Tuesday, 29 April 2014

The sea is calling....

Hi everyone,

I thought as it's a dull day here in the UK I would share a nice beach themed tag with you to inspire thoughts of warmer days...well in this country anyway!

Scrummy fresco paints with crackle effect used,crafty individuals stamps coloured with derwent pencils and of course........TWINE...did you guess I quite like the stuff!!

Hope you like it

Donna. X

Monday, 28 April 2014

Mellow yellow

Hi everyone,

Today another tag for you.......do you recognise that I have a thing for tags?!? If anyone has a good way to display them please leave me a comment, I have them all in folders at the moment getting all squished up....not good. Maybe a million and one of those flower frogs would be good....the first time  I kept seeing them I thought they were hairbrushes!

This tag I am entering in the Simon Monday Stamp, Not So Mellow Yellow challenge here

Tim holtz dies,various embossing and stencils,distress inks,crackle accents,colour sprays.....whew!

Hope you like it


Sunday, 27 April 2014

Grungy April 2014 tag

Hi everyone,

I thought I would enter Tim's April 2014 challenge here as  I now have the adorable trellis die.....it's so cute...can see everything in the house covered in that! Anyway,having looked at some of the entries (some are absolute stunners) I thought I would go down the old grungy route for my interpretation

I don't have the pinecone die so I have used the tattered florals and garden greens die. Various distress inks,crackle accents and dyed crinkle ribbon finish it off.

Hope you like this version,

Donna. X

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Little birdy

Hi everyone,

Bad me.....my garden greens die turned up yesterday and unfortunately I have now gone and ordered the new sizzix trellis die....all bad but good too! Must say, that garden green die is gorgeous...it's already been used of course....results to be shown later!

Righty ho,today we have a little birdy tag for you with all sorts of different methods going on

Heart is a handmade UTEE one,kaisercraft  and catslife press stamps and Tim caged bird die of course. Various distress inks and loads of different embossing powders on the cage and birdy.

Hope you like it

Donna. X

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

A ramble

Hi everyone,

All quiet here today, OH and daughter have gone back to work today so it's just me and the cat today.....and loads of cups of tea.....heaven!

Anyway, chuffed to be picked in the top 3 for Thats Crafty challenge...didn't waste any time adding the badge ha! Sadly not the winner.....maybe next time,I have a looooooong list of things I would like to buy from the shop, they have a fab range of stamps and stencils that are calling my name,why is there always something you just need?! Actually nosing around people's blogs has seriously dented the old bank balance.....for instance I have HAD to order Tim's garden greens die as I saw some examples of it being used...never thought about it before as I have the other leaf die...sigh...

Anyway, enough of that, today I have another tag for you

I have entered this into the Big Stamp challenge with Simon Monday challenge Here

Sam poole stamps used,background various distress inks and some punches used too.

Hope you like it

Donna. X

Monday, 21 April 2014

Soaring above

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all enjoying the last day of the Easter break...suddenly all gone too quick!

Today I am entering the following tag for the challenge Black and White with a Splash over at Thats Crafty


Crafty individuals and tim holtz stamps. Background using distress inks and fresco paints.

Hope you like it

Donna. X

Saturday, 19 April 2014

A twine thing

Hi everyone,

Hope everyone is having a nice Easter so far......I have already eaten half an Easter egg...oh well it has to be done I suppose!

Today I have another tag for you

I have just noticed that I seem to have a twine/jute thing going on in my pictures so far!

Crafty individuals and tim holtz stamps.

Does anyone have favourite stamps they use? 

Nice evening

Donna. X

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Winged things

Hi everyone,

Another tag today for your entertainment (hopefully) today

Why are winged things sooooo addictive! Love this little girls dress,so cute. Also can't get enough of these tim holtz light bulbs,they look great all rusted up as well.

Tomorrow if you are lucky I will post a picture of the Artistic Director who oversees all the crafting.....warning....she is very furry....

Nice evening everyone

Donna. X

Monday, 14 April 2014

Tag it

Hi everyone,

Today I have a size 8 tag for you using crafty individuals stamps,fresco paint and distress inks. I do love dabbling with tags,you can produce some really nice designs which do take longer to do on a canvas.

Excuse the picture quality,taken on my I-pad with my cat trying to interfere....she is the brains behind all the crafting!

I would like to enter this tag into the crafty individuals challenge theme of Natures Beauty.


Hope you like it

Nice evening everyone.

Donna. X

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Circles and more circles!

Hi everyone,

Well at last a picture of something!

Here is my canvas featuring a paperartsy and crafters workshop stencil,treasure gold white fire and some use of  lovely fresco paints( love all of those colours that they do).

I would like to enter my canvas for the following challenge

That's crafty you spin me right round challenge

Hope someone likes it....

Be back soon

Nice evening everyone. X

Friday, 11 April 2014

First post!

Hello,if anyone is interested out there!

I haven't a clue what I am doing so bear with me. Hopefully in the days to follow I will be uploading some mixed media artwork I have been doing,I love all these arty blogs and the friendly world that surrounds it....so hope to be accepted into it!

Be back soon!