Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Ben the Penguin

This is Ben the Penguin from Mo's Digital Pencil and I have used this darling penguin to create my card for you today plus it is my turn to post for Craft-Dee BowZ this month.  

I decided on a Clean and Simple card for this image and used my Copics to color him up.  The pattern papers I have used are from my stash.  

My card base is a piece of Kraft CS cut to 12" x 6" and scored at 6".  The red piece is cut to 5.75" square, the green pine tree piece is cut to 4.75" square and the piece the penguin was colored on was cut with a die.  I popped the colored and the sentiment piece up on foam tape, placed it on the card.

My bow was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool, you can purchase one here.  

I hope I have inspired you today and you will hop on over to join in for this month's challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ.  Our theme as always is Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.  


Wednesday, December 6, 2017


Hi there I have a Crafty Creations Challenges Design Team card to share with you today.  The image is from Bugaboo and is called Elf 001.  I love how this little elf is running around with a string of ornaments like he just isn't sure what to do with them.

I colored my little elf with Copic markers keeping this card clean and simple. Added a little glitter to the trim on his hat, glossy accents to the ornaments and the bells on his shoes and hat.

Layered up a few papers I found in my stash and added the colored image on top of the layers.  Then I topped it off with a Simon Says Die - Believe.  The die is so cool, it has what is called bubble that fits right behind the word die, giving it more dimension.  I stamped the rest of the sentiment with a sentiment in the Believe Stamp Set and popped it up like the die with some foam tape.

Please remember to come join us over at Crafty Creations Challenges #356 for our monthly challenge.  As always our theme is Anything Goes.  We look forward in you joining in on our challenge and can't wait to see what you have created.

See you next time.


Friday, December 1, 2017

Winter Fox

Hi there I have a Craft-Dee BowZ Design Team card to share with you today.  The image is from Cute As a Button Stamps, called Winter Fox.  This darling little girls coat reminds me of a coat my daughter had when she was five.  However hers was red and not pink.  I believe I will make her a card and color the coat in red.

The papers I used were from a 12x12 paper pack that I had purchased a year ago to make photo albums.  I colored the image with my go color medium, "Copics".  I love my copics.

I added some little flecks of Stampendous Chunky Embossing flakes in white and heated them from the back side of the colored image so they would melt from the back and not fly away.

Different papers were layered together before adding the colored layer.  Then added some snow flakes cut from the small Lawn Fawn snowflake dies to embellish.  Added a pink bow that I made with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool.  Bows have never been so easily made and I never waste any ribbon using the bow tool.  You can pick your very own Craft-Dee BowZ tool up here.

Please remember to come join us over at Craft-Dee BowZ for our monthly challenge.  As always our theme is Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.  We look forward in you joining in on our challenge and can't wait to see what you have created.

See you next time.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Merry Kissmas

With the weather getting more chilly here in SW Ohio, and the holidays fast approaching, I thought I would create a chilly looking card.

The stamp set I have chosen is Holiday Smooches from Newton's Nook.  I decided to create a shaker card for my project.  

First I cut two 4 1/2" squares.  I die cut the circle out of one of the pieces, then I inked up the piece with some Distress Oxide ink in Salty Ocean. Then I cut a smaller square with a piece of acetate.  I stamped some snowflakes on the acetate with Cotton White Staz-On ink.

I stamped the polar bears, mistletoe and hearts from the stamp set.  Colored them using my Zig Clean Real Brush markers.  I die cut some snowflakes with the small Snowflake die from Lawn Fawn, filled the shaker area with some seed beads, and a snowflake mixture.  Stamped the sentiment with Versa Mark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Last but not least, I created my bow using the Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker.  

This tool makes the perfect bow every time and is so so easy to use.  If you have not gotten your bow maker, what's holding you back.  You won't regret it, they truly are awesome.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope I have inspired you.  Please be sure to visit us and join in for our November Anything Goes with handmade bow challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ,  We look forward in seeing what you have created.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

O Little Town of Bethlehem

For my card this month I have created this darling image from Bugaboo, called AKV Nativity Set.  

I colored each image with my Copic markers, cut them out and placed them onto the background that I had created.  The background was created using a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock that was cut 5 1/2" by 12".  Then scored at 4 and 8 inches.

I blended Distress Oxide Inks in Faded Jeans,  Black Soot, Peacock Feathers and a touch of Fossilized Amber, then spritzed with water.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today.  Please stop on over at the Crafty Creations Challenges blog and join in on our challenge.  Be sure to visit Bugaboo.  She has some really adorable images.

Here is one final image of the entire family.  Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph...


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Peace on Earth

It's been a little while since I have posted.  A lot has been going on, but I do have a card to share with you today.  I created these cute little caroling snowmen for my DT project for the November 1, Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow for Craft-Dee BowZ.  Our sponsor for the month is Beccy's Place.  She has some of the cutest images.

 For my card, I started out by stamping snowflakes and embossing them with white embossing powder, I blended some Distress Oxide Ink in Broken China onto a piece of Strathmore Bristol smooth cardstock.  After that I used a distress sprayer to lift off some of the ink with the droplets that was created with the sprayer. 

I colored the snowmen with my Copic Markers using various colors.  Then I cut them out and placed them on the background piece I created. I added some snow drifts and then I added some BoBunny Sugar Paste to the snow drifts and to the snowmen.

Last but not least I created a bow using my Craft-Dee BowZ Tool maker.  This tool is so awesome it makes the perfect bow every time.  You can get one of these awesome bow makers here.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today and I really hope I have inspired you.

Please come back and visit again.


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.


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,

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.  


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.