Monday, October 3, 2022

Happy Witches Brew by Digi Doodle Studios

Hello friends!  Halloween always brings back some wonderful memories of my children when they would dress up in their costumes and go Trick-or-Treating around our neighbourhood.  What fun they had!  Of course, I would drive them to each house.  I also had a lot of fun making their costumes.  

The theme on the Digi Doodle Studios Challenge Blog this month is CREEPY CUTE / SPOOKY / BELIEVE IN MAGIC.  There is also a DDS Facebook challenge.

I chose the fabulous Happy Witches Brew by Digi Doodle Studios for my DT card.  I just had to draw a background for this cute witch.  


I used a combination of Copics and Polychromos to colour the image and background.  The cobwebs and the cute little black kitty are stamps that I have in my stash.  

I am really sad to inform you that Digi Doodle Studios will be closing its etsy shop at the end of this month.  So, hurry over and visit before they close their doors.  They will, however, continue to produce clear stamps, dies and more on Ink n' Splatter.

Thank you for visiting.  I truly appreciate it.  Have a lovely day, and take good care of yourselves.  Hugs, Lori xx


Resources and Tools Used 

Blood Border:  Martha Stewart "Drippy Goo" blood trim edge punch
Sentiment :      Kindpng free download
Ghost:              Memory Box "Ghost Trio: die


Challenges Entered 

https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/ (witch's brew, concoction)





   

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Cute Dressmaker by The Paper Shelter Digital Stamps

Hey there, friends!  Is September really almost over?  Times surely flies!  The new challenge (#527) on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog starts today.  This week, the theme is BUTTONS and/or BOWS.

I chose the darling Cute Dressmaker image by The Paper Shelter Digital Stamps.  Instead of using real buttons, I decided to use part of a sticker frame set that I bought at Walmart many, many years ago!  LOL  I used some 3-D foam to raise it for some depth.

As always, I used Copics and Polychromos to colour this delightful image.  And, I used silver paper for the blades of the scissors.

If you would like to see more wonderful inspiration by the other DT, see here.  While you are there, why don't you join us?  There are some fabulous prizes to be won.  


Thank you for your visit.  It's very appreciated.  Have a happy day.  Hugs, Lori xx


Resources and Tools Used 

Buttons border:  Sticker set from Walmart
Scissors:             LaLa Land Crafts "Fancy Scissors" die
Sentiment:          Computer generated

Ribbon is from my stash.


Challenges Entered 







Thursday, September 22, 2022

Bella Bouquet by Conie Fong

Hello friends, and welcome to my post today.  My DT card showcases the adorable Bella Bouquet image by Conie Fong.  This image is another one of my favourites.


I coloured this cutie with Copic markers and Polychromos pencils.  The flowers are handmade.

I made this inspirational card for Conie's Facebook challenge.  We would love it if you joined in the fun.  

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


Resources and Tools Used 

Sentiment:  Brutus Monroe "Christopher's Sentiments" dies
Flowers:     Spellbinders "Floral Oval" dies (red)
                   Fiskars punch (purple)
                   Impression Obsession "Floral Builder set" dies (pink)
                   SVG file (aqua)
Ribbon:      From my stash


Challenges Entered 



Monday, September 19, 2022

Fairy Elida by Digi Doodle Studios Digi Stamps

Hello peeps!  Hope you are well.  Today, I am sharing my second DT card for the DDS challenge using the lovely Fairy Elida image by Digi Doodle Studios Digi Stamps.  The theme for this month is METAL / SPARKLE.  I chose the latter.  There is also a DDS Facebook challenge here.  Here is my card:  

I decided to use an adorable image by Dreamstime called Mushroom House for the background.  This sweet little fairy is coloured with Copic markers.  The cute butterflies around her are by Your Next Stamp "Spring Smiles" clear stamps.

For sparkle, I used pink glitter paper, and I applied clear Wink of Stella to her wings for a lovely shimmer.  

Sadly, Digi Doodle Studios Digi Stamps will be closing at the end of October but they will continue to produce clear stamps and papers on Ink n' Splatter.  So, hurry and visit the shop before they close.

Well, that's all from me today.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Resources and Tools Used 

Mushroom House:  Dreamstime
Butterflies:              Your Next Stamp "Spring Smiles" clear stamps


Challenges Entered 

https://aaabirthday.blogspot.com/  I used the colours of the wool










Thursday, September 15, 2022

Flutterby Daisy by Conie Fong

Hello, dear friends!  I am so happy that the temperatures have cooled a bit in my neck of the woods, and I hope it stays that way.  Having said that, I decided to use autumn colours on my Design Team card.  This gorgeous little lady is Flutterby Daisy by Conie Fong.  She is one of my favourite images.


I coloured her with Copic markers and Polychromos pencils, and I drew the background for her. 

Conie has a monthly challenge on Facebook.  If you have some time, why not join in the fun?  There are some beautiful images to be won.

That's all from me today.  Thank you for visiting.  I wish you a lovely day.  Take good care of yourselves.  Hugs, Lori xx

Resources and Tools Used 

Sentiment:  Computer generated and back with Spellbinders "Fancy Tags 2" dies.  I cut the tag and just                          used the ends.
                      

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Beautiful Mermaid by The Paper Shelter Digital Stamps

Hello friends!  Welcome to my DT post for the new challenge on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.  This week's theme is WATERWISE.  Since I love mermaids, I chose the lovely Beautiful Mermaid image by The Paper Shelter Digital Stamps.  Isn't she adorable?

I coloured the image with Copic markers, and I drew the background.  I stamped the little fish that she is looking at.  

For more wonderful inspiration by the other DT, just pop by The Paper Challenge Blog.  And, while there, why not join our challenge?  As always, there are some lovely prizes to be won.


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


Resources and Tools Used 

Wave:         Joy Crafts - Under the Sea "Edge Waves" die 6002/0330
Sentiment:  Memory Box "Hello Folksy Script" die (cut twice, chalked and offset) 


Challenges Entered 

https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/  (I love using dies on all my cards)





Monday, September 5, 2022

Bumble Becca by Digi Doodle Studios

Hello friends, and welcome to my post today.  Digi Doodle Studios' new challenge has started.  The theme is METAL and/or SPARKLE.  I love anything sparkly and so I chose to go with SPARKLE.  There is also a DDS Facebook challenge.  

This darling image is one of the images from the new release.  She is called "Bumble Becca".  

The background is drawn by me, and I coloured her with my usual mediums (Copics and Polychromos).  I used black glitter cardstock for all the mats, and I applied clear Wink of Stella glitter to her wings. 

I am sad to inform you that DDS will be retiring their digital line but they will continue to produce their clear stamps on Ink n' Splatter.  Also, there is a retirement sale going on now until September 11.   

Well, that's all from me today.  Thank you for visiting.  I hope to see you again.  Hugs, Lori xx

Resources and Tools Used 

Embossing Folder:  Darice "Honeycomb" 5 x 7 folder
Bee and Bee Hive:  Free clipart from Top PNG and backed with Spellbinders
                                      "Standard Circles Large" dies and "Classic Scalloped Circles Large" dies


Challenges Entered 

http://craftyanimals.blogspot.com/  (bees are considered both insects and animals)


Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Autumn Enchantment by The Paper Shelter Digital Stamps

Hello friends!  Welcome to my DT post today.  The theme for The Paper Shelter's new challenge this week is AUTUMN COLOURS.  I love to see the trees dressed in their carnival colours, and their leaves dancing in the sky before they fall to the ground.  I also enjoy the cooler air and the wonderful earthy aroma.  So peaceful.  What a beautiful season!

For my card, I chose the gorgeous Autumn Enchantment by TPS Digital Stamps. I coloured her with Copics and Polychromos. 


For more wonderful inspiration, check out what the other design team members made here.  And, while there, why not join our challenge?  There are some fabulous prizes to be won.  


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

Resources and Tools Used 

Cloud border:  Dare 2B Artsy "Land and Clouds Border" die
Sentiment:       Computer generated
Citiscape:         Memory Box "Brevilla Houses" die (cut twice and offset)


Challenges Entered 





Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The Lady by The Paper Shelter Digital Stamps

Hello friends!  How quickly summer is passing by.  I cannot say that that saddens me because I do not particularly like summer.  Way too many bugs, hot temperatures and awful humidity.  

The Design Team members for The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog have been on their summer break.  Team A kicks off the new challenge which starts today.  The theme is CHARMING (Add a Charm).  I chose The Lady by The Paper Shelter Digital Stamps.  What a classy lady she is!


I drew the simple background, and used Copics and Polychromos to colour this fabulous image.  If you would like to see some more inspiration by the other Design Team members, please check here.  And, while you are there, why not join in the fun?  There are some beautiful prizes to be won.



Thank you for visiting.  I sincerely appreciate it.  In the interim, I wish you a happy day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Resources and Tools Used 

Border:        Martha Stewart "String Lace" Around the Page punches
Sentiment:   Computer generated and cut with Spellbinders "Classic Ovals Large" dies


Challenges Entered 







 


Monday, August 15, 2022

Jerina and Kitty by Digi Doodle Studios

 Hello, dear friends!  I am sharing my second DT card today which I created for the new challenge on the Digi Doodle Challenge Blog. And, while you are there, you can check out the other creations by the rest of the Design Team.

There are six new darling images on Digi Doodle Digi Stamps.  I used one of them called Jerina and Kitty.  Looks like this cute pair is practicing some relaxation techniques.

The theme this month is By the Sea / At the Sea / Under the Sea

I have always found that being near a lake, a sea or an ocean is so tranquil and so I decided to draw the pier and the background.  I coloured this adorable image with Copics and Polychromos.

Digi Doodle Studios also has a Facebook challenge.  Why not pop in and join in the fun on one, or both challenges?

Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you soon.  Have a happy day.  Hugs, Lori xx


Resources and Tools Used 

Sun:                Free clipart from Clipart Library 
Sentiment:      Computer generated
Wave border:  Joy Crafts "Under the Sea Edge Waves" die


Challenges Entered 




Friday, August 5, 2022

Purrfect Kitties with Lights by Conie Fong

 Hi friends!  I usually start making the bulk of my Christmas cards this month.  I have already made a couple of cards.  This is my latest inspirational DT card showcasing the truly darling Purrfect Kitties image by Conie Fong.  Conie has quite a number of truly adorable Christmas images.  I made this card for Conie's Facebook group.




My card is pretty simple.  All I did was colour the image, add the free sentiment by Kiss Clipart and... voila!  Another Christmas card!

Thank you for visiting.  I always enjoy reading your lovely comments.  Have a wonderful weekend.  Hugs, Lori xx

I would like to enter this card on the Inspiration Station Challenge Blog (theme:  Animal Kingdom).  Below is the photo that was given as inspiration.  I love all kinds of animals, especially any type of feline, wild and domestic.  I immediately focused on the gorgeous white tiger because kitties have a special place in my heart.  And, what better way to  represent that than to use Conie's gorgeous Purrfect Kitties image?  

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Other challenges entered
 

http://intaas.blogspot.com/  (Kitties always make me happy)
















Monday, August 1, 2022

Nixie Mermaid by Digi Doodle Studios Digi Stamps

 Hello friends!  Hope you are doing well.  Hard to believe it is August already, right?  A new challenge begins today on the Digi Doodle Studios Challenge Blog.

There is a wonderful theme this month:  By the Sea/At the Sea/Under the Sea.

I chose the gorgeous Nixie Mermaid image by Digi Doodle Studios Digital Stamps as my DT inspiration.

She is coloured with Copic markers and Polychromos pencils.   I love the fabulous background paper by Whimsy Stamps.  I think it compliments the image beautifully.  The cute little koi is by Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea paper pad.  I fussy cut the koi, and I added some 3-D foam under it to give it a curved look. 

I stamped some seagrasses and I drew the rock that Nixie is sitting on. 

There is also a Digi Doodle Studios Facebook challenge.  If you join in the fun on one challenge, or both, you may win some truly lovely images by DDS.

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

Resources and Tools Used 

Koi:            Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea paper pad
Frame:        EK Success "Dotted Wave" punch 
Sentiment:  Computer generated


Challenges Entered 

https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com/  (I am interested in anything relating to water. Swimming,
                                                                           boating, beach)
http://intaas.blogspot.com/  (Happiness is water.  In it, on it, under it, or by the sea, lake, ocean)


Monday, July 25, 2022

Laurel by Digi Doodle Studios Digi Stamps

 Hi peeps!  Welcome to my second DT post this month for Digi Doodle Studios.  I am featuring the darling Laurel image by Digi Doodle Studios Digi Stamps.  I wonder what kinds of books she enjoys?  Reading is one of my favourite pastimes.


The theme for this month is 3 or more layers.  I added 4 layers to my card:  the slimline die layer, two patterned papers and the glittered frame.  As always, I used Copics and Polychromos to colour the image.  

That's all from me today.  Thank you for stopping by, and remember to visit the DDS challenge blog and/or the DDS Facebook group, or both.  You may win some adorable images.  

Have a lovely day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Resources and Tools Used 

Slimline die:  Purchased on Amazon 
Sentiment:     Computer generated


Challenges Entered 



Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Sweetheart by The Paper Shelter Digital Stamps

Hi peeps! I hope you are all well.  We have a super easy theme this week on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog:  ANYTHING GOES.  I decided to make a birthday card showcasing the adorable Sweetheart image by The Paper Shelter Digital Stamps. This is my DT inspiration:  



As always, my Copic markers and Polychromos pencils were used to colour this cutie.   I generally always colour an image first but, this time, I wanted to use the colours on the lovely background paper, and so I pulled some colours from the paper to colour the image. 

This will be our last challenge until August 18 because both Design Teams will be taking a break during this time. 

For more inspiration, check out what the other Design Team members made here.  If you have some time, why not join our challenge?  You may win some beautiful images.


 

Friday, July 15, 2022

Cute Girls Coffee by Scrappy Boy Stamps

Hello friends!  I decided to partake in Scrappy Boy Stamps' Facebook challenge.  To enter this particular challenge, one must use a non-holiday image by Scrappy Boy Stamps and turn it into a holiday project.  I chose the adorable Cute Girls Coffee image for my entry. This adorable image comes in two versions:  a girl with tea and one with a coffee cup.


 


Well, that's all from me today.  Thank you for stopping by.  Hugs, Lori xx

Resources and Tools Used 

Slimline die:   Whimsy Stamps "Slimline Connected Rectangles Die" SWD551
Sentiment:      Computer generated
Corners:          EK Success


Challenges Entered 




Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Gnome Gift by Conie Fong

 Hello friends!  Welcome to my post today.  This is my first Design Team inspiration this month for Conie Fong's Facebook group.  This sweet little guy is Gnome Gift by Conie Fong.  He's available in PNG and JPG formats, along with some other adorable images.  This is the third card that I've made with this image because it's so cute and versatile.  


I used Copics and Polychromos to colour him, and I drew a simple background.  Then I added some tiny snowflakes.

If you have some time, why not pop over to Conie's FB group and join in the fun?  You may win some darling images by Conie Fong.

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

Resources and Tools Used 

Slimline die:    From Amazon
Sentiment:      Computer generated
Snowflakes:    punch by Studio G


Challenges Entered 

https://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/  (N - new slimline die, O - old image)
                                                                                                                 the image)