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Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Exciting News!!

Hiya Folks, well what a busy few weeks with the rush up to Christmas, my birthday too and now that it is all over, I can breath now ... and get back to a bit of normality before the 'New Year' festivities begin!
But before they do, I have some exciting news that I'm bursting to tell you, ... I have recently become Design Team Member for Julia Spiri. My first post will be January 7th on the Challenge blog ...

So for now, I have created my project using this gorgeous 'freebie' image 'Nia and Owl' which you will be able to receive if you subscribe here. For all other Julia Spiri images, challenge details etc, please follow the links at the bottom of the page!!
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - Nia and Owl Image
Promarkers - Almond, Blush, Antique Pink, Lilac, Orchid, Sandstone, Tan, Soft Green, Mustard, Cool Grey 2, 3 and 4
Glitter Gel Pen - Gold
Sakura Gelly Roll - Clear Star
Bazzil Bling - Backing Card
Papermania Capsule Collection - Lilac Backing Paper
X-Cut - 'Happy Birthday' Sentiment Dies
Joycraft - Corner Flourish and Butterfly Dies
Britannia - Rose Leaf Die
Prima - Flowers
Gold Backing Card, Resin Flowers and Gems from my stash

Printed off image, cut out and coloured using Promarkers. Die cut the corners, butterfly and rose leaves out of gold card from my stash. I used an 8x8 blank scalloped card and layered together the Bazzil Bling and lilac paper, adding the corners, flowers with leaves sentiment, butterfly and image. Finishing off with gems and resin flowers.
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Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you like my card
So until the next time
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna 
xxx

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Friday, 4 December 2015

Crafty Mess - Challenge 5 Anything Goes

Hiya Folks

Sharing with you my latest DT sample for our new challenge over at Crafty Mess . Our sponsors this month are That Craft Place and Morgan's Artworld . I have chosen 'That Craft Place' and using 'Little Present' which you can purchase here 
My Project 
Product Used
That Craft Place - 'Little Present' digi image
Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson Holly dies
X-Cut - Sentiment dies
Papermania - 'Pocket Full Of Posies' A4 paper and Adhesive gold domes
WOW! - Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder and Sparkling Snow embossing Glitter
Liquid Pearls - Ruby Red
ProMarkers - Almond, Blush, Berry Red, Crimson, Tan, Sandstone, Caramel, Mustard, Pear Green, Antique Pink, Cool Grey4 and Cool Grey5
Poinsettia Flower, Gold card and Brad  - From my stash

Layered together gold card and backing paper onto plain white scalloped C5 card. Printed off image, coloured using ProMarkers, added WOW! Sparkling Snow embossing Glitter to the 'fur' areas for effect and also Metallic Gold Rich to the 'buckle and Boot Eyelets' too,  then carefully cut out.  I die cut the holly sprigs and sentiments from gold card. To finish off I added the poinsettia flower and brad after adding again some WOW! embossing glitter to the leaf edges a snow effect and Liquid Pearls as berries on the holly sprigs. Not forgetting the Adhesive gold domes!
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Once again 'Thanks' so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate you all taking your time to leave such lovely comments, it means so much to me!!
Till the next time
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna
xxx
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Wednesday, 2 December 2015

'Tis the Season with Crafty Addicts

Hiya Folks,
Well it's that time again....a new monthly challenge over at Crafty addicts. The theme is 'Anything Goes/Tis the Season' Our sponsors this month are Robyn's Fetish and Knitty Kitties. I have used the fab ''Prissy Poinsettia'' by Robyn's Fetish, which you can purchase here for my DT project. This is what I came up with ... Colour wise a bit different for me using shades of gold/copper/browns.

My Project 
 Products Used 
''Prissy Poinsettia'' - Robyn's Fetish digi stamp
Creative Expressions - Elegant Poinsettias rubber stamps by Sue Wilson
WOW! - Metallic Gold Rich (reg) and Metallic Copper (reg) Embossing Powder, Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter
VersaMark - Ink Pad and VersaMarker Watermark Pen
Spellbinders - Decorative Ovals cutting dies
X-Cut - Sentiment dies and snowflake die
Docrafts - Adhesive Gold Domes and Forever Friends Classic Decadence adhesive gems
ProMarkers - Sandstone,Mustard, Umber, Cocoa, Tan, Cinnamon and Dusky Pink
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card for poinsettia image.
Creata - Copper Mirror Card
Gold card and ribbon from my stash 

First of all a printed out the poinsettia image 3 times and carefully cut out in layers to decoupage. I coloured using the various ProMarker pens, assembled then added detail to the leaf veins by heat embossing using Versamarker pen and WOW Metallic Copper powder. I also embossed detail onto the berries with WOW Metallic Gold Rich and Sparkling Snow embossing glitter around the edges of the poinsettia. The base card I used was a scalloped plain white 8x8 card. For the background, I stamped and heat embossed all over using Poinsettia stamp, VersaMark ink pad and WOW Copper and Gold embossing powders. I die cut gold contrasting card from my stash using Spellbinders Decorative Oval die and added poinsettia topper, placing this in the centre of my project. I also cut out the sentiment words using X-Cut die and Creata mirror card, adding to the bottom and finishing off with the ribbon bow, die cut mirror card snowflake, gems and gold domes!!
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I hope this manages to help you get your creative caps on, would love you to join us over at Crafty Addicts and show off all your fab creations.  

 ''Thanks'' so much for taking the time to pop over, it really means alot to me.
So until the next time
''Happy Crafting''
Hugs Donna 
xxx

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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Let it Snow!

Morning Crafty Friends and Bloggers, I'm here today with another new DT sample for our monthly challenge over at Crafty Addicts Our theme this month is Anything Goes or Use Die Cuts.......Our fab sponsor  is Inky Impressions  offering 3 digi images as a prize.  I have used their image Fairy LiLi with Snow Globe She is sooo cute!!! I really enjoyed creating this project! So without further ado, here is what I made....
My Project
 Products Used
Inky Impressions - Fairy LiLi with Snow Globe Image
Crafter's Comapnion - Watercoloured card for image
Promarkers - Almond, Blush, Ivory, Vanilla, Cool Aqua, Artic Blue, Pale Pink, Tan, Sandstone, Caramel, Cinnamon, Cool Grey1, Cool Grey4
Sakura - White Glaze and Gelly Roll Blue Metalic Pens
Wink of Stella - Clear Glitter Pen
Prima - Flower
Papermania -  Pocketfull of Posies Tartan Paper, Silver Poinsettias and Silver snowflake brads
X-Cut - Snowflake and Alphabet Dies
Bazzill Bling - Blue card
Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson Holly Die
Liquid Pearls - White
Glamour Dust Glitter - Crystal
Gems, Pearls, Poinsettias, Silver leaves and Blue Star from my stash 

To start with, I layered together the Bazzill Bling card and Tartan paper. I printed off the image, cut out and coloured using Promarkers, Sakura and Wink of Stella pens. After die cutting the snowflake, holly sprigs and Alphabet, I added together with the poinsettias, flower and leaves. Finishing off by adding the Liquid Pearls, Glamour Dust, Gems and Pearls.
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I do hope that this has given you some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing...It would be fab to see what you create...Once again, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments, it means a lot to me.
Looking forwards to your next visit
''Happy Crafting''
Hugs
Donna 
xxx


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Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Celebrate!

Hiya Crafty Friends and Bloggers, hope you all have had a Spooky Halloween weekend?!  It was very quiet where we stay, not as many kids out as in previous years! Had some good news over the weekend that I was one of the Top 3 winners in ''Sparkle n Sprinkle'' challenge I entered with my last project, so I am so thrilled!!
So without further ado, and a good link,  this see's the start of our new monthly challenge over at A Crafty Mess, so why not stop by and join in the fun to win a fab prize, we'd love to see all your gorgeous creations!!! Our Sponsor this month is Lemon ShortbreadTo help with some inspiration, here is my DT project that I have created using ''Goth Fairy Witch'', which you can purchase here
My Project 
Products Used
 Lemon Shortbread - Goth Fairy Witch Image
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card for image
Creata - Mirror card
Create & Craft The Paper Collection - Backing paper
Bazzill - Bling Card (Green and Purple)
Spellbinders - Decorative Labels 8 Die
Britannia - Rose Leaf Die
Prima - Flowers
ProMarkers - Almond, Blush, Sandstone, Tan, Lilac, Lime Zest, Soft Lime and Black
DecoArt - Glamour Dust Crystal
Gems, Glitter ribbon and peel off from my stash

First of all, I printed off the image on to watercolour card, coloured with Promarkers, adding some Glamour Dust to highlight star wand, bow, jewellery and cut out. I layered the backing paper on to the mirror card, then added the die cut Bazzill green card. I placed the image and added the peel off sentiment, which I also coloured to co-ordinate. I added the flowers and die cut leaves, then finished off with gems and glitter ribbon!!
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Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, I do hope you will come and play along with us!! We want to see al your gorgeous creations, don't forget to stop by Lemon Shortbread too!!

Until next time
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs
Donna (DT)
xxx

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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Tartan Christmas

Hiya folks, sorry for my absence the past couple of weeks, first of all had my youngest dislocating his knee again and had a few hospital appointments for him, then that rolled on to the school October break, so now back to ''normal'' ... Think I need a holiday to get over all the toing and froing!! Lol...So on to my latest sample, I have made this tartan themed Christmas card using '' Poinsettia project sheet'' by Delightful Digi's that you will love!! Here is my completed card...

My Project 
Products Used 
Delightful Digi's - Poinsettia Project sheet
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card for image
LuminArte H2O's - Olive vine, Golden jade, Moss green, Poppy red, Cinnamon stick and Sunflower
Liquid Pearls - Ruby red
Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson Holly Sprays dies
X-Cut - Merry Christmas dies
Docrafts Papermania - Pocket Full of Posies backing paper and Forever Friends Gold adhesive domes
Pinflair - Ice Diamond, Buff-It ( Antique Silver and Brass)
Pearls, gem and gold card from my stash

First of all I chose the gorgeous red tartan paper, cut to size then buffed the edges with Pinflair Buff-it's and placed on to 7x7 card blank. I printed off the 'Poinsettia project sheet'' cut out, then coloured using the various Twinkling H2O's, that I took out of retirement from being stuck in a box for ages!!!. Once dry I layered them together, added the Ice Diamond and then gold domes. I placed the finished poinsettias onto the card adding die cut 'Holly Sprays', finishing off with liquid pearl berries added to holly sprays, pearls and gem in corners and die cut sentiment!!
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Thanks so much for popping over, I really enjoy your visits! Please stop by Delightful Digi's for more fabulous digi images and whilst you are there, why not take a look at all the gorgeous DT samples for loads of super inspiration!! 
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 So until the next time
''Keep Crafting''
Hugs Donna

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Autumn's Here...

Hi there, can't believe it's Wednesday again, the weeks are flying in and the nights are fair drawing in too!! Autumn is well and truly here!!....Well here I am with my Wednesday Delightful Digi's DT showcase....this week I'm sharing with you my recent make using 'Squirrel' image, which you can purchase here .. And so on to my creation, this is what I came up with...
My Project 
Products Used
Delightful Digi's - Squirrel image
Papermania - Woodland papers and Ribbon
Spellbinders - Labels 47 dies
Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson finishing touches petite leaf die and Pink collection Dazzlers
X-Cut - Corner flourish die
Britannia - Rose leaf die
Prima - Flower selection
Promarkers - Cinnamon, Tan, Sandstone, Pear green, Marsh green, Cocoa, Terracotta, Saffron, Vanilla, Putty, Cool grey 1, 2, 3 and 4
Indigo Blu - Gilding flakes (Chocolate Box), Pan Pastels (Yellow ochre and Light gold)
Creata - Mirror card
Other card - From my stash
Printed image onto watercolour card, cut out and coloured using Promarkers, adding gilding flakes round the edges then layered on to the Spellbinders die cut. On a plain 8x8 scalloped card I layered Papermania backing paper and Creata mirror card, placing the image topper on top. Finishing off with flowers, leaves, bow and gems.
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Thanks so much for stopping by, it's a pleasure to share with you all my creations and hope they inspire you...Please stop by Delightful Digi's where you will find an array of gorgeous images to create with...So until the next time...
 'Happy Crafting'
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Krafty Hugs
Donna
xxx

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Simply Create Too Challenge - #95 Autumn Splendor

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Happy New Year ...

Hiya Folks, Hope you all had a fab weekend, I had a lovely couple of days chilling, then caught up with the sssshhhh ...HW... though now it looks as if I never did it...lol ... Anyways, I'm here this morning with my Wednesday showcase with the last image from the 'Thistle Collection' by Delightful Digi's...and here is what I created... a 'New Year' card
My Project 
Products Used 
Delightful Digi's - Thistle corner image
Heritage - Auld Lang Syne rubber stamp 
Spellbinders - Labels seventeen die
Promarkers - Lime zest, Pear green, Marsh green, Lavender, Lilac and Amethyst
Crafty Notions - Sunshine gilding flakes
Cosmic Shimmer - Frosted Lavender Twinkles
Ribbon, gems and backing paper from my stash

Using word document, I created the positions of the thistle image, as shown and printed on to paper. Coloured using Promarkers then adding gilding flakes. I printed out the purple tartan backing paper, which should look familiar, as it is my blog background!! Thought it was very apt for this and matches in well. I stamped out the 'Auld Lang Syne' then die cut it and added the glitter glue round the edge. To finish off I added the glitter ribbon and gems....
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Well I hope you liked this...a little bit different from the norm! There are more lovely images like this over at Delightful Digi's waiting there just for you!!  And loads of fabulous inspiration by my fellow talented DT .. You can also join us over on Facebook too https://www.facebook.com/groups/DelightfulDigis/ , where you can share all your fab Delightful Digi's creations!!

Thank you all so much for stopping by and for your lovely comments
Until the next time
'Happy Crafting'
Krafty Hugs
Donna
xxx

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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Thank You ..

Morning Folks, a new wee post from me today, how are you all, hope you had a lovely weekend and that you are having a good week...Well after a bad start last week, this one for me is going good the now....touch wood!!! Although had a trip to the dentist yesterday for some work and more next week, hopefully that will be me for quite a while as I'm not fond of them!! Anyhoo's I'm here this morning to share with you all my DT project I have created using another fab image from the 'Thistle Collection' (here) and backing paper (here), both by Delightful Digi's...
My Sample
 Products Used 
Delightful Digi's - Thistle image and Thistle backing paper
Spellbinders - Scalloped circle and 'Thank You' dies
Papermania - Ribbon
ProMarkers - Lime Zest, Pear Green, Marsh Green, Lavender, Lilac and Amythest
Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles (Colours by Phill Martin) - Frosty Heather and Frosty Jade
Pearls, Gem and backing card from my stash

First of all, instead of printing out the thistle backing paper, I printed straight on to the front of a 7x7 plain card after changing the colour to compliment the mink card and ribbon. Then I printed out the thistle image and carefully cut round it. I coloured the image using the various ProMarkers and adding the Twinkles glue for effect. I die cut a scalloped circle slightly larger and layered the image topper on top. I trimmed the side with the ribbonand added bow with a gem. I placed the topper, adding the die cut sentiment and finishing off with the pearls...
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 Well as my card says, I would just like to 'Thank You' all for taking the time to visit and leave such lovely comments,  I really do appreciate it.  I do hope you find the time to stop by Delightful Digi's too, there are loads of fab images that are perfect for all occasions, fantastically created by the lovely talented Emma Goddard
Why not follow us too over on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/DelightfulDigis/ we'd love to see you !!!

 Once again 'Thank You'
Until the next time
'Happy Crafting'
Krafty Hugs
Donna 
xxx


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Thursday, 10 September 2015

A Guid New Year!

Morning Folks, well not had a good start to the week what with one thing and another including slicing my finger twice, (ouchhhh) with my craft scissors, lack of concentration on my part!! Scheduled blog post not posting yesterday, anyways eventually I'm here showcasing one of the fantastic new images from the 'Thistle Collection' by Delightful Digi's , very apt for me!!!
So without further ado here is my first sample, an easy to make desk calendar....
My Sample
Products Used 
Delightful Digi's - Thistle 3 image
Papermania - Calendar and ribbon 
Promarkers - Lavender, Lilac, Amethyst, Pear green, Lime zest and Marsh green
Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles - Frosty Heather and Frosty Jade
Various card and gems from my stash

First of all I took an A4 sheet of green card from my stash and scored as shown here marked in black, using the Hougie Board then folded to create a DL shape ...

I printed the image on to watercolour card, added some text, coloured with Promarkers, cut to size and layered on lilac then silver card, trimming the corners. Adding some Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles to highlight! I layered together a strip of silver and lilac card, placing this across the middle of the calendar, adding the image topper to the left, then layered calender topper to the right, finishing off with ribbon and gems from my stash...
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Hope you like this fab simple idea, it's so easy to make and such a great gift for New Year!! Why not have a go yourself, more of these gorgeous images can be found over on Delightful Digi's
You can also follow us over on Facebook :- https://www.facebook.com/groups/DelightfulDigis/

Thanks so much for stopping by
Krafty Hugs
Donna 
xxx

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Pennys Challenges -#244

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Trick or Treat - New Challenge at Crafty Addicts

Morning all, welcome to a brand new challenge this morning over at The Crafty Addicts. Our sponsors for this month are Sassy Studio Designs and A day for Daisies, the latter I have used. The image I chose is Vintage Spider Costume. I know a little early for Halloween but I really loved this image. Instead of a card I decided to create a pillow treat box, very apt for trick or treating!! So without further ado, here is the finished creation:-
My Project
Products Used
A Day for Daisies - Vintage Spider Costume
Papermania - Halloween backing paper, sentiment sticker and adhesive gems
X-cut dies - Pillow box
Promarkers - Lavender, Lilac, Almond and Blush
Prima - Flower
Glitter card and ribbon from my stash

First of all I die cut out the pillow box using X-Cut die, I added ribbon across box. I die cut the corner spiders web with glitter card joining together to make a full web and layered on top of the ribbon. I printed out the image to size and coloured with Promarkers adding onto the web. To finish off I added the flower, gems, sentiment and ribbon bow.
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Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments, I hope this has given you some inspiration to have a go yourself and join us over at The Crafty Addicts for this months fun challenge, where the winner will receive a $12 giftcard for their shop, so well worth entering!!! We look forward to seeing all your gorgeous creations over the next few weeks!!

Until the next time
''Happy Crafting''
Hugs
Donna 
xxx


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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Monochrome Birthday

Hiya Folks, how are you all, hope you have had a fab holiday weekend!! Mine has been great and still is, hubby and I have taken a break away for a few days, visiting his cousin down in Derbyshire. Have been having a lovely time, even managed to spend a day at Phill Martin's Craftathon on Sunday, what a fab day, brill demos by both Phill and Julia Watts too!! Met some lovely ladies too, Alison, Babs and Meg....not to forget Phill's right hand help, the lovely Barb!! I'm now planning my next trip down for November!!!!!
Well onto today, I'm here showcasing my new DT project for A Crafty Mess new challenge which starts this morning. Our sponsor this month is the fab Morgans Artworld and the image I've used is Goth Fairy. Here is my finished project...
My Project
Products used
Morgan's Artworld - Digi Image
Indigo Blu - Flourish stamp
Visible Image - Sentiment stamp
Papermania - Adhesive gems
Memento- Black Ink

Decided that I would like to do another monochrome card, can't go wrong with them, so I started by stamping Indigo Blu flourish in top corner, then added black ribbon down opposite side, along with black glitter paper and black velvet patterned paper I had in my stash. I printed out image then, layered on to more black glitter paper and then white card. Placing this on top of the layered papers, stamping Visible Image birthday sentiment and finishing off with adding pearls and gems.....Here are some more photos....
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Hope this has given you some inspiration to come on over and join us in our new challenge. Would love to see all your fabulous creations!! 
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by
So until the next time
''Happy Crafting''
Krafty Hugs
Donna