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Monday, March 15, 2021

Puppy Celebrating new Inspiration Station Challenge!


 Hi! Did you know there is a brand new challenge on the block? 

It's called Inspiration Station. Although there is an inspiration board, the interpretation is quite broad, so I invite you to take a look and see what you think!

DESIGN TEAM CALL, TOO!




The inspiration board:
(I am inspired by the colors, cuteness factor, and the celebration of life!)


Using elements from Nitwit Digital Paper Collection "Enchanting" and Turquoise and White Cardstock, Bugaboo Birthday Puppy is celebrating in style. The edges are distressed with loose copper glitter, and loose clear glitter. Such cuteness!

Please check out the new challenge, and see what motivates you in your creation. Is it the colors? The shapes? The textures? The subject matter? Or something else entirely. 

Products: Bugaboo Birthday Puppy Set, glitters, inks, Nitwit Digital Paper Collection "Enchanting", Turquoise and White Cardstock.

Challenges I'd like to play in please:

  1. Two Crafty Critter Crazies #48 AG critters! 4/1
  2. World Wide Open DT Challenge #3 AG DT 4/15
  3. Always Fun Challenges #205 Spring 3/22
  4. Inkspirational Challenges #234 Photo Inkspiration 3/20 sep post












Stamping Hugs,


46 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Donna, That is a fab card. The dog is so cute.

Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card. Will have to take a look at the challenge. Anesha x

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are sweet and very beautiful Donna
Gr Karin

cotnob said...

Super cards Donna, such a cute Pup and lovely colour choices.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Jackie T said...

Hi Donna your cards are gorgeous. I love that cute puppy. I am going to check out that new challenge. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Bunny said...

So cute and lovely colors. The mood board looks like fun. [Bunny]

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so darn cute sweetie.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Crafting Queen said...

Thank you so much for your very kind words. Really touch my heart. Hugs Anesha

KT Fit Kitty said...

Super cute card, Donna! I love how you layered the puppy!
Nice colour combo too! I love the inspiration photo as well - I see kittens! I haven't heard of this challenge so I just went over and followed them. Saw your beautiful photo there! Congrats on your new DT - resident GD sounds great!

Zoechaos said...

Woof! fabulous card Donna and very inspiring, loving the elements behind the main image! Cause the image itself is adorable. It is going to be a lot of fun being on this challenge. x

Chris said...

This is so sweet Donna, Love the Bugaboo puppy and your lovely design, the bright pretty colours are perfect and have brightened up a dull day here. Great that there is a new challenge blog starting up too, will be checking it out later.
xx

Lori Kobular said...

Oh Donna! What a sweet card with that adorable pup! I prefer to think he is celebrating St. Patrick's Day with that toy in his mouth looking like a pipe! Love it!!

Donna Ellis said...

LOL! You don't like his party-tweeter? LOL I didn't think about a fun SPD pipe! It DOES look a little bit like that, doesn't it? Lori - you're crazy! xx

cuilliesocks said...

That's just the cutest card Donna, I love the image and your colours and design. Hope all is well with you, Kate x

Lori m said...

Darling, darling, your cards are just so cute. I just want to cuddle all those kittens and the golden pup. Enjoy, big hugs, Lori m

Anne Buckingham said...

Darling image of dog. He looks an old man with a bushy mustache who is smoking a pipe. LOL. Pretty colors. fun card.

coldwaters2 said...

OH my Donna this is absolutely fantastic I do love the picture of the doggy and cats I just love your interpretation of the theme, that is one cute puppy and such lovely colourful papers.
hugs
lorraine x

Donna said...

Stunning cards with this sweet image and your lovely layers and colors Donna!

crafty-stamper said...

Love the gorgeous card and really cute imag ,great papers tooand love the colour combination.Off to check out the challenge blog
Carol x

Shona Erlenborn said...

These are so super cute Donna! Love the color schemes and the sparkly embossing! He's ready to party isn't he? Love that inspiration board, I hope to be able to play along. Need a card for David's birthday!!

Conniecrafter said...

The inspiration photo is just too adorable!! I love the little guy you used, he is just too cute, such a fun design, great dimension and layering you have done too, and I didn't miss the glitter you used to frame it, fantastic card!

Shandy Davis said...

Donna, I love the colors in this card.Your pup is adorable and the layers are beautiful.

NanaConnie said...

Oh, so fabulously cute, Donna! Love hearing about a new challenge. Will have to check it out once I'm able to create again. 😊

Verna Angerhofer said...

Such a fantastic and adorable card design. I love all the texture and elements you added and that little puppy is so cute! Great color choices as well.

Mac Mable said...

Such cute cards and the puppy's sure looks like they know how to celebrate x.

Donna Phelan said...

That puppy is so dang cute! Fantastic! Love your design....as always! ;)

Aimeslee Winans said...

Thanks for the new challenge info! I do love your pup cards, so bright and love the tucked in foliage. I used some pups from that same Bugaboo set around the first of the month to mail to Canada and it's been received so will post mine tomorrow, and I'll enter it in the new challenge. I do wish they had a sidebar sign up to get their posts via email! I tried to google them and it does not come up, had to come back to your blog to get the link. Hope I don't forget about them because it sounds like fun! xoxo

creationsnz said...

What a great card, so cheery and fun. Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG for NanaConnie

Sue said...

Aww, loving your birthday pup, so darn cute. Good to see you creating again too. What a fun inspiration photo with the pup and all the little kitties on him. I miss having a kitty, but hate the litter box.

Going to check out the new challenge, thanks for the link.

Hugs
Sue

Monica C. said...

Lovely puppy cards, Donna! I love the geometric shapes you have used and the pretty colors. Great take on the inspiration photo.
Hugs Monica

Leslie Miller said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Half of that awwwww is for your darling cards and the other half is for the cutest ever inspiration photo! Oh, my word! I love how you colored your little birthday puppy. I have this pup and several others like it (was it a set?). Gosh, your whole post has adorable all over it!

pam said...

Adorable and so cute Donna, what a beautiful card.
Hugs Pam x

Mrs A. said...

Cute and there is two cards too. The glitter around the edges is such a great finishing touch idea. Hugs Mrs A.

Lindsey said...

Your cards are adorable! Great combination of the two photo prompts. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card, gorgeously designed. Thanks for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenges. Best of luck in the final draw.
World Wide Open Design Team Challenges
Cheers, aNNie DT Member
https://thejourneyisthestarthere.blogspot.com/{My Blog}

Pia S said...

Very high cuteness factor, and it’s very stylish as well, love the squares of colors, flowers and glitter too. So glad to see your card in the gallery at Inkspirational.

Daffodil Cards said...

What a glorious and fun card, love those papers and the cutest dog. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Faith A DT

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What an adorable image that wee pup is, those sparkly borders set them both off a treat. Superb creations. Thank you for the inspiration.
Creative wishes Tracey x

Beebeebabs said...

Cute cute cute cards - love everything about them thanks for sharing my friend!!!

Daffodil Cards said...

I'm so happy to return with another DT hat and repeat "What a glorious and fun card, love those papers and the cutest dog". Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Faith A DT

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Donna, such a fun card and definitely the cutest dog on the block! Take care and have a very happy week, Sue xx

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Vous aimez mon bookmark, Donna, et moi j'adore votre carte qui me rappelle mon adorable westie qui nous a quitté il y a dix mois maintenant.
Ce petit chien blanc est son portrait craché, espiègle et attendrissant.
Très belle coloration.
MaryannG

You love my bookmark, Donna, and I love your card which reminds me of my adorable westie who passed away ten months ago now.
This little white dog is his spitting image, mischievous and touching.
Very beautiful coloring.

Lori m said...

Stopping by to wish you and your family a Happy Easter, hugs, Lori m

Beebeebabs said...

HAPPY EASTER MY FRIEND

creationsnz said...

These are gorgeous! CarolG

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/