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.