Saturday, December 3, 2011

It's a Double Header!!!

*** Scroll down for Di's DigiDesigns Challenge ***

Due to the Stocking Stuffer Odds and Ends Hop yesterday... I'm posting TWO cards today!  The first is for Fairy Fun Fridays (first because it should have been posted yesterday...)

The challenge this week is 'Beat the Winter Blues' - a photo inspiration

Pretty huh???

Here's my take on the challenge...
This ADORABLE image is from Prairie Fairy Designs.  You can find it *Here*
I can't believe what I've been missing!!!  I finally picked up Photo Shop Elements on sale at Costco and I've been using it to print not only my digi images, but also some awesome digi paper!  The quality is MUCH better using PSE than what I was using...  You may not be able to tell from the polka dot paper, but the swirly paper underneath is perfect in color and design (no streaks or imperfections - yay!!!)  So... after all that, this digi paper is from Pink Petticoat : )

Copics used on Snow Friends: B06 B05 B04 B02 B01 B00 B000; R29 R27 R24 R22; YR09 YR07 YR04 YR02; E19 E18 E15; C9.  All sparkly areas I painted with two to three coats of Glamour Dust Paint.  Have you tried Glamour Dust Paint yet?  I LOVE that it doesn't smear digi's - at all!!!  I kept forgetting and would use Stickles - with drastic results : (

The snowflake between the white roses was die cut using my Spellbinders die then popped a button on top!  The white rose trim is drenched in Glamour Dust Paint lol!  It probably doesn't show up, but is very sparkly : )  As I was painting it on, it just looked white, so I kept adding more... Now that it's dry... yahooooo! hee hee...  I stuck a half pearl in the center of each one for added interest.  Yes, stuck actually is a technical term!  You can find some great pearls *Here*

So... come on and join the fun at Fairy Fun Fridays!!!

My second card is for Di's DigiDesign Challenge.  This week we'd like to see your ALL WHITE cards (except for the image).  These are always a real challenge for me.  I went with quick and easy this time : )

I chose to use Penguins Present.  Don't ya want to pick him up and give him a squeeze?  He's so cute - well, actually, I suppose it could be a girl, but really... how do you know???  Cute is cute!

Corner embellishments were punched out with Paper Shapers and embossed with Swiss Dots EF. I topped them off with pearls using my Opal Paper Pen.

He or she lol is colored with copics:  C9 C7 C5 C4 C0; YR09 YR07 YR04 YR02; B06 B05 B04 B02 B01 B00 B000; R29 R27 R24 R22 R21; G28 G24 G21 G20.  The fur on the hat is lined with Glitter Liner and Stardust Stickles for the snow (making sure it didn't contact the ink!).

Let's see what you come up with for Di's DigiDesign Challenge this week!!!

That's it from me!  Thanks for joining me in my Double Header : )  Have a wonderful weekend... and stay warm ♥

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul~


Linda said...

What a cute cards
hugs Linda

CraftyC said...

These are both gorgeous cards Lori, love the cute penguins

Cheryl said...

oh this is one really beautiful card lori just gorgeous hugs cherylxxxxx

Beebeebabs said...

Cute cue cute thanks for sharing

Tracey said...

Both these cards are gorgeous Lori, your colouring is always perfect :)
I hope you're having a great weekend.

Sandra said...

Hi Lori, I agree both these cards are gorgeous! your colouring is always perfect :)Sandra H

Suzi said...

Two gorgeous cards Lori, loving them both equally. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Suzi x

Diane's Card Designs said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous.
Have a lovely weekend!
Diane xx

Colleen Holmes said...

Gorgeous and adorable cards! They are so cute and sweet with beautiful coloring!! Hugz!

Di said...

Hi Lori
this is gorgeous your colours are so vibrant! and love your colouring!
Hugs Di xxx

Teresa said...

How nice these pictures! Very sweet!
Have a beautiful day!

Beverly Montez said...

LOVE your blues!! Your coloring is wonderful. Such a crisp clean card!

Teresa said...

Hi Lori! I want to leave best wishes for this Christmas! And a very good 2012!
A big hug!

Chelsea said...

Beautiful card Lori. Can't wait to see your next creations.

Merry Christmas, wishing you lot of joy this Holiday Season.

Hugs and Love.

Auntie Em said...

Your cards are both so cute! I love the blue polka dots behind those sweet little snowmen and the lace with the adorable little penguin. Great colouring on them!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Linda said...

These cards are super adorable and the coloring is amazing!!!!1 happy New year and best wishes in 2012!!!!

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