Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Butterfly Point Fairy by Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps

 Hello friends!  Hope you are all ready for Christmas.  Today, I am sharing my Design Team card featuring the darling "Butterfly Point Fairy" by Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps.  I created this card for the new challenge which begins today on the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.  The blog will be on hiatus indefinitely after this one so why not join in the fun?  You may win some lovely images.


I coloured this adorable image and the butterflies with a combination of Copic markers and Polychromos pencils.  The background is drawn by me.  I applied some Liquid Pearls (Buttercup) to the bodies of the butterflies.

Thanks so much for visiting, and hope to see you again.  I wish you and your loved ones a very joyous and happy holiday.  Merry Christmas!  Hugs, Lori xx


Materials and Tools Used 

Butterflies:  Creative Expressions Finishing Touches "Cascading Butterflies" dies - Sue Wilson
Sentiment:   Impression Obsession "Hello" die
Flowers:      Punch by Studio G 
Border:        Spellbinders "Curved Borders 2" dies


Challenges Entered 

https://doubletroublechallenge.blogspot.com/  (It;s Up To You Challenge #99)


Monday, December 20, 2021

Bluebird by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps - Card #2

 Hello everybody!  Last week, I made a card using the beautiful "Bluebird" digital image by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  Since I coloured two of this beautiful image at the same time, I decided to make a second card with it.  I coloured this one with mostly FC Polychromos pencils and a few Copic markers.  The flowers are handmade.



 
There is a December giveaway going on right now on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Facebook group.  The winner will receive one stamp set of their choice free each month of 2022.  Isn't that fabulous?  I plan on entering the giveaway with my second card as well.  Keeping my fingers crossed!

I thank you for taking the time to visit.  I hope to see you soon.  Merry Christmas!  Hugs, Lori xx


Materials and Tools Used 

Corners:      EK Success punch
Flowers:      Heartfelt Creations "Oakberry Blossoms" dies (purple flower), SVG file (yellow flowers)
Frame:        Joy Crafts "Filigree Corner" die
Sentiment:  Computer generated


Challenges Entered 










Saturday, December 18, 2021

Bluebird by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

 Hello friends!  Are you ready for Christmas?  I am good to go.  It's snowing right now so it's already beginning to look like a winter wonderland.  Perfect!

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is having a December giveaway on Facebook where someone will win one stamp set of their choice free each month for 2022.  That is truly amazing!  Here is my entry:



I used the beautiful "Bluebird" digital image by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  I coloured it with Copic markers.  The flower on the top left is handmade.  I added tiny pieces of 3-D foam to the flower and the foliage for added dimension. 

Thanks so much for visiting.  I wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas, and a healthy and Happy New Year.  Hugs, Lori xx


Materials and Tools Used 

Bow:          The Greetery "Fit to be Tied" die
Foliage:     Creative Expressions "Finishing Touches - Leafy Branches" die - Sue Wilson CED1522
Flower:      SVG file
Sentiment: Computer generated using free clipart scrabble tiles 


Challenges Entered 

https://doubletroublechallenge.blogspot.com/  (It's Up To You Challenge #99)

 




Friday, December 17, 2021

Bunny Hearts - Girl by Conie Fong

 Hi friends!  My Design Team card today features the delightful Bunny Hearts - Girl image by Conie Fong.  Isn't she just darling?  Conie also has a little boy version called Bunny Hearts - Boy.  Such adorable and versatile images.



This sweetie was coloured with Copic markers and Polychromos pencils.  The shine on the balloons was made with a 0.7 mm white Posca pen.  I used my own cloud template to create the clouds with chalks.  The sentiment is backed with Spellbinders "Classic Scalloped Circles Small" dies and a round circle.

Thank you for visiting.  I always appreciate it.  Have a happy day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Challenges Entered 

https://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/2021/12/dec-6-19-2021-colour-palette-or-use.html

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Japanese Cute Doll by The Paper Shelter Digital Stamps

 Hello friends!  Welcome to my DT post for the new challenge which is starting today on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.  This is the final challenge for 2021. The theme is an easy one:  Anything Goes.  This challenge will run until January 11, 2022 because the Design Teams are taking a break until then.  I have used the beautiful "Japanese Cute Doll" image.  


This gorgeous image is coloured with Copic markers and Polychromos, as are the handmade flowers.  I had to snip the frame so that it could fit the narrow width of a slimline card.  The sentiment was cut twice and was offset for added dimension.

Thank you for stopping by.  Do not forget to stop by The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to see all the other lovely creations by the rest of the designers.  And, why not join in the fun?  There are some wonderful prizes up for grabs.  Have a wonderful and joyous holiday.  Hugs, Lori xx
 


Saturday, December 11, 2021

About Christmas No. 1 by Mirtillamente Digital Stamps

Hello  dear friends.  I hope you are making progress on your Christmas shopping.  Last month, I won a Guest Designer spot for this month on the Rabisco Challenge Blog.  I was given a choice of three images and I chose "About Christmas No. 1 by Mirtillamente Digital Stamps".  Here is my card:


There are six images included with this digital stamp and I selected three of them.  They are coloured with Copic markers and FB Polychromos pencils.  I used the fabulous fabulous "Slimline Connected Rectangles" die by Whimsy Stamps.  I used glittered paper to cut it out.  I love this die!  The sentiment is computer generated.

That's all from me today.  Thanks so much for visiting.  I wish you a happy weekend.  Hugs, Lori xx


Challenges Entered 



















Thursday, December 9, 2021

Puppy Cuddles by Conie Fong

 Hi friends!  My DT card today features the endearing "Puppy Cuddles" image by Conie Fong.  I created it for Conie's Facebook challenge.  Conie also has a Colouring Only Challenge.  Why not join in the fun?  We would love to see your creations, and you may win some gorgeous images from Conie.


This lovely image is coloured with my usual mediums (Copics and Polychromos).   The background scene is drawn by me, and the beautiful papers and sentiment are from the Heartfelt Creations "Merry and Bright Collection" paper pad.

As always, I thank you for visiting.  I hope to see you again soon.  Take good care of yourselves.  Have a happy day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Icicle border:  Marianne Creatables "Snowy Icicles" die  LR0392


Challenges Entered 






Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Rain Shield by Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps

 Hello friends!  Welcome to my Design Team post today.  This is my card which I made for the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog's new challenge which starts today.  This adorable image is "Rain Shield" by Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps.  


I decided to draw a scene for this little lady.  I applied Glossy Accents to the puddle and raindrops for a more realistic look.  As always, the image is coloured with Copic markers and Polychromos pencils. 

Thank you for stopping by.  I truly appreciate it.  I wish you a lovely day.  Hugs, Lori xx 

Materials and Tools Used 

Slimline die:  Gina Marie "Loopy Rectangle" dies
Sentiment:     Computer generated


Challenges Entered 





Friday, December 3, 2021

Patches Christmas Border Collie Puppy by Digi Doodle Studios

 Hello lovely friends!  Is it really December already?  Time flies too fast.  We've already had some snow and it's been so cold here.  When I got up this morning it was 16 degrees Fahrenheit.  

A new challenge has started on December 1 on the Digi Doodle Studios Challenge Blog.  The theme is Christmas/Winter.  There is also a DDS monthly Facebook challenge.  We would love to see your creations.

The image I chose is the adorable "Patches Christmas Border Collie Puppyby Digi Doodle Studios.  


The image is coloured by a combination of Copics and Polychromos.  Well, that's all for today.  Thank you for taking the time to stop by, and I hope to see you again.  Have a happy day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Sentiment:  Backed with Spellbinders "Classic Scalloped Circles" dies
Corners:      EK Success

Challenges Entered

http://christmaswiththecuties.blogspot.com/  (Meet Me Under the Mistletoe)
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The Paper Shelter 11th Birthday Celebration Blog Hop


Good morning, lovely crafters! Welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop, in celebration of The Paper Shelter's 11th Birthday on December 8th.  This will be a two week challenge, with both Design Teams taking part.

The theme for this special challenge is:  CELEBRATIONS

For my card, I used the darling "Shopping Girl" image.  I wanted to create something different so I found this wonderful free alarm clock image from PNG Logos which I thought would compliment the image perfectly.  


I used a combination of Copic markers and Polychromos pencils to colour this adorable image.  I cut the sentiment twice and offset it for added dimension and interest.

If you have arrived here from Julie R's blog, then you are heading in the right direction.  If not, then you will want to pop back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog because you do not want to miss out on this one.

As I mentioned, both Design Teams are participating, showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter.  Moreover, each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice, as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.

From here, you will need to hop over to Sammy Jean's blog.  Do not forget to leave your comment for an opportunity to win your choice of one of the fabulous digis available in store.

Good luck, and I hope you have enjoyed the hop so far.  I wish you a lovely day.  Hugs, Lori xx


Materials and Tools Used

Frame:        Spellbinders "Classic Scalloped Circles Small" dies
Clock:         Free clipart image from PNG Legos 
Sentiment:  Tutti Designs "Celebrate Word Set" dies TUTTI-243


Challenges Entered 









Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Fairy Christmas Eve by The Paper Shelter Digital Stamps

 Hi friends!  Welcome to my DT post for the new challenge on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.  Our theme this week is " A Christmas Card".

I chose the gorgeous "Fairy Christmas Eve" image.  As you probably know by now, I just adore fairies.


What a glorious image!  I coloured it with Copics and Polychromos.  I decided to use non traditional Christmas colours.  I inked around the edges of the image to create a warm glow.  I used glittered paper for the icicle borders.

We would love for you to join in the fun.  You can check out the other lovely creations by the other Design Team members. And, remember that there are some amazing prizes up for grabs.


Thank you for taking time to visit.  I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving, and here's hoping that whatever you do today, brings you happiness from morning until night.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Icicle border:  Marianne Creatables "Icicle Border" die LR0392
Sentiment:      Backed with Spellbinders " Classic Scalloped Border" dies

Glittered paper is from my stash.

Challenges Entered 







Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Polka Dot Raincoat by Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps

 Hello friends!  A new challenge starts today on the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.  This is my Design Team card showcasing the charming "Polka Dot Raincoat" image by Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps.


I drew the background.  I applied Glossy Accents on the puddle, the grass and on the raindrops.  The image is coloured with Copics and Polychromos. The wonderful sentiment is by Vivian Greene and is computer generated.

I would like to wish you a joyful and bountiful Thanksgiving.  Thank you for visiting.  I always appreciate it.  Hugs, Lori xx


Challenges Entered  



Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Christmas Carole by Conie Fong

Hello everyone!  Welcome to my DT post today.  I made this card for Conie Fong's monthly Facebook challenge.  If you join in the fun, you may win some gorgeous images from Conie.

This beauty is "Christmas Carole" by Conie Fong.  I coloured her with my trusty Copic markers.


I used part of Spellbinders "Grand Vaulted Cabinet" dies for the frame around the image.  I have quite a few Martha Stewart Around the Page punch sets, and I find that they work rather well on slimline cards.  Granted, you can only get three sides punched out but I still think they are fabulous.  And, I get to use some of my old punches...LOL.  

Thank you for stopping by; I truly appreciate it.  I wish you a happy day.  Hugs, Lori xx


Materials and Tools Used 

Frame:   Spellbinders "Grand Vaulted Cabinet" dies
Base:     Martha Stewart "Snowfall" Around the Page punch set

Challenges Entered 






Saturday, November 13, 2021

Panda in a Mug by Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps

 Hi dear friends!  Happy Saturday.  There is a 2021 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop going on now.  It ends on Friday, November 19.  I love coffee and I drink two big mugs every morning.


 
I made this card using the adorable "Panda in a Cup" image by Sasayaki Glitter but, unfortunately, their etsy shop has no items listed.  It is an old image so perhaps that is why.


The image is coloured with Copic markers.  The Coffee Love Frame is an SVG file which I found in the Silhouette Design Store.  The image iscut and matted using Spellbinders "Standard Circles Large" dies.   I made the pinwheel bow and the flowers are from I Am Roses.

Thank you for stopping by.  I wish you a happy weekend.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Frame around image:   Spellbinders "Standard Circles Large" dies
Coffee cup frame:        Silhouette Design Store SVG
Pearl flourish:              Recollections from Michaels Arts and Crafts
Sentiment:                    QuicKutz "Phoebe" alphabet dies
Flowers:                       I Am Roses
Foliage:                        Cheery Lynn "Flourish Leaf Strip" die

Pearls and ribbon are from my stash.



Challenges Entered 


https://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/   (Pearls, beads and ribbon are sparkly)




Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Did You Ask for a Fairy? by The Paper Shelter Digital Stamps

Hello friends!  I have some wonderful news to share with you today.  I am joining The Paper Shelter Design Team (Team A)!  This is my very first post.  I am so excited!


The theme for this week is "A Bookmark".  Reading is one of my most favourite pastimes.  I used the darling "Did You Ask for a Fairy?" image.


I coloured this gorgeous image with Copic markers and Polychromos pencils. I plan on sending this bookmark to a very special person who has been immensely supportive towards me during some recent dark times.  

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope to see you again.  In the interim, I wish you a lovely day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Materials and Tools Used 

Base:          Spellbinders "Labels 11" dies
Sentiment:  Computer generated quote by the English author, Neil Gaiman.
Embossing folder:  Sizzix "Frame Heart"


Challenges Entered 

https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Pied Piper of Birdsville by Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps

 Hello dear friends!  I am sharing my DT card that I made for Lemon Shortbread's new challenge which begins today.  We would love for you to join in the fun.  The theme is always "Anything Goes".

http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/

I used the fabulous "Pied Piper of Birdsville" image by Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps. What a really darling image!

I coloured this sweet image with Copics and I drew part of the background.

Thank you for making the time to stop by.  I really appreciate it.  I wish you a happy day.  Hugs, Lori xx


Materials and Tools Used 

Border:       Crafter's Companion Die'sire "Christmas Carol" die
Corners:      EK Success punch
Sentiment:  Tutti Designs "Celebrate Word Set" dies


Challenges Entered 





Thursday, November 4, 2021

Antoni Coffee Gnomie by Digi Doodle Studios


 Hello friends!  This is my Guest Designer card showcasing the delightful "Antoni Coffee Gnomie" by Digi Doodle Studios.  

A new challenge started on November 1 on the Digi Doodle Challenge Blog.  This month's theme is Christmas/Winter.  There is also a Digi Doodle Studios Facebook Challenge.  We would love to see your creations, and you may win some beautiful images, too.


I drew the background and coloured this sweet little gnome with Copics and Polychromos.  Thank you for taking the time to visit.  I always appreciate reading your lovely feedback.  Have a wonderful day.  Hugs, Lori xx


Materials and Tools Used 

Border:       Martha Stewart "Scallop 3-Dot" Around the Page punches
Sentiment:  Free image from the Internet


Challenges Entered 




Friday, October 29, 2021

Newton Unwinds by Newton's Nook Designs

Hey peeps!  Hope you are doing well.  Tomorrow is the last day of the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden.  



I needed to make a quick masculine card and so I came up with this. I made a very similar card a while ago and so I didn't have to come up with a new design.  The super sweet image is "Newton Unwinds" stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs.  You can find this adorable stamp set here:  https://www.newtonsnookdesigns.com/newton-unwinds/




As always, I coloured this cute image with Copic markers and Polychromos pencils.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I always appreciate your lovely comments. Have a happy weekend.  Hugs, Lori xx  

Materials and Tools Used 

Border:       Crafter's Companion "Georgia" Die-sire Create-a-Card Collection die
Sentiment:  Quickutz ""Snow Angel" alphabet dies (Relax) and the rest was computer generated


Challenges Entered









Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Ballerina Kitty 3 by Aurora Wings

Hello friends!  The 2021 Cat Lovers Hop is going on right now on Her Peaceful Garden  It ends on October 30 so there is still time to join in.  So, what are you waiting for?  


I am so excited to join the Hop this time.  For my card, I have selected the gorgeous "Ballerina Kitty 3" image by Aurora Wings.  What a delightful and sweet kitty!  I coloured her up with Copics and Polychromos.  


I made my own template for the piano keys, and the black keys are raised with 3-D foam.  It took a long time to create but I am very happy with the result.  The orange flower is handmade.

Thank you for taking the time to visit and I hope to see you again.  Have a wonderful day.  Hugs, Lori xx


Materials and Tools Used 

Corner:       Crafter's Companion "Lace Corner" die
Foliage:      Cheery Lynn "Flourish Leaf Strip" die
Flower:       Love Nicole punch
Frame:        Spellbinders "Classic Ovals Small" and "Big Scalloped Ovals Small" dies
Butterfly:     Martha Stewart "Monarch Butterfly" punch
Sentiment:  Computer generated and backed with Quickutz "Bottle Cap" die

Swarovski crystals, pearl, ribbon and tiny yellow flowers are from my stash.


Challenges Entered