My blog is called "Creative Smiles" because my designs are the result of incorporating mistakes. With fumble fingers that drop whatever they are holding - repeatedly, it takes a lot of giggles, smiles and creative patience during my crafting process. xx

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Friendship Heart - Special Place

Greetings Blogging Friends, 
and special welcome to new follower Jacee.
I've been visiting your blogs via an iPhone, hence the shortened comments.
Today I'm able to sit at the computer for a bit, so would like to share another card using Becky's beautiful "Special Place" heart and her sentiment "Miles Apart":

Becky Parton owns a wonderful little shop called My Paper Moon
She has her own line of eclectic rubber stamps. 
  • To receive 10% off your entire order, just use the code DE10 at checkout. 
  • Or if you prefer free shipping, use the code DESHIP.

My card features this darling rubber stamp:

Butterflies with Flocking
Peek at the inside
Microfine Glitter is adhered to the back of the banner with double-sided Tear-ific Tape by Sparkle N Sprinkle.
The image is stamped with Memento Plum and colored with copic markers.

The interior image is also frome Becky's My Paper Moon.
#232H-07 Note...Miles Apart (please click on link and scroll down)

I hope you will enjoy browsing Becky's shop My Paper Moon.

products used:

  • Stamp: Special Place  and Note...Miles Apart (please scroll down the page to the thumbnails)
  • Die Cuts: LifeStyle Nesting Hearts and Nesting Scallop Hearts, Darice Scallop Hearts, Cheery Lynn Butterflies, Memory Box Heart Flourish
  • Copic Markers
  • Inks: Memento in Plum; Brilliance in Sky Pearlescence, VersaMark (for distress embossing powder), Old Paper Distress Ink (for edges of distressed card front)
  • Paper: Neenah Solar White, SU DPs, Pale Pink, White
  • Adhesives: Quick Dry Tacky Glue,  1/2" Tear-ific Tape by Sparkle N Sprinkle to adhere glitter to the banner
  • Glitter: Elizabeth Craft #17 Vintage Pink Silk Glitter
  • Embossing Powders: Stampendous Fran-tage Chunky White and Shabby White
  • Flocking: Sparkle N Sprinkle Pink Spirit "Sparkle N Soft" (used on some of the butterfly elements)
Challenges my card is submitted to:
  1. Outlawz Monday Greeting Card Challege: GCC072715 "Anything Goes" 8/2
  2. Crafting from the Heart  #70 "Anything Goes" 8/1
  3. Craft Your Passion #272 Anything Goes 8/1
  4. Use Your Stuff #200 Anything Goes 9/7 (Old printed paper, lace and EP from my stash)
  5. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - July - Anything Goes with Patterned papers (used 4 different patterned papers) 8/1
  6. Creative Craft Cottage #44 "Anything Goes" 9/7
  7. Avenue 613 #134 Anything Goes with Shabby Chic 8/7
  8. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #14 - Anything Goes 7/31
  9. Brown Sugar #156 - Anything Goes 7/29
  10. Crafting with Friends Challenge - #2 Anything Goes 7/31
Loving Hugs to each of you,


Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,

deine Karte ist sooooooooo wunderschön geworden. Es steckt ganz viel Herz in deiner Karte. Ich bin von der Gestaltung total begeistert. Mir gefällt der Banner mit den beglimmerten Herzen sehr gut. Ich suche diese Stanze schon lange finde sie aber nicht. Eine fantastische Karte auf der es ganz viel zu entdecken gibt hast du gestaltet. Ganz liebe Grüße Hugs Silvi

cotnob said...

It's lovely to see you Donna. This is beautiful, such pretty colours and fabulous design. The distressed edges, lovely details and sweet sentiment make this a gorgeous card.

coldwaters2 said...

OH Wow Donna this is just pure magic I love the beautiful heart and the butterflies, the colours are delightful a truly wonderful creation both inside and out, the distressed papers and banner look awesome, did I tell you I love it, lol.....I do.
lorraine x

Sharon said...

This is beautiful Donna. The patchwork heart is gorgeous and I love the pretty pinks and blues. The banner and butterflies are gorgeous finishing touches.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon x

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW how you made the heart the shining star.The shimmer and the sparkle look so gorgeous
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

KarinsArtScrap said...

Donna what a sweet card and with those soft colours.
Gr Karin

MaryH said...

Lovely to have a card from you today. This is a perfect little patchwork heart, and the colors just sing. Of course all the lace, distressed edges, butterflies and gleaming banners just add more icing to this 'cake'. Love, Love that frontage...wish I could get it to work so splendidly. TFS the fix-it tutorial. I learn so much from other's mistakes (make plenty of my own, so it's helpful to know a fix!). The lacy die on the inside is making me drool for another die! TFS & Hugs - hope the week is going just great for you

Karen said...

Donna, this is so beautiful. What a gorgeous color palette.. and the design is filled with so many sweet details. The hearts and butterflies are so pretty and the touch of lace so elegant. The interior is heartwarming and equally lovely. Stunning work, my friend. It's so nice to see some work from you, as it always fills my heart with happiness. :o) Have a blessed day, my friend!

Hugs and blessings,

Lisa said...

Oh my, this is absolutely stunning, Donna!! I love all of the elements you added!! They are layered perfectly!! And hey, even if it was a booboo, you fixed it perfectly!! What a gorgeous card this is!! I so love seeing your blog pop up in my reader!! You always inspire!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Lori Kobular said...

Such a gorgeous card Donna! I love the dies you used, the pastel color paper and that stamp! I think I remember you using that stamp once before and I loved it and wanted to buy it, but I never got around to it. I think I will today! Everything about this card is beautiful!!

Unknown said...

Donna, this is a gorgeous card. I love your color combo, and all of the details! Thanks for sharing wit us at Crafting-With-Friends. We hope to see you again!
~ Bonnie DT

Sue said...

Donna, Oh this is beautiful.

Hope you are enjoying your day. Sue

April said...

What a lovely card. I love all the details and torn paper. You can always cover a boo-boo. Know one would know! Great job!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Donna. I love the image, beautiful colours and all your detailing is so pretty.
hugs Sue xx

Janis said...

Donna, so glad to see you posting one of your beautiful creations!!! All the delicious details in your lovely card are just exquisite! Love the colors and sparkle and the sweet image and sentiment!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

pam said...

Wonderful to see you posting Donna, gorgeous card, beautiful colours on your image and pretty papers, love the distressing and textures.

Take care sweet friend.
Hugs pam x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card design and wonderful colors. Great layout and you always make things work so well together. And you are talented in covering a mistake too. If you had not said anything, no one would have known.

NanaConnie said...

Saw this at Outlawz and left you a comment there but had to visit to see a closer view. Glad I did. Love seeing how you moved away from a planned Easel card with little problem. Nobody would know if you hadn't shared it. :-D

Patricia St Martin said...

Donna, So gorgeous, love these beautiful pastel colors and all the amazing die cuts with these embossing folders. You have so many stunning details, I could look at your card for a long time. You did great job distressing and loving all the pictures. Great job fixing your miss take no one would know if you had not said anything.
Hugs, Pat♥

McCrafty's Cards said...

What a beautiful card Donna, I like the heart inside the bigger heart, the butterflies, the bunting the lovely colours and the distressing
Kevin xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, dear Donna! It is so nice to see you've been able to do a little crafting - that warms my heart! And such a beautiful card you have made. The patchwork heart stamp is very pretty and I like the die-cut hearts surrounding it. Your colour choices are so soft and beautiful and I like to see the sparkle and frantage you've added. The butterflies make such a nice touch. The distressing looks awesome! I would never have guessed you made a mistake in this card as it is not noticeable at all - thank you for sharing what you did for the fix! Wishing you all my best, Donna. Sending hugs and healing prayers.

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great , wonderful, sweet card!! I really love it!!!I really wish you are better soon dear donna!!


SD pooja said...

Such a Beautiful card and very pretty colors ! different from your earlier cards ,I loved the layering and how nicely you have decorated the inside too :)

Leslie Miller said...

Ha! Sometimes those blunders turn into the greatest cards! I once accidentally stitched a card closed and had to turn the whole thing into an extra layer. I love all the distressing and the inside embossed and how you always leave no detail unattended. I recently got that banner die and love it. The lace and butterflies are so pretty. It's lovely to see you here again, Donna!

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Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow gorgeous card Donna, with the sweet images and beautiful layers. It's great to see you here, I hope you are doing OK and improving. Big Hugs, Shirleyxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such an awesome creation Donna. A very pretty layout and colours. Glad you were managing to sit at the computer today.

Becky said...

Beautiful card! I love the soft colors and all the added touches. Great job! Glad to see you are able to get around a bit. :-)

Stampsnob. said...

They may be few and far between but they are never less than gorgeous Love the pink and blue and all the hearts are gorgeous ................Lis

Linda said...

Donna, this is absolutely gorgeous, and in my opinion, is much lovelier than any store bought card!

Petra Swart said...

How lovely to have a post from you, Donna!!!! And your card is so beautiful!!! Love all the distressing and the wonderful detail you have given attention to!!! Such a lot of work went into this card and yeah for turning your boo-boo into a happy accident!! All the hears and the delicate butterflies is so beautiful!!! Lovely card, my friend!!!
Have a great day!!!

Jacee said...

So very pretty, a really lovely card
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Judy V said...

Beautiful card! Love all the embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage!

Unknown said...

Nice card!
Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge this week!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Another gorgeous creation Miss Donna. Nice to see you posting - hope you're feeling better? The little heart and sentiment are perfect together. Love how you put your card together with and all the different details - embellishments, papers, distressing and embossing and the little banner die is so cute. I have one of those and rarely use it! Thanks for the reminder, dear friend.

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Stunning card Donna! I love all the little details, coloring and fabulous embellishments. Awesome! So delicate and dainty! Precious card!

I am having a blog celebration; with lots of prizes. I would love for you to join as a follower (if you aren’t already), comment and add your link. I am already a follower of your blog.

Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you again in the next challenge. Good luck in the drawings. Hugs, Gloria DT

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW I love that patchwork look! Great soft colors combination and a perfect decoration makes the card to a fabulous designed art work.
Hugs Anja

Pamellia said...

Holy moses Donna, this is downright gorgeous!! LOVE the pink and blue together, a dreamy palette that works so well with the heart theme! I love the Frantage accents, adds extra little glamour and elegance! Beautiful shabby edges and all the little extras just make me swoon! Love it! hugs :)

Anet's Crafting said...

Gorgeous card Donna. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

Paula said...

A lovely card my friend. The colors are so cheerful, and it's nice to see how you corrected a boo-boo. Had you not pointed it out, it would have gone unnoticed. Hugs

crafty-stamper said...

Great to see you back love the beautiful shabby chic card love the distressed edges and great colour combination love the patchwork heart and beautiful dies and great recovery on card shape lol
Carol x

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again.

Sharon said...

Hi Donna. Thank you for your lovely comments on my card.
The shape is cut from a Noor Design stencil which I cut out twice so that I could create a back for the card so it does in fact open as a card.
Hope you are well.
Hugs Sharon x

Sue said...

Donna, Donna, Donna, can always count on you to go over the top when you sit down to make a card. This card is lovely. Love the soft colors, and of course your signature sparkle. The addition of the lace is lovely. I love the sentiment too. Always a delight to come to your blog and check out your beautiful work. Glad you are feeling up to making a card!


aussie aNNie said...

Hi lovely De, great to see a new card on track here and what a lovely distressed and beautiful colour toned card it is too....I hope this finds you{aNNie The Journey Is The Start My Personal Blog}

Marilyn said...

Wow.. this is really pretty and you can tell a lot of thought and work went into this. I love all the distressing and layering plus those are gorgeous dies (you have some of the nicest dies ever)! The softness of the pastel blues and pinks is quite striking and the Frantage... oooohhhh, I do love Frantage!

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card. I really love the colors and distressed pretty. hugs, Pat K x

Anet's Crafting said...

Donna, I just love your beautiful card. You choose a perfect colour combination and layout. Pretty embellishments. Well done. Anet x