Another Double Header Challenge Day!

Copic Creations Challenge ~ Orange



This week at Copic Creations, we’re featuring the color ORANGE, just in time for the Fall/Halloween season.   Our sponsor this week is the awesome Tiddly Inks digi stamp company . . . which, for those of you who visit here often know,  is a favorite of mine!   🙂



This gothic princess, illustrated by Christy Croll, is called Gossmere – and I really enjoyed coloring her!   I hope you can pop over to the Copic Creations challenge blog to take a peek at all the amazing Tiddly Ink images from the SUPER talented CC Design Team ~  you’ll definitely be inspired to join us for this fun challenge!

WARNING ~ ENABLER ALERT!    Tiddly Inks is having a 36-Hour Sale that started this morning at 12:00AM  —  Better hurry, you won’t want to miss this one!!    🙂


Phindy’s Place Friday Challenge



This is a tough one to post today!   I’m sad to say that this is my last challenge card as a Design Team member for Phindy’s Place.    I’ve been really overwhelmed these past few months with a few too many design team commitments and have slowly started to cut down on some, hoping to open up some much needed time to stop by and visit all my favorite blogs!   

It’s been such a pleasure to be a part of this wonderful team – Phindy is one of the nicest and most talented illustrators that I have had the pleasure to work with . . .  each and every talented  member of Phindy’s Design Team has become a true friend through these past six months.   I will miss you all!!    😦    Gosh, I don’t like to say good-bye!  

Phew!   Our challenge this week at Phindy’s Place is this fun Sketch from Anne-Marije of the team.


I’ve used one of the new Cuties by Phindy, called Twick or Tweet  ~   I just love that shy look on her adorable face!   Here’s my little “Glitter Girl”!



Be sure to stop over at the Phindy’s Place Friday challenge blog to see all the awesome cardz from Phindy’s team, I know you’ll be inspired to join us for this challenge.

Thanks for visiting today!    Happy Friday.  



  1. I have just discovered your blog and my word what stunning creations!!


  2. another beauty! always love visiting and looking at your gorgeous coloring…this one is a sure cutie!!! will miss you on Phindy team but will still be visiting you here,

  3. MARY! Love the TI card, I’m a huge Halloween fan and she gets me all ready for the 31st :0) Fabulous image choice, flourishes and colors, totally love it!

  4. Ohhhh, wowsers, Mary….this is some gorgeousness all around….sooo loving all of these. 🙂
    And thanks for the enabler alert. LOL 🙂

  5. Sniff-sniff…
    Sorry you had to leave Phindy’s team. Can see why though, on the verge of dropping something myself.
    Gorgeous cards – the orange dress is stunning and the cutie looks truly innocent with her blushing cheeks and pink dress!

  6. What stunning cards…I just love the colors of the first one, it is so rich in colors.

  7. Both are just STUNNING!!

  8. Mary, you just rock.. I am going to have to find a way to sneak a peek at your blog at work because now that I am playing catch up, I cann’t believe all the eye-candy I’ve missed. This is just spectacular!!!

  9. Darling…love the goth card and the lil girl is as sweet as can be!

  10. Hi Mary,
    Sorry to hear you are leaving Phindy’s Place, but gosh – you can’t do everything.
    Two more beautiful cards today.
    Love the orange goth – your swirls are a delight and the orange colouring is fabulous.
    Twick or Tweet is soooo sweet.

  11. Oh it’s so sad to hear you’re going to leave us! I will miss you…
    Your card is great, as always. I really love the colouring of the cute little girl.
    xxx Anne-Marije

  12. All your creations are amazing…but girl….that halloween card just glows – WOW!!!!! Absolutely stunning!!!!

  13. Your coloring is AMAZING!!!
    Love them both – youare uber talented!!!

  14. Mary this is some fabulous jaw-dropping gorgeousness! I’m always amazed and mesmerized by your colouring. Gossamere is so beautifully coloured and put together that I could stare and stare at her. Congratulations also on your beautiful grand-daughter. Hugs, Maria

  15. I just saw your TiddlyInks card over at Copic Creations, and had to come here and tell you … it absolutely took my breath away!!!!! I just bought this image in the sale, and now that I’ve seen the amazing things you’ve done with it, I’m glad I did 😀 Just stunning!

  16. Mary, Mary, Mary… Your shading is just amazing! I love your CC card best 😉 Awesome coloring as always!

  17. You will be sorely missed. I so love dropping by your blog to see your AMAZING work and will continue to pop in. The best to you always, my friend!

    PS Yup, another amazingly beautiful card!

  18. Beautiful cards but I really love your Tiddly inks one!! Her dress is amazing, as if it were on fire!! WOW!!
    Jodi =)

  19. Both cards are awesome, Mary. Your “orange” card turned out super – love her orange dress and crown. Your “Twick or “Tweat” is adorable. I purchased that image and wanted to do it for my granddaughter – it’s so Julia. Great cards!

  20. You’ve made Gossmere truly look like the Queen of Halloween. Her glowing orange gown is marvelous and very realistic looking with all of those folds providing such dimension.

  21. MARY, that gray shading totally blows me away!! WOW!!! Your coloring is fabulous – always perfect!! Your awesome images ROCK!!!!! I love coming by here!!! As you know I hate to color, but if I come here, YOU ARE THE one person who inspires me and motivates me to at least try to color in my images. Otherwise all o f my images would be colorless. SO THANK YOU GF!!!!

  22. Your coloring is so amazing…thank you for giving a newbie like myself goals to aspire to! I’ve never seen such incredible coloring as your Halloween Queen…love it!!

  23. waouhhhhhhhhhhhh bravo md

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