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Monday, April 04, 2016

Empty Bottle - Full Diaper {Our Crafty Corner #8 April}

Hello Sweet Blogging Friends!

Today begins challenge #8 for Our Crafty Corner!
It continues until the end of the month.

OCC is a month-long challenge, beginning the first Monday of each month.
Every month's theme: ANYTHING GOES

This month's sponsors are:

My card features an image by Stamps By Judith

The heart trio is from a Martha Stewart punch called "Heart Seal". They are made with the "left over" portions of the main punch shape shown in the bottom left corner. The tiny heart in the center of the "seal" was made from the edge punch shown on the right:

Now it's your turn to link up to the 
Our Crafty Corner Challenge!

Products Used:
  • Images: Stamps By Judith, Studio G
  • LifeStyle-Quickutz Nesting Frame #7
  • Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklets #1
  • Spellbinders Grand Labels One, Grand Decorative Labels One, Carnation Creations, Rose Creations
  • Sweet Stamps - Elegant Branch
  • Martha Stewart Heart Seal Double Craft Punch, Lace Heart Edge
  • EK Success - 1.25" round punch
  • Copic Markers, Copic Refills (background)
  • Sparkle N Sprinkle: Waterfall Ultrafine Glitter G1071, Brushable Glue
Challenges I'd like to play in please:
  1. A Beautiful Mess Challenge - #1 Anything Goes 4/29
  2. All Sorts Challenges #357 "April Fool/humorous" 4/8
  3. Artistic Inspirations - #153 4/11 (sep post)
  4. Crafting by Designs - (April) Anything Goes 4/26 
  5. Crafting With Friends #17 Anything Goes 4/11
  6. Crafting for all Seasons - #123 Use Die Cuts/Punches (listed above in products used) 4/13
  7. Crafty Gals Corner - #65 "Anything Goes" 4/6
  8. Crafty Friends Challenge #28 Anything Goes 4/7
  9. Cut It Up #93 "April Fools! + die cuts" (include a joke or riddle) 4/14
  10. Let's Color Saturday Linky Party - Ellibelle's  Creative Moments - Let's Color Linky Party #6 4/9
  11. Glitter N Sparkle Challenge #182 "Use a Punch or Die" (please see my list of products used - both were used - thank you) 4/10
  12. Inspiration Destination - #79 "Anything Goes" 4/6
  13. Little Patch of Crafty Friends #31 "Anything Goes" 4/16 (week aft chal ends
  14. QKR Stampede Challenge #185 "Something Funny or Foolish Thoughts 4/6
  15. Southern Girls Challenge - (Mar 31) Anything Goes ?


brenda said...

Your card brought a real smile to my face and lightened a really dull wet morning here in the UK Donna. Lovely design and super bright welcoming colours.

Many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts, it's just perfect for our theme.

B x

Desire Fourie said...

Lol this is so funny and the wording so true. Love the colour combo and cute image.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,

deine Karte ist wunderschön gestaltet. Die Dekoration wieder ganz besonders herzlich. Das Motiv gefällt mir sehr gut und du hast es so wunderschön coloriert. Wieder ein Werk was mich absolut begeistert. Hugs Silvi

Sue said...

Hi Donna, A lovely card. I did smile at the sentiment:)

Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a sweet card Donna and laughed when I read that sentiment!! So funny and pretty at the same time! Great colour combo, so fresh and it really pops! The heart border is really pretty too! hugs :)

Katrina Brown said...

Awww…this is adorable! The image is so cute and your dies are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Cut It Up April Fool's Day Challenge!

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute and pretty. Sorry I will be probably missing on and off as I have had the very devastating news about my husband. They will be sending him home from hospital in the next couple of days with not much hope. I can't have emails sent to me as they go to both computers and I am having a terrible trouble deleting them from his all the time the ones I do not want him to see.

Sara Barker said...

Sweet card, but that quote sure says a mouthful! Love the delicate heart border and your color combination!

KarinsArtScrap said...

fun image and a beautiful / sweet card Donna
Gr Karin

Lori Kobular said...

Donna this is so pretty and funny! That sentiment is perfect with that image! I love the colors and the papers you used on this adorable card!

April said...

Too adorable! Love it.

Jennifer Bradley said...

Great fun card Donna, and just loved that sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again. Jennifer DT member x

Linda said...

Such a cute and fun card, Donna! Thank you so much for making me smile. :)

NanaConnie said...

OMGoodness, Donna, this is just too funny! Love your color combo and all the die cuts you used. Your coloring on this is great. It looks so perfectly "chalked" and your sparkle is also terrific. :-D OK, let me put on a DT hat while I'm here: Thanks for playing along in our "Foolish Thoughts" challenge at QKR stampede this week. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again next week.
NanaConnie DT

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, this is so cute, Donna! I love LOVE it! Makes my heart feel happy. The sentiment with the "hang in there" is funny and clever and spirit lifting, and the image is simply darling. Wonderful use of the dies and punches. Really love the colored background around the bear, too. Of course, I had to follow your link to Stamps by Judith. I have one Judith stamp that someone gave me. Didn't even realize they had an online store. Cute stuff!

Pia S said...

I love the sketchy look of the image along with the fun sentiment. It also struck my how lovely red, pink and blueish colors look together, a combo I've never used. And so pretty die cut details. It's a lovely card, Donna.

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Fun card !!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Fun card !!

Lisa said...

Oh, this is so sweet, Donna!! That little guy is adorable!! The sentiment made me smile!! This would definitely cheer up the recipient!! I love the touches of sparkle you added and all of the details!! It's so fabulous my friend!! Love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is so fun Donna! Love your sparkly embellishments added to this fun little guy. A sure cheer-up for any recipient!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I sure had to chuckle when I looked at your card. That is hilarious. Also a great layout and awesome coloring too. You always do such beautiful work.

MaryH said...

Pretty, pretty. And I adore that sentiment. Love this heart punch, and the additional use you made of the 'fall-outs'. The border is one of my MS favorites, and I really like the color scheme you've got going on this one. TFS &Hugs.

Karen said...

Oh Donna, this is sure to bring a smile to the heart of all who see it! The a beautiful design for your darling card. The abundance of heart elements are so pretty and I love the frame for your image. Wonderfully done as always, my friend. Sending lots of love your way!

Hugs and blessings,

pam said...

Hi Donna, what a fabulous card, your sentiments are brilliant so funny, love the cute image and gorgeous layout.
Hugs Pam x

crafty-stamper said...

Oh my goodness this is brilliant made me laugh that sentiment is fabulous lol love the dies and use of negative too
Carol x

Sue from Oregon said...

Still laughing!

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous 'fun' card for our challenge, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

brenda said...

Had to pop straight over and answer your question Donna otherwise I am sure to forget.

The daisies are so simple, all of the Tattered Lace Charisma sets come with a CD Rom which prints out the flowers (each comes in lots of different colours with matching papers) and then there is a coordinating die which precisely matches the printout, hence the petals, sharing and folds are all uniform.

They are such clever sets as when you look at the printout you think it will never come out as a decent flowers, but each is printed with a generous surround so there is plents of room t place the die and avoid white edges.

I think the Ivy is the one that still amazes me most, that's the one I used on the circle easel with the Daisies, one could be forgiven for thinking it's real.

They are not cheap, but once you use them you see the benefit of the price.

B x

coldwaters2 said...

What a gorgeous card Donna I love that bear image he looks to have a vintage age to him, the colours, papers and dies you have used are truly wonderful, I love it
lorraine x

Beebeebabs said...

LOL - great card love it thanks for sharing!!!

Sue said...

Aww, I recognized that Judith bear the minute your blog opened. Sweet card, love how you colored it up too. And the sentiment made me laugh out loud this morning! Even though it is so true.

We have a couple of inches of snow on the ground and the temps are below freezing. Supposed to warm up by the end of the week, winters last hurrah, we hope!

Have a great day, Donna.


Becky said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Patricia Alvarez said...

Very cute card. I love the colors you have used. Great sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. I hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia

pst said...

Beautiful card, the image is very cute, the sentiment is very fitting and I love the second sentiment (hang in there). Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.

Team Clark said...

That is just too funny! Love all of your edging treatments here!

Claudia Rogier said...

Lovely card. thanks for joining us at CWF.

DT Crafting With Friends

Donna Ellis said...


Amy Cohen said...

So cute-the sentiment is awesome too. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner.

Stampsnob. said...

Almost missed this one Now I am rolling on the floor laughing Lis

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Adorable! I especially appreciate it with a new grand baby! :)

Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our April Fools! (joke or riddle) challenge!


Anonymous said...

A beautiful card and image with lovely colours. Thank you for a great challenge.

Hugs Erin xx

chrissy xx said...

A card to bring a smile! I LOve your colours and design Donna..These dies are so pretty too. Thank you so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word this is about as cute as can be Donna! :) Really love that image, your colors and design!! You always have unique creations to share!! HUGS

Mrs A. said...

What a fun image and such a super sentiment too. Great that you have used your snippets up elsewhere on the card too. hugs Mrs A.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, my, this is so cute and brought a smile to my face, Donna!!!!! Love the blues and pinks you worked with and the sparkle!!! That is such a fun image and sentiment and all the little extra's you added are lovely!!!!
Have a great day, my friend!!!

cotnob said...

A super card Donna, such a brilliant image and great sentiment. A fabulous colour combination, the rich red background is lovely.

Anne Temple said...

This is so cute!! Love the colors and that image is adorable!! (And no, I don't feel G...y at all! :-). )

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous creation for our current challenge of anything goes....see you next challenge ♥
{aNNie Southern Girls Challenge DT Member}

Monica said...

Awe, so cute and so true.

Lots of love,

Monica xxx

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Adorable card Donna! Fabulous coloring and I love the sentiment! Thanks for joining our Foolish Thoughts/Something Funny challenge at QKR Stampede!

Brenda DT

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful card, so well done, and I love the sentiment too. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for our Foolish Thoughts Challenge. Karal DT

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Oh Donna! That sentiment is hilarious!! Such a fun card. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Southern Girls for our 'Anything Goes' challenge this week. We look forward to you joining us again soon. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

Patricia St Martin said...

So nice to see a stamp by Judith been awhile since I have seen one of them. So cute, I even have some of the bears. That sentiment is great made me laugh. love the colors, great dies, pretty papers and the sparkle is wonderful. Love the flower holding up the bag. So creative.
Hugs Pat

Ellibelle said...

Another amazing creation, Donna. Loving all the wonderful details!
Thanks so much for playing along again in my Let's Color Linky Party! Hope you come join in again, new linky will be posted tomorrow :-)

Cathy Clowes said...

Great card, really put a smile on my face. Thanks for joining us at A Beautiful Mess. Cathy DT x

Gale said...

Awesome card Donna. Love the sentiment. It brings a smile to your face. Thanks for sharing with us at Artistic Inspirations and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Jean Bullock said...

LOL, this is cute as can be. Great sentiment and of course just the right amount of glitter. Well done as usual.

Monika Reeck said...

Hiyaa Donna
the sentiment is cool fun and makes me smile
and the teddy bear ooh so sad cause his bottle is empty and look how you colored him
so pretty adorable and STUNNING
love how you choose color combo
adorable card again Donna


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