Friday, April 01, 2016

Bright and Sunshiny! {Crafts Galore Encore - April} {Beccy's Place}

Hello, sweet crafting friends!
Welcome to Crafts Galore Encore's April Challenge!

The Rules to the Challenge are so easy! 
Just create your project (using any crafting medium) according to this month's theme with up to 3 entries, and link your blog posts directly to the linky on the CGE Challenge site! That's it!

This month's challenge theme is oh-so-easy! 

"Anything Goes".

Our Sponsor this month is artist Beccy Muir of Beccy's Place.
She has a wonderful assortment of easy-to-use digital images and digital papers
 available in her on-line store.
Her images are available in black and white OR pre-colored.
Both options come to you when you purchase at her store.
In addition, Beccy has rubber stamp sets available through Sparkle N Sprinkle.

My cards utilize the Beautiful Friendship set.
Beautiful Friendship digital set (on right), Beautiful Friendship Rubber Stamp set (on left)
It was a pleasure using Copic Markers on this pretty flower:

I cut out some extra greenery to jazz up the sentiment.
Green vellum brings out just a hint of the color in the leaves.
Because of the golden strip and lace panel, a little TLC was needed to secure the circle.
A double layer of dimension tape was put on the top back of the circular panel,
and wet glue as used on top of the lace for the bottom portion of the circle,
so it is all one "level" on the card:

Sparkle N Sprinkle Chunky White Enamel with pinches of Dandy Dandelion Glittery Embossing Powder were heat set from under the dry embossed panel. I'm sorry the photos don't capture it well. It does not look so "splotchy" in real life.

Under the white circular panel, is a round gold panel. The edges of the gold circle were painted with SNS Sunny Daze Glitter for sparkle. Once the glitter dried, orange marmalade distress ink was utilized on top of the glitter to give it a shaded appearance.

I used to create pretty interiors to cards, but with time constraints and postage rates, I have neglected that part of my cards. Recently, I began using the negative portions of die cuts to create a bit of visual interest on the inside of my cards. The effect is not as pretty as using an entire sheet of paper, but it's still a fun element, and doesn't always use additional product.

In this case, I colored extra portions of the image for the interior:

Now it's your turn to play!

Crafts Galore Encore Challenges

And for my blogging buddies, may I share something from Scott Stabile?

Hope it touches one person's heart.

Products Used:
  • Image: Beccy's Beautiful Friendship digital set, Beautiful Friendship Rubber Stamp set
  • Spellbinders: Classic Circles, Decorative Elements Circles S4-344, Classic Scallop Ovals and Classic Ovals, Foliage, Bitty Blossoms, Mega Curved Rectangles, Grand Big Scallop Circle, Grand Circle
  • Sue Wilson Dandelion Clocks, 
  • Sparkle N Sprinkle: Sunny Daze Glitter, Dandy Dandelion EP, Chunky White Embossing Enamel, Brushable Glue, Beautiful Friendship Rubber Stamp set
  • Scrapy Land Embossing Folder - Embossalicious Rose Vine by Die'sire
  • Martha Stewart Daisy Edge Punch
  • Ribbon, Lace, Dye Base inks, VersaMark, Adhesive Pearls, Lace, Cheese Cloth
Challenges I'd like to play in Please:
  1. Petal Lu Challenge Blog - #11 Anything Goes P15 (1) (sep post on 1st)
  2. Bastel-TraumTinker Dream - SCRAPBOOK CARDMAKING - #39 Nature Garden/Garden P15 (1)
  3. 613 Avenue Create Challenges - #169 Anything Goes with no optional Twist!  4/3
  4. Come and Get It Challenges (Mar 27) "In the Garden" 4/3
  5. Dragonfly Journeys #50 "Good As Gold" 4/3
  6. One Stitch At A Time #258 Embossing - used 2 types of embossing powder and Embossing Folder Embossalicious Rose Vine by Die'sire 4/3 (sep post)
  7. Crafty Friends #28 Anything Goes 4/8 (w/new chal)
  8. Fairy Tale Challenge  #140 Spring Cards  4/12
  9. Through the Craft Room Door (Mar 29-Apr 4) "Anything Goes" 4/6 (sep post)
  10. Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges (April) "Anything Goes" 5/1
  11. Beccy's Place *New Challenge* (Apr) "Anything Goes with a Beccy Muir Image" 5/1
  12. Eclectic Ellapu (April) "Spring Flowers"5/1
  13. Cards for Gals - #19 Springtime 4/13
  14. Dies R Us Challenge - #46 Scallops 4/13 (used SB Classic Scallop Ovals in green vellum behind sentiment and Big Scallop Ovals in green vellum behind main image)
  15. Craft-Dee-BowZ - (April) Anything Goes with Handmade Bow 5/1
  16. Really Reasonable Ribbon #138 "Flowers with Ribbon or Trim" 4/13
  17. Let's Color Saturday Linky Party - Ellibelle's  Creative Moments - Let's Color Linky Party #6 4/8

Wishing you a lovely week,


Sue said...

Hi Donna, That card is stunning.

Like the new look blog page.

Hope you have a fab Friday. Sue

brenda said...

A lovely new blog header Donna and your glorious golden card reflects the lovely blooms a treat and the embellishing and use of dies all leads to a beautiful creation.

We have the same considerations with postage here in the UK, it's almost impossible to send a reasonable sized card without it going into what they now call 'large letter' and our rates are going up yet again this month apparently.

B x

Shona Erlenborn said...

How beautiful Donna. The golds and greens are so pretty together. The lovely little bouquet and the bow together with the white enamel just complete the card beautifully.

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,

ein wunderschönes Kärtchen hast du gestaltet. Die Sonne geht auf wenn man es anschaut. Sie gefällt mir sehr gut.
Ein sehr zu Herzen gehenden Text hast du gepostet. Ich musste es mir abschreiben um es übersetzen zu können.
Ich wünsche dir einen guten Start ins Wochenende. Ganz liebe Grüße Silvi

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my goodness Donna, this is just stunning! Love the brilliant yellow palette, it just explodes with springtime joy! The touches of glitter are fabulous, how wonderfully elegant! Great tip to use the negative die cut bits. I never decorate the insides of my cards. I don't have the patience for that, but I may take your advice and stick a negative or two just for kicks! hugs :)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous design with cheerful colour. The layers and flowers are fabulous. I hope you are doing well, Hugs, Shirleyxx

theras kartenblog said...

That´s a wonderful project.
The card looks great and the flowers are fantastic.
Thank you for joining us at Fairytale-Challenge. Good luck!
Ilse (thera)

Linda Vich said...

This is just the kind of card we all need to chase away the winter blahs! So sunny and cheerful, Donna!

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Wow Donna, what a Fabulous card ! Stunning !

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a bright and cheerful card Donna, it's beautifullllll
Gr Karin

Lisa said...

This is absolutely stunning, Donna!! It's like sunshine on a card!! I love the gorgeous flowers!! The details you added are just perfect!! I love the sparkle and the lace!! This is so spectacular!! And what a sweet sentiment, too!! Awesome tip...I need to remember to save those negatives!! Have a great weekend my friend!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Leslie Miller said...

Wowie wow! This is so beautiful! The image, your coloring, the design, the sparkle -- magnificent! Oh, and yellow! I do believe yellow is my favorite color. So sunny and happy. Of course, we painted our house yellow and it's so pretty. Truer words in the quote you shared. Water under the bridge, anyway. I will keep these words in mind. Thanks!

Lori Kobular said...

Donna this is so beautiful! Love all that luscious yellow and gold! The image is so pretty and you colored it perfectly! I love the whit embossing powder too!

Barb said...

Such a beautiful and cheerful creation, wonderful design. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It, hope to see you again. Barb

Sara Barker said...

Beautiful card, Donna, with those glittery panels! Love the fresh spring time color palette! Hugs!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is so gorgeous and cheery and bright with all that fabulous yellow hues. Great arrangement too! I am always thrilled with the cards you create.

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful card thanks for sharing!!!

pam said...

Stunning creation dear friend, not a yellow person, but love this card..your beautiful coloured yellow flowers and background are gorgeous, as are your lace and pearl details.
Also love your new header Donna, single yellow rose, how lovely.
Hugs Pam x

Shirley Chillman said...

Fabulous card Donna which makes your blog header look gorgeous. Love the quote which is so true.

Sorry for not being around so much but lots of illness and hospital visits.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Darlene said...

WOW Donna! Every element on this card is beautiful! Your design is fabulous and of course your color choice is spectacular! Brought an INSTANT smile to my face! Absolutely beautiful!! Have a great weekend!

Darlene said...

Ooops ... I got so engrossed in telling you how much I loved your card I totally forgot to thank you for sharing it with us at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. LOL Look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations!
Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Bunny said...

Lovely card, Donna. The colors and the flowers are beautiful. I really like the lace. The sentiment is so true. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT from northeast Florida.

Maria said...

So gorgeous is your lovely card with the beautiful flowers! Wonderful design and lots of detail! Thank you so much for joining us at Dies R Us this month for the challenge! Please come back soon!:-)

Patricia St Martin said...

Just stunning! The yellow is so warm and the glitter is amazing and the sentiment is so right. You colored the flowers so fantastic. Love the background paper just perfect. Pearls with lace and the flower with the bow is striking. You are so right when it come to using negative portions of the die cuts, most people put it in the trash. Beautifully done.
Hugs Pat

Andree said...

This is a gorgeous card Donna. The image and colours you've used are perfect for Spring. I love the pretty elements and fabulous textures xx

Beccy said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful Donna, you've done an incredible job. I love the way you've coloured the flowers... the lovely dark shadows and bright highlights have added so much depth to the image. The embossing in the background looks wonderful and I love the addition of the lace and little pearls. Gorgeous!
P.S. Love the new look of your blog!

April said...

This is really beautiful! I love all the elements!

Tracey said...

This is absolutely beautiful Donna & I love the sparkle & shine :o)
I hope you're having a great weekend.

Jeannie said...

Hi Donna! Gosh I could just stare at this forever, it is so beautiful! All of your extra special touches to it really stand out and this is one gorgeous card my friend! Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Nancy Hill said...

Donna: Such a beautiful spring time card. You did a wonderful job in coloring the flowers and love how the glitter gives the card the WOW look. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon and look forward seeing your next card with us soon. Take care my very special social media friend. Hugs, Nancy Hill, Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team Member

NanaConnie said...

WOW, Donna, this is spectacular! I love the coloring and that gorgeous lace you chose. Thanks for the idea about using negatives from die cuts to decorate the inside of a card. I just did that and it looks great!

E. Marie said...

Donna, I love how you used the lovely image. Your card is stunning!

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Donna, such a beautiful image and lovely background. It's all of the little details that make this such a fabulous card.

Stampsnob. said...

Perfect color for the sunshine The card is beauteous love the lace border.......Lis

Karen said...

Oh Donna, this is one of my new favorites from you... it is pure sunshiny happiness, sending sparkling sunbeams straight to my heart. The image and sentiment are gorgeous and I love your work with them. The coloring and inking is perfection. The background layering is incredible and you know I love pearly-topped trims a wee bit more than I probably should! ;) Amazing work, my kind and talented friend. Have a beautiful day. :o)

Hugs and blessings,

Dora said...

This is so beautiful and elegant, love the flowers and all the detail on your card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends this week and good luck xx

crafty-stamper said...

Love the new bright blog and stunning card love the beautifully coloured image-love the die-cut frame and love the fabulous textured background
Carol x

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

CraftyGirl said...

Wow, so lovley!!! Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my goodness Donna this is so beautiful I love the yellow goldenness of the colour palette you have used it it like seeing a ray of sunshine, the lace, pearls and bow add that touch of luxury and elegance to a wonderful creation, I love it
lorraine x

Pia S said...

Well done showcasing this set. Your coloring is perfect, I wish I had your coloring skills. Lovely layered frame and texture, so much beautiful detail! I'm not always decorating the inside of my cards, for the same reason as you, but I always do when I know the card is going to be delivered in person. Nice tips on what to do with the inside!

Virginia Lu said...

LOVE all the rich and bright yellow in this, Donna! Your attentions to details are amazing! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Hugs! said...

Your card just screams Spring to me with it's sunny yellow colors! Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us for our 'Scallops' challenge!

Diane said...

WOW Donna, this is totally beautiful..I love every pretty little detail of it! Thank you for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle for our monthly challenge and good luck! Also thank you for the nice comments on my blog and also Congrats on becoming a DRU DT member...I enjoyed every minute there and I am sure you will too, let alone get a HUGE overflow of new dies..LOL...I know I did (and still do, too)....have a wonderful day!!
Diane SNS DT

Theresa Pace said...

what a sunny card! love the yellows here. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck in the challenge, Theresa DT xx.

MaryH said...

Just visited your bear card and loved it, but must just say: This one is YOU! It's just gorgeous, and so many lovely details to enjoy. Liked this wonderful rose image, particularly striking in the spring sunshine yellows (I find yellows more difficult to do on roses, and this is wonderful coloring). Liked all the feminine embellies, and I think I would like the chunky enamel EP too. Thought it was the frontage at first...looks great over the colors of the dry emboss. Just a gorgeous, stunning card. TFS the inside tip too. I don't usually decorate the insides so nicely as many folks do, but this looks like a special touch, easy to mail, and more attention to detail than I normally do beyond just a verse. I LIKE this, and would be speedy to do at the same time as card construction and not cost more to mail! That gets to be a bit much at times, especially if it's international. TFS & have a great week. Hugs

Sue said...

Donna, your card is stunning. I LOVE yelllow, and this card and those flowers are so pretty. What a wonderful job of coloring them up you did, can just smell them. Your card is like fresh sunshine, I love it!


Team Clark said...

Donna, this is really the most beautiful card ever! You layer in such a pretty style. I can't do it that way at all, but really love it and wish I could! I appreciate the great tip on the card interiors and nice quote. So true and one I need to take to heart! Biggest hugs today, Autumn

Petra Swart said...

Oh, those flowers are so pretty, Donna and you have coloured it so beautifully!!!! All the yellow and the lace and silver beads are wonderful!!!! Your bg is really stunning and who would not love all the lovely shimmer????!!! Such a fabulous card, my friend!!!!

Anne Temple said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the yellows and you've colored the flowers beautifully! So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge and congrats on being a SNS Featured Artist this month!

Conniecrafter said...

Your coloring is just gorgeous!! Lovely creation!!

Petra Raams said...

Beautiful! Petra DT Beccy's Place

Engelchen said...

A very nice card
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends.
Greetings Geesje (DT)

Ellibelle said...

Absolutely beautiful, Donna. Wonderful details and design!
Thanks so much for playing along in my Let's Color Linky Party! Hope you come join in again, new linky will be posted tomorrow :-)

Karen Letchworth said...

This is stunning, Donna. The yellow silk ribbon and flowers are beautiful, and the sparkly yellow under the piece in the center is divine. Thanks so much for stopping by to share your talents wtih us in our Flowers and Ribbon Challenge. We hope that you will join us again soon.
Karen, DT Member
Really Reasonable Ribbon

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card with such lovely blooms and colors. Great details.
I see you are from Central Florida. I am in lower Central Florida. Nice to meet another Florida crafter. :)

Jean Bullock said...

I love the gold and white color theme you used for this card . Reminds me of the round we sang in Girl Scouts. " Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold. Also of the quote attributed to John Evelyn. "Friendship is the golden thread that ties the hearts of all hearts of the world."
Beautiful layout and embellishment and the coloring looks wonderful. Well done, my friend!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

You coloring is stunning, and I love the palette you chose for this very pretty card! Gorgeous use of ribbon and trim, too! Thanks so much for joining the fun at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Flower Challenge!

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Galz.

Helen x

Isobel said...

Got here eventually, you have a great blog , really must spruce mine up a bit. Great card this month x

Carol said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Carol DT x


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