Friday, December 27, 2019

Beauty of the Season

Do you want to build a snowman?

 Okay, I cheated these snowman come mostly assembled from Honey Bee stamps.

I look a little like these snowman.  I think we all had a little too much to eat at Christmas dinner.  I hope this note finds you relaxing and enjoying a little rest.

Copics used:

Black: W10, W8,W6,W4
BLUE: B18, B16 B14, B12
RED: R37, R35, R32
ORANGE: YR16, YR14, YR12
GREEN: YG17, YG13, YG11
YELLOW: Y17, Y00, Y15
WHITE: C1, C0, R00

Monday, December 23, 2019

The Reason for the Season


Christmas is in a few days.  It is easy to forget why we celebrate Christmas with all the craziness that comes with the season.  I thought this would be a good time to take pause and refocus. 

Copics used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11
Brown: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Hay: Y21, YR23, YR24, YR27
Blue: B12, B14, B16
Black: W9, W7, W5

Friday, December 20, 2019

Braided Tree

Hi guys!

I had seen a few others posting cards about paper braiding.  I thought I'd give it a try.  Once you cut the slits with an exacto knife it it really easy.  I ran the paper through an embossing folder.  The tree one is my favorite, but they are both neat.  I hope you give this a try.  You can find the pattern on pinterest.

No copics today

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Beautiful Snowflake

Hi everyone!

I was on the fence about coloring her dress blue or red.  I needed a few more Christmas cards, so I went with red.  What do you think?  Would this be a winter card if her dress was blue?  I guess the hat always confuses me a bit.  We associate it with Santa, but do we wear those outside of Christmas?

Copics used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13
RED: R39, R29, R24, R14
BLACK: W10, W8, W6, W4
HAIR: E21,E23, E25, E27

Monday, December 16, 2019

Tilda Decks the Halls

Hello Crafty friends, 

I hope your Christmas preparations are going well.  My classes for the year are winding down.   My mind is still trying to wrap my mind around the idea that 2019 is coming to an end.  Hopefully I can make peace with it in the next two weeks. 

Today I have a sweet Tilda image to share. This wreath was a little tricky to color.  I didn't want it to look like a green blob.  I used two different shades of green to give it some depth.  What do you think?

Copics used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13,
Green: YG67,YG63, YG61 AND YG17, YG13, YG11
GRAY: W7, W5, W3, W1
RED: R29, R24
HAIR: E21, E23, E25, E27

Friday, December 13, 2019

Fleece Navidad


It is fun to dig out an older stamp set and put it to use.   I like how this card turned out the sheep is adorable.  However, I had to use a black pen to connect all the elements.  I wish I hadn't put a twist in the yarn after the work "navidad".  I think it looks a little like an "e".  Oh well live and learn.   Learn from my mistake.

Stamps used:  Baah humbug

Copics used:

White: E50, E51, E53
Face: E40, E41
Red: R29
Green: YG67, YG63
Ground: W3, W1

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Froggy Christmas


What is Christmas without a frog?  Weird huh?  I don't care.  HE IS CUTE!   Don't worry that little hat keeps him from catching cold. 

Copics used:

Green: YG11, YG13, YG17, YG67
Red: R39, R29, R24, R14,
Ground: W3, W1
Fur: E40, E41, E43, E44

Monday, December 9, 2019

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

Hello friends,

How many of you have a naughty kitty?  This fuzz ball is excited to see those ornaments on the tree.  On the inside of the card it says "your ornaments are history".   We don't have a cat, but our toddler is a good substitute.   I'm wondering who will win this year.    Battle is on  toddler vs  tree. 

Copics used:

Green: YG11, YG13, YG17, YG67
Red: R29, R24, R14
Yellow: Y00, Y17, Y26
Dk. Green:  YG67, YG63, YG61
Brown: E13, E15
Grey: C9, C7, C5, C3, C1
Ground: W5, W3, W1

Friday, December 6, 2019

Treemendous Tree

Hey, Hey, Hey!  Thanks for checking in.   I got some of my favorite stamps out today.   This Tilda stamp was released a few years back.  They did a whole series of her dressed as in Christmas costumes.    They are all cute, but my favorite is the Christmas Tree Tilda.

Copics used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
Green: YG67, YG63, YG61
shoes: E70, E71, E74,, E77
Hair:E21, E23, E25, E27
Red: R29
Star: Y17, Y26, Y00
ground: W3, W1

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Keep on Truckin' Shaker Card

Welcome friends,

The old vintage truck has become a Christmas classic.    I made this really cute and simple card with a die set from Queen and Co.  The glitter shakes around inside the truck bed.   Love the classic look.

No copics today

Monday, December 2, 2019

Gnome Santa Didn't?

Hey friends,

Maybe you can help settle a debate.   Do you think this stamp looks more like Santa or a gnome?  I don't think it matters I think he is cute!   

Copics used:

Red: R39, R29, R24, R14
Green: YG67, YG63, YG61
Black: W9, W7, W5
Grey: C5, C3, C1
Yellow: Y17, Y13
Skin: E000, E00, E11,

Friday, November 29, 2019

Joyful Deer


I made two versions of this card.  I think I like the copic one better, but what do you think?

 Copics used:

Deer: E30, E31, E33, E35
Red: R39
Antlers: E37, E39
Glossy accents on the nose to make it shiny.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Warm and Cozy Tilda


It has been a long while since I'd dipped into my Tilda stamps.  I wanted to color this up last Christmas, but time got away from me.  I made sure it was the first image I inked up this year.  I made a set of three cards.  They all are a little different.  I think the "Sending you the Warm Thoughts" one is my favorite.  Does one grab you more than the others?

Copics used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, E21
Brown: E40, E41, E42  and E44, E47
Red: R29, R24, R14
white: C3, C1
Deer: E30, E31, E33
Blue: B91, B93, B95, B97

Monday, November 25, 2019

Wrapped in Holly--House Mouse


I saw a few other people coloring up this image.  I'm not sure what the name of it is.  It is a really old House Mouse stamp.  I've had it years and I had never inked it up.  I felt inspired by everyone else and I thought I'd share my take on it.    I tried something new with the holly.  I added some some blue into the leaves to give it the holly a more realistic look.   What do you think?

I'm entering this into the house mouse challenge.  If you haven't you should pop on over and see the cards from the other talented ladies:

Copics used:
Green: G28, G24, G21, G20- BG57
Mouse: E000, E00, E93, E30, E31, E33, BV20
Red: R37, R35, R32
Blue: B69, B66, B63, B60
Brown: E30, E31, E33, E35
lt. Brown: E40, E41, E42,
Gray: C7, C5, C3

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Santa Scooting

Hello again,

I'm still plugging away on Christmas cards.  This little Santa scooted across my table this week.  He looks like he is in a hurry.  Is Christmas really this close?

Copics used:
Green: G46, G43, G40
Red: R39, R37, R35, R32
Brown: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
White: C3, C1
Skin: E000, E00
Black: W10, W8, W6
Snow: B01, B00, B000-- glitter
Yellow: Y13, Y11, Y00, Y000

Monday, November 18, 2019

Happy Howlidays

Hello friends,

You all know I'm a dog person.  I was so excited that Mama Elephant released a dog version of this Christmas tree.  I made the background by splattering white pigment ink and glitter onto a Navy cardstock.  The camera never picks up the sparkle.  You will have to trust me that this card shines.

Mama Elephant Dog Tree

Copics used:

Brown 1:  E30, E31, E33, E35
Brown 2: E13, E15, E17
Brown 3: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47
Brown 4: E50, E51, E53, E55
Gray: W5, W3, W1
Red: R39, R37, R35
Green: G40, G43, G46
Yellow: Y17, Y15, Y13
Purple: V12, V15, V17
Blue: B02, B01, B00

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Sweater Weather

Warm Greetings, 

These little guys warm my heart.  What is it about animals in sweaters?  They just so sweet.  


Sentiment --unknown

Copics used:

Black: W10, W8, W6
Orange: YR21, YR23, Y17
Brown: YR24, YR17, E17
Grass: G46, G43, G40
White: W2, W1, W0
Red: R39, R37, R35
Blue: B18, B16, B14
Red: R37, R35
Orange: YR07, Yr04
Yellow: Y15, Y13
Green: YG05, YG09
Blue: B05, B02
Purple: V12, V15, V17

Monday, November 11, 2019

Turkey -Reveal Wheel

Hello friends,

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I wanted to get a few turkey cards in before it was too late. 

I used Lawn Fawn's reveal wheel to make this card to the layout of this card.  I love this die it makes creating this type of card easy.


reveal wheel --interactive die
Sentiment Stamps
Speech Bubble Add on
Turkey-- Whipper Snapper (discontinued)

Copics used:

Brown: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39-- W5, W7
Red: R37, R35, R32
Orange: YR07, YR04, YR02
Yellow: Y17,Y15, Y13
Green: G46, G43
Grass: YG67, YG63, YG61

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Dueling Sunflower


I played around with this sunflower die by Papertrey Ink.  I wasn't sure what version I liked better.  Do you have a favorite?

No copics today

Monday, November 4, 2019

Beware of Faux Candy Canes


I hope you are having a better day than this little elf.   He got a little confused.   I hope this guy makes you smile.

Stamps are by Raisin Boat

 Copics used:

Green: YG67, YG63, YG61
Red:  R39, R37, R35
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Yellow: Y17, Y32, Y35
Blue: B01, B00
White: C3, C1, 0
Black: C9, C7, C5
brown: E50, E51, E53

Bushels of Fun


Fall is starting to fade here in New York.   We are working on getting the leaves cleaned up before the snow falls.   This is always an event in our house.  We have two dogs that LOVE  to run and wrestle in the piles of leaves.  As fast as we can rake them up, they are redistributing them.  Throw a toddler into the mix and it is nothing short of an comedy act. 

Copics used:

Dog: E30, E31, E33, E35
Basket: E40, E41, E43, E44, E47
Red: R35, R37, R39
Yellow: Y13, Y15, Y35
Green: YG03, YG06, YG09
Dk. Green: YG61, YG63, YG67