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Friday, 10 March 2017

Sorry MIA

Hi Crafty Friends,

A little update to say I'm still in the land of the living...just....lol....I'm in the middle of packing everything for our move to new place down the road in a couple of weeks, been very busy organising everything as well as tripping over boxes!!. Have got crafting withdrawal symptoms and can't wait to get back into it again...have so many ideas on the go!

Will be back soon
Until then 'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna
xxx

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentine's Day (Love Red over at Julia Spiri Challenge)

 'Happy Valentine's Day' to all my Crafty Friends, Blogging Buddies and Followers..Hope you are all having a lovely day and got loads planned ... So with that in mind here is my little DT inspirational card that I had made for Julia Spiri Challenge , that started last week. Unfortunately never had it photographed on time, but thought I'd post now as it's very apt for today don't you think?
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'Parisian Girl' from the 'Paris Collection' Image
ProMarkers - Berry Red, Lipstick Red, Cardinal Red, Primrose and Sandstone
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl and Pinkish White
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Creata - Scalloped Heart Easel Card and Wine Linen Paper
Crelando - Heart Patterned Paper
X-Cut - Scalloped Heart and Heart Dies
Tonic - Flower Punches
Ranger - Stickles Glitter Glue
From My Stash, Red Rose Flower, Brads, Gems, Lace Ribbon, Satin Ribbon and Sentiment Toppers.

Made up two sizes of flowers with a mix of gems and stickles glitter glue, then arranged on card, along with lace ribbon around edges. For the image, I printed, coloured and carefully cut out, placing as shown. On base I matt and layered die cut heart papers. To finish off, I added a couple of more made up flowers with brads, one paper rose, satin ribbon bow and sentiment toppers.

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

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Well, thanks so much, 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, have a lovely weekend
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx

Saturday, 11 February 2017

'I'm Watching You' New Release at Julia Spiri

Hi Crafty Friends, hope you are all having a lovely weekend and keeping wrapped up in this cold weather! It's New Release time again and Julia Spiri has done it again, another gorgeous image, called I'm Watching You. It's fab! Had so much fun colouring it in and creating my project. Here's the finished result...
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'I'm Watching You' Image
ProMarkers - Almond, Blush, Putty, Pale Pink, Tan, Caramel, Sandstone, Soft Lime, Lime Zest, Lime Green, Pear Green, Marsh Green, Antique Pink and Ice Grey 3
Wink of Stella - Clear Glitter
Gel Pen - Gold Glitter
Crafter's Companion - Water Colour Card, Cream Centura Pearl Card and Downton Abbey Ornate Corner Die
Trimcraft - Dovecraft 8x8 'Bright Spark' Papers
Spellbinders - 'Venetian Accents' Border Die
 Die'namics - Small Fancy Flourish Die
PanPastels - Ultramarine Blue and Bright Yell Green 
Petaloo - Small Flowers
Little Birdie - Green Larger Flowers 
Creative Expressions - Green Dazzler Gem
From My Stash - Black Card, Black Patterned Silk Card, Black Satin Ribbon and Gems

On a 8x8 white card blank, I matt and layered black card with cream card and green patterned paper. I also matt and layered a smaller topper (width wise) with the same black, cream card and complementing green paper, adding ribbon border and die cut border, as shown. For the image topper, I printed, coloured and layered on to black patterned silk card. To finish and decorate, I added ornate corner die cut, flowers with fancy flourishes, ribbon bow and gems.

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

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Well, thanks so much, 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, have a lovely weekend
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx
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Friday, 3 February 2017

Crafty Catz - Twist of Male Cards

Good morning Folks, how are you all today, hope you have had a good week and looking forward to the weekend!? As it's Friday, it means there is a new challenge over at Crafty Catz, so why not pop over and join us! Our theme as always is 'Anything Goes' with a twist, and this week it's 'Male Cards'. Sponsoring us is Rick St Dennis and for my DT inspiration I have used Archie in this fun travel card...
My Project
Products Used
Rick St Dennis - 'Archie' Image
ProMarkers - Shale, Caramel, Canary, Pastel Green, Soft Green, Grey Green, Arctic Blue, Putty, Sunkissed Pink, Coral, Ice Grey 2 and Cool Grey 4
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl and Pinkish White
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Craft's Too - Inverted Corner Punch
From My Stash - Brown Satin Card and Paperclips
The backing paper I made up, is a collage of different postcard images, that I found on the internet, along with the stamps, free passport clipart and photos in the negatives. The negative was a PNG that I found on the internet too!

Taking an 8x8 card blank, I matt and layered my backing paper on to brown satin card. I printed the stamps, negatives and passport clipart on to matt photo paper, cut out and arranged as shown using paper clips, finishing off by adding the image that I printed, coloured and carefully cut out. Hope you like it? 
 
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Don't forget to come and share your crafty makes with us over at Crafty Catz! If you need more inspiration, then pop over and see all of the gorgeous projects created by my DT buddies, why not leave them some love too!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at my blog.
I look forward to your next visit, so until then, have a wonderful week!
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx
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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Add a Sentiment Twist at Crafty Addicts

Good morning Crafty Friends, Blogging Buddies and Followers, it's time again for a new monthly challenge over at Crafty Addicts. As always the theme is 'Anything Goes' but we have a twist and this month it's 'Add a sentiment'. Sponsoring us is the fabulous Julia Spiri, for my inspirational project, I have used the fun, fab image Sunny Day. Oh how I wish it was warm and sunny!!  Here is what I created, hope you like it!!
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'Sunny Day' Image
ProMarkers - Tan, Almond, Sandstone, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Cinnamon, Caramel and Mustard
Copic Ciao - Pinkish White and Cotton Pearl 
Gel Pen - Gold Glitter
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card 
Trimcraft - Dovecraft 'Bright Spark' and 'Colours' Papers, Bazzil Bling Card
Joycraft - Suitcase and Palm Tree Dies
Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson 'Delicate Daisies' Dies
Crafts Too - Inverted Corner Punch
From My Stash - Flowers, Brad, Gems, Peel-offs, Pearl Gems and Gold Card
 The sentiment image is a free download from the internet. 

On a 7x7 white card blank, I matt and layered Bazzil card, Gold card along with a 'sunburst' design of Trimcraft different backing papers. I added gold peel-offs to define the suns rays. The sun of which is the flower, I made up using die cut 'Daisies' and various flowers held together with a brad. The image I printed, coloured and carefully cut out and placed as shown. To finsh off and decorate, I added the die cut suitcase and pam trees along with pearls and gems. The sentiment I found on the internet, printed then layered on to gold card.
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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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Friday, 27 January 2017

Cards for Ladies Twist at Crafty Catz

Good Morning Crafty Friends, oh my another cold day again, please make sure you are all wrapped up and cosy!! Well it's Friday again and that means a new 'Anything Goes' challenge over at Crafty Catz. As always we have a twist and this week it's 'Ladies Cards'. Our fab sponsor is Sasayaki Glitter and for my DT inspiration, I have used the cute Gift Amy. Here is my project and hope you like it?!
My Project
Products Used
Sasayaki Glitter - 'Gift Amy' Image
ProMarkers - Vanilla, Buttercup, Primrose, Caramel, Sandstone, Pink Carnation, Blossom, Pale Pink and Baby Pink
Copic Ciao - Pinkish White and Cotton Pearl
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Trimcraft - 'Me to You' (Especially For You) 8x8 Pink and Cream Dotty Backing Paper, Dovecraft 'Butterfly and With Love Sentiment' (Free in Crafts Beautiful Mag),Butterfly Die from Duo set and Pearl Gems
Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson 'Delicate Daisies' Dies
Spellbinders - Grand Decorative Oval Die
Presscut - Oval Die
Docrafts - Papermania Flower Brads
DecoArt - Glamour Dust 'Crystal' 
Woodware - Corner Punch
From My Stash - Pink Glitter Card, Lace Ribbon, Grosgrain Ribbon (White and coloured Pink to co-ordinate) and Cream Linen Card

Printed, coloured and die cut image, layering on to die cut cream card. On an 8x8 cream scalloped card blank, I matt and layered pink/cream dotty paper with pink glitter card, punched corners and added lace ribbon with grosgrain ribbon that I coloured pink to coordinate!. I placed image topper as shown and decorated with die cut daisies that I added glitter touches and brads to,  die cut butterflies and sentiment also. Finishing with pearl gems.

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Hope you like it?! Don't forget to come and share your crafty makes with us over at Crafty Catz! If you need more inspiration, then pop over and see all of the gorgeous projects created by my DT buddies, why not leave them some love too!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at my blog.
I look forward to your next visit, so until then, have a wonderful week!
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx
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Friday, 20 January 2017

Same Colour Combo Twist at Crafty Catz

Hi there Crafty Friends, it's Friday again, and that means a new challenge over at Crafty Catz! Our sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments and theme is as always 'Anything Goes' with a twist of 'Same Colour Combo'. The DT were to use any of our own images for our inspiration project, so I have chosen to use 'Luna' by Polkadoodles. Here is what I created, hope you like it!!
My Project 
Products Used
  Polkadoodles - 'Luna' Image
ProMarkers - Meadow Green, Lime Zest, Apple and Pear Green
Copic Ciaos - Pinkish White and Cotton Pearl
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Trimcraft - Dovecraft 'Bright Spark' Backing Papers and 'Garden Party' Ribbon
Petaloo - Fabric Flowers
DecoArt - Glamour Dust 'Crystal'
Ranger - Ice Stickles 'Lime Ice'
Crafts Too - Inverted Corner Punch
From My Stash - Green Glitter Card, Satin Ribbon, Gem and Brads 

Matt and layered together glitter card and backing paper on to 7x7 white card blank. Punched corners. On this I added ribbon border trim and bow with gem embellishment. The image I printed, coloured, cut out, layered on glitter card, then added on top of 3 borders of glitter card layered with coordinating backing paper. To decorate and finish, I added flowers with brads.
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Hope you like this, it was so simple to make!! Don't forget to come and share your make with us over at Crafty Catz! If you need more inspiration, then pop over and see all of the gorgeous projects created by my DT buddies, why not leave them some love too!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at my blog.
I look forward to your next visit, so until then, have a wonderful week!
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx
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Friday, 13 January 2017

Butterflies Twist at Crafty Catz Challenge

Good morning my Friends, I hope that you are all keeping wrapped up and warm in this cold weather, especially those who have been hit with snow!! We have had it here in Ayrshire and though it's lovely to see, it's definitely 'brrrrr'!! Thankfully it's Fri, and the weekend is upon us, it also means we have a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz. We had loads of fab entries last week and look forward to seeing you all back again! Our theme as always is 'Anything Goes' but our twist this week is 'Butterflies', and sponsoring us is the fab Sami Stamps. I have used their gorgeous Wild Flower Beauty! So without further ado, here is what I created for my inspirational project, I hope you like it?!
My Project
Products Used
Sami Stamps - 'Wild Flower Beauty' Image
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
ProMarkers - Lilac, Lavender, Amethyst and Aubergine
Copic Ciao - Cotton Pearl and Pinkish White
Trimcraft - Dovecraft 'Berry Blush' 8x8 Papers, Paper Flowers and Glitter Dots. Butterfly Dies and Free Butterfly Sentiment Dies
DecoArt - Glamour Dust 'Crystal'
PanPastel - Magenta Tint and Violet Tint
Spellbinders - Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies
Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson Orange Blossom Leaf Dies
Creata - Purple Mirror Card
Crafts Too - Inverted Corner Punch
From My Stash - Purple Glitter Card, Pearl Gems and Lace Ribbon 

Matt and layered mirror card with backing paper on to 7x7 white card. I layered contrasting backing paper (9 1/2 x 14 1/2cm) on to more mirror card (10 x 15cm) and placed as shown. On this I added lace ribbon border, then decorated with die cut leaves, butterflies and paper flowers. The image, I printed, coloured, glittered with glamour dust and die cut out then layered on die cut mirror card. To finish off I added die cut sentiment, pearl gems and glitter dots.

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Hope you like this, it was so simple to make!! Don't forget to come and share your make with us over at Crafty Catz! If you need more inspiration, then pop over and see all of the gorgeous projects created by my DT buddies, why not leave them some love too!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at my blog.
I look forward to your next visit, so until then, have a wonderful week!
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx
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Saturday, 7 January 2017

Julia Spiri New Release - Hydrangea

Hi Crafty Friends, Blogging Buddies and Followers, it's the very first New Release of 2017 over at Julia Spiri. Oh WOW it's gorgeous and again a scene too. It's called Hydrangea. You are going to love it!  I couldn't wait to get creating, here is the final result ...
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'Hydrangea' Image
ProMarkers - Meadow Green, Pear Green, Marsh Green, Mustard, Ivory, Artic Blue, Pastel Blue, Primrose, Pastel Yellow and Dusky Rose
Copic Ciao - Pinkish White and Cotton Pearl
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Britannia - Rose Leaf Die
Trimcraft - Lillibet Resin Flower
PanPastels - Turquoise Shade, Burnt Sienna and Yellow Ochre
Docrafts - Papermania Brads
DecoArt - Glamour Dust 'Crystal' 
Petaloo - Velvet Butterfly
From My Stash - Green Glitter Card, Green Backing Paper, Netting for Bow (Coloured with P/M), Lace Ribbon(Coloured with P/M), Gems and Various Paper Flowers


To create this, I first of all took an 8x8 white card blank and layered with green glitter card and green backing paper from my stash. I made a border using the same card and paper, adding the lace ribbon trim (which I coloured green using Promarker Meadow Green to tone in). I printed off the image, coloured, glittered and cut out then layered onto green glitter card. To finish off I added paper flowers, resin flower, die cut leaves, gems, netting bow (Coloured exactly the same as lace ribbon) and butterfly.

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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, 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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Friday, 6 January 2017

Twist of Using Ribbon at Crafty Catz

Good Morning, my Friends...Thank 'G' it's Friday...what a couple of weeks! Hope you have all recovered from Christmas and New Year festivities! I'm just glad to get everything back to normal, as normal can be!! Now as it's Friday, that means only one thing, it's our first challenge of the year over at Crafty Catz. Our theme is as always is 'Anything Goes' with a Twist of  'Use Ribbons' and sponsoring us is the fab Crafty Ribbons. For this challenge, the DT were to use any of our own images, so as it is the New Year, I decided to create something with that in mind and used the very apt, for me, Thistle Scroll image and Purple Thistle background paper by Delightful Digi's. So without further ado, here is what I created, an easy to make desk calender, hope you like it! 
My Project 
Products Used
 Delightful Digi's - 'Thistle Scroll' Image and 'Purple Thistle' Background Paper
ProMarkers - Lilac, Orchid Lavender, Pear Green, Moss and Marsh Green
Wink of Stella - Clear Glitter Pen  
Ranger - Ice Stickles 'Lime Ice'
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
 Spellbinders - Labels 47 Die
Docrafts - '2017' Calendar Tabs and Papermania Capsule Collection 'French Lavender' Ribbons
From My stash - Lavender Satin Card and Gems


First of all I took an A4 sheet of white card from my stash, printed the thistle background, then scored as shown here marked in black on my scoring board, then folded to create a DL shape ... 

I added a double ribbon border to decorate, then printed the image on to watercolour card, added some text 'A Guid (Scottish for Good) New Year', coloured with Promarkers, cut to size and placed on die cut topper of lavender card. I added some clear glitter pen and ice stickles for effect! The calendar tab, I placed on to more of the lavender card with a bit extra height to add ribbon bow. I finished off with adding gems from my stash.

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Hope you like this fab simple idea, it's so easy to make and such a great gift for New Year!! Why not give it a go yourself and don't forget to share it with us over at Crafty Catz! If you need more inspiration, then pop over and see all of the gorgeous projects created by my DT buddies, why not leave them some love too!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at my blog.

I look forward to your next visit, so until then, have a wonderful week!
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
xxx
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