Saturday, October 20, 2018

Happy Halloween

How's it going?? Hope your weekend is off to a great start.
WOW, this month is shooting by fast. Halloween will be here in about 11 days. 
Time for all the trick-or-treaters to don their costumes and to come out begging for candy. 

I guess I better get my candy stocked or I will have some unhappy kids.

Well, do you send out Halloween cards?? 
Bet the little ones just love getting a handmade card.

Are you a challenge lover?

If you are, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends has a new challenge that runs from Oct 21 thru Nov 4
The theme is always Anything Goes

The sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo
 and the prize is 4 images

So if you are a  challenge lover, then here is some Halloween inspiration for you.
I am sure there are lots of Halloween themed or Anything Goes Challenges out there

Lil Patch theme is always Anything Goes
We'd like to see your submission. Just think, you could be the next winner.

Stamps:  Digi - Bugaboo - Happy Halloween
Paper/Card Stock
: Orange, Purple, Lime Green, Black, White CS
AccessoriesGlitter - White & Purple, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers - various colors, Quickie Glue Pen, Spider Web Embossing Folder, Googlie Eyes

Well, I hope you liked my Halloween card. I will be submitting it to the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today.

I will be returning soon with more inspiration just for you.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

A Fall Birthday Card

Hi there! How's your week going so far? 
                 Well the months are going by fast, aren't they??? We just rolled into October. You know what that means.......Christmas will be here in no time flat. I have already started my Christmas shopping. (Uh oh, you haven't....... I'm sorry I brought it up.) OK, let's talk cards and challenges.

Hey, did you know, not only does Craft-Dee BowZ host a challenge, but they also post weekly inspiration projects each Tuesday?
Hope you will stop over at Craft-Dee BowZ and check out their Tuesday inspiration posts. 

Since it's the 1st Tuesday of the month, it's my turn to share an inspiration project. 
The Craft-Dee BowZ challenge has already started and will be running until October 30

. I'm still working on Christmas cards, (for a show in Cincinnati in November.) but  I decided to take a break from Christmas and work on a fall birthday card. 

Let me share my inspiration piece 
and I hope it gives you some ideas to design a card or two with the fall theme in mind.

I love the design of this card.
 Very simple and those leaves were perfect for the top area of the card. 

I bet you are wondering where my usual big bow is. Yes, I usually add a fluffy bigger bow, however, I thought that type of bow would overtake the leaves and their stems 
I am using on this card. 
So I opted for a triple loop Bakers Twine bow.

Here is a closer shot of that bow. 

A Bakers Twine bow is the perfect size for this card.
Of course, the Craft-Dee BowZ tool is the perfect bow making tool, 
 whether you are using bakers twine bow or ribbon for your bow.

Just a reminder- The sponsor for the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month is Bugaboo
The prize will be  4 digital images

Don't forget -  the challenge theme is always 
Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Paper/Card Stock: Burgandy CS, Creamy Yellow CS, DP
Ink: Momento - Lady Bug, Peanut Brittle, Bamboo Leaves
AccessoriesBakers Twine, Craft-Dee BowZ tool, dimensional foam, Mini Words Peel off's,  Dots peel offs.Spellbinders Leaf Die (REALLY OLD). MS small leaf punch

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

I hope you will enter a project in the  Craft-Dee BowZ challenge.
 The challenge closes on October 30.  

I'd love to see what you've been working on. 
Your creative project could be our next monthly winner

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

Monday, October 1, 2018

Thinking of You

Hello everyone!!!

Welcome to October!!! Now I think we will see a shift to the fall season and temps. I can't wait to see the leaves change and all the beautiful colors on the trees.

I took a break from making Christmas cards and made a fall card for an inspiration project for the start of the October Craft-Dee BowZ challenge. 

Craft-Dee BowZ hosts a month-long challenge 
and the theme is always "Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow"

The sponsor this month is 

The prize will be 4 digital images 
awarded to the winner

Let me share my card with you.

This image is perfect for the fall season. Leaves piled high in a wheelbarrow, a rake, and stacked pumpkins. I added a fence behind the image but, it's really hidden pretty much. 
I also added some leaves to the card, just to jazz it up. 

The bow - I made a triple loop stacked bow. 
I found some plaid ribbon and used that to make my single loop bow for the bottom.  Then I used sheer ribbon and made two additional single loop bows and stacked them on top of each other and on top of the plaid bow.

Here is a closer view of the bow.

Three single loop bows stacked on top of each other. 

My digital image is called
Pumpkins and Leaves
and available here

Since there was so little room on the front for a sentiment,
 I added the sentiment to the inside

Make sure to visit Bugaboo for a great selection of digital images. 
I am sure you will find an image that you will just love and be perfect for your project.

Stamps:  Digital - Bugaboo Pumpkins & Leaves, Rubber Stamps (sentiment) Great Impressions
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, Orange CS, Brown, Craft CS, DP's
Ink: Brown Ink
Dies Used:  Spellbinders Ovals, Leaves
Ribbon,  Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Martha Stewart punch Small leaf punch 

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

I hope you have enjoyed my card and
you will submit a project in the Craft-Dee BowZ October challenge.
 The challenge will close October 30 so you have plenty of time.
I would love to see what you are working on.  So, submit a project.
Don't forget, your project could be our next winner. 

Well that's it for now, please stop back here on Tuesday for my Craft-Dee BowZ
Tuesday Inspiration post

Thanks for stopping by today