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



Sweetest Times

 

I saw some cards made with this Stampin' Up set on Pinterest.  It's Sweetest Times and was released in 2020.  I made five cards from it.  I am way past the number of cards needed for this year.  I have been really struggling with my crafting.  It's a combo of issues between arthritis in my hands and worsening vision.  I try to keep coloring at a minimum. I have been buying Stampin' Up sets for years.  It's about time I start using them.  The last card is not photographed very well.  I'm too tired to redo it.






Little Basset

 

I absolutely love this little basset hound image by Morgan Fitzsimons.  It is available here.  This is my September DT entry for Morgan's Art World Challenge Blog.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  The dies are by Spellbinder's.  The paper is older than the hills so I don't know who it is by.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crazy Critter Challenges - Anything Goes with a Critter

A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes

Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes

Crafty Animals - Anything Goes with an Animal

Sheepski Design Challenge - Feature a Creature

Dare 2B Artsy - Animals



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...