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

Monday, April 01, 2019

2 Crafty Critter Crazies with Digi Doodle Love Birds

Hello, sweet blogging friends!
Thanks for stopping by today.

It's time for a new Challenge at Two Crafty Critter Crazies 
where we love to celebrate any project with a critter on it! Critters include mythical creatures, animal toys and everything alive (except humans and flora)! Our very generous sponsor this month is:
Digi Doodle Studios.
My project features this darling Little Love Birds image.
They could not be tweeter, could they?

I especially like the little hearts cascading from the sweet little girl birdie.

Revealing the steps below shows how this image is pretty without much embellishment:

After dry embossing my card and adhering the sweet Little Love Birds image (colored with Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 Color Pencils with Gamsol, Distress Oxides (Broken China, Cracked Pistachio) with water, I stamped the sentiment with Warm Breeze Versafine Clair ink and heat embossed with Clear Detail Powder:

Spellbinders Scalloped Edge Frame was woven with shiny Really Reasonable Ribbon's double faced satin ribbon in aqua:

Then I added some foliage (Cottage Cutz Greenery 4x4) in turquoise vellum, flowers and a handmade bow.

Such a sweet, texture-laden card which was fun to make start to finish!
Yikes! No glitter! (giggle)

Hope to see your critter entries in the challenge!

Some Products Used: 
ImagesLittle Love Birds, Hero Arts Mini Sentiments, Dies: SB S5-011 Scalloped Edge Frame (one of the very first SB dies ever!), Spellbinders Bow Elegance, Cottage Cutz Greenery 4x4,  Colored with Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 Color Pencils with Gamsol, Distress Oxides (Broken China, Cracked Pistachio) with water, Warm Breeze Versafine Clair ink, Embossing: Dry Stone Wall by Crafter's Companion and Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Really Reasonable Ribbon Double Faced Satin in Aqua.

Challenges I'd like to Play in Please:
  1. Crafty Gals Corner #188 "Spring Is Here" 4/7
  2. The Sisterhood of Crafters (March 27) "Let's Celebrate Spring" 4/10
  3. The Alphabet Challenge (Mar 29) "A is for Animals" (birds) 4/11
  4. Creative Fingers Challenge #160 Anything Goes 4/6 (check #162)
  5. Crafty Friends #106 "Use Spring Colors" 4/3
  6. World Wide Open DT Challenge #3 (AG DT) 4/15 
  7. Classic DT THIRD BIRTHDAY Challenge (AG DT) 5/1 
  8. Craft-Dee BowZ (April) AG with handmade bow 5/1
  9. Digi Doodle Studios #15 AG with Digi Doodle 5/1
  10. Digi Doodle Studios FB Challenge 5/1

On a Personal Note
What does your family do with Easter Eggs?
I have some tips on my Recipes Blog here.

Happy April to you!


Jackie T said...

Hi Donna your card is gorgeous those birds are so cute. I love your colouring and how you have placed the ribbon. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Valerija said...

Wow, what a lovely card, beautiful textures, colours, image, so much to look!
Easter Eggs looks delicious too.
Valerija xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a beautiful card Donna, love the ribbon true the die too.
Gr Karin

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful card - such a cute image and great coloring. You did a great job as always. Have a fabulous week!!!

Beebeebabs said...

BTW thanks for sharing the Easter Egg tip - such a great idea

Lisa said...

This is so stunning, Donna!! I love the colors and background!! The birds are so sweet!! It's absolutely gorgeous!! Love it, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Donna, delightful image, love the colours and that gorgeous ribbon threaded through the die cut frame...beautiful bow too...I bought a gadget but still can't make them.

Bunny said...

What a beautiful card. I love the colors. What a nice way to show off your ribbon by intertwining it through the die and then making a lovely bow. [Bunny]

crafty-stamper said...

Stunning card Donna Love the cute image and you framed it beautifully with the threades ribbon and the embossed background looks just perfect
Carol x

*Vicki* said...

Wow Donna, your card is absolutely STUNNING! I just love how you've made it look like a window looking out from inside a castle! The ribbon woven through the frame is such a gorgeous and elegant touch! Beautiful color scheme and details as always my friend!! Wishing you a happy day!! HUGS

brenda said...

What a sweet birdie image Donna and how prettily threaded the ribbon looks. Are they curried eggs I wonder, love those.

B x

Lori Kobular said...

Wow! Donna this card is so special! I love the ribbon woven through the beautiful die, you colored the birds beautifully and that background looks awesome! Great card!

Mia said...

I love your card, Donna. Beautiful turquoise vellum and flowers and soooo cute birdies. Really adorable! Hugs, my friend.

Darlene said...

Oh Donna, your card is BEAUTIFUL ... LOVE the color you chose and your coloring is perfect! SCREAMS Springtime! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Celebrate Spring’ challenge. Please come back again soon and Good Luck!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

P.S. I have been making these beautiful Easter deviled eggs for the past 5 years at Easter and everyone loves them. Looks so festive on my Easter table!

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Donna, love the image and design, gorgeous colours, and the ribbon is too lovely, beautifully embellished card, Kate x x

Debbie Mageed said...

Nothing makes my day more than finding a card of yours in the gallery. This one is no exception (even without the glitter teehee)! Love everything as always but that ribbon - WOW! Thank you so much for playing with us and hope you will do so again over at the Sisterhood of Crafters and the Alphabet Challenges. Hugs!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Adorable! Those cascading hearts from the tree are so cute! The color combination is so pretty with the coordinated ribbon and bow. Such a beautiful springy creation!

Linda Simpson said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love the beautiful background and sweet birdies. The ribbon is fabulous too.
Linda xxx

Sian said...

This is beautiful. I love the colours and the cute birds, and you've done a brilliant job of colouring them. Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge. Sian (DT).

pam said...

Stunning card De, love the cute image and lovely ribbon threaded through you pretty frame.
Hugs Pam x

Donna said...

What a fabulous card, darling image and like how you framed it with oxides and then the darling frame and your background piece all matching! Take care!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Well, I am so proud and pleased that you made such a magnificent and gorgeous card without the use of glitter. Not that glitter isn't nice but with this design and the pretty ribbon frame and all those cute birds design and colors you did not need anything more to bring it to life. I am just loving it and I am never disappointed when you make a card. The little details add so much.
We always have deviled eggs for Easter and many other times when we get together as a family. I am going to check out your recipe and see if it differs a lot from mine. I may have to change my way of thinking as yours look so delicious.

NanaConnie said...

Om, my gosh, Donna, this is incredible! I love your color combo and that ribbon woven through the die cut is fantastic! That's something I love to do but I think yours is the best I've ever seen. Great use of that darling image and I love, love, LOVE the bow. Terrific brick background.

Leslie Miller said...

That's one of the cutest bird images ever! I love how you've colored the birds with the green and blue shading. So perfect! Very fun to see how the card evolved into something utterly delightful. Love the one step at a time photos! We don't have Easter eggs here anymore, but I love deviled eggs! I have a couple of different ways I like to make them, but my favorite is with horseradish sauce. These colored eggs would be fun to take to a potluck! You could even do them different colors, depending on the occasion.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Donna those two are just adorable, love your coloring and shading around it. Love the background embossing and lovely die to frame them. So love the weaving of the pretty ribbon and that bow is just amazing!!

aussie aNNie said...

They are so gorgeous DE, loving this delightful card, post, your recipes and amazing colours you use...big big hugs.xx

Sue said...

Hi Donna, That is a lovely card and a cute image.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Hi Donna

I love the colour combo on this design and the use of the ribbon, it's so effective! Cute birdies too!

Happy crafting....

June x

KraftyKoolKat said...

An absolutely gorgeous & cute creation De. Such cute chicks & a gorgeous shade of blue & I adore that ribbon.

Donna Phelan said...

This card is so dreamy! I LOVE the colors and the way they melt into each other. Those Love Birds are the sweetest! I also looooooooooooooove the way you threaded your pretty ribbon through that die and your bow is lovely! Oh and those eggs! lol I may have to make them with Penny sometime! FUN!

Barbara said...

This is a jaw-dropping card! Love all of the texture, color and images, Heck I love everything about it.

Julie said...

Your card is gorgeous. Great color choices and the birds are adorable.
So glad you joined us a Digi Doodle Studios
Julie T

Greta said...

This is so cute & I adore the ribbon treatment!

Lisa J said...

Beautiful card using our Little Love Birds Image. Please share in our FB Fan Group where we have an Anything Goes Challenge you could enter Lias DDS Sponsorship Coordinator

Mac Mable said...

Such an adorable card and loving the tones of greens and those cute little birds x. The ribbon looks so pretty and the fallen little heart leaves are super cute. Love your beautiful card x.

Creaine said...

me again...... also Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Studies. Very nice and Good luck! Hope to see you again!
Ine (DT)

Monica C. said...

Donna, your card is absolutely stunning! I love the color and how you have put it together. I just got that very same image from Digi Doodle Studios a little while ago, so coming across yours now was such a surprise - a very good one!!
Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Monica DT Member for

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Those xolors are beautiful! Beautiful work.

Barbara Bruder said...

Really adorable card and what a cute image. Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Barbara

Katy McGloin said...

Adorable doesn't do justice to this card!!! Those birds are the cutest images I have seen in awhile! Wonderful details abound! Thanks so much for sharing your celebrate spring card with the Sisterhood of Crafters. Hope to see you often in our gallery!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh WOW, Donna, this is absolutely adorable and beautiful! The image is precious and beautifully coloured! Your die-cuts look amazing, especially with the ribbon intertwined! Look at that gorgeous bow! Really love the colour combo here too, gorgeous for spring! I love this card!

Intruderlady said...

Gorgous card. Love the colors. Such a cute DDS image. Thanks for joining our challenge over at DDS Challenge Blog. Good luck!
Kitty DT

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Donna I love this little beauty the image is super sweet and adorable such a lovely card design
lorraine x

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

What a stunning card! I love how you Incorporated the ribbon around the frame! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges this week. Be sure to join us next time too!
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges

Loose Stitches said...

Such a beautiful creation Donna, love the colors and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

DIANA L. said...

This is so beautiful Donna I love your bow
. Have a blessed day my friend


Cazro said...

Thrilled to see your adorable card in our A- Animals challenge. It is so sweet and the ribbon is stunning. Thank you for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz DT.

Jolanda's Blog said...

Gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Studios Challengeblog
I hope you’ll join us next time again.
Jolanda (DT member)

Hester said...

Gorgeous card!! Gorgeous digi and love the colours!
Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Team Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Hester DT