Saturday, March 30, 2013

Purple Hydrangeas

Nothing says spring like a Hydrangea doesn't it?  These beautiful flowers are so gorgeous in real life.  My friend Colleen (Dietrich Designs) had a Birthday recently and she loves Hydrangeas.  It's the first thing you see when your browser opens to her blog!  So I made this card and sent it to her.  She just told me yesterday she received it so I will post it now.  I found that I would rather surprise someone with their card rather then post it first.   So here it is!
Believe it or not I found this Hydrangea image on the internet here.  I have been collecting images and stamps of Hydrangeas for an upcoming project.  I want to have a variety of images in my
Martha Stewart Punch around the Page was used for the perimeter and framing of the Hydrangeas inside the card.  Spellbinders for the actual center.  Marianne corner dies at the corners with some Recollection bling.  The Hydrangeas were colored with Copic markers.  Gold seed beads were applied to the centers with Glossy Accents and stickles makes those centers sparkle. 
This is the inside of the card.  I colored and cut another image to compliment the front of the card.  I was just thrilled to learn that Colleen loved it!!!!  Now I know she will forgive me for being a little late with her  Have a wonderful day everyone.  I will be back soon with more to show you.  I have been working on some really cool things.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

CottageCutz Spring Chick-a-dee Basket

Easter is just around the corner and time to think of Easter baskets and Chocolate Bunnies!  Here's a little egg shaped Easter Basket I created with the Spring Chick-a-dee and Greenery die from CottageCutz.
A Martha Stewart Punch was used to create the decorative edge around the egg shaped basket and the little fence border.  The Martha Stewart matching border punch was used to decorate the handle.  Prima flowers and the Greenery decorate the front along with a little pearl swirl.  This Spring Chick-a-dee is all dressed in her Easter finery and ready to put a smile on the face of the person who receives it filled with chocolate.  Here are the CottageCutz dies used:

Thanks for viewing my project today.  Sure do appreciate it.  Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

CottageCutz Vintage Loveseat and Chair

Hello crafters and welcome to another Cottage Cutz creation.   Today we have the Vintage Loveseat and Chair and Shower Peeper dies.  Isn't this sentiment true?  That little peeper looks like me!  Just scrunch my nose up at the housework as I would rather be creating!!!  lol  Doesn't it seem like you never get done housework.  If it isn't the cleaning, it's the laundry, or the cooking, and then the dishes.  It's a wonder we ever have a moment to create!
DCWV At Home Stack paper was used to create this card.  Very appropriate don't you think?  The sentiment was created on the computer.  Spellbinders Labels Eight was used for the background along with a paper doily.  Brushed Corduroy ink was used for the distressing.  The rosette has a Recollection bling in the center.   Here are the dies that were used:


Thank you for viewing my creation today.  I really appreciate it.  Have a wonderful day. 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

CottageCutz Elegant Purse and Shoes

 It's CottageCutz time here at Chocolate Crafts and Bears, Oh My.   What fun it was to create this card.  Sending this to a special friend would really convey how much their friendship means to you.   You know we all have one of those girlfriends that loves to shop and can't resist a pair of shoes and matching purse!  She would just adore this card. 
 The following are Cottage Cutz Dies used to create this:
Three different purses with a matching pair of shoes for each were created from the Cottage Cutz dies.  The rose from the Elegant Purse Die was used to embellish two pairs of the shoes to match the purses.
Here are the dies used:

Thanks so much for stopping by today to view my creation.  I really appreciate it so very much.  Happy Crafting!