A Sweet Birthday Card

There really is always something to be thankful for. This sweet image was just what I needed to make this simple, but sweet birthday card. The background is from my Silhouette library–how easy is that? I used my Copic markers to colour the girl and a white gel marker to add some polka dots to her stockings.

The verse on the inside makes sense of the sentiment on the outside…

So, that’s it for this quick and easy card.

Thanks, for dropping by!

An Easter Card for my Granddaughter

Happy Easter, Everybody!

Leave it to Mo Manning to create another adorable Easter digi. This one is called Bella and Bronte. I think Bronte is so darn cute with his bunny ears on.

I made this card for my granddaughter, Ashleigh. She’s all grown up, now, but she’s still my little Sweetheart!

I used my Copic markers to colour the card and added furry details around Bronte’s bunny ears with a 0.4 fine-tipped marker. The stitching around the perimeter of the card was also done with a 0.4 marker. The white stitching on Bella’s outfit was created with a white gel pen. So, that’s it. I kept it pretty simple…I think less is more!

Thanks, so much, for dropping by!
Happy Easter!

P.S. Here’s a photo of the inside of my card…I always finish all four panels.

Cards of all kinds!

I finally kicked into action this week and made a few cards. It just seemed to happen smoothly, unlike other times when I labour (for what seems like hours) over which image to use with which paper, and so on. You’ve probably been there yourself, right?

It all started when I saw a card on Facebook that had been coloured with Prismacolor pencils on Kraft coloured card stock. I have always coloured with Copic Markers on white stock, and was ready for something new. It was fun and I really like the way the cards turned out. By the way, I also used a white gel pen to add some highlights and a touch of sparkle glue.

That’s it for this week. I hope my cards inspired you to try something new. Thanks, so much, for dropping by. I hope you’ll stop in again, soon.

A New Home!

A beautiful home for a beautiful couple! 

My beautiful friend, Angie, and her husband, Brian, bought a lovely new home last year. It’s quaint, quirky and very cozy, so I wanted to make them a card that gave off that, “we’re home, at last,” feeling.

Of course, I used my Copic markers to colour the card. Then, I added dimension by using pop dots to raise the various parts of the house and the shrubs.

It’s an “easel” card, so it stands up by itself.

Here’s the inside, with so much room for sentiments and special messages.

I used a black Copic marker to sort of antique the edges of the yellow parts. I think it
looks kind of neat.

Below are some close-ups of the text and sentiments that I chose.

This card was so much fun to make, and one of my favourites.

 

 

I hope that Angie and Brian liked my card. They are such a wonderful couple and they deserve all the happiness their new home can bring them.

Thank you for dropping by, I hope you’ll pop in again, soon!

My Little Elf

Polymer clay…yes, please!

As I’ve wandered through the craft stores over the years, I’ve always wondered what it would be like to work with polymer clay. Recently, thanks to Facebook, I discovered a local artist, Maria Saracino, who conducts workshops in polymer clay and so, of course, I signed up.

The workshop was called, “My Little Elf.” In this one-day session, we actually sculpted the head, hands/arms and feet/legs; we made the wire/padded body; assembled the entire elf and dressed him in a handmade elf costume. I never would have believed I could do this, but it’s amazing what you can learn to do when you have a great teacher.

Here is my little elf that I have named, Eddie. I think he’s adorable. What do you think?

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Gloria