I am guest designing this week for The Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes Challenge.  The heart poem was provided as inspiration.  I thought for something different I would put the poem on the front of the card with the image.  The image was provided by LeighSBDesigns.  I colored what there was to color with pencils.  The paper is from Stampin' Up.  It was a very simple card to make, but I think it turned out pretty.

Wreath of Fruit



This is my final entry for the January Christmas Card Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  The January Challenge was to make wreaths.  This wreath was from Isabella's Sketchbook which I think is no longer in existence.  I colored this image with Copic markers.  The sentiment is by Lily of the Valley.  This is by far my favorite wreath.  I make a card with it once every year.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes

Ike's World - Anything Goes

The Holly and the Ivy - Anything Christmas Goes

Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

The Unicorn Challenge - Layer it Up

Christmas Card for Gardener


Splitcoast Stampers has started their 2022 Christmas Card Challenge.  This is my fourth or fifth year participating.  The theme for January is wreaths.  This image is by Power Poppy.  I colored it with Copic markers.  The paper was from JoAnn's, purchased quite a while ago.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's - Anything Christmas Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Coloring Goes 

Krafty Chicks - Christmas

ABC Christmas - A is for Anything Christmas

The Holly and the Ivy - Anything Christmas Goes

Christmas Wreath


This is my first Christmas card for 2022.  The new Christmas challenge at Splitcoast Stampers has started up again  I have committed to two cards per month.  It's quite a fun group if you are looking to get your cards done a little sooner this year.  January's theme is wreaths.

I chose an image from my collection of Power Poppy digis.  I have not used this one before.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  I surrounded it with a light brown pastel.  The difference between the green of the wreath and the white background seemed a little too stark. The brown eased the transition.  I used a crushed red paper that I absolutely love.  I bought it in several colors from Hobby Lobby about a year ago.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge - Must be Christmas

Classic Design Challenge  - Anything Goes

Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Coloring Goes


Time for a new challenge at  Morgan's Art World Challenge Blog.  As always, it's Anything Goes.  I chose the image Firefly Grayscale.  The background flowers were added by Sherri who graciously shared them with me.  I colored the image with Polychromos and Luminance pencils.  I used some pastels to give a little color to the background. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes

A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes

Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes

The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes

The Crafting Challenge - Anything Goes

Sweet Stampers - Anything Goes

QKR Stampede - Anything Goes

Love to Scrap - Anything Goes

First of My June Birthday Cards

This week's project was cleaning my 250+ Copic markers and refilling at least 80 of them.  What a chore that was.  My markers had gotten...