Saturday, August 18, 2018

Happy As A Witch

Hi there! How's it going today!!

Hope you are having a super Saturday, (or a Sunday depending where you live or whatever day it is as you are reading this).  I am so amazed how fast this year has gone by so far. I am already getting projects ready for the Christmas holidays. I am working on cards, bag toppers, tags, dimensional flowers, gift card holders and some decor items. 
Whew, I sure hope I get this all done by my deadline.

Speaking of getting ready, it's time for the next challenge

The sponsor for this challenge is Fabrika Fantasy

The prize -  3 images
The theme is always Anything Goes

Let me share my project and I hope it gives you some inspiration. 

I decided to get in the Halloween mode and this witch was really calling to me. As I was coloring her I decided to make her a broom, and you know, 
that is still the witch's main mode of transportation. 
She is called Little Witch (and she is just old enough to fly, LOL)

Her broom was super easy to make.  
Let me show you.

I started out with a strip of scrapbook paper 8" X 1 1/2".
 Next, I applied some yellowish ink,  in a direct to paper mode, using Scattered Straw.
Make sure to ink both sides of the paper.

Next, I snipped the paper to resemble straw. 
I left about 1/4" on the top (unsnipped) to use to place my tape. 
Make sure your snips are pretty close together. 
Apply double-sided tape to the unsnipped top area.
For the broom handle, I used a 6" bamboo skewer. I laid the skewer on the end of the snipped paper and rolled it til all the paper was attached. 

Since most straw brooms appear to be sewn at the top area, I used some thin gold thread to wrap around the top part of the paper. I trimmed the handle so it didn't appear to be too long.

And there you are, a broom.

Stamps: Digital Image- Fabrika Digital Image - Little Witch, Rubber Image - Impression Obsession - Cover-a-Card Spider Web
Paper/Card StockYellowish scrapbook paper, Black CS, Orange CS, Purple CS, White CS
Ink: Distress Ink - Scattered Straw, VersaMark
Dies Used:  Spellbinders Ovals 
White embossing powder, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers - various colors, skewer.

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

I hope you enjoyed my project. It was fun making the witches broom.
I hope you will submit your project in the challenge.
 I'd love to see what you've been working on. 

Thanks for visiting my blog today, 
and I'll be back soon sharing another fun and creative project. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

With Love

Hello everyone, 

Well,  how is August treating you so far??  It's hot here in the Midwest and the Ohio Valley could stand some rain. Hope your area is a bit better than here.

I am a lover for embossing folders and dies. So, when I spied an embossing folder that also cuts, well I knew I just had to have that.

The folder I am using on the card below is by Crafters Companion and is called Heart Flourish. 

I cut a 4" X 5 1/4" white CS panel and embossed/cut it. I also cut a small pink piece to get that center heart shape and positioned in that center heart. To show off the beautiful embossed design, I used foam ink pods to apply pink ink to the raised design. I love those things. They work so well in coloring embossed areas on CS. 

The flowers are stamped onto pink CS using a dark reddish ink.  The ink is Fresco Chalk Finish dye ink and the color is Paprika Prado. These inks have been around for ages. I have all  30 colors and I just love them They remind me of old world colors and I use them from time to time. If you ever see them check them out. This ink line has some really gorgeous colors.

The flowers and leaves are from Dare2B Artzy
Doodle Flowers. 
I fussy cut those flowers out added some glitter and glued them to the card front.

My bow - 
This bow is a simple double loop bow. 

The tool

It's small but mighty. It makes a "mighty fine" bow.

Stamps:  Dare2B Artzy - Doodle Flowers
Paper/Card Stock
: Pink Shimmer CS, Silver CS(dull), Black CS, Green CS
Ink: Fresco Chalk Finish Dye Ink - Paprika Prado
Dies Used: Sentiment - unknown die 
Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, Art Institute Glitter Glue, Darice Embossing Folder - Chicken Wire, Crafters Companion Cut & Emboss Folder - Heart Flourish, Foam Ink Pods

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping in today.

This Friday nite/Saturday is the annual Stampaway stamping convention in Northern Cincinnati, Ohio.  I can't wait to see what all the vendors will be showing in their booths. I have made a list of a few things I want and can't wait to see what else I wind up not being able to live without. LOL

I will take pics and share with you next week.

Have a great week

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Let it Snow

Hello crafters

Another month has come and gone. I am so amazed at how fast that clock is going. Are you thinking about Christmas?? I keep seeing more and more Christmas cards in Pinterest and on other blogs. And you know, the season will be here before we know it. 

OK,  keep that Christmas thought in mind 
as I share with you my August inspiration creation
for the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge. 

Yes, the  August challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ has started. 
The challenge runs all month 
and the theme is always 
Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

The August sponsor is none other than Bugaboo 

The Prize - 3 digital images.

And the image I am using on my card is the Snowman Peeker

When I saw him I immediately thought of a Z fold card of sorts.

Here is the card opened. 

He is in the woods peeking out from behind a pine tree. 

What goes well with a snowman, why snowflakes of course, the perfect accent on this card.

OK let's not forget that bow.

Craft-Dee BowZ has the best-est bow making tool around.
Easy to use, takes up very little space, easy to take with you.
Order one for yourself, you will love it.

Stamps:Uptown Rubber Stamps - Let it Snow (Really old stamp)
Paper/Card Stock
: Blue Gray CS, White CS
InkMemento Danube Blue 
Dies Used: Sizzix Tim Holtz - Pine Tree, On the Edge Snow Flurries, Martha Stewart Punch - Snowflake
Ribbon (Hug Snug),Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Glitter 

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.