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, April 9, 2014

GDT for Crafting By Designs

Well it has been a very stressful week here for me. I ended up in the ER to find out that I have to have my gall bladder removed, so i'm just waiting on the call for surgery.. yayyyy me lol... I've never had surgery before so this is a bit unnerving. The good news though is that during my recovery I will have lots of time to craft since I won't be allowed to do anything else lol
Well enough about that... onto my card!

Back in february, I entered a challenge with my "Monochromatic Girly Card" and was chosen by Crafting By Designs as a GDT, I'm so excited that these talented ladies liked my card and ask me.
I hope they like this one too!

The image I chose for this card is by Dilly Beans, I just love their quirky images :)
I coloured her with my Prisma Pencils and this time I did some chalking which I have not done in a very long time. 
The theme for this challenge is Lace and Doilies so as you can see, that is what I used.
I wanted a vintage distressed look so i did some distressing with my Tim Holtz Tea Dye, added some pearls, flowers, burlap and a pocket watch for a trinket.
I love how this card turned out and hope you do too :)


613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Sights sound smells of Spring
A Creative Romance - Spring Flowers
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Craftitude - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Use Favorite Colour (Green)
Crafty Cardmakers & More - You've Been Framed
Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Girly
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Glitter & Sparkle - Pearls And Lace
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges - Show Us Your Metal (Pocket Watch, Butterfly)
The Crazy Challenge - Bling It Up
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Ditzie Digi Designs - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Flower Power


  1. I do love your card Donna, hope the planned surgery goes well, keep us up to date with your progress xx

  2. love love love it!! beautiful!!

  3. Lovely card, but I'm afraid you have entered more than 9 other challenges besides Charisma.


    1. Oh shoot sorry... I normally pay attention to that :(

  4. Sadly Donna, you have exceeded the 15 challenges allowed at Crafty Cardmakers and More as well. Such a shame as it's gorgeous!

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

    1. I really need to write all these down again lol...I had them but can't find them now...but thanks for stopping by, glad you like it :)

  5. So pretty! I love that sparkly butterfly too! Thanks so much for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.

    TTCRD Design Team

  6. Fabulous Design....thank you for your valued support in entering our challenge, without you we would have no challenge.and I do hope you will join us again next week...for another fab challenge....
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge

  7. wow gorgeous card, amazing coloring and great image, thanks for joining us at craftitude, good luck
    caroline dt

  8. Stunning card, your image is gorgeous, and so beautifully coloured, thank you for playing at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
    {Creative Moments Owner}
    Alex x

  9. Such a beautiful card
    Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Including your favourite colour challenge #4
    Gemma xx

  10. Hello Donna.
    Your card has become beautiful. I especially like the colors and the little details. Your card has that certain something.
    Greetings from Switzerland

  11. This is gorgeous! Love all the beautiful details! Sweet image too! Thank you for joining us over at Glitter n Sparkle for our Pearls and Lace challenge. All the best to you in our draw!

    KT Fit Kitty
    Glitter n Sparkle DT

  12. Donna this card is just fantastic! All the elements, the colors - I love it all! Thanks so much for joining us as a Guest Designer this week at Crafting by Designs!
    Hugs, Doris :)
    PS - sorry to hear about your gall bladder; I just found out I need mine out too!

  13. Wonderful card. I love all of the details and dimension! Thanks for dropping this by 613 Avenue Create! We look forward to seeing you again!

    Good luck on your surgery! Positive thoughts!

  14. Gorgeous card
    Thanks for joining in this week at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
    Hugs katie x

  15. oh I absolutely love your Card - so pretty and all those flowers so yummy

    thank you so much for entering the Challenge at Ditzie Digi Designs

    Hugs Kerrie x
    DDD DT

    p.s. I hope you recovery after the op goes well x

  16. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Craftitude.

  17. This is so pretty and so fun! Love all the flowers and the dimension. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Creative Moments! We hope to see you again soon!

    Lisa - Creative Moments DT