I’ve got a little bonus post to share today….a bloghop with Colorado Craft Company!

They know that I’m a big Anita fan, so little packages of goodies arrive when they’ve got new Jeram stamps…and while I only just got them, I did some super quick coloring with just a few Copic greys and one orange, and a black clored pencil.

I decided to add a little detail to them since I kept the coloring so simple – and added lines to each one with a fountain pen, but you could honestly use any pen you’ve got!

Details about the DOUBLE giveaway is later on in this post!

#short video!

This one’s just a shortie, a quick preview of the stamp sets then the cards that are below. The link to a Short on YouTube is dodgy, so it might not play here….just head over to my channel

6 ways to add linear elements!

Each card uses a linear element in a different way – and each totally gives the cards a different look. IN this card, it’s the ground – each one has a wonky pair of lines at the edge, and the lines themselves use no ruler – just keep it loose.

A bit more coloring here! And some masking to make the different dressed-up cats look like they’re in front and behind each other. The sky is colored solid black, and I punched a circle from the background and flipped it upside down.

The lines can also be the background – a wall the characters are walking in front of. Also notice – I’m using a really really limited palette – toned Neenah cardstock with just 3 greys and an orange. And a white pen.

There’s one thanksgiving stamp in this collection; I used a pen to add the leaf and pumpkin stem on top.

A tiny strip of lines works well too – leaving a CAS card as the focus but with that sweet hand drawn addition.

And finally a wider strip of lines. Experiment with how much to use on a card! Here I also added “motion lines” around the bat and pumpkin so they’re clearly flying around.

Shop quick before they sell out

CCC has had some releases sell out, so if there’s anything on your must-have list, I’d recommend shopping quick. Visit the CCC site to pick out your stamp sets – it’s a super cute release!

Colorado Craft Company Bloghop

CCC is doing two giveaways…You have until October 1st at Midnight MST to enter both of these!

  • a HUGE complete bundle giveaway to ONE lucky winner….to be entered you have to use MY affiliate link to shop! (My link generates a wee bit of income for me but is at no cost to you!)
  • a give away of one stamp set to a commenter here on my blog!

You might like to go see what everyone else has made with these too – there’s also a big kitty and pumpkin I haven’t had time to make something with yet but stay tuned and I’ll see if I can get something done shortly on social media 🙂 Here’s the blog list:

  1. Adrienne Kennedy
  2. Adam Karle
  3. Angelica Conrad<
  4. Amy Tsuruta<
  5. Amy Young
  6. Bibi Cameron<
  7. Daniel West<
  8. Emily Midgett
  9. Jasleen Kaur
  10. Jenn Gross
  11. Jennifer Kotas
  12. Jenn Shurkus
  13. Jessica Frost-Ballas<
  14. Joe Sysavath
  15. Kassi Hulet
  16. Kelly Taylor
  17. Nancy Sheads
  18. Sandy Allnock  that’s me!
  19. Traci Jenkins


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  1. Gizelle

    These are CAS and I love the illustrations Anita created. Great use of Kraft cardstock!

  2. Debi Wilson

    Love your style Sandy! Thanks for the inspiration. Placed my order yesterday!

  3. Lou Billett

    Love the thought of adding linear elements

  4. Laura Brown

    Love the Halloween cards you created with the newest CCC release. Certainly can’t pick a favorite. Love the funky lines you drew in almost all cards. I definitely would have pulled out a ruler and would have wondered why I didn’t like it as much. Love your inspiration in all your videos. It has inspired me to start coloring with copic markers a bit more, after all it’s only paper.

  5. Jennifer

    These may have been done quickly (according to you), but I think they are some of my favorites in your work!

  6. kim of harm de lange

    What beautiful cards, and what a beautiful line of stamps

  7. Rosalie Johnson

    love the kraft

  8. Lori Jones

    What a great set of cards. I love the shadows of the trick or treaters. Anita Jeram stamps are the cutest.

  9. Tanna Lohouse

    Such a fabulous idea I plan on making use of these tips!! Love the cards

  10. Kim Littlejohn

    Your Halloween cards are the cutest I’ve seen this season. Love them!

  11. Amy Daniels

    I love the shadows in these cards! They bring the spirit of the season to life!


  12. Christine Kiehl

    Shop quickly now is right! You did an amazing job with these cards! I totally NEED these Halloween stamps and dies of hers! A MUST! My favorite artist crafting for my favorite holiday!

    • Julie O'Brien

      I love these sets and how you color them!

  13. Donna L Walls

    Sandy, your card designs are always a treat. I love the linear doodling and the images look fantastic on the Kraft card.

  14. Gab

    These are amazing SAndy

  15. roxanne tellini

    That is really cool. I love the lines in all of them. I have to give the “win” to the trick-or-treaters in the moonlight though; their shadows are such a nice detail.

  16. Katie

    Sandy, I think the best thing you do is show crafters how to unleash their creativity and let themselves become artists. You show everyone how to not only think outside the box but how to draw, paint and play outside it. And that makes all the difference.

  17. Yvonne Boucher

    Oh my! I absolutely love all your adorable, cleverly created cards! This is such a fun, versatile release.

  18. Mary

    Absolutely adorable! Love the hand drawn lines. The color palette is perfect.

  19. Darlene Renshaw

    Your cards are so cool. I love all your added detailed pen work. Great set of cards.

  20. Sarah

    I love your card! So impactful on the Kraft card stock. I love your addition of hand drawn lines.

  21. Denise Beltz

    You’re personality is CLEARLY demonstrated in everything you do! You are interesting, playful, inspiring and oh so VERY talented! So so happy I stumbled onto your site!

  22. Jan Sheehan

    Thank you for the cute card ideas! Your “line” work is great!

  23. Yvonne Bashor

    Oh my goodness! I love your selection of Kraft for these cards and the linework is very striking! I love all of the CCC critters (does that make them CCCCs?). So fun to see the way you’ve created scenes with them.

  24. Ann HG

    Love the muted color palette and the wonky line details.

  25. Amy G

    Wow. Love the Kraft card stock; love the lines; love the design!

  26. Kathi R

    All your cards are fabulous! I especially love the way the lines add so much interest to the cards and unifies them as a set.

  27. Denise Bryant

    Love these new images! Such fun cards! The kraft paper looks awesome with the lines and the images! I’ve wondered about using Copics on kraft paper, but haven’t tried it.

  28. Ellen Schmidt

    I love the look of the kraft card stock along with the limited color palette! Your ink work looks like you used a ruler; mine would be much more “organic”. LOL!

    • Sandy Allnock

      Lol are ya kidding? No ruler here. Deliberately wonky 🙂

  29. MARY ANN

    i love how you doodle in a scene. so much with just some lines. the stamps are super cute but you make them spectooklar!

  30. Susan S Glunt

    Love the use of Kraft paper. The lines are imperfectly perfect. I will use both as inspiration for cards of all occasions.


    I am totally in love with these fun beauties! Love the kraft and minimal colors.

  32. Julie Camell

    I am in love with your designs, I can’t help myself. They are so stinkin’ cute!!! The lines added so much dimension to the card, why didn’t I ever think of that? I’m going to create the cutest cards with two of your sets! I can’t wait 🙂

  33. Chantal

    Very interesting use of lines.

  34. Margery C

    Amazing cards Sandy!

  35. Jean Marmo

    Amazing cards! LOVE the lines!

  36. Kathy Budd

    Love the lines Sandy! CCC’s new release is a must for my stash!

  37. Suzanne Shipley

    What is the doobliedoo and how does one find it?

  38. Elise

    These are so cute!!

  39. karenladd

    Eeek! I just love these cards on kraft and when I saw them on the Blog Hop post they pulled me in right away. I should have guessed that you were the artist because of the hand drawn details. Just wonderful!

  40. Kristie H

    Your added touches to the cards really make a huge difference. Awesome cards!

  41. Karen Tucker

    I really love your choice of using craft paper. Your cards are beautiful!

  42. Jan Lorman

    Loved the minimal palette and the music. Nice quick lesson using the line repetition.

  43. Marcela

    Love the coloring. You are SO TALENTED!

  44. Linda BL

    Love the limited color palette—perfect for Halloween. These are the cutest cards yet! Loved the video with the cool music.

  45. Kimberly

    These are providing so much inspiration!! Love how your mind works

  46. Jeanne Rice

    So cute. Love the upside down bat hanging from a branch and the pumpkin basket mouse. So cute!!

  47. Louanne

    Really like the limited palette on your cards – I love Halloween!

  48. Duana Gummo

    I love these Halloween stamps. I was never a big stamp user but I think I am about to change that. 🙂

  49. Jen G

    These cards are so cool with the three-toned colors. They would make a perfect gift as a card set. Did you draw in the background dies, or is that a stamp?

    • Sandy Allnock

      Dies? There aren’t any. The stamped images are by Colorado Craft Company, as the post explains 🙂 I added the blocks of lines.


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