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Friday, July 31, 2015

I love cupcakes!

Here we are, a new challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ so you know it's the first of the month! And, as usual, our challenge is monthly and the topic is ANYTHING GOES WITH A HANDMADE BOW.  I used this adorable image from Lili of the Valley for my card.


The card shape is by a die by Go Kreate, the diecut around my image is by Spellbinders, the cupcake die is by Marianne Design and the balloon die is by QuicKutz. I used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool to make my pink double looped bow and I had this awesome cupcake button from Dress It Up that I cut off the back and glued it in the middle of the bow. My flowers are from I Am Roses and byThita. The tag sentiments are by Lili of the Valley. The little metal flower charm hanging from the little white bow was on a charm bracelet that my daughter didn't want anymore. My tip is this: take a look at old jewelry and you'll be amazed at what you can re-use and recycle...charm bracelets, old broaches, old earrings...I've used so many odds and ends like that as an embellishment or to put in the middle of a pretty bow!

Here's the image close-up and she's colored with Copics.


I made chocolate cupcakes with vanilla cream frosting. I wasn't kidding when I posted this and named the post "I love cupcakes!".  I used my Sakura glue pen and applied Warm Glitter Ritz to the petticoat of my image. I also added spots of glitter on my polka dot papers and around my balloon edges, too.

Please take a look at the projects the Team of Craft-Dee BowZ have made to inspire you this month and don't forget that each Tuesday one of us has a project to show you!  Hope you'll join us for our August ANYTHING GOES WITH A HANDMADE BOW.

                                                                                           Hugs,
                                                                                           Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle (Bow, Balloons, Button), Artistic Inspirations, Crafting From The Heart, Not Just Cards, Eureka Stamps, Make My Monday, Top Tip Tuesday (Bingo: Ribbon/Sentiment/Sparkle), FanTastic Tuesday, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Crafty Gals Corner, Mod Squad, Crafters CafĂ©, Love to Scrap, The House that Stamps Built, Word Art Wednesday, Craft Your Passion, Creative Moments (Bingo: Diecut/Image/Flowers), 4 Crafty Chicks, Crafts 4 Eternity, Creative Craft Cottage, Cutie Pie, Perfectly Rustics, Art by Miran, Simply Create Too, Crafting With Friends, Simply Paper Crafts, Chocolate, Coffee and Cards, Inky Chicks, Scribbles Designs, Crafting by Designs, Petal Lu Challenge

Monday, July 27, 2015

Plaids and pastels

It's the fourth Tuesday of the month and my turn to post on Craft-Dee BowZ. The Team challenged themselves to use pastels and/or plaids this month and "Out of Shape - No Square or Rectangle Card" and we succeeded with meeting our challenge!  I'm the last of the four to post and I tried to do all three on my card...pastels, plaid AND not square or rectangle. And I have to tell you...not making a square card was the hardest part of the challenge for me. I used this LaLa Land image and the matching die so I cheated and didn't have to fussy cut and she's colored with Copics. The shape of my card was made with a die by Sue Wilson. The challenge for you this month is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW!


Here's my bow made on my Craft-Dee BowZ tool and you can see it's a double loop bow and it came out great!  My roses, buds and lily are from I Am Roses and those tiny pretty peach colored flowers are byThita The sentiment tags are from Lili of the Valley. The leaf die is by Ellentina.  I used two apricot colored pearls on the sentiment tags and I used iridescent flat back rhinestones around the edge of my card.  Thank you, Donna, for the pretty goodies this month including the ribbons and rhinestones!


If you haven't joined the challenge yet, you have just a couple of more days before it ends at Craft-Dee BowZ for our July ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW!  I hope you've looked at the Craft-Dee BowZ blog each week to see the Design Team's creations to inspire you and, if not, take a moment to look now!

                                                                                     Hugs,
                                                                                 Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
7 Kids College Blog, Inspiration Destination, Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Crafty Gals Corner, Aud Sentiments, Crafty Ribbons, Simply Paper Crafts, Sister Act, Brown Sugar, Just Us Girls, Fairytale Challenges, Digi Stamps 4 Joy, A Gem of a Challenge, One Crazy Stamper, Sugar and Betty's Challenge, Crafty Time, Crafts Galore Encore, Ladybug Crafts, Card Mania, Scrappers Delights, Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper, Wonderful Wednesday Challenge, Penny Black and More, Fantasy Stampers, Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends, Artistic Inspirations, Glitter n Sparkle B=Bow/Blue/Bouquet, The Paper Nest Dolls, Make My Monday, Paradise of Stamps, Crafting From the Heart, Top Tip Tuesday Bingo: Gems&Pearls/Sentiment/Flowers, Creative Moments, Love to Scrap, Creative Craft Cottage, Craft for the Craic, Digi Choosday, Art by Miran, Chocolate, Coffee & Cards, Scribbles Designs, Petallu Challenge

Just Us Girls Photo Inspiration:


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Beautiful summertime flowers

It's time for another new challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.  This week our topic is:  ANYTHING GOES. This challenge is a two week challenge with both Teams A and B participating together. If you haven't been over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog yet, please go on by and see all the cards that have been made by both teams for this ANYTHING GOES challenge.  I used this spring/summer image from The Paper Shelter named Tulips. This post is picture heavy and loaded with product information.


I love shabby chic and I had a wonderful time creating this card. I used my QuikCutz nested ovals as well as a Memory Box heart doily die. I used Stampendous Shabby Pink Embossing powder along with Gesso white paint and pink Scribbles paint. This card is just chocked full of elements and I, seriously, loved making this. I've used many supplies that are more than 2 years old and if you have problems finding one or more of them if you are looking, I apologize.


This little image is colored with Copics and I tried to keep the embossing powder from flying around, but it didn't work out, so my sweetie has a bit of it all over her! Here's a close-up of the flower arrangement.


My flowers are from Wild Orchid, the Ribbon Girl and byThita. The stick pins and pearl/jewel in the middle of my bow are from the Ribbon Girl. The wood heart button, lace, silver charm flower basket and string of pearls are from my stash. In other words, I have no clue where I got them. One of my prize collector items is the vessel in the middle of the flowers that is glass with a metal top and bottom that can be pulled apart to open it and I filled it with clear iridescent beads and glitter.

 

Do you like the little piece of fence and the zipper?  The fence is from Hobby Lobby (bought 4 years ago in the section where miniatures are sold), and the zipper is by Prima. I got the zipper and the heart "love" paper clip from Live Love Craft. The butterfly is a die by Elisabeth Designs and I glued five small clear iridescent pearls on top of the body. The little pearl heart on the fence is from The Ribbon Girl and the pearl swirls are from Michael's. The Happy Birthday sentiment is by Stempelglede. Here's the inside of my card:


This swirl along with the flowery looking swirl that's located over the fence and tied with a flower and a piece of embroidery thread are from the same package that I got from Michael's a couple of years ago when the cardboard die cuts first came out. I painted them with pink paint and used white gesso for the shabby chic style I love (and seldom make). Here's my top tip: I used pink Scribbles paint to make the dots on my swirl inside the card since my goal was to keep the inside as flat as possible so the card would fold nicely. I believe my sentiment is by Stampendous...I got it from Hobby Lobby on a wood block and quickly unmounted it and neglected to write the name on the back of the rubber. I used my little hand held Ranger Distress tool on all my papers.

 
Our sponsor is The Paper Shelter (which makes total sense since we are The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog).  And this challenge of ANYTHING GOES will go for two weeks--July 22 to August 4. Both Teams are on break for two weeks and we won't be leaving comments on any cards during our vacation. Remember, if you use an image from The Paper Shelter, the prize is a $30 voucher. If you use a different image and win, the prize is 3 images of your choice.
 
Since this is an ANYTHING GOES challenge, any card or project you make will be in the drawing. I hope that encourages you to enter the challenge and try to use an image from The Paper Shelter to win the big prize!
 
                                                                                        Hugs,
                                                          Gail

This card is entered in these challenges:
 
This is the photo inspiration for the challenge at The Shabby Tea Room.  I think my card could sit on this pretty picnic table just perfectly! 
 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Me and my Schwinn!

How did we get around when we were kids? I rode a bicycle or rollerskated. We rode our bikes or rollerskated everywhere! Summer was awesome in Connecticut and whenever I see bicycles, I think of summer days and the lilacs, violets, wild lily of the valleys, elm trees, hyacinths, fresh cucumbers, oak trees, poison ivy and sumac, pansies, fruit trees, and our above-ground swimming pool that the water was always cold. So many fond memories!

It's thinking of those days that when I was putting away some rubber stamps last week and ran across this stamp by Flower Soft that I decided to make a card with it. Just make a card. Not for any reason except because it was a pretty image that made me smile and remember back when.


I used my ancient set of Peerless watercolor paints. There's so little paint left on them that I ordered a new set from Sweet Stamps. They're awesome and if you want to experiment with watercoloring, that's the way to go. I used an EK punch for the white 'trellis' on the side.  I made a triple looped bow with my Craft-Dee Bow ribbon maker and slid an extra 'tail' in the loop and I added a button in the middle with baker's twine through the holes. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley. To put this card in perspective, it's 5"x7".  I'd like to thank my friend, Patty, for the layout...she sent me a card and the layout had a pretty trellis punch and ribbon up the side of the image which I thought looked pretty so I've use the same idea.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card!

                                                                                     Hugs,
                                                                                     Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Ribbon Girls, Crafting from the Heart, Craft Your Passion, Amusing Challenge, Penny Black and More, Sister Act, Crafting With Friends, Simon Says Monday ChallengeArtistic Inspirations, Worldwide Open Design Team Challenge, CardMania, Your Scrapbook Place, Not Just Cards, Paradise of Stamps

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Pretty and Sweet

There's a new challenge today at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.  We'd like to see you use some CIRCLES--we want to see round shapes on your creation and pearls, gemstones, flowers, buttons and things like that do not count as circles.  I used this very sweet image named I Miss You from The Paper Shelter.


I colored the image with Copics, and used my Quik Kutz nested circles to cut out the layers. The aqua die cut behind the image is by Joy.  The butterfly is also by Joy and the 3 rhinestones are from my stash; the sentiment is by Whimsy and I used my round punches to cut it out and the aqua circle behind it. The lace is from my stash and I love it because it's made to thread ribbon through it. I made my stickpin and pushed it through my bow.


The team has made outstanding projects this week to inspire you to join our challenge of CIRCLES. I hope you'll stop by The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and take a look at them and if you can take one moment and leave just a short comment on each of the Design Team's blog, I know each would appreciate it so much! Our sponsor, The Paper Shelter, has donated this voucher to the winner of the drawing. Notice that if you use a TPS image, you can win a $30 voucher, but if you use another brand image, you get 3 images of your choice!

http://www.thepapershelter.com/
 
I hope you'll join us this week for the challenge of CIRCLES!
 
                                                                                        Hugs,
                                                                                Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:

Monday, July 13, 2015

Summer Fun

I made a card that makes me just wish I had a swimming pool or lived near the ocean!  I love the ocean and was raised on the East Coast. Living in Arizona has been a completely different lifestyle!  I love this image from TiddlyInks and it reminds me of the time I went tubing down the Salt River here in Arizona for the first time. The sun was so intense that it made the black tube so hot that it was easy to get burned if you didn't keep splashing the tube with water!


My seashell dies are from Impression Obsession and my seahorse and jellyfish are Magnolia dies. After inking the edges of the seahorse and jellyfish, I used my favorite Sakura glue pen and then covered them completely with Cool Glitter Ritz.  The small seashells were die cut, and embossed, and then inked and covered with glue and then Cool Glitter Ritz all over them. The cloud die is from My Favorite Things and I can't remember who makes the ocean wave die! I got it just recently and wrote it down, but I'm not where I can see my note!  I used Spellbinders dies around my image.


I colored my image with Copics and I used yellow chalk and then soft aqua chalk for around my image. I like the way the chalk goes on with one of those little round pompoms. It doesn't make a mess and it doesn't show up if it gets on my image a little bit. I applied Wink of Stella to the flowers on her sandals and hat and put a little Glossy Accents on the lemonade glass.

I hoped making this card would make me feel cooler in our 100+ temperatures, but it didn't. 

Thanks for stopping and looking at my card!

                                                                                  Hugs,                                                                      
                                                       Gail


This card is entered in the following challenges:
Inky Impressions, Crafty Gals Corner, Simply Papercrafts, Crafty Catz, Fairytale Challenge Blog, Crafty Friends, Glitter n Sparkle, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Craft Your Passion, Eureka Stamps, Creative Card CrewTop Tip Tuesday, Pile It On, The Crazy Challenge, Fussy and Fancy, A Busy Bee, Tiddly Inks, Natalie and Amy, Dragonfly Dreams, Chalk n Stock, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Digitally Sweet, Pattie's Creations, Bunny Zoe's Crafts, Sister Act, Jo's Scrap Shack

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Oh Deer!

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and for this month it's OH DEER!  As you may have guessed from the challenge name, your card needs to have one or more deer on it.  I used this reindeer image from C.C. Designs for my card. I love reindeer stamps, images, pictures...and I'm sure it comes from being raised in Connecticut. Two years ago I bought a set of felt antlers and took pictures of my beagle  Bailey wearing them and scrapbooked the page. Whenever I see paper, a die, an embellishment...if it's a deer or moose...it's coming home with me.



I love cute Christmas cards and this image is beyond cute!  I was going to make this card CAS but I had such great embellishments in my stash...and this string of lights that I bought at Hobby Lobby many years ago (I think it was in 2009) was too perfect as well as the wooden deer (or is that a moose?) that I used in the middle of my red silk bow that I got at Michael's about 4 years ago. Why do I know it was that long ago?  It was before cardmaking bit me and I was scrapbooking!  My cute reindeer paper is from Doodlebug.  I used one die on my card, the stitched rectangle around my image.


I colored my image with Copics and then applied Glossy Accents on the lights (with a sprinkle of iridescent glitter) and his nose so they're shiny, although it doesn't show so well in the photos.

The Design Team at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' have made some awesome projects with the hopes that they'll inspire you to pull out your deer stamps/digis, and make a card for the challenge! Please stop by Christmas at Sweet Stampin' to see their creations!

The challenge prize this month is 2 digital images from Funky KitsFunky Kits has a great variety of images and I hope you'll join us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' for our OH DEER! challenge!

                                                                                                   Hugs,
                                                                                          Gail
                       
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz, Sister Act Card Challenge, Glitter n Sparkle, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas ChallengeRibbon Girls, Crafting from the Heart, Craft Your Passion, Jo's Scrap Shack, Reasonable Ribbon, Art by Miran, Whimsy Inspires, Simply Create Too, Simply Papercrafts, Aloha FridayCreative Craft Cottage, Paper Creators, Crafty Calendar, The Sisters of Craft, Digi Stamps 4 Joy, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge 2, Crafts Galore Encore, Emerald Faeries, Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper, Sparkles Christmas, Cute as a Button, CardMania, Amusing Challenge, Penny Black and More, One Crazy Stamper, Not Just Cards, Whoopsie Daisy, Sweet Pea Challenge, Stamp and Create, Little Claire's Designs, Crafting With an Attitude, Clear It Out, Digi Choosday, Inky Chicks, Loves Rubber Stamps, Papertake Weekly

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Pretty flowers and Plaid!

Welcome to the July 1 new challenge at Craft-Dee Bowz.  The Design Team has awesome projects for you this month and I hope you'll stop by each Tuesday to see the post by each team member to inspire you and encourage you to join our challenge!  We set our sights on our own goal of not only using a handmade bow on our card, but we set our sights one step higher: to use pastels and/or plaids and NOT make square or rectangle cards this month.  Now remember, you don't have to do anything except USE A HAND MADE BOW on your creation to enter our challenge.  The Team at Craft-Dee BowZ set ourselves an additional challenge that you don't have to follow...but it pulls us out of our comfort zone and we all enjoy the extra team challenge.

I LOVE this plaid paper that I bought years ago and have saved the piece in my stash. I think I may have purchased it for an Easter card, but never used it and am so glad I still had it. It's definitely plaid! I used this pretty flower image from Little Miss Muffet and colored it with Copics.

The shape of my card is made with a die by Quik Cutz. The butterfly is a punch by Martha Stewart and I colored white paper with my pink Copics to match the flowers and added 3 pretty clear pink pearls by Queen & Co. as the body and then glittered the whole butterfly with Stickles. Using Stickles also made the butterfly a little more stiff, avoiding him getting crushed when this card goes in a clear envelope. The clear rhinestone swirls are by Recollections.


Here's a close-up of the flowers.  I used Liquid Pearls paint in the middle then flocking on top of the wet paint to give them texture. I fussy cut the flowers out and glued them on the white diecut which I think is by Marianne. The sentiment is by Stampin' Up and I stamped it on paper colored with my Copics to match the center of the flowers and then glued it to a clear acrylic block by Modge Podge.


This is a bow that I couldn't make with just 2 hands...I used my trusty Craft-Dee Bowz tool and first made the white satin bow and kept the knot loose. Then I made a smaller size bow with the pink ribbon. I slid the white bow back on my bow maker and then slid the pink bow in the knot of the white satin bow and then tightened the white satin bow knot. It's an awesome bow, not too thick in the middle and I added this hand made acrylic button in the middle. The button is shaped like a cup with the holes about 1/4" down inside the center and I used yellow waxed thread to tie the knot inside it. I rarely use buttons and don't put something in the button holes. Thanks, Donna, for the white satin ribbon from a past month and the pink ribbon this month! 


Please take a look at the projects the Team of Craft-Dee BowZ have made to inspire you this month and don't forget that each Tuesday one of us has a project to show you!  Hope you'll join us for our July ANYTHING GOES WITH A HANDMADE BOW.

                                                                                    HugZ, (get it, like BowZ?)
                                                        Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Creative Corner, Simply Papercraft Challenges, Glitter n Sparkle, Pink Gems, Aloha Fridays, Corrosive Challenges, The Paper Girls, Incy Wincy Designs, Sweet Pea, Die Cuttin Divas, Crafting for All Seasons, Craft Your Passion, Crafty Ribbons, Alphabet Challenge, Scribble and Scrap Crafts, Addicted to Stamps (Bingo: Ribbon/Stamped Image/Bling), Get Creative, Whimsy Inspires, Art by Miran, Crafty Sentiments

A Magical Birthday

There's a new challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and the topic is FOR THE BOYS.  This isn't the easiest topic for those of us who do girly cards 99.9% of the time, but there are so many awesome boy images at The Paper Shelter that I know you can find one that you'll like! I used this adorable image named The Cutest Wizard. This little image reminds me so much of the Disney movie, Fantasia featuring Mickey Mouse as The Sorcerer's Apprentice and I can hear the music playing as I colored this.

Just a little note: We have beautiful lights at the Phoenix Zoo each Christmas and since our winter season is mild enough to walk around outside at night, we often go and watch the lights that are in sync with music there. At the farthest back area of the zoo there are some really tall trees that are decked out in Christmas lights and the music they blink to is Fantasia.  It's absolutely wonderful!


I not only made a 'boy' card, I made a CAS card...which is something I have trouble achieving!  I respect those of you who can make CAS cards. I can't manage it, so this card is one I am very proud of. Proud that I didn't 'load' it up! 

The image was colored with Copics and I used Glossy Accents on the crystal of his staff and the stars around his hand and then sprinkled Cool Glitter Ritz on the wet Glossy Accents. And I used my Sakura clear glitter pen on his belt buckle. I used light yellow chalk around the image and aqua and purple chalk around the computer generated sentiment.


We're sponsored by The Paper Shelter and they have an awesome weekly prize. Remember to use an image from The Paper Shelter so you win the maximum prize of a $30 voucher to the store. If you use another stamp and your card is chosen, you win three images of your choice.


The Design Team at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog would like you to take a look at their creations and join our challenge this week of FOR THE BOYS.

                                                                                    Hugs,
                                                                           Gail

 
This card is entered in the following challenges:

Monday, June 22, 2015

Beautiful bride!

If you're following Craft-Dee BowZ you know that there are four Design Team members and we each have our own week to display something we've made for you. The fourth Tuesday of each month is my day to post a card to, hopefully, inspire you to join our challenge. Now the bad news is...when you see my post, that means the end of the month is near and you need to get busy and get your card posted to Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog if you want to participate in the monthly challenge! 

The challenge this month on Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES WITH A HANDMADE BOW.  Not difficult, right?  Well, we're a bit overachieving, as Design Team members often are, and we challenged ourselves a bit farther and this month we attempted, and succeeded, at making our cards white, cream, silver or gold, with the topic of wedding since June is known as the month for brides. Your card doesn't have a follow a challenge except that it needs to have a HANDMADE BOW.  

When you look at my card below, be ready for one of the prettiest satin bows you've ever seen. This card is 6"x6", so you can see this bow is no slouch....it's a nice size bow, very soft and because it's satin, it's got a beautiful shine to it. It also tied perfect the first time using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. If you'd like to see how I made this double looped bow, here's the video


I used this bride image by Rubbernecker and I stamped it with Versamark on heavy vellum and then embossed it with Sweet Stamps Medieval Metals embossing powder. I thought the soft brushed gold look of this embossing powder was absolutely perfect with my background paper from Wild Rose and the brushed gold solid paper also used. The image has two overlays; one for her hair and one for her bouquet...and I stamped, embossed and then colored on the back of the vellum, cut them out and overlayed them on my image. The cream paper behind the vellum is die cut with the Stitched Rectangle die by Memory Box. The sentiment is by Stampin' Up and that gorgeous lace is from my stash. Below is a close-up photo so you can see the stamp and overlays even better.  Isn't she a beautiful bride?!


You're thinking: is this really Gail's card?  I mean, there's no little girl or little boy image, there's no extra flowers, and where are the pearls and rhinestones?! I tried for 'elegance' with this image. It's not easy to do when you're a bling type of person. This is the closest to CAS I've ever gotten, and CAS people are thinking: this isn't CAS! Right?  But, it is for me and I hope you like it and the bow has knocked your socks off!

Here at Craft-Dee BowZ we will be having a guest designer, Olga Moore. She will be visiting us on Friday, June 26 with a post. Please take a few minutes and visit her blog, here and check out her beautiful creations..  

You've got a few more days to get your card posted to our challenge blog at Craft-Dee BowZ and I hope you'll join us in our July challenge of ANYTHING GOES WITH A HANDMADE BOW!

                                                                               Hugs,
                                                                        Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Fab n Funky, Penny's Challenges, Inspiration Destination, Moving Along With The Times (Song:  Here Comes the Bride), C.R.A.F.T., Sister Act, Art by Miran, Paper Nest DollsCatch the Bug (Bingo: 3D object is bow/Player's choice is lace/Embossing), Allsorts Challenge, Love to Scrap, Sparkle n SprinkleCraftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper, Crafty Time, Craft Your Passion, One Crazy Stamper, Fresh Brewed Designs, Hiding in my Craft Room, Sugar and Betty,  Little Miss Muffet, Time Out Challenge, Craft for the Craic, Simply Papercrafts, Scrappers Delights, Dragonfly Dreams, Not Just Cards, Sweet Pea, Addicted to Stamps (Bingo: Lace/Sentiment/Ribbon), Scribble and Scrap Crafts, Fashionable Stamping, Whimsy Inspires

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Spring has Sprung!

There's a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the topic is MAKE IT DIGITAL. This is the perfect opportunity to use an image from The Paper Shelter since it's a digital image company!  I used this adorable image named Charming Spring Girl.


I colored this image with Copics and the die around her is by Spellbinders. The daisies were made with a La-La Land Flower die and daisies are a favorite of mine because of how fresh and clean they look. A perfect flower to go with this image!  The leaf die is by Marianne. I made the centers of the daisies by inking the brad in the center with Versamark and then sprinkling yellow embossing powder and then dipping it in yellow flocking while it was still hot and molten. The sentiment is by The Stamps of Life and I used my favorite Martha Stewart punch for the lace border. The pearls and ribbon are from my stash.


Our sponsor is The Paper Shelter who has donated the following:


The Paper Shelter Team hope you'll stop by and be inspired by their projects to join this challenge.

                                                                       Hugs,
                                                                       Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges: