Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A little coffee and coloring therapy

Hi. It is very cold and windy out today; I stayed in for most of the day and got a couple of cards made, including this one. Coloring is totally relaxing therapy for me!

Stamp: Whimsie Doodles
Sentiment stamps: Mark's Finest Papers and Hero Arts
Copic markers
DP: My Mind's Eye "Six by Six, Paris & Co."
Marvy button punch
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Paper pieced Christmas card

The current challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is paper piecing. I love paper piecing so I had to jump on this one.

Image: Tiddly Inks digital stamp "Wryn Caroling"
Copic markers
6x6 pad: "Perfect Winter"

Thursday, January 25, 2018

"The Magic of Beginnings" challenge

Hello and welcome!
I made this card for the current challenge at Words 2 Craft By: "The Magic of Beginnings". A friend of mine is retiring soon; he and his wife plant a wonderful garden every spring. I thought this digi from Mo's Digital Pencil would be perfect to congratulate my friend on his retirement and remind him that he will have more time to enjoy pursuits like his garden.

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Gardening quote: Vera Lane Studio at Etsy
Copic Markers
Sentiment: computer generated
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Black and white cards challenge at CIE

Hello! Hope your New Year is off to a good start. The new challenge starting today at Cards In Envy is Black and White.

Here is my card:


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Vintage shabby chic card

The new challenge at Frilly and Funkie Blog is "Three Is Not a Crowd" (use three of something in your card). My "three" are the three girls in this old photograph, as well as three buttons. I love this photo and am glad to have a way to use it. My "three girls" idea comes from my two younger sisters and I; we are the youngest of eight after my Mom had four boys in a row and we were always "the girls".  Just 18 months apart, we were and are very close.

I haven't made vintage/shabby chic in ages and I am so glad to get back to it!

Photo: Free Vintage Digi Stamps
DP: Tim Holtz

Sunday, January 7, 2018

What's Up?

Here is another card using a Tiddly Inks digi stamp; I'm posting it at the Anything Tiddly Goes challenge:

I also made it for a sketch challenge at a FB stamping group I belong to; they used a sketch from the former Operation Write Home archive.

Digital image: "Cavy Love for You" by Tiddly Inks

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Birthday card for a girl

Here's a second card for the Anything Tiddly Goes challenge at Tiddly Inks.

Digi: Tiddly Inks "Melissa Birthday Bear"

Birthday card for a boy

I made this card for the new "Anything Tiddly Inks" challenge at Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog.

Image: Tiddly Inks Stamps "Birthday Boy" digi
DP: Echo Park "Petticoats & Pinstripes" 6x6 pad
Copic sketch markers
Tiddly Inks digi stamps are such fun to color! Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Winter Chills: new challenge at CIE

Welcome and Happy New Year!!
The new theme at Cards In Envy Challenge is Winter Chills:
      "Create a card for all things winter, snow, ice, mittens, hats, scarves, snowmen, snowflakes, snowbirds, etc."

Here is the card I made for the Design Team at CIE. I love paper piecing!

Image and DP: My Favorite Things
Wishing you a healthy, happy and crafty 2018!