Saturday, October 13, 2018

Foliage

Hi!
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
 
  Stephanie is our hostess and she chose the code word FOLIAGE.
 

Here's  my card:


I used this really great stamp set from Happy Little Stampers called " Born To Be Wild".
You can find it HERE.

I also used Simon Says Stamp - stitched circles
and My Favorite Things Die-namics - wild greenery 

Thanks so much for stopping by.
I can't wait to see what foliage inspires you to make.

'till next time,
Doni

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Yippee!

Hi! 
It's a beautiful day here in Ohio and before I get out to enjoy it
I wanted to share this cute, quick and easy card I made.


Supplies used:
My Favorite Things - Monster Sized  
Waffle Flower - Yippee! die
My Favorite Things - Black & White Stripes 6x6 paper pack
Copics

I'm entering this over at CASology : week 316 - Punctuation
 
Enjoy your day! 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
'till next time,
Doni


Sunday, October 7, 2018

Autumn Colors

Hi!
Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps.  
The theme is Autumn Colors.
 Here's a side view. I'm not sure what this fold is called, maybe an "M Fold"?
If anyone knows please let me know.



Here's how I made it:
Then layer the smaller (brown) piece onto the larger (orange ) top fold card.

Then decorate as you wish.

 Supplies used: 
My Favorite Things- Fall Friends stamps and dies
brick wall embossing folder
Simon Says Stamp - small forest tree die 
Impression Obsession - DIE201-K (tiny leaves)
Darice - book pages ( shape die)
Distress Ink - Antique Linen
 Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by today.

'till next time,
Doni

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thinking Christmas

Hi! 
Halloween...Thanksgiving...Christmas!
Time seems to go faster the older I get , so I'm thinking 
toward Christmas! Maybe I can get a jump on it this year.

 got me started today. 
 
 
Here's what I came up with:
 
 
I used the My Favorite Things "Jingle All The Way" stamp set.

I'm also linking this up to:
anything Christmas goes 
and

  let's get ready for Christmas


Thanks for stopping by!

'till next time,
Doni
 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Scarecrows and pumpkins

Hi!
The new challenge over at Double D Challenges
says they want to see your scarecrows and or pumpkins!!
 
So, here's my scarecrow and pumpkins!:
This was fun and I've already got it in it's envelope and ready to send to my Sister-in-law.

Here's what I used:

Simon Says Stamp - stitched circles die
Lawn Fawn - picket fence Border die
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Harvest Stamp Set
My Favorite Things - Fall Friends Stamp Set
Copic markers
 Foam Tape

It might feel more like fall if it wasn't 80 degrees out!

'till next time,
Doni

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Diamonds

It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS 
and our host Ceal has chosen diamonds as her code word.
 
 
Our Sponsor is Happy Little Stampers and as always, 
Kylie is offering the winner a generous $20. GC to the store!
 
Sometimes CAS is not simple!...to do that is!
I kept thinking diamonds as sparkly gems and I had no stamps or dies
that even came close to that.
So, I was excited when my wayward brain finally thought of the diamond shape.
The rest should be easy, right? Wrong! 
I played with different sizes, different layouts, different colors , different techniques,
Whew, my desk and my mojo was a mess.
I gave up, cleaned off my desk and went to lunch. 
Chocolate was involved.
 
When I came back this card went together rather quickly ...must have been the chocolate! 



 
I did try adding some bling, but I didn't like it. what do you think?

Here's what I used:
Spellbinders Nestabilities - classic diamonds
Memory Box - stitched rectangle layers
Distress Oxide Ink - spiced marmalade, picked raspberry, fossilized amber
Paper Smooches - sentiment sampler

Thanks for looking.

'till next time,
Doni

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Fall Birthday

Hi!
I love the Fall...I love the cooler weather and the rich colors of the season.

Here's a card celebrating those who have a fall birthday.

  
I used the newly released stamp set "Fall Friends " from My Favorite Things
and the MFT Die-namics "happy birthday".
Colored with Copic markers.

Here's a closer look:
I layered the die cuts 3 deep to give this simple card some dimension.

I'm entering this in three challenges:





'till next time,
Doni


 


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Paper Players

Hi!
Today I'm playing along with The Paper Players.
 
Here's the sketch:
 
I used a stamp from Simon Says Stamp called "Happy Christmas"
and patterned papers from my stash. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

'till next time, 
Doni

Monday, September 24, 2018

Let it snow!

Hi!
Today I'm playing along with  CAS(E) This Sketch.
 

 Here's my card:


 A closer look so you can see the snowflakes in the designer paper
 and the sparkle on the snowflake:


I'm also entering this in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,
Doni
 

Sunday, September 23, 2018

CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY

Hi! 

I'm really excited to be a brand new member of the Design Team 

Here's the card I made for this month's theme 'Christmas Comes Early'.


I used a cute little digi stamp which I colored with Copic Markers
and framed with some Christmas patterned paper from my stash .

There is still time to play along with this fun challenge.

'till next time,
 Doni

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Surfing

This is the card I made today:
 

This is a digi stamp from "From The Heart Stamps".
Sadly the storefront has closed so this stamp is unavailable.
 
I'm entering this at The Paper Players blog (sports)
 and at
Bling it on ( there is glitter on the wave foam)
 
Got to run!
 
'till next time,
Doni

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Tweet

Hi!
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
  Carolyn is our hostess and she chose the code word TWEET.

Our Sponsor is Happy Little Stampers 
and  Kylie is offering the winner a generous $20. GC to the store!


Here's my card:


and this is what I put inside:
 
and here's what I used to make this card:
plus Copic markers and foam squares.

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,
Doni

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving

Today I'm playing along with
MFT Sketch Challenge #402.
Here's the sketch
 

I started off by going through my stack of hand made backgrounds.
I came across this background with all these stripes of gorgeous fall colors
that I had made while watching a video of Jennifer McGuire's.
This used distress inks and a masking paper ( a post it note) to make the stripes, 
and then of course you sprinkle a little water on it!
I thought this made the perfect background for the little girl sitting on the pumpkin.

The stamps I used are from My Favorite Things new release. 
This set is called ' Fall Friends'.
Colored with Copics.

Thanks for stopping by!

'till next time,
Doni


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Santa Paws

Made a CAS Christmas card to play along with the





Here's what I used:
MFT Die-namics - stitched rounded rectangles
Simon Says Stamp - You Are Pawesome stamp set
Pink & Main - Santa Paws sentiment
Santa hat - a digi stamp from my collection ( source unknown)
Memento-  tuxedo black ink
Copic markers -  A14, A29 and E43, E44, E49
 Stickles - diamond

Thanks for stopping by!

'till next time,
Doni

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Best Friend

I made a birthday card for a friend.

 
 
I started by creating a galaxy background with my distress inks.
You can see a video on this technique HERE.

I used the MFT Space Explorer stamp set . After I colored this cute space explorer
and used the die to cut him out, I didn't like all the white space between the balloon strings
so I took my C7 Copic marker and colored in those areas. Then I added just a few tiny white dots
 with my Signo uni-ball white pen. It really does look a lot better.

The whole panel was popped up using foam tape.
The sentiment is from the MFT Anything -but-basic friendship stamp set that was just released.
I stamped it with Versamark on black card stock and heat embossed it with
 detail white embossing powder.  This sentiment strip was also popped up using foam tape.

I'm am also submitting this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Time for breakfast....don't ask me why I was wide awake at 5:30 this morning!!

'till next time,
Doni



Thursday, September 6, 2018

'Pop' A Wheelie

Hi! 
Today's card was inspired by the challenge over at 
The challenge is to use anything that has wheels.
To help our creative juices get going they provided a great inspiration board.
 
I was inspired by the bottom right picture and here's what I came up with:

 Here's what I used:
Dies: Impression Obsession - Wheelbarrow(DIE165-H)
Impression Obsession - tiny flowers (DIE140-D)
Memory Box - Leafy Foliage
W plus 9 - Doodle Buds Stamps
Glossy Accents- (used as glue)
seed beads
ms. sparkle & co. - neutral woodgrain paper pad

Thanks for stopping by today
and a special thanks for leaving a comment. 
They really do make my day!

'till next time,
Doni

Monday, September 3, 2018

Casing Ksenija

Hi!
To all of you that celebrate it...Happy Labor Day!

So, this morning I was commenting on the cards in the new
 challenge over at Addicted To CAS .
Ksenija is the Guest Designer this time and I fell
in love with her blog, especially this card:

I loved the way the dog looks like he's flying right out of the center frame.

I don't know why, but this made me think of this cute little stamp I got
a while ago from Stampingbella. I hadn't used it yet, so I got her inky today!
This is what I made:


and while I was at it , I did this one too:


Thanks to Ksenija for inspiring me today!

I'm linking this card up over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
The theme is Anything Goes.

'till next time,
Doni

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Apples

Hi!
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
  Anja is our hostess and she chose the code word Apples.
 
 
Perfect time of the year for some bright red apples!
 
 
and here's what I put inside:


The stamp is from Lawn Fawn and I colored it with these copics:
E31,E35, E55  -  R08, R14, R27, R29  -  G14, G19  -  Y11

I hope this inspires you to make your own apple card. 

'till next time,
Doni

Monday, August 27, 2018

Handmade stencil

Hi!
I was looking for something ( I can't remember what )
in a drawer in my craft room when I came across a 
piece of cardstock that I had used as a mask when
 I made this card way back in 2012.
 
 This is what I'm talking about:
to make the hills    
 
and to make the sky  
 
and to stamp the trees  
 
By the time I made a bunch of these cards my mask was pretty grungy .
I have no idea why I saved it but I'm glad I did!

Here's the card I made from that old mask:

All I had to do was trim it down, add a tiny black mat showing only on the cut edges
 add a die cut sentiment (Avery Elle) and slap it on a matching card base.

This was fun...and super easy! lol

Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,
Doni


Friday, August 24, 2018

Polar Bear and balloons

Hi!
Today I'm working on a card for
 
 
Here's what I came up with:
 
Pretty basic, but I got all the colors covered, lol!

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,
Doni

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Let it snow

Hi!
Here's the card I made today:


 I'm playing along with MFT Wednesday sketch challenge
 

to use a stencil

 

I used :
Simon Says Stamp- falling snow stencil
embossing paste that I added glitter to
vellum
MFT - stitched circle die
MFT - snowflake die
Pretty Pink Posh - snowflake sequin mix
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - You're so cool! stamp set ( sentiment)

Thanks for looking!

'till next time,
Doni