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Saturday 28 March 2020

Challenge 24 - LeAnn's World 101

Hi there

 Apologies, I should have posted this earlier, but with the surreal time we are all having the now, due to the Coronavirus lockdowns and the fact that I had been busy doing my son's invites for his wedding, which has now been postponed till next year. Yes we are all disappointed as we were so looking forward to it, but obviously it's for a good reason... I also haven't been too great and my hubby now feeling a bit under the weather...we are not sure whether it is this virus, who knows...but have been self isolating anyways as we both have pre-existing health probs. He has been able to work from home which has been good in some ways!!
I do hope that you are all managing to stay safe and keep busy, and not running out of essentials either! Hopefully it won't be long till we are all back to 'normal'.

So, the project I'm sharing with you is my DT inspiration for our Challenge 24 over at LeAnn's World 101.  There are still a few days left to enter, so if you haven't, then please do stop by and play along with us. I am using this sweetie called Ailsa and had created this 'Thank You' card. Very apt to say thank you to all our medical staff, keyworkers, retail workers etc that are keeping our countries going for the rest of us who are 'confined' to barracks!! 

On a 7x7 card blank, I created the background using 'Antique Linen' distress ink.  I printed the image then carefully cut out and coloured using various promarkers, adding some glitter glue for dimension. I decorated the card using die cut flowers, twigs and leaves, finishing off with an arrow 'thank you' die cut sentiment to coordinate with the image and off course some pearl gems too.

Materials Used 
LeAnn's World - 'Ailsa' Image
ProMarkers - Satin, Shale, Mustard and Pear Green
Limited Editon ProMarkers - Apple Cider and Tawny Owl
Hunkydory - Moonstone Fabulous Flowers and Lovely Leaves Dies, Yellow and Brown Adorable Scorable Card
Ranger - Distress Ink 'Antique Linen' and Stickles Glue 'Patina' and 'Yellow'
Simpy Creative - Pearl Gems
My Stash - Dark Green Shimmer card, Green, Yellow and Brown Linen Card and Gold Metallic Linen Card

Thanks so much for stopping by, I do hope you enjoyed your visit. Your feedback is always very much appreciated and would love for you to follow my blog too, if you haven't already...

Keep safe
Loads of crafty hugs till next time
Donna (DT)

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Wednesday 18 March 2020

Fawn's Friends

Hi there,
Hope you are all doing ok, with this Coronavirus nightmare going on... We are trying to stay put as best we can, my husband has started to work from home, so fingers crossed we can all get through this safely!! I've been busy with my son's wedding stationary as I mentioned last post, fingers crossed the wedding will still go ahead, but it's not looking hopeful! :(  

In the meantime, I'm here with my DT inspiration for LeAnn's World 101. For my project I am using this sweet image called Fawn's Friends, isn't it so cute!! 

For this, I have used a 7x7 card blank. I matt and layered together yellow card with bright colourful paper. The image I coloured with promarkers, adding some flowersoft/gems and glitter glue for dimension along with some gingham paper, then after die cutting, placed as shown.  I created the various flower/leaf arrangement with die cuts and pearl gems in colours to co-ordinate with the backing papers, finishing off with a couple of die cut butterflies and gems...

Materials Used 
LeAnn's World 101 - 'Fawn's Friends' Image
Promarkers - Satin, Tulip Yellow, Canary, Pear Green, Rose Pink, Cornflower and Shale
Promarkers L/E - Fresh Meadow, Daffodil Bloom, Apple Cider, Tawny Owl, Budding Rose, March Hare, Morning Mist and Tequila Sunrise
Hunkydory - Moonstone 'Fabulous Flowers' & 'Lovely Leaves' Dies, 'Floribunda' Papers and Yellow Adorable Scorable Card
Crafter's Companion - White with a Hint of Silver Centura Pearl and Watercolour Card, 'Spring is in the Air' Butterfly Dies
Flowersoft - 'Pale Green' and 'Ultra Fine Sage'
Ranger - Stickles 'Yellow, Orange Peel, Glam Pink & Waterfall' Glitter Glue
M&C Boutique - Square Faux Stitch Die
PanPastel - 'Ultramarine Blue' (for the sky effect round image)
My Stash - Yellow (2 Shades) Linen Card and Gems

Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope you enjoyed your visit. Your feedback is always very much appreciated and would love for you to follow my blog too, if you haven't already...

Loads of crafty hugs till next time
Donna (DT)

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Home Sweet Home

Hi there,

I'm sharing with you today, a wreath, I created to hang in my hall. I had recently bought some lovely purple/lilac artificial flowers to put in a verdigris vase that I had and wanted something to compliment it. This is how it turned out...

I started off with a circle greyboard, I painted this using metallic gold acylic paint. While it was drying, I die cut out all the flowers, leaves, birdcage and letters, keeping with the purple/teal theme but with some added yellow... One dry, I laid out how I wanted it to look, then added all the die cuts, finishing off with ribbon and of course some bling of adhesive gems and glitter glue!! Hope you like it!

Materials Used 
Hunkydory - Moonstone 'Beautiful Birdcage', 'Fabulous Flowers' and 'Lovely Leaves' Dies, Adorable Scorable Purple and Yellow Card and 'Floribunda' Paper
M&C Boutique - Alphabet Dies
Ranger - Stickles 'Lavender' Glitter Glue and 'Lavender Lace' Liquid Pearls
Docrafts - 'Classic Gold' Metallic Acrylic Paint
My Stash - Teal Paper, Purple Paper, Green Non-Shed Glitter Card, Brown & Green Linen Paper, Gold Linen Metallic Card, Purple Ribbon and Various Gems

Thanks so much for stopping by, I do hope you enjoyed your visit. Your feedback is always very much appreciated and would love for you to follow my blog too, if you haven't already...

Loads of crafty hugs till next time


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Wednesday 11 March 2020

Birthday Wishes

Hi there

Sorry not been about for a while, been busy making my son's wedding stationary, so a bit behind with blogging... Will create a post of this soon, as still got to make place cards and tags for favour's! For now, I'm sharing with you the birthday card I made for my future daughter-in-law...Hope you like it, thakfully, she loved it!

On a 7x7 card blank, I stenciled the background pattern using 'tumbled glass' distress ink along with Moonstone 'fabulous flower' dies, another way of using them other than die-cutting!! For the centre piece, I matt and layered silver linen metallic card and blue 'glitter trellis' card. On this I decorated with die cut flowers. leaves and butterflies, finishing off with added, pearl drops, adhesive pearls and gems.

Materials Used 
Hunkydory - Moonstone 'Fabulous Flowers' and 'Lovely Leaves' Dies
Crafter's Companion - 'Sring is in the Air' (Nature's Garden) Butterfly Dies and Centura Pearl White with Silver Card
Ranger - 'Tumbled Glass' Distress Ink and 'Baby Blue' Liquid Pearls (Berry Leaves)
Britannia - 'Happy Birthday' Sentiment Dies
My Stash - Silver Linen Metallic Card, Blue Glitter Trellis Card, Plain White Card and Adhesive Pearls and Gems

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you enjoyed my project. Would love to know what you think!!

Crafty hugs
Till next time