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Friday, 26 February 2016

Fruity - Watermelon Girl

Hiya Crafty Friends and Bloggers...hope you are all well!! Had a little play today, so I'm sharing this ''sweet'' card I created.  I had bought a fab Trimcraft goody bag the other week, it contained lots of lovely ''Sweet Paris'' goodies, which I put to good use along with other craft goodies from my stash!! The image I have used is part of the ''Fruity Girls'' collection called Watermelon Girl by the fabulous Julia Spiri!! Without further ado, here is my creation, hope you like it!!
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - Watermelon Girl image
Trimcraft - ''Sweet Paris'' red-white dotty backing paper, doily and pearls
Bazzil Bling - Green card
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card
Pearlised white card and Green glitter card from my stash
Spellbinders - Grand scalloped circle and circle dies
Britannia - Rose leaf die
Docrafts - Papermania flower brads
Promarkers - Salmon Pink, Coral, Lime Zest, Pear Green, Meadow Green and Lime Green
Copic Ciao - Sin White and Pinkish White 
Wink of Stella - Clear glitter pen
Ranger Stickles Glue - Fruit Punch 
Flowers and Ladybug button from my stash
Watermelon effect paper I found on the internet

Layered together the Bazzil Bling card and ''Sweet Paris'' paper onto a 6x6 white scalloped blank card. To create the 'watermelon', I layered together greenglitter card, white pearlised card and the watermelon effect paper that I found on the internet and die cut using Spellbinders grand scalloped circle and circle dies. Using the smallest scalloped circle die I cut out the 'bite mark' and edged with ''Fruit Punch'' stickles, adding seeds I made by cutting out black card!! To finish off I added doily, flowers, brads, ladybug button, die cut rose leaves and pearls!!
Close Ups
Looking forward to your next visit
So until then
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs 
Donna DT
xxx
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Thursday, 18 February 2016

Julia Spiri Challenge #12 Venice

Hiya Crafty Friends and Bloggers, can't believe two weeks have passed, so that means it's time for our new challenge over at Julia Spiri . Our theme as always is 'Anything Goes', this time with a twist of 'Venice'. All Julia Spiri images, challenge details etc, can be found by following the links at the bottom of the page!! ... For this challenge I chose to use this adorable image Mask of Peacock and here is what I created... 
My Project
Products Used 
Julia Spiri - 'Mask of Peacock' image
Copic Ciao - Milky white and Pinkish White
Promarkers - Marine, Turquoise, Amethyst, Orchid, Lilac, Tan, Caramel, Antique Pink, Cool Grey 4, Cool Grey 5, Soft Green and Pastel Green
Wink of Stella - Glitter Gold and Clear
Glitter Gel Pen - Gold
Spellbinders - Grand decorative circles 1 and Venitian Accents-Mask dies
Brittania - Rose Leaf die
Crafters Companion - Watercolour card
Creata - Turquoise mirror card
Prima - Paper flowers
Purple glitter card, Marble effect backing paper, feathers, gems, pearls and small flowers are all from my stash

As you probably have guessed, my favourite colour is purple and chose to have this as one of the main colours, teaming it up with rich turquoise. Very fitting for the Venetian theme!!. Instead of a 'normal' card, I decided to make a rocker card for a change. I die cut turquoise mirror card using Spellbinders largest grand decorative circle, folded in half, then die cut the next size with purple glitter card and the next with the marble effect paper, layering these on top of the base. I printed out the image onto watercolour card, coloured and cut out very carefully, placing this onto the layers. To finish off I added feathers, flowers, gems, pearls, die cut rose leaves and mask. I really enjoyed making this and even though I say so myself I think it turned out great!!
Close Ups

Looking forward to your next visit, so until then
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna DT
xxx
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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

The Crafty Addicts Challenge 9 - Anything Goes/Spot or Stripes

Morning Crafty Friends and Bloggers, hope you have all had a lovely weekend... had a lovely relaxing one with a couple of long lay-ins for a change, it was my youngest son's school spring break, so back to normal this morning!!  So with that in mind, I'm here showcasing my latest DT project for our new fortnightly challenge over at Crafty Addicts. Our theme as always is 'Anything Goes' or with a twist of 'Spots or Stripes'.  The Sponsor this challenge is:-

 
Prize - 3 Images
I have used the image 'A Special Present' which you can purchase here!

My Project 
Other Products Used
Copic Ciao - Pinkish White and Milky White
Promarkers - Lilac, Meadow Green, Soft Lime, Caramel, Tan, Blossom and Ice Grey 1
Wink of Stella - Gold and Clear Glitter pens
Pan Pastels - Violet Tint
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Dovecraft - Back to Basics ll backing paper
Spellbinders - Labels 15 and Venetian Accents  dies
Brittania - Rose Leaf die
Papermania - Purple flower
Petaloo - Butterfly
Dawn Bibby - 'Happy Birthday' Peel offs
Glitter card, Pearlescent card, Green card, Satin Flowers, Gems and Pearls are all from my stash

Printed, coloured and die cut image then layered onto die cut glitter card. I used a plain 6x6 card and made into an easel. I layered together pearlescent card and backing paper on base along with a strip of glitter card with pearlescent card too. For the main card I layered the same, adding die cut glitter border using Spellbinders Venetian Accents die also the layered image. Finishing with flowers, die cut leaves, butterfly, pearls, gems and peel offs!!
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 the fabulous designs created by my DT buddies!!

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

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Thursday, 11 February 2016

Julia Spiri New Release - 'Paris Collection'

Hiya Crafty friends and Bloggers, I'm so thrilled to be part of today's brand new release from Stamps by Julia Spiri - the fabulous ''Paris Collection''
This full set of images can be found here in the Etsy shop, either in set form or individually.

My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - ''Paris Collection'' Images
Promarkers - Peach, Soft Peach, Coral, Mustard, Shale, Caramel, Sandstone, Tan, Vanilla, Cinnamon and Black
Copic Ciao - Pinkish White and Skin White
Sakura - Gelly Roll Brown glitter pen
Glitter Pen - Gold and Silver from my stash
Bazzil Bling - Card
Studio Light - Tres Chic backing Paper
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Marianne - Eiffel Tower die
Britannia - Rose Leaf die
Sherri Baldy - ''Love'' die
Papermania - Lace ribbon & bow and Canvas heart
Little Birdie - Flowers
Gold Glitter card, Pearls and lace doilies from my stash

Printed and coloured images. Very carefully, using a craft knife, cut out the girl on bike and 'Paris' sign. Layered together card onto an 8x8 card blank.  Printed out lamp & Couple image onto backing paper and added on to the layered card, along with the lace ribbon, bow, flowers, canvas heart, eiffel tower, ''love'' sentiment and die cut leaves. Finishing off with the pearls and small heart left over from the ''love'' die.
Close Ups

More Julia Spiri images, challenge details etc can be found by following the links below!!!

Thanks so much for joining me today!
Look forward to your next visit, so until then
''Happy Crafting''
Hugs Donna DT
XXX

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Julia Spiri Challenge - Anything Goes/Love is in the Air

Hiya Crafty Friends and Bloggers, it's that time again for another new challenge over at Julia Spiri Our challenge starts this morning and our theme is 'Anything Goes' with a twist of 'Love is in the Air'. All Julia Spiri images, challenge details etc, can be found by following the links at the bottom of the page!! ... For this challenge I chose to use this adorable image Boy Girl Love and here is my creation!!
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri Stamps - 'Boy Girl Love' image
Copic Ciao - Pinkish white and Skin white
Promarkers - Vanilla, Primrose, Mustard, Buttercup, Sandstone, Caramel, Tan, Pastel pink, Pale pink, Cerise, Antique pink, Tea green, Lime zest, Meadow green, Pear green, Denim blue, Ice grey 1&2 and Cool grey 3&4
Wink of Stella - Glitter gold and Glitter clear
Spellbinders - Labels 47 Decorative Elements die
X-Cut - Scalloped Hearts and Sentiment dies
Joy Craft - Vintage Flourish Butterfly die
Britannia - Rose Leaf die
Martha Stewart - Eyelet Lace corner punch
Woodware - Corner punch snd Scalloped Heart punch
Little Birdie - Various flowers
Prima - Small flowers with pearls
Papermania - Ribbon
Bazzil Bling - Backing card
Creata - Mirror card
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card
Backing paper, glitter card, gems and pearls are from my stash

Taking an 8x8 scalloped card blank, I layered onto this the mirror card and backing paper after punching the corners and adding the ribbon too. I printed and coloured the image, layered on the die cut Spellbinders labels 47 decorative elements and placed on card. I coloured the small Prima flowers with pearls using Promarkers and die cut the butterflies, hearts, sentiment and leaves. Finally adding all of these along with the flowers, pearls and gems to finish off.
Close Ups 

Thanks so much for joining me today!
Look forward to your next visit, so until then
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna DT
xxx
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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

'Little May' - Freebie From Julia Spiri

Hiya Crafty Friends and Bloggers, I'm back again sharing with you all my creation using this fab freebie image 'Little May' by Julia Spiri. Which you can get in the February issue of  Making Cards

You can also get the freebie by subscribing to the newsletter :- 

My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'Little May' Freebie Image
Copic Ciao - Pinkish white and Sin white
Promarkers - Lavender, Lilac, Amethyst, Lime green and Pear green
Wink of Stella - Glitter gold and Glitter clear
Glitter Gel Pen - From stash
Pan Pastels - Violet and Violet Tint
Spellbinders - Grand Decorative Oval dies
Britannia - Rose Leaf die
Little Birdie - Boutique Purple flower
Papermania - 'Happy Birthday' 12x12 backing paper, Various flowers, Brads and Lace ribbon
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card
Creata - Mirror card
Woodware - Corner punch
Glitter card and pearls - From stash
First of all, I layered together backing paper, mirror card and lace ribbon then placed this onto a white 8x8 blank card. I printed the image, coloured with Promarkers, went round the edges with Pan Pastels, cut out using the decorative ovals die then layered together with the same but slightly larger die cut mirror card. Finishing off with adding flowers, die cut rose leaves, brads and pearls.

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Gosh we have had such a fab weekend, what with the magazine, gorgeous free image and WOW reaching 600+ members on our Facebook page, so to celebrate, we are running a little competition there, the only thing you have to do is use the free image and create away!!! There will be 2 images and GDT place for 1st prize and 1 image for 2nd and 3rd prizes. So what are you waiting for...you can enter the challnge here:-  https://www.facebook.com/groups/stampsbyjuliaspiri/  We look forward to seeing all your fab creations!!!
For more inspiration please visit:-
 
Thanks so much for joining me today!
Until the next time
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna
xxx 
  
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The Crafty Addicts Challenge 8 - Anything Goes/Cute and Cuddly

Morning Folks, yes it's that time again, a new challenge begins over on The Crafty Addicts. Our theme this fortnight is as always 'Anything Goes' or you can our twist 'Cute and Cuddly', the choice is yours!! Our sponsors are Knitty Kitty Designs and Di's Digi Stamps. For my DT project, I have used Di's Digi Stamps 'Poorly Ted' which you can buy here. He is so cute and cuddly and really needs those cuddles!!
My Project
Products Used
Di's Digi Stamps - 'Poorly Ted' image
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card
Promarkers - Sandstone, Oatmeal, Tan, Caramel, Vanilla, Buttercup, Sunkissed Pink, Peach, Lipstick Red, Lime Zest, Meadow Green, Pear Green, Tea Green, Cool Grey 1 & 2, Ice Grey 1
Creata - Square scalloped easel card
PanPastel - Bright yelloe Green shade
Wild Rose Studio - Milton & Co backing papers
Papermania - Ribbon
Spellbinders - Labels 15
Britannia - Rose leaf die and 'Get Well' sentiment die
Prima - Flowers 
Petaloo - Velvet butterfly
Organza, glitter card, gems and pearls are from my stash 

Printed, coloured and cut out image. Put together easel card and used PanPastel round the edges. Layered together two backing papers after cutting with Spellbinders label 15 dies for the top of the card and the same again, though swapped them round for the bottom. Laced the ribbon around the card and added organza bow. Place the image on top then finished off by adding the flowers, die cut leaves, pearls, gems and butterfly.
Close Ups

Thanks so much for joining me and hope to see all your gorgeous creations, if you need more inspiration, then pop over to our challenge blog and see all the fabulous designs created by my DT buddies!!
Look forward to your next visit, so until then
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna DT
xxx
 

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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Celebrating My Youngest Son's 16th Birthday ...

Hiya Crafty Friends and Bloggers, wow where has the last couple of weeks gone, sorry not been about, have been so busy with DT projects, catching up with 'ssshhhh' housework and also my family which included my youngest son celebrating his 16th birthday... can't believe that he's that age already, the years have flown by!! Anyhow I'm here to share with you his birthday card that I made for him, wasn't sure what to make the theme so played safe with this....Thankfully he loved it!!
My Project
Products Used
Creata - Black mirror card
Craftville - Music 001a 5x5 backing paper
All Occasion Dies - XL Numbers
Creative Dies - Star die set (freebie from mag)
Woodware - Round corner punch
Phone and Earphones - Taken off the internet
8X8 White card blank, Silver card, Peeloffs and gloss photo paper from my stash

To make this I first of all found a picture of my sons phone and earphones on the internet, printed out on gloss photo paper and cut out. I layered together after rounding off the corners, black mirror card with the free music backing paper which you can get on this fab freebie website Craftville. Well worth a look!! I added a strip of silver card I had had in my stash on top, placing the picture of the phone and earphones over this. I cut out the stars using the freebie mag dies with mirror card and some more of the silver, along with the numbers, finishing off with the peel offs... 
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Thanks so much for joining me today!
Look forward to your next visit, so until then
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna
xxx