Monday, November 18, 2019

Merry Season by Ching-Chou Kuik

Happy Monday, peeps!  I am sharing my 3rd card, as a Design Team member for Ching-Chou Kuik, which I made for her monthly Facebook challenge.  She also has a challenge blog.
November's theme is "Remembrance/Thanksgiving/Thinking of You" but the DT members' theme for this week is "Christmas".  I used the stunning "Merry Season" image, found here:


How gorgeous she is!  I've coloured her mostly with Copic markers and a tiny bit with Polychromos pencils.  The white snowflakes are superimposed with the red ones for depth.  I added clear Swarovski crystals to the snowflakes so the card is nice and sparkly.  I made the pinwheel bow and added tiny bells on top.  I wish you a wonderful week.  Hugs, Lori xx  

Materials and Tools Used 

Border:          Martha Stewart "Snowflake" border punch
Snowflakes:  EK Success punches and The Paper Studio (small snowflakes)
Die cut behind the image:  Spellbinders "Marcheline Plume" die

Ribbon, Swarovski crystals and bells are from my stash..

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Braids in My Hair by Conie Fong

Hi peeps!  It has been so cold here.  At 6:00 a.m. today, the temperature was only 4 degrees!  Too cold for my liking, for sure!

I am sharing my first DT card this month which I made for Conie Fong's current Facebook challenge.  The theme is "Always Anything Goes" with an option of  "Anything But a Square".    This gorgeous image is "Braids in My Hair, found here:

This is my round shaped card:


As always, I've coloured her with Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils.  My flowers are all handmade, as is the pinwheel bow.  I applied Swarovski crystals on the bodies of the butterflies.  Be sure to check Conie's Facebook challenge here:
There are some lovely prizes to be won, and a chance to be chosen for a Guest Designer Team position.  Have a wonderful day!  xx


Materials and Tools Used 

Base over the white cardstock:  Crafter's Companion "Spring Garden" die
Flowers:  Heartfelt Creations "Oakberry Lane Blossoms" stamp and EK Success "Gardenia" punch
Butterflies:  Creative Expressions "Petite Butterflies" die (Sue Wilson)

Ribbon, pearls, Swarovski crystals are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

Crafty Creations Challenges Blog
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/
Creative Craft Cottage Challenge Blog
https://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/
Gem of a Challenge Blog
https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Creative Moments Challenge Blog
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
https://avenue613.blogspot.com/



Monday, November 11, 2019

Enter the Woods by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hi!  Welcome to my post today.  This is my 2nd DT inspirational card for Ching-Chou Kuik's current Facebook challenge.  She also has a blog challenge.  If you enter either one, you may win some gorgeous images from Ching-Chou.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/chingchoukuikdigitalstamps/
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/
The theme is "Rememberance (Thanksgiving, Thinking of You)" but the Design Team members' week 2 challenge is "Purplelicious".  I used the beautiful "Enter the Woods" image, found here:


She is coloured with Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils.  I printed the image twice in two different sizes and I fussy cut the butterflies.  Then, I applied fine glitter to all three butterflies. The glitter looks so much better IRL. So sparkly!   
That's all from me today.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used

Frame:  Martha Stewart "Swirling Lace" Around the Page punch

Ribbon, pearls, beads and glitter are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
https://avenue613.blogspot.com/
Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
https://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge Blog
http://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com/
Dream Valley Challenges Blog
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Monday
https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/
Crafty Creations Challenges Blog
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/

Monday, November 4, 2019

Green Dragonfly by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hello friends!  Welcome to my first post of this month.  I am showcasing the lovely "Green Dragonfly" image by Ching-Chou Kuik.  You can find it here:
I made this card, as a Design Team member, for her brand new monthly Facebook challenge.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/chingchoukuikdigitalstamps/  
The theme is "Remembrance/Thanksgiving, Thinking of You".
If you enter, you may win some gorgeous images from her.


I have always loved dragonflies and butterflies.  They are so pretty.  As always, I used Copics and Polychromos pencils to  colour this image.  The flower is handmade.   I applied clear Wink of Stella on the dragonflies' wings.  I wish you a happy week.  Hugs, Lori xx


Materials and Tools Used 

Border:          Martha Stewart "Vintage Floral" Around-the-Page punches
Corner:          Memory Box "Melinda Corner" die
Flower:          Spellbinders "Spiral Blossom Three" die
Dragonflies:  Marvy Uchida punch

Ribbon, pearls, bead, Wink of Stella, Swarovski crystals are from my stash.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Challenges Entered

Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/
LaAnn's World 101 Challenge Blog
http://challengeleannsworld101.blogspot.com/
The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/
Dream Valley Challenge Blog
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/
Colour Crazy 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/
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog
https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge Blog
http://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com/


Monday, October 28, 2019

Bachelor's Buttons Sprite by Aurora Wings

Hi there!  Hoping you all had a nice weekend.  Another month has almost gone by.  Hard to believe, right?  My card today features one of Aurora Wings' darling images "Bachelor's Buttons Sprite", found in Mitzi's etsy shop here: 
Mitzi has so many delightful sprites and gorgeous images.



This sweet image was coloured with Copics and Polychromos pencils.  All the flowers are handmade.  The lace was originally white but I dyed it with blue glimmer mist.
I am entering this card on Aurora Wings' Facebook challenge.  Check it out:
Enjoy your day!  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Frame:         Joy Crafts "Round Corners Frame" die 6002/0631 
Foliage:       SVG file
Flowers:      EK Success "Gardenia" punch and "Retro" punch (small), SVG file
Sentiment:  QuicKutz "Phoebe" alphabet dies



Saturday, October 26, 2019

Sunflower Bella by Conie Fong

Hi peeps!  As a DT member for Conie Fong, I am happy to share my card showcasing the darling "Sunflower Bella" image, found in Conie's etsy shop here:
What a wonderfully versatile image this is.  I created this card for Conie's monthly Facebook challenge (theme:  Colours of Fall).
https://www.facebook.com/groups/396730687168777/


I've used Copics and Polychromos pencils to colour the image.  My flowers  are handmade.  How I enjoy making my own flowers!  I used Flower Soft for the centers of the sunflowers.  I wish you a happy weekend.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used

Frame:     Marianne Creatables "Petra's Bridge" die LR0276
Corner:    Memory Box "Madera Corner" die
Flowers:  Love Nicole sunflower die, EK Success "Retro" punch (small and medium)


Ribbon, button, Magic Mesh, pearl and Flower Soft are from my stash.  

Challenges Entered

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog
Creative Moments Challenge Blog
Crafty Creations Challenge Blog
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog




Monday, October 21, 2019

Pick a Pumpkin by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hi lovely friends!  Ching-Chou Kuik's challenges this month are very special.  They mark the 5th anniversary of her monthly blog challenge and her monthly Facebook challenge.  What a wonderful achievement!

http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/chingchoukuikdigitalstamps/photos/?filter=albums  

Ching-Chou has a special surprise for anyone who enters either challenge.  They will receive her "Dark Moon" image  as a thank you for entering the 5th year celebrations (once the challenges are over).  I decided to use "Pick a Pumpkin", found here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/457719804/digital-stamp-set-of-2-halloween-pumpkin?ref=shop_home_active_129 and here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/646380837/sweet-spooky-halloween-set-greyscale?ref=shop_home_active_36



I coloured this lovely image with a combination of Copics and FC Polychromos pencils.  I applied Mod Podge (glossy) onto the spiders and used red nail polish for their eyes to make them look scary - LOL!  Have a happy week.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used

Corner:   La-La Land Crafts "Spiderweb Corner" die
Spiders:  SVG file

Ribbon and buttons are from my stash.

Challenges Entered 

Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog
Creative Playground Challenge Blog
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog
Crafty Calendar Challenge Blog
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog
A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Blog
A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge Blog
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog (Monday)
Fabrika Fantasy Challenge Blog








  




Monday, October 14, 2019

Misty Reflections by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hi friends!  It's hard to believe that it's already mid-October.  I am sharing my third DT card for Ching-Chou Kuik's monthly Facebook challenge.  The theme is "Halloween".  
Ching-Chou also has a blog challenge.  If you enter either one, or both, you may win some lovely images from her.
This stunning image is "Misty Reflections", found here:


This is my first time colouring a green face and I'm pleased with how it turned out.  As always, I used Copics and Polychromos to colour this lovely image.  My flowers are all handmade.  Have a happy week.  Hugs, Lori xx 

Materials and Tools Used 

Frame:    Martha Stewart "Spider Webs" Around-the Page punches
Flowers:  Love Nicole punch, Marvy Uchida punch, EK Success "Gardenia" and "Retro Flower"        
                punches
Foliage:   Marianne Craftables CR1245 "Swirls and Leaves 3" dies

Pearls, bead and ribbon are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
https://avenue613.blogspot.com/
SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/
Colour Crazy Challenge Blog
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
https://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/
Polkadoodles Challenge Blog
https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/
The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/



Sunday, October 13, 2019

Isabella Blossoms by Conie Fong

Good morning/afternoon!  Thank you for stopping by today.  I am featuring my first DT card made for Conie Fong's October Facebook challenge.  The theme is "Colours of Fall".  
Spring and Fall are my favourite seasons.  I used the gorgeous "Isabella Blossoms" image which comes with some shading in her hair (and facing left and right) found here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/701115858/digital-stamp-digi-stamp-digistamp?ref=shop_home_active_9 and here with no shading in hair (and facing left and right):


Isn't she a beauty?  I used Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils to colour her.  I wish you all a happy week.  Until next time.  Hugs, Lori xx  

Materials and Tools Used 

Leaves:         Family Treasures "Oak Leaf" punch
Sentiment:    QuicKutz "Bottle Cap" die (title is computer generated)
Branch:         SVG file
Butterflies:    Martha Stewart "Classic Butterfly" punch
Embossing Folder:  The Paper Studio "Woodgrain" (on branch)

Pearls, Swarovski crystals, flowers, bead, ribbons and glitter are from my stash.

Challenges Entered 

613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog
Colour Crazy Challenge Blog
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
Polkadoodles Challenge Blog
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog





Saturday, October 12, 2019

Kimono Kayuki by Conie Fong

Hi peeps!  I had some fun colouring Conie Fong's charming image "Kimono Kayki", found here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/731290619/digital-stamp-digi-stamp-digistamp?ref=shop_home_active_7&crt=1

Isn't she adorable?  She is one of Conie's new images.  I coloured these images with a combination of Copics and FC Polychromos pencils.  At some point, I will make a card with them.  



I wish you a happy weekend.  Hugs, Lori xx

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Blue Pumpkin by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hi there, peeps!  This is my second inspirational card for Ching-Chou Kuik's current Facebook challenge (theme:  Halloween).  
https://www.facebook.com/groups/chingchoukuikdigitalstamps/
Halloween always brings back fond memories of my kids trick-or-treating when they were little.  I sewed their costumes every year.  What fun!!!

I chose the beautiful "Blue Pumpkin" image by Ching-Chou Kuik, found here as a set with two other images:


The image is coloured with a combination of Copics and Polychromos pencils.  My flower is handmade.  I offset the spiderweb corner and the sentiment to create some depth, and I added glitter to the flame of the candle.  That's all for now.  Have a lovely week.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Corner:   Memory Box "Corner Spiderweb" die
Flower:   SVG file
Ghost:     Impression Obsession "Halloween Die Set" dies
Leaves:   Spellbinders "Little Leaf Set" dies
Letters:   QuicKutz "Phoebe" alphabet dies

Ribbon, floss, flower center and glitter 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/
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
https://avenue613.blogspot.com/
Crafty Creations Challenge Blog
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/
Colour Crazy Challenge Blog
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/
Fabrika Fantasy Challenge Blog
http://fabrikafantasydigis.blogspot.com/2019/10/challenge-35-halloween.html#more

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Sunflowers by SheepSki Designs

Hi everybody!  I am happy to share my card which I made for Crafting of Hue's "Get Well Soon " challenge on Facebook.
  I used the beautiful "Sunflowers" image which was donated by SheepSki Designs back in July.  You can now find this lovely image here:


Sunflowers always make me smile.  I thought I'd include the meaning of sunflowers:

I wanted to make this lovely image the star so I kept the design simple.  I coloured it with Copics and Polychromos pencils, and added mulberry paper around the brown frame.  Wishing you all a happy week.  Hugs, Lori xx 

Materials and Tools Used 

Butterfly:    Creative Expressions (Sue Wilson) "Cascading Butterflies" die
Sentiment:    Spellbinders "Big Scalloped Circles" dies.  Title is computer generated.

Ribbon, Swarovski crystals, mulberry paper and pearls are from my stash.

Challenges Entered 

The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog
Gem of a Challenge Blog
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog




Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Bow Tie In My Hair by Conie Fong

Hello everybody and welcome to my post today!  Conie Fong's monthly Facebook challenge is still open if you want to join in the fun.  This month's theme is "Use Purple and Yellow on Your Creation".  
Here is my DT inspirational card using the endearing "Bow Tie in My Hair" image, found here:
Conie also has a Facebook Colouring Only challenge.



I drew the flowers on the image, and used Copics and Polychromos pencils to colour it.  My flowers are handmade, as is the pinwheel bow. Glitter was added to the butterfly. I wish you a lovely day.  Hugs xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Leaves:       Cheery Lynn "Flourish Leaf Strip" die
Flowers:      SVG file (large flowers) and EK Success punch (small flowers)
Sentiment:  Computer generated title and QuicKutz "Bottlecap" die
Butterfly:    Marianne Creatables LR0158 die

Ribbon, pearls, bead and glitter are from my stash.

Challenges Entered 






Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Butterflies Fly by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hi peeps!  I have been without a computer since Saturday due to some serious computer issues, so my son has been setting up a new computer for me.  I miss having a computer so much - LOL!

I am showcasing my newest DT inspirational card which I made for Ching-Chou Kuik's current monthly Facebook challenge.  The theme is "Fall/FallColours" but the DT members' theme for this week is "Think Pink".  This lovely image can be found here:


I fussy cut the bottom of her dress so it hangs freely over the white mat.  I used Copics and Polychromos pencils to colour the image.  The aqua flowers are handmade, as is the pinwheel bow. Have a lovely day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Frame:         Martha Stewart "Monarch Butterfly" Around the Page punches
Flowers:      EK Success "Gardenia" punch
Sentiment:   QuicKutz "Bottlecap" die (with computer generated title)
Foliage:       Marianne Creatables "Leaves Foliage" LR0192 die

Pearls, bead, ribbon, prills and pink roses are from my stash.

Challenges Entered 

Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog
The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog
Simon Says Stamp Wednesdays Challenge Blog
World Wide Open DT Challenge Blog
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog
SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog
Imagine That Creative Playground Challenge Blog



Friday, September 13, 2019

Bella Rose by Conie Fong

Hi crafty friends!  I am sharing my DT inspirational card which I made for Conie Fong's new monthly challenge on Facebook.  The theme is "Always Anything Goes" with an option of "Use Purple and Yellow on Your Creation".  I chose the latter.
Conie also has a Colouring Only challenge as well.


This stunning image is "Bella Rose", found in Conie's etsy shop here:

I used my favourite mediums to colour the image (Copics and Polychromos pencils).  My roses are handmade.  I used glitter on the butterflies' wings.  Have a lovely day and a happy weekend.  Hugs xx

Materials and Tools Used

Frame:         Marianne Creatables LR0376 "Anja's Oval" die
Foliage:       SVG file
Corners:      Cheery Lynn "Lace Corner Deco B" die B162
Flowers:      SVG file 
Butterflies:  Creative Expressions "Petite Butterflies" die set Sue Wilson

Pearls, glitter and lace are from my stash.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Merbutterfly Fairy Freedom by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hi peeps!  It's hard to believe that it's already September.  Hope all is well at your end.  Ching-Chou's Facebook challenge this month is "Fall/Fall Colours", but the Design Team members' challenge this week is "Butterflies".  
https://www.facebook.com/groups/chingchoukuikdigitalstamps/
This glorious image is "Merbutterfly Fairy Freedom", found here:


I've loved butterflies since I was a little girl.  These gorgeous, iridescent winged creatures are so delicate and graceful. This beautiful image is coloured with Copics and Polychromos pencils. That all from me for now.  I wish you a happy week.  Hugs xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Large butterfly:         Joy Crafts "Vintage Flourishes Butterfly" 6003/0023 die
Medium butterflies:  Creative Expressions "Petite Butterflies" die Sue Wilson
Small butterflies:      Creative Expressions "Petite Butterflies" die Sue Wilson
Embossing folder:    Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots"

Swarovski crytals, pearls and embossing folder are from my stash.

Challenges Entered 

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog
Dies R Us Challenge Blog




Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Autumn's Here by Ching-Chou Kuik

Good morning, and welcome to my inspirational post for Ching-Chou Kuik's new Facebook challenge.  Today, I am featuring the gorgeous "Autumn's Here" image, found here:
This month's theme is "Fall/Fall Colours".  If you join in the fun, you may win some beautiful images from Ching-Chou.
She also has a challenge blog:


She's coloured with Copics and Polychromos pencils.  I applied clear Wing of Stella to her wings.  The tiny sunflowers are handmade.  Lastly, I sponged around the perimeter of the image to add some warmth.  Enjoy your day!  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used  

Flourish:    Cheery Lynn "Fanciful Flourish" die (small)
Flowers:     Love Nicole die (small sunflowers)
Sentiment:  QuicKutz "Phoebe" alphabet dies

Large flower, leaves, twine, flower centers and Wink of Stella 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
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog
https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com
Through the Craft Room Dooe Challenge Blog
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/
A Gem of a Challenge Blog
https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com
A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Blog
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/
Crafty Creations Challenge Blog
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/
Creative Moments Challenge Blog
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/


Thursday, August 29, 2019

Dandelion Girl by Wee Stamps for Whimsy Stamps

Hi peeps!  Rhea of Passionate Paper Creations has a Get Well Soon Challenge on Facebook.  
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.2272694759446456&type=3
This challenge runs from August 1 to August 31.  My card was finished weeks ago but I waited until nearly the last day to post it. This cute image is "Dandelion Girl" by Sylvia Zet (Wee Stamps) for Whimsy Stamps, found here:
https://whimsystamps.com/collections/wee-stamps-digital-stamps/products/dandelion-girl-digital-stamp
Here is my card:



As always, I used Copics and FC Polychromos pencils to colour her. I added Swarovski crystals on the stems for a lovely sparkle.  That's all from me today.    Hugs, Lori xx


Materials and Tools Used 

Stems:    Memory Box "Chloe Stem" die
Border:   Joy Crafts "Ornate Edge" die 6002/0357

Ribbon, Swarovski crystals, embroidery floss, and tiny button are from my stash.




Monday, August 26, 2019

Wynona Witch (with Cooking Pot Basket) by Conie Fong

Hi dear peeps!  Today, I am happy to share my altered liquor bottle project, as DT for Conie Fong, which I made for Conie's monthly Facebook challenge.  This month's theme is "Anything But a Card".  
I love altering liquor bottles and this was so much fun to make.   This is a long post, so here goes:


This is the bottle before I altered it:

After removing the labels and cleaning it with rubbing alcohol, I applied a coat of gesso.  Then, I painted the entire bottle with orange acrylic paint.  I lightly sponged red acrylic paint over the orange areas.  Next, I sponged on some purple acrylic paint around the perimeters of each side.  Once they were dry, I applied a coat of matte Mod Podge over the entire bottle to seal it. 

Then, I added the image and the other die cuts around the bottle.  The image is coloured with Copics and Polychromos pencils.  I drew the background fence.  Finally, I applied Mod Podge to the image and the die cuts.  Here are more views:

Back view:


Left side view:

Right side view:
The spider is raised with 3-D foam dots and I added Swarovski crystals for its eyes.

Top view:

OK, now I'm done - LOL!  Until next time.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Border:   Impression Obsession "Halloween Hill" die
Ghosts:   Memory Box "Ghost Trio" die
Spider:    SVG file
Bats:       Memory Box "Flying Bats" die
Spider Web:  Memory Box "Corner Spiderweb" die (small)
Spider Web:   SVG file (large)
Witch on Broom:  free clipart

Trim, ribbon, beads, Swarovski crystals, flower, gesso, Mod Podge and acrylic paints are from my stash.  





Saturday, August 24, 2019

Lotus Sprite by Aurora Wings

Happy Saturday!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  This gorgeous image is "Lotus Sprite" by Aurora Wings, found here:
She is so beautiful!  I made this card for Aurora Wings' monthly Facebook challenge.  Why not join in the fun?  You may win some gorgeous images from Mitzi.


I made this card some time ago but never posted it.  My flowers are handmade, and the image is coloured with a combination of Copics and FB Polychromos pencils.  I coated the butterfly with glitter.  Wishing you a lovely weekend.  xx 

Materials and Tools Used 

Base:         Heartfelt Creations "Regal Borders and Pockets" dies
Borders:    Heartfelt Creations "Regal Borders and Pockets" dies
Butterfly:   Martha Stewart "Monarch Butterfly" punch
Flowers:    Love Nicole punch (large flower), EK Success "Gardenia" punch
Glitter:      Martha Stewart

Ribbon, glitter, pearls, prills and floss are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

Stamps by Aurora Wings Facebook Challenge
https://www.facebook.com/groups/StampsByAuroraWings/
The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Blog
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com
Crafting by Designs Challenge Blog
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/
Fabrika Fantasy Challenge Blog
http://fabrikafantasydigis.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-33-anything-goes.html#more








Monday, August 19, 2019

Forest Companion by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hi everybody!  Weekends do go by too quickly, right?  I am showcasing my DT card today for Ching-Chou Kuik's monthly Facebook challenge (theme:  four legged friends).  What a wonderful theme! 
 This gorgeous image is "Forest Companion", found here:
She also has a blog challenge that you can enter.  If you enter either one, or both,you may win some of her beautiful images.  Why not join in the fun?


I decided to draw some trees behind this lovely image.  It's coloured it with Copics and FC Polychromos pencils.  Her wings are covered with Wink of Stella, and the flowers are handmade.  I love to make flowers.  I wish you a happy week.  xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Frame:       Martha Stewart "Flourish Lace" punch
Flowers:    Tim Holtz "Spiky Floral" punch, SVG file
Foliage:     SVG file
Branches:  Martha Stewart "Autumn Branch" punch

Pearls, flower center, corner and Wink of Stella (clear) are from my stash.
  





Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Angel Wishes by Conie Fong

Hello, crafty friends!  This month's Facebook theme over at Conie Fong's Art and Design Group is "Always Anything Goes" with an option of  "Anything But a Card". 
  https://www.facebook.com/groups/396730687168777/
This is my DT inspirational project:


I started off with the cute wooden box that houses Brie cheese by President:

I coated the entire box with gesso.  Then, I painted it with purple acrylic paint.  Finally, I applied Mod Podge (matte finish) all over it to seal it.

I used the darling "Angel Wishes" image by Conie Fong, found here in her etsy shop:
I coloured this beautiful image with Copics and FC Polychromos pencils.  I glued the patterned paper, the image and the frames onto the box and applied Mod Podge over them. 

I wanted the lace (which was white) to match so I dyed it purple with Glimmer Mist, and glued it around the box.  I lined the insides of the box (top and bottom) with white felt. Lastly, I added the flowers and other embellishments and, voila, my finished box!
Here are some other views:
  


I had so much fun creating this altered box.  Hope you have a lovely day.  Hugs, Lori xx 

Materials and Tools Used 

Frame:     Spellbinders "Label 18" dies
Flourish:  Cheery Lynn "Fanciful Flourish" die (small)
Flowers:   EK Success "Gardenia" punch, Fiskars punch (small)

Gesso, Mod Podge, lace, floss, gems, prills, Glimmer Mist, acrylic paint and felt are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog
Colour Crazy Craft Challenges Blog
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog
Creative Moments Challenge Blog
Crafting by Designs Challenge Blog