Thursday, November 26, 2020

Poinsettia Gnome by Conie Fong

 Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!  I decided to try my hand at the popular slimline cards. The darling image is Conie Fong's "Poinsettia Gnome" image, found here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/911455079/sale-digital-stamp-digi-stamp-digistamp?ref=shop_home_active_3&crt=1 

I didn't want to spend money on any slimline dies without knowing if I like making this type of card, so I decided to be creative.  I used Martha Stewart Around the Page "Skylands Snowflake" punches.  I cut an 8.5" x 4" piece of glittered cardstock and punched out 3 sides.  That's the only drawback for using these punches because cutting out 4 sides does not work for slimline cards.  But, if you don't mind that, then try it.

For the base of my card I used a 9" x 7 13/16" piece of cardstock and folded it in half.  I have quite a few of the MS Around the Page punches and they all work.  Nice tip, right?

I made my DT card for Conie Fong's current Facebook challenge:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/396730687168777/?multi_permalinks=1633029556872211 

Thank you for visiting.  Have a happy day.  Hugs, Lori xx 


Materials and Tools Used 

Border:  Martha Stewart Around the Page punches "Skylands Snowflake" 


Challenges Entered



Thursday, November 19, 2020

Sunflower Pumpkin by Conie Fong

Hi friends!  Sharing my second DT card this month showcasing the beautiful "Sunflower Pumpkin" image by Conie Fong, found here in PNG format:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/858281888/sale-digital-stamp-digi-stamp?ref=shop_home_active_15 

and here in JPG format:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/858281888/sale-digital-stamp-digi-stamp?ref=shop_home_active_15


I used Copic Markers to colour the image, and I drew the grass.  For added sparkle I added Swarovski crystals.  They shine so brilliantly IRL.  The sentiment is raised with 3-D foam.

I made this inspirational card for Conie Fong's current Facebook challenge.

Thank you for visiting.  I sincerely appreciate it.  Have a lovely day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used

Frame:        Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities "Grand Label 4" die
Corners:      Fiskars punch
Sentiment:  Computer generated

Challenges Entered

http://yournextstamp.com/blog/  (3 sunflowers and 3 pumpkins)
https://doubletroublechallenge.blogspot.com/ (Tic Tac Toe - pumpkin, free, fall colours)
https://papercraft-challenges.blogspot.com/  (I drew the grass as my background)



Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Fairy in Acorn by Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps

 Hey friends!  I have another autumn card to share, featuring the darling "Fairy in Acorn" image by Lemon Shortbread, found here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/627220374/digital-stamp-fairy-in-acorn-digi-autumn?ref=shop_home_active_55

I made this card for Lemon Shortbread's new challenge which starts today.  

http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/


What a super sweet image!  I drew the oak leaves, fussy cut them and coloured them with Copic markers and Polychromos.  I added 3-D foam to the bottom of the leaves for dimension.  I decided to fussy cut the image as well, and I've coloured it with Copics and Polychromos.

Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you again soon.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Leaves:      Drawn by me, fussy cut and coloured
Sentiment:  Computer generated

Ribbon, twine, and the round dimensional stickers are from my stash.

Challenges Entered 

http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com/ (TIC TAC TOE - Twine, Orange, Pattern Paper)



Friday, November 13, 2020

Sunflower Gnome by Conie Fong

Hi friends!  Happy Friday!  Hope you are all doing well.  I am showcasing the delightful "Sunshine Gnome" image by Conie Fong which comes with 5 images in either JPG or PNG format, found here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/835731096/sale-digital-stamp-digi-stamp-digistamp?ref=shop_home_active_26&pro=1 and here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/835707986/sale-digital-stamp-digi-stamp?ref=shop_home_active_27&pro=1


Isn't he just delightful?  I decided to draw a little background for him.  He's coloured with Copics and Polychromos. I chalked the leaves on the border die to make it a bit more interesting and added Swarovski crystals.

I made this card for Conie Fong's current Facebook challenge.  
Why not join in the fun?  You may some some beautiful images by Conie.

That's all from me today.  I wish you a happy weekend.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Border:       Crafter's Companion "Falling Leaves" border die
Sentiment:  QuicKutz "Snow Angel" alphabet dies

Ribbon and Swarovski crystals are from my stash.

Challenges Entered 



Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Oak Fairy by Lemon Shortbread Digital Images

 Hi there, friends!  How I love the autumn weather with its glorious changing of the leaves, cool breezes and sparkling morning frost.  I could go on and on...LOL

It's Election Day here in the U.S.  We will begin seeing the first presidential election results tonight.  Keeping my fingers crossed.

Today marks the first challenge of this month on the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. 
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/ 
My DT card showcases the darling "Oak Fairy" by Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps, found in Vera's etsy shop here:


The image and the leaves at the top are coloured with Copic markers.  I applied clear Wink of Stella to her wings. 

Thank you for visiting.  I love reading your comments.  Enjoy your day.  Hugs, Lori xx 

Materials and Tools Used 

Frame:        Marianne Design LR0531
Leaves:       Impression Obsession "Leaves" die 030-S
Sentiment:  Computer generated  and raised with 3-D foam 

Embroidery floss, Swarovski crystals, ribbon and button are from my stash.

Challenges Entered 



Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Isabella Blossoms by Conie Fong

 Hello friends!  How fast this month is flying by!  Today, I am sharing my Design Team inspiration for Conie Fong's Facebook challenge.  The theme is Always Anything Goes with the option of "Pink Colours with Ribbon".  I chose the latter because, as we know, October is The Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


This gorgeous image is Conie Fong's "Bella Blossoms", found here:

I coloured her with Copic markers and Polychromos pencils.  The flowers are all handmade.
 
Thank you very much for visiting.  I sincerely appreciate it.  I wish you a lovely day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Die cut behind image: Joy Crafts "Noor! Clock" die 6002/0971
Sentiment:  QuicKutz "Snow Angel" alphabet dies
Flowers:     EK Success "Retro" punches (medium and small)

Swarovski crystals, beads and ribbon are from my stash.

Challenges Entered 

https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/ (Decoding Annie Parker movie about Annie's battle against breast cancer that took her mother and sister)






Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Pumpkin Mouse by Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps

 Hi there, friends!  Time for a brand new challenge over at the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.  

http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/

I love Halloween because my boys used to love going Trick-or-Treating.  Such cherished memories!

For my DT inspirational card, I chose the adorable "Pumpkin Mouse" image by Lemon Shortbread, found here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/477287683/digital-stamp-pumpkin-mouse-digi?ref=shop_home_active_118


I wanted to add some texture so I used an embossing folder and inked it with autumn colours.  As usual, the image is coloured with Copics and Polychromos.  I used 3-D foam under the sentiment.

I wish you a happy day.  Until next time.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Frames:      Coluzzle Cutting System "Ovals"

Sentiment:  Free clipart from the Internet

Embossing folder:  Darice "Fall Leaf Background"

Ribbon, 3-D foam and gems are from my stash.

Challenges Entered 

https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/

http://colouringinscrapland.blogspot.com/

https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/

http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/

http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com/

https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com/

http://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com/

https://papercraft-challenges.blogspot.com/

https://thecatspajamasrs.com/TCP/october-tcp-tuesday-challenge-373/

http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/

http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/

https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/