Friday, September 25, 2020

Autumn Greetings


This image is from Jan's Digi Stamps.  It is available in pre-colored or   normal digi, along with many options.  I colored this image with Copic markers.  I used some of Stampin' Up's new fall  paper line

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Outlawz Progressive Challenge - Use the above image

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/Colors of Autumn 

Fun Friday - Fall Festival

DL Art - Fall Colors

Mod Squad - Autumn Foliage

Card Concept - Fanciful Fall

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Butterfly Baby


This image is by Connie Fong.  She is absolutely precious.  I colored her with Prismacolor pencils.  This is one of my latest dies.  It did not cut well.  I had to keep putting the image back in trying to get it to cut with different thicknesses of extra paper.  My metal die sheet was too thick to use with it.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Let's Craft & Create - Best of Friends

Sweet Stampers - Things with Wings

Di's Digi Designs - Winged and/or Tailed Things

Tuesday, September 22, 2020



This week's challenge at The Outlawz Tuesday Color is sponsored by Gerda Steiner.  I chose this cute kitten with balloons.  I colored the image with Copic markers.

The challenge is to use the following image as an inspiration.


Friday, September 18, 2020

Hippopotamus for Christmas

This card is for the Outlawz Festive Friday challenge under the category of Christmas.  There are usually four categories to pick from so it makes it a fun challenge.  The sponsor this time is Beccy's Place.  Many of her images come as pre-colored or the standard digi.  I chose this cute hippo.  My niece loves hippos so I thought this would be a great card for her.  I chose the pre-colored hippo.  I added green marker to draw the wires for the lights.  Then I stamped many images of lights on scrap paper. colred them, cut them out and glued them on.  The sentiment is also from Beccy's.  I felt that I printed the sentiment too large.  After photographing, I printed it smaller and took the larger one off.  The dies are from Spellbinder's Amazing Paper Grace collection.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Forest Princess

It is the most difficult thing to name my cards.  I never have any idea what name to use.  This image is from Mariols Budek on Etsy.  After my last  image in pencil I have been dying to try coloring braided hair.  I used Prismacolor pencils to color this image.  I am having the time of my life with this type of coloring.  I must admit, I had no clue what kind of bird this was or how to color it so I did look at  images on Pinterest and found one colored by Joyce Christian Ferrone.   My bird is very similar to hers, but mine is a bit darker.  I thought it only fair that I give her credit for the bird. 
I designed this card for The Outlawz Crash Your Stash Challenge for Sept-Oct.   The challenge this time is to use old paper or silk flowers out of your stash.  You cannot purchase anything to use for the challenge.  Everything must be from your stash.  One great surprise from my stash was the gold corners.  I don't even remember buying them.  I needed something for the corners so I decided to look through my trinkets and there they were.  I love them!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Outlawz Crash Your Stash - Silk or Paper Flowers

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Things with Wings

Little Red Wagon - Nature, Flora, Fauna

Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes

Morgan's Art World - Anything Goes

Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

For Margaret


I made this card for a dear friend whose little fur baby, Cisco, has passed over the rainbow bridge.  I have had this image for what seems like forever and never had a need to use it.  The image is from Just Inklined.  I colored it with Prismacolor pencils.   The paper is from Stampin' Up.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter

Creative Craft Cottage - Include an Animal

Kleuren met Potloden    - Animals (must be pencil)

Monday, September 14, 2020

Beautiful Red Head

This week's challenge at The Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge is Sewing, fake or not.
Our sponsor for September is Fabrika Fantasy.  I chose this beautiful image.  I colored her with pencils using mineral spirits for blending.  It took so long to color her, about five hours, but I am really pleased with the finished product.  When I first got a close look at the image I just thought there is no way I can color this.  I remembered past coloring of very detailed images and I used Prismacolor pencils.  I really have started enjoying my pencils.  This image somewhat reminds me of my daughter-in-law, Karena, even down to the hair color.  The only thing I would change is the color of the peonies.  They blend in too well with her hair.  Coloring is definitely a learning process.

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 

Klerurn Met Potloden - Anything Goes
Color Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes-Twist/Stitching 
Paper Shelter - Birthdays
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Morgan's Srt World - Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Studio - Use Black and/or Purple
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes 
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Happy Birthday
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything Goes

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Girl with Hat


This is my fifth post today.  I'm on a roll.  I've been making cards out of images that I have colored over the past few years.  This image is by Mo's Digital Pencil.  I colored the images with Copics.  The paper is from my stash.  These roses are my very favorite.  I wish I could remember where I got them from.  They are made of foam and I much prefer them to the paper flowers.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Mo's Digital Pencil - Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge - Anything Goes

Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Creations in Pink - Anything Mainly Pink Goes

Incy Wincy Designs - Girls, Girls, Girls



Butterfly Lady


I recently colored this image, but am not that pleased with it.  I have colored it once previously and loved how it turned out.  I plan on coloring it in a different color palette. This image is by Morgan Fitzsimons.  I colored this with Prismacolor pencils.  I also had a problem with the glittler clumping a little.   Next time I'm going back to Copics.    She is by far one of my favorite images by Fitzsimons.  The sentiment is from Spellbinder's Glimmer system.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Morgan's Art World - Anything Goes

Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

Creative Sketchy Girls - Butterflies

Crafty Cardmakers - Things with Wings

Miscellaneous Cards


This is a few miscellaneous cards I made from images I colored.  Please check the post below for some Christmas cards.  This one uses an image from A Day for Daisies.  I colored it with Copic markers.

I had to go way back to figure out who this image was from.  It was from a company called Karen's Doodles.  I don't think they are around anymore.

This image is from A Day for Daisies. 

This image is a mystery.  It was printed off in my files for years.  I think a friend might have sent it to me.  After I cut the circle out I noticed the words Crow & Bittersweet written on the back, but not in my handwriting.  I tried to do a search for it to no avail.

Christmas Cards

 I keep a file of colored images that I color when I'm looking for something to do.  The file was getting a little full so I decided to make up some cards.  I still have about ten Christmas images colored.  I'll get around to them eventually.  This image is from Lillie of the Valley.  It is colored with copic markers.

This image was also colored with Copic markers.  It is from Power Poppy.   


This image is from Mo's Digital Pencil. 


I think this one is also from Lillie of the Valley, but I'm not sure.


Easily recognizable, this one is from House Mouse.


Hello Friend

The Tuesday Color Challenge at The Outlawz this week is sponsored by Gerda Steiner. 
 I chose this cute little turtle.  I colored the image with Copic markers.

The challenge is to use the provided colors and add a twist, the butterfly.

Luckily for me the butterfly was included in my image.

Friday, September 4, 2020

A Little Bit Nuts

This week's Festive Friday challenge at the Outlawz is sponsored by Beccy's Place.  I used this cute image called "The Collector."   I colored the image with Copic markers.  I wanted to keep the front of this card relatively plain.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
AUD Sentiment - Anything Goes + Sentiment 
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Monday, August 31, 2020

Birthday Rose

The challenge this week at Outlawz's Monday Greetings is sponsored by Twinkle Lane Designs.  I chose the image Bunch of Roses.  The image is colored with Copic markers.  I added some Stickles to the flower petals.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Creations in Pink - Anything Goes in Mainly Pink

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes

A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes

Ching-Chou Kuik - Think Pink for Breast Cancer

Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes

Friday, August 28, 2020

Sweet Angel


 chose another Mo's Digital Pencil image for this Christmas card.  I am on a Christmas card roll right now!  I colored the image with Copic markers.  This is one of my favorite images.  She is just so prescious.  I make a couple cards using her every Christmas.  The paper is from my stash.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Coloour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Cut it Up - Olds School (Pearls, Ribbon)

Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes

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