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.

Spooky Love

 Challenge #75  runs from Oct 25NOV 7

Share a little Love Potion #9? 
(Click on the card to enlarge)

After coloring her hat I added glitter tulle from "JoAnns"
The paper was from Halloween/Fall pack of 12x12 paper from
' The Paper Shelter."
I used the following Copic Colors:
Skin - E40, E41. E50, R02
Hair -C1 (Shading only)
Clothing - C5, C7, C9
The bottles were handmade by me.
(Is there any other way to make Potion #9?)

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

Monday, September 26, 2016

Tag – You’re It

Challenge #73 runs from 27 Sep – 10 OCT
"Peony Corner" from the Flower Collection

Peony Corner seemed to fit perfectly finish off my tag.
I used Copic and pulled my flower colors into the embellishments used on the tag. 

I used the following Copic Colors:
Flowers - RV32
Scrolls - G21 - G27
Leaves -  BG11

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

You can find the challenge at

Please be sure to leave some love and encouraging thoughts.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Welcome back to the IKEs WORLD challenges :)  
DT Inspiration
This challenge will run SEPT  13 –SEPT 26

Surf on over to IKEs WORLD to join in the challenge, just remember, you should use an IKEs ART images (They are very reasonable and she usually gives a freebie and has a whole page of free art)  and she's offering a prize.
  Why not pop on over to the store too :), Ike creates the most amazing images,
everything from off the wall to cute and gorgeous women :)

This challenge is 
#72 Things That Fly
I used "Winter Robins"

I used colored pencils, Pearl paint, red pearls and
 a small pinecone arrangement with a velvet bow.
Paper by The Paper Shelter

I hope you head over to the Challenge page and play with us. 
You can also find her artwork for purchase at Ike's Art
We would love to see you and your artwork there.

Please leave me some loving words so I know you like my work.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Square Card with Something Round

Challenge runs from 30 Aug – 12 SEP

 #71 "PocketWatch" - Time Stands Still Collection

I decided to give this a Steampunk man's feel.
I used:
Recollection paper 
Recollection Elements
Gears bought in bulk
Recollection Washi Tape
and Turquoise pearls.

Be sure to join the fun and you could win a prize.
You can find the challenge at

This card is also entered at Pearly Sparkles.

Please be sure to leave some love and encouraging thoughts.