Sunday, August 10, 2014

Meet our Awesome Guest Designer - DONNA MIKASA

Wohooo! I'm so happy, thrilled and excited to invite our August Guest Designer

I love her work a lot and she is one of my greatest inspirations... It's our great pleasure to have you here..
Welcome Donna.. :)

Over to Donna

Aloha! I’m Donna Mikasa and I was born and raised in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. My blog is three umbrellas ( and I am happy to be guesting here at Catchy Challenges!

When Deepti mentioned that the theme was PATTERNED PAPER, I made a banner using papers from Avery Elle, along with their banner dies. I finished off the card with some tiny butterflies, also punched out of Avery Elle’s patterned papers, and a sentiment from Paper Smooches.

Thank you, Deepti, for having me as your guest designer for August!

And here is her beautiful card!


1. Use a banner die (I used Avery Elle’s Dotted Elle-ments) or cut by hand some banner flags out of patterned paper.
2. Attach a piece of twine or cord across your card.
3. Attach banners to the cord, letting some overlap a bit.
4. Punch out small butterflies from patterned paper and attach them to the banners and card.
5. Tie two bows out of cord and attach them to the ends of the banner.
6. Stamp desired sentiment.

Wow!! How awesome is your card! Love those banners and cute little butterflies.. Thank you so much Donna for being our guest!! 

Ok friends! Hope you guys got inspired.. And one more thing, Donna will be offering a prize pack for September winners... I don't wanna reveal anything what you people are going to get.. It's really a big surprise!! Just wait for the reveal!!!:D

Thank you SO much Donna for your generosity and you are really such a sweet heart.. <3

Alright friends! Hope you like this post and don't forget to play along the Pattern Paper Fun Challenge.. ;)

See you soon.. :)


  1. Thank you so much for having me as your guestie, Deepti!
    I hope I've inspired your readers to join the patterned paper fun!

  2. Lovely inspiration for pattern paper fun Donna Mikasa.. cute card :)

  3. Pretty card..n love those tiny butterflies.

  4. Yay!!! So excited to have Donna Guest design for us :) her card is stunning , just like all her cards !

  5. What a gorgeous card Donna :) happy to see you as a guest designer at catchy challenges sure are an inspiration !!

  6. I LOVE Donna's work! She is such a great inspiration! The card here is so fun and bright! So glad Donna is guest designing at Catchy challenges! :)

  7. Such a pretty card Donna....always loved your work...thanks for sharing.

  8. Thank you Donna for sharing your card with us!

  9. superb card, glad to see you as our guest designer.beauitful sharing.thanks

  10. Super fun card! I really love the banners! You are a great inspiration Donna!

  11. Yes you have definitely inspired Donna !

  12. beautiful card Donna, love your idea of using PP

  13. Such a pretty card Donna. Lovely colors of PPs. Thanks for sharing with us. :)

  14. Ooo! Donna Mikasa! You sure know how to keep things interesting Deepti. Thank you for getting her to guest here.

    Love the use of PPs, Donna. I always find it difficult to use PP on my CAS cards. Should learn from you.
    So cleaver, simple and fun. Thank you for sharing!