Hot Cocoa

 
I fell in love with this image the first time I saw it.  I bought it on Etsy.  Here is the link:  Cocoa 
I colored the image with Copic markers and used a pencil to streak the hair.  The paper is from Siampin' Up.  All my cards are done for this year so this one has to wait an entire year to be sent. 

 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
 
 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Peace on Earth - Anything Christmas
Polka Doodles - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Christmas Creations 
Beyond the Blue  Winter Celebrations
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes Christmas
As You Like It Challenge - Anything Goes - Christmas 
Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Christmas
2 Sisters on the Blog - Christmas Card with Holly Leaves 
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Rabisco Challenge - Anything Goes
Sheepski Design Challenge - Tis the Season
The 12 Days of Christmas - Anything Goes Christmas







Children of Cameroon

 

I wanted to color something different this month for Morgan's Art World Challenge Blog.  It is an Anything Goes Challenge.  This image is called Children of Cameroon.  It is available in her shop.  The link is on the right side of my blog.  I did some research to see what the clothing looks like in Cameroon.  The traditional garments consist mostly of black and orange with small amounts of other various colors. 


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Paper Funday Challenges - Autumn colors

Digi Choosday - Anything Goes

Passion for Markers - Anything Other that Christmas 

Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

A Place to Start - Anything Goes


Christmas Greetings


 This is my entry for the Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge.  This cute image is offered as a freebie for the challenge by Wink, Wink, Ink.  I think it's simply adorable!  I saw a card a while ago on Pinterest done in red with white dots.  I fell in love with it.  I don't even recall what the image was, but know I had to do that color scheme.  I colored the image with Copic markers and used a white pen for the dots.  The sentiment is from Spellbinders.  (Just realized after  it was posted that I colored in the wrong areas for the scarf.  I hate when I do that kind of thing and don't catch it in time!)


 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
 
Outlawz Monday Greetings - Christmas Greetings
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge - Use image from 2022 Sponsor
Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Load on the Layers
Craft Rocket Challenge - Christmas/Winter
Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Christmas or Winter
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges - Christmas is Coming
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas  - Polka Dots
12 Months of Christmas - Anything Foes/Option:  Patterned Paper
Unicorn Challenge - Christmas is Coming
                                                    

Let It Snow

 

I finally completed my Christmas card challenge at Splitcoast.  This two cards are for the June challenge "Let it Snow."  Both images are from Lily of the Valley and colored with Copic markers.  So happy to be done!


The Angel Gabriel

 

This card is for Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog for the month of November.  I used Angel # 6.  It's available at the Creative Arts Design Studio.  I colored the image with Copic markers and Polychromos pencils.  The paper is from Hobby Lobby.  

I am entering this in the following challenges:

The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes

Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Unicorn Challenge - Christmas is Coming

A Place to Start - Anything Goes 

Jan's Digistamps Challenges - Anything Goes

Path of Positivity - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp - Christmas

Avenue 613 Create - Anything Goes

Peace On Earth - Christmas

Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

My Time to Craft - Anything Goes

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes

Halloween Cards for the Grandsons

 

 

Our youngest grandson, Logan, is dressing up as a tiger this Halloween.  I wish we could be there to see him.  I used this cute image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  The paper has been in my stash for years.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  

This card is for our eldest grandson, Lucas.  This is another Mo's image colored with Copic markers.



This card is for our middle grandson, Ethan.  Another ":cute" Mo's image colored with Copic markers. The sentiments are from Mo's also.


Santa's Fireplace


 
These three cards were made for the October Christmas Card Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  I used the large die of the month set from Spellbinder's Oct 21.  I plan on making about three to five more that Tom will actually do lighting for.  He's looking forward to that after doing the lighthouse cards.  Boy, there were so many little die cut pieces with these cards.  I getting more used to die cutting now.
 
 

 

 

Cabbage Rose


 This is my October  entry for Morgan's Art World Creative Team.  I colored the image with Copic markers and Luminance Pencils.  I used a beautiful paper from Stampin' Up.  The bow is made of satin ribbon from May Arts  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes

Color Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes

Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes

Male Birthday Cards

 

I needed a couple of male birthday cards to mail today so I made them up pretty quickly with pre-colored images.  This first card was made with an image from Fred She Said.  The next card uses an image from Power Poppy.



More Christmas Cards

 

These cards were made with a stamp from Divinity Designs called Jingle Bell Time.  I colored the images with Prismacolor pencils.  These are my entry in Splitcoast's Christmas Card Challenge for the month of July, bells.  Four more cards to go and I'll have the challenge completed. 


This card and the next uses Stampin' Up's paper and stamp set from Christmas Gleaming  I don't recall where the sentiments are from.


The next card  uses the stamp set and paper from Christmas Gleaming.  Finally used another set I bought, but never used!



O Christmas Tree

 

I fell in love with this image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  It was a freebie this week from Mo's Patreon Group.  I was surprised I was able to color it.  I have been struggling with coloring because of my vision and arthritis.  I am happy how it turned out, though.  Which hasn't happened for a long time.  The paper is from a old Echo Park paper pad.  The holly was actually made for another card I am working on.  It's from a Stampin' Up stamp set called Christmas Gleaming.  She is colored with Copics and Poly Chromos pencils.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes Twist Leaves

Peace on Earth - Anything Christmas Goes

Christmas Card Throwdown - Anything Christmas

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes

All Aboard

 

 
These two cards were made for Splitcoasts's Christmas Card Challenge.  They were made from Spellbinder's Christmas card kit for 2021, "All Aboard/"  The sentiment is bu Divinity Designs.  These cards are so incredibly difficult for me.  I'm pushing on, though.  I still plan to use all my unused sets of dies and stamps at least once each.
 
 
 
 


Santa Lane


 
These two cards were made with this year's Christmas box set from Spellbinder's called Santa Lane.  I love the images, but these were the two most difficult cards I have ever made.  Between clumsy fingers, losing pieces and a multitude of other problems.these took me a week to complete. I am happy with the finished cards.  I do wish I had put some sort of background on them.
 
 
 
 Needing to use my vast collection of card stock scraps led to a two day job.  I have a huge hanging file basket full of twelve years of card stock scraps sorted by color.  It was just about impossible to pull anything out of it or put anything in.  I decided to staple a file width pocket at the inside top of each file folder.  I put the small pieces of card stock in that pocket which freed up a huge amount of space at the bottom of the folders.  I can now easily pull the files in and out.  I plan on trying to use up all the small pieces first.  These cards were made completely out of small scraps of card stock.After all the troubles I had I am going to start their 2021 Christmas set called.  All Aboard.  I will be making to train cards.  I think they will be easier than these were.  I'm a glutton for punishment.
 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Copper

 


This is one of my favorite cards that I have made recently.  Although, I have the most difficult time using my Glimmer System.  I ALWAYS put the foil on backwards.  I don't know why I can't get it right.  I read the directions and watched a video and I still did it backwards three times anyways!  I am going to put a sign up over my desk that says:

"GLIMMER FOIL - SILVER SIDE UP!"

Maybe that will help me get it right.  Anyways I used Spellbinder's dies to make this card and copper card stock from Stampin' Up.

 I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Twist-Leaves
Peace on Earth - Christmas
My Time to Craft Christmas - Must be Christmas
 Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Pink PEarls and/or Sparkles



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