Happy Birthday, Sandy!


I made this card for my oldest daughter.  She has always loved pandas.  I saw this discontinued stamp recently and I figured why not!  The stamp set is by Simon Says Stamp.  I have so much difficulty using stamps that I need to ink.  I am just so messy!  Give me digital stamps any day.  I colored the image with Copic markers.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes 

Seize the Birthday - Birthday 

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter


Getting Started on my Male Birthday Cards


These are two very easy cards to start off the stack of male birthday cards that I need in my stash.  I still have tons of women's birthday cards since that is what I usually made for challenges, but never men's cards.  I found these images in my Antique Images folder.  I have no idea where I got the.  They turned out pretty well.  I printed the out, cut them out and mounted on brown cardstock.      The paper, which can be seen better inside the card is from Stampin' Up.

Three Little Kittens

This image is by Nino Kurts Art.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  I didn't have too many Get Well cards so I thought this cheerful image would do perfectly.  I still need to work on about twenty male birthday cards.  I also started back working on the Splitcoast Christmas Card Challenge.  I need to do only twenty-one more cards and I'm done with Christmas cards. I spent yesterday catching up on all my commenting on the challenge at Splitcoast.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes 

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes

Crafty Animals - Anything Goes

Passion for Markers - Animals

Show Us Your Pussycats - Furrything Goes

Crafty Catz - CAS with a Sentiment

Santa 2021

This is an image that was in an Xmas Freebies folder in my digis.  It is labeled Free Coloring Page.  That's all I know about it. I have no idea where or when I got it.  He is a rather cheery Santa.  I colored him with Copic markers and added lots of glitter to his fur.  Unfortunately, not unusual in photographing glitter, it does not photograph well.  The paper is from Stampin' Up.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The Holly and the Ivy - Anything Goes/Christmas 

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

A Place to Start - Favorite Holiday/Celebration

Shopping Our Stash - Christmas in July

Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas in July

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon - Midway to Christmas 

Paper Shelter - Going Digital 

The Male Room - Christmas in July

Drummer Boy


This is a Precious Moments image from an online coloring book.  I have probably had it for at least eight years.  I think this may be the first time I colored it.  I actually have the full Precious Moments Nativity set.  We had it up on our mantel for Christmas every year.  My daughter's sweet little cat walked along the mantel and randomly pushed off statues.  She broke one of the three wise men.  So I had to replace them all because they were only sold in a set.  She broke Mary. so the entire main set needed to be replaced.  She also broke several other pieces.  I feel bad about it now, but that cat went to the shelter the next day.  She had a habit of breaking glass.  I used to collect antique bottles and she used to love to push them off shelves also.

I colored this with Copics.  I tried using pastels to color the background.  I just a beginner with that.  I'll learn.  I asked Tom what he thought.  His reply was "very brown."  I wanted it brown...so whatever!

Whenever I'm on Paper Playful looking for challenges it seems all I notice are the Christmas challenges.Hopefully, I find some today!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:.

Dare 2B Artsy - Christmas in July

Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas in July

Crafty Hazelnutls Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes

Winter Wonderland - Christmas Music or Songs

Christmas 24 - Add Twine

Digi Doodle Studio - Christmas in July

The Twelve Months of Christmas - Anything Goes

The Holly and the Ivy - Anything Goes

Thank You Times Four


We got to see our son and daughter-in-law for the first time in a year and a half due to Covid.  We brought home a hoard of Christmas presents for Tom and I and two grandsons.  I decided to make a card that all four of us could write on.  Inside the card Tom and I both have our own sections and there are two flaps for Lucas and Ethan.

The flaps did not photograph very well, but you can get the idea. I also did not attach the kids writing pages yet, just incase we need a redo.  You never know with kids!

The imsge is by Laurie Furnell Ink.  I have purchased quite a few of her items, but have never gotten a chance to use them.  I colored the images with Copic markers.  The paper was from JoAnns.  I bought it for my daughter's baby shower. (I cut out the baby related parts.)  My grandson is turning nine in August so I'd say I've had this for a while.

I think I will finally start entering in challenges again.  I haven't been doing that for duch a long while.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Gem of a Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes

Creative Creases - Anything Goes with a Fun Fold

Color Crazy Challenge - Anything Coloring Goes

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes

Crafts Galore - Anything Goes

Creatalicious Challenge - Fancy Fold Card

The Outlawz/Crash Your Stash - Old Paper

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Die Cut Cards

      These two cards were made with three Spellbinder's die sets.  I have been collecting Spellbinder's dies for years and have alm...