Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Crafty Creations Challenge #312 - For A Young Girl

Hi there bloggers,
Thanks for stopping in today. 
The next challenge has started over at Crafty Creations
The theme is: For A Young Girl.

And the sponsor is A Creative Need

A Creative Need Digital Art Images opened its doors to fill a need to evolve my creative passions and pursuits!
I have been an artist and crafter for many years, and I enjoy creating in many styles and with different materials.
It is my practical side that led me to using digital images in my own creations. I simply love that they can be so easily resized, flipped, and printed, and they take up no space in my crafting room!
I have merged my love of drawing with my need for realistic images, by digitizing my own pencil sketches. My drawing style is influenced by simple realism, everyday moments and natural beauty. I'm hoping that my images will fill a need in your creative hearts and crafting homes too!
You will find new images every month at A Creative Need, Squigglefly and Can You Digi It?!
I am pleased and proud to be sponsoring this challenge! Thank you to the design team for their wonderful creations, and best of luck to all the participants!
The winner will receive 3 images of their choice from my SHOP. 
Deena Perreault

I chose the Get Well Little Bear image

That little bear is so adorable and I thought the bear would make an adorable get well card for a young girl.

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • Artistic Inspirations - Challenge #153 Anything Goes  (#57)
  • AuroraWings Challenge - Anything Goes (#33)
  • Colouring in Scrapland -  (March) Anything Goes (#78)
  • Crafting from the Heart -  Always Anything Goes (#89)
  • Craft Your Passion -  Always Anything Goes (#103)
  • Love to Scrap - Anything Goes (#146)
  • Not Just Cards -(March) Always Anything Goes
  • Our Crafty Corner -  (March) Always Anything Goes (#167)
  • Where the HeART is - (March) Easter / Anything Goes (#82)
  • Thru the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes  (#27)

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    Tuesday, March 29, 2016

    A Butterfly Fairy

    Hi Everyone,
    Today is the last Tuesday of March and I am here with the last March post over at Craft-Dee BowZ
    This month we have had Cute As A Button as our sponsor and we have had the pleasure of using their images in our posts. 

    This month we designers were to use a fairy and 
    we also were given paint chips to incorporate in our projects as well. 

     I chose Butterfly Fairy image and here she is on my card. 

    I added vellum wings to give her a 3-D effect. I just traced the wings onto vellum and tucked the wings behind her hair. I just used a kraft knife to gently cut slits to be able to slip the wings in.

    I added some flowers to the top left on the card. This little bouquet started out as all white and I just added some pink lines and some dots, giving these blooms life

    Next, here is a close-up of my bow. 
    It's is a double loop bow, 
    and I used a beautiful purple satin ribbon.

    Don't forget it's not to late to enter the March CDB challenge. 
    And the winner will receive 2 single digital images from our sponsor - Cute As A Button.
     Click here to visit the Cute As A Button store and check out all those cute digital images. 

    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

    Thanks for stopping by today

    Friday, March 18, 2016


    Hi Everyone

    Today I want to share a card I made for my monthly club. We meet each month and we have a challenge item that we are given and it is up to the individual members to come up with a card/project  using that item and bring it to the next meeting. 

    Last month we were given a few die cut butterflies, cut from black CS.

    Well since foiling is so big right now I decided to use 2 butterflies and foil them,
    but foil them two different ways.

    This butterfly was foiled using a glue pen, I added the glue all over the butterfly and I then laid the pink foil over the butterfly and mushed ( that word is one of my Barbara-ism words...  LOL) the foil down on top of the butterfly. I made sure to push with a little force and then I pulled the foil up and presto - it was foiled. Easy peasy

    I liked the fact that it wasn't foiled all over - it looks kind of distressed. Just the way I wanted it.

    OK, for the smaller butterfly  I decided to use my laminator and a Heidi Swapp toner pen. 
    The laminator I have is electric and has 2 heat settings and I ordered it off Amazon and only paid $20.00 plus shipping. What a bargain.

    I used the HS toner pen and applied the toner over the butterfly . Since the toner is black and the butterfly is black CS, it was somewhat hard to see if I had toner over the majority of the butterfly.I placed a gold foil sheet on this butterfly and then fed  it into the laminator 
    Here is  what I got.

    Again a distressed look and that's what I wanted. That laminator works great. BTW, I used a Heidi Swapp transfer folder to feed the butterfly thru the machine. Works like a champ.

    Here is the completed card

    I cut the front panel and used white paint and sponged it over stencils to make the  interesting background, My strips on the side and  bottom  of the panel are from a watercolor paper piece I made a long time ago using various sprays. 
    I just cut the water color paper into strips and laid them over the panel.  
    The Stamp is a two step stamp from Rubbernecker. 

    Stamps:  Rubbernecker - Field of Poppies, Freehand Border
    Paper/Card Stock
    :Pinkish Purple CS, Yellow CS
    Ink: Black India ink
    Dies Used:Butterflies - were given to me so not sure what die was used.
    Accessories: Heidi Swapp Gold Foil, Pink Foil, Royal Soverign Laminator, White paint, various stencils

    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes (#77)
  • Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #128 Anything Goes with a twist: Spring is in the Air (#31)
  • Lemon Shortbread -Always Anything Goes   (#40)
  • Retarte  - #72 - Anything Goes (#36)
  • Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes (#86)
  • Try It On Tuesday  -  Nature (Week 1) (#22)
  • AuroraWings Challenge -  My Favorite Season (#29)
  • Crafting from the Heart -  Always Anything Goes (#157)
  • Craft Your Passion -  Always Anything Goes (#169)
  • Ooh La La Creations -  (Week 1) Spring is in the Air (#26)
  • The Crazy Challenge - (Week 1) Flowers (#47)

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    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    Spring Fever for The Crafty Creations Challenges

    Hello everyone,
    Spring officially starts on Sunday, March 20. I am so ready, aren't you!

    The Crafty Creations Challenges has started their new challenge and the theme is Spring Fever. 

    The sponsor for their challenge is Robyn's Fetish

    Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.

    Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is
    owned by Robyn Weinrib.  Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

    Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner’s choice to the winner of this challenge.

    Since the theme is Spring Fever, I chose to use Birdie's Nest

    Isn't that birdie cute.
    birdie's nest - Click Image to Close

    Here is the card and design that I came up with.

    The tree trunk is something that I hand drew, I had envisioned a tree with that branch attached. So,  I used 2 of the digital images and cut off the bird sitting  in the nest on one. I did that to use it for just a leafy branch. I attached the leafy branch on the top part of the tree trunk. I drew in some bark and then added the branch with the nested bird down farther on the tree trunk.

    Stamps:  Digital - Robyn's Fetish
    Paper/Card Stock: Blue Gray CS, White CS

    Ink: Spectrum Noir, Memento - Summer Sky
    Accessories: Dimensional foam, Feather

    I am submitting my card in that following challenges:

  • Colouring in Scrapland - - (March) Anything Goes #37
  • Crafting from the Heart -  Always Anything Goes #76
  • Craft Your Passion -  Always Anything Goes  #82
  • Critters and Creatures -  Always Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature #33
  • Our Crafty Corner -  (March) Always Anything Goes #73
  • Come and Get It - #109 Easter/Spring #58
  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -  #29 Anything Goes #195
  • A Gem of a Challenge   spring #152
  • Allsorts  spring is in the air  #109
  • Crafty Friends Challenge  anything goes #104

  • Wednesday, March 2, 2016

    Sentiment As A Focal Point for the Crafty Creations Challenge

    Hello everyone
    Thanks for dropping in today. Its time for a new Crafty Creations Challenge and the theme is to make the Sentiment your focal point.

    This challenge is being sponsored by Craft Classes Online. 

    Craft Classes Online (CCO) brings multiple Creative Arts Instructors together on one site to provide students with the best choice in online craft workshops. Our instructors offer online workshops that are engaging, affordable, and time-saving. Students from across the globe can learn any number of techniques and creative projects from the comfort of their home and on their schedule.
    Make sure to check out our blog, Everyday Moodlings, which offers a theme of the week and challenges us to use all of our craft supplies during the coming year. We offer ideas, tips, tutorials, and crafty inspiration.
    We are excited to be sponsoring Crafty Creations Blog. You can view our class list on our website at We continuously update our website with new workshops, so check back often.
    Become a subscriber to our newsletter and gain access to our FREE class, “Ink Essentials”! Come visit us on our Facebook page, too. One lucky winner will receive a free seat to an online workshop valued at $25 or less.

    CCO has a great lineup  of classes. 
    This will be a wonderful prize for someone. 
    Good luck to all who enter

    Let me share my inspiration card with you all.

    I decided to stamp a scene but to overlay it with vellum to downplay the scene and make the sentiment more prominent.

    The background is stamped 2 times using a Stampscapes stamp. I also stamped a tall pine onto a piece of a dictionary page and centered that over the stamped scene.I then added a layer of vellum to make that scene very faint. I attached the vellum to my panel with brads and them attached the panel to the card front.

    This card would also be a great guy card, wouldn't it! 

    The sentiment is stamped on a label shape on white CS and then I added the same sized shape as a highlight using a dark green  CS.

    Stamps:  Stampscapes - Pines and Rocks, Pine Tree, Scenic Sentiments Sheet 1
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Cream CS, Vellum, Dk Green CS
    Ink: Memento - Northern Pine
    Dies Used: Spellbinders Labels Four
    Accessories: Dictionary page piece, White Brads

    I am submitting my card to the following challenges:
  • Always Playing with Paper -  Masculine Cards + Photo Inspiration* (#11)
  • Artistic Inspirations -  Anything Goes (#75)
  • Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes (#114)
  • Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes (#119)
  • Our Crafty Corner -  (February) Always Anything Goes (#241)

  • Tuesday, March 1, 2016

    March Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge

    Hello everyone

    March 1st........Boy, the months are clicking by, aren't they. Well it's time for the March challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ.

    For your inspiration, I have a card that is made up of mainly paint chips.  You know, those paint swatches we see in the paint department, you know - the ones we bring them home and probably put in a drawer and forget about.

    Well, I received some paint swatches to use on my March Craft-Dee BowZ cards and decided to make some flowers, not knowing if it would work. Well here is the end result of that attempt. The three largest flowers were made using a die.

    I cut one of the swatches down into thin strips to use as an accent. Glitter on the white space between the colors makes for a perfect addition of glitz.

    Speaking of accents - what would that card be without a bow. I decided to use a single loop bow  and of course I made it with  my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. That tool makes the perfect bow!!!

    The card - oh the card,  lets take a peek at the whole card

    Next time you are in the paint department, pick up some paint chips and get creative. 

    The Craft-Dee BowZ March challenge has begun so enter your creative projects. 
    The March challenge is sponsored by 
    Cute As A Button

    Click here for additional challenge information and to submit your entry.

    Paper/Card Stock: White CS, Purple CS
    Ink:  Memento Grape Jelly
    Dies Used: Spellbinders Flower Creations (S4-072)  
    AccessoriesRibbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, Martha Stewart Punch - Frond, Paint Chip, Doily, Brads (flower centers), Glitter, Glue, Tim Holtz idea-ology - Small Talk (Sentiment)

    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • Allsorts  sentiment in focus (#56)
  • Crafty Friends Challenge  floral (#52)
  • Crafting-With-Friends Anything Goes (#100)
  • Really Reasonable Ribbon - No.135 - Celebrate with ribbon or trim (#65)
  • Simply Papercraft - No. 24  - Anything Goes (#102)

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