Saturday, April 14, 2018

Fairy Dust

We are holding another awesome challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  Our Sponsor this month is Peppercus.


I choose this darling little fairy to create a CAS Hello Card.  This fairy is spreading her fairy dust all over the lady bugs.

I printed the image and colored it with my copic markers.


Once I was finished coloring, I choose an oval die to cut the image out, I used some pattern paper I had from my stash along with a few Wild Orchid Craft flowers to create this Clean and Simple card.


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you will join in over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends for our Challenge #80.  We look forward in seeing what you have created.

Hugs
Kathy

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

With Sympathy


Our sponsor over at Crafty Creations Challenge for Challenge #364 is Fred She Said.  The image I have chosen for my card is  Fall Flowers.  I wanted to create something with flowers for this challenge.  We all hate to need Sympathy cards, but it's always good to have a few on hand and my supply was a little low.



I colored the Black Eyed Susan with various copic markers and colored the sentiment with the same markers creating a gradient effect.

The sentiment die is from My Favorite Things.  The patterned papers are from my stash.

I hope you enjoy this cute little clean and simple card.  Come on over to Crafty Creations Challenges and play along in the challenge.  We look forward in seeing what you have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Kathy

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Serenity Fairy Wishes Photo Album

I needed a birthday gift for a very dear cousin.  So I decided to make a photo album.  It's been awhile since I made one.



I wanted to use Fairies so I went looking for a digital set and found these from Polkadoodles.



The album design is from Laura Dennison and is called the Z Flap.

Here is a close up of the bow.



I colored all of the images with copic markers, inked the edges on the pages with a Distress Oxide Ink.  Embelishments on the front cover are mostly from Recollections.

Here are a few more photos of some of the fairies.  I hope I do not bore you with all the photos.







I hope you hop on over to the Craft-Dee BowZ April Challenge of Anything Goes with a Handmade bow.  We would love to see what you create.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Kathy

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Friends are your Umbrella

I have some of the best friends in the whole world.  There is five of us.  I met 2 of them in 5th grade and the other 2 when we were Freshmen in HS.

We have been through all sorts of good times, bad times and really sad times throughout the years.  We were there for each other when we were married and in each others weddings, when we had our babies, when some of us have lost parents.  And just this past year 3 of us have lost our husbands, 2 by death and 1 by divorce.  And again we were there for each other through it all.  We are best friends because we care about each other and love each other.  There is nothing like a best friend.

This cute little image from Bugaboo pretty much says it all "when it rains it pours" and you know that good friends stay with you in all sorts of weather.

After printing the image I colored it up with various copic markers.



I created a bow using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool, layered up some pattern papers, added the "friend" die and this card was finished.



Thanks for stopping by for a visit today.  I hope that you have enjoyed this little CAS card and hoping that you will hop on over to the Craft-Dee BowZ blog and play along with us in our April Anything Goes with a Handmade bow challenge.

Hugs

Kathy



Saturday, March 17, 2018

Romantic Blooms


We are holding another awesome challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  Our Sponsor this month is Lemon Shortbread.



When Denise asked me to create something with the Romantic Blooms image from Lemonshortbread, I could see placing flowers on the side of an oval with the image in the center of the oval.  It was not hard to come up with the idea of butterflies and bees.  It just seemed natural and well kind of romantic, like the title of the image.



I loved coloring this image using my copic markers.  I also used some pattern papers and some Wild Orchad Crafts flowers all from my stash.



I also used some glossy accents to help add a little demension to parts of the flowers


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you will join in over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends for our Challenge #78.  We look forward in seeing what you have created.

Hugs
Kathy

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Party Till the Pigs Come Home


Happy Wednesday and it's my turn to host the Crafty Creations Challenges this month.    For my card I have chosen this cute little Party Pig from Beccy's Place which happens to be our sponsor for Challenge #362.  You can find The Party Pig here.

 

After printing the image I colored it with my Copic markers, picked out a piece of semi printed paper, a fence die which I cut using white card stock and inked up with some Distress Oxide ink.  I wanted to keep the card clean and simple so that the image would stand out.

I hope you will come on over to the Crafty Creations Challenges blog and enter into our Anything Goes Challenge.  We look forward in seeing all of your creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Kathy



Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Believe in Yourself

Sometimes you need a card for encouragement and this sentiment says it all, Believe in Yourself.

It was time to create a card for Craft-Dee BowZ and I was watching a video from Jennifer McGuire about painting with Distress Oxides.  Well not really painting, mainly lifting the ink off the image with a paintbrush. 


First I cut a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock to 5.25" x 4", I arranged my floral image from Mama Elephant then stamped the image with Versa Mark ink and added some white embossing powder.  Heat set the image, added some Distress Oxide inks starting with Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and then Broken China, went over it with a dry cloth to buff the ink off the tops of the embossed areas. I then used a damp paint brush and started painting with water on the inside of the flowers, which started lifting the ink off.


After I finished lifting the ink from the image I used a white gel pen to make dash line and dots all over the flowers to give them more detail.  I added some Nuvo Crystal drops and then added a bow that I created with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool.  It is so easy to make a perfect bow with this little tool.  You can get your own tool here.


To see Jennifer's video please go here.  Her instructions are really great.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope  you have enjoyed my card.

Crafty Hugs,
Kathy