Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Clover Tri Fold Card

Today is New Release Day at Digital Delights by Louby Loo, and for my project I created a tri-fold card using "Christmas Clover." All the images and digi papers I used can be found here:


 All DD Stamps Used: Christmas Clover, Ho, Ho, Ho Papers

Cardstock & Papers: Ho, Ho, Ho Papers from DD, Cardstock from Recollections, Image printed on Spectrum Noir Cardstock by Crafter's Companion

Markers: Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Acc. & Embellishments: Silk poinsettias by Prima, yellow and red gems, mats from Cricut

Special Technique: The card base is created from a 5 1/2 by 11 inch piece of paper creased at 2 3/4 and  5 1/2 inches. The mats the image and sentiment are mounted on are 4 1/2 by 3 1/4 inches. The image is printed at 3 3/4 inches tall and the sentiment is 2 3/8 inches tall.


Skin: FS1,3, TN2, PP2
     Hat, Dress, Socks: LG1,3,5
     Holly, Wings: CG1,3,2
Reds: DR 4,5
Presents: CT 2,4, TB 2,4, DR 4,5
Gold gel pen, SN Sparkle Pen

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Elf Shelf Sitter 3-d card

Today I am on the Digital Delights by Louby Loo Blog with my Anything Goes project. I made a 3-d card using "Elf Shelf Sitter Set" found here:


All DD Stamps Used: Elf Shelf Sitter Set

Cardstock & Papers: DCWV, Recollections and stash

Markers: Spectrum Noir, Wink of Stella, white, red, gold and silver gel pens

Acc./ Embellishments: 5 by 7 inch clear acetate (I used transparency film) 1 cm. silver ribbon, glue dots, adhesive

Special Technique: Images were uploaded into design space and printed and cut out using the print then cut feature. I made the card using free shapes. The background, acetate and base are all 5 by 7 inches. The base is creased at 1 1/2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 inches. The main image is 5 by 4 1/4 inches, the sentiment is about 1 by 2 1/4 inches and the ornaments are about 1 1/8 inches.

The finished image and sentiment were attached with glue dots. The acetate is tucked under the top flap and over the bottom flap. The silver ribbon was attached over the adhesive at the bottom to cover it. More ribbon was added at the top and the ornaments were attached over it.

Color Palette

Skin: FS1,4, TN2, PP1
Girl Hair: CT1, LY3, CT4, GB6,9
Boy Hair: TN3, EB2
Sentiment: LY1, Bldr.
Ornament: Wink of Stella, red & silver gel pens
Shelf: IG1,3,5, Bldr
Reds: CR1,7,DR2,1
Greens: CG1, DG2, CG2, DG3
Wink of Stella was used on the candle, snowflake and bells. A silver gel pen was used for the glasses.

I hope you liked my card! Thanks for stopping by! ~ Shirley

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Winter Friends Cascade Card

Today is New Release Day at Digital Delights by Louby Loo.

For my project I made a cascade card using "Winter Friends Set."


All DD Stamps used: Winter Friends Set

Cardstock and Papers: Image printed on Spectrum Noir Cardstock by Crafters Companion, "Snowflake Flurry" by Scrap-Ease, glitter and colored cardstock by Recollections.

Markers: Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Acc./Embellishments: Card pattern and snowflakes by LSHD, small snowflake punch, blue crystal gems, pop dots, adhesive.

The finished card measures 5 by 7 inches when folded flat. The image is 3 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches. The snowflakes are 2 3/8 and 1 3/4 inches. The layers are attached with pop dots to add dimension. Blue crystal gems in various sizes were added to the center of the snowflakes.

Color Palette

Penguin: Beak & Feet: CT4, BO2, CR10
                Tummy & Face: TN1, bldr
                 Body: IG3,6,9
Snowman: TB1, bldr (cheeks: CR1)
Bird: CT4, LY2, TB1, TB4,5
Fence: TN2,4,5
Hats: Reds: CR1,10,11
          Greens:DG1,2, CG2,4

I love cascade cards! They look so impressive, but are so easy to make! Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 30, 2016


I recently stepped down from the KBD design team to catch up with my personal life and recharge my batteries. Of course that does not mean that I have given up crafting! I'll still be here sharing my passion, I'll just be using a more varied source of inspiration.

Lacy Sunshine has recently come out with a line of adorable troll images that I love. She had a couple Freebies, "Broomkin Troll" and "Angelkin Troll" that I just had to color up and make into cards. 

The Broomkin Troll card measures 5 1/2 by 6 inches. The image is printed on a 3 1/2 by 4 inch piece of Spectrum Noir Cardstock and was colored with the new vintage colors from Spectrum Noir. 

Color Palette

Skin: LG1,3, CG1
Hair:BO1,2,3, TN4
Hat: IB1, VB1,2,3, BGR5
Dress:LV1, DP2,3,4, DR7
Broom: GB1,4,7
Stars: Gold glitter gel pen
I also used a white gel pen on the eyes and the tooth.

My second card using Angelkin Troll is 5 by 7 inches. The image is printed on a 3 1/2 by 5 1/2 inch piece of Spectrum Noir Cardstock. I used a lot of palette blending when coloring this image.

Color Palette

Skin: EB1, HB1, LV2
Hair: LV1,3, HB2,3
Dress: CG1, LG1, LY2, LV1, blender
Wings: BT1, blender
Cloud: BT1, LV1, HB1, blender
Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen was added to the wings, candle and cloud.
A gold glitter gel pen was used on the halo and candle flame. A white gel pen was used on the eyes.

Thanks for stopping by! ~ Shirley

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Thanksgiving Indians

Today is my day to share on the Digital Delights by Louby Loo Blog for "Anything Goes." I made a little teepee centerpiece using the "Thanksgiving Indian Set" which can be found here:

I created a tepee pattern in design space that looked like this:

Seven inch twigs were taped to every other crease line on the inside of the tepee. Then the tepee was formed into a cone and glued together in the back. The tepee is about 6 inches tall and the Indians are about 3 1/2 inches tall. The sentiment is about 2 inches wide.

SN Color Palette

Skin: TN2,4,5, CR1
Buckskin: TN2,6,9
Bowls: GB4,6
Moccasins/Fringe: BG4,6
Corn/Trim: CT2,4
Hair: EB5,7,8
Oranges: BO1,2
Greens: CG 2,4

This was such a fun project! Give it a try! 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Lou Lou Halloween

Hi! Today I am sharing a card made with "DS Lou Lou Halloween" from KaDoodleBug Designs. The image is printed on a 3 by 5 inch piece of Spectrum Noir Cardstock and colored with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. 

The image is mounted on a 3 1/4 by 5 1/4 inch yellow mat. That is mounted on orange and purple triangular mats embossed with Halloween cricut folders. This was all mounted on a black 4 by 6 inch mat, then on a 4 1/2 by 6 1/2 inch yellow embossed mat. The finished card is 5 by 7 inches. All the papers are from Coredinations.

Color Palette

Skin: FS 2,6, TN2, PP1
Hair: OR1,2, GB7, TN9, EB4
Hat/Dress: PL4, LV3, BG10
Ghost: IB1,2, blender
Broom: RB1,2, TN1, 2, LY2
Shoes: IB1,4,8

Thanks for stopping by! ~ Shirley

Monday, October 10, 2016

Thanksgiving Pilgrims Double Display Card

Hi! Today I am sharing my Hostess Monday project for Digital Delights by Louby Loo.

For my project I made a double display card. I got the idea for my card here:

I used "Thanksgiving Pilgrims Set" and "Fall Accessories Set" for my card. I printed and cut my images out at 3 to 3 1/2 inches using design space and my cricut explore. The images were colored with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. Small flower punch accents were added throughout.

I made the card base from a 6 by 12 inch piece of cardstock. The cardstock was creased at 2 inches, 4 inches, 8 inches and 10 inches. Cut lines were made one inch down from the top and one inch up from the bottom. They are 4 inches long from the 1 inch mark to the 5 inch mark and from the 7 inch mark to the 11 inch mark. These strips were then creased at the beginning and the end. (at 1 inch, 5 inches, 7 inches and 11 inches)

Two 6 by 2 1/2 inch panels are attached to the front of the closed card to create the display area. The band to keep the card closed is made from a 1 1/2 by 12 inch strip of paper mounted on a 1 3/4 by 12 inch strip of cardstock. This was loosely wrapped around the card and glued together in the back. A 4 inch fence and a 2 inch sentiment were attached to this band. Small flower punch accents were added.

SN Color Palette

Pilgrims: Skin: FS1,4, TN2, PP1
                Hair: TN1,2, EB2, GB9
                Clothes: IG1,4,6
                Hat/Apron: IG1, Blender
House: Window/Chimney: IG1,4,6, blender
             Roof/frames: GB1,4,7
             Logs: TN3,5
Fence: TN3,5,9
            Flowers: CT2,4, EB1,6, YG 1,2
            Clouds: BT 1,2       

Thanks for stopping by!