Saturday, February 17, 2018

Buzzing by

Happy Saturday everyone!!!

Hope you had a great Saturday today so far!!  
This evening is the start of another great challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

The sponsor for this challenge is Fabrika

They have a great selection of digital images.
Hope you will stop over and check out their shop.

Well, I don't know about you but I am so tired of winter and spring is right around the corner.
I decided to make a card that reminds me of warm weather, flowers, green grass.....
you know what I mean!!

I used the Flower Elf image because she just reminded me of spring

Now isn't she adorable And the bee flitting by, just so cute.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today's project. I'd love for you to submit a project in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge. Don’t forget, the theme is always Anything Goes.  

I am submitting my card to the following challenges:

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Birthday Cake

Welcome to Wednesday!!!
                         Happy Valentines Day!!!

Today over at Crafty Creations Challenges is the start of challenge #360.

The theme is always Anything Goes
The  sponsor is Bugaboo 

The prize is 4 digital images.
Hope you join in the fun and submit a project
You could be the next winner

I picked this image to use for this post before I realized it would go live on Valentine's Day

But since we all have many celebrations throughout the year
this is a perfect image for celebrations in general.

Since the digital image had a balloon on it I decided to add additional die cut balloons.  

Usually, I try my best to eliminate any glare on the card but this pic shows the 
 Nuvo Crystal Glaze I used on the balloon, the red dots, and the green icing in the digital image.

This is such a fun image and I love it. 
It's perfect  for a birthday, anniversary, graduation or any other celebration

I am submitting my card to the following challenges:

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. Hope you will link a project in the Crafty Creations Challenge. Don’t forget, the theme is always Anything Goes.  

Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back soon.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


Hello everyone
I thought I'd pop in and share a new card with you. This month at Craft-Dee BowZ the sponsor is Bugaboo.  I saw this teacup with the flowers in it and had to have it!!! (Teacup Flowers 2)

The teacup image was a Friday freebie at Bugaboo back in November and I thought it was adorable

I got an idea for this card based on a card I saw a while back. 

It was a stack of teacups with flowers in the top cup.

Here is how I achieved this look:
  • I printed out a teacup with the flowers.
  • for the other 3 teacups, I cut away the flowers and reversed the image and cut those out as well. 
  • Next, I stacked the empty cups and added the teacup with flowers to the top spot. 
  • Colored the flowers with Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers and attached them to an oval shape cut from a die. 
  • Used some pumpkin colored paper with white dots as the background. 
  • I added a fluffy bow and a die cut hello and the card was finished.

Here is a closer view of my bow on the card.

I used sheer ribbon. IMHO it's the best ribbon to use to make a bow. 
 I used my Craft-Dee DowZ tool to make this bow and it's a triple loop bow.

This tool is small, portable, easy to store, easy to transport, easy to use. Are you more of a visual learner?? Me too. There are videos on YouTube that will walk you through the steps to make bows.
You can order one on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog here.
(Look on the left sidebar to place your order)

I am submitting my card to the following challenges:
I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. 
Hope you will link a project to the Craft-Dee BowZ monthly challenge
Don’t forget, the theme every month is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.  
Also, on each Tuesday of the month, 
a different designer will post over on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog to inspire you! 
Thanks for stopping by today. I will be back soon.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone.

I'm back with a new card. This card is perfect for Valentine's Day or a birthday or some other occasion you might think of, depending on the sentiment you use.

I decided on a birthday theme since a good friend had a birthday coming up and I decided this card would be a great card to give her.

My card came to be because of some heart lace that was sent to me. 

I worked on this card from the inside to the outside.

I started with a 6"X6" card base in light pink. 
Next, on top of the pink base I added a white panel  5 3/4" X 5 3/4"

(This becomes the inside of the card on the right side, 
because there will be a panel that covers the right side 
and that smaller panel becomes the front of the card.)

The next step was to place 3 hearts on the left side of the card. 
(These hearts came connected as you are seeing them on the card.)

Next, I cut a white panel 7" X 3" and scored at the 6" mark.
I used a corner punch on the 4 corners of this piece. 
This will become the front of the card. 
It's a 1/2 of a front because I wanted the hearts to always be seen
whether the card was closed or open.

I decided to use some old dies and layered them up on that small piece that will be the card front. 
Those layered die cutouts turned out to the perfect spot to place my bow.
The panel piece on the right (it's the piece that holds the die cuts and the bow)
 opens to reveal the sentiment 
Next, I attached that card front panel to the card base.

That right side panel piece has the fold at the top so it opens from the bottom up, 
to reveal that sentiment.
Here is a close-up front view of the right side 

My bow was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool and I think it's the best bow maker on the market.
(To order, click the link above and the ordering spot is on the left sidebar.)

I used Hug Snug (seam binding) and sprayed it wtih some shimmer spray
 to get just the right pink color.
After I made the bow, I added some small flowers to add more interest to the card front.

Here is the card opened up revealing the sentiment on the inside.
I layered a pink piece of CS piece and another die cut using white CS on the right side of the card, right next to the lace hearts. Stamping the sentiment on the die cut was a perfect spot.
 Because when that front panel closes it hides the sentiment

My design is a little different but I love how the hearts are always on display whether the card is closed or open.

Hope you are inspired to make a card that is just a little different.

I am submitting my card to the following challenges:

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project today. 
Hope it gave you some inspiration to try a design that is a little different.

I will be back soon