Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Swing Girl by Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps

Hi friends!  Today starts a new challenge over at the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog where the theme is always "Anything Goes".  
I chose the adorable "Swing Girl", found here in Vera's etsy shop:

When my boys were little, they loved going to the park and headed to the swings in no time.  Such wonderful memories!

This darling image is coloured with Copic markers.  I cut pieces of a tree die to create the branch. Well, that's all for today.  I thank you for visiting, and I wish you a happy day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used  

Branch:      Spellbinders "Four Seasons Tree" die
Grass:        Cheery Lynn "Grass Border" die
Flowers:     Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterflies: Creative Expressions "Petite Butterflies" die, Martha Stewart "Classic Butterfly" punch

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Snowy the Penguin-Snowy Birthday Presents by Conie Fong

Hi friends!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend thus far.  It is rather cool here, and it's dark with intermittent rain.  Wonder if it's due to the sand storm.  On a brighter note, I am sharing my second masculine card this month.

This is my inspirational card, as a Design Team member, for Conie Fong's current Facebook challenge (theme: Male/Fathers).  There is still time to enter:
This delightful image is "Snowy the Penguin-Snowy Birthday Presents", found here:
I coloured the image with Copic markers and  Polychromos pencils.  I drew the wooden floor.  The candle is a free black and white clip art image which I coloured with Copics and added 3-D foam to give it dimension.  I also added glitter to the flame.

I wish you all a lovely weekend.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Border:        Marianne Creatables "Christmas Stars" die LR0134
Candle:        Free clip art from the Internet
Stars:           Punches
Sentiment:  Cannot remember, but it's a digital image

Friday, June 19, 2020

Snowy the Penguin Flying Kite by Conie Fong

Hi peeps!  I am sharing my clean and simple DT card today.  This style of card is out of the ordinary for me.  I sent it to my brother for Father's Day.  

The adorable image is "Snowy the Penguin Flying Kite", found here in Conie's etsy shop:

What an adorable and versatile image.  My card is for Conie's current Facebook Challenge. The theme this month is "Male/Fathers".  There is still time to join in the fun.
 I freehanded the hills and sponged the edges.  I made the sun by using a free clipart image and raised the circle with 3-D foam.  As usual, I coloured the image with Copic markers.

That's all from me today.  I wish you a happy weekend, and a wonderful Father's Day to all the fathers out there.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Border:  Memory Box "Pristine Border" die
Frame:   Fiskars "Scallop" paper edgers 
Grass:    Cheery Lynn "Grass Border" die

Challenges Entered 

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Painter Girl by Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps

Hello, my friends!  This is my DT inspirational card for the new challenge (Theme: Anything Goes) which commences today on the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog:
Come and see what the talented Design Team has created.  And, if you join in the fun, you may win some beautiful images.

This really cute image is "Painter Girl", found here:

 I found the paint brushes on a free clip art site.  I fussy cut them, and coloured them and the image with Copic markers. Then, I placed 3-D foam under the paint brushes for dimension.  It's hard to see but I applied Glossy Accents to the paint on the artist palette and the paint on the brush that the girl is holding.  The paint splatters were made with a punch.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I always enjoy reading your lovely comments.  I wish you a happy day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Border:    EK Success "Binding Edge" punch
Brushes:  Free clip art
Paint Splatters:  punch (I do not know the maker)

Monday, June 15, 2020

Ivy Mermaid by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hi friends!  Today, I am sharing yet another mermaid card which I made for Ching-Chou Kuik's current Facebook challenge.  
This month's theme is "Under the Sea" or "Fun in the Sun" or "By the Sea".  

I coloured the image and the background with Copic markers.  Ching-Chou also has a blog challenge:
Thank you for making time to visit.  It always brightens my day.  Have a lovely day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Foliage:      Joy Crafts "Noor! Branch Leaf" die
Flowers:     SVG (large flower)  
                   Wild Orchid Crafts (medium flowers)
                   Recollections punch (small flowers)
Sentiment:  QuicKutz "Snow Angel" alphabet dies

Swarovski crystal and pearls are from my stash.

Challenges Entered 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Iris Mermaid by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hey friends!  Hope you are well.  This is my second Design Team inspirational card for this month.  The theme is "Under the Sea" or "Fun in the Sun" or "By the Sea".  I chose the gorgeous "Iris Mermaid" image, found here:

I love making my own flowers, so the iris is handmade.  I used Copic markers to colour her. My card was created for Ching-Chou Kuik's current challenge on Facebook. 
Ching-Chou also has a blog challenge.  If you enter one, or both, you may win some beautiful images.
That's all from me today.  Enjoy your day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Borders:      Joy Crafts "Under the Sea - Edge Waves" die 6002/0330
Iris:             Spellbinders "Create an Iris" die
Sentiment:  Computer generated, backed with QuicKutz "Bottle Cap" die
Leaves:       Heartfelt Creations "Classic Rose" stamp and die set

Seashells, cheesecloth and Prills are from my stash.

Challenges Entered

https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/  (purple is my favourite colour)

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Gardening for the Day by Lemon Shortbread Stamps

Hi!  It's time for Lemon Shortbread's brand new blog challenge.  I chose this wonderful image ("Gardening for the Day") because it reminds me of the days when I used to do some gardening. You can find this lovely image in Vera's etsy shop here:

I had so much fun colouring this sweet image.  As always, I used Copic markers and Polychromos pencils.  The gorgeous flowers are from I Am Roses.  Check out the beautiful cards made by the Design Team:

Thank you for taking the time to visit.  I wish you a happy day.  Hugs Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Foliage:  Marianne Creatables "Forest Branch" die
Fence:     Impression Obsession "Fence" die
Flowers:  I Am Roses

Challenges Entered

http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/ - my favourite technique is adding 3-D flowers (whether                                                                            handmade or bought) to all my cards.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Intense Red by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hi!  Here we are with a brand new month.  That means a brand new challenge on Ching-Chou Kuik's Facebook group.  
This month's theme is "Under the Sea" or "Fun in the Sun" or "By the Sea".  Since I am enthralled with mermaids, I chose "Intense Red", found here:
 and also here:

How beautiful she is!  She is coloured with Copic markers and Polychromos pencils.  It's a bit hard to see but the net has a gold thread running through it.

Ching-Chou also has a blog challenge.
You can find the Facebook challenge here:

If you join in the fun, you may win some lovely images from Ching-Chou.  Thank you for visiting.  I sincerely appreciate it.  Have a happy day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used

Flowers:      I Am Roses
Sentiment:  Computer generated and backed with Spellbinders "Big Scalloped Ovals - Small" 
                    and  "Classic Ovals" dies
Corner:        Memory Box "Riviera Corner" die
Rose and Leaves:  Heartfelt Creations "Classic Rose" stamps and dies