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Thursday, 30 June 2016

Working with Past Images at Julia Spiri New Release Team

Good morning Crafty Friends, how are you all and have you been having a good week so far? Well my week was good up until late Tuesday night when I had a wee accident with my 'pokey tool' and puntured my finger through and through! Ouch .. ended up at A&E, to get it checked yesterday morning and had to have another 'jab', a top up of tetanus! I must say my finger is sore and bruised with two little punture marks, but my arm after the jab, is agony! I definitely wont be doing that again in a hurry!
I'm here today as it's the turn of the New Release team at Julia Spiri, though this week we have no new images, but don't worry, we have been creating with past images and I chose to work with The Birds and Hair, from the 'Fantasy Hair' Collection, isn't she fab?! For more wonderful images and challenge details etc, please follow the links at the bottom of the page!!
Here is my finished project...
 My Project 
Products Used
Julia Spiri - The Birds and Hair image
Pro Markers - Rose, Pale Pink, Baby Pink, Buttercup, Pastel Beige, Powder Blue, Denim Blue, Leaf Green, Meadow Green and Cool Grey 4
Copic Ciao - Egg Shell and Pinkish White
Sakura Permapaque - Pink and Metalic Pink
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card and Embossalicious Delicate Floral folder
Creata - Green backing card
Spellbinders - Decorative Oval dies
Creative Expression's - Lace Edged Leaf dies
Petaloo - Fabric Butterfly embellishment 
DecoArt - Glamour Dust crystal
From My Stash - White card, Pink flowers, Pearls, Brads, Small flowers and Pearl stems

To make this I, printed, coloured and carefuly cut out image. I die cut and embossed the ovals, then layered together. I decorated, as shown, with flowers, die cut leaves, brads, pearls and butterfly embellishment. Finishing off with adding the image, along with pearl stems!
Close Ups

Well, thanks so much again, for stopping by and hope you have enjoyed my post, 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
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Friday, 24 June 2016

Let's Button It - With Crafty Catz Challenge

Good morning Crafty Friends, well Friday has come around again and that means a new challenge to come and play over at Crafty Catz ! Our theme this week is ''Let's Button It'', so let's see your buttons!! We are sponsored by the brilliant Rick St Dennis! For my GDT inspiration, I am using the fab image Morning Goddess. I must say at times I feel the same as her, I don't do mornings!! ... lol ... So, here is my creation:-
My Project
Products Used
Rick St Dennis - ''Morning Goddess'' image
ProMarkers - Pastel Blue, Cornflower, Powder Blue, Sandstone, Caramel, Coral, Cocktail Pink, Pear Green, Soft Lime, Lavender, Lilac, Cool Grey 1, 2, and 3
Copic Ciao - Skin White and Pinkish White
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card
Creata - Patterned backing card
Britannia - Rose Leaf die
Woodware - Corner punch
From My Stash - Metalic blue card, Green glitter card, Flowers, Ribbons,  Brads, Gems and Buttons

Taking a 7x5 scalloped white card blank, I layered together blue metalic and patterned card, after having punched the corners, then added the ribbons. I printed, coloured then layered the image onto the same blue metalic card, also punching the corners and placed as shown. To finish off I added all the trims, flowers, die cut leaves, brads gems and not forgetting ''buttons''!!
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 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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Thursday, 23 June 2016

'Garden' with Julia Spiri Challenge

Good morning Crafty Friends, who's up for a new challenge? Well we have a new challenge that has started over at Julia Spiri Challenge, and as always the theme is 'Anything Goes',  but we do have twists too and this fortnight it is anything 'Garden' related, for example adding trees, flowers etc. For my inspiration, this fortnight, I decided to do something a little different and upcycled this little wooden flower shaped holder that I had, whilst incorporating the gorgeous image The Flower Girl. Please follow the links at the bottom of the page, for more wonderful images and challenge details etc!! And so here is what I created:-
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'The Flower Girl' image
Promarkers - Almond, Blush, Sandstone, Tan, Pale Pink, Blossom, Baby Pink, Antique Pink, Tea Green, Pastel Blue, Powder Blue, Meadow Green and Pear Green
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card
Creata - Green silky card and Purple and White flower backing card
Docrafts - Artiste Iris acrylic paint, X-Cut Family Tree die and Purple fabric flowers
Britannia - Rose Leaf die
Creative Expressions - Cosmic Shimmer Gold Lime shimmer paint
Imagination Crafts - Sparkle Medium Welsh Gold
Woodware - Pink paper flowers
Petaloo - Velvet butterfly
From My Stash - Green patterned paper, Brown mulberry paper, Pink glitter paper, Wooden ladybird, Fabric bee, brads and gems

First of all, I coated the holder, inside and out, with the Iris acrylic paint. Once dry I painted over the front side using the Gold Lime shimmer paint, then after this, I coated with some Welsh Gold sparkle medium. The image I printed, coloured and carefully cut out. I die cut the tree using brown mulberry paper, which has the look of bark! Then cut the tree leaves and flowers and gluing all together. I attached the tree to the inside of the holder, then finished off by attaching the image, flowers, die cut rose leaves, butterfly, bee, ladybird, brads and gems... A fitting holder for my watercolour pencils!!

Close Ups

More Photos

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+ 


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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Crafty Addicts New Challenge #18

Good morning everyone, well it's that time again for a new challenge over at Crafty Addicts. Our theme as always is 'Anything Goes' with a twist of 'Hobbies'. We have 2 sponsors this fortnight, Digi Stamps 4 Joy and Robyn's Fetish. For my DT inspiration, I am using Digi Stamps4Joy's image Paisley! And funnily enough, that it is the name of my home town too!! So I just couldn't resist using her! Without any ado, here is my creation ...
My Project
Products Used
Digi Stamps4Joy - 'Paisley' image
ProMarkers - Putty, Almond, Sunkissed Pink, Pastel Pink, Coral, Pear Green, Lime Zest and Limited Edition March Hare
Copic Ciao - Egg Shell and Milky White
Glitter Gel Pen - Gold
DecoArt - Glamour Dust Gold
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card
Creata - Green backing card
Woodware - Corner punch
Spellbinders - Grand Decorative Circle die and Circle die
Britannia - Rose Leaf die
Sweet Dixie - Leaf Spray die
Petaloo - Fabric Butterfly
Prima - Flowers
From My Stash - Pink satin card,  'Paisley' pattern backing paper, Ribbon, Peel-offs, Gems and Pearls.
I took an 8x8 scalloped white card blank and layered with satin card and Paisley backing paper, adding ribbon and dior bow down one side. I printed, coloured and die cut out image, layering onto pink die cut satin card, placing it as shown. To finish off I added die cut leaves, flowers, butterfly, gems, pearls 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 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, 17 June 2016

Going Dottie with Crafty Catz

Good morning Crafty Friends, aren't the weeks flying past?! That's another week flown by, so that means it's a new weekly challenge over at Crafty Catz ! Our theme this week is 'Going Dottie', so anything dottie related! We are being sponsored by the fabulous Polkadoodles. The image I am using for my inspiration is the gorgeous Luna. Here is what I created :-

My Project
Products Used
Polkadoodles - 'Luna' digi image
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card and Downton Abbey Opulent corner dies
ProMarkers - Almond, Blush, Cool Grey 1, 2, 3 and 4
Spellbinder - Timeless rectangle die
Bazzil Bling - Grey card
Little Birdie - Flower
Treasure Pewter - Wax gilt 
Glamour Dust - Crystal
Woodware - Corner punch
From my stash - Silver 'dottie' metalic card, Grey ribbon and Silver ribbon and Grey pearl gems

I printed the image onto watercolour card, coloured in numerous shades of grey with a bit of  Glamour Dust bling and die cut out. I used silver wax gilt round the edges. The base card I used was a 7 x 7 white scalloped blank. I layered together the metallic dottie card and grey bazzil bling!! I then added the two different ribbons accross the center, followed by the image, flower, die cut corners and pearl gems to finish!! 

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 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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Thursday, 16 June 2016

The Little World of Griselda Collection New Release by Julia Spiri

Good evening Crafty Friends, first of all, as you all know I'm a proud DT member for Julia Spiri Challenge  (please check out the current challenge, if you haven't already!!). Well this fortnight sees my first post as part of the New Release Team, I am so thrilled to be working alongside other group of incredibly talented crafters!

 So without further ado, introducing the fabulous new release  ''The Little World of Griselda'' Collection!!
The full set of images can be found here in the Etsy shop, either in set form or individually.
 I have used the image ''Dreams of Griselda''  For more wonderful images, challenge details etc, please follow the links at the bottom of the page!! And so here is what I created:-

My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'Dreams of Griselda' image
ProMarkers - Putty, Satin, Ivory, Caramel, Umber, Mustard and from the Limited Collection, Tawny Owl, March Hare and Morning Mist
Copic Ciao - Skin White and Pinkish White
Glitter Gel Pen - Gold
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card, 3D Delicate flower, Flowers for all occassions and Downton Abbey Opulent corner dies and Vintage Screen emboss folder
Spellbinders - Grand decorative circle and circle dies
Die-namics - Small fancy flourish die
Britannia - Rose leaf die
X-Cut - Butterfly punch
Kanban - Gold backing paper
Papermania - Brass button embellishments
Pan Pastel - Light gold
From my stash - Brown and Plain gold card, Feathers, Metal butterfly, Peel off and Gold resin rose flowers
Printed, coloured and cut out image, attaching to brown die cut card. Layered together gold paper and brown card then placed on to an 8 x 8 white scalloped card blank. I cut a smaller piece of brown card and layered together with plain gold card that I embossed, adding the image topper on top! To finish off I added all the different embellishments as shown!

Close Ups
Well, thanks again so much for stopping by and hope to see all your lovely creations with these super new images, if you need more inspiration, then hop over to our blog and see all of the fabulous cards created by my fellow DT teamies... why not leave them some love too!!

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




Friday, 10 June 2016

Animal Magic at Crafty Catz

Good morning everyone, well this is my third post this week, I'm on a roll!! :)  I'm here sharing my second GDT inspiration for our new challenge over at Crafty Catz . Our theme this week is 'Animal Magic', so anything animal related!! We are being sponsored by the fab Fabrika Fantasy. The image I have used is the adorable Happy Chipmunk!. And here is what a created:-
My Project
Products Used
Fabrika Fantasy - 'Happy Chipmunk' image
ProMarkers - Satin, Tan, Caramel, Cocoa, Sandstone, Dusky Pink, Cocktail Pink, Antique Pink, Cool Grey 4 and Grey Green
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card and Tumbling Leaves embossing folder
Spellbinders - Foilage 1 and 2 dies, Circle dies
Tim Holtz - Antique Linen and Old Paper distress inks
Little Birdie - Flower
Woodware - Corner punch
From my Stash - 7 x 7 white scalloped card blank, Backing papers and gem embellishments

First of all I placed a layer of backing paper on to card. The second piece of backing paper, in a contrasting colour,  I embossed, tinted with distress ink then layered on to the first. Taking different contrasting papers I die cut the leaves, also tinting with ink and arranged as shown. The image, I printed, coloured and carefully cut out and placed on to the leaves. I then added flower with die cut leaves and added gem embellishments. To finish off I printed sentiment, cut it out and layered on to matching paper, addding it to card.

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 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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Thursday, 9 June 2016

CAS with Julia Spiri Challenge

Good morning Folks ... My goodness the weather here in Ayrshire, Scotland has been sooo hot and muggy, just not used to it!! Lol ... thankfully it's a wee bit cooler this morning!! Anyways, who's up for a new challenge?  Well we have a new one started over at Julia Spiri Challenge, and as always the theme is 'Anything Goes',  but we do have twists too and this fortnight is 'Clean & Simple'...I don't do many CAS cards, so this is a welcome break for me :)  For my inspiration, I have created this little wedding card, using the beautiful Wedding Flowers. For more wonderful images, challenge details etc, please follow the links at the bottom of the page!! And so here is what I created:-
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'Wedding Flowers' image
ProMarkers - Baby pink, Pale pink, Rose pink, Pink carnation, Cerise, Cocktail pink, Sunkissed pink, Burnt orange, Spice, Gold, Pear green, Meadow green and Khaki
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card, Centura Pearl and Vintage Screen embosssing folder
Bazzil Bling - Pink card
X-cut - Heart die
Papermania - Capsule pink ribbon
Ranger Stickles Glue - Cotton candy, Pink and Lemon ice 
Creative Expressions - Pearl flourish
Woodware - Corner punch
From my stash - Peel offs and Ring embellishment

Taking a 7 x 5 white scalloped base card, I attached layered bazill bling pink card and embossed centura pearl card along with a border of pink ribbon. I printed, coloured and carefully cut out image, placing as shown, adding stickles glue to image to highlight. and pearl flourishes. To finish off I printed sentiment onto card. I die cut out heart shape, applied stickles glue around edge then added peel offs and ring embellishment.
Close Ups
Well, thanks again 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
Links
Etsy Shop
 Challenge Blog
Facebook Fan Group
Julia Spiri On Pinterest  
Julia Spiri On Google+ 

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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Summertime with Crafty Addicts New Challenge

Good morning everyone, I'm here this morning, sharing my latest dt inspiration for Crafty Addicts challenge blog. Our theme this fortnight is as always 'Anything Goes' or with a twist of 'Summertime'. We are being sponsored by both Lacy Sunshine and Oddball Art, who are both offering 3 digi images as a prize for the winners!!!. For my project I have used the image Josie and the Butterflies by Oddball Art...so without further ado, here is what I created...

My Project
Products Used
 Oddball Art - Josie and the Butterflies image
ProMarker's - Cerise, Rose Pink, Magenta, Antique Pink, Dusky Pink, Sandstone, Caramel and Cool Grey 4
Copic Ciao - Skin White and Pinkish White
Glitter Gel Pen - Gold
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card
Creata - Deco art gold foil transfers
Pan Pastels - Magenta tint
Woodware - Corner punch
Docrafts - Papermania, ribbons, flowers, brad and flower embellishment
From My Stash - Pearls, gems, Black and Pink backing card/paper

First of all I printed, coloured and cut image, layering this on to black backing card. I took a 7 x 7 white scalloped card blank and layered with black and pink card, followed by pink ribbon border across the middle. I then applied the gold foil transfers in each corner, adding a layer of patterned pink paper along with image topper. To finish off I added matching ribbon bow, flower, gems and pearls.
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 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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