for the CDB give away (a 25 yard reel of ribbon), you will want to start at the Craft-Dee BowZ blog  to check out the guidelines and prize information.

    Here are the links to the Craft-Dee BowZ designers, and in case you get lost along the way you can go back to the Craft-Dee BowZ blog for the links,

    Gail Lass
    Barbara Bruder (You are here)

    What an awesome Blog Hop theme, Pretty in Pink (October is Breast Cancer Awareness month). I am the last of the designers in the hop. I am sure you have seen some wonderful designs graced with beautiful bows, all made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool.  Let me share my project,which is a card,

    I made a layered bow using two different ribbons. The bottom bow is a sheer glittered ribbon and I made a triple loop bow.Next I made a smaller, single loop bow and stacked the smaller bow on top of the larger bow. 

    Here is a closer view of the bow

    You know the Craft-Dee BowZ has the best bow making tool out none.

    I am the last designer in the blog hop. We at Craft-Dee BowZ hope you had a great time and that our projects gave you some inspiration for projects of your own..

    To be eligible for the prize, leave a comment on all the designers blogs and hop back to the Craft-Dee BowZ and leave one last comment there as well.

    Stamps:  Digital Image
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Cream CS Pink Shimmer CS, Designer Paper(2)
    Dies Used: Spellbinders Circles sm  
    AccessoriesRibbon,Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, Martha Stewart Punch - Daisy Fan Deep Edge, Colored Pencil (pink)

    I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

  • Inspiration Destination -  #54 Always Anything Goes (#68)
  • Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes (#179)
  • Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes (#205)
  • Love to Scrap -  Ribbon or Lace, Oh My (#40)
  • Not Just Cards  - Always Anything Goes  (#82)
  • Crafty Sentiment Designs- Anything Goes(#85)
  • Doodle Pantry   Any Digi Goes(#22)
  • Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (#147)
  • Inky Chicks - #58 - Think Pink (week 2) (#67)
  • 613 Avenue Create - W - #144 Anything goes or use Pink (#160)
  • Eclectic Ellapu - Pink Team ~ Anything Goes, (#16) 
  • One Stitch At A Time -  #246 Anything Goes with Awareness (pink or Awareness creation  (#22)
  • Crafter's Cafe (2W, P1/15,E3, F) #134 Breast Cancer Awareness Month(#18)

  • Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    Untie The Ribbons

    Hello and welcome back,

    Today is the first Tuesday of the month, and that means it's my turn to post over at Craft-Dee BowZ and I thought I'd share that post with you here. (This month I am back on track posting in my regular time slot)

    The fall season has started and the birds will be migrating south for the winter so we will be seeing fewer birds over the upcoming months. So since I had this pretty bird stamp in my stash, I thought I'd use it.

    The bow  I made for this card is a double loop bow. I added a few of my handmade flowers to the sentiment panel on this card. I also used a corner punch on the sentiment panel.

    Stamps:Hero Arts (bird)  Verses Rubber Stamps - QQ0813-D (Sentiment)
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Pink CS (2 shades), White CS
    Ink:Fresco Vatican Wine, Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento Markers
    Punches Used:Martha Stewart - Traditional Eyelet, Topiary, Leaf, Autumn Branch, 3 in 1 Hydrangea, Fiskars corner rounder, Kreaxions Corner Punch -#903
    Ribbon, colored pencils, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, Elizabeth Crafts Glitter Dots, Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug - Anna Griffin

    I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

  • 613 Avenue Create - #144 Anything goes or use Pink (#56)
  • Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine - Anything Goes  (#7)
  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -  #19 Anything Goes (#53)
  • 2 Creative Chicks Anything Goes (#41)
  • Card and Scrap #104 Use Stamps (#30)
  • Let's Craft & Create Challenge #106 Ribbon or Twine (#1)
  • Live & Love Crafts Challenge (M,P1,E1,C10) #40 Pink Again (#18)
  • Nordsalten Hobbyklubb #125 Pink Ribbon (#20)
  • Petal Lu Anything Goes (#94)

  • Artandsoulcreations

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    Garden of Life

    Hi there followers and visitors,
    Thanks for stopping in today!!!

    Well its October 1 and time for a new challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ.
    The theme over there is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.

    Let me show you my inspiration piece for CDB for October.

    Oh I have some info to share with you about that bow and that background paper you see on the card and in the flower. This card has reused netting and that background paper is altered and reused too.

    Gee where do I start. OK let me start with the background. Have you heard of Citrasolv?? (I found it at my health food store)  No !! Well its a cleaner that is made from oranges. It has a strong orange smell. It doesn't bother me but some may find it a little strong. OK so I use this Citrasolv stuff and sprinkle it directly on National Geographic magazine pages. Yep you heard me right. In short you sprinkle this Citrasolv on the pages and close the magazine. Come back about 30 minutes later to see if the magic has started. For a better explanation please view the you tube link here for a walk through. You will find this quite interesting.

    Here are some shots of a few sheets of my altered National Geographic pages.

    Interesting aren't they!!! If you like altered then you may like this!!! I also used a Citrasolv paper on the flower petals. I stamped and embossed the flower outline, cut those blooms out, and adhered the blooms over the stamped image on CS.

    OK let me share some info about my bow.

    You know the netting that some fruits come in from time to time?? 
    You know,this stuff,

     Well I keep some of these in my stash to use for various projects. (Yes I am a big saver of stuff) This is not that plastic kind but has more of a soft fabric feel. Anyhoo, I pulled this out and decided it could be used like ribbon, so I made a bow and added it to this card.

     This bow looks really cool in person. I love the look I got with this. Hope you try using the netting and remember, the Craft-Dee BowZ makes it easy to make a bow using something out of the ordinary. Also hope you give the Citrasolv a try on a National Geographic magazine.

    Stamps:  Rubbernecker - Freehand Border Set(verse) ; Impression Obsession - Flower E17025
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Cream CS, Green CS
    Ink: Memento - Cottage Ivy
    Dies Used:Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits Mixed Media
    Netting, embossing powder, VersaMark, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, pearls, Citrasolv

    I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

  • Die Cuttin' Divas - #235 Anything Goes (#26)
  • Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes (#50)
  • Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes (#137)
  • Eureka Stamps -  Anything Goes +A DT Call (#43)
  • Karleigh Sue Challenge -  (Week 2) Anything but Square (#18)
  • Love to Scrap -  Anything Goes (#203)
  • Not Just Cards -  Always Anything Goes (#382)

  • Thanks for stopping in today