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Friday, 25 November 2016

'Exotic Flowers' with Julia Spiri

Back again, Crafty Friends, Blogging Buddies and Followers...It's New Release time again over at Julia Spiri. Oh wow, it's absolutely fab and a scene too, called Exotic Flowers, it comes with gorgeous flowers and a beautiful girl image too. I couldn't wait to get colouring!! For more wonderful images and challenge details etc, please follow the links at the bottom of the page!!  Here is what I created...
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'Exotic Flowers' Image
ProMarkers - Saffron, Almond, Pink Carnation, Mustard, Buttercup, Sandstone, Aubergine, Amethyst, Lavender, Lilac, Blossom, Orchid, Cerise, Antique Pink, Fuchsia Pink, Lime Zest, Lime Green, Pear Green and Moss
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl and Pinkish White
Glitter Gel Pen - Gold
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Spellbinders - Timeless Rectangle Dies
Britannia - Rose Leaf Die
Prima - Pink Rose Flower
Bazzil Bling - Purple Card
Docrafts - Papermania White Satin Ribbon (Coloured) and Sparkling Gem
From My Stash - Gold Card and Adhesive Pearls

To create this, I printed the image large on to card and coloured using my ProMarkers, I then scanned it and again printed on to card in a smaller scale to fit the dies, then cut out and layered on to die cut purple card, which I cut twice to create the card. To decorate I added satin bow with gem, flower, die cut leaves and pearl gems too. I think it turned out great, what do you think?. 

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My Original Coloured Image

 Well, thanks so much again, for stopping by and hope you have enjoyed my post, if you do 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
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I am entering this into the following Challenges:-
The Sisterhood of Crafters - # Use some Pearls

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with Twist of 'Tags'

Hi there, well it's Friday and that means another new challenge from Crafty Catz, our theme this week is 'Anything Goes' with a twist of 'Tags'. Sponsoring us is the fab Polka Doodles. For my DT inspiration, I have used this cute image Bauble Wishes - Twiggy and Toots and here is what I created...
My Project
Products Used
Polka Doodles - 'Bauble Wishes-Twiggy and Toots' Image
ProMarkers - Ruby, Berry Red, Antique Pink, Primrose, Lemon, Sandstone, Shale, Powder Blue, Pear Green, Meadow Green, Marsh Green and Caramel
Glitter Gel Pen - Gold
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Britannia - Poinsettia and Pine Leaf Dies
Spellbinders - Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies
Docrafts - Papermania Snowflake Brad
DecoArt - Crystal Glamour Dust
Creative Expressions - 'Iced Snow' Glitter Jewels
From My Stash - Satin Ribbon, Green Glitter Card and Pearl Gems

Printed, Coloured, Glittered and die cut out image, which I layered on to die cut green glitter scalloped card, creating the tag shape. I punched a hole in the top and added complementing red ribbon for attaching to gifts. To decorate I added red satin ribbon bow along with die cut poinsettia flower made from scrap paper from my stash and snowflake brad. I added glitter card die cut pine leaves and pearl gems to finish.

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 Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at my blog.  I hope you will come and join us this week, 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, have a wonderful week!
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx
Design Team Member


Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Use Christmas Papers with Crafty Addicts

Hi there Crafty Friends, Blogging Buddies and Followers....a new challenge has started over at Crafty Addicts. This fortnight our theme as always is 'Anything Goes' with a twist of 'Christmas Papers'. Sponsoring us is the fab Scrapper's Delight, who are offering 3 digi images to the Winner. For my DT inspiration I am using the gorgeous Victorian Digi 1 and here is what I created, hope you like it!?
My Project
 Products Used
 Scrapper's Delight - 'Victorian Digi 1 Image
ProMarkers - Tan, Sandstone, Cardinal Red and Crimson
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl and Pinkish White
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card, Centura Pearl Card and Sara Davis Snowflake & Bauble Dies
Creata - Mirror Card
Britannia - 'Merry Christmas', Pine Leaves and Poinsettia Dies
Trimcraft - Dovecraft 'Winter Blooms' 8x8 Papers
Creative Expressions - Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels 'Iced Snow'
Woodware - Corner Punch
From My Stash - Poinsettia Flower/Leaves, White Vellum Paper, Brad, Lace Ribbon and Gems

Matt and layered together, Christmas papers with mirror card. Printed, coloured, glittered and carefully cut out image, placing as shown. To decorate I added, poinsettia flower, made up using paper flower and die cut poinsettia too, along with die cut pine leaves and brad to finish. I also added lace ribbon bow with die cut snowflake and 'Merry Christmas' sentiment with die cut hanging bauble! 
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Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at my blog.  I hope you will come and join us this week, 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, have a wonderful week!
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx
 



Friday, 18 November 2016

Crafty Catz Anything Goes with a Twist of Red

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Blogging Buddies and Followers, how are you all this week? Well what a week I've had, my son had 'man flu' and spread his germs everywhere, needless to say with my low immune, I again picked up something similar and been feeling yucky, just typical! :(   To top it off the laptop I've been using, decided to come out in sympathy and stopped working for a few days, thankfully my Hubby, finally managed to get it up and running! :) Didn't want it to end up like my PC did a few months back!  Here's hoping that next week will be better and go without a hitch... everything crossed :p

But first of all it's Friday again and that means a new challenge from us over at Crafty Catz

Our theme this week is 
'Anything Goes'
with a twist of
'Red'

Sponsoring this week is
Offering a prize of 3 Images of the Winners choice

The image I chose to work with for my DT inspiration is this fab 'Santa'... here is what I created, hope you like it?
My Project
Products Used
Rick St Dennis - 'Santa' Image
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card, Centura Pearl card and Vintage Screen Embossing Folder
Creata - Red Mirror Card
Britannia - Pine Leaf , Poinsettia and 'Merry Christmas' Dies
Creative Expressions - Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow Glitter Jewels
Laura Ashley - Red Velvet Ribbon
Dovecraft - Red Gem Brad
Crafts Too - Invert Corner Punch
From My Stash - Red and White Polka Dot Organza Ribbon and White Vellum


On a 6x6 white card blank, I matt and layered red mirror and centura pearl (after embossing and punching corners) card, along with a border of velvet and organza ribbons, with bow. I printed out the image in red for a change and instead of colouring, I added glitter jewels to highlight the white fur. To decorate, I added die cut vellum poinsettia and both mirror and centura pearl pine leaves with brad. Finishing off with die cut 'Merry Christmas' sentiment.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at my blog.  I hope you will come and join us this week, 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, have a wonderful week!
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx
Design Team Member






Friday, 11 November 2016

Anything Goes at Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge

Good Morning my Crafty Friends, Blogging Buddies and Followers ... Oh my the weeks are passing by so fast and the weather is definitely getting colder!! Brrrrr ... So who's up for another wee challenge? A new one has started over at Crafty Catz.
Our theme this week is 
'Anything Goes'
with 
Offering 3 Digi Images

For my DT inspiration this week I have used their Winter Games 2 image and for a change I used the pre-coloured one, though I did add some glitter jewels for effect!. Here is my card -
My Project
Products Used
Fabrika Fantasy - 'Winter Games 2' Pre Coloured Image
Crafter's Companion - Watercoloured Card and Centura Pearl Card
Britannia - Leaf Dies
Spellbinders - Lace Edged Die
Trimcraft - Dovecraft Winter Blooms Backing Papers
Creative Expressions - Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow Glitter Jewels
From My Stash - Flowers, Sentiment Topper and Green Glitter Card

I made this using pre-coloured image topper as my focal point, adding some Iced Snow glitter jewels to highlight and add effect, followed by layering onto glitter card and creating the background using the gorgeous 'winter blooms' backing papers by Trimcraft. To finish off and decorate, I added flowers, leaves and sentiment topper from my stash!!

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 Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at my blog.  I hope you will come and join us this week, 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, have a wonderful week!
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx
Design Team Member



Lest We Forget ...

Hi my Blogging Buddies, Crafty Friends and Followers, I'm going to share with you a little extra card that I created with this being 'Remembrance' week. I have a few ancestors that fought and died in both World Wars. Thankfully both my Grandfather's survived WW2, but one my Grandfather's brother Alex, never made it home, this is him pictured below.

I will be wearing my poppy with pride for all who died and survived!!

Without further ado, here is what I created using images from both Julia Spiri's Poppy Collection and Steampunk Collection.

My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - Poppy Collection Image and Steampunk Collection Image
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Britannia - Soldier Die
Spellbinders - Cross Die
Woodware - Corner Punch
Ranger - Worn Lipstick Distress Stickles
From My Stash - Plain paper to make background, Brown and Red Satin Card.

I created this by matt and layering brown satin card with background paper made using clip art images from the Steampunk Collection, that reminded me of the sky. I tweaked the colour to use sepia tones, which I thought worked better.  The poppy wreath made using duplicate clip art image from the Poppy Collection. On this I placed a die cut Soldier, then added sentiment banner made on word doc and layered with matching brown satin card. I finished off by decorating with brown satin card die cut cross. The centre looked like a poppy so I die cut a duplicate in red satin and cut to fit...works well ... doesn't it???

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For more wonderful images and challenge details etc, please follow the links at the bottom of the page!! 

 Well, thanks so much again, for stopping by and hope you have enjoyed my post
Looking forward to your next visit, so until then
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx
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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Winter Blues - Crafty Addicts Challenge

Hi there Crafty Friends, Blogging Buddies and Followers, my the weather is certainly on the 'Brrrr' side now and with that in mind, what a great link to our new fortnight challenge over at 'Crafty Addicts. Our theme as always is :-

'Anything Goes'
but with an optional twist of
'Winter Blues'

Sponsoring us is the fab
Offering a $10 Gift Certificate

For my DT inspiration, I have used the image 'Eskimo Kisses', it's so cute!. Here is what I created ...

My Project
Products Used
Imagine That - 'Eskimo Kisses' Image and Sentiment
ProMarkers - Cool Aqua, Grey Green, Cinnamon and Tan
Copc Ciao - Pearl Cotton and Pinkish White
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour and Centura Pearl Card, Vintage Screen Embossing Folder and 'Downton Abbey' Corner Die
Trimcraft - 'Magic & Sparkle' Papers and Ribbon
Spellbinders - Labels Eight and Decorative Labels Eight Dies
Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson Holly Dies and Cosmic Shimmer 'Iced Snow' Glitter Jewels
X-Cut - Snowflake Die
Ranger - Opal White Liquid Pearls
From My Stash - Silver Glitter Card, Silver Holographic Card, Free Snowflake Die from Magazine and Gems

Created this by taking an 8x8 card blank and matt/layering these gorgeous backing papers and ribbon from Trimcraft. I printed, coloured and die cut image, then added to centre of card. To decorate, I die cut holly leaves from silver glitter card and added white liquid pearl drops for the berries. I also die cut snowflakes, placed as shown, finishing off with glitter card die cut corners and gems.

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 Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at my blog.  I hope you will come and join us this week, 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, have a wonderful week!
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx

I am entering this into the following Challenges:-
Creative Inspirations - # Anything Goes 
Pennys Challenges - #303 Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - #319 All About Words
Craft Your Passion Challenges - #337 Always Anything Goes
Cagi Challenge - #11 Tic-Tac-Toe (Blue, Glitter, Ribbon)
Ribbon Girls - # November Card Challenge


Friday, 4 November 2016

Optional Twist of Add a Snowflake at Crafty Catz Challenge

It's Friday, my Crafty Friends, Blogging Buddies and Followers, so that means it's challenge time again over at Crafty Catz Weekly. We saw loads of fabulous creations last week, so hope you will all join us again!. As always our theme is

'Anything Goes'
our optional twist, if you fancy is  
'Add a Snowflake'
What a good excuse to get started on those Christmas cards, if you haven't already?!

Sponsoring us this week is the fabulous
 Offering the winner a $3 Gift Voucher
which is equal to 3 images of Winners choice

The image I chose to use for my DT inspiration, is the adorable Penguin Snowman and here is what I created, I hope you like it?!

My Project
Products Used
A Day for Daisies - 'Penguin Snowman' Image
Promarkers - Berry Red, Ruby, Pumpkin and Cool Ice 1
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card, Centura Pearl Card and Vintage Screen Embossing Folder
Spellbinders - Grand Decorative Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies
X-Cut - Snowflake Dies
Trimcraft - First Edition 'Merry Christmas' Die
Creative Expressions - Holly Leaf Dies and Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels Iced Snow
Ranger - Stickles Xmas Red, Liquid Pearls White Opal and Ruby Red
Anna Griffin - Red Velvet Ribbon
From My Stash - Silver Glitter card, Silver Holographic Card, Silver Embossed Card, Red Card, Free Snowflake Die from Magazine (Silver in Centre), Brad and Gems

Matt and layered silver embossed card with embossed centura pearl card. On this I added the ribbon border. I die cut 3 snowflakes, 2 from silver glitter card with X-Cut dies and 1 from holographic with freebie die from magazine, placing them across ribbon border, along with brad and gems. I die cut more holographic card using the smallest grand decorative circle die and layered this with the image, after I printed, coloured, added glitter, liquid pearls and die cut using scalloped circle die. To finish off I added the sentiment topper, that I die cut from both red card and silver glitter card, with the first edition die. Using the red card as the main and silver to highlight sentiment. I also added die cut holly sprigs along with ruby red pearl drops for berries and a couple of gems too!

 Close Ups
Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at my blog.  I hope you will come and join us this week, 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, have a wonderful week!
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx
Design Team Member
I am entering this into the following Challenges:-


Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Optional Twist of Try A Different Colour Medium at Julia Spiri Challenge

Hello my wonderful Friends, Blogging Buddies and Followers! A big 'HELLO' to my new followers too, thanks so much for joining my Krafty Little World, I hope you enjoy your stay!

Hope you all had a lovely 'Halloween' weekend, I'm glad it's over now, though I do enjoy seeing all the little kids dress up, most are really fab, but more and more 'older' ones are not bothering and expect a 'treat' or better still cash!.

Well thankfully it's a new month, and that means the start of a new challenge over at

Our theme as always is
'Anything Goes'
but we have a fab optional twist of
'Try a Different Colour Medium'

Now this was fun to do as I'm so stuck in my ways using my fave Promakers and Copics. It was so great to use my different inks and other pens instead...You should give it a go, very therapeutic too!!

For my DT inspiration, I have used Georgie Pirate, from the Pirates Collection. Isn't she adorable?! For more wonderful images and challenge details etc, please follow the links at the bottom of the page!! And here is what I created - 
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'Georgie Pirate' Image
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Tea Dye, Squeezed Lemonade and Festive Berries
Versa Color - Copper, Petal Pink, Sand Beige and Sage
ColorBox - Pigment Frost White, Old Rose and Black and Chalk Warm Red
Gel Pens - Various Colours of Glitter and Gel
PanPastel - Turquoise
DecoArt - Crystal Glamour Dust Glitter
Crafter's Companion -Watercolour Card
Rusty Pickle - 12x12 'Aye Aye Cap'n Papers, Cut out Topper and Cap'n Jack Pickle Trims Ribbon Border and Pompom
Creata - Brown Mirror Card
Marianne - Lighthouse and Anchor Dies
Docrafts - Gold Adhesive Gems
From My Stash - Brown Silky Card, Flowers and Key Charm. Palm Tree Topper I found on the internet.

I remembered that I had some mix and match 'Pirate' craft stash, so looked this out and used to create my card. I started with a matt and layer of  'Aye Aye Cap'n' paper and brown silky card. Adding the matching trim border. I found this fab palm tree and island image on the internet, which I downloaded and printed onto watercolour card, then layering on the same brown silky card. I carefully cut out one of the scroll images from the 12x12 papers and used as a sentiment topper. The image I printed and coloured with coordinating various ink pads such as distress dye, pigment and chalk inks. What a change from using my normal favourite Promarkers/Copics , well you know what they say ... 'a change is as good as a rest'! I also used various gel and glitter pens too for added effect!. I carefully cut the image out and placed as shown. To decorate, I added die cut lighthouse and anchor using brown silky and mirror card, flower made up from my stash and pompom from 'Cap'n Jack' trims, with adhesive gold domes and key charm to finish.
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 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


I am entering this into the following Challenges:-