Saturday, April 14, 2018

What Would I Do

Hello, Hello, Hello!!!!

Welcome to my blog.  
Today is the start of the latest challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Their sponsor for the challenge is

The prize is 3 Digi's

I have used the oh so cute

Do you ever look at a digi or a stamp and envision what you want your card to look like, well
I just thought Maddie would look so cute under a tree watering her potted plant. 

I used some handmade paper and added a fence. I also used an embossed oval to add interest and to help Maddie stand out more.

Well, I hope this gets your creative juices flowing.
Stop over at Peppercus and check out their cool images.

Stamps:  Digitial - Peppercus - Maddie in the Garden
Paper/Card Stock
: Blue CS, White CS, Brown CS, Handmade Paper
Ink: India Ink Black, Oxides - Gathered Twigs & Peeled Paint
Dies Used:  Spellbinders Grand Ovals, cheap die
Petaloo Flowers, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Staedler Fineliner

I m submitting my card to the following challenges:

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project today. 
Hope you will submit a project in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge. 
Don’t forget the theme is always Anything Goes. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Happy Birthday

Hello Everyone,

Hey!! Welcome back!!!
It's time for another challenge over at Crafty Creations Challenges. This challenge will end on April 24, so you have plenty of time to get creative and enter your project. 
The sponsor for this challenge is Fred She Said and the winner will receive a $10.00 gift certificate.

I seem to like/use flower/images and in keeping with my tendency (LOL)

I am using Doodled Floral Corner

This is a great digi and I just love it. Perfect for so many different occasions.
I chose to make this one a birthday card.

In making this card I printed two of the designs. I used the square design and I sized it at 5".
On the first print, I colored the design flowers and leaves and then fussy cut the design out. One the second print, I colored just the flowers and fussy cut just those flowers. Next, I shaped the flowers using a paper shaper (used the large ball). I just wanted to give the flowers some dimension. Then I attached the cut flowers over the same size flowers on the square design. 

Here is a view that shows those flowers and what they look like after I added the shaped flowers.

Even though this is spring, I chose a black background panel to mount the design onto. 
(Hope this doesn't look too much like Halloween, 
based on the orange flowers and that black background.)
These flowers just remind me of spring.

Next, I chose a light green panel to place under the black panel and the main card is an orange tone to go with the colors in the flowers.

I used a Happy Birthday die (cheap die) and used a beautiful gold heavyweight paper 
to cut that sentiment. 

This was a fun card to make and I hope it has given you some ideas.

Don't forget, the latest challenge has started over at Crafty Creations.
I hope you will enter a project. 
The theme is always Anything Goes.

Stamps: Digital - Fred She Said - Doodled Floral Corner
Paper/Card Stock
: Black, Orange, Light Green CS, Gold CS
Dies Used: Cheap die- Sentiment   
AccessoriesSpectrum Noir alcohol markers, Glitter - Black & Orange

I am submitting my card to the following challenges:

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project today. 
Hope you will submit a project to the Crafty Creations Challenge. 
Don’t forget, the theme is always Anything Goes.  

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

You're the Best

Welcome back.

Hope you had a great Easter. 

It's been cool and rainy here lately but hey, spring usually brings rain.

Since it's inspiration Tuesday over at Craft-Dee BowZ and it's the first Tuesday of the month, that means it's my turn to inspire you all. 

Because we have had so much rain lately in my area, I decided to use a cute image from Bugaboo - 

Let me show you a close-up of this bow, I added to my card.

This bow started out as a triple loop bow. Nothing special about that. Well, I decided to stack it on top of a double long loop. And as I was doing the stack and tying the two together, the long loops kind of wound up in a V shape as I pulled the ribbon tight. This has never happened before but it turned out so cool looking that I didn't try to redo the bow.

I love it when things don't turn out as expected but you get a better end result.

The Craft-Dee BowZ tool makes bow making so easy and 
sometimes you get a beautiful unexpected result.

Using sheer ribbon makes it easy to get results like this 
as well as those bows that you were expecting to get.

Stamps:  Digital - Bugaboo 
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, Pink CS DP's
Ink: None
Dies Used: Spellbinders Ovals sm  
Accessories: Sheer 
Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. Don't forget that the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge has started and goes on the whole month. Hope you will link a project in the Craft-Dee BowZ monthly challenge. Don’t forget the theme every month is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.  

Please remember on each Tuesday of the month, a different designer will post over on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog to inspire you! 
Hope you will visit the Craft-Dee BowZ for weekly inspiration.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Birthday in the Clouds

Hello everyone

Welcome to April!! 

April - hmm, April Showers bring May flowers.
Wonder how much rain we will get this month.
March ended with a lot of rain here in the Greater Cincinnati area

Today is Easter, and it's April Fool's Day
Kind of an odd pairing isn't it.

April 1 is also the start of the next Craft-Dee BowZ challenge (and that's no joke)
 and this months sponsor is 

Bugaboo Stamps

The winner will receive
4 digital images 

I decided to use a darling image - Kidz Birthday Cloud

Adorable with the clouds and the balloons
A cute card for a little girls birthday

I colored the image and added glitter to the clouds and the stars.
After that, I inked some clouds to the background. Next, I added my bow to the right side of the card. And using the Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker tool enables me to easily make all my bows.

Here is a closer view of that bow

Using sheer ribbon will give you the best bows.
This is a triple loop bow and is a perfect size for my A-7 card size.

Stamps: Digital - Bugaboo Stamps - Kidz Birthday Cloud
Paper/Card Stock
: Blue CS, White CS
Ink: Distress Ink - Stormy Sky (clouds in the background)
Dies Used: Happy Birthday - cheap dies 
Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, GlitterSpectrum Noir, Staedler triplus fineliner, Quickie Glue Pen

I am submitting my card to the following challenges:

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. Also, I hope you will link a project to the Craft-Dee BowZ monthly challenge. Don’t forget the theme every month is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.  Also, on each Tuesday of the month,  over on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog, a different designer will post another project to inspire you! Hope you can join us then. 

Stop back Tuesday, I have another post using another Bugaboo digital stamp. Hope to see you then