Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Craft-Dee BowZ "Lucky to have you"

I'm up today on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog with a wee bit of Irish inspiration on this St. Patrick's Day!

For the month of March, the Design Team is creating with the colors of green, yellow and brown along with animals including bugs and pets.  What could be more Irish than shamrocks?  My card inspiration also includes lucky four leaf clovers and cute little ladybugs, which are also a symbol of luck.

"Lucky to have You!"

The background on this 6"x 6" card was made using a piece of green specialty paper cut into 4 blocks and matted with a black card base.  I placed 4 smaller cut doilies in the center of each block.  A white doily is layered between two patterned paper doilies and placed in the center of the blocks using pop dots for dimension.  I printed the sentiment and used the smallest doily to cut it out.  I tucked in green shamrocks and four leaf clovers edged with gold glitter randomly around the doilies.  The red velvet heart was cut using the shamrock die and added over the green leaf.  The lady bugs added more good luck to the card theme.  I placed the green bow with checked ribbon tails and a few green leaves in the lower right corner.  A  lady bug and "cute as a bug" tag complete this fun card.

"Cute as a bug!"

This lady bug is nesting comfortably on top of the yummy bow created with my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool.  It's always nearby in my crafting space!  It makes creating bows so easy.  Hop on over to the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog and order one for yourself.  You'll be so happy you did!

Featured Product
Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Couture Creations Jasmine Dreams
EK Success Sticko Ladybugs
Ladybug Patterened Paper (not sure of mfg.)
Lifestyle Crafts Doily Circles
Memory Box Lucky Leaves
Ranger Stickles glitter glue
Recollections cardstock and specialty paper
Ribbon from DT product
SEI Velvet specialty paper
Spellbinders Banner Shapeabilities

I have entered this card into the following challenges:
Bitten by the Bug 2 Shamrock Challenge
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Go Green Challenge
CropStop Linky Party #2
Dies R Us "Shades of Green" Challenge
Heart to Heart Green Challenge
Mojo Monday Sketch #389 Challenge
The Pink Elephant, Use the color green Challenge #290

Thanks for stopping by so I could share my inspiration with you.  Please come back again!

 Don't forget to play along with our Craft-Dee BowZ  March Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Craft-Dee BowZ "Anything goes/include a bow Challenge!

So happy to see the first of March!
 Hopefully, this is the last month of winter weather for all of us in the NE US.  It's certainly been a long, cold one!

And that means, it's time for another awesome Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge.
We want to see your fabulous projects, which leads us to our challenge theme....
"ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW"

We're playing with yellows, greens, and browns this month along with animals of all kinds including  pets and bugs!

I couldn't resist making a zebra themed card with this luscious yellow ribbon.

"I'm simply WILD about you!"

The 6 x6 square card is made of dark gray and layered with yellow cardstock and zebra glitter paper. I embossed a strip of dark grey cardstock using a zebra embossing folder and added yellow ribbon over it.  You have to look closely to see the embossing, which I am very sad about because it looks awesome in real life!  The sentiment is die-cut and matted with the two cardstock colors.  I added some green foliage with additional die-cuts from my stash.  The butterflies are die-cut from patterned paper and have a little glitter glue on them.  I matted a zebra sticker, cut it out, and popped it up along with the sentiment for added dimension. 


The glorious yellow bow was created using my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool!  Gheez, I don't know what I would do without it.  It's always within easy reach on my craft desk.  I added a silver silk flower and butterfly to top off the bow.
  
Featured Product
Bazzill Cardstock
Cheery Lynn Mini Butterflies with Angel Wings Die-cuts
Close To My Heart Silk Flower
Marianne Designs Forest Branch
Memory Box Bamboo Shoot Die-cut
Memory Box Cottage Leaf Die-cut
Momenta Sticker Dots
Ranger Glitter Glue
 Recollections Glitter Specialty Paper
Spellbinders Wonky Shapeabilities

We can't wait to see your project!

Link it up at the bottom of the March Challenge post.  It lasts all month, so there's lots of time to play along.  We hope you'll join us.

Check the challenge guidelines located in the  Craft-Dee BowZ Blog

Thanks for stopping by!
 

Dies R Us March Monochromatic Challenge

It's March and time for another fab Dies R Us Challenge
For the first half of March, we challenge you to create something monochromatic.  Choose a favorite color and go with it!  Grab those die-cuts and show us what you can do with them.

Link up your project to the Dies R Us Challenge Blog's Monochromatic Challenge post by midnight, March 14th for the chance to win a $10 Gift Voucher to spend in the Dies R Us Store.

And don't forget, most importantly, as part of our challenge, we want to see your die-cuts too!
 
Visit the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for rules and quidelines.  You can find them in the left side bar.  While you're there, grab our Dies R Us Challenge badge to share on your blog!

I had my mind set on creating a monochromatic card in mocha.  That color seems to be a fixation with me lately.  Here's my inspiration...
 
"Soar"

This card is not the usual square that I prefer, but the rectangular size worked best with the many die-cuts that I used.  Since die-cuts are the focal point, I kept other embellishments to a minimum and let the them do the detail work.  I used clear glitter and ink to enhance the color in different areas. The flower center and heart are buttons from my stash along with the mini coat hanger and stick pins.  A piece of netting and pearls finish the look I was hoping to achieve.  I love all of the dimension and textures on the card!
 

The multiple die-cuts with clear glitter give the card just the right pizzazz.

Featured Product
Memory Box Chloe Butterfly
Memory Box Madera Corner
Memory Box Tall Dress Form
Memory Box Trellis Border
Poppy Stamps Fluffy Feather
Spellbinders Daisy Flower Topper
Spellbinders Delightful Foliage
Spellbinders Lacey Pennants

I hope you are inspired to play along with our Dies R Us Challenge.
Remember to check the guidelines to ensure your entry qualifies for the prize!

Visit the Dies R Us Store and see the great inventory of dies you need!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.


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