Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Leafy Loveliness

Hello everyone,

I have a drawing for you today with a leafy, Autumnal feel to it. To be fair, here down in the south of the UK the weather is lovely, really sunny which is highly surprising!!

I'm trying to draw my faces in a variety of styles but all of you out there who draw, you know what a struggle it can be to deviate from your 'style'. Many a time I think I've done something different then a nagging thought persists that it looks familiar and yes there's one just like it done months ago....very annoying!





Close up of Decoart Liquid Glass on the leaves.



I am entering this into the following challenges:


That Craft Place, Mixed Media Anything Goes


Inspirational, Picture Inspiration ( I've used the colours and leaves)










Daler Rowney Media Paper, FC Polychromos pencils, Distress Inks for the background effect, the leaves are an Inkadinkadoo stamp stamped on a Gelli print using Decoart paints, Decoart Liquid Glass for the beads on the leaves, Tim Holtz sentiment.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Crafty friends are the Best

Hello everyone,

Quick one from me today, I just had to show you the Banksy balloon girl stencil that my lovely friend  Amanda kindly sent me. I have the little stamp but this is a whole different world that's now been opened up!








I am entering this into the following challenges:

Our Creative Corner, Shades of Autumn

FanTastic Tuesday, Anything Goes with a Twist- Colour me Autumn

Simon says Weds, No Designer Paper




Background is a Gelli print using Decoart paints and a real leaf, The Stencil Studio stencil, Inkadinkadoo and Tim Holtz stamps.



Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Thats Crafty! - The Future is Bright

Hello everyone,

Time to ask you all nicely to pop on over to Thats Crafty! team blog to see how I've made this and yes I know it's bright!












Hope you like it
Donna x


Friday, 25 September 2015

Thats Crafty! Challenge - Girls will be Girls

Hello everyone,

Time for another challenge over at Thats Crafty! and this fortnights theme is: Girls will be Girls. 

So we'd love to see anything girly or with a feminine twist. Come along and play and you could be in with a chance of winning a whopping £20 voucher and I can tell you that there has been a load of new goodies added to the website too.

For this challenge I used my favourite go to lady for all things girl powdered...the lovely Dina of course ;)








Size 8 manila tag, Decoart paints, Stamps are: Dina Wakley, Carabelle, Lost Coast Designs, Crafters Workshop numbers stencil.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Just Dreaming

Hello everyone,

Quick one from me today using the lovely new stamps from Inkylicious, aren't they just yummy?









I am entering this into the following challenges:



Tando Creative, Anything Goes

Simon says Weds, No designer paper

613 Avenue Create, Anything Goes


Cosmic Shimmer Cloud ink, Tim Holtz scribbles stencil, Inkylicious stamps.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Autumnal Vibes

Hello everyone,

Well yes Autumn is well and truly here in the UK. I always think of Autumn as a really lovely time of year with the Harvest Food festival at school in October when I was little.....many years ago of course!

I saw a little fox image while browsing on Pinterest and used that as my inspiration for my drawing. I usually just rely on drawing straight from my head but sometimes it's good to seek inspiration elsewhere ;)










I am entering this into the following challenges:


Our Creative Corner, Shades of Autumn

Fan-Tastic Tuesday, Anything Goes with a twist- Colour me Autumn

City Crafter, Fall has arrived ( take inspiration from the below picture)











Neocolors II, Andy Skinner stencil (for the word imagine), Tim Holtz hashtag stamp.




Hope you like it
Donna x

Monday, 21 September 2015

Tim Holtz September 2015 Tag

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all well out there.

You'll all be happy to know that first thing Saturday morning a brand new, shiny kettle was installed in my kitchen and copious amounts of lovely tea have been made since with it. Do you know that you can even get a 'wi fi kettle' that allows you to turn it on via your mobile and has a 'welcome home' mode?! Wow, who thought boiling water could be so sophisticated now!

Anyway, today I have my version of the Master of Grunge's September tag featuring Tim's big and small butterflies. I pretty much stuck to the original methods but used Wendy Vecchi's 'clearly for art' as my perspex.








I am entering this into the following challenge:


Tim Holtz Sept 2015 tag



All stamps Tim Holtz, Alcohol inks, Distress Spray stains, Tim Holtz Flourish stencil, Wendy Vecchi Clearly for Art.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Thats Crafty! - Quirky.....Who me?!

Hello everyone,


I'm back in my Saturday 'home' over at Thats Crafty! team blog where I've made a quirky card.....yes I know.....so unlike my usual style!


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









I am entering this into the following challenges:


Take it, Make it, Take a Stamp (Anything goes but use a stamp)

Inspiration Destination, Anything Goes




Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 18 September 2015

Serendipity is a Cat

Hello everyone,

Well I had a major crisis this morning.....went to switch the kettle on for my much needed first cuppa of the day.....nothing happened!! Back to boiling the water on the cooker top like the good old days...not impressed!

I have a drawing for you today of a rather naughty looking cat, this one is not based on my little ray of sunshine but she's been totally awful since we got back from holiday, I'll say no more!








I am entering this into the following challenges:


Frilly and Funkie, Stamps be Gone ( don't use any stamps)

Love to Create, Anything Mixed Media/ Creative Goes

Inspiration Destination, Anything Goes

Tando Creative, Anything Goes


Daler Rowney Mixed Media paper, Neocolors II, Andy Skinner word stencil, Faber Castell black pitt pen, Black Sigma pen.


Hope you like it and have a great weekend
Donna x

Monday, 14 September 2015

Create Art

Hello everyone,

I'm back in the land of live blogging...did you all miss me?! Can I just say a really heartfelt, big thank you to all you lovely ladies who took the time to still leave wonderful comments on my scheduled posts...you lot really are stars ;)

I've just returned from a little break in France,  I took a few crafting supplies but sadly only managed to carve a few stamps...the rest of my efforts were binned! Don't you just hate it when your arty mojo goes and you feel like you've never made anything before in your life......hmmm.....

Anyway, I have made a card as a welcome back featuring the little face stamp I carved on holiday.






I am entering this into the following challenges:


Take it, Make it, Take a Stamp, Anything Goes ( as long as you use a stamp)

Inspiration Destination, Anything Goes



Distress sprays, Colorbox and Andy Skinner stencils, my stamp carved from Speedycarve.



Hope you like it and I'll try and catch up with you all today hopefully
Donna x

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Mixed Media World challenge - Anything Goes using Autumn Colours

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Hello everyone,

Wow, another month has just flown by and now we are into Autumn already! 
My lovely teamie Laine has chosen the theme for this month's challenge and its a brilliant one: Anything Goes using Autumn Colours. So, there's plenty of choice there for you, use all the colours of Autumn/Fall or just a couple, the choice is all yours.

We are sponsored by 







and they are offering a very generous £15 voucher to the lucky winner. Please take a moment to read through the rules (there aren't many) but we wouldn't want you to miss out if there's something you haven't followed.


For my challenge creation, I used some Paperartsy Greyboard and Decoart paints.










Decoart paints and Media Misters, Decoart Modelling paste, Stencils are: Crafters Workshop and Dina Wakley, stamps are: Prima, Crafters Companion, Paperartsy. Butterflies are die cut from a Gelli print, Tim Holtz die cut leaf was coloured with Distress paints and the skeleton leaf was sprayed with Dylusions.


Yes it really is that deep a colour too!




Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Thats Crafty! - A Brush with Brushos

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Hello everyone,

Another Saturday already so it's time for me to ask all you lovely people to pop on over to Thats Crafty! team blog to see how I've made this card using Brushos'.









Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 11 September 2015

Thats Crafty! Challenge - Lovely Leaves

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Hello everyone,

Time for another fun challenge over at Thats Crafty! Challenge blog and this fortnights theme is: Lovely Leaves.

So we'd love to see anything leafy be it leaves on their own or trees, leafy plants etc.
If you join in the fun, you could be in with a chance of winning this







I made a card for this challenge using the beautiful Inkadinkadoo leaves.






Brushos (using them as watercolours),  Inkadinkadoo and Tim Holtz stamps, Tim Holtz bird punch using a Gelli print,Tim Holtz sentiment.



Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Thats Crafty! - The Eyes Have It

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Hello everyone,


As it's a Saturday, I'm over at my other home at Thats Crafty! team blog. Please pop on over to see what how I've made this card ;)








Hope you like it
Donna x