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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Such fun!

Does anyone remember these bouncy balls?  We had them as kids and I never could master playing on one! It's time for a bit of Inspiration over at The Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog for our Challenge 167 which is ANYTHING GOES.  This week and I've used this very cute image named Polka Dot Pals Sally.

I colored her with Copics and added a bit of glitter to the butterfly on her shirt.
Challenge 167 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!
                                                                                       Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                        Gail

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Summertime!

Summer is here and I can hear the neighbor kids in their swimming pools...and they do enjoy themselves so much!  It's time for Challenge 167 at Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog and it's ANYTHING GOES. I used this adorable summer image named Polka Dot Pals Roxie.

Here's a close-up of this very cute image. She's colored with Copics.
My embellishment on this card is this great beach chair and umbrella. I die cut it out of heavy white paper then colored each section and put the pieces back together.
We're sponsored by our own Little Miss Muffet Stamps and one lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop!

The Team has created some wonderful cards to inspire you, so please stop by Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog and join us in Challenge 167, ANYTHING GOES!
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.com/
                                                                       
                                                                        Thanks for stopping by!
                                                       Gail

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Little Mermaid

I've been invited to be a Guest at Crafting By Designs for the challenge SUMMERTIME. I used this super cute image by A Day For Daisies named Ocean's Little Girl.



I printed the image on watercolor paper and then watercolored her using my Zig watercolor markers. The seashell die on the bottom also embossed so I kept the shells in the die and inked the embossed parts with a dauber and some ink. I used a white pearl paint pen for the dots over the seashells. Lots of glitter on my seaweed, and my favorite kind of glitter: Cool Glitter Ritz. The 'net' die cut is from Marianne Designs.


Thank you to Doris at Crafting By Designs for inviting me to be their guest for this challenge and thank you to the team for their support!  I hope you'll join in the challenge of SUMMERTIME at Crafting By Designs!


                                                                           Thanks for stopping by!
                                                             Gail




Monday, July 10, 2017

Friends

Hello, and it's time for a new challenge at the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog. Challenge 113 is HERE COMES THE GIRLS.  I used this cute image from Crafty Sentiments named Harriet Friendship.

I colored her with Copics and used my fine white tip pen to give her a few polka dots.
Our sponsor is Crafty Sentiments and the prize is three digi stamps of the winner's choice!
http://www.craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/
The Team has made some outstanding cards to inspire you to join us and I do hope you'll join us at The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog for our HERE COMES THE GIRLS challenge.

                                                                            Thanks for stopping by!
                                                              Gail

Friday, June 30, 2017

Happy 4th of July America!!!


Happy 4th of July!  Well, almost. It's July 1 and it's time for a new challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Blog.  I  used this adorable image by Bugaboo Stamps named Edward USA for my card.
Here's Edward colored with Copics and I added some silver glitter to the stars on the image. Now don't go looking too close at Edward's flag...or you'll see what I saw after I printed him...the flag is backwards on the pole! But I think Americans can forgive this error since the image is so very cute!The big stars in the corner are heavy cardboard covered in silver paper.
The red, white and blue ribbon was very different to work with. It was very stiff and felt like heavy paper until Donna at CDB said to use my bone creaser on it and it would soften it up and then it would make a great bow. She wasn't kidding! This double looped bow was easy to make with my bow tool! If you don't have a bow tool and like to make bows for your cards, you need one! It saves me time and ribbon since every bow comes out great the first time! The star in the middle of this bow is a piece of cardstock that I used a star punch and then used clear embossing powder over it.
Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps. 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 papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was six years ago. Today Bugaboo 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 challenge prize this month is FOUR digital images, winner's choice, from Bugaboo Stamps!

I hope you'll join us this month at Craft-Dee BowZ for our ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW challenge!
                                                                                                     Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                                Gail


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Ice Cream

It's that wonderful time again at Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog...time for a new challenge! Challenge 166 is Anything Goes.  I used this adorable image named Swings 'n Slides Ice Cream



I colored my image with Copics and the sentiment is by Whimsy. The bicycle is an unbranded die that I cut out of white cardstock and colored with my Copics.



We're sponsored by our own Little Miss Muffet Stamps and one lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop!


The Team has created some wonderful cards to inspire you, so please stop by Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog and join us in Challenge 166, ANYTHING GOES!
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.com/
                                                                       
                                                                        Thanks for stopping by!
                                                       Gail

Monday, June 26, 2017

Marci and her teddy

Here it is, my Tuesday to post on Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Blog! I'd like to thank Donna, the owner of CDB, for this adorable rubber stamp and the two ribbons I used on this card. The Team gets to use whatever image they want for their own post, and when I opened my surprise package for the month and found this stamp, I couldn't wait to ink her up!  She's by La La Land and her name is Sweet Dreams Marci.
I took out the sewing machine, again, and attached my striped paper to my polka dots and then my image to the piece of red paper behind her. This is the best sewing I've done so far and it's true that the more you do it, the better you get at it. And, a machine that's good on paper is wonderful! The flag on the left side of this card is three different washi papers taped on white paper and then trimmed. I'm trying hard to use some of the supplies I've accumulated and washi ribbon is on that list. The roses are from my stash of flowers. Here's a close-up pic of this very cute Marci. Don't you just love her bunny slippers?!

My bow is made with 2 different ribbons; a plain red and a polka dot ribbon. I love how this bow came out and the double "tails" are kinda' neat looking to me. My bow was made with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool.  What an easy time to make a bow with this little tool!  Do you use bows on your cards or projects? If you do, this will save you ribbon and the most precious commodity...your time!  Such an easy little tool to use and get awesome bows every time.
 
I hope you've been able to visit the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog and see each team member's fabulous projects that are posted each Tuesday!  If not, please go here and scroll down!  We'd be delighted if you left a comment, too!

There's a few more days left on our monthly challenge so please get out your ribbon, make a bow, get it on your project and join us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW challenge!
                                                                                                     Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                                Gail

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Balloons!

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! 
                                                                                       Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                        Gail

Monday, June 19, 2017

All Creatures Great and Small

Time for a little inspiration at the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog...Challenge #112 where the topic is ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL. I used this awesome stamp by Bugaboo named Giraffe Blocks.

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.

The sponsors for this month are Di's Digi Stamps and Bugaboo.


$10 voucher to Di's Digi Downloads

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!
                                                                                                    Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                             Gail



Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hot cocoa

It's time for a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog.  I LOVE making Christmas cards and when I ran across this image named Polka Dot Pals Hannah, I knew she was going to be featured on a card.  Challenge 165 at Little Miss Muffet is ANYTHING GOES!

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?!
The Team has created some wonderful cards to inspire you, so please stop by Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog and join us in Challenge 165, ANYTHING GOES!
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.com/
                                                                       
                                                                        Thanks for stopping by!
                                                       Gail

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Happy Birthday, Stephanie!

Today I've got a cute card as my Inspiration Post over at Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog.  I used this image named Swings 'n Slides Butterflies and made a birthday card for my daughter.

I colored the image with Copics and added a bit of glitter to the butterflies.  The big butterfly is from Michael's and the pretty pink jewels are from Queen & Co.


There's one more week left to join Challenge 164, Anything Goes, and I hope you'll join us!


http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.com/


                                                                                               Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                           Gail


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Flamenco Dancer

It's Thursday...and time for a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet! Challenge 164 beginning today is Anything Goes. I've used this new digital stamp named Polka Dot Pals Renata.


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.


We're sponsored by our own Little Miss Muffet Stamps and one lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop!

The team at Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge blog have some outstanding creations to share with you and I hope you'll visit and join the ANYTHING GOES challenge.
                                                                                                          Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                                 Gail


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

I love flowers

Welcome to the new challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ.  Our sponsor this month is Cute As A Button. This image is named Poppy Fairy.



I colored her with Copics, and the dies I used are Spellbinders and Go Kreate. I covered her wings with Warm Glitter Ritz after coloring them.




I made my bow with my bow tool. I love how this triple looped bow came out and I glued a poppy flower from Wild Orchid crafts right in the middle of it to keep the theme of poppies.




Our sponsor, Cute As A Button, is donating 3 single images of the winner's choice!  Visit Francesca's store here and see what cute images she has to offer!


https://cuteasabuttonstamps.com/


The team has created some beautiful projects to inspire you and I hope you'll come over to Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog and check them out and consider joining us this month.


                                                                                    Thanks for stopping by,
                                                                    Gail

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A pot of flowers for you!

It's time for a little inspiration at Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge Blog.  I'm here today with this image named Celeste Amberglow Flower Pot.

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 LMMS shop!
 

                                                                         Thanks for stopping by!
                                                               Gail


Monday, May 22, 2017

Brrrrrrr...

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!
                                                                                                          
                                                                                                      Thanks for stopping by!

                                                                              Gail



Thursday, May 18, 2017

Howdy Pardners!


It's time for a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge Blog!  Our challenge this week is ANYTHING GOES. I used this little cowgirl named Celeste Amberglow Yeehaw for my card.
I used two dies on my card and both are from Tattered Lace.
The boots were die cut twice; once in brown and once in pink and then 'pieced'. To make parts of the brown boot darker, I used a tan Copic marker and colored those parts.
We're sponsored by our own Little Miss Muffet Stamps and one lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop!

The team at Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge blog have some outstanding creations to share with you and I hope you'll visit and join the ANYTHING GOES challenge.
                                                                                                          Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                                 Gail