Done with Purple for now!


This image is by Power Poppy.  I have been in the mood to color their images lately.  I colored this one with Copic markers.  I don't know why I've made so many purple themed cards lately.  I don't even really care for the color, but here it is anyways.  

The next card is by Power Poppy, also.  This image was a real pain to photograph.  The gold just shone too much.  I tried to pick an image where the glare was not too bad.  I'm having fun with my new camera (a birthday gift to myself.)  My old digital finally died after about eleven years.

Potted Pear Tree


It's time for a new Progressive Freebiechallenge at The Outlawz.  It's a month long challenge.  The above image is by Jan's Digital Stamps.  It is available for the asking.  I colored the image using Copics and Prismacolor pencils.  The die cuts are by Tim Holtz.  Come on over and join

Getting Carried Away wih Christmas


The first two cards are from the newest Power Poppy release.  I am enjoying using them.  It was a huge release so expect more.  The owl done in lilac was done with red the other day.  I actually prefer the red.

 The next image is from Lili of the Valley.  It's such a sweet image.

Christmas Owl

 One more for the stash.  This image is also from Power Poppy.  They came out with a huge number of images recently.  I bought them all and the forgot to download them.  I finally got around to it today.


Let There Be Peace On Earth

 I am definitely in Christmas mode.  I have a few more that I want to get done then I may try something different.  This image is by Power Poppy.  I tend to use it at least once every Christmas.  I could not get the glitter picture to photograph very well.  I am looking forward to getting all my new cards to the 2021 Christmas Card Challenge at Splitcoast.

 Fortunately, coronavirus and card making seem to go well together.

More 2021 Christmas Cards

Here are some more Christmas cards for 2021.All of the images are from Mo's Digital Pencil.  The  papers are from Stampin' Up.





My Chemo Patient Has Passed

 I have such a heavy heart tonight.  My Chemo patient passed away today.  I hope I gave him a little comfort knowing I cared.

My First 2021 Christmas Cards.


I worked on Christmas cards even after I had enough to mail.  Some of these I like and some I do not.  I don't know which ones I will use next year.  As soon as Splitcoast opens up it's 2021 challenge I will add them there.  This first card I made for the current Outlawz Festive Friday Cahllenge.  It is a pre-colored image by Fred She Says.

This was made from an actual rubber stamp.  A cardland friend used it to make a card several years ago.  I admired it so much I searched for the stamp.  This does not compare to hers.

The two cards above are made from a stamp set by Sunny Studio.  The set needs to be stamped many times over.  Even though I got close the images are not stamped directly on top of each other.  I will practice more with these.  I love this stamp.  The jingle bell s so realistic.

 This is a house mouse stamp that I have tried many times, but was never happy with it.  This time I colored it with pencils and like it a bit more.  This one managed to avoid the trash can.

This one I have tried to color with markers in the past with disastrous results.  This one is in pencils and I will use it. The Wisemen are by Just Inklined.

This is a Mo's Digital Pencil image and I actually love this one.  It is colored with Copics.

 This image is by Sherri West Art.  It was the Tuesday Colour Challenge at The Outlawz.  The truth be told.  I would not put these colors together in a million years, but, hence the challenge.  I usually toss cards like this when I finish them, but this one is growing on me!

That's it for now.  Time to go rest.  I managed to get Covid from a family member.  It's very mild so far, five days in to symptoms..  I hope it stays that way. 

Takin' Baby for a Walk

 This week's Festive Friday Challenge at The Outlawz is sponsored by Hetty Clare.  I chose this adorable image, which very much reminds me of Holly Hobbies.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the next little darling to join our family will be a little girl.  Grandma has been wanting to make some cute little dresses.

Update:  We will be having Logan Alexander join our family.  Grandson #3.  Okay, kids, somebody get working on another.  Grandma needs to make some dresses.  Maybe I should just start making overalls instead.

Santa Kitty and his Reindeer


I could not photograph this card well to save my life.  With it being a longer card I seemed to get either one side or the other darker.  Whatever.  I give up!  Anyways, this is for the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge.  The sponsor this wee is Knitty Kitty.  I had bought a set of four images.  This uses three of them.  I drew lines with a marker to conncet the sleigh with the reindeer.  The image is colored with Prismacolor pencils.  The paper is from Stampin' Up.

Finally Done!


I finally finished making cards out of the images I colored over the past many years.  Well, that's only half true.  I actually got so tired of the process that I threw a lot away.  I still consider that done.  Now my folder of images is empty.

The above two images are from Mo's digital Pencil.  The rest of the images are from various artists.


Baby and Frog Together


       The challenge this week at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge is Tic Tac Toe.  The sponsor is Sherry West Art.


I chose to go across the top.  It's hard to tell in the photograph, but the sky is done in blue and pink pastels.  I used purple for the dandelions (a little artistic license) and the bow.  And there are butterflies on the sentiment.  The image is colored with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils.

Snow Leopard (Chemo Angel)


I have decided to become involved with Chemo Angels again.  I was just assigned my new chemo patient.  This time it is a male, which will be something very different.  I do love making male cards, though.  Usually Design Team work doesn't have me making very many male cards so I am looking forward to this opportunity.  If anyone might be interested in becoming a Chemo Angel there is a link to the website on the right of my blog page.

I don't know who drew this image, but it is probably my favorite image to work with.  I could make many of these each year and never get tired of it.  I bought it from a website called Sparkle and Sprinkle which is now closed.  Jan from Jan's Digi Stamps helped me identify the artist of many of the images that I had purchased from that website.  This one, however was before her time working on that site.  Oh well!  I'm sure my card-land friends have seen this many times on my blog.  I only know so many men so I run out of people to give it to.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  

Oh, and wonderful news!  My oldest daughter, Sandy and her husband, Zack, are going to have a baby boy in April.  That will be grandson #3 for us.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Coloring Goes

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything with a Critter Goes

Scribbles Design - Feature a Creature

Skating Santa


The sponsor this week at The Outlawzs Festive Friday Challenge is Hetty Clare.  I used this pre-colored Skating Santa image.  I fussy cut an extra Santa and popped it up on top of the base level.  I also added glitter around the edges of the fur on his outfit.  I was fortunate to find background paper in my stash that went perfectly with the background color of the image.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Craft Rocket - Christmas/Winter

Creative Knockouts - Snow Much Fun

Crafty Chicks - Christmas

Christmas Ornament


This is my first try at this stenciled ornament by Sweet Poppy.  I'm not real happy with this attempt, but I'll be trying it at least a couple more times with different images in the center.  I would also like a larger card format.

Santa an a Reindeer

This image is from Lili of the Valley.  I usually don't color my backgrounds, but I gave coloring the sky a try.  The digital paper is from Carina Gardner.  The image is colored with Copic markers. 


Angel and Baby

 This card is a remake from October 2014.  My mother was recently put in a nursing home in New Jersey.  She had saved all the cards I had made her over the years.  My mother and I are not close at all.  I was abandoned around the age of one.  I saw her few times prior to becoming an adult.  I went through many foster homes during my early life.  Anyways as an adult I reconnected with her.  Needless to say it has not been easy.  Anyways, she gave my cousin the box of cards and asked him to send them to me.  There is probably between thirty to forty cards.  She then called me and asked me to reuse the cards so that someone else can enjoy them.  At first, I didn't want to do that.  After some thought, I decided to remake the cards using the original fronts that were usable.  I will send them to family members with a small note explaining where the card came from and why.  So this is the first that I had to patch up.  The edges were a little rough so I trimmed them down.  I also cut the front off the card and made a new card base.  The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil and I believe it is colored with Copics.  I think I will send this one to her sister.


New Baby Kitty


 The Monday Greetings Challenge at The Outlawzs is sponsored ny Knitty Kitty. 

The challenge is blue monochrome.  I really don't care for monochrome challenges.  I had to add a few other colors in so that the picture would make sense.  I just realized I forgot to put the sentiment on this card.  I need to get that done.

Adding to my Stash of Birthday Cards

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