Sunday, December 28, 2014

Yellow Roses

I had some time to stamp this weekend so I started on my January birthday cards.  This is for a co-worker that likes yellow roses.  I used a Studio 112 stamp, Spellbinders labels 4 die, and colored with Copics.  I designed it with several fun challenges in mind:
Cute Card Thursday #353: Anything Goes
Love's Rubberstamps Challenge: Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party: Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday:Sketch 341
Sweet Stampin: Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Teddy Bear Christmas

 This sweet image Christmas Bitty Tree Bears is from Meljen's Designs and I knew when I won this digi it would be my husbands Christmas card.  After coloring it with Copics I fussy cut, covered with Versa Mark, covered with Ranger Holographic embossing powdered and embossed, you can see it better on the close-up.  It added just the right amount of sparkle! I used my Cuddlebug dots for the background, and Nesting eyelet square on the K& Company Papers.  Eyelet and ribbons from my stash.  I hope he enjoys his card Christmas morning!

I also want to wish all my blog followers a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.  Your inspiration through your amazing creations and  your comments on my blog mean so much.  Thank you!

Of course a few fun challenges:
Die Cuttin'Diva's: Christmas Carol Inspired: Oh Starry Night
Get Creative Challenge #4: Blue, Silver &White
Glitter N Sparkle #115: Glittery, Sparkly Christmas
Sparkle N Sprinkle: glitter, embossing powder
 The Ribbon Girl: Anything Goes (Ribbon)

Friday, December 12, 2014

House of Cards Challenge


This is the card I made for my mom's 85th birthday this week. Not your traditional birthday card but it was a new stamp I was itching to use and I knew she would like it! We went to breakfast, shopping and lunch to celebrate her special day and had a wonderful time!

Supplies: Stacy Stamps: Baby Bear, pattern paper: imaginisce: welcome spring, Quick Cuts nesting doily circles.Copics:B000, BG15,BG27,G24,C00,C3,C7,E00,E13,E30,E33,E35,E37

Sunday, December 7, 2014



This is a Christmas card I made for a co-worker for her to send out this year.  I used a Hero Arts stamp, poinsettia dry embossing folder, die cut standard circles and nesting doily circles and wired ribbon from Michaels. I am curious what other people charge for cards?  I went with $2.00.

A few fun challenges:
Hiding in My Craft Room 177: Holiday Colors
Welcome to Sparkle and Sprinkle:Dec.: loose glitter, embossing powder, and/or flocking

   The Pink Elephant Photo Inspiration      
                  House of Cards: Photo Inspiration
                           View blog

Sunday, November 30, 2014

It's Snowing

Supplies: Great Impressions stamp, Bazzil cardstock,
Momenta Christmas Party pattern paper, Copics: B0000,
B12, B32,RV00,V12, G12,G24,R22,R27,E55,E57,C00,
Polo button brads, stickles, gems from my stash,
Martha Stewart punch and snowflake punches.
This will be my bosses Christmas card from the group at work. I went to my go to Sketch Saturday and since it is week 5 of the month you pick any sketch from 215-337 this week.  I chose sketch #270 from August 2013 as it best went with my image:
I also want to enter these fun challenges: 
Grab button for Uniko Studio Challenge

Friday, November 28, 2014

Sketch Saturday DT Call

My name is Donna Thielker I live in the United States and have been stamping for 13 years.
 I have been on one design team back in 2011, the Totally Awesome Chicks Design Team, with the Angel Company products.
 I would like to join the Sketch Saturday design team as it has been one of my favorite challenges for years.  Sketch Saturday is my go to sketch challenge for creating my work groups birthday cards to keep them unique and special. My style has been describes as a simple, elegant style and I am always experimenting with special folds and various techniques, I also enjoy  Copics  and other coloring methods.  I feel these skills and my motivation to learn and experiment would make me a valuable member of your team.
A few of my creations:

Thank you for your consideration.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to my mom and dad! I designed this card using Gina K's a Year of Flowers, one of my go to sets and  followed the current Sketch Saturday.  Papers from Amuse.  Copics: V01, V12, B000, B12, B14, G 12, G24, G82, Y000,Y15, Y17 and of course pearls on my butterfly made with my Martha Stewart punch as my mom likes pearls!   I debated ribbon or other embellishments but decided CAS was enough for this card.
A few fun challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge: 121 Use 2 or more colors
Crafting When We Can Challenges: #83 CAS
Sketch Saturday: Sketch #337

Sunday, November 23, 2014


 I needed one birthday card for work for December and I like to follow sketches for special cards, my friend Monika told me about the House of Cards Sketch so I used that to design my card with these other challenges in mind also:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: 2 or More Colors
House of Cards: November: A Sketch
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge:Things With Wings
Everybody Art Challenge: Circle on your Card

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cup of Sunshine

This cute digi Cup of Sunshine  from Meljen Designs makes a nice card that can be used for a thank you, birthday or any occasion needed.  I started with a normal A2 card, scored at  4 1/4" and then again at 2 1/8" and formed a mountain fold. Decorate with pattern papers and cut a thin strip of white with an edge punch for interest on the left edge.  Cut out image with die cut of choice, and cut a size larger out of two sided patterned paper.  Assemble as shown. I colored the image with Copic markers.  This would be cute done in Christmas colors too!  A few fun challenges:
Meljen Designs: Thank you
Tip Top Tuesday: Three or More Papers
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
Stampavie and More: Anything Goes
Uniko Studio: Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Seasons Greetings

Just a few versions of my main Christmas card this year. Much cleaner and simpler than usual as I wanted to be able to work on it in my recliner while recouping from my foot surgery, doing great, back to work next Monday!  I won this Die Versions lovely seasons greetings die cut on a blog hop on Cherish Each Precious Day blog. I used a variety of shimmery papers and a few snowflakes with some bling but this die did not really need much embellishing. I've also seen this on patterned paper, and with poinsettia's below the greeting.
 The bottom card is inlaid.  You cut the die out of your card front, save the pieces but set aside the greeting to use another time.  Cut the greeting out of another color cardstock.  Cover a piece of cardstock with adhesive and place on the back of your card front.  Place the new saying on the card front and fill in the spaces with the pieces matching the color of your card front. This makes a lovely card and I want to try this with other dies besides words. !  Thanks Patti for showing me this technique. 
Take care all!
A Few Challenges:

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Fun Fold

I made this card last month for Bosses Day and the spare was sent to a friend so she would have the pattern.  We spotted a similar card in a little shop browsing after lunch and thought it was cute.  It's always fun to try a new fold or technique.  Sorry I have not posted for awhile and thanks to those that checked on me.  I had minor foot surgery last Monday so am spending my time in the recliner, having major craft room withdrawal.  I did get my Christmas cards cut and stamped before so I can put those together in my recliner, and I am catching up on reading, and blog visiting on my Kindle. I'll try to get another post up in about a week. Take care all!

Sunday, November 2, 2014



My first time playing with gelato's was at my friend Shirley's, so much fun! I
brought my leaves home (and the white rim left from cutting the leaf out) and she
sent me with this cute patterned paper.  The top  card is going to a friend who brought
her mom home on hospice and the other to my "chemo buddy" as her weekly
card. The fall colors are very bright and cheery here in St. Louis, MO ,
we took a drive last weekend out to wine country in Augusta, MO to enjoy
the view.  Have a good week all!
Hiding in My Craft Room: Fall Colors
Paradise of Stamps #5:Autumn
Sister Act Card Challenge #81

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Supplies: DCVW Paper, Spellbinders Big Scallop Circle Die,
Dashes, Dots and Circles Ribbon, brad from my stash.

This cute little digi: Cat'o'lantern is from Meljen Designs.  It is such a cute image to
color and design with.  I made several similar but different versions of this card
 and they should of arrived at their destinations today.  A few fun challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge #131 (Halloween)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Supplies:  Patterned paper is Provo Craft, Fish digi is from
Vintage Digital Stamps, Fish stamp is TPC Studio.
 I made this card for a friends birthday next week. He always smokes fish
that he has caught when his wife and I have a stamping marathon and
it is fabulous, so I wanted a fish themed card for his birthday.  Last
visit he fixed lunch for us too (pastrami and cheese Panini's) that
were fabulous. I pop doted the fish just in the center to make it
look like it was swimming, and could not resist some wink of stella
to make him shimmer!  My dear husband made the hook for me out
of a paper clip.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Stamping Marathon Cards

Amuse Beautiful Birthday

Several Sets combined

Amuse Beautiful Peonies
Above are Shirley's lovely shoe box creations  from our stamping marathon earlier this week.  Most of my projects have already been my blog .  I did bring the Alcohol Marcher Marbling technique to play with.  Below is my card and you will see Shirley's on her  blog:  .
 Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for visiting.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Be Still

Just had a day and a half of stamping  and visiting at my friend Shirleys house,
a wonderful mini vacation.   Pat joined us for part of the time.  I will be showing
more of the cards later but this one I made with Sketch Saturday and
Word Art Wednesday in mind and wanted to get it posted.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Supplies: A-muse: Beautiful botanicals and papers, Sizziz Tim Holtz
Alterations embossing folder, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, pattern
paper by TAC, ribbon by Bazzill.
I've seen a card similar to this on Pintrest thought it was darling so  this
is my version.  I used various green watercolor markers on the leaves,
spritzed and stamped, punched my butterflies and them embossed my
focal paper.  The butterflies become part of the paper, for a look they
I really like.
Fab 'n' Funky #232 Anything With Ribbon
Inky Impressions  #180 Flowers & Leaves 
 Whimsy Inspiration  #76 Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


My nieces wedding was absolutely beautiful!  The rehearsal dinner and wedding
went smoothly and were just perfect!  Above is the wedding card I made for her
(Great Impressions Wedding Trio) and below the magnet favors.  I will
 catch up on visiting blogs this week!
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs #249 - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Cute Little Acorn

Supplies: Cute Little Acorn digi by Meljen Designs, saying by Darcie's heart & home, pattern paper by American Crafts, Sizziz Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder, and Spellbinders standard circles die cuts.

My first Fall card!  I did a close up so you could see how I embossed the patchwork background to make it look like a quilt, I was happy with the result.  I hope everyone had a good weekend and at least a little time for creating.
A few challenges:

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Another previously uninked stamp, sadly it does not have a name or
stamp company on it.  I had been wanting to play with the technique where
you scribble on an acrylic block with water color markers, mist with water
and stamp. My Tim Holtz markers were perfect for this.  I embossed my
 image and like how that gave it some dimension. Splitcoast stampers
just added a tutorial today on a similar background with alcohol markers
with a marbled effect, looking forward to trying that.
Crafting From The Heart #37: Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: September
NBUS Challenge #2: Option 4
Sketch Saturday
Sparkles Monthly Challenges blog: Things with wings

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Gorgeous Grunge

Gorgeous Grunge was the next stamp from my pile of uninked stamps that I choose to play with second.  The reddish pink layer is vellum, and the gold was stamped on the white layer underneath as it needed some depth and color.  Butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch and I added the black layer on the bottom for a bit of added color and to tie the black butterflies in. I do not do much abstract so this was a challenge and a lot of fun.  This set was an early Christmas present from my friend Shirley after we made the gray, yellow and black card below from the same set at her house and I really liked the set. It can be used so many ways.
Artistic Inspiration #106: Anything Goes
Cards and More #115: Swirls
Love To Create #133: Add some Lines
NBUS Challenge
Papertake weekly challenge: Punch It Out

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)