Friday, 30 January 2015

Blue eyed beauty


Hello everyone,


Hope you are all okay in the snow over here in the UK.


I have a drawing for you today of my cat. She is very naughty and spoilt but I love her dearly ;)







I am entering this in the following challenges:


Thats Crafty,Animal Magic

Inspiration Destination,Anything Goes

Simon Says Weds,Anything Goes

Not Just Cards,Anything Goes


FC Polychromos pencils and black micron pen on thick white card.


Hope you like it

Have a great weekend

Donna x

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

A Cuppa and a Cat


Hello everyone,


I know a few of you out there are suffering from various Winter illnesses so a big healing hug to you all ;)

I have a painting for you today done on a Windsor and Newton canvas board,these are so easy to work with as they are flat.

So,I had to draw and then paint 2 of my very favourite things in life...a cat and a cup of tea....what could be better...oh wait...I forgot the cake but then that goes without saying!






I am entering this in the following challenges:



Thats Crafty,Tick Tock

Not Just Cards,Anything Goes

Simon Stamp Weds,Have a Heart

Mixed Media Place,Intuitive Painting

Through the Craftroom Door,Anything Goes

City Crafter,Cheers

Inspiration Destination,Anything Goes




Fresco paints,Stabilo All black pencil,white posca pen. The little dots are my own stamp.



Hope you like it

Donna x

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Just use your wings


Hello everyone,


Hope everyone is okay out there and drinking plenty of tea and eating carrot cake....sorry,that's just me then ;)


I have been doing quite a few face drawings lately so thought I would start sharing a few with you....I'm being brave here! Basically the more you draw,the better you get....well that's what I've read anyway. Put a heart and wings on something and I am happy.








I am entering this into the following challenges:


Through the Craftroom Door,Anything Goes

Not Just Cards,Anything Goes

Simon Stamp Weds,Have a Heart

613 Avenue create,Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination,Anything Goes

Rhedds Creative Spirit,Anything Goes




FC Polychromos, black micron pens.



Hope you like it

Donna x

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Speed Craft Challenge - Number 11




Hello everyone,


Time for another dash of 15 minute madness but this time we are sponsored by these lovely people:




the winning prize is a £20 voucher to spend in their shop! This really is super generous....makes me wish I could enter! Also, our lovely boss Ingrid has some out of this world blog candy too on offer so you really must take a look.


The theme this time chosen by our very own lovely Debs, is Sparkle and Shine. Please pop over here to see what my fab teamies have created just for you.

Please do not forget to show/mention how long its taken to create your masterpiece or else you may miss out on a chance to win the prize......now who would want to do that?!





supplies ready....what colour pencils to use?
Just in time again!
Plenty of sparkle and shine here
There's 3 butterflies here,fluttering away






FC Polychromos,stickles,Dina Wakley stamps.


Hope you like it

Donna x

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Fragile


Hi everyone,


Hope you are all okay out there and wrapping up warm.


I have another journal page for you today using a brand new stamp that I received yesterday from a wonderful lady who duplicated her order ;) This stamp is HUGE but isn't it just gorgeous?










I am entering this into the following challenges:


Addicted to Stamps and More,Make Your Mark

ATP Exchange,Fresh Beginnings

Take It Make It,Take a Stamp

Crafty Cardmakers and More,Something Old,Something New  (the old stamp is my carved one)

Inspiration Destination,Anything Goes

The Artistic Stamper,New Beginnings

Country view Challenges,Use Something New To You





Dylusions sprays, FC Polychromos, Cheery Lynn die cut barbed wire,the big stamp is Donna Downey by Unity,the words are from a Dina Wakley set and the circle stamp is mine. There is a crayon resist going on in the background but as the stamp's so big it covers most of it!


Hope you like it

Donna x

Saturday, 17 January 2015

A Lightbulb Moment


Hello everyone,


Hope you are all okay on this cold and snowy day in the UK...looks like Winter is kicking in now :/


Today I have a journal page for you using just 2 stamps but they are 2 of my favourite stamps especially the sentiment which is so true.






I am entering this into the following challenges:


Rhedds Creative Spirit,Anything Goes

Not Just Cards,Anything Goes

Try it on Tuesday,My Favourite Things

Take it Make it,Take a Stamp

Inspiration Destination,Anything Goes


Dylusions sprays,the lightbulb stamp is Hot off the Press and the sentiment is Kaisercraft.


Hope you like it

Donna x

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Say hello to a little cutie


Hello everyone,


I have a tag today featuring one of my new Stampotique stamps that I bought with my wonderful prize from the lovely ladies at the Stampotique Challenge blog. Now its no secret that I love these stamps but as soon as I saw this one I was in love!! He is actually called Unicorns Cousin but I would have called him Sock Monster ;)






I am entering this into the following challenges:


All sorts,New and Cute

Stampotique Designers,SDC178,Colour Splash

Inspiration Destination,Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps,Make your Mark

Graph It Colouring Crazy,Shiny and New



The background is entirely Luminarte Silks,the arrow stamp is mine and the little monster is Stampotique coloured with pro markers and a little bit of stickles to make his socks all sparkly! The balloons are an Impressions Obsessions die edged with a pro marker.

Hope you like it

Donna x

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Fluttery Butterfly


Hello everyone,


A big thanks to you all for the lovely comments you've left on my last couple of posts,its really appreciated by me ; )


I have a journal page for you today featuring lots of new goodies. The stamps are all new and so is the stencil. I thought I'd ordered a 6x6 stencil but when it turned up its a massive 12x12...still it was in the sale so no harm done!








I am entering this into the following challenges:


Anything but a Card,New Beginnings

The Mirror Crack'd,Stencils

Try It On Tuesday,My Favourite Things     (Dina Wakley stamps and Polychromos)

Simon Stamp Monday,Inky Background

ATP Exchange,Fresh Beginnings



Dylusions sprays,FC Polychromos pencils, Stabilo pencil and black micron pen,stamps are all Dina Wakley apart from the little dot stamp which is mine. The stencil is That Special Touch Of.



Hope you like it

Donna x

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Countryview Challenges Guest DT feature - Use Something New To You



Hello everyone,


Today I am honoured to say that I am appearing over at Countryview Challenges as a guest DT. When I was kindly invited I jumped at the chance....then worried about it 5 minutes later!

The theme is: 'Use Something New To You' which was perfect timing as I'd just received a rather beautiful set of Luminarte Silks. These are super concentrated so a lot goes a very long way and the shimmer is unbelievable.....another crafting addiction......





I have long admired some of the art dolls I have seen on my travels in blogland so I thought why not give that a try? Warning...they are VERY addictive once you start making them! I now have a few around the house!

I've taken a couple of pictures throughout the process for you.



legs drawn with black posca pen
coloured in and luminarte red silk applied
face drawn with micron pen....5th attempt!
now coloured in using FC polychromos pencils
finished art doll with delicate wings
another view of art doll
I added some stickles for extra wizard of Oz effect ;)
close up of art doll face
look at the rich red of the luminarte silk painted heart



The heart is just a cardboard die cut covered in grungepaste for texture then the paint was applied. All the pieces of the art doll were adhered to cardboard too for extra strength and a loop of rusty tin wire was added for hanging.

I'm really pleased with how it turned out....there shall be many more no doubt. Any questions,ask away but its all pretty straight forward.

Thank you once again to the wonderful ladies at Countryview ;))

Hope you like it

Donna x


Friday, 9 January 2015

Reach for the stars


Hello everyone,


Hope you are all well out there and looking forward to the weekend.

I have a little painting for you today using Fresco Paints and some stamping using a couple of stamps from a set of my new Unity Stamps I got from Santa. If you've never tried Unity stamps,I highly recommend them. They come already mounted and they stamp beautifully with so many fab designs to choose from. I think at the moment they are my favourites along with Stampotique and Dina Wakley ;)







I am entering this into the following challenges:

Anything but a Card,New Beginnings

The Crafters Cafe,Something New

Inspiration Destination,Anything Goes

ATP Exchange,Fresh Beginnings

Take It,Make It Craft Stamper,Take a Stamp





Fresco paints,white posca pen,stickles,Unity Stamps. Everything else has been entirely hand drawn and painted.


Hope you like it and have a great weekend

Donna x

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Speed Craft Challenge - No.10


Hello everyone,



Time for another Speed Craft Challenge and this time it's the rather fab Amanda that has picked the theme of 'Music Inspired' for you all. Please pop along here to see what my lovely teamies have made and also there may be a prize on offer........

I was originally going to use my lovely Stampotique stamps for this and use the lyrics from the Pussycat Dolls for Don't Cha.....then I read the lyrics and had second thoughts!!! So, I thought I'd just stick to a birdie theme instead!


Please read the rules on the sidebar of the challenge blog as we had a few entries last time that had no mention of how long it took to create the masterpieces. You don't want to miss out on a prize now do you,as you can see,15 minutes is plenty of time to get those artistic thoughts going ;)



supplies at the ready
well within time limit
all finished


Dina Wakley stamps,the dot stamp is mine and the paper was kindly given to me by lovely Ingrid and the barbed wire die cut was given to me by the equally lovely Amanda.

Hope you like it

Donna x

Monday, 5 January 2015

I love scribbly writing stamps


Hello everyone,


Quick post from me today...well aren't you all lucky ;)

A creation on some greyboard for you featuring my new Dina Wakley stamp......again. I LOVE this stamp but the weird thing is when I wanted this stamp set for Christmas it was for an entirely different stamp in the set!





I am entering this in the following challenges:


The Mirror Crack'd,Stencils

Simon Stamp Monday,Make new friends but keep the Old  (old stencils,new stamp)

Not just Cards,Anything Goes



Dylusions sprays,grungepaste,charcoal pencil,treasure gold wax in silver,both stencils are Crafters Workshop and the stamp is Dina Wakley from the Textures set.


Hope you like it

Donna x

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Feeling Blue


Hello everyone,


Well now that all the festivities have been and gone it's back to the normal blogging routine. A lot of the challenge blogs are asking for something new to be used and my tag for today certainly covers this. The background stamp is from a Dina Wakley set I got for Christmas along with some Faber Castell watercolour pencils and a set of Portfolio pastels also received from lovely Santa ;)








I am entering this into the following challenges:


The Crafters Cafe,New

Mixed Media Monthly,Something New for the New Year

Thats Crafty,Blue is the Colour

Rhedds Creative Spirit,Anything Goes

Allsorts Challenge,Cold and Frosty Colours




Fresco paint,Dylusions spray,Faber Castell watercolour pencils,Portfolio pastels,black Micron pen. Background writing stamp is Dina Wakley. Glossy Accents was also applied and then the old trick with cracking it after taking out the freezer. The girl is entirely hand drawn...I think looking at it now she has a 60/70's vibe.....of course I am far too young to remember that of course.....

Hope you like it

Donna x

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy 2015 Everyone


Hello Everyone,


Well I hope none of you lovely ladies out there got too drunk on tequila slammers celebrating the New Year.......

Quick one from me today,I made this using a coaster that came through the door ages ago from a charity. It originally had a rose on it so I hope its been improved now ;)







I am entering this into the following challenges:

Stampotique Designers,Anything Goes SDC176

Inspiration Destination,Anything Goes



Fresco paints and crackle glaze,pro markers,the dot stamp is mine,the bird is Stampotique,the phrase is a Unity stamp cut up and the lovely little cake is a Martha Stewart sticker.

My motto....start the New Year with a cake....try it...

Hope you like it

Donna x