Saturday, 30 May 2015

Thats Crafty! - Drawing the Lines


Hello everyone,


Time for another creation over at Thats Crafty! Team blog, I'd love for you to pop over and see what I've made this time....well apart from a mess on the craft sheet but that goes without saying of course!






Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 29 May 2015

Art It Friday - Show Your Face


Hello everyone,

Quick one from me today as I wanted to join in with lovely Kim Dellow's Art it Friday project where you create a face ( no stamps or stencil faces) and then link up. Great fun and also a great way to get everyone drawing.....are you reading this Miss Southern?!




Pentel oil pastels, Pan Pastels, FC Pitt pens. The sentiment is a Kaisercraft stamp

Hope you like it
Donna x

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Go around in Circles


Hello everyone,

Another painting on wood today......I don't understand why I prefer painting on wood rather then canvas but there you go!






I am entering this into the following challenges:


Stamps and Stencils, Three of a Kind ( there are 3 circles on the painting )

Simon Says Weds, Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination, Anything Goes



Dylusions Paints ( oh these are so wonderful), White Posca pen, Crafters workshop stencil ( in the circles) and a Wendy Vecchi stencil ( words).

Hope you like it
Donna x

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Simple Is As Simple Does


Hello everyone,

Quick one from me today but firstly, thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my poppies painting I posted yesterday :)

A CAS card today, its really tempting to add too much so sometimes you have to restrain yourself big time!




I am entering this into the following challenges:


Less is More, Use Some Metal

Simply Create Too, Keep it Simple




Stamps used are: Hobbycraft, Prima and Stamping Up


Hope you like it
Donna x

Monday, 25 May 2015

Grunge Up Your Poppies


Hello everyone,

Hope you are all well out there. I know some of you have had poorly animals to cope with so my best wishes go to you all and the lovely animals too of course!

I have done a painting on my beloved wood inspired by this very beautiful post here.
The only trouble is I have no poppy stamps! That doesn't usually deter me so out came the Speedycarve and I made a little poppy stamp (which you can see later) but although I was pleased with it, it wasn't quite big enough. So I thought, just draw the poppies and then paint them......simples!






Grab your piece of wood, sand it down, Decoart Gesso it, brayer on your paint ( I used the cheaper Decoart Acrylic Crafters paints) add a little stamping for texture and interest, draw your flowers, paint them using Decoart Media Fluid paints, then use a posca pen and Stabilo all pencil to highlight the flowers....all done.....oh and add aTim Holtz Small Talk sentiment and you're all finished.


I cannot recommend the Decoart Media Fluid paints enough. They really have the most wonderful, statin sheen to them and the colours are so vibrant, makes painting a real joy.


I am entering this into the following challenges:


The Mixed Media Monthly, May Flowers

Anything but Cute, Vintage Garden

Stamping Sensations, Flower Power ( I've used a Dina Wakley stamp for the background)

That Craft Place, Shabby Chic

Inspiration Destination, Anything Goes


Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Thats Crafty! - I Heart Tim's Birdie


Hello everyone,


Yes that time again to see what I've made over at Thats Crafty! Team Blog so please pop along and see how this tag was made ;)





I am entering this into the following challenge:


Take It, Make It, Take a Stamp (Anything Goes)




Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 22 May 2015

Thats Crafty! Challenge - Numbers Up


Hello everyone,


A new challenge over at Thats Crafty! and this fortnights theme is: Numbers Up.

A nice and easy one, so pull out your number stamps and stencils and get playing and you could win this






Wow, not bad huh?! Think of all the lovely stuff you can add to your stash with that. Please pop along to see what my lovely teamies have made just for you.


Here's my card today using a Paperartsy number stamp.








Brushos, Copics. Stamps are: Paperartsy, Prima, Kaisercraft.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Thursday, 21 May 2015

X-ray Vision


Hello everyone,


Quick one from me today sharing a card I made for my OH brother who is a radiologist.....hence the theme of the wacky card!








I am entering this into the following challenge:


Simon says Mon, X,Y,Z ( I've used X for x-ray of course)



Plastic canvas sprayed through with Dylusions, Promarkers, Stampotique stamp, sentiment is computer generated


Hope you like it
Donna x

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Tim Holtz May 2015 Tag


Hello everyone,

Well I think I've just about calmed down from all the excitement of being picked as one of Tim's April tag winners.....I think the whole street heard the scream!!
Another big thank you to the wonderful work Tim and Mario do to inspire us all...just think about it....where would we be without all those yummy products....no I can't imagine either!

For some reason I had such a hard time photographing this tag, it just kept coming out too dark so this is the best version I could get.






I must say, I really enjoyed crafting in this style again so if you're 'lucky' you may get to see some more :)


I am entering this into the following challenges:


Tim Holtz May 2015 Tag

That Craft Place, Tags




Everything used is Tim Holtz apart from the little sparkly thing.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

A Little Ray of Sunshine


Hello everyone,

Don't worry I'm not going to mention the weather again.......Spring is cancelled it appears......ah, I mentioned it!

I have a CAS card for you all with your sun quota for today :)





I am entering this into the following challenges:


Less is More, Hello Sunshine

Addicted to Stamps, CAS



Promarkers and Distress Markers, Stamps are: Carabelle,Tim Holtz and Precious Remembrance.



I've not forgotten the little giveaway I promised when I hit the 100 followers mark.....I am busy gathering some bits together so keep an eye out for it soon ;)




Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Thats Crafty! - Glossy Flowers


Hello everyone,


Yes I've moved to my new Saturday time slot for Thats Crafty! but everything else remains the same :)

I've made a card today so please pop on over to Thats Crafty! team blog to see how it was made.










Hope you like it

Donna x

Friday, 15 May 2015

Show your Face


Hello everyone,


Today I'd like to highlight the absolute brilliant idea going on over at Kim Dellow's Art it Friday - Show your Face blog as for a few weeks now, she's been encouraging people to create their own artwork of faces. No stamps, digs or stencils just purely hand drawn faces.

Now, I'm passionate about drawing and I really believe EVERYONE can do it, there is no right or wrong,if you are happy with it that's all that matters. Don't get me wrong, I love my stamps too but sometimes we don't always have the right stamp to fit what we want to create do we?

Here's my drawing that I am linking up today, all hand drawn and coloured using Faber Castell Polychromos and then gone over with a black 01 Micron pen. There is one stamp in there, buried in her hair as I just love Dina Wakley's scribbly writing stamp :)








So grab a pencil and paper and get drawing, it doesn't take long but the satisfaction is wonderful :)

Hope you like it
Donna x

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Stand Out


Hello everyone,


I know it's a very British thing to drone on about the weather but I must say it is truly rotten today........no gardening equals more craft time though so I suppose it has advantages then :)

A card for you all today, I don't often use my patterned paper stash but in this case I quite liked the idea of making Dina's girl blend in with the background but still stand out.....if that makes sense? I love this stamp, I think she has a certain melancholy about her that's endearing.








I am entering this into the following challenges:


The Mixed Media Monthly, May Flowers

Stamping Sensations, Flower Power

City Crafter, Focus on Flower(s)

Take It,Make It, Take A Stamp (Anything Goes)

Inspiration Destination, Anything Goes



Decoart paints (the flowers are stamped on and cut from a Gelli print), Copics, Distress Inks, Stickles. The stamps are: Dina Wakley, Tim Holtz, Dylusions and Carabelle.


Hope you like it

Donna x

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Mixed Media World - Vintage




Hello everyone,


Time for another challenge over at Mixed Media World and this time the theme has been chosen by the lovely Debs and it's: Vintage.

You can enter anything you like for this challenge as long as it fits the theme and it's a mixed media creation. Not sure what mixed media is? Have a little look at our definition on the challenge blog plus our little list of rules too.


For this challenge we are sponsored by:





The winner gets a lovely £15 voucher to spend online in their shop, how's that for a yummy prize? Plus we have a top 3 and it's all hand picked too, no random generator used.



For my DT piece I took a piece of Paperartsy greyboard, Decoart paints, modelling paste and a stencil and got to work.






All aged and for a finishing touch I attached a genuine vintage key to it :)


Please pop along along to see what my fab team mates have created and of course don't forget to enter too!


Hope you like it

Donna x

Watery Wonder


Hello everyone,


Hope you are all okay out there and enjoying the sunshine.....yes I think that's what's shining at the moment!

A CAS card for you today, my second attempt after getting fingermarks on the first attempt :/







I am entering this into the following challenges:


Less Is More, One Layer - Water

Simon Says Weds, Lets Get Sentimental



Archival and Distress Inks, Stamps are: 7 Gypsies, Paperartsy and Tim Holtz.


Hope you like it and I'll be back later........

Donna x

Friday, 8 May 2015

Thats Crafty! Challenge - Steampunk Surprise


Hello everyone,


Time for a new challenge over at Thats Crafty! and the theme for this fortnight is: Steampunk Surprise.

Remember that you can make anything you like as long as it fits the theme and you could be in with a chance of winning a lovely £20 voucher to spend online in the shop....happy days!
So why not pop over and see what my lovely teamies have made and also enter your own little work of art ;)







I adore steampunk but don't seem to have made many steampunkery pieces lately. When we craft I suppose we go off in different directions and go full circle at some point!


Art Journey and Tim Holtz stamps, Metal tape, Tim Holtz embossing folder, die cuts are Tim Holtz and X Cut, Distress ink, paints and embossing powder.


Hope you like it

Donna x

Thursday, 7 May 2015

On a Wing


Hello everyone,


I think I'm running out of wing titles! I have a card for you all today featuring a cheery little girl.....actually she looks like she's fed up with this 'Spring' weather!








I am entering this into the following challenges:



Take It,Make It, Take a Stamp

The Mixed Media Card challenge, Wings

Crafty Cardmakers and More, Make your own Background

Inspiration Destination, Anything Goes

Simon Says Weds, Lets Get Sentimental



Dylusions sprays, Copics, Prima Stencil, Teesha Moore and Carabelle stamps.



Hope you like it

Donna x

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Thats Crafty! - Mixed Media Make


Hello everyone,

Hope you are all okay out there,

Firstly, I must tell you about a really exciting event coming on Saturday 16th May at the Thats Crafty! shop. Its a Make and Take Demo Day with John Lockwood and I'm told he'll be using the brand new Sue Wilson dies. For more details on reserving a place, click here.
Of course while you are there you can also buy your supplies in the luscious shop......just saying ;)


After all that excitement, I'm over at Thats Crafty! Design Team today with a mixed media make for you.....snappy title huh?!






Please pop on over to see how it was made :)

Hope you like it

Donna x

Friday, 1 May 2015

Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes


Hello everyone,

Wow, here comes the May challenge already....where did April go?!

As alway the theme over at Altered Eclectics is Anything Goes but no cards, ATCs' or Layouts. Please pop along and see what my lovely teamies have created for this month.

I grabbed a lump of wood out of my stash and did a cartoony type version of my beloved cat...well she behaves like a cartoon cat so why not create her as one!






Unfortunately,when the 'model' was introduced to the finished creation she was less then impressed.......never work with a Diva!!!





Decoart and Fresco paints, Juddikins stencil.

Hope you like....if you don't....complain to the cat :)

Donna x