Saturday, September 16, 2017

Wonderful colors of autumn

This enticing little miss comes from The Paper Shelter - don't you just love her pocket pooch?  A big thanks to my BFF, Gail, for sending me this sweet background paper, which I've expanded on, by adding a foliage border die cut and topping it with flowers, using a flowery brad for the centers.  The glittered gold along the bottom is ribbon, I've added a few sparkly gems around my image, and I've embossed the golden frame surrounding her.  Leaves are beginning to turn a bit here and some have even fallen -- happy autumn to all.
I have entered these challenges:

CCC Digi Creations - 3 of a kind
Crafty Sentiments Designs - dies/punches
Creative Craft Cottage - thinking of you
Di's Digi Designs - ribbon
Paper Nest Dolls - AG
Send a Smile 4 Kids - fall colors 4 kids
The Paper Shelter - embossing

Flying broom

This sweet witch comes from Crafty Sentiments Designs, which I've colored with prismas/gamsol.  I tucked a little black lace doily behind my image, the bats were done with a punch and foam-mounted.   The cat is a die-cut, and I put some green behind for its eyes and a little pink for its nose and also foam-mounted.   The pumpkin is a little wood cut-out that I found in my Halloween/autumn stash, along with the little glittered dots.   My verse was computer-generated in a "chiller" font.
I have entered these challenges:

Crafty Catz - Halloween
Crafty Creations - AG
Crafty Sentiments Designs - dies/punches
Send a Smile 4 Kids - fall colors 4 kids

Friday, September 15, 2017

Sunflower smiles

There is nothing happier than seeing a whole field of blossoming sunflowers -- sadly, though, the ones around our area have peaked, so they're bowing and look a bit sad.  But, I'm sure the seed will be enjoyed by many birds, once harvested.  This cute image comes from Di's Digi Designs, and I've colored with prismas/gamsol, and just added a computer-generated sentiment.   I ran a strip of ribbon along the left side, then attached some adorable sunflowers that my BFF, Gail, sent me recently - thanks again, my friend, for contributing to my supplies.   I added a vellum-like butterfly with foam to complete my creation.
I have entered these challenges:

CCC Digi Creations - 3 of a kind
Come and Get It - grandparents' day/love
Crafty Creations - AG
Creative Craft Cottage - get well/thinking of you
Di's Digi Designs - ribbon/lace

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Birthday poses

Well, it looks like these Bugaboo pups are ready to celebrate someone's birthday . . . and, I couldn't resist adding a party hat to one of them.  Since this was for a masculine birthday, I refrained from my usual embellishment array -- I just can't be quite as inventive for those, as I'm sure many of you out there feel the same way.
I have entered these challenges:

Catch the Bug - chin up buttercup
Crafty Catz - AG
Cutie Pie - cute/birthday
Little Miss Muffet - AG
Tuesday Throwdown - birthday

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Take your medicine

Remember the days of the "candy stripers"?   This Lili of the Valley image portrays this mission of mercy, and of course, that meant I had to color her outfit in stripes, and used prismas for the remainder of my coloring.  The trio of circles at the top and bottom are candi-dots, which makes for ease of mailing without bulk, as they squish down on their foam backing.   A layered flower and layered papers complete my creation.  Thanks for viewing.
I have entered these challenges:

Crafty Catz - AG
Creative Craft Cottage - get well/thinking of you
Cutie Pie - cute

Monday, September 11, 2017

Love in little things

This adorable image comes from Lili of the Valley, which I've colored with prismas/gamsol.   I added faux stitching around, along with die cut framing and tucked a lacy doily behind.  The heart and foliage were also die cuts (can you tell - I LOVE my Cuttlebug).  A bit of layering in my use of background papers and there you have my creation.  Thanks so much for coming in to view.
I have entered these challenges:

Come and Get It - grandparents' day/love
Crafty Catz - AG
Crafty Sentiments Designs - AG
Cutie Pie - cute
Little Miss Muffet - AG
Paper Nest Dolls - AG
The Paper Shelter - lots of layers
Tuesday Throwdown - punches/dies

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Witch sit

This witch from the Bugaboo digital store is just too cute to be scary.  I cut around her and sat her atop an oval die-cut that I added faux stitching around, and added a bat that I have a punch for.  The bats across the bottom are a ribbon.   A simple design, which lays flat and allows for ease in mailing.
I have entered these challenges:

Catch the Bug - AG
Di's Digi Designs - bright colors
Little Miss Muffet - AG
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - AG
Send a Smile 4 Kids - cute Halloween 4 kids
Tuesday Throwdown - punches/dies