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Wednesday 1 October 2014

New Monthly Challenge at the Sister's of Craft

Hi Everyone, First of all I would like to appologise that I haven't been about for a while, my husband's Aunt, recently passed away, and his Uncle (other side of family) is very poorly, as is still my Father-in-law. It has been one roller coaster of a time for us all! I shall be fleeting in and out for now, I hope you all don't mind!

So for today I am here with my DT project for our new monthly challenge over at the Sister's of Craft. Our sponsor for this month is :-

The prize is 3 digis

My Sample

For my sample I have used the image ''Retail Therapy'', which you can purchase here. I coloured the image using Promarkers Almond, Blush, Sandstone, Tan, Soft Green, Turquoise, Mustard, Honeycomb, Rose Pink, Cocktail Pink, Antique Pink and Cool Grey 5. I highlighted using Wink of Stella Gold on the hair and Bag die cut and Clear on the shoes.

Close Ups

Other items used are :-

Creata backing paper and Mirror card
Joy Craft Handbag and Flourish dies
Spellbinders Labels eight and decorative labels eight dies
Papermania charm pack
Petaloo Velour Butterfly
Creative Expressions Pearl Swirls
Gems and lace ribbon from my stash

Hope this has given you some inspiration to get creative and join our new challenge. Please feel free to come and join us over at the Sister's of Craft. Remember 'Anything Goes, All of the time'!!
Thanks so much for stopping by
Hope to see you back soon
Hugs Donna

Monday 1 September 2014

Sister's of Craft - New Monthly Anything Goes Challenge

Hiya Crafty Friends, how are we all this morning, hope you have all had a wonderful weekend and looking forwards to a brand new week....and also to a brand new monthly challenge over at the Sister's of Craft, and as you know it's 'Anything Goes' 'All of the Time' - It's that simple!!

This month our sponsor is Vince Price and his prize will be 2 digi images.

For my sample project I am using one of Vince's gorgeous digis and here is what I have made ... Basing my theme around the image and the last thoughts of Summer!

My Sample

The products I have used are:-
Creative Expressions A5 Stamp - Rambling Rose
Cosmic Shimmer Mist - Golden Fish and Rich Gold
Clear Ink Pad
Black Embossing Powder
Twinkling H2O's - Various
ProMarkers - Pear Green, Moss, Bright Green, Pastel Green, Primrose, Ivory, Blush, Sandstone, Caramel,
Soft Peach, Powder Blue, Pink Carnation and Cerise
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - Clear Star
Black/White Card, Ribbon, Button and Peel Off Sentiments - All from my stash

Close Ups

Once again thanks so much for stopping by, hope you all have a lovely week
Take care and see you again soon
Hugs Donna

I am entering this in to the following challenges:-

Friday 29 August 2014

My First Creative Design Team Post for Lacy Sunshine

Hiya Crafty Friends, how are you all today? Well I have some good news, this is my first creation and post for Lacy Sunshine as part of their Creative Design Team - Wow I still can't believe it!

So here goes - The theme I have chosen is 'Back to School' and quite fitting as the summer holidays are now over in Scotland and all our kids are back at School. For this I am using the gorgeous and very apt Lupita, who is dreaming of what she got up to on her sunny summer holidays and her return back to school!
Instead of doing a card, I decided to create something different but in keeping with the theme, so came up with the idea of a notebook and pencil.

My Sample

Products Used

We R Memory Keepers The Cinch Binding Tool and Wires
Lili of the Valley & NitWit Collections Bonnets & Bowties Backing Paper
K&Company Glitter Flowers
Michelle Ackerman Fabric Pocket Sticker
Prima Fabric Flowers and Butterfly
Sizzix Cloud Die
Papermania Alpha Minis
Crafter's Companion Watercolour Card and 'Pearl Diamond' Spray&Sparkle Gloss Varnish
Pan Pastels Violet Tint and Magenta Tint
Pencil, Pearl Gems, Lace Border & Ribbons from my stash
ProMarkers to colour image.

Close Up of Image

ProMarkers used were :-
Face - Ivory, Vanilla, Blush
Lips - Antique Pink
Eyes - Pear Green
Hair - Sandstone, Cinnamon, Caramel
Clothes - Orchid, Sky Blue, Mustard, Cool Aqua, Lime Green, Fuchsia Pink, Pink Carnation

Thanks so much for stopping by, please pop over to the Lacy Sunshine Blog as we have lots more going on!
See you again soon
   Hugs Donna x

I am entering this in to the following Challenges :-
A Gem of A Challenge - #127 It's Summer Time
Creative Moments Challenge - #50 Anything Goes or Back To School
Deep Ocean Challenge - #85 Something Sweet
Digi Choosday Challenge - Wk34 Blooms
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Anything Goes 4 Kids
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps Challenges - #23 Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - #191 Tic Tac Toe
Creative Fingers Challenge - #46
Scrappers Delights Challenge - #30 Anything Goes/New Beginnings

Wednesday 20 August 2014

Scrapper's Delight Facebook Freebie Challenge

Hiya Crafty Friends, how are you all today? Well I am here sharing with you my take on the 'Genie' freebie that Scrapper's Delights very kindly shared with us on their Facebook Fan Club, which I am entering in to their Facebook Challenge and also DT Call...

My Sample 
I printed out image onto watercolour card, and coloured with my favourite ProMarkers, using the colours Almond, Blush, Vanilla, Lavender, Orchid, Amethyst, Soft Green, Lime Green, Meadow Green, Caramel.Sandstone, Cinnamon and Antique Pink. The backing paper I used was from my stash. For the brick wall effect I used TCW brick stencil, Pan Pastels Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre Tint and Bright Yell Green Shade. I sprayed a fine layer of Crafter's Companion Pearl Diamond spray & sparkle gloss varnish to set. I die cut Creata metalic card using Tonic Latice die and added glitter paper from my stash die cut using Joanna Sheens Ivy die and flowers, butterflies, gems from my stash. To finish off, I added a genie bottle that I found on the internet, Craftwork Cards sentiment topper, Create and Craft glitter ribbon and Creata foil rub-ons.

Close Ups 

Some Items Used 

Thanks so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate all your feedback
Krafty Hugs

I am entering this into the following challenges:-

Friday 8 August 2014

Sky Lynn by Lacy Sunshine

Hiya Folks, here I am again, sharing with you another card I have made using Sky Lynn by Lacy Sunshine. I printed out image on to watercolour card, then coloured in using Promarkers Almond, Blush, Putty, Gold, Caramel, Burnt Orange, Antique Pink, Cardinal Red, Lipstick Red, Poppy and Marsh Green. For the background I used a couple of layers of Creata metalic card. I die cut the image using Spellbinders decorative ovals and topped on to another die cut layer of metalic card. I embellished using flowers, brads, gems, ribbon and cion from my stash. I finshed off with flourishes die cut from again metalic card using Joycraft die. So here's my card:-

My Sample 

Close Ups 

Thanks so much for stopping by, and leaving such lovely comments
Hope to see you again soon
Hugs Donna

I am entering this in to the following challenges:-

Thursday 7 August 2014

Hope - New Crafty Girls Challenge #24

Good morning Folks, it's Thursday again and time for our new 'Anything Goes' challenge over at Crafty Girls. One of our sponsors this fortnight is A Day For Daisies and I have chosen to use their Wings D for a Cause which you can purchase here. They have quite a fab selection of different 'For a Cause' images that can all be tailored to suit. So on to my sample.....I used Creata metalic card as my base card. I topped this with Creata A5 card. I printed the image on to watercolour card and coloured in using Promarkers, Lavender, Amethyst and Soft Green. I glued round the wing markings, added fine glitter,  I printed out another and coloured the bow then decoupaged it and added a pearl gem to accent. I used the sentiment 'HOPE' for encouragement and inspiration. I die cut Creata backing paper card using Xcut letters die and finished  by adding the ribbon, after colouring it with Amethyst Promarker to compliment...
My Sample 

Close Ups 

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope to see you back again soon!!
Krafty Hugs

I am entering this in to the following challenges:-

Wednesday 6 August 2014

Adorable Victorian Lizabeth

Morning All, today I'm sharing with you my project using Victorian Lizabeth from Lacy Sunshine. She is so adorable! So in keeping with the Victorian theme I used Spellbinders grand decorative ovals and made as a frame using Joycraft card stand die. For these I used Creata mirror and backing card. I coloured in the image using Promarkers Moss, Marsh, Pear, Leaf, Almond, Blush, Putty, Vanilla, Sandstone, Caramel, Coral, Shale, Cinnamon, Bluebell and Antique Pink. I die cut the trellis out of Creata mirror card, using the trellis wall die by Tonic. I used Joanna Sheen's Ivy leaf die along with Sue Wilson Daisy dies to embellish, made with Creata metalic card and glitter paper from my stash along with pearl gems to finish. So on to my card.....

My Sample 

Close Ups 

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments
Hugs Donna

I am entering this in to the following challenges:-

Monday 4 August 2014

Inspired By A Song --- Creata Challenge #34

Morning Folks, well that's another fortnight over and a new challenge begins over at Creata. Our theme is :- 'Inspired by a song'. The song I chose was an old Sinatra song but with a modern twist by one of my favourite singers Michael Buble......'Come Fly With Me' and here is what I created:-

My Sample 

Close Ups 

For my base I used Creata Kraft card, on top of this I placed Creata mirror card and Joycraft travel backing paper. I die cut the mountain range using Joycraft embossing die and mirror card, I gave it a distressed look by rubbing a nail file over it. I die cut the Joycraft suitcase using Kraft card and again I distressed this too. I added the aeroplane die cut using Joycraft die and Creat mirror card. For my finishing touches, I used crochet flower, resin flowers, pearl gems from my stash, flourishes were die cut from Joycraft die and Creata backing paper card! I hope that you like my creation....and that it has inspired you to have a go and join us on this fab challenge!
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments
Hugs Donna 

I am entering this in to the following Challenges:-

Friday 1 August 2014

Sister's of Craft - New 'Anything Goes' Challenge

Good Morning Crafty Peeps, how are you all? I hope you are enjoying what's left of our Summer, if you can call it that now! Well if you are looking for something to do, then why not come and join us over at the Sister's of Craft, where on the first of every month we have an 'Anything Goes' 'All of the Time' challenge. So that means you can use any style, design, colour, layout, products, craft and project. It's as simple as that!!! Our Sponsor this month is:-

The Winner will receive 3 digis

So on to my DT sample for some inspiration.....here is what I have created...using Crafty Honeys Shopper.

My Sample 
I coloured in image using Promarkers, Almond, Blush, Vanilla, Tan, Gold, Lemon, Rose Pink, Baby Pink, Pink Carnation, Cerise, Antique Pink, Moss Green, Bright Green, Leaf Green, Cool Aqua, China Blue and Orchid. I cut out image and placed on top of Creata patterned mirror card, die cut using Spellbinders decorative labels 8. For the base I have used a Creata white scalloped card blank, topped it with Creata mirror card and then I embossed Creata silky card with Cuttlebug Swirls folder and cut in to 4 equal squares and placed as shown.....I made up flowers using Creative Expression Delicate Daisies dies by Sue Wilson and felt that I had in my stash and finished with brads too. I added flourishes using Joycraft dies and glitter paper from my stash, finishing off with pearls and gems.
Close Ups 

I hope this inspires you to come on over and join in the fun with my "Sister's" and myself. Remember 'Anything Goes' there's no restrictions on what you create to enter!!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave such lovely comments.
Krafty Hugs 

Friday 25 July 2014

Creata Challenge - 'Vintage'....

Hiya Everyone

Been a bit behind the now with loads going on in the family....so I'll be fleeting back and forth for a while, till things settle down!....
Anyways our new fortnightly challenge over at Creata started on Monday. Our theme being 'Vintage' so we would love to see all your gorgeous entries for this. Here is my sample for some inspiration:-

My Sample
Creata Products used
Joycraft music clear stamps
Joycraft music backing paper
Joycraft music and flourish dies
Mirror card
Backing paper card
Picture topper

Close Ups

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by
Hugs Donna

Friday 11 July 2014

Lavender Blue Dilly Dilly....

Hiya Folks

Sorry not been on for a wee while, have been away on holiday for a week and a bit. Had a lovely break, just what I/We needed, with my Hubby and youngest Son down in Lincolnshire and had a wee tour round parts of Norfolk too, where my family come from. Managed to go and visit the Norfolk Lavender Centre in Heacham again.....What a lovely place, love going there. The gorgeous lavender was blooming in abundance. We even managed to be there on the first harvest day of the year! Here are a couple of pics!!

On our way back we stopped off to see how my Father-in-law was doing, he has been moved in to a care home/ rehabilitation centre. He's getting over his operations but is still very frail and showing signs of confussion. He has been going through more tests. It has been a hard time for us all. Will update more when I can!

Krafty Hugs
Donna xxx