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
SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog
Dragonfly Dreams Challenges Blog
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog
Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
Dream Valley Challenges Blog
Get Creative Challenges Blog
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenges Blog
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog


  1. Gorgeous design and such a nicely coloured image too. Great work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

  2. Gorgeous card! I just love the purple and yellow together! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  3. Her dress is absolutely stunning, beautiful card, thanks for joining our challenge, greetings Petra DT digichoosday challenge

  4. Beautiful card, so glad you shared with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  5. I love how your flowery background panel is cut on the edge, gives it an extra feeling of depth. The image is so wonderfully colored. A beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Challenge. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene DT

  6. This is beautiful too. Beautiful colouring.
    thank you agian for joining at Stamping Sensations.

  7. Gosh, your ice and snow sounds so incredibly beautiful! Such a pretty card Lori! Fantastic colouring of the image! Your flowers are incredible and your background design with the offset edge is wonderful! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Morgan's Artworld

  8. A really rich and vibrant card and the image is coloured beautifully. Thank you for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations

  9. oh my god stunning. Thank you for entering our Challenge at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
    Mel DT

  10. The purples followed by the yellow flowers make this an especially stunning card. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  11. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  12. Such a beautiful creation Lori! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  13. Beautifully coloured and I love the colour combination you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at the SheepSki Designs Challenge.

    Helen x