Friday, October 9, 2015

Ewe-N-Me Printables Halloween Cards

Hang tags are so versatile and jars are really popular right now for crafting so when I saw these hang tags with jars on them I couldn't resist the temptation to play with them.

These are perfect for Halloween cards.
 After printing my files I cut them out and went to work.  I put some twine around the lids and added some googley eyes to the pumpkin, the die cut pumpkin and spider are extra cuts from previous projects. A couple of crow buttons that I painted with black chalk paint and added some eyes to.
More leftover cuts from previous projects plus a couple of black jewels.

I added some star buttons on this one that I painted with black chalk paint then added some craft twinkles to.

All of the sentiments and buttons are from Plum

I cut the banners from papers I had leftover from cutting out the cards.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

HIMCR #219 - Monochromatic

HIMCR #219 - Monochromatic! You choose the color!!

The sponsor is Graciellie Design!

The giveaway is ????

I printed my image and fussy cut it out. I sprayed the light grey paper with a dark grey marker using my eBrush then I cut a scalloped circle to layer the doily onto. I used a Darcie embossing folder, the sentiment is from the same set the doily came from.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Inkspiration Septembery Mystery-Challenge

I stumbled across this challenge a couple of days ago and I thought it looked like fun so I decided to play along.

Card Base - Pumpkin cardstock from my stash
Stamp - Pumpkin with sunflowers from Plum Purdy - colored with Pumpkin, Light Pumpkin, Yellow, Green on Pale Beige Watercolor paints on Watercolor Paper
Sentiment - Computer generated
Die cut - Spider Web and Spider - Cricut's October 31 and Happy Hauntings
White Ribbon with Pumpkins
Button with Twine from my stash
After I painted the flower centers a pale shade of Pumpkin I added a coat of Champagne Craft Twinkles from DecoArt
I want to enter this challenge:


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Are you looking for a Design Team to join?

Deena over at Ewe 'n Me Printables is looking for some new Design Team members. Deena has some darling designs, here are a few samples:

These are just a few of Deena's darling designs. They are all very easy files to work with and make crafting so easy.
If you are interested in joining Deena's team please send her an email at: Ewe 'N Me Printables


Saturday, September 26, 2015

HIMCR #218 - Any Holiday

HMCR #218 - Any Holiday!

The giveaway is 3 images from Scrapper's Delights!!
I used the already colored fairy and decided that she must be the Sugar Plum Fairy because I don't know of any other holiday fairy.
The background paper is from Craft Smith, the doily was white when I started, I used watercolor paint to add the red then 2 coats of  DecoArt's gold Craft Twinkles. 
Here is a close up of the gold Craft Twinkles for a little better look.
The ribbon came from my stash, it is being recycled here, I added 2 gold snow brads to hold the ribbon in place and used red, green and gold sequins in the shaker.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Just a note

Up, Up and Away.......

I haven't used this stamp set from Inky Antics very much, I have a few of these and really should use them more. I saw a challenge that called for the sky and decided this set would be perfect.

 After stamping and coloring the image I added some red Stickles. I stamped and fussy cut 2 of the image so that I could give the image a bit of dimension.
I think that the little elephant and tiger are so CUTE!!! They look like they are having a great time in their hot air balloon.
The rainbow paper is also from Inky Antics, it is Honey Pop Honeycomb paper and it is perfect for these stamps. There is a stamp included in the set to help you cut the balloon. These cards are actually very easy to make.
I will be entering this into this challenges:


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Happy Birthday Renee

My girlfriend's birthday is coming up so I made her a couple of things.

The papers for the gift bag and rosette pin are from Craft Smith's Tea Party pad, the card is a decoupage set from Docrafts I won one of their facebook giveaways earlier in the summer.  

The gift bag and it's tag are cuts from Cricut's Tags, Bags, Boxes & More2.

The rosette pin is a cut from Cricut's Ribbons and Rosettes, the Birthday Girl is a print and cut from Silhouette's online store. I kept trying to figure out the print and cut feature but gave up and just did a cut and assemble. A few hours after I finished this, I sat down and played around until I did figure it out. I added a couple of stick pins, stars, ribbon, twine and some gold keys that you can't see in this picture.

Renee loves cats so I thought this would be the perfect card for her. This is from Do Craft's Little Meow Collection.

I am entering this into these challenges:
Glitter n' Sparkle's Challenge #155 Use a Punch or a Die Cut

Little Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #18 Anything Goes


Saturday, September 19, 2015

HIMCR #217 - Freestyle

HIMCR #217 - Freestyle

The sponsor is A Day for Daisies!

The giveaway is $12 Gift Certificate to A Day for Daisies!

I was coloring this image last night when my granddaughter called to tell me that she had been in a horrid accident. Thank goodness that she only suffered an injury to her arm, I think it is a burn from the airbag going off. Not pretty to look at, neither is her car it is totaled. She did learn a valuable lesson, don't drive with bald tires especially in the rain, it is just too bad that it took her spinning out, flying through the air and rolling over before she learned.
Anyhow....back to the project. I used one of the current freebies being offered by A Day For Daisies and colored it with chalks. Then I cut out a shadow box with my Cameo, added some sequins where the fireflies are flying and a computer generated sentiment. After assembling the box I added some ribbon to two corners and a 5" x 5" card base.
I used sequins, micro beads, mini beads and clear heart confetti for the shaker element.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Shadow Box - Witch House

If you are looking for my HIMCR Super Scraps Saturday project, please click here.

I had been looking for an inexpensive shadow box to play with, I spotted this one on clearance at Jo Ann's for $4.98 so I picked it up and had been staring at it for a few weeks before getting started.

It proved to be impossible to get a picture without the shadows in the corners. This wasn't the perfect shadow box, I wanted something smaller but this worked well.
I used up a lot of scraps which is always good. First I painted the box inside and out. I covered the entire box with white gesso then a layer of black chalk paint. I went with a dark purple on the outside and a few different colors on the inside. After it was all dry I sanded and sanded and sanded to get a totally distressed look all over.
I used a few Cricut cuts from October 31, Happy Hauntings, Create a Critter and Paper Doll Dress Up.
I took this picture from a different angle, sitting on the ground instead on top of my air conditioner unit. Living in Arizona we don't need grass, we have rocks out front and sand out back.

The poor witch had to rent out a room to make ends meet so Dracula moved in, he is sleeping right now but he is my, "monster" and the coffin is 3D.

The sentiments and buttons are from Plum Purdy I also painted the buttons.

The house also has an evil pumpkin and LOTs and LOTS of spiders and bats.

The frog in the boot stamp is also from Plum Purdy. The small jars are from a set of miniature precious stones that I have had for several years, I finally found a home for some of them. I added some stickles to the witch boot.

Can you see the frog trying to jump out of the fire? I added some stickles to the pot.

The witch's broom is also a Plum Purdy stamp. After coloring the stamp and fussy cutting it out I added some DecoArt Craft Twinkles, glitter paint is the best way to describe it.

HIMCR #216 Super Scraps Saturday

HIMCR #216 - Super Scraps Saturday!

The sponsor is Stamp and Create!
The giveaway is a $20 Gift Certificate to Stamp and Create!


I made this for Taunya over at Daisies Girl to thank her. I joined her Happy Mail For followers Readers and received this wonderful birthday surprise. The bike stamps is so CUTE and something I  needed and who can't use an extra Happy Birthday stamp? I only had 2 and defiantly needed another one. Thanks again, Taunya.

I think that these are Paper Temptress papers I tend to hoard these because the papers are quite heavy duty and very easy to work with.
My sentiment is from My Craft Spot's Happy Thanksgiving set.
The rose and acrylic glass are from my stash of things I picked up at the last Great Lakes Mega Meet I attended. The jewels are from Imaginisce and the twine is from my stash.
I THINK this is the correct list of papers used:
Red Pepper Thick Classic Columns
Lapis Lazuli Mica/Metallic
Emerald Mica/Metallic
Gold Metallic
Opal Mica/Metallic (sentiment panel)