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

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'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

Friday, April 22, 2016

SOTM


Hello!


































This is the card I made using Faith's new image 
which is April's Stamp of the Month.
Check it out HERE.
Be sure and follow the link to the rules...
where you see that you can get a free digi stamp every month!
When I first saw this image I thought of this really cool designer paper 
from BoBunny with clock faces.
So, since the paper is neutral tones, that's how I colored the image
and just for something different, I used my long neglected Prismacolor pencils.

To finish it I added tiny sequins ( from Simon Says Stamp),
used glossy accents on the clock and even though you can't tell on the picture,
I used  Wink of Stella (clear) on the largest flower.

I hope you can play along.

'till next time,
Doni

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Pop of Color

Hello!
Today I made a card to play along with The April Challenge 
to use black & white with a pop of color

I used the Paper Smooches stamp "Healthy Vibes"
You can find it HERE.
 
It's hard to tell from the picture but the black panel
is popped up on craft foam so the circle with 
the germ is recessed.
This was the second card I made this morning.
 
I had black & white with a pop of color on my mind,
so when I made the  first card I forgot to use a Paper Smooches stamp . Duh! 
This stamp is from Impression Obsession - Zentangles.
 
Thanks for stopping by.

I hope you take some time to have fun today!

'till next time,
Doni

Monday, April 18, 2016

Cardinal and Winterberry

Happy Monday!
Time for FROM THE HEART STAMPS sketch challenge #148.
Card Sketch 148
This is my take on the sketch:

For this challenge I used both the sketch and the twist.
I alternated black plaid washi tape and narrow red dot washi tape
on white cardstock , cut a strip of it  and placed it behind the focal image
which I changed from the square shape to one I liked better.
(...and I have no idea what to call it! lol)

The shape is a die from Papertrey Ink.
 The sentiment is from Verve -Joyful Blooms.
Colored with copics : R14, R29, R39, C0, C3, C4.

You can find the Cardinal and Winterberry  image HERE.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Rain, Rain, go away!

Time for another challenge from Addicted to CAS.
                                                           

Our sponsor for this challenge is:
Prize - $10 voucher to the store



I know April Showers  bring May flowers....
however, most of the time I just wish the rain would go away!

So...here's my card:

 Here's the card recipe:
white A2 card base
light teal cardstock
dark teal cardstock
Nestabilities - classic ovals large
designer paper (unknown source)
Freckled Fawn Wood Chips-Clouds
Copic Marker- BG75 (to color wood chips)
Computer generated sentiment

 Can't wait to see what "Rain"  inspires you to create!

'till next time,
Doni



                                                                  

Monday, April 11, 2016

Emboss resist

Hi!
Scroll down if you're looking for the FTHS sketch Challenge card.
 
I just got the  stamp set Spring Flowers  from Simon says Stamp,
so I've been playing with the emboss resist technique with all theses pretty flowers.
So, first one up ...
I embossed the flower and sentiment with VersaMark (watermark stamp pad)
sprinkled with gold embossing powder and hit it with the heat gun.
Then I used a brush and clear water to wet the entire surface
so that  I could color with watercolors using the wet on wet technique.
Love how the embossed lines stop the color!

and since I still had all this mess  covering my entire desktop ( neat I'm not!),
I made this second card using the same emboss resist watercolor technique,
only this time I fussy cut the flowers.
Next I stamped the design arrangement using
Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment ink on black cardstock
then added the colored flowers on top....added a few doodlebug sprinkles .
Cut to a smaller size and the matted with black & white polka dot paper
and then popped the whole thing up using black craft foam onto a black card base.
Here's how it ended up:

Hope you like them!

'till next time,
Doni

Birthday Candle Birdbrain

Happy Monday!

Monday means it's time
 for another sketch  Challenge from From The Heart Stamps.
 
Here's my card using both the sketch and the twist ( use lots of patterned  paper):
I used the Birthday Candle Birdbrain ...
you can get him HERE.

I started out by printing the Birdbrain on the orange background paper.
That way his feet  and the candle wick would not have to be fussy-cut.
Next I printed him on white cardstock and colored him with copic markers,
then did the fussy cutting. (when your done cutting run a black brush marker around the edges...it really makes a big difference!)
Then I adhered him to the image printed already printed on the orange paper
...that made positioning him really easy.

Here's what I did on the inside:
Gota love it!
Hope you can find time to join in this week's challenge.

'till next time,
Doni

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Jack's Birthday

Hello!
My youngest grandchild, Jack , will be eleven years old on Wednesday.
Wow...where does the time go!
Anyhow...
Today I made his birthday card and I used the challenge
 at Simon Says Stamps to give me some direction.
Here's what I came up with:
Here's the stuff I used:

The paper is from doodlebug ...called cake & ice cream . It's from 2011.
I guess it pays to never throw anything away, because I love the way
 the little images fit inside the circles. 
The die was a little large to fit with the "you" so I trimmed off a circle or two.
I think Jack will like it....mostly 'cause there's gona be money inside! lol!
Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,
Doni

Monday, April 4, 2016

FTHS April Blog Hop

Full of Beans
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 blog, 
so you don't miss anything.  
Sweet Stuff ! That's the theme for this month and I can't think of anything 
much sweeter than jellybeans unless its Birdbrains with jellybeans!
So I chose to use Full of Beans.




































It's a 4 1/4" square easel card...here's another view:

and the inside:

  If you have not made an easel card before, 
click HERE to find a really great tutorial.
 
The little directions are a free printable that I found HERE!
Read down through her blog and you will see where to download these.
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 Monday April 11th at 6am EST.
Winners will be posted on the From The Heart Stamps Blog
on Wednesday April 13th.
  
'till next time'
Doni




Saturday, April 2, 2016

Inlaid Thanks

Happy Saturday!
It's time for a new Challenge at Addicted To Clean and Simple.

Here's what I came up with:
 Thanks to Sarah for choosing such a great code word!

The sponsor for this challenge is Happy Little Stampers
and the prize is a $15 gift certificate.
I hope you'll give this a try.

'till next time,
Doni

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Smile!

Hello!
I love polka dots and this week on Less is More
the challenge is ...yep, you guessed it...polka dots!
Here's my card:


The first time I saw this little guy I totally fell in love with him.
You can find him HERE.  
His name is "clueless". I can so relate because most of the time I'm clueless!

Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,
Doni


 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Wishing you Sunshine

Happy Monday!
Time for this week's sketch from From The Heart Stamps.
 
I used both the sketch and the twist ( use sponging).
Surprise...surprise, I did a one layer card...without it being a requirement!
I love this sweet little digi stamp. You can find her HERE.
Hope you find time to play along with this challenge!
'till next time,
Doni



































Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Nice to see you Petunia!

Hello!
This is the card I made for the sketch challenge 




































and the inside:
You can check out my Splitcoast gallery and get some details HERE.

Thanks for Looking.

'till next time,
Doni