Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Balloon Gnome by KLM

I just love gnomes. This is Balloon Gnome by KLM Designs. I created a 5x7 card for this image. I think that Balloon Gnome is just perfect for any celebration. 

I used Distress Ink Crayons to create the background and then used a stencil to create a bit of grass, clouds and stars too. This was a fun card to create.

The Distress Ink Crayons are so fun to use. You simply scribble them on and use a wet paper towel to blend. They create lovely colors. After the background was dry, I used a stencil to create the clouds and grass. I used Distress Inks for both.

Distress Ink Crayons:



Delicata Gold Ink

I also used a die and cut out two strips of grass. I used a dabber to apply the Mowed Lawn to the strips.

I colored the image with the following Copics:

  • Hat - Y06, Y08, Y15, and Y38
  • Overalls - Y000, Y00, Y02, and Y38
  • Shirt - Y15, Y17, Y38, G17, G28, and G85
  • Shoes - G17, G28, and G85
  • Nose - E002, E11, and R30
  • Beard - W00, W02, and W003
  • Balloon - B02, B12, and B14


I also used a die and cut out two strips of grass. I used a dabber to apply the Mowed Lawn to the strips.

I colored the image with the follwoing Copics:
Hat - Y06, Y08, Y15, and Y38
Overalls - Y000, Y00, Y02, and Y38
Shirt - Y15, Y17, Y38, G17, G28, and G85
Shoes - G17, G28, and G85
Nose - E002, E11, and R30
Beard - W00, W02, and W003
Ballon - B02, B12, and B14

I used my Scan N Cut to create a few extra ballons.

There is always time for a Christmas tea party

This adorable image is Tea Time by Digi Doodles Studio. I just love a tea party.

 I created a 5x7 card. I used paper from my stash. The die set is an Anna Griffin set that I have had for a few years. I typed up the sentiment "Christmas is perfect with you and tea" on my computer and printed it on cardstock. I do love the flexibility of adding my own sentiments. 

I used the following Copics:

  • Hair - E79, E74, E71, and E70. I made one of the girls a bit more brunette
  • Skin - E000, E01, E02, E11, and R30 for the rouge
  • Green Shirt, socks, bow and shoes - YG03 and YG63
  • Light Blue trousers - PB198, PB202, and PB48 (Prismacolor markers)
  • Blue Shirt-B12, B14, B16, and B28
  • Teapot and teacups - PB198, PB202, and PB48 (Prismacolor markers)
  • Purple flowers - BV02, BV08, and BV13


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Friday, July 24, 2020

The best puppies ever!

This Christmas puppies by Digi Doodles Studios are simply adorable! I created two fun Christmas cards with these adorable puppies. There will be lots of fun cards made today with the new line of Christmas puppies over in the Digi Doodle Studios Digi Stamps Faebook group.

I created a 6x6 card and used the following Copics to color this stamp:
Hats - R24, R27, and R29 with a touch of E40 and E41 for the fur
Pillow - G82, G85, and G99
Present and Christmas decorations - B02, B05, B06, B18, and B28
Rusty - E33, E35, E37 and E39
Ruffles  - E25, E27, and E29

I creatd a 5x5 card and used the following Copcs to color this stamp:
Hat - R24, R27, and R29 with a touch of E40 and E41 for the fur
Chico - E33, E35, E37, E39 , E25, E27, and E29
Present - R43, R81, R83, and R85
Baubles -  R24, R27, and R29; G82, G85, and G99; and B02, B05, and B06

Forget Me Knot by SheepSki Designs for Challege #415 I Love Promarkers

Forget Me Know

For this challenge I created a slimline card using an image from SheepSki Designs the digi stamp is  Forget Me Knot. This is challenge #415 and the inspiration is seascape colors; blue, green, and teal. I colored the flowers blue and the leaves teal. The ribbon is a darker green. I just love the simplicity of the card, which focuses on the beautiful flowers. SheepSki Designs has some of the loveliest stamps. I thought that a slimline card was just perfect for this card.


I used the following Promarkers:

  • Flowers – Cool Aqua and Duck Egg Blue with a touch of Cadet Blue and Spice
  • Leaves – Turquoise and Soft Green
  • Ribbon – Grass and Soft Green
  • I used a wash of Soft Lime around the image.

I just adore the flowers. I think that they are so romantic.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Cherry Blossom Bird - ever so pretty!

For this card I chose Cherry Blossom Bird stamp from KLM Designs. KLM has both photo polymer and digital stamps. This image is a digital stamp, but their photo polymer stamps are awesome!

This was a fun card to create. I wanted to use the sentiment "Sending Hugs" which came with the stamp set. I thought that it was important to have an uplifting background for the sentiment and stamp.

This is a 5x7 card. I used Copic Xpress paper and cut it to size. To create the rainbow background, I used Tim Holtz Distress Crayons. To create this background, I colored with the crayons. I took a baby wipe and saturated the colors. Once the colors were dry I used a bit of Spectrum Noir glitter ink. I took a thin paint brush and created a marble affect. 

I colored the bird with Copics in shades of orange, yellow, blue and greens. I used lilacs, red, and green for the flowers.

 Distress Crayons:

  • Seedless Preserves
  • Chopped Sapphire
  • Peeled Paint
  • Fossilized Amber
  • Festive Berries

Spectrum Noir gold glitter ink


Bird - Y11, Y13, Y15, Y16, Y35, B02, B04, B12, G03, G05, ans G12

Flowers - V000, V01, V95, R24, R27, and R29.

 I used my Scan N Cut to cut out the stamp and used dimensionals to pop it up on the card. I used a bit of twine to set off the image and a gold sun embellishment too. I think the card is just perfect to give to someone who is having a difficult time.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Chef Gnome by KLM Designs - such an adorable Gnome!

Chef Gnome

For this card I used Chef Gnome by KLM Designs. This is a wonderful photopolymer stamp set. I just love Gnomes and KLM creates the cutest Gnomes ever! I made a 5x7 card. I used an oval die to cut out the stamp. I created the mixing bowls with my Scan n Cut. I thought that they were the perfect addition to the layout. There are several cute sentiments in the set.


I used the following Copics:

  • Skin - E000, E01, and E11
  • Beard - YR18, YR14, and YR 04
  • Chef hat and trousers - Y11, Y06, and Y02 with a touch of Y15
  • Chef jacket - V0000, V000, V01
  • Plate - V09 and V05
  • Cake - E41 and E40 with Y11 for the icing.
  • Wisk - C0 and C1 with a touch of sparkle ink
  • I inked the edge of the oval sentiment with blue paste

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Mia a Digi Doodles Studio Image

For this card I created a 6x6 card. I used a cricut to cut a square mat 5.75 x 5.75 and a second mat 5.70 x 5.70. The paper is from my stash. I cut a tag out using coordinating paper. I added a ribbon and a bow to the card. This is Mia from Digi Doodles Studio. I printed her at 3.2 inches. Isn't she just adorable? I decided to color her in traditional Christmas colors in keeping with Christmas in July. But you could color her any way you want. She is just perfect sitting with her little puppy and drinking a cup of coffee. 


  • Skin - E000, E01, E02, and E11. I used R30 and RV13 for the cheeks.
  • Hair - E70, E71m F74, and E79
  • Shoes - W0, W01, and W2


Dick Blick Markers:

  • Pants - 043, 044, and 049
  • Blouse - 005 and 119
  • Hair Ribbon - 043, 044, 049, 005, and 119
  • Socks - 085 and 086
  • Flower - 119, 085, and 086
  • Flowerpot - 062, and 088
  • Eyes - 018 and 065
  • Puppy and coffee cup- 216, 086, and 036 with a touch of 242


I hope you are enjoying summer and looking forward to fall. I vowed this year to make 30 Christmas cards during July. I think I might just make it!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Christmas Cris a Dr. Digi's House of Stamps Design for Promarker Challenge #414

Christmas Cris

I am a guest designer for the I Love Promarkers Challenge Blog. Which is such fun! The theme this challenge is Christmas in July. The challenge is #414. Such fun! This stamp is Christmas Cris by Dr. Digi's House of Samps

I created a 6x6 card for this challenge. Isn't the image just adorable? Santa in a turkey pajama and sneaking some pudding late at night. I just love this stamp. Christmas seems so far off but will be here before we know it. I love the idea if Christmas in July. For this card I used paper from Crafter's Companion that was in my stash.. I cut out a frame using We are Memory Keeper's Frame punch board. I created my sentiment on my computer from a suggestion from my pal Sharon Nobel, "Pudding Deer?". The sentiment is just so funny. I hope that you like this card.

I used the following Promarkers

Deer Suit – Burnt Sienna, Carmel, Cinnamon, and Dusty Pink

Skin – Almond and Dusty Pink

  • Eyes – Artic Blue
  • Pudding Dusty pink, Carmel, Berry Red, and Emerald
  • Plate – Bluebell
  • Spoon – Cool Grey 2 and 3
  • Background – a light wash of Cool Aqua

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Aeroplane by Lily of the Valley

This adorable stamp is Aeroplane by Lily of the Valley. Isn't it just adorable? I created a 5x7 card. The paper is Boy Stack. I made this card for my brother Philip.

 I used the following Copics:

  • Skin - E000, E01, E02, and E11
  • Hair - E71, E17, and E18
  • Sweater - G99, YG63, ands G82
  • Shorts - W5 and W2
  • Shoes - G99, YG63, W5, W2, W1, E50 and T1
  • Blue Plane - E91, E93, and E97
  • Yellow Plane - Y00, Y02, and Y06 
  • I used a wash of BG11 and BG000 around the image

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Christmas Carolers for the July "Anything Goes" Facebook Challenge on Digi Doodles Studio Facebook Page

For this month's challenge I selected Christmas Carolers for my DT inspiration card. I just love Christmas and was excited to make a card with this adorable stamp.

The monthly challenge is over on the Digi Doodles Facebook page.  The monthly challenge is always “Anything Goes". Such fun! I just love Digi Doodles Studio stamps. The images are all so adorable. 

I created a 5x6 card for this stamp. I used paper from my stash. I thought the Christmas tree was just perfect for the background. I colored this image with Copics:. I wanted to use pink for the girl. I thought it would be fun to use nontraditional colors.

  • Girls hat: For the red - R24, R27, and R29.  For the pink - R30, R32, and R43.
  • Girls coat: R30, R32, and R35
  • For the heart and buttons - R49
  • Girls Leggings - RV13, RV14, and RV21
  • Boots (girls and boys) - W0, W1, W3, and W6
  • Boys Hat - R24, R27, and R29
  • Boys fur on the hat - E40 and E41 with a touch of W2
  • Boys pants - B12, B14 and B16
  • Boys coat - C1, C2, and C4
  • Skin - E000, E01, E02, and E11
  • Brunette hair - E70, E71, and E74
  • Red hair - Y17, Y35, and Y06