Friday, 1 May 2015

Guest Design Team member For Live & Love Crafts

Hi Crafty blogger's.
I hope you are well? 
I can't believe It's the 1st of May already..............This year is flying!
A couple of weeks ago I was asked by Sandy at LLC If I would like to guest design for May's challenge.Wow! I can't tell you how honoured I am to be asked. Thank you Sandy.
This months challenge over at Live & Love Crafts blog is............................
Sandy has given me this fab inspiration collage picture for their challenge

I used Tilda With Dripping Ice Cream from the Pink Lemonade 2014 Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Neenah cardstock.
Once I coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils I cut around Tilda and adhered her to a CartUs oval. I then placed a piece of cheese cloth behind  the oval and matted them onto a Joy Crafts Noor! Design oval.

For my shaped card I used GoKreate XXL frilly frame #5 and Maja Design Coffee In The Arbour "Lets Share A Cookie" papers.
Other dies used are Marianne Design Anja's Vintage decoration and clock. La - La - Land heart doily border, bulid a bee and cherry blossom branches. Magnolia Doohickey bride bow and bloomy tag. Spellbinders Shapeabilites butterfly ( I adhered a silver ice cream charm to the centre of the butterfly.)
Joy Crafts Billes florishes in the flower arrangement.
I inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz aged mahogany distress ink.
Along the bottom of the card I used 65mm lace Celeste and shabby rose pink organza trim.

For my flower arrangement I used a 30mm light Ivory wild rose and 25mm vintage pink roses, white Kort & Godt chysanthemums, white flower spray, marshmallow frosted berries, pomegranate apples and Vintage pearl pin "crown teardrop."
I painted a little white gesso over the flower arrangement.

The shabby chic frame is Mellissa Frances.
I painted it wit white Gesso and rubbed it over with aged mahogany distress ink.
I printed the keep calm sentiment and reduced the size in MS Word. I sprinked some Frantage shabby white embossing enamel around the sentiment and adhered it behind the frame.

A close look at Dripping Ice Cream Tilda.
I dotted Tilda's cheeks with a Inkssentials opaque white pen.
I added ArtDeco glamour dust to the frills on Tilda's all in one and used glossy accents on the ice cream and drips.
I surrounded the image with Ranger white liquid pearls and 3mm s/a pearls.

Inside the card is decorated with design paper and a Joy Crafts oval.

I hope my card has inspired you to come and join in with this super challenge at LLC

I am entering my card into the following super challenge;

Thank you for stopping by to visit and big thanks for taking the time to comment.
Have a great weekend.
Crafty hugs
Donna xx



  1. congrats Donna,
    this card is amazing!! love your fanatastic coloring

  2. Congratulations on being guest designer Donna. Your card is beautiful. Love the image and the flower arrangement is fabulous as are your use of the dies.
    Have a lovely bank holiday.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  3. Dear Donna congrats on GDT
    Your card is amazing
    so many sweet details are on it
    love it
    thanks for your visit and your comment on my blog
    hugs Tamara

  4. Hello!

    wow, fantastic, I love your work.
    Thank you for playing All Aboue Magnolia.

    Hugs Nadine

  5. Hi Donna! I have wanted to leave you this comment for an entire week! I apologize for the delay. I am so delighted you're this week's LLC guest designer! :o) Your card is spectacular! So many stunning details to enjoy.. and believe me, this is not the first time I've found myself staring at this beauty. :o) Tilda is perfectly colored and I especially love the butterfly and frame detailing. Beautiful creation in every facet. I hope you have a lovely weekend!

    Hugs and blessings,

  6. Thanks so much again for joining us, Donna. Obviously you used the perfect image and sentiment for this month's theme. :-) A fantastic card, so many gorgeous details, lovely textures and layering.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

  7. Hi I love ice cream!! especially with raspberry sauce lol... Love your sentiment too and your stunning florals really chuffed to see you guest designing at LLC xx