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Thursday, 1 April 2021

Holly Hair - Cute as a Button Challenge #67

 Hi there,

Sorry not been about for a while, took a bad relapse of cervical spondylitis then fibro flare on top...couldn't sit at my laptop or even do much else without being in so much pain, so stepped back from everything and rested for once...still not too great but hopefully getting back to as normal as can be! 
I'm here today to share with you my DT project for Cute as a Button Challenge. Our new challenge starts today and we would love for you to come and share your creations with us. For my project I have used the wonderful Holly Hair image, it's so elegant and sophisticated...I really enjoyed creating this one, thankfully before being poorly!! Here is my creation, I hope I have done the image justice and that it gives you some inspiration...


I knew exactly what I was going to do with this, as I have created this design before and knew that it would be just ideal for this image. Using decorative oval dies, I matt and layered teal card with coordinating paper. On this, I added the image after colouring and carefully cutting out. I then decorated with die cut vellum flowers, various foliage and butterflies and using pearl drops and glitter glue to finish. The stand I die cut from the same teal card to complete.

Materials Used 
Cute as a Button - 'Holly Hair' Image
ProMarkers - Saffron, Tan, Caramel, Soft Green, Pastel Green and Tea Green
Hunkydory - Moonstone 'Floral Fancy; Lovely Leaves; A Jar Full of Wildflowers & Flutterbye Flurry' Dies. 'Floribunda' Paper; Teal & Brown AS Mattastic Card and Blue Vellum
Spellbinders - 'Grand Decorative Oval' Dies
Joycraft - 'Stand' Die
Ranger - 'Platinum' Stickles Glue & 'Baby Blue' Liquid Pearls
My Stash - 'Platinum' Glitter Paper
Please do stop by and join us for this months challenge, we'd love to see all your gorgeous makes.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and hope that you enjoyed your visit. Your feedback is always very much appreciated and would love you to follow my blog, if you aren't already.

Loads of crafty hugs till next time
Donna (DT)
xxx



Monday, 1 March 2021

Button Fairy - Cute As A Button Challenge #66

Hi there

A little bit of good news for you, I am so happy and thrilled to have joined the Cute As A Button Design Team and look forward to sharing all my inspirational projects with you, which I hope you will enjoy!. Our challenge is on for the month and theme is 'Anything Goes' but we have an optional twist of 'Purple & Green'.
So on to my first project, here I am using this cute image called Button Fairy. I really enjoyed creating this one and hope you like it!

When I chose to use this image, I knew exactly what I was going to create as I remembered I had these 'bobbin' shaped cards in my stash which would be great to compliment this super image. To start with I wrapped some purple sparkle ribbon around the centre of the card along with some lace trim (which I coloured green). I embossed two strips of the same kraft card using 'button' design and placed these on the top and the bottom of card. The image, I coulured using promarkers, adding glitter glueand glossy accents for dimension. To decorate, I added die cut flowers and foliage, finishing off with some added 'bling'

Materials Used
Cute As A Button - Image 'Button Fairy'
Promarkers - Vanilla, Blush, Lemon, Lime Zest, Pear Green, Primrose, Pale Pink, Orchid, Amethyst, Purple and Lavender
Promarkers Limited Edition - Apple Cider, Daffodil Bloom and Lime Twist
Hunkydory - Kraft Paper; Diamond Gems; Moonstone 'Fabulous Flowers' & 'Lovely Leaves' Dies
Provocraft Cuttlebug - 'Button' Embossing Strip Folder
Ranger - 'Lavender' & 'Eucalyptus' Glitter Glue; 'Lavender Lace' Pearl Drops & 'Clear' Glossy Accents
Wink of Stella - 'Clear' Glitter Pen
Marvy Twinklette - 'Green' & 'Yellow' Glitter Pens
My Stash - 'Green' & 'Purple' Linen Card; Sparkle Purple Ribbon; Lace Trim Ribbon; 'Bobbin' Kraft Card Blank


Please do stop by and join us for this months challenge, we'd love to see all your gorgeous makes.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and hope that you enjoyed your visit. Your feedback is always very much appreciated and would love you to follow my blog, if you aren't already.

Loads of crafty hugs till next time
Donna (DT)
xxx

I am entering this in to the following Challenges:-

Monday, 15 February 2021

Creative Crafter's Challenge #37

Hi there, it's the 15th of the month, so that means a new challenge has started over at The Creative Crafters. For my DT inspiration I am sharing this Valentine card that I made for my OH. I had seen something similar on the internet, so this is my take on it...

On a 5x7 card blank, I matt and layered red linen card with black/white plaid card. The topper I created using the same red linen card, on this I stenciled a heart shape, then placed these fun 'googly' eyes inside. I took some white card, printed sentiments and die cut the same heart shape, then placed this over. Adding some red die cut heart shapes to finish...

Materials Used 
X-Cut - Heart Dies
My Stash - Red Linen Card, Plaid Card, White Hammered Card and 'Googly Eyes'


Please do stop by and join us for this months challenge, we'd love to see all your lovely creations.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and hope that you enjoyed your visit. Your feedback is always very much appreciated and would love you to follow my blog, if you aren't already.

Loads of crafty hugs till next time
Donna (DT)
xxx


Kiss Me - Little Shop of Horrors

 Hi there
Today I am sharing with you a card I created for the Cute as a Button Progressive Challenge that I entered. The image they offered was this cute image called 'Kiss Me - Little Shop of Horrors'...Isn't it fabulous...It reminds me of the time that my son played the lead part in his schools musical play adaption of 'Little Shop of Horrors'! Here is what I created, hope you like it?!!!

On a 7x7 scalloped card blank, I matt and layered glitter paper, pink gingham paper along with kraft paper. On this I placed a die cut lace heart (pink lace paper) with die cut flowers and foliage. The image I fussy cut out then coloured using promarkers in colours to coordinate, adding a touch of glitter glue sparkle...Finishing off with die cut 'Love' sentiment and sparkle gems...

Materials Used 
Cute As A Button - 'Kiss Me - Little Shop of Horrors' Image
Promarkers - Vanilla, Saffron, Tan, Cinnamon, Leaf Green, Pear Green, Soft Green, Khaki, Cerise and Rose Pink
Hunkydory - 'Florabunda' Papers, Kraft Paper, Moonstone 'A Jar Full of Wildflowers', Floral Fancy', 'Lovely Leaves', 'Love Always Sentiments' and 'Lace Hearts' Dies and Diamond Sparkle Gems
Ranger - 'Platinum' Stickles Glitter Glue
My Stash - Green Linen Card and Gold Glitter Paper
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and hope that you enjoyed your visit. Your feedback is always very much appreciated and would love you to follow my blog, if you aren't already.

Loads of crafty hugs till next time
Donna 
xxx

I am entering this into the following challenges:-
Worldwide Open DT Challenge - #02 Anything Goes 15Feb-12Mar



Wednesday, 3 February 2021

LeAnn's World 101 Challenge 35

 Hi there 
A new challenge has begun over at LeAnn's World 101. It will last the month and as always our theme is 'Anything Goes'. For my DT project I chose this super cute image called 'Angel Love'. She can be used for various occasions. Here is what I created...

On a 7x7 card blank I matt and layered pink mirror card along with pink parchment paper. On this I added die cut fishtail banner of the same mirror card and pale pink paper. The image I coloured with promarkers and fussy cut out then placed as shown. To decorate I added die cut heart and angel wings, flower and foliage, finishing off with die cut sentiment and of course some bling!!

Materials Used 
LeAnn's World 101 - 'Angel Love' Image
Promarkers - Caramel Tan, Rose Pink, Salmon Pink, Pastel Yellow, Tulip Yellow, Pastel Green, Blush, Vanilla, Mustard, Dusky Pink and Ice Grey 1
Hunkydory - Floral Shimmer Paper, Little Angels Parchment Paper, Diamond Sparkles Gems, Moonstone Floral Fancy, Lovely Leaves, Fishtail Banner, Lace Hearts & Layering Wings Dies & Moonstone Mini 'With Love' Sentiment Die
Wink of Stella - 'Gold' & 'Clear' Glitter Pen
My Stash - Pink Mirror Card and  Pink Bazzil Card
Please do stop by and join us for this months challenge, we'd love to see all your lovely creations.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and hope that you enjoyed your visit. Your feedback is always very much appreciated and would love you to follow my blog, if you aren't already. 

Loads of crafty hugs till next time
Donna (DT)
xxx


I am entering this into the following Challenges:-


Wednesday, 27 January 2021

21st Birthday

Hi there folks

Sorry that I have not been about for a few weeks, I have been a bit poorly. I found out that I have probelms with my liver and that my iron count has been pretty low too. I'm now waiting on an appointment to see Gastroenterologist and hopefully won't be too long to wait. I've only just started to feel a bit better and get back in to making my cards, this is the first one for the year. It's a card for my youngest son's birthday. He was 21 a few days ago. I honestly can't believe where the time has gone! It only seems like yesterday he was running about causing mayhem!!! Anyways here is what I created...


To create this I used an A4 sheet of Denim card and halved to create an A5 card. On this I layered two coordinating patterned denim card that I cut to create the diagonal effect. I decorated with die cut banner, stars, numbers for age and sentiment too.

Materials Used 
Hunkydory - Adorable Scorale Denim Prints, Moonstone Nesting Stars, Fishtail Banner, Bold & Beautiful Numbers & Alphabet and Be Happy Sentiment Dies
My Stash - Silver Non-Shed Glitter Card and Blue Linen Card


Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and hope that you enjoyed your visit. Your feedback is always very much appreciated and would love you to follow my blog, if you aren't already.

Loads of crafty hugs till next time
Donna
xxx

I am entering this into the following Challenges:-
Worldwide Open DT Challenge - #01 Anything Goes 15Jan-12Feb