Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Thats Crafty! - Grow


Hello everyone,


Hope you are all well out there,


Today I'm over at Thats Crafty! Team Blog where I've been using the wonderful Dina Wakley's new positive women stamps.







Like what you see? Pop on over for details of how it was created ;)



I have entered this in the following challenges:


613 Avenue Create, Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and More, Make your Mark ( I've used copics and pro markers)

Inspiration Destination, Anything Goes

Simply Create Too, Anything Goes







Hope you like it


Donna x

Friday, 27 March 2015

Thats Crafty! Challenge - Gold and Silver


Hello everyone,


Yes it's time for a brand new challenge over at Thats Crafty! Challenges where the theme for this fortnight is Gold and Silver so you have plenty of opportunity to go mad with the bling!






Don't forget to play along as you could be in with a chance of winning the £20 voucher to spend in the online shop.....and who wouldn't want that?!



Sizzix Die cuts,Stickles, Decoart Metallic paint,Dylusions Stencil,Clearly Besotted stamp for the 'Hello'.
The dragonfly was cut from acetate and then coated with the silver stickles.




Hope you like it

Donna x







Thursday, 26 March 2015

Birds Of A Feather


Hello everyone,


Hope everyone is okay out there.....fingers crossed Spring will arrive at some point in the UK soon...it's freezing!!!


I now have reached the milestone ( well to me anyway) of 100 followers...a big thank you to my latest follower for making it 100. In celebration of that, I will have a little giveaway in the next week or so....so keep your eyes open for that. It will be the usual thing, become a follower and leave a comment etc ;)

Today, I have another of my recycled wood pieces for you, this time I've painted a bird perched on a cup....probably not the best idea in real life?! As this is artistic licence I can do it!








I am entering this in the following challenges:



Country view Challenges,Anything Goes

The Mirror Crack'd,Wings

A Sprinkle of Imagination,Anything Goes ( use something they sell in the shop, I've used a Tim Holtz stencil)

Simon Says Weds,Anything Goes

The Mixed Media Monthly,Birds of a Feather




Fresco Paints,Tim Holtz Latticework Stencil. Everything hand drawn and painted.



Hope you like it

Donna x

Monday, 23 March 2015

Thats Crafty! - Pop Goes The Butterfly



Hello everyone,

Hope you are all well out there,

Today I'm over at Thats Crafty! Team Blog where I have a card for you featuring some funky splat attacks!











So pop on over and have a look to see how it was done and what supplies were used ;)

Hope you like it

Donna x


Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Thats Crafty! - Carve your Own


Hello everyone,


I'm over on the Thats Crafty! Team Blog today and I've made a tag, here of course is a little peek just for you:








Give you a clue.....it's about carving your own stamps....that's all I'm saying ;)

Hope you like it

Donna x


Saturday, 14 March 2015

Possibly my new,favourite stamp....


Hello everyone,


Like the catchy title of this post huh?! Is it just me or does anyone else struggle to think of post titles sometimes?

Anyway,today I have a tag featuring a wonderful new stamp from my favourite stamp company, Stampotique. This one is designed by the fab Kate Crane and there are so many other lovely one's too.....I was really good and only bought one........which I now regret........






The background is done with Aquatints and was given to me by my lovely bloggy friend,Amanda and because I love the colour gradient so much on it I decided not to overload the background so it could still be seen. Guess what product is now on my very long wish list......


I am entering this into the following challenges:


The Mirror Crack'd,Wings

Craft Stamper Magazine,Anything Goes (use a stamp)

Simon Says Mon,B is for....... (in this case,Bird and Butterfly wings)

Simon Says Weds,Things That Fly

Inspiration Destination,Anything Goes

Country view Challenges,Anything Goes



Aquatints,Pro markers and Copics,stickles. The main image and words are Stampotique. The other stamps are from Prima,Finnabair (the butterfly one I call it) which I believe is sold out most places now :/


Hope you like it

Donna x

Friday, 13 March 2015

Thats Crafty! Challenge - Wings n Things


Hello everyone,


Time for another challenge over at Thats Crafty! where the theme is: Wings n Things. 

Pop on over and see what my wonderful teamies have created and of course join in where you have a chance of winning a mahoosive £20 voucher to spend online in the shop.....happy days!!!


I did a drawing of a bird for this one as you can see ;)







Faber Castell Polychromos, Black Micron pens,White Posca Pen.


Hope you like it


Donna x

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Absolutely Fabulous


Hello everyone,


Hope you are well out there in the thriving bogland world ;)

A card from me today featuring another mahoosive Unity stamp. I've had this stamp since Christmas but for some reason have just got around to inking it up......it's not because I have soooo many stamps I need a whole house by itself to put them in........yes I'm pointing my finger at a certain lady right now......


The background on the card was done spraying Dylusions on Yupo paper and yes it does take ages to dry using them rather then alcohol inks but you just have to be patient as it gives a lovely effect.







I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Inspiration Destination,Anything Goes

Craft Stamper Magazine,Anything Goes (must use a stamp)

Countryview Challenges,Anything Goes

613 Avenue Create,Anything Goes




Dylusions Sprays,Pro markers and my new love.....Copics, stickles, stamps are Unity and Prima Finnabair. The word was given to me by a stampaholic...no names,no pack drill....


Hope you like it

Donna x

Monday, 9 March 2015

Thats Crafty! - All of a Flutter


Hello everyone,


Yes, your weekly little peek to encourage you to go to Thats Crafty! Team Blog








 Pop on over to see how it was made and the supplies that were used ;)


Hope you like it

Donna x

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Mixed Media World - Anything Goes





Hello everyone,


Well this is really exciting! The former Speed Craft Challenge has now morphed into a new,rather fab,mixed media challenge!


Now you can take as long as you like to create something just as long as it qualifies as mixed media. We have put our definition of the term on the new blog for you along with the rules....don't worry,there isn't too many of them.


So pop along to Mixed Media World to see what the new blog looks like and what my wonderful teamies have created for you.


This challenge is supposed by:





who are generously giving the winner a whopping £20 voucher to spend in their online shop! Not only that but the winner also gets added to our gallery AND gets to be a guest DT for the next challenge.......WOW!!!


For our first challenge we are having a nice,easy theme of: Anything Goes.


A massive thank you to our lovely leader, Ingrid, who has put so much hard work into our new challenge blog and we also have a new DT member too!


Okay,so after all that,here is my creation for the new challenge. This painting has been done on another piece of my recycled wood from the chest of drawers.....told you there was more to come!








This was all hand drawn and then painted with mostly Liquitex Basics and a little dash of Luminarte Silks. The wood was of course coated with Gesso first and the background is Faber Castel Gelatos. The finishing touches were some new Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers and some liquid pearls which I'd forgotten I have in my stash!


We really hope you'll love the new challenge as much as we all do and will come along and have a play!



I am entering this into the following challenges:


Mixed Media Monthly,Birds of a Feather

Country view Challenges,Anything Goes

613 Avenue Create,Anything Goes

Simon Says Weds,Special Lady/Girly

Crafts 4 Eternity,Anything but a Card






Hope you like it

Donna x

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Always have a little birdie on your shoulder.


Hello everyone,

Hope you are all well out there,

Today I have a painting done on wood for you. Actually,this one is not from my recycled chest of drawers this time but from a piece of Balsa wood I think it was, from Hobbycraft.....a pound...bargain!!




All hand drawn and painted. The flower and background circles are my some of my newly carved stamps.


Actually on the subject of drawing/painting faces, Jane Davenport's new book,Beautiful Faces, is beyond wonderful,worth getting if you want to start doing your own arty face stuff ;)


I am entering this into the following challenges:


Mixed Media Monthly,Birds of a Feather

Country view Challenges,Anything Goes

613 Avenue Create,Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination,Anything Goes

That Craft Place,Mothers Day/Anything Goes

Simon Stamp Weds,Special Lady/Girly



Gesso, Liquitex Paints, Pan Pastels, Luminarte Silks, FC Big Brush Pens. The words are from Tim Holtz's new chit chat stickers.

Hope you like it

Donna x

Monday, 2 March 2015

Thats Crafty! - Housey Housey


Hello everyone,


Today is another little peek for you to pop along to Thats Crafty! Team Blog to see how it was made  and the supplies used etc.







My homage to the fab film UP!

Hope you like it

Donna x

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes


Hello everyone,


Today I'm over at Altered Eclectics where the challenge theme is always Anything Goes but no cards/ATCs'/layouts. Please pop along to see what my mega talented teamies have created for this month.


For my creation I'm currently recycling the drawers of an old chest of drawers so got the OH to chop up some of the wood for me. A coat of gesso and you are good to go! So you will be seeing a lot of things made on wood in the upcoming weeks ;)






Gesso,Grungepaste, Dylusions and Decoart Mixed Media sprays,Decoart White Crackle Paint,Crafters Workshop stencil,Kaisercraft stamp,rust powder,rusty wire,embossing powders,the wings are the TH butterfly die, the doll is a TH frozen Charlotte



Hope you like it

Donna x