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 3, 2014

Ophelia's Heart by Dilly Beans

Yayyyy it's my first post as a member of the Design Team for Crafting From The Heart and I must say that I'm sooooo excited to be working with these talented ladies!

Our theme for this challenge is "RED", so pop on over and show us your creations using red :)
Remember, the challenge is always Anything Goes with an optional theme, so if you are not using red, that's ok too :)

We have some great prizes from our sponsors for this challenge and they are:
5 Digis

3 Digis

I'm also happy to announce that starting on March 3rd, Crafting From The Heart will be offering challenges on a weekly basis featuring 2 Design Teams on rotating weeks.
That means double the inspiration and a chance to win EVERY week!
So come join the fun :)

The image I have chosen for this challenge is Ophelia's Heart by Dilly Beans.
I just love the sort of "goth meets Nightmare Before Christmas" look that she has about her and thought she would be a fun image on a card.
Because of her "look", I couldn't make her too girly, so I figured red, black and Valentine is the way I would go with her.
I coloured her with Prisma Pencils and heat embossed some die cuts 
Hope you like :)

I also want to take this oppertunity to wish my husband a Happy 14th Anniversary tomorrow :)

Donna xo


Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - Valentine's Day Cards
Corrosive Challenges  - Fell the Love
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
My Sheri CRAFTS - Valentine
Open-Minded Crafting - Show Some Love
Delicious Doodles - Use Dies/Punches
Sister Act - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T Challenges - Love/Valentines
MilkCoffee - Valentines/Love
Paper Crafting Journey - Emboss That
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenges - Embossing

A big Thank You to the Design Team at My Sheri Crafts for choosing my card as one of their OHH LA LA winners :)


  1. Fabulous hun - have a great day xxx

  2. Great card Donna! Hope you have a great day and Happy Anniversary tomorrow!
    Hugs - Tina

  3. Happy Anniversary for tomorrow, I love this card :)

  4. Hi Donna A fantastic card and love how you have coloured her and the papers you have chosen. Thank you for a great challenge.
    Fiona xxx

  5. Hi Donna, A fabulous card. Great image. Thank you for a fabulous challenge this fortnight.

    Hugs Erin x

  6. This is a great card. I do love the colors and the hearts that are hanging down. Thank You for sharing with us over at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog

    Michelle (DT)

  7. Congratulations on your DT position! This is a wonderful start. Your coloring is phenomenal, and I love all your embellies and embossing, they all work perfectly together. Thanks so much for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

  8. Beautiful creation, love the image. Thank you for joining us over at Open Minded Crafting Fun, good luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison xx

  9. Amazing coloring!! Love the image that you used too! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Paper Crafting Journey, Elizabeth (DT)

  10. What a great image. Love your coloring. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby. Thanks so much for sharing with us at OMCF.

    Emily, DT

  11. Awesome card! Love the embellishments

    Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

  12. a very extraordinary card!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT-Challenge!

    Hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  13. Congratulations on your DT post and welcome to the team -fantastic first card,fantastic colouring,great B.paper,layout and gorgeous embellishments-Happy Anniversary to you both
    Carol x

  14. Great card Donna, love the intricate little flourishes and heart! Hope you had a lovely anniversary x

  15. Congrats on the DT, how very exciting!! Love your card, that image is just too fun! Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun, hope you join us again!!


  16. This is really GREAT!!! I love the image you used and your coloring.. wow!! I love the embossed die cuts.. they are FABULOUS!! That skull and those hearts!! Wow!! LOVE your card!! 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. Your colouring is fantastic! Great design that fit the image too!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Catz. Good luck!

  18. This is great, love the coloring and the creep-tastic image. Thanks for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at Catch the Bug!

  19. Great card and fun use of this image! Thanks for linking up with us this week at the Sister Act Challenge Blog.
    Cathy xx

  20. Creepy but cute! Thanks so much for taking up our Anything Goes Challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog. Good luck, and we hope to see you again soon!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT

  21. Very nice. Your card made me smile. Thank you for joining us at the 2 Sisters Challenge.

  22. Totally looooove this!!! My type of card for sure. Love the creepy look. You can't go wrong with the fabulous Dilly Beans images.

    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

  23. Perfect colors selected to go with the uniqueness of the image. Great card! Thanks for sharing at OMCF.

  24. I love thecolours and the skull on it. It looks awesome. i also love the hearts.
    Lisa (Fiona's daughter)