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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

Monday, May 15, 2017

Sunshine, Butterflies, Flowers...

The signs of summer are here. I used this adorable image by Elisabeth Bell named Tummy Time for my card below. I made this card for the challenge named All About Butterflies at Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge.




I like these butterflies since they have the matching solid die cut so I could 'layer' them. I added super fine glitter to all of their wings for some sparkle. Thank you, Lillian, for the pretty pink flower jewels!


                                                                                  Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                 Gail

Thursday, May 11, 2017

My favorite cake? Cupcakes!!!

It's time for a little inspiration at Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge Blog.  I'm here today with this image named Jr. Hatter Jocelyn.



I colored this image with my chalk pencils and I'm still debating if I like them or not. They're a lot different than my Copics, that's for sure!



Challenge 162 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

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Skating fun

Time for a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and it's another ANYTHING GOES WITH CHRISTMAS!  I used this adorable image by Candibean named Let's Try Again. It's such a cute image and I couldn't resist using it as the temperatures are rising here, already hitting over 100 °F. I'm making Christmas cards to feel cool. Ahem...it's not working.

This will be my last card posted as a member of the wonderful team at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. I joined the team when it began in January 2013, and have loved every single monthly challenge. But, my work schedule has changed and I'm finding my craft time more limited so I've stepped down. I will miss this team so much and the inspiration they gave me each month.



Here's a picture of this cute image up-close and personal!
 


The team has made some wonderful card to help inspire you to start your Christmas cards now, before the season sneaks up on you! I hope you'll join us for our monthly ANYTHING GOES WITH CHRISTMAS challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'.


                                                                                        Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                      Gail

Monday, May 8, 2017

Jumping rope, hopscotch, tag...

It's that wonderful time again...time for a new challenge at the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog!  The team was able to used any stamp they wanted to and I chose this rubber stamp by Dreamerland named Jump Rope Workout. This little stamp brought back such fond memories of my childhood.




I colored my image with Copics and used an assortment of dies from Spellbinders, My Favorite Things and a tag die of unknown origin. My flowers are sweetheart blossoms from Wild Orchid Crafts.




I get lots of comments about my bows. I love ribbon and adding bows to my cards is something I like to do. I use a bow tool for my bows and if you'd like more info about it, please e-mail at the address at the top right corner of my blog.




Our sponsor this month is Crafty Ribbons.  What a fabulous store and if you haven't visited it, please click HERE and take a look at the variety ribbon and lace in the store! What a great voucher for the winner of this challenge!



I hope you'll join us this month at the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog where the challenge is RIBBON AND RUBBER (as in rubber stamps).
                                                                              Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                 Gail

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Fintastic Birthday!

Welcome to a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge Blog!  Today I used this sweet digital named Polka Dot Pals Brittany. I've always loved the ocean and this little mermaid stole my heart. 

I colored this mermaid with Copics and used dies by Impression Obsession and Memory Box. Here's a close-up of this pretty mermaid.


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




Sunday, April 30, 2017

Walking on the wild side!

It's May 1...already. And so it's time for a new challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ.  And, our challenge this month is ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HAND MADE BOW.  My cubby buddy and friend at work, Dani, has a daughter named Emmy who is having her 5th birthday in just a few days. Emmy LOVES giraffes so when I saw this image on Bugaboo, I had to use it for a card for Emmy. This image was taken from the set named Tall Jungle Blocks.




Here's a close-up of this cute giraffe. And the rest of the animals in this set are as cute, too! I used a leaf die cut and shaded the leaves with my Copics for a little dimension and I used foam tape so they're not flat on the card. The sentiment was cut out with a circle nested die cut set and a scalloped circle punch. I embossed my tan craft paper with an embossing folder.



Last but not least is my yellow bow. I used my bow tool which saves me time and ribbon since every bow comes out wonderful. I've marked my bow tool to show the size bow I can make by moving the rods in the pre-drilled holes. The way I marked mine doesn't show ALL the sizes since you can obviously put the 2 rods in a lot more configurations for smaller or larger bows, but these are the sizes I use most. I measured and marked with a fine Sharpie and then I put a thin coat of Modge Podge over it, not blocking the holes. A picture of my bow tool is below.


Here's the perfect yellow triple looped bow made with my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Tool.




Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps and the challenge prize this month is FOUR digital images, winner's choice!

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 paper crafting 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 team at Craft-Dee BowZ have created fabulous projects to inspire you and we hope you'll join us this month for our ANYTHING GOES AND ADD A HAND MADE BOW challenge!

                                                                                                        Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                                Gail



Thursday, April 27, 2017

Belle wears bells!

Well, it's time for a little inspiration at Little Miss Muffet's challenge blog. I made this Christmas card using the image named Jr. Hatter Belle. I love making Christmas cards year round and my favorite color combination is the traditional red and green!


The three long banners down the side of this card are made from washi tapes. I taped on white paper and then cut the flag ends. The die cut around my image is from Sue Wilson and the 3 jewels on the side are jewels with crinkled foil behind them.



The sentiment on the oval image is actually stamped using a clear stamp set that I curved (the nice thing about clear stamps and how flexible they can be) and stamped. I always panic when stamping right on my image!  I test test test and then take the chance on my image. This time it worked great! And below is a picture of my bow. I used a brad (with the legs cut off) and glued it to the middle of my bow. This little brad was so perfect with the paper. So many people like my bows, and I'm always pleased to hear that since I can't be separated from my little bow tool for long. 


Challenge 161 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
This card is entered in the following challenges:
CCC Digi Creations Challenge 71, Add Some Glitter
The Ribbon Girl Challenge April Use Any Image
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge May, AG
Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge 298, Any Holiday
Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge 236, AG
Crafty Awesomeness Challenge April, AG
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge 1717, AG
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge So So Cute
Artistic Inspirations Challenge 177, Ribbon or Lace
Creative Moments Challenge 116, AG
Aud Sentiments Challenge 178, Use a Stamp for your Sentiment
Scrapper's Delights Challenge 65
Di's Digi Designs Challenge Use Something Digital
Crafty Friends Challenge 56, AG
Christmas Card Challenges Challenge 11, AG
A Snowflakes Promise Challenge 39, AG
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 56, AG
Creatalicious Challenge Challenge 113, AG
Sparkles Forum Challenge 91, Favorite Color Combo (red and green)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge 115, AG
Digi Choosday Challenge 16, AG
Crafty Sentiments Challenge April 25, AG
Lemon Shortbread Challenge 40, AG
Stamp Art Papel Challenge 96, AG
Through The Class Room Door Challenge April 25
Crafty Creations Challenge 340, AG
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge 120, AG
Inspiration Destination Challenge 127, AG
Crafting by Designs Challenge Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,
The House That Stamps Built Challenge A2617, AG
The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge B:  Brad, Bells, Bow, Belle (image’s name)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Challenge AG



Monday, April 24, 2017

Erin Go Bragh

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. My daughter has a small part of Irish in her heritage and looks Irish. She's got the freckles, the red hair and skin that doesn't tan. Her 3/4 Italian heritage hardly shows!  When I saw this image by Tiddly Inks named Chloe Good Luck, I knew I had to make a St. Patrick's Day for her with it. But, I couldn't post this until AFTER St. Patrick's Day so it's a little late getting posted.
I used some pretty lace that I have in my stock and threaded the same green satin ribbon through it that I made my pretty bow with. My sentiment is a rubber stamp that I curved and stamped on the image paper.
And here's that pretty green satin bow. I made a 4-looped bow with my little bow tool that made this so easy. The ribbon is 1/2" wide and tied together so perfectly with the assistance of the bow tool!
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

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Simply Papercraft Challenge 45, AG
Crafting With Friends Challenge 41, AG
A Gem of a Challenge Challenge 192, Ribbon and/or Lace
CCC Digi Creations Challenge 71, Add Some Glitter
International Art & Soul  Challenge 6, Wings
Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge 236, AG
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge May, AG
Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge 298, Any Holiday
The Ribbon Girl Challenge April Use Any Image
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 40, AG
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge So So Cute
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge 35, AG
A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge 4, AG
Artistic Inspirations Challenge 177, Ribbon or Lace
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge 1717, AG
Love to Craft Challenge 9, AG
The Crafty Addicts Challenge 35, Add a Sentiment
Aud Sentiments Challenge 178, Use a Stamp for your Sentiment
Creative Moments Challenge 116, AG
Crafting With An Attitude Challenge 26, AG
Crafty Friends Challenge 56, AG
Di's Digi Designs Challenge Use Something Digital
My Time To Craft Challenge 344, Sequins or Buttons
Stamping Sensations Challenge April, AG
Dare 2B Artzy Challenge April, AG, 3E
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 56, AG
Creative Fingers Challenge 128, AG
Creatalicious Challenge Challenge 113, AG
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge 115, AG
Digi Choosday Challenge 16, AG
                                                                       

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Catch a Falling Star...

It's that special time again...a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge Blog!  Our challenge #161, and is ANYTHING GOES.  For my card this week I used this super cute image named Jr. Hatter Starbright along with the sentiment Catching a Falling Star.



Here's a photo of her close-up. I used my glue pen and added some glitter to her hair. Her tiara is gold super fine glitter. I added some silver glitter to her wand and some multi iridescent to the bottom of her dress. What isn't photographing is the clear Wink of Stella I used over all the stars so that, in person, there's a sparkle to them.



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!

                                                                                
                                                                                                  Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                              Gail

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge 1716, AG
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge 184, AG
Crafting From The Heart Challenge 155, AG
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge 4/18/17, AG
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge 119, Embellish It
Inspiration Destination Challenge 126, AG
The Paper Shelter Challenge 290, Sentimental
Crafting With Friends Challenge 41, AG
CCC Digi Creations Challenge 71, Add Some Glitter
The Ribbon Girl Challenge April Use Any Image
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 40, AG
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge 4, AG
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge So So Cute
Everybody Art Challenge Challenge 401, Blue and one color (blue and yellow)
The Crafty Addicts Challenge 35, Add a Sentiment
Creative Moments Challenge 116, AG
Scrapper's Delights Challenge 65, 3E
Dare 2B Artzy Challenge April, AG, 3E
A Snowflakes Promise Challenge 39, AG
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 56, AG
Creative Fingers Challenge 128, AG
Creatalicious Challenge Challenge 113, AG

Thursday, April 13, 2017

I LOVE Cupcakes!!

This week is our Inspiration Week at Little Miss Muffet Stamp Challenge Blog. I used this adorable image named Polka Dot Pals Opel for my card. I'm not much of a project person, but do love making cards. I love square cards the best, whether they are 5x5, 5.5x5.5, or 6x6 because I love 6x6 paper pads and it makes it so easy for me to pick paper and know it will always fit the base of my square white card.
Here's a picture of my image close-up. Don't the balloons remind you of ice cream sherbet?  The flavors are lime, pineapple and tangerine, right?!  My stitching isn't perfect, but neither am I so I figured accept me, accept my stitching. ;)  I do love the multi-colored tiny jewels and thanks to my best friend, Lillian, for sending me a whole sheet of multi-colored rhinestones a while back that I continue to use since there are hundreds of them on the sheet!
The team has made a variety of cards for this Inspiration Week post and they're over on our Facebook page. Please jump on over there and take a look at the great creations!  One lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop!

                                                                                                       Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                                 Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations Challenge 176, AG
Crafting From The Heart Challenge 154, AG
Always Fun Challenge 1, AG
The Paper Shelter Challenge 289, Girl Power
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge 1715, AG
Aud Sentiments Challenge 177, Birthday
As You Like It Challenge 4/6, Favorite Card Shaped Base and Why
Crafty Creations Challenge 339, AG
Simply Papercraft Challenge 45, AG
Creative Fingers Challenge 127, AG
A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge 4, AG
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 40, AG
Die Cut Divas Challenge April, Birthday
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge 35, AG
Digistamps 4 Joy Challenge 135, AG
Crafty Awesomeness Challenge April, AG
Love to Craft Challenge 9, AG
Stamping Sensations Challenge April, AG
Dare 2B Artzy Challenge April, AG
Crafting With An Attitude Challenge 26, AG
Colouring in Scrapland Challenge Girls Rule