Saturday, August 18, 2018

Sunshine - Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog

Hello and Happy Saturday!  Today I'm sharing my 3rd project as Guest Designer for the month of August on Sketch Saturday.  The image I used is Sunshine from The Paper Shelter who is the sponsor of the challenge this week.


The image was pre-colored so it made for a quick card.  This image is so sweet and the color combo was perfect and easy to match up with the papers I had in my stash. 

For the challenge, there was also a sketch to follow:


I decided to add the flowers, following the sketch as closely as I could. I distressed the edges of the focal image with a Tim Holtz Paper Distresser and inked the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink.  The polka dot patterned paper added just enough visual imagery for her.  

I'm pleased with how Sunshine turned out and I hope you've been inspired to visit Sketch Saturday and join the fun.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

** Card Entered in the following challenges:


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Little Miss Muffet Customer Appreciation - Guest Designer Project

I've been chosen as a Guest Designer for the Customer Appreciation Celebration at the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog and today I would like to share my first design.  I'm using a sweet digital stamp by Little Miss Muffet Stamps named Wyleen.  She is playing in the snow, making a snow angel...just too adorable.



She's been colored with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and die cut with a fancy oval die from my stash.  The card base is also a die and the purple mat has been embossed with the Cricut Swiss Dots embossing folder.  I've also added some Crystal Nuvo Drops for an added wintery touch and heat embossed the sentiment "Let It Snow" on Vellum.  Wyleen needs lots of snow for more snow Angels.

Please stop by the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog and join the fun!  We hope to see your creations.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

**Card Entered in the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Challenge #32

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Creatalicious Challenges - Design Team Project

Hello!  I'm back to share with you my Design Team Project for the Creatalicious Challenges.  The sponsor for this round is The Paper Shelter and the image is Butterfly Whisperer.


The requirement for this rounds' challenge is no square or rectangle cards/projects so I thought I would go with a circle.  This card measures 6" x 6" and I kept it pretty simple; coloring the image with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, adding some faux stitching and dots around the edges with Pigma Micron archival ink pen, some card candy and gold Wink of Sella for the earrings.  I also added some clear Wink of Stella to the Butterfly and her feathers (all the Wink is not noticeable in this picture).

I'm please with the card and I hope it inspires you to create a card using a shape other than square or rectangle.  Please join us at the challenge and please visit The Paper Shelter for some wonderful digital stamps.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

** Card has been entered in the following challenges:
Craft Rocket Challenges #51
Back to Basics and Beyond
Word Art Wednesday
Polkadoodle #32
Colour Crazy Challenge

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges - Design Team Project

Hi!  I'm sharing with you today my Design Team project for the Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges this week.  I've chosen Regina with Bell from Little Blue Button Designs.

She makes a lovely holiday / Christmas card with her Red Coat, hat and Bell.  The card measures a standard A2 (4.25" x 5.5") and I kept it pretty simple with a die cut panel over a solid green mat.  I colored Regina up with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and added a resin Snowflake for some added interest.

I hope you're inspired to visit us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges this week and enter for your chance to win some great digi stamps.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

**Card Entered in the following challenges:  Back to Basics and BeyondA Bit More Time to Craft #74Colour Crazy ChallengeThe Paper ShelterCreative InspirationsDigi Choosday #33Morgans Art World

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Sketch Saturday Challenge Week 2 - Biker Girl

Hello and Happy Saturday!  Today I'm sharing my design project, as a Guest Designer, on Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog.  Every week there is a new challenge sketch to follow and several designs to gain inspiration from.  I will guest designing during the month of August and here is my design for this weeks' challenge:


The Sponsors for this weeks' challenge is LeAnns World 101.  I chose to use the Biker Girl Digital Image.  She is adorable and stylish with her biker gear, helmet and fingerless gloves.  

In addition to using the image, the sketch to follow for this weeks' challenge was a tricky one, or at least for me! 


When I saw the sketch I thought wow, that's going to be a fun challenge.    I couldn't figure out how I was going to incorporate those squares.  I had a breakthrough moment when going through some scraps in my stash.  I came across some Gelli prints and the lightbulb went on!  

I used squares from the Gelli print and colored my biker gal based on the print. I used Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers for the little Biker and her Scooter.  Dry embossed a black mat using the Cricut Swiss Dots folder and stamped/heat embossed the sentiment, which I thought was totally appropriate for a Biker...Free Spirit!

I hope you'll pop over to the Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog and join in the fun.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

** Card entered in the following challenges:



Thursday, August 9, 2018

Creative Knockout Challenge - Cheerful Crab

It's time for another fun challenge at Creative Knockouts and the theme for this challenge is Special Folds - to create a card with a fun/special fold.

For my design team project, I created a Rocker Card with an image from the challenge sponsor Fabrika Fantasy.  This image is named Cheerful Crab and I thought it was wonderful for a birthday card.  This image comes pre-colored (which I used) or black and white for you to color.

I die cut the sentiment from black, white and light blue cardstock and off set for highlight and dimension.  I also added some clear sequins for that bit of sparkle.



Because of the semi-circle bottom, this card will "rock" back and forth!  My inspiration for this card comes from Mixed Up Craft.  Sam creates cards with fun and unique folds.  When I saw this card design, I knew I had to try it!  I'm glad I did, it's different and I like different.

I hope you'll join us at Creative Knockouts for this fun challenge and great inspiration.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

**Card entered in the following Challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft #73
A Perfect Time to Craft
Morgan's Art World Challenge
Digi Choosday
Digi Doodle Studios #8
Crafts Galore Encore #54
Cardz TV #59
Creative Fingers #150
Catch the Bug Challenge
Crafting with an Attitude #42
Craft Rocket Challenge #51
Mod Squad Challenge - Water Theme

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges - Shop Til You Drop

It's time for another challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges and my design team project for this week is an adorable digi from one of the challenge sponsors:  Time for Tea Designs on Etsy.  I used the image Shop Til You Drop and she was so much fun to color.



I colored her up with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and embellished with some red gemstones.  I die cut the image out of Neenah White 110 lb. cardstock as well as the little tag.  I thought the sentiment was cute with some added embroidery thread acting as a ribbon.

Treat yourself with a digital image from Time for Tea Designs.  I hope my post today inspired you to join us in the challenge this week and until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

**Card Entered in the following Challenges:  Pause, Dream, Enjoy #32Back to Basics and Beyond #9The Paper ShelterCreative MomentsQKR Stampede #307

Crafty Creations Challenge - Children Singing

It's time for another fun challenge at Crafty Creations.  My design team project for Challenge #372 is this adorable image named Kids Singing by the challenge sponsor Kinda Cute by Patricia.  


I had fun coloring this digital image with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and instead of creating a standard fold card, I went for an Easel card.  The designer paper I used is a digital download of Winter Themed paper from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine.  I couldn't resist adding some glitter tape from Cricut and sequins in blue and green for that extra bit of sparkle.

I hope you'll join in thee fun at Crafty Creations and until next time. Happy Crafting.

Donna

**Card Entered in the following challenges:  A Bit More Time to Craft #73Lost Coast Portal to Creativity #58Digi Doodle Studios #8DL. Art August Linky ChallengeThrough the Craft Door Weekly ChallengeDigi ChoosdayCrafting by DesignsCardzTV #59Creative Moments #150QKR Stampede #307

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Holiday Poinsettia

Hello and Happy Sunday.  I've been working on Christmas cards for the last few weeks and I finished this card today.  It features a die cut Poinsettia and foliage.   It's a Z-Fold style card measuring 4.25" x 5.5", the designer paper is from last years' stash from the Bo Bunny Tis the Season Collection.  
 
For shimmer, I added clear Wink of Stella to the Poinsettia and added no other embellishments.  I felt the flower was a statement all it's own and no other embellishments were needed.

I'm very pleased with this one and will be creating more cards with this beautiful Poinsettia.  


I hope I've inspired you to create some holiday cards and if you don't have a poinsettia die, use what flower die you have, just cut out of festive paper for a wonderful holiday card.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

**Card entered in the following challenges:  Crafty HazelnutsThe Holly and Ivy #33Christmas Cards All Year 'Round




Saturday, August 4, 2018

Crafty Calendar Challenges - August Design Team Project

Hello Everyone - it's August and that means it's time for another Challenge at Crafty Calendar Challenge.  This month the theme is "Dots and/or Stripes" and the prize sponsor is the wonderful A Day for Daisies.

In keeping with the theme of Dots and/or Stripes, I simply couldn't decide which one to use so I decided on both!


The striped paper is designer paper I had in my stash from last years' Christmas card creating and the red paper was dry embossed using a Swiss Dots embossing folder.  The image was provided by A Day for Daisies and it's the Holly Berry Fairy.  Such a sweet little Fairy nestled in a sprig of Holly Berries and leaves.  I colored her using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.

Please stop by Crafty Calendar Challenges this month and enter for your chance to win some sweet images from A Day for Daisies.  I hope you were inspired to create something lovely, enjoy your August and until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna