December 31, 2017

Beary Cute Birthday

The sketch at the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge is a 3X4 grid (see below).  I put my card stock on top of a piece of paper and measured boxes so I could follow the grid design for my card.  The large bear covers 2 boxes on the right side of the card.

This little Bear Birthday set from My Favorite Things is adorable and I was so happy I could use many of the stamps in the set on my card.  I used both Zig markers and Prismacolor pencils to color the images.

Here's the sketch:

So happy you stopped by today.
Wishing you and yours a Very Happy New Year 

December 30, 2017

Ahh!! Coffee

I made this card with some new items: Stampendous House Mouse - Warm cup stamp and My Favorite Things - stitched scallop border.  I used Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils to color and created the sentiment on my laptop.

Will be entering my card in this week's challenge at Simon Says Wednesday challenge blog.

So happy you stopped by today.
Happy New Year 2018!

December 29, 2017

Pretty in Lavender

This week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches was so spot on for this little Gorjuss Girl; she fit perfectly into the sketch design.  I used Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils to add color to the image and a sentiment from Penny Black.  Some shiny dots for a little bling and my card was finished.

Here's the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Cupcake Girl

The challenge at Cupcake Inspirations this week is a pretty chocolate cupcake with a candy cane "North Pole".  This image from Mo Manning is a gem and when I saw the challenge I knew the cupcake girl would fit in perfectly.  I took my inspiration from the chocolate cupcakes and the red & white candy cane.

Here's the cupcake:

So happy you stopped by today.
Hope you all had a Wonderful Christmas!

December 22, 2017

Muse challenge #247

My card is made for this week's challenge at the Muse Card Club.  Kim Heggins provided the pretty Muse card.  Since I am done, and I mean DONE, with all of my Christmas cards I chose not to make another one.  My inspiration from Kim's card came from the card layout.  I used the design paper on the left side, an animal image jutting to the top right and the sentiment in the lower left corner.

Here's Kim's card:

So happy you stopped by today.  Merry Christmas to you and yours!

December 20, 2017

A beautiful day in Colorado

I went to my favorite craft store "Simple Pleasures" in Colorado Springs today.  While driving home I saw 3 buffalo a little South of my home and a field of deer on the corner of my street.  I Love where I live.

Here are some photos:

December 18, 2017

Dance the night away!

I found this little Hero Arts wood block dress stamp in a 2nd hand store at the bottom of a bowl filled with older stamps.  What a find, it's adorable and believe it or not only cost $1.00.  I used distress oxide inks to make the background (love these inks).  I added Stickles to the dress and the sequins and created the sentiment on my laptop.

My card will be entered into these 2 challenges:
CAS(E) this sketch - see sketch below
AAA Cards - Sparkle

Thanks for stopping by today.  Getting cold and snow expected for Christmas :)

December 12, 2017

Our story is my favorite

I made this card for the sketch challenge this week at the Inky Paws challenge blog. This is one of my favorite stamp sets; Newton's Nook has many adorable sets.  I wanted to make a colorful card and this design paper I had in my drawer fit the ticket.  I colored the image with my Zig markers on watercolor paper and added the heart button with some hemp twine.

So happy you stopped by today.  A beautiful day it is here in the Rockies :)

December 7, 2017

Muse Challenge #245

The Muse Card Club card this week is by Anita Bowden (see below).  Anita always makes such pretty cards and I was inspired right way to make my card.

Here's Anita's card:

So happy you stopped by today :)

December 5, 2017

Thanks in Roses

I made this card using a new stamp set from Stampin' Up called Floral Statements; such a pretty stamp set the other stamp says Hello.  I colored the image using the colors from this week's challenge at Cupcake Inspirations which is white, light blue and black.  O.k. so green got in there to, but I wanted to use this new stamp and green was necessary,  I colored the image with Artist Loft watercolor pencils, added some design paper as a frame and viola!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.
A beautiful day it is here in the foothills of Colorado :)

City Crafter Challenge - Where did you get that hat?

Hi City Crafters!  Marina is our host this week at the City Crafter blog and she is asking "Where did you get that hat?"  Marina is asking us to include a hat on our project, any kind of hat.  Please stop by the blog to see the wonderful creations from the DT and join in the fun!

So happy you stopped by today :)

December 3, 2017

Have yourself a merry little Christmas!

The little Santoro Gorjus girls are so sweet, and this little girl on her horse is one of my favorites.  I used Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils and Zig markers to color the image then added a snowflake and sequins to make this Christmas card.

I am entering this card in the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches this week, just in time.  Here is the sketch we were given (as you can see I turned it sideways:
So happy you stopped by today :)

December 1, 2017

Congratulations to Jena and Rich

This photo does not do justice to the colors on the card, must get better at taking photos.  Anyway, this card has shine to it, used Blush paper and dots from My Mind's Eye, beautiful paper.  My Cousin's daughter got engaged at Thanksgiving and I made this card for her and her guy, she's a beautiful girl.

Entering this card into this week's challenge at  Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

So happy you stopped by today :)

November 28, 2017

You make my world Sparkle

You make my world Sparkle, now there's something nice to say to someone.  I am entering this card into 3 challenges today:

Casology - Round
CAS Colours & Sketches - sketch with a large sentiment
Cupcake Inspirations - cream, gold & brown

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Wonderful Birthday

I just added this wonderful die from Sizzix to my die collection.  It's a box card die set with 24 dies, everything you need to make a box card, here's a link to the die set:  Sizzix box card die.

After making this card I remembered the topping for the challenge at Seize the Birthdaty is monochromatic, so decided to add my card to the challenge.  Check it out, I always need birthday card and this fun challenge keeps them coming :)

Thanks for stopping by today :)

City Crafter Challenge - I believe in Santa Claus

Hi, welcome to this week's challenge at City Crafter - I believe in Santa Claus.  Kirsty is our hostess this week and she has chosen a Christmas album by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton called "Once upon a Christmas" for inspiration.  The DT have made wonderful cards for inspiration, please take a look and share your creations with us this week.

So happy you stopped by today :)

November 27, 2017

Muse Challenge #244

The challenge over at the Muse Card Club this week features a card of a pink Volkswagon by Kimberly Weiner (see below).  Well, I just happen to have this Volkswagon bus stamp by Purple Onion and when I saw Kimberly's card I knew what to do with this fun stamp.  I took inspiration from the following: the pink VW and the presents on top of the vehicle.

Thanks for stopping by.
Enjoy a ride before the snow hits (snow in my neck of the woods anyway).

Little Red Wagon Sketch

I put this card together for this week's sketch challenge at Little Red Wagon.  The image is by Mo Manning and it's one of my favorites; who of us who has dog(s) hasn't squeezed / hugged them like this?  It's Love that makes up want to eat them up we Love them so much.

As the sketch below says, add a sentiment or embellishments wherever you like, so I added 3 sequins because I enjoy a little bling on my cards; here's the sketch:
So happy you stopped by today, thanks :)

November 25, 2017

Muse Challenge #243

I ask you , what could be cuter than a doggy shaker card?  These little Tim Holtz dogs have a place in my heart, I just think they are the cutest :)

Kim Heggins made the Muse card (below) for inspiration this week.  I used the following features of Kim's card for my card:  2 cute animals, polka-dot paper (mine has heart dots), and 2 word sentiment.

Here's Kim's card:

Thanks for stopping in today :)

November 21, 2017

City Crafter Challenge - Autumn Colors

Hi and Welcome to this week's City Crafter challenge; this week the challenge is Autumn Colors.  The design team have some wonderful inspiration for you up on the blog, we hope you'll be inspired to ink up your fingers, get crafty and have fun!

So happy you stopped by today :)

November 16, 2017

Furry Friend

This week's challenge at Simon Says is Furry Friends.  The challenge is featuring Newton's Nook stamps; I just Love Newton's Nook stamps so have quite a few and used one of my favorites for this card.  I used my Zig markers for the blankets and Derwent Inktense pencils for Newton.

Thanks for stopping by today :)


Christmas is a joyful time of year, the Joy die on my card says that so well.  I made this card with 2 challenges in mind:

Muse Card Club - Christmas card by Ardyth (see below).  I took my inspiration from the tree.

The Card Concept - Retro Christmas.  I used the clean and layered style for my card.


So happy you stopped by today :)

November 14, 2017

White on White

The Paper Players blog is hosting a color challenge and as you can see from my card the color is White, white on white to be exact.  This is the first time in all my years making cards I made an all white card; I've not participating in all white challenges before because I just couldn't come up with something.  Well, I'm taking a chance, hope you like this.  I had to add a little color for the sentiment, because I am a colorful card maker most times :)

Thanks for popping in today :)

Warm birthday wishes

I just love the challenge I recently discovered called Cupcake Inspirations.  Every week there are different cupcakes to inspire us and who doesn't love cupcakes and a card challenge.  I used an older Hero Arts stamp set for my fussy-cut leaves and a sentiment from Stampin' Up.  Added some designed paper and a few gems too.

So happy you stopped by today :)