My little piece of Paradise

Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I'm new to blogging, only started at the beginning of January 2014. In that time I have had a lot of fun participating in various challenges and have been inspired by so many of you. I'm new to card making but enjoy it so much. I've been a scrapbooker for many years and card making seemed like the next logical step:)
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Wow what a challenge!

Well I can say that this week has been a challenge on all fronts.
The snow here is not wanting to go away at all, in fact just the opposite lol...over a foot last night!
Everyday life is keeping me pretty busy and planning out these cards in my head when I'm not crafting is keeping me awake at night lol...but it's ok, I love it.
This card was a huge challenge for me as it took me out of my comfort zone a bit.  I started with a different image, twice but they didn't work out :(. I chose this image from Stamping Bella because I liked the elongated size of it.  I used my pencils again ( no surprise there lol ) and burnished my colors.  I must say after the 4 days it took me to do this one, I'm glad I took my time because I really like it.
Thanks for stopping by :)

Challenge Blogs

Crafty Catz - Pretty in Pink. GDT Spot
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - 2 Pattern Papers, 1 Border/Die Punch, 1 Heart
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes, Use Buttons or Pearls / DT Call
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes, Use Buttons or Pearls
Papertake Weekly - New Year, New Stash (stamp)
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Milk/Coffee Challenge - Celebrations
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes

Wow I'm so grateful for winning the GDT spot at Crafty Catz for February and for also being chosen for the Design Team at Crafting From The Heart.  I'm truly excited for both opportunities :)


  1. What a fabulous card – absolutely gorgeous – great coloring – your's is fabulous - thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody – I would love you to join my blog and would be happy to join yours – Just leave a message on one of my projects so I know which blog of yours to join – happy crafting. Ange

  2. Lovely looking card. Love your great looking colouring. Thanks for playing with us over at PTW this week.
    Love n hug
    Marie, g-dt

  3. What a lovely card! That image is so very pretty & you've colored it wonderfully...great design too!

    Thanks so much for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge! Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for our new challenge...I'm looking forward to seeing what you create!!!

  4. Fabulous card! Great job! Thanks for joining us Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

  5. Hi, Donna: Love your beautiful card. You might have been out of your 'comfort zone'---but you sure did a great job. Thanks for entering our Challenge #52 – “Anything Goes” at Simply Create Too. Why not visit us again tomorrow [Friday] for our new challenge too.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  6. Hi Donna hun great job and welcome on board xxx

  7. Gorgeous, pink and girly card, love how you've embellished it too, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  8. Wow You Did A Brilliant Job That's For Sharing At Crafty Catz. I Have Emailed You

  9. Gorgeous...and congrats on your GDT spot, I am sure you will have lots of fun!!!

  10. no matter how long it took you it was worth it this is a stunning creation :)

  11. gorgeous card Donna and congrats on your GDT spot!
    Kim x

  12. I agree it´s beautiful! I love the size and the pretty swirls and big bow!
    Congrats to your GDT spot!!!!

  13. Beautiful! Glad to be on the CFTH team with you!

  14. Such a pretty card, I love it. Please join us agan at Creative Moments. Leona xx