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Friday, 28 October 2016

Crafty Catz New Challenge - Anything Goes or Twist of Use Die Cut or Punch

Hiya, my Blogging Buddies, Crafty Friends and Followers, hope you are all well! It's Friday again, so that means it's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz. I hope you come and join us this week, our theme as always is
'Anything Goes', 
but we have a fab twist to follow, if you fancy it, I'm sure you would, it's 
'Use Die Cuts or Punch
Now who doesn't love using die-cuts or punches!!

Sponsoring us this week is - 
Offering a prize of $12 Voucher

For this challenge the DT were free to use any of our own images, so for my DT inspiration, as it's close to Halloween, I chose to use the fab Trixxie Treat by Kenny K. Here is what I created, hope you like it!
My Project
Products Used
Kenny K - 'Trixxie Treat' Image
ProMarkers - Cocoa, Pumpkin, Spice, Mustard, Lime Green, Pear Green, Amethyst, Cool Grey 5 and Black
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl (E00) and Pinkish White (R00)
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Spellbinders - Decorative Oval Dies
Little B - Various Halloween Dies (Web, Spider and Bat)
Marianne - Stand Die
Prima - Black Multi Flowers
Ranger - Glossy Accents
DecoArt - Crystal Glamour Dust
From My Stash - Black Glitter Paper/Card, Orange Embossed Card, Black Satin Card, Wooden Bunting, Black Fine Loose Glitter, Black Organza Ribbon, gems and Peel Offs

So to create this, I die cut the oval shapes in black and orange card then layered together. The image I printed, coloured and carefully cut out, placing as shown. In my stash I had some wooden bunting, which I coloured Black, added 'BOO' peel-offs and organza ribbon. I decorated with flowers, web, spider and bat die cuts then finished by adding peel-off spiders.
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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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Thursday, 27 October 2016

Steampunk Collection New Release at Julia Spiri

Hiya Crafty Friends, Blogging Buddies and Followers, it's NEW RELEASE time again over at Julia Spiri . Julia has worked her magic again to produce this fantastic new 'Steampunk' collection...so without further ado let me introduce ...
 and 

Please follow the links at the bottom of the page, for more wonderful images and challenge details etc!!

For my DT inspiration, the image I've used is .Steampunk Lady, isn't she just gorgeous?!!!. Here is my creation, hope you like it?! ...
 My Project
Products Used
 Julia Spiri - 'Steampunk Lady' Image and 'Steampunk Watercolour Clip Art'
ProMarkers - Cardinal Red, Shale, Caramel, Umber and Sandstone
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl (E00) and Pinkish White (R00)
Glitter Gel Pen - Gold
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Creata - Burgandy Mirror Card 
Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson Lace Edged Leaves Die
Spellbinders - Scalloped Circle Die
X-Cut - 'Family Tree' Die
Papermania - Brown and Burgandy Flowers
Dovecraft - Various Gems and Pearls
Craftwork Cards - Sentiment Topper 
Woodware - Corner Punch
From My Stash - Pearlised Backing Paper, Brown Pearl Sheen Card and Red Brad 

I first of all, created the background of cloud and ground effects on photoshop using elements from the Steampunk Clip Art and printed on to Pearlised sheen paper. This I matt and layered on burgandy mirror card. I die cut the tree from brown pearl sheen card, adding the cog and heart elements from the clip art to represent leaves and carved heart, along with gems and pearls too. The image, I printed, then coloured in these wonderful shades of browns and burgandy to complement the golds of the collection, finally carefully cutting out and placing as shown. To decorate, I added the leaves and  flower with clip art cog and brad in the centre. To finish off, I added the sentiment topper, made up from a layer of mirror card, clip art large cog and sentiment.
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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
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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Anything Goes or Twist of Halloween Colours at Crafty Addicts

A big HELLO to all my Friends, Blogging Buddies and Followers, yes it's challenge time again over at Crafty Addicts. Our theme as always is 'Anything Goes' but would love to see all your makes created with our twist of 'Halloween Colours'!!. Sponsoring us this fortnight is...

 
Offering a $10 Voucher as Prize

For my DT inspiration, I have used the gorgeous Crystal Ball Witch and here is what I created with her...
My Project 
Products Used
Moonflower - 'Crystal Ball Witch' Image
ProMarkers - Pumpkin, Honeycomb, Purple, Pear Green, Cool Grey 5 and Black
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl (E00) and Pinkish White (R00)
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Creata - Purple Mirror Card
Spellbinders - Labels Eight and Decorative Labels Eight Dies
Little B - Halloween Dies (Web and Bat)
Tim Holtz - Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks
Prima - Black Multi Flowers
Docrafts - Black Gem 
Deco Art - Crystal Glitter Glamour Dust
From My Stash - Black Glitter Paper, Black Ribbon, Spider Peel Offs, Pumpkin 3D Topper and Black Web Netting

To make this I took an 8x8 scalloped card blank and die cut out the centre shape using Spellbinders labels 8 die. I created the background using distress inks, then added decorative labels 8 border of black glitter paper, placing black web netting and purple mirror card behind. The image I printed, carefully cut out, coloured and added glitter, then placed as shown. To decorate and finish off, I added flowers, ribbon, pumpkin topper, glitter paper web and bat die cuts, spider peel offs and gem

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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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Friday, 21 October 2016

Anything Goes with a Twist of Embossing at Crafty Catz Challenge

Hello my fab friends and blogging buddies! And a big HELLO to all my new followers too!! Thanks so much for your positive comments on my recent makes, it means so much to me! Well it's Friday again, so time for a new Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge with me as host and my theme of choice...

'Anything Goes with a Twist of Embossing'

Our Sponsor this week is

Prize of 3 digi images from Etsy Store

For my DT inspiration I am using the cute little image 'Cup of Cocoa', which you can get here! Now who doesn't enjoy a lovely cup of cocoa or hot chocolate? Now with that in mind I had to include a couple of sachets in my creation...yummmmmm!! Here is what I came up with...very apt for this cute little image!
My Project
Products Used
 Star Stampz - 'Cup of Cocoa' Image
ProMarkers - Lavender, Lilac, Tan, Caramel and Arctic Blue
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl and Pinkish White
Cuttlebug - Snowflake Embossing Folder
Spellbinders - A4 Dainty Dots Embossing Folder
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card and 'Sheena' Snowfall Festive Embossing Folder
X-Cut - Square Scalloped Die
Trimcraft - Dovecraft Festive Ribbon and Gems
DecoArt - Crystal Glamour Dust Glitter
 From My Stash - Glitter Card, Purple and Snow White Pearl Card, Felt Snowflakes and Glitter Christmas Tree Topper

To make the Pocket
1. Cut a piece of card 12cm x 20cm
2. Score both long edges at 1cm and at 10cm down middle
3. Emboss one side, then tape or glue along both edges and stick together.
4. Decorate as required. I added ribbon border, with Christmas Tree topper and embossed die cut card.

For the card itself, I matt and layered glitter card with embossed purple pearl card, adding finished pocket at a jaunty angle. The image, I printed, coloured and carefully cut out and placed as shown, finishing off with felt snowflakes, gems and sentiment (printed using word) and layered on glitter card.
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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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Friday, 14 October 2016

Julia Spiri with Kit and Clowder Event - 'Little Carmen' Freebie

Hiya Crafty Friends, Bloggers and Followers....What exciting news I have for you! ... Julia Spiri  and Kit & Clowder have teamed up to bring you all this fabulous joint event and offering this gorgeous image...

 
'Little Carmen'
by
Julia Spiri
 
 In order to claim this gorgeous freebie you have to make sure you sign up for both Facebook Groups below and follow their instructions!!

 So, I decided to create this little fan card and here it is...
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'Little Carmen' Image
ProMarkers - Ruby, Berry Red, Shale, Cool Grey 5 and Black
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl and Pinkish White
Wink of Stella - Clear Glitter Pen
Glitter Girl's - 'Elegance and Fantasy' Keepsake Embossing Board
Britannia - Rose Leaf Die
 Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Creata - Red Mirror card and Red Patterned Silk Card
Ranger - Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue
From My Stash - Rose Flowers, Black Glitter Card, Black Lace, Black Loop Trim, Tassel and Grey Patterned Paper

To create the fan, I embossed, red mirror card using the outside groove of fan, followed by grey patterned paper for the next inner groove. Carefully cut these out and layered together. Using black glitter card, I embossed the next layer, then created panels with the red silk card, adding black loop trim around them. You can just see the glitter card shinning through!. To decorate, I added paper rose flowers and glitter leaf die cuts. To finish off I added the black lace and tassel. For the image, I printed, coloured in coordinating colours and carefully cut out, placing as shown. 

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Well thanks so much again for stopping by and hope you take part in this fab event, 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)
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'All Tied Up' at Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge

Yay Crafty Friends, it's Friday and time again for another new weekly challenge over at Crafty Catz. Our theme as always is 'Anything Goes' but we have a twist and this time it's 'All Tied Up' Sponsoring us is the fab Crafty Ribbons, so we are using our own images. For my inspiration, I am using one of the Noel Christmas Ornaments clear stamps by JustRite and following our twist, using gorgeous glitter ribbon and bow....yes I've now made a start on my Christmas cards for this year!...lol Here is my creation...
My Project
 
Products Used
JustRite Stamps -'Noel Christmas Ornaments' Clear Stamps
Trimcraft - 'Magic & Sparkle' 8x8 Papers, Glitter Ribbon and Glitter Dots - Dovecraft Gems
Spellbinders - Heirloom Ornament Dies (2012)
Britannia - Holly Leaf Die
Petaloo - 'Flora Doodles' Fabric Flowers
Brilliance - Dew Drop Chocolate Pearlescent Ink
From My Stash - Pearl Brad, Peel Off and Silver Embossed Card

Stamped the JustRite 'Noel Christmas Ornament' image on to plain white card with chocolate ink, die cut out using coordinating Spellbinders 'Heirloom Ornament' die then layered onto silver card also die cut out. On a 7x7 scalloped edged card blank, I matt and layered Trimcraft's 'Magic & Sparkle' papers onto silver card, along with glitter ribbon and bow. I placed the ornament stamp as shown with a piece of silver peel off. To decorate, I added the flower with die cut holly leaves and finished with glitter dots and gems.
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Thanks so much for joining me and I hope to see all your gorgeous creations, 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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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Autumn Colours Twist at Crafty Addicts

Hiya, well it's the start of another new challenge over at Crafty Addicts. Our theme as always is 'Anything Goes' but we do have a twist and this fortnight, it's 'Autumn Colours', so why not give it a go!! Sponsoring us is the fab A Day For Daisies and for my DT inspiration,  I am using their gorgeous image Wind in my hair. Here is what I created...
My Project
Products Used
A Day For Daisies - 'Wind in my Hair' Image
ProMarkers - Mustard, Pumpkin, Gold, Sandstone, Cocoa, Crimson and Pear Green
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl and Pinkish White
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card and 'Tumbling Leaves' Embossing Folder
Marianne - Leaves Die
Britannia - Rose Leaf Die
 Spellbinders - Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies
From My Stash - Flowers, Gold Card, Red Glittered Card and Pearl Gems

To create this simple CAS card, on a 7x7 white card blank, I printed image, then embossed using leaf folder. I printed out another identical image, coloured and carefully cut out, placing on top of image printed on card and also carefully colouring the speckles round the edges. To decorate, I added die cut leaves, flowers and pearls then finished off with a sentiment topper that I printed on word doc and die cut out.
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Thanks so much for joining me and I hope to see all your gorgeous creations, 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
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna DT
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Friday, 7 October 2016

A Twist of Fold, Fold and More Folds at Crafty Catz!

Good Morning Crafty Friends, yes it's Friday and that means a couple of things, it's the start of the weekend and another new challenge over at Crafty Catz. Our theme as always is 'Anything Goes' but if you fancy something different, then why not try our twist of 'Fold, Fold and More Folds'. Sponsoring us this week is the fab Time For Tea Designs and for my inspiration, I am using the gorgeous image Hugging Couple. This is such a great versatile image, that can be used for various occassions, such as Weddings, Engagements, Valentines and in my case, for my project,  'Anniversary'!. Here is what I created, I hope you like it!
My project
Products Used
Time For Tea - 'Hugging Couple' Image
ProMarkers - Pear Green, Caramel, Dusky Rose, Shale, Umber, Sandstone and Cinnamon
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl and Pinkish White
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card and Delicate Floral Embossing Folder
Trimcraft - 'Sweet Paris' 8x8 Papers and Paper Flowers
Britannia - Rose Leaf Die
Spellbinders - Grand Decorative Oval Die
Little Birdie - Flowers
 Connoisseur Studio - Treasure Brass Wax Gilt
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Antique Linen and Old Paper
From My Stash - White Card, Gold Linen Card and Peel Offs

I created this by using an 8x8 white square card blank. I creased a line down the center of the card front and folded in half, creating a Z Fold Card. On the inside, I matt and layered gold card and floral paper, then contrasting stripe paper and gold card to the front. I die cut white card using grand decorative oval die, then embossed with delicate floral folder, added distress inks and gold gilt wax for a shabby chic look.  I printed, coloured and carefully cut out image, adding to oval topper, then placing on card as shown. To finish off I decorated with large 'Sweet Paris' flower, which I added a 'Little Birdie' flower on top, coloured with Promarker to compliment, paper leaves also from 'Sweet Paris' collection and die cut gold leaves.

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Thanks so much for joining me and I hope to see all your gorgeous creations, 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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