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, 31 August 2016

Using Lace or Pearls with Crafty Addicts

Hi there, well it's time for another challenge over at Crafty Addicts. Our theme as always is 'Anything Goes' but you can join in our twist, which is 'Use Lace or Pearls', now who doesn't love lace or pearls! ;) ... Sponsoring us this fortnight is the fabulous Moonflower. For my inspiration I have used Gypsy Flower, isn't she just gorgeous!?And here is what I have created -
My Project
Products Used
Moonflower Digi Stamps - 'Gypsy Flower' image
ProMarkers - Tan, Pastel Beige, Pear Green, Meadow Green, Dusky Pink, Baby Pink, Sunkissed Pink, Rose Pink and Antique Pink
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl and Pinkish White
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card
Trimcraft - Dovecraft Back To Basics - Bright Spark Papers
Creative Exprssions - Sue Wilson Shadow Box - Stitched Latice Frames and Finishing Touches - Lace Edged Leaves
DecoArt - Glamour Dust Gold and Crystal
From My Stash - Gold Card, Flowers, Lace Ribbon and Pearls

I started with a 7x5 white card blank. On this I layered two coordinating papers, along with lace border. After printing, colouring and cutting out image I placed this as shown with a framed border. Decorating with flowers, leaves and pearl gems to finish.
Close Ups

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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Friday, 26 August 2016

Crafty Catz New Challenge - 'Hats'

Good Morning Crafty Friends, how are you?, I hope you have all had a lovely week and are looking forwards to the holiday weekend! Well to start off your weekend, we have a new challenge that has started over at Crafty Catz. Our theme as always is 'Anything Goes', but if you like, you can follow our twist, which is 'Hats'. We are so thrilled to be sponsored this week by that fabulous Julia Spiri. For my inspiration, I have used the gorgeous steampunk Fantasy Hat from the 'Hat Collection'. Here is my project ...
My project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'Fantasy Hat' image
Pro Markers - Lime Zest, Pear Green, Baby Pink, Dusky Rose, Sandstone, Tan, Pastel Blue andTea Green
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl and Pinkish White
Glitter Pen - Gold and Silver
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card
Trimcraft - Dovecraft 'Back To Basics' Bright Spark papers and Pink Paper flowers 
Spellbinders - Grand Decorative Circle, Circle and Scalloped Circle dies
Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson Lace Edged Leaves dies and Cosmic Shimmer Soft Gold mica powder
Joy Craft - Butterfly die
Craftwork Cards - Sentiment topper
From My Stash - Green and Gold card, Brads, Flowers and Gems

On a 7x7 white scalloped card blank, I mat and layered green card with Dovecraft dots and stripes coordinating papers. I die cut green card with decorative circle die and layered die cut printed image on to it after colouring with ProMarkers, Copic Ciaos etc. To decorate, I added flowers, die cut leaves and butterflies, then finished off with adding sentiment topper.
Close Ups
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 



Monday, 22 August 2016

Quick Cards Sketch Challenge Issue 156

Hi there Crafty Friends, I have some news to share with you all, I had the opportunity to apply for Reader DT with Quick Cards Made Easy, I never managed for the bonus papers, but they did ask me if I would like to do their Sketch Challenge instead. Of course I jumped at the chance!! So here is my interpretation of their sketch ........
My Project
 The Sketch
Products Used
Quick Card Made Easy - Sketch Challenge
Crafter's Companion - Embossalicious Honeycomb Patchwork folder, Hexagon free download topper and papers for banners
Core'dinations - Whitewash Collection card
Bazzil Bling - Yellow card
Britannia - Rose Leaf die
Papermania - Flower Adhesive Ribbon borders and bow
Prima - Rose flowers
From My Stash - Gems, Green glitter paper and Bee embellishment

The hexagon shapes reminded me of honeycomb and bees on a Summer’s day, so I designed my card with this in mind. I started off with a 15x15cm card base. Mat and layered bazzil bling card with embossed core'dinations whitewash card, which I sanded to reveal the green colour underneath. Printed off hexagon topper and pretty summery pastel papers from Crafter's Companion. On the topper I printed sentiment too. I added the banners along with flower borders and gems. Instead of the smaller hexagon shapes, I decided to use rose flowers with die-cut leaves, then finished off with adding the little bee embellishment.
Close Ups

 Thanks so much for stopping by
Looking forward to your next visit, so until then enjoy the rest of the week. 
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna 

Saturday, 20 August 2016

New Challenge at Crafty Catz

Hiya Crafty Friends ... back again this time with my DT inspiration for Crafty Catz new weekly challenge that's just started back after our summer break. Our theme as always is 'Anything Goes' but we have a twist that you can follow if you like and that is 'Happy Birthday'. The sponsor for this week is The Stamping Boutique. I have created my project using their image Circus Lion, don't you think he's fab?! ...
My Project
Products Used
The Stamping Boutique - 'Circus Lion' image
Pro Markers - Cinnamon, Cocoa, Cool Grey 4, Mustard, Peach and Sunflower
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card
Kanban - Orange bubble dot card
Creata - Kraft card
Britannia - Rose leaf die
Papermania - Ribbon bow
PanPastels - Gold
Ranger - 'Diamond' Stickles glue
Woodware - Corner punch
From My Stash - Brown glitter card, Animal print paper, Paper flowers, Gems, Brad, Button and Peel-Offs

Printed, coloured and shaped image, layering onto orange card. On a Kraft card base, which I rounded the corners, I matt and layered glitter card with animal print paper, then added image topper. Decorating with peel-offs, flower, leaves, gems and button.
Close Ups
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 






Thursday, 18 August 2016

'The Angels Collection' - New Release from Julia Spiri

Hi there, my 2nd post for the day!!!

Wow, what can I say, you are in for a real treat with these new gorgeous images from the lovely Julia Spiri. This month we have The Angels Collection. For my DT inspiration, I have used the wonderful image Ophelia. Please follow the links at the bottom of the page, for more wonderful images and challenge details etc!! And so here is what I created:-
My Project
Products Used
 Julia Spiri - 'Ophelia' image from the 'Angels Collection'
Pro Markers - Lavender, Lilac, Pastel Beige and Sandstone
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl and Pinkish White
Wink of Stella - Clear glitter
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card
Dovecraft - Back to Basics 'Pretty in Pink' 8x8 paper
Creata - Lilac mirror card
Spellbinders - Decorative circle die and Circle die
Joy Craft - Feather die
Papermania - Lilac fabric flowers and Purple glitter brads
Petaloo - Fabric butterflies
From My Stash - Paper rose flowers, Purple glitter card, Velvet and lace ribbon and Chrystal pins

On an 8x8 scalloped white blank card, I double matt and layered together mirror card with two co-ordinating papers, adding velvet lace border trim. On this I placed image topper after printing, colouring and die cutting out. To finish off I decorated with flowers, brads, feather die cuts and butterflies.

Well, thanks so much again, for stopping by and hope you have enjoyed my post and join in with our new challenge, 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)
xxx
Links
Etsy Shop
 Challenge Blog
Facebook Fan Group
Julia Spiri On Pinterest  
Julia Spiri On Google+
https://plus.google.com/+JuliaSpiri


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'Using Die Cuts' with Crafty Addicts New Challenge

Hi there Folks, glad to be back up and running, a bit late but back to 'normal', whatever that is ... lol!!!  Well it's that time again, for a new challenge that has started over at Crafty Addicts. Our theme this fortnight is as usual 'Anything Goes', but with a twist of 'Use Die Cuts' and our fab sponsors are Star Stampz and Robyn's Fetish. For my DT inspiration, I have used the fab Robyn's Fetish image Strawberry Delight. Here is what I have created:-
My Project
Products Used
Robyn's Fetish - 'Strawberry Delight' image
ProMarkers - Buttercup, Primrose, Pear Green, Meadow Green, Pale Pink and Antique Pink
Wink of Stella - Clear glitter pen
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card
Creata - Green mirror card and Red gingham card
Crelando - 'Sweet' patterned paper
Spellbinders - Decorative oval die
Britannia - Rose leaf die
Woodware - Corner punch
Petaloo - Fabric butterfly
 PanPastel - Gold
Ranger - 'Diamond' Stickles glue
Papermania - Lace ribbon and Gold glitter brads
From My Stash - Green satin card, flowers and Pearl gems

Printed, coloured and die cut out image. I layered this with green die cut satin card. On an 8x8 white scalloped card blank, I matt and layered green mirror card with strawberry patterned paper after punching corners, then adding lace ribbon border. I placed the image topper on top as shown. Finishing off with adding flowers, butterfly and pearl gems.

Close Ups

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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Sorry been AWOL

Hi Crafty Friends, Bloggers and Followers....sorry that I have been awol, have had a major problem with my 4 year old pc, had upgraded it to windows 10, a fortnight ago, it worked for about a week then after their latest update, it crashed :( ..... Had to buy docking station to retrieve all my files from my hard drive, well hubby and sons did!! Thankfully most were ok and now they have transferred everything on to a laptop, gosh you would think things would be straight forward, but there has been a lot of tweaking this and that to get it the way I'm used to!! Needless to say I'm back using windows 8, not going down that road again!!

My Poor PC 





Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Crafty Addicts New Challenge - 'Emboss It/Anything Goes'

Hi everyone, hope you are all having a lovely week! I'm here this morning as we have a brand new challenge that has started over at Crafty Addicts. Our theme as always is 'Anything Goes' but with a twist, and this fortnight it's 'Emboss It'. Would love to see all your fab embossed creations! We have two fab sponsors, Di's Digi's and Sami Stamps, both offering super prizes.  For my project inspiration, I have used the gorgeous image Wild Flower Beauty by Sami Stamps. And here is what I created:-
My Project 
Products Used
Sami Stamps - 'Wild Flower Beauty' image
ProMarkers - Cool Aqua, Grey Green, Tan and Caramel
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl and Pinish White
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card and 'Downton Abbey' Opulent Corner dies
Creata - Blue Mirror card
Spellbinders - Grand Decorative Oval die
Presscut - Oval die
Creative Expressions - Orange Blossom Leaf dies
Petaloo - Velvet butterfly and Small blue flowers
Ranger - 'Diamond' Stickles glue
PanPastels - Turquoise
Craftwork Cards - Sentiment topper 
Woodware - Corner punch
From My Stash - 7x5 Scalloped White Card blank, Blue patterned backing paper, blue glitter card, Large flowers, Pearl pins, brads and gems

Printed image, coloured with ProMarkers, softening around with panpastel turquoise, then placed onto die cut mirror card. On a 7x5 card blank, I layered patterned paper, then added the die cut corners and image topper. To finish off I decorated with the die cut glitter leaves, flowers, butterfly and sentiment topper.
Close Ups

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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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

'Vintage' with Julia Spiri New Challenge

Hi there Crafty Friends, Bloggers and Followers, well it's time again for a new monthly challenge over at Julia Spiri. Our theme as always is anything goes, but we always have a twist which you could do and this month it's 'Vintage'. For my DT project I am using the adorable image Chic Girl.  Please follow the links at the bottom of the page, for more wonderful images and challenge details etc!! And so here is what I created:-
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'Chic Girl' image
ProMarkers - Sunkissed Pink, Pale Pink, Pastel Pink, Cocktail Pink, Tan and Putty 
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl and Pinkish White
Glitter Gel Pen - Gold
Connoisseur Studio - Treasure Brass Wax gilt
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card, Delicate Floral Embossing folder, Centura Pearl Pink card and   'Downton Abbey' Oppulent Corner dies
Britannia - Rose Leaf die
Creative Expressions - Petite Vinery Leaf die
Spellbinders - Grand Decorative Oval die
Dovecraft - 'Pretty in Pink' Backing paper
Little Birdie - Floral Cafe flower
From My Stash - Kraft card, Brown paper, Crochet flowers and Pearls

Using a 7x5 kraft card as my base, I layered this 'Pretty in Pink' (as the name says) paper, adding the kraft card die cut corners, that I gilded with brass wax. I die cut more kraft card using oval decorative die, then embossed with the delicate floral folder, that's quite a good match with the backing paper I used and layered on top. I then printed, coloured and carefully cut out image and placed as shown. Finishing off with die cut leaves, crochet flowers, flower and pearls.
Close Ups

Well, thanks so much again, for stopping by and hope you have enjoyed my post and join in with our new challenge, 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)
xxx
 
Links
Etsy Shop
 Challenge Blog
Facebook Fan Group
Julia Spiri On Pinterest  
Julia Spiri On Google+
https://plus.google.com/+JuliaSpiri

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