Saturday, March 14, 2020

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #03

It's the start of the next challenge over at 

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #03

 March 15 through April 12 2020

My DT Project is 

I used the Steampunk Dragonfly - check it out here

Here is a closer view of the dragonfly

Come along and join in this great DT Challenge, opened to any DT in the World. 
To be eligible, you just have to be on any DT.

You can enter any image and any project.

Enter our Current Challenge HERE!

Our wonderful Sponsor for World Wide is the lovely  Julia Spiri.

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"Stamps by Julia Spiri"
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Stamps:  Digi - Julia Spiri Steampunk Dragonfly
Paper/Card Stock
White CS, Corrugated paper (from a box), Bronze CS
Dies Used: Sizzix - Tim Holtz  Weathered Clock, Tim Holtz On the Edge Steampunk
AccessoriesAcrylic Paints (various colors), Canvas board, cogs - (metal and cardboard), Staedler Triplus Fineliner, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Challenges Entered:
A Bit More Time to Craft  #111 - Always Anything Goes (#20)
A Perfect Time To Craft #3 2020 - Always Anything Goes (#199)
Classic Design  Challenge  Always Anything Goes  (#201)
Crafts Galore Encore  #73 - Always Anything Goes (#112)
DL.Art Linky Challenge  enter once per day) Always Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters  #26 - Anything Goes (#20)
A Gem of a Challenge   #6 - Anything Goes (W1 of 2) (#50)
Crafter's Castle  March Anything Goes  (#61)
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges -  (March) Anything Goes (#54)
We Love 2 Create  - 2W (ends Tuesday) - Always Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes (#51)

Thanks for stopping by 
I will be back soon

Thursday, March 12, 2020

March Stamp Club - The Challenge Card

Hi there,
Glad you stopped in today
Tuesday nite was the monthly stamp club meeting
We make 2 cards each month - a theme card and a challenge card.
Yesterday I shared my Theme Card. Click here if you missed it.

Today I want to share my challenge card.
Each month we are given something to use on our challenge card and the finished project is due to be presented at the next meeting. At the February meeting we were given a sheet of poster stickers to use on our card/project for the March meeting.

There are 3 strips on this sheet and they are about 16" long and 2" wide.
The strips are precut, wavy on one side and straight on the other side. 

I used the strip kind of like Washi tape.
But I applied the sticker to card stock to make it easier to work with for this project.
I trimmed away the card stock on the the wavy side to match the sticker.
Since the stickers were too wide for my project, I trimmed on the straight side so the sticker would be abou 1" wide and  4 3/4" long. 
I used 2 strips, added a few other items and here is the finished card.

I added texture using embossing folders and a die cut for additional interest. 
Next the sentiment was the finishing piece.

Paper/Card Stock: White CS, Pink CS
Dies Used: Sizzix - Tim Holtz thinlits-  friend set; Memory Box- Lavish Branch (old)
AccessoriesPeel and Stick Poster Stickers (from Dollar Tree), Alcohol Markers (to color branch), Embossing folders, Art Institute Glitter Glue (My fav)

I love the stamp club challenge each month
it makes me think outside the box.

I am submitting my card to the following challenges:

All Fun Challenges  - #3 - Anything Goes (#7)
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges -  (March) Anything Goes (#33)
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Add Flowers (#18)
Lemon Shortbread  #115 - Always Anything Goes  (#16)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper  March - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper (#192)
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations  #112 - Embossing of any kind (#14)
Daisy Chain Challenges  #39 - Use Dies (#28)
Die Cut Divas  March - Anything Goes (#77)
Happy Little Stampers Dies  March - Always Anything Goes with Dies (#19)

Hope you liked my card.
Next time you go in to a Dollar store, 
look at some of the stuff  they sell, in a whole different light. 
You probably can use it on your cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by

I will be back soon

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

March Stamp Club - Theme Card

Well Hello Everyone!!

Hope you are having a  nice week so far!!

We have finally reached March, the month that brings on spring
and I am happy that the official beginning of spring will start in about 1 1/2 weeks.

Tonite we had our March stamp club meeting and the theme card was  Things that Fly. 
Now, that includes a lot of things. However I took the easy way out - I used a bird stamp.
This is one of my all time fav's and I have had this one for over 10 years. 
And yes this cute bird and the sentiment are still available 
I know, I am really dating myself...LOL

Here's the card I made for stamp club 
(It has underlying tones of Christmas - but I will have at least 1 christmas card done)

That diamond shape with the image on it, flips over the right...... 

And now the card can open as usual

I carried that diamond shape over to the inside as well

I really like this card design. Its fun to do and really makes a statement.
BTW - this is an A-2 card size

This would be a great design for an A7 card as well

Stamps:  Great Impressions - Image - Winter Chickadee, Sentiment  - Season Brings
Paper/Card Stock
DP (3), Dark Green CS, White CS
Ink: Memento - Northern Pine , Rich Cocoa
Dies Used:  Spellbinders - Square
Ribbon, Memento markers - Northern Pine & Rich Cocoa,  Craft-Dee BowZ  tool

I am submitting my card to the following challenges:
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge -  #67 - Anything Christmas Goes  (#3)
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes (#4)
Double Trouble Challenges  #51 - LET'S GO GREEN )(#42)
A Bit More Time to Craft  #111 - Always Anything Goes (#134)
A Perfect Time To Craft  Always Anything Goes (#144)
Classic Design  Challenge Always Anything Goes (#127)
Crafts Galore Encore  Always Anything Goes (#82)
Crafty Animals  Always Anything Goes (#57)
Digi Doodle Studios Challenge Blog  #25 - Ribbon and/or Lace (#15)
Love to Craft  #44 - Anything Goes (#122)
Love to Scrap (M, P1, E5, digis or stamping) #131 - Anything Goes (#100)
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog  #20 - Anything Goes (#42)
Morgan's ArtWorld Open Challenge  March - Anything Goes(#52)
Digi Choosday Challenge  #10 - Anything Goes (#13)
Arty Divas  #17 - Anything Goes (#2)

Hope you like my card and the design. 
The design is perfect for any theme, any season.

Next month's stamp club card theme is Umbrella/Stormy Weather

In the meantime, I hope you can stop back tomorrow
 to check out my Stamp Club Challenge Card
Wait til you see what we had to use on the card.
It was a fun card to make.

Thanks for stopping in today

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Good Luck

Hello Everyone,

Hey, thanks for stopping in today.

Since its the first Tuesday of the month,
it's time for my Inspiration Tuesday project
 over at Craft-Dee BowZ

And since March is here and we (some) will be celebrating St. Patty's Day soon,
I decided to make shamrocks for the front of my card
 and what better sentiment  than the Good Luck sentiment I used

I used heart punches to make the shamrocks,
even on the tiny 3 leaf shamrock

Not much stamping on this card - just the sentiment
Let me share my card with you.

If you like shamrocks and you've never tried using hearts to make 'em
you should give it a try!!!
I really like the 3-D effect you get making the shamrocks this way.

Let me share with you this quick and easy way to make shamrocks.
I used punches but you can also use dies

Step #1
I punched 2 hearts, one for the base of the shamrock (I used DP) and the other was a dark green CS These punched pieces are both the same size. For the small shamrock, I used 2 really small punches, the larger of the 2 is the base and the smaller is the top.

Step #2

The heart piece you will be using for the top, fold it in half , (Mine is the dark green CS). Leave the bottom heart flat - no fold.

Step #3

Add a touch of liquid glue down that center fold line

Step #4

Attach that top heart down the center of the bottom heart, It will be attached only on the glued fold line.

Step #5

For the larger shamrock, I used 4 hearts (but you can use 3)

Step #6 (for a 4 leaf shamrock)

When using 4 hearts, I overlapped the bases a little and added a stem. Overlapping will allow you some room at the bottom of the hearts to add that stem.

Stem #6 (for a 3 leaf shamrock)

For a 3 leaf shamrock the bottom heart really doesn't need to overlap on any of the other bottom hearts. Add a stem and you are done.

If you are using a really small punch, the same process will hold true.

Easy peasy

Lets check out The Bow

 I decided to use a single loop bow.
I didn't want to over shadow those shamrocks. LOL.
As I assembled the card front,
I decided where I would place the bow,
Bottom right area.

Here is a closer view of my bow.

I used a green sheer ribbon for this bow. 
Nothing fancy or over the top and it's perfect for this card.

I used my Craft-Dee BowZ bow making tool. 
Don't forget, the Craft-Dee BowZ bow making tool is the best tool out there
 that will aid you in making your bows.
The tool is small , easy to store, easy to use and so portable.

To order yours, go to the Craft-Dee BowZ blog 
and click on the Buy Now button 
located on the left sidebar

Stamps:  Practical Publishing Int'l (Free stamp set) Sentiments
Paper/Card Stock
: Green CS, White CS, Gold CS DP
Ink: VersaFine Clair - Black
Dies Used:Spellbinders Ovals sm  
Ribbon,Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Darice Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Heart punch, 2 very small heart punches, 
I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Hope you were inspired by my card today. 
Give making those shamrocks, a try. They are fun!!!

 I will be back soon

Sunday, March 1, 2020

March 2020 Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge

Hello Crafters

Welcome to March and to another new month.

March ......well it is the month that St. Patty's Day is celebrated in some areas. 
And right after that is the beginning of spring.
I am sure most of us will be happy to see winter go.

 March also ushers in the start of a new

Craft-Dee BowZ challenge 

Our March sponsor is 

Cute As A Button

The Winner will receive:
2 digital images 
Click here to check out the digi's here

Let me share my card with you

I used Luck of the Irish
on my card.
Check out  the image here

My Bow - I used a green satin ribbon with shamrocks embossed on top. I also used some sheer green ribbon to make a stacked bow. 
The sheer green bow is a double loop bow and I made a triple loop bow
 using that green satin ribbon.
Then I stacked the satin bow on top of the sheer bow to make my stacked bow.

I used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool and its so easy to use.
The great thing about the Craft-Dee BowZ tool 
is that it makes great smaller bows  for cards or  gift bags
as well as the larger bows to use on regular size gifts

If you are bow challenged - the CDB tool is for you.
The tool is small and yet it makes great bows. 
It's portable and easy to store.

Order yours over on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog

Just click on the Buy Now button on the left sidebar.

Stamps:  digi - Cute as a Button - Luck of the Irish
Paper/Card Stock
:White CS, Dk Green CS, DP
Dies Used: Spellbinders Ovals 
AccessoriesRibbon, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, Green felt shamrock buttons (JoAnn's)

The Craft-Dee BowZ challenge runs March 1 thru March 29

You have about the whole month to get your project submitted.
The theme is always
Anything Goes
(No bow required)

You could be the next winner

I am submitting my card in the following challenges

A Bit More Time to Craft #111 - Always Anything Goes (#43)
A Perfect Time To Craft  #3-2020 Always Anything Goes (#52)

Classic Design  Challenge  Always Anything Goes  (#44)
Clever Dexter Challenge ( #3 - Struck by Luck (#1)
Crafts Galore Encore  #73 Always Anything Goes (#26)
Die Cut Divas  March - Anything Goes (#13)
Digi Doodle Studios Challenge Blog  #25 - Ribbon and/or Lace (#4)
Love to Scrap  #131 - Anything Goes (#26)
Morgan's ArtWorld Open Challenge March - Anything Goes (#11)
Crafter's Cafe  #237 - Anything Goes (#16)

Thanks for stopping by today

I will be back soon