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Saturday, 9 February 2019

Just To Say ...

Hi there Folks,

A new wee post for me today, sharing with you my lates project. Here I have used this cute little image called Say it with Flowers by Scrapper's Delight. You can get it free from their Facebook Fan Group if you play along with their 'Progressive Freebie Challenge'. It's well worth joining!! So on to my finished project, which I had fun creating, here it is...

This is such a sweet image, I coloured her with promarkers, adding glitter highlights then carefully cut out. The card blank I've used is 7x7 scallop edged on which I matt and layered non-shed gold glitter card with contrasting pink floral papers and a lace ribbon border. I placed image as shown, then decorated with die cut flowers, twigs, blossom stamen and berry sprigs, adding glitter glue, glitter beads and gems for effect. Finishing off with die cut sentiment.

Materials Used 
Scrapper's Delight - 'Say  it with Flowers' image
Promarkers - Ivory, Satin, Blush, Dusky Rose, Sunkissed Pink, Tan, Caramel, Cool Grey1 and Limited Edition - Apple Cider
Trimcraft - Dovecraft 'Perfectly Pink' and 'Painted Blooms' backing papers
Craft Buddy/Dawn Bibby Creations - Fusilier, Twigs, Berry Sprigs & Blossom Stamen dies. Gold non-shed glitter card, Kraft card and Centura Pearl card
Sweet Dixie - 'Just To Say' sentiment dies
Ranger - Stickles 'Cotton Candy' glue and Liquid Pearls 'Gold Pearl' 
Martha Stewart - Glitter Beads 'Copper'
DecoArt - Glamour Dust 'Gold'
My Stash - Brown lace ribbon and Pin linen paper

Once again, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave such lovely messages, I really do appreciate it!! Don't forget to stop by and pick up your freebie and play along with the 'Progressive Challenge' over on Facebook.

Take Care
Crafty Hugs

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Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Valentine Colours

Good morning Folks,  how are you all? I'm here today as this is the start of a new month long challenge over at Crafty Addicts. Our theme as always is 'Anything Goes', but you could follow our twist, which this month is 'Valentine Colours'...Kindly sponsoring us this month is the fab Colour of Love (Formerly Lacy Sunshine). Their image I'm using is Rory Love Letters, isn't she so cute???...

For this, I matt and layered red satin card, white centura pearl card and red flittered card, along with a stiped ribbon border and bow. The image, I coloured with promarkers, adding glitter glue for effect and dimension. I decorated with die cut satin card heart, die cut flower, berry sprigs and leaf spray, finishing off with added glitter glue, buttons, mini heart die cuts and ladybug button...

Materials Used 
Colour of Love (Formerly Lacy Sunshine) - Rory Love Letters image
Promarkers - Satin, Blush, Mustard, Caramel, Cocoa, Baby Pink, Berry Red and Crimson
Limited Edition - Apple Cider, Lime Twist, Daffodil Blossom, Fresh Meadow and March Hare
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card
Craft Buddy/Dawn Bibby Creations - Fusilier, Berry Sprigs, Blossom Stamen and Fantasy Fern dies. Red Satin, Green and Red Non-shed Glitter card
Joycrafts - Heart die
M&C Boutique (The Works) - Small Heart cut outs from 'Love' die.
Ranger - Candy Cane glitter glue
My Stash - Ribbon, Buttons and Ladybug button

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you like my little bit of inspiration? If you need more then head over to our Challenge blog, where you will find my fellow DT buddies inspirations, then why not have a go and join us this month, we'd love to see all your fab makes!!

Crafty Hugs
Donna (DT)

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Hunkydory Review


Recently I was very honoured to be asked to write a blog review for Hunkydory

The items I am reviewing here are:-

Distress Oxide Ink Pads 
Mowed Lawn 
Candied Apple 

This is the first time I have used distress oxide inks, and I must say that I have been converted. I already love the original distress inks and have loads in my stash, but these certainly have changed the game in crafting! 

They come in the same size of 3x3", the difference being they are grey, so you don't confuse them, and of course you can still enjoy all the same benefits as with the original inks, using them with stamps, stencils or even apply directly on to any surface you use but with more versatility and fantastic coverage!! 

The quality and feel of the raised felt pad makes them easy to use and work perfectly on all types of card, but with them being more opaque than translucent like the distress inks, adding a spritz of water makes the colours 'pop' especially on dark card. You can layer and build up colour more by wetting then drying, making the colours turn out gorgeous. They dry with a chalky sort of look and feel. Brilliant for all sorts of projects, especially mixed media. I thoroughly enjoyed getting messy playing with these. A great price too £6.99, so I will definitely be adding more of these to my crafty stash!!

Here I have created this desk calendar using the ink pads for the background design

Materials Used
Ranger Distress Oxide Inks - 'Mowed Lawn' and 'Candied Apple'
Sue Wilson - Finishing Touches Oak Leaf Swag dies
Little Birdie - Flowers
PSX - Gold Detail embossing powder
My stash - Kraft card, Gold Metalic card and Calendar Tab

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Oak Leaf Swag Dies

Two high quality 10 x 5.3cm swirling oak leaf, decorative branch & delicate flourish mirrored dies, that are a fab addition to Sue Wilson's Finishing Touches collection and greatly priced at £13.99. As normal, they are hard wearing with stunning intricate details that cut perfectly and can be used in most standard embossing & die cutting machines. 

They work together beautifully by using them with other dies and stamps in the collection or on their own to create simple but effective decorative elements for all sorts of crafting - be it card making or even cake making! 

The dies can also be used alongside other companies' products to add more versitilty too. Dies are not only for die cutting, as they can be used in various different ways. One of my favourites is by cutting out on heavy cardstock and using as a stencil, as I have done here in my project. Adding also as a decorative die cut element along with other die cut elements from the Finishing Touches collection.

Materials Used
Sue Wilson - Finishing Touches Oak Leaf Swag and Delicate Daisy dies
Ranger - Distress Oxide 'Mowed Lawn' ink
My Stash - Green non-shed glitter card, Silver mirror card, Butterfly embellishments and Gems

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and hope that you have enjoyed my review on these products from  https://www.hunkydorycrafts.co.uk/.

Till next time
Crafty Hugs

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Monday, 21 January 2019

Happy New Year...

Hi there folks,

Sorry I've not been about recently, I've been quite poorly. Came down with the flu at Christmas, followed by a chest infection, conjunctivitis and needless to say had a bad 'fibro' flare up too! Two loads of antibiotics plus my usual meds...It's the worst I've been...Could have had a better start to the new year!!

Still not great but getting there thankfully... Roll on the better weather!

I hope that you all had a wonderful time over the festive season and that 2019 brings you health, wealth and happiness!!!

I'm looking forwards to get back into my crafting again, been sorely missed!! 

Crafty Hugs

Thursday, 27 December 2018

Snowman Hugs

Hiya, well that's Christmas over, hope you have all had a good one and were spoiled rotten!! I've had a great one this year as we were able to spend it with our family and more importantly our first little grandchild 'Olivia'... The best early Christmas present by far!!

We have now moved in to our new place, still have a few outstanding things to be done and fixed though, but will have to wait till next year!!

Now on to sharing some inspiration. It's my turn today to share for Digi Doodle Studios. I'm using this fab winter image called 'Snowman Hugs', you can find it here.

On a 7x7 blank card, I matt and layered purple non-shed glitter card and patterned paper, with ribbon border. The image, I printed on to watercolour card, coloured with Promarkers, added various loose glitter for depth and effect, then die cut out, layering on die cut glitter card. Decorating with die cut vellum poinsettia flowers, die cut berry sprigs and twigs. Finishing off with gems, glitter glue...

Materials Used 
Digi Doodle Studios - 'Snowman Hugs' image
ProMarkers - Cool Grey 1, Gold, Plum, Pale Pink, Purple, Orchid, Shale and L.E. Apple Cider
Wink of Stella - Clear Glitter pen
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card
Trimcraft - First Edition 'Beyond the Shore' paper
Craft Buddy/Dawn Bibby Creations - Poinsettia, Blossom Stamen, Berry Sprigs and Twig dies. Purple non-shed glitter card
Spellbinders - Grand decorative oval die
Creative Expressions - Cosmic Shimmer 'Iced Snow' glitter
Pinflair - 'Iced Diamond' glitter
Ranger - Stickles glitter glue Purple
My Stash - Ribbon, Gems and Purple vellum

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope that I have passed on a little bit of inspiration. You can find loads more by both DT and Fans if you stop by our Facebook Fan Group

Wishing you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2019 to you all!!

Crafty Hugs
Donna (DT)
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Thursday, 13 December 2018

A Little Christmas Inspiration with Vanessa Rae

Hi there Crafty Friends,

Well Christmas is nearly upon us and at the time of writing this, I'm up to my eyes with moving house, just finsished packing, especially the hoards of craft stash, I have!!!..Have already managed to clear out bags and bags of old stuff, but will need to try and do more... Will be busy unpacking and  organising new house when this goes 'live'. Will be back to 'normal' craft mode soon!!

I'm here today as it's my turn for some Digi Doodle Studios inspiration. For this I am using Vanessa Rae, and have created this traditional Christmas card...

On a 7x7 scalloped white card blank, I matt and layered First Edition 'The Gift of Christmas' complimenatry papers onto Craft Buddy red non-shed glitter card, along with red ribbon border. The image, I printed onto watercolour card, coloured and added glitter for effect. I die cut out and layered on the same glitter card, which I die cut too. I decorated with a die cut Dawn Bibby Creations poinsettia, blossom stamen, berry sprigs (added glitter glue on berries) and twigs, finishing off with die cut sentiment, gems and ribbon bow.

Materials Used 
Digi Doodle Studios - 'Vanessa Rae' image
ProMarkers - Satin, Blush, Red, Berry Red, Ruby, Lemon, Mustard, Primrode, Ivory and Limited Edition Apple Cider
Wink of Stella - Clear Glitter pen
Trimcraft - First Edition 'The Gift of Christmas' papers
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card
Craft Buddy/Dawn Bibby Creations - Poinsettia, Berry Sprigs, Twigs and Blossom Stamen dies
Red  and Green Non-Shed Glitter card
Britannia - 'Merry' & 'Christmas' dies
Spellbinders - Grand Decorative Oval die
Presscut - Oval die
Creative Expressions - Cosmic Shimmer 'Diamond Sprinkles' 
DecoArt - Gold Glamour Dust glitter
My Stash - Red metalic ribbed paper, Gold Linen card and Red satin ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope this has given you some festive inspiration. but you could stop by our Facebook Fan Group for loads more creative ideas by both DT and DDS Fans. 

Till Next Time
Crafty Hugs
Donna (DT)
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