Monday, January 18, 2021


This card is for the Monday Greetings Challenge at The Outlawz.  I used an image from 

Fred She Said.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  The paper is from Stampin' Up.

 I haven't done a challenge in ages.  I think I might try a few.

Friday, January 15, 2021

A Stampin' Up set I couldn't resist


I saw this image done on Pinterest and I needing quite a few male birthday cards couldn't resist it. I had to run right over to EBay and search for it.  I should have moved the deer closer to the tree and leveled his feet, but I still like it so what the heck.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

The Outlawz Challenges-January 2021-Part 1

I have not gotten my DT cards posted for the Outlawz challenges in quite a while so I thought to catch up I would put them all into one post.  I seem to be doing that a lot lately.  The next few cards were for The Monday Greetings challenge.

12/7/20  Paper Nest Dolls

12/21/20 Paper Nest Dolls

1/4/21 Paper Nest Dolls 

The next three were for the Tuesday Color Challenge

12/15/20 Sherri West Srt

12/29/20 Sherri West Art

1/12/21 Alex Syberia Designs

Festive Friday Challenges

1/8/21 Hetty Clare

Progressive Freebie Challenge 

1/1/21 Jan's Digi Challenge

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Splitcoast 2021 Christmas Card Challenge-January/Cardinals


This is a pre-colored image from Fred She Said.  I found it in one of my folders alreay printed off,  I thought it would be great for the January theme.?the "Merry Christmas" greeting was cut from foam.  It curves quite easily.

This card uses a stamp from CC Designs.  My husband bought me a full set of Faber Castell for Christmas.  What a difference between them and Prismacolor pencils.  The ?Faber Castell are oil based where as the Prismacolor are wax based.  The Faber pencils go on so smoothly!  I noticed that even sharpening them was greatly different.  It only takes about two turns in the sharpener to get a very fine point.  I have a lot of trouble sharpening my Prismacolor.  The leads always break.  Sometimes I feel like the entire pencil will be gone by the time it's sharp enough to use.  

This card uses a digi stamp by Power Poppy.  It is also colored with Faber Castell pencils.

This is an image that I have a stamp for.  Although, I have no idea who the manufacturer is.  I colored this with pencils.

Last one, finally!  I committed to four or five a month.  This image and sentiment is from an old Stampin' Up set. 

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Done with Purple for now!


This image is by Power Poppy.  I have been in the mood to color their images lately.  I colored this one with Copic markers.  I don't know why I've made so many purple themed cards lately.  I don't even really care for the color, but here it is anyways.  

The next card is by Power Poppy, also.  This image was a real pain to photograph.  The gold just shone too much.  I tried to pick an image where the glare was not too bad.  I'm having fun with my new camera (a birthday gift to myself.)  My old digital finally died after about eleven years.

Potted Pear Tree


It's time for a new Progressive Freebiechallenge at The Outlawz.  It's a month long challenge.  The above image is by Jan's Digital Stamps.  It is available for the asking.  I colored the image using Copics and Prismacolor pencils.  The die cuts are by Tim Holtz.  Come on over and join

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Getting Carried Away wih Christmas


The first two cards are from the newest Power Poppy release.  I am enjoying using them.  It was a huge release so expect more.  The owl done in lilac was done with red the other day.  I actually prefer the red.

 The next image is from Lili of the Valley.  It's such a sweet image.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Christmas Owl

 One more for the stash.  This image is also from Power Poppy.  They came out with a huge number of images recently.  I bought them all and the forgot to download them.  I finally got around to it today.


Let There Be Peace On Earth

 I am definitely in Christmas mode.  I have a few more that I want to get done then I may try something different.  This image is by Power Poppy.  I tend to use it at least once every Christmas.  I could not get the glitter picture to photograph very well.  I am looking forward to getting all my new cards to the 2021 Christmas Card Challenge at Splitcoast.

 Fortunately, coronavirus and card making seem to go well together.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

More 2021 Christmas Cards

Here are some more Christmas cards for 2021.All of the images are from Mo's Digital Pencil.  The  papers are from Stampin' Up.





Wednesday, December 16, 2020

My Chemp Patient Has Passed

 I have such a heavy heart tonight.  My Chemo patient passed away today.  I hope I gave him a little comfort knowing I cared.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

My First 2021 Christmas Cards.


I worked on Christmas cards even after I had enough to mail.  Some of these I like and some I do not.  I don't know which ones I will use next year.  As soon as Splitcoast opens up it's 2021 challenge I will add them there.  This first card I made for the current Outlawz Festive Friday Cahllenge.  It is a pre-colored image by Fred She Says.

This was made from an actual rubber stamp.  A cardland friend used it to make a card several years ago.  I admired it so much I searched for the stamp.  This does not compare to hers.

The two cards above are made from a stamp set by Sunny Studio.  The set needs to be stamped many times over.  Even though I got close the images are not stamped directly on top of each other.  I will practice more with these.  I love this stamp.  The jingle bell s so realistic.

 This is a house mouse stamp that I have tried many times, but was never happy with it.  This time I colored it with pencils and like it a bit more.  This one managed to avoid the trash can.

This one I have tried to color with markers in the past with disastrous results.  This one is in pencils and I will use it. The Wisemen are by Just Inklined.

This is a Mo's Digital Pencil image and I actually love this one.  It is colored with Copics.

 This image is by Sherri West Art.  It was the Tuesday Colour Challenge at The Outlawz.  The truth be told.  I would not put these colors together in a million years, but, hence the challenge.  I usually toss cards like this when I finish them, but this one is growing on me!

That's it for now.  Time to go rest.  I managed to get Covid from a family member.  It's very mild so far, five days in to symptoms..  I hope it stays that way. 

Friday, November 27, 2020

Takin' Baby for a Walk

 This week's Festive Friday Challenge at The Outlawz is sponsored by Hetty Clare.  I chose this adorable image, which very much reminds me of Holly Hobbies.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the next little darling to join our family will be a little girl.  Grandma has been wanting to make some cute little dresses.

Update:  We will be having Logan Alexander join our family.  Grandson #3.  Okay, kids, somebody get working on another.  Grandma needs to make some dresses.  Maybe I should just start making overalls instead.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Santa Kitty and his Reindeer


I could not photograph this card well to save my life.  With it being a longer card I seemed to get either one side or the other darker.  Whatever.  I give up!  Anyways, this is for the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge.  The sponsor this wee is Knitty Kitty.  I had bought a set of four images.  This uses three of them.  I drew lines with a marker to conncet the sleigh with the reindeer.  The image is colored with Prismacolor pencils.  The paper is from Stampin' Up.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Finally Done!


I finally finished making cards out of the images I colored over the past many years.  Well, that's only half true.  I actually got so tired of the process that I threw a lot away.  I still consider that done.  Now my folder of images is empty.

The above two images are from Mo's digital Pencil.  The rest of the images are from various artists.


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