Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Absinthe Fairy with Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Blog




It's Hump Day and that means new challenge over at 


We have a great sponsor this week:

http://faeryink.com/

 Offering 3 Digital Images to the Winner
 
I'm not really too much into Fairies unless she is green and flying from the turret on
Cinderella's Castle during the Wishes Fireworks. But when I saw the Absinthe Fairy at Faery Ink
I knew I had to have it. I'm a huge fan of Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula.
 If you've every seen it you will surely remember the scene where Dracula pours Mina some Absinthe and says....
"Absinthe is the aphrodisiac of the self. The green fairy that lives in the Absinthe wants your soul, but you are safe with me." - Dracula
There is no way to watch this scene and not know how deeply this man feels for his Mina. WOW!
So here we are and here's my take on the amazing
ABSINTHE FAIRY by FAERY INK.

Created In the Crafting Cave with Lisa Absinthe Fairy Dracula

I hope you will join us over at
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Blog 
for
"Things With Wings/Mythical Creatures" Challenge

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Glittery Wings with Clear It Out Challenge Blog



It's time a new challenge over at 
Theme: Things with Wings   Stash: Glitter
Our amazing sponsor for this challenge is:
http://shop.deedeesdigis.com/  


Remember the challenge runs for two weeks! 

 I used this cute digital image - Little Light by DeeDee's Digi's.
I colored the image with Copics and layered on Doodlebug Designs Kraft in Color 6x6 Paper. Added yellow and green glitter to the body.
Then dusted the wings with Fairy Dust. Finished off with Queen and Co. Twinkle Goosebumps.

 Now it's your turn to show us how you shine over at 


Monday, September 28, 2015

Anything Goes with Eureka! Stamps Challenge Blog





It's time for a new challenge over at 
and a


 


 Eureka


 I made two cards this week using 


I hope you will join us for our 

Winner, Winner!




It's time to announce the winner of the SVG Attic $20 Gift Certificate I'm giving away! 



Big Drum Roll:

Elizabeth H.


If you will use the contact form in the right side bar I will make sure to 
get your certificate emailed to you. 


Thank you to everyone who popped in and commented.

Bingo with Dream Valley Challenge Blog



It's time for a new challenge over at 
 
Here's Your Bingo Card
 
 
 
 We have two amazing sponsors this week:

Crafts and Me
 
 &
 
 
 The Hobby House
 

Please read the Rules for our Challenge 
they are on the Side-Bar.
 
 
Here's my card using Patterned Paper, Pink and Stitching
 I colored the image with Copics, cut the DP with SSS Stitched Rectangle and 
Lawn Fawn's Tag You're It Die cuts, layered it all up on cream cardstock, finished off with 
Queen & Co. Pearls.



 I hope you join us over at 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Strand of Witch Hats and GIVEAWAY




Can you believe Halloween is right around the corner? I only blinked once and it's staring me in the face. I need to get busy decorating my house. Yes, I'm the crazy lady down the street that decorates everything for Halloween and if you leave anything standing still it will be decorated too. I love Halloween. So I'm super excited to be sharing this project and giveaway with you. So let's get to it. This post is picture heavy, you have been forewarned.


And one lucky person is going to win a $20 SVG Attic Gift Certificate to  get them started on their Holiday Projects! The winner will be announced Friday September 25th on my blog. 
Just leave a comment below to have your name added to the draw.

Here are the lights hanging over my dining room window. I dressed them up with burlap(to cover the cord) and orange tulle and ribbon(to hold the burlap in place).  


























Supplies:

1 - Strand of Battery Operated Lights
20 pcs. - 6x6 Papers
4 - 8.5"x11" pcs. of Vellum 
Adhesive
Ink for Brims (optional)
Daubers for ink
Burlap and Ribbon (optional)



You may want to checkout the tutorial of the Midnight Witch Hat Box to familiarize yourself
with the pieces.

Tutorial
Once you load the Midnight Witch Hat cut file into your software you will need to size it to fit 
6x6 papers.(If you are using 6x6 papers) If you are using a different size paper the assembled hat is approximately 3in. in height.  I arranged mine to cut four hats at once.

IF YOU ARE USING DOUBLE SIDED PAPER YOU ONLY NEED ONE 
BRIM(circle). MY PAPER IS ONLY PATTERNED ON ONE SIDE SO I OPTED FOR 
TWO BRIMS GLUED TOGETHER. WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE LIGHTS YOU DON'T SEE WHITE ON THE UNDERSIDE. 
 You can see my 6x6 papers lined up on my mat.
This is after cutting.
You will need  the strand of lights in front of you. It helps to stretch them out across 
your work area, if you have room.
First, I cut all the bases out of vellum. I started assembling these while 
the machine was busy cutting the rest of the hat. 
You can make fast work of this if you have two mats. 

I assembled the bases and set them aside. 
As my hats came off the machine I started gluing the two brims together (if you are using double sided paper you can skip this step). And inking the brims so no white showed. You don't have to do this, I just prefer it.

Now I have all my hats cut, the brims glued together and the vellum bases are attached to the brims.

It should look like this at this point.
(I have a tealight in this one)

 I'm ready to start assembling the hats 
around the lights. First, cut the tip of each hat off. This allows enough room for the cord.

Lay the light on the top part of the hat and assemble. 
Once you have the top of the hat assembled around the light you can attach the bottom to complete the hat. Be sure to use adhesive to hold them together. The lights will be hanging and this will ensure your hats stay together.


Now you only 19 hats to go!






All Tangled Up with Crafty Gals Corner Challegne Blog





It's Hump Day! I don't know why I'm excited, I work weekends! LOL
Anyway, let's get down to business. It's time for a new challenge over at
CRAFTY GALS CORNER CHALLENGE BLOG 



We have two great sponsors this week:
http://www.stampandcreate.com/
Prize: $20 Gift Certificate 


AND 

http://www.stitchybearstamps.com/stamps 
Prize: $10 Gift Certificate 

Please be sure to checkout both of our sponsors. 
Without them where would we be?


Okay, so I had the pleasure of working with this adorable digital image 
from Stitchy Bear - Christmas Lights. I have to tell you, I fell in love with this image.
It's almost like it was drawn for me. See I had the sweetest furbaby, spoiled mind you, but sweet. 
And she loved to lay right down in the middle of whatever I was doing. 


So when I saw this digital image these memories came flooding back. I cried a little and then giggled 
remembering all the special rotten things this little monkey did for me including laying down in the  Christmas Lights. 


I used my COPICS to color the image and layered it on DCWV Candy Cane Lane Stack.
The paper has glitter on it and I added a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins. 


Thanks you for stopping by today and I hope you will join us for the

Have blessed day!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Monochromatic Colors with Eureka! Stamps Challenge Blog




It's Monday and that means it's time for a new challenge over at


http://www.eurekastamps.blogspot.com/

 Be sure to join us this week! Monochromatic is a great way to 
showcase your favorite color from the brightest, boldest shade to the softest shade. 

Here's the card I made using digital images 3906 - Smiling Spider and 11807- Drop On In

 Eureka

 You can find both of these digital images by clicking the links above. 

Here's a little inspiration for you! Hopefully, it will inspire to grab your favorite color 
and give this challenge go!
Created by Lisa In the Crafting Cave Monochromatic Colors

This card is very easy to make if you have a Silhouette and Sketch Pens. 
I just grabbed a web design that I liked from the Silhouette Studio, loaded a sharpie pen into
my pen adapter and let the machine take it from there. I colored in the negative space with a black 
copics marker.  It's just a matter of layering everything together after that. Finishing off with gray enamel dots. 




Friday, September 18, 2015

Trio of Witch Hats with SVG Attic



Happy Friday everyone! Lisa, from In the Crafting Cave with Lisa, with you today sharing 
a trio of Witch Hats. With Halloween right around the corner I thought I would 
get started on a few items to decorate around the house. I used the Midnight Witch 
Hat from SDS Halloween Soiree Collection to create these hats. These would be perfect for 
a Witch Party!
 I'm using battery operated votives.
 Another idea for this is to make them a bit smaller and put them on a string of Halloween lights.


I tried going all out with embellishments but it just seems to be a distraction for those 
amazing star and moon cutouts.  So I followed the KISS method(keep it simple silly). And I love the way they turned out. 

Their super simple to make. I used 6x6 papers and resized the hat to fit on the paper. 
I actually cut two pieces at once by laying two pieces of 6x6 papers side by side on my mat. 
I cut three of the inside pieces at once on a 8.5"x11" piece of vellum. 
You can find more details on the supplies I used on
I'm entering this into the following:


Thank you for stopping by today! 
I hope your weekend is filled to the brim with craftiness!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Color My World With Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Blog




Happy Wednesday! It's time for a new challenge over at 

 I have a really fun way to use the Silhouette Cameo and those Sketch Pens. 
But first let me tell you about our two sponsors this week! 
Be sure to check them out!
I had the pleasure of working with Ella by The Paper Nest Dolls
on my project.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/papernestdolls 
Prize: $20 Gift Certificate
and 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonshortbread
Prize: 3 Digital Images 


 Now before we get into this project let me tell you something. 
I love the sketch feature on my Silhouette Cameo. I do have the Silhouette Sketch Pens and 
use them with no problems. However, I knew I wanted to have ink that I could color. So I purchased the Silhouette Pen Adapter. Love it. Now I can use Copic Multi Liners and Sharpies so I don't have to worry about ink smudging and ruining my projects.

Now that that's said let's get onto this card. 
Created In The Crafting Cave with Lisa, Princess, Castle, Paper Crafts
I knew as soon as I saw Ella what I wanted to do. And here's the secret, it's so easy!
I used a sharpie fine tip pen with my pen adapter and sketch feature to create the 
background. Literally, this sketches in less than 5 minutes. And you aren't limited to just 
sketch files. I use cut files for sketching too. You know all those super cute sentiments 
you see all over the internet. I just type in to my Silhouette software and arrange it with my 
file and let the machine take it from there. Seriously, I'm in love with this feature. 

Now it's your turn to show us what you're working on this week.