Monday, June 27, 2016

Spectacular!


Monday means sketch challenge time at
I did the sketch but not the twist this week.


I colored this cutie-pie Birdbrain with copics and used glossy accents on his glasses. 
The die cut glasses are from an Impression Obsession die. To give them more dimension I 
cut four of each color and glued them together. 
Here's a closer look so you can see what I mean:


Thanks for looking!

'till next time,
Doni


Sunday, June 26, 2016

fungi

Hi!
Today I made a card to link to this weeks challenge 

Here's the sketch:

I used the images from a stamp set from DRS Designs and
the sentiment is from a stamp set from Poppystamps called No Truffle At All.
Colored with copics and sponged with distress ink ( antique Linen).

It's good to get an addition to the "guy" card stash!

'till next time,
Doni

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Flying by

Welcome!
It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS.

This great code word was chosen by Jaydee.
 Create a Smile is the sponsor this time,
check them out Here.
 
There are lots of things that fly,
one of those is a kite.
 
I used a cloud stencil and distress ink to make the sky.
Here's the rest of the supplies I used:
Everything except, right at the last I used clear Wink of Stella to 
glitz up the kite a bit.

I hope you can find the time to join us on this challenge.

Thanks for looking.

'till next time.
Doni

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Purple doodle flowers

Hello!
I wanted to share a card I made today.


I'm entering it in the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge

 
 
I was totally inspired to do these flowers by this card by Kelly Latevola:
You can check out her blog post HERE.
 
I've been having such fun with this doodle buds stamp from W plus 9. 
Check these out:

OK.. I may have gone a bit over board!

I hope you  have some fun today!

'till next time,
Doni

Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer Calories

Hello!
Monday brings a new sketch challenge from 
 
I flipped the sketch on its side
and made a shaker card.
 

You can find the frog digi stamp HERE.


Thanks for looking!

'till next time,
Doni 
 






Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Splatters

This week at the Less is More Blog
the challenge is to make a One Layer card
and the theme is Splatters.
So...here we go!
But first I need to tell you that I am Green, My desk top is green, 
even the monitor has some green splatters! 
I am truly dangerous with that spray bottle!!!
 
I don't think I'll even need to sign this card
 when I send it, they'll see 
all the lime green and know it's from me!

befor I go, a quick hint  about clean up...
for the green fingertips that the soap and water wouldn't touch, 
Whitening tooth paste did the trick!

'till next time,
Doni

Monday, June 13, 2016

still HOT!

Hi!
Monday brings a new sketch challenge from 
 


This week I used the sketch without the twist.
For the three design elements in the upper left of the sketch, 
I sponged Red Barn Distress Ink and Wild Honey Distress Ink 
over a flame stencil from The Crafter's Workshop.
I did the same technique for the circle  around Birdbrain
( I masked him off first)

Hope you like him!

'till next time,
Doni

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Circle inspiration

This is the card I created while playing along
with the Saturday Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.

You can check out my Splitcoast gallery HERE.

I think this would look better if I would have stamped
a pretty drsign in some of the larger circles with one shade darker ink.
Maybe next time!
Here's what I did inside:
Thanks for looking!
Gee- two posts in one day!
I'm either on a roll or I really don't want to do any housework today!

Aloha

Welcome!

It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS.

 

Nothing says aloha like hula dancing.
 And nothing could be cuter than Birdbrain doing the Hula.

I started out by watercoloring  some backgrounds. 
...you wouldn't believe what a mess I can make!
 Anyhow, after they dried, I picked this background and printed the image
 where I wanted her and then ran it through the printer again to position the word Aloha.
Thank goodness I have an awesome light box which makes this pretty easy to do.
Then I printed the same image onto white cardstock and colored it with 
Copic markers, fussy cut her out and layered her onto the image that 
was printed over the watercolor splash. that way I didn't have to worry
 about cutting out those stick legs!
You can't see it in the picture, but her flowers and bead necklace sparkle!
I used clear Wink of Stella....love that stuff!

Be sure and stop by and say hello to our Guest Designer for this challenge .
Her name is Monika Reeck and you can find her blog HERE!

I look forward to seeing your entry into this Aloha challenge.

Sponsor
Prize - $10 voucher to the store


Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,
Doni

Monday, June 6, 2016

Slot Machine Birdbrain

Welcome to the From The Heart Stamps June Blog Hop!

This hop is something special because each of us on the design team 
got to request a special image  and Faith designed them especially for us!
So, that means that all the images in the hop will be brand new.
I chose to have a slot machine theme and I love what Faith came up with!

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each blog. One random 
commenter  will be selected on each blog to win the featured image on that blog.
How fun is that!

In addition to the images offered on each blog, one very lucky hopper will be able 
to work with Faith to create an idea for a specially made image.
 Just leave a comment on the FTHS Blog
and say what kind of image you would like if you win the chance.

If you arrived from  Cammy's Blog you are in the right place,
if not why don't you start on the From The Heart Stamps,
so you don't miss anything.  

Here is my project using the brand new Slot Machine Birdbrain image:


and the inside:

This was so much fun, I hope you like what I created.

Now head on over to Imke's blog and see
what she has created.

 The hop will end on Sunday June 12th at 6 am EST.
Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday June 15th.
Thanks for hopping with us today.

 'till next time,
Doni



 'till next time,
Doni

Friday, June 3, 2016

You

Hello!
I'm playing along with this week's Color Throwdown Challenge.
The colors are: Kraft, Green and Cream.


I was looking through my printed paper stash and this cream colored paper 
caught my eye. The lines and the leaves were already there, so all I had to do was 
to add  a little color!
I made this card with my Grandaughter's in mind...I think they're both pretty amazing! 
The you is a die cut from Avery Elle.
For the sentiment I used a stamp set from W plus 9 called Unforgettable .
I combined two different sayings by masking off the parts I didn't want with
scotch tape, inking the stamp , removing the tape and then stamping.
Then doing the same steps with the second stamp, that way I got it to say exactly what I wanted.

Thanks for stopping by today.

'till next time,
Doni


Monday, May 30, 2016

Super Birdbrain

Hi!
This Memorial Day Monday brings a new sketch challenge from 
From The Heart Stamps.

Here's my card:
and I printed him out big enough to have room to do some 
shading when I colored him with  my Copic markers .
Then fussy cut him out and adhered him to a star studded front card panel.
This paper was in my stash, sorry- I have no idea where it came from.
I figured since his cape extends outside the card that
 I'd just use a larger envelope to mail it...that should work!
 
 Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,
Doni

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Petals

Welcome!
It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS.
 
 
Ok...so I was thinking about the word "petals",
all that came to mind was flower petals and bicycle petals.
I went with flowers.

The black dotted frame is raised 
( I cut a frame from craft foam and an identical  frame from dotted paper)
I used a Stampabilities  stamp called Sketched Flower 2,
colored it with Copic markers and added Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.
The hello sentiment is from W plus 9.
Here's a close up:


Our sponsor for this challenge is 

...and the prize is  3 digital images !

I hope you can find the time to play along with us.
 
'till next time,
Doni

Monday, May 23, 2016

Birthday Burger

Hello!
Monday brings a new sketch challenge from 
 
I went with Birdbrains ( I love these guys!).
This digi stamp is called Birthday Burger and you can find it HERE.
 

Here's a close up :

Yep I printed out 4 smaller hamburgers...cut them apart and re-stacked them up!

Here's the card recipe:
light brown card base
darker shade of brown cardstock
white cardstock
black cardstock
embossing folder- circles
embossing folder- stripes
MFT Die-namics- pierced circle stax die
Copic markers
striped ribbon from my stash

I think I'm going to have to have a hamburger for supper!  

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,
Doni

Monday, May 16, 2016

Birdbrain and the Bee

Hello!
Monday brings a new sketch challenge from 
 
Here's my take on the sketch:
 I hope you find time to play along with us.

'till next time,
Doni

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Midnight

Welcome!
Time for an ATCAS challenge.
 
My friend has a black cat named Midnight,
so that's what inspired me to make this:



































 
 I hope you can play along.
Our sponsor for this challenge is:
Sami Stamps

Feel Free to Grab My Badge for Your Blog!

Prize is $12 gift card

http://samistampsshop.blogspot.com.au/
 
'till next time,
Doni

Monday, May 9, 2016

Birthday Blooms

Hello!
Monday brings a new sketch challenge from 
Sketch151 
Here's my card:
 I used the twist ...but I used my writing on the inside...hope that still counts! lol

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,
Doni

Monday, May 2, 2016

FTHS May Blog Hop

Hello, Welcome!
If you arrived from Cammy's blog,you are in the right place,
if not why don't you start on the From The Heart Stamps,
so you don't miss anything.  
This month's theme is "Pigging Out". Now, here's something I can relate to!
And what better way to pig out than with a cupcake in each hand, so 
for today's hop I chose Hamlet PigWit Pig Out.
another view:

the inside:
 Here's a thought...
Once you lick the frosting off a cupcake it becomes a muffin...
and muffins are healthy.
You're welcome.

We are having a little twist this month! Some of our designers are adding ribbon to their projects. As you move through the hop, count up how many of the designers chose to use ribbon on their project. Email your answer to Faith: (faith@fromtheheartstamps.com) for a chance to win a $15 voucher to the FTHS store!

Thanks for hopping with us today.
Don't forget to leave comments, one random person will be
selected from each blog to win an image of their choice from the From The Heart Stamp store.
Now head on over to Imke's blog and see
what she has created.

 The hop will end on Sunday May 8th at 6 am EST.
Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday May 11th.

 'till next time,
Doni

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Plaid

Hi!
When I hear the word plaid, I think of school uniforms.
Lots of years working at Magic City Lettering 
where we lettered Varsity jackets and sold school uniforms! lol!

Now, there are lots of pretty plaid printed papers so I was excited
when I saw that Anja chose  Plaid as the code word for challenge #87

Here's the card I created:
card recipe:
white card base 
plaid paper from doodlebug 
white cardstock
Memory Box stitched rectangle layers-die
Simon Says Stamp stitched circles die
craft foam sheet
mini crazy birds stamps from Stampers Anonymous
mini crazy bird things from Stampers Anonymous 
Happy Birthday from Happy Little Stampers set called mix mash
Copic Markers

I hope you can play along with this great challenge.
our sponsor is Create a Smile.


http://www.createasmilestamps.com/

Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,
Doni

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

goofy dragon

Hello!
This week at Less is More
the challenge is to include Saints, Dragons or Heroes on your card.

My very favorite Dragon is named "Clueless" and he was created by
Susana's custom art and card design.

I paired him with a cute sentiment from Funny Bones
by Riley & Company.
He's colored with Copic markers. I masked him off and did a little
background sponging with salty ocean distress ink by Ranger.

I hope he made you smile!
'till next time
Doni

Monday, April 25, 2016

feel better birdbrain

Hi! Happy Monday!
Monday means a new sketch challenge at From The Heart Stamps.
Card Sketch 149 
Here's my card...No twist this time and I switched the image left to right :
 
 
I used a new birdbrain image. You can find him HERE.


Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,
Doni