Saturday, April 13, 2024

Mushroom Snail YouTube Video by Conie Fong

Greetings, friends!  My DT card today features an adorable image, Mushroom Snail, which you can learn to draw by following Conie Fong's wonderful step by step tutorial on Draw with Conie YouTube video.  There are also other very sweet images that you can learn to draw on her YouTube channel.  Check it out here.


Conie converted this image into JPEG format for the DT members to colour so you can see how versatile and darling this image is.  I used Copic markers to colour the image.  The flower is handmade and also coloured with Copics.

If you get a chance to draw this image, you can then post it on Conie's Facebook group called Draw with Conie.

Conie has a second Facebook group called Conie Fong Art & Design Group.  There you will find more fabulous inspiration by the other DT members as well as other crafters who love Conie Fong's beautiful images.

Thank you for visiting.  Have a happy day.  Hugs, Lori xx

Resources and Tools Used  

Frame:        Sizzix "Dotted Rectanges" dies
Flower:       TLC Designs "Daisy Frame" dies
Sentiment:  QuicKutz "Snow Angel" alphabet dies
Clouds:       My Favorite Things clouds stencil






Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Kitty Acrobatics by The Paper Shelter Digital Stamps

Hello friends!  A new challenge (#591) begins today on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.  This week's theme is:

NATIONAL HUG YOUR DOG DAY  (PETS) 

This theme includes any project that features a pet.  As you all probably know, I love kitties so I chose the darling Kitty Acrobatics image by The Paper Shelter Digital Stamps for my Design Team card.


I drew the background and coloured the image with my trusty Copic markers.  I also added some enamel dots at the top of the card.

The Paper Shelter has a Facebook group called The Paper Shelter Fan Group where you will find some fabulous by both design teams and other crafters.

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


Resources and Tools Used  

Border:            Martha Stewart "Quilted" Around the Page punch
Sentiment:       Creative Expressions (Sue Wilson) "Hello Sunshine" die (top portion only)
Enamel does:  EK Success


Challenges Entered  

https://inspirationstationchallenge.blogspot.com/   (People all over the world own cats)

 









Saturday, April 6, 2024

Cat Family Bundle by Conie Fong

Greetings friends!  Conie Fong has created an adorable feline family called Cat Family for her etsy shop.  It comes as a bundle, and you get the cat family with and without the heart.  I have already created two cards with this sweet family:  one without the heart and one with the heart.  Today, I am sharing another card without the heart.  Here is my Design Team slimline card:  


I coloured this adorable image with Copic markers.  Would you like to learn how to draw this image?  You can by following Conie Fong's wonderful YouTube tutorial video called Draw with Conie.  Conie also has some other really cute images that she teaches you to draw on her YouTube channel. 

If you decide to draw this image, you can then share it on Conie's Facebook group called Draw with Conie.

Conie also has another Facebook group called Conie Fong Art & Design Group where you will find some amazing inspiration.  

Thank you for visiting.  I wish you a lovely day.  Hugs, Lori xx


Resources and Tools Used  

Borders:        Crafter's Companion "Blossoming Borders" dies
Sentiment:     Computer generated
Enamel dots:  EK Success


Challenges Entered  

https://inspirationstationchallenge.blogspot.com/  (Cats are found everywhere in the world) 
https://tictactoechallenge.com/  (Enamel dots, free, patterned paper)


Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Bird on a Branch Freebie by Blessed Crafters

Greetings friends!  Today's card showcases a gorgeous free image to members of Blessed Crafters which is a private group on Facebook.  There is a challenge every month where you can win the month's featured set.  You may enter any type of craft using either a Blessed Crafters freebie or using anything that follows the photo theme posted. 

I chose this beautiful bird on a branch for my card which I coloured with Copic markers.  The flower is handmade and also coloured with Copics.


Be sure to check out Blessed Crafters on Facebook and join the group.  If you do, you will see some wonderful inspiration.

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

Resources and Tools Used 

Flower:         Spellbinders "Succulent and Mum Flower" dies
Foliage:        SVG file
Clouds:         My Favorite Things premium cloud stencil
Sentiment:    Computer generated
Corner:         Cannot remember the die's manufacturer
Enamel dot:  EK Success

Challenges Entered

http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/  (Corner, flower are die cuts, clouds ar made with
                                                                                     a stencil)
https://inspirationstationchallenge.blogspot.com/  (that photo made me think that birds live in
                                                                                     so many places on earth)
https://tictactoechallenge.com/  (enamel dot, free, patterned paper)


Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Easter Bunny by The Paper Shelter Digital Stamps

 Hi friends!  I hope you are well.  The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog's new challenge commences today.  The theme for this week is:

EASTER

For this challenge, I chose the sweet Easter Bunny image by The Paper Shelter Digital Stamps.  This is my DT card:


I coloured the little bunny with Copic markers.  To see more inspiration by the other design team members, please see here.  And, while there, why not join in the fun?  There are always some fabulous prizes up for grabs.


The Paper Shelter has a Facebook group called The Paper Shelter Fan Group where you will find even more fabulous inspiration.

That's all from me today. Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate it. Thank you for visiting. Until next time, Lori xx


Resources and Tools Used  

Bow:           Tutti Designs "Fancy Bows" dies TUTTI-644  (cut twice and offset)
Sentiment:  Computer generated


Challenges Entered  
 



Friday, March 22, 2024

Dinosaur YouTube Video by Conie Fong

Hello friends!  I am showcasing a dinosaur image by Conie Fong which you can learn how to draw in her fabulous YouTube video.  Conie has quite a number of other simple images that you can learn to draw by following her step by step YouTube tutorials.  Here is my DT card: 


This image is so versatile and would be awesome to use for a child's card.  I used Copics to colour this adorable image.  The flower is handmade and is also coloured with Copic markers.

Conie has a Facebook groups called Draw with Conie where anyone can post their own drawings by following her YouTube videos.   

And, she also has another group called Conie Fong Art & Design Group where you will see some amazing inspiration. 

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

Resources and Tools Used 

Flower:       Spellbinders "Floral Oval" etched die by Marissa Job
Foliage:      Spellbinders "Mosaic Vine" die
Sentiment:  Computer generated and backed with Spellbinders "Classic Scalloped Ovals Large" dies

Challenges Entered  

https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com/  (zoology studies dinosaurs)
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com/  (dinosaurs are prehistoric animals)


Wednesday, March 13, 2024

The Music Practice by The Paper Shelter Digital Stamps

Hello friends!  Today, a new challenge begins on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.  This week's theme is a wonderful one:  

SPRING COLOURS 

Spring is my favourite season because both of my awesome sons were born in the spring.  And, since spring is the season when the world revives after the cold winter months, I very much look forward to spring.

I chose the darling image called The Music Practice by The Paper Shelter Digital Stamps because it reminded me of how much I enjoy listening to the little birds singing outside my window.


I coloured this little lady with Copic markers.  The flowers are handmade and also coloured with Copic markers.  I added 3-D foam under the petals of each flower to add some dimension and some enamel dots to the centers.

If you would like more inspiration by the other design team members, please see here.  If you join our challenge, you may win some lovely images.  


Also, there is a Facebook group called The Paper Shelter Fan Group for even more inspiration.

Thank you for visiting.  Have a happy day.  Hugs, Lori xx 

Resources and Tools Used  

Border:        Joy Crafts 6002/0149 die
Flowers:      EK Success "Retro" punch, and Heartfelt Creations "Classic Rose" die
Sentiment:  Computer generated and raised to 3-D foam

Challenges Entered  




 

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Birds YouTube Video by Conie Fong

Hello lovely friends!  I hope all is going well.  Are you familiar with Conie Fong's new YouTube videos (Draw with Conie) where she teaches you, step by step, how to draw some really adorable images?  If not, you should check it out here.  Conie converted this sweet birds image into a digital image so that the design team members can colour it and show you how truly sweet this image is.

My DT card showcases one of those videos.



I coloured this adorable image with Copic markers, and I used a stencil to create the clouds.

Conie has two Facebook Groups.  One is called Draw with Conie.

The other is called Conie Fong Art & Design Group.  You will find some wonderful inspiration on both groups.  

That's all from me for today's post.  Thank you for visiting.  I wish you a lovely day.  Hugs, Lori xx


Resources and Tools Used  

Border:      Martha Stewart "Modern Garland" Around the Page punch
Clouds:      My Favorite Things "Cloud" stencil
Sentiment: Computer generated

Challenges Entered  

http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com/  (birds are vertebrate animals)


Monday, March 4, 2024

Gnome Couple Bundle by Conie Fong - Card 3

Hello friends!  I hope you had a nice weekend.  My DT card today is made with Conie Fong's super cute Gnome Couple Bundle.  This bundle comes with the couple, the boy gnome, and the girl gnome.  This is the third card that I have made with this sweet couple.  


You can learn to draw how to draw the boy gnome by following Conie Fong's fabulous YouTube videos.  There are also a number of other simple images that you can learn to draw by following Conie's step by step videos.  

In addition to her YouTube videos, Conie has two Facebook Groups called Conie Fong Art & Design Group and Draw with Conie.



I coloured the image with Copic markers.  The pretty background paper is by Heartfelt Creations (Window Scenes Collection paper pad).

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a happy week.  Hugs, Lori xx


Resources and Tools Used  

Frame:        Love Nicole "Wavy Squares" dies
Sentiment:  Computer generated and raised with 3-D foam
Paper:         Heartfelt Creations Window Scenes Collection paper pad


Challenges Entered  



Friday, March 1, 2024

Mother and Baby Boy by Conie Fong

Hey there, friends!  Today, I am showcasing my DT slimline card with a most endearing image by Conie Fong called Mother and Baby Boy.  Conie also has an image for a baby girl in her etsy shop, along with many other beautiful images. 


I coloured this gorgeous image with my Copic markers.  I added some Swarovski crystals on the corners of the back panel, and a sheer bow.

Conie Fong has a Facebook group called Conie Fong Art & Design Group where you will find some wonderful inspiration by the other DT members as well as other crafters who love Conie's images.

Have a lovely day, and thank you for visiting.  Hugs, Lori xx


Resources and Tools Used  

Frame:        Spellbinders "Essential Arches" dies
Sentiment:  Computer generated

Ribbon and Swarovski crystals are from my stash. 


Challenges Entered  



Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Make a Wish by The Paper Shelter Digital Stamps

Greetings my friends!  Hope you are all well.  The theme this week on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog is:

PINK/PEARLS 

Since I love the colour pink and pearls, I decided to use both for my DT card.  The gorgeous image I chose is Make a Wish by The Paper Shelter Digital Stamps


I coloured the image with my trusty Copic markers, and I drew the simple background.  The little pearls are from my stash.

If you would like more inspiration, be sure to check out the creations by the other design team members here.  And, as always, there are some fabulous prizes to be won.  We would love it if you joined our challenge.


There is also a Facebook group called The Paper Shelter Fan Group.

Thank you for visiting.  Take good care of yourselves.  I wish you a lovely day.  Hugs, Lori xx 


Resources and Tools Used  

Frame:        Spellbinders "Essential Arches" dies
Sentiment:  Creative Expressions "Hello & Hi" mini dies
Clouds:       Stencil by My Favorite Things


Challenges Entered  




Sunday, February 25, 2024

Cat with Balloons by Conie Fong

Greetings, friends!  Today's card features an adorable new image by Conie Fong called Cat with Balloons which you can find in Conie's etsy shop.  If you would like to learn how to draw this cutie, head on over to Conie Fong's YouTube video channel called Draw with Conie where she teaches you how to draw this kitty, as well as quite a number of other fabulous videos.  Here is my DT slimline card: 




I coloured this darling image with my Copic markers.  I created the sky by using a stencil and chalk.  

Conie has a Facebook group called Draw with Conie.  You can share your drawings from her YouTube videos in that group.  We would love to see them. In addition, Conie has another Facebook group called Conie Fong Art & Design Group.  There you will find some fabulous inspiration by the other design team members and other crafters who love Conie's images.


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


Resources and Tools Used  

Cloud border:  Dare2BArtsy "Land & Clouds Borders"
Sentiment:       Computer generated
Buildings:        Memory Box "Citiscape Silhouette" and "Citiscape Nightline" dies


Challenges Entered  

https://inspirationstationchallenge.blogspot.com/  (I used to have a dog and 2 kitties; now I only
                                                                                    have one sweet kitty)








Saturday, February 24, 2024

Cat Family Bundle by Conie Fong

Happy Saturday, friends.  As you probably know, kitties have a special space in my heart.  I was thrilled when Conie Fong created this darling bundle called Cat Family.  The bundle comes with and without a heart.  Since I already made a card without the heart, today's card features this sweet family with the heart.   Here is my design team card:  


I have coloured this image with Copic markers.  You can learn how to draw this adorable image by following Conie Fong's new YouTube videos here.  There are also quite a number of other amazing videos by Conie on her YouTube channel.  If you decide to draw this image, you can then share it on Conie's Facebook group called Draw with Conie.  

Conie also has another Facebook group called Conie Fong Art & Design Group where you will find some truly wonderful inspiration.

I wish you a lovely weekend.  Until next time, Lori xx


Resources and Tools Used 

Border:        Fiskars "Rope" punch
Sentiment:   Computer generated
Bow:            Bought on Amazon


Challenges Entered  



 



Friday, February 23, 2024

Cat Family Bundle With and Without Heart by Conie Fong

Hello friends!  My DT card today showcases one of Conie Fong's new images in her etsy shop called Cat Family.  The image comes with or without a heart.  I chose the one without the heart for today's card.


The adorable image is coloured with Copic markers.  If you would like to learn how to draw with little family, Conie has a fabulous YouTube channel which shows you how.  See here.  How awesome is that?  And, if you draw this image, you can share it on Conie's Facebook group called Draw with Conie.


Conie also has another group on Facebook called Conie Art & Design where you will  find some wonderful inspiration.  So, what are you waiting for?  LOL  

That's all from me today.  I thank you for visiting.  Have a lovely day.  Hugs, Lori xx


Resources and Tools Used 

Flower:       EK Success "Retro" punch
Leaves:       Punch which I no longer have
Sentiment:  QuikCutz "Phoebe" alphabet die
Frame:        Cannot remember 

Challenges Entered  

http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2024/  (die cut - frame/punches - leaves and flower))
https://traumfabrik-challenge.blogspot.com/ (wild cats are born in the forest and live there)


Sunday, February 18, 2024

Lion in a Car by Conie Fong

Hello dear friends!  I occasionally make cards for hospitalized kids.  It gives me joy to help brighten a child's life.  Conie Fong has some adorable images on her new YouTube channel where she teaches you how to draw simple images. How fun is that?  Lion in a Car is one of those fabulous videos.  

Conie also has this sweet Lion in a Car image in her etsy shop.  Here is my design team slimline card which will be included with the cards that I will make for children in hospitals.


I coloured the image with my Copic markers.  I added some enamel dots on the sides of the image.  

Conie also has a Facebook group called Draw with Conie, as well as another Facebook group called Conie Fong Art & Design.  

Remember to check out Conie's YouTube videos and her two Facebook groups here and here.

Thank you for visiting.  I wish you a lovely week.  Hugs, Lori xx

Resources and Tools Used  

Frame:            Spellbinders "Labels 11" dies
Sentiment:      Cannot remember die used (sorry)
Enamel dots:  EK Success "Sticko" 3-D Stickers


Challenges Entered  

http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com/ (one image and one sentiment)





Thursday, February 15, 2024

Bee With Heart Bundle (boy) by Conie Fong

Hi friends, and welcome to my post today.  My design team card showcases one of the sweet little bees in Conie Fong's Bee With Heart Bundle.   This bundle comes with a boy bee and a girl bee, a flower and two sentiments.  I chose the sweet little boy bee.  The bundle is available in both JPG and PNG formats.


I made two cards some time ago using these bees but I had coloured them using black and yellow.  This time, I went with brown and yellow.  I used Copic markers to colour this cute image, and applied clear Wink of Stella to his wings.

Be sure to check out Conie Fong's Facebook group called Conie Fong Art & Design Group where you will find some wonderful inspiration by the other design team members, guest design team members and other crafters.

Thank you for visiting.  Have a happy day.  Hugs, Lori xx


Resources and Tools Used  

Frame:        Spellbinders "Labels 1" dies
Sentiment:  Clipart Library

I added 3 enamel hearts at the top.


Challenges Entered 








Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Adorable Dutch Girl by The Paper Shelter Digital Stamps

Hello my friends!  A new challenge starts today on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.  This week, the theme is:

RIBBON or TWINE

My DT card showcases a sweet image called Adorable Dutch Girl.


She is coloured with Copic markers.  I added a lovely shimmery ribbon which I had in my stash.

For more inspiration by the other design team members, see here.  And, while there, why not join in the fun?  There are always some wonderful and darling images to be won.


TPS also has a Facebook group called The Paper Shelter Fan Group.  Thanks so much for visiting.  I hope to see you all again soon.  Hugs, Lori xx

Tools and Resources Used  

Border:        Martha Stewart "Tulip Bed" Around the Page punch
Sentiment:   Computer generated


Challenges Entered 






Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Isabella Blossoms by Conie Fong

Hello friends!  I am showcasing a gorgeous image by Conie Fong called Isabella Blossoms, which comes with Isabella facing right and left.  There is also a version that comes with some shading in her hair.  This is the third card that I have made using this beautiful image.  Here is my DT card:  


The image is coloured with Copic markers.  Conie has a Facebook group called Conie Fong Art & Design Group where you will find some amazing inspiration.  

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


Resources and Tools Used

Die to the left of the image:  Spellbinders "Lattice Motifs" die
Foliage:     Spellbinders "Romantic Vines" dies
Corners:     EK Success
Sentiment:  Computer generated and raised with 3-D foam dots
Flowers:     EK Success "Retro" punch (small flower) and I Am Roses (small flowers)


Challenges Entered  



Friday, February 2, 2024

Frog YouTube Video by Conie Fong

 Hi friends!  Conie Fong has some wonderful YouTube videos which teach you how to draw, step by step, some simple images.   How awesome is that?  

This particular video by Conie shows you how to draw an adorable little frog sitting on a lily pad.  Conie converted this super cute image into a digital image so that the design team members can colour it.  This way you can see how truly sweet this little fellow is.  Here is my DT slimline card:  


As always, I coloured the image with my Copic markers.  I found a free black and white clipart image of a lily pad, printed it out in three different sizes.  Then, I fussy cut four of them, and coloured them with Copic markers.

Conie has a Facebook group called Draw with Conie.  You can submit your colourings of these simple images in this group.

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

Challenges Entered

https://parkhoppingmyhappyplace.com/  (Frog Hopper ride in Pacific Park, Santa Monica CA)