Tuesday, November 29, 2011

You are invited - -

I really had to think about this one - but if I remember rightly the theme for these images was supposed to be food, though not too many of them fell into that category when we made our cards.  This is my last card for CDAC Progressive Challenge 7.  The crab is an image from Tiffany Doodles and is colored with copics.  The strawberries are from Creative Charms, the ribbon from my stash and the wording computer generated right onto the card.
If you have not entered into any of the Progressive Challenges, I hope you will do so, the next one starts on the first of December and runs until the 15th.  All new images.

Please leave a comment, I so love to read them!

Give Thanks

This was the bonus image for CDAC Progressive Challenge 7, from Jen, Digi Stamps for Joy.  I colored the image with copics, added a small dragonfly in blue and cut around it with a Nellie Snellens die.  It is mounted on cardstock from my stash.  A lovely image!
Hope you have time to leave a comment. Thanks for looking.

Birthday Sentiment

This is my 5th card for the CDAC Progressive Challenge 7.  I chose to make a gift card, it does open.  This very useful sentiment was from Sending Treasures.  The card was cut with a Nellie Snellen die.  The second layer has been embossed with a folder from Crafting to you.  The center was again cut with the smaller Nellie Snellen die.  The green gems were from Melissa Frances.    

The Yak

Isn't he a hairy looking beast.  This is my 4th card for CDAC Progressive Challenge 7.  The bull is from Crafting with Jack.  I colored him with copics starting out light and then deciding I liked him darker.  (The pictures I saw on the internet showed they come in all colors.)  Added the sheave and ribbon and chipboard button from my stash.  Sentiment stamp from Art Impressions.  Cardstock from DCWV.  I think it looks like a man's card, hope someone will appreciate it.

If you have time, comments are greatly appreciated!

An Apple a Day

This card is for the CDAC Progressive Challenge, 7, Which ends in a couple of days.  The digital image of the apple is from Heart Song Designs.  The apple is colored with copics. The sentiment is from Micheals, The green apple is a button, I cut the shank off the back.  The embossing is a folder from Crafts-Too you.  A quick card as I have been busy babysitting, and my computer is not working (thank goodness my husband has one too.)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Honey Bear

Isn't he just the sweetest little bear!  The digital image is from Sew Many Cards for CDAC Progressive Challenge, series 7.  This is my second card for this series.  I colored the bear and the tree with copics, added some Glossy accents and used a photo of the sky that I took from the back of our house.  The sentiment was computer generated.

Had a houseful of family for the weekend, 7 children, 3 adults.  So I was very busy for a few days, and then on Monday, when I went to use my computer it wouldn't let me download pictures or print.  I am using my husbands computer until I can get mine fixed, but I will have a six month old here for the next fours days.  I will have to try to get my other cards done when he is napping, or after he goes to bed at night.

Comments are appreciated, thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Snowboarder

This is a card for my thirteen year old grandson, Jarrod - he snowboards and skis in the winter - which means he will be out there soon.  I colored the trees and the snowboarder with copics.  I put glitter on the mountain top and snowpen on the area where the snowboarder is standing.  I didn't like the effect of either one, so I covered them both with white Gesso.  (Actually when heating the white from the snowpen it turned brown in one spot - too much heat!).  The sky is colored with Distress Ink with a brush.  The DP is from Basic Grey.  Sometimes it's hard to find an image for a boy this age, so I was pleased when I came across this one from Guylou.

One old Hen

This is a gift / pillow box made for CDAC Progressive Challenge Series 7.  The upper picture is closer to the true color than the lower one.  The Hen was colored with copics, and gems were added to head, tail and body. The image of the hen is from Sugar Creek Hollow and the Birthday sentiment is from Sending Treasures.  The other sentiment was computer generated - have to have a little fun sometimes!  It is ll inches long, so will hold a gift. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Perfect Bride

This is my sixth card for the CDAC Progressive Challenge series 6, which is over at midnight to-night.  This wonderful image is from Margaret Kieser, a member, this was one of the top images in the Drawing Challenge last month!!  The lattice on each side of the bride is part of an image from Nana Vic.  The bride is colored with Copics.  I used a Quickie Glue pen to add glitter to add glitter to the dress and veil.  The lattice is colored with white Pergamano pen.  The lace and roses are from Dollarama.  Blue cardstock from my stash.  I think she is a beautiful bride!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lilac Butterfly

A very pretty but quick card to make.  The glitter on the butterfly wings does not show up in the photo as well as it does on the card.  The image is is called Exotic Butterfly from Cheery Lynn Designs.  The background is a cuttle bug folder, after embossing it, I used a small mauve ink pad to highlight the design.  The sentiment has no name on the sheet, and it is not in it's original packaging.

I'm quite excited, because tomorrow I get to look after my youngest grandson; (Colton (6 Months old).  He will only be here for to-night and until noon tomorrow, but next week I get to look after him for a whole day while his older brother and sisters go to the waterpark in Niagara.  Have to enjoy the kids while they are still young, they grow so fast.  Next week my husband is having a cataract removed from his left eye and in two weeks, they will do the right eye.  Lots of appointments to get to before he is finished.

Christmas Candles

This is my fifth card for the CDAC Progressive Challenge, series 6.  It is a wonderful Chritmas digital image from Daisy Doodles.  I colored the candles with copics and added some Diamond Dot stickers from Stampendous to the red candle, some stickles to the two blue candles.  The BP is from my stash.  I will add a sentiment to it when I send it.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Merry Christmas from above.

This is my fourth card for Series 6 of the CDAC Progressive Challenge which is over on November 15th.  The image of the bear in the plane is from Ellephantastic Digis.  The image is colored with copics and a Hi-Jell silver pen.  The Sentiment is cut from Bo-Bunny cardstock.  The oval trim at the bottom of the card is from Basic Grey.  The stamp is from B-Line, Home Sweet Home, stamped in Stazon Ink.  The reds look the same on the card, but on the Silver Background, they look different in the photo.

Thanks for stopping by hope you have time to leave a comment, they are appreciated.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Bear Family Sliding Downhill

This is my third card for the CDAC Progressive Challenge series six which will end on the 15th of  Novermber and I still have two more cards to make .  The image of the bear is from Design 2 Delight.  I had fun with this image copying it 4 times in different sizes. The bears are colored with copics, the sky with Distress Ink, and the snow is from a Marvy Uchida snow marker.  The snowflake stickers are from Starform, and the Sentiment printed on my computer.

We have had some wonderful weather here, so did some work in my garden trimming shrubs and pulling out the tomato plants, etc.  I have been curling mornings three times a week, have been on the winning side more often lately so get to buy the drinks!

Thank you for looking, hope you have time to leave a comment - they are appreciated! 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Barn Scene

This is my second card for the CDAC Progressive Challange, series 6.  This wonderful barn scene is from Ginger Loft.  I have used Ranger Distress Ink using the ink pad and sponges direct to paper.  I used post it notes to cover the areas where I was not stamping, or coloring.  I printed out the image on a slant, then stamped in the triangular areas at each corner of the card.  Then colored the card.  The Ponderosa Pine branch stamp is from Stampendous, and the Christmas word stamp is from Inkadinkado.  I am so used to doing Christmas cards in red and green or gold or silver, that I don't know if these colors are right or not!

The shopping Elephant

This cute little Elephant who likes to shop is a digital image from Inked Treasures.  I have colored her with copics.  Cut a hole in the designer paper to frame her with a Nellie's multi frame's oval.  The Snowflakes at the top of the card were cut with a Marianne Design die.  The DP is from K&Company, and the ribbon from my stash.  This is my first card for the CDAC Progressive Challenge, series 6, which ends November 15th.

My favorite store for card making supplies is closing at the end of the month.  As long as I have been making cards they have had free classes on Saturday mornings, a weekend in the spring and fall, with classes and lunch for both days free of charge, and make and takes.  I have not always been able to attend, but have gone when I could, and have gotten to know the names of most of the people in their classes.  They display the cards that the teachers for the classes made, and you are allowed to take pictures of them.  They also had classes taught by some of the suppliers some free, some where you were doing hands on, and paid for the day.  The store is Angela's Creative Papercraft in Dundas, Ontario, Canada and we will miss not only the store, but the wonderful staff.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Christmas Cookies

This is my sixth card for CDAC Progressive Challenge series 5.  It is a free image from Digidrawn to use in this challenge.  I have used the image three times on this card, removing one of the cookies to make it look different for the center of the card.  They have been colored with copics.  I did all of the Invitation on my computer and then added the popped up cookies and the metal Noel which is from Hot Off the Press Inc.
The papers and cardstock are from my stash.

Monday, October 24, 2011

The wind angel on a cloud

My fifth card for CDAC Progressive Challenge series 5.  The image "Angel on a cloud" from Just Some Lines By Jehanne.  I chose to use the Irish Blessing on this card thinking of the line - "May the wind always be at your back."  I have kept the card fairly simple, using copics to color the image and the sails of the ship, also, to edge the sentiment which I typed on the computer.  The ship and the anchors are gold stickers from Starform.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

This is my fourth card for the CDAC Progressive Challenge, series 5.  This series runs until the end of October, and then series 6 will run until mid November.  This cute little girl with the basket of gingerbread men is an image from SSBS Design. I have paper pieced the full image.  Some of the paper is the same as the background pieces.  The paper with the green & red holly is from BoBunny, the other papers and the ribbon are from my Christmas stash.  The pointsetias are punches from Ecstasy Crafts (2) - one cuts, one embosses.  The sentiment is a sticker from Ecstasy Crafts.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thanksgiving Turkey

My third card for the CDAC Progressive Challenge series 5.  This handsome Turkey image is from Sew Many Cards.  I have colored the image with copics.  Added a clock from a piece of DP from my stash.  Tied bits of ribbon to a piece of leather and added it down the side of the card.  Typed up and colored the edges  of the sentiment with copics.  Background paper from Colorbok.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Dirt Biker

I know my grandson rides his motor bike in his uncles fields, but I have no idea what the bike looks like!  This is another great digital image from Kenny K,  I think I have used one of his images for every one of my grandsons, there are seven, actually eight, but the last one is only 6 months old!  I had colored the image with copics and cut circles with my coluzzle and the larger circle with my Martha Stewart Cutter.  Added colored cardstock to finish it off.  A fun card to make, now to add something to the inside to make it complete.

Was curling this morning, this is our second week, I have curled five games, all with different people, and I have not had the privilege of buying anyone a drink -  which means I have not been on a winning team yet.  Oh well, hope there are better days ahead.

Thanksgiving Abundance

This is my second card for the CDAC Progressive Challenge, series five.  This fancy turkey image with the pie is from Sew Many Cards.  I have colored the image with copics and added a small amount of glitter.
 The DP is from Debbie Mumm and has glitter on just about everything.  The Background Paper is from my stash.  All in all a very colorful bird!

Thanks so much for visiting, hope you have time to leave a comment, they are very much appreciated.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Santa's Helper

This is my first card for the CDAC Progressive Challenge series 5.  This is a sweet digital image from Digis by Phooka.  I have colored the image with copics, added a little white glitter to his hat and popped him up.  The background trees are from Priscilla Styles, with stars and glitter added.  The sentiment is a stamp from Stampin Up, it has been embossed in silver and some coloring with copics.  The DP is from my stash.

All comments are greatly appreciated - thanks for stopping in.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Christmas Mandela

The 2nd time I have used the Mandela from Daisy Doodles in the CDAC Progressive Challenge series 4. This is my 7th entry.  I have chosen to make it into a Christmas Card adding a flourish from K& Company.  I embossed the image onto a transparency with Stamp N Stuff detail white embossing powder.  Added a sticker sentiment from Starform.  Mounting it onto bright blue shiny cardstock.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Miss Happy Halloween

This a bonus card for the CDAC Progressive Challenge series 4.  It is a wonderful image from Jen 4 Digi Stamps for Joy .   I colored the image with copics.  The DP is from K&Company.  The stickers are from K & Company and the spider stickers are from Stampendous.
In Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend, so will be going to the fair in Norwood, where we will see the girls artwork, and watch them enjoy the rides.  Then we will have our Turkey dinner, stay overnight and drive home on Monday.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Halloween Sweets

This is my sixth card for the 4th Series of the CDAC Progressive Challenge.  This series will end on the 15th of October.  The "sweet" digital image is from Sew Many Cards Digital Stamps.  I have colored the image with copics, adding Glossy Accents over the pumpkin, thus the strange shiny lines.  The Black border around the oval is a Peel Off.  The DP and the Sentiment are from K&Company.  All of the cards I have made for this series of Halloween Cards will be going out in the mail to my grandchildren very soon.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Me & My Pets

Its too bad the camera doesn't catch the shine on this image as it has been painted with watercolor metalic paints by Yasutomo and Artquest.  It is an amazing image from Delicious Doodles.  This is my 5th card for the CDAC Progressive Challenge series 4 which runs until September 15th.  I have mounted it on black cardstock.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Cat & the Pumpkin

What a happy Pumpkin with a scared little kitten hiding behind it!  The image is from Design 2 Delight.  This is my fourth card for the fourth series of the CDAC Progressive Challenge.  I have colored the image with copics, using some Stickles on the pumpkin.  I stamped the corners of the orange cardstock with a stamp with a swirl and spiders from Inkadinkado, using Versa Mark.  The brown chipboard button is from K&Company.

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment they are very much appreciated!

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Boy and his Frog

A wonderful image for a young boy from Fred She Said.  I have colored the image with copics.  The DP is from K&Company.  Sentiment is a small stamp with no markings.  This is a card I am sending to my nephews son, They live in BC, but we did get to visit with them in Ontario this summer.  I have 4 cards to finish addressing to get in the mail, so I had better get busy.  It was a really cold grey day here to-day, but I understand we are to get some very warm weather again.  Looking forward to that as I don't want to put those golf clubs away yet.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


The first card I have made using a Mandela it is a very pretty one from Daisy Doodles Digital Stamps.  This is my 3rd card for the CDAC Progressive Challenge series 4.  I chose to color it with my copics, adding some rhinestones and small pearls.  I have wrapped and tied Satin Rattail Cord to the bottom of the card, which meant I had to pop up the layer the image was on to accommodate the cording.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Father & Son Square Head

Halloween - I love halloween cards and so do my grandchildren!  These lovely creatures are from Bonniebleaux Designs Digital Stamps, for the CDAC Progressive Challenge Series 4.  It is one digi which I copied in two sizes.  Colored with copics, added spiders from Stampendous stickers.  Beware is from a sheet of Halloween words by K & Company.  Background Paper is from Prima Marketing.

The Witch and the Playfull Cat

This crazy wonderful image is from Simply Betty Digital Stamp for the CDAC Progressive Challenge, series 4.  (cdacpc4, SBS).  I was lucky to be able to get my images prior to the start date of this challenge.  This is my first one for this series.  I have colored it with copics.  The sentiment stamp is from Studio G.  And the frame is from my stash.  That cat sure is giving her a hard time!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

An Autumn Day

This is my fifth image from the 3rd series of the CDAC Progressive Challenge. This image,from Liastampz can be used in so many ways because of the pointing finger, but I chose to stick with the Fall Theme for this challenge.   I have used Distress Inks to do the coloring.  DP is from BoBunny, Forever Fall Foliage.  The Maple Leaf brads are from Forever in Time. (They don't show up too great in this photo.)  The words are from DCWV Fall Scrapbook Pad.  Happy Thanksgiving printed on computer.  The Die Cut is from Spellbinders.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Swallowtail & Sunflower

My fourth card for CDAC Progressive Challenge the 3rd series of 6.  The Sunflower and butterfly is a very pretty digi from Just Inklined.  (cdacpc3, justinklined.)  The image is colored with Ranger Distress Inks and copics.  The dye cut it is mounted on is from K & Company.  The BP Is white card stock crumpled, painted with a sponge using Ranger Distress Inks, and then ironed before placing on card.  Rhinestones from Studio 18, and sentiment "Thank You"  from Dollarama.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Girl with Oak Leaves

This is my third card in the CDAC Progressive Challenge series 3.  (cdacpc3, GKD)  The very pretty image is from Gurukitty Designs printed on a transparency, embossed in dark green and colored with copics.  I have added a frame around her.  The pearls at the top of the card are from Forever in Time and the saying on vellum is from my stash, it says "Friends share footsteps in the garden of time."

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Apples at the Fall Fair

This is my second card in Series 3 of the CDAC Progressive Challenge, cdacpc3,GB.  The bowl of apples image is from Glitterbabes and I have colored it with copics, and mounted on a scalloped circle which is from a Spellbinder die.  The County Fair and First with ribbon, are stickers from Me & My Big Ideas.  The ribbon is swiss dot red from Offray.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Lord Duck

This awesome image is from Ninecrane Designs.  I thought the image would lend itself to a collage type of card, I have never done one before, so hope that I have enough contrast between the additions.  The background paper has been in my stash for a long time.  The center of the clock, the hand, and the top Eiffel Tower were cut from the same page and popped up.  The key and the stamp in the right lower corner were from stamps from Inkadinkadoo, I popped them up as well.  The duck , key and some of the background were colored with Ranger Distress Inks.  A very different card for me, but I kind of like it.

The card is to be entered into CDAC's Progressive Challenge Series 3.  This is one of five images for the challenge.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

School Bookworm

This little card is an image denique's school bookworm that was a bonus if you had completed at least two cards for the progressive challenge this series which ends to-day. Next series is for two weeks starting to-morrow. This is my sixth card for this series, all fun cards.  I have colored the image with copics and mounted it on a scalloped edge circle which I cut with a Spellbinders Die.  The small card is from studio G, I Craft.  The circle the image is on was cut out with a Coluzzle.  The card is very plain and simple, and I will use it the next time I give someone a gift of a book.

Mom & Sons

This very bright card is for the CDAC Progressive Challenge this series ends to-morrow.  Then a new two week series will start. If you have made cards with the free images you received for this series, you will get free images again for the next series. The image is from Ellephantastic colored with copics.  The border punch is from Fiskars and the butterfly is from Dollarama.  The quote is from the internet authors name is on the bottom.  Papers from my stash. 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Back to School

This little girl with the freckles is a digi image from Stamp & Doodle her name is Madison.  Another image for the CDAC Progressive Challenge.  I have colored her with copics.  The DP papers from my stash, the outline ruler had something else in the center which I covered with the brightly striped paper.  Love the colors in the stripes, they remind me of fall and the flowers that you see at that time of the year.  Printed the Back to School and added it to the bottom.  Well, I have one more image to add to this challenge, and just two days left!



This digital image is from Jens Digi Stamps part of the CDAC Progressive Challenge the second of six parts, this one ends on September 14. This is the third of  five images I have made into a card. I have colored the image with copics, the designer paper is from a small scrapbook kit.  The sentiment I made up myself to go with the image.  I have a grandson that always has a book within reach of his bed and he has done this since he was first able to read.  His mother usually has to go in and turn out the light sometimes more than once, so that he will go to sleep at night.                                                                                                                                                

Oh Christmas Tree

I have not added a card to the Midnight Madness Challenge for a week or two, but thought I would add one this week, if I'm not too late. The sketch is for MMSC 120 and I tried to follow the fancy this time. I decided to do a Christmas card as the season is fast approaching.  The stamp is from Tin Can Mail and I used Ranger fired brick ink to stamp. The papers are from my stash, The wooden swirls with holly are from Kaiser Scrapbook, and the Poinsettia & Leaves are from Hero Arts.   

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Girl with Glasses School Days

Here is another wonderful image from Tortagialla for the CDAC Progressive Challenge due by Sept.14th.  I have colored this cutie with copics, framed her with a die from Spellbinders and Pop dotted her onto DP from my stash.  The BP is from Paper Boutique.  The sentiment is author unknown, and the pearls are from Forever in Time.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Gamer

My grandson is now 13 and I have chosen a Kenny K image for him.  I colored it with copics, used a Spellbinders die to cut the shape.  The DP is from Scenic Route Paper Co.  The blue of the paper does not show up too well in this picture.  The sentiment is DP from Teresa Collins and that is the name of that series of papers - On the Edge.  I chose that as a sentiment - because he is a kid that will push everything to the limit. 
But, saying that he really is a great kid.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Back to School

It's just about that time of the year when the children all go back to school.  We have five new digital images that are all related to going to school for the CDAC Progressive Challenge which runs to the 14th of September. [cdacpc2].  This is the second of a series of six challenges.   This image is right on the mark for the return to school it is from Sweet Stamping Treats.   I have colored the image with copics and used the alpha from DP - DCWV - Nana's Kids, and cardstock from my stash.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

An Old Fashioned Teacup

This cup is a bonus digital image from Sandi Sample, very pretty.  The card is for the August CDAC Progressive Challenge.  I used denim Ranger distress ink with a stipple brush for the background of the cup and colored the flowers with copics and added some trim with a silver paint pen.  The background paper and sentiment are from Paper Boutique, a scrapbook kit.

When we got married, they used to give the bride a teacup shower before she was married. Now we don't use these cups too often, because the dishwasher takes the silver or gold off the edges.  Now most of my friends prefer to use a mug whether it is for tea or coffee.  Now I have china mugs for tea.


Another card for the August CDAC Progressive Challenge.  This pretty teapot was colored with copics and the background of the teapot was stippled with Ranger Antique Linen distress ink.  Paper doily behind teapot.  Paper flowers from my stash.  Border around mauve cardstock done with Fiskers punch. 

The Baker

A sweet digi by Jen Lee, Digi Stamps 4 Joy for the August 2011 Progressive Challenge.  I have colored the baker and the cupcakes in the background with copics.  The DP are from Niki Sivils, and the Blue diamond DP from Colorbok.  Sentiment was silver colored with orange copic from stash.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Red & White Fan

An image by Priscilla Styles for the CDAC Progressive Challenge, this series ends at the end of August.  Then there will be a two week series with new images.  I have colored the image with copics and cut around it.  The white flower is from Petaloo and the red ones from Dollarama.  There is a stick pin with two beads, red and black.  The die cut is Martha Stewart and the DP is from Colorbok.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Cool Guitar

This is another digi from Kenny K.  Just love these digis for my older teenage grandchildren.  I think they enjoy them too - something different from Grandma.  I have colored the image with copics, cutting the pitcture  on an angle and backing it with black and white.  The DP is from Teresa Collins.