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, January 06, 2020

Anything Goes at Jan's Digi Stamps #5

Greetings, Sweet Blogging Friends!
So glad you are here. There is a little freebie gift for you at the end of my post.
It's time for our ANYTHING GOES Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps where a $10 store credit is given to a winner every challenge!


JDS is having a Design Team Call.

Details HERE.

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Jan's TEA TIME set is brand new, and has so many possibilities. I have used the Birthday Cup and the Single Sweet Pea flower to make my card:

The tea time set comes with colored options as well as Black and White. My images have been colored with Copic Markers.

After die cutting, the interior portion was inked while the die remained in place:

A slit was cut along the rim of the tea cup, so the fussy cut flowers could be placed inside the slit:

A "table" was inked in place, and the flowers placed in the slit, with dimensional adhesive popping the flowers up:

The table top and green panel were distressed with the same ink:

Close Up of dimension:

The entire white panel is popped up on this very simple, yet pretty card:



I have made a freebie digital sentiment for you in an unusual layout. 
NOT for commercial use, please. 
Use it on any of your projects, including projects involving any design teams you might be on.
Click on the image to bring it to full size, then right click and do a SAVE.


Products Used:
  • Jan's Digi Stamps "Tea Time" set
  • Spellbinders Detailed Scallop 5x7 Rectangles
  • Green, Pink, Express-it White papers
  • Copic Markers, Distress Inks

Challenges I would like to play in please:
  1. **NEW**Classic DT Open Challenge was hacked so the DT created a new Challenge blog called Classic Design Challenge. With the new blog, the team has decided to make it Open to ALL CRAFTERS, not just design team members (lucky for me since it is one of my favorite challenges, and I am resigning from all but one DT next month). The new Challenge has the same wonderful designers, the same caring recognition of crafters, and same talented inspiration. Please visit them and become their follower so we can return the favor for their hard work.  Challenge #1 Anything Goes 2/1
  2. ScrapyLand #129 AG using SL dies (Spellbinders Detailed Scallop 5x7 Rectangles) 1/14
  3. A Bit More Time to Craft #107 Anything Goes 1/15
  4. Dies R Us #136 AG using DRU dies (Spellbinders Detailed Scallop 5x7 Rectangles) 1/15
  5. Allsorts Challenge #553 Soft Pastels 1/11
  6. Sweet Stampin Challenge (Jan 4) New Stash (the stamps are all brand new, and so is my freebie digital gift to everyone - please take it as a gift!) 1/11
  7. Crafty Friends #126 Something New (the stamps are all brand new, and so is my freebie digital gift to everyone - please take it as a gift!) 1/18 
  8. Seize The Birthday #180 "Layer It" (white layer is popped up, and the flowers are all popped up)
  9. Classic Design FB Challenge (January) AG 1/31
Happy New Year Hugs,


brenda said...

Beautiful Sweet Peas Donna, always take me back to childhood as my Dad grew them along the garden path leading across the the farmyard and in the evening the aroma from them was beautiful.

B x

Jackie T said...

Hi Donna this is a stunning card. Those flowers are so pretty. Thank you for the freebie. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Mia said...

What a fabulous card, Donna! I love the image! And thank you for the freebie. Hugs, my friend.

Chris said...

This is gorgeous Donna, so pretty in pink! Love the way you've arranged the lovely sweet peas inside the teacup, very clever!The inside and sentiment are beautiful too, thank you for the freebie!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a gorgeous make, Donna. The stamps are so pretty and you have colored them beautifully. Love the background too. The inside is equally pretty, love the cascading flowers around the lovely sentiment. Thanks for sharing it with us!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's gorgeous Donna.
Gr Karin

Lori m said...

Beautiful card, love the image, your fabulous coloring and paper piecing along with many thanks for the lovely sentiment you shared. Hugs, Lori m

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful flower card, love the sweet peas and your design
Thank you for the free sentiment

Bunny said...

This is beautifully colored. I really love the colors. [Bunny]

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card. Another fabulous creation thanks for sharing. Have a great week my friend!

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning card Donna, I am loving the design and beautiful sweet peas.
Linda xxx

Wendy L said...

Hi Donna, this is gorgeous and thank you for the freebie, I shall download it later and will use it many times I think. Xxx

Sue said...

Hi Donna, Loving the card. Sweat Peas are my favourite flower.

Hope you've had a good start to the week. Sue

KraftyKoolKat said...

A really gorgeous creation sweetie, inside & out. Thank you for the free sentiment, it is gorgeous. Also thank you for my lovely birthday card sweetie. It arrived today. Sorry I haven't emailed you but my out going emails are down. I can receive but not send. Hopefully it will be fixed soon.


*Vicki* said...

What a very beautiful card Donna! Love the soft colors and the elegant die cute layer! Adding the slit to place the flowers inside was a brilliant idea too! What a lovely sentiment you've added to the inside and I thank you so much for your lovely freebie! You're the best! HUGS

NanaConnie said...

I love this card, Donna, and your coloring and the color combo are both fantastic! Beautiful design and your combination of images is so beautiful. Wonderful idea to decorate the interior of the card as well. I'm in love with that frame die from Spellbinders. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to damage my January budget by finding it and adding it to my collection. :-D

Sheryl said...

Donna this is so beautiful. This image and the colours you have chosen brought back very fond memories of my grandma who always drank her tea from a bone china cup that was so fine it was almost translucent. Happy days!
I love the die cut border which adds a touch of feminine elegance
Hugs Sheryl xx

pam said...

Beautiful sweetpeas Donna, your colouring is perfect, love the details and layout.
Happy New Year my dear friend
Pam x

Sarah said...

Well, this is a stunner for sure!! Lovely sweet peas, a promise of summer to come xx

cuilliesocks said...

Happy New Year to you Donna, I hope you had a lovely Festive Season. What a stunning card, I love the sweet peas and such wonderful colouring too, love everything about it, Kate x x

Maria said...

What a lovely birthday card colored so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for the challenge!

Donna said...

Gorgeous cup of flowers, like how you combined the two and your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for the wonderful sentiment.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is so beautiful and I love the Sweet Pea flowers and the cup. I might have to check into that set too. And, thanks so much for the wonderful sentiment. I love it!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, goodness, this is the prettiest thing I've seen all day! The green and pink is a favorite and I love that die cut frame to bits! Beautiful coloring and creative use of this digi set. Really a nice one which might have to go on my list when I get more caught up. I'm so bad and so behind! Donna, thank you so much for the lovely sentiment. I'll save it and love it!

Monica C. said...

Oh Donna! I love this card. I love how you have used the single flowers and then added them to the teacup! You have done an outstanding job on this.
Hugs Monica

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, love the coloring and the great way you added the flowers and gave them dimension! Beautiful framing and inside too. Sweet of you to share the sentiment too! Those little sequin flowers are so cute with it too!

Donna Phelan said...

That is fabulous! I love the tea cup image and your beautiful colors! Your flowers are magnificent! I just adore EVERYTHING about this beauty!!! xo~

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your colouring is beautiful and your card is gorgeous! Love how you finished the inside! Thank you for the wonderful sentiment!

Darlene said...

Just gorgeous my friend! Your coloring is BEAUTIFUL and I love your design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

P.S. Thanks for the beautiful sentiment!

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card Donna and I meant to say on my last visit, thank you for joining us at Allsorts, xxs

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Donna, a beautiful image and lovely die cut frame - so pretty.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh this is sooo beautiful Donna
Dr Sonia

Dawn Phillips said...

Gorgeous Donna. Love pink and green together. Love Dawn x

Diane Louise J said...

Hello Donna... it’s so lovely to see you have shared one of your gorgeous cards with us. Thanks for entering your beautiful floral card into our ‘Something New’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon. Thanks for the freebie sentiment, I have downloaded and I know I will use it many times.
Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

creationsnz said...

What a wonderful card, I love how you coloured and arranged the sweetpeas. CarolG

DIANA L. said...

Very pretty great coloring. Happy new year Donna

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous designed card, the papers are awesome too.x

Mummylade said...

Such a lovely and creative card. Thank you for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.

Mrs A. said...

What a beautiful card Donna and such a novel idea to cut the slit for the flowers to tuck into. Sweet peas are some of my favourite flowers. Hugs Mrs A.

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful card and so sweet. Love the pinks and yellows together. Love the sentiment you created too.

Alina Florea said...

Gorgeous card, Donna! The coloring is exquisite! Thanks for sharing it with us at Scrapy Land Challenges. Alina, DT member

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Donna, this is gorgeous hunny! I hope you're doing well hun and have had a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Sweet Stampin', love your enchanting card, very lovely! Come back and play along again soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

Mac Mable said...

What a beautiful card. The sweet peas are so pretty and I so love how you've designed this wonderful card Donna x. The inside is so pretty too x.

Mac Mable said...

Forgot to say thank you so much for the freebie, that is so kind of you x.

Corry said...

what a beautiful card, you also have a nice blog. I started to follow you. I want to invite you to come and take a look at my blog and maybe you would like to follow me too
My blog is corryscardandcreations
Hugs Corry

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely gorgeous card and die-cut frame Donna -love the pretty teacup and beautiful sweet peas I absolutely adore sweet peas and last Summer was the first year we never grew any for some reason!
Carol x

Inkyfingers said...

This is such a pretty card Donna and I love how you arranged the flowers in the cup! Thank you for sharing your lovely sentiment too.
Carol x

Karen Dunbrook said...

I love how you did this one Donna, so pretty and elegant.
xx Karen

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

WOW Donna, this design is fabulous! Thank you too for the freebie insert

June :-)

Aimeslee Winans said...

Donna Dear, your coloring of those blossoms and the cup are suburb. Creating the slit - genius! And the blended ink around the focal point makes it all pop. And that die cut border is the perfect touch. xoxo

Sue said...

I love how you filled the cup with the pretty flowers. Girl, that's a lot of fussy cutting!!!!!! Result is such a lovely card. Thank you for the beautiful sentiment, have saved it and see myself using it often.