Sunday, February 20, 2011

I played almost all weekend.


Well I am having some major issues trying to upload this post so am trying to type it all up again.

I spent all weekend most playing. Dyllon was at his mom’s and my Design Team package finally came from Sugar Nellie it had gotten lost but finally made it so I wanted to get caught up on some of them so used some challenges to get some inspiration.

This first card was really hard for me to do for I made it for a dear friend of mine that just found out she has 2 months to live. She has cancer and had been fighting it for awhile but now the hope is all gone. So this was really hard to use but I used this gorgeous image from Sugar Nellie  she is called Grace and I colored her with my copic’s. Papers are from Cloud 9  I used a sentiment from Lily Of The Valley and the flowers are from Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts with the MS branch punch. I used the sketch over at Fun with Shapes Challenge Blog for there gorgeous sketch and Creative Inspiration for there theme of Plain and Simple.


Now this is one of those darling images from Bildmalarna and I won 2 images from the last challenge I was on cloud nine. I so love these cuties. This is Mimo and I have colored him with my copic’s and have used a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.  The papers are from MME and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts  I used a swirl bling  and a Maya Road pin on the card also. I used the theme over at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog



Now look at this darling this one is Best Witches from Sugar Nellie from the Simply Sassy collection. I have colored her with my copic’s and have used the sketch over at Basic Grey Challenge Blog  and have used the papers Urban Prairie. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaf is from Magnolia. The sentiment is from Lily Of The Valley and flowers are by Prima along with the MS branch punch, ribbon is from my stash.



Now here is a card I made with the sketch over at Create 4 Fun Challenge Blog I also am entering this into the challenge at Color Create for the colors are Red, Brown and Cream, and also for Paper Sundaes Challenge which is to use masculine colors. I used another image from Sugar Nellie from the Simply Sassy collection called Skater Girl. I used papers from Cloud 9 and the sentiment is from High Hopes  and I used some punches from SU for it . Flowers are from Prima and I used a swirl from Bosskut .  I added some Pearl Pen for some bling at the top corner.


Another Simply Sassy from Sugar Nellie she is called Windswept. Here I have used some papers from K and Co  and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts  with the MS branch punch. The sentiment is from Lily Of The Valley and I have used the beautiful sketch over at Friday Sketchers. She has also been colored with my copic’s.


Oh and I am so in love with this adorable Donald from Sugar Nellie. He is from the Home Grown collection and he just makes me want to squeeze him. I have used some papers from K and Co and Donald has been colored with copic’s. I used some ribbon from my stash and a spellbinder die with a High Hopes sentiment.  I used the sketch over at Sketch Saturday for this card.


Now for my last project I used one of the new images from Leanne Ellis over at Sugar Nellie and have used an effects technique from Nancy Curry to make a coaster.  I used all kinds of household goods to make this  coaster. I did use some alcohol inks with it and colored the edges with a Gold Leafing Pen that you can see in the next picture and added some felt under it.



Well that is it for me. I do hope this will post this time. I have tried for hours so decided to just try to type it up again. Hope you all had a great weekend and I need to get back to finishing the household chores. Sending you all big hugs (((((((((()))))))))))))


  1. Blimey... you have been busy Lol

    All your cards are gorgeous x
    I am so sorry to hear about your friend, the card & sentiment is perfect.

    hugs sally x

  2. WOW! You are like a production line putting out beautiful! I started off with the first breathtaking one and then ended needing air! LOL! Each is beautiful and all so are rockin!

  3. Jings, wish I could create such work over a weekend Donalda.
    They're all fabulous and all so different
    Anne x

  4. The duck comes in first with Mimo a close second. The colours with Grace are beautiful giving the whole such elegance & the sentiment is truth in reality. The blue flowers with tossa are such a highlight & the image just jumps off the page with those papers. Love how the flowers in his bouquet echo the petals in the base mat. Love that black swirl too. The Sassies are sutterly individual & i love how you've done the tomboyish Skater Girl in Red (for a girl) but the pretty Windswept in blue (for a boy) reversing the colour associations. Donald's umbrealla is wonderful & the papers incredible , love how the yellow of the duck highlights the yellow of that flower in the base layer. He's a stunner. And your coaster is intriguing. Amazing how you can produce all these - you've given such a feast for the eyes.
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)

  5. You have been busy! I love Sugar Nellie and I must admit I think I have become a bit boring, because they seem to pop up on my blog all the time! If I spend more money at Funky Kits it will be all your fault, you make them into such beautiful cards.

  6. Ohhhhh wowwwwww Donalda,What a wonderful cards,I love the images and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  7. Wowza Donalda, you have been soooo busy but, with these reults I don't blame you !!! The cards are all stuning but ........ I do have a soft spot for the first one. Grace is my favourite in this series and I Love, Love, Love what you have done with her !!!

    Hugs, sandra xx

  8. Oh wonderful cards Donalda and love all the different images.
    Sorry to hear about your friend.

  9. This is a lovely card hun! Thanks for joining in this week with our Plain & Simple theme over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday’s Challenge Blog! xxx

  10. Oh WOW!! You have been super busy!!
    What a glorious feast for the eyes, such beautiful cards, each one different from the other and all stunning.
    (There's about 2 months worth of cards there, if I were to make them!)
    So lovely to see them all together in one post, like a little tour around the art gallery.

    Love & hugs
    Elaine xxx

  11. WOW Donalda, have you slept at all this past weekend, seven absolutely fantastic cards, (at least a fortnights worth of creations for me!!!)
    If I had to pack a favourite it would be Windswept, but I love your use of of the Urban Prairie papers with that fantastic image on your BG card and glorious embellishments!!

    So glad you could share this with us at Basic Grey.
    Heather xx

  12. Lovely cards! Thanks for joining us this week at Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge!

  13. Oh My word these are all stunning, the images are awesome.
    Thanks for joining our challenge at BASIC GREY this week, hope you’ll join us again
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  14. WOW !!! I am sitting here with my jaw on the table ... It takes me days to make ONE card & here you whip out so many & each more gorgeous than the last ... I am SOOOO impressed with your amazing work. They are all colored so wonderfully & love your papers & great sentiments. I feel so bad to hear of your friend ... Life is a gift & so precious & sometimes we tend to forget that. Enjoy every moment !!!
    Hugs, Janie

  15. Wow stunning, love them all, they are all fabulous in their own right, thanks for joining us at Basic Grey, hugs Liz xx

  16. oh wow! Lot of wonderful cards! I bet you had lots of fun creating them!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

  17. Wow really have been busy, stunning cards and coaster. Loving the new images, all beautifully coloured and so well embellished.
    Kim xXx

  18. These are all just gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge!


  19. Wow, did you make all of these in one weekend! They are all fantastic, that's amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes!

  20. Wonderful cards. Thanks for joining us at FWSM.


  21. What a great set of cards and that coaster is great! Thanks for joining us at the 7Kids College Challenge this week!


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