Monday, April 3, 2017

Spring Flowers

Happy Monday!

I have some many exciting things going on right now. I will be able to share a couple with you in a few weeks. I will share that I am going to visit my grandson in Panama for his second birthday. I can't believe he is two. Time just flies by! He is just so sweet I can't wait to spend lots of quality time with him.

Now on to my new card for the week. I really struggle with arranging flowers but I am very happy with the way this arrangement turned out. I don not use purple very often but this bird just seemed to fit with these gorgeous purple and white flowers. Many of the items are from my March Elegant Ladies Craftzee Collection. The kit contained lots of heart embellishments! Love!!!!

Again I used my new favorite Fantasy Die Cuts. If you haven't tried them yet you are definitely missing out on some beautiful dies. The center chipboard piece is from Scrapenic.  The other die cuts are from Magnolia Doo Hickey and Susan Wilson.

Have a great week!



I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Noor Design - April - Flowers

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Pretty Lady

Tomorrow I go to Philadelphia for the AOTA conference. It will be a long week. We will hopefully some of our students and meet potential new students. However, I am not looking forward to the cold damp weather.

My card was created using Maja Paper. The flowers are from Prima Marketing. I used lovely Fantasy Die cuts, pearl broach, and lace from Noor Design. The butterfly die cuts are Joy Crafts. The pearls around and inside the frame were created with Perfect Pearls.

Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Bunny Magic

Boy it sure is cold in Florida! Yesterday, at 11:00am it was 44 degrees and today it is chillier. But I guess I should be thankful that we don't have any of that white stuff to deal with.....LOL...

Today I would like to share my card that I used a Wild Rose Studio Bunny Ballerina Stamp. She is just the sweetest image. I colored her with Copic markers, cut her out and then popped her up on the card with foam mounting tape.  The paper is from Lemoncraft.

I used my new Fantasy die cuts from Noor Design Rose Leaf, Curly Saffron 2, and Pearl Twig. Some of the flowers are from my Crafteeze October Monthly kit and an English Rose. I add a piece of Scrapenic chipboard from the Lavender Mist collection.

My favorite element in the card is the lace Desiree. It makes the ballerina's skirt come to life with all the tulle just floating on the bottom of the card.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen










I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart -#150 Always Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - #40 Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delight - #64 Anything Goes

Monday, March 13, 2017

Best Friends

I would like to share a card I made over the weekend using Pion's paper "Where the Roses Grow" and paper from my Crafteeze Elegance collection kit. The kit came with a beautiful pack of paper, the lace, flowers, resin piece and more. I recently purchased the new Fantasy dies -String of Pearls and Stamens, Curly Saffron 2, and Curly Fern. These dies are gorgeous and so famine. I just LOVE them.
The chipboard is from Scrapenic the Lavender Mist collection. Oh so pretty if you have a flower garden these are a definite must. I used a paint brush and splattered several Prima Bloom Sprays on the photo  to add a little color and background.

So if you haven't yet check out Noor Design. You won't be disappointed.  Thanks for stopping by!




A Closer View:


I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart - #150 Always Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - #39 Anything Goes
All Sorts -#406 Ladies and Girls
Simply Paper Craft - #44 Anything Goes








Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Sweet Songs of Spring

Happy Wednesday!

It's another beautiful sunny day. I love spring. The birds are so active and busy right now. I love listening to them early in the morning.

Today I would like to share a tag I made using Pion Songbird paper. To create my card I used images from the paper such as the bird, birdhouse and license plate to create my design. That is the one thing I love about this paper if you don't have a lot of embellishments you can create them with all the tags, sentiments and more that come with the paper.

The birdhouse is chipboard from Scrapenic and I gave it one light coat of white gesso. I took white vintage seam binding and sprayed it with Prima Bloom spray. It is great to have the sprays on hand they are great for ribbon, flowers, canvas, etc. Then I used some soft feathers, flowers and pearl trim to complete my design. The small pearl dots around my tag I created using liquid pearls. I love to fussy cut and add special details to my projects. You can get these yummy goodies at Noor Design. It is so hard to choose what to purchase when you are at this store. So many laces, pretty bling and a whole lot more. So when you have a moment go check them out!

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen



I am entering my tag in the following challenges:
Noor Design - March Spring
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes #149
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with Optional Twist of Stamping #195

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Romance


Today I would like to share my canvas I created using my Art Deco Kit from Crafteeze collection. I know I am really behind in crafting. But there are still more available at Noor Design. From this kit I used the beautiful paper, black flower, the gorgeous black pin and the tag that says my love. Oh and I still have lots more in the kit to create more gorgeous cards or projects. Other products from the store are Prima Bloom Sprays and Scrapenic Chipboard.

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen






Thursday, March 2, 2017

Spring has Arrived in Florida

Yes, spring is here! Every morning the birds are singing so sweetly. I open the doors so that I can hear them.

I have had this bird cage for quite some time and I was inspired to create a project using the Pion Paper "Song Bird', beautiful and elegant paper. I painted the bird cage with Prima Steam Punk acrylic paint then to soften the look I used Prima's new was Vintage Silk. Inside the birdcage I used an older Prima resin frame which I painted with the new Sparks Paint Unicorn's Hair. To bring out the detail in the frame I used Artisan Powder Parthenay then rubbed a little Vintage Silk Waxed, lastly I added pearls.

The background of the cage was covered Pion "Song Bird Paper". I fussy cut the bird from the paper, added some flowers and used a Cheery Lynn flourish die cut. The floor of the cage was covered with dried moss and the bird nest was added.




On the outside of the cage was embellished with flowers, moss, ribbon, butterflies and feathers.

Here is a closer look inside the cage.



Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering my project in:
Noor Design - March - Spring
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - #148 Anything Goes