Thursday, October 20, 2016

Inspiration by Linda Hummingbird Iris Flower

Good day to all you wonderful crafting followers.  
Today I am posting for Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamps.  This is week 3 of the month and our DT theme is "Anyting goes" so I did this beautiful image called Humming Bird Iris Flower.  What a wonderful image to have to color.  
You can find this image at the Esty shop here .

I used my copics to color her and then used an Martha Stewart Punch for the side of her.  I originally did both sides but didn't like the look so I cut one off.  This is a side step card as I couldn't decide what I really wanted to do with it.  The vine die cuts are an new die from Darice that I got while on vacation and just now using for the first time.  I really like it, but it is a corner die and I cut it apart.  I do that with a lot of the dies as they can be more versatile for you to use more then one way.

I would like to invite you to play along with our Challenge blog to win some wonderful images by Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamps.  If you use one of her images you get two chances to win, but if you don't have any you can use what ever you have to have a chance to win one.  The Challenge blog is here.

We also have a challenge on Facebook for you to enter as well.  I hope you will come and have some fun with us and let us inspire you.  
Till next time Happy Crafting. 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Holly Poinsettia Mermaid Inspiration by Linda

Hey everyone how are you? It is sun shining here today and a bit warm but beautiful.  Much better then cold for me.  

My inspiration post for today is called Holly Poinsettia Mermaid.  She is beautiful and I love this image.  I colored here in Christmas colors then decided to add some Blue as well Non traditional colors for Christmas.  Our theme for the DT this week is use some die cuts so I use some die cut flowers and swirls and flowers..  
I think this image makes a wonderful Christmas card so I stamped the poinsettia on the envelope as well.  I have this earmarked for someone special at Christmas time and may make a couple of more similar too.   I never make to alike.  
We have our monthly challenge going on at the Blog and I am inviting you all to come play along with us.  Our Monthly theme is Halloween/Spooky.  So any image you have works but you get 2 chances to win if you use an image by Ching-Chou Kuik.  You can find all her images here at the shop. 
I do hope you will go check out the store for lots of new and exciting new images.  
We also have a Facebook challenge if you want to come join in there as well.  

So till next time Happy Crafting to you all.  


Gina Christmas Elf

Good morning to you all.  Today is my day for some inspiration for you .  This image is from MoonFlower and her name is Gina Christmas Elf. You can find her here.  This is just one more for my Christmas collection of cards.  I am very happy with this card.  I love how it turned out.  I made a matching envelope to go with it.  

I hope you will go to the website and check out all the wonderful images.  There are a lot to chose from so take your time and look around.  The website is here:

Till next time I hope you have a wonderful crafting day!!  

Linda DT
MoonFlower Digistamps

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Big Pumpkin Inspiration by Linda

 Good day to all you fellow crafters.
  Today I am posting for the Monthly challenge over at Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps.   You can find the challenge here.
I do hope you will come play along with us.  Our theme for this month is Halloween/Spooky.  
I have chosen this image called Big Pumpkin for my part in the Challenge D. T.   
I colored it with my copics and used a new die cut from Paper Wishes for the spider and the web. They are all one die cut but who can do it with just one.  I had to cut them apart to get the extra spiders then I used the other part of the web on different cards and cut this one up for here.  I am not fond of spiders but the paper ones are okay.  

You can get this image at the Esty shop here.

We also have a Facebook page if you want to come down and play along with the challenges there as well.   

Well Happy Crafting to you all and till next time!!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Christmas Cuddle

 Hello everyone!  Today is my day to inspire you with the Image Christmas Cuddle by Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps.  You can find this beautiful stamp here.

We have a monthly challenge and that one for this month is "Lets go Natural"
For this we mean like Creams, browns and in that category of colors.  You can get some inspiration for this at the Challenge here.

 The Design Team makes 3 cards a month an this is the last week of the month for us so our team theme is Anything Goes so that is  why I chose this image, so I can add to my Christmas card collection.  

And we also have a challenge on our Facebook page as well  and you can find that page here.

I do hope you will come along and join us in both challenges and if not at least one of them.  

Ching-Chou Kuik images are just so stunning and she is putting more and more into the Esty store all the time.  So grab your coffee and head over to see what is there. 

So till next time Happy Crafting to you all 

Linda DT

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Lady of the Lake Inspiration by Linda

Well Hello everyone !  Today I am posting this beautiful image called Lady of the Lake by MoonFlower Digi Stamps.  She is a beautiful digital stamp and was fun to color.  (That is a lot of hair).  

 You can find wonderful images in the MoonFlower Esty shop here.

I do hope you will hop over to the shop and have a look around.
I used copics to color this image (my go to medium) and mounted her on a spellbinder die cut of pink.  I added the two flowers from my stash and put some bling in the middle for some color tot he flowers.  

Come on down to the website here top see all the wonderful inspiration from all the DT ladies.

So till next time Happy Crafting to one and all!

MoonFlower DT

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

My Hat Lady Candle

Hello everyone.  Today I am posting my candle that I made for a friend.  I love these images by Rick St. Dennis.  I colored this with copics then scanned it into the computer and then printed it on tissue paper.  This is really easy to do.  I tape it to a piece of card stock to put through the printer.  I think cut it to fit the candle and use wax paper to put over the image and use and heat tool to melt the image into the candle.  Once it cools then I add any embellishments and this time I used a pink ribbon.   I make a lot of these and use them for gifts.

I would like to enter this into the Anything goes challenge at the Classic Design Team Open Challenge for Design team members.  You can find the challenge here.

I hope you like my candle and that I have inspired you to try one of your own.  You could use a napkin as well but just one layer be sure to check to see how many layers it has.  Once I do another on with a napkin I will post that too.

So till next time Happy Crafting to you all.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Silently Sparkling

Good morning to you all.  Today is my day for inspiration for Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Challenge blog.  
I used the image Silently Sparkling and you can find it here.

Our Challenge theme for the month is Use Thinking of you, Thank You or Sympathy for your card.  I hope you will join us for our monthly challenge.  

This week is the DT. challenge and the theme for this is White on White.  The only color we could have would be the image itself.  I love this look as it always looks so elegant.  I used the polka dot embossing folder.  The bow is really the only embellishment that I used.  I am going to use this for a birthday card for a relative.  I colored her with copics.  

I would like to invite you to join us in the facebook challenge here
 Also come join us at the Monthly Challenge as well and you will find that one here.

So ladies and gents till next week happy crafting. 

Linda CCK DT

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Anthera Lady of the Woods

Good Morning to you all. 
 Today I am posting this beautiful image from MoonFlower digital images.  

Her name is Anthera  and the image is called Lady of the woods.  You can find her here at the shop.  She is a wonderful image to work with.  I lay awake last nite after coloring her wondering what I could do to make this card.  I had several ideas but ended up using this one.  I made the flower at the bottom (hoping to match the ones in the image) from a leaf punch by Stampin-up.  I just cut a few leaves one large two medium and 5 small ones just inked them to match the image and used a fiskars flower punch for the green leaf.  I masked the image and stamped the trees in the back with the Lovely as a Tree stamp set by Stampin-in up.  This is one of my favorite stamp sets.  The background color is eye shadow.  The die cut behind the image is from Spellbinders.  I mounted it on a black card to make it stand out.  
I sure hope you like my card, as it is one of my favorites.  

Come on down to the MoonFlower blog and get some inspiration from all the wonderful cards our DT team has made with the MoonFlower images.  I hope you will find some you love too.  

So till next time Happy Crafting to you all.

MoonFlower DT

Monday, September 12, 2016

Coloring Inspiration

Hey everyone good day to you all. 
 I was sitting here at my computer adding things to my blog and decided to add some of the images I have colored  and maybe help you all along with some color choices.  So without further ado here are a few that I have recently finished but not made into cards as of yet.

These are a few of the ones I have colored recently hope you like them and that they are an inspiration for you to color more. 
Have a good day and Happy crafting to you all


Some coloring fun

Hey everyone.
 I am posting this today to show you some of my coloring.  I did this over the course of about 6 hours. It was tedious work but I absolutely love how it turned out.  That is the one and only reason I am posting it here.  I haven't made it into a card yet and not sure I will.  I may try for something different like putting it in a frame to hang in MY craft room.  It will be really hard to give this one up.  I have a few cards like that too that I can't bear to part with.
  I bet most of the crafters out there feel the same way I do about certain images they take such a long time to finish and love how it turns out.
 I got this as a freebie on an Adult coloring site on Facebook.  They do give out some pretty awesome images but very intricate ones like this one.  This is not something I would normally color but what a challenge to do so.  So I say take a challenge and see what kind of project you can come up with.
  Once this is done with however I finish it I will repost it so you can all see what I did with it.
  But you can be sure it won't leave my house.  
So all till next time Happy Crafting 


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Forget me Not

 Good Morning to you all.  Today is the day for a challenge for Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps.  Our theme for the month is "Thinking of you or Thank you or Sympathy card."    I used the image Forget me not and you can find it here. 

We are inviting you to join in the challenge this month here.

We also have a facebook challenge each month that you can join and meet a lot of very talented ladies that do that challenge. The address for that is here.

Please join us for both challenges and have some fun and meet some new people.  
The image was colored with copics and the die cut used was a spellbinders that I got a year ago and had not used yet.  I really like it and will use it a lot more now.  The background paper is from Recollections and the gems are as well.  The Thinking of you is a die cut as well and it is by Creative Essentials.  I added the polka dot ribbon that I got a garage sale the bow has a gem in the center for bling.  I hope you like my card and will leave me a comment.  

Till next time Happy Crafting to you all.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Wedding card

My post for today is the wedding card I made for my grand daughter's wedding.  I used "That" folder that I got in a magazine and some die cuts from spellbinders.  The hearts are from the scrapbook expo a couple of years ago.  I did the embossing then put the flowers on the curve of the folder I mounted it to the cream colored card stock.  I love how it turned out so simple yet so elegant.  She loved it.

I would like to enter this into the challenge at Creative Moments here: 
This will be for there anything goes but with a wedding/anniversary twist.    Come down and join the fun. See you there and Happy Crafting.


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Witch Bat

Good Morning to you all.  Today I am posting for Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps.  My image is called Witch Bat Cat Moon Gothic Halloween.  You can find her here.
I don't normally make Halloween cards except for my grand kids.  I will use this one for the oldest one as it is a bit to sophisticated for the little ones.   
I colored her with copics and used a spellbinders die cut for the card.  It is a hinged card and the leaves and bats are also spellbinders dies.  I added glitter to the wings to make them shiny but it really doesn't show in the photo.   
This is our third week of the month so this is our DT anything goes week.  
I do hope you will come join the challenge this month you still have a week to do so and you can find the challenge here:

And I would also like to invite you to join us on Facebook where we have challenges and you can get a ton of inspiration from the ladies there.  I am going to post the address for that as well here.

Well ladies and Gents I will bid you good bye for today and see you next month back here.  I do hope if your new or have not become a follower yet that you will do so today.  And also leave me a comment as I do read them all.  

Happy Crafting to you all.


Saturday, August 13, 2016


Well good morning to you all!!
It is so good to see you here.  Today I am posting for MoonFlower Digital Stamps.
My Image is called Mistletoe.  She is so beautiful.  I colored her with copics and love how she turned out.
The background green paper came from Paper Wishes and it was just perfect for this card.  The big snowflakes are from Recollections.  The small ones are a fiskars punch.  I wanted to keep it simple as it is a Christmas card for my grand daughter.  I do hope you like her and will come get some inspiration from our website and do some shopping while you are there.

You can find the website here. and if you look at the banner on top you will see Shop  so please check it out and have fun.  Great images by a Great Artist. Andreia!!

So peeps it has been fun and until next time Happy Crafting

MoonFlower DT