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, September 05, 2022

Autumn Leaves - Jan's Digi Stamps

 Autumn Leaves are Falling - something we don't see here in central Florida! 

Hello, my friends! Hoping you are doing well, and that Mother Nature is treating you nicely with her weather and delights. Today I'm GUEST DESIGNING for Jan's Digi Stamps ! It is the kick-off for the Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps! If you use a JDS image in your card, please mention it in your upload. There is a 2nd draw for those who use one of Jan's fun images.

Today's card features two of Jan's beautifully pre-colored images (with some gray/brown Copic Marker highlights  on my end).

The Autumn Leaves #4010 digi set is brand new, and works hand-in-hand with Jan's other sets, like the Pumpkin Blessings #3455J below. IT IS ALSO ON SALE RIGHT NOW 25% OFF. The digital image was increased in size and only two-thirds of the image was used, with an "off the card" style technique - both the digi stamp and die cuts were used in this manner. 

I arranged the flowers from Pumpkin Blessings #3455J at the base of the basket, next to the popped up sentiment, distressed with Aged Mahogany DI. The background is a pretty basket weave embossing folder, highlighted with Aged Mahogany. The wrap-around grosgrain ribbon is a nice addition for the lucky recipient. It's like unwrapping a present, especially with the interior decorated with items from both sets:

 This month's sale has 17 Fall themed specials UP TO 50% OFF including new sets Autumn Leaves 4010 ($3), Mrs. Teddy Bear 3595 ($3) and From the Farm 3555 ($3.75)

Products: Images from Jan's Digi Stamps: Autumn Leaves #4010JPumpkin Blessings #3455J, Craft Essential Basket Weave Embossing Folder EFOB0010, Tonic Twisting Veranda Diet Set, Sue Wilson Double Pierced Circles CED5517die set, Mahogany Distress Ink, Grey Tones Copics, Grosgrain Ribbon

I'd like to play in the following Challenges please:

  1. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #8 AG DT 9/15
  2. Pammie's Inkie Pinkies #2236 AG 9/5
  3. A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge #9 AG 10/1
  4. Classic Design Challenge #9 AG 10/1
  5. Dies R Us Challenges #200 AG DRU dies 9/15 (congratulations on 200th challenge. I will miss you!) {Tonic Twisting Veranda Diet Set, Sue Wilson Double Pierced Circles CED5517die set}
  6. Moving Along With the Times #146 Trees and/or Leaves 10/1
  7. Get Creative Challenges #115 Fall/Autumn 10/3 (top 3)
  8. The Four Seasons Challenge (Sept 1) inspiration board shown below 9/25

Wishing you good health and joy in the small things!

stamping hugs,


brenda said...

Never tire of seeing Autumn creations Donna, just not so keen on the season as here it means dark nights and the onset of cold days.

B x

Donna Walls said...

We are so thrilled to have you designing this month at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenges! Your card, as always, is just stunning and the inside was a pleasant surpise.
Donna xx

Diane said...

A gorgeous card inside and out!! Thank you for joining our final challenge at Dies R Us!!
Diane DRU DT

Sue said...

So good to see you creating again. What a beautiful fall basket and die cut. Simply gorgeous!


crafty-stamper said...

Congrats on your GDT Donna-I love Autumn and September is my favourite month.Gorgeous card inside and out, love the beautiful basket of Autumn flowers
Carol x

Jenny L said...

Hi Donna,
congrats on your guest design spot.
I have missed your lovely creations.
What a wonderful card and such a super image also.
The colouring looks stunning and I love the inside too with all that lovely verse and design.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous sweetheart. Your work is awesome as always. Even more so because your are so poorly. I am so sorry I haven't answered your email, I have been so busy with The SA and looking after people in my apartment block. I am now trying to get loose ends tied up as I go away for a few days on Saturday.
I hope you are having a good period at the moment in your health.

God Bless you sweetie.
Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at We Love Stamping.

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a gorgeous card out and inside Donna

gr karin

Diane Louise J said...

Hello Donna... Thanks for entering our 'Leaves/Trees' challenge... your card is beautiful and the basket of autumn leaves is a beautiful stamp. Hope you will join us next time and good luck!!
Diane Louise (team leader at Moving Along With the Times Challenge Blog) x

Ellibelle said...

So very beautiful inside and out!
Thanks so much for joining us at Four Seasons challenge! Hope to see you back there again soon!
Ellibelle's Corner

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning card Donna, beautifully coloured and designed. Autumn is my favourite season so I just love the colours. Hope you are keeping well, Kate x

Chris said...

This is gorgeous Donna, lovely design and I do love the autumn colours (although I'm not ready for autumn yet!).
I hope you are continuing to do well.

Lisa :) said...

awesome card

Donna Phelan said...

Glad to see you back! This is so beautiful, so Fallish. I am so ready for the cooler temps, quilts and football! Happy Fall!

Diane said...

Me again, just wanted to thank you for sharing your GORGEOUS card with us at Four Seasons!!
Diane FS Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Four Seasons}

Leslie Miller said...

Donna, your card design is like opening a book of blessings! How lovely to see you and your beautiful creation today. What a gorgeous image on the front as well as those inside. The basket weave is a perfect background, and I love the die for matting and framing. Jan does have some beautiful digis. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card!

Donna said...

Your card is absolutely stunning Donna! Great design and so many lovely layers! So great to have you guest designing with us, as the sentiment states "Simpley Blessed"

Conniecrafter said...

So good to see you Posting again Donna, this card is gorgeous and I like how you put your shading to the image, so neat having it go off the card like that and such a unique die for framing it, love the sentiments, lovely inside too!

pam said...

Stunning Autumn colours on this stunning card Donna.
Big Hugs Pam x

Chrissy said...

So beautiful Donna, I LOVE the colours and your gorgeous design..Autumn would be my most favourite season..


Lena said...

Absolutely beautiful, Donna. Love the card design and the sweet way you did the inside. Your basket weave background is a beautiful way to showcase your lovely dies and image. Beautifully done!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Lori Kobular said...

Oh Donna! This is such a gorgeous fall card! I love everything about it!!

Beebeebabs said...

Hello Donna - beautiful work as always thanks for sharing!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your fall card is gorgeous, Donna! Jan's pre-coloured images are amazing and always look like we coloured them ourselves! Beautiful dies used as well! Sending warm wishes to you, my friend! Hope you're having some good days.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hi, Donna, just popping in again to say I am praying for your safety regarding Hurricane Ian. We just went through Fiona and it was a harrowing experience. Praying that you and your loved ones are safe. Hugs from Nova Scotia.

Sue said...

Donna this is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you decorate the inside of your card as well. Take care and have a very happy week, Sue xx

Aimeslee Winans said...

A beautiful card, Donna, you did Jan proud! Love the inside too. XOX

Inkyfingers said...

What a beautiful, autumnal basket, Donna and I love the addition of the ribbon! I really love that the inside is so beautiful too.
I hope you are well and are staying safe,
Take care
Carol x