Friday, March 24, 2017

Aud's Sentiment Challenge #176 Inspiration

March 9-20  -Theme: Easter/Spring 
Any Sentiment Except for Birthday
Our Sponsor: The Paper Nest

I chose  -   I Miss You
A beautiful young lady that can be used with any sentiment.

I loved coloring this image.  So many colors could have been used but, I've learned make the card THEN color the image.  It makes things so much easier.   The paper dictates the colors.

Card Recipe:
The paper I used is a beautiful vintage assortment by Lemon Craft.  I have no idea how I ever got it but I love this gorgeous double sided Polish paper.
Copic Colors:

Please leave some love if you have any words of encouragement.  I always like to know when someone visits.
Until next time ~AngeL Hugs~

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Anything Goes Somewhere over the rainbow

Mar 14 - 28     

Anything Goes Somewhere over the rainbow

Ike's Challenges have become "Anything Goes" with a twist.  It's fun to fit the twist in.

In my inspiration I knew immediately what I wanted to do.  
I used "Godshill" with a rainbow.

 The latest trend seems to be using acetate in our cardmaking.  I thought this would make an interesting card an hopefully inspire you to try acetate on a card.  

Rainbow ink pad used on Tim Holtz watercolor paper.
I printed the "Godshill" image on to the acetate and Ta Da one pretty and quick card.

I can't wait to see your designs so be sure to join us in this challenge, please.

Leave some love to let me know you visited.
Thank you!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Aud's Sentiment Challenge #175 Inspiration

March 9-20  - Put up on Mar 7
Theme: Easter/Spring Sentiment
Our Sponsor: Paper Nest Dolls

I chose Some Bunny Loves You
This is my first attempt working with Paper Nest Dolls so I'm still learning.
 I hope you like it.  I think it's very sweet and makes you want to hug a bunny.
(Yes, I do have 2 bunnies my thoughtful hubby bought me.  One is blue and one is pink and they are as sweet as he is!)

Recipe Card:
Somebunny loves you from Paper Nest Dolls
Papers from Jennifer Ellroy-Vintage Blooms and Re'collections
Prisma pencils
Skin - E000, E00, E21, R21
Hair - E18, E28, E57
Bunny - W00, W0, W3
Apron - R81, R83, R85
Dress - B91, B93, B95

This is my first attempt working with Paper Nest Dolls so I'm still learning.
Please leave some love if you have any words of encouragement.  I always like to know when someone visits.
Until next time ~AngeL Hugs~

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Pearly Spaarkles March Inspiration

A new month is starting so it's time to play a challenge with
"Pearly Sparkles"
This month's theme is flowers.  A variety of ideas!
I chose to use some beautiful cherry blossoms after a favorite flower discussion.  

I kept it very simple and easy to mail in case I decide on the perfect occasions.  
Please join in this challenge and show us your flower card.

Be sure to leave me some love.  I enjoy hearing what you think.
~AngeL Hugs

Back in Ike's World

It's time for "Challenge #83"
This will run from Feb 28 - Mar 14
Anything goes with an optional "focal sentiment"

I once again use one of her beautiful "Butterflies"
We have flowers blooming here in Florida and it's feeling like Spring.

I decided to use my new Prisma pencils this time.   I've been waiting to give them a go since I bought them.
The tulips were embossed and fussy cut then colored.  I debated coloring the bakground and the trial one I did made that look less airy so I opted for just the tulips.  The butterfly was also colored with pencils.

We'd love to have you join us in this challenge.  Color your beautiful Ike's image and join us.

Please leave me some love so  know you visited.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Aud's Sentiment Challenge #174 Inspiration

Feb 23- March 6
Theme: Animals + A Sentiment

Our sponsor was Ike from Ike's World
I chose an image entitled "Bop U"
This image reminded me of the differences we have as friends
and still find reasons to care and be there for each other.
This is dedicated to my closest friends.

I hope you like it.  I think it's very emotional even if it is simplistic.

Recipe Card:
Papers from The Paper Shelter and Re'collections
Prisma pencils
Dog - 100, W7, W5
Collar - R49, R59 
Cat - B000

Please leave some love if you like it.  I always like to know when someone visits.
Until next time ~AngeL Hugs~

Monday, February 20, 2017

Happy 13th Birthday!!

My one and only granddaughter turned 13 over the weekend!!
I wanted to create her something special and after much contemplation
I decided that a grown up "Dress Card" would be perfect.

I thought it would be fun to use the term "Teen Years" instead of 13.
It's a special time in a young lady's life.
I hope she enjoyed the card as much as I did making it for her.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Aud's Sentiments Challenge

Aud's Sentiments  Challenge #173
Challenge will run Feb 9-20
Theme: Valentines/Love Sentiment

I chose to create a design that just wanted to come out of my mind.
Out it came and this is the result

I used a Darice Embossing Folder for the background added my Red and White heart punch
The "ribbon" effect is created with a scrap of red paper and a Martha Stewart Punch out.
I've had the metal heart for well over 15 years so don't even think about asking where it came from...IDKS
The Happy Valentine Day stamp was one I got out of the JoAnn $1 bin + stamped in red and embossed.
I hope you like it and will come up with something simple yet elegant on your own.  This is merely an idea of what can happen when you open up that pandora's box.  Love to see yours.

Please leave me some love letting me know if you like my creations.  It's always wonderful to hear.
Til the next challenge:  ~AngeL Hugs

Valentine 2017


Triple Heart Card

This was a fun and easy card.

Recipe Card:
One paper heart doily
2 different print hearts
a small looped white
and a red circle with a pink and red heart in two sizes.
The sentiment was a freebie from one of my magazine's.
The inside has a red embossed "Happy Valentine's" Stamp

Inspirational card for Challenge #82

This week I created an inspirational card for Challenge #82
Anything Goes With an optional twist Nature
For my twist I used the beautiful Floral Wreath image.
You can find her images at:  

This is one of my versions of it and I'm sure 
I'll be using again since I have other ideas for it in mind.

Recipe Card:
Double side purple cardstock from stash
Dark side on outside of card
Re'collections Coordinations
Light (other side) of purple card
X-press it for Copics
Copics in BV000, BV02 and BV13

At first the number of petals intimidated me then 
I just started with a small section at a time and before I knew
it the wreath was completed.  I'd like to urge you take on some of these projects by just working in small sections at a time.

 Please come join us in this challenge at:
The Challenge page

Other Valentine's

These are other Valentine's I made to mail out:

The pop-up card was from Bird's Designs
and the Rose cut out was one of my Silhouette files.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Another fortnight has passed and it's time for the next Ike's World 
This challenge will run from:  Jan 31 - Feb 12   
 I chose Ike's beautiful "Love Letters" image

Recipe Card:
Recollection Cherry Red Cardstock
DWVC Pure White
W00, W0, W2
R39, R59, R89 
Pilot Pens: Gold and Silver
White Gel Roll pen
Red Heart Doily
Small Flowers from a recent online sale
Clear rhinestones
Various Scraps

This was one image I've been waiting to color with anticipation I looked at my Copics
My first thought was a wooden box with red details.  Then the more I looked at it I decided
it had to be white with a cool grey shadows and bright red berry hearts.  This was as close as my
rheumatoic hands could come to what my crazy brain saw in my head.  I hope you like it.
Please join us in this challenge at Ike's Challenge page

Don't forget to leave me some love and encouragement before you leave.


Monday, January 16, 2017

It's the 2nd fortnight for Ike's Challenge
I used the beautiful Blossom Shoe
It's appears very intricate but if you look closer and start with the vines
then you'll see that it works down to a few large roses and several small petite flowers.

Recipe Card:
Paper: Doodlebug Designs Inc.Hello Sunshine
Rsoes: R39, 59
Shoe Shadow : C1, C2
Vines: Chameleon G83
Curly Q's: Pilot Metallic Gold

The ribbon was purchased from Notions of Beauty
The maroon ribbon, bow and pearl were from my stash.
I hope this card inspires you in some way and
I hope you find an image that touches your heart and/or soul and join us at Ike's #79 Challenge.
Please be sure to leave me some love if you like my creativity.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year Everyone

The short holiday is over at Ike's and a new challenge is beginning.
The challenges are now "Anything Goes" with a Twist.
 This challenge runs from January  03 - 15  

My first card of the year for Ike was a no brainer for me.

 I'm sure I'll be entering this in some challenges just not sure yet which.

I'll update this post if I enter it in other challenges.

Friday, December 30, 2016

A Dragon for Christmas

Scrappers Delights
offered a sweet Christmas dragon for their progressive challenge this month.
It was interesting to see everyone's idea of how he should be colored.
Having come down with pneumonia over the holidays it may not 
be my best work but I fell in love with him and still enjoyed coloring him.

Here's my take on Draco:

I think this would make a good after Christmas card to
 touch base with those not near but still close. 

Thank you for sharing such a darling image.
To see the other cards visit the FaceBook site at:

Most Creative

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Poinsettia Fairy

I created this card as a DT inspiration for Ike's World Challenges.

#78 Photo Inspiration
This challenge finishes out this year and can be entered by the following dates:
DEC 6 – 19  
I used

The snowflake background was embossed with a free product I received in one of my magazines.
The "snow" on the main image was created with white pearl and crystal "Stickales".
I colored the poinsettia with Copic in the following colors:

Leaves: G94,G29
Flowers: R29, R89

The flower flourish is from Prema and Petaloo.
The stick pin was hand made by me.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Monday, November 21, 2016


Challenge #77
Nov 22  –  DEC 5
I used Ike's Cornucopia image.

I decided there were to many colors used in this project so I haven't listed them.
This was so much fun to color.  Many of the items were shapes that you could choose what you wanted to make them.  Examples:  the "egg plant" could be that or a butternut squash.  The "nuts" could be loose grapes.  The shades on the autumnal leaves.  The background paper used on the "kraft" colored card is from an autumn set by Tim Holtz (I only use on special occasions).  The ribbon is from "The Paper Shelter". and the 3 gold rhinestones just finished off the card.  The wording is stamped with metallic gold ink.
I hope you like the way my project turned out.
Be sure to leave me some love and let me know you liked my project.

You can join the challenge at: Challenge
and visit her Face Book  

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Military Rememberance

While it breaks my heart to miss this challenge I will have to be on


I would like to comment on my love and gratitude to all members of the American and our Allie military because of health issues I will be unable to complete this "fortnight" challenge.
You are brave, just and courageous in my families eyes and we thank you so much for giving your service.
I have a father that was in WWII Navy and a stepfather in WWII Air Force, a husband and brother-in-law (husband's twin) that served in the Army and brother in the Air Force all in VietNam and friends and other loved ones in the Marines and various wars.  Each of you deserve all the wholehearted gratitude for giving part or all of your life to preserve the freedom given our countries.

Lee Greenwood sang it best
"God Bless the USA"
Sending prayers for military and military families.
Recommended viewing in honor and glory:

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Girl Power

Challenge#74  runs from OCT 11 –24
"DayDream - Sept FBFC Excl" from the Free FaceBook post

"DayDream" seemed to be crying out for pink hair and 
this challenge was perfect for her.
This card has four layers of paper plus the vellum.
I used Tim Holtz "Abandoned Coral Distress Ink, 
VersaMark white ink for the "Boho" effect.
Copic colors shown below and Vellum for the words.

I used the following Copic Colors:
Skin - E000, E21. E11, R02
Hair -R000, R20, R35, R85
Clothing - E35, E55, E57

Be sure to join the fun and you could win a prize.

You can find the challenge at

Please leave me some love in the comment section.  I love to hear from you.

This card has been entered in the following challenges:
Designs 4 Joy 

I'm blessed to have this card posted at "Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine".  I used the background technique from the current issue.