Friday, April 3, 2020

Heart 4 You (girl) by Conie Fong

Hello friends!  Are you ready for some serious cuteness?  I give you the darling "Heart 4 You" image by Conie Fong, found here:
This image comes with two versions (boy and girl).  My card was made for Conie's brand new Facebook challenge.

The theme is Always Anything Goes with an option of Lace and/or  Pearls.  I used pearls on all my flower centers (the flowers are handmade) and on the die cut for the sentiment.  I also managed to add some tiny lace.  I have coloured the image with Copics and Polychromos.  Thank you for visiting and please stay safe.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Fence:        Memory Box "Wrought Iron Fence" die
Sentiment:  Computer generated and backed with Spellbinders "Valiant Honor" die
Flowers:     EK Success "Gardenia" punch and Spellbinders "Floral Oval" etched dies
Border around the frame:  Creative Expressions "Lattice Edging" die (Sue Wilson)

Pearls and lace are from my stash.

Challenges Entered


Monday, March 30, 2020

Newton Unwinds by Newton's Nook Designs

Hi all!  I love all animals but kitties have a special place in my heart.  I rarely make a clean and simple card so I'm rather out of my comfort zone.  Here is my clean and simple card featuring the super cute "Newton Unwinds" image, found here:


 The border is free standing. Here is a side view:


The image is coloured with Copic markers and Polychromos pencils.  I was tempted to add flowers but ultimately decided against it.  The sentiment is cut twice and I offset the letters to add some interest.  Have a nice day, and stay safe.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Border:       Crafter's Companion "Georgia" Die'sire Create-a-Card die
Frame:        Sizzix Framelets "Dotted Squares" dies

Friday, March 27, 2020

Sweet Annabelle by Conie Fong

Hi peeps!  I am so happy that I love creating cards.  It keeps my mind off the uncertainty in the world.  My DT card is for Conie Fong's current Facebook challenge.  This lovely beauty is "Sweet Annabelle", found here:
What a wonderfully versatile image this is.


I used my favourite mediums to colour her (Copics and Polychromos).  I made the flowers and the pinwheel bow.  I covered the butterfly with Martha Stewart's glitter.  That's all from me today.  Take good care of yourselves.  Hugs, Lori xx 

Materials and Tools Used 

Border:      Crafter's Companion "Victoriana" Die'sire Edge'ables die
Foliage:     SVG file
Flowers:    Heartfelt Creations "Botanical Rose" die (large flower)
                  EK Success "Gardenia" punch
                  EK Success (?) (tiny yellow flowers)
Butterfly:  Creative Expressions "Petite Butterflies" die (Sue Wilson)
Corners:    EK Success

Swarovski crystals, pearls, ribbon, glitter are from my stash.

Challenges Entered 










Monday, March 23, 2020

Mermaid Seahorse by Lemon Shortbread

Hi friends!  Practicing social distancing and self isolation during this pandemic is so stressful and scary.  Please stay safe wherever you may be in the world.  
I am sharing my DT card which features the gorgeous "Mermaid Seahorse" image, found here:
This inspirational card is for the Lemon Shortbread challenge blog.  Why not join in the fun?  You may win some beautiful images.


As you probably know by now, I am a huge fan of mermaids.  This lovely creature is coloured with both Copics and Polychromos.  I decided to create a little underwater scene for her and her little friends. I hope they like it...LOL!  The seahorse is a free clipart image which I coloured with Copics.  Thank you for visiting.  I sincerely appreciate it.  Hugs, Lori xx 

Materials and Tools Used

Net:            Marianne Craftables "Tiny's Fishnet" die CR1409
Border:       Memory Box "Big Splash Border" die
Seahorse:   Free clipart from Internet 
Sentiment:  Computer generated and backed with Spellbinders "Big Scalloped Ovals Small" dies and
                   "Classic Oval Large" dies

Seashells, starfish and pearls are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/
https://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/
https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/
http://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com/
https://artydivaschallenge.blogspot.com/
https://coloritcreateitshowitoff.blogspot.com/2020/03/march-challenge.html
http://creativecrafterschallenge.blogspot.com/
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/
https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/



Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Puppy Love by Conie Fong

Hey there!  This is my DT inspiration which I created for Conie Fong's current Facebook challenge (theme:  "Spring/Butterflies with die cut").  Conie also has a Colouring Only challenge.
  My card features the super adorable "Puppy Love", found here:

I just love this darling image and have used it a number of times.  I've coloured it with Copics and Polychromos and added clear Wink of Stella on her wings.  I added one drop of Liquid Pearls to the four tiny butterflies' bodies.

Please stay safe and thank you for visiting. I sincerely appreciate it. Have a happy day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Border:       La-La Land Crafts "Flower Elements Border Set" dies
Flowers:     Spellbinders "Succulent and Mum Flower" dies, EK Success "Retro" flower die (small)
Butterflies: Momenta Recollections "Butterfly" cutting die template 542704
Foliage:      SVG file
Sentiment:  QuicKutz "Phoebe" alphabet dies

Pearls, flower center on large flower, Wink of Stella (clear),  and Liquid Pearls Petal Pink (Ranger are from my stash.

Challenges Entered





Monday, March 16, 2020

Black Haired Lady by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hello there!  I hope everyone is staying healthy and sane with all this craziness going around in the world.  Today, I am sharing my DT inspirational card for Ching-Chou's Facebook challenge using the stunning "Black Haired Lady" image, found here:
Ching-Chou also has a blog challenge that you can enter.  If you enter one, or both, you may win some beautiful images.
The theme is "Easter" or "Floral" but the DT members' theme for this week is "Lots of Layers".  But, I did manage to use both themes.  

I used my usual mediums to colour her (Copics and Polychromos).  The flowers are all handmade.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a lovely week.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Foliage:   Marianne Creatables "Forest Branch" die LR 0150
Flowers:  SVG file (large flower)
                EK Success "Gardenia" punch
                EK Success - name unknown (tiny flowers)

Swarovski crystals (magenta), gems and ribbon are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

http://yournextstamp.com/blog/
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/
https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/
https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/
https://artydivaschallenge.blogspot.com/
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/
https://avenue613.blogspot.com/
https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/
https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/
https://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-162-anything-goes-add-flowers.html
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/
https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/
https://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/
https://coloritcreateitshowitoff.blogspot.com/2020/03/march-challenge.html
https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/
https://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Harmony by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hi friends!  My DT card today showcases the gorgeous "Harmony" image by Ching-Chou Kuik, found here:
The theme this month is "Easter or Floral" but, this week, the Design Team members were challenged to use the "Spotlighting Technique".  I have never used this technique before and I must say that I enjoyed it.  I made this for Ching-Chou's current Facebook challenge.  She also has a blog challenge.  Check them out here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/chingchoukuikdigitalstamps/
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/


The image was printed twice.  I coloured part of one image, cut it out, and placed a black mat behind it, and voila!  I used Copics and Polychromos to colour it.  The flowers are handmade.  That's all from me today.  Thank you for visiting.  Enjoy your day and stay safe.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Flowers:  EK Success "Gardenia" and "Retro" punches
                Spellbinders "Floral Oval" Etched die (flowers only)

Black felt border and pearls are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://yournextstamp.com/blog/
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/p/team.html
http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com/
https://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/2020/03/march-2-16-hand-coloured-images.html
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/
https://artydivaschallenge.blogspot.com/
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/
https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/p/challenge-rules.html
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/