Thursday, February 27, 2020

Tori the Dragon - Raining Hearts by Conie Fong

Hello lovely friends!  Here is another DT card that I made for Conie Fong's monthly Facebook challenge.  The challenge ends in 2 days but there is still time to enter.  This darling image is "Tori the Dragon - Raining Hearts", found here:
This is such a versatile image.  


I used Copic markers and Polychromos to colour it.  The flower is handmade.  I cut the flourish twice and offset it on glitter paper for some dimension.  Well, that's all from me.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a happy day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used

Frame:       Spellbinders (cannot remember name)
Flourish:    Crafter's Companion "Filigree Flourish" die
Flower:      Spellbinders "Floral Oval" S5-378 etched die
Sentiment: QuicKutz "Phoebe" alphabet dies
Border:      Martha Stewart "xoxo Hugs and Kisses" border die

Bead and pearls are from my stash.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Smell the Flowers Pixie by Lemon Shortbread

Hi everybody!  There's a brand new challenge starting today at the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.  
My DT card showcases the darling "Smell the Flowers Pixie" image, found here:
As always, the theme is "Anything Goes".


The mediums that I used to colour her are Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils.  I applied clear Wink of Stella to the little pixie's wings, and Liquid Pearls (Baby Blue) to the butterflies' bodies.  I made the flowers.  That's all from me today.  Enjoy your day!  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Frame:    Martha Stewart "Daisy" Around-the-Page punches
Foliage:  Marianne Creatables "Leafy Swirl" die LR0414
Flowers: SVG file
Corners:  EK Success

Ribbon, gems, bead, pearls, Wink of Stella and Liquid Pearls are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Blog
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
Get Creative Challenges Blog
Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog
Dream Valley Challenges Blog
Creative Moments Challenge Blog
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog
Crafty Creations Challenges Blog
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge
Classic Design Challenge Blog



Monday, February 17, 2020

Love Balloon by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hi everybody!  I hope your weekend was happy.  Today, I am featuring my card, as DT for Ching-Chou Kuik, using the beautiful '"Love Balloon" image, found here:
Ching-Chou has both a Facebook challenge and a blog challenge.  Why not join in the fun?  You may win some lovely images.



The mediums I used are Copic markers and Polychromos pencils.  I dotted the butterflies's bodies with Liquid Pearls (Buttercup).  All the flowers are handmade.  Thank you for visiting.  Enjoy your week.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used

Frame:          Spellbinders "Romantic Rectangles" dies
Border:         Memory Box"Fairytale Flower Border" die
Flowers:       EK Success "Retro" punch (small and medium)
Butterflies:    Momenta Recollections "Butterfly Template 542704" die
Sentiment:    Computer generated; Spellbinders "Classic Ovals Large" and "Big Scalloped Ovals
                        Ovals Small" dies        

Swarovski crystals, gems, Liquid Pearls (Ranger) are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Sweetheart Bella with Hugs by Conie Fong

Hi friends!  I am sharing my DT card which I made for Conie Fong's Facebook challenge.  The theme is "Valentine's Day or Love or For Someone Special".  This super sweet image is "Sweetheart Bella with Hugs", found here (along with 2 other darling images):
Is she not precious?  Here is the Facebook challenge:
Join in the fun!  You may win some beautiful images from Conie.


I used Copic markers and Polychromos pencils to colour her.  The medium and small flowers are handmade.  I applied clear Wink of Stella to the butterflies' wings. Thank you for visiting.  I wish you a lovely week.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Pergola:      Marianne Craftables "Birds Pergola" die CR1265
Butterflies:  Momenta Recollections  "Template 542704 Butterflies" die
Foliage:       Sizzix- David Tutera "Greenery and Flourish with Stamps" die and stamps
Flowers:      SVG file, EK Success "Retro" punch (small)
Grass:         Cheery Lynn "Grass Border" die

Ribbon, pearls, Swarovski crystals, microbeads and largest flower, Wink of Stella (clear) are from my stash.

Challenges Entered 

The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Plum Blossoms Lady by Lemon Shortbread

Hi peeps!  I am super excited because I am now a Design Team member for Lemon Shortbread.  They have such gorgeous images!  This is my very first card that I created for Vera's blog (Challenge #113) using the beautiful "Plum Blossoms Lady" image, found here in her etsy shop:
If you enter the blog challenge, you may win some truly lovely images:


I decided to use the image with the plain dress.  She is coloured with Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils.  I enlarged one of the lanterns on the background paper, fussy cut it, and applied 3-D pop dots behind it. I also stamped some flowers on the sides.  That's all for today.  Thank you for visiting, and enjoy your day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used  

Frame:        Frantic Stamper "Oriental Frame and Motifs" dies #10069
Sentiment:  QuicKutz "Snow Angel" alphabet dies

Pearls, embroidery floss and blue brad are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
https://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
https://avenue613.blogspot.com/
Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog
http://yournextstamp.com/blog/
A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Blog
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog
https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Creative Moments Challenge Blog
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/
A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge Blog
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/
Stamping Sensations Challenge Blog
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge Blog
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/
Dream Valley Challenges Blog
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge Blog
https://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/02/pip-challenge-2006.html?fbclid=IwAR1TMa0FOfBvj6NuGhIaY5BKDeRRTI-qo5rrUMDx0GhwPltSEnSvhTR3b6E






Monday, February 10, 2020

Purple Balloon by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hello everyone!  Hope your weekend was nice.  My weekend was rather trying because we had an ice storm on Friday, then quite a bit of snow, and three power outages, all on the same day. Crazy! The ice storm covered every single branch.  It was incredibly beautiful.  When the sun finally came out for a bit, everything was sparkling.  Afterwards, it snowed.  What a breathtaking sight!  A winter wonderland, for sure.

My DT card today features the lovely "Purple Balloon" image by Ching-Chou Kuik, found here:
This card is for Ching Chou's monthly Facebook challenge.  The theme is Valentine's Day/Love/For Someone Special).



Ching-Chou also has a blog challenge:
If you enter either one, or both, you may win some gorgeous images.  The image is coloured with Copics and Polychromos.  My flowers are handmade.  I cut the overlay twice and offset the dark purple one for some dimension.  Thank you for visiting, and enjoy your day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used

Overlay:     Marianne Creatables "Anja's Border Elegant" die LR0344
Flowers:     EK Success "Retro" punch
Sentiment:  QuicKutz "Snow Angel" alphabet dies
Corner:       Cheery Lynn die

Pearls and microbeads (Martha Stewart) are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/
SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/
Dragonfly Dreams Challenges Blog
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/
Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog
https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
https://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/
Dream Valley Challenges Blog
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/
Get Creative Challenges Blog
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com/
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenges Blog
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/



Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Love is in the Air by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hello, friends!  This is my latest DT card for Ching-Chou Kuik's monthly Facebook challenge".  
I chose the lovely "Love is in the Air" image, found here:
Ching-Chou also has a blog challenge.
If you enter one of her challenges, or both, you may win some beautiful images from her etsy shop. 


This beautiful image is coloured with a combination of Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils.  The flowers are handmade, and is the pinwheel bow.  Enjoy your week.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Frame:    Spellbinders "Heart Leaf Frame" die
Flowers:  EK Success "Retro" punches (small and medium)

Ribbon, bead and pearls are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/
Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/
Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog
http://yournextstamp.com/blog/
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/
Get Creative Challenges Blog
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com/
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
https://avenue613.blogspot.com/
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge Blog
https://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Blog
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Sunflower Bella by Conie Fong

Hi peeps!  My design team card for Conie Fong's monthly Facebook challenge features the delightful "Sunflower Bella" image by Conie, found here:
I am not too happy with the dark colours but such is life...LOL!  
If you enter, you may win some adorable images from Conie.


As usual, I coloured her with Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils.  The flowers are handmade.  Thank you for visiting.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Frames:       Marianne Creatables "Anja's Oval" die LR0376
Foliage:       Creative Expressions "Leafy Branches" dies, Finishing Touches - Sue Wilson CED1522
Flowers:      Love Nicole
Sentiment:  Creative Expressions "Sending Hugs" Mini Shadowed Sentiments die CED SS005

Ribbon, pearls and flower centers are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge Blog
Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog





Monday, January 20, 2020

Light of Beatitude by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hello lovely peeps!  I hope you had a happy weekend.  We've had quite the snowstorm here.  I am sharing my DT card which I made for Ching-Chou Kuik's Facebook challenge.  She also has a blog challenge.
If you enter one, or both, you may win some beautiful images.
 The DT's theme for this week is "Mythical Creatures".  I love mermaids and so I chose the glorious "Light of Beatitude" image, found here:


I used Copic Markers and Polychromos pencils to colour her.  The lace was originally white but I dyed it with Glimmer Mist (Cosmos).  Her wings are covered with clear Wink of Stella.  I made the flowers.  Enjoy your day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools used 

Lily pad:  SVG file
Flowers:  Fiskars punches (small and medium)
Die cut behind image:     Spellbinders "Big Scalloped Circles" dies
Label behind sentiment:  Spellbinders "Vintage Lace Motifs" dies  (cut down to shorten it)

Lace, pearls, prills, Wink of Stella and glimmer Mist are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/
SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/
Gem of a Challenge Blog
https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Stamping Sensations Challenge Blog
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge Blog
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/


Monday, January 13, 2020

Susie Sunshine by Conie Fong

Hi everybody!  A second post by me today.  Miracles do happen sometimes - LOL!  This beauty is Conie Fong's "Susie Sunshine", found here:
  I created this DT inspirational card for Conie's current Facebook challenge (theme:  Happy Birthday). She also has a Colouring Only challenge


The mediums that I used are Copic markers and Polychromos pencils.  I decided to make a little scene for this sweet image.  The edges of the butterflies' wings are glittered.       

The large balloon was made by printing out the image in a larger size and added the sentiment before I fussy cut it.  I placed 3-D pop dots underneath the balloon, and finally tied some black cord on the bottom.  My flowers are handmade.   Well, that's all from me today.  Hugs, Lori xx 

Materials and Tools Used 

Top border:  Memory Box "Pristine Border" die (cut twice)
Border:         Martha Stewart "Modern Garland" punch (cut twice)
Fence:          Impression Obsession "DIE004-J Fence" die
Butterflies:   Momenta - Recollections cutting die template 542704 - Butterfly
Flowers:       EK Success "Retro" punches (small and medium)


Ribbon, Swarovski crystals, beads, black cord and  glitter are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge Blog
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog

Crafty Creations Challenges Blog
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/

Little Sprout by Ching-Chou Kuik

Good morning/afternoon!  This is my second DT inspirational card for Ching-Chou Kuik's current Facebook challenge. 
The Design Team was challenged to "Use Your Least Favourite Colour" this week.  Mine is orange but I do like the way it turned out.  I used the sweet "Little Sprout" image, found here:


I fussy cut the bottom of her dress for some interest.  She's coloured with Copic markers and Polychromos pencils.  The blue and orange flowers are handmade, as is the pinwheel bow.  Ching-Chou also has a challenge blog.  If you enter this challenge, or both, you have a wonderful opportunity to win some beautiful images.

Have a lovely week.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Border:        Creative Expressions - Configurations "Lattice Edging" die Sue Wilson
Flowers:      SVG file (blue), EK Success "Retro" punches (small and medium)
Foliage:       SVG file
Semtiment:  Computer generated

Ribbon, pearls, microbeads (Martha Stewart) and white flower are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
https://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
https://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/
Colour Crazy Craft 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/




Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tender Blue by Ching-Chou Kuik

A very Happy New Year to you!  This is my first DT card this year which I made for Ching-Chou Kuik's brand new 2020 monthly Facebook challenge. The theme is "New Year, New Beginnings or New Crafty Stash".  
What better way than to start off with a new birthday card, right?  This stunning image is "Tender Blue", found here: 
Items for "New Crafty Stash" include the flower die, the vine die, the gold button and coloured seashells.


As always, I used my usual mediums (Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils) to colour this lovely image.  I made the flower and the pinwheel bow. I cut the frame twice to make it longer than its original size and pieced it together.  And, I added cheesecloth under the seashells. 

In addition to a Facebook challenge,Ching-Chou also has a challenge blog.  There are some wonderful images that you can win if you enter either one.

That's all from me.  Thank you for stopping by, and I hope to see you soon.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Frame:    Spellbinders "Pendants" die (cut twice)
Foliage:  Memory Box "Small Marianna Vine" die
Flower:   Spellbinders "Succulent and Mum Flower" dies
Frame behind sentiment:  Spellbinders "Inverted Scalloped Square" dies

Pearls, cheesecloth, Prills and ribbon 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/
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge Blog
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/
The Crafter's Cake Challenge Blog (something beginning with C:  cheesecloth under seashells)
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/
Gem of a Challenge Blog
https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Creative Moments Challenge Blog
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Something New (flower and vine dies, button, seashells)
https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
https://avenue613.blogspot.com/
Stamping Sensations Challenge Blog
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/
A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Blog
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/
Dream Valley Challenges Blog
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/