Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Thinking of You

Hello everyone. 

How is your week going so far?? Great I hope. 

The next Crafty Creations Challenge has begun 
and you have til August 7th to get your project submitted.

Don't forget the theme is always Anything Goes.

The sponsor of this challenge is Beccy's Place and she has the nicest digi sets. 

Prize -  1 set - winners choice.

If you are looking for something special, start at Beccy's Place. 
All of her digi's are sold in sets and I love them because everything in the set goes together.

I decided to use an image from Beccy's Place in the Index of Freebies - Poppies

I used colored pencils and some gamsol to color and shade these beautiful poppies.
After I finished coloring I decided to give the flowers some dimension so I colored the flowers on another print and fussy cut them out and used a stylus to give the flowers some curves. Using that stylus also added so shine to the flowers. 
I am sure it was because I was adding pressure in a swirling motion over the pencil lead. 
Next, I popped the flowers up, right on top of the original print.

Here is a closer view to show what this looks like up close.

Those flowers look great in person. I love adding dimension to flowers on a card. 
I think it makes the flowers come alive.

I sponged on some Old Paper ink to the edge of the label shape to break up that stark white.
Next, I added a sentiment and the card is completed.

I hope you've enjoyed this project and will link up with us for this challenge! 
Remember, all of our challenges are Anything Goes. 

Stamps:  Digital - Beccy's Place - Poppies
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, Red CS, Green CS, DP
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Antique Paper
Dies Used: Spellbinders Grand Labels Four, Impression Obsession - Greeting Set.
Accessories: Prisma 
Colored pencils, gamsol, Tim Holtz Blending Tool. Spectrum Noir gray - for outlining, dimensional foam

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Well, that's it for now. Thanks for stopping by today, see you soon.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Let's Party

Hello Friends!!

It's time for another challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

 Hope you will be able to submit a project to their challenge. The theme is always "Anything Goes" but you must be a follower to be a winner. So, make sure to become a follower to be considered for the prize.

The sponsor for this cute image is Polkadoodles.

Prize ~ £6.75 voucher

The image I used is called Bake You a Cake.

What a cutie.
Perfect for a birthday card for a little girl or a big girl.

Stamps:  Digital - Polkadoodles - Baked You a Cake
Paper/Card Stock
: Green CS, DP (3), pink CS
Ink: None
Dies Used: Spellbinders Ovals sm  
AccessoriesMS 3 in 1 punch, MS Branch punch, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, 
dimensional foam, American Crafts phrase stickers

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

I hope you've enjoyed this project and will link up with us for this challenge! 
Remember, all of our challenges are Anything Goes

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

with love

Hello, Hello, Hello,

Welcome back. It's the first Tuesday of the month and it's time for "Inspiration Tuesday" over at Craft-Dee BowZ

I thought I'd share a card I've made using a brand new die I purchased recently. I loved it when I bought it and I really love it since I've used it. I actually purchased 4 different dies and this is the 1st one I have used so far. Can't wait to use the others.

OK let me share my card with you

This die set is so versatile. Its called Love is in the Air. This set comes with 6 dies, 3 smaller flowers that match the flowers on the left side of the cutout. Nice, but the star of this set are the 3 other dies. They are interchangeable. You get just the right side of the heart, you get just the left side of the heart. And when you put these together, your cut out looks like what you are seeing on my card.  The 3rd heart piece is just a smooth heart half. I bought this at HSN on their craft day broadcast last month. 

This is a crafter's Companion die, from their Create a Card series, Love is in the Air.
 Check it out here.

For the open background of the heart, I used an alcohol inked panel positioned behind that heart. 
I then attached the panel onto a 6X6 silver card front.

I used a die to cut the sentiment, added some pearls to the flower centers on the heart and stamped and cut out a butterfly for additional interest.

I also added a fluffy bow. I made a triple loop bow and then stacked a double loop bow on top. It gave me the look I wanted.

My Bow

Here is a closer view of that luscious bow.

If you have a problem making bows, then may I suggest the Craft-Dee BowZ tool. 
It is easy to use, portable, lightweight and enables you to make bows from 1" to 4 1/2" 

You can order one direct from the Craft-Dee BowZ site.
Click here and check out the left sidebar.

 The Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge
Just letting you know the July challenge has started over at Craft-Dee BowZ. Ours is a monthly challenge and theme is always “Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow".  We hope you can join us.

Stamps:  Inkadinkado - Patterned Bugs (old set)
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, Silver CS, Coated CS
Ink: Staz-On Black
Dies Used: Crafters Companion Create-A-Card Love is in the Air set, Cheap Die - sentiment 
Accessories: Sheer 
Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ tool, dimensional foam, Tim Holtz - Alcohol Ink Raspberry, Silver. Blending Solution, Flat Back Pearls

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have enjoyed my project today. 
I will be back soon with another project for you to check out. 
Have a great week.

Sunday, July 1, 2018


Hey!! How's it going today???

July 1 already and boy the time is clicking by, isn't it!!

It's time for the next monthly challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ.

The sponsor this month is

Kinda Cute by Patricia

I am using a darling pigeon image that I thought looked like a dove. 
So I colored it more like a dove 

Here is a closer view if this cool pigeon
It's hard to see the gray tones, but I used  gray on the edges of the wings and the neck area

The Bow - 
I used a single loop bow. Thought a fancier bow wouldn't look right.

Don't forget, the best bow maker tool is available here. Just look at the left sidebar to order yours.

Here is a closer look at that bow.

Just a simple bow for this card.

Stamps:  Digital - Kinda Cute by Patricia - Pigeon
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, Gray Blue CS, Holographic Paper, DP
Ink: None
Dies Used: Recollections - lower case letters, Elizabeth Craft Designs - Leafy Branch
Accessories: Hug Snug Seam Binding 
Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Spectrum Noir, Sizzix Embossing Folder - Rays, Flat-Backed Bead
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 Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month.

The theme is always – Anything Goes with a handmade bow.

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you soon.