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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Monday, February 10, 2014

Be Mine

Hope everyone is having a great day :)
Today I will be working on my next card for my GDT spot at Crafty Catz which will be posting a new challenge on Friday.  Then I'll be working on my next DT card for Crafting From The Heart which will be posting a new challenge next Monday, so stop on by and check both of them out :)

It's been a quiet week for me, just how I like it lol.... I love my alone time when the kids are in school :)

Today I have a card that I was asked to make by a friend for his girlfriend.  I've been using so much red and black lately in my valentine cards that I decided to change it up.  I wanted the "spring feel" since it's just around the corner...or maybe it's just wishful thinking on my part lol....all I know is this snow has got to go!!
I coloured this image with my prisma pencils, blending with colour and a colourless blender (since I've given up gamsol).  I used my silhouette for my die cuts and this is what I've come up with...hope she likes it :)


4 Crafty Chicks - Banners/Tags
The Pink Elephant - Happy Valentines Day
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Show Us Some Love
Brown Sugar - Valentines
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting For Everybody - Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons - Show Us Some Romance
Craftitude - Anything Goes - Love/Romance
Crafts Galore Encore - Use A Gem, Glitter, Candi or Bling
Crafty Catz - Love Is In The Air
Corrosive Challenges - Feel The Love
That Craft Place - Valentine
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Lots Of Love
Divas By Design - Die Cuts
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Milk Coffee - Valentines/Love
My Sheri Crafting - Valentine
Open Minded Crafting - Show Some Love
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (GDT)


  1. Oh this is beautiful love the colours you have used and such a pretty image

  2. Fabulous card Donna hun love it liking th die cut flower too - have a great evening xxx

  3. Donna this is just beautiful! I a sure she will love it!
    Hugs - Tina

  4. What a sweet card Donna...gorgeous image & beautiful embellishments. Love that pretty banners!
    Thank you for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks.
    Debi - GD@4CC

  5. Gorgeous card and image Donna. I spotted this on MIM..Loz

  6. So sweet Donna. Lovely image and design. That flower is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us this challenge at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges. Good luck! Hope you join us again!

    Amy A~DT

  7. Gorgeous card Donna thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  8. Gorgeous colours. Beautiful image and the flower embellishment is stunning. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Add A Gem, Glitter etc Challenge #2 and Good Luck!

  9. This is so cute! Thanks so much for playing with us at Divas! Hugs Rebekah xx

  10. Beautiful card Donna, love the change from red too!! Thanks for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

  11. Lovely card. Cute image beautifully coloured. Thanks for entering our DT Call at ABC Challenges.


  12. Such a sweet card and love that large flower, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  13. this is just so cute and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz hope to see you again really soon

  14. Love your attention to detail! Good luck in The Corrosive Challenge this fortnight!

    DebbieM - TCC DT

  15. Hi Donna :) That's really lovely card. Love the image, really cute!
    Thanks for sharing this at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. We're having another challenge tomorrow. Wish to see you there :)
    Happy valentine's day!
    Hugs, Mikha

  16. LOL You sound like me... working on the next card for the next DT spot :) Trying to stay ahead! Your card is just wonderful!! Love the dies.. your coloring is fantastic!! Lucky girlfriend who gets this!! Oh!! And I love that you changed up the colors.. this is fantastic!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  17. Thank you for all the great comments...she loved the card yayyyy :)

  18. ohhh it is a totally stunning card for Valentine!!! just love the colors you have used. Fabulous image as well!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in

  19. Donna...I'm afraid Spring is just wishful thinking! We're expecting up to 10" here in Rhode Island today!! Ugh! Love the card design, papers and the die cuts. Beautiful non traditional Valentine's colors, I'm sure she'll love it!! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
    Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

  20. Doesn't get any cuter than a Precious Moments image. This is a beautiful card, beautiful coloring and design. Love this card. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge Blog.

  21. A sweet Valentine's Day Card. love the cute image and those gorgeous die cuts.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

  22. LOvely Card. Like the Image and the Die Cuts.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Hugs Elfie

  23. This is a precious card!! I love the image and the die cuts. Great job, well done.

    Thanks for joining Challenges 4 Everybody.