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

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Non Traditional Colours Optional Twist at Crafty Addicts

Good Morning Folks, hope you are all well and keeping wrapped up nice and warm in this cold weather?! Well, I've just finished my second dose of antibiotics for this chest infection, still no better unfortunately, going to give it a couple or so more days then if same, will be making another visit to my GP... oh the joys!!

Anyways on a brighter note, our new monthly challenge starts today over at The Crafty Addicts Challenge blog. The theme as always is 'Anything Goes' but you could try our twist of 'Non Traditional Colours'. With Christmas just around the corner this was so much fun to do. Sponsoring us is the fabulous Polkadoodles, who are offering 3 pre chosen images worth £6.75 to the winner. For my DT inspiration, I chose the cute Watch your Step. Here is my finished project ...
My Project 
Products Used  
Polkadoodles - 'Watch your Step' Image
ProMarkers - Sandstone, Mustard, Pastel Yellow & Summer Sun
Copic Ciao - Pinkish White & Cotton Pearl

Trimcraft 
Dovecraft - 'Time to Sparkle' Paper and Snowflake Brad, Snowflake Die, Pearls and Paper Flowers
Simply Creative - Snowflake and Holly Dies
First Edition - Christmas Sentiment Die

Pinflair - Ice Diamond Glitter
Creative Expressions - Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels 'Iced Snow'
Ranger - Stickles ' Golden Rod & Yellow'

From My Stash - Kraft Card & Gold Metalic Card

On an A5 Kraft card blank, I layered together, gold metalic card along with one of the gorgeous Dovecraft 'Time to Sparkle' papers. I just love these ones, such a change from the normal traditional colours. The image, I printed, coloured (using shades of gold), adding various glitter jewels for effect then layered on to the same gold and kraft card, placed as shown. To decorate, I added die cut holly leaves and snowflakes, pearl gems, paper flower with brad too. Finishing off with die cut sentiment.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and hope that this inspires you to come and play along with us for our monthly challenge, we would love to see your fabulous work. Why not pop over to our challenge blog and see all of the gorgeous creations made by my fellow DT buddies, if you need more inspiraton! Leave them some too when your there!!

Looking forward to your next visit, so until then
'Keep Crafting'
Hugs Donna DT
xxx

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Christmas at The Crafty Addicts Challenge

Good Morning Folks, a new monthly challenge has started over at The Crafty Addicts, as always the theme is 'Anything Goes' or we have a twist of 'Christmas'. Our fab sponsor this month is Knitty Kitty Digis. For my DT inspiration with the Christmas twist, I am using both 'Snowball Percy' and 'Snowball Pablo' from Build a Snow Scene Trio No.52, to create this fun scene... Here is my final project ... what do you think?
My Project 
Products Used 
Trimcraft
'Dear Santa' - Papers, Paper blossoms, Sentiment topper and Adhesive pearls
Doveraft - Gold doily, Brads and Green glitter card
First Edition - Foliage and Flower Dies

From My Stash - Berry embellishments and Gold metalic card

Promarkers - Berry Red, Red, Lipstick Red, Pine, Forrest Green, Canary, Yellow, Oatmeal, Amber and Cool Grey 5
Pinflair - 'Ice Diamond' and 'Snow Dust'
Ranger - Candy Cane Stickles and Spiced Marmalade Distress Stickles

On a 7x7 card, I layered Dear Santa paper with gold metalic card. I added smaller paper with gold card and angled. On this I placed doily with image topper. For the image I printed onto white card, coloured with Promarkers then added Pinflair Ice Diamond and Snow Dust for effect. To decorate I added red paper blossoms along with die cut glitter card flowers and leaves, brads and gold card leaves, finishing off with sentiment topper, berry embellishments and pearl gems.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and hope that this inspires you to join us for our monthly challenge, would love to see all your fab creations, if you need more inspiration, then just pop over to our Challenge blog and see all of the gorgeous cards created by my fellow DT buddies, why not leave them some love too!!


Looking forward to your next visit, so until then
'Keep Crafting'
Hugs Donna DT
xxx

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Happy Halloween

Hi there Folks, can't believe that it's that time again for Halloween ... not sure on how many we'll get at the door this year, as having moved house. It's great when all the little ones get dressed up, but some of the older ones don't but still want goody bags!! Anyways, with Halloween in mind, I'm here to share with you this little spooky fun door hanger that I created ...
My Project 

Products Used 
Trimcraft
Dovecraft - Glitter card, Sugar Skull die, Gems and 3d Paper flowers
First Edition - Foliage dies
Free Topper download

Little B - Halloween dies (Spider and Ghost)

From My Stash - Mountboard door hanger, Orange glitter card, Black glitter paper,  'Boo' embellishment, Halloween ribbon and Spider Web netting

To create this, I covered the front of hanger with green glitter card and added a layer of web netting. On top of handle, I added ribbon bow with die cut spider. For the main part, I die cut sugar skull, layering onto black glitter paper, added flowers and leaves, placing as shown. For the sentiment, I downloaded this freebie from Trimcraft Craft blog ... printed and added to bottom of hanger, addding die cut ghost, 'Boo' embellishment (which is for sticking in cakes) and finishing off adding die cut spiders, flowers and gems.

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Hope you like my little hanger, it's so quick and easy to create...well, thanks so much again, for stopping by. I hope you all have a lovely night and enjoy all your 'Trick or Treater's'!! 

Looking forwards to your next visit
So until then
'Happy Halloween' and 'Keep Crafting'
Hugs Donna
xxx

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Sunday, 29 October 2017

Special Birthday

Hi there folks, hope you have all had a lovely weekend and ready to start another new week, can't believe we are nearly into November, where has the year gone?... Well I am now ready to share with you this vintage style card I made for my friends special birthday...I am so loving Trimcraft products, they are fab and brilliant value for money!!! They also help create fantastic projects, that's why I so look foward to their new releases!! ....... Here's my card....

My Project 

Products Used 
Trimcraft
Dovecraft - 'Painted Blooms' and 'Perfectly Pink' papers, Glitter card, Gems, Paper flowers and Brad
First Edition - 'Foliage' and 'Flower' dies
WOW - Metallic Gold Rich Ultra High embossing powder

From My Stash - Lace ribbon, Chipboard numbers and Kraft card

Taking a blank 7x7 card, I punched corners, then layered with Dovecraft papers and adding lace border trim. I die cut various leaves out of Kraft card and for added effect, I embossed the tips with WOW gold embossing powder. The flower was die cut and held together with contrasting brad. To finish off, I added the numbers, after using same embossing powder, then gems and paper flowers.

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Thankfully my friend loved it, what do you think?

Well, thanks again for stopping by, 
I look forward to your next visit, so until then
'Keep Crafting'
Hugs Donna
xxx

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Thursday, 12 October 2017

Desk Calendar

Hiya, another post from me, since I can't sleep, I've a hot milky drink in one hand and typing this up with the other! Here is an easy to make little desk calender I created...
My Project 
Products Used 
Trimcraft 
Laura Ashley - Backing Paper
First Edition - Flowers and Foliage dies
Dovecraft - Gems, Brads and Glitter card
Bazzil - Bling card

From my stash - Green satin card, White satin card and Lace ribbon

First of all I took an A4 white satin sheet of card from my stash and scored as shown here on my Hougie board, then folded to create DL shape ...



I layered together pink bazzil card with gorgeous Laura Ashley paper, adding lace ribbon border then attached to card. The calendar I placed on green card and placed as shown. I then added flower embellishments that I made from die cut pink bazzil, green and glitter card, with brads and gems to finish.
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Hope you like this fab simple idea, it's so easy to create and such a great gift! Why not have a go yourself! Now I think it's time for me to get some shut eye....zzzzzz

Thanks for stopping by, until then
'Keep Crafting'
Hugs Donna 
xxx



Stationery/Desk Tidy

Hiya Folks

Decided to have a go at creating another stationery/desk tidy...what do you think? Here it is....

My Project 


Products Used 
Trimcraft
First Edition - 'Storyteller' papers, Foliage and Flower dies
Dovecraft - Glitter card and Brads

From my stash - Lace and satin ribbons, cereal box

To make this I cut cereal box one piece bigger than the other. Covered with the gorgeous coordinating papers from Trimcraft First Edition 'Storyteller' paper pack and glued together, then decorated with ribbon, lace and flowers. For the flowers and leaves, I created using FE dies and matching papers, adding brads to finish....a sweet and handy stationary/desk tidy for all your needs!!

Thanks so much for stopping by...see you next time
Until then
'Keep Crafting'
Hugs Donna 
xxx



Quick Cards Issue 167 - Sketch Challenge Reader DT

Back again, this time with a card I made a few months ago whilst being on Quick Cards Reader DT for their Sketch Challenge in Issue 167. Here is my take on the sketch....
My Project 

Sketch 

Products Used 
Trimcraft - Dovecraft 8x8 'Couture du Jour' and 'Painted Blooms' papers, Pearl gems, Glitter card, Butterfly and Sentiment dies, Lace ribbon
Creata - Mirror card
Britannia - Leaf die
Various paper flowers from my stash

I created this on a 7x7 card blank, shaping corners and using a combination of Dovecraft papers along with Creata mirror card. Instead of circles I decided to use flowers to spill out of envelope with added floating die cut butterflies. Finishing off with lace border and die cut sentiment.

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Well thanks so much for stopping by and hope you enjoyed my post!

Looking forward to seeing you next time, until then
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna
xxx

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Son's New Home Card

Hi there Folks

Glad to be back to the land of crafting and blogging, as have had quite a few tough months! Anyways sharing with you the card I made for my eldest who recently moved into his own home, can't believe that's my first son flown the coup! One more to go ... lol

My Project 
 Products Used
Trimcraft
First Edition - Craft a Card Flowers die
 Dovecraft - Butterfly, Key and leaves dies
Dovecraft - Back to Basics 6x6 card blank
Dovecraft - 8x8 colour paper, paper flowers, peal offs and pearls
Celebrations - Fizzy Moon glitter ribbon

Other Items
Creata - Mirror card
Silver glitter card from my stash

On a 6x6 card blank, I placed die cut white paper with ribbon border, then embellished with die cut leaves, paper flowers, butterfly, key, pearl gems and peel offs.

Well thanks so much for stopping by
Looking forwards to your next visit
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna 
xxx

Friday, 10 March 2017

Sorry MIA

Hi Crafty Friends,

A little update to say I'm still in the land of the living...just....lol....We're in the middle of packing everything for our move to new place down the road in a couple of weeks, been very busy organising everything as well as tripping over boxes!!. Have got crafting withdrawal symptoms and can't wait to get back into it again...have so many ideas on the go!

Will be back soon
Until then 'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna
xxx

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentine's Day (Love Red over at Julia Spiri Challenge)

 'Happy Valentine's Day' to all my Crafty Friends, Blogging Buddies and Followers..Hope you are all having a lovely day and got loads planned ... So with that in mind here is my little DT inspirational card that I had made for Julia Spiri Challenge , that started last week. Unfortunately never had it photographed on time, but thought I'd post now as it's very apt for today don't you think?
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'Parisian Girl' from the 'Paris Collection' Image
ProMarkers - Berry Red, Lipstick Red, Cardinal Red, Primrose and Sandstone
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl and Pinkish White
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Creata - Scalloped Heart Easel Card and Wine Linen Paper
Crelando - Heart Patterned Paper
X-Cut - Scalloped Heart and Heart Dies
Tonic - Flower Punches
Ranger - Stickles Glitter Glue
From My Stash, Red Rose Flower, Brads, Gems, Lace Ribbon, Satin Ribbon and Sentiment Toppers.

Made up two sizes of flowers with a mix of gems and stickles glitter glue, then arranged on card, along with lace ribbon around edges. For the image, I printed, coloured and carefully cut out, placing as shown. On base I matt and layered die cut heart papers. To finish off, I added a couple of more made up flowers with brads, one paper rose, satin ribbon bow and sentiment toppers.

For more wonderful images and challenge details etc, please follow the links at the bottom of the page!!. 

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Well, thanks so much, 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, have a lovely weekend
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx

Saturday, 11 February 2017

'I'm Watching You' New Release at Julia Spiri

Hi Crafty Friends, hope you are all having a lovely weekend and keeping wrapped up in this cold weather! It's New Release time again and Julia Spiri has done it again, another gorgeous image, called I'm Watching You. It's fab! Had so much fun colouring it in and creating my project. Here's the finished result...
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'I'm Watching You' Image
ProMarkers - Almond, Blush, Putty, Pale Pink, Tan, Caramel, Sandstone, Soft Lime, Lime Zest, Lime Green, Pear Green, Marsh Green, Antique Pink and Ice Grey 3
Wink of Stella - Clear Glitter
Gel Pen - Gold Glitter
Crafter's Companion - Water Colour Card, Cream Centura Pearl Card and Downton Abbey Ornate Corner Die
Trimcraft - Dovecraft 8x8 'Bright Spark' Papers
Spellbinders - 'Venetian Accents' Border Die
 Die'namics - Small Fancy Flourish Die
PanPastels - Ultramarine Blue and Bright Yell Green 
Petaloo - Small Flowers
Little Birdie - Green Larger Flowers 
Creative Expressions - Green Dazzler Gem
From My Stash - Black Card, Black Patterned Silk Card, Black Satin Ribbon and Gems

On a 8x8 white card blank, I matt and layered black card with cream card and green patterned paper. I also matt and layered a smaller topper (width wise) with the same black, cream card and complementing green paper, adding ribbon border and die cut border, as shown. For the image topper, I printed, coloured and layered on to black patterned silk card. To finish and decorate, I added ornate corner die cut, flowers with fancy flourishes, ribbon bow and gems.

For more wonderful images and challenge details etc, please follow the links at the bottom of the page!!. 

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Well, thanks so much, 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, have a lovely weekend
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx
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Friday, 3 February 2017

Crafty Catz - Twist of Male Cards

Good morning Folks, how are you all today, hope you have had a good week and looking forward to the weekend!? As it's Friday, it means there is a new challenge over at Crafty Catz, so why not pop over and join us! Our theme as always is 'Anything Goes' with a twist, and this week it's 'Male Cards'. Sponsoring us is Rick St Dennis and for my DT inspiration I have used Archie in this fun travel card...
My Project
Products Used
Rick St Dennis - 'Archie' Image
ProMarkers - Shale, Caramel, Canary, Pastel Green, Soft Green, Grey Green, Arctic Blue, Putty, Sunkissed Pink, Coral, Ice Grey 2 and Cool Grey 4
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl and Pinkish White
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Craft's Too - Inverted Corner Punch
From My Stash - Brown Satin Card and Paperclips
The backing paper I made up, is a collage of different postcard images, that I found on the internet, along with the stamps, free passport clipart and photos in the negatives. The negative was a PNG that I found on the internet too!

Taking an 8x8 card blank, I matt and layered my backing paper on to brown satin card. I printed the stamps, negatives and passport clipart on to matt photo paper, cut out and arranged as shown using paper clips, finishing off by adding the image that I printed, coloured and carefully cut out. Hope you like it? 
 
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Don't forget to come and share your crafty makes with us over at Crafty Catz! If you need more inspiration, then pop over and see all of the gorgeous projects created by my DT buddies, why not leave them some love too!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at my blog.
I look forward to your next visit, so until then, have a wonderful week!
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx
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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Add a Sentiment Twist at Crafty Addicts

Good morning Crafty Friends, Blogging Buddies and Followers, it's time again for a new monthly challenge over at Crafty Addicts. As always the theme is 'Anything Goes' but we have a twist and this month it's 'Add a sentiment'. Sponsoring us is the fabulous Julia Spiri, for my inspirational project, I have used the fun, fab image Sunny Day. Oh how I wish it was warm and sunny!!  Here is what I created, hope you like it!!
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'Sunny Day' Image
ProMarkers - Tan, Almond, Sandstone, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Cinnamon, Caramel and Mustard
Copic Ciao - Pinkish White and Cotton Pearl 
Gel Pen - Gold Glitter
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card 
Trimcraft - Dovecraft 'Bright Spark' and 'Colours' Papers, Bazzil Bling Card
Joycraft - Suitcase and Palm Tree Dies
Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson 'Delicate Daisies' Dies
Crafts Too - Inverted Corner Punch
From My Stash - Flowers, Brad, Gems, Peel-offs, Pearl Gems and Gold Card
 The sentiment image is a free download from the internet. 

On a 7x7 white card blank, I matt and layered Bazzil card, Gold card along with a 'sunburst' design of Trimcraft different backing papers. I added gold peel-offs to define the suns rays. The sun of which is the flower, I made up using die cut 'Daisies' and various flowers held together with a brad. The image I printed, coloured and carefully cut out and placed as shown. To finsh off and decorate, I added the die cut suitcase and pam trees along with pearls and gems. The sentiment I found on the internet, printed then layered on to gold card.
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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
xxx

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