Wednesday, June 19, 2019

2 scoops

Hi! 
Happy Wednesday! 
Time for a new challenge over at Little Red Wagon.
  I'm the hostess this week.
The theme I chose is summer fun. 
That means  what you all like to do for fun in the summer,
such as: boating, swimming, catching frogs, playing with squirt guns,
making somemores...well you get the idea!
Here's what I like to do....eat! lol :)

Hope you can pop over to Little Red Wagon 
and play along with us.

'till next time,
Doni



Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Sea it

Hi! 
Happy Wednesday! 
There is a new challenge up at Little Red Wagon.
This week Imke challenges us to create a card about the sea.

I found two little fishies that like to swim in the sea!

I've named them Clyde and Rufus!  lol
I created the background by sponging Distress Ink-salty ocean, chipped sapphire and seedless preserves onto the bottom right corner then flicking some water onto it.
The fishies are from Rubbernecker stamps. I stamped them on white , colored with Copic Markers and then fussy cut them out. Hard to tell from the picture, but they have black glaze gloss for their eyes and Wink of Stella on their fins. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp - Best Fishes.
I can't wait to see all your underwater treasures!
'till next time,
Doni


Monday, June 10, 2019

Mr. & Mrs.

Hi!
 I'm playing along with today's CAS Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers.
The theme is June Weddings.
I don't have any weddings to go to this month, 
but it will be nice to have a card ready to go when I do need it!


supplies used:
 Cuttlebug embossing folder - oxford
Tutti Designs Die- stitched nesting hearts
Sue Wilson craft dies - Mr & Mrs
Simon Says Stamp - Holiday Shapes (tiny hearts)
Embossed vellum 
holographic glitter paper

Instead of using foam tape to pop up the large heart shape
I cut out 5 hearts and glued them all together.
....I have TONS of scrap white card stock, so this is quite cost effective!

'till next time,
Doni

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Welcome To The World

Hi! 
Happy Wednesday! 
There is a new challenge up at Little Red Wagon.
This week Kate is challenging us to make projects to celebrate a baby's birth.
 
Here's what I came up with:
 
The stamp is from Rubbernecker - Animals in the window
and the sentiment is from My Favorite Things - Welcome baby


Why not join our challenge this week?
 Head on over to Little Red Wagon , link up and check out all the cute baby cards. 

'till next time,
Doni

Monday, June 3, 2019

Hello

Hi!
 Today I'm sharing a CAS summer scene.
I just love this cute garden gate die from Memory Box and the sweet cats from 
Impression Obsession's are just the right size to sit on and beside it. 
Add a little snip-it of basic grass and a few little flowers to complete the scene.
Here's how I made the flowers look so sweet:
As you can see the tiny little flowers are flat. To give them dimension, 
place them right side up on some fun foam then gently press down in the center with
 an embossing tool. This curves the petals up. To finish I added a seed bead in the center.
I used glossy accents for this, but any adhesive that dries clear would work.

I placed my scene in the lower left of the card front. This left lots of room for
whatever sentiment you would want to use.
I used The Hand Lettered Hello stamp set from W plus 9.
 After it was all done, I noticed that the 
white gate on the white card base was a little hard to see so I outlined the right sides of the 
gate boards with my B00 Copic Marker. I think it did make the gate stand out a little.

Below are the supplies I used to make this card:

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.

 'till next time,
Doni

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Guy Card

Hi!
 Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Addicted To Stamps Challenge
Danoesja chose "For a Boy or Man" as this month's theme.

I used two stamp sets. Shark Bites and Shark Frenzy,
both by Newton's Nook Designs.

This is definitely not a girly fru-fru card!

Here's what I did on the inside:

Can you hear the music from the movie "JAWS"
duunnn dunnn... duuuunnnn duun... duuunnnnnnnn dun  
You can listen to it here

This was a fun card to make! 

'till next time,
Doni

Friday, May 31, 2019

ornate background

Hi! 
I got a new stamp today (Ornate Background from Simon Says Stamp).
Had fun playing with it already.
Here's a quick to make note card using it . The sentiment die cut word hello
 is also from SSS.

That's all for today!

'till next time, 
Doni

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Upcycle

 
Hi! 
Happy Wednesday! 
There is a new challenge up at Little Red Wagon.
This week Brenda is challenging us to learn about Composting Day.
 She would like us to upcycle something headed for the trash.
Ok, I must confess, 
 this one gave me a hard time...I could not come up with an idea! 
Until I was putting away groceries and noticed the bag of onions.
After a few missteps on attaching this to a card front,
I finally settled on wrapping the bag around to the back and taping it). 

This is what I came up with:

 Who would have imagined  elegance from trash!

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is  anything goes this
week so I'm linking up there. :)

Hope you can create some amazing stuff out of trash this week!

'till next time,
Doni


Monday, May 27, 2019

Just Ducky

Hi!
Today I'm sharing a sweet little no-occasion card that I made for the Dies R Us Blog.

I love Lawn Fawn. When I first saw these cute little ducks on the 
Rub-A-Dub-Dub stamp set , I thought of the saying, I hope your day is just Ducky!
However it was not on the stamp....so I had to print it on my computer.
I have a piece of clear plastic that is cut to a A2 card size so can visually 
figure out where and what size to make the words.  

Next, color some cute images....die cut a scalloped frame ...add some distress blue ink 
for the sky above the words and a strip of grass for below the words....
add them all together to get your really cute picture.

I cut all the extra white card stock away from around the scalloped frame,
popped this up with foam tape and the added it to the yellow plaid card front.
 You may notice I found some flowers, clouds and a butterfly on a different Lawn Fawn stamp set.
I like to combine different stamps to get a new look.

I do hope your day is just Ducky!

Below are the supplies I used to make this card:
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frames Dies 
 Lawn Fawn - Rub-A-Dub-Dub
Lawn Fawn - Rub-A-Dub-Dub Stamps 
Lawn Fawn - Butterfly Kisses Stamps 
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

Saturday, May 25, 2019

yellow and grey

Hi!
I'm getting my bathroom remodeled. They will be starting on it Tuesday.
The only reason I'm mentioning it is because the new color scheme is going to be yellow and grey.
So, that's where my head is at...lol!
This is the card I made this morning.
Surprise, surprise...it's yellow and grey!

Here's the inside:
Lots of room to write you own message.

The flower stamp is from Simon Says Stamp.

Have a great weekend! 
'till next time,
Doni

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Birthday flowers

Hi! 
Happy Wednesday! 
There is a new challenge up at Little Red Wagon.
This week  JanR is challenging us to make our InLinkz board 
into a Floral Frenzy!
You can use just one flower or a bunch.

Here's my contribution:
 The flowers are from BoBunny - simply flowers stamp.
The stripe paper is from My Favorite Things.

Here's what The inside looks like:

Oh, and I used Wink of Stella on the flowers. Here's a close look of the front:
They look real pretty and sparkly IRL
 Hopefully you can find time to try your hand at making a flower card.

'till next time,
Doni

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Happy Bird-Day

Hi! 
Happy Wednesday! 
There is a new challenge up at Little Red Wagon.
This week it's my turn to choose a topic.
I chose " Happy Bird-day". Include a bird somewhere on your birthday card.
 

Here's what I did on the inside (super simple)!

I hope you have fun this week and I can't wait to see all your Bird cards!

If you'd like more inspiration be sure to check out
the wonderful projects the Girlfriends have created over at the Little Red Wagon.  

'till next time,
Doni
 
 

Monday, May 13, 2019

pink to yellow

Hi!
I like to design cards. Creating makes me happy!
However, sometimes you see a card 
and you just want to make one just like it!
.....and even when you're trying to copy,
it always ends up a little different...but that's good! 

That's what I did today :)
Now here's Debby Hughes' card:
Video taking a first look at the new Daniel Smith watercolor sets and using them to create soft, muted watercoloured backgrounds for crisp white die cuts using dies from the new Diecember release from Simon Says Stamp. Handmade birthday cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2018/12/video-first-look-daniel-smith-half-pan-sets-diecember-blog-hop-giveaway/ 









Click HERE
for the video. Give it a try...It's fun!

'till next time,
Doni







Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Imke's sketch

Hi! 
Over at Little Red Wagon, Imke has a cute sketch for us to follow.
Here's what I did:

I just got these stamps and dies from a company called HELLO BLUEBIRD
I love all the sweet animals!

Thanks for looking.
'till next time,
Doni

Monday, May 6, 2019

Mother's Day

Hi Everybody!
 Today I'd like to share a clean and simple card celebrating Mother's Day.


I have a lovely patch of Lily Of The Valley growing in my side yard.
This time of year everything outside is turning green and coming back to life,
so that's why I chose green and white for this card.

To make this card I cut a green rectangle 2 inches by 4 1/2 inches and then matted it on a shade lighter green mat. I added three more rectangles under this to build it up for some dimension.

Next, I die cut the flower from white cardstock and placed it on top of the green mat. Can you see how the top little bells hang over the edges?

To finish the card, cut one panel of the Quilted Backdrop from Lawn Fawn and trim off a quarter inch from each side. Then position this on  a solid green card base (A2 Size- 4 1/2 by 5 1/4 inches).

Now, before you pop the rectangle with the flowers onto the card front attach a greeting of your choice onto the front.  I chose to stamp a small happy Mother's Day in Versifine ink onto a strip of vellum and heat emboss it with black fine detail embossing powder.  I liked the look of the vellum and it was easy to just wrap the strip around and attach it on the back with tape.

Put it all together and now you're done!
I think a Happy Birthday greeting would also work well...or perhaps use shades of light grey and white and use the sentiment, with sympathy.

Below are the supplies I used to make this card:
Lawn Fawn - Quilted Backdrop Dies 

Impression Obsession - Dies - Lily Of The Valley 

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store
 Thanks for looking!
'till next time,
Doni



Sunday, May 5, 2019

Birthday Flowers

Hi Everybody!
It's time for a new challenge at Addicted To Stamps.
Darlene chose "FLOWERS"  as the theme for challenge #174.

Here's what that inspired me to create:

Here's what I used:
I love this big bold sentiment from Picket Fence Studios and I thought these flowers 
from Simon Says Stamp went well because of the black bold outlines.
The only problem was that I wanted the flowers to curve a little more to fit around the letters....
so fussy cutting to the rescue!! 
A little tip I learned was after fussy cutting run a black marker around the edges...waa-laa.. then you don't see any white spots and it looks like you cut it out perfectly!
I hope you like it.

'till next time,
Doni

Friday, May 3, 2019

Oceans of Love

Hi! 
 
 
Here's what I came up with:
 
 I'm using up my stash of watercolor backgrounds,
guess it's time to make more!  

Here's a closer look:
Thanks for looking!

'till next time,
Doni
 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Black & White

Hi! 
Happy Wednesday! 
There is a new challenge up at Little Red Wagon.
This week  Kate is challenging us
to create a card featuring Black and white animals such as;
 pandas, penguins, zebras - even cats or dogs!
I chose this weird dog from Tim Holtz .

I put patterned paper from my stash on the background..
Made a black frame using Square dies from Avery Elle..
used white detail embossing and red cardstock
to make the sentiment ( from Paper Smooches).

I used my computer  to print this sentiment on the inside:



Here's a closer look at the front:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is a Birthday theme this week, so I'm
linking up with this card.

'till next time,
Doni

Monday, April 29, 2019

Sprinkled with Love

Hi everybody!
  Today I'd like to share a Baby Shower card.
Have you heard of having a Sprinkle instead of a Shower to welcome a new baby?
This is the third baby, so they have all the major stuff.
This is what I used to make this card:
Top row is an A2 white card base, a card front panel 
of designer paper and a sentiment strip created on the computer

Middle row is 4 rectangles stacked together, a panel where I softly sponged some clouds
with distress ink, and a Lawn Fawn scalloped rectangle frame.

Bottom row is two die cut umbrellas that I colored with copic markers.
For added dimension they are also stacked 4 deep ( only the top ones are colored).
Tiny hearts from my stash finished it off.
Below are the supplies I used to make this card:
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frames Dies
Impression Obsession - umbrella
Impression Obsession - Dies - Umbrella

 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, April 28, 2019

Bunny

Hi! 
Check out the challenge over at The Sisterhood Of Crafters.
The theme is "Chicks 'n Bunnies". 
Here's what I made:

I know that Easter was last Sunday, however I didn't get any cards sent..
so I'm getting a head start for next year!

Thanks for looking! 

'till next time,
Doni

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Happy Birthday

Hi!
I made this card to play along with My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge .
Here's the sketch
 
and here's my version of it:

The background was made using Ken Oliver's Color Burst.
 The package says it's a concentrated micro fine watercolor powder.
So all I did was spray the cardstock with water and sprinkle on a tiny bit of powder.

I used MFT 's It's a mice time to celebrate.

Thanks for looking.

'till next time,
Doni

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Prickly Things

There's a new Challenge over at Little Red Wagon.
This week Brenda chose the theme "Everything Coming Up"
  (use some kind of flora; cactus, plants, flowers, trees fruit).
I was looking through my stamps and came across this  one with cactus plants on it.
It was a freebie stamp from My Favorite Things back in September of 2018, 
so I thought it was a good time to get it inky!

I also got to make use of some watercolor samples I did a while back.

Here's what I did on the inside:
I'm not sure who you'd send this to, 
but...hey, if it's needed I've got it covered!

I hope you can join our challenge this week.
 Head on over to Little Red Wagon and link up.
  And, while you're there, be sure to check out the fantastic projects the other Girlfriends have created.

I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

'til next time,
Doni



Thursday, April 18, 2019

Happy Easter

Hi! 
Easter is in just a few days, so This card won't make it in the mail till 
next year. But that will be nice to be extra early and not late for a change!  

This card was inspired by the mood board over at

I love this die that I just got from Simon Says Stamp.

Here's
 a closer look:

that's striped paper underneath ..and the white base is 4 layers deep.
Pretty and easy to do...a winning combination!

Thanks for looking! 

'till next time,
Doni