Sunday, 25 September 2016

Tilda With Christmas Lamp Midway Challenge Reminder At LHOSM

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well.
I'm here with my midway challenge post for Lovely Haenglar Or Sweet Magnolia 
Our challenge theme is.......................
ANYTHING GOES
Our wonderful sponsor is Sandy at Live & Love Crafts with a £10 voucher for one randomly picked winner!

I have made another Christmas card.

I used Tilda With Christmas Lamp from Magnolia A Little Christmas 2015 Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol Board extra smooth cardstock  and cut out using a CartUs oval.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils and matted the finished image onto a Joy Crafts Noor! oval.

 

For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly # 5 and Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics papers from The Ribbon Girl
Other dies used are: Cherry Lynn English tea party doily, French pastry doily and pine branches.
Sizzix on the edge snow flurries, Marianne Design Ivy circle, Joy Crafts Christmas Ice crystal circle and Magnolia Doohickey Vintage mistletoe.
I have used some gorgeous embellishments on my card from The Ribbon Girl online store that I have listed below. Just click onto the links to take you directly to the products;


A close look at the floral arrangements.
I have coated the arrangements with Snow - Tex.
The Christmas tree charm is from Live & Love Crafts. 
I hung the charm with natural hemp twine adhered 3mm sea charm and 3mm white s/a pearls into the recesses of the tree.


A close look at Tilda With Christmas Lamp.
I surrounded the image with shabby white embossing enamel and adhered a few 3mm sea charm s/a pearls around Tilda.
 I adhered a length of 4mm white pearl string around the outside of the image.
I used glossy accents on the lamp and dotted Tilda's cheeks and eyes with a white gelly roll pen.


Inside the card is decorated with design paper and the smallest of a GoKreate 
large frame frilly #5 die cut.

I hope that I have inspired you to come and join in with our current monthly challenge.
My teamies have designed some gorgeous creations.
Why not pop over HERE for a peek?

I am entering my card into the following super challenge's



Thank you for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for all the lovely comments.


Crafty Hugs
Donna xx














Sunday, 18 September 2016

A Little Prayer And September's Anything Goes - Any Image Challenge At The Ribbon Girl

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well?
I'm back from a long break. I will explain my absence in the near future.
Today see's a new challenge over on The Ribbon Girl challenge blog. So  for the next two weeks the challenge theme is ......................ANYTHING GOES - USE ANY IMAGE
There are 3 wonderful prizes up for grabs. You can find out more at the end of my post, and believe me you will not be disappointed!

I have made a Christmas card. 
The first of many as the festive season is fast approaching once again!!!

I used A Little Prayer from LOTV
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock and cut out using a CartUs oval.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor & polychromos pencils and matted the finished image onto a Joy Crafts Noor! oval.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #2 and Maja Design Home For The Holidays papers.
Other dies used are; Cheery Lynn English tea party doily and pine branches. Sizzix on the edge snow flurries, Marianne Design Ivy circle, Joy Crafts Ice crystal circle, Christmas Winter and Billes flourishes.
I have inked the edges of the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.


Here is a list of the stunning embellishments that I used on my card from The Ribbon Girl
Just click onto the links below to take you directly to the products


A close look at the floral arrangements.
I have covered the arrangements with Snow - Tex and lightly dabbed the bronze charm with acrylic paint dabber.


A close look at this adorable little angel.
I surrounded the image with shabby white embossing enamel and adhered a length of 3mm white pearl string around the outside.
I used glamour dust to add sparkle to the wings, stars in her hair and the snow on the ground.
I dotted her cheeks with a white gelly roll pen and adhered 3mm white s/a pearls around the image.


Inside the card is decorated with design paper and the smallest of a GoKreate large frame frilly #2 die cut.

We would love you to come and join in with our current challenge.

Here are the 3 wonderful prizes up for grabs for 3 randomly drawn winners!

The first prize is a £10 voucher for Lili Of The Valley


Second prize is a £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl


Third prize is this gorgeous selection of die cuts from Marianne Design 



If you are looking for some inspiration my teamies have designed some gorgeous creations.
Why not pop over HERE for a peek?

That's all from me today.

Thank you for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for the lovely comments you so generously take the time to leave for me to read.

Have a great week.
Crafty hugs
Donna xx


































Friday, 9 September 2016

Oh, Christmas Tree! Inspirational Card For The Ribbon Girl

Hello, Lovely blogger friend's.
I'm here with an Inspirational card for The Ribbon Girl
I have made another Christmas card using one of the gorgeous new Scrapiniec chipboard Christmas shapes. You can find a wide selection of shapes HERE



For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frill #5 and Maja Design Home For The Holidays paper.
Other dies used are; Cheery Lynn English pastry doily, French pastry doily and pine branches.
Sizzix on the edge snow flurries, Marianne Design Ivy circle. Joy Crafts Billes flourishes and Noor! oval. Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tags.
I have inked the edges of the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.

Here is a list of the stunning embellishments available from The Ribbon Girl that I have used on my Christmas card.
Just click onto the links below to take you directly to the products;


A close look at the floral arrangements and diamante Christmas tree charm.
I coated the arrangements with Snow - Tex.
I cut out the letters JOY from a sheet of Pion studio of memories paper, inked the edges with Vintage photo dtstress ink and adhered them onto the bloomy tag with 2mm sticky pads.


A close look at the Christmas tree.
I die cut a CartUs oval, inked the edges with Vintage photo distress ink and sprinkled around the inside with shabby white embossing enamel.
I painted the tree with white Gesso and once dried rubbed over it with SSS Audrey blue premium ink and sprinkled it with glamour dust to make it sparkly.
I adhered a length of white pearl string around the outside and made a base for the tree with the pearl string. I finished it off by adhering 3mm sea charm pearls either side of the tree.


Inside the card is decorated with design paper and the smallest of a GoKreate large frame frilly #5 die cut.

I hope that I have inspired you!

We currently have our September card challenge running over on The Ribbon Girl challenge blog which ends at 9pm on Saturday 19th September so still plenty of time to enter and be in with a chance of winning some wonderful prizes.

I am entering the following super challenge


That's it from me!
Thank you for stopping by to visit today and huge thanks for all the lovely comments.


Crafty hugs
Donna xx
















Saturday, 3 September 2016

Glistening Season

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well.

I'm slowly getting back into crafting following 3 lots of major gynae surgery which is why I have been absent for so long. I still have some pain, but gradually Getting back to crafting is the only thing keeping me sane at the moment. So I have a Christmas card to share! 
My first one this year. Only 17 more to go! Lol!!!


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #2 and Maja Design Home For The Holidays paper from The Ribbon Girl
Other dies used are; Marianne Design Anja's Vintage decoration and Ivy circle. Sizzix on the edge snow flurries, Joy Crafts Billes flourishes and Christmas Ice crystals circle. Cheery Lynn pine branches and Spellbinders floral oval.
I have inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.
The gorgeous white 'Marie Therese' lace. sunflower pearl trim, white flower sprays, larch cones, 2 - tone baby blue lilies, Prima blue vax cord  and snowman 2 charm are all from Live & Love Crafts
The green apple is from The Ribbon Girl
The curly Ivory roses are from WOC and the Magnolia blue beaded berries were a surprise gift from my super bloggy friend.


The image is from a sheet of Pion Glistening Season available from Live & Love Crafts
I have cut out the image using a CartUs oval and inked the edges with Vintage photo distress ink then I matted it onto a Spellbinders floral oval with 2mm sticky tape adhering a length of 4mm white pearl string from The Ribbon Girl around the outside.
I have added some sparkle to the snow around the adorable children and edge of the snowman with glamour dust.


A close look at the arrangements.
I have coated the flowers etc with Snow - Tex. I love the stuff!
The snowman is dabbed with snow cap acrylic paint dabber.


Inside the card is decorated with design paper and the smallest sized GoKreate large frame frilly #2  die cut.


I hope you like my first Christmas card as much as I have enjoyed making it?

I am entering the following super challenges;


Thank you for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for the lovely comments.
Crafty hugs
Donna xx










Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Summer Flower Tilda And A New Challenge At LHOSM

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I'm here with my third scheduled post for June.
Today see's a new challenge over on the Lovely Haenglar Or Sweet Magnolia challenge blog, and this time our challenge theme is..................ADD SOME BLUE
We have 2 wonderful sponsors for this challenge.
They are Magnolialicious & The Ribbon Girl

I used Summer Flower Tilda from the Summer Memories 2012 Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock and cut out using a CartUs oval.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor & Polychromos Pencils.



For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #2 and Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics papers.
Other dies used are; La La Land heart doily border, Cheery Lynn French pastry doily, Marianne Design Ivy circle and Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tags.
I have inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.

I used lots of gorgeous products on my card from The Ribbon Girl online store.
Just click onto the links below to take you directly to the products;


A close look at the flower arrangement and embellished resin frame.
I painted the frame with white Gesso and adhered a length of 4mm white pearl string inside the recess.
The bronze owl charm is from LLC. 
I adhered tiny yellow rhinestones for the owls eyes and lightly rubbed over the charm with white Gesso
The butterflies are cut out from a sheet of Pion Studio of Memories design paper.
I painted the edges with white Gesso and adhered 3mm white s/a pearl flatbacks along their centres.


A close look at adorable Summer Flower Tilda.
I surrounded the image with shabby white embossing enamel and 3mm sea charm s/a pearl flatbacks 
I have adhered a length of 3mm white pearl string around the outside of the image.
I used glamour dust on Tilda's wings and dotted her cheeks with a white Gelly roll pen.


Inside the card is decorated with design paper and a GoKreate large frame frilly #2 die cut.

We are taking a Summer break so this challenge will run for 2 months.
We would love you to come and join in with us.
My teamies have designed some stunning creations. Why not pop over HERE for a peek?

I am entering the following super challenge;

Thank you for stopping by to visit and thanks for the lovely comments.
Take good care!
Crafty hugs
Donna xx














Sunday, 19 June 2016

Santoro The Hatter And June's Anything Goes - Any Image Challenge At The Ribbon Girl

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I'm back with my 2nd scheduled post for June.
Today See's a new challenge over on The Ribbon Girl challenge blog so for the next 2 weeks the challenge theme is...........................ANYTHING GOES - USE ANY IMAGE
There are 3 wonderful prizes up for grabs. You can find out more at the end of my post and believe me you will not be disappointed!

I have made a shaped card.
I used Santoro Gorjuss 'The Hatter' 
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock and I have cut around the image freehand.
I have coloured 'The Hatter' with Polychromos & Prismacolor pencils.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly # 2 and Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics papers from The Ribbon Girl
Other dies used are Cheery Lynn English tea party doily, Marianne Design stitched circle, CartUs circle, Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tags and La La Land cherry blossom branches.
I have inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.

Here is a list of all the stunning embellishments that I have used on my card from
Just click onto the links below to take you directly to the products;


A close look at the flower arrangements.
I coated the bronze charm with some white Gesso and attached it under the flowers with a length of natural hemp twine.


A close up look at 'The Hatter' 
I have fallen in love with the new Santoro Gorjuss stamps.
I die cut a CartUs oval and inked the edges adding a sprinkling of shabby white embossing enamel around the inside. I matted the oval onto a Spellbinders floral oval and adhered a length of 3mm white pearl string around the out side.
The sentiment is from LOTV 
The butterflies are cut out from a sheet of Vintage Spring Basics paper. I have painted the edge of their wings with white Gesso.
I used Glamour Dust on the flowers in The hatter's bag and dotted her eyes with a white gelly roll pen.


Inside the card is decorated with design paper and the smallest die cut from GoKreate large frame frilly # 2

I hope I have inspired you to come along and join in with our current challenge.

Here are the 3 fabulous prizes up for grabs for 3 randomly picked lucky winners!

The first prize is a £10 voucher for Lili Of The Valley


The second prize is a £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl


The third prize is this gorgeous crafting selection from Marianne Design


My teamies have designed some stunning creations.
Why not pop on over HERE for a peek?

That's it once again from me!

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit my blog today and huge thanks for taking the time to leave me such beautiful comment's.

Crafty Hugs
Donna x
















Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Santoro Dear Apple And Guest Designer For Paradise Of Stamps

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well.
All of June's posts here on my blog are scheduled as I am going to be out of action for the next couple of months.
I was picked at random in May to guest for Paradise Of Stamps for which I feel honoured.
Thanks for having me guest for you Laurigami!

The challenge theme is..........................BUTTERFLIES
I just love butterflies! Don't you!?

I used Santoro Gorjuss Dear Apple.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils and cut
 around the image freehand.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #5 and Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics paper stack.
Other dies used are: Cheery Lynn French pastry doily, Spellbinders lattice hearts, Marianne Design Ivy circle and Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tags.
I have inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.
I have embellished the card with lots of gorgeous products from The Ribbon Girl online store.

Just click onto the links below to take you directly to the products;


Here is a closer look at the floral arrangements.
I used Glamour Dust on the apple.


I die cut a Spellbinders floral oval and matted a CartUs oval onto it adding a sprinkling of Frantage shabby white embossing enamel around the inside.
I adhered a string of 3mm white pearl bead string around the outside of the oval.
The butterflies are cut out using a sheet of Pion Studio Of Memories design paper. I painted the edges of their wings with white Gesso.
The image which I loved colouring has been adhered using 2mm 3D sticky tape.
I have dotted her cheeks with a white gelly roll pen.


Inside the card is decorated with design paper and the smallest of a GoKreate large frame frilly #5 die cut.

I hope you like my card?
That's all from me! I will be back with another scheduled post on Sunday.

Thank you for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for all the lovely comments.

Big Crafty Hugs
Donna xx