Thursday, June 4, 2020

Whimsy Weekend, freebies and a demo

Hi folks! Hey, guess what, Whimsy is putting on a virtual crafting weekend over on Facebook on this coming weekend, June 6 and 7!  I have a free image for ALL who attend, and I'm not the only Whimsy artist giving one away to ALL attendees! Along with the freebies, there's also many different  prizes with multiple ways to get in on the draws, so head on over to the page to find out more HERE
Yours Truly will be doing a live colouring video on Sunday morning at 10 AM ET,  in which I will colour the free image. Yes, you heard that right, there's a free image AND a free colouring demo taking place, but only for those who attend the event on Facebook.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, June 1, 2020

My Creative Scoop and Mindy Baxter special course

Mindy Baxter of My Creative Scoop is a fantastic colourist and teacher of Copic colouring.  She approached me not too long ago and requested I draw some images that she could use in an upcoming course (that's a whole course, not just a single class!).  It was an easy 'yes' from me because we share the same values of being helpful in the crafting community, not only towards our customers, but also towards our fellow business owners.  So I agreed to illustrate some exclusive images just for her. The images are pictured below, however, these are just sneak peeks - Mindy actually created some pretty awesome backgrounds for each image that will inspire you and allow you to complete a whole scene! Her course will teach you how to do it easily, step by step (talking from experience here, because I took one of her courses awhile back, trust me, she's easy to understand and very helpful!). It is available for a short time at a discount, so get in on it while you can. You gotta act quick to get the discount, so do not wait! Here is the link to find out more details: My Creative Scoop 
Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

A Guy Card; Barnyard Squares

Hi Peeps~ 
Here's my new Barnyard Squares set, a clear stamp set that came out first of May at Whimsy Stamps.  I wanted to make a birthday card for one of my son-in-laws, and this seemed like the perfect fit.  This set goes for either guys or girls though, because you can put them in a more feminine setting if you want, as many already have.  I coloured the images using Copic markers.  The background wood grain was made using a red rubber background stamp called "Farmhouse Shiplap".  For the wood grain layer, I inked up the white card first as I imagined old barn wood to look.  I used various Distress Ink Oxides for that. Then I stamped the Farmhouse Shiplap in black after using the Distress Oxides. If you stamp first and Oxide ink later, you end up covering over the lines of the wood grain, so the order is important.  The word "happy" is a die at Whimsy Stamps, but the word "birthday" was from an older die set that has been discontinued.  Thank you so much for looking today!

Sunday, April 19, 2020

So far this year...

Hi People! It has been awhile since I have blogged regularly.  So much has happened, in all of our lives.  So many changes.  Here is a sampling of cards I have made this year so far.   Card making is still my go-to when I need to relax and go to a happier place in my head.  I hope you have something too that takes your mind off stressful thoughts and brings you a sense of peace and fulfillment.  Please enjoy my little gallery here, and if you have any questions, just fire away in the comment section and I will do my best to answer.  All of these animal images were drawn by me for Whimsy Stamps and you can find them in the Clear Stamp category with the exception of the penguin which is in the digital section of the catalogue. Thanks for coming by today.  Take care, stay home and stay safe, and if you must venture out, keep your distance from others, cover your face and wash your hands often.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Penguin Medics

It is my wish to honour those who are putting themselves in harm's way in order to save lives. I hope we can honour them by keeping ourselves home as much as possible to help curtail the spread of this awful disease, so that our hospitals and whole medical system, and the brave people who run it are not overwhelmed.  We can do something about this.  Stay home. 
These images (un-coloured digital versions) are free for anyone who would like them.  Go to this page to find out how to download yours. If you aren't on Facebook, then go to THIS PAGE
I coloured each penguin using Copic markers.  Thanks for looking!
Take care everyone.  

Monday, December 16, 2019


Here is Santa, (digital image from Whimsy Stamps) all ready to give a gift and a candy cane to you! I coloured him up with Copics and used Stitched Circle, Pierced Border Dies, Large Word Merry and Quick Strip dies to make the various elements of the card.  The red paper is from the digital pack "Christmas Traditions". 
Thanks so much for looking!

Happy Owlidays!

Happy Owlidays, a clear set, coloured with Copics.  Red and white striped paper from the digital pack of papers at Whimsy Stamps called "Christmas Traditions" Pierced and Stitched Circle die" set and "Pierced Border die set". Sentiment from the Happy Owlidays clear set and then cut with the Quick Strips die set. 
Thanks for visiting!!

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Freebie from me!

Hi Peeps! We are getting close to the big day! I have a little gift for you that you can pick up at the Whimsy Store!  It is a digital copy of this little snake called "Goodness Snakes" (the black and white line drawing) that you can download, colour, and put on a hand made item (card or otherwise, as long as it is hand made; the image is not for re-sale but you can sell any hand made items you have created using this image, as long as you have coloured it in by hand). Denise (of Whimsy Stamps) has also created a handful of sentiments that go perfectly with this little guy, so that you can pair them together and use them on your hand made cards too! The other items used on this card from Whimsy are the Whimsy Stitched Circle dies, the Pierced Border dies, Twinkle Stencil and Digital papers Christmas Red, Gold And Green and Christmas Traditions
Thank you so much for looking!

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Die Cut Card!!

Hi guys! I know this is a break from my norm - no stamped image to colour, WHAT?!? lol ;-) But I did design those evergreen tree dies, and, I love the forest, so... This was a joy to create with all the dies on here from Whimsy Stamps! I used  "Evergreen Trees", "Forest Majesty"(the deer and the birch), "Pierced Border", "Stitched Border" and then the Merry Christmas sentiment came from "Dash Away" clear set by Amped2Stamp.  The sky I created by sponging on Distress Ink Oxides - Faded Jeans and Antique Linen.  Oh, there is one thing I did colour - the little flaws on the birch trees I coloured in with grey marker.  There.  I did do some colouring!  ha ha
Thanks so much for looking!!

Friday, December 13, 2019

Very Mice Christmas!

Wishing you a Very Mice Christmas! ha ha This little guy is from my clear set at Whimsy Stamps by that name!  He's carrying the hat for the snowman that the other mice are building (I know you can't see it so use your imagination!). I used Copics exclusively for the colouring.  The papers are from my digital packs at Whimsy - the turquoise snowflake paper is from "I Dream In Christmas" and the red piece is from "Christmas Red, Gold and Green".  The little frame for the sentiment is found in the Card Builder Window Die set. Here is your closeup: 

Have a merry Chris-mice everyone! ha!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Penguin Cuddles Lamb

Hi Peeps! So today I have another one that features "Penguin Cuddles Lamb", which is offered as a red rubber or a digital stamp from Whimsy Stamps! I coloured it with Copics and cut it out with Whimsy's Stitched Circle Dies.  The background green paper was decorated with the Twinkle Stencil, white ink and white embossing powder and heat set.  The off white paper was cut with Whimsy's Pierced Border Die.  The Star Snowflake Circle frame is actually a chipboard element by MIC also sold at Whimsy Stamps but is currently sold out.  The sentiments are also Chipboard found at Whimsy! 
I coloured Penguin Cuddles Lamb using Copic markers and gave the hat and scarf a little sparkle with some Smooch Pearlized top coat.  Thank you so much for looking today! 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Merry Chris-moose!

Had fun colouring this mountain scene with my "Merry Chris-moose" digital image from Whimsy Stamps! I coloured the moose and the background with Copic markers, and added a few bits of coloured pencil to the moose to polish it up afterwards.  Also added some white gel pen on the one tree on the far right.  The word "merry" is from chipboard at Whimsy, and the word "Christmas" was die cut from the background paper, which is from the digital paper pack, "Snowdrops".  Here are the Copic colours I used on mr moose: 
And the colours for the sky and mountains:  
And here's the list for the mountains plus the trees and foreground: 
Now here is your closeup:
I do want to get back to the mountains out west some time.  On my bucket list for sure. 
Have a happy Holiday season!
Thanks for coming by!