Sunday, May 29, 2011

Live Life Glamorously!

It's Sunday, and thought I'd drop in for a visit....why not?

Today's card has a very generous helping of..........'Je ne sais quoi!' I love this image which I've had for quite some time, waiting for just the right amount of inspiration to take hold. Now the deed has been done, and I love's 'Satine' from Sassy Studio Designs........

Yes I think the term I'm looking for is....Ooh La La!

I'm pleased with this card for a whole bunch of reasons:

Firstly.......I love the image, but the fact that it was a freebie makes it even more awesome!

Secondly.........I'm finally happy with the colouring.....this was the first (and probably last!) time I've coloured stockings............NERVE WRACKING I tell ya! I'm the first to admit that I am NOT an artist, I cannot draw to save my life, so I just go with my gut and hope things turn out OK. I think these finally just took half an hour of my 'bestest' concentration....made me sweat!'s paired with some of my all time favourite papers, from Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934 line....a perfect combination!

Lastly........the sentiment (another perfect match!) was yet another 'freebie' from the generous Paulette, over at Create with TLC.

Satine is coloured with Copic's, and added into the card mix are ribbon from Michael's (ruffled using double sided tape) and flowers/rhinestones from the dollar store.


I hope to be back sometime during the earlier part of the week, so enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll see you then.

Here's to some sunnier temperatures.....apparently!

Challenges entered:
Stamps & Fun=Creativity - Flower Power
Diva's By Design - #2 One for the Girls
Truly Scrumptious - #57 Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbons - #24 Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - Things of Beauty
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - Ooh La La
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - #41 Anything Goes

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Best Friend.........

Hello all.......I've finally found my way back to blogger!

Thought I'd drop in with my weekly dose of cuteness from By LORI Designs, this time of the animal variety....well almost. Here's Lollipop Bear (times two!)............

Yep, I liked this little furry friend so much, I coloured him twice. Sorry for the glare on the was taken rather late one night where a fair bit of extra lighting was needed!

So as mentioned, 'Lollipop Bear' was printed then flipped, scaled down slightly, and printed again. They're coloured with Prismacolour Pencils and papers are from the October Afternoon 'Campfire' 8"x8" pad. I added a Fiskars punch and wrapped a little 'Hemp' cord around there to finish off. The sentiment is another generous freebie from a while back, from Create With TLC.

That's about it....short and sweet, but if you'd like to check out some other cute Lollipop Bear creations, head over to the Lollipop Shop where the sister's have been 'doin their thang'!

Here's to another gloriously 'wet' day!

Take care

Challenges entered:
Digi's With Attitude: #27 Colour Challenge....use brown,beige and one other colour
Totally Papercrafts Challenge - #67 Don't be square
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - #83 Anything Goes
Mark's Finest Papers - #56 Tone on tone with focal image 'popped'
2 Sister's Challenge Blog - #40 Use a Digi
Paper Sundae's - #70 Pop It Up
Pile It On - #21 You're My Beary Best Friend
Gingerloft Challenge - #17 Plant A Tree
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - #74 Cute and Cuddly

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A sweet friendship.

Hi there, how's it going? Are we all enjoying this gloriously 'damp' weather here in Canada.....reminds me of being back home across the pond!

I have just the thing to cheer things up......a card of course, with this weeks deliciously sweet image from By LORI Designs. There was a new release of images a while ago, so over at the Lollipop Shop today, there's a showcase of wonderful eye candy, featuring these two sweet little ladies. Here's my version of the 'Lollipop Sisters'...............

I definitely have a thing for red!

Look what made an Prismacolour pencils! Yep I dusted them of as they were feeling a little negleted whilst I had my little fling with Copics recently. Glad I did as I like this the colours and softness.

Papers are from the new 'Lime Twist' 6"x6" pad from My Minds Eye, together with a paper doily from Michael's. I also used a couple of Nestie's, a Fiskar's border punch, ribbon (also from Michael's), button (from my local scrapbook store TSF) and more of my Baker's twine....this time in green from Really Reasonable Ribbon. The sentiment is another wonderful freebie I picked up from Paulette, over at Create with TLC.

That's all folks, but maybe hop on over to the Lollipop Shop to check out the always beautiful creations from the other Lollipop Girls.

Have a great day

Challenges entered:
Card Makin Mama's Challenge Blog - #20 Recipe....1 image, 2 papers, 3embellishments
Frosted Designs - Use ribbon/twine
Fairy Fun Friday's - #52 For the Girls
I Did It Creations Challenge Blog - #55 Lace and/or ribbon
My Partner In Crafting Crime - #27 Twine, jute or string
Craft Your Passion Challenges - #58 Cutie Patootie
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge - Let's punch it out
By Lori Designs Challenge - #17 Friendship

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Happy Day!

Good morning and it is a 'Happy Day' if not a busy one. I'm just dropping in with a quick post before I start my list of tasks for today.

Today's card is using a digi I bought at least a year ago and have been hoarding ever since, waiting for the right paper to come along, and my 'bestest' colouring skills to take over!! She's so cute I didn't want to mess up, so here she is, from Lil Lolita Stamps (which I think I bought through Tickled Pink Stamps, but not quite sure!)..........'20's Evie'........

So, I'm glad I waited cause I do love those (ever decreasing from my stash!) My Minds Eye Stella and Rose papers.

Evie is coloured with Copic's, and I added a Martha Stewart punch, flowers, pearls and ribbon from my stash. The sentiment is a rub-on I've had forever, layered onto tickets cut from my Fancy Pants 'The Little Things' 6"x6" pad.

I like this card, so to prove my point, it headed off across the pond to my Mom for Mother's Day.

That's it from me for today....I may be back later with some challenge hopefuls, so till then........have a good one!



Challenges entered:

Crazy 4 Challenges - #86 Lots of flowers
Dream Valley Challenges - #6 Flowers
Creative Cowgirls Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - #93 Mother's Day/Girlie
Ooh La La Creations - #79 Tres Chic
Everybody's Art Challenge - #141 Flowers
Clear It Out Tuesday - Ribbon/Trim

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sometimes you gotta let your hair down!

Good morning.......just!

Dropping in with another Lollipop card today, but this time, it's the male variety. Here's 'Sunday Best PJ Landon' all dressed up in his 'way out' suit, from the newly released digi's over at By LORI Designs..........

Yep, I've been at the paper piecing again! Couldn't resist showing a little of Landon's 'wild side' by dressing him in his star spangled suit.

He's coloured today with Copic markers and papers are from the new Jillibean Soup 6'x6' pads. I added ribbon, twine, star and felt buttons from my stash, and a couple of Nesties to finish off. The sentiment is actually a freebie I picked up from the generous Paulette over at Create with TLC, and I almost forgot to mention, that the layout for this card was inspired by a 'Sweet Sunday' sketch from a while ago, over on Karen Giron's blog.

If you get a chance, you may want to head over to the Lollipop Shop to check out the other awesome creations from the Lollipop Girls. You wont be disappointed!

That's it from me for today, but I will be back this week....promise!
Have a great day
Challenges entered:
Totally Papercrafts Challenge - #65 A Recipe......1 Image, 2 Papers, 3 Embellishments
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Give us a Quote/Sentiment
Stamp Something - Digi Day
Sparkles Forum Challenges - #11 Recipe........2 Papers, 1 Ribbon/Bow, 3 Embellishments
Sentimental Sunday's - #54 Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad Designs - #120 Spots and Dots
Pollycraft Challenge - #92 Boyz to Men

Friday, May 6, 2011

It's New Release Day!

Yay......5 new images are being released today over at By LORI Designs, and as always they are super cute. Here's a little preview
So, to celebrate I made a card of course, but not with one of the new'll have to wait til Tuesday for that one!
This is one I've been meaning to bring to life for a little's Sugar Stick 'Girl with kite'...............

Aaah, paper piecing....haven't done any for a while, but when I do, I love it!

This little lady is coloured (what there is of it!) with Promarkers and Copics, and papers are from the always classy, Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 line. I used ribbon from the $1.50 bin at Michael's, that's been hiding in my stash for quite some time, and a rub on sentiment that's been there even longer. The cloud rub on is actually new......Cosmo Cricket also I think.

That's it for today, but I will be back soon.........I promise!
Don't forget to head over to the Lollipop Shop for your share of sweetness!
Have a great day/weekend
Challenges entered:
Sparkles Forum Challenges - #10 Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Pollycraft Challenge - #91 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges - #56 Anything Goes
Pear Tree Designs - #47 Free For All
Clear It Out Tuesday - #Ribbon/Trim
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images Blog - Girly or Sweet

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A New Release!

Happy Day Everyone!!

We have some super exciting news here at By LORi Designs!
We have gone EXCLUSIVE!!

That's right from now on you will only be able to find your beloved Puddle Jumpers, Lollipops and Sugar Sticks Digis at By LORi Designs!!

Now what does that mean? It means that May will have the biggest release ever!!
All the Puddle Jumpers are coming home and you will be able to purchase all the Puddle Jumpers that Lori has drawn HERE at BLD!!

Isn't this fun and exciting!?!?!?

Hop back over tomorrow for our big release!
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