Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Cupcakes

Hi! 

Today I am playing along with  CAS(E) This Sketch #402.

 

and over at Double D Challenges  they are celebrating their 5th anniversary with cupcakes 

...so I combined the two challenges and came up with this:

I used Lawn Fawn ( Baked with Love ) stamp and colored the cupcakes with Copic markers.

On the cupcake tops I added Wink of Stella to add  a little sparkle ...on the photo the sparkle shows up mostly on the chocolate cupcake tops as strange little dots! Go figure!?

Thanks for stopping by.

"til next time,

Doni
 

Monday, January 4, 2021

Winter Birthday

Today  I'm playing along with this month's Color Hues challenge (Red & Grey).

Since my oldest daughters birthday is next week

 this will be going to her.


  Thanks for looking.

"till next time,

Doni

Saturday, January 2, 2021

with sympathy

 I'm glad it's 2021 however...

it's cold and grey and raining ice water...

so todays' card reflects that mood.


 I'm playing along with The Inspiration Challenge

over at Splitcoaststampers .

you can also check it out Here 

 

Thanks for looking

"till next time,

Doni

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Hip To Be Square!

Hi!
Happy Wednesday, every body!
  Brenda is our hostess  for challenge #580  at Little Red Wagon this week.
She says "It's hip to be square", which means she wants to see 
a square somewhere on your card.
 
Here's mine:

I made my square element into a shaker and added my favorite Christmas penguin.

 

Thanks for looking.
 
"till next time, 
Doni
 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Snow Days!

Hi!
  JanR is our hostess  for challenge #579 at Little Red Wagon this week.
She has chosen the phrase "Snow Days!" for our challenge this week,
meaning we're free to make anything that has to do with snow.
Remember it doesn't have to be a card it can be anything you want to make
that has to do with snow! 
 
Here's what I made:
Happiness is....
watching snowfall
through a window.
Yep! So glad I'm retired and don't have to go out in the snow if i don't want to.
 
Heres the supplies I used to make this card:
6x6 Whimsy Paper Pack (Blurry Flurries)
Simon Says Stamp - Eliza Snowflake Die
Hello Bluebird - Let It Snow Die
 
'till next time,
Doni


 

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Santa Hats

Hi!

There is a Santa Hats Challenge going on at  Double D Challenges.

Here's my entry:


I splattered white paint on the dark green background...

only I wasn't too smart about it and I now have little white splatters all over 

my desk and keyboard!  lol


Thanks for looking.
 
"till next time, 
Doni

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

LRW Challenge #578 - Winter Birthday

 Hi there!

 It´s Wednesday and time for a brand new Challenge at Little Red Wagon.

 I'm  the hostess this week.

  I would like to see your cards that celebrate a WINTER BIRTHDAY.   


While I was on a roll I also made this one:

For the snow I used a stencil from Simon Says Stamp and Nuvo Glimmer paste.
You can see the texture and sparkle better against the blue but it looks just as pretty on the white IRL. 

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and the little house is a die from SSS.


Thanks for looking.
 
"till next time, 
Doni

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Christmas Tags

Hi!
Happy Wednesday, every body!
  Imke is our hostess  for challenge #577  at Little Red Wagon this week.
She would like to see us get prepared for Christmas. 
 
I chose to get started on making Christmas gift tags.
 

 These are smaller tags ( around 3/4 inch ) perfect for little gift bags.
I used stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn (Tiny Tag Sayings)

For a bigger gift bag I made this one:

This tag from Pretty Pink Posh measures 3 inches across.
The little snowman is from Lawn Fawn.

I can't even imagine what Christmas will be like this year....
doesn't look like we'll be able to have our big family get together.
 
In any event, I'll be sure to keep Christmas in my heart.
 
Thanks for looking.
 
"till next time, 
Doni
 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Winter Blues

Hi!

Winter Blues is the new challenge over at Double "D" Challenges.

Here's my entry:


 The first thing I did was Ink blend the background (Distress Inks) and then splatter on some water.

This is what else was used:

Sizzix thinlets - (tree)

MFT Die-Namics - Believe

Lawn Fawn - Cardinal ( from the Birch trees die)

Wink of Stella (clear) - to add a little sparkle to the cardinal


Thanks for Looking.
'till next time,
Doni

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Say it Loud!

Hi!
  Kate is our hostess  for challenge #576 at Little Red Wagon this week.
She would like to see us "Say it Loud" by using a big sentiment or word art.
 
I was lucky enough to find this really old stamp from Art Impressions,
so word art it is!
 
 

 This is what I put on the inside...also an Art Impressions stamp.

 Hope you can join us this week.


"till next time, 
Doni
 

 

Sunday, November 15, 2020

CAS Christmas

Today I'm playing along with

 The Paper Players and Dragonfly Dreams 

with this clean and simple Christmas Card:  

I used:
Hero Arts - Stamp and cuts 
Hello Bluebird - O Christmas Tree
Simon Says Stamp - Sentiment Strips Reverse Holiday

Thanks for Looking.
'till next time,
Doni


Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Christmas

Hi!
  Brenda is our hostess  for challenge #575 at Little Red Wagon this week.
This week she would like to see Christmas cards with Non Traditional colors.
 
Here's the card I made:

I used a stencil from MFT
Blended distress ink (picked raspberry)
Added snow flakes from Impression Obsession 
and 
a sweet little bunny from MFT (Christmas Cheer)


Thanks for looking.
 
"till next time, 
Doni

 

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Two Old Bats

 Hi!

Here's my November Halloween entry.   Check out Two Old Bats  

and see what I'm talking about!

 
Thanks for looking.
 
'till next time,
Doni

 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Pine Trees and/or Pine Cones Challenge

Hi!

This is the card I made especially for Double "D" Challenges.


 It started out when I found the background paper in my scraps. I have no idea where I got it , but this  is the only scrap I could find and believe me I looked for a long time! Lol!

Added a die cut tree ( Sizzix Thinlits) and stamped the greeting using  Momento Rich Cocoa ink.

Thanks for looking.

'til next time,

Doni

Color Me Happy!

Hi! 

This week it's JanR's turn to choose our challenge and she would like us to do some coloring .

Coloring does make me happy, so I printed out a digi stamp  and got on with the happiness.

You can find the digi stamp I used Here.
The sentiment is from Honey Bee Stamps. 
 
Thanks for looking and I hope you get to enjoy some time coloring this week.
 
'till next time,
Doni


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

BOO!

 

Happy Wednesday, every body!
The Challenge at Little Red Wagon this week is all about Halloween.
 
 The best part of crafting this time of year
 is that there is a big bowl of Halloween candy near by.
 
For this challenge I made a cute little box card:

More cute than scary...but a lot of fun to make!

Get yourself some of your favorite candy to snack on and have fun creating!
I can't wait to see what you all make.

 

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Harvest of Blessings

Hi! 

I spent my Saturday morning doing what I love to do...coloring!

Here's the card I made:


I was motivated by the challenge over at Double "D" Challenges.

Hope ya'll have a good weekend.

'till next time;

Doni 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

"B" things

Hi!
Happy Wednesday, every body!
  Imke is our hostess  for challenge #572  at Little Red Wagon this week.
She would like to see cards about things that begin with a "B". 

I chose Blue Butterflies:
I  started by white embossing two butterflies from the Beautiful Butterflies stamp
 set from My Favorite Things onto watercolor paper. ..added some blue  watercolor paint
and cut them out. I added some Wink of Stella for some sparkle, but that doesn't show up in a photo.
The die cut script is from Pretty Pink Posh.

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

'till next time,
Doni

 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Magical

Hi!
  Kate is our hostess  for challenge #571 at Little Red Wagon this week.
Kate says "It's Magical" and so would like to see anything to do with magic,
or fantasy, or make believe.

I can't think of anything more magical than a cute little Gnome reading a magic book
 while sitting on a mushroom...so here he is:
 
and it opens up to be an easel card. 
The message says...Books don't just go with you, they take you where you've never been.

 
The stamp is from Stampingbella.
 
Thanks for looking.
 
"till next time, 
Doni



 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Candy Corn

For all you Halloween lovers out there

 check out this new blog: Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge!

I must be hungry....my brain went right to candy corn!


 To me it's not Halloween season without candy corn!

This cute stamp set is from Newton's Nook

Thanks for looking.

'till next time,
Doni

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Wreaths

Hi!

One of my favorite challenge sites is Double "D" Challenges .

The theme for their current challenge is "WREATHS!"

Here's what I came up with:

 

                         I used a wreath die from Impression Obsession and a die from Poppy

 called Goofy Halloween Decor for the bat, skull, and owl.

The background paper is from my stash...who knows how old ! 

The words are from a stamp set called Halloweenies from Paper Smooches.

Thanks for looking.

'till next time,
Doni


 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Thanks Coach

Hi!
Happy Wednesday, every body!
  Brenda is our hostess  for challenge #570  at Little Red Wagon this week.
She would like to see our Best Hockey Card...or any other sport.
 
This is what I came up with:

Years ago I made scrapbook paper piecings  to sell at The Scrapbook Shop.
I still have a bunch so this one found its way onto this card.

Thanks for looking.
'till next time,
Doni

 

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Monstrous Birthday

 

Hi!
Happy Wednesday!
This week at Little Red Wagon
it's time for Challenge #569 "Just KIDing!"
JanR would like to see projects about kid/teens or for kids/teens.

I have a great nephew who loves to growl ...he's 3!
Sometimes he's a dinosaur and some times he's a monster when he growls,
so I made this card for him. 


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

'till next time,
Doni

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Celebrate!

Happy Wednesday, everybody!

This week we for Challenge # 568 we would like you to "Celebrate!". 

You get to pick what you'd like to celebrate...it can be anything !

And remember, we're not just about cards, 

we'd love to see your pocket pages, tags, altered projects, layouts - any papercraft goes!

Here's what I'm celebrating:


I thought it was really fortunate that the Holiday Shapes die from Simon Says Stamp 

had the perfect size stars for this background designer paper. 

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!

 

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