Monday, July 15, 2019

Iris by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hi lovely peeps!  This is my DT card which I made for Ching-Chou Kuik's monthly Facebook challenge.
  She also has a blog challenge.
  This week, the design team members were asked to create a card with "Dots and/or Stripes".  This is what I came up with:

This beautiful image is Ching-Chou Kuik's "Iris", and is found here:
  What a beauty she is!  Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils were used to colour this lovely image.  Since I love to make flowers, the iris and the other flowers are handmade.  I wish you a happy week.  Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Border:        Joy Crafts "Ornate Edge" die 6002/0357
Frame:         Spellbinders "Labels 13" die
Flowers:       Spellbinders Die D-Lites "Create an Iris" die, Fiskars lever punch
Butterflies:   Martha Stewart "Classic" butterfly punch
Foliage:        SVG file
Butterfly:      Momenta "Butterfly Template" die  542704                                                     

Pearl border, pearls, gems and glittered paper are from my stash.



Saturday, July 13, 2019

Snowman and Birdie Friends by Conie Fong

Hi!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  I am definitely not a summer person.  It's been in the high 80's here and very humid.  Mosquitoes and bugs everywhere.  Yuck!  I do, however, love the long days, beautifully coloured flowers, and the lush grass and trees.  

The theme for Conie Fong's Facebook challenge this month is "Always Anything Goes" with an option of "Create a Shaker Card".  
In addition to the monthly challenge, there is also a monthly Colouring Only challenge.  
I made a shaker card a few years ago, so this is only my second one.  Here is my DT inspirational card:


This darling image is"Snowman and Birdie Friends" by Conie, which can be found here:
I used Copic markers and Polychromos pencils to colour this sweet image.  The poinsettia is handmade.  I decided to make some falling snow around the image with Nuvo glitter drops.  The shaker itself is filled with Shaved Ice and tiny snowflakes.  Have a nice weekend.  xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Poinsettia:      Heartfelt Creations "Sparkling Poinsettia" die HCD1-766
Letters:           Cricut Expression cutting machine
Shaker:           Jillibean Soup "Small Circle" shaped shaker
Snowflakes:    The Paper Studio snowflake punch

Ribbon, Nuvo glitter Drops (White Blizzard) and Magic Scraps Shaved Ice are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/
SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/
Creative Playground Challenge Blog
https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/2019/07/creative-playground-challenge-7.html
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Blog
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/

Monday, July 8, 2019

Hummingbirds by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hi there, crafty friends!  I hope you had a happy weekend.  This week's theme for the DT members for Ching-Chou's Facebook challenge is "Shabby Chic/Distressed".  See here for details:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/chingchoukuikdigitalstamps/
If you are interested, there is also a blog challenge.
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/

I used the lovely "Hummingbirds" image by Ching-Chou Kuik.  You can find it here in her etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/454161406/hummingbirds-digital-stamp-instant?ref=shop_home_active_141


This is the first time that I made a shabby/chic card and I really enjoyed making it.  I distressed the edges of the patterned paper at the top to achieve an old and weathered look. As always, I used a combination of Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils to colour this fabulous image.  The iris is handmade.  Have a nice week.  Until next time.  xx

Materials and Tools Used

Flourish:     Crafter's Companion "Filigree Flourish" die
Flower:       Spellbinders Die D-Lites "Create an Iris" die
Label:         Spellbinders "Venetian Accents" die
Distresser:  Tim Holtz "Tonic Paper Distresser"

Lace and pearls are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/
Pink Gem Designs Challenge Blog
https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/
Creative Moments Challenge Blog
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
  (Bingo - 3D Item, Digi or Stamp, Markers or Pencils)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge Blog
http://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com/search/label/Challenge
A Perfect Time to Craft
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/


Monday, July 1, 2019

Snow Drop by Ching-Chou Kuik

Good morning/afternoon to you!  It's hard to believe that it's July.  The weather has been lovely for the most part.  That always makes me happy.  

The theme for Ching-Chou Kuik's Facebook challenge this month is "Make Your Own Background".  Check it out:
I used the beautiful "Snow Drop" image, found here:

Here is my DT inspirational card:


Look at that glorious head of hair!  I used an embossing folder to create the background.  Then, I added yellow and orange Gelatos to it.  I made my own template for the snowdrops.  Now, I always enjoy making my own flowers but I will never again make another snowdrop flower.  What a hassle - LOL!  The image is coloured with Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils.  I wish you a lovely day!  xx

Materials and Tools Used

Frame:                     Sizzix Framelets "Dotted Squares" die
Butterflies:               Martha Stewart "Royal" butterfly punch   
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug 5" x 7" (don't know name)






Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Snowy the Penguin - Snowy Birthday Presents by Conie Fong

Hi crafty friends!  I can hardly believe June is almost over.  I am happy to share my DT card today which showcases the darling "Snowy the Penguin - Snowy Birthday Presents" by Conie Fong.  What a sweet image!  You can find it here:
and also here:


My card was made for Conie's current Facebook challenge.  The theme this month is "Use a Number".  I coloured this adorable image with Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils.  I kept this card simple.  Look:  no flowers!  LOL!    Enjoy your day.  xx

Materials and Tools Used

Frame: Spellbinders "Classic Rectangles" large dies
Clock:  LaLa Land Crafts "Steampunk Clock" die
Photo corners:  Fiskars punch
Gems are from my stash


Monday, June 17, 2019

Lilac by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hi peeps!  Welcome to my post today.  My DT inspiration card showcases the lovely "Lilac" image by Ching-Chou Kuik, found here:  
This card is for Ching-Chou's current Facebook challenge.  The theme this month is "Under the Sea". 
What a wonderful theme!   There is also a blog challenge:


I decided to keep my card simple because the background paper has so many lovely elements.  I used Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils to colour this beautiful image.  My flowers are handmade.  Have a wonderful day.  Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Frame:        Joy Crafts "Deco Rectangle"  6002/0579
Flowers:      Martha Stewart "Hydrangea: punches (small and medium)
Sentiment:  QuicKutz "Snow Angel" alphabet dies 
Pearls, seashell charm and ribbon are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/
SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2019/06/challenge-27-for-someone-special.html
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Blog
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/



Thursday, June 13, 2019

Tea for Two by Conie Fong

Hello everybody!  My DT card today features the gorgeous "Tea for Two" image by Conie Fong.  Every time I look at this image it makes me smile.  This is the second time I've coloured it.  You can find it in Conie's etsy shop here:
This card is for Conie's monthly Facebook challenge.
  The theme is "Use a Number".  As you can see, the number is part of the sentiment.   


Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils were used to colour this image.  The flower is handmade.  I decided to draw a serving tray under the image this time (last time I drew a placemat).  Have a happy week.  Lori xx 

Materials and Tools Used 

Border:   Memory Box "Pristine Border" die
Flower:   Fiskars punch
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots"
The lace is from my stash.