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Monday, May 1, 2017

Sweet Unicone

Hey crafty friends..long time no see.   I have been away from my blog for about a month now, My husband Who has MS, has been hospitalised for over a month now about 2 hours away from where we live and so my crafting has been pretty much in limbo.  I foresee a few more weeks of being there, so am going to squeak in some crafty relaxation when I can.

I did however manage a couple cards this week, using KaDoodle Bug Designs past Freebie...Cutie KaToodles ~ Sweet Unicone.  This month through Close To My Heart, for which I am a consultant, there is a new Catalog.  

and there are some real FUN new paper packs.  I used a couple pieces of the new paper pack Little Dreamer.  
So Here are the cards I put together

I hope you like the cards and will leave a comment, and be sure to check out my website. I would love to be your consultant ..have a great Monday

Friday, March 31, 2017

No sew with Helmar

Hello Fello crafters, Cathy here this fine day to share a sort of sew project, with no needle and thread but with something that is just like stitching to fabric...Helmar Fabric Glue.  I was real pleased how it turned out and wanted to go buy a bunch of plain lamp shades after to transform like I did to my plain Jane  shade I had bought some time ago.

Here is a picture of the lamp shade before I started and the Helmar Adhesives I used to complete the project...

I had some flower lace ribbon from Stampin up I believe and thought it would look perfect around the top of the lamp shade...

I had a small strip of the ribbon left over and figured I might as well use it up on the shade, so I applied the Helmar Fabric Glue across the back side of the ribbon and then rolled it in a ball to create a flower to add to the decor of the shade which you will see later..

My next step was to glue some lace ribbin from my stash that I got at Michaels'...

After the lace was glued on I went hunting for embellishments, and came across a stick pin, a heart one that used to be my mom's ( who is living with the angels) and a regular stick pin from Close to My Heart, and some beads to add to it.
I used the Helmar Craft Glue to add to the pin and keep the beads on.


Now here is a close up of the lamp shade, you can see the rolled flower I made top and center to which I added a vintage button to the center.  The rest of the flowers are from Michaels' Recollections collection.  I used the Helmar Fabris Glue on each pin to help hold them in as well as the feathers and leaves and flowers.

Below is the lamp shade all assembled....

and here it is back in it's place lit up...

So there you have it.. my completed lamp shade.. Hope you like as much as I do.
Til next time... Cathy

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Spring Chick

Happy Thursday everyone, Cathy here to share another card featuring a SVG file from KaDoodle Bug Designs..  For this card I used the "Spring Chick " file,

the card below was created using Close to My Heart card stock as well as DCWV burlap paper. and a stamp from a Punny stamp set I had.

Well I hope you like my card today and will head  over to KaDoodle Bug Designs and check out her amazing files.

Til next time Happy Crafting

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Meow are you?

Hey there fans of the KaDoodle Bug Designs files.  Cathy here today to share a card I created using one of the Halloween files~  Cutie KaToodles , Black Cat.
I had a cute animal puns stamp set that had the sentiment~ Meow are you?  So I hunted around the KaDoodle Bug Designs website and found this adorable cat,  I cut out the pumpkin with pattern paper and just made it something the cat was leaning on.

Here is my version on a card....

Supplies used:
CTMH card Stock
Bazzil paper.
CTMH inks
Helmar craft glue
Doodlebug dots
Stampin up ribbon

thanks for peeking in

Monday, February 27, 2017

Home Decor with Helmar

Hello fellow crafters, Cathy here to share my Home decor project using Helmar adhesives.
I do not know about you but where I come from, we have had a whole lot of snow, so I decided I need a diversion, so figured I would do an Easter/Spring decor project..

first, I acquired 3 pieces of pine wood, one at 2x4x8 and 2 @ 2x4 x6.  I sanded them...

Then I purchased some white chalk paint, and gave each of them 3 coats of paint,

Then I took 3 coordinating scraps of cloth in bright spring colors and cut them out into bunny ear shapes and pressed them.

                                then I tied each of the fabric ears into aow in the middle

My next step I took thin floral wire and wrapped it around a pencil several time and then trimmed off.
I made several "loopy" wires.

With a couple of them I tird them around the ears to make hair for the bunnies...

For noses, I took some wooden hearts I got for Christmas and painted then light pink/

I wanted the ears to have a little stiffness, so I used my HelmarFabric Stiffner

I poured a little in a paper plate and brushed it on the backside of each ear and then ...

Draped them over bottle to dry.

I used my one inch paper punch and punched out enough circles to make 3 for each eye so they would be thick. and used Helmar Craft glue to hold them together.

Next I put down some small globs of Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to hold the eyes on the boards..it is just like using a glue gun without the burn...

I now want something thick to be able to hold my wire whiskers and the wooden heart nose and the ears and hair on top,..and what better to do that than the Helmar Scrap Dots

and Voila!! the finished Bunnies!!

Helmar products used...
Helmar Scrap Dots,
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar Craft Glue
Helmar Fabric Stiffener

Hope you like today's Home Decor project..thanks for stopping ,


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Bunny and his carrot

Happy Saturday KaDoodle bug fans..I am posting today for KaDoodle Bug Designs and I am going to be sharing the New file with you ~ "Bunny and his Carrot".

These little bunnies are way cute.  They look adorable on cards and scrap pages and gift bags, tags and boxes...but I decided to try something new...

I decorated my hubbies whiteboard.... 
I think he is going to like it !!!

If you would like to play with this adorable file, follow the link here.

Have a good day!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Hoppy Easter Bunny KaDoodle Bug style

Hello all you crafty people, did you get a lot of snow yesterday like me??? Holy cow Batman, enough is enough already.  Why did the groundhog have to declare 6 more weeks of winter.  I am tired of shoveling.
However, I did find time to make a card today.. With KaDoodle Bug Designs new file~ "Hoppy Easter Bunny".

Adhesive used was Helmar Adhesive Runner

Thanks for peeking in...til next time..