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Friday, 29 November 2013

My DT Diary......

Good afternoon fellow Crafters, I would like to share with you my challenge entry for The Stamping Chef's 1st Birthday Challenge. I used the free ''Keep Calm & Craft'' digi fabulously designed and drawn by the even more fabulous Tamara Van Wrijk.....

My Challenge Entry

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For my base I used my DT Diary and coverd using Creata patterned backing card, the free TSC digi which I coloured in using Promarkers. For embellishments I die cut leaf flourishes using Joy Craft die and Creata mirror board, the flowers, brads, gems and ribbon were all from my stash. The sentiment I made up by die cutting 1 Spellbinders scalloped circle and circle die and added peel offs to finish....Now I will be able to keep myself up-to-date with my work...Lol!

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such wonderful comments!
Hugs Donna 
xxx

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New Challenge at Craftitude........

Good morning Folks...hope you are all keeping warm in this cold weather...that's one thing I hate and that's being cold when I'm trying to craft!...Well this morning sees a new Anything Goes/Button Up (Add a Button) challenge over at Craftitude. For my sample I have used the Stamp Christmas Girl by Eureka Stamps.

My Sample

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For my sample I used Creata mirror board for my background, then cut out 4 9cm squares of Creata silky card and embossed using folders in my stash. I printed digi on to water colour card and coloured using Promarkers, Almond, Blush, Sandstone, Tan, China Blue, Denim and Cool Grey 1. I cut it out using Spellbinders label eight and mounted on to Creata mirror board cut out using decorative labels eight. For embellishing I used flowers, brads, gems, and charms from my stash. I used the Joy Craft snowflake and leaf flourish dies on Creata mirror board. The sentiment I stamped using the Snowman clear stamps by Crafter's Companion.

Hope this helps in giving you some inspiration. For more ideas, why not hop over to Craftitude and see what the rest of the talented DT has created, then have a go at our challenge! You know you want to!!..... Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments!

Hugs Donna 
xxx

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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Santa's Little Helper

Morning Crafty and Blogger Friends, this morning sees the start of another new Anything Goes challenge over at Crafty Girls, I have used the digi Herself the Elf by Floppy Latte, one of our Sponsors this week, so here is what I have come up with:-

My Sample

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For my sample I started off with a plain black card blank, I stamped Christmas trees and Santa sleigh, both free from Creative Stamping magazine, with Versamark clear ink and embossed with bright white Wow embossing powder. I die cut the Joy Craft small snowflake twice from Creata grey mirror board, and sanded back to show the silver underneath, added gems from my stash as snowdrops. I cut out a piece of the same Creata card in a snowdrift shape and sanded back too...added some silver Ranger Stickle glue and some silver ink to edge. I coloured the image using Promarkers, Pine, Red, Almond, Blush, Tan and Cinnamon. To finish off I used diamond Ranger Stickle glue on the belt to highlight.

Hope this has given you some inspiration to get yout creative juices flowing....for more ideas, please pop over to Crafty Girls to see what the rest of the fab Design Team have created. Hope to see all your lovely creations. Thanks so much for stopping by....and leaving such lovely comments!

Hugs Donna
xxx

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Monday, 25 November 2013

'For a Princess' - New Creata Challenge

Morning Folks, hope you all had a lovely weekend, well I had a nice one, on Saturday my youngest and I went to see Dr Who at the cinema, what an experience...the atmosphere was fabulous and seeing all the little kids and even ''big'' kids all dressed up as their favourite Dr was priceless....

Now on to this morning, I'm here on my first DT project for the new challenge starting over at Creata Challenge. Our theme this week is 'For a Princess'.......So here is my sample project for some inspiration:-

My Sample

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The Creata products used were Silky card, Double-sided backing card, Patterned backing card, Butterfly dies, Daisy flower die and Flourish die......All of which you can purchase here. I used the silky card as my backing, topped with double-sided card. I used the digi 'Princess Twinkle Toes' by Sherri Baldy, coloured in using Promarkers, Almond, Blush, Rose pink, Baby pink, Pear green, Leaf green and Grey tone 1. then I cut out using Spellbinders labels eight and topped on Creata Silky card cut out using decorative labels eight. Butterflies were cut out from Silky card using Joy Craft dies, flowers and flourishes from patterned backing card and Joy Craft dies. To finish off, I used a Craftwork Cards sentiment topper, on top of Creata patterned backing card cut out using Spellbinders scalloped circles, gems and brads from my own stash.

Hope this has given you some inspiration to pop over and join in the fun, would love to see what you create!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by
Hugs Donna 
xxx 

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Friday, 22 November 2013

Mmmm Yummy Cakes!!

Good morning Folks, hope you are keeping all wrapped up and warm in this freezing weather....brrrrr it's cold outside!!! Well as promised here is a couple more of my DT sample cards for Carley's Creata cake show yesterday....

My Samples
 

1. Creata products used were mirror board with metal embossing plate, set of butterfly stamps, and strawberry's from the Cake stamp set......


2. Creata products used were cake stamp set, heart stamp set, mirror board with metal embossing plate and double-sided backing paper.....


3. Creata products used were double-sided backing paper and mirror board with metal embossing plate....


4. And finally Creata products used here were mirror board with metal embossing plate, double-sided backing paper and bow stamp set.....

Hope these wiil give you some inspiration to get creative.....thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments! 

Hugs Donna
xxx

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Fantastic and Exciting News..........

Good morning Crafty Friends, I have been bursting to tell you all my fantastic news.....though some of you might know already....so here it is...I am so happy and excited to say that I was asked by Carley Duff from Creata,when I met her at the NEC a couple of weeks ago, to join her Sister's of Craft DesignTeam A alongside the wonderful and lovely Gill McCall and Caroline Spice, you could have floored me....I was totally gobsmacked...yes me..gobsmacked lol....I still am, think it will be a while before I come down from the ceiling though!!! So thank you very much Carley, I am so happy, thrilled and privileged!.  Well tomorrow at 1pm on Carley's Cake Adventure show on Create and Craft will be my DT samples debut....How thrilled, excited and nervous am I! Hope to see you all watching with a drink in one hand and a cake in the other!!! So to give you a sneek preview here is one of my samples.......

My DT Sample 

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For this I have used the following items that are available to buy from C&C.......


The base of my card I used the Double-Sided card and added two strips of double-sided tape with glitter from my stash, on top. For the topper I used Sherri Baldy Carley digi and coloured with Promarkers keeping to my pink theme. I die cut out both the digi and Creata Mirror card using Spellbinders decorative ovals and added gems from my stash. For embellishing I stamped out the cake and strawberry using the above Creata Cake stamps set and again coloured in using Promarkers. I die-cut out various leaves using Joy Craft dies and to finish I used flowers, buttons, pearls and Craftwork Card sentiment from my stash.

Well I hope you like my first sample, I will add more pictures tomorrow of the rest!
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments,
Hugs Donna xxx

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Friday, 15 November 2013

Falling Leaves......New Challenge at Craftitude!

Good Morning Folks, another day another Challenge.....this time it's the turn for Craftitude. A new Anything Goes/Falling Leaves starts this morning. Our Sponsor this week is:- Milk Coffee and I have used their digi Girl cleaning autumn leaves.

My Sample

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For the base I used backing paper card from Creata, I prined digi onto water colour card and coloured in using Promarkers, Almond, Blush, Sandstone, Tan, Cool Grey 4, Burnt Orange, Red, Pear and Marsh Green. I die cut this out using Spellbinders labels eight and mounted onto Creata mirror board also die cut. I finished off by using ribbon/bow by Papermania and for my flower embelishment, I made this using Joy Craft flower and leaf dies, both of which can be bought at Creata and completed with gems from my stash!

Hope this has given you some inspiration, so I'm looking forward to seeing all your fabulous creations!

Thanks so much for popping by and leaving such fab comments
I greatly appreciate it!
Hugs Donna 
xxx

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Thursday, 14 November 2013

Right Beside You........New Anything Goes Challenge at Crafty Girls

Good Morning Good Morning, hope you all had a fab weekend and are having an even more fab week!...This morning see's a new challenge starting over at Crafty Girls. For my sample today I have used the silhouette digi Right Beside You by Bugaboo which you can purchase here.

My Sample

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I started off by using Creata mirror and backing card, that you can purchase here, as my base. I used Creata Classic/Laney Champagne paper die cut using Spellbinders Eyelet Squares die, then topped with 'Right Beside You' image. For embellishing I used gold ribbon, gems, brad and Papermania flowers from my stash. The leaves, I die cut using the same Classic/Laney Champagne paper with Joy Craft leaf die.

Hope this gives you some inspiration to get your creative minds working and join us on this new fab challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments
Hugs Donna 
xxx

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Monday, 4 November 2013

Use Two of Something - New My Besties UK Challenge

Good Morning again Crafty Bloggers, another DT creation from me, this time for My Besties UK Use Two of Something Challenge. I have used Sherri Baldy's digi image 049 which you can purchase here. I printed the image on to water colour card, die cut it using Spellbinders decorative ovals, coloured it in using 2 Promarkers Almond and Blush for the skin, Cinnamon and Caramel for the hair, Baby Pink and Antique Pink for the lips and finally Vanilla and Tan for the clothes. I topped this on to die cut Papermania paper capsule backing paper using the second slightly larger size decorative oval die. The second paper capsule paper was used as the main backing. For decoration embellishments I used Creata mirror card die cut using Joy Craft leaf die, Papermania flowers, brads, lace ribbon, brown ribbon and gems from my stash. I finished off by edging the image topper with Creative Expressions enchanted gold guilding wax and Indigo Blu yellow ochre pan pastel.

My Sample

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So to recap, here are all the items I used 2 of :-

2 backing papers
2  main theme colours - Brown and Cream
2 brown ribbons
2 sets of flowers
2 sets of leaves
2 sets of gems
2 oval dies 
2 brads

I hope this has given you some inspiration to get your creative cap on and have a go at our fun challenge, would love to see what idea's you come up with!.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments
Hug Donna xxx

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Happy Christmas - New Anything Goes Challenge at Artistic Inspirations

Good morning Crafty bloggers...hope you all had a lovely weekend. This morning I am sharing with you my DT card I created for this mornings new challenge over at Artistic Inspirations, using our sponsor Floppy Latte Designs digi Candy Cane that you can purchase here.

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I first printed out digi on to water colour card, then coloured in using Promarkers Red, Poppy, Crimson, Marsh Green, Pine, Leaf Green, Pear Green and Bright Green. I die cut the printed and coloured digi image using Spellbinders labels eight die and using the same but slightly larger die I also cut out red mirror card, that you can purchase from  Creata, to use as a base.  I used Creata green mirror card as my backing, then added a lovely green stripe pattern paper that I had in my stash on top. To embellish, I used Papermania flowers, brads, gems, and leaves all from my stash. I added red glitter flock, Ranger ruby red liquid pearl and diamond stickles glitter glue, then edged the image using Creative Expressions vintage golden green guilding wax and Indigo Blu bright yellow green shade pan pastel. To finish I added Happy Christmas peel offs for my sentiment.

Well hopefully this has given you some inspiration to help you get your creative juices flowing, so you can enter our fab challenge. Can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks so much for popping over and leaving such lovely comments
Hugs Donna xxx


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Friday, 1 November 2013

New Anything Goes Challenge over at Craftitude

Good morning fellow Crafters, well a new Anything Goes challenge has started over at Craftitude this morning. Our sponsor this week is Robyns FetishSo why not pop over and have a look at all the gorgeous samples that the rest of the fab Design Team have created! For my sample card, I have used the digi A Little Birdie Told Me...which you can purchase here
My Sample

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For my backing card I have used Creata silky card topped with Lucy Cromwell backing paper by Papermania. The digi I coloured in using Promarkers, Vanilla, Dusky Pink, Tan, Sandstone, Sunkissed Pink, Baby Pink, Pink Carnation, Cocktail Pink, Rose Pink, Pear Green, Mint Green and Leaf Green. I also printed it out twice and decoupaged it, with gems on top from my stash. I used Creata backing paper card for my corner flourishes, die cut usiing Joy Craft die. The butterfly topper was die cut using Joy Craft die and Creata backing paper card. I used Papermania flowers and brads from my stash along with leaves die cut using Creata backing paper card and Joy Craft die. Sentiment topper is from Craftwork Cards topped on Creata mirror card. I used gems from my stash to finish.

 Hope to see all your wonderful creations over at Craftitude!.
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments
Hugs Donna xxx

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