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Monday, 8 January 2018

Happy Birthday Mum

Hi there, hope you have all had a lovely weekend and been keeping wrapped up and warm in this cold snap weather we're having?... I'm so looking forward to the warm summer months!! I'm here sharing with you, the card I made for my Mother In-Law's recent birthday. We eventually managed to make it down to visit at the weekend, after us all being struck down with that horrible 'flu' virus, the past few weeks...My Mother In-Law loved her card, so with it being hand delivered, here it is...

My Project 
Products Used 
Trimcraft
First Edition - 'Beyond the Shore' Papers, Foliage and Flower Dies
Dovecraft - Glitter Card, Paper Flowers, Brads, 'Nature's Grace Sticker and Pearl Gems

X-Cut - 'Happy Birthday' Sentiment Die
Britannia - 'Mum' Sentiment Die

From My Stash - Pink Patterned Vellum

Taking a 7x5 card blank, I layered together lilac glitter card with the marble effect paper. To decorate, I added die cut vellum flowers with brads, die cut leaves using cordinating paper, also 3d paper flowers and pearl gems, finishing off with 'Happy Birthday' and 'Mum' sentiments...On the inside I added a 'Nature's Grace' sticker...
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Thanks so much for stopping by and look
forward to your next visit, until then
'Keep Crafting'
Hugs Donna
xxx


Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Crafty Addicts First Challenge of 2018

Good Morning Folks, it's time again for a new challenge to start over at The Crafty Addicts. As usual our theme is 'Anything Goes' with a twist of 'Winter Blues'. Sponsoring us this month, is the fab Lacy Sunshine and for my DT inspiration, I chose to use the cute Miss Peacock Winter Moppet. Here is what I created:-
My project 
Products Used 
Lacy Sunshine - Miss Peacock Winter Moppet Image
ProMarkers - Ivory, Sandstone, Cool Aqua, Grey Green, Tea Green and Duck Egg
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl and Pinkish White

Trimcraft
First Edition - 'Beyond the Shore' Papers and Foliage Dies
Dovecraft - Glitter Card

Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Spellbinders - Decorative Labels 8 and Labels 8 Dies
Ranger - 'Crystal' Stickles Glitter Glue and Tim Holtz 'Peacock Feathers' Distress Ink
Craftwork Cards - Sentiment Topper

From My Stash - Various Paper Flowers

Using a 7x7 card blank, I layered together coordinating 'Beyond the Shore' papers. On this I decorated with die cut leaves from glitter card and more papers, various flowers, a couple of which I coloured to tone in with papers. The image I printed, coloured and die cut out, layering it on die cut glitter card. To finish off I added the sentiment topper, which I coloured also.
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Thanks so much for stopping by and hope that I have inspired you to come and play along with us for our monthly challenge, we would love to see your fabulous work. So head over to our blog and if you need more inspiration, you will see all of the gorgeous creations made by my fellow DT Buddies. You can leave them some love too!!

I look forward to your next vist, so until then
'Keep Crafting'
Hugs Donna 
xxx

I am entering this into the following Challenges:-




Selection of Family Xmas Cards

Hiya Folks, back again sharing a selection of Christmas cards I made for family...the first one for my In-Laws, the other two for Aunties In-Law...

My Projects 
For In-Laws



For Aunts




Products Used 
Craft Creations - Nativity Decoupage Sheets

Trimcraft
Dovecraft - 'Winter Blooms' Papers, Gems and Sentiment Toppers, 'Magic & Sparkle' Papers, Glitter Card, 'Time to Sparkle' Brads, Paper Flowers and Snowflake Brad
First Edition - Foliage Dies

Spellbinders - Layered Poinsettia Dies

From My stash - Gold and Silver Card, Silver Ribbed Paper and Peel Offs



Thanks so much for stopping by and look forward to your next visit, until then
'Keep Crafting'
Hugs Donna 
xxx




Black 'n' Gold Christmas

Hi there, hope you have all had a wonderful festive season and now ready for the new year ahead! I would like to share with you the card I made for my son and his girlfriend, who bought their first home earlier in the year, I would have shared it sooner but they never received it till Saturday! Again, I have used the black 'n' gold colour theme, but with a hint of greens, I really do love this colour combo ... And here it is, using Delightful Digi Designs 'Table Decoration', which you can purchase here.

My Project 

Products Used 
Delightful Digi Designs - 'Table Decoration' Image
ProMarkers - Canary, Yellow, Leaf Green and Meadow Green
Copic Ciao - Brick White
LuminArte' - Sunflower, Ginger Peach, Golden Jade and Moss Green
Spellbinders - Decorative Labels 8, Labels 8 and Layered Poinsettia

Trimcraft
First Edition - Foliage Dies 
Dovecraft - 'Time to Sparkle' Papers, Sentiment Topper and Brad, Adhesive Gems

From My Stash - Gold Card, Ribbon and Peel Offs

Taking an 8x8 cream card blank, I layered gold card with 'Time to Sparkle' paper. Placed ribbon border along with die cut poinsettia of coordinating 'Time to Sparkle' paper and coloured watercolour card plus brad, die cut leaves and adhesive gems. For the image, I printed, cut out several layers, coloured then decoupaged, layered onto gold die cut card, adding adhesive pearls, sentiment topper and peel offs to finish.
Close Ups 



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


I am entering this into the following Challenges:-



Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Happy New Year...2018

Hi Folks, I would like to wish each and every one of you a 
very 


and 
hope it's a Healthy and Prosperous one for you!!

Talking of health, unfortunately I've had that terrible 'flu' bug that's been going around the past few weeks and been laid low with it, just finished my third dose of antibiotics, still not completely better, but hopefully on the mend! I'm so glad 2017 is now in the past, so here's to a much better year with loads of crafting!!!

Hugs Donna
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