Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Merry Kissmas

With the weather getting more chilly here in SW Ohio, and the holidays fast approaching, I thought I would create a chilly looking card.

The stamp set I have chosen is Holiday Smooches from Newton's Nook.  I decided to create a shaker card for my project.  

First I cut two 4 1/2" squares.  I die cut the circle out of one of the pieces, then I inked up the piece with some Distress Oxide ink in Salty Ocean. Then I cut a smaller square with a piece of acetate.  I stamped some snowflakes on the acetate with Cotton White Staz-On ink.

I stamped the polar bears, mistletoe and hearts from the stamp set.  Colored them using my Zig Clean Real Brush markers.  I die cut some snowflakes with the small Snowflake die from Lawn Fawn, filled the shaker area with some seed beads, and a snowflake mixture.  Stamped the sentiment with Versa Mark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Last but not least, I created my bow using the Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker.  

This tool makes the perfect bow every time and is so so easy to use.  If you have not gotten your bow maker, what's holding you back.  You won't regret it, they truly are awesome.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope I have inspired you.  Please be sure to visit us and join in for our November Anything Goes with handmade bow challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ,  We look forward in seeing what you have created.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

O Little Town of Bethlehem

For my card this month I have created this darling image from Bugaboo, called AKV Nativity Set.  

I colored each image with my Copic markers, cut them out and placed them onto the background that I had created.  The background was created using a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock that was cut 5 1/2" by 12".  Then scored at 4 and 8 inches.

I blended Distress Oxide Inks in Faded Jeans,  Black Soot, Peacock Feathers and a touch of Fossilized Amber, then spritzed with water.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today.  Please stop on over at the Crafty Creations Challenges blog and join in on our challenge.  Be sure to visit Bugaboo.  She has some really adorable images.

Here is one final image of the entire family.  Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph...


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Peace on Earth

It's been a little while since I have posted.  A lot has been going on, but I do have a card to share with you today.  I created these cute little caroling snowmen for my DT project for the November 1, Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow for Craft-Dee BowZ.  Our sponsor for the month is Beccy's Place.  She has some of the cutest images.

 For my card, I started out by stamping snowflakes and embossing them with white embossing powder, I blended some Distress Oxide Ink in Broken China onto a piece of Strathmore Bristol smooth cardstock.  After that I used a distress sprayer to lift off some of the ink with the droplets that was created with the sprayer. 

I colored the snowmen with my Copic Markers using various colors.  Then I cut them out and placed them on the background piece I created. I added some snow drifts and then I added some BoBunny Sugar Paste to the snow drifts and to the snowmen.

Last but not least I created a bow using my Craft-Dee BowZ Tool maker.  This tool is so awesome it makes the perfect bow every time.  You can get one of these awesome bow makers here.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today and I really hope I have inspired you.

Please come back and visit again.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Happy Fall

Happy Wednesday and Happy Fall.  It's my turn to host the Crafty Creations Challenges this month.  This is my first time to host and I am having so much fun.  For my card I have chosen this cute little image from Bugaboo, which happens to be our sponsor for Challenge #352.  You can find The Happy Fall Trio here.

I stamped the image and then colored it up with my Copic Markers.  I simply love my Copics.  It is my favorite coloring medium.  

I cut a piece of yellow card stock to the size of an A2 card, ran it through my machine using an embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers.  Then I layered the colored piece on top of the yellow piece.  Finally I adorned the card with several leave sprigs that was cut in about 3 different shades of card stock.

Thanks for joining me today.  I hope you have enjoyed my card and that I was able to inspire you.  Please remember to hop on over to Crafty Creations Challenges and join-in on our challenge we have going on.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

An Owl's Halloween

Hi there, Kathy here and it's my Tuesday to share a card with you.  For my card, I decided on another Halloween image.  This one is from Whipper Snapper Stamps.  It is called Broomstick Owls.  I have always loved all the owl stamps out there but have never bought any of them.  When I seen these cute little owls I could not resist.

I stamped the image and colored it up with my Copics.  I then cut it out and adhered it to a circle that I cut using a circle die.  I stamped the sentiment, which is from My Favorite Things on another circle die cut.  

I used a white side fold card base, put a green layer and then layered with a yellow and purple piece that I ran through an embossing folder from Taylored  Expressions.  The bats are made using a die from My Favorite Things.

I used the Craft-Dee BowZ tool kit to make my bow.  I love how this bow turned out.  I think it is the best bow I have made so far and it was so easy with the bow maker.

I hope I have inspired you and we look forward in having you join us with our monthly Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow Challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ.  We can't wait to see what you create.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Halloween Kitty

I have a card to share with you today for the Craft-Dee BowZ October Anything Goes Challenge.  Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo.

Of course for the month of October I had to create a Halloween card.  The image I used was created using the Halloween Kitty image. There's just something about Halloween that Screams Black Kitties.


I colored my image using various Copic markers and fussy cut it out. The sentiment and lamp post are both from a retired Halloween Set from My Favorite Things.

The Card Stock and ribbon is from my stash.  

The bow was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ bow tool.  If you haven't picked up your bow maker, go on over and grab one.  You will never regret your purchase.  And remember to hop on over to the Craft-Dee BowZ blog and enter a card for our Anything Goes with a Handmade bow challenge this month.

Thanks for stopping by.  I do hope I have inspired you today.  If you have never looked at any of the Bugaboo images be sure to check them out.  They have some really nice images.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Halloween Witch Scene

Hello there, Kathy here for Crafty Creations Challenges.  I have chosen this cute little witch scene from Bugaboo Stamps who just happens to be our sponsor for Challenge #350.

When I seen this image, I knew I wanted to create a night scene. First I took a piece of water color paper and masked off a large circle for the moon.  I inked the background using Tim Holtz Distress inks, in Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans and Black Soot.  Then I cut a a hillside using the Stitched Hillside border and grassy border from Lawn Fawn.  I inked them up with Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss and Black Soot.  Then I distressed each piece with the Distress Spray Bottle.  Once I finished distressing the background and ground, I watered down the moon and added some Antique Linen, Squeezed Lemonade and very water downed Black Soot to create my moon.

After creating the background I colored the images with various Copic markers.  Then I did some fuzzy cutting.  Yes that's right I cut each piece out.  I DO NOT LIKE FUSSY CUTTING.  In fact I hate it, but I knew what I wanted and how I wanted my scene to look so I just decided to do it and really it wasn't that bad at all.

I embellished the windows with Wink of Stella and added some Black Glaze Pen to the eyes and the fence trim under the window on the house.

I glued the hillside border down then I glued the house and witch down.  After adding all the images I popped up the grassy border right in front of the fence she is sitting on.

I really like the way this turned out and I hope you do too.  I love fall and Halloween.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you come on over to Crafty Creations Challenges and join in on Challenge 350.  We would love to have you play along with us.