Thursday, August 18, 2022

Make Over Card


This card is a remake of a card my daughter gave to my husband one Christmas with his gift in it.  I always loved the decoration on the card so I saved it.  I finally decided to strip off the decoration and apply it to a new card base. It originally was on a solid ivory.  I decided to go with green gingham.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Merry & Bright

I am trying to gradually work my way through the dresser full of stamp sets I have and have never used.  I bought this die set about six years ago, but for some reason never purchased the stamp set to go with it.  I now wish I had. It definitely needs something more, but I'm calling it a day,  It has a sentiment inside, my stamp on the back.  Officially complete!  This is for the November card challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  I still need to complete June through October.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Christmas Cards


Here are a few more cards I made for the Splitcoast Stampers Christmas Card Challenge.  I saw a card made with this Santa digi and fell in love with it.  I went to the website and saw that the manufacturer was named Quigglefly.  I searched for a while and couldn't find them.  The next morning I remembered a company that I had purchased some of my first digis from back in 2010.  It was called Squigglefly.  I still have my folder so I checked and to my surprise, I already owned it.  Tom asked me how I could not have remembered that I already owned it.  Truth is I have almost ten thousand digis.  A lot were from design teams, even more I purchased myself.  Quite a few were given away as freebies.  I don't think anyone having that many would remember them all. I colored the image with Copic markers.  The paper is from Stampin' Up.

The next card is from a new Stampin' Up set. I thought this was so cute!  This was also colored with Copic markers.

This is another new Stampin' Up image.  No coloring on this one!

Monday, August 1, 2022

Owl in Tree


This is Owl1 available at Creative Art Design Studio.  I used Copic markers for the base colors and filled in with pencils for the texture and details.  The colors on the photograph are not quite the colors on the original.  I can't seem to get the lighting right.  I need to find another place to do it. Please come along and join us at Morgan's Art World Challenge Blog this month. Next month I'll have a cute, but somewhat sad looking little basset hound pup.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

A Place to Start - Anything Goes

Inspiration Station - Animal Kingdom

Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything Goes 

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Krafty Friends - Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes

Critter Crazy Challenges - Anything Goes with a Featured Critter

World Wide open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes

The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes

QKR Stampede - Anything Goes

Love to Craft - Anything Goes

Crafty Animals - Anything goes - with an Animal

Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, July 31, 2022




 I found this die on Amazon.  I had seen it used on Pinterest as a shaker card.  I had never made a shaker card before and had absolutely no idea how to do one.  I just did what made sense to me and it really didn't work out well.  I am still going to use it.  After I finished the card I looked on You Tube and found some much easier directions for making a shaker card.  That attempt should be coming up sometime soon.  I also forgot the gold ribbon to hang the ornaments on.  Oh well, next time!  Lots of senior moments going on lately!


Tuesday, July 26, 2022


I made these two Christmas cards using a pre-colored image from Jan's Digi Stamps.  I just couldn't resist the image.  The first card uses a Spellbinder's die.  The paper for both cards was in a pack ordered from Amazon.  These cards are my May entry for Splitcoast's Christmas Card Challenge.  I am officially done with homeschooling now so let the crafting begin!

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Karate Kid

My nephew James just earned his blue belt.  I thought it would be cute to design a birthday card that reflected his achievement.  The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I colored the image with Copic markers. and added some plastic starts for decoration.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes 
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Friday, July 1, 2022

Golden Eagle


I have been trying to find my way back to coloring animals which always has been my true passion.  I used Golden Eagle  available here: Creative Art Design Studio.  I used a mix of Copics for the base colors and Luminance pencils for the details.  I need seven male cards ASAP.  This is the first of them  July is absolutely full of birthdays for my family.  This is my Design Team entry for the July Anything Goes Challenge at Morgan's Art World Challenge Blog.

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 

Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Coloring Goes

Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes

Fun Friday/Your Next Stamp - Anything Goes 

Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes

As You Like It - Fave Feminine or Masculine

Krafty Chicks Challenge - Anything Goes

Crafty Girl's Corner - Anything Goes

Paper Funday Challenge - Anything Goes/Masculine

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Dare 2B Artsy - Masculine

Critter Crazy Challenge - Animal as Main Focus

Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes

Friday, June 3, 2022

Gilded Angel and Tiger

 My computer has been down so long that I never got my May post online for Morgan's Art World.  So I finally have a new computer and it is set up.  So hopefully, I can be posting again.  I used the image Angel 1-Digital.  I colored her with Copic markers and  added glitter to the wings.  I always add glitter to angels wings, it seems.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Beyond the Blue - Flowers 
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Dare 2B Artsy - Flowers
Dragonfly Dreams - Butterflies and/or Flowers
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes


I am also adding the June challenge image for Morgan's Art World since that didn't get posted on time.

I used Tiger 1-Digital for this image.  This is probably the fourth time I have used this image on a card.  I absolutely love it.  I previously made a very similar card using the same embossing folder, but it was a square card.  Hopefully, next month things will be back to normal.  I am still home schooling.  That will end mid-July.  Now, I will add driving one grandson to day camp every day and taking the other to swim lessons daily.  Card making and visiting web sites is pretty much going to be non-existant for a while.  I can't wait for mid-July .  Saying I'm burned out is an understatement.  I am backed up on pretty much everything and still dealing with chronic pain from the collapsed spine.  But hey, life goes on!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Paper Funday Challenges - Anything Goes/Twist-Male 

Can You Handle the Pressure - Embossing

Try It On Tuesday - For The Man in Your Life 

Critter Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes with a Critter

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Wolf in Pencils

It's time for the April challenge at Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog.  I chose this image from a set of wolves available here:

I colored the image with a variety of pencils.  The paper is one of my favorite from Hobby Lobby.  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Sunday, March 27, 2022

Logan's First Birthday


Here is Logan's first birthday card using an image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I colored the image with Copics and pencils.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Splitcoast Christmas Card Challenge - April


Here are my two cards for the April Challenge theme, Peace.  Both images are from Power Poppy.  I colored them with Copic markers.

Friday, February 4, 2022

Christmas Card Challenge Fenruary 2022


Here are my entries for the February  Christmas Card Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  Thhe theme for February is candles.  This image is by Lily of the Valley.  I colored it with pencils.  I made the poinsettias with Spellbinder's Glimmer System.

I used an image from Sheepski Designs for this card.  It is colored with pencils.

I used pencils and pastels for this card.  This image is also by Lily of the Valley.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Magical Mermaid


A new challenge starts today at Morgan's Art World Challenge Blog.  I chose the image Magical Mermaid.  I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils, which reminded me of why I stopped using the.  They do have the best color range around for pencils.   I believe I have 150 with the newest colors added.  Their downfall is how easily they break when sharpening.  Almost every time I sharpen one the point falls out.  I like to have my pencils very sharp to work with and I have such a difficult time getting them sharp without breaking.  Two of my other three sets hold a point extremely well, but have no where near the color range.  I also used a white pen marker to color in the white on the waves and the beads or flowers (whatever they are) on her headpiece.  This was my first try at coloring water.  I think I will give it another try soon.  They netting I found at Hobby Lobby a few tears ago.  It seems to go well with mermaid pictures.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Digi Choosday - Anything Goes

Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes 

Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything Goes

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, January 23, 2022



I am guest designing this week for The Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes Challenge.  The heart poem was provided as inspiration.  I thought for something different I would put the poem on the front of the card with the image.  The image was provided by LeighSBDesigns.  I colored what there was to color with pencils.  The paper is from Stampin' Up.  It was a very simple card to make, but I think it turned out pretty.

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