Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Flora or Fauna

Hi!
  Imke is our hostess  for challenge #567 at Little Red Wagon this week.
Her challenge is "Nature" using flora or fauna.
I couldn't decide , so I used both.


I used:
Newton's Nook - Toucan Party 
My Favorite Things (Die-Namics) - wild greenery
My Favorite Things - Gift Card Greetings

Thanks for looking.

'till next time,
Doni

 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Wishing

Hi!
  Kate is our hostess  for challenge #566 at Little Red Wagon this week.
      Her challenge is "Over the Rainbow". 
The object is to use more than three colors on our creation.
 
I used 5 different color hearts which were die cut using 
stitched nesting hearts by Tutti Designs.
The embossed sentiment is from the Sending & Wishing stamp set by Simon Says Stamp.
 
Thanks for looking.

'till next time,
Doni

 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Treat Box

Hi!
Happy Wednesday!
This week at Little Red Wagon
it's time for Challenge #565 "No Cards!"
so....I made a treat box. :)

Right now my very favorite treat is the peanut butter M&M's......
so I'm filling this up with them!

Here's what I used to make this:
Printed cardstock
Lawn Cuts - Scalloped Treat Box Die
Lawn Cuts - Tiny Tags Sayings
Spellbinders - Back to basics Tag dies
My Favorite Things - Stitched Flowers Die- Namics

I can't wait to see what everyone else makes this week!

'till next time,
Doni


Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Digi Do!

Hi!
Happy Wednesday, every body!
Today's  challenge (Digi Do) is to use a digital stamp.

My favorite digital character is Birdbrain, created by Faith Skrdla.
Sadly, Faith has passed away.  Her digital art work is no longer available,
so to honor her I made this card featuring Birdbrain.



Ah, yes!...a bubble bath is a great stress reliever!

Thanks for stopping by.
I hope you can have some fun this week with digital stamps.

"till next time,
Doni

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Use a stencil

It's my turn to host the challenge this week at Little Red Wagon.
Anything goes as long as somewhere on your card you use a stencil.

I used a stencil to make the background:


Here's the supplies:

 The word YOU is a die cut from Avery Elle and the sentiment
is from My Favorite Things.

If you want more inspiration be sure to check out what the Girlfriends have made.

Thanks for looking.

'till next time,
Doni



Friday, August 14, 2020

FALL

HI! Happy Friday!

Today it is supposed to reach 90 degrees in my part of the world. I'm thankful for my air conditioning, however I am looking forward to the 'nip' in the air that comes with Fall.

So, that thought is what inspired me to make this card for the MFT Color Challenge 147.

Here's the colors

 

 I used:

MFT - Hooray Kind of Day

MFT Harvest Mouse

MFT - Fall Friends

and 

MFT Die-Namics - Wonky Stitch Rec Stax


Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Doni

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Goodbye!

Hi!
  Imke is our hostess  for challenge #562 at Little Red Wagon this week.
Her challenge is to make a card that conveys the idea of goodbye...
like retirement, from school, moving, saying goodbye to a season...etc.

So.... I was coming up blank until I came across this Alligator!


He is SO saying Goodbye!

The green card front was cut from some leftover watercolor practice.
The Alligator is a stamp from Rubbernecker.
 I colored him with Prismacolor pencils because on the rough texture
of the paper I thought it made his skin look "Alligator-ish"!

Thanks for looking.

'till next time,
Doni

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Birthday Cupcake

Hi!

I got a new stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps called "piece if cake".

I was inspired by Kelly L's coloring .

and Anni's sentiment arrangement.

 

Thanks for looking!

'till next time,

Doni 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Happy Days

Hi!
  Kate is our hostess  for challenge #561 at Little Red Wagon this week
 and she would like to see a card that would make someone smile.

This sentiment made me smile....not only am I having trouble remembering what day it is
but I find myself forgetting what month it is.  LOL



Hang in there friends...this pandemic can't last forever!

'till next time,
Doni


Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Backgrounds

Hi!
  Brenda is our hostess  for challenge #560 at Little Red Wagon this week.
She would like us to make our own background paper by stamping,  smooshing,
paper piecing ....or as in my case...doing a little water coloring.

To create this background sky I tapped some distress ink ( broken china)
onto my glass mat..or you could use an acrylic block ..
spritzed it with water and then picked the color up with my paintbrush and
dabbed it in the left top corner of the paper...wa-la... sky!
The cute little clouds are Lawn Cuts ( simple Puffy Cloud Frames)
with some vellum behind them.
The cute bunny and the sentiment are from Casual Fridays Stamps,
colored of course with copics .
Both the bunny with his balloon and the sentiment strip are popped up with foam tape.

Thanks for looking.
'till next time,
Doni

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Hugs & Wishes

Hi!
Today I was just playing with making ink blended backgrounds.
I liked this one with the splatters, so I made it into this cute birthday card.

Hope you like it.


Thanks for looking.

'till next time,
Doni

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Dots & Stripes

Hi!
 
JanR is our hostess  for challenge #559 at Little Red Wagon this week
 and she would like to see spots or stripes.
I did both:


Easy Peasy with patterned paper and the Script Thanks die from Simon Says Stamp.


Thanks for stopping by.
'til next time,
Doni

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Fantasy


It's hard to believe that we're half way through the month of July already.
But here we are and it's my turn to host the challenge this week at Little Red Wagon
I chose the theme "FANTASY"
so bring on your Dragons, Fairies, Mermaids, Gnomes ...
or in my case...Unicorns!
But most of all, have some FUN!

It's hard to see in the photo, but all the images are loaded with glitter...
because glitter is magical!
I used the stamp set from Mama Elephant.

Thanks for stopping by!

'till next time,
Doni

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Embossing

Hi!
  Imke is our hostess  for challenge #557 at Little Red Wagon this week.
She would like to see embossing, either heat or dry.
So, being the overachiever that I am ( ha-ha) I chose to do both!



For the background I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder
and for the flowers (Pretty Pink Posh-Wild Rose) I used VersaMark
and gold embossing powder on cream colored vellum.
The sentiment is from StampinUp - Rose Wonder.

Thanks for looking.
'till next time,
Doni


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Summer

Hi!
  Kate is our hostess  for challenge #556 at Little Red Wagon this week
 and she would like to see anything to do with summertime.

Here's the card that I made:


Supplies used:
My Favorite Things - Penguins in Paradise
Paper Smooches - Kindness Sampler
Neat & Tangled - Hello Summer Dies
Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Circles
Yep, eating ice cream bars in the sunshine is pretty much my favorite
way to spend a summer day!

Thanks for stopping by.
I hope our Sunshine challenge inspires you to make a "summer" card!

'till next time,
Doni


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Have a Blast!

Hi!
  Brenda is our hostess  for challenge #555 at Little Red Wagon this week.
  She's challenging us to have a sun, moon, planets or stars on our projects.
Here's mine:
       It's a shaker card and when you shake it 
                you can see all the little sparkly stars .     
    
         I used the stamp set called " Space Explorer" from My Favorite Things.


Thanks for stopping by.
'til next time,
                                                                              Doni

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Birthday Panda

Hi!
  JanR is our hostess at Little Red Wagon this week.
The topic this week is Animal Antics.

I choose a sweet little panda and my favorite color (lime green) !

The stamps I used are both from Simon Says Stamp - 
Cuddly Critters and Cuddly Critters Accessories

Wink of Stella on the hat, bow tie and balloon 
and some sequins to a little bling finish this card.

Oh, gee...almost forgot the green. It was ink blended with mowed lawn Distress Ink.

Thanks for stopping by.
'til next time,
Doni

Friday, June 12, 2020

Donuts

Hi! 
I played along with a Splitcoast Stampers challenge
and made this:

I did the no line coloring technique where you stamp the image with a very light colored ink.
 I used Hero Arts Shadow Ink - soft sand and colored with my Copic Markers.

Here's a real close up:
I like the way it turned out, However it took me about four hours to color it!
Don't think I'll be making a bunch of them!!!!

Thanks for looking.

'till next time,
Doni

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

sunshine

Hi!
  This week challenge is #553 at Little Red Wagon.

   I'm the hostess this week and
I'd like to challenge you to some sunshine!
 Use a sun or a bright yellow color or both ... as long as it makes you happy!
Here's what I made:
Here's another view so that you can see the dimension a little better:
Supplies used:
My Favorite Things - large sun die 
My Favorite Things - sunrise radiating rays stencil
Distress Ink - lemonade 
W plus 9 - sunshine layers die set
Lawn Fawn - puffy cloud borders die
Paper Smooches - spiritual sampler

Thanks for looking.

"till next time,
 Doni





Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Ink Blended Backgrounds

Hi!
  Imke is our hostess  for challenge #552 at Little Red Wagon this week
 and she's challenging us to use patterned paper or to create
our own background paper.

This week I did a "twofer"

I did some Distress Ink blending.
On the left I blended  twisted citron, squeezed lemonade, and carved pumpkin
from left to right and then sprinkled some water on it.
The pink background is pickled raspberry bottom to top giving it an ombre look.
On this one I sprinkled some water but then I also made a  watery puddle of ink on an 
acrylic block, dipped a little brush in it and splattered some pink ink.
Hope you like them... I made a mess on my desk and had fun!
to finish  I used the Hooray die from Honey Bee Stamps
and Greeting from Happy Hippos by MFT.


Thanks for stopping by.
'til next time,
Doni

Sunday, May 31, 2020

sympathy card

Hi! 
Today I found a new (to me) challenge
This is a Hero Arts Sketch Challenge.
 
This was the sample card:
 
I totally fell in love with this card, so I pretty much kept the same idea,
substituting  her flower for the daisies in the Hero Arts stamp set called In My Garden.
And I used the sentiment from the Hero Arts set called Remember.
 
So, here's what I came up with:
 I used gold embossing powder and then added a little gold glitter to the flower centers.
 
Thanks for looking.
'til next time,
Doni


Friday, May 29, 2020

Hello

Hi! 
Happy Friday, everyone!
I am so glad that I have a wonderful craft room in which to spend my 
coronavirus stay at home hours !
Today has been an adventure to be sure.
It started out when I messed up the hat on this birthday bear I was coloring
 ( tried to change the colors and it didn't work! lol)
Yuk...Instead of throwing it away ..
(because the bear was still really cute and it took quite awhile to color him with my copics)
I fussy cut him out.
While I was trying to figure out what to do with him,
 I looked at today's challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers.
The challenge is to make a card with some shimmer or shine.

Here's what I ended up with:

It's hard to see in the picture,
 but there is glossy Accents on his nose and eyes (shine)
and wink of stella on the package ribbon (sparkle).
Here's a closer look:
Much better IRL

Thanks for sticking with me! 
Have some fun today!
 Doni

also entering:
Simon Says Stamp -Wed. Challenge- anything goes


Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Smile

Hi!
  Kate is our hostess at Little Red Wagon this week
 and she's challenging us to Line It Up!
( Include a line ( or lines) on your project.

Here's mine:

I found an ink blended and water splattered piece in my stash, 
so I sliced it into strips to use as "stripes" on my card front.
The smile is a die from Impression Obsession and I
 found the perfect size birthday words on a stamp set
 from My Favorite Things called -  It's a mice time to celebrate. 

I used the thin slices that I cut from the stripes on the front
and a cute saying from a company called Deep Red for the inside:


Thanks for stopping by.
'til next time,
   Doni


Monday, May 25, 2020

Hang in there

Hi!
I was inspired bu a sketch over at Paper Players today.
Here's the sketch:
 
and here's my card:

I got to use 3 brand new  dies and one stamp set that I just got...
( coronavirus stay at home has made me an online shopaholic!)

Here's what I used:
Spellbinders - Hemstitch Rectangles
Simon Says Stamp - Mini Flowers & Leaves die
Impression Obsession dies - Hanging Basket
Honey Bee Stamps - Blah Blah Blah stamp
assorted enamel dots
foam dots 

Thanks for stopping by.
'til next time,
                                                                             Doni

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Recycled

Hi!
Another week has flown by and it´s challenge time again over at Little Red Wagon.
  Brenda is our hostess and challenges us
 to use something  reused/recycled on our cards.
Here's my card: 


The thing that I recycled was a little note card that a friend sent me.
The laser cut tree on the front was so pretty .
I reused the tree by putting the card front on to a blue A2 card base
and adding the die cut sentiment (Avery Elle with sympathy die).
Easy Peasy!

Thanks for stopping by.
'til next time,
Doni