Friday, April 20, 2018

Pretty Roses by Sheepski

Hello, my sweet blogging friends!
Hope you are doing well, and enjoying all your endeavors.

It's my very great pleasure to Guest Design for SheepSki Designs this month!

The Facebook Challenge lasts from April 20 until May 19. 
Challenge 23 has an Optional Twist of "Use Only Two Colors" 
(but can also have black, white and skin tones).
Come join in the fun!

Andrea's very lovely Wild Roses Image was pure joy to play with!


I opted for CAS - Yes, I know it's not really CAS because it has layers, and not very much white space, but for me, it's as close as I can get. But I'll keep on trying. It certainly helped working with an image so thoroughly lovely.

Colored with Copic Markers, and distressed with Mowed Lawn ink, this card sports a very old butterfly punch coated in Sunny Daze Glitter and a VIRGINAL Spellbinders die set called Venise Lace 5x7. 
This image has been flipped both horizontally and vertically:

Also used on this card is...

My very first stamp set!
(available digitally as well)

Thanks for dropping by today. I hope you'll be able to join in the challenge!


Challenges I'd like to play in please:

  1. Craft Rocket Challenges #47 "Flowers" 5/1
  2. Crafting from the Heart Challenges #202 "Anything Goes" 4/22
  3. Double D Challenge (Apr 18) "Friendship" 5/1
  4. Love to Scrap Challenge Blog #108 April Showers Bring May Flowers 5/1
  5. Moving Along With the Times #69 "Springtime" 4/26
  6. Scrapyland Challenge Blog #88 Die Cut (Spellbinders, also a Memory Box Butterfly Body)




Sue said...

Hi Donna, Lovely card. The butterfly just sets off right.

Hope you have a fab Friday. Sue

aussie aNNie said...

Adore this card De, I have coloured this image in pinks but wow, love the sunshine of the yellow...Fabulous with that butterfly.xx💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Monica said...

Hi dear Donna,

This card is very pretty and rather clean and simple to my mind. The flowers and ornate nestie look lovely together.
Hope you are well, my friend.

Lots of love,

Darlene said...

Gorgeous coloring on this pretty floral image Donna! And that sweet butterfly is the perfect finishing touch! Well done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Friendship’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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Diane said...

Beautiful card Donna and a beautiful image as well...I always admire all the love and details you put into your work!! Love, love your blog header too, so beautiful!! Have a great day!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Berni Cuttino said...

Firstly, love the mast head. This lace die is fabulous. A must have on my list. What a beauty and eye catching details. Beautifully crafted. Thanks for joining us at
Berni DT

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your guest design spot, Donna!! This is stunning!! The flowers look amazing!! You've showcased them so perfectly!! The colors are fabulous!! I love the sparkly butterfly fluttering about!! Gorgeous, gorgeous card, my friend!! I love it!! And I'm so glad you played along at Scrapy Land, too!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna Phelan said...

That is one gorgeous rose image! Love your coloring, yellow roses are my most favorite! This creation is such a beauty! And the perfect little sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Friendship, Donna, DT Member.

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Donna, such a pretty image and beautiful colouring. I have to admit that your design is not what I would call CAS but it is certainly quite CAS compared to your usual designs.
I hope you are well.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Verna Angerhofer said...

A very beautiful card with those pretty flowers in yellow. And, I love the dies used for it as well. You always make such fantastic card designs.

Ina G said...

Beautiful card Donna. Love the frame you used here for that gorgeous floral image. Colouring is stunning. Nice touch with the blingy butterfly. Congratulations on your Guest Spot.

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Pretty frame with such a gorgeously colored stamp. Beautiful inspiration for this time of year.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, sweet Donna, this is gorgeous! Yes, it's as CAS for you as it comes, but that's where the Clean And Simple comes from. Cleanly elegant and simply gorgeous! Congrats on the guest designing for this month, and wow! I love the beautiful wild roses and how you've colored them, and how you've framed them is amazing and so gorgeous! I love the elegant sentiments...a special friend. Very sweet and lovely for a dear friend. Beautifully done, sweet Donna, and you have certainly made these images shine so beautifully! Hugs and love! xoxo

Nana Connie said...

WOW, Donna, what incredible coloring, my friend! I love the die you chose for framing the image and that sparkly butterfly is magnificent. Beautiful work on the Swiss Dot background and you did such a great job on the out-of-the-box cutting for the rose. I love everything about this one, especially the "CAS". lol

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for your comments on my blog

Wendy L said...

Love your cards, so pretty, thanks for joining us at MAWTT and craft rocket, xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant creation and gorgeous colours for out "FRIENDSHIP" Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw.  Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

Nancy said...

It's a gorgeous card, Donna! :o)

Linda Simpson said...

This is stunning Donna, you have framed this gorgeous bouquet with a fabulous die cut frame and love the background too.
Linda xxx

Leslie Miller said...

Donna, this is beautifully CAS... to those of us who can't quite go CAS all the way. I do try, but love to play with all styles. What a beautiful image and gorgeous die. Hanging my head to confess I still have so many virginal dies, as well, but working on it. Your coloring is exquisite! You're so good!

Becky said...

Stunning card. I love the open spaces, which allow the image to shine. And congrats on your sentiment stamp set. It's beautiful.

Ine Creaine said...

Very nice! Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog. Good luck!
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Beebeebabs said...

Wow such a beautiful card and love the gorgeous flower and great coloring thanks for sharing. Enjoy the rest of our fast moving weekend lol my friend!

Valerija said...

Gorgeous card and flowers. Love the colours too.
Valerija xx

Sue said...

Oh my, your sunny yellow flowers are so welcoming here in the Northern region of the country. What gorgeous color work. That beautiful lacy die is to die for too. Gorgeous pairing.

We are finally warming up, the birds a singing, bunnies are running around, and the squirrels practically knock at the door each morning for me to fill the bird/squirrel feeders..... Spring has finally sprung.

That is CAS for you, but you do it so well!!!!!!!!


MaryH said...

This is very CAS for your style, and it is just lovely & elegant. Love that S/B die and it's perfect to show off this gorgeous soft yellow floral stem. The spring green looks very fresh and shows the yellow so well. The 'jeweled' butterfly looks right at home perched on this marvelous design. TFS & Hugs

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Donna
Beautiful cheery card. Thanks for joining in at MAWTT.
Best wishes.

Shirley Chillman said...

Absolutely beautiful Donna, you and me both with the CAS I just want to keep adding and adding. Gorgeous colouring as usual with a stunning layout.

Looks CAS to me x x x lol

Hope all is going well for you sweets?

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Breathtaking!! I love a two colour palette, and the green and yellow together are so full of the promise of spring! Gorgeous die cut frame and that flower image is stunning!! Such a beautiful spring creation Donna, just love it!

Been keeping busy this past week doing all of the nasty spring cleaning. I love how the house looks and smells when I'm all done, but getting there is such a pain! lol. Hopefully by the time the every corner of the house looks shiny and new, the weather outside will be back to warm and sunny! In a month or so, the local nurseries will start opening and I will be choosing my first flowers for the patio. I'm super excited for that!! Hope you've had a good week my friend. Sending hugs :)

April said...

Beautiful card! I love the flower image and the die!

crafty-stamper said...

Great to see you back again Donna-Gorgeous card and die-cut frame-love the beautiful image and fabulous colouring
Carol x

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!! Amy DT

Margreet said...

Lovely card.
Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.
xxx Margreet

Alexander Kretschmann said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


*DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#47 – flowers}
*DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#16 – Pastel colours}
*DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#16 – ATG}
Alex' Kreative Seite

Mia said...

Beautiful card, Donna. I love the great colouring on this pretty flower. Kisses, my friend.

Lori Kobular said...

Donna your yellow and green card is gorgeous! I love that spellbinders die! It really shows off the pretty flowers! Thanks for sharing with us on the Scrapy Land Challenge!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Not sure how I managed to miss this one?? Anyway, I agree - CAS for you - but stunning, as always! Your coloring is absolutely stunning on this Donna and the distressing with the green is so delicate. The sparkly little butterfly is the perfect finishing touch.

Loose Stitches said...

Congratulations on your guest design spot Donna! Beautiful creation, love the yellow flowers, design and sentiment!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Sara Barker said...

Dear Donna, I have much catching up to do here! First off, BIG congratulations on your GDT spot! You have done them PROUD! What a simple beautiful card! I love how you've colored that image and paired it with that elegant sentiment. The 5 x 7 die cut is a stunner! This is gorgeous in EVERY way! Sending hugs!

Chris said...

Your card is gorgeous Donna, beautiful design and die cuts, the roses look wonderful in yellow! The green/yellow combo is wonderful too...perfect for spring!
Hope you are keeping well my friend, thank you so much for your kind comments and message of sympathy.
The gentle hug was very welcome :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just beautiful! I love this beautiful floral image. Congrats on your GDT!

Conniecrafter said...

I have not received the updates that you had posted, I noticed I hadn't gotten them for a couple other bloggers that bums me out. You did a beautiful job with this image, I love the yellows, such lovely coloring and like the touch of the green on the white framing, so pretty with your dotted background. The glittery butterfly is a pretty touch with it!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh so pretty, Donna! I love those gorgeous flowers - your coloured them beautifully! You always have amazing die-cuts too! Hope you're feeling okay these days, my friend. Thinking of you.


Sara Barker said...

Hi Donna, I'm back to say biggest congratulations on being SL's Designer's Choice! So very worthy of the honors! Sending hugs!

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card Donna, xxxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh so beautifully you have used the image
Dr Sonia

Jenny L said...

Hi Donna,
what a very beautiful card and your design is so lovely.
Love the wonderful frame and that image is coloured beautifully.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

jimlynn said...

It's a great CAS card and so very beautiful! I love the butterfly you added to this and also that gorgeous frame.

Mia said...

Just a hello, Donna. Kisses!!!!!

Darnell said...

Congratulations on Guest Designing, Donna! You are getting there with CAS! This is a sensational design and your coloring is so professional!! Hugs, Darnell

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful congrats on your guest design spot.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous card Donna I have miss this one....sorry

Gr Karin


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