Sunday, May 28, 2023

Asherah and Inky - New Sweet November Digital Images

Happy Sunday my lovely crafting friends!  I am back  again today to share another card I made as a guest designer for the new Sweet November digital Mermaid release! They are "mer-mazing"!

These are Asherah and Inky and I think that they are playing a fabulous game of hide and seek!  From Asherah's face, I think that Inky thinks he is a better hider than he actually is!

I used several older Sweet November digital images to "build" my scene.  I just resized them and arranged them until I had the scene that I wanted.  I thought it would be so cute to have Inky hiding in the cave and Asherah finding him!  I will list everything I used below.

Image was printed onto Copic paper and then colored with copics.  When the coloration was all done, I added some Blue Ribbon Distress ink to the edges to create some depth.

Copic Markers Used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, R22
Eyes: YG00, YG17
Hair: B00, C3, C5, C7 C9
Tail: YG00, YG13, YG25, YG17, YG67
Top: YG00, YG13, YG25
Octopus: BV02, V12, V15, V17
Cave: Y21, C3, C5, C7
Sea Weed: YG13, YG25, YG17
Anemone: YR30, Y32,  BV02, V15
Coral: R20, R22, R24
Sand: E30, E31, E33
Water: B000, B00, BG11, BG13, B02

Some of these links are affiliate links which have no extra cost to you but allows me to bring you this content. Almost all supplies were personally purchased. 
Thank you so much for your support.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope this card made you smile.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Sweet November - New Digital Mermaid Release

 Happy Saturday my crafty friends!  I hope that you can a wonderful weekend lined up for yourself!

I am very excited to have been asked to be a guest designer for Sweet November stamps as they release a fabulous new mermaid digital collection.  There are 4 lovely new mermaids and each one comes with a sweet ocean friend!

Here is lovely Cari and her dolphin friend Nero!  They look like they have a lot of fun together!

I printed the digital image out on Copic X-Pressit paper and then colored it using a variety of Copic Markers (listed below).  I added a white dot highlight to the eyes using a white gel pen.  After fussy cutting the image, I adhered it using Bear glue (loving this new-to-me glue) onto a piece of slimline sized paper from the Whimsy Ocean Paper pack.  For the sentiment, I used one from the Whimsy Mermaid Set and heat embossed it using white embossing powder.

Copic Markers Used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Eyes: YG67, YG13
Hair:YR30, YR31, YR24
Tail: YG00, YG13, YG23, YG17, YG67, BG11
Top: BG11, BG13
Crown: RV55, RV66
Dolphin: BOO, B21, B23, BG45

Some of these links are affiliate links which have no extra cost to you but allows me to bring you this content. Almost all supplies were personally purchased. 
Thank you so much for your support.

Thanks for stopping by special thanks to Tee and Amy for asking me to guest design.  It is always so much fun to work with Sweet November images!

Hugs Jeanette

Saturday, May 6, 2023

I am back just in time for MerMay!

 Hello my lovelies,

Yes, I am back. When I first decided to take a break, I did not intend for it to last this long.  I thought that I would take a few months off and then I would be back but life was so busy that I just kept putting it off.  Finally, it was MerMay and more specifically this new Sweet November digital image from the May newsletter that spurred me into action.  Now I am endeavoring to remember how to post this to blogger, tag and upload to my social media.  If you are reading this then I guess I succeeded!

I absolutely had the best time coloring up this cutie.  I didn't realize how much I had missed doing this.

The background is a patterned paper from Whimsy Stamps, it is actually supposed to be a sky but I turned it upside down and now it is the bottom of the ocean! The sentiment was heat embossed with white powder and is from a Sweet November clear stamp set and the "bubbles" are adhesive gems from my stash.  I used a white gel pen to add highlights to her eyes and her hair.

Copic Markers Used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E04
Hair: YR30, YR31, E31, FRV1
Eyes: B01, B24, B26
Bikini Top: RV63, FRV1
Tail: YG00, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG17
Starfish: V01, V15
Crab: Y32, Y38, BG11, BG93
Shells: BV02, V17

Here are links to what I used.  Some of these are affiliate links that have no additional cost to you but allows me to bring content to you.  Thank you all for your support.

The digital image I used was a free image from the Sweet November stamps newsletter.  You need to subscribe to the newsletter and I think you might be able to get it. Otherwise it is available for purchase on their website.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I am going to try to post at least once a week and delve back into some video making as well.

Have a great rest of the day!
Hugs Jeanette xxo

Tuesday, December 14, 2021


Happy Tuesday my dear friends! The countdown to Christmas is very rapidly ticking away, is it not?  I am in full Christmas mode.  I am trying to get my cards sorted and mailed out, making batches of cookies and working on my December Daily album for this year.

Every year, I try to make an extra special full 6x8 page for the very first page of the album. I usually use digital images as I can super-size them to exactly fit the page and if I am a little last minute, digital images are almost instantly available!

Here is this year's first page:

I used digital images from Sweet November along with some older digital papers from Whimsy Stamps to create this page.  While the digital papers that I used are now retired, I did find currents ones that would give a very similar look.  They are all linked below.  By using digital images for the backgrounds, the only part of the page that I colored was the angel, the stone archway as the manger.

I used these Copic Markers:

E00, E00, E11, BV00, R20, R22, R00, E50, YR30, YR31, YR23, YR34, E31, E33, E35, C00, C1, C3, 0

I added some Gold Wink of Stella pen to the halo.  The star and  Rejoice sentiment are both from Simon Says Stamp and were die-cut from gold metallic foiled paper.

Some of these links are affiliate links which  allows me to bring you this content. Almost all supplies were personally purchased. Thank you so much for your support.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today's post and are inspired!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Monday, December 6, 2021

Cozy Holiday Hugs

 Happy Monday!  We had a bit of a storm last night with freezing rain and snow.  So now it looks like a real Winter Wonderland outside!  

I have this cozy looking card to share with you today.  Here is how I made it!

I embossed a piece of kraft cardstock with the Slimline Sweater Embossing Folder and then die cut it with the smaller of the die in the Slimline Window Tiles Die Set.  I then used the bigger die in the set to die cut a mat for my card out of some white cardstock.

I stamped the images from the Warm Winter Birds Clear Stamp Set onto some Copic X-Pressit Paper using some copic friendly black ink and then colored the images using these Copic Markers:

R05, R24, R46, R59, YR23, Yr31, YR07, YG21, G24, G28, BG70, BG72, BG11, B00, E43, E44, C00, C1, C3, 0

I then carefully cut the images out using the square outlines on the die as my guide.  I then assembled the card and adhered all the pieces to my cardbase.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this card made you smile!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Wednesday, December 1, 2021


 Happy Wednesday and Happy December!  I CANNOT believe we are in the last month of this year....and what a year it has been.

A new release from Whimsy Stamps launches today and here is one of the cards that I made:

The background of my card is a paper from the Champagne Slimline Paper Pack.

I then stamped the Gifts Galore Stamp onto some vellum with Versamark ink and then heat embossed using Gold Powder.  I then fussy cut out the center all around the presents.

*** For a limited time, when purchasing the Gifts Galore Stamp, FREE IRREGULAR DIE INCLUDED. This outline die does not perfectly line up with the stamp and therefore we are including it for free. You can use a partial die cutting technique to line up the die better or die cut and then fussy cut the excess or just use the stamp without the die***

I then die cut out the Believe Word die out of some gold matt cardstock.

Another festive card made!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

O Holy Night

Happy Tuesday my lovelies! I have another Christmas card to share with you and this one is all created using die-cuts!

I used two die sets.  The background was created using the Stained Glass Window Die Set.  The components were die cut out of some grey cardstock and then I used Black Soot Distress ink and a blending brush to create some darkness which I focused mostly around the edges.
I also cut out some blue cardstock with the same dies and used Black Soot and Chipped Sapphire to create the night sky.  Once dry, I used some Brutus Monroe White Aqua Pigment, Gilded Aqua Pigment and some Pearl Chroma Glaze to splatter onto the cardstock.

I then used the O Holy Night Die Set to cut out various colors of cardstock.  I then used Distress inks to blend around the edges.  This keeps the die cut from looking so flat and lends some dimension to it.
The sentiment is also die cut from a die that comes in the same set.

It is always a change of pace for me to create a card made solely from die cuts.  This was a fun one to make!  I think it could also very easily lend itself to being mass produced which is what I intend to do!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs Jeanette xxo


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