Sunday, 31 January 2016

Sunday Sketches-Blue eyed girl

Hi everyone,

A quick post from me today (yay) so I can link up to Sunday Sketches as I missed last week (bad me).











Bockingford watercolour paper and Windsor and Newton watercolour paints.



Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 30 January 2016

That's Crafty! - Blissful

Hi everyone,

Firstly I need to say a big thank you to all you lovely ladies out there that let me know I'm not alone in the blogosphere. Hopefully Google will refrain from having any more 'smart' ideas for a while after all this kerfuffle!

Anyway, it's time for another Saturday when I ask you all so nicely to pop on over to That's Crafty! to see how I've made this card ;)











Hope you like it
Donna x

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Just Add Water Thursday.

Helloooooo anyone there??!!

Ah lovely Google and the disappearing followers...especially when you don't have that many followers to start off with!! Ah well at this rate I'll be talking to myself....no change there then although I only start to worry when I answer myself though ;)

A couple of weeks ago I bought a little Prima water colour pad, nothing special about it at all really, in fact the paper is quite rough, it's about a size 8 tag for easy reference.

What it has done though is forced me to work on a smaller scale and I've worked just with water soluble media too. The likes of Distress markers and inks, Stabilo pencil, fountain pen etc. Just learning to stop being such a neat freak with my work, be more messy and free handed!

I'll be sharing over the next few weeks the quick little creations I've made, I will probably try and bind these all into a little book at some stage, well that's the plan anyway.






Distress Markers, Tim Holtz hashtag stamp.

Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 23 January 2016

That's Crafty! - Be Brave

Hi everyone,


Wow seriously where is this month going?! I find time is really just flying by as I'm getting older...maybe I'm just imagining it?!


Anyway, yes it's time again for me to ask all you lovely ladies to pop on over to That's Crafty! team blog to see what I've made this week.....all I can say is it's pretty bright!












Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 22 January 2016

That's Crafty! - ATCs'





Hi everyone,

Time for another challenge over at That's Crafty! and this fortnight's theme is: ATCs'. So we'd love to see anything as long as it's made on an ATC...simples!

Join in and you could be in with a chance of winning the rather generous voucher just in time for all the lovely new stuff to arrive from the CHA show ;)





For this challenge I used ATC sized Stampbord and what an absolutely brilliant surface they are to work on. They take inks, paints and stamps so well plus of course you can scratch into them which opens up a whole different dimension too.







Stamps are: Bee Crafty, Crafters Companion, Tim Holtz, Inkadinkadoo, Creative Expressions, Distress inks, Decoart paints and a lime green Dina Wakley paint.



I am entering this into the following challenges:


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

Addicted to Stamps and More, Make your Mark

That Craft Place, Anything Goes




Hope you like it
Donna x

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Quirky Girl

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all okay out there and keeping safe in the snow. I've not had any yet where I live and in a way I can't say I'm sorry about that!

Lately I've been trying to get to grips with water colours as we've always had a rocky relationship. Now I think I know why as I don't think I ever added enough water....yes a pretty basic thing but I suppose working with acrylics so much its not something I'm used to doing. I think I'm slowly getting there but any tips gratefully received ;)

A sketch for you today, linking up with Sunday Sketches as it's Sunday of course. The girl has turned into a bit of a wood nymph but that's the way they emerge from your pencil I suppose, how they want not how you want!










Windsor and Newton water colours, Distress Ink, Bockingford water colour paper, Donna Downey stencil and just take a look at this stamp given to me by my best crafty pal Amanda......my most favourite stamp ever!!


Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 16 January 2016

That's Crafty! - Collect Beautiful Moments

Hi everyone,


Time for another Saturday peek to get you all to pop on over to That's Crafty! to see how I've made  this card just for you ;)










I am entering this for the following challenge:


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





Hope you like it
Donna x

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Pencil Girl

Hi everyone,

Hope you're all having a nice weekend.

Quick one from me today as I wanted to link up with Sunday Sketches. Thought I'd get my long neglected pencils out for this....time to step away from the acrylics for a change!









Polychromos pencils on Strathmore Mixed Media paper.



Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 9 January 2016

That's Crafty! - I have a Dream

Hi everyone,

Time once again for me to get you lovely ladies to pop on over to That's Crafty! team blog to see what I've made for you this week. It involves using the new Prima water soluble crayons.














Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 8 January 2016

That's Crafty! Challenge - Winter but not Christmas





Hi everyone,

Time for another challenge over at That's Crafty! and this fortnight the theme is: Winter but not Christmas. 

So we'd love to see everything Wintery and icy, bare trees etc just no Santa's or reindeers please! If you enter you could be in with a chance of winning this




a perfect tonic for those Winter blues you may be suffering ;)


Here's my drawing for this challenge, suitably Wintery I hope.






I am entering this for the following challenge:

Art Journal Journey, Winter Wonderland



Water colour paper, Derwent Artbars, Luminarte paints, Pan Pastels, Charcoal pencil, Black and White Posca pens, Faber Castell bead and glitter gel, Tim Holtz chit chat stickers.



Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 2 January 2016

That's Crafty-Serendipity

Hi everyone,


I hope everyone had a fab time at Christmas and New year. Santa was as always kind towards me.....must have been missed off the naughty list this year then!
I received a wood burning tool as one of my new crafty pressies, so any tips gratefully received ;)

I've not been around blogland over the festive period but promise to catch up with you all asap.

I'm back over at my usual spot on That's Crafty so I'd love for you pop on over and see how I've made my first creation of 2016  ;)








Hope you like it
Donna x