Saturday, June 16, 2018

Toad-ly Awesome

Hello Everyone

The next challenge has started over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 

The sponsor is Fred She Said

My darling image is from Fred She Said and is the perfect boy card.

Well, summer is in full swing here in my area and as a kid, I remember going to the creek to play during summer vacation. There were tadpoles and crawdads and fish, a few snakes and just all kinds of other critters. But I remember the bullfrogs down by the lake. At night you could hear them croak really loudly. LOL. And could they jump!!!

All the kids in the neighborhood would go to the creek and the lake and play and the boys would always be trying to catch a frog. And then they would chase us girls and we would scream and run. LOL

So as soon as I saw Nolan and the Bullfrog, I remembered those days of my youth.

I found some paper with lilypads on it and thought it would be a perfect fit for my card with  Nolan and his bullfrog.

What little boy wouldn't love getting this card?

Hope you are having a fun summer.

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping in today. I hope my card gave you some inspiration.

I will be back soon with more inspiration.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Pisces Zodiac

How's your day going??

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Crafty Creations Challenges

The sponsor is 

The prize is:
The prize is a discount code of 10€ /10$ to use in her shop.

My zodiac sign is Pisces and when I spied the Pisces Zodiac image in the Moon Flower shop,
I knew I had to use that one. 
It was just calling my name.

Check out my inspiration card I made using that darling image.

I added some handmade flowers to accent this card.

Here is a closer view of the flowers.

Stamps:  Digi - Moon Flower Digi
Paper/Card Stock
: Blue CS, White CS, Lilac CS
Ink: memento - various colors
Dies Used: Spellbinders Ovals sm, Heartfelt Creations Carnations Dies/ Stamps, MS punch twig shape, MS Corner punch 
Spectrum Noir - Various colors

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

I hope you have enjoyed my project today
I hope you will submit a project in the Crafty Creations challenge. 
You could be the next winner.

The theme is always – Anything Goes 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Thinking of you

Hey, how's it going today!!

I thought I'd share my Tuesday inspiration for Craft-Dee BowZ. I used to work with an old technique, Iris Folding, and I thought I'd make a card showing off this really great technique.

Years ago this was so popular. However, I have not seen this lately, so, I thought I'd make a card and put some Iris Folding on it.

There used to be books that were available, however, the only place I am seeing some of those books is on Amazon.

Also if you go to Pinterest, you will see quite a few patterns that may be of interest to you.

Let me share my card with you.

Iris folding is a great way to use scraps of designer paper, using scrapbook weight. Cardstock weight is too thick, because of the folding of strips of paper. Each one of those strips you see are individual folded strips of DP. I used 4 different DP designs to give added interest to the leaf.  I took the liberty of adding some dark green strips between the DP. This, to me, just adds additional interest and definition to this image.

That bow is made using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool.
I made a triple loop bow. 
If you are bow challenged then this is the tool for you. 
Its small, lightweight, takes up little space and is easy to use.

Let me show a closer view of my bow

I used a sheer ribbon, my fav.
It's a triple loop bow and sits in the front bottom corner, the perfect spot

If you would like to order this tool, click on the order spot on the left sidebar.

Well, hope you like Iris Folding. 
Maybe you can do an Iris Folding project and submit it in the CDB Challenge for June.

The theme is Anything Goes so this or anything you submit will work. 
Just remember your submission must contain a handmade bow.

The challenge is a monthly challenge so you have some time to get your project made and submitted.

I am looking forward to seeing your submission.

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Hope you liked my inspiration card 

Thank you for stopping by today, 
I will be back soon with another inspiration piece for you.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Look Around and See

Hi There!!! How is it going today!!

It's June 1 and I am shocked. I must have slept thru a few months. LOL 

Summer is here and the temps are pretty warm in my area.

Since it's the first of the month, it's time for the June Craft-Dee BowZ challenge

The challenge runs the whole month so you have time to get your submission in.

The theme is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

The sponsor for June is Bugaboo. 

Challenge Prize - 4 free images

Let me share my project with you.

The Butterfly and the sentiment are from Bugaboo and are together in the Beauty Butterfly  
What a pretty duo!!

For the background, I used Heidi Swapp  12 X 12  sheets that are ready to be foiled and I used a rose-colored foil. However, I find it very difficult to photograph foiled images. You might be able to see a little of the rose foiling in the center on that large flower. The foiling looks great in person.

The butterfly is a Bugaboo image and I fussy cut it out,
colored it and added a few glitter stickers to the wings.
The sentiment was cut using a pinked circle die

My bow - well it is a triple loop bow and I used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool to make it. 

I used a sheer ribbon - my favorite ribbon to make a bow.

The Craft-Dee BowZ tool is so easy to use and is lightweight and portable

Got yours yet??
Order one here

Stamps:  Digital - Bugaboo - Beauty Butterfly
Paper/Card Stock
:Pink CS, White CS
Dies Used:  Spellbinders Pinked Circles   
AccessoriesRibbon, Distress Markers, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Heidi Swapp Minc Machine, Heidi Swapp Foil, Heidi Swapp 12 X 12 ready to foil sheets

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hope to see your project added to the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month.