Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Maisy Mouse by Conie Fong

 Hi peeps!  My Design Team card which features the delightful and super sweet "Maisy Mouse" by Conie Fong, found here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/985947816/digital-stamp-digi-stamp-digistamp-maisy?ref=shop_home_active_5&crt=1

There are six separate images included with this stamp set, including Cory, a darling little boy mouse.


Could she be any cuter?  I used Copics and Polychromos to colour the image.  I love pink and purple (my favourite colours) so I coloured the flowers with both.  I also drew the little scene.  I added Swarovski crystals to the large purple butterfly and tiny pearls on the other butterflies.

I made this card for Conie Fong's monthly challenge on Facebook for completed projects.  Conie also has a colouring only challenge: 
Why not join in the fun?  We would love to see your creations.

Thank you so much for visiting.  I wish you a wonderful day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Frame:         Amy Design "Jungle Frame" die (Wild Animals 2) ADD10172
Butterflies:  Momenta "Butterfly" die - template 542704, Recollections
Sentiment:   QuicKutz "Bottle Cap" die

Challenges Entered 

http://blog.dare2bartzy.com/  (flowers on image and background paper)
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/  (Swarovski crystals on the large purple butterfly)
https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/ (favourite colours are pink and purople)


Monday, May 10, 2021

Mother's Day Card

 Hello friends!  I hope you had a lovely weekend and a Happy Mother's Day.  I coloured this image quite a while ago but I no longer remember who designed it.  Sorry about that.  I finally got around to making a Mother's Day card with it.

I coloured this sweet image with Copic markers and Polychromos pencils, and chalked some clouds behind it.  

Thank you for visiting and hope to see you again.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used

Border:       Crafter's Companion "Blossoming Borders" dies (freebie as part of the Gemini 
                   Cutting and Embossing Machine)
Sentiment:  Computer generated and back with Spellbinders "Ribbon Tag Trio 2" dies


Challenges Entered 

http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com/  (I love to use purple/aqua colour combo)



Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Just Sitting by Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps

 Hello again!  This is a second post from me today.  A new challenge begins today over on the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog:

The theme is always Anything Goes.  How easy is that?  Here is my DT inspirational card:


This delightful little fairy is Lemon Shortbread's "Just Sitting" image, which you can find in Vera's etsy shop here:

I used Copics to colour her.  I applied clear Wink of Stella to her wings for a lovely glimmer effect.  

Until next time, I wish you a happy day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Frame:  Spellbinders "Grand Labels 4" dies (I cut off the top part of the die cut since it was too long

Pearl border, pearls and ribbon are from my stash.


Challenges Entered 

http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/  clear Wink of Stella applied to wings for glitter effect




Fairy Alalia by Digi Doodle Studios

 Hello friends!  Today I am showcasing the beautiful and versatile "Fairy Alalia" image by Digi Doodle Studios, found here:

https://digidoodlestudios.com/products/digi-doodles-fairy-alalia-digi-stamp

She is actually an autumn/winter fairy but, as you can see, she can be made into a spring/summer fairy by using a different colour palette.


I used Copics and Polychromos to colour this sweet image.  I wanted her wings to sparkle so I applied clear Wink of Stella to them.  The white flower is handmade and the other flowers are from I Am Roses. 

Each month Digi Doodle Studios has a new challenge on Facebook and a challenge on the Digi Doodle Challenge Blog.  Why not join in the fun?  We would love to see your creations.

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


Materials and Tools Used

Foliage:       SVG file
Flowers:      I Am Roses  https://www.etsy.com/shop/eastmeetswest                   
Sentiment:  Computer generated

Challenges Entered 

http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/  Wink of Stella (clear) added to wings for sparkle
https://iamroses-challenge.blogspot.com/    "April IAR Challenge"


Sunday, May 2, 2021

Panda Bear by Beary Wishes

 Hi peeps!  Hope you are enjoying your weekend.  Mother's Day is next Sunday, so I made a couple of Mother's Day cards.  Below is one of them.  This adorable image is a freebie from 2012 (long time ago, right?) by Beary Wishes, found here:  

http://www.bearywishes.com/2012/02/panda-bear-freebie-21/

The freebie also comes with a coloured version.  I liked the coloured freebie so I used the same black/red colours on my image.


I coloured this cute image with Copic markers.  Well, that's all from me today.  Thank you for visiting and hope to see you again.  Hugs, Lori xx


Materials and Tools Used 

Border:        Martha Stewart "Floral Vine" punch
Sentiment:  Computer generated

Challenges Entered 


Friday, April 23, 2021

Bunny Daffodil by Conie Fong

 Hello, my friends!  It's officially spring here but we actually had snow on Wednesday and snow flurries yesterday.  Yikes!  However, it's not unusual in this neck of the woods.

My DT card today features the darling "Bunny Daffodil" image, found here:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/972050279/digital-stamp-digi-stamp-digistamp-bunny?ref=shop_home_active_9&crt=1

I made this inspirational card for Conie's monthly Facebook Challenge:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/396730687168777  There's still time to join in the fun.  We would love to see your creations.


I made the large purple and the white flowers; the rest are from I Am Roses.  I used Copics and Polychromos to colour this sweet image.  The pearls on the centers of the flowers are coloured with Copic markers.

I wish you a happy weekend.  Thanks so much for visiting.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used

Flowers:     EK Success "Gardenia" punch
Foliage:      Spellbinders "Romantic Vines" dies
Sentiment:  Computer generated

Challenges Entered


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Martini Glass Birthday Card

 Hi friends!  Here is something different from me.  I got this freebie martini glass digital stamp in 2011 from Andy Bauer.  Unfortunately, it is no longer available.  I decided to add some free candle and clipart images to the glass, and coloured it all with Copic markers.  And, voila!  A birthday card.  Crazy, right?


I added some glitter to the flame and stamped some tiny fireworks.  I am going to send this card to my niece's husband.  Hope he likes it.  Thank you for visiting.  Until next time.  Hugs, Lori xx


Materials and Tools Used 

Border:       Joy Crafts "Ornate Edge" die 6002/0357
Sentiment:  Bizzy Becs birthday freebie, backed with Spellbinders "Standard Circles Large" dies


Challenges Entered 





Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Monstera Girl by Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps

Hey there, friends! Today, I am sharing my DT card which features the adorable "Monstera Girl" image by Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps.  You can find this cute image in Vera's etsy shop here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/287371735/digital-stamp-tropical-monstera-leaves?ref=shop_home_active_140


I made this card for the new challenge which commences today on the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.

http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/

The theme is always "Anything Goes".  Remember to join in the fun.  We would love to see your creations.

I coloured her with Copics and Polychromos.  The large pink rose is from Wild Orchid Crafts and the rest are from I Am Roses.

That's all from me today.  Thank you for visiting. Have a happy day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Border:    Pretty Pink Posh "Stitched Leafy Borders" dies
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts (large rose) and I Am Roses


Challenges Entered 




Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Fairy in Blossom by Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps

 Hi friends!  Time for another challenge over at the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog:  http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/

It's no secret that I love fairies and so I chose the beautiful "Fairy in Blossom" image by Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps, found here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/786332904/digital-stamp-fairy-in-blossom-digi?ref=shop_home_active_9


I coloured this beauty with Copics and Polychromos.  I wanted a wide frame and so I cut the frame in half to accommodate the image.  The large blue flower is handmade, but the other lovely flowers are from I Am Roses. Finally, I applied Wing of Stella (clear) to her wings for a lovely glitter effect. 

Remember to join in the fun and enter the challenge.  We would love to see your creations.  Thank you for visiting today.  Have a lovely day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Frame:        Marianne Design "Anja's Large Ovals" die LR0236
Flowers:      I Am Roses, EK Success "Retro" punch (large blue flower)
Sentiment:  Creative Expressions "Hello & Hi" mini dies CED ME004

Challenges Entered 

http://yournextstamp.com/blog/  (flowers need sunshine to grow and, of course, water)
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/ (fairies are mythical creatures)




Sunday, April 4, 2021

Koopa and Troopa Sea Turtles by Digi Doodle Studios

 Happy Easter!  There is a new challenge going on right now on the Digi Doodle Studios Challenge Blog with the theme "Include an Animal".  http://digidoodlestudioschallengeblog.blogspot.com/

The adorable image I chose is "Koopa and Troopa Sea Turtles", found here:  https://digidoodlestudios.com/products/koopa-and-troopa-sea-turtles-digi-stamp?_pos=1&_sid=5a3c2e91f&_ss=r

Did you know that turtles are classified as amniotes (an animal whose embryo develops in an amnion and a chorion), along with other reptiles, birds and mammals?


As always, I used Copics and Polychromos to colour this super sweet image.  Didi Doodle Studios also has a monthly Facebook challenge.  See here:  

https://www.facebook.com/groups/digidoodlestudios/?multi_permalinks=1370248056669472

Thank you very much for visiting, and I hope to see you again.  Have a beautiful day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Border:       Joy Crafts "Under the Sea Edge Waves" die 6006/0330
Flourish:     Spellbinders D-Lites "Fantastic Flourish"
Sentiment:  Free clip art from the Internet 
                                                                                 
Pearl border is from my stash.


Challenges Entered 


Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Mermaid Shoujo by Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps

Hello, dear friends!  Today I am sharing my DT card for Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog's new challenge.  I love mermaids and so I chose the gorgeous "Mermaid Shoujo" image, found here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/222592277/digital-stamp-mermaid-shoujo-digi?ref=shop_home_active_146

 


Here is a side view of the card:



I used my trusty Copic markers and Polychromos pencils to colour this lovely image.  I added cheesecloth and real seashells for a more realistic feel.  

Remember to join in the fun and enter your lovely cards.  We would love to see your creations:  


Thank you very much for visiting.  Enjoy your day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Border:       Martha Stewart "Flourish Flower Trellis" punch
Starfish:      Free clip art from the Internet
Sentiment:  Computer generated


Seashells, cheesecloth and glittered flourish (from Michael's Arts and Crafts) are from my stash.

Challenges Entered 


Friday, March 19, 2021

I Heart Coffee by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Hello friends!  I made this card quite a while ago and never posted it.  I am a coffee lover so I start every morning with a large mug of black coffee.  So enjoyable!  There is a blog hop starting today and until March 26 over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog and I decided to enter it:    http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2021/03/2021-spring-summer-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/


This adorable image is a clear stamp by Krafin' Kimmie Stamps but I am unable to find a link for it.  I coloured it with Copic markers. The flowers are handmade. That's all from me today.  Thank you for visiting and hope to see you again.  I wish you a happy weekend. Until next time, Lori xx


Materials and Tools Used 

Frame:     Spellbiners "Labels 11" die
Flourish:  ZVA Creative

Ribbon and Swarovski crystals are from my stash.


Challenges Entered 




Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Gnome Gift by Conie Fong

 
Hi friends!  Happy St. Patrick's Day to those of you who observe it.  I love all mythical creatures and so I decided to make a card using another one of Conie Fong's darling gnomes.  This sweet little guy is "Gnome Gift", and can be found here, along with some other little gnomes:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/880719854/sale-digital-stamp-digi-stamp-digistamp?ref=shop_home_active_36                                                               


This card is similar to my previous card which has another gnome by Conie, and I plan to send them to my sons whose birthdays are in April.

The balloons, sentiment and the cupcake are free clipart images from the Internet.  I used Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils to colour this super sweet image.  

Conie has her current Facebook challenge going on now.  Why not join in the fun?  https://www.facebook.com/groups/396730687168777

Thank you for visiting and hope to see you again.  Have a lovely day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Corners:  Cheery Lynn (cut twice for dimension)

Challenges Entered 

https://www.welovechocolatebaroque.uk/  I love mythical creatures)



Saturday, March 13, 2021

Gnome Surprise by Conie Fong

Happy Saturday!   Gnomes are regarded as symbols of good luck, and that is something we all need during these unprecedented times.   My DT card today features the darling "Gnome Surprise" by Conie Fong, found here in her etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/880719854/sale-digital-stamp-digi-stamp-digistamp?ref=shop_home_active_36 


This adorable little gnome comes with four other images, and in PNG and JPEG format.  I made this inspirational card for Conie's current challenge on Facebook:

I coloured him with Copics and Polychromos.  The cupcake, sentiment and balloons images are free clipart images from the Internet.  I added 3-D foam under them for dimension.

Have a wonderful weekend.  Thank you for visiting.  Hugs, Lori xx

Challenges Entered 

https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
https://www.welovechocolatebaroque.uk/  (I love all mythical creatures, hence the name of my blog)
https://aaabirthday.blogspot.com/ (pattered paper)  



 

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Kimono Girl by Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps

Hi friends!  I am so ready for spring. Are you?  I, for one, have had enough of winter for a while.  I love the idea of longer days so I am always thrilled when Daylight Savings Time begins.  Yay!

A new challenge starts today on the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.  The theme is always "Anything Goes".

http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/

I chose the beautiful "Kimono Girl" image by Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps, found here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/286024751/digital-stamp-kimono-girl-digi-japanese?ref=shop_home_active_142


The fan is handmade with the same patterned paper as the bottom of the card, but the tassel is store bought.  This beauty is coloured with Copic markers and FC Polychromos pencils.  

Thank you for visiting today. Enjoy your day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots"
Sentiment:  Backed with QuicKutz "Bottle Cap" die and raised with 3-D foam

Challenges Entered 

https://www.welovechocolatebaroque.uk/  I love all things Japanese and I hope to, one day, visit  Japan 


Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Sweet Harmony by Digi Doodle Studios

 Hello friends!  Today, I am showcasing the darling "Sweet Harmony" image by Digi Doodle Studios.  A new challenge started on March 1 and the theme is Something Beginning with "F".  Why not join in the fun?  Check it out here:

http://digidoodlestudioschallengeblog.blogspot.com/

There is also a monthly Anything Goes challenge on Facebook but you must use a Digi Doodle Studios image.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set?set=oa.262042535459873&type=3

So, what are you waiting for?  LOL


I used Copic markers to colour this sweet image.  And, I drew the wood flooring.  The border is cut twice for added dimension.

Thank you for visiting.  It always brightens my day.  Until next time, have a happy week.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used

Border:       Crafter's Companion Die'sire "Christmas Carol" die
Flowers:      I Am Roses  https://www.etsy.com/market/i_am_roses
Sentiment:  Computer generated


Challenges Entered 



Tuesday, February 23, 2021

80s in Tulips by Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps

Hi friends, and welcome to my post today.  A new challenge starts today on the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog:
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/

I chose the gorgeous "80s in Tulips" image by Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps because tulips are one of the first flowers that bloom in the spring (my favourite season) and also because they are such beautiful, popular and classic flowers.


This fabulous image can be found here:

I used Copics and Polychromos to colour this beauty.  I love to make my own flowers so the tulips are handmade.

Thank you so much for visiting.  I wish you a happy day.  Hugs, Lori xx


Materials and Tools Used 

Tulips:    Heartfelt Creations "Tulip Time" cling stamp set
Foliage:  Creative Expressions "Evergreen Branches" die (Sue Wilson)

Challenges Entered

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/

Friday, February 19, 2021

Twinkle Angel Nellie by Conie Fong

 Hello friends.  I cannot help but to think of what winter storms Uri and Viola have done to Texas and southeastern U.S.  Plus, Uri has continued to wreak havoc all the way up to Maine.  What is happening to our country?  So devastating.  

On a brighter note, I am sharing my DT card which I created for Conie Fong's current Facebook challenge. 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/396730687168777


This darling image is "Twinkle Angel Nellie", found here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/941215085/digital-stamp-digi-stamp-digistamp?ref=shop_home_active_13

As always, I coloured her with my favourite mediums (Copics and  Polychromos).  The lovely flowers are from I Am Roses.  

I hope you stay safe.  Thank you for visiting.  It always brightens my day.  Hugs, Lori xx


Materials and Tools Used 

Frame:        Spellbinders "Grand Vaulted Cabinet" die
Flowers:      I Am Roses  https://www.iamroses.com/
Sentiment:  Computer generated and raised with 3-D foam

Challenges Entered 

https://iamroses-challenge.blogspot.com/ - for February IAR Challenge

Monday, February 15, 2021

Bunny Hearts - Girl by Conie Fong

Hello friends and welcome to my DT post today.   I made this card for Conie Fong's current Facebook challenge.  If you join in the fun, you may win some truly stunning images. Check it out here: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/396730687168777/?multi_permalinks=1696445657197267

This darling image is "Bunny Hearts - Girl" by Conie Fong, and can be found in her etsy shop here (there is a little boy version also):

https://www.etsy.com/listing/759865118/digital-stamp-digi-stamp-digistamp-bunny?ref=shop_home_active_67&pro=1 (girl)

https://www.etsy.com/listing/759864978/digital-stamp-digi-stamp-digistamp-bunny?ref=shop_home_active_68&pro=1 (boy)


Is she not the cutest?  I used my favourite mediums (Copics and Polychromos) to colour her.  I sent this card to a very special person (my younger son) for Valentine's Day. 

That's all for today.  We are expecting yet another snow storm today and another one later on this week.  Yikes!  Thank you for visiting, and I hope to see you again.  Have a lovely day.  Hugs, Lori xx


Materials and Tools Used 

Citiscape:    Memory Box "Brevilla Houses" die
Swirl:          Memory Box "Riviera Corner" die
Sentiment:  That Craft Place Ltd (unfortunately, they do not carry this digital stamp anymore)

Challenges Entered