Monday, September 15, 2014

Blog Hop

Creative bloghop 

 I have been nominated for the creative bloghop by Sandra Van  Blaricum. I met Sandra on the Outlawz several years ago when she became a member of  Our sketch design team. She has always been so dependable and is always doing far more that is ever expected of her. She has also oined me on the Through The Craft Room Magazine Challenge Blog DT where her creative projects are always over the top. We often Skype since she lives in the Netherlands and she is so cute when she is playing with her chameleon, letting him crawl all over her markers and workspace.  Please stop by her blog and leave her a little love.

Now on the the questions…
1. What am I working on?
At the moment I am working on some Halloween cards for my granddaughters. Madison loves anything scarry and Alyssa loves anything pretty so I have been having some fun with my digital images and Copic markers.
2. How does my work differ from others of my genre?
 I’m not sure that it differs a lot other than my style, or colors. I tend to go with a more complicated image
because I like the challenge of folds, pleats or other images that need a lot of shadows or highlights.
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
I have always love to craft no matter the medium. Some of the things I have done are oil painting, china painting, making porcelain dolls, sculpting, Copic markers, drawing digi and sewing. I find coloring or fussy cutting to be very relaxing and seeing someone enjoy the finished product is always rewarding
4. How does my creation process work?
Well I’m not really sure what starts my creation process other then to say I get an idea and need to figure out a way for make it . Sometimes I will think about someone I know and what they might like and my imagination just takes off. Or I may see an image and just need to color it.
 Now its time to nominate 3 people for the Blog Hop.
I'd like to nominate:
Colleen Holmes
I have been with friends with Colleen for several years and each one has been more fun  than the last. If I  don’t see a new tool or product she makes sure that I do so that I won’t miss the thrill of  buying a new stuff that is a must have for paper crafting. She is the creator of the Outlawz and has been so
wonderful to work with and a great friend!

Anne Fenton
She is such a creative person, drawing images, card making and sewing. I met Anne in Yuma and we seemed to have so much in common that we began sharing ideas and have become very good friends. I also talked her into becoming a DT on the Outlawz as well as TTCRD magazine. We still stay in touch through Skype even though she is now back in Canada.

Trina Willis
What can I say about Trina except she has been a great friend and a wonderful card designer. Although we have never met in person we have been together on the Outlawz design team now for about five years.
She is so creative and I have watched her perfect the use of Copic markers on all of her creations. She is one awesome lady!

Well now you have read my words you can go and enjoy
our Blog Hop
with three wonderful crafters...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

TTCRD Sept 9


TTCRD challenge, september 9 - september 15

Through The Craft Room Door
Paper Craft Magazine, September 2014 Issue
Is now available for your viewing in the Subscribers Only Area" at Through The Craft Room Door website: It is loaded with paper craft tutorials, tons of inspirations and projects you can create. Come see Colleen Schaans craft room - trust me it will knock you off your feet - it totally rocks. Art by Miran is this issues Feature Digi artist and has given the subscribers the sweetest images for you to download. Come on over and join us! The Design Team and myself look forward to seeing you there.

This card is made from a blend of images I just got at  Doodle Pantry   and dies that I have had a while but haven't used. I just love the sentiment so will be using it a lot now that I see how great is looks. More information to make this card can be found in the new issue of TTCRD magazine

This project will be entered in the following challenges:

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

TTCRD September 2 challenge

Make it Crafty is this week's sponsor and They have loads  really great images. I just love these silly elves, they were so much fun to color and it's the first time I have colored a snowman with Copic markers so that was a challenge too. They have just added a bunch of guy images ( gamers, hunter, super dad etc.) and I just had to get the great hunter because the guys in my family are all great hunters. Kudos to you MIC, we can never have enough guy images!

I made the snowflakes with vellum, stickles and a blue jewel.
Information for making both cards is in the new September issue of TTCRD magazine.

This will be entered in the following challenges:

City Crafter Challenge
Artistic Inspirations
Paper Makeup
Craftin Desert Diva's
Imagination Crafts
Marker Pop Challenge

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TTCRD August 26 - September 1

  Anything Goes challenge with Fitztown sponsoring this week.

 All of the details for making this card are in the new issue of TTCRD magazine.

Entered in the following challenges:
A Random Fan
Digi ChooseDay Challenge 
Inky Chicks
Crafty Girls Challenges
PDE Linky Party
A Creative Romance Fantasy
Tip Top Tuesday
Tuesday Throwdown
Treasured Times

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TTCRD challenge August 19

Through The Craft Room Door magazine -new Issue is now available for you to enjoy ! The current issue features 14 tutorials, awesome articles, 60+ card inspirations, Craft Room and so much more. Plus Free digi's. Come on and join the fun! 


I needed candy to finish the card but couldn't find any at my local craft store so I just made some. 
You can find the details in the Sept issue of TTCRD magazine. 
In case you don't recognize this adorable Image it's  from Mo Manning

DPD2 Challenge

  Card Mania

Craft-Dee Bowz

Crafting from the Heart

Love to scrap

Simon Says Monday challenge








Tuesday, August 12, 2014

TTCRD challenge - August 12-18

   Anything Goes Challenge

Go take a look at this weeks DT's inspirational cards, they are fabulous  and Oozak is sponsoring this week with a Gift Certificate. I got all of my Copic markers and dies from there at a great price.

This will be entered in the following challenges:
Marker POP blog
Perfectly Rustics
Die Cuttin Divas
Fan-Tastic Tuesday
Try it on Tuesday

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

TTCRD August 5

    Through The Craft Room Door Anything goes Challenge

This week Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the challenge. I found this adorable little image 
(I just love all of the ant images they have )and it was already per-colored in the bright primary colored I needed for this card.


This will be entered in the following challenges:
Doodle Pantry
A Random Fan
Crafty Sentiments Designs
Craft room challenge
Everybody Art challenge

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

TTCRD challenge - July 29

Good morning, I hope everyone has a wonderful day. The TTCRD  Challenge this week is being sponsored by Aurora Wings where you can find all kinds of wonderful images. This Poppy Fairy is just one of many beautiful fairies they have.

I needed a flower that would match the image and didn't have one so I made this and I think it worked out well.

This will be entered in the following challenges:
Aurora Wings
Crafty Sentiments 
Die Cuttin Divas 
Digi Choosday Challenge

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

TTCRD challenge - July 22

Time for another fabulous challenge at TTCRD and this week they are sponsored by Fitztown
Where I found this wonderful fairy.

I made the butterflies, Cut out the step card using my cameo. You can find all of the details on making this card in the TTCRD magazine's new September issue

This will be entered in the following challenges:
Paper Makeup
Love to Create
Melonheads friends