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Sunday, 25 December 2016

Merry Christmas!!

To all my Crafty Friends, Blogging Buddies and Followers


 Have a wonderful day!
Hugs Donna 
xxx 


Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Let it Snow with Crafty Addicts

Hiya, Folks, well only 3 more sleeps till Christmas day, can't believe it's nearly here. Still have a few more bits and bobs to organise, running a bit behind as haven't been too well the past few weeks, any-ways nearly done. As it's Wednesday, it's time again for a new challenge over at Crafty Addicts, this will be our last one till the New Year (Jan 2017) and as of then we will be going to a Monthly Challenge on the first Wednesday of each month. Back to this challenge, our theme as always is 'Anything Goes' but with a twist of 'Let it Snow'. Sponsoring us is the fab Lemon Shortbread. I am using their adorable image Poinsettia Girl for my DT inspiration. Here is what I created...

My Project
Products Used
Lemon Shortbread - 'Poinsettia Girl' Image
ProMarkers - Ruby, Cardinal Red, Berry Red, Pear Green, Moss, Tan, Sandstone and Antique Pink
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pear and Pinkish White
 Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card, White Centura Pearl Card
Trimcraft - Dovecraft Music Background Paper
Creative Expressions - Glitter Snow and Ice Jewels
Spellbinders - Timeless Rectangles Die
Britannia - Fern Leaf Die
Docrafts - Papermania Adhesive Gold Domes
From My Stash - Gold Glitter Card, Gold Card, Peel-Offs, Gems, Poinsettia Flowers and Red Grosgrain Ribbon 

Printed, coloured and carefully cut out image, then added glitter snow and ice jewels to create snow effect!. I took an 8x8 red scalloped card blank, matted and layered gold card and music paper, onto which I added poinsettia flower, pine leaves and red ribbon. I placed image as shown, then sentiment topper below, along with another poinsettia flower. To finish off and decorate, I added more glitter snow to the poinsettias, gold adhesive domes, gems and peel-offs.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at my blog.  I hope you will come and join us, 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 Christmas and all the very best for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017! 
 
'See you in the New Year'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx



Friday, 9 December 2016

Crafty Catz Twist of Non Traditional Christmas Colours

This was scheduled to post, a few weeks back, blogger gremlins again, but as I haven't been around due to ill health and family issues to check, I'm doing it now ... Sorry Folks!!!

Hi Crafty Friends, Blogging Buddies and Followers, it's Friday again and time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz. This week we have a twist of 'Non-Traditional Christmas Colours' and our sponsor is the fab Lacy Sunshine. For my DT inspiration I have used the cute image Christmas Boo, she is so adorable!! Here is what I created, hope you like it!?

My Project
Products Used
Lacy Sunshine - 'Christmas Boo' Image
ProMarkers - Pear Green, Lavender, Lilac, Sandstone and Cinnamon
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl and Pinkish White
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card and Centura Pearl Card
Docrafts - Tartan Embossing Folder, Papermania Floral Ribbon and Silver Metal Snowflake Charms
Spellbinders - Eyelet Squares Die
Marianne - Holly Leaf Die
Creative Expressions - 'Ice Snow' Glitter
 Crafts Too - Inverted Corner Punch
From My Stash - Lilac Glitter Card, Green Paper, Flowers, Purple Brads and Pearl Gems

Had fun creating this, as it was different using non traditional colours, a wee bit out my comfort zone, but loved it! Printed, coloured and carefully cut out image, added ice snow glitter then left to one side. I took a 7x7 card blank and punched the corners. I matt and layered glitter card with centura pearl card that I embossed, punching corners also to match, adding ribbon border. I die cut glitter card with the eyelet square die, then added image, as shown. To finish off and decorate, I added flowers, snowflake charms, brads, gems and die cut leaves.

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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, 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! 

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 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

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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!

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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
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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

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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?. 

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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

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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.

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 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! 
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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
 



Friday, 18 November 2016

Crafty Catz Anything Goes with a Twist of Red

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Blogging Buddies and Followers, how are you all this week? Well what a week I've had, my son had 'man flu' and spread his germs everywhere, needless to say with my low immune, I again picked up something similar and been feeling yucky, just typical! :(   To top it off the laptop I've been using, decided to come out in sympathy and stopped working for a few days, thankfully my Hubby, finally managed to get it up and running! :) Didn't want it to end up like my PC did a few months back!  Here's hoping that next week will be better and go without a hitch... everything crossed :p

But first of all it's Friday again and that means a new challenge from us over at Crafty Catz

Our theme this week is 
'Anything Goes'
with a twist of
'Red'

Sponsoring this week is
Offering a prize of 3 Images of the Winners choice

The image I chose to work with for my DT inspiration is this fab 'Santa'... here is what I created, hope you like it?
My Project
Products Used
Rick St Dennis - 'Santa' Image
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card, Centura Pearl card and Vintage Screen Embossing Folder
Creata - Red Mirror Card
Britannia - Pine Leaf , Poinsettia and 'Merry Christmas' Dies
Creative Expressions - Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow Glitter Jewels
Laura Ashley - Red Velvet Ribbon
Dovecraft - Red Gem Brad
Crafts Too - Invert Corner Punch
From My Stash - Red and White Polka Dot Organza Ribbon and White Vellum


On a 6x6 white card blank, I matt and layered red mirror and centura pearl (after embossing and punching corners) card, along with a border of velvet and organza ribbons, with bow. I printed out the image in red for a change and instead of colouring, I added glitter jewels to highlight the white fur. To decorate, I added die cut vellum poinsettia and both mirror and centura pearl pine leaves with brad. Finishing off with die cut 'Merry Christmas' 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