Card for Ann

I made this card for my sister-in-law, Ann.  She is into Renaissance clothing.  Although, this is not on the fancier end of the clothing.  The image is Cameo 8 available at Fitztown.  I am trying to work on skin and hair.  I actually got the hair to where I am somewhat satisfied.  I am learning, with lots of practice, how to highlight curly hair.  I'm still working on skin tones.  I tried a new combo this time.  Tom, my husband/art critic thought my skin tones were a bit too orange using the E00, E02 combo that I have been using for years.  I must admit I like this look better.

I colored her with Copics.  The flowers and embellishments are from Live and Love Crafts. The beautiful ribbon is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  That's been in my stash for about three years.The butterfly die is from Cheery Lynn Designs.

Copics:  E00, E30, E31, E50, E51, E96, E97, E99, 
C00, C0, C1, C2, 
R00, R01, R11, R12, R20, R21, R22, 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

7 Kids College Fund  Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps  make Your Mark
Digistamps 4 Joy  Girly
Hobbybook Designs  Show Us Flowers
Simon Says Stamp  Anything Goes
A Random Fan Anything goes
Creative Card Crew   Shabby Chic/Vintage
Try it on Tuesday  Feminine and Fancy
A Creative Romance  Girly Creations
Graph it Colour Challenge Frills and Fancy
Left of Cemter  Girly
Artbymirian Challenge  Anything Goes
 4 Crafty Chicks   Anything Goes
Cards and More  Lots of Flowers
Sweet Stamps  No Designer Paper

Special Delivery

My post disappeared.  that's weird.  It was there this morning.  Anyways, here we go again!

The challenge this week for QKR Stampede is Baby, Spring or Celebration.  Quite a selection1
The image  chose is Special Delivery, available here 

I colored the image with Copic markers and used Echo Park digital papers.  The flowers are from Live and Love Crafts.  The gorgeous satin ribbon is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  It was my last piece of this color.  Time to reorder!
My original list of challenges entered disappeared when the post disappeared...Sorry, I'm hoping I can backtrack and figure out what they were.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Craft for the Craic  Something for Baby
Crafty Catz  Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles  For the Love of Animals
Sister Act  Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers  Things with Wings
In the Pink  Shabby Chic/vintage
Paper Crafting Journey  Perfect in Pink
Artistic Inspirations  Anything with Wings
Crafty Bloggers Network  Pink & Ribbon
Imagination Crafts  Things with Wings

Cardz 4 Guyz Recipe 1+2+3

Today's challenge at Cardz for Guys is a Recipe Challenge 1+2+3.  I used One image, two brads and three layers. The image is from Graphic Sense on Etsy.  I colored the image with Copics and finished the edges with distressed ink.This is a much smaller card than I am used to making.  I rather like that.  It should be much cheaper to mail also.

I want to apologize to all my cardland friends.  I have been so busy with the end of school that I haven't been visiting very much.  I have one more week of work then I'm off for six weeks.  I can't wait!

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 

CMC Copic Challenge Boy, Guy, Father
Di'd Digis  Make it Masculine
Suzy Bee's Bloomin; Challenge  One for the Guys
A Vintage Journey  All About Him
Simply Create Too  For a Male
Wags 'n Whiskers  One for the Boys
Paper Crafting Journey  For that Special Man
Sunflower Fields  Rustic
Eureka Stamps   Masculine or Grungy

Fitztown Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fitztown Challenge Blog Hop! We've got something special going on this week! As usual, we've got our challenge to play along with. We have a CELEBRATION theme for this challenge and this is for a very special reason!   Fifty two weeks ago today, Fitztown Challenge Blog launched its very first challenge! Woohoo! So put on your party hat and fancy duds, shine up your party shoes and come celebrate with us at our CELEBRATION Blog Hop! 

I cannot believe it's only been a year! So much has happened with the blog. We, as most new blogs do, had some growing pains and we continue to learn and grow. The collections in the store have also continued to expand! We want to show you something from ALL the collections. After all, Fitztown is not all about fairies and teddy bears! Fitztown has SO MUCH MORE to offer! Each Design Team (DT) member and Guest Designer (GD) is featuring a project from different collections through out the store. Be sure to visit all of them so you won't miss out on what's available!

Celebrations can include birthdays, anniversaries, new baby, new home, new job, retirements, weddings, graduations... you get the idea!

In the mean time, we want you to party down with us! We've got some special prizes to make this a fun celebration! Keep reading! We've got our usual challenge mumbo jumbo about the challenge rules and such we need to get out of the way but all you need to know about how to win a prize for the blog hop is below!

I used the digi Cameo 17.  It's available here.  Fitztown has an absolutely gorgeous collection of portrait digis among many others.  I colored the image with Copics.  The papers, I believe, are from Stampin' Up.  The flowers are from Live and Love Crafts. 

Along with having our usual winner and TOP 3 for the challenge, we will be having two additional prizes! We will be using to determine prizes for the blog hop. We will draw a name from comments on THIS POST for a TWO-DIGI prize. Plus, we have a freebie again and to win the freebie, all you have to do is dance on over and leave comments on the DT's and GD's personal blogs. We will draw a name from all the comments on their posts between now and Saturday, May 31st. Visit the Fitztown Challenge Blog to view the freebie!

(Please read carefully - we do not want you to miss out!)
- Be/become a follower of Fitztown Challenge Blog or Crafting with Fitztown on Facebook
- Leave a comment on the Fitztown Challenge Blog original post. between now and Saturday, May 31st, midnight, USA EST

To win the FREEBIE, we will randomly draw a name from all comments left on the DT's and GD's personal blogs. So be sure to shimmy, do the jig or tap dance your way over to each blog and leave some love before Saturday, May 31st, midnight, USA EST! We will announce the winners for the blog hop on Sunday, June 1st at 6:00 PM USA EST.

Here is the list for the Celebration Blog Hop:

 If at any point you lose your way head on back to Fitztown.

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
A Creative Romance   Girly Creation
Brown Sugar  Anything Goes
Craftitude  Ose a Die
Sister Act  Anything Goes
Cteative Knockouts  Coloring Show Off
Crafter's Cafe  Girly
Crafting with Dragonflies  Celebration
Kit and Clowder  Flowers
Paper Creator's Crafts  Flowers and Bows
Come and Get It  Lots of Layers
Fairytale Stampers  Flowers
Lacu Sunshine  Dies and/or Punches
One Stitch at a Time  Anything Goes
Paper Makeup Stamps  Flowers
Love to Scrap  Anything Goes
Squigglefly  Square Card
Stamp and Create   Spring Colors
Pink Elephant Challenge Anything Goes

Pony Express

This week's challenge at QKR Stampede is "Clean and Simple."   I used the cute digi Pony Express available here.  In the digi the horse is only black and white.  I colored over the black with marker to intensify the color and added the brown to give it more depth.  I like the way it turned out.  I almost never say that! 

I colored the image with Copics and edged the paper with Distressed Inks.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

4 Krafty Girlz   Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey  For that Special Man
A Song in your Heart Let's Hear it for the Boy
Ruby's Rainbow  Animals

Just Plane Cute

This week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is to make a Action/Movement card.  Okay, well my trashcan is now full of ripped up cards.  I guess I am not someone who likes to try new things!  This card was cut with the Silhouette and the Silhouette was not behaving itself.  The card actually does work, though.  I am happy with that.  The background digital paper is from Echo Park.  I do love the lettering!

I also tried watercolor pencils again this week.  My husband gave me an okay to buy a set of Derwent Intense Ink pencils as an anniversary gift.  We're married 38 years this month.  I have been watching some videos on their use.  I figured, because they are so pricey, I would try my Prismacolor watercolor pencils again first. The results were not good! I decided the Derwent pencils would probably sit and go unused so I decided not to buy them.  I wish I would have done that with my Distressed Inks.  I see absolutely gorgeous images done with them.  When I try it looks like a first grader did the painting.  I don't really know what I'm doing wrong.  The color just doesn't seem to spread like it does in the videos.  Anybody want to come to the Arizona desert during our gorgeous summer weather and give me some lessons? 

Thank You Rose

The challenge this week at Fitztown is "Thank You."  I decided to make a CAS card which is something I don't do very often.  I used the lovely image Valentine 12 available here.  

I colored the image with Copic makers:  BG0000, BG000, B10, G21, G24, G28, R20, R22, R27

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafting at the Weekend  Anything Goes
Kraftyhands  Anything Goes
Sister Act  Anything Goes
Stampin' with the Dragon  Flowers
A Little Bit Crafty  Flower Power
Cards Galore Encore  Anything Goes
Country View Craft Challenge  Nature's G;ories
One Sweet Challenge  Flowers
The Cupboard Trilogy  Flowers


I designed this card for QKR Stampede's latest challenge, Punch and or Dies.  The image Birdhouse and Vines is available here.  It is also available as a rubber stamp for those who prefer using them.  I colored this image with Copics.  The die is from Spellbinder's.  I decided not to put a sentiment on the front since this is a much smaller card than I usually make.  I haven't used this ribbon in ages.  It is a gorgeous silk ribbon from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Lighthouse II

This week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is "Nautical."  I used this lovely lighthouse image from Digi Doodle Shop.  The paper is from The Triple Jewel on Etsy.  I bought a set of Maps and absolutely love them.  I hardly use regular papers anymore.  Digital is so much more convenient and I never have to worry about running out.  The charm is from Live and Love Crafts.

I colored this image with Copic markers.  I did the sky with Stampin' Up pastels.  I don't think they make those anymore.  I'll have to find a substitute when they are gone.  I know they won't last forever.

Copics:  B41, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, C0, C1, C2, C3, E33, E35, E37, E39, G21, G24, G28, R46, R59, Y32

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafts Galore Encore  Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend  Anything Goes
Kraftyhands  Anything Goes
A Creative Romance  One for the Boys
Through the Purple Haze  Anything Goes/Male
Use Your Stuff  Ribbon or Fibre (cheesecloth)
Challenges 4 Everybody  Anything Goes
Come and Get It  Birthday
Dream Valley  Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations  Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge  Distressing
Through the Craftroom Door  Anything Goes

QKR Challenge #87

This is my fist Design Team card for QKR Stampede challenge #87 Anything Goes with a Twist:  Gems or Rhinestones.  This image #11401, Picking Flowers, is available here.  Isn't see a sweetheart.  I colored the image with Copics and cut the scroll frame with the Silhouette.  


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Paper Makeup Stamps  Anything Goes
Love to Create  Flowers
Stamp and Create  Spring Flowers
Stamps and Fun - Creativity  Birthday

Copics:  B21, B23, C00. C0, C1, C2, C3, 
E00, E11, E34, E35, E37, E39, G21, G23, 
R29, R22, Y35, Y38, YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24


The challenge this week at Cardz 4 Guyz is Bingo.  Here's the Bingo grid:
Die Cut

 The image I used is from Digi Doodle Shop which is no longer open.  I had this image colored for about two years.  I'm glad I finally got to use it.  The image is colored with Copics.  The paper is from my stash.
 The three bingo choices I chose are:  distressing, image, sentiment. You can only use the items in your row.  No additions. 

When Life Gives You Scraps

I made this card for a friend I haven't seen in a long while.  I saw this image made into a card recently and it reminded me of my friend who loves to quilt.  I decided I would make it for her.  I have been making so many male cards lately it was so exciting to make a girlie card.  I probably went a tad overboard!

This image is from Mo's Digital Pencil.  The paper is from October Afternoon.  I have been saving this piece for a few years.  This seemed like the ideal time to use it.  The flowers and metal pieces are from Live and Love Crafts and Wild Orchid Crafts.  I colored the image with Copics.

I an entering this card in the following challenges:

7 Kids College Fund  Anything Goes
Crafting by Design  Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons  Lots of Layers
Penny's Paper Crafty  Pastel colors
Scrapper's Delight  Pastels
Simon Says Stamp  Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  Things with Wings
A Random Fan Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge   Stitching True or False
Die Cuttin' Divas  Girly
Digi Choosday  Wings and Things
Fan-tastic Tuesday  Floral
Lagybug Crafts  Easel Card
Card Mania  Fairies
Craft Your Passion  Things that can Fly
Pink Elephant  Pastel Color Combo
Stamp and Create  Spring Flowers
Squigglefly  For a Specual Lady
Addicted to Stamps  Things with Wings
Come and Get It  Spring Flowers
Fairytale Stampers  Bingo
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge  Wings
Crafty Girls Challenges  Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts  Flowers Galore
Dies R Us  Anything Goes

Copics:  B0000, B000. B10, BV000, BV00, C1, C4, 
E01, E11, E50, E51, E43M E55, F57, R01, R11, R20, R22, Y00, YR20

Die Cut Cards

      These two cards were made with three Spellbinder's die sets.  I have been collecting Spellbinder's dies for years and have alm...