Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas from LDRS Creative

Everyone at
would like to wish you and your loved ones a Very Merry Christmas from our Family to Yours!

As we ring in the New Year we will start with CHA,
introducing more NEW PRODUCTS than we've ever done before!
This beautiful Christmas ornament was created with one of the
many new dies that will be released in just a couple of weeks.
We are so excited we have celebrations already lined up!!
We want you to have a chance to win some of these EXCITING NEW PRODUCTS!
Now, we would like you to meet our Family of Designers
who create our beautiful cards for the inspiration blog.
We Laugh together, Play jokes on each other, and lean on each other through hard times.
Some of our Family even design products for LDRS Creative.

Stay tuned to sneak peaks and product release announcements! .

Monday, December 21, 2015

It's Almost Here....

Guy cards can be tough.
Well ya'll know I like to be unpredicatable.
So, I decided to use Saturated Canary's Somebunny Loves You from LDRS Creative
for a male Christmas card.
I am in love with the result.

Copics used:

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Winter's Sparkle

You know when you just can't decide what elements to use because you love them all?
Well this past week at PPC&F we teamed up with one of our sponsors, East Wind, with this
gorgeous image, White Witch.
I didn't make her into a card but then it hit me...
Snowflake background
So I carefully cut a portion (I use every piece :D) to use as a border from SRTC Pattern Snowflake
I'm so glad I waited becuase these snowflake are gorgeous.

Copics used:
Skin: E04,11,00,000,0000, 90, R20
Hair: E77,74,70, Y11
Dress: B39,26,24,21
Corset: E5,3,00
Stella Wink in Clear on wand
Silver Spica on necklace chain
blue spica in flower center and necklace gem.
Silver and Blue metallic embossing powder used on snowflakes

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Merry Woofmas

Had a little fun with
Doodle Dragon's Naughty or Nice
I tried, lol, to make him into a wrinkly Bulldog
Love him anyway.

copics used:
Pup: E37, 35,31 30
Hat: R39, 35, 32
Fluff: N7, 5, 3
Nose and ears: R01, 00 W2


Sunday, December 13, 2015

A Rose's thorns

I love this image.
Sometimes our inner wild side needs to come out.
I've been wanting to do her since her release but WOW I was so intimidated by the other renditions.

Bit the thorn and YAY, I forever love her.
Just goes to show, just do it. :D

Copics used:
Skin BV25, 23, 20, E000
Hair: V99, BV25, W5, 3
Skulls: W7, 5, 3
Vines: YG99, 97, 95, 93
Reds: V99, R89, 39, 46

Thursday, December 10, 2015

You make my sun shine

It's been a beautiful December thus far.
The sun is shining and our lives are full of Christmas cheer, friends and family.
This month at LDRS Creative, I'm using "Friendship is the Sweetest"
Because it is the sweetest but also because the Christmas season is about others.
I've always gotten such a joy doing for others.
It really brings such a warmth to my soul.

Copics used:
Girl on left:
Hair: E29, 25, 23
Skin: E04, 11, 00, 000, R20
Dress and parasol: B69, 66, 63, 60
RV29, 25, 23
Girl on Right:
Hair: W9, 6, 3
Skin: E04, 11, 00, 000, R20
Dress and parasol: E18, 15, 13, Y38, 35, 32
B06, 04, 02, 00
LDRS Creative Products Used:

Monday, December 7, 2015

The light in the sky

The Aurora Borealis is one of the most stunning sights.
Think you can't recreate that beauty?
Think again...
This month's challenge at Make it Crafty is just that.

I used this image and created a template in a shape to "block" out the lighter shades.
Using my air system, I sprayed B24 lightly into the the areas.
Moving the template by 1/4 inch, I sprayed with BG13.
Repeating this process with B02, BG11.
Once I had a good portion covered and a nice shaped beginning; I used a variety of B's and BG's by hand to feather flick some smaller, more random forms. Using my B0000 and BG0000; I blended the edges into the surrounding areas.
I continued this process until I achieved the look I wanted.
It was a lot of fun and something completely new that I would have never thought to try.
I hope you will give it a go as well.
Copics used:
Santa suit: R29, 24, 22
Bag and Boots: N9, 7, 5, 3
Glider: Y28, 26, 21, E44, 40
Sky: B28, 24, 06, 04, 01, 000,
BG09, 13, 34, 07, 23, 11 ,000

Friday, December 4, 2015

Gift Bag Delight

Christmas Words
This one's in the bag...literally
Using the small "Jingle All the Way"
which is not small at all. :D

I colored the words using my copics: R46, B24, G09 and Gold Leafing pen.
Then I covered the copic portion with clear Stella Wink pen.
I knew I wanted to glitter emboss the snowflakes but then I found a few
snowflake embellishments that fit so I added those as well.
I then thought to add a little 3D action to other parts.
Using Crackle Glossy Accents I puffed up the Sled and Bells,
a Holly button fit perfectly on the bells and
 a little 3D penquin sticker placed on the sled to ride along.
Finally, what's a jingle with no jingle?
I added some little bells tied along with embroidery thread.

I hope to see what you come up with using your Christmas Words.
Remember, you don't have to use SRTC products but you can
Win Some!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Oh what fun

What better way to start the Winter Season than with a Winter Fun sleigh ride.
Lisbeth sure looks like she's having tons of fun.
Copics used:
Skin:E04, 11, 00, 000, R20
Hair: E18, 13, Y38, 35, 32
Coat: V09, 05,04,02
R39, 37, 35, 32
Sled: E15, 13, 11, 30
I've used this LDRS Creative tutorial to make my accordian

Friday, November 20, 2015

Just a Swingin'

 How cool would it be to swing along the Christmas tree?
Maybe we'll never know but Elvette sure looks like she's having a grand ole time.
Copics Used:
Skin: E04, 11, 00, 000, 0000, BV23
Hair: E47, 17, 35, 30
Dress: B29, 26, 24, 21
Tights: G09, 05, 03, 00, C4, 2, 1
Bulb: R39, 37, 35, 32
Branch: YG99, 95, 93, 91
Gold: Y28, 26, 32
Spica pens: Gold, Red
Stella Wink in Clear used on ornament
Make it Crafty Products Used:

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sleigh Ride

My youngest is obsessed with babies.
It's truly adorable.
So, this year when he started kindergarten it was fun to discover his teacher had a wee one.
 Of course, the Christmas card for her had to represent for her little one.
I've colored the new MIC image Geeky Rascal Box Sleigh in girl tones.
Then added these perfect pieces from Southern Ridge Trading Company:
Small Reindeer and Snowflakes 713
The cutest little Jingle Bell Die from Whimsy
Finishing off with LDRS Creative Christmas and Winter Sentiment
Which btw are only $2 right now as well as tons of rubber.
Copics used:
Suit: RV69, 09, 04 ,02
Fluff: C4, 2, 00
Bib: BV13,1, Y351
Box: E35, 33, 30
Reindeer: E44, 42, 40
Reigns: R39, 37, 35, 32

This month's challenge is Christmas Colors.
Pop yours in today
Make it Crafty Challenge Gallery

Monday, November 16, 2015

Holiday Cheer

I love the incredible Christmas images like this.
I've been a fan of Elisbeth Bell for so long and it was a pleasure to color
Gifts for Grandma from Whimsy Stamps.

Copics used:
Skin: E04, 11, 000, 00, BV23, RV10
Hair: E99,
Coat: R39, 37, 35, 32
Dress: G29, 17, 14,
Boots: N7, 5, 3
Sled: E59, 55, 53, 51, 50
Snow: stippled with C3, 2, 1, 0
Gift: B18,16,14,12
Bell, Ribbon, Star: Y28, 26, 32 with Stella Wink

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

I Moose You

Hello, it's me.....
Today, I am bringing you a gorgeous scene from DoveArt Studios.
Colored in Copics:
Moose: E59, 39, 35, 33, 53
Trees: E49, 44, 41
Grass: YG99, 97, 95, 93, 91,YR24,Y28, 26
Sky is gently airbrushed with B41

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Winter Cuppa Awesome

Happy Day!!!
I'm so honored and beyond excited to share that I've been asked to join the team at
Little Darlings 
Seriously! Wow!
I truly, truly have been so blessed to be surrounded by the incredible people
who have guided me throughout my journey.
So, get ready for a new experience from me from LDRS Creative.
My first post is of this adorable image
called "Winter Cuppa"

Copics used:
Skin: E04, 11, 00, 000, 0000, BV23, RV10
Hair: N7, 5, 3, 1
Coat: R39, 37, 35, 32
Fur: C4,2, 0
Bear: E35, 33, 31, 30 W4, 1
Cocoa set: G09,05,03,00, Gold Spica

Dies used:
Lovely View

Big Hugs,

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Curvaceous Christmas

We've put the steam in your Christmas Cocoa this year with Make it Crafty's
Curvaceous Fairies
Perfect for your honey's card...
AND this month's challenge...
Christmas Colors

I've used Stardust
(and in case you missed my IS blooper, lol, she is in her entirety

Skin: E04, 11,00, 000, 0000, BV23, RV10
Hair: E15, 99, YR24,23
Dress: R39, 37, 35, 32
Wings: E03, 00, 000
Stocking: N3 over skin tone

Distressed and Frantage on the background then adding "joy" from
Mic Doodle Giggle Word Chipboard

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Holiday Spirit

Hello all, it's been just over a year since I began with Southern Ridge Trading Company.
One thing that remains the same whether coloring, chipboard or anything in life;
  I like different.
Don't get me wrong, I learn loads from others but I like doing it my way.
With chipboard, there are endless ways to decorate the pieces.
I never stop looking for something new to do with them
 last year, I did a video tutorial using glitter making ornaments.
This year, I wanted to revisit that and try a new technique; Foil Art.
I took lots of pic, sorry no video lol. that was nerve wracking and I stuttered and stumbled.

I used 3D ornaments with my foil art opal to start with.


I cut my sheet just large enough to cover


The directions of the foil art glue say to apply and let dry; up to 2 hours. After doing this, I lay the pieces together and pressed it down.


Using my heat gun, I carefully heated to foil to help it adhere.

(I later found out the my flat iron works too)


Seriously gorgeous.


Moving on to the bottom portion; I wanted to try some flock.
Keeping my ornament on the delicate side, I choose I pink, glittered version by Paper Studio
 After applying glue and covering; gently burnish by rubbing with your finger to smooth it around and into all the areas.
One of my very favorite tools is this versamark pen. It's perfect for all the little areas I like to get into.
 It's so easy to apply the versamark just where I need it.
Like right here, on the ornaments top.

I use Zing embossing powder. I've chosen Gold Metallic
After heat setting this is my finished bottom
 Totally Loved it so much, I went back and got another foil color.

 Here's my finished products from different view. Metallic is a tough one to photograph.

These are perfect to add to a card for embellishments, Baby's first ornament tag, cover both sides and hang from YOUR tree and so much more.
I hope you enjoyed my little play and try it yourself. Let me know how you go with it. I am always welcome to ideas.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mad About You!

Ever have an image that just calls to you?
It's like a personal challenge...
When I first began coloring, I'd see these colored images that were so wow.
Then I'd look at the line art and be like's digitally colored. I can't do that.
Then I had an idea. I began using the artist colored image to "teach" me how to "do that"
It's only paper right?
So if I don't get it, I keep trying.
This was one of those images I really wanted to capture in the artists version.
I used my chosen palate and recreated her in my style.
 I really couldn't be more pleased.
Copics Used:
Skin: E04, 11, 00 ,000, 0000, R20, RV10 BV23
Hair, Black multiliner BR, N7, 5, 3, 2
Roses: Black Multiliner. R59, 29, 24, 20
Vines and leaves: YG99, 94, 93, 91
Crown/Butterfly: V99, 09, 06, 04
Y28, 26, 23
R59, 24 20
Polychromos Black and grey used for shading.
One thing I notice a lot is using the darkest color of your group for shadows.
You might find using a grey or slate blue works to create a more natural shadow.
I use BV23 on everything. Then if I need to tone it, I'll add BV20 and then the lightest color of that area to smudge it out just a super tiny bit.
What have you pushed your boundaries on lately?
You might find you like it :D

Friday, October 23, 2015

North Pole Willie

When I first began coloring, Janice at Scrapper's Delights brought me on board as
a member of her team.
Yep, my first DT ever.
How cool is it that she is now a Sponsor at PPC&F
This weekend is her debut party.
I'm kickin it off with this adorable guy
Copics Used:
Willie: N9, 7, 5, 3
Whites: W2, 0
beak: YR27, 04, 02, 00
Scarf: G29,19,17, 14, B04,02, 01,
Pole: R39, 37, 22, 30, E34, 30
Hill and Shadows: C4, 2, 1, 00
Background Airbrushed in B02, 000

Giving Thanks

I've got another Fall project for you today.
getting already for the Holidays;
I've used Give Thanks
Creating this was so fun. I took my multiliner and drew in the produce, then colored with copics.
Covered in Ranger Holographic glitter, retouched up the lines a bit to really emphasize definition,
added a couple of stickers and I've got a super simple, super gorgeous card, decoration,
place setting etc.
Make sure you add your Fall Project to our challenge

Friday, October 16, 2015

DoveArt Studios and CCDesigns Release

Thank each and every one of you for the wonderful comments along the hop. Each one of the Design Team members appreciate you taking the time out of your life to hop and comment on their hard work. So, much love right back to you!! We have picked two winners by random. Please contact me with your mailing address ladies and you will receive a rubber stamp from this release. Thank you all for pla...ying along!
Winners are: Kathy S and Lynn Hardy
Kathy SOctober 17, 2015 at 4:30 AM
"Yet another masterpiece Jennifer. Super hard to pick a favorite but I have to say I really loved the horse, the cactus, and Eli. Thanks for the hop."
Lynn HardyOctober 16, 2015 at 9:44 AM
"Another gorgeous card! My husband is a keen fisherman and would just love this! My favourite stamps from this release are beach serenity, big mouth bass, cactus cluster and the boat dock scene."
Email me at
- Jennifer Dove

time for our NEW RELEASE from CCDesigns and DoveArt Studios.

Featuring 13 NEW stamps from
DoveArt Studios Collection

We are very excited about each of these new stamps and we know you will want them all!!!

We want to give you a chance to win several of these new stamps so let's get ready to HOP!

Let's begin with our Release HOP!
Each of our Design Team members will be sharing their inspiration with gorgeous projects that feature every one of these new stamps!

Here is what I have created:
The image I've used is called Boat Dock

copics used:
boat:E59, 37, 34, 31
Deck: E49, 44, 43, 42
House: E79, 74, 71, 70, BV25
Grass: YG99, 97, 95, 93
Water:B39, 12, BG13, 01, 000
Rocks: W09, 05, 03, 00
Sky: BV00

Here is how you play:

1.  Visit each design team member's blog (Blog roll below).  If you are starting on my blog be sure and hop back to the beginning so you can see all the new stamps and have a better chance of winning. 

2.  Leave a comment on each blog.

3. When you reach the end of the hop, you will be at DoveArt Studios blog.  There you will leave the name, or names of your favorite stamps in the release.  

We hope you enjoy!!  Let's Hop!

Jennifer Dove
Dorinda-that's me :D
DoveArt Studios

Be sure and leave some love!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Nature's precious Jewels

Southern Ridge Trading Company has launched their new and improved site.
It's gorgeous and so much more user friendly.
You're gonna love it.
This month's challenge is fall.
Remember you do not need to use SRTC products
 but you can WIN some.
I've used Cherry Branch

colored in copics
then coved in ECD glitter.
This has become one of my fav ways to color my pieces.
So get your create on and join us here

Bright lights Big Colors

Oh yeah, lets livin things up this month.
In Australia, it's spring. Things are blooming and colors are popping up everywhere.
So we are celebrating bright colors.
I've always wanted to color this image and they seemed to need some bright colors :D.
This is

Copics used:
Girl on left
Skin: E25, 23, 34, 30, R32
Hair: E29, 23, 30
Coat: B05, 02, 00
Girl in center
Skin: E23, 21, 000
Hair: N8, 5, 3
Coat: RV69, 66, 63
Book: E44, 42, 40
Girl on right
Skin: E04, 13, 11, 00, 000
Hair: E49, 19, 13,30
Coat: YG03, 01,00
Skirt: YR09, 07, 04, 03, 00
Boots: E29, 27, 23, 21

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

SBS and PPC&F halloween weekend

I got to play with one of the new Simply Betty Stamps this past weekend.
Betty is the biggest Halloween fan.
It's always awesome to see what she will come up with each year.
This little ghoul is called
copics used:
Skin: BV25, 20, YG11, E0000, R00
Hair: RV99, 95, 93, BV23, 20
Eyes: N8,6 Y38
Dress: RV99, 95, 93, 91, C3
Moon: W5, 3, 1, Y35, 21, 000
Tombstone: C5, 4, 3,0 0
Ground: W6, 4, 3, 0
Cross: T7, 5, 3 ,1
Bats: N7, 5, 3, Y38
copic spica: pink, purple, gold, black, silver

Friday, September 25, 2015

Holly Jolly Day

I'm back with a little cutie from Make it Crafty.
I've used Kelly Birthday; without her cake.
For some reason, she needed to be Christmasy. :D
Copics used:
Hair N7, 5, 3, prisma black
Skin: E04, 11, 00, 000, BV10
Dress: R39, 37, 35, 32
G29, 17, 14, 12
Y28, 26, 32
Make it Crafty Products Used:
Other Products Used:
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