Sunday, January 31, 2021

Happy Spring


 I made the card for a Sunday Rhymes and Songs challenge at The Outlawz.  The images are all from A Day for Daisies.  They are colored with Copic markers.

Friday, January 29, 2021

My huge project is finally done - picture laden post!

  My mother was put in a nursing home in New Jersey several months ago.  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 a 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 were probably between thirty to forty cards (many have been discarded).  She then called me and asked me to reuse the cards so that someone else can enjoy them.  They are decorated to her liking with lots of  flowers and pearls on them.  I have since stopped decorating cards in this manner.  For one, it cost a fortune to mail them.

Anyways, I finally got the last batch done.  I gave them all new card stock, designer papers inside and new sentiments inside and out.  I still have no idea who I will send them to.

A Day for Daisies


Crafts and Me


Digi Doodle Shop


unknown


Power Poppy


A Day for Daisies
 
 
 
 
Mo's Digital Pencil
 
 
 
Digi Doodle Shop
 
 
Saturated Canary
 
 
                         Mo's Digital Pencil                              

 
Richard St. Denis

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

February Cards for Splitcoast Stampers Christmas Challenge


 February's Splitcoast Christmas Card Challenge is Quilt themed cards.  I committed to making four cards per month.  Here are my four cards I tried to use up a bunch of my scraps on these cards.  My husband took over the photography for me.  I appeared to forget to tell him I want a border all the way around the card.  Next time it will be there!  I'm glad he wants to help.  I am actually done through April with the Christmas card Challenge.  The theme for May is Fancy Folds which is something I don't do.  It may take me until May to finish four!

I decided to go with blues for the next card.  I really enjoyed making these quilt cards.  It was about three years ago that I started quilting.  I have at least three quilts in progress.  My eldest daughter is expecting in March and I need to get a quilt done by then also.  Time to get busy!  Maybe, I can teach my husband to quilt.  He did design my Thin Blue Line Quilt.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Yellow Roses

 
This card is for Tuesday's Colour Challenge at The Outlawz.  This Image is from Alex Syberia Designs.   I actually attempted to fussy cut the image.  I absolute hate fussy cutting!  It didn't come out too bad, though.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  I made the background about a year ago, one day when I felt like experimenting.  I think I used Distress Inks then sprayed them with water.   I was lucky to have one done in the correct colors for the challenge.
 
The above image shows the required colors you must use.  The twist is that you must make your own background.
 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

A Place to Start - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Beautiful Blooms
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday
Daisy Chain - Birthday




Monday, January 25, 2021

Stampin' Up Christmas Cards


I had bought this stamp set from Stampin' Up over a year ago, but never bought the dies so I didn't use it.  I finally bought it this month.  The frame and paper is also from Stampin' Up.  I colored the image with Faber Castell pencils.  I am in love with the way they color.

Boy, was this frame die and embossing set difficult to use.  I could not get the embossing to line up with the frame no matter what I tried.  I checked on You Tube and found what seemed to be a quick fix.  Not so!  It finally did fix my problem after about an hour of trying to get a mat in the correct spot on the embossing folder.  Geez.  Now it works fine.  I had to permanently attach a piece of cardstock to the embossing folder so that it would line up correctly each time.  Now I should be good to go.


This was my second card of the day using Stampin' Up Products.  We are in the middle of a snowstorm here in Northern Arizona.  I'm glad I have something to do!

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Tom's Birthday Card

 

I didn't realize until I saw this photo that the bottle is not as upright as it should be.  Oh well, I already gave it to him.  I am surprised he didn't notice.  He usually notices everything.  This stamp set is by Stampin' Up.  I colored the image with Copics.  The paper is from   October Afternoon.  It is a sheet I have been saving for a very long time.  I guess he must be somebody special!

I finally learned how to mask!  It only took eleven years.  It's not like I have been trying, though.  A while ago I bought a masking pen.  When I knew I had to use masking with this card I had to figure out where I put the pen.  Fortunately, that didn't take too long.

I had started making a little more risque card for his birthday, but I decided to use it for Valentine's Day since the predominant color is red.  Just a little advance warning.  I have been know to make risque cards in the past.  It's been quite a while, though.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Dahlias

This card is for the Monday Greetings Challenge at The Outlawz.  I used an image from 

Fred She Said.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  The paper is from Stampin' Up.


 I haven't done a challenge in ages.  I think I might try a few.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creations in Pink - Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
Daisy Chain challenges - Happy Birthday
Digi Doodle Studios - Anything Goes/Hand Colored Image
The Outlawz Challenge - Twisted Thursday/Anything Goes
The Outlawz Challenge - Saturday Paper A La Mode/Anything Goes

Friday, January 15, 2021

A Stampin' Up set I couldn't resist

 

I saw this image done on Pinterest and I needing quite a few male birthday cards couldn't resist it. I had to run right over to EBay and search for it.  I should have moved the deer closer to the tree and leveled his feet, but I still like it so what the heck.




Thursday, January 14, 2021

The Outlawz Challenges-January 2021-Part 1

I have not gotten my DT cards posted for the Outlawz challenges in quite a while so I thought to catch up I would put them all into one post.  I seem to be doing that a lot lately.  The next few cards were for The Monday Greetings challenge.

12/7/20  Paper Nest Dolls


12/21/20 Paper Nest Dolls


1/4/21 Paper Nest Dolls 


The next three were for the Tuesday Color Challenge

12/15/20 Sherri West Srt


12/29/20 Sherri West Art

1/12/21 Alex Syberia Designs


Festive Friday Challenges

1/8/21 Hetty Clare


Progressive Freebie Challenge 

1/1/21 Jan's Digi Challenge



Sunday, January 3, 2021

Splitcoast 2021 Christmas Card Challenge-January/Cardinals

 

This is a pre-colored image from Fred She Said.  I found it in one of my folders alreay printed off,  I thought it would be great for the January theme.?the "Merry Christmas" greeting was cut from foam.  It curves quite easily.


This card uses a stamp from CC Designs.  My husband bought me a full set of Faber Castell for Christmas.  What a difference between them and Prismacolor pencils.  The ?Faber Castell are oil based where as the Prismacolor are wax based.  The Faber pencils go on so smoothly!  I noticed that even sharpening them was greatly different.  It only takes about two turns in the sharpener to get a very fine point.  I have a lot of trouble sharpening my Prismacolor.  The leads always break.  Sometimes I feel like the entire pencil will be gone by the time it's sharp enough to use.  


This card uses a digi stamp by Power Poppy.  It is also colored with Faber Castell pencils.



This is an image that I have a stamp for.  Although, I have no idea who the manufacturer is.  I colored this with pencils.


Last one, finally!  I committed to four or five a month.  This image and sentiment is from an old Stampin' Up set. 

 
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