Tuesday, May 29, 2018

a birthday wish

Hi there!!
Hope you are having a great day today!!!

WOW!!! Today is the last Tuesday of the month. This month flew by and so has the year so far. 
I have an inspiration card to share with you for  Craft-Dee BowZ.

I saw a card on Pinterest that is similar to my design below, so it became my inspiration.

Let me share my card with you.

The only stamping on this card is the sentiment. 
I wanted to keep this card kind of simple.
I left a bit of extra room at the bottom of the card for my bow to be placed.

Here are some measurements and other info

I used a pinked circle for the center opening of the panel 
and used a striped DP placed diagonally for the circle background. 
I added a slightly larger pinked circle border, I felt I needed to break up some of that white. 
My candles are cut at 7/16" wide and I decided to use pastel colors.

I made the flames from a small egg-shaped punch. 

I added a sentiment to a banner shape that I hand cut and added it right above the bow.

My bow - it's just a double stacked single looped bow. I think this is more of a fancy yet simple look. OK, is that a dichotomy description or what LOL.

Here is a close-up view of my bow. 

I used some pink sheer ribbon and it was perfect for this cute card.

Stamps: Sentiment - MayMay Made it - From All of us
Paper/Card Stock
: Purple CS White CS, Yellow CS, Blue CS, Green CS, Pink CS, DP
Ink: Black Versafine
Dies Used: Spellbinders Large Pinking Circles
Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, 3/4" egg shape punch (old)

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today. I will be back Friday with my inspiration project for the Craft-Dee BowZ June Challenge

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Just For You

Hello Everyone!!!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far.

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends has a new challenge that just started and it will be going on for 2 weeks. I hope that you will join in the fun and submit a project. The theme is always Anything Goes.

The sponsor for this challenge is Polkadoodles

 The prize is: £6.75 voucher

Let me share my project with you:

I used the darling image
Big Bunch

Isn't she cute???

While I was coloring her, I decided she would look great on a twisted easel fold card. Since she was holding a bunch of roses, I also decided to make some of my own roses
 for the accent you see on the card front.
More about those roses in a minute.

Here is the card opened up.

I added a tag with a sentiment and decided to add some roses on the tag and the string
 as additional little accents.

OK, let's talk roses.
These flowers are so easy to make from scratch. I love dies, 
and I have a lot, but these are so fast to make and you do not even need a die.

I start out with a circle of paper. I used handmade paper for these but you can use text paper or lightweight card stock. I just cut a circle, no die but if you want, you can use a die or a punch.

Next, I cut a spiral starting from the outside edge going into the middle. I penciled that spiral in so you could see what it looks like. Usually, I just cut, without any pencil line.

The center has a roundish area left so the rolled rose has a base to sit on.                            

    Next, you will need a quilling tool to roll up the paper. 

Place the outside strip edge in the slit in the quilling tool tip. Make sure to position the tool on top of the circle just like you see above.

 You will need to twist the tool so the paper is wrapped around the tip of the tool. 
Make sure to twist counter clockwise.
Wrap til you get to that round base in the center.
Gently pull the quilling tool off. 

Place a little glob of glue on that base and place the rolled paper onto that glue. The rolled piece (the rose) should be sitting up.

Let the glue set up and you have a rose.
Easy peasy.

The great thing about making these by hand, 
without a die, is that you can make the rose small. 
These roses are about 1/2" and they are perfect
for a small area on your project.
 Here is a closer view of the roses on the card.

Hope you give rose making a try. 
They are fun to make and add that special something to your project.

Stamps: Digital - Polkadoodles- Big Bunch, (Sentiment) Hero Arts - (old stamp from a set)
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, Lilac CS, Green CS, DP, Yellow Handmade paper
Ink: India Ink - Black
Dies Used: Spellbinders Circle
Tag, dimensional foam, Bakers Twine, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers - Various colors, Quilling Tool, MS Punch  Branch 2,

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you like my card. I will be back soon with more cards/projects to inspire you.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Play Ball

Hi there everyone!!!

Today is the start of the next challenge over at Crafty Creations Challenges. This challenge will last until May 22.

The challenge theme is always - Anything Goes.
Baseball season has started so I thought a card spotlighting a little baseball player would be cute.

The sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo and they have the cutest image that is the perfect baseball player. 
Let me share my card with you all today

Isn't that lil guy adorable? Perfect for a child's birthday card, a lil guy's first home run, oh so many great reasons to send this card.

I cut a circle and hand drew the stitches. Then I cut a square, hand drew the bases and turned it to look like the baseball diamond. 

The background is green for the grass area and shades of blue and purple for the sky area.

Stamps:  Digital image - brat-boy-bugs
Paper/Card Stock
: Red CS, White CS, Black CS
Ink: Distress Inks Oxides
Dies Used: Spellbinders Circle, Spellbinders Square , Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlets - Mixed Media  (Alphabets)
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

I am submitting my card to the following challenges:

Hope you got some inspiration from my card. I would love to see your card or project entered in our challenge at Crafty CreationsRemember the challenge theme is always Anything Goes. And you could be the next winner.  

Thanks for stopping in today. I will be back soon.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


Hello everyone and welcome to MAY!!!

I am hoping that May brings warmer temperatures in my area, (Oh one can only wish. LOL)  I think winter just doesn't want to give up so we will probably have a short spring or it will by-pass us all together, Then it will be on to hot and humid til mid-September. 

Speaking of May, it's time for the start of the May challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ. 
The April winners have been announced. So take a minute to check out the winners' list. 
Click here to look at the winners' list. 

The May sponsor is Kinda Cute by Patricia.

Have you checked out her digi's yet?  
Click here to check out her adorable collection. 
They are all so cute. 
I decided to use an adorable duck from her collection.

So, here is a little inspiration for you
using that duck.

That face on this duck is so precious, isn't it!!!
That would be a cute image for a baby card, too.

I decided to add a simple bow to this card. 
It's just a single loop bow. 
I didn't want to take away from the duck

Here is a closer view of my bow

The Craft-Dee BowZ tool is the perfect tool for all your bow making needs.
Order yours today over at the Craft-Dee BowZ blog.

Stamps:  Digital - Kinda Cute by Patricia - Little Duck
Paper/Card Stock
:Gray CS, Tan CS, Blue CS, White CS, DP, Gold CS
Ink: Distress Ink Salty Ocean 
Dies Used:  Spellbinders Square, Cheery Lynn Designs - Cattails and Reeds, Cheap Die 
Ribbon, Spectrum Noir Markers, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam

I am submitting my card to the following challenges:

I hope you have enjoyed my project today
I hope you will submit a project to the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month.
The theme is always – Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.

I will be back soon