Sunday, November 28, 2021

Winter Polar Bear

I really love this sweet little polar bear from LOTV Digi Shop.   I printed an entire sheet of them to practice coloring white fur when ever I have some free time.    Today I actually had time to make a few cards and am sharing the first of them.


 


 Thank you for stopping by!


Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Polar Bear from the Lili of the Valley (LOTV) digi shop on Etsy
  • Papers:  Georgia Pacific white card stock, Paper Trey kraft card stock, Carta Bella Winter Fun 6x6 paper pad
  • Misc:  Copic markers, sequins, misc snowflake die cut



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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Coffee Lovers 2021 Fall / Winter Blog Hop

 I can't believe that I haven't posted since August.  Time has just flown by.  The good news is that I was able to spend a little time here and there in my craft room even though  I didn't have time to update my blog.   

I saw the Coffee Loving Card Makers blog was sponsoring their Fall / Winter hop and it was the kick in the backside that I needed to make a project and actually post it.   I was limited on time so I combed through all my digital stamps to find something that I could color relatively quickly.  I found this old image called Cup of Friendship from KnK.  I always loved the images she created of dogs.  Anyhow, I thought this one would be perfect for the hop.  I wanted to draw in steam from the mug, but I was not confident in my skills so I left it off.






Be sure to check out the blog hop at the Coffee Loving Card Makers blog.  There is a little time left to join in the fun.




 Supplies:

  • Stamp:  Cup of Friendship digital stamp from KnK, Tiny Words Christmas from Simon Says Stamp
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  Paper Trey white card stock, Pen & Gear white card stock; Echo Park Season's Greetings 6x6 paper pad, coffee filter
  • Other:  Paper Trey Damask Snow Flake die, Perfect Pearls mist, Studio Katia Icy Sparkle crystals, misc. twine

Challenges:

Thursday, August 26, 2021

You are the Best!

My family has had a bit of a rough summer.  I wanted to send a card to a friend to thank her for all the support she has given me.  I used and image colored during a  Kit and Clowder coloring class and paired it with the eclipse technique demonstrated by Jennifer McGuire.




The image is from the Elements of Nature coloring class from Kit and Clowder.  Below is a photo of my coloring while in progress.





In this image the coloring is complete but I have not yet cut the image to fit my card or cut out the letters for "YOU".



Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!




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Friday, July 30, 2021

Snowman and Bird II

 I'm so happy I have extra images colored and waiting to be put on a card.  It have me the opportunity to make one more card for the BYSH Cardmakers blog hop during my lunch break.



I used some of the October Afternoon papers that I had stashed away.  All the DP pieces except the blue snow flake piece were scraps from other projects.  The heart boarder was also a scrap.   I have no idea where the 3 snowflakes came from but I pulled them out of the bin of extra die cuts on my desk.  I love when a card comes together and uses up bits and pieces from other projects.

My inspiration to make Christmas cards has come from the BYSH Cardmakers.  Click on the image below to stop by the blog and link up your holiday card. 



Thank you for stopping by!



Supplies: 

  • Stamps:    Snowman and Bird digital stamp from Whimsy Stamps
  • Papers:  October Afternoon Holiday Style 8x8 paper pad, Georgia Pacific white card stock, Papertrey white cardstock
  • Other;  Copic markers, sequins, misc die cuts

Challenges:

Snowman and Bird

 I have another entry for the BYSH Cardmakers blog hop.  This is another image that I colored previously and had sitting on my desk.




I'm not sure I like the way it turned out.  I had the card "finished" but then decided to add the birch trees.  I think I should have left them off.  

My inspiration to make Christmas cards has come from the BYSH Cardmakers.  Click on the image below to stop by the blog and link up your holiday card. 



Thank you for stopping by!



Supplies: 

  • Stamps:    Snowman and Bird digital stamp from Whimsy Stamps
  • Papers:  Carta Bella Winter Fun 6x6 paper pad, Georgia Pacific white cardstock, Papertrey white cardstock
  • Other:  Copic markers, CTMH twilight ink, Fawn Lawn birch trees dies, Simon Says Stamp holiday sentiment strip


Challenges:


Thursday, July 29, 2021

Festive Wreath

 I have another card to share for the BYSH Cardmarkers blog hop.   This is another image that I colored and have had sitting on my desk for months.   I fussy cut out the wreath and kept the rest of the layout pretty simple (for me).  I also used colored cardstock to make the card base.  For some reason, I rarely do this but I like the way it looks here.



My inspiration to make Christmas cards has come from the BYSH Cardmakers.  Click on the image below to stop by the blog and link up your holiday card. 



Thank you for stopping by!


Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Festive Wreath Digital Stamp Bundle from Graciellie Designs
  • Papers:  Carta Bella Farmhouse Christmas 6x6 paper pad, Georgia Pacific white cardstock, misc. red and black card stock
  • Other:  Copic markers


Challenges:


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Ho Ho Ho Kitty

Earlier this week I was able to color 2 copies of this cute kitty image.  I used one on a card earlier this week and found time to make another.   This was supposed to be a quick card but cutting and gluing 3 layers of kraft paper and then the dp took some time.


 

This cute digi is free from Sliekje Digi Stamps

My inspiration to make Christmas cards has come from the BYSH Cardmakers.  Click on the image below to stop by the blog and link up your holiday card. 



Thank you for stopping by!


Supplies:

  • Stamp:  FREE digital image from Sliekje Digi Stamps
  • Paper:  Simple Stories Handmade Holiday 6x6 paper pad, Georgia Pacific white cardstock, Paper Trey kraft card stock, Bazzil Basics red cardstock
  • Other: Pink & Fresh alphabet dies, Simon Says Stamp holiday sentiment, Copic markers
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