Saturday, 24 December 2016

That's Crafty! - Christmas Elf

Scheduled Post

Hi everyone,

It's my last turn for 2016 over at That's Crafty! and I'd love for you all to pop on over on this super busy day to see what I've made.








I'd just like to say once again, a huge thanks for all of you lovely people that take the time to pop on over and see what I've made and leave me a comment, it's truly appreciated.

Happy Christmas/Holidays everyone and see you in 2017 for more quirky stuff ;)

Donna x

Friday, 23 December 2016

That's Crafty! challenge - Anything Goes

Scheduled post

Hi everyone,

It's the last challenge for the year over at That's Crafty! and this time the theme is: Anything Goes and runs for 3 weeks.

So we'd love to see whatever you've been busy creating, join in and you could win a £20 voucher to treat yourself if Santa didn't bring you exactly what you wanted.....it happens ;)

My creation for this theme was to turn my Serena stamp into a Snow Queen/Candy Cane character with lots of Frantage.....the mess that stuff makes is unbelievable though!





That's Crafty! MDF tag upright, That's Crafty! Serena stamp set, That's Crafty! Dinky snowflake stencil, Pebeo and Fresco paints, Frantage, FC bead and glitter gel, Ranger enamel accents, Zig clean colour pens,Posca pens, Stickles, Tim Holtz sentiments.


Hope you like it and a very Happy Christmas/Holidays everyone
Donna x



Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Meet Freddy Schnuffles

Hello Humans,

While my Mummy is occupied clearing up all the mess I've apparently made, I thought I'd pop on here and say hello.

My Mummy says that everyone is lovely in blog land and that they might like to see me. Oh and I'm apparently the reason why my Mummy is behind on commenting on peoples' blogs and stuff.......I've got the feeling I'm going to be blamed for a lot of things!!

I'm called Fred for short although I'm sure I'm being called other names too.......I need to look up some of the meanings of them.
I'm a 13 week old cream coloured Ragdoll and I have a beautiful big sis who you may already know called Saffie but she doesn't like me very much.....I like her but she's a bit moody I think. I'm hoping she'll fall for my charms soon enough though.....it works on Mummy a treat ;)

Here's some pictures of me, I don't think they show the best side of me but Mummy said that I wouldn't stay still long enough......see what I mean about getting the blame again tut tut.



I love Mummy's iPad......that's why she can't blog anymore

Hello ladies, want a furry little kiss?

Yay my Christmas pressie was opened early

My big sis has a pink one but mine is better!

What are you doing with the camera now woman??

I like to bite human feet especially at feeding time

Getting bored of this picture taking stuff now, how many do you need?

Ready for my close up, not bad huh ;)



Before I go, Mummy wants me to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a big thanks for all the comments and to the lovely people that have bought her stamps. She's taking a little break (apart from scheduled) posts from now as I need her full attention 24/7.....that's what I've told her anyway hee hee






Love
Fred xxx


Saturday, 17 December 2016

That's Crafty! - The most wonderful time of the year

Hi everyone,


Time for me to tempt all you lovely people over to That's Crafty! team blog to see what I've made ......and yes it's Christmas themed of course ;)







Hope you like it
Donna x


Thursday, 15 December 2016

Another Christmas card

Hi everyone,

Do you like the snappy blog title?! Well I suppose it's to the point anyway, I've made another Christmas card and here it is made entirely from yummy Rubberdance stamps.

I think I may have gone a little mad with the 'snow' but once you start it's impossible to stop ;)






Rubberdance stamps (houses stamped on Gelli prints and snowman coloured with Zig clean colour pens), Tim Holtz tree die cuts


Hope you like it
Donna x

Monday, 12 December 2016

Happy Snowman

Hi everyone,

I thought it was time to share one of the Christmas card's I've made. I've cut down on the amount I've made this year purely because I always leave it too late and then get in a panic about it!!


Another great way to use up that pile of Gelli prints!! Love this little snowman from Rubber Dance too ;)






Gelli print made using Decoart fluid paints, Rubberdance stamp, Zig clean colour pens, stickles, Tim Holtz die cuts.



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Take it, Make it, Snow and Ice

City Crafter, The tree is up

Try it on Tuesday, Celebrate

Simon says Weds, Ice inspiration

Addicted to stamps and More, Holiday




Hope you like it
Donna x



Saturday, 10 December 2016

That's Crafty! - Tweet Tweet

Hi everyone,

I'm over at That's Crafty! team blog today, please pop on over to see what I've made ;)









Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 9 December 2016

That's Crafty! challenge - Flower Power

Hi everyone,

It's time for another fortnightly challenge over at That's Crafty!  and the theme is: Flower Power.

So, we'd love to see all of your floral creations in all their glory. Join in and you could win a £20 voucher to spend online in the shop.....just in time for a pre Christmas spend up!!


For my creation, I hand drew the main flower and used some of Tim's lovely flower stamps too.






That's Crafty! white/greyboard, That's Crafty! Dinky stencils, Tim Holtz flower stamps and sentiment, Fresco paints.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Saturday, 26 November 2016

That's Crafty! - Moth to the light

Hi everyone,


I'd love for you all to pop on over to That's Crafty! team blog to see what I've made this week ;)








Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 25 November 2016

That's Crafty! - All Grungy

Hi everyone,

Yes it's time for another challenge over at That's Crafty! and this fortnights theme is: All Grungy.

So we'd love to see everything grungy and distressed etc. Join in and you could be in with a chance of winning this



So a nice way to treat yourself to an early Christmas pressie ;)


For my creation I used a That's Crafty! MDF panel and some yummy Seth Apter dies too as they suit the grungy look so perfectly.







That's Crafty! MDF panel and numbers, That's Crafty! Dinky stencils, Distress paints, Decoart paints,  Fresco paints, Distress embossing powder, Seth Apter dies and a whole host of other bits and pieces too!


Hope you like it
Donna x


Saturday, 19 November 2016

That's Crafty! - Autumn Girl

Hi everyone,


I'm over at That's Crafty! team blog today with an Autumnal inspired card for you .......before all the Christmas stuff starts!!






I am entering this into the following challenges:

Take it, Make it, Anything Goes (use a stamp)

Artistic Stamper, Autumnal



Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 12 November 2016

That's Crafty! - Gorgeous Girl

Hi everyone,


Time for another creation by moi over at That's Crafty! team blog.....just for you.........








I am entering this into the following challenge:

Take it, Make it, Anything Goes (use a stamp)

Addicted to stamps and more, CAS




Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 11 November 2016

That's Crafty! challenge - There must be an angel

Hi everyone,

It's time for another challenge over at That's Crafty! and this fortnight's theme is: There must be an angel. 

So we'd love to see anything and everything angelic or maybe something with wings apart from birds!

Join in and you could be in with a chance of winning this fab prize






For my creation I used one of the That's Crafty! acrylic panel stack's which are brilliant and drew an angelic looking lady and gave her some wings to complete the look.








That's Crafty! acrylic stack panel, That's Crafty! Dinky stencil, stamps are: Carabelle, Prima and Crafters Companion, Zig clean colour pens, Posca pens, Distress inks, perfect pearls.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Monday, 7 November 2016

Pick a colour

Hi everyone,

Question: What do you do if you have a big Birthday coming up (21st I think) and you're lucky enough to own your own stamp company and run a challenge blog?

Answer: Be very sneaky  clever and set the challenge theme so you can get loads more Birthday cards!!!


So because I fell for the trick from the lovely Bibi, here's my card ;)





I am entering this into the following challenge:


Rubber Dance, November challenge (must use all 3 colours)













All Rubber Dance stamps apart from the trees which are my own hand carved one, Distress inks and FC Polychromos pencils.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 5 November 2016

That's Crafty! - Wish

Hi everyone,


I'm over at my usual little spot at That's Crafty! team blog today so I'd love for you all to pop on over to see what I've made ;)









Hope you like it
Donna x

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Biggest thank you

Hi everyone,

Hope you're all okay out there,

No artwork from me today but I must just give the biggest shout out and thank you to all the lovely people who've been using my stamps that I designed for That's Crafty!

My wonderful teamies have done me proud with their designs but I also have to give a special mention to these lovely ladies too BibiGill and check this out from Annie





All fabric creation using Bentley on a postcard all the way from the good old USA!! In fact the photo does not do this justice....I LOVE it.

Thank you everyone
Donna xx

Monday, 31 October 2016

Happy Halloween

Hi everyone,

Quick one from me today as I realise I haven't shared this yet and as it's sort of spooky then it has to be today.

I took my Serena stamp and made her into a witch, not a very scary one I admit but sort of scary cute...does that count?!






That's Crafty! clear stamp Serena, Dinky stencils, Inkadinkadoo stamp, Dina Wakley paint, Distress inks, Gelatos, That's Crafty! 6x6 white/greyboard



I am entering this into the following challenge:

Simon says Weds, Anything Goes




Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 29 October 2016

That's Crafty! - You are unique

Hi everyone,


Please pop on over to That's Crafty! team blog to see what I've made this week ;)





I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Addicted to stamps and more, Make your mark (I've used Distress Markers)

Simon says Weds, Anything Goes



Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 28 October 2016

That's Crafty! - Friday the 13th part 2

Hi everyone,


There's a new challenge over at That's Crafty! and this time the theme is: Friday the 13th part 2. 

So we'd love to see anything and everything spooky or creepy etc. You have a fortnight to join in so plenty of time to create.


Play along and you could be in with a chance of winning this




I made a tag using a great new stamp from Lost Coast Designs and 2 little spooky critters from Stampotique.......spooky in a nice way of course ;)








Size 8 tag, stamps are: Lost Coast Designs, Stampotique, Paperartsy. Fresco paints, Distress inks, Distress markers, That's Crafty! Dinky stencil, Seth Apter and Tim Holtz die cuts.


Hope you like it
Donna x


Saturday, 22 October 2016

That's Crafty! - Live Simply

Hi everyone,


I'd love for you all to pop on over to That's Crafty! team blog to see what I've created this week ;)










Hope you like it
Donna x

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

More Autumnal Love

Hi everyone,

I'm enjoying making Autumnal themed things at the moment even though it's still relatively warm and green here in the UK!

I decided to make a card using bleeding tissue paper for this, it's certainly potent stuff...must wear gloves next time!









Strathmore mixed media paper, bleeding tissue paper, Crafters Workshop stencil, stamps are: 49 and market, Crafty Individuals, Tim Holtz sentiment.


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations, Autumn

Take it, Make it, Autumnal Creations

Addicted to stamps and more, Anything Goes


Hope you like it
Donna x


Saturday, 15 October 2016

That's Crafty! -Smile

Hi everyone,


I'm over at That's Crafty! team blog today so I'd love for you all to pop on over to see what I've made just for you :)












Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 14 October 2016

That's Crafty! challenge - Clean and Simple

Hi everyone,

Time for another challenge over at That's Crafty! and this fortnight's theme is: Clean and Simple.

Personally this is one of my favourites, so we'd love to see plenty of white space and minimal embellishments if any.

Play along and you could be in with a chance of winning this:





I made a card for this using my Bentley stamp, it's funny how the temptation to colour him as a ginger cat keeps happening!!






That's Crafty! clear stamps, That's Crafty! Dinky stencil, Distress Inks, Zig clean colour pens.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Autumn is here

Hi everyone,

It hasn't escaped my attention that there are a few challenges out there with Autumn as the theme.....no really it's true...so I thought I'd make an Autumnal card (obviously) using a gorgeous Carabelle  stamp combined with one of my leaf stamps.









I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Rubber Dance Stamp , October







Addicted to stamps and more, Photo Inspiration ( I've used the red and orange colours)













Take it, Make it, Autumnal Creations

Stamping Sensations, Autumn

Simon says Weds, Totally Resistible




Strathmore mixed media paper, That's Crafty! clear stamp, Carabelle stamp, White WOW embossing powder, Zig clean colour pens, white Posca pen, Tim Holtz sentiment.



Hope you like it
Donna x


Saturday, 8 October 2016

That's Crafty! - Flower Girl

Hi everyone,


I'm over at That's Crafty! team blog today so please pop on over to see what I've made ;)










Hope you like it
Donna x

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Paperartsy - Die Cuts

Hi everyone,

I'm absolutely thrilled to say that I'm over on the Paperartsy blog tonight here where I'm using a mixture of die cuts and Lin Brown stamps.

I'd love for you pop on over and see what I've made.....here's a taster for you ;)






Hope you like it
Donna x

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Winners of my stamps

Hi everyone,

Hope you're all okay out there.

Unfortunately, the draw for the three winners didn't quite go to plan as you'll see! I put all the names from the comments left and my 2 new Bloglovin subscribers as I'm not sure whether you can leave comments via that so I included them to be fair.

I decided to ask the arty director if she would do it for me ( she did it once in the past ) but it didn't quite go the way I wanted it to .....she obviously wasn't in the mood at the time!

Ready to do the draw....maybe.....we'll see....

oooh food!

Funny sort of food!

Nah can't be bothered!

Ah she's changed the bowl now to tempt me....I'm not that stupid

Still not feeling the love for this :(
Shall I do it......no, going for a lie down now, too stressed!!
I used the good old fashioned method instead .....my own hands!!





Can the lovely ladies who were picked out please contact me with addresses so I can get the stamps out to you this week, don't forget to let me know when they arrive and share your lovely artwork made with the stamps of course ;)



p.s: My kitchen is undergoing a complete refit so that's why it looks a little weird at the moment!


Donna x