It's time for a little inspiration at Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge Blog. I'm here today with this image Celebrate Balloons. I chose to do a CAS card but use lots of happy colors for this birthday card. I love plaid paper and this one is such a bright and pretty plaid that coloring my balloons to match it was so easy!
Challenge 165 is entering it's second and final week so if you have a card you'd like to enter in the challenge, the time to do it is now. One lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS Shop!
I watercolored the giraffe blocks with my Zig watercolor pens and then layered them. I had this black and white giraffe paper and didn't like the white so I colored it with the same pens I used on the giraffes.
Have you seen the wonderful creations the Design Team has made to inspire you for this challenge? You've got just another week or so to enter the challenge of ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL at the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog!
I decided to focus on my image this week and went ahead with a very simple card that will be a great one to put in the mail! This cutie pie is colored with Copics. And those are marshmallows in her hot chocolate! Don't you just love her reindeer slippers?!
I colored her with Copics and used an oval die by Spellbinders. The fan was made with a die I bought from Aliexpress and I cut out 4 fans and then substituted pieces of the die cut between the two colors! To 'fan' it, I used a small brad to hold all 4 pieces of fan together. My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I made this pretty triple looped bow using my bow tool.
I colored her with Copics and sewed around each layer. The little hummingbird charm is from Aliexpress and the sentiment is from Whimsy.
The flowers are from The Ribbon Girl and Wild Orchid Crafts. And the bow was made with my little bow tool.
Challenge 163 is entering it's second and final week so if you have a card you'd like to enter in the challenge, the time to do it is now. One lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMSshop!
It's my Tuesday to post a card I've made for the challenge of ANYTHING GOES WITH A HANDMADE BOW over at Craft-Dee BowZ. For my card today I chose two images from Pink Gem Designs named Winter Chloe and Yule Log. Using the png files, I had her sit on the log.
I colored my image with Copics and used white snowy glitter. The snowflakes are made with Bo Bunny paint. The banners on the left side of the card were made with washi tape stuck on white paper and then cut out.
My bow is a triple looped bow and it tied just beautifully using my bow tool. Have you tried a bow tool to make your bows? It saves me time and money since every bow comes out great now. I no longer have wasted ribbon and I can make a great bow the first time I try with any ribbon!
The team has made some beautiful projects to inspire you to join our challenge this month at Craft-Dee BowZ where the challenge is always ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HAND MADE BOW. I hope you've followed us each Tuesday for inspiration and you still have a few more days to enter our challenge!
The signs of summer are here. I used this adorable image by Elisabeth Bell named Tummy Time for my card below. I made this card for the challenge named All About Butterflies at Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge.
I like these butterflies since they have the matching solid die cut so I could 'layer' them. I added super fine glitter to all of their wings for some sparkle. Thank you, Lillian, for the pretty pink flower jewels!
I colored this image with my chalk pencils and I'm still debating if I like them or not. They're a lot different than my Copics, that's for sure!
Challenge 162 is entering it's second and final week so if you have a card you'd like to enter in the challenge, the time to do it is now. One lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMSshop!
Time for a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and it's another ANYTHING GOES WITH CHRISTMAS! I used this adorable image by Candibean named Let's Try Again. It's such a cute image and I couldn't resist using it as the temperatures are rising here, already hitting over 100 °F. I'm making Christmas cards to feel cool. Ahem...it's not working.
This will be my last card posted as a member of the wonderful team at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. I joined the team when it began in January 2013, and have loved every single monthly challenge. But, my work schedule has changed and I'm finding my craft time more limited so I've stepped down. I will miss this team so much and the inspiration they gave me each month.
Here's a picture of this cute image up-close and personal!
The team has made some wonderful card to help inspire you to start your Christmas cards now, before the season sneaks up on you! I hope you'll join us for our monthly ANYTHING GOES WITH CHRISTMAS challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'.
It's that wonderful time again...time for a new challenge at the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog! The team was able to used any stamp they wanted to and I chose this rubber stamp by Dreamerland named Jump Rope Workout. This little stamp brought back such fond memories of my childhood.
I colored my image with Copics and used an assortment of dies from Spellbinders, My Favorite Things and a tag die of unknown origin. My flowers are sweetheart blossoms from Wild Orchid Crafts.
I get lots of comments about my bows. I love ribbon and adding bows to my cards is something I like to do. I use a bow tool for my bows and if you'd like more info about it, please e-mail at the address at the top right corner of my blog.
Our sponsor this month is Crafty Ribbons. What a fabulous store and if you haven't visited it, please click HERE and take a look at the variety ribbon and lace in the store! What a great voucher for the winner of this challenge!
I hope you'll join us this month at the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog where the challenge is RIBBON AND RUBBER (as in rubber stamps).
Thanks for stopping by! Gail
It's May 1...already. And so it's time for a new challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ. And, our challenge this month is ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HAND MADE BOW. My cubby buddy and friend at work, Dani, has a daughter named Emmy who is having her 5th birthday in just a few days. Emmy LOVES giraffes so when I saw this image on Bugaboo, I had to use it for a card for Emmy. This image was taken from the set named Tall Jungle Blocks.
Here's a close-up of this cute giraffe. And the rest of the animals in this set are as cute, too! I used a leaf die cut and shaded the leaves with my Copics for a little dimension and I used foam tape so they're not flat on the card. The sentiment was cut out with a circle nested die cut set and a scalloped circle punch. I embossed my tan craft paper with an embossing folder.
Last but not least is my yellow bow. I used my bow tool which saves me time and ribbon since every bow comes out wonderful. I've marked my bow tool to show the size bow I can make by moving the rods in the pre-drilled holes. The way I marked mine doesn't show ALL the sizes since you can obviously put the 2 rods in a lot more configurations for smaller or larger bows, but these are the sizes I use most. I measured and marked with a fine Sharpie and then I put a thin coat of Modge Podge over it, not blocking the holes. A picture of my bow tool is below.
Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps and the challenge prize this month is FOUR digital images, winner's choice!
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of paper crafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was six years ago. TodayBugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide new releases and freebies every week!
The team at Craft-Dee BowZ have created fabulous projects to inspire you and we hope you'll join us this month for our ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HAND MADE BOW challenge!
Well, it's time for a little inspiration at Little Miss Muffet's challenge blog. I made this Christmas card using the image named Jr. Hatter Belle. I love making Christmas cards year round and my favorite color combination is the traditional red and green!
The three long banners down the side of this card are made from washi tapes. I taped on white paper and then cut the flag ends. The die cut around my image is from Sue Wilson and the 3 jewels on the side are jewels with crinkled foil behind them.
The sentiment on the oval image is actually stamped using a clear stamp set that I curved (the nice thing about clear stamps and how flexible they can be) and stamped. I always panic when stamping right on my image! I test test test and then take the chance on my image. This time it worked great! And below is a picture of my bow. I used a brad (with the legs cut off) and glued it to the middle of my bow. This little brad was so perfect with the paper. So many people like my bows, and I'm always pleased to hear that since I can't be separated from my little bow tool for long.
Challenge 161 is entering it's second and final week so if you have a card you'd like to enter in the challenge, the time to do it is now. One lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMSshop!