Friday, April 16, 2021

Fancy Umbrella

Happy Friday - The weekend is here and today is Friday Freebie at Bugaboo Stamps Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.  Today's Freebie is the Fancy Umbrella #7 image.


My project today is an A2 sized card, the image colored with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, designer papers from the Recollections "Patisserie" 6x6 paper pad and sequins from my stash.  I used dies to cut out the focal panel and sentiment.  I popped up the focal image with foam pads and the sentiment is from a Cardz TV stamp set.  Sequins were added as a final touch.

Stop by the blog today for your freebie and please join in the challenges.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna



Colour Crazy Challenge - Sheepski Designs

Hello and TGIF!  Today begins a new challenge week at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog with a theme of Anything Goes.  The sponsor this round is Sheepski Designs and for my design team project, I chose the 50's Chic Image #98 to create a mini slimline card.


My card measures 3"x6" and the image was colored using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, the designer papers are from a digital paper pack from Polkadoodles and the sentiment is from the Cardz TV "Potpourri" Stamp set.  I fussy cut the image and mounted on foam pads for dimension, the design was kept fairly simple, only adding a few sequins for a bit of bling.  

Please join us this week at Colour Crazy, we would love to see your designs!  Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Floral Thank You

Hello and Happy Thursday!  Today's card features lots of lovely die cuts, pretty patterned paper and sparkle.  I created this card using dies from the Spellbinders "Sincerely Yours" Card Kit.


There are floral and foliage dies as well as an envelope die in the kit so I wanted to create a card using the die cuts as the main focal element.  I die cut several florals and foliage that I could arrange within the envelope.  I mounted some of the florals on foam pads for a bit of dimension, added sequins for bling and a sentiment....complete.  

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
Donna

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Oh Happy Day

 Good Morning and welcome to Wednesday!  Today's make and share is another attempt to create a Clean and Simple card but I cannot keep away from adding elements so I will call this one a Sweet and Simple card.


I'm really loving Butterflies this Spring so I used more butterfly die cuts, circle die cuts from patterned paper, an adorable camera embellishment and sentiment stamp; all from the Spellbinders April 2021 Card Kit of the Month.  The kit comes with lovely dies, beautiful papers and embellishments.  

My version of a clean and simple yet sweet and simple card.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Donna

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Rainbow Butterfly

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  The day has gotten away from me so before it gets much later, I would like to share a Clean and Simple card featuring die cutting, Die Cut Inlay, Ink blending, Stamping and Heat Embossing.


I die cut a butterfly shaped aperture in a piece of card to use as my top layer.  I ink blended a rainbow on the card base in the area behind the aperture then inlaid the butterly in the space; I left the wings free for dimension.  The sentiment, from a set by Cardz TV, was stamped and heat embossed.

For the final touched, added sequins in rainbow order cascading down the front and Fun Stampers Journey Crystal Cuts on the tips of the butterfly wings. 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
Donna

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Make the Cards #mtcc12 #makethecardchallenge







 

Monday, April 12, 2021

Pammie's Inky Pinkies Anything Goes Challenge 2115

 Hello and Happy Monday!  Today begins a new challenge at Pammie's Inky Pinkies with a theme of Anything Goes and Jan's Digi Stamps as the generous sponsor.

For my design team project, I had the pleasure of creating with one of Jan's lovely Honey Bees images.  The image is part of a set that contains 8 images and 6 sentiments.


I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, used snippets of designer card from my stash and a sentiment from the Spellbinders Wonderful Spring stamp set.

Please stop by Pammie's Challenge this week for your chance to win some gorgeous images from Jan's Digi Stamps.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Scatter Seeds of Kindness the Gnome Way

Hello and Happy Sunday...it's a dreary, raining day here in Central Florida but that's ok..we NEED the rain!  But it's not bothering me, I'm tucked in for a full day of crafting and I have a cute make to share.


The image is from the Laurie Furnell Spring Gnomes Digital Stamp Set.  I've colored the image with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, the desginer papers are from a prize packet of digital paper won through A Bit More Time To Craft challenges and sentiment from Cardz TV.  Lastly, I die cut clouds and added sequins to complete the scene.  

Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Donna

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Slimline Stenciled Birthday

The weekend is here, Happy Saturday!  Today's make and share is a traditional sized Slimline Birthday card featuring stenciling, stamping, heat embossing and coloring.


I wanted to create a traditional sized slimline (4"x8") card for my newest crafty items, a Bo Bunny Wildflowers Stamp and Vintage Screen stencil from Fun Stampers Journey.  I started with a stenciled panel created using Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries and Squeezed Lemonade distress oxide inks and a light hand.  I stamped and heat embossed the image over top and colored in with Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers along with the sentiment, which is from a Kelly Creates set.  Lastly, added yellow sequins for that bit of sparkle that I must have!  

Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Donna

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Jesse Bear

Hello and Weclome to Friday :)  Today is Friday Freebie at Bugaboo Stamps Catch the Bug Blog and the Freebie this week is the adorable Jesse Bear sitting cute with his baseball cap.


For today's project, I created an A2 sized card, used designer papers from the Die Cuts with a View "Playful Pets" 6x6 Mat Stack.  I used a Postal Stamp die to cut the focal image panel and stamped the sentiment using a Cardz TV set.  For a final touch, blue sequins were added for some sparkle and shine.  How cute is this little guy?

Stop by the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for this Freebie today and until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

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Ching-Chou Kuik

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Forever Friends, Forever Flowers

Hello and Happy Thursday.  Today's post is a quick make and share featuring stamping, heat embossing, alcohol marker coloring and layering.


The featured stamp and sentiment are from the Gina K. Designs Forever Flowers stamp set; which was part of the Forever Flowers Card Kit.  I stamped and heat embossed the image and sentiment, colored the floral with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and layered the panel on patterned paper from a Spellbinders card kit.  

Lastly, added some faux gems and twine for a finishing touch.  I've seen so many beautiful floral projects recently I just couldn't resist creating one of my own.

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
Donna

**Challenges Entered:
As You Like It - Embossing or Stenciling?  This is too difficult a question to answer as it depends on my mood and what I have planned to whether I like Embossing or Stenciling better...so I'll stick with Loving them both!