Thursday, March 22, 2018

Happy Spring

Hello from the Design Team of 
Give a Crafter a Cookie
The Theme this round is SPRING
and our sponsor is Little Blue Button.

Isn't she a cutie ... I printed the stamp on white card stock and colored her with markers and pencils.
The word 'spring' is computer generated.  I stamped the 'happy' on black cs with white embossing powder and trimmed it down tight and raised it with dimensional tape.  I mounted that onto pink card stock but before I pulled out an oldie from my drawer and use a Martha Stewart laced edge punch.  The plaid designer paper is from Recollections that I had in my stash.
All mounted on a lavender cs side fold base.  Once together I added a couple of paper flowers from Recollections and some Nuvo drops in cream.

Thanks for stopping by ... I hope you give the challenge a try and I wish you luck as well.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please
Cute Card Thursday : Easter
4 Crafty Chicks: Kids
Sunny Day Crafting: Lace
Mod Squad: Spring
Craftaholics R Us: ATG
Daisy Chain: Spring
Inspiration Destination: Spring // Pastel

Have an amazing day


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Dragonfly flies

Hello everyone ...

I am so honored to be the guest designer for


Oh what fun !!
The digi stamp is from Small and Round - Jeremiah Ketner called Dragonfly.

On the front I used: 
My Favorite Things -Flutter of Butterflies ( I used three) cut from white card stock and the centers from black card stock  I colored the butterflies with a water brush and Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio and Picked Raspberry.
I then topped all of the butterflies and centers with a Wink of Stella.  
The window and frame was cut from purple card stock and a die set from My Favorite Things 
The sentiment is a stamp set from Stampendous - Birthday Assortment and I used silver embossing powder. 
Nuvo drops in Duck Egg Blue, Bubblegum Blush and Apple Green.

On the inside I used : 
the image was colored with colored pencils.  Her teal hair strip, dress top, dragonfly and stars are all topped with a Wink of Stella then set on a piece of black cs to frame it.
The interior has a cut piece of purple card stock.  
Both sentiments are from Stampendous - Birthday Assortment  
All on a black side fold card stock base. 

Again, I am so tickled and honored for this opportunity.  

I would love to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:

Crafting from the Heart: ATG
CraftRocket Challenge: Something New ... my new die set from My Favorite Things.
Unicorn Challenge: Girlie
Crafty Friends: Special Lady
Cuttlebug Challenge: Spring
Star Stamps: Birthday
Double D Challenge : Wing It
Get Creative: Fantasy

Thanks for stopping by ...

Have a great crafting day !


Quilted Rooster ................

The colors for this card ... packs so much fun !! The stamp is from Beccy's Place. 
I used Sharpies ! Bright Bold Sharpies.  Once I finished coloring, I used a large circle die on it.  I then used an orange sharpie to add the faux stitching.  I cut another circle larger out of yellow cs to frame it.
With a piece of lime green cs .. I ran that over my score board to give that green a bit more texture. All was stacked onto a piece of bold blue cs top fold base.
The birthday sentiment was stamped with Wilted Violet distress ink - with a stamp set by Stampendous (Birthday Assortment), cut with a banner flag die and edged with Wilted Violet as well   I added faux stitching with a white gel pen, matching paper flowers, orange and lime green Neuvo drops and buttons to match.

I would like to add this card to the following card challenges if I may:
Cute Card Thursday: Celebrate
Star Stamps: Birthday
C.R.A.F.T. = Animals
Die Cut Diva's = Flowers
Crafting from the Heart = ATG

Thanks for stopping by ...
Have a great crafting day !!


Cute or Die ...............

I had this stamp in my stash for a while.  It's from OddBall Art Company.  I was just waiting for the opportunity to pull it out.  A bit of of of .... let's say different. 

I used color pencil and markers on the image (s).  I used a stitched oval to set the bunny in the sketch.   I inked the edge of the oval with Spun Sugar distress ink.  I then cut the bottom portion of the image and set that in a hand cut flag and again brushed Spun Sugar in the edge and raised with dimensional tape.
With my cricut I cut a large 3 inch pointed 'blast' from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge with grey cs and then ran stitch marks by hand with a white gel pen.
The background grey dotted paper is from American Crafts and the paper for the side flags behind the oval is also from American Crafts.
I added pink Neuvo drops, small paper flowers and iridescent sequins on top.  All set on a side fold grey cs base. 
I really really get a kick out of this artist - zombie critters and all.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may

Sketch Saturday:  sketch

QKR Stampede: ATG
Joe's Scrap Shack: ATG
Pause, Dream, Enjoy: ATG
Inspiration Destination ATG w/pastel
Bitten By the Bug ATG Easter (Plantin Schoolhouse)
Fantabulous Cricut: Easter (Plantin Schoolhouse)
Shopping Our Stash:  Here comes Peter Cottontail ....  back .... again.

Good Egg

Hello everyone .....
This is my card for the challenge at
Try Stampin' - or not- on Tuesday

We are having a sketch challenge this week with an optional twist of Easter.

For my card, I started with a stamp and die set by Neat and Tangled which I colored with markers.
The sentiment is also from the same set.
I cut and oval and oval frame from a die out of two shades of blue cardstock. and then stacked my little duckie with the ovals.
I then cut the scalloped piece using a die from Art-C (Thinking of You).  I smudged distress ink in Blueprint Sketch and Faded Jeans to give it a denim look - then ran faux stitching using a white gel pen.    The glitter flag under the scallop is glitter washi tape cut to size and tipped by hand.
I then cut another layer piece from a darker cs using a stamp edge die from Spellbinders.
The printed paper is from Recollections.
All stacked on top of one another on a navy cs top fold base.
A couple of blue and gold sequins and clear gems in the corner and it's done.
I hope you play along with us on this challenge.  Again, see the sketch below to play.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Cuttlebug Mania:  Easter
Make My Monday:  Easter
Just Add Ink: Photo Inspiration of Easter
Crafty Hazelnut: Patterned Paper
Animal Friends: Easter

Thanks for stopping by
and have a great crafting day.


Sunday, March 11, 2018

Rainbow Horray !!!!!

Hello ... I have a new card today ...
 Rainbow Horray !! Let there be cake !!

For this card, I started with white card stock and using a water brush painted the order of colors of the rainbow.  I then sprayed some Heidi Swapp glitter spray over the painted area. 
Using a My Favorite Things die 'Hooray' I placed it over the colored area and cut away.
I placed the die cut over the front to mark where I wanted placement.
I then stamped the 'cake and ice cream' using a stamp from Stampolicious, Broken China distressed ink and clear embossing powder to give it shine.
I then bent the 'hooray' over the stamped sentiment and glued it down in place. 
Next, using markers and a ruler ... I ran stripes of the rainbow out of the die cut to the edge.
I added the 5 rainbow sequins next to the color in the die.
All of this was mounted on a top fold white cs base.

Birthday card ready to go ....

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:

Sparkles:  CAS

CAS on Fridays : Celebrations with sequins

Movin' Along with Time: Rainbow 

CAS this Sketch: 

TIC TAC TOE: middle: rainbow, sparkle, die cut

CAS Friday:  Rainbows. 

Thanks for stopping by ....
Have a wonderful crafting day!



Friday, March 9, 2018

Birthday Tulips


 Hello -
Such a cute spring little girl.
This image is from Polkadoodles and I colored her with colored pencils and the tulips with markers to bring out the bold red color.
The edge was cut with a Martha Stewart scallop edge punch from two shades of blue card stock.
All set on top of a top fold black cs base.  I few cream and robin egg blue nuvo drops and done is done.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:

Polkadoodles:  ATG
Creative Knockouts : Use dies or PUNCHES
Craft by Design: ATG
Watercooler Wednesday: Feminine ATG
Inspiration Destination: ATG