You Brighten My Day

I got a couple new stamps yesterday and couldn't resist doing some coloring.  This one took quite a while and I think I used more colors than I have ever used on one image.  The stamp is Back Porch by Whimsy Stamps.  This is an actual rubber stamp.  I have always stayed away from them like the plague.  I could never get the images stamped fully and I would get ink all over the place.  Stamparatus from Stampin' Up fixed those problems.  It is the ultimate stamping tool!  

I colored the image with Copic markers.  The sentiment is from Lily of the Valley.  The paper is Circa 1934 by Cosmo Cricket.  I am discovering so many goodies that I had forgotten about!

Copics:  C1, 2, E31, 33, 34, 35, G 20, 21, 24, 94, R24, 35, 37, 39, 43, 46
V06, 12, 15, 17, Y11, 21, 23, 26, 35, 38, 
YG01, 03, 05, 06, 09, 61, 63, 91, 93, 95, YR14, 18

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes Option:Critter
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog - Anything goes
Allsorts - Spring Flowers
Outlaws Challenge - Twisted Thursday

Hello Sunshine

This image is from QKR Stampede.  It is colored with Copic markers.  I had this in my stash already colored and I had forgotten about it.  It's nice to have pictures ready to go.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Spring Flowers
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes-Twist/Critter
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes


Lots of Cardmaking During the Blizzard!

This is the heaviest I have seen snow since moving to Arizona almost thirty years ago. Since we are in the midst of a blizzard, fourteen inches so far,  I decided to finish up some cards I had already colored the images for.  This is a very picture laden post.  

These cards were made for the Splitcoast Stamper's 2019 Christmas Challenge.  The goal is to get to next December without having to make a load of cards in December.  I have already finished enough cards for my mailing list.  I committed to four cards a month.  I still have fourteen to make.  I am avoiding the July challenge of fun folds or shaped cards and October which is white cards.  Those eight will probably be the last I get done.

Decorative Wreath

This image is from Isabella's Sketchbook.  I use it very often.  It is colored with Copics  This time I did the grapes green instead of purple and the holly leaves are lighter than usual.  I really dislike the color choices this time and will definitely revert back to the other colors next time.

Copics:  C00, 0, 01, E35, G12, 20, 21, 24, R22, 24, 27, 29,    35, 37
Y19, 38, YG91, 93, 95, YR16, 18, 21, 23, 24

Wreath with Oranges

 This image is from Flourishes.  Most of the time I have seen it colored, the balls are colored as if they are Christmas ornaments.  I assumed they must be fruit because they all have leaves attached so I decided to color them as oranges.  I colored it with Copic markers.

Copics:  C00, 0, 01, E31,34. G24, 94, R22, 24,   29, 35, 39
Y28, YG03, 13, 17, 67, 93

 Jingle All the Way

 This is a stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs.  The die cut in the center is from Spellbinder's.  The image is colored with Copic markers.

Copics:  G94, R24, 27, Y23, 26, 28, YG61, 63

 Pink Poinsettia

This image is from Power Poppy.   It is colored with Copic markers.  I used a beautiful silk ribbon for embellishment and a bell charm from Stampin' Up.

Copics:  E40, 41. 42 G20, 21, 24, R00, 01, 11, Y26, YG 91


Cardinal Chateau

 This image is from C.C. Designs.  It is colored with Copic markers.  I used a Spellbinder's die to cut the edge of the card. I have had the dies for several years, but never used them.  
The ribbon is from Stampin' Up.

 Tired Santa
 This is an image from Whimsy stamps.  I colored it with Copic markers.  The paper is from  Stampin' Up.

Copics:  BG0000, 000, 01, C1, E00, 02, 11, R11, 12, 20, 21, 22, 27

Santa's Laundry

I believe this was a Whimsy stamp set.  It is a very large card.  It fits in a standard #10 envelope.  The images are colored with Copic markers.

Make a Joyful Noise

I made this card for the June Christmas Card Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  The theme is blue and silver or gold and red.  I used five digital stamps from Lili of the Valley.  They are available on Etsy.  The paper is from Me & My Big Ideas.  The tag is also from Lili of the Valley.  I colored the image with Copic markers.

Copics:  BG0000, 000, 01, C0, 1, 2, 3, 
E31, 33, 35, 50, 51, 53, G24, R01, 11, 17, 20, 22

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Color Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes Coloring Challenge
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Jingle Belles - All that Glitters
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes Christmas
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Birthday or Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes Christmas
Addicted to Stamps - Holidays

Attempt at Black Ice

I was talking with a crafter on Splitcoast and they were talking about black ice.  I thought it sounded interesting so I went to You Tube and watched a tutorial.  I made a few mistakes, like adding too much black on the top.  Overall, I'm satisfied.  The ice effect is very hard to photograph.  It doesn't look like it's over the entire surface, but it is.  the stamp is from Inkadinkadoo.

Santa's List

 This is a stamp I just bought.  It is Nice or Naughty from C.C.Designs.  It is colored with Copics.  The papers are from Echo Park.  The tags are from LOTV.


Aqua Santa

 I have had this Santa stamp for years.  I have never been able to get a clean image from it.  I recently purchased Stampin' Ups Stamparatus.  It works amazing!  I get such good stamp images now.  Not much coloring on this one, but it is colored with Copics.  I used a Spellbinder's die set to frame the image.  The paper is from my stash (in other words, I don't feel like getting up to check.)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - Anything but a Square
Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Beary Fine Tree

 This is an adorable digi by TeddyBo.  I made it into one of my very favorite Christmas cards about three years ago and then misplaced it somewhere.  It had special pull-outs and all kinds of special features.  This one is definitely not as elaborate.  The sentiment is from LOTV.  It is colored with Copics.  The papers are from my stash.

 I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes/Twist:Stars
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Christmas Related

Joy to the World

This card is an entry to the Splitcoast Stampers Christmas Challenge for August.  The theme is Xmas trees.  This image is from Mo's Digital Pencil.  The papers are from Carta Bella Digital.  The photo actually looks a little blurry.  I am not in the mood to retake the picture, though.  Maybe, later!

I used the following Copics for coloring this is a bunch: 

Boooo, 00, 21, 23, BG000, 01, BV000, 01, C1, 2,
E31, 34, 35, 40, 93, G21, 24, r22, 24, 27, Y13, 17, YR16,18

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Stamps & Fun - Snowflakes or Buttons
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Must include a Critter
Happy Little Stampers - Christmas

Birthday Card for Karena

This card is for our dear daughter-in-law, Karena.  She is the sweetest person.  My son and we are very lucky to have her in our lives.  

The image is Countryside Bouquet from Power Poppy.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  The papers are from Stampin' Up.

 Copics:  BG0000, 000, 01, BV0000, 000, 01, 
G20, 21 94, 99, R00, 01, 11, 12, 21, 22, Y11

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/Lots of Layers
Kitty Bee Designs - Birthday
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Flower Power
Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Birthday Project

My March Cards for Splitcoast Stampers Christmas Challenge

The March theme at Splicoast Stampers  Christmas Card Challenge is Bundle Up.  I chose these four little cuties from Mo's Digital Pencil.  They fit right in with the theme.  They all are colored with Copic  markers.

Deep Snow

 I fell in love with this image when I first saw it.  It goes perfectly with the March theme!

 I've Got the Wreath

 I chose some really unusual colors for this Christmas card.  I tend to like weird colors every now and then. I haven't used buttons in a while.  They tend to be a pain when mailing.  I have learned to put a piece of plain cardstock on the front of the card in the envelope

 Let's Chill

 I used a Martha Stewart die on this card to cut the snowflake corners.  I took the cutout flakes glued them on and covered them with Stickles to add a little sparkle.

I am entering this card in thr following challenge:

Fun Friday Challenge - Colors of Winter

 Catching Snowflakes

I remember being young and trying to catch snowflakes on my tongue.

I am entering this in the following challenge:

Winter Wonderland Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes

Adding to my Stash of Birthday Cards

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