Sunday, January 25, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

For my one and only Valentine's card this year I used this adorable image from Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet.  The digital store is temporarily closed.  I colored it with Copic markers.  The digital paper is from Carta Bella.The words and the doily were cut on the Silhouette.

Copics:  B21,B24,BG11,BG23, BV0000, BV02, C00, C0, C1, C2,
E00, E01, E13, E31, E33, E34, E35, E39, R11, R20, R21, R22, R24,
G14, Y18, YR12, YR15

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Come and Get It  Ribbons and Bows
Fairytale Stampers  Flowers, Flowers
Pile It On  Hearts and/or Flowers
That Craft Place  Love/Valentine
My Sheri Crafts  Valentine's Day
Brown Sugar  Valentine's
Docerela Creations   Use Pink, Red + Embellishments
Throwback Thursday   Valentine
Silhouette Challenge  Anything Goes
Mema's Challenge  Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts  Say it with Flowers
Imagination Crafts  Anything Goes

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Dr. Digi-Buffo (colour)

 This week at Inspiration Destination one of our sponsors is Dr. Digi.  I chose this really great pre-coloured digi called Buffo.  I decided to make it a twisted easel card.  The papers are from Stampin' Up.  I cut the wording out of the papers, also.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Sister Act   Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge  Birthday Card for a Boy
Send a Smile for Kids  Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore  Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion  Anything Goes
My Craft Creations  Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guyz  Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday  Anything Goes

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Rick St Dennis - 1935 Hat

 This week at Inspiration Destination's Anything Goes Challenge Blog we're using images from Rick St. Dennis.  I chose this lovely lady, available here.  The papers are from my stash and the die is from Spellbinders.  The flowers and corner pieces are from Live and Love Crafts.  I used Copic markers to color the image.

Copics:  100. B91 B93, B95, B97, B99, C00, C0, 
C1, E000, E00, E11, E13, E33, E34, E37, E47, 
R02, R12, R22, R27, Y28, YG63, YG67

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Kraftyhands  Winter Blues
Crafts 4 Eternity  Blue Tones
Sister Act  Anything Goes
Craftin' Desert Divas   Blue & White
Imagination Crafts  Anything Goes
My Craft Creations  Anything Goes
Fairytale Stampers  Flowers
PDE Linky Party  Blue & White
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards   No Circles

Sunday, January 11, 2015

January Christmas Card Stash

This is my favorite Santa image.  It's by Sherri Baldy.  I colored him with Copics.

 This stamp is by PSX.  This image was also colored with Copics.


These cards were cut with the Silhouette.
The digital papers are from Cartabella.

My goal this year is to make one card a week to avoid the Christmas rush. 
 Also, to make somewhat flatter cards that are easier to mail. 

I am entering the Santa card in the following challenge:

ABC Christmas Challenge  A is for Anything Christmas

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Music Practice

This is my first post for Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog.  Our sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter.  I used the matching paper and pre-colored digi set titled "The Music Practice,"  available here.  I fussy cut the image and added it to a doily cut on the Silhouette. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Cards and More  Use a Doily
Papertake Weekly  Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday  Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door  Anything Goes

Friday, January 2, 2015

My Favorite Five of 2014


I have been doing this for the past few years.  It's interesting to look back.  I had forgotten about quite a few of the cards.   What a surprise, they're all animals!



I am entering this post in the following challenge:


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Christmas Carousel Horse

I must apologize that I haven't been visiting blogs lately.  I have been in a lot of pain with arthritis since the weather has gotten colder.  I wasn't allowed to take anything for pain for a while because of my kidneys.  They are apparently normal again and the doctor gave the okay to take an anti-inflammatory.  Thanks goodness.

Anyways, this past Christmas I sent quite a few purchased cards which I prefer not to do.  This year I'm going to try to finish one per week so I'll have plenty when I need them.

This image I found on Deviant Art, it's by Heather Luciana.  She gives permission to use her lineart as long as she is given credit.  Here is a link to the image:

I colored it with Copic markers.
C00, C0, C01, C02, C04, C05, E31, E33,   E35, E37, G05, G09,
 R22, R24, R46, Y28, Y32, YG13, YG67, YR16

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Inspiration Destination   Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund    Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge Z for Zebra-Use Stripes
Christmas Card Challenge  Anything Goes

Friday, October 31, 2014

Lucas' Halloween Costume

I made Lucas a Brobee (from Yo Gabba Gabba) costume for Halloween.  He didn't like the sleeves in the first pic so we rolled them up.  Gotta keep a two year old happy!  Katie had seen the costume on Pinterest.  Someone had made it from a hoodie and pants pattern.  The pattern was discontinued, but I was able to find it on Ebay.  So glad I did.  I just winged the face and horns. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014


 This image is from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I colored her with Copic markers.  The snowflakes were cut with the Silhouette and covered with Stickles.  The digital papers are from Echo Park. 

Copics:  B32, B34, B37M BG0000, BG0000, BG10, 
C0, C3, E01, E11, E23, E33, E34, E35, E37, 
R12, R17,  Y0000

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Bloggers Network  Christmas
Love to Scrap  Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge  Lots of Layers
My Craft Creations  Anything Goes
4 Crafty Girls  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra  Anything goes
Addicted to Stamps  Anything Goes

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Angel and Baby

I'm trying to get started on mu Christmas cards, so that may be all you see for a while.  This image is from Mo's Digital Pencil. I think I bought it last year, but never used it.   I colored it with Copics.  I cleaned my desk off before I listed them.  Oh, well!  I used a die set from Spellbinders.  Someday, I will go and find out what each set is.  I didn't save any paperwork for them.  I realized after I photographed the card that I forgot to color the lips.  They are colored now, but I don't feel like photographing again.  I spend so much time focusing on the skin that I forget the lips quite often.  I actually finished the last two cards inside and out.  
I'm on a roll!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafting at the Weekend  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts  Use Something Forgotten or Never Used
Little Claire's  Christmas
Art by Miran  Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long  Use your Imagination

Monday, October 13, 2014

TeddyBo Tree

I am having major trouble with formatting this post.  Blogger must not be behaving today!  Anyways, I used a TeddyBo image for this card.  I purchased a couple a few years back and haven't gotten a chance to use them yet.  The digital papers are from Echo Park.  
 I colored this with Copic markers.  I did the distressing with Distresses Inks.

Copics:  B05, BG11, BG13, BG18, C00, C0, C1, C2, 
E30, E31, E34, E35, R11, R12, R14, R17, R22, R24, 
R27, RV09, Y17, YG61, 63, 67


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Perfect Life  Festive 48
Little Claire's  Christmas
We Dobadoo  Christmas
Delicious Doodles  Christmas in October
C.R.A.F.T.  Christmas
Inspiration Destination   Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper  Halloween/Christmas
Card Mania   Tag

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Finished off my basket of unfinshed cards!

I finally finished all my unfinished cards!  I had forty-seven cards that I had made for design teams that I had not finished the inside of.  Some had been in my stash of unfinished cards for three years.  I finally got them done, greetings and all.  Now I might actually be able to make one for fun.  That is, after Lucas' Halloween costume and another beanbag chair.  I best get busy!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fitztown - Fall Colors

I used a Fitztown image from a set of images called Vintage.  They are available in either colored or black and white. I needed a quick card this week and it was wonderful to have this great image available all ready to use.  I think it  makes a great masculine card.  If the images are not in the store yet you can write to: and supply a link to this post.  They will be happy to help you.  I absolutely love the corrugated paper.  I have used it a few times recently and love the look.  

Cardz 4 Guyz - No Patterened Paper

I made this card for this week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, No Patterned Paper.  I used the Sketch below, but didn't realize that I cut the curves on the wrong side of the paper.  Good thing it was not a sketch challenge. The image is from The Graphics Fairy.  The belt buckle is from Tim Holtz.

Friday, September 12, 2014

QKR - Things with Wings

This week's challenge at QKR Stampede is Things with Wings.  I chose this bluejay image available here.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  The beautiful digital paper is from Carina Gardner.  I used quite a bit of pastel chalks with this image to give that old look.  The fall leaves were cut with the Silhouette.  They are also chalked which really turned out nice, it just doesn't show in the photo.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Heart Pieces   Use a Digi Stamp
Milk Coffee Challenge  Colors of Autumn
Creative Knockouts  Outdoors
Chalk 'n Stock  Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps  Make Your Mark
Creative Moments  Fall Colors
Divas by Design  Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash  Bird Image
A Little Bit of Crafty  Distress It
CCC Digi Creations  Digi/Things with Wings
Mema's Challemge  Fall Colors
Natalie and Amy's Challenge  Things with Wings
Really Reasonable Ribbon  Autumn Colors w/ Ribbon or Trim
Art by Miran   Anything Goes
Simply Create Too  Autumn/Fall

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