Saturday, July 31, 2021

Tea with Critters


Have I got a darling card for you! I am a animal lover, so I was drawn to this kit right away! Plus what is not to like about a card with cute critters and a tea pot!!

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Thanks to our great sponsor this month, Crafts U Print !! I worked with Tea Party Mini Kit! And what fun I had!

I began by printing the set twice, and then fussy cut all the pieces out. I used some scrap to cover the card base, by die cutting it with a stitched circle. After inking all edges, I began assembly, the second set was pop dotted over the first for extra dimension. Adhere your elements referring to the instructions for placement. I then added fussy embellishments, the pearls, the sheer bow, and few straight pins, and a curly cue!! There you have it!

Thanks You for stopping by,


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Sea of Dreams, Double Stacked ATC Cube

 Hello Friends,

I can't believe it is almost the end of July! My family has been on vacation to the beach, and looking ahead for school to start in August. I will be going to the beach in December, to see me cousins in Florida! I am getting excited! 

When I think of the beach, it is sun, sand, shells, and of course mermaids, which was my inspiration for my projects for Gecko Galz this month.

I used the beautiful Mermaids Dreams Junk Journal Kit for both my projects! Yes there are more then enough images in this kit for 2 projects!

I began by painting my two, 2 inch blocks, while my paint was drying I cut all of the images out. I then cut mats for each image, and inked all edges of the images and the mats. I adhered the images to the mats and used a stencil and added walnut ink here and there on each image. After deciding placement on the cubes, I adhered an image on all 4 sides times 2 cubes. Next adhere the cubes together, I used a hot glue gun for this step. I then made my embellishments for the top cube. I recycled a small ribbon spool by adding cotton twine to it. I adhered a cog to the top of the spool, and carefully fussy cut the the Octopus frame out and added one of the sentiments from the kit. I hot glued a toothpick to the back of the frame and then hot glue the toothpick sign in the center of ribbon spool. I then filled a tiny bottle with sand, tied a little cotton twine to the neck of the bottle, and hot glued it in place. Added some small shells and silica beads for added texture. Save the little packs, that are stuck in products to keep them dry, that is where the silica beads come from!! Lastly I added 4 big beads for feet on my bottom cube.

                              My next project is always a fun card to make, a Waterfall Card,

                    I hope you enjoyed my work, thank you for stopping by, and be sure to visit again!


Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Nautical Dreams with Arty Diva's

 Hello Friends, 

I am so excited to share, that I have been asked to design for Arty Diva's challenge blog! I have fallen in love with this months images, I bet you will too !! Check them out!  Nautical Dreams.

Be sure to stop by Lillirain Designs to check out other available kits!


I created a Stuffed Library Card for my first project. Lots of walnut ink and a bit of string went perfectly with these gorgeous images.

                                                              Pocket before stuffed

                                                                           My Tags

                    Masculine Trinket Box is my second creation. I snagged a box from the dollar store,
                    covering the front only, taking advantage of the boxes original theme, I added vintage
                    photo corners, tiny glass bottle filled with sand and shells , die cut sticks, I am calling
                   drift wood! and the word remember. Lots of walnut ink and some string ties this project
                   with my first.

                                Be sure to visit the Arty Diva's Facebook page for more inspiration!

Thanks You for visiting,


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