Happy Valentine's Day

The challenge this week for Heart's Quest Challenge Blog is Valentine's Day for spouse, partner or romantic love.  I haven't made a Valentine's card in years.  I used some Spellinder's  dies that were just sitting around unused.  The flocked vellum is by Stampin' Up.  
I am entering this card in the following challenge:

Alphabet Challenge - "V" is for Vellum
Cut It  Up - Love, must include die cut 

Hay Friend


This card if for the newest challenge over at Farm Quest Challenge Blogspot.  I used an image from the Silhouette Design Store.  The theme this time is Hay, Straw Bales, Hay Mows/Lofts.  Come on over and join us 

Finally Finished My Mermaid


I have been working on this mermaid for a while.  She's from Coloring Books 2020 on Etsy.  I enjoy doing some projects that take a while.  I colored her with Copic markers, Luminance pencils and CarbOthello chalk pastel pencils.  I added some Stickles to the air bubbles, although the glitter is not visible in the photo.  This was mt first time coloring black hair,  I photocopied the partially colored image and colored the hair on that first as a trial (suggested by my daughter.)  Thank you, Katie.  After I somewhat  thought I had it down I colored the original.  I could still use some practice on where to place the shading. I am looking forward to coloring my next image. 

I may try to down size her to get it on a card.  That may not work because my printer is a piece of junk and tends to print off color.

Christmas Cardinal


Here's my start to the 2023 Splitcoast Christmas Card Challenge.  For these cards I used dies from Honey Bee and paper from Carta Bella.  My photography is not the best.  Between very low light in the early morning and poor eyesight I didn't do such a great job.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Peace On Earth - Anything Goes 

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Krafty Chicks - Christmas

Western Wear

 These two cards are for a new to me Design Team called Farm Quest Challenge Blog.  They are predominately country or farm themed.  Today's challenge is cowboy or cowgirl, boots, hats or spurs.  You must use at least two.  I found these images on Etsy inTanchaArt.  I colored the images with Copic markers.  I don't recall who the the dark pink paper is from.  The turquoise paper is my favorite paper to use on male cards and it's from Hobby Lobby.  Hope to see you visit us!


I am entering these cards in the following challenges:

Gem of s Challenge - Anything Goes 

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes


Valentine for Mom


I have joined a new DT,  for Heart's Quest Challenge Blog

Today starts a Valentine challenge.  It must be for a parent or child and include a heart or the word love.     I chose this cute Stampin' Up set from 2017.  I have had the paper so long I have no idea who it is from.  Come along and join us.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes /Option: Add in an Animal

Cut it Up - Must Include a Die Cut 

Digi Choosday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Critter Crazy Challebge - Anything Goes with a Critter

Fairy Wishes

   This is my Creative Team entry for the January challenge at Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog.  I chose the image Fairy Wishes.  I colored the image with pencils.  The paper and gold leaves are from Stampin' Up.

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...