Monday, February 11, 2019

Sweet Geisha Charlie

Hi! Today I'm on the LBBS blog with a 3-d layered card using "Sweet Geisha Charlie" from Little Blue Button Stamps and the "Vintage Card With Oval Frame" file from My Scrap Chick.

You can find Sweet Geisha Charlie here:

Cardstock Used

Flowered print, BELLA FLORA Stack by Craft Smith
Pink Dots by Bazzil
Pink Cardstock by Craft Smith
Black Cardstock by Recollections
Light pink, yellow and green cardstock scraps.

Other Materials

Foam tape
Green gems

I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils.

Color Palette

Skin: Henna 1031, Peach 939, Light Peach 927, Yellow Ochre 942,  Cream 914, Blush Rose 928

Hair: Black, Cool Grey 90%, Coll Grey 70%, Cool Grey 50%,      Peacock Blue, Light Aqua

Dress: Kelp Green 1090, Lime Peel 1005, Pale Sage 1089

Here are the My Scrap Chick files I used.

Vintage Card with Oval Frame: click to enlarge                                               Apple Blossom: click to enlarge         

You can find the files here: and here:                  

Using foam tape between the top three layers, I put the card together as shown.

I added apple blossoms from the "Apple Blossom" file from My Scrap Chick to the top left side of the frame. I shaped them slightly with my fingers and added a green gem to the center of each flower.

I very happy with the way this card turned out. 
Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Valentines Day Puffy Heart Box

I fell in love with this Puffy Heart Candy Box  from My Scrap Chick and knew I needed to make one for my granddaughter.

Here are the files I used.

Puffy Heart Candy Box: click to enlargeCupids Cloud Valentine: click to enlarge

I used cardstock from "Uptown Flair Glitter Stack" by the paper studio  for my box.   I decided to make a double bow for my box. I simply stacked a smaller bow on top of a larger one.

I decided to put a cute Cupid's Cloud image on the back of my box. I started by duplicating the heart mat and making it slightly smaller, then attached the image to it.
I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and added accents with gel pens and a glitter pen.

This is how the finished box looks from the side.

This was such a fun, easy project, and I love how it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Valentine's Day!


Sunday, February 3, 2019

I'd Rather Be Fishing

Hi! After all the cold weather, I am really looking forward to camping and fishing. I made this card using an older Teddy Bo stamp.

I stamped the image, scanned it, sized it to 4.5 inches and printed it out in brown on 4 by 5.5 inch cardstock so I would get a no line effect. I colored the image using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and added accents with gel pens. The background is light blue chalk and light blue dots. 

The card is large at 5.5 by 8 inches. The base is an old olive cardstock from Stampin Up. The light colored hook patterned paper mat is "Hooked" by Match 'em Ups" and is cut at 5 by 7.75 inches.
The smaller fish print mat is "Green Fish Texture" by Karen Foster, and is 4.5 by 6 inches. The image was added to this mat so it was centered at the top and on both sides, There will be a 1.5 inch strip of the fish print showing below the image. Then center this mat on the larger mat. All the layers are then centered on the card base.

A strip of Fishing themed ribbon was wrapped around a 1 inch by 5.5 inch strip and then added 5/8 inch up from the bottom of the card. Finally, I added a bucket of fish from Jolees and a fishing pole from K and Company .

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a great crafty day!


Friday, February 1, 2019

Knitting Anna

      Hi! Today is New Release Day at Little Blue Button Stamps and my card uses the adorable image, "Knitting Anna."

I started with a 5 by 6 inch base card made from a striped pattern from the Confetti Stack from DCWV.  The image was printed at 3.75 by 4.75 inches and the mat is 4 by 5 inches.  The image was colored with Prismacolor Pencils to resemble my granddaughters' kitties. I cut a 5 inch by .75 inch triangle from the open bottom section of the card. I used the same shape to cut a triangular notch from the bottom of the image and the light yellow mat. Small holes were punched .5 inch down and .25 inch in on each side of the front of the card. Punch holes were also made at 3/8 inch down and 1/4 inch in on the matted image.  I mounted the image 1/8 inch down from the top fold  and centered at the sides, then light yellow thread is threaded through the holes and tied in the middle.

Finally, I made two 1.5 by 2 inch knitting balls and needles using an image from Cricut. These were added near the bottom on each side.

I love this sweet image with Anna and her two furry "helpers."

Thanks for stopping by! 
Happy coloring!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Heart Top Treat Box

H1! It will be Valentine's Day before we know it, so I made this cute little Heart Top Treat Box.

I used Heart Top Treat Boxes & Tags from My Scrap Chick for my box. I also used an older image from Magnolia and a scalloped oval from Cricut.

The main part of my box is 5 3/8 inches tall (excluding the heart closure at the top). I cut the box from cardstock included in the "Uptown Flair Glitter Stack" from the paper studio. I used glitter cardstock from Recollections for the mats and hearts at the closure.

I used a second smaller heart print from the same stack for the band around the box, then added a band of green gems. I added three mats in graduated sizes from 4 1/2 inches to 4 inches.

 Four hearts were cut from pink glitter cardstock and added to the closure flaps at the top.

 The image was uploaded to Design Space and printed out at 3 1/2 inches. She was colored with Prismacolor Pencils. I used a sewing needle and a double strand of pink thread to add a string to her heart banner. She was added to the mats with foam tape. Two little paper flowers were added at her feet.

I love this sweet little box! 
Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, January 14, 2019

Tea Time

Hi! I find a good cup of tea so relaxing on a cold January day, don't you?

I made this sweet little easel card using Teapot Card and Envelope and an oval easel card base from Easel Card Collection. Both files are from My Scrap Chick.

Easel Card Collection: click to enlarge                                                                Teapot Card and Envelope: click to enlarge       

The image is from Magnolia and was colored with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.

I made the card from Cardstock from the Samantha Rose Stack from DCWV along with some scraps from my paper stash. I omitted the card layer of the file, and attached the teapot to the easel card base, I attached the image and the sentiment with foam tape, then added paper flowers, a tiny butterfly, and an aqua bow as accents.

You can turn any shape into an easel card by attaching it to an easel card base from My Scrap Chick. Give it a try. I have to admit that I have a special fondness for easel cards.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Crafting!


Friday, January 11, 2019

RDS Skating Shape Card

When I was growing up January always meant skating at the local outdoor skating rink.

I used Rag Doll Sweetheart Skating from Little Blue Button Stamps and a skate image from Cricut for my shape card. I welded two five inch bottom layers of the skate together, back-to-back.

You can find the file in Design Space here:
If you do not already own this skate file it will cost you $.99.

 I laced the skate with 3/8 inch aqua ribbon and tied it at the top. I added snowflake stickers and gems onto the card.

I printed the image at 4.5 inches and colored her with Prismacolor Pencils. After I fussy cut her out leaving a small margin of white, I added her to the card with foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Winter!