A Stitch in Time

I couldn't sleep tonight so I decided to get up and work on a card.  I had a squamous cell carcinoma removed from my right arm today.  They took a really good sized chunk so now it's aching a bit.  I guess the stuff they used to numb it wore off.   May have to hit up the pain reliever.

I was in the mood for a really girly card with  lots of lace and flowers.  This card met the idea.

The image is from Elizabeth Bell.  The papers are from Bearly Mine Designs.  I recently visited their site for the first time.  I can see this is going to cost me some money.  They have lots of gorgeous digi papers.  The one I chose for this card has faux stitching on it.  I was really attracted to the pretty pastels.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts; I edged them all with stickles  The ribbon and lace are from good old Walmart.  I left the inside rather plain.  Mainly because I was aching more and just wanted to get done.  Maybe tomorrow I will go and add something to it.  I colored it with Copics

Copics:  B32, B34, B37, C00, C0, C1, C3, E00, E11, E15, E17, E35, E51, E53, G14, R20, R21, R24, V17, Y11, Y15, Y18, YR21

 I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Celebrate the Occasion Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Anything Goes
Hooked on Crafts Glitter
Kaboodle Doodles Anything Goes
Ooh LaLa Make it Girly
Cutie Pie  Die Cuts and Punches
Digi Bells Stitching Faux or Real
whimsy Stamps Inspirations Bingo
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
Divas by Design Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious Pretty in Pink
Cooking it up with Katie Ribbon and a Die Cut
Crafts and Me Add a Ribbon

Future Sailors

 These images are from a relatively new set offered by Mo's Digital Pencil.  It also inclues another sailor boy hugging his bear.  I finally learned how to merge images.  The trick will be to remember how I did it next time I need to.  I colored this ith Copics.

I'm finally back in card making mode.  For about two months I made very few cards.  I was feeling quite non-artistic.  Fortunately, I got my mojo back and feel like crafting again.  This is my third card in three days. 
Copics:  B23, B24, B26, B28, C00, CO, C1, C2, E00, E11, E23, E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, R30,  
               R22, R29, R30, YR09, YR12, YR14, YR18, YR20, YR23, YR24, YR65, YR68, 100

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Mo's Challenge World Traveler
2 Sisters Bring on the Boys
Craft Your Days Away  Red, White & Blus
Send a Smile 4 Kids Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss Something New
Dilly Beans Friendship
Wags 'n Whiskers Summer Fun
My Sheri Crafts Summer Lovin'

Mandarin Duck


This image is from Delicious Doodles.  I've had it a long time and never got around to using it.  I researched the coloring of a mandarin duck, although, I did take a few liberties with their placement.  I was amazed at how beautiful these animals are.  I initially bought the digi without knowing what the duck actually looked like.  Their coloring is just amazing, such bright colors.    


 I colored this image with Copic markers.  The paper is from Stampin' Up.

Copics:  BG0000, BG000, BG05, BG07, BG09, BG10, C00, C5, 100, E30, E31, E34, E97, E99, RV00, RV06, RV09, V01, V04, YR18

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Cards for Men Congratulations
Totally Papercrafts Animals
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards For the Boys
Do You Stack Up Birds
DRS Designs Masculine
Ruby's Rainbow Things With Wings
Ladybug Crafts Something With Wings
Crafty Catz Card for a Man
Fairytale Challenge  Boys & Men
Paper Pretties Bold, Bright Colors
Penny's Paper-Crafty Anything Goes
Crazy Amigo Birds
My Craft Spot  Congratulations
Sundays With Crissy Things With Wings
One Stitch at a Time Anything Goes
Just Some Lines Tweet Tweet

Weighing In

I designed this card for Digi Doodle Shop's Challenge #109 Let's Go Spotty.  I used the Digi Doodle Shop image, Weighing In.                                                                                                    
I colored this with Copic markers.  The papers are from October Afternoon.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Digi Doodle Shop Challenge Let's Go Spotty
Go Fish Challenge  DT Call
Charisma Cardz No Flowers
Southern Girks  Die Cut or Punch
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Cute as a Button
Just Keep On Creating Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund Layers
Clear It Out Challenge ConBRADulations

Copic Markers:  BG70,BG72, C00, C0, C1, C2, E00, E02, E33, E35, E37, R11, R20, R22, R24, YR21, YR24, YR31

For Nurse Sharla


 This card is for our school nurse's birthday.  We're celebrating it a bit early, before school gets out next week.  The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I've had it for quite a while, but have been waiting for an occasion to make a card for Sharla.

The papers are from Stampin' Up and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I colored her with Copics.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Digi Doodle Shop Work Related
Just Keep on Creating Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Let's Hear it for the Girls

Graduation Card

I made two of these cards for a friend.  One has a sentiment for a high school graduate.  The other for a college graduate.  I used papers from my stash.   The tassel was made with DMC embroidery thread.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew Sentiment as a Focal Point
Creative Craft Challenges Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers For the Boys

Welcome Little One

I made this card at a friends request.  Although, it is nothing like what she asked for!  She wanted a baby shower card with a frog done in greens and browns.  I spent an hour online looking for a cute frog.  I just couldn't find one I liked, but I did find this image at Cuddly Buddy Crafts.  If she doesn't like it I guess I'll keep it for myself. 

I colored it with Copics, of course.

Copics:  B21, B23, C00, C0, C1, C2, E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, G20, G21, G24, R01, R02, V01, V04

I am entering this in the following challenges:
That Craft Place One for the Boys
Card Cupids Polka Dots
Just Tracy's Crafts  Anything Goes
2 Sisters Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Spots and Dots
Crafty Sentiments Spots or Stripes
Digi Doodle Shop Anything Goes
Just Keep On Creating Anything Goes 

Jolly Snowmen

  I made this card for Build Yourself  Holiday Cardmakers on Facebook.  I put a picture of their April Sketch Challenge below.  This partic...