Monday, October 26, 2020

Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Star Stampz

 Hello and Happy Monday!  I hope your weekend was nice and you had the opportunity to enjoy some nice weather. 

Today starts a new challenge at Pammie's Inky Pinkies with the theme of Anything Goes.  Our sponsor this round is the lovely Star Stampz and Sarah creates some adorable digital stamps.  For my design team project, I had the pleasure of creating an Autumn Card using the My Sweet Sunflower digi stamp.


I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and the designer papers are from the Echo Park "Celebrate Autumn by Lori Whitlock" 6x6 paper pad.  I die cut the focal image with a decorative scallop die, the sentiment banner was created using a sentiment included in the paper pad and gold sequins were added as a final touch.

Please stop by and join the fun this week and Pammie's Inky Pinkies, we would love to see your creations.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Donna

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Bugaboo Saturday Challenge - Photo / Color Inspiration

 Hello to You and Happy Saturday!  I hope you're well and ready to join in the Bugaboo Saturday Weekly Challenge.  I'm a Surprise Guest Designer for October and for today's challenge, the Theme is Photo/Color Inspiration:


I had a great time creating a fun Tag for my design team project this week.  I used the Bugaboo Brat Basketball Boy image and colored the image to match the colors in the inspiration photo.  I also blended a background using Distress Oxide Inks in the colors Faded Brick, Dried Marigold and Fossilized Amber.


It's a sweet tag that can be used for a Birthday Present, Christmas Gift or any time you just want to let someone special know they are an All Star.  We hope you'll join us this week at Bugaboo for one of the many challenges they have going on.  It's a great opportunity to win some cute images.

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
Donna

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Friday, October 23, 2020

Harvest Wreath - Thankful, Grateful, Blessed

 Hello and Happy Fri-YAY!  I had a little time on my hands today so I created a different take on a wreath.  Today's make and share features Autumn Stamps, Distress Inks and a Wreath Builder Template.


First, the inspiration for the card came from a Jennifer McGuire You Tube video.  I used the Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder Template and the Autumn Wreath Builder Stamp set to create an off-set wreath.  I started with a 5" square piece of card that I would trim down to fit my A2 sized card; I like the look of images going off the edge.  

I haven't taken the plunge to invest in a line of colored Dye inks for stamping and blending (I'm waiting for hubby to ask for my Christmas list) so I used Distress Inks in various colors; I have the entire line of the Distress Inks.  For a final touch, I added tiny Gold Gems for interest and sparkle.

Thanks for visiting and until next time, Happy Crafting!
Donna

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Pumpkin Harvest

 Hello!  I hope you're well and ready for the weekend.  I've been busy preparing for the Q4 Holiday Shopping Rush (I'm Retired but an Online Seller) but made time to create some projects this week.  Today's make and share features Pumpkins from the Gina K. Designs Haunts and Harvest Stamp Set.


I stamped and then colored the images with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. cut out with the matching dies and mounted on a scalloped die cut focal mat.  The designer papers are from the Echo Park "Celebrate Autumn" 6x6 paper pad.  I wanted some visual interest so I cut the mat diagonally and added sequins for sparkle.  Lastly, stamped the sentiment; which is included in the stamp set, created a banner and called this A2 card complete.

Thanks for visiting!  Until next time, Happy Crafting.
Donna

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Bugaboo Saturday Challenge - Bingo

 Hello and Happy Saturday!  I'm back with another project as Guest Surprise Designer at Bugaboo Stamps.  The theme this challenge is BINGO and I've used the Friday Freebie Image Mouse and Balloons to create a Christmas Card!


I played BINGO 2 ways with this card.  Here is the Bingo Card and the ways you can follow in this challenge:


For my GDT project, I chose Sparkle (Stickle Glitter Gel on Balloons), Bugaboo Image and Button.  I also Bingo'd with Dots and Stripes, Bugaboo Image and Die/Punch.  I had a blast with this project and I do hope you'll play this week in the Saturday Challenge at Bugaboo Stamps.  

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
Donna

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Have a Bee-youtiful Day

 Good Morning and Happy Fri-YAY!  Today's make and share features Bees, Ribbon, a Flower and an Autumn Vibe.


The images are from the Beautiful Bees Stamp and Coordinating Die Set from Gina K. Designs.  To color the images, I used Dried Marigold, Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint Distress Inks as Watercolors.  The designer paper is from the 12x12 Jen Hadfield Warm and Cozy paper stack and the center white panel has been embossed with the Cricut Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Mosiac.  For a final touch, added Nuvo Crystal Drops in Clear, loads of Wink of Stella and a pretty ribbon with bow.  

Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Donna

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Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Knitty Kitty

 Hello and Happy Fri-YAY!  Today begins a new challenge at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge and I'm extending my stay for another 3 months as a Guest Designer with the team.  I'm super excited about it and looking forward to creating some fun projects.

The sponsor this round is Knitty Kitty and I had the opportunity to create my team project using Balloon Kitty.  I chose to create a Birthday card with Autumn Colors.  


The designer papers are from the DCWV "Playful Pets" 6x6 mat stack, I colored the images with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, added layers using die cuts and Judi-Kins Diamond Glaze on the colorful dots.  Such a cute image and it was fun to color up.

Please join us this round at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge for your chance to win some fun images from Knitty Kitty.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Donna

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Not Just Cards


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Weeds and Wildflowers

 Hello and Happy Wednesday.  Gosh..October is marching right along and I can see the holidays right over the hill....Yikes!  Today's make and share features a lovely silhouette of wildflowers and ink blending.


I used the Gina K. Designs Autumn Silhouettes Stamp Set and Distress Oxide Inks to blend a simple and quick card for a buddy swap.  I love the sentiment and the colors are a bit different than the traditional Autumn colors.  I am very pleased with how the inks blended together, which is a trait of the distress oxides that I appreciate; ink blending can be tricky business.  For a final touch, I added water splatters and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Clear to create added interest to an otherwise simple card.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time, Happy Crafting!
Donna

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Monday, October 12, 2020

Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes

 Hello everyone and thanks for visiting.  Today begins a new challenge at Pammie's Inky Pinkies with a theme of Anything Goes.  Pammie is sponsoring this round with a Gift Certificate to  Newtons Nook for the winner.  What a Great Prize!

For my design team project, I created a Spooky Halloween card using stamps and matching die cuts from the new Gina K. Designs Haunts and Harvest set.


The designer papers are from the DCWV "Witches Brew" 6x6 mat stack.  I die cut a circle and created a dotted background with finger daubers, a new pencil eraser and distress inks.  I also cut 2 banners out of the designer papers.  I heat embossed the Kitty and the Bats for that extra shine and boldness but it's hard to see that in the photo.  Finally, I added a few Orange Sequins for that sparkle and shine.  I think this Kitty is too cute to spook! 

Please join us this week at Pammie's Inky Pinkies and enter your creations for a chance to win an awesome prize to spend at Newton's Nook.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Donna

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Swirling and Twirling Leaves

 Good Sunday Morning!  Today's make and share is my style of CAS which is not my preferred style but now and then it's good to try something out of your comfort zone.  I had another play with the new stamp set Autumn Silhouettes from Gina K. Designs Fall Release.  


I wanted to give the illusion of leaves floating and swirling in the Fall Breeze, and this design was inspired by watching one of Gina K's You Tube videos.  I masked off the middle area of the card and blended Aged Mahogany, Carved Pumpkin, Peeled Paint and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks.  I then stamped the images and sentiment with Versamark Onyx Black and this card was complete.  I did not add any sparkle, card candy or sequins...just a CAS card for Autumn.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Donna

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