Saturday, December 16, 2017


Hi everyone, it's been a while.
Forced some time to color play using
this DoveArt Studios image called

I stamped it off with light grey ink so that i could enhance the delicacy of the flowers.
Then, I lay down an under painting with copics. BV00, YG03 and Y00
Finally, I took a few colored pencils to emphasize the line divisions; adding a bit of greyed lavender to the shadows.
Super simple and perfect for any occasion.

Hope you all have a blessed Holiday.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

It keeps getting better


I know you've heard Rhea Weigand has
released a new line with CC Designs.
And you know, I was all ove creating with them.
There are five sets:

      Cloudy Days and Waves                         Dotted Daisies                            Double Stitched Circles

Fancy Rectangles Build A Card Set                                                          Half Double Stitched Circles        
I've taken three of the sets and created my card.
I've used

I love Rhea's create a card dies. 
The rectangle is always my go to. It just fits everything. 
What I love most about this one is that I can go vertical or horizontal with my card.
The little inside bit, is a square. LOVEEEE
Although you can't see it well, I used all sizes of the  Cloudy Days and Waves
with my background paper. Then I scattered the placement to create the cloud look.
Now, the coolest thing here is...
Wait for it...
When I cut the glued cloud pieces together an went to cut the shape...
ONE PASS through my machine.

I used a the leaf with Dotted Daisies
I was seriously so impressed with the cloud, I had to test another theory,
I used art foam for my material. 
Yep, one pass.
Oh my gollies.

And that leaf...
so delicate and it fell right out of the die.
No punching, poking or struggling.
Love them.

So for my total cuteness to finish of my card, I choose this little honey,

Oh, and did I mention the price of the new dies?
They are all under 20$.
Go check them out.
Hurry, the supplies are limited.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Drink Up

I think I'm on a FaeryInk high right now.

This little lady was on a throwback Thursday for a BUCK!!
If you are not subscribed to the newsletter, get on it...
She is 
Saloon Girl Wiskey Old West

colored in Copic, I'm trying to get back in gear with them :P
A little pencil but not as much :D

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Painted Greyscale

I saw one of our Friends on PPCF color an image in greyscale a few months back.
Needless to say, I fell so in love with this artist.
Here are her links

Kelly Eden Greyscale Digital Stamp

Exclusive artist-Emily Luella

Instead of printing her in greyscale, I no lines her by reducing the saturation in Word.
that allowed me the capabilities to color over her to create a painted piece.
I used PolyChromos by Faber Castell

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Color Me In Awe of Folds

If you know me, you know I love folds. So, when I saw this image from Faery Ink,
Yep, had to have her,
She is called 

I'm super out of practice with my copics so she is underpainted with copic and touched up with Prisma Pencil  

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Come Meet The King

Whimsy Stamps has a fantastic new release.
I got the opportunity to color up one of them. This is 

absolute love.

Colored up using my Copics.
The card is made with Fancy Squares and Little Things Die Set. This makes a great pop up.
Splendid Azure Washi Tape  was used to edge the top

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Silly Shells by the SeaShore

Ok, not really.
PPCF's very own Shell Seaward has an Etsy Shop with the most amazing designs.
She creates them from actual photos she take and them sketches out the image.
So, yeah, we all get to enjoy her photography skills vis our coloring.

I haddddd to color up her avatar photo.
Bumblebee on Chives.

I love this photo so much, I lightened the lines in 
Word and tried to recreate her Macro background
I've underpainted with copics and overlayed with prisma.

Everything is framed up using Creative Basics by Rhea's new die 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Time for Tea

Today is Day 4 at LDRS Creative, Polkadoodles Tea Time Launch.
These images are sooooo precious
This collection includes 6 rubber stamps, a 6x6 36-sheet paper pack, and a 780+ piece die-cut cardmaking kit and each is sold separately.
The cardmaking kit also includes a full color inspiration design sheet.
You have two more days to save 15% off this new line.

I've used A Teacup Full of Wishes,
6x6 36 sheet paper pack

And with all amazing things, I have to share that I've stepped down from 
LDRS and LDRS HSN collection.

I've had some things come up with my kiddos needing more of my time
 so I've stepped away from most of my teams.
I will still color but it will be more minimally.

Big hugs 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Merry Christmas


Yes, You know in the coloring world, we have Christmas in July.

So here we are with the newest release from DoveArt Studios

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I've chosen to use Angel today

I've colored her up with Prisma pencils on Mi Tientes Pasel Paper

Using the Fancy Rectangles & Layers Die, I've cut my Angel out.
Grace Build A Card Die, was used to cut out using the inner and outer circle
creating a pattern on the paper. Then I reattached it in place. 
Placing a pearl string around to hide to seam, added a few snowflake and gems to the outer edge
and I'm all set.

As Always, there's always a few extra goodies a DA release.
Check out the gorgeous Tree Silhouette 
and Turkey for up and coming thanksgiving event

Also, make sure to visit the rest of the team and their gorgeous creations

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


I here today with a very simple but still quite elegant card
from LDRS Creative.

Products I'm using are;
TLC Inspired Crafting Hello - Word Die
I rarely use background stamps but our new
TLC Inspired Crafting Collection just begs to be used.
I started out stamping the Blooming Stamp with Versamark
onto the green from Soft Blush Paper Pack 
then clear embossing.
I think this is a favorite way to use these for me.
The image shows through in a striking was but allows for the 
main theme to come through so beautifully.
Next I take the blue from Splendid Azure Paper Pack and
cut my shape from the Gilded Oval Die Set.
Taking the soft blush from Soft Blush Paper Pack,
I cut out my  Hello - Word Die.
Finally, I use the dark blush from Soft Blush Paper Pack
and re-cut only the flowers to add some pop. 
Adhere it all together and I am all done.
I hope to see your creations for LDRS Creative soon.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Hello, I've got little LDRS Creative Faith for you today.

Products used are:

I just love these two TLC Inspired Edge Stamps.
To me, they look like they should be the door to a chapel.
So, that's what I've created. 
My TLC Inspired Edge Stamps are like the stain glass.

I stamped one on each side of the center opening card; 
directly on top of a piece from Splendid Azure Paper Pack 
Next, I've taken two different pieces of Slendid Azure Washi Stickers.
I had to add just a bit extra at each top end but they piece together
perfectly so I can't even see the piecing.
Now that's Splendid.

That finishes up my chapel.

See ya soon,

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Flutterby Flight

Hello all, Dorinda here today to show you how I've used one of our new
Lock Itz Dies
called Flutterby
These dies are so amazing.
Immediately, I wanted to try and do a tilt and make my Flutterby Fly.
Wanna try it with me?
Let's Go....

First we will cut our cardstock at 12 x 5 1/4

Score at 3 1/2 and 7 3/4

I lay my die with the tilt as shown. A portion of the butterfly will touch the edge.
Depending on how you want to tilt as to what and how much touches.

Now the way I did this was a little irregular but it's the end result right?

Now fold the card base on the score lines. 
Note one edge will be longer.
That's the front.

Now where the edge is on the inside of your card base when folded, 
you will make a little mark.
Flip it around and mark the other end.

You're going to place your die on the cardstock edge as per the package instructions 
you're going to position the end of the die on that marked point.

The die end will not be showing out as far and will look more like this one.

or this one at regular viewing.
Don't be scared. Just washi it down.
I like to flip mine upside down to make sure the edges are aligned.
Then run it through.

Hook your pieces together and off we go.

To finish up my card, I used Splendid Azure Paper pack in light blue for the background.
using the Dark Blue, I cut and trimmed the butterfly, then placed it down.
Then, using Soft Blush Paper Pack, I created my flowers.
Now make a note, the die flowers are not solid.
I cut them dbl and spliced the other side.
Finally, a sentiment from Splendid Azure Quick Words Stickers was placed atop the tag from

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.
If you have any questions, always feel free to holler.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Just Berry It

It's a Power Poppy Week at PPCF

I have always loved this image and couldn't wait to color up 
Berry It for our celebration. 

I used Distress Inks to color
and Creative Basics 

Come join us for a 25% off coupon at Power Poppy.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

It's a Celebration with DoveArt Studios NEW Release

It's time for our June RELEASE from CCDesigns and DoveArt Studios.

Featuring 8 fun NEW stamps from
DoveArt Studios Collection

 We are very excited about each of these new stamps and we know you will love them too!!!  The sand castle event comes in two sizes.  One for the full card or one to add along with another favorite stamp you have.  Clever right?

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

Each of our Design Team members (including our new DT member Barb) will be sharing their inspiration with gorgeous projects that feature every one of these new stamps!

Here is what I have created:

This is 
Liberty Bell

I loveeee this image. 
Perfect for the upcoming 4th and so many other moments.

 Coloring the Bell was a dream.
I can't wait to get to the other releases.
You go hop, I'll color. 


I hope you enjoyed this hop and seeing all the inspiration along the way.  We appreciate your love for the DoveArt Studios line and hope you continue to enjoy them for all times.

You can find all these stamps at CCDesigns as well as one of your local store or online stores.


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.  Come back on Sunday morning to DoveArt Studios blog to see if you won a stamp or two from CCDesigns.

We hope you enjoy!!  Get ready to be inspired!!

Jennifer Dove
DoveArt Studios

Be sure and leave some love!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

It's Strawberry Season

Seriously, Don't you loveeee fresh strawberries?
There is truly nothing like them.

This week at PPCF, we are celebrating with SheepSki Designs

Andrea has so many gorgeous images to choose from but after seeing her coloring 
of this yummy image, I had to give it a go.

Yep, this is 

I used a variety of pencils and copics to color this up.
Complemented with Creative Basics Fancy Rectangles & Layers 
I finished it off with more deliciousness from I am Roses.

Jump on over to PPCF and grab your coupon code for 20% off the entire store 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Grace and Beauty

Hello, Dorinda here with today's post from LDRS Creative Inspiration.
I've created a little flower garden using:

TLC Inspired Soft Blush 6x6 paper pack
Polkadoodles Scalloped Swag Die

Love this stamp set. So elegant.
See ya soon,

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Spring Time Makes the Roses Bloom

What a special week.
PPCF is celebrating I am Roses.
Why is that special?
Besides the fact that all of our sponsors are soooo amazing?
They Make Flowers.......

Using this gorgeous image by Ching Chou Kuik called
I've set my card on the latest Creative Basics 
and an older but still just as fabulous die called

And All these delicious blooms from I am Roses
D1-320 Blue Daisy
D1-48 Yellow Daisy
R2-839 Green roses
S3-839 Green Cherry blossoms
R8-170 Baby Blue Roses

Jump on over to PPCF for a coupon code from I am Roses

Friday, May 12, 2017

Creating with Creative Basics

It's Creative Basics Week at PPCF.
I can guarentee there's nothing basic about these dies.
as a matter of fact, it's easy to use them to create beauty all on their own.

Here I've taken the Basic Stitched Flag. Usi two dies; one smaller than the other.
It depends on how large you'd like your bow as to which you use.

Taking dbl sided paper, I cut them all out a series of the smaller version. The larger is only used fo the bottom row. Then we hot glue the ends. I used mini close pins to keep them secure until I was ready to form the ring. Now we do just that. Keeping in mind to keep the spacing equal. In this step, it may be easier to cut the forked pieces off.

Once finished, I took the larger and smaller, gluing the smaller a top the lager and once again, keeping in mind the spacing, created the bottom matt.
Finally I hot glued the two pieces together.
I added a little bling in my center. 
This was a super quick project to create a stunning ribbon.

Next I played with some butterflies.
I took a textured cloth, cut it to size and glued it down for my base,
I framed it with Basic Background Builder I cut in half.
Then  using Fancy Rectangles and Layers I cut out a designed paper and a sheer paper and glued them together. 
And realized I had oopsed. I placed the butterfly paper upside down.
oh dear, well I left it that way and it's not tooooo noticeable.
Then a cut butterflies out using Dotted Wings Set and that printed paper so my butterflies look like butterflies.
Popped on a sentiment and some brads and again have a super quick card.

What have you made lately using only dies?
Try it, it's addictive 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Beauty of Spring

Good Morning, Dorinda here with some happy Spring inspiration,

Today, I've used

I gotta say, I am having a blast with the new LDRS Creative products.

Today I've taken one of the images, Ballerina Tutu, From All Dressed Up Set. There are 3 little

sweeties in this set. All with their own sentiment.

I used the gogeous Dotty Doily Die Set for some offset dimension.

Then placed them on the frame and base portion of Allifair build-A-Card Die

I cut out some flowers and hearts from Dotty Doily Die Set.

of course, this begged for the leaves from Grace Build-A-Card

sentiment is from

and paper used is

Tea Time Paper Pack from Polkadoodles

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Have a little

TLC Faith that is...

Have I said how much I love the new LDRS Creative Product?
I'm using the new Azure TLC collection... again, LOL.
Oh my, I love it...
I get beautiful, quick creations simply by mixing and matching the ready to use accessories.

I've taken the Azure Cut Outs, Stamped with a seniment from 
With papers from the Splendid Azure Paper Pack, I've taken a FaTABulous Die
cut the die on one end, adjusted to frame my cutout. Then cut the other end.
I simply cut a straight line from one cut end to the other to make and adorable new piece.
Then I did it once more using the larger piece.
Finally, a card was born.

 See ya soon,

Monday, April 17, 2017

Round & Rawwwww

First off, I must apologize for the pictures.
I created this wheel for my youngest son's teacher's daughter.
(Wow, say that three times.)
My son's teacher is so amazing to him and he's a little rascal.
My time was very scarce and took me forever. Had to have it just right lol
 I snapped quick pics at the end to get it to school.

I got this ferris wheel from Make it Crafty quite a while ago.
I've never made it because...I have three little boys and Daddy
 would not be thrilled with me making them a girly wheel. :(

oh, I digress....

So little man lovesssss dinosaurs and so does this little girl. 
Ohhhh,, yesssss.
I also have this polkadoodles Dino pack I bought and it'd be perfect.

I tried to find a nice mix or girly/dino. 
It turned out much darker than I would have liked but the little lady loved it.
That's all that matters. :D

I added little dino buttons with the button part cut off, in the chairs.
The little characters come pre-colored on as digi in the kit.
I chose pre-colored. They are too adorable.
I inserted to a Word Doc, copied, pasted and flipped the image, 
fussy cut them out, then hot glued them with a Popsicle stick in between. stuck the stick in the base and secured the bottom.
I added a ton of rhinestones to glam it up and the sweet little green and turquoise blue blooms from

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Azure Hellos

Hey Hey, Dorinda here with today's post.
I've used tons of the newest goodies.

I began by coloring my flowers in the paper pack tones
B39, 99, 32
Y28, 26, 32
G29, 16, YG13
Cut out a few flower and leaf pieces using the included dies.
Then I friskited my image and sprayed the back; using B99. 
I then used a burlap cloth, soaked gently with colorless blender. 
Held on area for 3 secs and created an awesome back. 
After, I sprayed Y26  just around the flower area.
I attached all my pieces, attached it to my Slendid Azure Paper.
With the Washi Sticker; I cut it in half on the narrow side to create a thinner strip.
Attached by sentiment, then worked the tape into it's proper place. 
It was a super easy, super fun card to make.
I love how it turned out.
See ya soon,

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Pencil love

I think I mentioned a bit back how I am trying to expand myself; using other mediums.
I've always love the freedom and control of pencils.
 I've tried the water color ones and even actual water color pans.

When I attended Jennifer Dove's Boot Camp last November, I received a tin of Aqua blends Essentials. 
There are beautiful colors that can be used for skin and who doesn't need that? 
(I might add, Boot Camp was AMAZING!! If you can, go.)
So, when I had a chance to play with some pencils from Crafer's Companion, I was all on board.

To add to my Aqua Blends, I tried the florals
These colors are just splendid.
Now, I might add, since I'm not very knowledgeable,
 I kinda wait until I have a nice variation before I play.
I know, they can all be mixed...

Ok, now I have two Aqua Blend tins.

I took A Polkadoodles Stamp, "Tulip" I've been waiting to try and
I sat down to color.
First, I want to say; the colors are rich and vibrant
But when I added water, Oh my, They came to life.
The blend was so nice; without leaving streaks or lines.
Loved them!!!

Ok, Addiction happening.
I wanted more.

I got the tin of Color Blend Essentials, (Yes more skin :D)
Now, first let me say...I got lazy and printed her on the watercolor piece left from tulip.
Don't do that.

I could not get the tooth down enough
look at the colors!!!
and like the Aqua Blend, they were a delight to play with.

I hope you enjoyed today's version of my pencil mania.
Until next time.
Big Hugs,

Sunday, March 26, 2017

I dig you

I adore the new releases at LDRS Creative.

Today, I've used

Garden Bunny Critter Stamp & Dies

These new stamps are so awesome

Garden Bunny Critter Stamp & Dies

comes with 5 bunny stamps, 5 sentiments 10 add on's like my fence, flower, soil bag and lots more.

It also comes with 16 dies to cut items out.

You know I love endless designs...

I added

Majestic Rectangle Label Die Set and used the pieces that popped out to embellish.

I mean, come on, they are gorgeous.

I cut the bunny scene out with the same die and removed the fancy parts; gluing it atop the frame.

Copics used:
bunny: C3, 2, 1, 00
shirt: R29, 24, 22
Overalls: B97, 93, 91
Fence: E77, 35, 33, 30
grass: YG95, 17, 07, G05
soil bag: E11, 30
Flowers: RV02, B12, Y38
sky was sprayed using B12

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Woodland Fae

I've got a little beauty from Faery Ink today.

She's called Destiny Woodlands Fae

I really love monochromatic. So, I thought, hmmmmm. what about the same colors used throughout.

Granted, they are different color groups but wanted to give it a try.

I really like how she turned out but now, I wish I would have added some pencil to really define all

that gorgeous detail.

Copics used:
Skin: E71, 21, 11, E000, RV10 YG61
Twigs: E77, 71
All other areas: E77, YR27, BG96, YG95, 93, 91, YR20

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Power of a Die

I'm here today to share with you how to created gorgeous cards using only a few
Creative Basic dies.

I've used 

Picnic Quilt Embossing Folders

I've flipped the Picnic Quilt  embossed paper around so it's debossed, 

cut my Fancy Squares & Little Things Die Set flowers out of the white cardstock.

then out in multiple colors, added two pieces of pop squares and pearls to the colored flowers

 and inserted them in the cutouts. I finished it off with a cute little edge border with  

Basic Cutting Edge Borders 

Hope you enjoyed today's card.

Big Hugs,

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Noor UK deliciousness

Happy Helllllooooosssss

Yes, I'm so excited!!!

PPCF is celebrating Noor UK with Tracy Payne.

Ok, so everyone knows Tracy Payne. (If not, get out from under that rock!!!)
I have loved her work from the first time I saw it.
Well, what you may not know, is that she has a Noor UK shop
where you can get all the types of goodies she uses on her projects.
She even has a monthly themed collection that SHE puts together for you.  
Now that's excitement because sometimes, I am just not good at that.

This is what I'm excited about!!
I got to play with some of her products for our celebration.
Almost everything on my card, you can find at Noor UK
(minus the ribbon, bow and image)

I am over the moon with her products.

For my project I've used one of her personally picked box of goodies
plus some items that I already had.

0417-Cutting & Embossing Sending Love Heart Filled with Butterflies Die

I truly enjoyed making this card.
I hope you enjoyed me sharing.

Jump on over to  PPCF. We have a coupon code for you from Noor UK

Big Hugs,