Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Winter Wonderland

Hello crafters,
WOW this month is winding down fast, isn't it!!!

I thought I'd pop in with an inspiration card on behalf of Craft-Dee BowZ.
I know we are getting closer to Christmas and the weather here is really warm, but that (sadly) is about to change.
The ole weatherman  is telling us really cold temps
 are coming my way Thursday nite.

So since we are entering the Christmas and the colder season, 
you know that means....maybe SNOW. 
I know most of us hate that word, hahaha.

I decided to share a winter card, to get us ready for what possibly lies ahead.

This little cutie is called "Sleigh Ride" and she is really having the time of her life.
The digi is available from Cute As A  Button, and is available here

My bow, is made with the Craft-Dee BowZ tool 

and you can order yours on the  Craft-Dee BowZ site.
It's easy to use and very portable and stores nicely.
Look for the Buy Now button on the left sidebar.

Stamps:  Digital - Cute As A Button - Sleigh Ride
Paper/Card Stock
: Green CS, White CS, DP
Dies Used:  Spellbinders Ovals   
AccessoriesCraft-Dee BowZ  tool, Ribbon, glitter, Quickie Glue Pen,  dimensional foam, alcohol markers - Copic,Spectrum Noir, Firefly, Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping in today

I will be back Friday with another inspiration project.
Hope to see you then

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Challenge #401 at Crafty Creations Challenge

Hello crafters

Hope you are having a crafty week so far.
Speaking of Crafty...........
There is a new challenge over at Crafty Creations Challenges

The theme is always Anything Goes

Our wonderful Sponsor for 
Crafty Creations Challenges #401 is 

Cute As A Button

They offer a large array of digital images
Please visit their shop here

For my project today, I used 
Snorkel Fun Girl
and she is so cute

Here is my card

Stamps: digital  Cute As A Button -  Snorkel Fun Girl
Paper/Card Stock
: Blue CS, WhiteCS
Dies Used: Spellbinders Ovals sm, Sizzix Oval Dies   
Accessories: Dimensional foam, Firefly Alcohol markers, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Sea shells, Round Gems, string netting

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

I hope you liked my project
I will be back soon

Thanks much for stopping in today.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Getting Ready for School

Hello all my crafty friends,

I have some exciting news to share with you. I  have joined the World Wide Open Design Team.  I am truly excited to be a part of this talented team and now I'd like share my first project. Their challenges start on the 15th of the month.

The new challenge has started over at the 
World Wide Open Design Team 
Challenge #10

As always, our sponsor is the talented
Julia Spiri
Julia Spiri 

Subscribe to Julia's You Tube  - Here 
Come along and Follow on Instagram. HERE!   Pinterest. HERE!  

Patreon - here

I am using 
a darling image 

Stamps: Digital - Julia Spiri (Back To School)
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS(base) DP - DCWV (The Primrose), Brown CS
Ink: Fresco - Chalk Finish
AccessoriesSpectrum Noir alcohol markers, dimensional foam, Spellbinders Embossing Folder (Numbers and Letters)

Hope you enjoyed my card and it inspired you
Come on and join in the fun
Submit one of your projects
World Wide Open Design Team 
Challenge Blog
This challenge will run til November 12

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping in today
I'll be back soon.

Friday, October 11, 2019

October Stamp Club Theme card

Welcome back
Today I want to share my other card that I made for my Tuesday nite club meeting. 
The theme project -  layers. That is a pretty easy theme. 
We also do a challenge project and I posted about that on Wednesday. 
Click here to see that post.

This card is pretty easy to do and I hope you might  give it a try.

My card has 4 layers 
Red base card, white CS, green designer paper and the white layer on the top.
I made my cuts on the white CS and then I embossed the top white layer
just to add interest to the card
After folding down the cuts, the  tree shape is revealed
 and after laying it on the green DP that tree really stands out
This is really pretty easy to do,
click here to check out this site for the instructions.

I added a circular layered sentiment to the bottom 
and that finishes the card.

Stamps:  My Sentiments Exactly - Christmas Time
Paper/Card Stock
: Red CS, White CS, DP
Ink: Memento -  Tuxedo Black
Accessoriesdimensional foam, Spellbinders Circle Dies, Starform Stickers - Silver Dots (My favorite embellishment)
I am submitting my card to the following challenges:
Hope you liked my stamp club project for October

Thanks for stopping by today

I will be back Monday at 5:00 pm with some exciting news.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

October Stamp Club Challenge Card

Hello crafty people

Last night was the monthly stamp club gathering and we had a great time as always.

Last month we were given a challenge piece that was a real challenge for me. 
(I guess that's why its considered a challenge)
It is a lenticular lens scene - halloween themed. I know you are wondering what is a lenticular lens??? We we've all seen them and held them and looked at them with some awe, or at least I have. A lenticular lens will change if you move it back and forth. Check out the definition here

I took a few pics of the piece in hopes you can see the scene changes if I re-positioned my hand.

The ghosts are different and so is the pumpkin

OK anyway, this piece is large, it's a 6"X 6" piece 
and if I trimmed it, some of the scenes would be cut off
 So I decided to make a trick or treat bag 
and this challenge piece would be the focal point
of a bag topper. 

I used a white gift bag and covered the front with an orange print DP piece

Next I made my bag topper
I cut a scalloped rectangle and then layered a purple scalloped rectangle piece over that.
On the purple layer I added the lenticular piece.
Adding some bats and some scull & cross bones die cuts really finished it off.

I slid it onto the bag over one of the handles and WELLA.....
it's a trick ot treat bag

This bag could also be used as a larger spooky dried flower arrangement holder 
or a great gift bag to hold a gift

I love making bag toppers.
They really dress up a plain bag. 
I think it gives the bag its own personality.

Paper/Card Stock: Purple CS, Black CS, DP
Ink: Distress Ink - Old Paper (used on the skull & bones)
Dies Used: Sizzix Tim Holtz Mini Bat & Skull set (Movers & Shapers)  Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Rectangles
Accessories: White Gift Bag, Lenticular Lens Halloween scene

I am submitting my project in the following challenges:

Stop back Friday to see the themed card I made for the October meeting

Hope you got some inspiration from this project.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you again on Friday.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Sitting in the Pumpkin Patch

Hello Everyone

And a big welcome to October, except where is the cooler weather??? Its been HOT here in my area for the whole month of September and we are in need of rain desperately. I am hoping that October shows its fall head with cooler temps and some rain.

OK off the weather and on to some fun and crafty things.

Today is the start of the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge for October

The sponsor is 
Please visit Cute As A Button and 
check out the great selection of items available.

The winner will receive 
2 digital images

Since fall is here I decided on a cute image that has a pumpkin theme. 
When I think of the beginning of fall, I always think of pumpkins

Here is the card I came up with using  the

I used a step card to showcase this adorable image

I added a stamped pumpkin image behind the digital image  
and added some punched leaves on the side panels of the card.

A fluffy bow at the bottom finishes this card off.

Here is a closer view of that cute digital image

Here is a closer view of my bow

Stamps:  Digital - Cute as a Button (Pumpkin Patch), Rubber Stamp - Euerka Stamp - Pumpkin - (No longer available)
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, DP 
Ink: Memento - Tangelo, New Sprout
Dies Used: Accucut - Step card
Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Alcohol Markers (FireFly, Spectrum Noir), Staedtler Triplus Fineliner

Hope you submit your creative project to the Craft-Dee BowZ October challenge
The theme  - Anything Goes (a bow is no longer a prerequisite)
Challenge ends October 30

Hope I inspired you with my card and the cute digital image. 

I will be back soon