Saturday, June 16, 2018

Sending Get Well Wishes


I created this little card for a friend that is a little under the weather. The image is from Fred She Said and can be found here.



I colored it with various Copic Markers, cut out the ovals in a piece of very light pink and a piece of white CS. I then added the image to a top fold card base, then placed the next layer with the smaller oval cut and then the pink with the larger oval cut on top of the pink, but added some dimensionals to give it a little something more.

I pulled a stick pin out of my stash and added some flowers, a metal butterfly charm and then the paper butterfly. Added the Simon Says sentiment "Sending" to the card, added some clear dew drops to the card and she was finished.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please remember to hop on over at Lil Patchof Crafty Friends and join in on our challenge #84.  Our awesome sponsor this month is Fred She Said.




Until next time,
Kathy

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Lilly the Dancing Princess


This cute little image is from MoonFlower images. She reminds me of Belle from Beauty and the Beast.



I colored the image with various Copic markers, cut her out with a spellbinders die. Layered some colored CS from my stash, added a few flowers and some Nuevo Crystal Drops. I didn't have just the right sentiment so this card can is a blank card and can be used as a Thinking of You, Get Well or just whatever you want it to be.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please come on over and join in on all the fun over at Crafty Creations Challenges for Challenge #368. Our sponsor this month is MoonFlower Images.

Until next time,
Kathy

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

"Just for You"


Hi there and it is my turn to host our challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ. Please go on over and enter June challenge. Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo.

For my hosting project, I created a card that resembled a wrapped gift. I wanted to use this Stamping Bella Butterfly stamp. I stamped the image onto Copic friendly paper and colored her with various Copic markers. Then I stamped it the second time and colored only the wings. After cutting the image out and then just cutting the wings out of the second stamped image, I adhered the separate wings onto the top of the first image.


I had this idea in my head that I wanted to place the image onto a big bow. I pulled out my Craft-Dee BowZ tool and created a double loop bow, then created a triple loop bow. I then created a gradient piece of card stock using my Distress Oxide inks in Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick. I placed some ribbon as if to appear it was wrapped around a present. Then I found the Just for You sentiment from My Favorite Things in my stash. Stamped it with Versamark ink, embossed it with white embossing powder and used the Worn Lipstick to add color to the tag.

I added the double loop bow onto the inked 6x6 and then placed the triple loop bow on top of the double. I decided to add some sequins and beads to the bow, added the tag and last but not least added my image and my "present card" was finished.


Thanks for stopping by today. I hope that I have inspired you. We really look forward in you stopping over at Craft-Dee BowZ and join in on this months challenge. As always our theme is Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow. While you are there if you have not already picked up you Craft-Dee BowZ tool, do so, you won't regret it.

Until next time,
Kathy

Friday, June 1, 2018

From the Whole Herd

Happy Birthday from the Whole Herd. Just the perfect birthday card from a bunch or people or a working department right?

I love this little image from Bugaboo, who just happens to be our June sponsor over at
Craft-Dee BowZ. I mean who doesn't love a bunch of farm animals stacked up on each
other's back.



This image reminds me of my Grandparent's farm when I was little, they had cows,
chickens, ducks and bunnies, the only thing lacking was the pigs. My Grandpa just didn't
deal with pigs, but a lot of other relatives who were farmers did.

I colored the image with my Copic markers.  I love my Copics so much I just can't
get enough of them,  They blend so beautifully. Once I finished coloring the image I
layered it up with some different patterned papers from my stash.



I created a triple loop bow with my Craft-Dee BowZ bow tool. Have I mentioned before
how awesome this tool is. It makes making the perfect bow such a breeze. You can pick up
your very own bow maker here.



I hope you will hop on over to Craft-Dee BowZ and join in our June Anything Goes with
a Handmade Bow Challenge. Oh and be sure to visit our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps, she
has some really darling digital images to choose from.



Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to stop by.

Kathy

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Surprise Gifts

I bring to you today this card I created using an image Surprise Gifts from our sponsor Polka Doodles for Challenge #82 over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog.


After printing and coloring the image with various Copic markers, I placed the image on a piece of pink 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 square card stock.


I then placed the pink onto a 6 x 6 top fold card base.  I added some Wild Orchard Crafts flowers, a 3D paper butterfly, Nuvo drops and a sentiment from Lawn Fawn.


Head on over to Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and join in on our current challenge #82.  We can't wait to see what you have to share with us.


Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope I was able to inspire you today.

And remember to visit our Polka Doodles for some really awesome images.



Kathy


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Under the Sea

Hello there and thanks for joining me today.  I have an ocean themed birthday card to share with you.  The stamp set is from Bugaboo and it's title is Under the Sea Birthday Set.

Bugaboo just happens to be our sponsor over at Crafty Creations Challenges for Challenge #366.



I wanted to create an under water scene so I started with a piece of 6x6 Bristol Smooth CS.  Inked it with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks in Black Soot, Faded Jeans and Peacock Feathers in order from the bottom up.  Then I used the Ocean Stencil set from Honey Bee Stamps to create the sun rays and and Coral at the bottom of the ocean floor.  The rays were created using a white pigment ink, then I used some of the peacock feathers over the entire piece to blend the white out a little.  Trimmed the 6x6 down to so that there was an 1/8" white border around the ocean piece when placed onto a top fold 6x6 white card base.

I then colored the images with my copic markers in various colors, cut them out and placed them on the ocean piece and stamped a birthday sentiment.

I really enjoyed making this card and I hope you enjoyed the card as well.

Again I thank you for stopping by and I really hope you hop on over to the Crafty Creations Challenges and join in the challenge.  Bugaboo has so many darling images to choose from, so please feel free to visit their site.  We look forward in seeing what you have to share with us.



Kathy


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

My Heart Belongs to You

Hello and I bring to you today this cute little rubber stamp from La-La Land Crafts.  It is titled My Heart Belongs to You in the Molli collection.


After stamping her onto my Neenah Solar White 80# card stock, I colored her with my Copic markers in various shades of purples, pinks and my usual skin tones.


Then I created one of the best 3 loop bows I've ever created.  Of course it was easy peasy with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool from Craft-Dee BowZ.


You can pick up your own bow tool here.


Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have enjoyed my card and that I was able to inspire you.  Please remember to go over to the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge and join in on the fun.  We can't wait to see your creations.

Hugs,
Kathy






Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Welcome to the World

Today is the first of  May.  Can you believe that.  May brings spring, warmer weather, blooming flowers and new beginnings,

Speaking of New Beginnings, I have chosen this cute little baby boy from Kinda Cute by Patricia that is sound asleep with his bottom up in the air just like so many little babies sleep.


After printing the image I colored it with various copic markers.  Added a few diaper pins with a die from my stash.


I added a handmade bow made with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool and a few buttons.


Thanks for stopping by today and please come on over to Craft-Dee BowZ and join us for this month's challenge. We look forward in seeing what you have to share with us.

You can find your Craft-Dee BowZ tool here:



Hugs,

Kathy

I have entered my creation in the following challenges.


Color Crazy Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs 
Buttons and/or Bows
Crafting with Friends 
Anything Goes 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Fairy Dust

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


I choose this darling little fairy to create a CAS Hello Card.  This fairy is spreading her fairy dust all over the lady bugs.

I printed the image and colored it with my copic markers.


Once I was finished coloring, I choose an oval die to cut the image out, I used some pattern paper I had from my stash along with a few Wild Orchid Craft flowers to create this Clean and Simple card.


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you will join in over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends for our Challenge #80.  We look forward in seeing what you have created.

Hugs
Kathy

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

With Sympathy


Our sponsor over at Crafty Creations Challenge for Challenge #364 is Fred She Said.  The image I have chosen for my card is  Fall Flowers.  I wanted to create something with flowers for this challenge.  We all hate to need Sympathy cards, but it's always good to have a few on hand and my supply was a little low.



I colored the Black Eyed Susan with various copic markers and colored the sentiment with the same markers creating a gradient effect.

The sentiment die is from My Favorite Things.  The patterned papers are from my stash.

I hope you enjoy this cute little clean and simple card.  Come on over to Crafty Creations Challenges and play along in the challenge.  We look forward in seeing what you have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Kathy

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Serenity Fairy Wishes Photo Album

I needed a birthday gift for a very dear cousin.  So I decided to make a photo album.  It's been awhile since I made one.



I wanted to use Fairies so I went looking for a digital set and found these from Polkadoodles.



The album design is from Laura Dennison and is called the Z Flap.

Here is a close up of the bow.



I colored all of the images with copic markers, inked the edges on the pages with a Distress Oxide Ink.  Embelishments on the front cover are mostly from Recollections.

Here are a few more photos of some of the fairies.  I hope I do not bore you with all the photos.







I hope you hop on over to the Craft-Dee BowZ April Challenge of Anything Goes with a Handmade bow.  We would love to see what you create.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Kathy

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Friends are your Umbrella

I have some of the best friends in the whole world.  There is five of us.  I met 2 of them in 5th grade and the other 2 when we were Freshmen in HS.

We have been through all sorts of good times, bad times and really sad times throughout the years.  We were there for each other when we were married and in each others weddings, when we had our babies, when some of us have lost parents.  And just this past year 3 of us have lost our husbands, 2 by death and 1 by divorce.  And again we were there for each other through it all.  We are best friends because we care about each other and love each other.  There is nothing like a best friend.

This cute little image from Bugaboo pretty much says it all "when it rains it pours" and you know that good friends stay with you in all sorts of weather.

After printing the image I colored it up with various copic markers.



I created a bow using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool, layered up some pattern papers, added the "friend" die and this card was finished.



Thanks for stopping by for a visit today.  I hope that you have enjoyed this little CAS card and hoping that you will hop on over to the Craft-Dee BowZ blog and play along with us in our April Anything Goes with a Handmade bow challenge.

Hugs

Kathy



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.

Hugs
Kathy

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.

Kathy



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,
Kathy

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.

Kathy

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.

Hugs,

Kathy