Friday, December 21, 2018

Snowman with Baubles by Conie Fong

Hi, crafty friends!  It's hard to believe that Christmas is almost upon us.   We are expecting some snow on Christmas eve, so it will look like a winter wonderland here on Christmas day.  How perfect!  I have always loved snow!

I chose this delightful image "Snowman with Baubles" for my DT inspiration card.  You can find it in Conie's etsy shop here: 
I created this card for Conie's monthly Facebook challenge.  Conie is offering an adorable free snowman digital image this month, and a couple of other freebies, too.  Check it out here:

In addition, Conie's Facebook group will give you information on some amazing giveaways that she is offering on Kit and Clowder's Facebook group.  Don't miss out on these festivities.  

As always, I have used my favourite mediums to colour this darling image (Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils).  I wish you the special gifts of this beautiful holiday season...peace, joy and lasting happiness.  

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!  Hugs, Lori P xx


Window:         Memory Box "Grand Madison Window" die
Label:              Spellbinders "Vintage Lace Motifs" dies
Flourish:          Fancy That "Swirly Flourish" die
Snowflakes:    The Paper Studio "Snowflake" paper punch

Beads, crimper, Swarovski crystals, white flocking, ribbon are from my stash.

Challenges entered
As You Like It Challenge Blog
Creative Moments Challenge Blog
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Blog
The Fairy and the Unicorn Challenge Blog

Monday, December 17, 2018

Message in the Bottle by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hi there, peeps!  I hope you had a pleasant weekend.  The weather here has been truly dismal.  It would be so nice to see the sun.  I am sharing my final DT card (an easel card) for this month which showcases the lovely "Message in the Bottle" image by Ching-Chou Kuik.  You can find it, along with 9 other beautiful mermaids, here: 
I made this card for Ching-Chou's monthly Facebook challenge. The theme is Celebrations.
You may win some gorgeous images if you enter. 

This is what it looks like when opened:

The card base is made by using a free fish bowl clip art image.  I've coloured this lovely image, and the koi, with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils.  The little flower is handmade.  I wish you a happy week.  Until next time, Lori P xx


Rope:      Marianne Designs "Rope" die LR0418
Coral:      Marianne Craftables "Coral" die CR1406
Koi:         Heartfelt Creations "Under the Sea" stamp and die set
Flower:    Heartfelt Creations "Tropical Hibiscus" stamp

Bottle, seashells, starfish, pearl spray and pearls are from my stash

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Puppy Cuddles by Conie Fong

Hi, dear peeps, and welcome to my DT post for Conie Fong's current Facebook Challenge.  The theme is "Christmas".  If you enter this challenge, you may win some gorgeous images from her.
Conie has some absolutely beautiful images in her etsy shop.  I chose the darling "Puppy Cuddles" image, found here:

I have coloured this adorable image with Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils.  And, of course, I made the poinsettia.  You know how much I love to make flowers!   I just realised that I forgot to add flocking to her pom pom and the trimming on her coat. I will do that shortly.  Well, that's all from me today.  I wish you a happy day.  Lori P xx 


Poinsettia:         Heartfelt Creations "Sparkling Poinsettia" stamp and die
Leaves:             Heartfelt Creations "Large Sparkling Poinsettia" stamp (I fussy cut the leaves)
Borders:            Heartfelt Creations "Regal Borders and Pockets" dies
Tree:                  Dee's Distinctively :Small Snow Covered Tree" die IME026
Icicles Border:  Marianne Creatables "Icicles" die LR0135
Snowflake:        Memory Box "Batavia Snowflake" die
Label:                Crafty Sentiments Designs "Christmas Circles"

The dimensional dots, glittered paper and beads are from my stash.

Challenges entered
The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog
A Perfect Time to Craft
Crafty Catz Challenge blog

Sunday, December 9, 2018

The Moment by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hi, crafty friends!  Today, I am showcasing my 2nd DT inspirational card which I made for Ching-Chou Kuik's monthly Facebook challenge.  Our theme this month is "Celebrations". 

This theme lends itself to many different interpretations.  I chose this delightful image ("The Moment") because I love to read, and teacups and fairies have always held a fascination for me.  This image can be found in Ching-Chou's etsy shop here:

I wanted to include a book charm on this card.  It was snowing on the day that I was making it.  I was too lazy to drive in the snow, so I made my own tiny book charm.  And, it has pages that can be flipped!  How cool is that?  Here is a close-up of my book:

If you look closely, the author's name is "F.C. Markers".  Who is that?  Well, "F.C." is for Faber-Castell pencils and "Markers" is for Copic Markers (my favourite mediums for colouring).  I thought that was rather clever - LOL!  

As usual, I made my flowers and pinwheel bow.  That's all from me.  Have a lovely day!  Lori P xx


Leaves:  Cheery Lynn "Flourish Leaf" strip
Flowers:  EK Success "Retro" punch (small and medium)

Pearls, Swarovski cystals, chain and ribbon are from my stash

Challenge entered


Sunday, December 2, 2018

Sea Breeze

Hello there, peeps!  This is my first DT card which I created for this months's challenge over at Ching-Chou Kuik's Facebook Challenge.  The theme is "Celebrations".  If you join, you may win some beautiful images from Ching-Chou.

I absolutely love mermaids so I chose this stunning image called "Sea Breeze".  You can find her, along with 9 other gorgeous mermaids, in Ching-Chou's etsy shop here:

A close-up of this beauty:

I have coloured her with a combination of Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils.  I wish you a happy week.  Lori P xx


Frames:  Spellbinders "Big Scalloped Circles" dies
               Spellbinders "Classic Scalloped Squares Large" dies

Robin's Nest clear dew drops (on lace), lace, tiny bottle, sand, starfish, seashells, Swarovski crystals and Magic Mesh are all from my stash.

The seaweed was made with an old SVG file.

Challenges entered

Morgan's ArtWorld
Jo's Scrap Shack
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Creative Moments