Think Pink….

It’s time again for our monthly Bugaboo Crafty Challenge at Crafting Circle.  This time I thought I’d try something other than my usual card. I have a very dear friend who fought the “Pink Battle” and won and since she’s also an avid reader, up popped the idea of making her a “Bookmark.”

The image I used is “Pink Ribbon Gals – Vivian.” I used a heavy white cardstock from Hobby Lobby and a scrap of pink paper that was sitting on my desk.  I used my Crop-A-Dile Corner Rounder and a generic Hole Punch.  The white and pink ribbon is from my stash but originally both are from Joanns.

I’ve colored the image with my Copic Markers. The Dress has been colored twice and popped with Foam Dots and the Ruffled was done three times. I plan to buy some small magnets to put inside, which I’ll then cover with a pattern paper. The Bookmark will open and close over the page to keep your spot.



The sentiment comes with the stamp set.



This is my #1 Card for this month’s Crafting Circle Monthly Wednesday Challenge. It’s a “Just for Fun” Challenge, but I’ve always loved following the sketches and anything else they they throw at us.

The image is from Bloobel Digital Stamps and called “Robin Chick.” I’ve had her for a few months and didn’t get to use her until now, but I can see where she’ll pop up in some future warm-weather type cards. I’ve colored her with my Copic Markers, some Prisma Pencils and a touch of white Pen.

The patterned cardstock I used is from a 6×6 paper stack called “Marine” by American Crafts. I think it’s my favorite shade of blue and I’m sure you’ll see lots of other cards featuring this stack.

I used two very old circle punches to make the circles at the bottom of the card, but I didn’t find a name on the punches.  The Stitched Sun and the Stitched Scalloped Rectangles are Die-namics by My Favorite Things. The yellow cardstock was a scrap and the ribbon is from my stash.

Thanks for dropping in and I hope you are warm and cozy where you are.


Santa’s Helper….

This is my card for the “Crafty Awesomeness Challenge.” We were suppose to use a Digital Stamp and a Gina Marie Die.

The image I chose was one by Mo Manning called “Toyshop Helper” and is available at Mo’s Digital Pencil. I colored the image with my Copic Markers and a touch of white pen.

The red and green Cardstock is from my scrap pile, but the pattern paper is from a 6×6 DCWV stack called “The Christmas Basics,” which I bought last year.

The Twine is from Hobby Lobby and the Red Ribbon is from JoAnns. I dotted the background with Liquid Pearls and Ranger Stardust Stickles.

The Gina Marie Die is from the Stitched Hexagon Die Set. Make sure to check out her great selection and great prices.



Thanksgiving “Help!”

I just had to do another card using this “Quirky” image by Bloobel called “Turkey.” He’s colored with my Copic Markers and cut out with a Wonky Die Cut by Die-namics from My Favorite Things.  The letters are from the Bottle Cap Die set also by My Favorite Things.

I’m not sure where the pattern paper is from, but it was in with my single sheets of paper.  The orange paper was a small scrap from my scrap box,  and the ribbon and bling are from Joanns.

The sketch I used was from The Crafting Circle Blog Challenge and it was #1.  I always like following a sketch.

Each year I send out about 5 or 6 Thanksgiving cards so I’ll be posting a few more soon.



Glittering Santa

I’m really getting caught up in the Christmas In July card making.  This cute image is named “Glittering Glass Santa” and is by Marcella Hawley artist and owner of Power Poppy. It is my card for the August “Crafty Awesomeness Challenge.”

I’ve colored the image with my Copic Markers. The background paper is from a stack by “The Paper Studio” from Hobby Lobby and is called “Snow Day.” The red paper ribbon is from Joanns.


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