Saturday, March 17, 2018

Romantic Blooms

We are holding another awesome challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  Our Sponsor this month is Lemon Shortbread.

When Denise asked me to create something with the Romantic Blooms image from Lemonshortbread, I could see placing flowers on the side of an oval with the image in the center of the oval.  It was not hard to come up with the idea of butterflies and bees.  It just seemed natural and well kind of romantic, like the title of the image.

I loved coloring this image using my copic markers.  I also used some pattern papers and some Wild Orchad Crafts flowers all from my stash.

I also used some glossy accents to help add a little demension to parts of the flowers

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you will join in over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends for our Challenge #78.  We look forward in seeing what you have created.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Party Till the Pigs Come Home

Happy Wednesday and it's my turn to host the Crafty Creations Challenges this month.    For my card I have chosen this cute little Party Pig from Beccy's Place which happens to be our sponsor for Challenge #362.  You can find The Party Pig here.


After printing the image I colored it with my Copic markers, picked out a piece of semi printed paper, a fence die which I cut using white card stock and inked up with some Distress Oxide ink.  I wanted to keep the card clean and simple so that the image would stand out.

I hope you will come on over to the Crafty Creations Challenges blog and enter into our Anything Goes Challenge.  We look forward in seeing all of your creations.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Believe in Yourself

Sometimes you need a card for encouragement and this sentiment says it all, Believe in Yourself.

It was time to create a card for Craft-Dee BowZ and I was watching a video from Jennifer McGuire about painting with Distress Oxides.  Well not really painting, mainly lifting the ink off the image with a paintbrush. 

First I cut a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock to 5.25" x 4", I arranged my floral image from Mama Elephant then stamped the image with Versa Mark ink and added some white embossing powder.  Heat set the image, added some Distress Oxide inks starting with Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and then Broken China, went over it with a dry cloth to buff the ink off the tops of the embossed areas. I then used a damp paint brush and started painting with water on the inside of the flowers, which started lifting the ink off.

After I finished lifting the ink from the image I used a white gel pen to make dash line and dots all over the flowers to give them more detail.  I added some Nuvo Crystal drops and then added a bow that I created with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool.  It is so easy to make a perfect bow with this little tool.  You can get your own tool here.

To see Jennifer's video please go here.  Her instructions are really great.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope  you have enjoyed my card.

Crafty Hugs,

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Easter Bunny Girl

This sweet little image is from Kinda Cute by Patricia who just happens to be our sponsor for this month over at Craft-Dee BowZ

I remember always taking my kids to our local grocery store to see the Easter Bunny. Then on Easter Sunday we always had a member dress up like the Easter Bunny and pass out small brown paper bags full of candy, an apple and an orange. So when I seen this little cutie it brought back some very sweet memories.

I was thrilled that the majority of our team decided to pick the same image and excited to see how each one of us would use the image.

Here is an overall picture of my card.

Several various copic markers were used for the coloring and the pattern papers are from Lawn Fawn. I loved how she turned out.

Here is a close up of the bow that I created using my handy dandy Craft-Dee BowZ tool to make the double loop bow. Be sure to grab one of them if you haven't already done so and join in on our Challenge this month. As always it's Anything Goes with a Handmade bow.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my creation.


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Do You Believe in Fairies

Have you ever believed in Fairies?  As a child I always wondered if there really was fairies.  After all my mother said there was a tooth fairy, so why wouldn't there be Fairies?

We are holding another awesome challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  Our Sponsor this month is FabrikaFantasy.

And when I seen this pretty little fairy I just had to have her.  It brought back sweet childhood memories for me.

 After coloring her with my Copic markers, I layered a snowflake border die from memory Box, added a word die from my stash and added some snowflake stickers.  Added some details with glitter and a gel pen and finished up my card.

Here's a close-up to show how cute the image is.

We'd love to have you stop in and look at some of the creations created by our very talented Design Team Members, and while you are there please join in our challenge.  We'd love to have you join in on the fun.



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Hearts all Around

This cute little Kidz Heart from Bugaboo was created for our current Crafty Creations Challenge that we have going on.

When I seen this little image I thought I could put hearts all around her feet as if she were standing in a pool of hearts while holding one really big Valentine Heart.  Isn't she just darling.

I colored her with my Copic Markers, inked the edges with distress inks.  Cut a bunch of little hearts from white card stock and inked them with the same inks, then glued them all around her feet.

I layered the image with other papers that I had in my stash.  Used a word die from my stash added glossy accents to some of the hearts and then to the Love Die.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you like my little creation.  Please feel free to hop on over to Crafty Creations Challenges and join in on our challenge.  We'd love to see your creations.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Valentine Gift Bags

For my Tuesday project this month over at Craft-Dee BowZ, I did not create a card but something different.

As I mentioned in my last post, I simply love Valentine's Day, and when I seen these bags that Nichol Sphor made last year, I absolutely fell in love with them.  Nichol is awesome and I love all of her videos and watch them faithfully.  Her ideas and style are right up my alley and she truly inspires me.

So for my Tuesday project for Craft-Dee BowZ I wanted to share these favor bags.  It was pretty hard to photograph all the bags together in one photo so I posted a photo of each bag.  I hope you do not mind.

I stamped each image from the Mama Elephant's  Page Huggers stamp set and then used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  The dies are really cool because they cut a slit under each critter's paws so they can hold onto to things like this cute little envelope.  So the critters are carrying their own little valentine.  Such a cute idea.

I made these bags for the girls I call my BFF's There are five of us and 3 of us have been friends since grade school, we met the other two in high school  I will most likely share things about them as I contine to  blog because we are more than friends we are family to each other,  Might I add that it was many moons ago when we met.  So we got together to have a girls night out and a PJ party.  I wanted to give them a valentine and thought I'd make these favor bags for them and fill them with yummy chocolates.

The first bag is a little bunny.

Then I made a kitty,

Next to the kitty is a mouse.  Every cat has to have a mouse right.

Then last but not least is a bear.

I created four little cute bows, two in red and two in white for the bags.  Here is a close up of one of the bows.

I created each double loop bow using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool.  You can get one for yourself here.  They are so easy to use and they make very tiny to pretty big bows.  Check out some of our other team members for the awesome bows they make using the tool.

Other supplies I used was the Mama Elephants Favor Bag Die.  This bag is the perfect size and I love it.  Copic Markers in various colors, card stock from my stash.  The heart background stamp is from Impression Obsession.  The sentiment is from CC Designs.  I love mixing and matching my stamps,

I hope I have not bored you with all the photos, I just wanted to show how cute each image is.  And please hop on over to Craft-Dee BowZ and join in on our challenge this month.  There is always a lot of inspiration from not just our Team Members but also from each and everyone who joins in on the challenge..  Next up will be Tracy and I am sure she will have something really special to share with you.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you.  Have a Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow.