Monday, December 11, 2017

one layer & Christmas tag

Monday ...and I love being retired!
I have nothing that I have to do today...yea!
Free time, so I'm playing in my craft room.
Scroll down if you're looking for the Christmas Tag.

Here's the card I made for the challenge over at Less is More.
 
I used the digi stamp from "From The Heart Stamps".
I love this little guy. His name is Birdbrain.
After I printed him, I also printed another one to use as a mask.
After I masked the image, I sponged some distress ink on the background.
I was going to spray some water to add some interest to the background,
however... I grabbed the wrong little spray bottle
 and squirted glimmer mist instead.
Oh well, a happy mistake !

On to my next project:

Tags for all my nieces.

I'm also entering this at Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge.


Here's a better picture of just one of them:

  I used the scallop circle tag die from Pretty Pink Posh
and the Merry Christmas circle frame from My Favorite Things.
And used the computer to print the message.


'till next time,
Doni


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Sparkle

Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
 
This weeks challenge is hosted by Kylie
 and she chose the code word Sparkle.
 
 
Here's my take on that word:
 

a closer look:


I used sparkle gold and silver washi tape
that I could easily cut to the width I wanted.
I put the tape on cardstock and then used that to die cut the ornament.
 I used the My Favorite Things Christmas Ornaments Die & Stamp Set.

The sentiment is from The Cat's Pajamas. In hindsight,  
I wish I would have stamped the sentiment in white ink rather than embossing it.
I think it would have been easier to read.

Hope you can play along with our Sparkle challenge.
Our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers
and they are offering a $15 gift certificate as the prize.
 
'till next time,
Doni 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Merry Christmas

I'm making good progress on my Christmas Cards this year!
Here's the one I made  today:
No stamps on this one.
I used all die cuts:
oval -nestabilities
snowflakes - My Favorite Things
sentiment - Quikutz

I used this weeks colors from Color Throwdown
(black, silver, gold and white)

 
 
and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches 
  
I'm also going to link it up at  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
( anything goes)
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
'till next time,
Doni

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Gingerbread Man

Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
 
This weeks challenge is hosted by Ceal
 and she chose the code word Sweets.
 
 
Christmas isn't Christmas without a gingerbread man.
So, here's my card:
 
 
The gingerbread man is from a stamp by The Cat's Pajamas (2012)
I stamped him on white and colored him with copics
(E33, E35, E37)
White embossed the face and trim
and added a green bow (SSS-cuddly critters accessories) and red sequins
The sentiment is embossed with brown embossing powder
The scalloped panel is from W Plus 9 (Sunshine Layers)
and the whole panel is popped up with foam tape 
onto a darker card base.

Hope this inspires you to stamp something SWEET!

'till next time,
Doni

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Santa's Nice List


Playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch!

Here's what I came up with:


The stamp set is from My Favorite Things- Jingle All the Way.

Thanks for looking.
Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

'till next time,
Doni

Monday, November 20, 2017

happy HOLIDAYS

My card today is for the challenge over at Less is More .
 
 
Happy Birthday Susan ! 
Thanks for a great card to CASE.

Here's my card:

The Penguin is from Recollections
The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn
I don't remember where
 I got the cute little green sparkles, but I love them!

Thanks for looking!

'till next time,
Doni

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thank You

I'm spending some time at Splitcoast Stampers today.
Here's the card I made :

Check out my gallery at Splitcoast Stampers
for details.

'till next time,
Doni

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

I Moosed Up

I forgot a friends birthday last week,
so I needed to make her a card.
 
Then I saw this challenge at Sugar Pea Designs
which inspired me to make this card: 
 
 

I used Memento Rich Cocoa to do the stamping,
Background paper is from Carta Bella- warm & Cozy pack.
The stamp set is from Sugar Pea Designs.
 
Oh yes, I almost forgot, the challenge was a mix it up challenge.
I chose to use only the sketch:
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
'till next time,
Doni
 
 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Doggie bone

Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
 
This weeks challenge is hosted by Carolyn
 and she chose the code word  BOWS.

I looked through my stamps and didn't find any cute bows,
so ..Gee..Aw, Shucks
I had to go shopping!!!!
Since I was in my pajamas I thought it best to shop on line.
I found this cute little guy at Sassy Cheryl's digi stamps.


The sentiment "for you" is from MFT -Tag Your It .
...and of course, colored with Copics.

Thanks for looking. 

'till next time,
Doni
 
 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Snow

It's snowing here today!
Time to dig out the winter coats, hats and gloves!

I made this card and I'm going to enter it in the
Yep, another shaker card!

Inside the shaker I used a Snowflake Sequin Mix 
by Pretty Pink Posh. 

 A closer look:


The large snowflake was cut out from glitter paper
using the My Favorite Things  Snowflake Die-Namics.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stay warm!

Doni

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Christmas Shaker

Hi!
Time for me to start working on some shaker cards for Christmas.


This card was inspired by the sketch challenge 

 
To  make the shaker I layered eight of the Merry Christmas
circle frame from MFT,
Here's a closer look:
 The cute little  dear is from Jingle All The Way -  stamp set from MFT.
The little sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh 
and the micro beads are from Queen & Co.

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,
Doni

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Leaves

Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
 
This weeks challenge is hosted by Anja
 and she chose the code word  LEAVES.
 
 
Oh, to be a kid again and jump in the leaves!
 

This is a digital image from Tiddly Inks
and the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn - Jump  for Joy!
I colored her with Copics.

I  hope you can join us in this challenge,
The winner will receive a $15 gift certificate
from Happy Little Stampers. 

You can check out their shop Here: 
 
'till next time,
Doni

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Mermazing

Hi!
I'm sharing a card I made following a sketch from 

So, I made this card and went to enter it and found
 out the challenge link had closed already! DUH!
So....
I was happy to see that the 
the theme was "Anything Goes" !
 

Just in case your curious, here's the sketch:
 

Have a great day!

'till next time,
Doni
 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Another Halloween card

Here's another Halloween card.
This time I'm using the colors from the



Thanks for looking!

'till next time,
Doni

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Christmas Lamp Post

Hi!
I like to share the card I made today to 
play along with CAS(E) Thia Sketch.


Here's the sketch:


This was pretty quick and easy.
It would be a good one to mass produce.

I used a Cherry Lynn Die ( lamp post)
and A Lawn Fawn Die (wreath).
The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp ( Merry Everything)

Enjoy your day!

'till
next time,
Doni

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Pumpkins



Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
 
This weeks challenge is hosted by Bobby
 and she chose the code word PUMPKINS.

 
 Here's my card:

I chose two shades of neutral beige cardstock
and started by using Distress Ink (gathered twigs) and a stencil from
My Favorite things to create a light partial background.

Next I stamped, colored with copics and fussy cut images of a corn stalk,
a wagon full of pumpkins and a separate pumpkin  all from 
Lawn Fawn ( Happy Harvest). 
The greeting is also from Lawn Fawn (Jump for Joy).

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. It was really hard
 not to put a bunch of colorful leaves all over!

'till next time,
Doni
 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Little Drac

Hello!
Today I'm entering the Color Throwdown Challenge.

 
Orange, kraft and black...  great colors for October!
Here's what I came up with:
 Pretty simple, but I fell in love with that cute little Dracula!
He's a  little Snag'em Stamp from Imaginisce.
I also used the Halloweenies stamp set from Paper Smooches
and the Stitched Circles die from Simon Says Stamp,
Memento Ink, copic marker R29 and 3D foam dots.
Making all these Halloween cards is making me hungry for chocolate candy!  lol!
'till next time,
Doni

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Halloween

Today I made a card to play along with 

Here's my card:


 
 
I stamped the really cute stamp from Sparkle N Sprinkle with VersaMark
and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.
Then I used post it notes to mask off everything outside the circle.
Next I used Mustard Seed and Ripe Persimmon Distress Inks
to sponge in the circle.
The sentiment is from a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp set called Dragon Queen.

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,
Doni

Saturday, October 7, 2017

National Cardmaking Day

Hi!
For the last two days I've attended the
Stamp & Scrapbook Convention in Akron 
where I pretty much walked, shopped and cropped myself silly!
 
So today I'm taking it easy and spending some quiet time in my craft room.
The days are flying by so quickly that I thought 
I'd better work on this years
Christmas Cards. 
Here's what I'm working on:

and the inside:
I used 3 stamp sets:
My Favorite Things - Jingle All The Way
My Favorite Things - A'la Modes ( Candy Cane Kisses)
Lawn Fawn - Merry Messages

Got lots of them to make, so I'd better get back to work! 

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,
Doni

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Favorite

Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
 
 
 
This code word sounds like it would be easy, but I've really 
had a hard time deciding which  stamp is my favorite!
 
I finally decided it is which ever stamp I happen to be using at the time! lol

This week I'm into Halloween, so I'm really liking this adorable Frankie
stamp from Hero Arts.

Here's the card I made with him:


I made the dots using the eraser end of new pencils as a stamp.
I used Distress Inks
Ripe Persimmon, Dusty Concord and Twisted Citron.


Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,
Doni


Monday, September 25, 2017

Frankie

Hello!
Today I'm entering the Color Throwdown
with this card:


yep got those colors.

 Simon Says Stamp -
This week the challenge is
Pop it up 

Yep, Frankie is popped up!
(please ignore the cat hair on Frankie's arm!)

Frankie is a cute stamp set from Hero Arts
and the BOO! is from Paper Smooches. 
I put Wink of Stella - Black on Frankie's suit jacket , 
pants and shoes for a little sparkle.

Here's what the inside looks like:


Oh, so true! 

Hope you're  having a good day!

'till next time,
Doni

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Black Cats

I can hardly believe that it's  the last of September already!
Guess that means Halloween is right around the corner, so that's
 what I made today....a Halloween card.
 

the challenge is to use a Die Cut on your card.

Hopefully this will count as clean & simple.

Here's what I used:
grey cardstock card base 
black cardstock with a circle cut out of it using
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles Die
orange & yellow watercolor sample from my stash
Lawn Fawn picket fence border die
Impression Obsession cat dies
Studio-g  Happy Halloween  stamp
white embossing powder

The standing cat and the fence are both 4 die cuts thick 
which IRL  gives the card some extra interest.

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,
Doni