Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Ben the Penguin

This is Ben the Penguin from Mo's Digital Pencil and I have used this darling penguin to create my card for you today plus it is my turn to post for Craft-Dee BowZ this month.  

I decided on a Clean and Simple card for this image and used my Copics to color him up.  The pattern papers I have used are from my stash.  

My card base is a piece of Kraft CS cut to 12" x 6" and scored at 6".  The red piece is cut to 5.75" square, the green pine tree piece is cut to 4.75" square and the piece the penguin was colored on was cut with a die.  I popped the colored and the sentiment piece up on foam tape, placed it on the card.

My bow was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool, you can purchase one here.  

I hope I have inspired you today and you will hop on over to join in for this month's challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ.  Our theme as always is Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.  


Wednesday, December 6, 2017


Hi there I have a Crafty Creations Challenges Design Team card to share with you today.  The image is from Bugaboo and is called Elf 001.  I love how this little elf is running around with a string of ornaments like he just isn't sure what to do with them.

I colored my little elf with Copic markers keeping this card clean and simple. Added a little glitter to the trim on his hat, glossy accents to the ornaments and the bells on his shoes and hat.

Layered up a few papers I found in my stash and added the colored image on top of the layers.  Then I topped it off with a Simon Says Die - Believe.  The die is so cool, it has what is called bubble that fits right behind the word die, giving it more dimension.  I stamped the rest of the sentiment with a sentiment in the Believe Stamp Set and popped it up like the die with some foam tape.

Please remember to come join us over at Crafty Creations Challenges #356 for our monthly challenge.  As always our theme is Anything Goes.  We look forward in you joining in on our challenge and can't wait to see what you have created.

See you next time.


Friday, December 1, 2017

Winter Fox

Hi there I have a Craft-Dee BowZ Design Team card to share with you today.  The image is from Cute As a Button Stamps, called Winter Fox.  This darling little girls coat reminds me of a coat my daughter had when she was five.  However hers was red and not pink.  I believe I will make her a card and color the coat in red.

The papers I used were from a 12x12 paper pack that I had purchased a year ago to make photo albums.  I colored the image with my go color medium, "Copics".  I love my copics.

I added some little flecks of Stampendous Chunky Embossing flakes in white and heated them from the back side of the colored image so they would melt from the back and not fly away.

Different papers were layered together before adding the colored layer.  Then added some snow flakes cut from the small Lawn Fawn snowflake dies to embellish.  Added a pink bow that I made with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool.  Bows have never been so easily made and I never waste any ribbon using the bow tool.  You can pick your very own Craft-Dee BowZ tool up here.

Please remember to come join us over at Craft-Dee BowZ for our monthly challenge.  As always our theme is Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.  We look forward in you joining in on our challenge and can't wait to see what you have created.

See you next time.


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.