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Thursday 21 January 2016

Julia Spiri Challenge - Anything Goes

Hiya Crafty Bloggers and Friends, I'm here with my DT make for Julia Spiri. Our new fortnightly challenge started this morning and the theme is 'Anything Goes'. For the DT's theme we had to make Pocket Letters... I hadn't heard of them before, so searched the web for some information and inspiration. I have used images Flower Girl and Dragonfly. For all Julia Spiri images, Challenge details etc,  please follow the links at the bottom of the page!! ... So without further ado, here is my first attempt at a pocket letter ...
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri Stamps - 'Garden Girl' and 'Dragonfly' Images
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Promarkers - Almond, Blush, Sandstone, Tan, Pale Pink, Blossom, Baby Pink, Antique Pink, Tea Green, Pastel Blue, Powder Blue,Meadow Green, Apple, Lime Zest and Pear Green
Sakura - Gelly Roll Metalic Pink and Gelly Roll Clear Star
Glitter - Gold Gel Pen
Pink Petticoat - Wild Blossoms Backing Papers (Freebie from Craft Mag)
Docrafts - Neon Tassels, Papermania 'Lovely' Ribbon, 'Bellissima' Bow and 'Heart' Embellishment
Brittania - Rose Leaf Die
Lea'bilities - Watering Can Die
Joycraft - Butterfly Die
Creata - Metalic Gold Card
Crafty Notion - 'Sunshine' Gilding Flakes
Indigo Blu - 'Chariot of Fire' Mega Flake
Wooden Embellishments, Resin Flowers, Gems, Pearls and Pink Ribbon are all from my stash!

Printed images on watercolour card, coloured and cut out. I cut to size (3.5 x 2.5) 9 backing papers placing these into the pocket sleeves. I gilded the wooden birdcage and sentiment words. Die cut the rose leaves, butterfly and watering can. Then placed these on the pocket letter and finishing with all other embelishments. Voila! My first 'Pocket Leter' ...

Close Ups

Thanks so much for joining me today!
Until the next time
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna


Wednesday 20 January 2016

Crafty Addicts Challenge - #7 Elegance

Hiya Folks, a new challenge starts this morning over at Crafty Addicts. Our theme this fortnight is ''Elegance'' and our fab sponsor is

They are offering $10 Voucher as prize!!! 

For my DT make, I have used the digi image Sakura Maiden.
My Project

Products Used
Moonflower Digi Stamps - Sakura Maiden image
Copic Pens - Skin White and Pinkish White
Promarkers - Tea Green, Powder Blue, Midnight Blue, Indigo Blue, Royal Blue, Ice Grey 1 & 2, Fuchsia Pink and Antique Pink
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour Card
Wink of Stella Pen - Clear glitter and Gold glitter
Spellbinders - Grande Decorative Oval die
Brittania - Rose Leaf die
Docrafts - Papermania ribbon & bow, and Oriental coin embellishment
Crafty Notions - Sunshine Gilding Flakes
Backing card, flowers, gems, pearls, brads, hearts and wooden birdcage are all from my stash 

Printed, coloured and cut out image. Die cut the rose leaves and oval topper, I made up the flowers using various styles, finishing off with brads. The wooden birdcage, I gilded with Indigo Blu mega flakes.  I used an 8 x 8 scalloped card as my base, adding blue and pink backing card with ribbon. I placed the oval topper to the side and added the image. I finished off by adding the flowers and all the other mentioned embellishments and there you go, my take on our theme of 'Elegance'!!

Close Ups

Thanks so much for joining me and hope to see all your gorgeous creations, if you need more inspiration, then pop over to our challenge blog and see all the fabulous designs created by my DT buddies!!
Until the next time
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna

I am entering this into the following Challenges:-

Thursday 7 January 2016

Little Ballerina - My First DT Post For Julia Spiri Challenge Blog

Good morning everyone, first of all, I would like to warmly welcome my new couple of followers....Hiya and thanks so much for joining my 'krafty world' ... Please feel free to stop by any time!!

Well, I can't believe it's already time to showcase my first blog post for Julia Spiri . How exciting!!  Our theme for this fortnight is Monotone / Use shades of one colour ... So without further ado, here is my first project using Little Ballerina, who is utterly adorable!! For all Julia Spiri images, Challenge details etc, please follow the links at the bottom of the page!!

My Project 

Products Used
Julia Spiri Stamps - Little Ballerina Image
Promarkers - Almond, Blush, Sandstone, Buttercup, Pastel Pink, Baby Pink, Pale Pink,  Antique Pink and Ice Grey 1
Gel Pen - Gold Glitter
Bazzil Bling - Pink Backing Card
Sandylion - 12x12 Ballet Paper
Spellbinders - Scalloped/Plain Circle Dies
Flower, Ribbons, Butterfly topper, Resin Flower and Gems - All from my stash

Starting off with a basic 8 x 8 scalloped white card blank, I layered this with pink card and ballet paper after rounding off the corners. The image I printed onto watercolour card, coloured using Promarkers, and highlighted areas with gold glitter gel pen, layering on the same pink card. I added ribbons, bow, butterfly, gems and flowers from my stash, finishing off with a printed sentiment on white card, and layered onto more pink card...

Close Ups 

Thanks so much for joining me today!
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)

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 Challenge Blog
Facebook Fan Group
Julia Spiri On Pinterest  
Julia Spiri On Google+ 

I am entering this into the following challenges:-

Wednesday 6 January 2016

Happy New Year - The Crafty Addicts Challenge 6

Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Bloggers, first of all I would like to thank you all for joining me throughout last year, and wish you a very 'Happy and Prosperous 2016'. May all your hopes and dreams come true!! I feel this is going to be a very good year for us all!!! :)

So on to why I'm here, I'm sharing with you my DT project for the first challenge of the New Year for the Crafty Addicts. Our theme for this fortnight is Celebrations and/or Anything Goes. Our sponsors are Lacy Sunshine, and Morgan's Artworld. I chose the latter, and their image I've used is the fab Goth Fairy 2. I actually made this with my Mother-in-law in mind (her favourite colours and with flowers) as it was her birthday a couple of days ago, and I can say that she was so delighted with it!! 
My Project

Products Used
Morgan's Artworld - Image Goth Fairy 2
Promarkers - Almond, Blush, Sandstone, Pastel Blue, Grey Green, Tea Green Antique Pink and Cerise
Derwent Coloursoft Pencils - Blue and Dove Grey
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - Clear Star
Spellbinders - Grand Decorative Oval Dies
Joycraft - Decorative Stand Die
Tonic - Latice Arch Die
Joanna Sheen 'Signature'- Ivy Flourish Die
Bazzil Basics - Blue Backing Card
Creata - Black Mirror card
Docrafts - Country Companions Backing Paper
Flowers, Resin Flowers, Brad and Pearl Gems from my stash

I, first of all, cut out the card's main shape using Creata mirror card; I then layered together with the Country Companions backing paper. To add strength to the card, I added a piece of oval card at the back. I then cut out the stand using the same mirror card, and added the die cut lattice arch. After printing, colouring, and cutting out the image, I positioned this half onto to the arch. I finished off by adding the die cut flourishes, flowers, brad, and pearl gems. Here are some close ups ..

Close Ups

Hoping that this has given you all some inspiration to come and join us this fortnight; we look forward to seeing all your fabulous makes!!

'Happy Crafting'
Donna (DT)

I am entering this into the following challenges:-
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge - #169 Anything Goes