Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Happy Fall

Happy Wednesday and Happy Fall.  It's my turn to host the Crafty Creations Challenges this month.  This is my first time to host and I am having so much fun.  For my card I have chosen this cute little image from Bugaboo, which happens to be our sponsor for Challenge #352.  You can find The Happy Fall Trio here.


I stamped the image and then colored it up with my Copic Markers.  I simply love my Copics.  It is my favorite coloring medium.  



I cut a piece of yellow card stock to the size of an A2 card, ran it through my machine using an embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers.  Then I layered the colored piece on top of the yellow piece.  Finally I adorned the card with several leave sprigs that was cut in about 3 different shades of card stock.

Thanks for joining me today.  I hope you have enjoyed my card and that I was able to inspire you.  Please remember to hop on over to Crafty Creations Challenges and join-in on our challenge we have going on.

Hugs,
Kathy

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

An Owl's Halloween

Hi there, Kathy here and it's my Tuesday to share a card with you.  For my card, I decided on another Halloween image.  This one is from Whipper Snapper Stamps.  It is called Broomstick Owls.  I have always loved all the owl stamps out there but have never bought any of them.  When I seen these cute little owls I could not resist.


I stamped the image and colored it up with my Copics.  I then cut it out and adhered it to a circle that I cut using a circle die.  I stamped the sentiment, which is from My Favorite Things on another circle die cut.  



I used a white side fold card base, put a green layer and then layered with a yellow and purple piece that I ran through an embossing folder from Taylored  Expressions.  The bats are made using a die from My Favorite Things.



I used the Craft-Dee BowZ tool kit to make my bow.  I love how this bow turned out.  I think it is the best bow I have made so far and it was so easy with the bow maker.

I hope I have inspired you and we look forward in having you join us with our monthly Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow Challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ.  We can't wait to see what you create.

Thanks for stopping by,
Kathy

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Halloween Kitty

I have a card to share with you today for the Craft-Dee BowZ October Anything Goes Challenge.  Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo.

Of course for the month of October I had to create a Halloween card.  The image I used was created using the Halloween Kitty image. There's just something about Halloween that Screams Black Kitties.

 


I colored my image using various Copic markers and fussy cut it out. The sentiment and lamp post are both from a retired Halloween Set from My Favorite Things.


The Card Stock and ribbon is from my stash.  



The bow was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ bow tool.  If you haven't picked up your bow maker, go on over and grab one.  You will never regret your purchase.  And remember to hop on over to the Craft-Dee BowZ blog and enter a card for our Anything Goes with a Handmade bow challenge this month.

Thanks for stopping by.  I do hope I have inspired you today.  If you have never looked at any of the Bugaboo images be sure to check them out.  They have some really nice images.

Hugs
Kathy

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Halloween Witch Scene

Hello there, Kathy here for Crafty Creations Challenges.  I have chosen this cute little witch scene from Bugaboo Stamps who just happens to be our sponsor for Challenge #350.


When I seen this image, I knew I wanted to create a night scene. First I took a piece of water color paper and masked off a large circle for the moon.  I inked the background using Tim Holtz Distress inks, in Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans and Black Soot.  Then I cut a a hillside using the Stitched Hillside border and grassy border from Lawn Fawn.  I inked them up with Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss and Black Soot.  Then I distressed each piece with the Distress Spray Bottle.  Once I finished distressing the background and ground, I watered down the moon and added some Antique Linen, Squeezed Lemonade and very water downed Black Soot to create my moon.


After creating the background I colored the images with various Copic markers.  Then I did some fuzzy cutting.  Yes that's right I cut each piece out.  I DO NOT LIKE FUSSY CUTTING.  In fact I hate it, but I knew what I wanted and how I wanted my scene to look so I just decided to do it and really it wasn't that bad at all.


I embellished the windows with Wink of Stella and added some Black Glaze Pen to the eyes and the fence trim under the window on the house.

I glued the hillside border down then I glued the house and witch down.  After adding all the images I popped up the grassy border right in front of the fence she is sitting on.

I really like the way this turned out and I hope you do too.  I love fall and Halloween.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you come on over to Crafty Creations Challenges and join in on Challenge 350.  We would love to have you play along with us.

Hugs,
Kathy



You're tea-riffic

I am so pleased to be Guest Designing for 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store.  Kelly has some really cool stuff to choose from.  

I am using this adorable little stamp from LDRS's Polka Doodles, called TeaRiffic.  Isn't she as cute as she can be with her little tea pot on her tray.  The quality in these stamps are wonderful.    


I stamped the image onto Copic Blending Card.  Then colored her using my copic markers.


Background:  RV95, 93 & 91

Skin:  E04, 11, 21, 00, 000
Checks: E93 & 95
Hair:  E57, 37,  49, 35 & 30
Dress and Tea Pot:  G00, 000, 0000 & BG34
Flower:  E35, YR24, Y21, RV29, 25, 23 & 21, YG 67, 63 & G21
Grays:  N4, 2, 1 & 0
Shoes N8, 6 & 4


After coloring her I cut the image out using an oval die.  I added some color using distress inks onto the chipboard tea pot and cups from Wycinanka in Kelly's store.  Then I started layering onto a 6x6 card base, some of the gorgeous Tea Party papers from LRDS.   Added some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers from Kelly.


Once everything was layered, I added a little Wink of Stella for sparkle and some texture paste for texture.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope I inspired you.  Go on over and join in at the 7 Kids Crafting Store challenge.  Visit the store while you are there.  Kelly really has so much awesome stuff to choose from and her Customer Service is out of this world.

Thanks Kelly for allowing me to Guest Design this month, I had a blast.

Hugs,
Kathy

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

All Dressed up...

Hi there, I have a Halloween card to share with you today.  I created this card for the September monthly Challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ.  As always the theme is Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.

I decided on this cute little image from Northwoods Stamps.  It is called Sassy Halloween Legs.  I love witch boots and their skinny legs.  So when I seen this little stamp I just had to grab it.



I colored the image up with my Copic Markers.  After I was finished, I just felt like it needed a little something else, so I added some Nuvo Crystal drops, but I think I may have added way too many.  

I also added some other embellishments like Stickles Diamond Dust and some glitter I acquired from Stampin Up.



Then I had some Halloween ribbon in my stash that I bought last year from Michael's Craft Stores.  I did not have very much, so I had to make a small bow.  Using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool, I was able to make the perfect size bow.  If you have not gotten yourself one of these awesome bow makers you really should.  They are so awesome.  You can find one here.

Thanks for stopping by today.   I really hope I have inspired you.  Please don't hesitate to come on over and join in with us for our Monthly Challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ.

Hugs,
Kathy

Friday, September 1, 2017

Happy Happy Happy

I have a card to share with you today. Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge has started their new challenge and  our Sponsor for the month of September is Bugaboo Stamps.  For my creation, I created this cute little card using Brat Cupcake Wagon and can be found here, as always our theme is Anything Goes with a Handmade bow.


One of my Great-Nieces has a birthday coming up and this little brat kidz reminded me of her.  Since she is turning 6 I wanted to create something fun and would catch her little eye so I decided on a shaker card.

I colored the image using various Copic Markers.  Then I used some Distress Oxide Inks to blend the background and spritzed it with water.  I used a sentiment from Lawn Fawn and die cut some circles to make the balloons which was used to make the shaker.

I made a bow using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool. This tool is so awesome. If you don't have one, you can get one here

Sentiment and Die: Happy, Happy, Happy from Lawn Fawn
Misc. Dies:  Circle dies from Cottage Cutz to make the balloons.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I have inspired you today.  

Hugs,
Kathy

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Forever Friends

Have you ever felt like a good book could be your best friend.  That would be my daughter.  She loves her books and she loves to read.  Seems like she always has her nose stuck in a book.  This cute little Bugaboo Image Kidz 3 Sitter reminds me of when she was little.  She had so many books that the stack was almost bigger than she was.

I created this card for our Crafty Creations Challenges, #348, theme as always Anything Goes.



I actually used 2 Bugaboo images for this card.  Not only did I use Kidz 3 Sitter, but also Book Stack.

After printing the image, I colored her with various Copic Markers.





Skin E11, 21, 00 & 000
Cheeks E95 & 93
Hair:  Y11, 21, 26, 28, YR21 & E55
Background:  E43, 42, 41, 40 & W0
Reds:  R59, 39, 29, 17 & 14
Grays:  N8, 6, 4, 2, 1 & 0
Blues:  B97, 95, 93 & 91 
Greens:  YG67, 63, G94 & 21
Yellows:  YR24, 21, Y17 and a touch of E35

When the coloring was finished I began the layering.  I cut the image out using a Mama Elephant die from the All Prettied Up collection.  The tag was a pre-cut tag, I just colored it up with the red markers, cut the sentiment (unknown) with black and dark brown CS, which I off-set, then adhered them to the tag.  Attached the image with foam tape to the pattern piece of paper (unknown), then layered it to a solid dark red CS and glued that to my card base.  Added a few buttons and this card was finished.


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I hope you like this little creation and I hope I have inspired you today.  Please come play with us at Crafty Creations Challenges Blog and enter into the Anything Goes Challenge #348.  We love to see what you create.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Kathy

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Emma and Ellie




Emma and Ellie

 This cute little image is from Connie Fong.  Isn’t she just darling.


I just love her holding her little elephant.


After printing her out, I colored her with my Copic Markers.
Skin: E04, 11, 21, 00, 000, 95 & 93
Hair:  E30, 33, 35, 25 and 29
Dress:  BG45, 34, 15, 13, 11 and 10
Lace:  N1 and 0
Elephant:  N2, 1 and B91, RV11 and RV00


Flower:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Card Stock:  Various
Die:  LRDS
 Bow was created with the amazing Craft-Dee BowZ tool. 


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Kathy

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

A Snowflake Promise - Anything Goes #52

The Crafty Addicts- Anything Goes #113


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Back to School

I have a card to share with you today.  In honor of our new school year right around the corner here in the states, I wanted to create a school themed card.

For the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge our Sponsor for the month of August is Cute as A Button.  For my creation, I have created this cute little card using Hipster.  And as always our theme is Anything Goes with a Handmade bow.




After I colored her with various Copic Markers and cut her out, I layered up some different card stocks from my stash.  I also used the stamp set "Dear Old Golden Rule Days" from Stampin-Up.



Then I Created a bow using the amazing Craft-Dee BowZ tool, have you tried this awesome tool yet?  If not, you really should.  It is so easy and makes a perfect bow every time.




I hope you enjoy my little Back to School card and thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,


Kathy

Monday, July 24, 2017

Team Birthday Card #6

I have another Team Birthday card to share with you all.  This card was created for Debbie who absolutely loves dogs.

The stamps I have used is from My Favorite Things, You Make My Tail Wag and BB Lucky Dog.


I stamped the dog in the dog house, masked him off, stamped the poodle, masked it, stamped the bulldog, masked him stamped the dog house and the rest of the images.

With various Copic markers I colored the sky and ground first, then I proceeded with coloring the dogs, etc.
I mounted it onto a card base with foam tape and finished it off with a few sequins.


I really love how it turned out and so did Debbie. It makes me happy when I make someone else happy.

I hope you enjoy this little card.  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,

Kathy

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A Friendly Greeting

A Friendly Greeting

Along with this cute little card I have some exciting news for you today I will be joining the Design Team with Crafty Creations Challenges.  I'm so thrilled.  I look forward to working with these very talented ladies. Thank you Barbara Bruder from Art and Soul Creations.

For my first creation with the Crafty Creations Challenges, is this cute little bird image from Bugaboo Stamps who by the way is our sponsor for challenge #346 over the next two weeks. The winner will receive 4 free images of their choice.  This one is called Bug Bird Trio Summer.


I used various Copic Markers to color the image, then I layered it up with solid colored card stock from my stash.


Added a button with a little twine and topped it off with some Nuvo drops.

I hope you like this little card and thanks for stopping by.  Please come over to Crafty Creations Challenges and join us in our challenge.  We would love for you to join us and we cannot wait to see what you create.  And remember our Awesome Sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps.

Hugs,
Kathy

Friday, July 14, 2017

Team Birthday Card #5

A Birthday Card for Sheree

Hello there, I have a card to share with you today.  This one is for one of the team co-workers in our department where I work.  As mentioned in previous posts, I create birthday cards for our team members.  This is the fifth card so far this year and I have three more to go.

For this card I decided to use a CC Designs stamp, Little Pixie Popsicle.


This card is a Surprise Pop Up card.  When you pull up on the ribbon, there is a hidden message underneath.  It is adhered to a top fold card base.  On the inside there is an additional image that reads "From all of us".


The patterned paper, button and ribbon are from my stash.


She is colored with Copic markers, which just happens to be my favorite coloring medium.  I added some wink of stella glitter brush pen to her Popsicle and covered it with some glossy accents.  I simply love the way she turned out.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you like my little creation.

Hugs,
Kathy

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Be Yourself

Be Yourself....


 When I seen this cute little stamp called Trixie from Mo's Digital Pencil, I was reminded of the times I use to play "Dress-Up" with my Mom's fancy dresses, high heels, hats and all her other goodies.


After printing her onto Neenah Solar White Card Stock, I colored her with my Copic Markers.
Skin: E04, 11, 21, 00,000 & 93
Hair:  E42, 43, 44 & 47
Shoes:  N8, 6, 4, 3, 1, & 0
Pinks:  R81, 83 & 85
Yellows: Y19, 17 & 13
Purples, BV04, 02, 01, 00, 000, 0000


The flowers on her dress were stamped with a small accent stamp, the dies, pattern papers and colored CS all are from my stash.



The bow was created using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool and accented with a pearl button.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my card.

Hugs,
Kathy

I am entering this card into the following Challenges:
A Crafty Calendar Challenge - Anything Goes (193 )

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Congratulations on your Giant Mega News


Congratulations on your Giant Mega News

Hi there, I have CAS card to share with you today.

It is the Ella and Friends Stamp set from Mama Elephant, and can be found here.


I colored the image using various Copic Markers

Card Stock:  Plain white CS from my stash,
Miscellaneous items: Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Sun Ray stencil from MFT

I hope I was able to inspire you today.  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,

Kathy

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Birthday Elephant

Birthday Elephant

Hi there, I have a CAS card to share with you today.

It is the Adorable Elephant Stamp set from My Favorite Things and can be found here.


I colored the image using various Copic Markers

I cut a piece of plain white Card Stock with a rectangle die and stamped it with a Happy Birthday background stamp from my stash with Versa Mark Ink, then I applied white embossing powder, heated it with my heat tool. Then I applied Picked Raspberry Distress Ink from Tim Holtz with a blending tool.  I spritzed it with water to give it some distressing.

I cut the elephant and it's elements out and then added them to the circle with an action wobbler.

Dies:  Lawn Fawn Stitched Retangle and stitched Circle Dies
Miscellaneous items: Punched stars and an action wobbler

I hope I was able to inspire you today.  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,

Kathy

Monday, July 3, 2017

Birthday Bear

Birthday Bear

Hi there, I have a shaker card to share with you today.


It is from My Favorite Things, and can be found here.  Note: Their site says it is Out of Stock, not sure if it has been discontinued or not.

I colored the image using various Copic Markers

Card Stock: from my stash
Miscellaneous items:  various seed beads and sequins from my stash

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

Hugs,
Kathy

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Birthday Card for a Dear Friend

Birthday Card for a Dear Friend

Hi, I have a Clean and Simple card to share with you today.  The images are from Mo's Digital Pencil.


The first image is Bella Birthday and can be found here.


The second image is Penelope's Party Wagon and can be found here.
  

I colored the images using various Copic Markers
Card Stock and Pattern papers:  Various from my stash.
Dies:  Cottage Cutz Circle Dies

I hope I was able to inspire you today.  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,
Kathy

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes (24)
Scrappers Delight - Anything Goes (15)
World Wide Open DT Challenge - Anything Goes (88)
7 Kids Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (32)
Crafty Calendar Challenges - Anything Goes ()

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy Summer

Let me start with I am so excited and thrilled to have been asked to join the Craft-Dee Bowz Design Team. It is an honor and privilege to be able to work with such amazing women on this team.  I have been dreaming of an opportunity like this for a while now and it has finally come true.

So here for my very first project and for the July's monthly challenge over at Craft-Dee Bowz, with the theme as always "Anything goes with a handmade bow."

The sponsor for this month's challenge is Bugaboo Stamps.  They will be offering the lucky winner 3 single digi images of their choice.  They have some adorable and fabulous images.

This particular image is called Bug Kidz Daisy.  Isn't she just adorable.


First I printed the image on Neenah Solar White 80 lb. card stock, colored her up with my copics and cut her out.


Copic markers used
Skin:  E04, 11, 21, 00, 000, 93 and R20
Hair:  Y21, 26, 28 and E35
Yellows:  YR24, Y17, 15, 13 & 11
Daisy Petals:  E41, 40 and colorless blender
Flower centers:  E35, 33, YR24 and 21
Reds:  R46, 27 and 24
Shoes:  N8, 6, 4 and 2


Flowers are from Wild Orchard Crafts.  The dies are made using the  LRDS  Allifair Build a Card and can be found here at 7 Kids Crafting Supplies.  Papers are from my stash.  I used Distress Oxide Inks for the background.



The bow was made using the amazing Craft-Dee Bowz bow maker which can be found here.  Easy Peasy and makes a perfect bow every time.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like my card.  And please join in the fun over at Craft-Dee Bowz and play along with us.

Hugs,
Kathy

I am submitting my card into the following challenges:

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes (20)
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Anything Goes (25)
Scrappers Delight - Anything Goes (14)
World Wide Open DT Challenge - Anything Goes (87)
7  Kids Challenge - Anything Goes (30)