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

























Sunday, 29 May 2016

Purple Rain Giveaway At The Ribbon Girl

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I am stopping by to let you know that there is no challenge this week over on 
The Ribbon Girl Challenge Blog so there's a little giveaway instead

Here is what you could win!


One lucky entry will receive a pad of the gorgeous new PURPLE RAIN 12 x 12 paper by Galeria Papieru, 5mts of MAUVE MIST seam binding, A bunch of 3 LILAC BALLERINA BLOSSOMS 1mt of 

 This is a great giveaway! Right?
For your chance to win the gorgeous array of crafting embellishments all you have to do is leave a comment HERE on The Ribbon Girl Challenge Blog and let them know what you would make with these goodies!
The winner will be announced on Sunday 5th June.
Good Luck!

Hugs
Donna xx




Sunday, 22 May 2016

Tilda With Heart Rice And A New Monthly Challenge At LHOSM

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well.
Today see's a new challenge over on Lovely Haenglar Or Sweet Magnolia challenge blog, and this time around our challenge theme is........................ANYTHING GOES
Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is The Ribbon Girl With a £10 voucher for one lucky winner!
Thank you Mary & Andrea!

I have made another Birthday card. 
This is one that I have made for my Mum from her partner.

I used Tilda With Heart Rice from the Boho 2015 Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock and cut around freehand.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor & Polychromos pencils and matted the finished image onto a Spellbinders floral oval.




For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #5 and Craft & You 'Vintage Time' paper 6 x 6 stack from The Ribbon Girl
Other dies used are; Cheery Lynn French pastry doily, Spellbinders lattice hearts, Marianne Design Ivy circle and Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tag.
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.


A couple of close ups of the flower arrangements, Vintage pins, Heart charm and Butterfly.
I have painted the silver butterfly with white Gesso and adhered a couple of sugar & spice s/a Pearl flatbacks along the centre.
I have cut out the letters to spell Chris from a sheet of Pion paper.


A close up of Tilda.
I surrounded the outside of the image with shabby white embossing enamel and sugar & spice s/a pearl flatbacks.
I adhered a length of 5mm crystal bead string around the outside of the finished image.


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

I hope you like my card?
We would love you to come and join in with our current monthly challenge.
My reamies have designed some gorgeous creations.
Why not pop over HERE for a peek?

I am entering my card into the following super challenge;

Thank you for stopping by to visit today.
Have a super week ahead.

Hugs
Donna xx

























Sunday, 15 May 2016

Dancing Tilda In Italy And May's Anything Goes - Any Image Challenge At The Ribbon Girl

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well.
Hubby and I are off to Scotland for 5 day's tomorrow and I am really looking forward to it.

Today see's a new challenge over on The Ribbon Girl blog so for the next 2 weeks the challenge theme is.............................ANYTHING GOES - USE ANY IMAGE
There are 3 wonderful prizes up for grabs where you can find out more at the end of this post.
Believe me you won't be disappointed!

I made a card for my Mother-In-Law who celebrated her 70th Birthday last weekend.

I used Dancing Tilda In Italy from The Little Italy 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 & 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 from The Ribbon Girl
Other dies used are; Cheery Lynn English tea party doily and French pastry doily. Marianne Design stitched circle, Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tag and Memory Box classic numbers.
I inked the edges of the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.
Here is a list of the gorgeous embellishments that I have used on my card.

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


A closer look at the flower arrangements, diamante heart, resin frame and dove.
I painted the resin frame with white Gesso and backed it with design paper. I adhered a length of 4mm white bead string inside the recess and embellished the frame with 3mm sea charm s/a pearls.
The dove is also painted with white Gesso.
The mum wording is cut from a sheet of Pion paper. 


A closer look at this adorable lady!
I adhered a length of 3mm x 5mm white oval pearl trim around the outside of the image and surrounded the inside with 3mm sea charm s/a pearls.
I have dotted Tilda's eyes and 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.

Mum-In-Law loved her card.
I hope I have inspired you to come and join in with us?

Here are the 3 fabulous prizes for 3 randomly picked winners!

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


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


Third prize is this gorgeous selection of dies from Marianne Design


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

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


That's it from me today.
Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog and big thanks for the beautiful comments you so kindly take the time to leave.
Have a great week ahead.
Crafty hugs
Donna xx














Monday, 9 May 2016

Vintage Time Decorated Box

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I'm back again! This time with a box that I have decorated using some new papers from
These new papers came through my letterbox at the weekend and, I knew that I would enjoy creating something with them. 
The gorgeous embellishment's that I used on my box are also from The Ribbon Girl I have listed them beneath my project.

I decorated the box for my Mum. I am going to place her Birthday present inside it.


Here is a list of the gorgeous embellishments that I used on the box.
Just click onto the links below to take you directly to the products;



A view of the box with the lid on.
The butterfly is cut out from a sheet of Pion paper.
The sentiment is Papermania.


Here is a view of the box showing the stunning lace and rose organza.

I hope you like what you see.

I am entering the following super challenge

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