Monday, December 30, 2013

Early Valentine

 
 
Am I the only one who can't remember what day of the week it is?
 
Monday!
 
Ok, now that we have that straight.....here's a card I made yesterday:
 
 
Very simple, very sweet...
I made it to honor the Featured Stamper over on Splitcoaststampers
She is Cary aka  Miss Minx
I chose this card of hers to CASE:
 

 
The CAS quality about this card in her gallery quickly captured my eye.
I changed the thank you panel to I love you.
I changed the apple to a heart
and I added a stick pin.
Here are two other cards I worked on for the December sketch challenges for Viva La Verve.

 
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.
till next time,
Doni

Thursday, December 19, 2013

December Birthday

 
 
This week on Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge the
challenge is to "Bling it Up".
 
I needed a birthday card , so this is what I came up with.....
notice the lime green sparkly superfine glitter....I spilled the jar...!
I think my craft room and I shall sparkle till the new year!!!!!
 
 
Here's a closer look:
 
 
 
Christmas is less than a week away, so I'm trying to get some
presents wrapped. I made this tag for my granddaughter's package.
 
 OK you guys....I have no idea where this snow is coming from!
I must be doing something but I have no idea what...it is pretty cool though!
 
Any how, todays challenge on Splitcoaststampers is to make a tag!
Yea! Done!
 
Thanks for visiting....if you know anything about the snow, leave me a comment.
I really should figure this out before next summer!
 
till next time,
Doni
 
 


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Warm Wishes

 
It's STILL snowing - so I'm sending you all Warm Wishes!
So glad to be staying in my craft room where its warm and toasty today.
 
 
I made this card  for the Featured Stamper Challenge over on Splitcoaststapers.
The featured stamper is" sistersandie"  and here is her card that I cased:
 
 
Thanks for stopping by
till next time,
Doni


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Vintage Christmas

 
Last Saturday's Challenge on Kraftin' Kimmie's Blog
was to make a card with a  "Vintage Christmas" theme
using a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp.
I chose to use the stamp set "You're So Cool" by Cheryl Alger.
I tried my best to get the vintage look...what do you think?
some how I associate vintage with lace and flowers,
 but that wasn't working with my little boy image.
I used patterned paper from my stash (don't remember who makes it).
Die cut the oval with nestabilities.The lacy edge is an oval die from My Favorite Things.
Added some ribbon and a small scallop edge (another die from MFT)
and wa-la the card was done!
Oh, yea...I forgot the best part ... coloring the little guy with my copics!
Guess what I have on my wish list for Christmas...yep ...more copics!
Thanks for stopping by.
 
till next time,
Doni


Monday, December 9, 2013

Mojo Monday

 
 
The start of a brand new week... and time for a Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge.
 
 
I'm still doing Christmas cards so, here's my take on the sketch:
 
 
It has lots of silver sparkle which the camera refuses to capture.
 
Have a good day.
till next time,
Doni
 


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Cards

 
 
Still need to make a lot more Christmas cards... this year everyone gets a different card.
 
Well, hopefully...!
 
Today on Splitcoaststampers, I made these two cards
playing along with the Featured Stamper Challenge.
 

 

 
You can check out Anita's (today's featured stamper)
gallery HERE
 
Thanks for stopping by.
till next time,
Doni

Friday, December 6, 2013

You make my heart melt

 
Hi!
 
I'm playing along with the Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge.
 
You can check out the sketch HERE
 
I started out to make a Christmas card....because I'm no where near done yet...
But somewhere along the way it turned into a Valentine's Day card!
Hey, no worries....I'll need one of them soon.
Here it is:
 
I don't know the source of the little snowman stamp but he sure is a cutie!
(Belongs to my friend Nancy, who let me borrow him)
The heart  is a Quikutz Revolution die.
The papers came from doodlebug.
The three little hearts are there because I needed one to cover up an ink smudge!
I was just to lazy to restamp the sentiment ...which by the way is from papersmooches.
 
till next time,
Doni
 


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Papertrey Christmas Houses

 
I'm totally in the Christmas mood!
 
Making these cute little Christmas Houses did the trick.
 
and here's a green one:
 
 
They're  4 1/2"long x  3 1/2"wide x 5 1/2"high,
just the right size to lift off the roof and tuck in a
treat bag full of special Christmas cookies!
 
Hats off to my friend Denna, who first introduced me to these houses.
And Hats off to Kittie Caracciolo from whose blog I totally tried to copy
the wonderful houses she made a few years ago.
You can check out one of  her houses HERE
 
If you want to make your own Houses look HERE
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
till next time,
Doni

Monday, December 2, 2013

A Red & White Mojo Monday

 
 
Happy Monday, everyone!
 
Short & sweet today....here's the mojo Monday sketch:

 
I'm also playing along with the Clean & simple Monday challenge
 over on Splitcoaststampers, which is to use only red & white.
 
Here's my card:
 
 
 
Thanks for looking!
 
till next time,
Doni