Thursday, December 6, 2018

Cardz 4 Galz - Non-Traditional Holiday Colors

Hello!  It's time for a brand new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme this round is Non-Traditional Holiday Colors.  For my design team project, I created a Z-Fold card with bottom band based on the card and tutorial by Mixed Up Craft.


I chose what I felt were non-traditional colors and this paper comes from a Recollections 12x12 paper pad named Holiday Bash.  It contains some really cute papers and it was a fabulous Black Friday buy!

We would love to see you at Cardz 4 Galz this challenge; stop by and join the fun!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges - Little Girl with Kitty

Hello Everyone and Happy Wednesday!  There's a new challenge starting today at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges and the sponsors this week are Little Blue Button Stamps and Bugaboo Stamps; 2 awesome and generous sponsors!

Today, my design team project features the Little Blue Button Stamps Girl with Kitty.  This is such a sweet image and I broke away from holiday themes this week and created an everyday card, possibly a birthday or thinking of you card.  What other ideas do you have for this card - comment below.


I colored with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, added some die cuts and used 2 different designer paper mats to complete this A2 card.  I also added some Wink of Stella to the bow in her hair, the flowers on her blouse and to the bow the kitty is playing with.  The sentiment was printed on my computer since I didn't have a stamp with I sentiment I wanted to use.

I hope you will visit Penny's this week and take a look at the creations my design team sisters came up with and we hope you will join in the challenge this week.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

**Challenges Entered:
Crafty Sentiments Designs
Digi Choosday
Through the Craft Room Door
Tuesday Throwdown ATG #420
Lemon Shortbread Challenge
Retarte #133
Lil Red Wagon

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Crafty Calendar Challenges - Sweet Christmas with a Friend

Hello and thanks for stopping by.  It's time for another challenge at Crafty Calendar and our sponsor this round is Lawn Fawn!  The winner will receive a $25 gift voucher and that's so exciting and so gracious of them to sponsor this challenge for us!  The Theme for our challenge is "It's Christmas Time".

This sweet image of a little girl and her Penguin friend was just so adorable, and in-line with our theme, I used it to create a card for my Design Team project.  I do not know who is credited for creating this image as this was gifted to me in a swap; if anyone knows, please leave me a comment.


I colored the images up with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and added some Silver Wink of Stella on the snowflakes and the penguins' hat band and ball.  I kept this A2 sized card pretty simple by my standards and I'm pleased with how it turned out.

We hope you will join us at Crafty Calendar this round for your chance to win a great prize from Lawn Fawn!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

**Challenges Entered:
Penny Black

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Creative Knockouts - Cute Love Fairy

Good Day!  It's time for a new challenge at Creative Knockouts and this weeks' sponsor is the popular A Day for Daisies.

The theme for this challenge is Your Favorite Color Combo...create using your favorite color combo.  This was difficult for me because I have so many color combos I like with purple being my favorite color.  So keeping in line with my favorite color, I chose purple, blue, silver and turquois for my card which features the Cute Love Fairy from A Day for Daisies.


This image is designed for Valentine's Day (it's listed in the Valentine's Day section on ADFD website) but I thought it's versatile and can be used for Christmas, which is how I used here. 

The image has been fussy cut and placed on an embossed turquois mat.  I colored up this cute little fairy with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and added some silver beads at each corner for accent.  
I hope you've been inspired to join us at Creative Knockouts this challenge and create something using your favorite color combo.

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

** Challenges Entered: 




Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Girls' Christmas Stocking

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  It's time for a new challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges  and our sponsors this week are All Dressed Up Stamps and Di's Digi Stamps.

For my design team project, I had the pleasure of using Girls' Christmas Stocking from All Dressed Up Stamps.  This little girl is so adorable and was a pleasure to color up with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.

This is a standard A2 (4.25" x 5.5") card with 4 layers.  I wanted to keep the little girl with her Christmas stocking the main focal point but I couldn't resist to embellish with some gems along the side; I felt the left sided needed something.

I hope you've been inspired to join us at Penny's Challenges this week and enter with your own creation.  

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

** Challenges Entered:




Thursday, November 22, 2018

Cardz 4 Galz - Flutter By

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving to all the readers in the States.  I wish you a blessed day with lots of fun, food, Christmas Shopping and Football!

Today begins a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.  The theme this challenge is Flutter By so with that theme in mind, my design team project features Butterflies.


This card is a standard A2 size (4.25" x 5.5").  To create the background, I heat embossed the images with white embossing powder and inked with Distress Oxide Inks in the colors Bundled Sage, Wilted Violet and Worn Lipstick.  I then heat embossed the sentiment on vellum, added some clear Nuvo Glitter drops and called it complete.

My design team sisters and I invite you to join us this challenge and we hope to inspire you with our Flutter By projects.

Until Next time,  Happy Crafting!

Donna

** Challenges Entered:

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges - Christmas Ornaments

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving Eve!  Today begins a new challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges and our two sponsors this week are Fred She Said and Delicious Doodles.

Today my design team project was created with the Colorful Christmas Ornaments digital stamp set by Fred She Said.  These images are pre-colored which makes for a quick and easy holiday card.


I fussy cut the images and popped the middle bauble up on foam pads.  I layered a glitter card under a die cut mat of black which really made the baubles Pop!  This card is a standard A2 (4.25: x 5.5") with the holiday sentiment placed on the inside of the card.  I've added some Wink of Stella to the berries and the bling gems on the ornaments.  I can never get the Wink of Stella to show up on pictures; it adds just the right touch of sparkle to the card.

We hope you'll join us in the challenge this week and we hope to inspire you with our creations.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

** Challenges Entered:






Thursday, November 15, 2018

Creatalicious Challenges - Fire Fairy

It's time for another challenge at Creatalicious Challenges and this challenge is Anything Goes with the optional twist of  Layer It Up.  Our sponsor this round is the fantastic Fabrika Fantasy.

For my design team project, I created a A6 sized, tent fold card with the Fire Fairy digistamp.  I had a wonderful time coloring this up with my Spectrum Noir Markers.  I am pleased with how she turned out.


My design team sisters and I invite you to please join us at Creatalicious Challenges with some of your designs.  We would love to see your creations and you may win some beautiful digistamps from Fabrika Fantasy.  

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

**Challenges Entered:
Retarte #132

Creative Knockouts - Winter Cardinal

Hello and thanks for stopping by.  It's time for another challenge at The Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog and our sponsor for this challenge is Sweet and Sassy Stamps.  The Theme for this challenge is Thankful Thoughts.

I had the pleasure of using the Cardinal Digital Stamp for my design team project and this digi is simply wonderful.  This design would work great for holiday cards as well as a Winter Birthday, a Thank You card or a Condolence message.


I chose to create a thankful holiday card with a simple greeting.  This card measures 5" x 5" and is a tent fold style.  I colored this Cardinal with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, matted the focal image on red card and popped up with foam squares.  Lastly, I added a ribbon and called it complete.

My design team sisters and I invite you to join us at Creative Knockouts, we would love to see how you've been inspired by our projects.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

**Challenges Entered:
Retarte #132

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges - Christmas Selfie

Hello, I hope you're well and ready for a new challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges.  Our sponsor for this week is Cute As A Button.  For my design team project this week, I used the Christmas Selfie digital image.


This is an adorable image and was sun to color up with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.  I kept it pretty simple with just one designer paper and one red card mat.  The sentiment was something I thought of and printed out on white card and this card is the standard A2 size. 

We hope you'll join us this week at Penny's and join in the fun by entering the challenge.  We also hope to inspire you with our designs using the cute images by Cute As A Button Designs.

Until Next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna