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 17, 2023

Early May Bouquet - Jan's Digi Stamps

Hello, friends! Waving special love and sunshine your way!

Today's card is for April's mid-month reminder at the Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps!  If you use a JDS image in your card, please mention it. There is a 2nd draw specifically for those who use one of Jan's fun images.

Jan's Digi's now has a freebie section. New items will be added periodically. My card uses one of the freebies.

Jan's newest sets are 25% off and don't forget about this month's Mother's Day sale! Ten sets 25% - 50% off.

To create my card, I colored with Copic Markers, Spun Sugar DI, and Salty Ocean Oxide with used two sets and a freebie image (just click on them to enlarge):

*NEW* Early May Bouquet 8 images Sale $3.00

Showers of Tulips 923 - 16 images

Using my word processor, 

one image was cropped twice 

to accommodate 

an enlarged area. 

Two pale lines were added 

at a 90 degree angle

on the right.

Folds flat for mailing:

From the new freebie section:

Perfect for any occasion! It's going to be a birthday card for a dear friend:

Looking forward to seeing your project in the Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps!

Products: Jan's Digi ImagesEarly May Bouquetfreebie section sentimentShowers of Tulips 923 (Happiness Sentiment), Sue Wilson Noble Double Pierced Squares set B, Spun Sugar DI, Salty Ocean Oxide, Copic Markers, Martha Stewart punches (Doily Lace Trim & Daisy Edge). 

I'd like to play in the following fine challenges please:

  1. Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG with theme COLOR IT (colored with Spun Sugar DI, Salty Ocean Oxide, Copic Markers) 5/4 (2 of 5 allowed entries)
  2. Worldwide Crafters and Colorists Challenge #4 AG (entry 2 of 3) 5/12
  3. Triple B Challenge  (April 2) Blooms 4/30 (2nd of 3 possible entries)
  4. The Paper Funday Challenge #52 AG with Flower Power 5/1 (2nd of 6 possible entries)
  5. Friendship Challenge #86 "Let flowers do the talking" 4/30 (2nd of 2 possible entries)
  6. My Time To Craft Challenge #505 Easter Flowers or Spring Flowers 4/20
  7. Double Trouble Challenge #136 Celebrate a Special Lady 4/27 (2nd of 4 possible entries)
  8. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #204 Anything Goes (5/1 or 5/7)
  9. QKR Stampede Challenge #465 Anything Goes 5/1) (1st of 3 possible entries)
Stamping Hugs,


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Awesome card Donna, love so much how you coloured the gorgeous flowers and the design looks so sweet with these MS punched borders!
Have a lovely week!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous flowers and coloring Donna very beautiful card

gr karin

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful easel card Donne and love the fabulous flowers so beautifully coloured
Carol x

Donna Walls said...

Very pretty card, love the pinks and the lovely frilly details.
Donna xx
Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge

Chris said...

This is beautiful Donna- love how you cropped the image, fabulous colours and colouring.

Lori m said...

Loving the corner floral bouquet with the pretty pink shades, the pops of blue and yellow, just perfect with the lacy diecuts. Gorgeous card, hugs, Lori m

brenda said...
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brenda said...

I'll start again Donna, can't type or see to save my life today! A wonderful spirit lifting burst of spring and summer colour and blooms, thank you for inspiring.

B x

theras kartenblog said...

That´s a wonderful project. I love the shape and the flowers.
Thank you for linking up at Friendship Challenge!
Good luck and best wishes!
Ilse (thera)

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful Donna, my dear friend. Gorgeous colour palette. Thank you for waving the sun in our direction today.

María said...

This card is gorgeous and has a very elegant design. You've made a perfect job with the colouring and the colour combo is awesome. Thanks for joining us at My Time To Craft. Hugs, María.

Donna said...

This is a work of art! Amazing coloring and great design too!

Chrissy said...

So beautiful Donna, gorgeous image and coloured beautifully, and I love your card design..


Verna Angerhofer said...

You’ve done it again! This easel card is gorgeous and I love the coloring. Wonderful colors.

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful and great coloring thanks for sharing!!!

Alyson Mayo said...

Your colouring is fantastic - so much depth! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and MTTC :)

Melanie Hungerford said...

What bright and beautiful colors, love the fancy border you used too! Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Beautifully colored, Donna. I love how you used the old-skool Martha punches too. So so pretty, my friend. xoxo

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at My Time to Craft. Hope to see you again.

Donna Phelan said...

BIG, Bold, Beautiful Blossoms! Love the orientation of that digi you used! And your colors, fantastic! Another wonderful easel card, they are just so FUN! This is such a beauty!

Leslie Miller said...

Jan's are some of the most beautiful digi stamps ever and you sure know how to use them! Such a lovely card, Donna!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Donna, another beautiful easel card, love the frames and borders you used for your beautifully colored floral. Thanks again for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Sioban said...

I cannot colour as well as you! Wow lovely card

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my that is just lovely, gorgeous coloring of those beautiful flowers. I love the touch of what I think is vellum layering on the front and inside with the pretty punched border and then the addition of the punch border to hold up the easel, lovely design!

Ilonka said...

A beautiful creation thanks for sharing it with us at the Twisted Thursday Challenge Blog.
Hugs Ilonka DT said...

A gorgeous easel card and your flowers are so beautiful, such a glorious display Michelle x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning card, gorgeous colouring. A beautiful design. Love this. 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

Lena said...

Gorgeous easel card, Donna. I have a few of those old fashioned extra large punches that cut out borders similar to what you used for your stopper on your easel card. Your card has inspired me to use them again. I used to use them for scrapbooking but since I haven't scrapbooked in a few years, they're all just sitting a draw taking up space. I've thought about getting rid of them, but I like them too much! :-) xx

Lisa said...

Wow amazing coloring of that gorgeous image.

wannabcre8tive said...

A very beautiful easel card. The coloring is excellent and the colors are so pretty.

Heike said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte. Die Farben gefallen mir total gut. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Friendships.


Marlene Atkinson said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at World Wide Crafters and Colourists. Marlene DT.

Jan Mahew said...

Spectacular coloring and vivaciously vibrant hues, Donna! Thank you for sharing and showcasing Early May Bouquet on your luscious easel card.

Kristin Sluhan said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! I love the flower and your coloring is wonderful!