Friday, December 31, 2021

Circus Side Show Card

 Hello,

Time for a new  challenge over at This Is Halloween ! Dig out your spooky stuff and create an Anything Goes project and join us over on the challenge blog!!

My family history is steep in circus history, my Great Grandma ran away with the circus when it came to her hometown, at just 15 years old, late 1800's. I love the circus, although in my are, Northeast Ohio, there are no more circus.

Missing my Great Grandma this time of year, so I decided to honor her with this hand crafted circus tent card filled with freaks from the side show.


                                                 Side show freaks from Junk Mill on Etsy

Thank You for stopping by,

Robin



Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Holly and Ivy Post Card Portfolio and Matching Card

 Merry Christmas!

This year has zipped by so fast, yikes! My second year is coming to close with Gecko Galz, and a new year is just a few days away!

I have two fun easy projects to create at this busy time of year, a simple portfolio made from a 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of card stock, with postcards and a matching greeting card.

I have used Gecko Galz  Holly and Ivy digi set for my projects,

                                                                  I think this set is gorgeous!


Card stock, pattern paper, doily , die cuts, pearls and ribbon and these beautiful images have come together in a beautiful set, perfect for gift giving!


                                                                     Greeting Card


                                                                           Portfolio


                                                                             Postcards



                                                                Collection of postcards

Thank You for stopping by,

Robin

Monday, December 20, 2021

Arty Diva's Best Friends, Pssss, if you are a dog lover, you will want to see my projects!

 Hello!

Dogs, I love em!!! , Man's best friend, loyal campion, unconditional with their love. Add dogs and vintage images and I am GaGa over the idea of creating with them !!

Thanks to Arty Divas Challenge Blog and our in house sponsor Lilli Rain Designs, I have created some inspiration for you!


 Consider getting your craft on and joining us over on the Arty Diva's challenge blog !! Anything goes! There are fabulous prizes to be won!!

Check out what I have created:







Thanks for your visit

Robin

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Arty Diva's Christmas Blog Hop- Free Image sheet!!

 Hello!

Brrrrrr, it is pretty windy and cold in my neck of the woods, Northeast Ohio. Last night I though I got blown to OZ, the wind was so mighty. yikes.

Have I got a treat for you! Arty Divas is hosting their very first every blog hop and it is celebrating Christmas!! 



I received the most beautiful set of images to work with! Be sure to snag your free image from me and from each designer as you visit your there page!



Check out my designs:















     Christmas Blog Hop

                  Welcome to the Arty Divas Christmas Blog Hop! Hello lovelies! We want to welcome everyone to our very first Christmas Blog Hop!!!

We have five fabulous blogs for you to visit starting today through the 14th of December! Each with some wonderful creations using the LilliRainDesigns  FREE Christmas collage sheets that will be on each blog site!!

Each blog you visit will have an exclusive FREE LilliRainDesignSheet, for you to download to create your Christmas Projects


Also please leave a message on each blog site that you visit and follow that Design Team member, if you don't already. On the last blog, 'Crafts from the Fairy Den', there will be a phrase that you have to email to us to be entered into the draw to win our fabulous prize. 

Enjoy the hop lovelies! 


We have three fabulous prizes to be won! 

First prize: The Entire collection of digital kits from Lilli Rain Designs! 

Second prize: Choose Five digital kits!

Third prize: Choose three digital kits! 

You will need to visit all five blogs and leave a comment on each blog. (This allows us to see that you have visited each blog) 

Collect the phrase at the end of the hop at Crafts From The Fairy Den. click on the link to email us at art4divas@gmail.com  
This then enters you into the prize give away. 

On December 16th we will randomly draw three winners and email each of you







Please leave a message on each blog site that you visit, and follow that Design Team member, if you don't already. On the last blog, "Crafts from the Fairy Den" there will be a phrase that you have to us to be entered into the drawing to win our fabulous prizes.

Enjoy the hop lovelies!
We have three fabulous prizes to be won!

First Prize: The entire collection of digital kits from LilliRain Designs!

Second Prize: Choose Five digital kits!

Third Prize: Choose Three digital kits!

You will need to visit all five blogs and leave a comment on each blog. (This allows to see that you have visited each blog)

Collect the phrase at the end of the hop at the Crafts from the Fairy Den. Click on the link to email us, this enters you into the prize give away. 
On December 16th we will randomly draw three prizes and email each of you!

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Roll On Slim Line card, Dr Digi and A Perfect Time To Craft

 Hello !

Brrr, very typical Northeast Ohio day, cold, gray and snowy. However, I have a fun, bright, winter themed card to show with you! 

Thanks go out to our sponsor this month Dr Digi House Of Stamps ! With our sponsors A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge Blog, is fun and creativity! Consider getting your craft on and joining us for a chance to win great prizes, and as always any thing goes!! I hope to see you there!



From the moment I laid eyes on this adorable image, I knew what I wanted to create! I printed out two sizes of the image, Roll On Gnomes. Knowing that a slim line card would be perfect for design, I create the card, covered the front with fun striped red paper, rounded the corners, to lend to the rolling gnomes!! I trimmed out my gnomes, taking a que from the red paper, I colored my gnomes in shades of gray, red and a little green so they would pop off my background!  I decided to give each snowball a good coating of white glitter glue in a tube. I put my card together by grounding my gnomes on one of the strips, pop dotting them for extra dimension. Add a gray ribbon and a few white sequins to tie the theme and card together.

I hope you enjoyed my bright non traditional holiday card!

Thanks for stopping by,

Robin

Monday, November 22, 2021

Altered Celestial Box and Dream Catcher stuffed Pocket with Gecko Galz

 Hello!

Have I got a treat for you! I am in love with moon! I make sure to never miss a walk under the full moon. I am not much of a sun lover, however, I love a bright sunny day, don't we all?! 

I have used the beautiful images from Brother Moon and Sister Sun, which can be found here at Gecko Galz Etsy Store! 


I just happen to have the cutest little wood box, that I picked up some where in my travels and decided to alter it into a Celestial Trinket Box.

                                             After painting the box black, I filled 6 bottle caps
                                             with my fav images, gluing them down and then
                                             hot glued them to my box top. I took a couple
                                             scoops of assorted beads, mixed them together,
                                             and began gluing them down with a tacky glue. It
                                             took a couple rounds of beads and glue to fill in
                                             between the caps, however, I love the look I got!

                                            I covered the lid and the bottom using two of my 
                                            fav, ATC's from the In The Stars ATC Collection




I then added some fun bling to pick up the pink
    beads I added to my bead mix on the top, for added
interest!


My second project keeping with the theme, is a Dream Catcher loaded pocket, complete with






I had plenty of beautiful images to use between the sets!


I hope you enjoyed my projects, Thanks for stopping by! And be sure to stop over at
and see what my team mates have been creating!!

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Vintage Snow Globe with Arty Divas

 Hello!!

Winter is upon us in my neck of the woods, Northeast Ohio. As I was sitting in my craft room all toasty and warm with my heavy sweat shirt on, and wool socks, pondering my projects for this month and looking at the beautiful images I have to work with from Lillie Rain Designs, Winter Cuties.

I decided to make a decor piece from an upcycled wood snow globe, I snagged at my fav thrift store !

Be Sure to stop by the Arty Diva Challenge Blog, add add you beautiful creations! Anything goes, 
Oh and there some fab prizes to win!



 


                                                                       Oh. what fun I had!! 

I covered the front and back with the Beavis cream paper, inking all edges. I ran lace trim around the round part of the globe, to give it a more vintage and finished look. I chose a scrap to much from scrap cart to match the minty green and die cut it out for the frame for my winter cutie, inking all edges. I then die cut my cutie out, inked the edges, and pop dotted her on top of the frame. Add a gauzy bow and matching flat back pearls here and there and viola! A one of kind vintage snow globe to keep you warm!


My second project was a matching pair if greeting cards, making good use of the beautiful images in the Winter Cuties set.




Thanks for stopping by,

Robin

Circus Side Show Card

 Hello, Time for a new  challenge over at  This Is Halloween  ! Dig out your spooky stuff and create an Anything Goes project and join us ov...