Feb 28, 2023

A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge - March 2023 Sponsors - Conie Fong & Sheepskin Designs

      Hey, hey everyone!  Hope everyone is doing well.  We're getting more daylight up in the northeast, you know what that means... Spring is on its way!  Yeh!!  

We are being sponsored this month by the beautiful images of 

Conie Fong 

SheepSki Designs.

My usual beginning is downloading the image to be printed on Neenah Solar White Extra Soft card stock.  Once downloaded I go over it with a kneaded eraser to remove any ink residue and prep it for my Copic markers which are alcohol based.

I used the following Copic Markers:
-B0000, B000, B04, B06, B37
-BV000, BV00, BV01
-E000, E00, E11, E13
-R20, R29
-RV00, RV02
-V04, V06, V17
-YG000, YG06, YG11
Copic Multi-Liner 0.3
Green & Blue Micron pen
White Gel pen

-Distress Inks used:
-Broken China
-Mermaid Lagoon
-Squeezed Lemonade
-Black Soot
I used these Distress inks on the image card and on the base card which was from Tim Holtz's 12x12 Shabby Vintage Paper Stack #TH92824 and the stencils listed below.

TCW 6x6 Mini Gears Template 

I used Tim Holtz Sprocket (#2035467) & Mini (#TH93012) Gears as well as his Quill & Arrow (#TH94220) and colored them in with my Copic marker B04 & YG06.
I dry embossed a thin piece of metal, ran it through my Switch using a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder called Swiss Dots and then used Martha Stewart's 1" Balloon punch (#D5155540S) 
 After punching out some balloons I used a 2nd Martha Stewart punch of a Butterfly (#M283011) used another Cuttlebug Embossing Folder called Spots & Dots, which I colored all the metal punch outs with Copic Markers.  Used some color coordinated wire to attach to the balloons and I cut small pieces to create the antennas of the butterflies, added some tiny green/blue pearls to create the body of the butterflies.

Everything was glued down with Art Glitter adhesive and Pop Dots used to raise the image piece.

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Jan 31, 2023

A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge - February 2023 Sponsors - CraftsUPrint

Time for another challenge!

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I'm sharing my Design Team inspiration card using the dog image titled, "Doris."  Everyone who knows me knows about my love for animals, especially dogs.

This time around I went with a simple card, using blue and white card stock.  As usually when there's fur or hair involved I'll be fussy cutting slivers to make it look like real hair/fur.  

I ran a piece of card stock with a no name brand embossing folder of paws, after which I used a distress tool to scrap the edges and then inked all around it.

Used Copic Markers, C1, C2, C4, C7, C10

Distressed Inks: Stormy Sky & Black Soot

Embellished with miniature Dog bowls and a bag of dog.

Glitter glue was my choice of adhesive, I also used pop dots to raise the image a bit.

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Stay safe everyone!
Ivette (Ivy)


Dec 31, 2022

A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge - January 2023 Sponsors - Ching-Chou Kuik & Conie Fong

Hello everyone!

Not only is it a new month, it a new Year!  Let's see what the new year has in store for everyone.

                          A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge

 January's sponsors are Ching-Chou Kuik & Conie Fong.  

I chose to go with Ching-Chou Kuik's digital image       

"Dandelion Field."

Began with downloading 2 copies of this beautiful image onto my Neenah Solar White Extra Smooth card stock.  Normally, I go over the entire image with my kneaded eraser to remove any ink residue so it doesn't interfere with my coloring.

I had a lot of fun creating this card, as usual I begin with coloring both copies with my Copic markers, white gel pen and then I fussy cut the main image as well as around each individual dandelion.  I wanted to recreate the softness of a real dandelion.  Yes, it took a toll on my hand and I did it over a few days.  Using some strips of grass die cuts that I've had for many years laying around, I layered them up with pop dots, distressed them a bit and adhered them using Art Glitter adhesive.

On the background I used Distress Ink colors Broken China and Faded Jeans with a cloud stencil. 

Added this lovely ladybug to add my favorite color, red.  

Using some leftover pieces of pale pink lace I decide to create a skirt for our beautiful blue headed lady as she sat on a snail.  Added some silver self adhesive dots and added two small colored pearls for the snail eyes.  Added some crystal stems behind the snail.

Hand drew some black vines, birds in the sky and added a pink dragonfly and called it the day.
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Ivette (Ivy)

Dec 20, 2022

Personal Project-Kindred Stamps

Hello Makers, hope everyone is doing well.  I've been working on this project for quite some time and decided to share it and enter it in some challenges.  These are simple stamp images with no coloring and not 3D.  

My style is very detailed and I love steampunk.  I used my copic markers to color each image.  I hand drew the two moons on Tatooine, where Luke Skywalker lived, his home which is behind Yoda, as well as the machinery that Luke has on Tatooine and TIE Fighters, blue crafts and the Death Star.  I almost forgot to mention that the entire 4 panels have micro lights.
Cool they are, I think (Yoda talk).

I will post a short vid and some close up pics of the characters.
Inspired, I hope you are.  
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Dec 14, 2022

Man in Black Rain

Hello friends, I wanted to share my personal project.
I used my favorite Tim Holtz image on a mini embossing folder.  There are stamps and a big die called “Man with Umbrella.”

Here I dry embossed onto an ATC, used a small gears stamp and used TH mini staples that I painted black as raindrops, I also used glossy accent on top of the umbrella to give it a wet look as well as on the left side of his coat and on the ground.  There is a puddle that you really can’t see on the foreground, I used Distress Ink, black soot.

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Dec 11, 2022

Kindred Stamps - Galactic Fighters Collection - Personal Project

Had to share my Kindred stamps of Star Wars I believe it’s called Galactic Fighters collection.

Everything is hand drawn with the exception of the stamped image of Luke Skywalker and the sentiment, “May the Force be with You.”

He was colored in with Copic markers, for the background
I used Distress Inks, Broken China, Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw, Antique Linen and Black Soot, I also created the two moons that are on the planet Tatooine, which is where Luke lived as a boy.  TIE fighters were drawn with Copic Multiliners as well as the Rebel symbol. I borrowed the lightsaber from one of my Star Wars toys. 😉
This entire art was created on an ATC (Artist Trading Card) which measures 2 1/2 x 3 1/2” which is the size of a baseball card or playing cards.
More to come!


Nov 30, 2022

A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge - January Sponsor - Ching-Chou Quick

Hello everyone!

This month's sponsor at 

A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge 


Dr Digi & Conie Fong 

I chose to use the Moon digital image from Dr. Digi.  The other images were from Art by Marlene rubber stamps.   As usual, I downloaded and printed the image onto Neenah Solar White Extra Soft paper.
Copic markers used for coloring the moon:
R000, R20, R17, R27, C00, C02, C04
Gel Pens: White, Blue & Lime Green
 VersaFine Clair Black Ink Pad
Distress Inks:  Black Soot, Pumice Stone, Tea Dye, Uncharted Mariner, Fired Brick and Spun Sugar.
Stencil: Art by Marlene
Glossy Accent used on the dog's helmet as well as different areas on the rocket ship and the moon. 
After all images were colored I fussy cut each image and used pop dots to adhere them onto the tag.

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Hope you enjoy my project and again, thanks for stopping by.  

Take care and hope you were inspired!



Nov 9, 2022

ART BY MARLENE- Paper Tags - Fantasy

What fun it was to create this underwater paper tag with the wonderful and quirky Art By Marlene "So-Fish-Ticated" clear stamps titled Sea Creatures.   I used the black VersaFine Clair Nocturne (black) for stamping the "one tooth" octopus stamp onto Neenah, extra smooth paper and colored it in with my Copic Markers.  So happy with how "she" turned out, I then fussy cut her and I generously covered her with glossy accent for the wet look and set her aside to dry.  If you noticed, she began to drip to one side and left a few lines in her head area, luckily I caught it before she completely dried.  I tried to keep her as flat as possible without having to start all over.  It was good enough for me. 

Began coloring the tag with Distress Inks, used the water and flicked it about the tag since Distress Inks react to water which created some spots on the tag.  Used one of Tim Holtz's stencil to create the sun rays under the water. 


I used some light Copic Markers to make faded sea grass to give the scene depth.  Used Liquid Pearl's (love Liquid pearlsbright color for the sea grass in the foreground, threw in some coiled stamens, stretched them out.  The coiled stamens will be flatten down when I create other tags for my book.
Added the pink adhesive dots by Gina K and called it the day! 
* Oh!  I almost forgot to mention that I also made tiny dots with the glossy accent. 

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"Keep on the watch and Pray continually, so that you may not enter into temptation.  The spirit, of course, is eager, but the flesh is weak."
Mathew 26:41


Oct 31, 2022

A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge - November Sponsor BEAT PAPER

Welcome everyone!

This month's sponsor at 

A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge 


"Beat Paper"

I chose to go with their Avengers Heroes Combo #1 images since I am a fan of super heroes.

Thor, Hulk, Capt. America, Iron Man, Spiderman & Black Panther

I downloaded the digital images to my printer using Neenah paper and began coloring the images with Copic markers listed below.

THOR: Y02, Y28, EOOO, EOO,  E11, B24, C02, C0
4, R00, R11, R29, R56
(Molotow Liquid Chrome Mirror Effect Marker also used on ax and chest strap/belt)

HULK:  G28, G48, G82, G94, V000, V05, V06, V09, YG05, YG11
CAPT. AMERICA: Y000, Y06, Y15, Y17, Y414, YG91, B000, B00, B04, B06, BO8, B26, B29, C04, C07, E000, E00, E11, E24, E29, E56, E89
IRON MAN:  B000, B00, R20, R24, R29, R59, Y12, Y26,
SPIDERMAN: B000, B02, B05, B06, B16, B24, R00, R02, R08,    R20, R29, R59, C02, C04
BLACK PANTHER:  E11, E35, C0, C01, C02, C04, C07

                  After coloring in all 6 images, I fussy cut them all out and used pop dots on the back to make them 3D.. 

For the earth, I hand drew the circle and began to use the Distress Inks listed below.
Distress Inks used on the background are Black Soot, Pumice Stone, Olive Green, Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China and Peeled Paint.

I then added some planet embellishments and Gina Marie Enamel Adhesive Dots that come in many colors.
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Take care, stay safe and be inspired!!

Sep 30, 2022

A Perfect Time To Craft-October Sponsor-The Hungry Jpeg

Greetings all!

Welcome Fall!!  

One of my favorite seasons!


It's almost scary how fast time is passing us by, you know what that means - we're all getting older and wiser!!

I'm kicking off Fall with this image from our sponsor this month, 

"The Hungry Jpeg"

I used the Cute Style Creator 7 bundle as well as one of their pre-colored backgrounds which is also included in this bundle under Posters (Poster#1) and its the first background.

As always, I began by printing the digital image I selected out of the bundle.  I fussy cut the image from the background it came with to incorporate it into their pre-colored image background that includes the fall colors I wanted.

I then used a small Marvy Uchida punch out of various colored cardstock and inked them up using my Distress Inks.

I cut out a 1/2" border of the background paper, distressed all around the inner and outside.  I used pop dots to give it the 3D look and began layering the leaves onto the card.  A stem of burgundy colored dry wheat was thrown in to comemorate my mom, Ada's favorite color, she passed away at 56 to breast cancer.  I always try to remember to throw in that color in my projects.  
Always missing her. 💔
I added a pearly white heart to the owl image and wrapped his feathers to hold it.  Using my small Creative Memories cutter (that I love so much) I cut out 2 small pieces of cardstock and wrote "Love" drew some hearts on both sides with a red Micro pen 0.05 added distressed it all around, some pop dots and called it the day.

Hopefully you were inspired!
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Stay well everyone, smile and be kind. 😊