Thursday, July 28, 2016

These Boots Are Made For...

I am one of the volunteer team members of the super fun challenge on Thursdays at Splitcoast Stampers. Today we are adding pairs of something on our cards. Now is anyone shocked I did shoes? Giggles!!! I really love how this card turned out and if I saw these boots in a store I might just have to buy them. :)

Copics Used: C1, E13, E35, E37 and E51.

We hope you come join the fun on our challenge!

These Boots Are Made For...

Red Tea Party

I love the Teapot Tuesday challenge on SCS especially when we get to exchange with others as we get to see their stunning cards in real life. This challenge was to use a Red Teapot on our cards. Very carefully using the masking technique I added two images to this card and colored with copics. It is always fun to have new card crafters join in the fun so if you are wanting to see some of these great cards we exchange every month on the last Tuesday of the month. We hope you come join the fun!

Copics used: C1, C3, R20, R24, R32, RV21, RV34, E31, E33, E51, Y21 and B32.

Red Tea Party

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Happy Panda Birthday

Using a Bamboo emboss folder I inked one side ran white card stock through. Then Cut down the black banner and heat embossed the Happy birthday. Added the fun Panda Sticker and Foot sticker.

Graduation Mouse

I needed a graduation card for my sweet nephew that spent a week helping me move. I could not have done that week without his help. I just adore this darling house mouse image and thought it was perfect for a masculine graduation card. Colored the image with copics, added stickles to him for some fun shine. Die cut the circle and layered. Used the graduation EF on the top and some fun striped paper on the bottom. Mounted on a black CS then the red card base.

Copics Used:  0, C1, R20, R24, R29, R39, E13, E15,E51 and Y13

Wild Birthday

Needing to do another masculine birthday this was the perfect inspiration for my uncle who just loves being out in the world of nature. I used a animal print DP to mirror the animal print on the nails. Stamped the image and colored with copics. Die cut the image in a circle and mounted on black. Stamped the sentiment and die cut that also in a circle and on black. The scene on the brown was stamped twice to get all the way across the card and it worked perfect. Then I mounted that on black. The leaf started as a DP with cream and white. I die cut the TH leaf, drew in the veins then added 4 different colors to the leaf to add the colors and interest. Mounted all on the DP, then clack and then craft card stock. I added a bit of interest to the top right corner with a chevron and added three dots of liquid pearls.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Day Lily Birthday

This was so super fun to play with to do this card. I don't often get a chance to use the water coloring brush I have but today I drug it out to play. Using five Tim Holtz distress inks and my water color brush I colored this cute flower. Then adding some layers and the oval to draw the eye in I mounted the flower after adding some dimension and sponging some brown around the flower and stem to get the flower to pop. Finished the flower off with some stickles and liquid pearls.

Distress inks used: Wild Honey, Special Marmalade, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Antique Birthday

We are celebrating my grandpa's 90th birthday and the inspiration challenge on SCS was a floral website. Well I found some great vines to inspire me to finish off this card. I love how this came out.

Copics used: 0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, E31, E33, E35, E37, YG07, B21, B23, B26 & B41.

Oh Ballet

Another of my hand drawn images and this one is one of my favorite to color. I am always drawn to blue on these shoes. I also love doing decorative borders using fancy die cuts. To complete this card I used my favorite flowers from Heartfelt Creations.

Copics used: C2, B00, B01, B02, E11 & E51.

Mmmm Chocolate!

The theme for the WTUI challenge on SCS was to do chocolate colors. My sweet husband got me this great chocolate paper and it worked perfect for this card.

Copics used: E21, E33, E57, R29, R32 and R39.

Hand Drawn Pool...

I love drawing and when my wonderful niece asked me to do a billiard themed card for her first anniversary I knew I did not have an image for the card so off to the drawing board I went. Hand drawn image and then I stamped the number 1. Then I colored with copics.

Copics used: 0, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7. C9, Y00, Y02, Y06, E11, E31, E33, E35 & E37.

CAS Butterfly

This was one of the fastest cards I have ever made using what I already have cut and sitting in my stash. I love fast cards when I only have moments to get it done to move on with the rest of my day.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Cool Day's Treat

House Mouse has some of the cutest images. This one was so fun to play with and do two different techniques.

Copics used: 0, C0, C2, C4, E11, E33, E37, R20, R32 and RV21

Cherry Birthday!

The featured stamper is such a great way to see other's cards and get ideas for your own cards. This card is really quite outside my comfort zone as I would never have thought of using red and orange on a card yet it really works so well.

Copics used: 0, YR14, Y13, Y17, R20, R32, R37, R39, RV21, E11, E15, E29, E31, E35, E37, E55, E57, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG67 and B41

Monogramed JL

I really loved using the reverse die cut on the front on the card. This is one way to use both parts of the cardstock without having any waste. Now I can color the great vines and use them on another card.

Fin Birthday

Another great set from Heartfelt Creations and I just had to use it to create a card for my sweet niece as she loves fish and ocean life.

It's Your Day!

When I first learned of Tiddly Inks it was this image that caught my eye. It would be a while before I could get a few images as I was in the process of moving but then I hosted a challenge on Splitcoast Stampers for Weddings and Anniversaries and I just had to use this image. So off to Tiddly Inks I went to grab this image (and a few more that I love) to create this card.

I am submitting this for the Tiddly Inks DT.

Copics used: C2, C4, C6, C8, C10, W1, W3, Y11, Y21, YR24, YG13, YG17, B01, R20, R24, E11, E29, E33, E35, E39 and E51

Hear the Truck Roar

Some months ago I printed this image to make another card for a friend and decided to color two copies of it. I have found that coloring two copies of images really saves time when needing to make a fast card. I have used up most of my stash of precolored images so I need to get back to coloring more than one because you never know when you need a super fast card.

Happy Father's Day

This darling image from Mo Manning really brings a big smile to me. I knew he would make a perfect Father's Day card.

Copics used: 0, C2, C4, C6, C8, R20, R24, R37, R39, RV21, Y00, Y13, Y17, E13, E31,E35,  E37, E51, B32, B34 and B37

Its Your Day!

This super fun back ground was created using the paper from the bottom of my spray box. I love adding this paper to cards because it is one of a kind and the colors are always amazing. I stamped this darling image  and really had fun coloring him.

Copics used: 0, C0, C2, C5, C8, G02, G05, G07, E00, E02, E13, E35Y08, Y13, B12, B14, R24 and R29

Circus Fun

I found this super fun coloring book page on line and when the challenge came up for circus theme I knew I needed to use this fun image.

Copics used: 0, R20, R24, E07, E31, E33, E37, E41, C1, C3, C7, C9, Y00, Y02, B24, B26, B29 and 100 Black

My Wish for You

Another great set from Heartfelt Creations is this lily set. My dear husband got me some flowers for Mother's day and I wanted to capture them and this set was so perfect to use to capture the stunning colors.

Copics used: Y11, YR00, YR02, YG11, YG13 and YG17

Thanks So Much!

Something that most card makers and scrapbookers is always trying to do is use up scraps. Well this is one such card created with some of the scraps in my stash. Adding sponged color to the edges and dash lines adds some fun interest on the circles too.

Stitching Mice

Another great technique is called pencil resist. I again found this on Splitcoast Stampers. I have the link to my card below and on the card on Splitcoast Stampers is the link to the amazing technique for this card.

Copics used: 0, C0, C2, C3, E21, E43, E51, R24, R29 and R32

Funny Tattoo Birthday

Another super fast card. This was created as a fun joke for my dear husband's cousin for his birthday. The image was found on line and printed on card stock and then layers of card stock to mirror the image.

Birthday Witch

Creating the night sky on this was done with several colors and turned out amazing in real life. The colors used to sponge in the sky were: Barely Banana, More Mustard, Brocade Blue, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy and Basic Black.

Then I added copics to color the brew, fire and the darling witch.

Copics used: YG07, YG67, G99, Y13, C4, N3, E11, E15, YR09, V04 and RV29

Beauty of CAS Cup

Even us card makers need fast yet beautifully done cards in a hurry and this is one of the fastest if not the fastest card I have ever made and yet it was elegant and perfectly executed.

Comfy Lady

Another great AI card and this lady was amazing to color. I wanted to expand the image and color her dress and the chair. Many could not tell from the image that the dress and the chair were not designer paper. Yeah, mission accomplished it was so perfectly colored that I fooled many great card makers.

Copics used: 0, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, R20, RV21, E00, E02, E07, E15, E29, E31, E35, E57, B00, B12 and B4

Thanks Girl

With school ending it came time to make cards to give to my little guy's teachers. This image with the pen was perfect for a teacher thank you card.

Have I Toad You...

One of my favorite things to do is to doodle. Well the challenge for this card included stamping an image then pencil doodling over the image. This was so up my alley I had to do this card. I used another darling set from Heartfelt Creations for this as I needed an anniversary card for my Dear Husband.

Copics used: Y00, Y08, Y21, YG07, YG11, YG67, G14, G99, B02, RV11, and YR4

Watercolor Flowers

It has been so many years since I just sat down and paint an image with no thought of the design before painting. This turned out better than I had imagined once I was done to just doodle an image with water coloring. I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks and a water brush to get these stunning flowers.

Hello Snoopy

This wonderful image was given to me by my friend Sabrina. I sure think Snoopy is fun and this card turned out so cute.

My Playmate

Another fantastic image from Mo Manning. This was so fun to create and really turned out stunning once done as the layers of the image popped up are such a fun technique on a card.

Copics used: 0, E00, E11, E13, E15, E57, R20, R24, R27, C0, C2, C4, B32, B34 and B37

Cherish Each Moment

CAS cards also known as Clean and Simple can really be over the top with beauty. This one far exceeded my expectation when I was done.

For the Birds

My all time favorite colors on cards are blue and white. This wonderful image from Heartfelt Creations is just the most perfect image for doing blue and white on cards.

Copics used: YG07, YG11, YG13, Y13, Y21, B26, B41 and B45

Birthday Flowers

Another technique called Black Magic that I love using and seeing on cards. This is another great Heartfelt Creations set and I just love how this turned out on the card.

Thanks a Latte

I also wanted to thank my sister's boss for letting her take some time off to help me with moving. Since I had never met him I had hoped this was neutral enough of a card for him. Turns out he loves the cards I make and hangs them on his office walls. Yeah!!!

Copics used: E11, E15, E37, C3, C4, N1, B18, B21 and B45

Thank You Girl!

Another card created with Heartfelt Creations flowers. I wanted to do shabby chic style and give this to my sister as she was really a huge help to me when I needed to box up my home for moving. This is totally my sister's style of a card when I think of what kind of card to make for her.


This panel and heart really look spectacular in real life on the card. I added stickles over the heart and it really stands out on the card. This was a really quick card to make as I did not have a lot of time to play in my craft room for a while so I made some really fast cards for some of the challenges.

Hear Them Roar

This lion is king of his world. Now I know that lions are never near their cubs and especially if the cub is a male but I really wanted to try to mask the image and add in the cubs for a fun card.

Copics used: YR23, Y21, E39, G07, G21, and BG09

Yellow Poppy

One of the biggest reasons I love Splitcoast Stampers is all the great new techniques I have learned in the last couple of years. This one was wonderful to stamp the image in a light color, water color it in and then draw the lines back over. It really is quite stunning once done. Again using another wonderful set from Heartfelt Creations this time I did the yellow and just loved the look.

Beautiful Butterfly

I love to hostess the Ways to Use it challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. This one was super fun to hostess to use print on our cards. And this butterfly image is one of my all time favorite stamps from Stampin Up.

Copics used: R20, Y02, YG03, B12. B24 and V06

Thinking of Tulips

A sweet friend lost her mom just over a year ago and her mom loved yellow tulips. She asked me if I would make a card with yellow tulips so this was made for her.

Copics used: Y2, Y15, Y21, YG07, G07, and G12

Think Spring

Another fantastic set from Heartfelt Creations. This one always speaks red to me but I really want to try to play with other great colors as Poppies come in so many wonderful bright happy colors. If you visit my Splitcoast Stampers page you can see the technique used to create this fantastic back ground.

Copics used for this card: W1, W3, W5, R20, R27, R37, R59, C1, C5, C7, YG11, YG13. YG67, G17, and 100 Black.

So Many Men Can't Afford Me

Another super fun set from Art Impressions. I love adding bling to these ladies as they really seem to have a way about them that calls for some fun bling. I would love to be these ladies some day. Giggles!!!

Copics used: G14, G21, Y17, Y21, C1, RV11, RV29, R20, E00, E11, E37, and YR24

Masculine Birthday

Heartfelt Creations is one of my all time favorite companies to get stamps. I love masculine cards and this set from Heartfelt Creations is super easy to create great masculine cards. I did add the World stamp from my stash and I am not sure who made it.

Copics used were: YR23, B32, B34 & E35.

Berry Merry Christmas

These Penny Black babies are just the cutest and I really wanted to play with this one because I love his teddy bear. I also wanted to get a head start on Christmas cards and thought this one could be colored outside the normal red and green colors and still look cute for Christmas.

Copics used were: 0, C0, C2, R20, RV21, E00, E11, E29, E33, E39, B32, B34, B37 and B39.

Cat Lady

This image is so super fun from Art Impression stamps. I do love cats and this image would so be me if my dear husband let me have an many cats as I wanted. Giggles.

The copics used for this fun image were: C0, C1, C3, C4, C6, C10, W1, W3, W5, E02, E04,  E11, E13, E39, E51, R29, RV21, RV29, RV34, R20, YR23, Y08, Y13, B21, B23 & B41.