Monday, October 21, 2019

Pick a Pumpkin by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hi lovely friends!  Ching-Chou Kuik's challenges this month are very special.  They mark the 5th anniversary of her monthly blog challenge and her monthly Facebook challenge.  What a wonderful achievement!

http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/chingchoukuikdigitalstamps/photos/?filter=albums  

Ching-Chou has a special surprise for anyone who enters either challenge.  They will receive her "Dark Moon" image  as a thank you for entering the 5th year celebrations (once the challenges are over).  I decided to use "Pick a Pumpkin", found here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/457719804/digital-stamp-set-of-2-halloween-pumpkin?ref=shop_home_active_129 and here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/646380837/sweet-spooky-halloween-set-greyscale?ref=shop_home_active_36



I coloured this lovely image with a combination of Copics and Polychromos pencils.  I applied Pod Podge (glossy) onto the spiders and used red nail polish for their eyes to make them look scary - LOL!  Have a happy week.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used

Corner:   La-La Land Crafts "Spiderweb Corner" die
Spiders:  SVG file

Ribbon and buttons are from my stash.






  




Monday, October 14, 2019

Misty Reflections by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hi friends!  It's hard to believe that it's already mid-October.  I am sharing my third DT card for Ching-Chou Kuik's monthly Facebook challenge.  The theme is "Halloween".  
Ching-Chou also has a blog challenge.  If you enter either one, or both, you may win some lovely images from her.
This stunning image is "Misty Reflections", found here:


This is my first time colouring a green face and I'm pleased with how it turned out.  As always, I used Copics and Polychromos to colour this lovely image.  My flowers are all handmade.  Have a happy week.  Hugs, Lori xx 

Materials and Tools Used 

Frame:    Martha Stewart "Spider Webs" Around-the Page punches
Flowers:  Love Nicole punch, Marvy Uchida punch, EK Success "Gardenia" and "Retro Flower"        
                punches
Foliage:   Marianne Craftables CR1245 "Swirls and Leaves 3" dies

Pearls, bead and ribbon are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
https://avenue613.blogspot.com/
SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/
Colour Crazy Challenge Blog
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
https://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/
Polkadoodles Challenge Blog
https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/
The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/



Sunday, October 13, 2019

Isabella Blossoms by Conie Fong

Good morning/afternoon!  Thank you for stopping by today.  I am featuring my first DT card made for Conie Fong's October Facebook challenge.  The theme is "Colours of Fall".  
Spring and Fall are my favourite seasons.  I used the gorgeous "Isabella Blossoms" image which comes with some shading in her hair (and facing left and right) found here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/701115858/digital-stamp-digi-stamp-digistamp?ref=shop_home_active_9 and here with no shading in hair (and facing left and right):


Isn't she a beauty?  I used Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils to colour her.  I wish you all a happy week.  Until next time.  Hugs, Lori xx  

Materials and Tools Used 

Leaves:         Family Treasures "Oak Leaf" punch
Sentiment:    QuicKutz "Bottle Cap" die (title is computer generated)
Branch:         SVG file
Butterflies:    Martha Stewart "Classic Butterfly" punch
Embossing Folder:  The Paper Studio "Woodgrain" (on branch)

Pearls, Swarovski crystals, flowers, bead, ribbons and glitter are from my stash.

Challenges Entered 

613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog
Colour Crazy Challenge Blog
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
Polkadoodles Challenge Blog
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog





Saturday, October 12, 2019

Kimono Kayuki by Conie Fong

Hi peeps!  I had some fun colouring Conie Fong's charming image "Kimono Kayki", found here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/731290619/digital-stamp-digi-stamp-digistamp?ref=shop_home_active_7&crt=1

Isn't she adorable?  She is one of Conie's new images.  I coloured these images with a combination of Copics and FC Polychromos pencils.  At some point, I will make a card with them.  



I wish you a happy weekend.  Hugs, Lori xx

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Blue Pumpkin by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hi there, peeps!  This is my second inspirational card for Ching-Chou Kuik's current Facebook challenge (theme:  Halloween).  
https://www.facebook.com/groups/chingchoukuikdigitalstamps/
Halloween always brings back fond memories of my kids trick-or-treating when they were little.  I sewed their costumes every year.  What fun!!!

I chose the beautiful "Blue Pumpkin" image by Ching-Chou Kuik, found here as a set with two other images:


The image is coloured with a combination of Copics and Polychromos pencils.  My flower is handmade.  I offset the spiderweb corner and the sentiment to create some depth, and I added glitter to the flame of the candle.  That's all for now.  Have a lovely week.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Corner:   Memory Box "Corner Spiderweb" die
Flower:   SVG file
Ghost:     Impression Obsession "Halloween Die Set" dies
Leaves:   Spellbinders "Little Leaf Set" dies
Letters:   QuicKutz "Phoebe" alphabet dies

Ribbon, floss, flower center and glitter are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/
SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
https://avenue613.blogspot.com/
Crafty Creations Challenge Blog
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/
Colour Crazy Challenge Blog
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/
Fabrika Fantasy Challenge Blog
http://fabrikafantasydigis.blogspot.com/2019/10/challenge-35-halloween.html#more

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Sunflowers by SheepSki Designs

Hi everybody!  I am happy to share my card which I made for Crafting of Hue's "Get Well Soon " challenge on Facebook.
  I used the beautiful "Sunflowers" image which was donated by SheepSki Designs back in July.  You can now find this lovely image here:


Sunflowers always make me smile.  I thought I'd include the meaning of sunflowers:

I wanted to make this lovely image the star so I kept the design simple.  I coloured it with Copics and Polychromos pencils, and added mulberry paper around the brown frame.  Wishing you all a happy week.  Hugs, Lori xx 

Materials and Tools Used 

Butterfly:    Creative Expressions (Sue Wilson) "Cascading Butterflies" die
Sentiment:    Spellbinders "Big Scalloped Circles" dies.  Title is computer generated.

Ribbon, Swarovski crystals, mulberry paper and pearls are from my stash.

Challenges Entered 

The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog
Gem of a Challenge Blog
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog




Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Bow Tie In My Hair by Conie Fong

Hello everybody and welcome to my post today!  Conie Fong's monthly Facebook challenge is still open if you want to join in the fun.  This month's theme is "Use Purple and Yellow on Your Creation".  
Here is my DT inspirational card using the endearing "Bow Tie in My Hair" image, found here:
Conie also has a Facebook Colouring Only challenge.



I drew the flowers on the image, and used Copics and Polychromos pencils to colour it.  My flowers are handmade, as is the pinwheel bow. Glitter was added to the butterfly. I wish you a lovely day.  Hugs xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Leaves:       Cheery Lynn "Flourish Leaf Strip" die
Flowers:      SVG file (large flowers) and EK Success punch (small flowers)
Sentiment:  Computer generated title and QuicKutz "Bottlecap" die
Butterfly:    Marianne Creatables LR0158 die

Ribbon, pearls, bead and glitter are from my stash.

Challenges Entered