Monday, January 13, 2020

Susie Sunshine by Conie Fong

Hi everybody!  A second post by me today.  Miracles do happen sometimes - LOL!  This beauty is Conie Fong's "Susie Sunshine", found here:
  I created this DT inspirational card for Conie's current Facebook challenge (theme:  Happy Birthday). She also has a Colouring Only challenge


The mediums that I used are Copic markers and Polychromos pencils.  I decided to make a little scene for this sweet image.  The edges of the butterflies' wings are glittered.       

The large balloon was made by printing out the image in a larger size and added the sentiment before I fussy cut it.  I placed 3-D pop dots underneath the balloon, and finally tied some black cord on the bottom.  My flowers are handmade.   Well, that's all from me today.  Hugs, Lori xx 

Materials and Tools Used 

Top border:  Memory Box "Pristine Border" die (cut twice)
Border:         Martha Stewart "Modern Garland" punch (cut twice)
Fence:          Impression Obsession "DIE004-J Fence" die
Butterflies:   Momenta - Recollections cutting die template 542704 - Butterfly
Flowers:       EK Success "Retro" punches (small and medium)


Ribbon, Swarovski crystals, beads, black cord and  glitter are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog

Little Sprout by Ching-Chou Kuik

Good morning/afternoon!  This is my second DT inspirational card for Ching-Chou Kuik's current Facebook challenge. 
The Design Team was challenged to "Use Your Least Favourite Colour" this week.  Mine is orange but I do like the way it turned out.  I used the sweet "Little Sprout" image, found here:


I fussy cut the bottom of her dress for some interest.  She's coloured with Copic markers and Polychromos pencils.  The blue and orange flowers are handmade, as is the pinwheel bow.  Ching-Chou also has a challenge blog.  If you enter this challenge, or both, you have a wonderful opportunity to win some beautiful images.

Have a lovely week.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Border:        Creative Expressions - Configurations "Lattice Edging" die Sue Wilson
Flowers:      SVG file (blue), EK Success "Retro" punches (small and medium)
Foliage:       SVG file
Semtiment:  Computer generated

Ribbon, pearls, microbeads (Martha Stewart) and white flower are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
https://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
https://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Blog
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/
Gem of a Challenge Blog
https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/




Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tender Blue by Ching-Chou Kuik

A very Happy New Year to you!  This is my first DT card this year which I made for Ching-Chou Kuik's brand new 2020 monthly Facebook challenge. The theme is "New Year, New Beginnings or New Crafty Stash".  
What better way than to start off with a new birthday card, right?  This stunning image is "Tender Blue", found here: 
Items for "New Crafty Stash" include the flower die, the vine die, the gold button and coloured seashells.


As always, I used my usual mediums (Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils) to colour this lovely image.  I made the flower and the pinwheel bow. I cut the frame twice to make it longer than its original size and pieced it together.  And, I added cheesecloth under the seashells. 

In addition to a Facebook challenge,Ching-Chou also has a challenge blog.  There are some wonderful images that you can win if you enter either one.

That's all from me.  Thank you for stopping by, and I hope to see you soon.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Frame:    Spellbinders "Pendants" die (cut twice)
Foliage:  Memory Box "Small Marianna Vine" die
Flower:   Spellbinders "Succulent and Mum Flower" dies
Frame behind sentiment:  Spellbinders "Inverted Scalloped Square" dies

Pearls, cheesecloth, Prills and ribbon 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/
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge Blog
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/
The Crafter's Cake Challenge Blog (something beginning with C:  cheesecloth under seashells)
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/
Gem of a Challenge Blog
https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Creative Moments Challenge Blog
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Something New (flower and vine dies, button, seashells)
https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
https://avenue613.blogspot.com/
Stamping Sensations Challenge Blog
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/
A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Blog
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/
Dream Valley Challenges Blog
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/



Sunday, December 22, 2019

Cardinal Sprite by Aurora Wings

Hi friends!  Today, I am sharing a shaped Christmas card made with the darling "Cardinal Sprite" by Aurora Wings found here:
I am entering it in Aurora Wings' Facebook challenge.


I cut the snowflakes twice and slightly offset the white glittered ones on top of the red ones for some dimension.  Then, I added Swarovski crystals to the center of the snowflakes for some lovely sparkle.

I applied clear Wink of Stella to the handmade poinsettia for some shimmer.  Enjoy your day, and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used

Die behind image:  Joy Crafts "Noor! Design Frame" die 6002/0147
Snowflakes:  Memory Box "Batavia Snowflake" die
Poinsettia:     Heartfelt Creations "Sparkling Poinsettia" stamp and die set
Foliage:         SVG file

Beads, berries, glittered paper, Wink of Stella and Swarovski crystals are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/
Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog
http://yournextstamp.com/blog/
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/
Crafty Gals Challenge Blog
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
https://avenue613.blogspot.com/
Di's Digi Challenge
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com/
Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog
https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Colour Crazy Challenge Blog
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/



Saturday, December 21, 2019

Kimono Kayuki by Conie Fong

Hi peeps!  I made a card a week ago with this darling image ("Kimono Kayuki").  I love it so much that I decided to make another card with it for Conie's Facebook challenge (theme:  "Use Glitter or Sparkle on Your Creation").   This time, I coloured her kimono purple.  I used glitter paper for the frame, the left edge of the patterned paper and the sentiment.  I also added a Swarovski crystal for more sparkle, and glittery floss.  You can find her here:



I made the 3-D fan with Spellbinders "Classic Scalloped Circles" die, and stamped some flowers on it.  As always, I have coloured her with a combination of Copics and Polychromos pencils.   Enjoy your weekend, and I also wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Hugs, Lori xx  

Materials and Tools Used  

Border:  Joy Crafts "Frame and Three Corners" die 6002/0356
Fan:       Spellbinders "Classic Scalloped Circles" die (small)
Stamped flowers: Kanban Crafts stamp

Embroidery floss, Swarovski crystals and glitter paper are from my stash.

Challenges Entered 

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog






Monday, December 16, 2019

Rainbow Mermaid by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hi everybody!  I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  This is my last DT card for this month which I made for Ching-Chou Kuik's Facebook challenge.  The theme is "Happy Christmas/Happy Birthday".  I love mermaids and so I chose the gorgeous "Rainbow Mermaid", found here:

 I love to make shaped cards so I thought that this free seashell clipart would compliment that beautiful image perfectly.  I have coloured her with Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils.  I fussy cut the cute little fish (which was a challenge - LOL!) 

Ching-Chou also has a blog challenge.  If you enter one of her challenges, or both, you may win some beautiful images.  Why not join in the fun?

That's all from me today.  Enjoy your day!  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used

Seashell base:         Free clipart from internet
Die behind image:  Joy Crafts "Frame and Three Corners" die  6002/0356
Border:                    Memory Box "Big Splash Border" die
Sentiment:               QuicKutz "Phoebe" alphabet dies
Fish:                         Heartfelt Creations "Under the Sea" stamp

Swarovski crystals, seashells and pearls are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/
Colour Crazy Challenge Blog
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/
Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog
http://yournextstamp.com/blog/
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/
Stamping Sensations Challenge Blog
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog
https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/

Friday, December 13, 2019

Kimono Kayuki by Conie Fong

Hi friends!  I am back today to share my 2nd DT inspirational card  made for Conie Fong's monthly Facebook challenge.
  The theme is "Use Glitter or Sparkle on Your Creation".  Anyone who knows me can tell you how much I love glitter and sparkle.

This darling image is "Kimono Kayuki", found here:


I used glittered cardstock for the one of the frames, behind the sentiment and for the photo corners.  The border at the top is sparkly, as is the gold embroidery floss on the lantern.  To make the lantern, I copied the patterned paper and enlarged one of the lanterns, fussy cut it and added 3-D foam squares for dimension.  I also added a lovely Swarovski crystal at the top of the lantern for added sparkle. 
Enjoy your weekend!  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used

Photo corners:   Fiskars punch
Border:  Glitter on a Roll (purchased at Michael's Arts and Crafts)

Swarovski crystal and embroidery floss are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog
The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Blog
Crafty Creations Challenge Blog
A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge Blog