Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Crafty Creations Challenges 327 - Water Color

Hi Everyone

Well it's time for the next challenge at Crafty Creations Challenge. The theme for this challenge is Water Color and what a fun challenge theme. So I thought I'd pull out some of my Art Impressions stamps that are used in their water color technique.

Since its still so warm in my area,I decided to make a scene with flowers. I guess fall is on vacation in a lot of different areas of the US. We have yet to have a frost. I still have my house plants on my front porch. Kind of a strange feeling with all this warm weather so late into October.

Enough about the weather - let me share my card with you.

Stamps:  Art Impressions - Flower Cart, Sentiment - My Sentiments Exactly - Thank You innies and outies
Paper/Card Stock
: Blue CS, Purple CS, Green CS
Ink: Memento - Various colors
Dies/Punches Used: Dies - Gina Marie Stitched Ovals: Punches - MS Branch 2, 3 in 1 Hydrangea
Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam

Hope you join us in the current challenge over at Crafty Creations Challenges. You could be the winner of a $10.00 egift card to Sassy Cheryl's Stamps.

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for dropping in today. Have a great week.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Little Patch of Crafty Friends - Challenge 44

Hello Everyone

Seems I am stuck in winter/snowman mode this week. LOL

A new challenge has started over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

The sponsor is
 The Stamping Boutique 


Prize ~ 2 but 3 Images if use TSB
Tracey Malnofski is the owner/artist behind The Stamping Boutique
She offers original digital images and artwork. 
It is also the home of Glitterbabe
Digital Stamps designs by Stef Hughes 
There is such a great selection of images to choose from, we know you will love them!

I chose the Peace Snowman
(See, I said I was stuck in snowman mode - LOL)

I think this snowman is so adorable.
I used a large snowflake and some punched flakes as well.
Soft colors, vellum snow hills, glitter and designer paper made this card perfect
for the upcoming holidays
Stamps:  Digital Stamp - The Stamping Boutique
Paper/Card Stock
:White CS, Vellum, DP
Dies Used: Accucut - Snowflake   
AccessoriesGlitter, Quickie Glue Pen, Spectrum Noir,  MS Snowflake Punches.

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (#139)
  • AuroraWings Challenge -  Anything Goes (#13)
  • Crafting from the Heart -Always Anything Goes (#61)
  • Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes (#73)
  • Love to Scrap -  Anything Goes (#39)
  • The Merry Christmas Challenge -  Die Cut (#12)
  • Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas  #303 Cute or Anything Christmas Goes (#73)
  • The Pencil Case #30 Anything Goes  (W2 of 2) (#73)
  • Creates and Makes - Anything Goes with optional: Use a Die (#110)
  • Digi Choosday Challenge -#42 - Anything Goes (#55)

  • Thanks for stopping in.  Hope you have a great week.

    Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    Crafty Creations Challenges 326 - Not A Card

    Hi Everyone
    Thanks for stopping in today. Did you know the challenge has started over at Crafty Creations and the theme is Not A Card.

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    Since our theme for this Crafty Creations Challenge is Not A Card, with a theme like that, at this time of the year, that means I could come up with a lot of great ideas. But since I love Christmas I decided to make an ornament. 
    I also decided to use something that I have saved over the last few months,
     so I guess you can say this is a recycle project.
    I used a lid from the round box that the Laughing Cow Cheese comes in (there are probably other brands out on the market but that is what I buy most of the time.)

    and this is what I made

    I thought this would look great on the Christmas tree or maybe somewhere  it might get center stage.

    I covered the box inside and out with blue CS, stamped that cute snowman and fussy cut him out.Next I added a glittered snowbank at his base. Since I added strips of CS to the inside and the outside rim of the top, I noticed there was a gap on the edge so I used a hot glue gun on the rim and dipped that hot glue in glitter. Looks icy now and the gap on the rim is all covered up.

    I added a little something to the back as well for that finishing touch.

    Please join the challenge over at Crafty Creations - you could be the next winner. The challenge is Bi-Weekly and will end on September 26.

    Also, please check out the other designers projects over at Crafty Creations , they are all really cool. Lots of creative ideas.
    Stamps:  PrintWorks - Snowman
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Blue CS, Shimmer Blue CS, White CS
    Ink: India Ink Black
    Dies Used: Accucut Snowflake, Spellbinders Circle
    Sprectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, dimensional foam, Hot Glue Gun, Glitter, Small Snowflake - Martha Stewart Punch
    I am entering my card in the following challenges:

  • A Bit More Time to Craft  -  Always Anything Goes (#125)
  • Anything Goes with Create With TLC  Always Anything Goes  (#27)
  • Classic Design Team Open Challenge -  Always Anything Goes (#92)
  • Crafts Galore Encore - October - Anything Goes (#101)
  • Crafty Awesomeness - October - Anything Goes with Coloured Image (#21)
  • Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra  - Always Anything Christmas Goes (#93)
  • Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes (#7)
  • One Crazy Stamper  October - Fall/Winter Fun (#5)
  • World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Always Anything Goes (#135)

  • Thanks for stopping is today

    I know it's not winter yet, 
    but it will be here before we know it.

    Wednesday, October 5, 2016

    Trick or Treat

    Well hello everyone.
    I know, I know, I am a day late on this post. I realized this fact about 4 hours ago. So I got my butt in gear and made this Halloween card, took photos and posted to the Craft-Dee BowZ blog as well as my blog here.

    This month the designers over at Craft-Dee BowZ  have a theme of Halloween. Well I don't have a lot of Halloween stamps in my stash so I just didn't have much to choose from.

    But I do love this stamp set because it is a lot of  fun things to use
     that are perfect for the fun Halloween time frame.

    My bow was made with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. This bow is made up of 3 single loop bows that are layered one on top of each other. There are 2 lime green bows and one orange bow.

    Craft-Dee BowZ  has a monthly challenge and the October challenge is already under way. The theme is always "Anything Goes", so  you can enter anything. 
    Please join in the challenge this month.

    Stamps: Unity Stamps - That's Creepy
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Vellum, Black CS, Orange CS, Lime Green CS
    Ink Used: India Ink - Black
    Dies Used:Impression Obsession - Spider Web
    AccessoriesRibbon, Spectrum Noir, Distress Markers, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Glitter,

    I am submitting this card in the following challenges:
  • Artistic Inspirations -  Anything Goes  (#185)
  • AuroraWings Challenge -  Black & Orange + One color (#1)
  • Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes (#61)
  • Make My Monday -  No Patterned Paper (#99)
  • The Paper Players - W, C3 - #315 Halloween*  (#35)
  • The Ribbon Girls - Anything Goes  (#63)
  • Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes (#16)
  • Creates and Makes  Anything Goes with optional: Use a Die (#51)
  • Digi Choosday Challenge - Anything Goes (#5)
  • Lemon Shortbread  Always Anything Goes  (#87)

  • Thanks for stopping in today!!

    Saturday, October 1, 2016

    Boo To You

    Welcome back to my blog.

    Do you believe it?! It's October 1. Oh my. Pretty soon it will be Christmas.
    Whoa WAIT!!
    Let's get thru Halloween first!! 

    Since it's the first of the month, the new challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ begins now.
    The challenge theme is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
    And since we are beginning the month of Halloween
    I decided to make a Halloween card.

    Let me show you what I designed

    All of the images on my card are digital and are from 
    Graphics Fairy

    I added glitter to the web to make it look like a real web, shimmery.

    Check out my bow.
    I started out making a single loop bow but my bow took a surprising twist.
    Let me show you.

    Look at that bow - it has 3 loops. 
    Yes I used the Craft-Dee BowZ tool to make a single loop bow.
    But a single loop bow just gives you 2 loops.
    Let me explain how my 3 loop bow came to be. 
    • I cut a ribbon piece a little longer than the card panel. 
    • I folded the ribbon ends over the panel edge and taped the ends down on the backside of the panel. 
    • Next I made my single loop bow and set it aside.  
    • I cut a separate a piece of ribbon (an attacher) to use to attach the bow to the ribbon taped to the card panel. 
    • I made that attacher piece too long but I still used it to attach the bow to the ribbon taped to the panel, 
    • After attaching the bow I had a tail that was way too long on one side. 
    • I made a loop using that long attacher piece. I taped it under the single loop bow. So now the bow looks like a 3 loop bow. 
    I added a charm to the bow center just to dress the bow up even more.

    The challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ is underway. 
    You have til 8:00 p.m. on Oct 31 to submit your project

    Stamps:  Digital Images - The Graphics Fairy
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Black CS, Orange CS
    Ink: Distress Ink - Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Memento ink - Morocco, Tangelo
    AccessoriesRibbon, Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, charm

    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:
  • Crafty Gals Corner - #91 Anything goes (#47)
  • Inspiration Destination Always Anything Goes (#90)
  • Simon Says Stamp  - Anything Goes (#355)
  • Deep Ocean Challenge #138 - Anything Goes  (#259)
  • Digi Choosday Challenge - #39 - Anything Goes (#37)
  • Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes (#69)
  • Brown Sugar – No. 218 - Anything Goes (#25)
  • Crafting-With-Friends  Anything Goes (#99)
  • Polkadoodles -  No.39 - Anything Goes (#48)
  • Simply Papercraft - No. 37 -  Anything Goes (#75)

  • Barbara