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Monday, August 21, 2017

Play on words...

I love when a sentiment plays on words. The sentiment and image on my card today is by Mo Manning. Today is my day to post on Craft-Dee BowZ since it's the fourth Tuesday of the month. Our challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES WITH A HAND MADE BOW
This is a large card and measures 7.5 inches x 7.5 inches. I colored the image with Copics and although you probably can't tell, I added Wink of Stella to her wings and tiara.
I used a combination of flowers from The Ribbon Girl, byThita, Michael's and Wild Orchid Flowers. I love flowers, ribbon, lace, and pretty things and had fun arranging these on the card.
I used my Craft-Dee BowZ bow tool to make this bow and I used this pretty sheer peach colored ribbon. The bow is a triple-loop and was so easy to make using my bow tool.
Have you seen the other wonderful cards made this month by Kathy and Tracey? With a team of just 4, each Tuesday is a special day at Craft-Dee BowZ. Next week is Barb's posting so please stop back to see her creation.


The prize this month from our sponsor, Cute As A Button Designs, is 3 single images of the winner's choice.


                                                            Thanks for stopping by!
                                              Gail

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Inspiration Post

Time for a little Inspiration to encourage you to join us at Little Miss Muffet for our Challenge #169 .  I used this new image named Polka Dot Pals Gada.
I colored her with Copics, as usual. 
Challenge 169 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, August 14, 2017

Boys will be Boys!

For those of us who like cute and girly, here's a real challenge for you. The Cutie Pie Challenge #114 is "Boys Will Be Boys". So, we're looking for cute boy cards. I used this boy image from Pink Gem Designs named Andy On Tyre Swing.
I colored my image with Copics.


Our sponsor this month is Pink Gem Designs who will award the winner 2 "single" digi stamps of the winner's choice!
http://www.pinkgemdesigns.com/catalog/index.php
I hope you'll consider joining us at our challenge Boys Will Be Boys at the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog.


                                                                           Thanks for stopping by!
                                                              Gail

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Pretty in pink

Time for a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog!  Our new Challenge #169 and is ANYTHING GOES. I used this really cute image named Polka Dot Pals Rairity and I added her eyes, nose and mouth using these digital features.

I colored my image with Copics and pulled out my super pretty lace, pretty die cut and seam binding.
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 #169, ANYTHING GOES!
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.com/
                                                                       
                                                                        Thanks for stopping by!
                                                       Gail

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Think cool!

It's hot here in Phoenix and I'm working hard to feel cool.  I pulled out this adorable image named Moose Cheer with the sentiment Moose Wonderful Time by Little Miss Muffet.  This week I'm posting a card for the Inspiration Post for Challenge #168 in our ANYTHING GOES challenge at Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog!
I colored my image with Copics and used Gold Glitter Ritz on my ornaments, Stampendous glitter on my snow and Glossy Accents on the red berries on the wreath.
Challenge 168 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, July 31, 2017

Comfy and Cool

It's the 1st of the month and like many challenges, there's a new challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ.  Each month our challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HAND MADE BOW.  Not a difficult challenge, but don't forget the bow!!  I love summer images and chose to use this adorable image from Cute As A Button named Cuddly Busty Buttons - Summertime.

I colored her with Copics and used my white Sharpie to give her hair bow some polka dots to match her swimsuit.
And here's my bow! I made 2 bows, the pink one smaller than the aqua, and slid the pink one inside the knot of the aqua one. I love the 2 colors together and then I added a pretty little flower that reminded me of the flowers on her tube. You can make pretty bows each and every time using our little bow tool and it's easy to use, too! Order your bow tool today!!!!

The team has made some adorable cards with images from Cute As A Button Designs and I hope you'll jump over to Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog and take a peek. The prize this month from our sponsor is 3 single images of the winner's choice!
https://cuteasabuttonstamps.com/


                                                                                     Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                    Gail

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Cute and Pretty

I'm one of those card makers who likes cute cards. I always have and always will.  Today begins a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet and Challenge 168 is ANYTHING GOES.  I've used this really cute image named Polka Dot Pals Maeve.

I colored my image with Copics and used my fine white Sharpie to give her some polka dots.
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 168, ANYTHING GOES!
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.com/
                                                                       
                                                                        Thanks for stopping by!
                                                       Gail

Monday, July 24, 2017

Happy cards!

I love making happy cards and for my Tuesday post at Craft-Dee BowZ, I'm using this stamp from Little Miss Muffet named Polka Dot Pals Jane. Put on your sunglasses...this card is definitely orange.



I used orange and red on my card, a combination I never use since I'm not a fan of orange, but I loved this paper and thought I'd give orange a try. Did you see these tulips on my page? They're buttons that I cut off the back of them and glued them on. My best friend, Lillian, sent them to me for Easter...aren't they absolutely perfect with this image?!  The tulips are red although the glow from the orange paper makes them look orange-y. I used my white Sharpie and gave her polka dots on her skirt.



And the best is always last...my bow. I used 2 different orange ribbons and love how the bow came out! I used my bow tool and it made it so easy to do! Thank you, Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ, for this awesome ribbon!



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 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, 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