Wednesday, April 27, 2022

You Are A Wonderful Friend

 Good Afternoon!

This card will be entered into the following Challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes.
Allsorts, I Spy Something That Begins With B, blossoms.
The Sisterhood Of Crafters, April Showers Bring May Flowers.
Can You Handle The Pressure?, Pastels, optional.
The Card Concept, How Does Your Garden Grow?

I just went with the overall Garden Theme again.

I used the Gina K Designs stamp and die sets, Anemone Wishes.
I used the dies to Hot Foil on my Glimmer Machine.
Now these dies are not technically used for hot foiling, but you still can.
I added a shim to my hot foil sandwich, which created more pressure and a bit of over
foiling--however I loved the look and did not remove it.

Here's a closer look at the over foiling.

Super sparkly!  
Silver Holographic Speckle.

Latice Embossing Folder.
PTI Lattice die used for Hot Foiling.
Spellbinders Yana's Special Sentiments Hot Foil plate and die.
Amalgam Black ink.
Copic Markers.
Foam Dots.
Pink Fresh Studio Glacier Jewels.

Dimension!  YAY!

I made this card for a fellow crafter, 
Vangie Collins who resides here in Chatham.
She makes the most beautiful glass beads.

 For the past few months she has been showing her support
for the Ukraine and making these gorgeous beads.

Vangie has been selling the jewelry she has made and ALL proceeds
have gone to the World Central Kitchen
I believe she has donated close to $10,000. at this point!

I actually donated the 4 cards I made in support of the Ukraine 
and she raffled them off earning $75.00......can you believe that???

She is one amazing, generous kind person.
For more information about Vangie, visit her website HERE.

These are the people we must surround ourselves with!

Thanks so much for coming by!



  1. Such a beautiful card! Loving all the shimmer and sparkle! And those beads are amazing! How nice that Vangie was able to raise so much money for Ukraine! I am sure it is so appreciated!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge!

  2. A very pretty floral creation, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  3. This card is GORGEOUS Donna and OMG what a wonderful person Vangie sounds to be ... bless her heart! And yes, THOSE are the type of people we are should strive to be like and encompass ourselves with. Thanks so much for spreading the word on her mission and Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


  4. Gorgeous card Donna, and her beads are beautiful too, thank you so much for joining our challenge at Can You Handle The Pressure, don't forget you can enter the Colorful Options challenge too as the color theme is yellow, hurry though as it ends today!! {Nellies Nest}
    {Colorful Options}

  5. Oh my that is just gorgeous, lovely coloring and the shimmer that foiling gave to it is an extra special touch! So pretty with all it's dimension!
    Wow that is great how much she has made with her beads, they are gorgeous and way to go on those cards, imagine how many people that fed, wonderful!

  6. WOW! What a wonderful thing to do, and I think your cards are worth $75.00 my dear. Love this card, the layout is fabulous and that shimmer is so cool. A happy accident for sure. Your friend is over the top generous! I went to her website and was blown away by her memorial beads. What a super idea!! A lovely keepsake.

  7. Your card is beautiful Donna, over foiling and all! The sparkle is just so pretty. The beads your friends makes are beautiful too. What a wonderful way for her to show support for the Ukraine. A very inspiring post today!

  8. I am so inspired by your post today. That card is amazIng and I too love the over foil look! Glad that you left it there for us to see. I adore the layers which you are a master at doing. What a great thing to do to give your cards for support of Ukraine, they have sold very well. I am not going over to see what Vangie is doing!

  9. Well dang! I know I commented on this beautiful creation but don't see it here so I will ... do it again! LOL
    Your card is amazing and the cards you've been creating are well worth the money they are paying for them. LOVE these beads ... what a wonderful & worthy cause. I can't even imagine what those poor people are going through.
    Thanks so much for inspiring us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and also at our newest Can You Handle the Pressure challenge. ALWAYS love seeing what you create and they just keep getting better & better. BIG HUGS my friend!

  10. Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! I really love the beautiful flowers and all of the sparkly details! Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
    Secrets To Stamping
    Join my Creative Creases Challenge for fun folds!

  11. Beautiful card Donna :) That sparkle adds the perfect touch. Thank you for joining us at The Card Concepts. Karen K (DT)

  12. This is SO bright and beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at The Card Concept. It's always a treat to have you play along with us and share your creative take on the inspiration photo. Thanks for joining the fun.
    The Card Concept

  13. Your card is so delightful and thanks for sharing the information about your friend's glass bead making skills. Her sunflower ones are gorgeous. Bless her for her talents and her generosity to Ukraine. I love hearing about women and men like her that makes a difference for others.

  14. I like your 'sunny' card a lot. And I like the Ukrainien beads as well!!
    Lia DT CYHTP

  15. Wow!! What a gorgeous card! I'm so happy you played along at The Card Concept!