Hi there!! If things look different on my blog post, it’s because a bunch of “upgrades” were done on WordPress, and I haven’t figured them out yet!!!! I made this card featuring a new to me artist named Myka Jelina. This is one of her adorable Minikin characters, Layla. I colored her with Copics, then added some glittery accents with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens.

I cut the image out with a stitched rounded rectangle die, that I extended to accommodate the full image. I cut and layered the papers that I’d chosen before I started to color according to a sketch I saw somewhere…but for the life of me, I can’t find it now!!! I added some stars and sequins, then had another go at the sparkle, so it matched better with the sparkly parts in the balloon paper. A fishtail banner die cut, with a diecut and hand written sentiment finished this off 🙂

I’ d like to enter this in the following:

A Gem of a Challenge – Week 7 ATG

Color Crazy Craft Challenge – Week 15 ATG

Jo’s Scrap Shack – #278 Anything Always Goes

Kitty B’s Aloha Friday Challenge – #141 So Shiny

Crafting By Designs – Color Challenge – Use 3 Colors from the palette


Hi there 🙂  I had so much fun doing up this card featuring these cuties from Sasayaki Glitter.  This is the image for the current progressive challenge on the Sasayaki Glitter FB group, but is also available as part of a set here.  I colored them up using my Copics, then cut the image out with a pretty oval die.

  When I went through my papers, I was lucky enough to find some that matched the color combo perfectly.  The layout is based on the fabulous sketch at Cheerful Sketches challenge.

  A “hello” sentiment die cut and some punched flowers finished this card off.

I’d like to enter this in the following challenges:

Cheerful Sketches – April sketch, shown above

Crafts Galore Encore – #62 ATG

DL Art – April Linky Challenge

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge – Week 16 ATG

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG for the week of April 16

Spring Fever

Hi there 🙂  This card makes me chuckle, as it’s probably the most honest spring themed card that I could ever make.  Much as I love the warmer weather, and looking for the first bits of green and spring blooms, the sure harbinger of spring for me is – you got it – a nasty spring cold!!!! I don’t do colds well…the sniffles, and runny nose, and teary eyes and aches – makes me whine a bit more than perhaps I should, lol.  This little sweetie, from Mo’s Digital Pencil, is the spirit of spring!!! I colored “Sick” up with my Copics, feeling a real kinship with her as I kept reaching for tissue between strokes of marker.

I dug around in my scrap bin and found some bright pieces of patterned paper that coordinated well with each other and the image, and edged them with some white gel pen details.  I embossed a piece of lime green CS for an additional layer.  I used the same green to die cut a sentiment multiple times, so, when they were glued together, it gave some nice dimension.

  Besides some bright pink Nuvo drops, the only other embellishment was….pieces of tissue!! I was really smiling by the time this card was finished….as I hope the recipient will….if she can stop sneezing for long enough!!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Mo’s Digital Pencil Challenge – #278 Anything “Mo” Goes, optional theme “Spring”

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – April ATG with Patterned Paper

Corrosive Challenge Blog – #4 April ATG

Addicted to Stamps Challenge – #173 Lots of Layers

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – #350 ATG with Snippets


Daffodil Delivery

Hi there 🙂  I’ve had some time on my hands lately, so thought it was the perfect opportunity to work with some images that I just had to have…..but never had time to use :/  I’ve long been a fan of the adorable images at Di’s Digital Stamps, and this sweet little bunny with his bouquet of daffodils captured my heart right away.  I colored Daffodil Delivery with my Copics, trying to give as much texture as possible to both the bunny and the flowers.

The background was done with Distress Oxides and a mask.  Since the challenge theme at Di’s Digi Stamps is to add or show texture, I decided to add some as well, and embossed the yellow background piece with a Spellbinders embossing folder.  I attached a pretty lace die cut to one edge, and wrapped some grosgrain ribbon, with a button centered bow, on the other edge.  A small stamped sentiment on a banner finished the card off 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following challenges:

Di’s Digi Design Challenge – Add or Show Texture

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #25 ATG with a Critter

Creative Craft Cottage – #117 No Patterned Paper

Cute Card Thursday – #578 Flowers!

Simon Wednesday Challenge – Spring Mood Board

Reason To Smile

Hey there 🙂  Today, I’m sharing my inspiration card for the new ATG challenge at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog.  We love coming up with new sponsors, when we can, and are excited that this challenge features a sponsor that we have never had before 🙂  MeadowHaven has kindly agreed to sponsor us, and has given the DT some amazing images to work with 🙂  I used Clover Morning on my card.  After coloring this beautiful scene with my Copics, I added some highlights to the wings and the frame with clear and gold Spectrum Noir glitter markers.

  I felt that the detailed nature of the image called for a CAS design, so I simply adhered the image to a white background that I’d embossed with a Spellbinders embossing folder.  The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed in gold, then cut out with a fishtail banner die.  Some gold pearls and a gold mat finish the card off.  We’d love to see what you’re working on, and who knows, you may be the lucky winner of the prize from this amazing new sponsor 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Creative Moments – #166 ATG

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #25 ATG featuring a critter

Your Scrapbook Place – April ATG

Creative Craft Cottage – #117 No Patterned Paper

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge – CIC468 Stash Challenge: Inspirational Quotes

Spring Witch

Hi there 🙂  It’s Sunday again, which means its time again for me to share some inspiration for the current Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook challenge.  Our theme this month is “Cats and Dogs” – which is also the theme at the Challenge Blog 🙂  Ching-Chou has a lot of images that feature either a cat or a dog in her Etsy store, and it took awhile for me to choose Spring Witch for this card.  I colored her in Copics, trying a few different techniques with the skirt and hat.

I decided to make a centre step card this time, as it has been quite some time since I’ve done one.  I stuck with a springy color combo of mauve and lime green, with a few touches of silver.  The flowers were die cut with a Cheery Lynn die from a slightly darker shade of mauve CS.  Lime green came into play with the vines, from a Little B die, and the banner that served as the base for the silver Celebrate die cut.  I added some small drops of Liquid Pearls in silver to the flower centres and as sprays that extended beyond the blossoms.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Allsorts Challenge – #515/516 Blossoms, Butterflies, Bugs

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG for the Week of April 9

Crafting With an Attitude – #50 ATG

Get Creative Challenges – #79 AG/No Twist

Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – #289 Spring of Fall


Hi there!! I figured it was time for another Aurora Wings project, so I spun the {figurative} wheel and came up with this image.  Marie Nyantoinette can be found HERE at , HERE as a single digi on Etsy, and in THIS coloring book 🙂  I colored her up with my Copics, trying to keep a Victorian feel with the color scheme.

  After fussy cutting her out, I glued her to a die cut piece that I’d distressed with some gold stuff I found in my craft room…..I have NO idea what it is…the label was worn off….thus…it’s “stuff”.  I found a piece of Graphic 45 paper from the Renaissance Faire collection that was perfect for this project, and distressed and inked the edges.  Since the era was known for it’s ornate-ness, I had a bit of fun with embellishments.  I tried a few different laces before settling on the ivory one I used to wrap 2 of the corners.  I dove into my flower stash and found some blooms that complimented the colors, as well as the flowers in the image.  I added some die cut leaves and feathers to finish the arrangement.  Some gold pearls provided the finishing touch for my card 🙂

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Classic DT Open Challenge – #4 ATG 3rd Birthday Challenge

A Perfect Time to Craft – #4 ATG

Morgan’s Artworld Open Challenge – #4 ATG

Let’s Craft and Create – #146 ATG with optional Beautiful butterflies….didn’t do the option :/

DL Art – April Linky Challenge


Worm Wishes

Hi there! Well, this post is a bit late, as I’ve been hit with a terrible spring cold, and every time I’m vertical for any amount of time, my nose runs unbelievably and my head throbs 🙁  But – it’s spring!!! 🙂  We have a new ATG challenge at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog, with the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps sponsoring us this time 🙂  I used the worm and one of the sentiments from the Under the Sea set for my card.  I colored the image with my Copics, then placed it under 2 pieces of turquoise CS that I’d die cut with ‘bubbles’ and one which had the sentiment printed on it.  I wanted to keep it CAS, so just added a thin black mat and some clear Nuvo drops of ‘water’ to finish this off.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – ATG with a Critter

Dragonfly Dreams – Include an Animal

Creative Knockouts – #292 ATG

A Gem of a Challenge – Week 6 ATG

Cute Card Thursday – #576 ATG


My Sunshine

Hello 🙂  Time for some inspiration from me for the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook group challenge.  This month, our theme is “Cats or Dogs”.  Ching-Chou has a lot of images that feature one of these animals in her store, so check them out 🙂  The blog challenge theme is the same, so make sure to get an entry in and double your chances of winning some gorgeous images 🙂  I used My Little Sunshine for my card, and colored it up with my Copics, then die/fussy cut it out.

  I chose 2 doggie prints from a pet themed paper pad from Die Cuts With a View for the background.  A wavy sentiment stamp was a perfect divider between the 2 prints.  I die cut the paw/heart (by Alina Crafts) from 2 contrasting colors and added it, along with some sunflowers from my stash, to the card.  A bit of bling in the one corner provided a bit of balance, as well as a little sparkle to the card 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

DL Art – April Linky Challenge

Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge – Week 14 ATG

Scrapping 4 Fun – #137 ATG

Dragonfly Dreams – Include An Animal

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #103 ATG

Birthday Sprite

Hi there!  I finally got this little cutie colored up.  This is a Sprite, from the marvelous Mitzi of Aurora Wings <3  It’s a special Sprite, too, as it was a good-bye gift with the closing of the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog (everything else remains!!!)  Once the blog is closed, watch for this Sprite to become available at both the Etsy store, and the digi shop.  I colored her up with my Copics, and I must have been zoning out, because on TWO occasions, I grabbed a marker from the totally wrong color family, and didn’t look before laying down color….needless to say, this little one turned out quite a bit different than planned, LOL.

I thought that the background paper, with it’s icing and sprinkles, was perfect for this image.  The little swag and candles were cut with some dies from a Little B set that I forgot I had.  I added some Glossy accents to the flames, and some pink bling to the swag, and figured that was enough on this card.  I let the image shine 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG Week of March 26

Simon Wednesday Challenge – ATG

As You Like It Challenge – Favourite Coloring Medium? Copics! Why?? I love all the different blends that you can come up with, and their ease of use.

DL Art – March Linky Challenge

The Corrosive Challenge – #3 March ATG