Monday, May 16, 2022

Babies From Above

Hi! Here's a card made for my grand-daughter who turned one!  I used the Babies From Above set - doesn't have to be just for newborns, as this little one is demonstrating. ;-) I coloured her with Copics and fussy cut the image out.  The pink paper is a sheet from Blurry Flurries (there's a few sheets in there that I have been using outside of the winter season because they work so well for anytime!). I used the Peekaboo Window 4 die, which makes a card come together super quickly (love that!) and Birthday Word and Shadow die (as well as an older numbers die set that has been discontinued, boo!). Links to products below.  Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 13, 2022


I had so much fun creating these monsters for folks to use!  You can just let your imagination go wild when making up creatures from your head!  It is equally fun to colour them, because you can't go wrong!  I used monsters from two different sets, Monster Birthday and Monster Moods. I coloured these guys with Copics, and made the background blue panels from Oxide inks (love those inks!). Closeups and links below.  Thanks for looking! 

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Gnomes At The Beach!

Made this "anytime" card for my hubby Mike!  He loved it!  This image is from the Gnomes At The Beach clear set at Whimsy Stamps, and it pairs brilliantly (I think!) with a sheet from the Mermaid 6x6 Paper pack also from Whimsy Stamps! I love their papers because after I get finished colouring the main image, I sometimes want to be done with the colouring and move on to making the card.  Not all the time, I do love colouring scenes too, but sometimes it's fun to have the perfect matching paper to make up a quick(er) card. 
I coloured the image with Copic markers, and went over parts of it with coloured pencil.  You can only get those fine lines with Copics if the markers are older and the tips are actually getting worn down, or if you've got a super-power and can hold a newer marker tip just above the paper and gently "kiss" the page with a sweeping motion (not for the faint of heart, lol!).  At any rate, I do love to finish off some details sometimes using coloured pencils.  After that I fussy cut the images out (I cut the fringe off the guy gnome's towel too and drew it back in after I pasted the image down). 

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Ellie Jungle Bell Trio; Winter Birthday card

They are an unlikely trio, but why not?!  We are all different (and all so much alike!). Made this for a winter birthday.  I used Ellie Jungle Bell Trio (can be found as a digital or a rubber cling stamp at Whimsy).  The paper and dies made this card really fast to put together (once I had the image coloured, that is, lol!). 

Thanks for visiting!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Gnome Gardener

Here's a cute Gardener Gnome from the Gnome Gardeners set at Whimsy! For my flower-lovin' daughter who also loves brown and neutrals.  Thought this combined the best of these elements together.  Coloured the gnome using Copic markers.  Colouring is so easy when it's a wee gnome, not a whole lot to colour, but just enough that you can make the image really pop off the page.  Used the gorgeous Fabulous Florals paper pack and Notched Squares Die set from Whimsy as well. 
Thanks for looking!


Monday, April 25, 2022

Gnome At The Beach

I love how gnome images will do for any gender or age. This guy looks like he's soooo relaxed right now! 
Love making pretty paper accents using Distress Oxide inks.  I just love how they blend!
Image coloured with Copics. 
Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Enchanted Forest

Made this for a special someone in my life who is absolutely bunny crazy! ;-) Bunny, butterfly and birds from the Woodland Critters stamp set:
The little circle with the forest is a die cut from the Enchanted Forest paper pack at Whimsy. 
I made the blue paper background by blending some beautiful Oxide inks and then spritzing with water. Images coloured with Copic markers. Thanks for looking!


Sunday, December 19, 2021

Christmas Deer

If you haven't seen my post from yesterday, would you please scroll down? It's an important post about my nephew's plight.  His home and his relatives' homes and farm property/equipment were devastated by the recent floods in BC.  He has a Go-Fund-Me that is asking for donations to rebuild their lives.  Please, if we all chip in, we can help these families.  Even if all you can give is a couple bucks, please, do so. And please re-post the Go-Fund-Me page on all your social media to help spread the word.  If that is all you can do, I would so appreciate that as well.  Everything they owned was ruined by the muddy waters that engulfed their homes for many days.  Please, please help. Even if you can't give anything, re-posting it will help too! Thank you! 
Now, on to the card details!
 This is a remake of a card I did a few posts back, only this time, I made it purple for my purple-loving daughter.  Every year I make at least one purple card and it always goes to her.  She always loves it too!
In case you didn't see the other one, this is a deer from the Christmas Deer set at Whimsy Stamps. 
After I coloured the deer with Copic markers, I masked it, and then I sponged on some Distress Oxide inks to fill in the purple sky. I spritzed it with water to create the water stains, then spattered the Copic White with a paintbrush for the snowfall.  I used some stamps from the Dash Away set to create a town off in the distance below the deer. I stamped them first on a scrap of paper to get rid of some ink, so that they would look a bit faded, and as a result, appear more distant.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Devastating Flood

 This is my nephew's home.  Three families, his and his relatives places were devastated by the floodwaters that went through Abbotsford British Columbia recently.  Their house and farmland was under eight feet of water and there is not much left, if anything.  They will need hundreds of thousands to rebuild not only their homes and personal belongings but to replace ruined farm equipment as well, which is needed for their livelihood. 

There is a current Go-Fund-Me page with the whole story plus updates by his son Isaak. Please, even if all you can give is a few dollars, if we all chip in, it will all help.  Thank you for listening. 

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Happy Owlidays!

 This little owl makes up a quick and easy card with a lot of impact! He's from "Happy Owlidays" clear stamp set at Whimsy Stamps. I paired it with a paper from the digital (print-at-home) pack called "Christmas Azure", the perfect set of papers if you are going for some non-traditional yet still Christmassy papers! Here's a closeup of the colouring (all Copic markers):

Thanks so much for looking!

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Yeti and Penguin

What a fun combo to put Yeti with a Penguin and to show them as best friends! I used images from three sets for this card: Yeti For Love (the big guy!) Yeti For Christmas (for the sentiment) and my latest penguin one, Penguin Winter (the penguin of course, and the trees!). I coloured them with Copic markers, cut everything out, and pasted them onto this beautiful ready-to-go background paper from the slimline paper pack at Whimsy Stamps called "Frozen".  All I had to so was add a little shadow under their feet and under the trees to make it look like they were "grounded" on the snowy surface.  Here is your close-up! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Fleece Navidad

 Ok, so now that the song is going through your head, lol!  (sorry!!... not sorry!!! ha ha)
I created the green background paper with Oxide Inks (man, I love those!) and spritzed with water, and then splashed white Copic ink all over it.  Fleece Navidad is a digital image from Whimsy Stamps of this cute little Christmas lamb. I coloured the lamb on a separate paper (Hammermill 100 lb) using mostly Copics but some coloured pencils too.  I cut it out with a Stitched Circle die from Whimsy, and filled in the area all round the lamb with a selection of green markers. Then I dropped blender solution carefully around the lamb to give it the bokeh effect.  All I had to do after that was put it together and the old (discontinued) chipboard that I had in my stash did a nice job of tying it all together. 
Thanks so much for looking!