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Thursday, 31 March 2016

'My Fair Lady' - New Julia Spiri Challenge #15

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors, it's time again for a new challenge over at Julia Spiri. This fortnight as always is an 'Anything Goes' Challenge or if you are a bit more adventurous, then how about a twist of  'Any Film, Book or Song'!! 
For my DT inspiration, I have based this on one of my favourite films, 'My Fair Lady' and the scene I had in mind was races day, where 'Eliza Doolittle' famously shouted 'Come on Dover!...', as seen below...


So the image I have used for this is 'Butterfly Hat' from the adorable  'Hat Collection', which you can purchase here. For more wonderful images, challenge details etc, these can all be found by following the links at the bottom of the page!! So without further ado here is my interpretation of the scene from my favourite movie...
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - Butterfly Hat image
ProMarkers - Lemon, Vanilla, Pastel Pink, Dusky Rose, Antique Pink, Salmon Pink, Pastel Beige, Sandstone, Powder Blue, Meadow Green, Pear Green and Cool Grey 5
Copic Ciao - Skin White and Pinkish White
Wink of Stella - Clear Glitter
Glitter Gel Pen - Gold
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card
Creata - Black mirror card
Spellbinders - Decorative Oval dies 
Marianne - Horse die
Britannia - Rose leaf die
Sweet Dixie - Leaf spray die
Docrafts - Papermania burgundy daisy flowers and dusky pink flowers
Petaloo - Burgundy Daisy flowers
Black card, black & white backing paper, greenglitter card, ribbon, brads, gems and pearls are all from my stash.

First of all I took an 8x8 scalloped white card base and layered black card with the black & white stripe/swirl backing paper, along with black ribbon. I used the Spellbinders decorative oval die to cut out black mirror card. After colouring the image I cut out with smaller decorative oval die, then layered this on top of the mirror card. I placed this as shown and added a black ribbon bow. To finish off, I decorated with die cut horse, flowers, die cut leaves, pearls, gems and brads.
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Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you join in with our new challenge, if you need more inspiration, then hop over to our blog and see all of the fabulous cards created 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

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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Springtime with Crafty Addicts - Challenge 12

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Vistors, hope you are having a lovely week!! What a mix of weather we are having the now here in UK, can't wait for it to get warmer!!  
Our new challenge has started over at Crafty Addicts and the theme as always is 'Anything Goes' or with a twist of 'Springtime'. 
The fabulous sponsor this fortnight is Oddball Art by Lizzie Love, with the prize of 3 digis for the winner!!! 
For my DT project I have used the cute image 'Stormy', which you can purchase here! ... And this is what I created...
My Project
Products Used
Oddball Art - Stormy image
ProMarkers - Sandstone, Tan, Caramel, Cinnamon, Yellow, Amber, Baby Pink and Cerise
Copic Ciao - Egg Shell, Pinkish White, Cherry White and Milky White
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card
Docrafts - Papermania Neon 'Geometric' backing paper and yellow paper flower
Glitter Girl's - Yellow pearlised card
Pink glitter card, pink and orange paper flowers and brad are from my stash
The sentiment image is a free download from the internet. 

I first of all printed, coloured, by using the colours in the backing paper, and carefully cut out image. On a 6x6 scalloped white card blank, I layered together the yellow and pink card along with the geometric backing paper, which I thought was so fitting with the raindrop effect!, after printing the sentiment. I added the image then to finish off, I created the sun with the use of paper flowers and brad...
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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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Sunday, 27 March 2016

Easter Bonnet Parade with Julia Spiri 'Hat Collection'

Hiya Crafty Friends and Bloggers, first of all ''Happy Easter'' to you all, secondly, I hope that the Easter Bunny has been good to you and that you are all having a lovely time this Easter weekend!! So far I have had one Easter egg, a lovely Thornton's one from my eldest son... mmmm yummy! Wonder how many more I'll get?.... Anyways, I'm here sharing with you my latest make for Julia Spiri using the fabulous Hat Collection ...Which  is very fitting for today! For more wonderful images, challenge details etc, these can be found by following the links at the bottom of the page!! So without further ado here is my 'Easter Bonnet Parade'
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'Hat Collection' images
ProMarkers - Buttercup, Vanilla, Pastel Beige, Primrose, Tulip Yellow, Soft Lime, Lime Zest, Meadow Green, Pear Green, Sandstone, Tan, Gold, Pale Pink, Baby Pink, Pink Carnation, Dusky Rose, Lavender, Lilac, Orchid, Pastel Blue, Tea Green and Cool Aqua
Copic Ciao - Skin White and Pinkish White
Wink of Stella - Gold and Clear Glitter
Glitter Gel Pens - Gold and Silver
Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson 'Italian Collection - Umbria' die and Cosmic shimmer Soft Gold mica powder
Spellbinders - Circle die
Britannia - Rose Leaf die
Joy Craft - Pennant Banner die
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card
Woodware - Paper flowers
Papermania - Capsule Collection green glitter paperazzi and Brads
Other flowers, A3 pink card, white pearlised card,  gems, pearls and peel offs - From my stash

First of all took an A3 pink card and to make into a concertina card, I scored at 14cm intervals using my 'Hougie' board. Folding, then cutting at 14cm making two 3 page cards. I joined together creating a 5 page card. I cut the white pearlised card 5 times using Sue Wilson die, applying them to the pages. For the front I added flowers, banners etc. I printed, coloured and cut out the four images, edged with mica powder, then layered onto the remaining pages. I finished off by decorating with flowers, brads and gems.
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Looking forward to your next visit, so until then
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx

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Thursday, 17 March 2016

'Paris' - Julia Spiri Challenge #14

Hiya, a new challenge has started over at Julia Spiri. Our theme as usual is 'Anything Goes' or with the theme 'Paris'.  For this I have used the sweet image Vintage French Lady, isn't she adorable! For more Julia Spiri images, challenge details etc, these can be found by following the links at the bottom of the page!! So here is my finished project....
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - Vintage French Lady image
ProMarkers - Sandstone, Tan, Caramel, Buttercup, Eggnog, Sunkissed Pink, Antique Pink, Marsh Green and Cool Grey 5
Copic Ciao - Skin White and Pinkish White
Glitter Gel Pen - Gold and Red
Spellbinders - Decorative Labels 8 die
Marianne Designs - Eiffel Tower die 
  Britannia - Rose Leaf die
Trimcraft - 'Sweet Paris' backing papers and Gems
Anna Griffin - Velvet Ribbons
Papermania - Organza Bow
Pinflair - Antique Silver and Brass Buff-it
Cream 8x8 Scalloped card blank
Green/Gold card, Gold embossed card, Peel-offs and Flowers are from my stash

First of all, using the green/gold card,  I cut out the eiffel tower, leaves and backing topper. With the latter I edged with the two colours of Pinflair Buff-it, to give it a distressed look. I layered together some more of the green/gold card and the 'Sweet Paris' papers onto the card blank, adding the matching colour velvet ribbon trim. After printing and colouring the imge, I carefully cut it out and placed this on the die-cut topper, then both onto the card. To finish off I added the eiffel tower, after edging with the Buff-it too, then the flowers, leaves, gems, corner peel-offs and organza bow.
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Looking forward to your next visit, so until then
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx
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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Lil Gypsy - Crafty Addicts New Challenge 11

Hi ya Crafty Friends and Bloggers,  I'm here sharing with today, my DT project for our new challenge that has started over at Crafty Addicts. Our theme as always is 'Anything Goes' or 'Add a Charm'. This fortnight our sponsor is Digi Stamps 4 Joy! They are offering a $10 voucher for the Winner, so well worth having a play and join in!! I have chosen to use their image Lil Gypsy, isn't she just adorable?!! Here is what I have created with her, I gave it to my Son's girlfriend as it was her birthday last week, she loved it, thankfully!!
My Project
Products Used
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Lil Gypsy image
ProMarkers - Cool Aqua, Orchid, Lavender, Caramel and Tan
Copic Ciao - Skin white and Pinkish white
Gliter Gel Pen - Gold and Silver
Wink of Stella Pen - Glitter gold and clear
Backing card (Blue and Purple) - From my stash
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card
Spellbinders - Grand decorative circle die and circle die
Britannia - Rose Leaf die
Prima Flower - Purple paper flower in center
Kanban - Purple web netting
Other flowers, pearl stems, lace ribbon, butterfly charm, resin flower and gems - From my stash

To create this, I first of all took a 6x6 white card blank and layered with purple satin and blue glitter card from my stash. I made a border using the same card, adding the lace ribbon trim ( which I coloured purple using Promarker Orchid to tone in). I printed off the image, coloured and cut out then layered onto purple card that I had cut out using the decorative circle die. To finish off I added flowers, leaves, gems, netting bow and charm.
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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 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, 3 March 2016

Quick Cards Made Easy 150 - Bonus Papers

Good Afternoon, Crafty Friends and Bloggers, I'm back again with another post today, this time I'm sharing with you a card I made using the free bonus birthday papers that come with this months Quick Cards Made Easy. I had applied to be on their Reader Design Team and had been sent the papers, unfortunately my card isn't part of the three chosen,  BUT it is there on their advertisement, so I can say it is in the magazine....Yay, whoop whoop, my first!!!  

So without further ado here is my creation!!
My Project
Products Used
Quick Cards Made Easy 150 - Bonus Papers
Create and Craft - Gold embossed card
Kraft Card - Card blank
Creata - Cerise Silky card
Spellbinders - Blooms 3 D-Lites dies
Britannia - Rose leaf die
Joy Craft - Butterflies dies
Papermania - Cerise velvet adhesive ribbon
Pearls, gems and buttons from my stash

I layered together gold and cerise card along with bonus backing paper onto Kraft card 5x5 card blank. I added ribbon then I die cut the flowers using Blooms 3 dies and various bonus papers and gold card for the flower center, arranging these as shown, along with die cut rose leaves... I created the sentiment topper by using a bonus topper along with the same gold and cerise card, adding bonus paper die cut butterflies. To finish off I added pearls, gems and buttons from my stash...

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 It is to appear in their website but haven't seen it as yet!

Looking forward to your next visit, so until then enjoy the rest of the week. 
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna 
xxx

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Julia Spiri Challenge - 13 Anything But a Card

Morning Crafty Friends and Bloggers, a new challenge has started over at Julia Spiri Challenge. Our theme as usual is ''Anything Goes'' with a twist of ''Anything But a Card''!! All Julia Spiri images, challenge details etc, can be found by following the links at the bottom of the page!! ... For this I have created a jewellery hanger and used this elegant image Fashion in Paris which I knew would be ideal! So here is my finished creation!
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'Fashion in Paris' image 
Promarkers - Poppy, Ruby, Crimson, Lipstick red, Tan and Caramel
Copic Ciao - Skin white and Pinkish white
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card
Creata - Black mirror card
Die-namics - Fancy flourish die
Britannia - Rose leaf die
Petaloo - Velvet butterflies
Pan Pastel - Red
Cinch - Binding wire
Trimcraft - 'Sweet Paris' red pearls
Chipboard, Off white bobble dot card, Black floral backing paper, Red glitter card, Flowers, Red ribbon, Gems, Gem chain and from my stash

First of all I cut an A4 piece of chipboard down to 6x6, along with the red glitter card which I layered onto the chipboard. On top of this I layered both black paper, bobble dot card and ribbon. I then used the Cinch to punch holes along the bottom of the hanger and my Crop-a-dile for the two hanging holes at the top. For hanging the jewellery I used a binding that I opened and fed through the holes at the bottom. To hold this in place and keep secure, I stitched with black cord. The image I printed onto watercolour card, coloured and carefully cut out.  I added the die cut flourishes and rose leaves, flowers, buterflies, gems, and pearls. Then the sentiment that I printed, cut out and edged with red Pan Pastel, then finishing off with the gem effect chain. 
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Looking forward to your next visit, so until then
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna DT
xxx
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Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Birthday Boy - Crafty Addicts Challenge 10

Hiya Crafty Friends and Bloggers, another fortnight passed ... where are the weeks going? If it keeps going like this, (ssshhh) ... ''C'mas'' will be upon us!!!  Today I am here sharing with you my latest DT project for The Crafty Addicts new challenge which has started for the next fortnight. Our theme as always is ''Anything Goes'' or with a twist of  ''Card for a Man''. We have two sponsors this challenge and they are Doctor Digi's and Crafty Sentiments . For my project I have used Crafty Sentiments image Henry (Why Not), isn't he sooo cute!!?  Here is what I created ... been a while since I made a boy/male card, makes a great change!!
My Project
Products Used
Crafty Sentiments - Henry(Why Not) image
Promarkers - Cinnamon, Caramel, Sandstone, Tan, Denim Blue and Grey Green
Copic Ciao - Sin White and Pinkish White
Derwent Coloursoft Pencils - Dark brown, Dark terracotta, Electric blue and Blue
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card
Bazzil Bling - Brown card
Create and Craft Club - Paper Collection backing papers 
Create and Craft - Gold Linen backing card
Creative Dies - Star nesting dies (free in magazine)
Scrabble tiles and buttons from my stash

Printed image onto watercolour card, coloured and carefully cut out. Layered brown and gold card with backing paper on a 6x6 white square card blank, then added a strip of the same card and a contrasting backing paper accross the center. I placed the image on top along with stars die cut from gold and brown card. Finishing off by adding buttons on the stars and then the tiles.
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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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