Sunday, May 01, 2016

{Crafts Galore Encore}{Christina Hor Memories Crafter}

Hello, sweet crafting friends!
It is time for the May Crafts Galore Encore Challenge!

The Rules to the Challenge are easy! 
Just create your projects (using any crafting medium) according to this month's theme, and link your blog posts directly to the linky on the CGE Challenge site!
This month's challenge theme is  

"Anything Goes"

Our Sponsor this month is Di's Digital Stamps.

My images are freebies from
Christina Hor's Digi Arts for Healing at Memories Crafter!

The first card is for a sweet friend who has been diligently caring for her Mom the past several years, who sadly suffers from Alzheimer's Disease. This year it was time to find a professional home for her Mom, and my friend has begun making doctor appointments for herself, only to learn she has breast cancer. So this sweet card is going her way - she loves children and has such infinite patience with them. It seems only fitting that Christina's "Arts for Healing" should be used.

Colored with Copics on Express-It Paper.  Computer-Generated Sentiment.
This is one of the very few A2 size cards I've made over the years.

My next card is for a blogging friend who lives and breathes Kindness and Generosity.
I met her through Sparkle N Sprinkle's Bingo Games and Blog Hops.
This year she has learned her husband is in early stages of Alzheimer's Disease.
Instead of being upset that they cannot do the things they had planned on, she is busy developing plans to help maintain her husband's dignity, while striving to help manage his health.
She is one of the most beautiful women I've ever met.

The image is flipped and the little girl is sporting pink hair:

Colored with Copics on Express-It Paper.  Computer-Generated Sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Now it's your turn to play at

First Green Beans from our spring garden.
We will be thigh high with them in the coming weeks!

Products Used:

  • Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance (ornate oval) (second card)
  • Spellbinders Grand Big Scallops and Grand Ovals (second card)
  • Spellbinders Labels Ten (oval),  (second card)
  • Spellbinders Floral Ovals (first card)
  • Sue Wilson Dandelion Clockworks (for the sun)
  • Images: Christina Hor's Digi Arts of Healing -  "Sending Hugs" and "Fenced Tree"
  • Dotted Embossing Folder
  • Crystal Effects on the Balloons
  • Sparkle N Sprinkle White Nuvo Drops (on first card), Bubblegum Glitter (on little girl's dress)
  • Really Reasonable Ribbon (two sided ribbon)

Playing in the following Challenges Please:

  1. Crafting a Beautiful Mess #2 Anything Goes 5/26 (last Friday M)
  2. Crafty Girls Creations #18 Anything Goes 5/5 (sep post)
  3. Creative Fingers Challenge #108 - Anything Goes 5/12 (shown on chal 110)
  4. Dragonfly Dreams -(May) Summertime 6/5
  5. Ellibelle's Creative Moments Let's Color Saturday Linky Party #8 (image is colored with Copic Markers) 5/5
  6. Glitter n Sparkle #186 Shaped Card 5/8
  7. Little Miss Muffet Challenges #136 Anything Goes 5/3 (sep post)
  8. My Time to Craft #320 Get Well Soon - my 1st card - 5/5
  9. PDE Linky Party #121 Anything Goes 5/5


brenda said...

She really is the sweetest image Donna and I am very much liking the idea of pink hair, if only I dare, wonder what the children would say ? Loving the hot pinks, they make for a lovely summery feel.

Can't believe you have beans so early, ours are barely through the ground.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

B x

Sue said...

Beautiful cards. Both your friends have a lot to deal with and I know the card will help to brighten their day.

French Beans look good enough to eat:)

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Shona Erlenborn said...

Two gorgeous cards, Miss Donna. Very appropriate for both situations. So cheery, yet so thoughtful, with the chosen sentiments. Beautiful coloring to such a sweet little image. I'm sure the receivers will adore them. Always bringing joy to those around you!

KarinsArtScrap said...

super sweet image and such a beautiful card Donna.

Those beans are the only ones I eat and so do my husband he love those beans.

Gr Karin

Lori Kobular said...

I love that sweet image! Both of your cards are so cheerful and sweet!

Donna Phelan said...

Spectacular! This is absolutely gorgeous! I know your friend will appreciate the love and thought and care that went into this beauty! Love that tree and the sweet little girl...and of course, the sparkle! Lovely card!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful, just like you my friend.

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,
zwei wunderschöne Karten hast du gestaltet. Sie gefallen mir beide sehr gut. Es ist bewundernswert was manche Menschen tun. Davor ziehe ich meinen Hut. Ich hoffe sehr, dass für mich auch mal jemand alles tut, damit ich ein menschenwürdiges Leben führen kann wenn ich nicht mehr alles allein schaffe.
Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Sonntag. Hugs Silvi

Linda said...

Gorgeous cards, dear Donna, and your green beans look divine! :)

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are so sweet and beautiful, Donna!! I love the image!! Her sparkly dress is so beautiful!! I love the designs of both cards!! Your friends will treasure these!! And you are so sweet to send them. Yum - I love green beans!! Nothing better than fresh ones!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards love the pinks and beautiful die-cut frames-sending best wishes for your friend
Carol x

Stampsnob. said...

Nothing is more beautiful than a garden picked pan of veggies Your card is a close match The image is adorable the die to die for Love the color .............>Lis

Pia S said...

Lovely cards made for persons seeming to deserve and need them.
Your use of dies is so inspiring. You use them as embellishments and not only for cutting, they're an important detail of your design style and I think you're so creative using them. Keep up the good work! said...

Donna one fantastic card love the image and your design. Fruit and veg freshly picked taste the best. Enjoy your beans. Love Alison xx

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful shaped card Donna and what a lovely bright colour you have used, I love the frame die and that sweet little image this is a card that would cheer anyone up, brilliant creation
lorraine x

Darlene said...

OMGoodness, look at those beautiful bright colors ... sure to bring a smile! What what a wonderful shape too ... certainly brought a smile to my face!! WOW Green beans from the garden ... good for you! A little too soon here in Ohio for that but it won't be long! Hope you're having a fabulous weekend! I just came in from mowing the lawn before the rains begin again ... looks so plush & green! LOVE those springtime colors! HUGS and HAPPY DAY my friend!

NanaConnie said...

Lovely cards for such a wonderful purpose, Donna. You are truly a rock of support to your friends. :-D
I'm jealous of your early green beans, mostly because I didn't get a garden planted this year. Ah, well, maybe next spring.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful card you created for your friend who is going through all those issues. I know this will be a big comfort to her. And, your beans look so yummy! Nothing like fresh from the garden, but I must say mine that I froze and that we are still eating on from last year's garden do taste mighty good too! You have a good week now.

pam said...

Two beautiful cards for your dear friends Donna, life can be so cruel sometimes, hope things to out well for your friend.
love the colours on these cards, beautiful image.
Love green beans!wish they where ready in the UK.
Hugs Pam x

Judy V said...

Two beautiful cards Donna! I' m sure your friends will love them. Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter'N' Sparkle!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Donna, words cannot adequately express the beauty of each of these cards, and it's so very touching that they are both gorgeous and going to two very dear and precious women! I know each one will love theirs, and I pray that they will be encouraged and know that they are loved! What a blessing you are! And oh my, look at those fresh and delicious looking green beans! Yum! Hugs, sweet friend!

Andree said...

A gorgeous card Donna. The image is so sweet and the colour combo is wonderful.
Your green beans look delicious xx

Janice said...

Both gorgeous cards Donna, I'm sure your friends will both appreciate them. The oval frame is so delicate and ornate. Another addition to my ever growing wish list!
The beans look great too!
Janice x

Jackie C said...

Gorgeous happy card Donna! Thanks for linking up at PDE, Jackie CT Member.

Conniecrafter said...

such sad news about your friend, the same thing happened to my Dad caring for my mother, he ended up having lung cancer. I am sure this card will touch her and she will just love how sweet it is!!

Pat said...

Lovely card, great design and sweet image, thanks for sharing with us at MTTC.

Pat xx

*Vicki* said...

Wow!! What an incredible design you've made here Donna!! I just love how you've made it look like a picture hanging!! The scene inside the elegant oval frame is so cute with that little girl and your coloring looks amazing too!! I especially love the touches of glitter! :) You have green beans already?! Wow...we haven't even been able to begin our garden yet! I hope we have a crop that looks as good as yours! :) HUGS

Leslie Miller said...

These two cards are going to be the bright spots in your friends' days. I always love to know that the cards we make are being sent. When someone cares enough to send a card, it matters, and it's wonderful to receive them for any little reason or for no reason at all. These are both so very pretty and cheerful. Love the sentiments you created for each. Good on you, Donna, and enjoy your harvest!

cotnob said...

Such pretty cards Donna, a sweet image and lovely pinks - both designs are fabulous but I especially like the oval card, I really must try to make more different shaped cards.
Our Green Beans are just beginning to shoot in the cold frame, it will be a while before we get our first harvest!

Desire Fourie said...

Donna your cards are once again so beautiful. Love the scene she is in and the colours are pure delight. Those green beans are wonderful and would also make lovely curried beans.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Cathy Clowes said...

Beautiful cards with very touching stories behind them. I love the colours. Your green beans look great but I'm afraid I'm not a fan of them :-( Thanks for joining us at A Beautiful Mess. Cathy DT x

Petra Swart said...

Two such special cards for such special friends, Donna!!!! They are really going to treasure these sweet cards with the special messages for the tough times they're going through!!!! I love that cute little girl and the pink hair is such a fun idea!!! Two stunning cards, my friend!!!
May I come over for some of those fresh beans??? - I love them and these really look good!!!! Enjoy the veggies from your garden!!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Donna, Your green beans look wonderful ours we have not even thought about. Too cold to grow anything yet. Your cards are so beautiful for two special friends and the sparkles will brighten up their day as well as the darling scene with the little girl. Have a wonderful week.
Hugs Pat

Anne Temple said...

Adorable card and image! Love the bright pink and her glittery dress in so fun.

Crafty Pearly said...

Fabulous colours. Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams it is very much appreciated. Hugs, Traci xx

TRACEY MO said...

What a pretty card. Love the scene fab idea.

Thanks for joining us at dragonfly dreams

Tracey dt

Karla Yungwirth said...

This is a beautiful card, and so thoughtful to send it to your friend! Thanks so much for joining us at PDE Linky Party! Hugs, DT Karla

Ellibelle said...

They are both beautiful, such a pretty image and you colored it so nicely on both cards!
Thanks so much for sharing!!

Let's Color Linky Party
Critters and Creatures Linky Party

Vic said...

A gorgeous card! Love the colours and the diecut frames you have used... Thanks for sharing your talents with us this week at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT x

Sue said...

It is a wonderful image, love her pink hair, and beautiful sentiment. Your friend is a very strong woman, a lot to deal with and so worrisome. Bless her and her husband. And of course your kindness will bring her such joy, if only for a few minutes when she receives this wonderful card and affirmation of friendship. You are such a sweetheart.


MemoriesCrafter said...

There's no words to express the beauty of these cards and even more the beauty of your heart. Oh what a beautiful thing you are doing for your friends Donna! These cards will sure to brighten up their day. You are such a beautiful friend and person. I'm so blessed to know you and so thankful for your friendship. Thank you so much for checking up on me. Your words brought much healing and comfort and help made getting through the last few weeks much easier. Sending hugs and many blessings your way. Have a beautiful day Donna.

Tindaloo said...

Awesome coloring, love your cards! :) Thanks for sharing your creations with us at Creative Fingers! Hope you will join us again! Remember to check back to see if you are one of our winners too :)
And I'm so sorry to be late commenting! Had a bad month healthwise.. PS: I got a sweet blogcandy if you wanna join in! ♥ Tindaloo


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