Saturday, February 16, 2019

Lindsey Ladybug Spool Doll

This little lady(bug) was created with a 
pattern and a wood kit that I bought years ago.
I had forgotten about these kits I bought,
so I've been working on them and will
be sharing the other spool doll critters eventually.

I added my own fabric scraps, buttons, paint, etc.
to the wood kit components. 

 I improvised on a couple of things:
I cut felt leaves since the pattern called for
Rag Mop Ringlets hair (not to be found anywhere)
and black beads for the antennae since I had no pom poms.
As a result of using the smaller beads, I shortened the antennae
so they don't look nearly as cute as the pattern shows (below). 

The wood parts used to create the body
(not including the bead head):

Even on the coldest winter days with snow on the ground,
"ladybugs" will come out of the woodwork around the windows
of this old house on sunny days:

 Hyla cat will find sunny spots to lay in,
no matter where they may be.
My work table has a perfect view of the birds outside.
After the winter we've had with just 11 sunny days,
 I won't run her off even though she gets in my way as I'm crafting. 

I'm entering my ladybug in the following challenges:

Thanks for looking, have a great day!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Blue Butterfly Card

Today I'm sharing a card I made for the current challenge at

Participants are to choose three squares in a row
and make a card using the items listed in the three squares.
I chose butterflies, stripes and blue.

I'm also entering my card in the current challenge at 

Closer view of the front
a look at the inside 
(currently blank)

Nearly everything used came from Stampin" Up!
and are all well over a year old ;)

Most of the stamps are nearly 20 years old!
(time sure does fly...... doesn't seem that long ago that I bought them)
 Stipple Butterfly (2001)
French Script (2001)
Leafy Glade (2000)
Triple Line Plaid wheel (1998)
Pappilion Potpourri (2012?)

Midnight Muse, Marina Mist, white and textured black card stocks

Midnight Muse, Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Memento Black inks


White gel pen

Doily and circles dies

Stripes embossing folder

Linen thread

I meant to add thin black wire for antennae! 
I'll do that before I send it out.
Or maybe just draw on a couple thin black lines.

Thanks for looking, have a great day =) 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Fun Foam Hearts Valentine Cards

Layer three die cut fun foam heart shapes
then wrap with baker's twine; tie in a bow.

Glue to the top of a texture embossed background
then a card base for a quick valentine card ! 
(I should've added a pink layer between the red and white card stocks)

Another simple Valentine card using fun foam heart shapes:
stamp them with little words
then glue them onto a card.
Reminiscent of candy conversation hearts !
(I think dry embossing simple lines around the edges
would have added a little something extra to this card,
made it better)

The last quick valentine card I whipped up
using some old fun foam heart shapes from my kid's old craft stash:
die cut a couple layers of decorative paper and card stock
then glue on fun foam hearts!
(a small little paper punched label across the large center heart,
or a die cut X and O may have improved this card;
I was going for really quick and simple cards with these)

Thanks for looking, Happy Valentine's Day ! 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

CIE Farewell Challenge

Today's card was created for the
Cards In Envy Farewell Challenge  sketch.

Rubber stamp images and inks, Stampin' Up!
Striped paper, unknown

Thanks for looking, have a great day =)

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Snow Much Fun Album PGS 18 19

Simple premade scrapbook pages, before

and after I added my photos, die cut letters and 
metal rims to circular snowflake elements I 
removed from one of the other pages.

Thanks for looking, have a great day =)