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Monday, February 27, 2017

Is it spring yet?

It's my Tuesday to post on Craft-Dee BowZ for our February challenge of ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW! I used this very cute image from Bildmalarna. I have lots of their stamps and love their sweet faces. I chose this image because my spring bulb garden is blooming now. This year I have paper whites, daffodils, tulips, freesia, hyacinths and crocus! That's why I'm feeling like spring!



I used a Magnolia border die, an old butterfly punch, a corner die and a tag punch. I colored my image with Copics and 'textured' the egg to try and make it look like an actual egg shell. I added a dash of glitter to my flowers and butterflies.


This fabulous bow was made with my Craft-Dee BowZ bow tool. I love how it came out. I used green ribbon and green twine (thank you, Donna!). I love the two textures together and it tied beautifully in the middle. I resisted the urge to put a button in the middle of this great bow just because the bow came out so well!


Our sponsor is A Day For Daisies and they will provide a $12 gift card to the winner of this challenge!



A Day For Daisies provides themed categories of over 3000 digital illustrations and a fast growing line of new clear polymer stamp sets, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions!

The entire team (all four of us) post our project on the first of every month using the sponsor of the month's images. Then each Tuesday one of us gets to post a project of our choice. Please take a look at the fabulous creations done this month at Craft-Dee BowZ blog.
                                                                                                   Gail
This card is entered in these challenges:
Crafty Catz Challenge 359, Thoughts of Spring
Reasonable Ribbon Challenge 158, Celebrate Theme with Ribbon
Brown Sugar Challenge Challenge 239, AG
The Ribbon Girl Challenge Feb Use any image
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Challenge 2, AG
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge 177, AG
Creative Moments Challenge 112, AG
Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge 228, AG
Crafty Friends Challenge 52, All That Glitters
Simply Papercrafts Challenge 44, AG

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thinking of You!

I'm enjoying using the images from Little Miss Muffet Stamps being on their Guest Design Team for the next few months. There are so many cute stamps and I hope you'll visit their store. The service is outstanding so if you order a digital, be ready to download it within minutes after placing the order. And if you order any rubber stamps, they'll be shipped right away to you! I'm impressed with the quality of both digital and rubber stamps by LMMS and I hope you enjoy my GDT cards over the next few months.


It's time for a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge Blog and the theme is ANYTHING GOES. I used this very adorable stamp named Polka Dot Pals Lottie. Before I go any further, I'd like to credit Designed by Pauline for this layout. I saw a card she made recently and the layout Pauline used was perfect for my papers.




My favorite color is purple and these papers are all separate pieces from different stores bought at different times but everything went together so smoothly that they were meant to be paired together! I colored my image with Copics and my polka dot bow was made using my bow tool. I love buttons and couldn't resist gluing one in the middle of that awesome bow. I love using ribbon on my cards!




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.


                                                                           Gail
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge 110, AG
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 331, Fav Embellishment is ribbon
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge 33, AG
Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge 227, Ribbon or Lace
A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge 2, AG
The Crafty Addicts Challenge, Add a Sentiment
Crafter's Cafe Challenge 167, No red or pink
Love To Craft Challenge Blog Challenge 7, AG
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge 176, AG
Creatalicious Challenge Challenge 109, Ribbon or Twine
Classic Design Team Challenge Challenge 11
A Gem of a Challenge Challenge 188, Fav Color Combo (purple and blue)
The Ribbon Girl Challenge Feb Use any image
Lemon Shortbread Challenge 35, AG

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Need some inspiration?

It's the week between challenges at Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge Blog and we call this the Inspiration Week. I'd like to show you this cute image, Polka Dot Pals Jamie. I thought she was adorable and I had some paper that matched the image pretty well.


Since Jamie is holding a flower with a ladybug on it and there's a ladybug at her feet, I thought this ladybug paper would work. I also had a ladybug button that I glued in the middle of my satin bow to carry my theme.  I used two of my very favorite embellishments on this card...ribbon and lace. I used a round die on the sentiment and then a scalloped die to layer it.


There's still a few days left for you to join the challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge Blog where the topic is ANYTHING GOES. I hope you'll visit the LMMS Challenge Blog and Facebook page for more inspiration!  One lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop!

 
                                                                          --Gail                                                                                                
This card is entered in the following challenges:
The Ribbon Girl Challenge Feb
Crafting From The Heart Challenge 46
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges Challenge 1707
Crafty Friends Challenge Challenge 51
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge 110
The Crazy Challenge Challenge 242
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Challenge 2
Lemon Shortbread Challenge 35
Crafting By Design Challenge Polka dots
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Challenge 110 (my favs: ribbon & lace)
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge Challenge 338 (Lace, Die-cuts, Yellow)
 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Love love love

It's that time of the month for a new challenge at The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog.  The challenge this month is #108 and the topic is SIMPLY LOVE. I used this adorable image from Sasayaki Glitter named Lucy's Flowers


I colored my image with Copics and added a touch of glitter on the stars around the sentiment.


Our sponsor is Sasayaki Glitter and one winner will be awarded one non-colored digi image!


https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/SasayakiGlitter


I hope you'll join us at The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog for our challenge this month with the topic of SIMPLY LOVE
                                                                                                              Gail
This card is entered in the following challenges:
In the Pink Challenge 112
Creative Corner Challenge Perfectly Pink
Naughty or Nice Challenge Challenge 36
Angie's Digital Stamps Challenge 6



Thursday, February 9, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today is my official first post on the Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge Blog. Last week I participated in the "Inspiration" post on Facebook and now it's officially announced that I am a member of the LMMS GD Team. You'll be seeing my posts every Thursday for 7 whole months! I'm thrilled to have been invited to join the Team and hope you'll be inspired by my cards. Challenge 156 at LMMS Challenge Blog for the next 2 weeks is ANYTHING GOES.


For this card I used this adorable imaged named Marley Be Mine. I colored him with Copics and added just a touch of glitter on the heart he's holding. You might be thinking that this card looks a little plain compared to some of my creations, and you're right. I'm working very hard at being more versatile and creative. That doesn't mean I'm giving up my beautiful flowers, lace, pearls, jewels, die cuts, though! 




Here's what this adorable little Marley looks like close-up. I haven't colored many animals and am hoping to improve and welcome your ideas for improvement. Feel free to e-mail me at the address at the top right side of my blog.


 One lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop!




I hope you'll join us for this challenge at LMMS Challenge Blog!


                                                                                                                 Gail


I've entered this card in the following challenges:
Come and Get It Challenge 4
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 181
Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge 224
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Challenge Cute
AAA Cards Challenge 83
Inky Chicks Challenge 78
Get Creative Challenges Challenge 55
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge 33
Crafting With An Attitude Challenge 24
Making Memories Crafting Challenge 2
Love To Scrap Challenge 94








Wednesday, February 8, 2017

My favorite winter sport

It's the second Wednesday of the month, and time for Christmas at Sweet Stampin' to start a new challenge. Our challenge is ANYTHING GOES WITH CHRISTMAS.  I used this fabulous image from Stamping Bella for my card. I loved skating as a younger person and love watching it on tv now! No wonder I'm drawn to ice skating images!!


I colored her with Copics and the die of the pine boughs is by Memory Box and the trees on the side are by Joy.  The frame around my image is a nesting set by Susan Wilson. I used white paint and clear embossing powder on my pine boughs border across the top. I splurged and use some coveted white glitter paper and dark aqua glitter paper for my pine trees on the side of my image. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.


If the ice looks shiny to you, it's because I put a coat of Ranger Glossy Accents on it. I used my Stampendous Chunky White embossing powder for the snow falling.

The team at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' have made some outstanding cards to inspire and encourage you to join this challenge of ANYTHING GOES WITH CHRISTMAS.
                                                                         Gail
I'm entering this card in these challenges:
Creates and Makes Challenge 8
The Crafty Addicts Add a Sentiment
Happy Little Stampers Feb Christmas Challenge
Crafting With Friends  Challenge 36








Thursday, February 2, 2017

I love(d) to ice skate!

Today's a big day for me. It's my first post as a GDT member for Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge. You'll be seeing my posts every Thursday for the next 7 months!


Today it's time for a bit of Little Miss Muffet Stamps inspiration. I used to love to ice skate but haven't done it in more years than I'd like to count. I love stamps and images that show skating, which is how I ended up with this adorable image named Noeleen by Little Miss Muffet Stamps. The tree die is by Frantic Stamper.




Here's a close up of this adorable image. I loved doing this card in non-traditional Christmas colors! I had this awesome paper from Wild Rose and decided to color the image to match the paper.


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The lucky winner of this challenge will be awarded a $10 gift voucher to the Little Miss Muffet Stamp shop!



I hope you'll join the challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps for our ANYTHING GOES challenge. 

                                                                            Gail


I've entered this card in the following challenges:
Come and Get It Challenge 3 or More Layers
Christmas Card Challenges Challenge 5
Artistic Inspirations Challenge 171
Crafting When We Can Challenge 136
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge 108
Deep Ocean Challenge Challenge 147
The Paper Shelter Challenge 279

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Christmas Ornaments

Hello and welcome to a new month! Today we have a new challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ and it's ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HANDMADE BOW.  Our sponsor this month, is A Day For Daisies. I was given this adorable image named Christmas Pixy Two.



I colored my image with Copics, used a Martha Stewart holly punch border and a corner die cut.


I made my stickpin using glass beads to carry on the theme of the ornament in this little Pixy's hands. My double looped bow was a breeze to make using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. I get the perfect bow every time and for those who see my cards and don't realize how I make such pretty bows, take a look here.


Our sponsor is A Day For Daisies and they will provide a $12 gift card to the winner of this challenge!



A Day For Daisies provides themed categories of over 3000 digital illustrations and a fast growing line of new clear polymer stamp sets, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions!

The entire team (all four of us) post our project on the first of every month using the sponsor of the month's images. Please take a look at the fabulous creations done this month at Craft-Dee BowZ blog. We'd love to see you join our February challenge where ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HANDMADE BOW!

                                                                                                   Gail
This card is entered in these challenges:
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge 302
Crafty Sentiments Lace and/or Ribbon
Lemon Shortbread Challenge 34




Monday, January 23, 2017

I love Christmas cards!

I'm one of those people who makes Christmas cards year round. I love making them and there are so many beautiful die cuts for the winter season that I can't just put them away the day after Christmas!

Today is my Tuesday to post on Craft-Dee BowZ and guess what...I've made a Christmas card.  The challenge for you at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW.  Not so hard when you love ribbon like the Team at Craft-Dee BowZ does!!


I love the color pink, including dusty rose, and I love when the color is used for Christmas cards. The background snow as made using a stencil and clear glitter paste so the snowflakes are perfectly round, but flat. The sentiment was stamped on clear acetate and I cut around it and glued it over the snowflakes.


I used this beautiful die by Nellie Snellen. I cut the tree out of silver glitter paper and right behind the tree I used a darker dusty rose paper and then for the outer frame die cut I used a lighter dusty rose paper that I took white paint and sponged the paper so it wasn't just plain pink.


And what really makes this card special is the bow. It's a dusty pink satin and I made a double looped bow using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. I've often offered to send someone who buys a bow tool with ribbon and no one has ever taken me up on the offer. I will, again, offer a packet of beautiful ribbon if you buy a bow tool and write to me at my e-mail address on my blog. I adore my bow tool and will never make another bow in my hands using my fingers. The bow tool is small, easy to use, and I've made perfect bows with it for years now.

The sponsor this month at Craft-Dee BowZ is Fred She Said who has offered a $10 gift certificate to the winner of our challenge!

Fred She Said Designs offers a wide variety of digital products with a floral flair and cute characters too - Digi's, Pre-coloured images, Papers, Sets, Fred's Flower Kits, and even digital cutting files. Have some fun with Fred!

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

                                                                                   Gail

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Christmas cards year round!

We're doing something new at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' for 2017 and each monthly challenge will be ANYTHING GOES WITH CHRISTMAS. We're hoping it will encourage everyone to make their Christmas cards all year long to avoid the crunch at the end of the year.

I made a card using all diecuts and one stamp (the sentiment). I liked the elegance of this card and the way it is on the flat side for mailing purposes. I'm finding that mailing my 'fancy' cards is just too darn expensive, yet I want to send handmade cards to my friends!

I used metallic silver paper as my bottom layer, metallic gold for the ornament, metallic green for the spray of greenery attached as part of the ornament die and green glitter paper for the evergreen border across the top. I used a pretty white paper with a gold pearlescent finish and stamped my sentiment in black.

The Team at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' have created some beautiful cards to start off this year and I hope you'll take a look at them and join us this month for our ANYTHING GOES WITH CHRISTMAS challenge.

                                                                                    Gail

Monday, January 9, 2017

I love winter images!

There's a new challenge beginning today at Cutie Pie Challenge Blog.  The challenge is WINTER WARMERS. I used this adorable penguin image from Bugaboo named Little Penguin Winter Skate.


I colored this little penguin with Copics and my only embellishments are the 3 sequins with 3 little pearls glued in the center. I wanted to show off this cute image and the sentiment is a digi from Miss Daisy Stamps.

The sponsors for this month are:


three digi stamps of the winners choice

The team has made some adorable cards for this challenge and since we are the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog, please make sure your card is always CUTE!  Hope you'll join us for our WINTER WARMERS challenge this month!

                                                                            Gail

Friday, January 6, 2017

A Pink Christmas

My best friend, Lillian, loves the color pink. I try to make her cards that have some pink on them...and sometimes that 'some' pink turns into 'alota' pink. Hahhahaa!  This year her Christmas card was truly pink. I used this beautiful image from Elisabeth Bell named Candy's Christmas Candle.
I don't know where to start to describe this card and the die cuts I used. If you have a question about anything, please e-mail me at the address to the right of this post. I colored her with Copics. I love sequins and don't use them very often, but they went perfect on this card.
and I used my Craft-Dee BowZ maker to make this double looped bow. This ribbon is so pretty, don't you think! I couldn't resist adding a sweet bow to this card. I added a snowflake brad covered with glitter in the center of the bow.
I know Lillian received the card so I can post it now, and she even reminded me to enter it in a challenge or two!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with family and friends.

                                                                                   Gail
I've entered this card in the following challenges:
In The Pink
Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge
Little Miss Muffet
Crafty Ribbons





Saturday, December 31, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017!!

It's here...the new year and let's see how long it takes me to remember it's 2017 whenever I have to write the date.  The new challenge is ready to start at Craft-Dee BowZ.  We have a new sponsor this month, Fred She Said, and each of us have used one of their wonderful images for our project. I used a flower image named Poppies.



I used chalk to color the background of these pretty poppies. The die cut around them is by Sue Wilson, the sentiment is by Lili of the Valley and the butterfly die cut is by Frantic Stamper. Thank you Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ for the beautiful ribbon and netting!

Here's a close up of my image which I colored with Copics


And here's my double looped bow. What fabulous ribbon and the color is such a pretty turquoise. Making a bow like this is so easy with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool.


Our sponsor this month is Fred She Said and you can see their wonderful images here. Fred She Said Designs offers a wide variety of digital products with a floral flair and cute characters too - Digi's, Pre-coloured images, Papers, Sets, Fred's Flower Kits, and even digital cutting files. Have some fun with Fred!  
Winners Prize - $10 GC to winner

Our challenge for you this month is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW. My teammates, Barbara, Tracey and Marty at Craft-Dee BowZ have created cute cards using the images from Fred She Said and would love for you to take a look HERE and please leave a comment! We love hearing from those to look and admire our art, just like you do!

I hope you'll join us this month and don't forget your handmade bow!

                                                                                Gail


Monday, December 26, 2016

Gift bags

It's my Tuesday to post at Craft-Dee BowZ, and I'm thankful for the 'scheduling' feature on Blogger since I'm out of town at this time, having a white Christmas in Flagstaff, Arizona with my husband, daughter and our beagles. The challenge this month at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HANDMADE BOW. The team, however, likes a bit more of a challenge since we use bows all the time anyway, so our challenge was to decorate a box or bag and use the colors burgundy, evergreen and tulle. Our sponsor is Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More and I used this wonderful image called Cabin in the Woods. The name is a bit fitting, isn't it?!


I even made a gift tag for my gift bag. Thank you, Donna, for the base tag which I decorated!



The ribbon we had to use was awesome again this month. I used this dark red checkered ribbon for my bow. I made multi-sized loops using my bow tool and couldn't have done this with just 2 hands, so this bow tool was invaluable to me!
 

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More is proud to sponsor this challenge. Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by  Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion. Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner's choice to the winner of this challenge.
 

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and enjoyed time with family and friends.

                                                                                                Hugs,
                                                                  Gail
 



Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas Carolers

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin.  Our challenge for you is INSPIRED BY SONG OR "SINGING" IMAGE.  I used this very cute image by All Dressed Up.




The images are 3 little girls and I chose 2 out of the 3 for my card.




Here's my floral and berry embellishment.



I hope you'll join us for this challenge where the topic is: INSPIRED BY SONG OR 'SINGING' IMAGE. 


Our sponsor this month is All Dressed Up.


Since this is my last post for Christmas at Sweet Stampin' before Christmas, let me with each of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


                                                                                                Hugs,
                                                                  Gail