Lucas' First Quilt.

 

This is my eldest grandson, Lucas.  He's ten in this photo.  He has since turned eleven. I forgot to post this.  It was around the time I stopped making cards and I never looked at my blog so I forgot about it. He attends a christian academy.  For his end of year school project.  He had to make a depiction of a cross.  He could make it out of anything he chose, but it had to be made of something that would be permanent.  Since I know how to quilt I told him I would teach him if he wanted me to.  He chose to make a quilt wall hanging.  He chose all the fabrics.  I cut the pieces with the rotary cutter.  I felt his was still too young foe that since I still cut myself occasionally.  He did 100% of the sewing.He did an amazing job at sewing and quilting.  I was very impressed.  He named it "The Light of Jesus."

Witching You A Happy Halloween

 

This is my Guest Designer card for Heart Quest Challenge Blog.  I haven't made cards for ages.  I have definitely been struggling with constant spine problems and with babysitting grandchildren.  I just can't seem to keep up with anything.  As a special surprise we found out that our son, Tin, and his wonderful wife, Karena are expecting our fifth grandchild.  We currently have four grandsons.

Anyways, I used a pre-colored image from Mo's Digital Pencil. That made it a little easier. The paper was a freebie years ago.  I was lucky enough to find the bat in my stash!



I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Blue Eyes

 

 

This is my latest "try to maintain my sanity" picture.  It's been quite rough having two boys for nine hours a day.  I'm getting way too old.  I am used to peace and quiet.  Only six more weeks to go!  I try to get in a few minutes every couple days to do something I enjoy.

 

 

I am doing this picture available from the ArtByteShop on Etsy.  I fell in love with the eyes.  I'm coloring her with a mix of pencils.  The background is done with pastel pencils.  I have not been able to master them yet by any means.

Hopefully, I will have her done by the end of June. 

Wildberry Blooming

 

 
 
I decided to take on another art piece.  The image is by Christine Karron and is available in her Etsy store.  I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils.  I usually color this type of image larger.  I colored this one to be about 4.5  5.5.  I can't color something that small with markers so I went with pencils.  I am trying several different coloring styles to see if I can find a niche I like the best.  The paper is from Stampin' Up.  The die is in an unmarked package so who knows   who the manufacturer is.
 
 
  
 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
 
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Allys Angels - Anything Goes
Handicraft Dream - Flowers (#btchallenge124 )
Beautiful Blossoms -  Anything Goes Flowers/Florals
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes 
Morgan's Art World - Anything Goes 
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes 
Creative Crafting Uncles - Butterflies 
Daisy Chain Challenge - For the Girls 
Day of the Month Card Club - Int'l Picture Frame Day 
Girlz Creative Crafts - Things with WIngs
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Papercraft Challenges - Things with Wings
Rabisco Challenge - Anything Goes
Sheepski Designs - Flower Power
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Things with Wings
Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Triple B - Birds, Blooms and Butterflies
 

 

 





Thanks for the Help

 This is my Design Team entry for The Worldwide Crafters and Colorists Challenge.  I chose this image by the sponsor, Julia Spiri .   I di have quite a challenge with this one,not only coloring, but also photographing.  Thr image is colored with Copic markers.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Cutie Pie Challenge - For Legged Friends
Crafty Calendar - Anything but a Square

Daughters Are Like Flowers


I chose this beautiful image for the May mid-month inspiration at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge Blog.  I fell in love  when I first saw it.  The image is called Spring Flowers and Coffee.  I used a sentiment that is included with the image.  The image is colored with Copic markers.  I used an old doily die and cut the doily into sections to decorate the corners.  Please stop by and join our challenge.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Get Creative - Flower Frenzy
613 Avenue Create - Say it with Flowers 
Allsorts - Embellish It 
 

 

Put On A Happy Face

 

The challenge at Farm Quest is "Rain Gear'"  I chose this adorable image by Mo's Digital Pencil for my Design Team entry.  I colored him with Copic markers and drew in the raindrops with pencil.  What a cutie he is!  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

L'il Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

A Gem of a challenge - Anything Goes 

Di's Digi Designs - Dots and or Stripes

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Festive Friday - National Smile Day (Black on clothing,Yellow, umbrella, Happy in sentiment)


Quite a Birthday Cake

 
This is my Design Team entry for Heart's Quest Challenge Blog.  The current theme is "Birthday and must include a heart or hearts or the word Love."  I always color my image first then try to find paper to match it.  Backwards, I know.  I was lucky enough to find a pink in the perfect color and cut some hearts from it. The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil and was perfect for this theme.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
AAAs Card Challenge - CAS Pink Birthday
Crafty Calendar Blogspot - Anything, exceot Square
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Creatiive Inspiration - Anything Goes

Sorry You Broke Your Crown

 

This is a reminder for April 28th challenge at Hearts Quest Challenge Blog   The challenge is Mother Goose.This is also in partnership with Double Trouble Challenge Blog.  The image and sentiment is by Mo's Digital Pencil..  I colored the image with Copic markers.I have wanted to color this image for so long, but never had a reason to until now.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Inspiration - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes 
Rabisco's Challenge - Anything Goes
Morgan's Art World - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap Challenge - Anything Goes 
Love to Craft - Anything Goes



Mother Goose

 

Our end of the month challenge at Hearts Quest Challenge Blog this month is Mother Goose.  Instead of choosing a Mother Goose rhyme I decided to do Mother Goose herself.  This is also in partnership with Double Trouble Challenge Blog.  The image is by Dulemba.  I think I got it at least ten years ago.  All her images are free.  Check them out!  I colored the image with Copic markers.  The paper is from Stampin' Up.  The gingham flowers have been in my stash forever.  I'm glad I finally found a reason to use them.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

DL Art - Anything Goes
Double D Challenge - Things That Fly
Path of Positivity - Inspired by Literature
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes





Dandelion Wishes

 

 

The Farm Quest challenge for the end of this month is Dandelions.  I chose this cute image by Connie Fong.  I colored her with Copic markers.  The papers were a gift from my Stampin' Up demonstrator.  The small resin flowers are also from Stampin' Up.

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 

Krafty Chicks - All Occasions
AAA Birthday - Layer It Up 
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes
Farm Quest General Store - Anything Farm Country Goes
Double D Challenges - Things That Fly
Crafty Catz - Things with Wings
My Time to Craft - Fantasy Creatures/Cgaracters



Dogwood Blooms

 

I am now doing some Guest Designing for Jan's Digi Stamps.  This is my first card for the mid-month inspiration for the April Challenge.  I used the image Dogwood Blooms Digital Stamp Set.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  I used a sentiment that is provided with the set.

Please hop on over to Jan's and join the anything goes challenge.  There is still plenty of time to enter.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes 
Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes
Paper Dragonfly - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Creative Inspiration - Anything Goes

We All Scream for Ice Cream!

 


This is my first Design Team entry for Worldwide Crafters and Colorists.  The images are sponsored by Julia Spiri.  I chose Ahh, Ice Cream. I thought this image was cute, but I  really wasn't sure what to do with it.  As I colored the image with Copic markers all kids of ideas started coming to my head.  With what I thought would be a difficult card ended up being really fun to make.  I made the ice  cream cones with my Silhouette.  I really got a kick out of the top layer of the cones, although, very hard to cut they added so much to the look of the cones.  I decided to add the "We all scream for ice cream"  sentiment.  My husband added his snarky comment "well  that's real original."  A poet I am not!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - A is for Adorable
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes - Twist: For a Child
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts Gslore Encore - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Rabisco Challenge - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes




A Country "Howdy"

 


The latest challenge for Farm Quest Challenge Blog is Bandanas.  I printed off a bandana from my Silhouette.  I cut it into pieces so it would look like it was draped.  I also printed off the background paper and sentiment from the Silhouette.  "Dale" is one of the newer images from Mo's Digital Pencil.  She is colored with pencils.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Digi Choosday Challenge - Anything Goes
A Place to Start - Anything Goes 
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes


The Little Graduate

 

Heart's Quest latest challenge is "Graduation, or Celebration," and of course, includes a heart or hearts on your card.  I added a small heart to her graduation cap.  The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil.  The scroll was from the Silhouette Design Store.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  I am enjoying mixing colored images with cut-outs from the Silhouette.  I am finally learning how to do the basics on the Silhouette!  It's about time.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Little Red Wagon - Layers

Paper Funday- Anything Goes

Dream Valley Challenge - Any Celebration

Alphabet Challenge - Anything Cute

Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes



Quilt for Logan

 

This is a quilt I made for my two year old grandson Logan.  I didn't remember to take a picture of the finished quilt.  I was in a hurry to get it mailed.  This is prior to quilting and the red binding.  My oldest two grandsons, Lucas and Ethan, are holding it up for me.  Please excuse the messy craft room.  The quilt is actually hiding most of the mess!  Next quilt up is for Ethan.  That will be a dinosaur quilt.  Then for my Dad, a window quilt with a deer scene.  I plan on visiting him in July 2024 so it needs to be done before then!  I have so many quilts planned I will need to live forever.

Happy Easter 2023


Easter is only one week away!  We are trying to decide if we will have our usual leg of lamb dinner.  I am personally not a fan of lamb, but have made it all forty six of our years of marriage because my husband grew up with it and loves it.  The price this year looks like it's going to be outrageous so we may have to pass on it.  

This is my last post (for now) for Morgan's Art World Challenge Blog.   I was on her Design Team when it was known as Fitztown, also.  I need a change every now and then.  I chose the cute image Duck with Egg.  The image is colored with Copic markers.  I think the paper is from Stampin' Up.

 I am entering this card in the following challenges: 

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/Twist Easter

My Time to Craft - Springtime

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Easter

Passion for Markers - Spring

Paper Minutes - Easter

Farm Quest General Store - Farm Related

Amanita Muscaria

 


This card is for the newest challenge at Farm Quest Challenge Blog.  The theme this time is Frogs, Toads or Mushrooms.  I chose this lovely image from Power Poppy.  Of course, it was one of the very few that I don't own.  I colored the image with Copic markers and surrounded the image with pastels.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Outdoors
Cards 4 Guys - Any Coloring Medium
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Boys/Men




Hearts for Mothers' Day


 This card is for Heart's Quest Challenge Blog. I used an image from QKR that I got while I was on their design team, but never ended up using.  The challenge is to make a Mother's Day Card and include hearts.  This image fit the bill perfectly.  I colored it with Copic markers and Stickles were added to the edges of the hearts.  


New Baby Grandson

 


Here is the card for my newest grandson, Aidan Joseph.  He is a little doll!  I used an image from Connie Fong.  It was colored with Copic markers.


I am entering this card in the following challenge:

Conie Fong Facebook Challenge -Anything Goes must be Conie Fong

Happy Birthday, Logan!

 


Here is a birthday card for our grandson, Logan.  He turns two tomorrow.  We already celebrated his birthday last week while we were in Michigan for the birth of his baby brother.  Busy time!

 
I looked all over the internet for a birthday image specific for a two year old and had no luck.  I decided to search through my pretty vast collection of digital images.   I found this image by Whinsie Doodles which was one of the first digital image sets I ever bought.  Having two candles, it was ideal.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  The paper was from a very old paper
 



Easter Train

 

This is my March 14th entry in the Heart's Quest challenge.  The theme this time is Easter and the card must include a heart.  I added a small heart ti the train engine.  I used a cute die set to make the train.  Unfortunately, I do not have the manufacturer.  I searched online and can no longer find it.  I cut a few of these for Easter cards for my grandsons.  They took forever to cut.  I imagine the rest will take about that long to put together.


Farm Quest Challenge

 

I  made this card for Farm Quest's challenge, anything goes. This dies are by The Greetery called Rolling Hills, Countryside, and Tree Details Die.  It is quite interesting to cut and put together.It took a very long time.  It was fun for a change. .I plan on making another using different accessory dies, but it will be a while before I get around to it.


Flowers


 This is my CT entry for the April 1 Morgan's Art World Challenge Blog.  I had such a difficult time with the shading and lighting on this one.  I tried to fix it so many times.  I finally gave up.  I used the image Fantasy Fae 8.  The image is colored with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils.  I'm just glad it's off my list of cards to make.  I have so many cards to make prior to my trip to Michigan.  I am not doing well with stress right now!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

A Gem of a challenge - Anything Goes

Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes

Ellibelle's Corner - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes 

Digi Choosday - Anything Goes

 





Anniversary Card for Tom

 Heart Quest Challenge Blog for February 28


The latest challenge at Heart Quest Challenge Blog starts today.  The challenge is Happy Anniversary and must include a "heart."  Every month I forget the heart and have to go back, put it on and re-photograph the card.  I used an image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  I made this card for my husband, Tom.  We will be married 47 years on May 19th.  We have been through so much together.  Raising three kids, moving cross country, dealing with serious medical issues when we had to  be care taker for each other and him losing his job when we had three kids about ready to go to college.  We survived it all and are stronger because of it.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Inspiration Station  - Happy couple facing away from viewer.

Dream Valley Challenges - Use Your Favorite Colors

Get Creative Challenges - Hearts

Inspiration Station - Photo Inspiration 

Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything Goes

Dare 2B Artsy - Love 

Dragonfly Dreams - Love

Crafty Catz - Dots, Stripes or Both




Farm Quest Challenge Blog for Febtuary 28

 

The Farm Quest theme this rime is galvanized or wooden tubs, troughs, buckets or crates.  I chose this image Fall Gnomie by KLM.  I colored the image with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

A Place to Start - Anything Goes

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes 

Polka Doodles - Anything Goes

Creative fingers - Anything Goes


Jolly Snowmen

  I made this card for Build Yourself  Holiday Cardmakers on Facebook.  I put a picture of their April Sketch Challenge below.  This partic...