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

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The sky is the limit

Hi Everybody!
It's Wednesday and time for a new Challenge at Little Red Wagon.
This week  Jan wants us to  Look Up, Way Up .....
so our card can have anything in the air like.... birds, balloons, airplanes etc. 
 I chose to use this sweet design called Up and Away by Stacey Yacula.
You can find it over at Purple Onion Designs.
I stamped the image and then realized that I wanted to sponge on some clouds, 
so I had to make a mask of the whole image....sure would have been easier to do the
sky first and then stamp over it! lol
Now it's your turn to join us.
 Head over to Little Red Wagon
check out  the great cards from the other “Girlfriends” and link up your own project.
"till next time,
Doni

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

April Showers

Hi Everybody!
It's Wednesday and time for a new Challenge at Little Red Wagon.
 I'm super excited to be a brand new girlfriend on their design team. 

This weeks challenge is "April Showers". You can explore ideas about water or rain
or  use water as a technique such as watercoloring or using Brusho's.

Here's my take on April Showers:

I used the Rainy Day Play stamp set from Clearly Besotted.

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

I'm also joining in with the fun over at The Sisterhood Of Crafters
with this card.

 'till next time,
Doni








Monday, April 8, 2019

Loads of Fun

Hi!
Today I'd like to share with you a card I made for friends that 
just announced that they 're expecting a baby!


The inside says Congratulations on your big, tiny news.
I used two lawn fawn stamps to make this card, they are linked below.
I started by stamping the washer and using a small circle die to cut out the window .
Behind the opening I attached clear acetate because I want to make this a shaker.
Using Copic Markers I colored the washing machine and some really sweet baby clothes.

Next I assembled the shaker by arranging the clothes and bubbles ( oh yes, I almost forgot..
I used a third Lawn Fawn stamp just for these bubbles!) on to a white background. 
next, add some shaker tiny beads and make sure everything fits inside the washer window.
  
Cut out the washer and add foam tape on the back. Place the washer over your 
clothes and bubbles and trim to fit under the washer. Now your shaker is finished and the last step is to make a card base to put it on, stamp a sentiment and you're done!
Below are the supplies I used to make this card:
Lawn Fawn - Loads Of Fun Stamps

Lawn Fawn - Little Bundle Stamps 
 Lawn Fawn - Rub-A-Dub Stamps 
Lawn Fawn - Rub-A-Dub-Dub 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
 

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Lots of Layers

Hi!
 Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Addicted to Stamps challenge. 
This month's  theme  is   "Lots of Layers".
 
 
Here's what I used:
Neat & Tangled - Eggciting Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn - Chirpy Chirp Chirp ( grass)
Penny Black - Easter march ( sentiment)
Colored with Copic markers 
Hard to see in the picture but the egg has Wink of Stella to make it sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,
Doni

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Easter Shaker

Hi!
It's Wednesday and time for a new Challenge at Little Red Wagon.
Imke chose our theme for this week "Shake it" and she would like to see shaker cards.
Here's mine:

I used:
Art Impressions - Bunny & egg stamp
Lawn Fawn - Eggstra  Special Easter
Simon Says Stamp - Nested Eggs die
MFT - grass die
3M - Foam tape

Entering the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Animal Antics

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have fun making a shaker card.

'till next time,
Doni


Monday, April 1, 2019

Have a Magical Day

Hi!
Doni here today with a very dimensional any occasion card.
 I love these sweet images. That's where you start , by coloring a bunch of images.

Then to create the dimensional frames I used the stitched rectangle layer die from Memory Box
and cut 4 of the largest die chosen.
 I used all the same color on my card, but so it will be easier to see on the demo I used 4 different colors.

Then cut a different size rectangle from the center of each panel leaving the last one solid.

Now you're ready to stack them up starting at the bottom. For more dimension, just add foam tape 
to the back of each frame like I did in my card.

Arrange your colored images to look cute and then place the finished panel onto a card base and your done!

These are the supplies I used with links to the Dies R Us Store for your convenience: 
Lawn Fawn - Fairy Friends Stamps 
 
Memory Box - Dies - Open Studio - Stitched Rectangle Layers 

 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.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too and don't forget that you will find loads of inspiration on our Pinterest Page.
Click below for:
STORE 
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'till next time, 
Doni
 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

MFT Sketch

Hi!
 Today I'd like to share with you a cute card I made to participate in 
 

and the inside:





I used:
 My Favorite Things - You Gnome Me 
Simon Says Stamp - Quadrangle Frames Die
Copic Markers
Detail white embossing powder

I'm also linking this to  Simon Say Stamp Wednesday Challenge .

'till next time,
Doni


Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Hello Froggie

Hi!
It's Wednesday and time for a new Challenge at Little Red Wagon.
Kate's theme this week is " Hop to it!". 
Frogs hop, so here's my card:

I used:
High Hopes Rubber Stamps - Froggy's Posey
MFT Di-namics Stitched Basic Edges 
Simon Says Stamp - Hello die ( die cut 3 times and layered)

I am also linking up to :
The sisterhood of Crafters ( Celebrate Spring!)
and
Simon Says Stamp (Anything Goes)


Thanks for stopping by.
If you want to make my day, leave me a comment!

'till next time,
Doni


Friday, March 22, 2019

Have a Blast

Hi! 
This week at Little Red Wagon  Brenda wants to see to see our space related creations.
 
Here's mine: 
 A while ago I made a bunch of galaxy backgrounds using distress inks, 
water sprinkles and flicks of white acrylic paint. This is one of them.
All I had to do was add the spaceship and white emboss the sentiment. 
 
I used the stamp set from My Favorite Things called Space explorer.

Stop over at Little Red Wagon.....I'm a brand new member of their Design Team!

'till next time,
Doni

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Hola!

Hi!

Here's another card to play along with The Double D Challenges 
The theme  this time is Gingham.

I love Gingham and I love shaker cards....put them together and this is what
I came up with!
The cute little cactus is a jillibean soup stamp  sold by Hampton Arts.

Thanks for looking!

'till next time,
Doni

Thursday, March 14, 2019

whatever the weather

Hi!
The Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp 
this week is "whatever the weather".

Here's my take on that:
I never get tired of making box cards!

Supplies used:
 Lawn Fawn - scalloped box card die
Clearly Besotted - Rainy Day Play
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
'till next time,
Doni


Monday, March 11, 2019

Mother's Day

Hi everyone! 
I have a sweet Mother's Day card to share that I made for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.

I kept the background colors soft using layers of soft greys and white. 
This gives the pretty pot of flowers more "punch".
Here's how to make them extra special by doing a little extra die cut coloring:

On the top are the die cut pieces. On the bottom are the die cut pieces with a little shading
done with Copic markers which are listed on the left. You also could add color with
inks or chalk or colored pencils, or watercolor crayons or...well you get the idea!

I die cut the center frame three times and glued them together for extra dimension.
I used vellum behind the frame because I liked the way it let the pretty background show through.

Below are the supplies I used to make this card:

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Lawn Fawn - Quilted Backdrop Dies 

Memory Box - Dies - Open Studio - Wrapped Stitch Frames 

 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, March 10, 2019

think SPRING

Hi 
 Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Addicted to Stamps challenge. 
This month's  theme  is   "Spring Time".


Lots of stamping and masking going on. Here's what I used:

Simon Says Stamp - Stitched circles Die ( to make my own circle stencil)
Ranger Distress Inks - Squeezed Lemonade
Create a Smile - Crokisses clear stamp
Inkadinkado - stamping mask paper
Penny Black - sentiment stamp ( think Spring)
Pretty Pink Posh - 3mm sparkling clear sequins
Copic Markers
Wink of Stella - clear

Here's another look, hopefully you can see
 the Wink of Stella sparkle on the left edges of the flower petals.
 

I hope you can join us this month.

'till next time,
Doni

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Otter scene

Hi!
The Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp 
this week is " create a scene".
Here's my scene:
 The card base and top wave are navy blue in real life not black .
Here's what I used:
Lawn Fawn - Year 5 (LF807) that's the otter!
Lawn Fawn - Ocean Wave Borders Die
Lawn Fawn - Simple Puffy Cloud Frames Die
Lil'inker designs - Medium sun


Thanks for looking.

'till next time,
Doni

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Let's Make Some Music

Hi!
The challenge theme over at Double D Challenges is 
"Let's Make Some Music".
Here's my entry:

and the inside:

Yippee! I've had this stamp (Do Wah Ditty from Technique Junkies)
for a long time and this is the first time I found a chance to use it!

The cute little bear is a Digi Stamp ...sorry I don't know where I got him.

Thanks for looking.

'till next time,
Doni



Monday, March 4, 2019

Thinking of You

Hi!
Today I'd like to share a card I made for the Dies Are Us Inspiration Blog.


Sometimes a die is so beautiful it just needs to be showcased.  That's how I felt when I saw this Umbel Butterfly die from Memory box. 

Here's what I used to make this card:

The background piece is from when my friend Darlene showed me how to "smush"
Ranger Distress Inks.  I die cut two Umbel Butterfly's , keeping all the background pieces in on one of them( a little tape on the back helps keep them there).

Now all there is to do is assemble the layers! Easy Peasy!

 

 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.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too and don't forget that you will find loads of inspiration on our Pinterest Page.

Thanks for looking!
 
'till next time,
Doni
 



Friday, March 1, 2019

Celebrate

Hi! 
Today I'm playing along with the MFT Color Challenge.
 

Here's what I came up with:
Supplies used:
MFT - BB Adorable Elephants - stamps & dies
MFT - celebrate Die-namics
MFT - Monster sized ( It's your Birthday sentiment)
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels Four 
Copics


Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,
Doni
 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Clayton"s First Birthday

Hi!
My great, great nephew ( I know...I'm that old!!) is turning ONE!

Since I'm making him a special birthday card this is a perfect time to link up to
 My Favorite Things Birthday Project Challenge.

Here's the card I made:


Lots of bright bold colors on this one!

Here's a peek at what I did for the inside:
I'm sure his mommy will have fun buying him something with the gift card.

Supplies used:
My Favorite Things - BB Beary Special Birthday 
My Favorite Things - Blueprints #13 die
My Favorite Things - Gift Card Greetings
Simon Says Stamp - stitched circles die 
 Waffle Flower - Flower Circles Inverted die
Lawn Fawn - Lift the Flap die
Lawn Fawn - push here
poem from the internet

Thanks for looking!
Have a great day.

'till next time,
Doni




Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Thanks

Hi!
 Today's Color Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers is to use green, black and gold.
The desert is anything goes ( think out of the box).
 
Well, those colors and the time of the year coming up made me think of St Patrick's Day.
 However, needing to think out of the box, I made a Thank You Card! lol!


I used the Peppini Oval Frame Die from Poppy Stamps, cutting it first from
gold sparkle paper and then laying a dark green frame
 ( with the inside pieces & parts punched out) over top of the gold.

The Thanks was die cut using a die from Papertrey Ink ( Uncorked Stamps & die set).

'till next time,
Doni

Monday, February 25, 2019

Gnome box

Hi! 

So, since I had colored a bunch of Gnomes and I love to make box cards it only
 
makes sense to combine the two.


So that's what I did today.
As luck would have it  Back to Basics and Beyond has a challenge calling for box cards.
Guess where I'm linking to! 

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,
Doni


Saturday, February 23, 2019

Gnome

Hi! 
Today's card was made to play along with the MFT Wednesday  Sketch Challenge #425.
 
Here's my take on the sketch using the MFT stamp set "You Gnome Me".


and here's what I put on the inside:




Thanks for stopping by today! 

'till next time,
Doni