Fitztown - Fall Colors

I used a Fitztown image from a set of images called Vintage.  They are available in either colored or black and white. I needed a quick card this week and it was wonderful to have this great image available all ready to use.  I think it  makes a great masculine card.  If the images are not in the store yet you can write to: and supply a link to this post.  They will be happy to help you.  I absolutely love the corrugated paper.  I have used it a few times recently and love the look.  

Cardz 4 Guyz - No Patterened Paper

I made this card for this week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, No Patterned Paper.  I used the Sketch below, but didn't realize that I cut the curves on the wrong side of the paper.  Good thing it was not a sketch challenge. The image is from The Graphics Fairy.  The belt buckle is from Tim Holtz.

QKR - Things with Wings

This week's challenge at QKR Stampede is Things with Wings.  I chose this bluejay image available here.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  The beautiful digital paper is from Carina Gardner.  I used quite a bit of pastel chalks with this image to give that old look.  The fall leaves were cut with the Silhouette.  They are also chalked which really turned out nice, it just doesn't show in the photo.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Heart Pieces   Use a Digi Stamp
Milk Coffee Challenge  Colors of Autumn
Creative Knockouts  Outdoors
Chalk 'n Stock  Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps  Make Your Mark
Creative Moments  Fall Colors
Divas by Design  Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash  Bird Image
A Little Bit of Crafty  Distress It
CCC Digi Creations  Digi/Things with Wings
Mema's Challemge  Fall Colors
Natalie and Amy's Challenge  Things with Wings
Really Reasonable Ribbon  Autumn Colors w/ Ribbon or Trim
Art by Miran   Anything Goes
Simply Create Too  Autumn/Fall

Cardz 4 Guyz CAS

This week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is CAS (Clean and Simple.)  Last week's challenge was Man's Best Friend and I had colored two images.  I used the shihtzu last week so I decided to use the golden retriever this week.  I colored him with Copic markers.  No digital papers this time!  The image is from Just Inklined.  They have a huge collection of different dog breed images.  All of which I own, of course!  I almost can't resist buying lifelike animal images when I see them.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

2 Cute Ink  Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations  Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network  Anything Goes
Animal Friends Challenge   Must have an Animal
Cards and More  Clean and Simple
Pattie's Creations  Dog or Cat
Di's Digi Designs  All About Animals

Fitztown - Anything Goes

This week's challenge at Fitztown is everybody's favorite, Anything Goes.  I used the image Fae 22.  I have been having lots of problems coloring, My vision is messed up right now.  I had some bleeding into my eye and it left black streaks in my vision.  Fortunately, the blood will be absorbed in a while and my vision should be back to normal.  It the mean time, it's not painful, just a nuisance.

I colored the image with Copic markers.  The digital papers are from Tin Teddy on Etsy.  They have some nice papers, but getting them downloaded is much more difficult that with other merchandisers.  I don't think I will buy again just because of that.  I have been hoarding this hand dyed silk ribbon that I bought in several colors years ago from Really Reasonable ribbon.  I finally decided to use a piece.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Glitter n Sparkle  Use a Digi
Robyn's Fetish  Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girls  Add Ribbon
Through the Purple Haze  Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend  Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz  Anything Goes
Art by Miran  Anything Goes

Cardz 4 Guyz - Man's Best Friend

This week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz was my pick.  Of course, I chose to make it an animal challenge...what else!  I used this Shihtzu digi from Just Inklined.  The digital papers are from Echo Park.  I colored him with Copic markers.  I'm not real happy with my coloring.  It's not exactly what I envisioned but, I'm satisfied.  I had more problems with my markers.  I don't know what is going on with them.  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Robyn's Fetish  Use a Digi
Scribble and Scrap  Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze  Anything Goes
Di's Digi Design Challenge  All About Animals
Fussy and Fancy  Pets or Favorite Animals
2 Cute Ink  Anything Goes
Digi Makover Challenge  Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs  Cute Animal

First of My June Birthday Cards

This week's project was cleaning my 250+ Copic markers and refilling at least 80 of them.  What a chore that was.  My markers had gotten...