Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Hola!

Hi!

Here's another card to play along with The Double D Challenges 
The theme  this time is Gingham.

I love Gingham and I love shaker cards....put them together and this is what
I came up with!
The cute little cactus is a jillibean soup stamp  sold by Hampton Arts.

Thanks for looking!

'till next time,
Doni

Thursday, March 14, 2019

whatever the weather

Hi!
The Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp 
this week is "whatever the weather".

Here's my take on that:
I never get tired of making box cards!

Supplies used:
 Lawn Fawn - scalloped box card die
Clearly Besotted - Rainy Day Play
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
'till next time,
Doni


Monday, March 11, 2019

Mother's Day

Hi everyone! 
I have a sweet Mother's Day card to share that I made for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.

I kept the background colors soft using layers of soft greys and white. 
This gives the pretty pot of flowers more "punch".
Here's how to make them extra special by doing a little extra die cut coloring:

On the top are the die cut pieces. On the bottom are the die cut pieces with a little shading
done with Copic markers which are listed on the left. You also could add color with
inks or chalk or colored pencils, or watercolor crayons or...well you get the idea!

I die cut the center frame three times and glued them together for extra dimension.
I used vellum behind the frame because I liked the way it let the pretty background show through.

Below are the supplies I used to make this card:

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Lawn Fawn - Quilted Backdrop Dies 

Memory Box - Dies - Open Studio - Wrapped Stitch Frames 

 I hope I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project and come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for a chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.


'till next time,
Doni

Sunday, March 10, 2019

think SPRING

Hi 
 Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Addicted to Stamps challenge. 
This month's  theme  is   "Spring Time".


Lots of stamping and masking going on. Here's what I used:

Simon Says Stamp - Stitched circles Die ( to make my own circle stencil)
Ranger Distress Inks - Squeezed Lemonade
Create a Smile - Crokisses clear stamp
Inkadinkado - stamping mask paper
Penny Black - sentiment stamp ( think Spring)
Pretty Pink Posh - 3mm sparkling clear sequins
Copic Markers
Wink of Stella - clear

Here's another look, hopefully you can see
 the Wink of Stella sparkle on the left edges of the flower petals.
 

I hope you can join us this month.

'till next time,
Doni

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Otter scene

Hi!
The Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp 
this week is " create a scene".
Here's my scene:
 The card base and top wave are navy blue in real life not black .
Here's what I used:
Lawn Fawn - Year 5 (LF807) that's the otter!
Lawn Fawn - Ocean Wave Borders Die
Lawn Fawn - Simple Puffy Cloud Frames Die
Lil'inker designs - Medium sun


Thanks for looking.

'till next time,
Doni

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Let's Make Some Music

Hi!
The challenge theme over at Double D Challenges is 
"Let's Make Some Music".
Here's my entry:

and the inside:

Yippee! I've had this stamp (Do Wah Ditty from Technique Junkies)
for a long time and this is the first time I found a chance to use it!

The cute little bear is a Digi Stamp ...sorry I don't know where I got him.

Thanks for looking.

'till next time,
Doni



Monday, March 4, 2019

Thinking of You

Hi!
Today I'd like to share a card I made for the Dies Are Us Inspiration Blog.


Sometimes a die is so beautiful it just needs to be showcased.  That's how I felt when I saw this Umbel Butterfly die from Memory box. 

Here's what I used to make this card:

The background piece is from when my friend Darlene showed me how to "smush"
Ranger Distress Inks.  I die cut two Umbel Butterfly's , keeping all the background pieces in on one of them( a little tape on the back helps keep them there).

Now all there is to do is assemble the layers! Easy Peasy!

 

 I hope I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project and come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for a chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too and don't forget that you will find loads of inspiration on our Pinterest Page.

Thanks for looking!
 
'till next time,
Doni
 



Friday, March 1, 2019

Celebrate

Hi! 
Today I'm playing along with the MFT Color Challenge.
 

Here's what I came up with:
Supplies used:
MFT - BB Adorable Elephants - stamps & dies
MFT - celebrate Die-namics
MFT - Monster sized ( It's your Birthday sentiment)
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels Four 
Copics


Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,
Doni
 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Clayton"s First Birthday

Hi!
My great, great nephew ( I know...I'm that old!!) is turning ONE!

Since I'm making him a special birthday card this is a perfect time to link up to
 My Favorite Things Birthday Project Challenge.

Here's the card I made:


Lots of bright bold colors on this one!

Here's a peek at what I did for the inside:
I'm sure his mommy will have fun buying him something with the gift card.

Supplies used:
My Favorite Things - BB Beary Special Birthday 
My Favorite Things - Blueprints #13 die
My Favorite Things - Gift Card Greetings
Simon Says Stamp - stitched circles die 
 Waffle Flower - Flower Circles Inverted die
Lawn Fawn - Lift the Flap die
Lawn Fawn - push here
poem from the internet

Thanks for looking!
Have a great day.

'till next time,
Doni




Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Thanks

Hi!
 Today's Color Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers is to use green, black and gold.
The desert is anything goes ( think out of the box).
 
Well, those colors and the time of the year coming up made me think of St Patrick's Day.
 However, needing to think out of the box, I made a Thank You Card! lol!


I used the Peppini Oval Frame Die from Poppy Stamps, cutting it first from
gold sparkle paper and then laying a dark green frame
 ( with the inside pieces & parts punched out) over top of the gold.

The Thanks was die cut using a die from Papertrey Ink ( Uncorked Stamps & die set).

'till next time,
Doni

Monday, February 25, 2019

Gnome box

Hi! 

So, since I had colored a bunch of Gnomes and I love to make box cards it only
 
makes sense to combine the two.


So that's what I did today.
As luck would have it  Back to Basics and Beyond has a challenge calling for box cards.
Guess where I'm linking to! 

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,
Doni


Saturday, February 23, 2019

Gnome

Hi! 
Today's card was made to play along with the MFT Wednesday  Sketch Challenge #425.
 
Here's my take on the sketch using the MFT stamp set "You Gnome Me".


and here's what I put on the inside:




Thanks for stopping by today! 

'till next time,
Doni

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Spring

Hi!
 Today's Color Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers is to use
daffodil delight, pear pizzazz and white.
 The desert option is to use rhinestones.

Here's the card I made:

I used:
Create a Smile - Crokisses (clear stamp)
Neat & Tangled - Hello Spring Die
Memory Box - Stitched Rectangle Layers
Simon Says Stamp - stitched Circles
DCWV - White Embossed Stack (6x6 paper pack)
Foam tape 
green rhinestones 

Thanks for looking.
Don't forget to have some fun today!

'till next time, Doni




Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Splitcoast Color Challenge

Hi!
 Today's Color Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers is to use peach, blue, and brown.
 The desert option is butterflies.
Here's mine:

 There's a hidden butterfly! Did you find it?

Hope you can play along.

'till next time,
Doni


Monday, February 11, 2019

Valentine

Hi everyone!
 Today I made a cute Valentine card to share with you.

I used the Lawn Fawn stamp called Let's Toast to make this very quick and easy card.
Don't you just love those sweet little smiley faces?!

These are the supplies I used with links to the Dies R Us Store 
Lawn Fawn - Let's Toast Stamps 
Lawn Fawn - Let's Toast Dies 

'till next time,
Doni
 

 
 

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Gorjuss Hello

Hi 
 Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Addicted to Stamps challenge. 
This month aNNie chose the theme " anything but a square".

I decided to try my hand at doing a rocker card:
Here's the supplies I used:

I like the way the card turned out, however I did learn something important.
Because I wanted her to look like she was sitting on the fold,
 I die cut the Papertrey Die shape out of white cardstock and
 stamped and colored her with Copics markers.Then I fussy cut the areas below 
the line she's sitting on and then attached this background shape 
to the back of the folded circle gluing her legs to the front of the circle.

Well, looks great...but to be able to open the circle to write a message
you would be folding the image in half ( not sure I would like that!)
Could be why all the other rocker cards I saw had the smaller shaped attached on the front!
 Duh! Live and learn I guess!

'till next time,
Doni

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Color Challenge

Hi! 
I have the honor of being a Guest Designer for February over at SplitCoast Stampers
on their Color Challenge.  This week Stef has chosen night of navy, blushing bride, very vanilla 
and a metallic of your choice. The desert option is to use a die cut or a punched element.

Here's what I came up with:
I really like the look of the gold embossing on the soft pink vellum.
 ( I don't even want to think about how old that vellum is!) 
here's a closer look:


I hope you're inspired to play along with this challenge.

'till next time, 
Doni


Monday, February 4, 2019

Valentine's Day Shaker

Hello!
It's my turn to do a tutorial for Dies R Us.
I had fun making a heart shaped shaker card.


Here's some of the supplies I used :

My first step was to die cut a 4 inch Dotted Square from designer paper. 
Then I cut out the heart shape from the center.

Next step is to adhere clear acetate onto the back side.


Then I wanted to layer the shaker front onto a 4 1/2" pink square,
so I needed to remove the center so you could still see through the heart.

To make it a shaker, use foam tape on the back ( I used 2 layers).


cut a piece 4 1/2' square out of whatever paper you want
 to see behind your heart (I used plain white) and sprinkle all your  shaker goodies in the center.
remove the covering from the foam tape on the back of the heart
 and center that panel over this and the shaker part is done! Hurray!

Attach the love die cut to the shaker front and then put the whole thing 


Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,
Doni


Thursday, January 31, 2019

Let It Snow!

Hi!
Well, here in north east Ohio it's a little too cold to snow (-2 with a wind chill of -18).
However, I'm celebrating the winter season with this cute box card:

Supplies used:
Sue Wilson Designs - Christmas Cottage Scene Dies
Impression Obsession - Small Snowflake set
My Favorite Things - Polar Bear Pals
The Cat's Pajamas - Freezin' Season
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - You're so Cool - let it snow- (discontinued)

Stay warm!

'till next time,
Doni

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Love is in the air!

Hi! 
Today I'd like to share a card I made for the sketch challenge over at the Paper Players Blog.  
 Here's the sketch:                         
  
Supplies used:
I used the Floating Heart Panel Die from Your Next Stamp
The stitched nesting heart die from Tutti Designs
and the sentiment from Art Impressions- Love is in the air

I'm also linking to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
The theme this week is "Love is in the air!"
Oh, and there is 14 hours left in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ,
the theme is "Heart" so I am also linking there.

Thanks for looking!

'till next time,
Doni 

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Fabulous

Hi!
 Still cold , still snowing and I'm still happy as a clam 
playing in my craft room. 
Here's what I've been doing today:
Today I'm playing along with the mix it up challenge 

 
I used some wood grain looking paper , 
the Simply Fabulous stamp set and matching Die from Sugar Pea Designs. 
and the coffee mug die from Penny Black which I cut from white cardstock and colored 
with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.

Time to go bake some cookies! 

'till next time,
Doni

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Beary Special Friend

 Hi!
Here's another card I made with the MFT  BB Beary Special Birthday stamp set. 

I'm lovin' that little bear!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

It snowed again last night so, my wonderful neighbor is clearing my drive way once again!
Not only that but he cleaned off my car and sidewalks and even fed my birds for me this morning!!
Gona have to bake that guy a cake!! 

'till next time,
Doni