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Monday, 24 February 2014

Zentangle It.....

Good Morning All....Hope you have had a fab weekend and ready to face a brand new week!! It also sees the start of a brand new challenge over at My Besties UK. Our challenge theme being.......'Zentangle It'


As well as our normal prizes of....... 
The Winner - You will receive 3 Besties digi stamps of your choice
1st runner up - You will receive 2 Besties digi stamps of your choice
2nd runner up  - You will receive 1 Bestie digi stamp of your choice
we are offering the winner a GDT Position on our UK Team!

So on to my project.....for this I have used the digi image Messy Bessy 'Bless Your Heart'. I coloured the image using my Promarkers...Burnt Orange, Mustard, Saffron, Almond, Blush, Shale, Cocoa and Antique Pink. I then die cut it out using Spellbinders Grand decorative ovals and topped on to Creata Luxury paper also die cut from the same decorative ovals. For my base I used Creata mirror board, to this I added zentangle backing paper then embellished with flowers, resin flowers, fabric heart, brads and butterfly from my stash. To finish I added flourishes die cut from Creata Silky card using Joy Craft die and the love sentiment die cut from Creata Luxury paper using Sherri Baldy die......and here is the final result:-

My Sample

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Hope this has given you some inspiration to join in our fun challenge for a fab prize and also the chance to become a GDT on our UK Team....For more ideas, please hop over to our blog and there you will find a selection of gorgeous samples made by my Teamies...Look forward to seeing your fabulous creations...

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such wonderful comments, I greatly appreciate it!
Hugs Donna 
xxx






Friday, 21 February 2014

Hit The right Note.....

Morning Crafty Friends...well it's Friday again, the weekend is nearly upon us...where is the time going, the weeks are flying by... Just wish the better weather would arrive soon!  Anyway to cheer us all up, there is a new challnge that has started over at Craftitude Challenges. Our theme is Anything Goes or Hit The Right Note (Music Themed)....Our Sponsors are:-


&



For my DT project I have used the digi Rocking Guitar, by Meljens Designs....I created my design using Joy Craft musical notes background paper as my base. I printed the image on to watercolour card, coloured with Promarkers Burnt Orange, Shale, Vanilla and Cool Grey 4. I added some sparkle with some Stickles glitter glue and die cut out using Spellbinders Labels 8 and topped this on to Creata luxury paper die cut also using Labels 8. I embellished using Creata mirror card cut out using Joy Craft Music Notes die. I finished off adding my sentiment using Joy Crafts music stamp die cut with Spellbinders Labels 1 and adding some more Stickles glitter glue.
My Sample

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Please feel free now to come on over and join in the fun, you will be able to view more gorgeous samples by my Teamies to give you more inspiration...look forward to seeing all your lovely creations...


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

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Crafty Girls New Challenge......

Good morning Folks, another new challenge has started over at Crafty Girls....I do hope that you can come on over and join us if you have the time....For my sample this week I have used the image 'Charlotte reads a book' by our Sponsor Milk Coffee, which you can purchase here.

I coloured in the image using Promarkers Soft Green, Rose Pink, Cool Grey 5, China Blue, Vanilla, Almond, Putty and Blush. I have topped this on to Joy Craft Baby Girl backing paper and die cut out using Spellbinders Labels 15. I have used Joy Craft Flower Power backing paper as my base. For embellishing I have used Joy Craft flourish and Cheery Lynn fancy flourish dies and Creata mirror card. For my flower I have used Joy Craft flower die and Creata backing paper card topped on a lace flower from my stash, also used brad, gems and butterflies from my stash too! .... So here is my project:-


My Sample

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Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments, 
hope to see you back soon
Hugs Donna
xxx


Feathers and bows...

Morning all ...another blustery day again....when will all this end?.....Well to take your mind off this bad weather, I am here with a few of my Samples for Carley's show on Create and Craft today....I hope you like!

My Samples
No.1

No.2
I am entering No.2 in to the following Challenges:-

No.3

No.4


All made using various Creata products.....I do love those Joy Craft Feather and Bow dies...Other Creata items used are Kraft card, Mirror card, Silky card, Backing paper card, Shabby Chic Set, Flower stamp, various Joy Craft dies and Metalic deco rub ons. On my first sample I have used the stamp images Tala Catching Dreams set by Visible Image.. Other items used are Brads, resin flowers, crochet flower, bird, button and owl embellishments all from my stash..

Hope you all have a fab day...thanks so much for taking the time to stop by..
Hugs Donna 
xxx



Monday, 17 February 2014

Around The World...

Morning Crafters...how are you all this morning?, hope you have had a lovely weekend! Well it's that time again for another new challenge over at Creata Challenge Blog. Our theme is Around the World...so would love you all to have a go, remembering to use at least 1 Creata product. Here is my DT project to give you an idea....

My Sample

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For my project I have used Creata Kraft card as my base card. I then used Creata white mirror board as my background, I embossed it with Die'sire cloud folder and sanded over to distress and reveal the silver underneath. I topped this with Joy Craft travel backing paper. For my toppers I used Creata backing paper card and mirror card which I die cut with X-Cut balloon build a scene die. I also used Joy Craft pocket watch die and Marianne Designs Eiffel Tower die on Creata mirror card. My sentiment base I used Creata mirror and Kraft card.

I hope that this has given you some inspiration to come on over and join us...would love to see what you create!.
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments
Hugs Donna
xxx


Friday, 7 February 2014

Valentines/Love....

Good morning...another cold start today....brrrr it's freezing, can't wait till the warmer weather comes!.

So on to this mornings make......a new challenge has started over at Craftitude Challenges, our theme is Anything Goes or Valentines/Love. What an ideal time to get those last minute Valentines done and enter our challenge at the same time!! Our Sponsor this week is:-


So here is what I have created using digi image Lucy Valentines Girl,  which I coloured in using Promarkers Almond, Blush, Sandstone, Tan, Rose Pink, Baby Pink, Red, Cardinal Red, Pear Green, Bright Green and Canary. I used a red Creata base card and topped with Creata backing paper card. I die cut out a Joy Craft heart, flowers and flourishes using Creata mirror card and backing paper card and added as detail. To finish off I added brads, Stickles glitter glue and ribbon from my stash.

My Sample

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I hope that this has given you some inspiration to get your creativeness started, if not then why not pop over to Craftitude Challenges for more fabulous creations made by my lovely Teamies....Looking forward to seeing what you create this week!
Thanks so much for popping by and leaving such fab comments, I really do appreciate the feedback!
Hugs Donna xxx

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Spring Time with Carley

Hiya....well what has this weather been like of late.....it's been dreadful....hopefully with Spring not too far away, I am going to share with you some of my makes that I have done for Carley's Thursday show today....

My Samples
Made using Creata luxury paper, silky card and shaped easel card

Sample 2
Made using Creata luxury paper and silky card

Sample 3
Made using Creata luxury paper

Sample 4
Made using Creata luxury paper and silky card


Hearts and Fairies

Good morning Crafters, how are you all doing today?.....With this bad weather just now, Please stay safe! So to cheer you up, we have a new challenge that has started over at Crafty Girls. Our sponsors this week are:-

and


I have used the digi image Ballerina Pointe by Aurora Wings...I just loved her elegance and charm....so here is what I have done with her.....
My Sample


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For my base I used a Creata heart shaped easel card, I die cut two Xcut hearts out of Creata mirror board and backing paper and used as backgrounds. I coloured in digi with my Promarkers Almond, Blush, Rose Pink, Antique Pink, Sandstone, Meadow Green, Bright Green and Pear Green. For detail I used die cut Joy Craft flourishes and flowers using Creata backing paper and mirror board. To finish off I added green flower, resin flowers, brads and ribbon from my stash.

I hope you like what I have done with her and that I have given you some inspiration to join in our challenge this week. If you need more inspiration, then feel free to pop over to our blog and there you will find some gorgeous creations by my Crafty Girl Teamies....Looking forward to seeing all your gorgeous makes!

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments, I really do appreciate it!!
Hugs Donna 
xxx

Monday, 3 February 2014

Lots of Love (Valentines) ...

Good morning everyone, well today sees the start of a new challenge over at Creata Challenge. Our theme this fortnight is Valentines....as that Special day of Love is fast approaching! What a good idea to make that Special card for the love of your life and at the same time join in the fun with our challenge!!. Here is what I created using various Creata products, just to give you an idea....:-

My Sample

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I have used a Creata heart shaped easel card as my base, I used Creata backing paper die cut using X-Cut heart die, I topped with Creata 3d Popcorn Teddy decoupage and a Joy Craft die cut out of Creata mirror board. Finished off with Net bow, red wooden heart and flower from my stash. On the base I used the same X-Cut heart and Joy Craft heart with added Creata 3d Valentine sticker, I used Joy Craft flower, flourish and butterfly dies on Creata backing paper and mirror board. To finish I used brads and resin flower from my stash.

I hope this has given you some inspiration to join in our challenge, so pop over now for some more inpirational creations from the rest of my lovely Creata Teamies and for loads of fun!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments!
Hugs Donna
xxx

I am entering this in to the following challenges:-

Sunday, 2 February 2014

GDT - At Crafting Musketeers

Good afternoon Crafters, hope you have all had a fab weekend, I have had a lovely one myself, my hubby and I managed away for the weekend ourselves for the first time in years, courtesy of his work. Spent a lovely time at the Dalmahoy Marriott Hotel in Kirknewton (near Edinburgh). Pity it was only for the one night!

A couple of months ago I won the Crafting Musketeers Challenge - Layer It Up. I was so thrilled, but even more so to be asked if I wanted to be a Guest Designer for their February challenge, which I duly accepted. Well the time has come so here is my creation for their Butterflies Challenge:-


My Sample

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For my background I have used the fab Creata mirror board and the gorgeous Henbury Lane papers by Papermania. The 3d bear topper is by Creata. The flourishes and butterflies are all made from Joy Craft dies using Creata mirror board, the flowers also Joy Craft dies using Creata backing paper card. I finished off using a sentiment topper from Craftwork Cards and pearl gems and brads from my stash.

I hope this has given you some inspiration to have a go and join this fab challenge over at Crafting Musketeers. Their sponsor for this month is Dreamees. Looking forward to seeing all your Butterfly creations.
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments
Hugs Donna
xxx

I am entering this in to the following challenges:-