Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Just a Note to say I Love You

Hello there and it's my turn to host over at Craft-Dee-BowZ.  Our sponsor for this month is Bugaboo Digital Stamps.

The card I have to share with you this time around is from LaLa Land.  Both stamp and dies are from Lala Land.  This collection is from the January 2020 Stamp and Die Combo Kit.



 Here is a close up of the image that I colored using my copic markers.



 And here is a close up of the bow, that I made using the Craft-Dee BowZ bow tool.




I hope I have inspired you and I hope that you will join in during the challenge.  Our sponsor for the this month is Bugabo.  


She has some adorable images so please pay her a visit, I'm sure you will find something in her shop that you will enjoy. 
Until next time,
Kathy

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Fairy Wishes


The card I have to share with you today is an image from Morgan's Art World Digital Stamps by the name of Fairy Wishes.  Morgan's Art World just happens to be our sponsor over at Crafty Creations Challenges for the month of February.


I colored the image up with various Copic Markers, then I layered up some design papers onto a 6x6 card base then popped the image up on foam tape for dimension.


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you will hop on over to Crafty Creations Challenges and join in on our monthly challenge.  The theme as always is Anything Goes.

Be sure to visit our sponsor Morgan's Art World.  She has some really awesome images.


Until next time,
Kathy

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Snowman Winter

The card I have to share with you today is an image from Bugaboo Digital Stamps by the name of  Snowman Winter.  Bugaboo just happens to be our sponsor over at Craft-Dee BowZ for the month of February 2020.


Here is a closeup of the bow.



I colored the image up with various Copic Markers, added some nuvo glitter drops and snowflake sequins here and there, created a bow with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool and my card was finished.


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you will hop on over to Craft-Dee BowZ and join in on our monthly challenge.  The theme as always is Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.

Be sure to visit our sponsor Bugaboo.  She has some really awesome images.

Until next time,
Kathy



Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Thank You

It is my turn to host over at Craft-Dee BowZ this month.  For my hosting project, I created this All In-lay Die Cut design, using die cuts from Spellbinders.    


 And here is a close up of the bow, that I made using the Craft-Dee BowZ bow tool.




I hope I have inspired you and I hope that you will join in during the challenge. Our sponsor for the this month is The Paper Shelter.


She has some adorable images so please pay her a visit, I'm sure you will find something in her shop that you will enjoy.  

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Until next time,
Kathy



Friday, January 3, 2020

Faithful Friends

The card I have to share with you today is an image from Digi Doodle Studios by the name of Faithful Friends.  Digi Doodle just happens to be our sponsor over at Crafty Creations Challenges for the month of January, 2020.


I created a background using a stencil and some distress inks.  Colored the image with various Copic Markers, added some Wink of Stella here and there and this cute and simple card was finished.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you will hop on over to Crafty Creations Challenges and join in on our monthly challenge.  The theme as always is Anything Goes.

Be sure to visit our sponsor Digi Doodles Studios.  She has some of the cutest images I've ever seen.


Until next time,
Kathy

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Winter Fairy

Can you believe it is a new day for a new month and a new year..  Seems like it was just the first part of spring and here we are coming up on the end of summer.

The card I have to share with you today is an image from The Paper Shelter Digital Stamps by the name of Winter Fairy.  The Papershelter just happens to be our sponsor over at Craft-Dee BowZ for the month of January.


I colored the image up with various Copic Markers, layered some glossy accents here and there, created a bow with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool and this was finished.


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you will hop on over to Craft-Dee BowZ and join in on our monthly challenge.  The theme as always is Anything Goes.

Be sure to visit our sponsor The Papershelter.  She has some really awesome images.



Until next time,
Kathy



Sunday, December 15, 2019

Eileen Hull's Wrap Journal in #2

Hi there and Kathy here, I come to you today to show my second journal I have created using Eileen Hull's Wrapped Journal die in a Reddish - Orange color.




Here is a couple shots from the inside.





A side view.



And a close-up of the key charm on the inside that I used to keep my elastic from going through the outside.



Step 1:
Cut the mat board with Eileen's die:  sandwich used, cutting plate, die, mat board and crease pad.

Step 2:
Add texture paste to the front using a palette knife and a stencil of your choice.

Step 3:
Spray the inside of the journal with the oxide sprays and a little water, dry them and then spray with the distress sprays, a little water and dry those.  Repeat this layering technique, drying in between until you achieve the look you are happy with.

Strep 4:
Add some ink to a back ground stamp and stamp over the inside to give more texture.

Step 5:
Repeat Step 2 on the outside of the journal, directly over the texture paste, until desired color is achieved.

Step 6:
Apply a little of the Mica Spray over the texture piece with a small sponge.

Step 7:
Let the the mat board dry for 24 hours.

Step 8:
Apply a thin coat of Mica Glaze.  This will protect the inks.

Step 9:
Punch a hole in the center of the die and enforce with a grommet.  String the journal with elastic and add the elastic that will go around the journal making sure the key charm is tied to the inside of the journal and then pull the other end of the elastic through the hole that you made in the center of the spine. 

Step 10:
Add the charm that will rest on the front of the journal with a jump ring to the elastic that wraps around the outside of the journal.

Step 11:
Embellish the journal with various charms to the spine. 


Supplies I used:
Eileen Hull's Wrap Journal Die
Sizzix Mat Board
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Sprays in the following colors:  Iced Spruce and Abandoned Coral.
Tim Holtz Distress Stains used: Abandoned Coral, Antique Linen, and Fossilized Amber.
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mini's in Fossilized Amber, and Abandoned Coral.
Tim Holtz Distress Mica Spray
Tim Holtz Distress Mica Glaze
Ranger Texture Paste
Stencil from my stash
Background stamp from my stash
Various patterned papers from my stash
Various charms from my stash

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  I hope this inspires you to try a hand at making a journal using Eileen's Wrap Journal Die.

That makes 2 journals and three more to go before Christmas.  Time is quickly passing by.

Until next time Happy Crafting o:)

Kathy