Caffeine, it gives me a kick!

My granddaughter, Ashleigh lives halfway across the country from me, so we couldn’t be together to celebrate her birthday.

I really miss her and wanted to, at least, send her a card and a gift. She’s a big Tim Horton’s fan, so it seemed appropriate to send her a Timmie’s gift card.

This is the birthday card I made for her. Oh, right, I forgot to take a photo of it before I headed out to the post office to mail it, so I ended up taking photos in my car.

The digital stamp is simply called, Coffee Digital Stamp,” by Sweet Escape Digis.

I coloured the card with my Copic markers. Her dress was plain, so I added the stripes. Fun, huh?

Here are the inside and the back panels

I always include my Globug Ideas logo on the back panel.

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Garden Chickens

A couple of years ago I bought some metal chickens and roosters at the dollar store to put in a flower bed in my back yard. To be clear, I don’t like doo-dads in my garden, but these chickens and roosters were rusty antique-looking critters and I love anything vintage or antique.

Anyway, this spring, as we were cleaning the garden beds, my husband suggested that I paint the chickens. Yikes, doo-dads in my garden! Well, after several nudges from him, I finally decided to paint the darn chickens. Actually, they look kind of cute. Here’s a photo log of my chicken-painting adventures. I had already painted the rooster’s cone and wattle when my husband came in to take some before-and-after photos. Enjoy!

This is Holly, my sweet little Maltese. She’s putting up with the cone, but still happy to be near me while I paint.

Here they are, in glorious colour!

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.