Hi and Welcome to my 'Krafty little world', thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy your visit!. Whilst you're here, it would be so nice if you could leave a little love and/or follow me, & I'll return the love!! D xxx

Followers

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Christmas Colours at Crafty Addicts

Good Morning Folks, it's that time again for a new challenge over at Crafty Addicts. As always our theme is 'Anything Goes', but we do have  a twist and this fortnight, it's 'Christmas Colours'. Sponsoring us is Imagine That and Lacy Sunshine. For my DT inspiration, I have used the cute Snowmen Trio by Imagine That. Here is what I created, hope you like it!
My Project
Products Used
Imagine That - 'Snowmen Trio' Image
ProMarkers - Red, Berry Red, Shale, Sandstone, Pumpkin, Pear Green, Marsh Green, Ice Grey 1, Cool Grey 4 and 5
Glitter Gel Pen - Gold
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card, Centura Pearl Card and Vintage Screen Embossing Folder
Spellbinders - Scalloped Circle and Circle Dies
X-Cut - Snowflake Dies
Trimcraft - 'Dear Santa' Backing Paper
Creative Expressions - 'Iced Snow' Glitter Jewels
DecoArt - Glamour Dust 'Crystal'
Crafts Too - Inverted Corner Punch
From My Stash - Holographic Card, Ribbon and Gems

On a white 6x6 white card blank, I punched corners, then matt and layered holographic card and snowflake backing paper. I also matt and layered centura pearl card that I embossed with the same holographic card, also corners punched, then added ribbon border. I printed, coloured and glittered image,  layering on to again the same holographic card, then placed as shown. To decorate I added die cut snowflakes and finished off by adding gems and bow! 

Close Ups

 Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at my blog.  I hope you will come and join us this week, if you need more inspiration, then pop over to our challenge blog and see all of the gorgeous cards created by my DT buddies, why not leave them some love too!!
Looking forward to your next visit, so until then, have a wonderful week!
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx

I am entering this into the following Challenges:-
TBA






Tuesday, 6 December 2016

No Square Cards Twist at Julia Spiri Challenge

Good Morning All, brrrr it's definitely getting colder, heating's on and feeling lovely and warm now....It's been a tough few weeks for me and the family, with illness and these pesky viruses, but I had been wondering why I was getting more and more of them and being very lethargic, not to mention sleeping all the time,  had my thyroid checked and yep that's the culprit....it had dipped badly under, so I've had to up my levothyroxin, will hopefully feel the benefits in a few weeks...no wonder I've been feeling drained!!

Well it's a new month, and that can only mean, it's a new challenge over at ...


Our theme as always is 'Anything Goes', 
but with a twist of 
'No Square Cards
this month!

This was fun trying to think out of the 'box' square!, So, I settled on creating an easel card, I loved making one for last week and thought I'd do one again as haven't made them in a while! Lol just like buses, two come along together!! Here I have used the cute little baby 'It's a Girl' image...and with Christmas just around the corner, 'Baby's 1st Christmas' card....For more wonderful images and challenge details etc, please follow the links at the bottom of the page!! And so here is what I created... 
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'It's a Girl' Image
ProMarkers - Primrose, Pastel Beige, Ice Grey 1, Baby Pink and Tea Green
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl and Pinkish White
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Spellbinders - Scalloped Circle Dies
Kanban Crafts - Snowflake Backing Card
Craftwork Cards - Die Cut Snowflakes
Papermania - Poinsettia Flowers and Snowflake Brads
Dovecraft - Pearl Gems
Creative Expressions - Cosmic Shimmer 'Iced Snow' Glitter Jewels
DecoArt - Glamour Dust 'Crystal'
Crafts Too - Inverted Corner Punch
From My Stash - Pink/Silver Glitter Card and Pink Gems

Printed, coloured and die cut out image, then layered on to pink/silver glitter card, also die cut. For the main card, I matt and layered pink/silver glitter and snowflake card for the base and front. To decorate, I added die cut snowflakes, which I covered in 'Ice Snow' glitter jewels with pearl gems and arranged as shown. I also added poinsettia flowers. To finish off I added the sentiment topper, the sentiment of which I printed on to white card, then layered on pink/silver glitter card to complement and a couple more pearl gems too!

Close Ups

Well, thanks so much again, for stopping by and hope you have enjoyed my post and join in with our new challenge, if you need more inspiration, then hop over to our blog and see all of the fabulous creations by my fellow DT girls ...why not leave them some love too!!

Looking forward to your next visit, so until then
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx
Links
Etsy Shop
 Challenge Blog
Facebook Fan Group
Julia Spiri On Pinterest  
Julia Spiri On Google+
https://plus.google.com/+JuliaSpiri

I am entering this into the following Challenges:-

Friday, 2 December 2016

Easel Card Twist at Crafty Catz

Good Morning my Crafty Friends, Blogging Buddies and Followers. I can't believe that's us in the last month of the year, gosh, 2016 has flown by. It will soon be the festive season upon us, thankfully I have started a bit of my present buying...and have a few cards made too, at least it's a start!

So it's Friday again, and that means it's challenge time over at Crafty Catz. Our theme as always is 'Anything Goes' but we have a twist and this week it's 'Easel Cards'. Sponsoring us is Melon Headz, who are offering 1 Bundle of choice for the Winner. The DT this week,  could work with any of our own images, so I chose to use this gorgeous image by Julia SpiriSnow Queen and here is what I have created using our twist theme...
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'Snow Queen' Image
ProMarkers - Cool Aqua, Pastel Blue, Cyan, Arctic Blue and Ice Grey 1
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl and Pinkish White
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Forever Friends - 'Santa's on his way' A4 Papers
Britannia - Poinsettia and 'Merry Christmas' Dies
Spellbinders - Grand Decorative Oval Dies
X-Cut - Snowflake Dies
Creative Expressions - Festive Pine Leaf Dies and 'Iced Snow' Glitter Jewels
Dovecraft - Blue Gem Brads
Docrafts - Papermania Silver Adhesive Domes and Crystal Gem
Deco Art - 'Crystal' Glamour Dust
Craft's Too - Inverted Corner Punch
From My Stash - Silver Glitter Card, Silver Holographic Card, White Card, White Vellum, Clear Gems, Blue and White Striped Ribbon and Blue 8x8 Scalloped Card Blank

Using 2 8x8 blue card blanks, I created this easel card. One for the card itself and the other to use for coordinating die cut toppers. I matt and layered silver glitter card with Forever Friends backing papers, twice, for both front and base, adding ribbon borders. For the main, I made topper of blue card and watercolour card along with image that I printed, coloured and die cut out. I placed as shown, adding silver snowflake die cuts with gems, poinsettia flower, leaves and ribbon bow to decorate. For the base I repeated the matt and layer, then added topper of poinsettia flower and sentiment.

Close Ups

Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at my blog.  I hope you will come and join us this week, if you need more inspiration, then pop over to our challenge blog and see all of the gorgeous cards created by my DT buddies, why not leave them some love too!!
Looking forward to your next visit, so until then, have a wonderful week!
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx
Design Team Member

I am entering this into the following challenges:-




Friday, 25 November 2016

'Exotic Flowers' with Julia Spiri

Back again, Crafty Friends, Blogging Buddies and Followers...It's New Release time again over at Julia Spiri. Oh wow, it's absolutely fab and a scene too, called Exotic Flowers, it comes with gorgeous flowers and a beautiful girl image too. I couldn't wait to get colouring!! For more wonderful images and challenge details etc, please follow the links at the bottom of the page!!  Here is what I created...
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'Exotic Flowers' Image
ProMarkers - Saffron, Almond, Pink Carnation, Mustard, Buttercup, Sandstone, Aubergine, Amethyst, Lavender, Lilac, Blossom, Orchid, Cerise, Antique Pink, Fuchsia Pink, Lime Zest, Lime Green, Pear Green and Moss
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl and Pinkish White
Glitter Gel Pen - Gold
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Spellbinders - Timeless Rectangle Dies
Britannia - Rose Leaf Die
Prima - Pink Rose Flower
Bazzil Bling - Purple Card
Docrafts - Papermania White Satin Ribbon (Coloured) and Sparkling Gem
From My Stash - Gold Card and Adhesive Pearls

To create this, I printed the image large on to card and coloured using my ProMarkers, I then scanned it and again printed on to card in a smaller scale to fit the dies, then cut out and layered on to die cut purple card, which I cut twice to create the card. To decorate I added satin bow with gem, flower, die cut leaves and pearl gems too. I think it turned out great, what do you think?. 

Close Ups



My Original Coloured Image

 Well, thanks so much again, for stopping by and hope you have enjoyed my post, if you do need more inspiration, then hop over to our blog and see all of the fabulous creations by my fellow DT girls ...why not leave them some love too!!

Looking forward to your next visit, so until then
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx
Links
Etsy Shop
 Challenge Blog
Facebook Fan Group
Julia Spiri On Pinterest  
Julia Spiri On Google+
https://plus.google.com/+JuliaSpiri

I am entering this into the following Challenges:-
The Sisterhood of Crafters - # Use some Pearls

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with Twist of 'Tags'

Hi there, well it's Friday and that means another new challenge from Crafty Catz, our theme this week is 'Anything Goes' with a twist of 'Tags'. Sponsoring us is the fab Polka Doodles. For my DT inspiration, I have used this cute image Bauble Wishes - Twiggy and Toots and here is what I created...
My Project
Products Used
Polka Doodles - 'Bauble Wishes-Twiggy and Toots' Image
ProMarkers - Ruby, Berry Red, Antique Pink, Primrose, Lemon, Sandstone, Shale, Powder Blue, Pear Green, Meadow Green, Marsh Green and Caramel
Glitter Gel Pen - Gold
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Britannia - Poinsettia and Pine Leaf Dies
Spellbinders - Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies
Docrafts - Papermania Snowflake Brad
DecoArt - Crystal Glamour Dust
Creative Expressions - 'Iced Snow' Glitter Jewels
From My Stash - Satin Ribbon, Green Glitter Card and Pearl Gems

Printed, Coloured, Glittered and die cut out image, which I layered on to die cut green glitter scalloped card, creating the tag shape. I punched a hole in the top and added complementing red ribbon for attaching to gifts. To decorate I added red satin ribbon bow along with die cut poinsettia flower made from scrap paper from my stash and snowflake brad. I added glitter card die cut pine leaves and pearl gems to finish.

Close Ups


 Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at my blog.  I hope you will come and join us this week, if you need more inspiration, then pop over to our challenge blog and see all of the gorgeous cards created by my DT buddies, why not leave them some love too!!
Looking forward to your next visit, so until then, have a wonderful week!
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx
Design Team Member


Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Use Christmas Papers with Crafty Addicts

Hi there Crafty Friends, Blogging Buddies and Followers....a new challenge has started over at Crafty Addicts. This fortnight our theme as always is 'Anything Goes' with a twist of 'Christmas Papers'. Sponsoring us is the fab Scrapper's Delight, who are offering 3 digi images to the Winner. For my DT inspiration I am using the gorgeous Victorian Digi 1 and here is what I created, hope you like it!?
My Project
 Products Used
 Scrapper's Delight - 'Victorian Digi 1 Image
ProMarkers - Tan, Sandstone, Cardinal Red and Crimson
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl and Pinkish White
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card, Centura Pearl Card and Sara Davis Snowflake & Bauble Dies
Creata - Mirror Card
Britannia - 'Merry Christmas', Pine Leaves and Poinsettia Dies
Trimcraft - Dovecraft 'Winter Blooms' 8x8 Papers
Creative Expressions - Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels 'Iced Snow'
Woodware - Corner Punch
From My Stash - Poinsettia Flower/Leaves, White Vellum Paper, Brad, Lace Ribbon and Gems

Matt and layered together, Christmas papers with mirror card. Printed, coloured, glittered and carefully cut out image, placing as shown. To decorate I added, poinsettia flower, made up using paper flower and die cut poinsettia too, along with die cut pine leaves and brad to finish. I also added lace ribbon bow with die cut snowflake and 'Merry Christmas' sentiment with die cut hanging bauble! 
Close Ups 




Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at my blog.  I hope you will come and join us this week, if you need more inspiration, then pop over to our challenge blog and see all of the gorgeous cards created by my DT buddies, why not leave them some love too!!
Looking forward to your next visit, so until then, have a wonderful week!
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx