Happy Valentine's Day


 
The challenge this week for Heart's Quest Challenge Blog is Valentine's Day for spouse, partner or romantic love.  I haven't made a Valentine's card in years.  I used some Spellinder's  dies that were just sitting around unused.  The flocked vellum is by Stampin' Up.  
 
I am entering this card in the following challenge:


Hay Friend

 

This card if for the newest challenge over at Farm Quest Challenge Blogspot.  I used an image from the Silhouette Design Store.  The theme this time is Hay, Straw Bales, Hay Mows/Lofts.  Come on over and join us 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Finally Finished My Mermaid

 

I have been working on this mermaid for a while.  She's from Coloring Books 2020 on Etsy.  I enjoy doing some projects that take a while.  I colored her with Copic markers, Luminance pencils and CarbOthello chalk pastel pencils.  I added some Stickles to the air bubbles, although the glitter is not visible in the photo.  This was mt first time coloring black hair,  I photocopied the partially colored image and colored the hair on that first as a trial (suggested by my daughter.)  Thank you, Katie.  After I somewhat  thought I had it down I colored the original.  I could still use some practice on where to place the shading. I am looking forward to coloring my next image. 

I may try to down size her to get it on a card.  That may not work because my printer is a piece of junk and tends to print off color.



Christmas Cardinal

 


Here's my start to the 2023 Splitcoast Christmas Card Challenge.  For these cards I used dies from Honey Bee and paper from Carta Bella.  My photography is not the best.  Between very low light in the early morning and poor eyesight I didn't do such a great job.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Peace On Earth - Anything Goes 

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Krafty Chicks - Christmas



Western Wear


 These two cards are for a new to me Design Team called Farm Quest Challenge Blog.  They are predominately country or farm themed.  Today's challenge is cowboy or cowgirl, boots, hats or spurs.  You must use at least two.  I found these images on Etsy inTanchaArt.  I colored the images with Copic markers.  I don't recall who the the dark pink paper is from.  The turquoise paper is my favorite paper to use on male cards and it's from Hobby Lobby.  Hope to see you visit us!

 

I am entering these cards in the following challenges:

Gem of s Challenge - Anything Goes 

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes

 

Valentine for Mom

 

I have joined a new DT,  for Heart's Quest Challenge Blog

Today starts a Valentine challenge.  It must be for a parent or child and include a heart or the word love.     I chose this cute Stampin' Up set from 2017.  I have had the paper so long I have no idea who it is from.  Come along and join us.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes /Option: Add in an Animal

Cut it Up - Must Include a Die Cut 

Digi Choosday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Critter Crazy Challebge - Anything Goes with a Critter


Fairy Wishes

   This is my Creative Team entry for the January challenge at Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog.  I chose the image Fairy Wishes.  I colored the image with pencils.  The paper and gold leaves are from Stampin' Up.


Hot Cocoa

 
I fell in love with this image the first time I saw it.  I bought it on Etsy.  Here is the link:  Cocoa 
I colored the image with Copic markers and used a pencil to streak the hair.  The paper is from Siampin' Up.  All my cards are done for this year so this one has to wait an entire year to be sent. 

 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
 
 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Peace on Earth - Anything Christmas
Polka Doodles - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Christmas Creations 
Beyond the Blue  Winter Celebrations
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes Christmas
As You Like It Challenge - Anything Goes - Christmas 
Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Christmas
2 Sisters on the Blog - Christmas Card with Holly Leaves 
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Rabisco Challenge - Anything Goes
Sheepski Design Challenge - Tis the Season
The 12 Days of Christmas - Anything Goes Christmas







QKR


Children of Cameroon

 

I wanted to color something different this month for Morgan's Art World Challenge Blog.  It is an Anything Goes Challenge.  This image is called Children of Cameroon.  It is available in her shop.  The link is on the right side of my blog.  I did some research to see what the clothing looks like in Cameroon.  The traditional garments consist mostly of black and orange with small amounts of other various colors. 


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Paper Funday Challenges - Autumn colors

Digi Choosday - Anything Goes

Passion for Markers - Anything Other that Christmas 

Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

A Place to Start - Anything Goes


Christmas Greetings


 This is my entry for the Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge.  This cute image is offered as a freebie for the challenge by Wink, Wink, Ink.  I think it's simply adorable!  I saw a card a while ago on Pinterest done in red with white dots.  I fell in love with it.  I don't even recall what the image was, but know I had to do that color scheme.  I colored the image with Copic markers and used a white pen for the dots.  The sentiment is from Spellbinders.  (Just realized after  it was posted that I colored in the wrong areas for the scarf.  I hate when I do that kind of thing and don't catch it in time!)


 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
 
Outlawz Monday Greetings - Christmas Greetings
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge - Use image from 2022 Sponsor
Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Load on the Layers
Craft Rocket Challenge - Christmas/Winter
Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Christmas or Winter
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges - Christmas is Coming
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas  - Polka Dots
12 Months of Christmas - Anything Foes/Option:  Patterned Paper
Unicorn Challenge - Christmas is Coming
                                                    

Let It Snow

 

I finally completed my Christmas card challenge at Splitcoast.  This two cards are for the June challenge "Let it Snow."  Both images are from Lily of the Valley and colored with Copic markers.  So happy to be done!


The Angel Gabriel

 

This card is for Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog for the month of November.  I used Angel # 6.  It's available at the Creative Arts Design Studio.  I colored the image with Copic markers and Polychromos pencils.  The paper is from Hobby Lobby.  

I am entering this in the following challenges:

The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes

Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Unicorn Challenge - Christmas is Coming

A Place to Start - Anything Goes 

Jan's Digistamps Challenges - Anything Goes

Path of Positivity - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp - Christmas

Avenue 613 Create - Anything Goes

Peace On Earth - Christmas

Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

My Time to Craft - Anything Goes

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes

Halloween Cards for the Grandsons

 

 

Our youngest grandson, Logan, is dressing up as a tiger this Halloween.  I wish we could be there to see him.  I used this cute image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  The paper has been in my stash for years.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  

This card is for our eldest grandson, Lucas.  This is another Mo's image colored with Copic markers.



This card is for our middle grandson, Ethan.  Another ":cute" Mo's image colored with Copic markers. The sentiments are from Mo's also.


Santa's Fireplace


 
These three cards were made for the October Christmas Card Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  I used the large die of the month set from Spellbinder's Oct 21.  I plan on making about three to five more that Tom will actually do lighting for.  He's looking forward to that after doing the lighthouse cards.  Boy, there were so many little die cut pieces with these cards.  I getting more used to die cutting now.
 
 

 

 

Cabbage Rose


 This is my October  entry for Morgan's Art World Creative Team.  I colored the image with Copic markers and Luminance Pencils.  I used a beautiful paper from Stampin' Up.  The bow is made of satin ribbon from May Arts  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes

Color Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes

Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes

Happy Valentine's Day

    The challenge this week for Heart's Quest Challenge Blog is Valentine's Day for spouse, partner or romantic love.  I haven'...