Tuesday, February 9, 2016

February 9, 2016 Punch Puppy Dogs


Are these not just adorable???  As most of you know I am a total pet lover- we have 3 dogs and a princess calico cat that share our home.  I was thinking of a shaped card for a DT I am on so I looked around Pinterest and saw these darling puppy dogs made entirely with heart punch (or spellbinders dies) and circles,  and decided I had to make a couple just for FUN.  The one on the left is the one I cased and the one on the right reminds me of our #1 dog Bella.  My hubby calls her big red ugly dog , but she really isn't.  So get out your punches, glue and make one of these cuties.  Challenges:
     Craftin Desert Divas - Hearts
     Cuttlebug Mania - Kids cards
     ABC Challenge - Animals

Saturday, February 6, 2016

February 6, 2016 Lawn Fawn Hedgehogs

die cut 

I love the little Lawn Fawn clear sets with dies, this card is using the Lawn Fawn Hedgehogs and the XOXO die cut letters again from lawn Fawn.  These little critters are so stinkin cute and I can see other uses than Valentines cards.  I used an embossing folder for the embossed candy hearts, then cut out a scallop and plain heart using Spellbinder dies.  The hedgehogs come with an available die set extra.  I "tried" to add a bit of interest using some gold string but....not sure about that extra touch.
     CHALLENGES:
          Brown Sugar - Valentine/Love
          Simply Create Too - Valentine
          4 Craft Chicks - Valentine

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

February 3, 2016 Heavy Friends Valentine


I love this darling elephant, he has so many possibilities and he is available HERE and I know he will be used often.  The scattered hearts come with the set and it looks like he is tooting them out of his trunk.  Added some Valentine papers that I had in my stash as well as a cute red doily.  Can't send one to great granddaughter without sending to great grandson Carter.  

Monday, February 1, 2016

February 1, 2016 Shaped Cards


This month over at House of Cards Blog we the challenge is SHAPED CARDS and I immediately thought of this card that I had originally made years ago - I'm talking years.  Not only is the pattern old but the stamp set is one of my favorite that I had when I was with TAC which is now out of business but you can use any bird scene on this card.  I paper pieced the blue bird and then stamped an extra piece just below his tail and popped it up just a little to give it some extra dimension.  Colored the flowers and butterfly with copic markers, stickle for the center of the cherry blossoms and some wood grain DP as trim on the bird house.  I also stenciled in some fluffy clouds.  A pertty pink bow and a "think spring" sentiment and this card is in my basket for the first of my springtime cards.  So get your creative ideas going (there are a lot of Pinterest also), and com play along with us at House of Cards Challenge this month.     Challenges:
     MFP Stamps - anything goes
     Crafty Friends - animal or bird
     A Gem of a challenge - use pink
     Brown Sugar Challenge - anything goes
     Crafting with Friends - anything goes
     Creative Fingers - anything goes
     Just add Ink - Nature
     Simon Says Stamps - anything goes

Friday, January 29, 2016

January 29, 2016 Elephant Shaker Card


Is this not totally cute - another one of Gerda Steiner images from Heavy Friends stamp set which you can find here.  There is not a single stamp set of hers that I wouldn't like to own - they are whimsical fun and versatile.  For this one I used sticky back fun foam to cut out my hearts to make the shaker card.  colored the elephant with copic markers and looks like he is blowing out the hearts.  I'm thinking this one will go to my sweet great granddaughter Bella.  Gerda has a Guest DT call and this is what I decided to submit.
     GD Call Gerda Steiner 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

January 27, 2016 Valentine Balloons


Two Valentines - same concept but "different" - I have 2 sets of borders which I used for the string of the attached balloons.  The hearts are by Stampabilities and the words are from Lawn Fawn.  There are several borders in each set and they are fun to play with.  The balloon dies are from AMuse Studio as well as the DP.  I love AMuse papers as they all coordinate without much thinking.  Only a few more Valentines to go for this year.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

January 26, 2016 Crazy Bird Birthday


Love these Crazy Birds by Tim Holtz plus the accessories to go with them plus some cute says that go along with them.  OK - when I get something I want the "whole" package as in image and dies and sentiments.  OK now that is out of the way.  I colored this guy with Dewert Ink Intense pencils and OMS, cut his hat out of some burlap fabric cs I had.  Put a red band on the hat as well as cut the Happy Birthday Balloon .  DP is from a pack from my stash.  That is usually one thing I try not to "over-buy" .  This is headed for one of my besties husband who had a birthday this past weekend.