Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Super Exciting News

I'm super excited to now be on the Elizabeth Craft Designs - Coloring Team!  I love to color....and there's some cool things coming.  Today, I'm posting one of the cards that I made for the Design Team Application!

The image on this card is from Elizabeth Craft Designs, Hedgehog Daisy, All Seasons. I used the following Copic Markers to color her:

Hedgehog hair and skin:  E51, E53, E55, E27, E39
Clothes:  R81, R83, R85, B93, B95, B97
Flower:  Y21, Y26, Y28, G40, G43

I also used Elizabeth Craft Designs, Flower Set 1 die (sorry, no link - couldn't find it on the site...)

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A Troll Merry Christmas

When I first saw Paper Nest Dolls Troll Ellie, I absolutely fell in love with her!  I decided to stretch her a bit for a holiday card.  Here's what I did:

Isn't she just fabulous!  I colored her with my Copics:

Dress:  R35, R37, G43, G46
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R21
Flower:  YG61, YG63, R56, R59
Hair:  E23, E25, E27

And I'm entering her into the Paper Nest Dolls December Challenge.

Merry Christmas!

Craftily yours,


You're Weird....

I'm excited to be guest designing for Gerda Steiner Designs today using the new Llama Tell You stamps.  So stinkin' cute!

Here's what I did:

I love that lil armadillo!  He just made me so happy.  The paper is from Amy Tangerine, Finders Keepers.  I colored him with Copic markers:  R20, R22, W1, W3, C1, C3, and R83.  Llllllllove him and the lllllama that I used to decorate the inside:

Could he BE any cuter??!  I colored him with W1, W3, E53, E55, and R22.  This is an adorable set with adorable sentiments!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas Caroling

The new (and always optional) challenge this week at Christmas Card Challenges is Christmas Carolers.  Last year, one of my bosses came around with a group of students to Christmas carol to the staff.  I tried to capture her hair color in the my creation:

The paper is from a stack of papers in my stash.  The holly berry paper is from DCWV.  I have no idea of the other paper brand; just thought they looked pretty together.  LoVeD to color her with the following Copic markers:

Skin:  E000, E11, E21, E04
Hair:  Y32, Y38, Y28, E33
Dress:  YG61, YG63, YG67, R56, R59
Shoes:  E33, E35
Music Book:  E11, E13, E15
Hat leaves/berries:  YG17, YG07, R59

I'm entering this sweet girl into the Tiddly Inks Challenge - A Very Merry Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


Friday, December 16, 2016

Dare 2B Artzy Holiday Hop

Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy's Holiday Blog Hop!!

Can you believe the Holidays are right around the corner?!  It's already the middle of December!! 
Our Designers thought it would be fun to have a Blog Hop sharing Holiday inspiration with you!  Just in case you still need some holiday crafting ideas!!  They all have created some lovely 3D Holiday Gifting Ideas!! 

You should have arrived here from the Dare 2B Artzy blog!  If you haven't and would like to hop along with us, please go back to the Dare 2B Artzy Blog to start at the beginning!

Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose a winner from one of the blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!
Winner will receive a stamp set and ink pad!!
Blog Hop will end Sunday evening at 7:00pm Central. 
We will then post a winner!!

In trying to figure out what I wanted to do for the hop, I went to Pinterest and saw these adorable little party favors.

So easy and cute!  I plan to use these to decorate up my holiday table!  I just broke out dies and teh fun Dare 2B Artzy Penguin Fun Stamp Set and the beautiful Dare 2B Artzy Holly Days Paper Collection and went to town.  I jabbed a toothpick into the chocolate kiss and glued it all together!  I thought I'd add a few kisses to each table setting when I do Christmas dinner.  Here's a couple more I made:

Thanks for stopping by! 
Your next stop in the hop is the ever-so-Artzy Chris's blog
We hope you are inspired all along the way! 
Check out all D2BA's products here!
Happy Hopping!

Craftily yours and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Teapot Get Well

I'm always in need of get well cards, so I decided to take a wee break from Christmas crafting for today's Dare 2B Artzy post:

How fun is that?  I love the hippy vibe!  I used the Dare 2B Artzy In Bloom Paper and Serenity Tea Stamps.  I colored it with the following Copic markers:
YG03, YG06, YG17, R81, R83, R85, B93, B95, B97

I added a little lace, some felt flowers and some Nuvo drops.  Love it.

Before you leave, be sure to "like" the Dare 2B Artzy Facebook Page!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Growing in Unity Blog Hop

TODAY is a fun day.  It's the "Growing in Unity Blog Hop" day!  You have reached my stop on the hop.  For my card today, I used the Unity Blow Your mind Set.  I fell in love with this set watching the videos that Jolande did.  Love the HuGe flower!

The background is Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Mustard Yellow, Mowed Lawn and Broken China with the edges done in Black Soot.  I stamped the mesh stamp and the sentiment stamp (from a grab bag) with Walnut Stain and used Encore Gold ink for the splats.  I colored the flower with Copic markers R83, R85 and R89.

Here's the inside:

Here's the hop order - after the Unity blog:
Karen Nofziger <-- you are here
Amy Martin
Teri Burson
Tammy Murphy
Larissa Pittman

So hop away now to Amy's blog!  And thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


Candy Cane Christmas

I'm excited for the new (and always optional) challenge at Christmas Card Challenges.  This week's challenge is Candy Canes.

My first thought went to red & white striped candy canes, but I decided to do something a little different:

The stamp is from Paper Nest Dolls, and the paper is from Heartfelt Creations, Celebrate the Season.  I love how she turned out!  Cute in purple and teal!  The Copic markers I used were:

Skin:  E000, E00, E11
Hair:  E50, E21, E31, E43
Clothes/Candy Cane:  V01, V12, V04, V06, BG53, BG57, YG61, YG63, C1, C3, C5

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Let It Snow

Today is December 1.  Only a few days left to finish up those holiday cards and get them mailed!  Here's a fun and easy card Dare 2B Artzy style:

I used the Dare 2B Artzy Holly Days Paper and Penguin Fun Stamps.  I embossed a piece of white paper with an embossing folder and cut a circle out of the middle of it.  Then on top of the "hole," I layered up a doily, some D2BA paper, the white cut-out and a penguin.  I added ribbon, twine, and some Nuvo drops.  Easy and fun!

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,