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


Saturday, May 16, 2020

Box Card

Hi!

  I'm looking forward to June with nice warm sunny days,
...and still doing the social distancing thing...
So I made a box card with the theme of
soaking up the sun while staying six feet apart and drinking!

Here's what I came up with:

and another view:
so, Here's To You...CHEERS!

I used the stamp set called Penguins in Paradise by MFT.
and the  large word cheers is a die also from MFT.

Thanks for stopping by.
'til next time
Doni


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Circle Shape

Hi!
  JanR is our hostess at Little Red Wagon this week
 and she's challenging us to SHAPE UP!
I'm glad she doesn't want me to diet, just to make a shaped card.

I chose to make a circle easel card.
Front view:

Open view:




and side view:



Look HERE for a tutorial  on how to make an easel card.


Thanks for stopping by.
'til next time,
Doni

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Birthday Flowers

Hi!
  This week challenge is #548 at Little Red Wagon.

 I'm the hostess this week and I'd love to see Flowers,
it can be just one or many....just as long as they bloom!
I made this card for my sister-in-law. Her favorite color is blue.
I used the Stitched Flowers dies from My Favorite Things.
All the flower pieces and leaves were die cut from white cardstock
 and then colored with distress inks.
The sentiment was made from a stamp set 
called Birthday Messages by Simon Says Stamp 
and
the number is from a stamp set by Heidi Swapp and colored blue with copic markers.


I'm looking forward to seeing your beautiful flowers this week
 and visiting you on your blogs.

'till next time,
Doni

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

White

Hi!
  Imke is our hostess at Little Red Wagon this week
 and she's challenging us to use white (or any other color)
and most of the card should be empty. 
So, here's what I came up with:


I used:
Memory Box - Isabella Butterfly die
Avery Elle - stitched square dies
Lawn Fawn - sentiment 
scrap of smooshed distress inks on glossy paper

Thanks for stopping by.
'til next time,
                                                                             Doni

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

April Showers

Hi!
  Kate is our hostess at Little Red Wagon this week.
  Her challenge is to create a card that has something to do with April and/or Spring.

I immediately thought of April Showers.



supplies used:
My Favorite Things - Bitty Bears
Lawn Fawn - Simple Puffy Cloud Frames
vellum
Lil'inker Designs-  small sun die
tiny wood rain drops ( colored blue) from my stash
Lawn Fawn -  Rain or Shine sentiment

Thanks for stopping by.
'til next time,
Doni

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

try again

Hi!
It's time for Challenge #545 over at Little Red Wagon.
 Brenda chose "Mother's Day".....but I love the way she chose to tell us.
( imagine Freddy Mercury...Mamaaaaa )
...so this is for Brenda:

Here's the card I made for Mother's Day:

The sentiment is from Stampin' up - Tinny Tiny Wishes
The flowers are from My Favorite Things - Stitched Flowers Die-namics

Thanks for stopping by.
'til next time,
                                                                             Doni

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

mix 'em up!


Hi!
  JanR is our hostess at Little Red Wagon this week
 and she's challenging us to mix 'em up!.....
that means we should use more than one company or designer.

I used the STAMPtember  Healing Hugs from Simon Says Stamp.
There is a matching die cut for the outside edge, so I used that in addition
 to changing it up by fussy cutting the inside edge, adhering it to some pretty 
designer paper and popping it up over some light green cardstock.
On the green background I stamped the sentiment which I 
found on a stamp set from Hello Bluebird called 
Spring Banner Script.
  I think these elements from two different companies work well together.

I hope you have fun this week mixing 'em up!
Thanks for stopping by.
'til next time,
Doni


Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Blue

Happy Wednesday, everybody!  
The challenge this week is Blue!"
Anything goes as long as it has some blue. 
The sentiment and the card base look black in the photo, 
but they're actually Navy Blue.
Here's what I used:

The stencil (source unknown) for some reason had eyeballs in the center???
I didn't want them so I just taped over them.
The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp. 


If you want more inspiration be sure to check out what the Girlfriends have made.  Then head on back here and link up your project.

Can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Keeping busy

Hi!
I hope all of you are staying safe.
I have no problem keeping safe and just staying home.
However it is a bit of a challenge when you live alone,
I am now talking to myself when I walk past a mirror. lol
 
Anyway, my creative mojo seems to be absent right now,
so I've been looking through my pinterest boards at cards that I've saved.

I liked a card by Christine ( you can see her post HERE
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Uxkr65OIHKo/WpvgbEAlq4I/AAAAAAAAKgI/Js7Rz8FTPN4TRkXk3iqkDb7QIBtzX8SZACLcBGAs/s400/Stamping%2BBella%2BGnome%2Bon%2Ba%2BSwing%2B1.jpg
 
 
 
I liked this card so much that I copied it exactly.... 4 times!
 

Thanks for stopping by.
'til next time,
                                                                              Doni

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Using leftovers

Hi!
For Challenge #542 at Little Red Wagon, Imke challenges us to use our leftovers.

I have a drawer full of pieces and parts ...The pink paper was the only thing I had to cut for this card.
Last summer I spent a day with my friend Darlene in her awesome craft room.
She must have a kizillion dies and I had a field day just die cutting away!
Unfortunately... I didn't write the name or source of the things I cut.
These sweet flowers were cut from white cardstock.
They are joined as one unit across the bottom so I didn't have to arrange them,
I just added another leftover scrap of green check paper to cover the bottom and
 then just added a little color to the flowers with copic markers.

I hope you have as much fun looking through your leftovers as I did!

Thanks for stopping by.
'til next time,
Doni

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Hot Chocolate

Hi!
Kate is our hostess at Little Red Wagon this week
 and she's challenging us to create a card about any sort of beverage.

So...being a total Chocolate fan, whats better than turning it into a drink?


Yummy!

Here's what I used:
Sizzix - round framelits
Penny Black creative dies 
Simon Says Stamp - holiday shapes
Impression Obsession - Small snowflake set 
My Favorite Things - Hug in a mug


Now you can head on over to The Little Red Wagon 
check out what the other girlfriends have made
 and  link up your own "Beverage" card!
 
Thanks for stopping by.
'til next time,
                                                                             Doni


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Best Friends

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 three of something on our cards.

I put a ring around my three things...and now I have that song 
Put A Ring On It
stuck in my head!  Geesh!

Supplies used:
Your Next Stamp - Photo Booth
Simon Says Stamp - stitched circles (layered 4 deep)

Head on over to The Little Red Wagon 
to check out what the other girlfriends have made.
 
Thanks for stopping by.
'til next time,
Doni

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Irish blessings

Hi! 
Happy Tuesday!
Today I'm playing along withe the challenge over at Double "D" Challenges.
The challenge is:
It's all about the GREEN and/or St. Patrick's Day!

Yep...I made another shaker card!
The Leprechaun is  a free clip art image that I printed the size I wanted and then fussy cut him out.

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time, 
Doni