Happy Valentine's Day!

For my one and only Valentine's card this year I used this adorable image from Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet.  The digital store is temporarily closed.  I colored it with Copic markers.  The digital paper is from Carta Bella.The words and the doily were cut on the Silhouette.

Copics:  B21,B24,BG11,BG23, BV0000, BV02, C00, C0, C1, C2,
E00, E01, E13, E31, E33, E34, E35, E39, R11, R20, R21, R22, R24,
G14, Y18, YR12, YR15

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Come and Get It  Ribbons and Bows
Fairytale Stampers  Flowers, Flowers
Pile It On  Hearts and/or Flowers
That Craft Place  Love/Valentine
My Sheri Crafts  Valentine's Day
Brown Sugar  Valentine's
Docerela Creations   Use Pink, Red + Embellishments
Throwback Thursday   Valentine
Silhouette Challenge  Anything Goes
Mema's Challenge  Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts  Say it with Flowers
Imagination Crafts  Anything Goes

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Dr. Digi-Buffo (colour)

 This week at Inspiration Destination one of our sponsors is Dr. Digi.  I chose this really great pre-coloured digi called Buffo.  I decided to make it a twisted easel card.  The papers are from Stampin' Up.  I cut the wording out of the papers, also.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Sister Act   Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge  Birthday Card for a Boy
Send a Smile for Kids  Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore  Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion  Anything Goes
My Craft Creations  Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guyz  Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday  Anything Goes

Rick St Dennis - 1935 Hat

 This week at Inspiration Destination's Anything Goes Challenge Blog we're using images from Rick St. Dennis.  I chose this lovely lady, available here.  The papers are from my stash and the die is from Spellbinders.  The flowers and corner pieces are from Live and Love Crafts.  I used Copic markers to color the image.

Copics:  100. B91 B93, B95, B97, B99, C00, C0, 
C1, E000, E00, E11, E13, E33, E34, E37, E47, 
R02, R12, R22, R27, Y28, YG63, YG67

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Kraftyhands  Winter Blues
Crafts 4 Eternity  Blue Tones
Sister Act  Anything Goes
Craftin' Desert Divas   Blue & White
Imagination Crafts  Anything Goes
My Craft Creations  Anything Goes
Fairytale Stampers  Flowers
PDE Linky Party  Blue & White
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards   No Circles

January Christmas Card Stash

This is my favorite Santa image.  It's by Sherri Baldy.  I colored him with Copics.

 This stamp is by PSX.  This image was also colored with Copics.


These cards were cut with the Silhouette.
The digital papers are from Cartabella.

My goal this year is to make one card a week to avoid the Christmas rush. 
 Also, to make somewhat flatter cards that are easier to mail. 

I am entering the Santa card in the following challenge:

ABC Christmas Challenge  A is for Anything Christmas

The Music Practice

This is my first post for Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog.  Our sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter.  I used the matching paper and pre-colored digi set titled "The Music Practice,"  available here.  I fussy cut the image and added it to a doily cut on the Silhouette. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Cards and More  Use a Doily
Papertake Weekly  Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday  Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door  Anything Goes

My Favorite Five of 2014


I have been doing this for the past few years.  It's interesting to look back.  I had forgotten about quite a few of the cards.   What a surprise, they're all animals!



I am entering this post in the following challenge:


Christmas Carousel Horse

I must apologize that I haven't been visiting blogs lately.  I have been in a lot of pain with arthritis since the weather has gotten colder.  I wasn't allowed to take anything for pain for a while because of my kidneys.  They are apparently normal again and the doctor gave the okay to take an anti-inflammatory.  Thanks goodness.

Anyways, this past Christmas I sent quite a few purchased cards which I prefer not to do.  This year I'm going to try to finish one per week so I'll have plenty when I need them.

This image I found on Deviant Art, it's by Heather Luciana.  She gives permission to use her lineart as long as she is given credit.  Here is a link to the image:  http://www.deviantart.com/art/Carousel-Lineart-124395897

I colored it with Copic markers.
C00, C0, C01, C02, C04, C05, E31, E33,   E35, E37, G05, G09,
 R22, R24, R46, Y28, Y32, YG13, YG67, YR16

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Inspiration Destination   Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund    Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge Z for Zebra-Use Stripes
Christmas Card Challenge  Anything Goes

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...