Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Specially for you

Even though valentine's day is past, cards of love/hearts are popular, year-round, as you can tell by this darling from Sherri Baldy at My Besties.  I've colored her with prismas and did faux stitching around, then layered, and put a large doily behind it for the lacy effect.   The upper filigree corners are die cuts with tiny pearls added.   The foliage behind my flowers is also a die cut that's one of my favorites, as is the black heart, which I've used 3-D foam behind to raise it, and then I've added a glitzy heart to the center for a bit of pizzazz.   And, there you have my completed creation - thank you for coming in to view it.
I would now please like to enter into these challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs - spring
Creative Craft Cottage - tic-tac-toe (red-image-dies)
Cutie Pie - simply love
My Besties Aussie - hearts and red
My Besties Color It, Create It, Show It Off - AG
My Besties Dutch - AG/love/valentine
My Besties French - AG
My Besties Germany - AG
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - AG
Penny's Paper Crafty - AG
The Paper Nest Dolls - AG

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Peek-a-boo bear

I've had this stamped off image for a while, so not really sure as to what company he comes from -- he appears to be somewhat of a shy bear, hiding behind these flowers.   I've colored with prismas, and added stickles to the flowers to give them a bit more pizzazz, since I planned the card as a simpler design, and for easier mailing.  The "hello" is a die cut, and the yellow stripe along the bottom is washi tape.  Simple and cute!
I would please like to enter the following:

Cute Card Thursday - no patterned paper
Di's Digi Designs - include an animal
Send a Smile 4 Kids - spring cards 4 kids

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Love my pet

Isn't this just the cutest little girl, along with her loving pet . . . she's "Polka Dot Katie" and  comes from Little Miss Muffet as a digital, so you can size her to your needs.   I had THE perfect background paper, and I hated to cover it up, so I left my creation clean and simple, which also keeps the main focus on the image.   I've colored her up with prismas and then  just framed/layered her in round die cuts and added a couple punched hearts and left it at that.
I would like to enter these challenges:

Crafty Gals Corner - use your favorite things (cute image and background paper)
Cutie Pie - simply love
Di's Digi Designs - include an animal
Little Miss Muffet - AG
Penny's Paper Crafty - AG

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Cutting paper hearts

This cute little miss comes from Mo Manning - ah, yes, remember those long ago school days of cutting your own paper hearts with just scissors and paper - now, we have fabulous die cuts to do the job for us - in all styles and sizes!!  Anyhow, I think my creation pretty well speaks for itself, as to what embellishments I used on it - a little of this and that, for sure.   If you look close, you'll see I've followed the heart theme of using heart shaped brads for my flower centers.  Thanks for coming in to view my cutie pie.
I would please like to enter these challenges:

Allsorts - hearts/flowers
Crafty Catz - AG
Crafty Creations - AG
Crafty Gals Corner - use your favorite things (flowers/doilies)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - your favorite combo (flowers and doilies)
Cute Card Thursday - lace or frills
Cutie Pie - simply love
Penny's Paper Crafty - AG
The Paper Shelter - be my valentine

Lemonade for Anna

I made this personalized card a while back for Anna, a sweet girl in need of some smiles and cheering up, but never posted it until now.  This lemonade bear comes from Darcie and appears to be pouring up some sunshine in a glass!   When I sent this card, I enclosed a packet of lemonade flavored Kool-Aid, so Anna could really enjoy that refreshing drink.   I have an alphabet die cut that I used to make the letters, and the flowers were done with a punch, with stickles added to the centers.  Stickles was also added to the lemonade to give it a sparkly appearance.  May you also have a refreshing day!!
I would please like to enter the following:

Allsorts - hearts/flowers
Catch the Bug - sunshine and smiles
Crafty Catz - AG
Crafty Creations - AG
Di's Digi Designs - include an animal
Penny's Paper Crafty - AG

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sweet valentine's day !!

Happy Valentine's Day to all out there -- and an added thanks for coming in to view my loving creation!  This image comes from Wild Rose Studio -- I have a soft heart for cute teddy bears and this one sure is a cutie, joined by his little mousey friend.  I've colored with prismas, then went a little over the top on embellishments, since red/pink is in such abundance during this valentine mode.  When I can't seem to decide, I use a little bit of this and that and practically end up covering all my lovely background paper!  I've lace and and ribbon peeking out along the bottom, if you've not taken a closer look to inspect it all - hahaha.  Hoping everyone has a sweet and lovely valentine's day today.
I would please like to enter these challenges:

Allsorts - hearts/flowers
Crafty Catz - AG
Crafty Sentiments Designs - your favorite combo (flowers and doilies)
Creative Craft Cottage - AG
Cute Card Thursday - lace or frills
Cutie Pie - simply love
In The Pink - with love
The Paper Nest Dolls - AG
The Paper Shelter - for a special moment

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Big elephant hugs

This is Emma and Ellie, a cute digital image from Conie Fong.   I've colored with prismas, added faux stitching and a few enamel hearts to the oval die cut.   The XO's at the top and bottom is washi tape.   The side filigrees are a new die cut that I received from my BFF, Gail, and I added the flowers to the center.  If you take a close-up look, you'll see my background paper has cute little elephants on it!  I kept this card creation on the flatter side, to make for easier, safer, and cheaper mailing.
I would please like to enter the following challenges:

Art by MiRan - AG
Crafty Sentiments Designs - AG
Creative Craft Cottage - AG
Glitter 'n Sparkle - red and white
Little Miss Muffet - AG
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - AG
The Paper Shelter - for a special moment