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 aweesome 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.


Thursday, February 1, 2018

I Love You

February is the month of Valentine's Day and Love.  Not just to your sweetheart but to all those you love.  My Mom always made Valentine's Day special to not just my dad, but to my brother and I. She was always showing her love to all the special people in her life.  So I guess it rubbed off on me, because I always made sure my children and nieces, now my great nieces and great nephews something special for Valentine's Day, whether it is a card a little prize or a special cookie for my dogs.  Yes they get a valentine too,

For my Craft-Dee BowZ February challenge, I chose this cut I Love You image from this month's sponsor Bugaboo.  It just reminded me of my Mom for some reason and I knew I wanted to create a special card.

I colored my image using my Copic markers.

Dies and ribbon are from my stash.  I made a very simple bow with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool to show you that you can make any kind of bow from big luscious bows that our really awesome Design Team Members make to something very simple but cute too.

Once I finished coloring the image I added some details with my white gel pen and black glaze pen, wink of stella and glossy accents.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed this card because I sure enjoyed coloring the image and making this card with it.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Charming Spring Girl

Hello Everyone my name is Kathy and this is my first Blog Post as a Design Team Member with Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I am thrilled to have this opportunity and look forward to working with some really awesome Design Team members.

When Denise from Lil Patch of Crafty Friends asked me to create something with this darling image I was so excited. You see I love to color little people images.

Sponsor for this Challenge is The Paper Shelter and the name of the image I am using is Charming Spring Girl.

So here is my card that I created using the Charming Spring Girl.

After printing and coloring the image, I cut it out with the rounded rectangle die and added some details with my gels pens.  Then cut some other elements with other dies to embellish with.

Here is a side view of this little cutie:

I hope you will hop on over to Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and join in on the fun and check out all the inspiration from the other team members.

Stamps:  Digital - Charming Spring Girl   
Paper/Card Stock: My background was cut from Bristol Smooth and I used a MFT cloud stencil for the sky, then distressed another piece that I cut with a Lawn Fawn die. 
Ink:  Citron and Lucky Clover and Broken China Distress Oxide
Dies Used:  Miscellaneous rounded corner rectangle, Lawn Fawn Hillside Borders and Mama Elephant Hello dies
Accessories:  Copic Markers

Thanks so much for stopping by.



Friday, January 12, 2018

New Years Eve Birthday Wishes

A Winter Fairy for a New Year's Eve birthday is everyone's wish right?  This adorable Winter Fairy from Mo's Digital Pencil is wishing someone a Happy Birthday on the last day of the year.  

After I printed the fairy, I colored her up with my Copic markers.

Skin: BV00, E11, 21, 00 ,000 & R20
Hair:  E41, 42, 43, 44, 47 and 49
Wings, Pom-Poms and Leg Warmers:  C1, BV000, BG10 & Colorless Blender
Greens:  G000, 00, 01, 02, 05 and C3 to deepen the shadows
Image Outlined with W1 & 0
B01, 00 & 000 to ground the image

Additional embellishments used:  glitter and white gel pens to add details and highlights and glitter was added to the wings.  Card stocks used green and silver glitter, pale green print and solid green all from my stash.  Sentiment is from a Mama Elephant stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I have inspired you.



Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Pretty in Pink

I created this cute little Ballerina for our Crafty Creations Challenge that we are having.  It is from Kinda Cute Cards by Patricia.

I wanted to incorporate a bit of a Valentine theme and decided to use my Love die from Simon Says Stamp, along with some pink and black CS and of course a pink dancing costume.

After printing the image I used various Copic markers from the RV family.  The papers are from my stash.

I wanted to add a bow on the front of the card.  Don't all Ballerina's have a bow somewhere.

I think the black CS really makes the pink pop on this card, don't you.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope I have inspired you and you stop over at Crafty CreationsChallenges and join in on our Challenge #358.  As always the theme is Anything Goes and we look forward in seeing what you create.