Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cardz 4 Guyz Sketch Challenge


The challenge this week at Cardz 4 Guyz is to follow the sketch.  I think I came pretty close.


I used this wonderful image from Whimsy Stamps.  I have so many images that I have had for years and never used.  This is one of them.  I colored him with Copic markers.  The digital papers are from Basic Grey.  I added a sentiment inside to make this a male birthday card.  I always need those.  I chose not to add a sentiment to the front.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

2 Cute Ink  Anything Goes
Imagination Crafts  Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends  Things with Wings or Tails
My Craft Creations  Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations  Vintage
Through the Purple Haze  Distress those Makes
Great Impressions  Aninal Friends
Scribble and Scrap  Anything Goes
That Craft Place  Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday  Things with Wings



Guest Designer-Through the Craftroom Door

I am a Guest Designer this week for Through the Craftroom Door!  The challenge is Anything Goes and this week the sponsor is Fitztown.  My favorite!  I chose this amazing Fitztown image, available here.  Check it out.  There are quite a few different country scenes available.

I found myself addicted to getting this done, to the dismay of my husband.  Every time I could spare a minute I was back coloring.  I really enjoyed seeing it come together.  It is larger than my normal size card,  it's 5 1/2 by 8 1/2.  Fortunately, I do have this size envelope so mailing won't be a problem.  The larger size made it much easier to do the detail.

Copics:  B000, B21, B37,  B41, B45, B91, B93, B95, BG23, 
COO, CO, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, 
E00, E07,   E08, E09, E21, E23, E25,   E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, E39, 
E42, E43, E44, E51, E53, E95, E97, 
G07, G14, G16, G20. G21, G24, N0, N2, R01, R21, R27
W00, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W9
Y17, Y21, Y26, Y28, YG13, YG17, YG67, YG95, YG97, YR20, YR21, YR12


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

(I consider this to be a summertime card due to the greenery on the trees
and the flowers just in case there are any questions)

Imagination Crafts  Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy's Challenge  Summertime
Crafting Musketeers  Summertime (GDT)
Sisters of Craft   Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund  Anything Goes
Fab 'n Funky  Feels Like Summer
Frilly and Funkie  Cool Water
Penny's Paper Crafty  Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks  The Great Outdoors
4 Crafty Girlz  Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz  Anything Goes
Sister Act  Anything Goes
A Girl Who Crafts   Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays  Anything Goes

Friday, July 18, 2014

QKR - Vacation

The challenge this week at QKR Stampede is "Vacation."  I used  the image, Enjoying the Sun, available here. I definitely had no mojo while working on this.  I'm feeling entirely burned out.  That could be because I couldn't sleep and it's two thirty in the morning.  Oh well, it is what it is!

I really wanted to tear up some sand paper for the beach sand, but if I woke my husband up at two for a piece of sandpaper, that would not go over well!  I ended up tearing up cardstock, but it's very hard to see the layers in the photo.  The digital paper and images are from Echo Park.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bean Bag Chair for Lucas, Finally !

I bought the fabric for this chair at least nine months ago.  It's looks very shiny in the photo.  It is actually a faux suede.  I planned on making it on Christmas break...didn't.  Then I planned on Spring break, didn't again.    So I figured with six weeks off for summer break I'd have lots of time.  Ha!  I now have four days left, but I started the chair last night and finished it this morning.  I had to make sure I did it this time.  Tom bet me I wouldn't be able to get it done.  I didn't want to lose the bet!  I had to laugh.  He kept telling me Lucas wants his beanbag chair!  Lucas is only 22 months old.  He doesn't know what a beanbag chair is.  Well he has one now.  Fortunately, I have lots of peanuts left for refills.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cardz 4 Guyz - At the Beach


 The challenge this week at Cardz 4 Guyz is At the Beach.  I used this adorable image from Mo's Digital Pencil, Kai in the Sand.  It's available in either a male or female version.  The digital papers are from Arizona Redhead. I purchased them on Etsy from AZRedHead


 I am entering this card in the following challenges:

2 Cute Ink  Kids
Cutie Pie Challenge  Cute Digi
Love to Scrap  Anything Goes
Shabby Tea Room  Fun in the Sun
Di's Digi Designs  Summer Fum
Mo's Digital Challenge  Birthday for a Boy
Creative Card Crew   Sea/Beach
Artistic Inspirations  Anything Goes

Friday, July 11, 2014

QKR - Paper Piecing


This week's challenge at QKR Stampede is Paper Piecing.  I chose this cute image Clown 13602, available here.  I used digital papers from Carta Bella.  I resized the paper so the print for his clothing would be smaller.  I colored the image with Copics.  The greeting is from Stampin' Up.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cardz 4 Guyz DIY


Today's challenge at Cardz 4 Guys is "DIY."  I chose this image from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.  It's called Man about the House.  I selected it because as soon as I saw it, it reminded me a lot of someone I had met when I worked in NYC years ago.  Forty one years to be exact.  Although, he was a security guard, not a fix-it man at the Federal Reserve Bank.  I remember him being such a sweet, gentle man and he always had a story to tell.  

I colored this with Copics,  I think the letters were from Tim Holtz, but I'm not sure.  I used a corrugated paper for the background

I am entering this card in the following challenges:.

Scribble and Scrap  Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend  Anything Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts  Anything Goes

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Fitztown German Shepherd



Here is my animal fix for the week!  I just couldn't resist this German Shepherd image by Morgan Fitzsimons.  It is not available at the Fitztown shop yet, but if you email:  sales@fitztown.com and supply a link to this post they should be able to provide the image.

I colored him with Copic markers and the paper is from October Afternoon.  It's one of my favorites so I bought lots.  Can't afford to run out!  Chalks were used around the edge of the image for distressing.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Great Impressions  Animal Friends
Robyn's Fetish  Animals
A Gem of a Challenge  Animals Any
Animal Friends Challenge  Must have an Animal
Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe  Anything Goes with Chalk
Digi Galore  Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge  Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew  Masculine
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door  Anything Goes
House that Stamps Built  Fur or Winged Things
As You Like It Challenge  Do you prefer images of people or animals, and why?  I definitely prefer animal images.  I have always loved animals and it gives me great joy to bring them to life on paper.



Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fitztown - Angel and Duckling


This is another beautiful image by Morgan Fitzsimons.  I have used several recently.  Please, visit the Fitztown Store to check the selection of gorgeous digital images. If you want to buy an image and can't find it in the shop, please send an email to this address: sales@fitztown.com with the link to the image (posting) you would like. They are stocking the store and the all images may not be there yet.

I colored this image with Copic markers.  I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter from Stampin' Up to the wings.  The corner pieces were cut with thw Silhouette.  The digital papers are from Echo Park.

 I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Bearly Mine  Let's Go Digital
Cards Galore Encore  Stamp or Digi
CMD Challenge  Animal
Imagination Crafts  Anything Goes
Just for Fun  Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft  Anything goes
Eureka Stamps   Farm Animals
Crafty Creations   Things with Wings
Creative Moments  Anything Goes
Crafting by Design   Anything Goes
House that Stamps Built  Winged Things


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Cardz 4 Guyz - Baby Boy


 Cardz 4 Guyz challenge this week is "Baby Boy."  I don't recall where I got this image.  It was in my folder marked Freebies and I know I got it about four years ago because I used some of these animal images in some of my first cards.  It is very well suited for a baby's card.  The image is colored with Copic markers.  The digital paper is from Carina Gardner.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Digi Sketch Challenge  Shades of Blue
Love to Create  3 or More Design Papers
Melonheadz Friends  For Kids
Addicted to Stamps  Polka Dots
Come and Get It  Animals
Glitter 'n Sparkle  Babies
Robyn's Fetish  Stripes or Dots
A Gem of a Challenge  Child/Baby

Monday, June 30, 2014

Fitztown - Anything Goes


I made this card for Fitztown Challenge # 42 Anything Goes.  My favorite kind of challenge!  I used this gorgeous image by Morgan Fitzsimons, Fae 21, available here.   I colored her with Copic markers.  I had so many markers out while I was working on this;  I could barely see the desktop in all the mess!  I am pretty pleased with the results, though.  The paper is from K & Company.  It's been in my stash for years. I wasn't sure about the intense color, but it's growing on me.   The flowers are  from Live and Love Crafts and Wild Orchid Crafts.  I cut the swirls with the Silhouette.

Copics:  B41, B45, BG0000,  BG000, BG10, BG15, BG23, C2, C4, C7, 
E0000, E000, E00, E01, E11, E21, E30, E31, E33, E39, E42, E50,  E99, 
G20, G21, G24, G29, R01, R11, R20, R21, R22, V000, V01, V04, V06, V12,
 Y11, Y13, Y17, Y38, YR12, YR15, YR16, YR18

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Just Inspirational Challenges  Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door  Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday  Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party  Many Layers
Crafty Creations  Things with wings
Divas by Design  Favorite Stamp
Rhedd & Rosie's  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp  Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams  Things with Wings
7 Kids College Fund  Anything Goes
Artbymiran Challenge  Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic  Something Summery or with Flowers
Sister Act Card Challenge    Anything Goes
Graph It Colour Challenge  Anything Goes/Alcohol Marker

and also in these challenges:

Crafty Calendar  Prtals and Pearls
Kraftyhands  Floral Fancy
Crafty Catz  Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create   Anything Goes
4 Crafty Girls  Anything Goes
Paper Makeup   Butterflies
Stamps+Fun= Creativity  Flowers &Pearls
Pink Elephant   Anything Goes
Without Words  Femme Fatale
Vintage Stamping  Summer Blooms
Make My Monday  Fairies/Mystical
Corrosive Challenge   Color Me Happy

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Congratulations Tim


This card is for my son, Tim.  He graduated Arizona State University in May with a degree in Film.  He would like to pursue a masters degree in writing for movies and television. 
 I had purchased these images from  A Day for Daisies long ago with the intent of  making 
a card for him.  I finally got it done!  

I have been trying to figure out the names of all these silent movie actors.  So far, I have got  Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, Ben Turpin and Charlie Chaplin.  I can't figure out who the one on the bottom left is.  If anyone knows please tell me.

The card is colored with Copics.  The film strip is from Tim Holtz. 
 I absolutely love that embellishment.

I am entering this card in the following challenge:

Moo Mania  Cinema and Movies
(What are the odds that I would find that challenge?)
Crafting at the Weekend  Anything Goes
Digi Designs  Lots of Layers


Friday, June 27, 2014

QKR Challenge - Include a Dog or Cat

This was a fun card to make.  The calico cat looks like my Ella.  My other is a gray tabby, but I decided to go with yellow.  The image and sentiment is available at QKR Stampede.

I colored this image with copics.  The paper is from my stash.

While I was making this card I heard some noise under my desk.  I knew it was a cat so I just ignored it. Well, I shouldn't have.  I have a large stack of drawers under the desk.  Lucy learned how to open them and pull out the ribbon I had neatly organized by color in several of the drawers.  She just sat there proud as can be with her achievement!

Interesting note.   I learned a few days ago that calico cats are only female because the color combo is carried on the female X genes.  Males with only one X gene cannot have that color combo.  Interesting.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Creative Knockouts  Make it Masculine
Creative Moments  Anything Goes/For the Boys
Little Red Wagon  Animal Antics

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Fitztown New Release


This is a new release drawn by Morgan Fitzsimmons.  It's available on Etsy in Morgan's FaeWorld.  The image also comes with several smaller images that you can use to accessorize.  There are several new releases, be sure to stop by and check them out.  I decided to color her in blue violet.  I am the first to admit that I don't normally like purples, but it felt right here.  The paper is from Stampin' Up.  I used a Spellbinders Nestabilities Timeless Rectangles die. The image is colored with Copics.

Copics:  BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, 
COO, CO, C1, E00, E31, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, G21, G24,
 R01, R11, R12, Y11, Y28, YR20, YR21, YR24



I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Digi Choosday Challenge   Anything but Square
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts  Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday  Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party  Many Layers
Without Words   Femme Fatale
Glitter 'n Sparkle  Include Some Yellow
CCC Digi Creations  Digi/Flowers
The Cupboard Trilogy  Use Yellow

This is another new release available at the above link.


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Fitztown Masculine Challenge


I created this card for the Fitztown Challenge  #  40-Masculine.  This was actually an image that I was assigned and I couldn't be more thrilled.  He is wonderful!  As most of you know my passion is coloring animals.  I just can't get enough.  I am trying to build up my stock of Fitztown animal digis so you will definitely see more coming.  This wonderful basset hound is available here.

The digital papers are from Echo Park.  He is colored with Copic markers.  Which by they way are all cleaned and filled.  All 280 of them!  That was a job I don't care to repeat very soon. I bought a container of alcohol wipes so I can clean them periodically so they don't get so bad.  I saw a post on Pinterest on how to fill by weight.  It works amazingly well and it's very accurate.
No over-filling at all!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

2 Cute Ink  Birthday
Craft Your Passion  3 or More embellishments
Opus-Gluei  Animals
Stamping Sensations  Animal Antics
Createlicious Challenge  Happy Birthday
Try it on Tuesday   One for the boys
Tuesday Throwdown  Birthday
Through the Craftroom Door  Anything Goes
Ladynug Crafts  For Him
Aud Sentiments  Two Word Sentiment
Paper Crafting Journey  Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy  Four Legged Friends


 and also in these challenges:

Crafting at the Weekend  Anything Goes
Pumpkin Spice  Masculine
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge  Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore  Anything Goes
Country View Challenges  For Men Only
One Stitch at a Time   Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry  Make it Manly
Fairytale Stampers  Brown
Corrosive Challenge   Favorite Coloring Medium
Seema Crafts  Make it Cute
CMC Challenge   Anything Goes

 
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