Monday, May 25, 2020

Tea For Two by Conie Fong

Hi peeps!  We had such lovely weather last week.  It's finally getting warmer and the sun is shining.  There are two beautiful trees in full bloom and some pretty ornamental grasses and shrubs right outside my apartment.  I am surrounded by scenic beauty.

My DT card features Conie Fong's gorgeous "Tea For Two" image, found here:

I just love this image because it evokes such happy memories.  I drew the serving tray.  The image is coloured with both Copic markers and Polychromos pencils.  All the flowers are handmade.   

I made this card for Conie's current monthly Facebook challenge (theme:  Female/Mothers). Why not join in the fun?  
Conie also has a Colouring Only challenge.

Thank you for visiting.  I sincerely appreciate it.  Hugs, Lori xx 

Materials and Tools Used

Frame:     SVG file
Foliage:   SVG file
Flowers:  Love Nicole (large blue flower)
                EK Success "Gardenia" punch (medium flowers)
                EK Success "Retro" punch (small flowers)

Ribbon, pearls. Prills and gems are from my stash.

Challenges Entered - (my favourite embellishment is flowers.  I love to make my own 3-D flowers and nearly always do.  I can't seem to make a card without adding flowers!)

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Bouquet for You Fairy by Lemon Shortbread

Hello friends!  Today marks the beginning of a new challenge on the Lemon Shortbread Blog.
I am showcasing the darling "Bouquet for You Fairy", found in Vera's etsy shop here:

She is so cute!  Wink of Stella (clear) was applied to her wings.  The fence behind her was drawn by me.  I wanted to re-create a bouquet so I made a cone for my handmade flowers.  As always, I used Copics and Polychromos to colour the image.

Thank you for visiting.  It's very appreciated.  I wish you a lovely day.  Hugs, Lori xx 

Materials and Tools Used 

Flowers:    EK Success "Retro" punch (medium)
Butterfly:  Marianne Creatables "Butterflies" die LR0158
Foliage:     Memory Box "Snowberry Sprigs" dies
Sentiment: Computer generated

Ribbon, gems and Wink of Stella are from my stash.

Challenges Entered 

Monday, May 18, 2020

Spring Clover by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hello friends!  I'm a bit late posting my DT inspirational card today, but here goes.  The Design Team members were challenged this week to create a shaped card.  My card is for Ching-Chou's current Facebook challenge.

The beautiful flowers are from I Am Roses.
I am entering this card in the May IMR Challenge.
  The lovely girl and the sweet little bunny were coloured with Copic markers, and the tiny flowers and clover with FC Polychromos pencils.  Ching-Chou also has a blog challenge:
Thank you for visiting.  Please stay well and safe.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Card Base:  Spellbinders "Grand Labels 4" dies
Corner:       Memory Box "Andorra Corner" die
Flowers:     I Am Roses   

Ribbon is from my stash.  Sentiment was computer generated.

Challenges Entered 

Friday, May 15, 2020

Shoe Fetish by Redonkadoodles

Hi peeps!  I have the pleasure and honour of being the Guest Designer at the Arty Divas Challenge Blog:
How exciting is that?  I have always loved shoes and so I used the fabulous "Shoe Fetish" image by Redonkadoodles:

The image is coloured with my trusty Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils.  The flowers and the hatpin are handmade.  I added glitter to the shoe to make it look dressy and sexy.  I also applied a drop of Liquid Pearls on her earring.

I wish you a lovely day and happy weekend.  Stay safe.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used

Frame:        Spellbinders "Marvelous Squares" dies
Foliage:      McGill "Pine Branch" punch
Flowers:     EK Succcess "Retro" punches (small and medium)
Butterfly:   Cheery Lynn "Exotic Butterfly" die
Sentiment: Computer generated and backed with QuicKutz "Bottle Cap" die
Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots"

Ribbon, feather, beads, pearls and pearl border are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Little Blossom by Conie Fong

Hello my crafty friends!  Welcome to my DT post for Conie Fong's  new Facebook challenge: 
The theme this month is "Female/Mothers".  This endearing image is "Little Blossom", found here in Conie's etsy shop:

As always, I used Copic markers and Polychromos pencils to colour the image.  I used my crimping tool on the tree to add texture.  I found the lanterns on the Internet on a free clip art site.  I coloured and fussy cut each one, and raised them with 3-D foam.

Why not join in the fun?  There are always some fabulous prizes to be won.  Thank you for visiting, and hope to see you again.  Stay well.  Hugs, Lori xx 

Materials and Tools Used 

Tree:           SVG file
Cat:             Memory Box "Walking Cat" die
Grass:          Cheery Lynn "Grass Border" die
Lanterns:     Free clip art from the Internet
Flowers:      Impression Obsession "Tiny Flowers" die
Sentiment:   QuicKutz "Phoebe" alphabet dies
Butterflies:   Martha Stewart "Classic Butterfly" punch
Crimping Tool:  Fiskars

Challenges Entered 

Monday, May 11, 2020

Enchanting Gold by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hi everyone!  I hope you had an enjoyable weekend.  I just love mermaids so I chose the gorgeous "Enchanting Gold" image by Ching-Chou Kuik for my  DT card,  found here:
The theme for her Facebook challenge, and her blog challenge, is "Embossing - Wet or Dry".  This week, however, the Design Team members' theme is "Add Some Sparkle". I am a huge fan of sparkle, so it was a no brainer...LOL!

There are 31 Swarovski crystals on this card.  It is quite sparkly IRL.  The image is coloured with Copic markers.  You can find Ching-Chou's current Facebook challenge here:  
She also has a blog challenge:
Why not join in the fun?  You may win some beautiful images. 

That's all from me for this post.  Thank you for stopping by, and hope to see you again.  I wish you a lovely day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used

Flourish:     Cricut "Ornamental Iron II" cartridge
Sentiment:  Computer generated

Swarovski crystals, seashells, starfish, pearls and cheesecloth are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Orchid Lady by Lemon Shortbread Stamps

Hello friends!  I hope you are well and staying safe.  It's time for a brand new challenge over at the Lemon Shortbread Blog:

As always, the theme is "Anything Goes".  I used the gorgeous "Orchid Lady" image, found here in Vera's etsy shop:

She is so beautiful!  I coloured her with Copic markers and Polychromos pencils.  The orchid is handmade.  I added glitter to the orchid for some sparkle.  Thank you for visiting.  I appreciate it so much.  Have a happy day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used

Frame:        Sizzix "Dotted Squares" Framelits dies
Flower:       Heartfelt Creations "Botanic Orchid" stamps and dies
Foliage:      Spellbinders "Romantic Vines" dies
Sentiment:  QuicKutz "Snow Angel" alphabet dies

Monday, May 4, 2020

After Midnight by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hi all!  Here is my latest DT card for Ching-Chou's brand new Facebook challenge.  The theme is "Embossing - Wet or Dry or Both".  I used the beautiful "After Midnight" image, found here:

I decided to go with dry embossing.  I have quite a number of embossing folders so I should remember to use them more often.  I think they add a lovely touch to any card.  To colour this pretty image, I used a combination of Copic markers and Polychromos pencils.  The little flower is handmade. 

Ching-Chou also has a challenge blog.  To enter the blog challenge, click here:
and to enter the Facebook challenge, click here:
If you enter either one, or both, you may win some beautiful images from Ching-Chou.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a happy day, and stay safe.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Mask:  Spellbinders "Venetian Accents" dies
Flower:  EK Success "Gardenia" punch
Butterflies:  Martha Stewart "Monarch Butterfly" and "Classic Butterfly" punches
Embossing Folder:  Crafts-Too "Garden Flowers"

Swarovski crystals, feather, ribbon, flower center and glittered paper (for the butterflies) are from my stash.