Thursday, April 22, 2021

Friends Like You

 Hello and Happy Thursday!  Today's make and share features a large bloom and alcohol marker coloring.


This gorgeous bloom and sentiment are part of the Friends Like You digital set from Graciellie Designs.  This is a lovely image and I chose to make it quite large for this A2 sized Sweet & Simple card. 

I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, added Wink of Stella on the highlighted areas of the petals and black gems for a finishing touch.  I cut the thinnest of black mats for the focal panel and mounted on a Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 110 lb. card base.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Donna

**Challenges Entered:
As You Like It - Favorite Season is Spring because of the new growth of florals, birth of baby animals and the colors of the season



Wednesday, April 21, 2021

You've Been So Kind

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  My share today features bold florals and coloring with colored pencils.  I recently purchased this set from Dies R Us and it caught my eye because of the whimsical look of the florals.


This is the Woodware "Autumn Flowers" stamp set although I think they can be used for any season.  I stamped the image, then colored in the open spaces with Prismacolor Pencils.  Die cut the panel with a Kat Scrappiness stitched rectangle die, mounted on a wide margin of black card and called the design complete.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Donna

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Live Simply...Give Generously

Hello and Happy Tuesday.  Today's make and share features a lovely floral image and alcohol marker coloring.  This gorgeous image is a digi stamp from Power Poppy; I LOVE their Florals and I couldn't resist coloring this one up for a sweet and simple card.




I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, the sentiment strip is from the Tim Holtz "Small Talk" strip die cut pack and sequins from my stash.  I strayed away from patterned papers in today's project as I wanted the floral image to be the star.  I love this image, it's so versatile and wonderful for any season.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Donna

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Inspiration Station Challenge #4

Hello and Happy Monday! Today begins a new fortnightly challenge at Inspiration Station and challenges are based on your interpretation of an inspiration photo.  The photo this challenge is:


For my design team project, I was inspired by the couple in the photo and the love they seem to share.  I used the Gina K. Designs "Watt's Up" Mini Stamp set, which is a new set to me and this was it's maiden voyage so to speak.  This was an incentive set at the last release and may be made available once she releases a new kit the end of April 2021.  



I inked a small portion of the background with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink, splattered some water for effect, stamped the image with sentiment and heat embossed all.  The only bells and whistles used were sequins for sparkle. The stamp  does not include the doodled electrical cording, I hand drew that in to tie the light bulbs together.  

Please join us this round at Inspiration Station.  We would love to see how the photo inspires you!  Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

**Challenges Entered:
Friendship Challenge

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Bugaboo Brats Spring/Easter

Hello Again...my second post for today!  I participate in the Progressive Challenge at The Outlawz Challenges and this image is the Freebie for April.  It's the Bugaboo Brats Easter Image and I couldn't wait to color this adorable image and create a card with it.  


I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, the designer papers are from the Pink & Main "Summer Splash" 6x6 paper pad, the sentiment strips from the Tim Holtz "Small Talk" sentiment pack, enamel dots and sequins from my stash.  

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

**Challenges Entered:
Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Fav Embellishment is Sequins at the Minute LOL



Beautiful Friend

 Good Sunday Morning!  My make today features ink blending, ghost stamping and heat embossing.

I started by ink blending Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink on a panel of Neenah Solar White Classic Crest card.  Using an older stamp set from Close to My heart; the "Find Your Style" set, I stamped over the panel with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.  I stamped the main image and sentiment, heat embossed them, added a ribbon with bow and gems for a finishing touch.



A simple card with lots of added interest.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

**Challenges Entered:
As You Like It - Embossing or Stenciling:  I like both techniques but really enjoy stenciling lately





Saturday, April 17, 2021

Thanks Ever So Much

Hello and Happy Saturday!  Today was a rainy day here in Central Florida so I spent the day in the craft room and re-discovered a technique that I had forgotten about.....Stenciling on Vellum.


This Sweet and Simple card started with stenciling on a piece of vellum.  I die cut a frame and placed the stenciled image against a piece of white card and adhered the frame around the image.  Mounted the stamped sentiment on foam pads and added irridescent sequins as a finishing touch.

The stencil and sentiment are from a box of crafty goodies I purchased at a Church Bizarre so they are unbranded...or at least to me as they do not have the original packaging.  I used Distress Oxide inks to stencil and thoroughly allowed to dry so no smudging would occur when I placed ink side down.

I like the soft look of this piece and I will try this technique again soon.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Donna

**Challenges Entered:


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

**Challenges Entered:
Outlawz Sunday Challenges

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

**Challenges Entered:



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

**Challenges Entered: