Thursday, February 20, 2020

Creative Knockouts Challenge - Flower Power

Hello and Happy Thursday!  Today begins a new challenge at Creative Knockouts and our Theme this round is Flower Power.  We have the generous SheepSki Designs sponsoring this round and I had the please if using the sweet image Pollen Fairy for my design team project.


This card measures 5" square and I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.  This image comes with the flowers so it fit the challenge theme of Flower Power.  It's such a sweet image and so reminds me of Spring.  I added Crystal Stickles to the Bee's and Fairy Wings....because there has to be sparkle when there is a Fairy about!

I hope you'll join us at Creative Knockouts this challenge; we would love to see you there.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges - Anything Goes

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  This month is flying by and today begins the last challenge for the month at Penny's Challenges.  We have 2 awesome sponsors this challenge: Doctor Digi House of Stamps and LeAnn's World.  I was fortunate enough to use LeAnn's Party Time digital stamp for my design team project.


The drawing is so details that I decided to keep this 5" square card simple in the way of embellishments and layers.  I did pop the focal image up on foam pads and colored the image with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.  There was a lot to color; I took my time and enjoyed the process and before I knew it, this cute Birthday Card was complete.

Please join us this round at Penny's Challenges, we would love to see you there and until next time, Happy Crafting!

Friday, February 7, 2020

Stella Love - Person to Annoy

Yay...it's Friday and I have a short post for you today.  I would like to share the Valentine's Card I made for my dear husband, I hope he find the humor in it....I thought it was hilarious. 

I used the Bugaboo Stamps image Stella Love - Person to Annoy for my Twisted Easel Card.  The image comes with the sentiment which is so cute.  This card is an A2 size and I colored the images with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.  I fussy cut the main characters, placed on a die cut oval, then popped the entire piece up with foam pads.  I used several layers and some designer papers from a Recollections Paper Pad titled Love and Devotion; I've had this paper pad in my collection since last Valentine's Day.

I hope you like my card and until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna


**Challenges Entered:
Polkadoodles
QKR Stampede
Daring Cardmakers
Colour Crazy
Creative Fingers
Paperbabe Stamps
Pattie's Creations
CRAFT Challenge
Cute Card Thursday
Cut It Up

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Creative Knockouts Challenge #336 - Love/Valentine's Day

Hello and Happy Thursday!  Today starts a new Challenge at Creative Knockouts and the theme this round is Love/Valentine's Day.  Our sponsor is The Paper Shelter and I created my design team project using the Love is Chemistry digital stamp.  This stamp comes in a black and white line image as well as a pre-colored image.  I tend to color my own images but this time I was running short of time and decided to use the pre-colored image.



The image is adorable and since the image printed in color, it made creating this card quick and easy.  I created a Decoupage Topper card that measures 5" square.  I fussy cut the little scientist, the floating heart and the measuring tube on the table; popped them up on foam pads and placed each over the original printed images.  It adds dimension and Pop!

I wish you a lovely Valentine's Day and hope you will stop by Creative Knockouts and enter your Love Creation!  Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

**Challenges Entered:
Cute Card Thursday
Southern Girls Challenge
The Paper Shelter
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Crafty Creations

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The Paper Funday Challenges - Anything Goes with Twist: St. Valentine's Day

Hello!  Today starts a new monthly challenge at The Paper Funday Challenges and our sponsor this month is the lovely Cute As A Button Stamps.  I had the pleasure of using 2 images from Cute As A Button to create 2 Valentine's Day Cards.


This first image is Mopsy Molly Rag Doll which comes in a black and white as well as a pre-colored image.  I used the black and white image and colored with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  This is a standard A2 size card that I folded differently (I cannot recall the specific name of this fold), added some sequins and Wink of Stella for added sparkle and called it finished.


My second card is the adorable Sloth I'm Hung Up On You.  This card is also a standard A2 size that I colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I fussy cut him and placed him on a circle die cut.  I free hand cut the banner piece, added some sequins for sparkle and called this one finished.

We hope you will join us this month at The Paper Funday Challenges.  We look forward to seeing your creations.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

**Challenges Entered:




Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges - Stella's Valentine's Frame

Hello Everyone, today begins a new 2 week challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges.  Our sponsor for this challenge is the fun Bugaboo Stamps and the theme is Anything Goes.

I had a great time coloring up the Stella's Valentine's Day Frame.  This is such a fun image and very easy to color; which is what's so appealing about Bugaboo's stamps.


This card reminds me of my son, who loves to go to Walgreen after holidays to pick up the markdown sweets.  

This card measures 5" square and I kept it simple so the Frame-It would be the highlight of the card.  Stella just cracks me up!   I used Glossy Accents on the lenses of her glasses for a bit of dimension and along with Wink of Stella Clear on the hearts.

We hope you'll join us this round at Penny's challenges; we look forward to seeing you.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

**Challenges Entered:
The Paper Shelter
Crafty Creations
Creative Inspirations
Through The Craft Room Door
Lemon Shortbread Challenge
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Cardz TV #107
Catch The Bug
Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge

Monday, February 3, 2020

Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes with Optional: Hearts

Hello Everyone and Happy Monday.  January 31st started a new challenge at Creatalicious Challenges with the Theme of Anything Goes with Optional:  Hearts.  The sponsor for this round is the cute Di's Digital Stamps and for my design team project I created a card using Maurice the Mouse.


I think Maurice is lovely and I created a standard A2 sized Valentine's Day Card using the optional Hearts in my design.  I colored with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, added some sequins and Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle and called it finished.  I love how this card turned out.

Please consider joining us at Creatalicious this round, we look forward to seeing you.  Until nect time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

*Challenges Entered:
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Dream Valley Challenges
Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge
Use Your Stuff
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Cardz TV
Double Trouble Challenge

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Creative Knockouts Challenge #334 - In Stitches

Hello Everyone and Happy Thursday!  It's time for another challenge at Creative Knockouts.  The theme this round is "In Stitches" meaning use stitching in your project; faux or real.  The sponsor for this round is The Artsy Stamper on Etsy and I had the pleasure of using the digital stamp set Lily's Tea Party.   It's a cute set and one that has many uses.  For the stitching requirement, I created two lines of faux stitching around the perimeter of the card.


Please visit us at Creative Knockouts this week for your chance to win some sweet digis from The Artsy Stamper.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges - Anything Goes

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  It's time for a new challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges.  The challenges are now bi-weekly and the sponsor for this round is Fred, She Said Designs.  The theme is Anything Goes and I had the opportunity to use a pre-colored set titled Dahlia Sets.  Since they were pre-colored, it made creating this large Tag for my design team project quick and easy.


We hope you'll join us this round at Penny's for your chance to win some awesome digis from Fred, She Said Designs.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Creative Knockouts Challenge - Celebrations

Hello Everyone and Happy Thursday.  Today starts a new challenge at the Creative Knockouts Challenge.  The theme this week is Celebrations and our sponsor is the fun Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.  For my design team project, I used Mobility Malcolm to create a cute and whimsical Birthday Card.


This card measures the standard A2 (4.25" x 5.5"), I used digital papers I had in my stash and created the sentiment on the computer, then printed it out and backed with brown card.

I added dimension to Malcolm by popping him up on foam pads as well as the striped card.  I colored him up with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.  I'm pleased with how Malcolm turned out; he looks happy to be out and about...I wonder where he is going?

We would love for you to join us this week at Creative Knockouts.  Enter your Celebration creations for a chance to win 2 digital images from Dr. Digi.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna