Fitztown - Anything Goes

I made this card for Fitztown Challenge # 42 Anything Goes.  My favorite kind of challenge!  I used this gorgeous image by Morgan Fitzsimons, Fae 21, available here.   I colored her with Copic markers.  I had so many markers out while I was working on this;  I could barely see the desktop in all the mess!  I am pretty pleased with the results, though.  The paper is from K & Company.  It's been in my stash for years. I wasn't sure about the intense color, but it's growing on me.   The flowers are  from Live and Love Crafts and Wild Orchid Crafts.  I cut the swirls with the Silhouette.

Copics:  B41, B45, BG0000,  BG000, BG10, BG15, BG23, C2, C4, C7, 
E0000, E000, E00, E01, E11, E21, E30, E31, E33, E39, E42, E50,  E99, 
G20, G21, G24, G29, R01, R11, R20, R21, R22, V000, V01, V04, V06, V12,
 Y11, Y13, Y17, Y38, YR12, YR15, YR16, YR18

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Just Inspirational Challenges  Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door  Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday  Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party  Many Layers
Crafty Creations  Things with wings
Divas by Design  Favorite Stamp
Rhedd & Rosie's  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp  Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams  Things with Wings
7 Kids College Fund  Anything Goes
Artbymiran Challenge  Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic  Something Summery or with Flowers
Sister Act Card Challenge    Anything Goes
Graph It Colour Challenge  Anything Goes/Alcohol Marker

and also in these challenges:

Crafty Calendar  Prtals and Pearls
Kraftyhands  Floral Fancy
Crafty Catz  Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create   Anything Goes
4 Crafty Girls  Anything Goes
Paper Makeup   Butterflies
Stamps+Fun= Creativity  Flowers &Pearls
Pink Elephant   Anything Goes
Without Words  Femme Fatale
Vintage Stamping  Summer Blooms
Make My Monday  Fairies/Mystical
Corrosive Challenge   Color Me Happy

Congratulations Tim

This card is for my son, Tim.  He graduated Arizona State University in May with a degree in Film.  He would like to pursue a masters degree in writing for movies and television. 
 I had purchased these images from  A Day for Daisies long ago with the intent of  making 
a card for him.  I finally got it done!  

I have been trying to figure out the names of all these silent movie actors.  So far, I have got  Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, Ben Turpin and Charlie Chaplin.  I can't figure out who the one on the bottom left is.  If anyone knows please tell me.

The card is colored with Copics.  The film strip is from Tim Holtz. 
 I absolutely love that embellishment.

I am entering this card in the following challenge:

Moo Mania  Cinema and Movies
(What are the odds that I would find that challenge?)
Crafting at the Weekend  Anything Goes
Digi Designs  Lots of Layers

QKR Challenge - Include a Dog or Cat

This was a fun card to make.  The calico cat looks like my Ella.  My other is a gray tabby, but I decided to go with yellow.  The image and sentiment is available at QKR Stampede.

I colored this image with copics.  The paper is from my stash.

While I was making this card I heard some noise under my desk.  I knew it was a cat so I just ignored it. Well, I shouldn't have.  I have a large stack of drawers under the desk.  Lucy learned how to open them and pull out the ribbon I had neatly organized by color in several of the drawers.  She just sat there proud as can be with her achievement!

Interesting note.   I learned a few days ago that calico cats are only female because the color combo is carried on the female X genes.  Males with only one X gene cannot have that color combo.  Interesting.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Creative Knockouts  Make it Masculine
Creative Moments  Anything Goes/For the Boys
Little Red Wagon  Animal Antics

Fitztown New Release

This is a new release drawn by Morgan Fitzsimmons.  It's available on Etsy in Morgan's FaeWorld.  The image also comes with several smaller images that you can use to accessorize.  There are several new releases, be sure to stop by and check them out.  I decided to color her in blue violet.  I am the first to admit that I don't normally like purples, but it felt right here.  The paper is from Stampin' Up.  I used a Spellbinders Nestabilities Timeless Rectangles die. The image is colored with Copics.

Copics:  BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, 
COO, CO, C1, E00, E31, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, G21, G24,
 R01, R11, R12, Y11, Y28, YR20, YR21, YR24

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Digi Choosday Challenge   Anything but Square
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts  Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday  Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party  Many Layers
Without Words   Femme Fatale
Glitter 'n Sparkle  Include Some Yellow
CCC Digi Creations  Digi/Flowers
The Cupboard Trilogy  Use Yellow

This is another new release available at the above link.

Fitztown Masculine Challenge

I created this card for the Fitztown Challenge  #  40-Masculine.  This was actually an image that I was assigned and I couldn't be more thrilled.  He is wonderful!  As most of you know my passion is coloring animals.  I just can't get enough.  I am trying to build up my stock of Fitztown animal digis so you will definitely see more coming.  This wonderful basset hound is available here.

The digital papers are from Echo Park.  He is colored with Copic markers.  Which by they way are all cleaned and filled.  All 280 of them!  That was a job I don't care to repeat very soon. I bought a container of alcohol wipes so I can clean them periodically so they don't get so bad.  I saw a post on Pinterest on how to fill by weight.  It works amazingly well and it's very accurate.
No over-filling at all!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

2 Cute Ink  Birthday
Craft Your Passion  3 or More embellishments
Opus-Gluei  Animals
Stamping Sensations  Animal Antics
Createlicious Challenge  Happy Birthday
Try it on Tuesday   One for the boys
Tuesday Throwdown  Birthday
Through the Craftroom Door  Anything Goes
Ladynug Crafts  For Him
Aud Sentiments  Two Word Sentiment
Paper Crafting Journey  Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy  Four Legged Friends

 and also in these challenges:

Crafting at the Weekend  Anything Goes
Pumpkin Spice  Masculine
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge  Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore  Anything Goes
Country View Challenges  For Men Only
One Stitch at a Time   Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry  Make it Manly
Fairytale Stampers  Brown
Corrosive Challenge   Favorite Coloring Medium
Seema Crafts  Make it Cute
CMC Challenge   Anything Goes

QKR Challenge - Sports

The challenge this week at QKR is "Sports."  I used the image Touchdown, available here.  I colored him with Copics.  The lettering was cut with the Silhouette.  I just used a green cardstock, glued on thin pieces of white for the 10 yard lines and drew the yard markers with a white pen. 

This had to be a quickie!  Time to disassemble my computer.  I transferred all my important stuff to an external drive (at least I hope it's all there).  My new computer arrives today!  I don't know if I'm happy or stressed about that.  I'll be working with a lot of newer programs.  This should make life interesting for a while.  Be prepared for some colorful language in our house today!  It's inevitable.

Cardz 4 Guyz-Happy Anniversary

This is the first card I have actually stamped in about two years.  The stamp, sentiment, brad and paper is from Stampin' Up.  I gave up stamping in favor of digis because I am a total slob when it comes to working with stamp pads.  I always, always get ink on my project in areas it is not supposed to be.  True to myself, I got some ink on the front of this card.  It was minimal and I was able to remove some with an eraser. 

This card is for Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #23-Happy Anniversary.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Ooh LaLa Creations  For a Man
Simon Says Stamp  Anything Goes

QKR-Anything Goes

The challenge this week at QKR Stampede is everybody's favorite, Anything Goes.  I chose this adorable digi, Angel Dancing, available here.  I was in the mood for a very girly card today.  I used a few new items that I got from Live and Love Crafts.  I bought the ruffling and had no idea what I was going to do with it.  I really like it here. I cut up a fairly large pearl spray and just used part of it..  I colored the image with Copics.  The digital papers are from Carta Bella.  I kind of messed up the back of the card by detaching the inside that I had put on crooked.  It wrinkled up the back of the card some.  I fixed the problem by printing off another pink and white stripe page and covered the back of the card.  I absolutely love how it looks.  It gives the back such a finished look.  I think I will do that a lot more often.

I have been working on cleaning my Copics.  I have 128 done and about 160 more to go.  I haven't cleaned them in a few years and they were very gunked up.  I kind of hate to use the ones I cleaned.  I have to laugh.  Every night I go to bed with a different color stain on my hands.  When I got up yesterday I reached out to open the fridge and got a good look at my right hand.  It had a bluish tint to it.  I looked like a corpse!  Tonight it's red.  I just can't seem to get all the ink off.  Oh well, it wears off pretty quickly,

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create  Anything Goes/Best Friends
Dragonfly Dreams  Anything with Wings
Glitter n Sparkle  Use a Digi
One Stitch at a Time  Use a Digi
Pile It On  Patterned Paper
Lexi;s Creations  For a Friend
Without Words  Birthday Card for Female
Digi Choosday  Use Two Papers
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  Anything Goes
DigiStamps 4 Joy  Flowers
Penny's Paper-Crafty  Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delight  Anything Goes/Layers
4 Krafty Girlz  Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey  Anything Goes
A Creative Romance   Anything Goes/Happy Birthday
Art by Miran Challenge  Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday  Things with Wings
The Stamping Boutique  Flower Embellishment

Father's Day Card for Tom

This is my Father's Day card for Tom.  It's a bit racy, I admit.  Sorry if it offends anyone.  I like to do something a little daring once in a while.  I usually make this style of card every Christmas with a Kenny K image.  They sell like hotcakes.  

The digital papers are from Cosmo Cricket.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  The lettering was cut with the Silhouette.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:                                             
Crafts 4 Eternity  For the Boys
Sister Act  Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend  Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique  Masculine
KennyK's Krafty Crew  Anything Goes
Digi Choosday  All About the Men
Papertake Weekly  Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps  Anything Goes

QKR-Father's Day

This is my Design Team entry for QKR Stampede-Father's Day.  I used this cute digi  "Fishing Bear"  available here. I colored this with Copic markers and used the Colorless Blender/Washcloth method to add texture to the fur.  I learned from my mistakes last time I tried.  Just a very light quick touch is all it takes.  I like the results much better this time.  The digital paper is from Echo Park.The corner accents are cut with the Silhouette.The sentiment is also from Silhouette.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge   Father's Day
Charisma Cardz  Father's Day
Delightful Challenges  All Tied Up
Moving Along with the Times  Father's Day
Crafter's Cafe  Masculine
Crafting for All Seasons  Boys Will Be Boys


Tom made these windchimes for me.  They sound amazing.  They are perfectly tuned to whole notes.  It took him quite a while using his guitar tuner to perfect their tone.  I love them!

Today starts my summer break!  Six weeks off.  I have a four page list of things I want to get done.  Ha ha!  I have a list every year.  I usually don't get a quarter of the way through. First up will be a beanbag chair for my grandson, Lucas.  I've had the stuffing and the fabric for about six months.  Time to get it done!

Challenge # 21 Cardz 4 Guyz

This week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is "Father's Day."  I used this owl image from Graphics Fairy.  The digital papers are from Jennie Bowlin.  No Copics on this one!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Allsorts  For the guys
Totally Gorguss  Stitching
Delicious Doodles  For the Love of Animals
Charisma Cardz  Father's Day

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