Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Tilda In The Garden - Guest Designer For Deep Ocean Challenge #153 SPRING!

Hello, Lovely blogger friend's.
I hope that you all enjoyed the Easter break?
No chocolate for me as I had a tooth extraction last week an I needed stitches, so I have had a sore mouth, but don't worry when the stitches are out and I'm feeling better I will indulge in some chocolate.
I was spotlighted and won a Guest DT spot with my Wycinanka birdhouse that I entered into challenge 151............ Flowers everywhere! Thank you ladies!
So here I am sharing my Guest DT creation with pride for Deep Ocean Challenge #153
For the next 2 weeks the challenge theme is...............SPRING!
I absolutely loved colouring This adorable Tilda.

I used Tilda In The Garden from the Pink Lemonade 2014 Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock, and I have fussy cut around her.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #5 and Maja Design 'Sofiero'  papers.
Other dies used are; Cheery Lynn French pastry doily and Sophia's heart doily.
Joy Crafts Noor! oval, Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tags, La La La build a bee and Spellbinders hyacinth leaves.
I inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.

I have used some pretty embellishments from The Ribbon Girl online store on my card.
 Just click onto the links below to take you directly to the products;
Maja Design 'Sofiero' 6 x 6 Paper Pad
55mm 'Emma' Ivory Guipure Lace10mm Ivory Pearl Square Trim20mm Ivory Open RosesPale Pink CarnationsIvory/Cream Beaded Berries3mm x 5mm Oval Ivory Pearl Trim50cm x 80cm White Cheesecloth Fabric5 Metres Pink Tulip Seam BindingBronze Trowel Charm3mm Self Adhesive Rainbow Pearls & Ivory Trinket Pins


A close look at my flower arrangements
The 30mm Pink centre wild roses, 15mm olive green open roses and 10mm baby pink open roses are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.
You can just about see the bee that I have die cut with 300gsm Ivory cardstock and Sofiero papers.
I added some Glamour Dust to the top wings.


A close look at Tilda In The Garden.
I die cut an oval and stamped the edge with a floral swirl IndigoBlu stamp and sprinkled around the edges with shabby white embossing enamel.
Using 2mm 3D sticky tape I matted the oval onto a Joy Crafts Noor! oval and adhered a lenth of Ivory oval pearl string around the outside.
I adhered Tilda to side of the oval with 1mm and 2mm 3D sticky tape.
I cut the butterflies from a sheet of Pion 'Studio Of Memories' and adhered one on top of the other folding up the wings of the second butterflies I used Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to give the wings some sparkle.


Inside the card is decorated to compliment the front.

I hope you like my Spring themed card?
The design team over on the Deep Ocean blog have designed some gorgeous creations.
Why not pop over HERE for a peek?

I am entering my card into the following super challenges;


Thank you for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time to leave.
Have a lovely week.
Crafty hugs
Donna xx












































Sunday, 16 April 2017

Dressed For Festivity Tilda - Anything Goes - Any Image Challenge At The Ribbon Girl

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

Today see's the start of another new challenge over on The Ribbon Girl blog
Our challenge theme for the next 2 weeks is ANYTHING GOES - USE ANY IMAGE
There are 3 wonderful prizes up for grabs. More details can be found at the end of my post.

I have made a Birthday card for my Niece who will be 13 this month.

I used Dressed For Festivity Tilda from the new Little Emoji 2017 Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock and cut out using a Joy Crafts Noor! oval.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, and matted the finished image onto a Spellbinders oval ironwork.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #5 and Galeria 'Purple Rain' 
12 x 12 paper pad.
other dies used are; Cheery Lynn English tea party doily, Marianne Design clock and Ivy circle. Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tag and Memory Box classic numbers.
I inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.
Here is a list of the gorgeous embellishments that I used on my card from The Ribbon Girl
Click onto the links below to take you directly to the products


A close lokk at the floral arrangements and sparkly butterfly.
The hessian butterfly with the tiny wooden bead in the centre is one that my special crafting friend sent to me.


A close look at Tilda. Isn't she adorable?
I used a floral IndigoBlu stamp to stamp around the image and added some shabby white embossing enamel to the edges.
I adhered a length of white pearl bead string around the outside of the image and gave Tilda some earrings using 3mm white pearl flatbacks.
I adhered some 3mm liking lilac pearl flatbacks around the image and dotted Tilda's cheeks with a white gelly roll pen.


Inside the card is decorated to compliment the front.

I hope you like what you see?!?!

we would love you to come along and join in with our current challenge which will run until Saturday April 29th, 9pm UK time.

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

1st prize; £10 voucher for Lili Of The Valley


2nd prize; £10 voucher to spend at The Ribbon Girl


3rd prize; A wonderful selection of crafting goodies from Marianne Design



If it's inspiration that you are looking for then why not pop over HERE for a look at what my teamies have designed.

I am entering my card into the following super challenges;


Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog today and big thanks for the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time for me to read.

Enjoy Easter Sunday and eat lots of chocolate Yum!!!

Crafty Hugs
Donna xx






















Sunday, 2 April 2017

Tilda Hugging Bunny -And A New Challenge At Lovely Haenglar Or Sweet Magnolia

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are keeping well.
Today is the start of a brand new month long challenge at Lovely Haenglar Or Sweet Magnolia
Our challenge theme is EASTER or ANYTHING GOES
Our wonderful sponsor is The Rubber Buggy

I have chosen Easter, and made this card for my Niece.

I used Tilda Hugging Bunny from the Easter Collection 2009.
The image is stamped with memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock and fussy cut around.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils.


To make the square base I used  300gsm Ivory cardstock and Maja Design 'Vintage Spring Basics' 6 x 6 paper stack.
I found a fab tutorial in the latest edition of Simply Cards & papercraft on how to use the free gifts which were an embossing folder and some gorgeous cling stamps.
I cut a square of design paper and used the second largest of a Creative Dies ornate frame to cut an aperture in the centre. I embossed the panel with the free folder and lightly sanded over it.
I matted the panel onto another piece of design paper with 3D sticky pads and used one of the decorative corner stamps inked with white ink pad and sprinkled white opaque embossing powder, and heat embossed. I die cut another piece of design paper using the 2nd smallest of one of the ornate dies and stamped and heat embossed it the same way as before using 3D sticky pads to matt it to the centre. Lastly I stamped the Easter sentiment and used the smallest of the ornate frame die to cut it out.I surrounded the sentiment with shabby white embossing enamel and 3mm white s/a pearl flatbacks and again matted that with 3D sticky pads on top of the centre ornate square.

Other dies used are; La La La heart doily border, Spellbinders lattice heart, Cheery Lynn French pastry doily and pine branches. Magnolia Doohickey heart swirl branch.
I have inked the die cuts and papers with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.
Here is a list of the embellishments that i used on my card from the Ribbon Girl online store.
Click onto the links below to take you directly to the products


A close look at my floral arrangement that consists of 40mm Cream tea roses, blue English rose, 20mm blue open roses, 2 tone blue lilies, cream tulip, Blue tulip, Ivory/cream blossoms and blue beaded berries.
I adhered a few lengths of 3mm white pearl bead string into the top of the floral arrangement.


A close look at Tilda hugging her bunny!
I used glamour dust on Tilda's wings and glossy accents on bunny's nose.
I dotted both of their cheeks with a white gelly roll pen.


Inside the card is decorated to compliment the front.

I hope you like my card?

We would love you to come and join in with our current challenge which ends on Friday March 28th.
If you would like some inspiration then why not pop over HERE where my teamies have designed some stunning creations.

I am entering my card into the following super challenges;


Thanks for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time for me to read.

Crafty hugs
Donna xx









Sunday, 26 March 2017

'Elegance' Inspirational Card For The Ribbon Girl

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well.
Did you remember to put your clocks forward one hour?
More daylight for crafting! yay! Lol!!!

So. I'm here again to share another card that I have made using some gorgeous Pink products from The Ribbon Girl online store.
I have used another of the stunning images from Pion 'Paris Flea Market' and called her Elegance.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #5 and Craft & You 'Vintage Time' 6 x 6 Paper stack.
Other dies used are La La Land cherry blossom branches, Joy Crafts Billes flourishes, Spellbinders floral oval and Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tag.
I inked the die cuts and papers with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.
Here is a list of the gorgeous products that I have used on my card from 
The Ribbon Girl online store.
Click onto the links below to take you directly to the products;


A close look at the flower arrangement's and pretty hand tied bow.


A close look at the image.
I have stamped either side of the image using an IndigoBlu stamp and adhered a length of 3mm white pearl bead string round the outside.


Inside the card is decorated with 'Vintage Time' papers and the smallest of a GoKreate large frame frilly #5 die cut.

I hope you like what you see?

There is still plenty of time to enter our current Anything Goes - Use Any Image challenge which ends on Saturday April 1st, 9pm UK time. 
There are 3 wonderful prizes up for grabs for 3 randomly drawn winners!
More details can be found HERE

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

Thank you for stopping by to visit today and huge thanks for the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time to leave.
I appreciate every single one of them.

Crafty hugs
Donna xx














Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Wycinanka Birdhouse Inspiration For The Ribbon Girl

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well?
I'm stopping by today to share a birdhouse that I have created using some of the gorgeous products from The Ribbon Girl online store.
Links to the products used can be found at the end of this post.

The Wycinanka Anemone 3D birdhouse comes in kit form from Love To Craft & Create
Here is what I created.


The chipboard pieces come in a pack so it's better to familiarise yourself with how to piece it together first.
I used the pieces as templates to cut out Galeria 'As If In A Dream' Retro 12 x 12 paper pad and adhered the paper to the pieces with tacky glue.
I inked the edges of the  pieces with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink and assembled the birdhouse with tacky glue.


For the alternating roof pieces I used a Martha Stewart daisy border punch and strips of Galeria paper and adhered 2 layers of 25mm Ivory frilled lace to either side.
I adhered a length 4mm pearl Ivory trim along the top of the roof.
I created fascia's with 16mm Fleur Ivory guipure lace and embellished the centre with a bark heart, a wooden heart button and a pink fabric daisy with a 3mm pink pearl adhered to the centre.


An angled view of the birdhouse.


I used some strands of natural sisal underneath the flowers.
The Wycinanka chipboard bird was sent to me from my special friend.

I hope you like my creation?
Here is a list of the products that I used from The Ribbon Girl online store

I am entering my creation into the following super challenges;


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

Crafty hugs
Donna xx








Sunday, 19 March 2017

March Anything Goes - Any Image Challenge At The Ribbon Girl

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well?
Today see's the start of a new challenge over on The Ribbon Girl challenge blog.
Our challenge theme for the next 2 weeks 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.

I have made my Mum her Mother's day card using one of the stunning images from 
Pion 'Paris Flea Market'


For the shape of my card I have used GoKreate large frame frilly #2 and Maja Design 
'Summer Time' papers.
Other dies used are; Marianne Design Anja's Vintage decoration and Ivy circle.
Spellbinders floral oval and heart lattice, Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tag and peony leaves.
I have inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.

Here is a list of the gorgeous products from The Ribbon Girl online store that I have used.
Just click onto the links below to take you directly to the products;
Maja Design 'Summer Time' 6 x 6 Paper Stack
Pion Images 'Paris Flea Market' 12 x 12 PD1621F
55mm 'Monique' White Guipure Lace25mm pink Mermaid RibbonFB 10mm White Square Pearl TrimScrapiniec Chipboard Lace Doily BorderPink Lily Assortment Pk Of 425mm Pale Pink Open Roses20mm Ivory Open RosesPink/White Beaded Stamens50cm x 80cm White Cheesecloth3mm White Pearl Bead String3mm White s/a Pearl Flatbacks5 Metre Bundle Natural Hemp twine5 Metres Pink Tulip Seam BindingDiamante Heart Top Loop Charm & Filigree Heart Charm Bronze/Brass Colour


Here is a closer look at my floral arrangements.
I love the new selection of lilies.
I hung the filigree heart charm with natural hemp twine and placed it underneath my arrangement.


A closer look at the image.
I stamped either side of the image using an IndigoBlu stamp and sprinkled a little shabby white embossing enamel around the inside.
I adhered a length of 3mm white pearl bead string around the outside of the image and used glamour dust to add sparkle to the beautiful lady's head scarf and rose.


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

I hope you like my card?
we would love for you to come along and join in with our current challenge which will run until 
Saturday April 1st, 9pm UK time.

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

1st prize; £10 voucher for Lili Of The Valley


2nd prize; maja Design 'Life By The Sea' 6 x6 Paper stack



3rd Prize; is from Marianne Design


If it's inspiration you are looking for then why not pop over HERE where my teamies have designed some gorgeous creations.

I am entering my card into the following super challenge;

Thanks for stopping by to visit today and thanks for the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time to leave.

Enjoy the week ahead
Crafty hugs
Donna xx











Sunday, 5 March 2017

Me And My Snowman - New Challenge At Lovely Haenglar Or Sweet Magnolia And A DT CALL!!!

hello. lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well?
Today see's a new month long challenge at Lovely Haenglar or Sweet magnolia
Before I tell you what this months challenge is, we are super excited to tell that we are having a DT call. We are looking for 4 crafter's to join us. The team are very friendly, helpful and lovely and we are always there for each other.

The requirements are;
One card per month
Leave comments on our entries with the number you are assigned.
You must have an active blog and a Facebook account would be desirable.
Be reliable and on time with your creations.

If you would like to join us just add DT after your name or you can email Gina at the following address; gina@badhouse.co.uk
Put DT call in the subject and please include a link to your blog.

So on to ur challenge theme which is.....................ANYTHING GOES
Our wonderful sponsor is Wild Orchid Crafts

I have made my 1st Christmas card of 2017.
Your probably thinking er! A Christmas card in March, but I need to get organised early! Although I don't know how long it will last 😁

I used Me and My Snowman from Magnolia Aspen Holidays 2016 Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock and cut around using an oval template.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor & Polychromos pencils.
I have matted the finished image onto a Spellbinders floral oval.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly#2 and Maja Design 'A Gift For You' underneath the Christmas tree 12 x 12 sheet.
Other dies used are; Marianne Design Anja's Vintage decoration and Ivy circle.
Sizzix 'on the edge' snow flurries and holiday greens. Joy Crafts Ice crystal circle and Billes flourishes and build a snowman from Magnolia Doohickey club vol 12.
I inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.


A close look at the floral arrangements and the snowman.
I coated the arrangements with Snow - Tex.
The lantern is Wycinanka.
I coated the snowman with glamour dust and adhered a piece of black card behind his head so that his mouth and eyes were visible.
I coloured his nose and arms with Polychromos pencils and added 3D gloss to his nose.


A close look at Tilda with her snowman.
I used a snowflake stamp to stamp around the outside of the image and sprinkled shabby white embossing enamel around the inside.
I adhered a length of 2mm white pearl string around the outside of the image and created the snow balls with Snow - Tex.
I used Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the snowman and used 3D gloss on his nose.
On the ground I used glamour dust.
I dotted Tilda's cheeks with a white gelly roll pen.


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

I hope you like my card?

We would love for you to come and join in with our new Anything Goes challenge which ends on Friday March 31st.
If you are looking for some inspiration then why not pop over HERE and take a peek at the gorgeous designs that my teamies have created.

I am entering the following super challenge's;
(Die cuts, lace, shaped card, chipboard Magnolia stamp & pearls)


Thanks for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for all the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time to leave for me to read.

Have a great week ahead.
Crafty Hugs
Donna xx