Saturday, January 23, 2021

Winter Woodland Scene

 Happy Saturday!  Today's post is a quick one featuring a Woodland Winter Scene created with dies and ink blending.


Distress Oxide Inks used in the colors Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch along with Woodland and Oval dies from my stash.  A spalttering of water and Shimmer Spritz for a wintery and snowy sky.  

It will soon be time for Valentine's Day crafting but I have a few New Year and Winter cards to share in the coming days.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

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Friday, January 22, 2021

Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes

 Hello and Happy Fri-YAY!  I hope you're ready for a great weekend and have some time set aside for crafting.  Today starts a new challenge at Colour Crazy with a theme of Anything Goes (projects must be hand colored).  The wonderful All Dressed Up Stamps is the sponsor this round is offering a great prize package to the winner.

For my design team project, I created an A2 sized card featuring the Hang in There digi stamp.  Such an adorable image that will be sure to brighten someone's spirits.


The image was colored using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, the designer papers are from the Crate Paper "Cute Girl" 6x6 paper pad and the sequins are from my huge stash of embellishments (I don't know if that's a good thing or considered hoarding LOL).  

Please joion us at Colour Crazy Challenges this round for your chance to win a fabulous prize package from All Dressed Up Stamps.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Donna

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Creative Fingers - Also entered for the Blog Candy Prize



Thursday, January 21, 2021

Winter Fox and Hot Cocoa

 Hello and Happy Thursday.  Today's make and share features the Lawn Fawn Winter Fox Stamp and Sentiment, designer papers from the Doodlebug Designs "Winter Wonderland" 6x6 paper pad.


The focal image was colored with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and fussy cut, then mounted on a die cut and embossed circle.  A smaller circle was die cut and used for the sentiment, silver mirror card used as a mat and thin accent strip with clear gems added for interest. 

I often forget about the smaller Lawn Fawn stamps sets I have in my stash.  In my continuing efforts to use what I have, I dug deep and came across this set and the Narwhal set I featured earlier this week; both perfect for Winter Themed cards.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Donna

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Humor Me Wednesday at Catch the Bug

 Hello and Happy Wednesday!  Today is Humor Me Wednesday at Bugaboo Stamps Catch the Bug Blog.  For those who don't keep up on such facts, today is also Penguin Awareness Day.  In honor of Penguins and Humor Me Wednesday, I've created a fun card featuring Poppi Penguin with his Scuba Gear.


I've used Stitched Rectangle Dies from Kat Scrappiness for cutting the focal image and mats, colored the image with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and created the sentiment on the computer.  No bells and whistles added except for a small amount of Wink of Stella to the water puddle and the goggles.

Poppi is not allowing Winter to stop him from enjoying a bit of snorkeling and isn't shy about his feelings towards Winter....strange feelings for a Penguin!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Donna

**Challenges Entered:
Outlawz PAM



Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Bev the Barmaid Cheers to 2021

 Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Today is a quick post sharing another New Year's card I created to welcome in 2021.  It features Bev the Barmaid from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.


My card measures 5" square and the designer papers are from the American Crafts "Everyday" 6x6 paper pad. The gold mirror card was from my stash (I have loads I keep for holiday crafts), I colored the image using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, and added gold faux gems for a final design element.  It appears Bev is serving up a strong lager! 

Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Donna

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Monday, January 18, 2021

Pammie's Inky Pnkies Challenge - Anything Goes

 Hello and Welcome to Monday!  I hope your weekend was enjoyable and you found some time for yourself.  

Today begins a new weekly challenge at Pammie's Inky Pinkies with an Anything Goes Theme.  Our generous sponsor this challenge is Polkadoodles and I had the pleasure of creating my design team project using the Holidays digital stamp.


My card measures 5" square, the designer papers are from the Echo Park "Good Day Sunshine" 6x6 paper pad and the sentiment is from an older Bo Bunny Sentiments stamp set.  I've colored the image with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and added sequins for a bit of interest.  O, Happy Day indeed, resting in a lawn chair, on a beach somewhere tropical, under clear blue skies.  

Please join us this round at Pammie's Inky Pinkies, we would love to see what you create in the coming week.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Have a Narly Winter!

 Happy Sunday to you!  I hope your weekend has been productive and crafty thus far and you are staying warm and healthty.  Today's make and share features an adorable Narwhal with a sweet Winter Wish.


For this A2 sized card, I colored the Lawn Fawn "Winter Narwhal" image using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.  Using the coordinating dies, I cut the Narwhal and Bubbles, mounted on a die cut and enbossed circle which I popped up on foam pads.  

The designer papers are from the Doodlebug Designs "Winter Wonderland" 6x6 paper pad and the sentiment is from the "Winter Narwhal" set. I used silver mirror card as a mat and accent strip along with an edge punch for a fun edging on the horizontal panel. For a final touch, I added clear gems to accent the wintery, underwater theme.

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

**Challenges Entered:
Outlawz PAM

Friday, January 15, 2021

Bugaboo's 11th Annual Birthday Bash Day 7 - Color Challenge

 Hello and Happy Fri-Yay!  Today is the last day of the Birthday Bash at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog and it's also Freebie Friday! The theme for today is a Color Challenge featuring a Woodland Critter.  The Friday Freebie will be available on Bugaboo Stamps today.



For my project today, I've used the For Fox Sake image and colored the image with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, the designer papers are from the "Penelope" 12x12 Collection Pack by Bo Bunny.  The Sentiments are from the Cardz TV "Just Saying" stamp set and for a finishing touch, some card candy added.

Please stop by the Birthday Bash and enter your projects into any or all of the past weeks' challenges.  There are some awesome prizes and even a Guest Designer Invite!

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

**Challenges Entered:
The Paper Shelter

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Bugaboo's 11th Annual Birthday Bash Day #6 - Photo Inspiration

 Hello and Happy Thursday!  We've made it to Day 6 of the Birthday Bash at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog and today's theme is Photo Inspiration featuring a Woodland Critter.  



I've created a Birthday card pulling in some of the colors of the photo and using the Birthday Monkey-Cake digital stamp.  I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.


The card measures 5" square, the designer papers are from the Simple Stories "Let's Party" 12x12 paper pad, sentiment from an older Bo Bunny stamp set and sequins from my stash.  

Tomorrow is the last day of the Bash at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog so join us by entering any and/or all of this weeks' challenges for your chance to win some generous prizes.

Until Next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

**Challenges Entered:
Outlawz PAM

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Bugaboo's 11th Annual Birthday Bash Day 5 - Make Us Laugh

 Hello and Happy Wednesday!  We are celebrating Bugaboo's 11th Birthday at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog so please stop in and join us for today's challenge.  It's Make Us Laugh Day featuring a Woodland Friend and my project for today features the Monkey Love Handful of Hearts digital image.



I've created a Valentine's Day themed Birthday Card for a friend who has a February 14th birthday.  I colored the digi with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, the designer papers are from the "Love and Devotion" 12x12 paper stack by Recollections, paper doily and sequins from my stash of goodies, fuzzy cut a sentiment strip; the love with arrow from the paper stack and created the 2nd sentiment on the computer.  

I had fun with this one and I invite you to stop by the challenge blog to enter in any one of the running challenges - or all for a chance to win some awesome prizes.  

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna