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!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Peeking Mice

Hi! Today is New Release Day  at Digital Delights by Louby Loo and I am sharing a card using "Peeking Mice Set" and "Berry Merry Christmas Papers."


Mice: BG 1,4,PP1,2,EB6

Candle: Bottom: DR2,3,6,7

              Top: CR7,9,11

               Flame: LY1, GB1, CT4, GB3

Holly: CR7,11,DR2, JG1,4,6

Holder: LY1,3, GB3,6

Bkgd: Cream, TN1

Thanks for stopping by!