Thursday, 30 April 2015

Tim Holtz April Tag - version 3 and 4


Hello everyone,


Here's my last 2 tags for Tim's April challenge. Must say I really enjoyed this one perhaps because I have the stamps for once ;)



Grungy version

Marbled version




I am entering these for the following challenges:


Tim Holtz, April Challenge

Simon says Mon, Anything Goes

Simon says Weds, Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps, Make your Mark



1st tag is: Tim Holtz flower stamp, Luminarte silk paints, Distress inks, sizzix mixed media die cuts and some sewing again

2nd tag is: Tim Holtz flower stamp, Prima/ Finnabair stamp, Distress paints,Dylusions spray, copics, sizzix mixed media die cut....no sewing on this one ;)


Hope you like them
Donna x

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Recycle and re-use


Hello everyone,

Hope you are all okay out there,

A big thanks for the lovely comments you've all been leaving me lately,I know how time consuming it is so I really do appreciate it :)

I have a tag which I cut from some recycled Kraft card that was wrapped around a very special present for me which you can see here. Yes, I know I am very lucky!

On the tag I also recycled some material cut from a white shirt (the circles) that my OH no longer wanted.....I did check and he did say yes! I didn't attack the shirt with the scissors until AFTER I asked ;)






I am entering this into the following challenges:


Country view Challenges, Use Kraft Card

That Craft Place, No Cards

Simon Says Mon, Anything Goes

Simon Says Weds, Anything Goes

A Sprinkle of Imagination, Anything Goes, Use something thats sold in the shop ( I've used a Prima/Finnabair stamp)

Addicted to Stamps, Make your Mark






 Fresco paints, stamps are Prima/Finnabair and Carabelle, Copics and sewing....again.....phew!



Hope you like it

Donna x


Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Thats Crafty! - I Heart Wings


Hello everyone,

I'm over at  Thats Crafty! Team Blog today using the beautiful Carabelle angel stamp.







Please pop on over for a better look and to see how it was made....just for you :)


Hope you like it

Donna x

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Rainy Day


Hello  everyone,


Quick post from me today, the weather's turned a bit yuck down here in southern England so I made a card to reflect it :)







I am entering this into the following challenges:


Less is More, Use a tag on your project

Addicted to Stamps, Anything Goes

Simon says Weds, Clean and Simple

Inspiration Destination, Anything Goes





All stamps are Carabelle, turquoise Brusho and a little colouring with a copic.


Hope you like it....and it brings the sun back out!

Donna x

Friday, 24 April 2015

Thats Crafty! Challenge - Let's Keep It Simple


Hello everyone,


Yes it's time for another challenge over at Thats Crafty!  and this time the theme for you is: Let's keep it Simple so anything not too fussy really,CAS, that sort of style.

The prize on offer for one lucky winner is a £20 voucher to spend online at the shop...remember,you have to be in it to win it ;)

For this I made a card using my favourite bird from Tim's stamps






Pan Pastels,Tim Holtz and Creative Expressions stamps and a little bit of washi tape too.

Hope you like it

Donna x

Monday, 20 April 2015

Thats Crafty! - Hello You


Hello everyone,


Yes it's that time again for me to get you to pop over to Thats Crafty! Team Blog to see what I've been up to for this weeks creation.








All details over on the blog...see you there ;)


Hope you like it

Donna x

Tim's Tag April 2015.....Take Two!


Hello everyone,

Well it seems I might be going a bit mad with Tim's April tag theme this month, this is my second version and I have another 2 to show later. I can't believe how much I love these flower stamps and how versatile they are....if you haven't got yours yet,buy them,you won't regret it :)


I thought why not have one of the crazy birds holding a flower...makes perfect sense right?!


I've included a couple of close ups so you can see the crackle accents on the flower and bird.







I am entering this in the following challenges:


Tim Holtz April 2015 Tag

Inspiration Destination,Anything Goes

Graffiti Colour Challenge, Flower Power



Distress paint, ink and markers, crackle accents, Tim's stamps and small talk stickers and of course the fabric is his too....the stitching of course is all mine :)


Hope you like it

Donna x

Saturday, 18 April 2015

A little bit of Banksy


Hello everyone,


Quick one from me today, a card using a Banksy inspired stamp.....love this image, I've substituted her heart balloon for circle balloons :)





I am entering this into the following challenges:


Less is More, Up,up and away

Inspiration Destination, Anything Goes

Creative Card Crew, Sentiment

Simon says Monday, In the middle (the girl and stencil are in the middle of my card)




Distress Ink, Copics, Black Micron pen, Decoart and Wendy Vecchi stencils, Bee Crafty and Prima stamps,Tim Holtz Small Talk sentiment.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Just my Cup of Tea


Hello everyone,

Hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather here in the Southern part of the UK....sorry to my Northern cousins as I know its not been that nice up there :/

I thought I'd make something useful for a change and as I am a tea fiend I thought about a tea caddy for my beloved teabags. I must add that this caddy contains just MY teabags....my OH just has his in a normal tea holder jar thingy....just the way things worked out....honest....

Before I start, I must give credit where it's due and I first thought of the idea after looking at this  website and this is where I got my measurements from so a good idea to use that as your template.

One more thing, thick card is definitely better for this but I only had mount board that was big enough at the time which is a bit on the thick side for it,very sturdy but a real pain to score.



So, here the mount board is already scored and ready to go


Here it is all assembled and stuck together with Scor-Tape,I painted it a rather groovy gold colour....not a colour I use much but after Thats Crafty! gold and silver challenge I grew to love my gold paint ;)


Here's my master board created on thick card, cut into strips to be further chopped up and adhered to the tea caddy. A mixture of stamp here but mostly Dina Wakley ones.



Here are pictures of the finished caddy....a clock on the lid so you set the time for tea of course!










Of course a tea caddy needs a bit of attitude so what better then lime green paint and Stampotique stamps?!




Decoart paints and sprays, Copics, Dina Wakley paint, stamps are: Stampotique, Prima, Dina Wakley. Tim Holtz small talk sticker.


I am entering this in the following challenges:


Take it,Make it, Colour

The Mirror Crack'd, Make and use a Masterboard

Stamps and Stencils, Anything Goes



After all that hard work I'm off to make a cuppa now!


Hope you like it


Donna x

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Thats Crafty! - Follow Your Heart


Hello everyone,


As it's Tuesday I'm over at Thats Crafty! Team Blog where I have been using some of the new Carabelle stamps.....and some Brusho's.....please don't faint Amanda!








Please pop on over to see how it was done and what I used ;)


I am entering this into the following challenges:

Take It,Make It, Colour

Graph'It Colour Challenge, Flower Power ( I used Copics)

The Mixed Media Card challenge, Flowers


Hope you like it

Donna x

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Mixed Media World - Use Bright Colours





Hello everyone,


I'm here today with my Mixed Media World DT arty apron on and this month the theme is chosen by the very lovely and very multi talented Amanda and it is: Use Bright Colours. 

Pop along here to see what my wonderful teamies have made just for you.




For this challenge the winner will receive 3 images of their choice from The Old Design Shop.


Yes you can use bright colours......don't be afraid, thats what your colour wheel is for! Dig it out and start to experiment, you may even find you discover a favourite colour combo that you never thought of before!

For my DT make I used a wooden door hanger that I gessoed first as I used some Gelatos. This is my 'Jane Davenport' style of face, great fun to do.






Gesso, Liquitex paints,Faber Castell Bead and Glitter gel, Gelatos, stickles, Prima stamp (circle) and a Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker.


Hope you like it

Donna x

Friday, 10 April 2015

Thats Crafty! Challenge - Grunge,Grunge,Grunge


Hello everyone,


Yay, at last it's Friday and we have a new challenge for you over at Thats Crafty! Challenge Blog, the theme is Grunge, Grunge, Grunge. A chance for you all to get as mucky and grunged up as you can, great fun.....until you have to clear up the mess of course!

A chance to win a HUGE £20 voucher to get some new goodies from the online shop......you lucky people.


The background for my tag came from a mop up session with some paints,often the best start in my opinion ;)





Decoart and Distress paints, stamps are Kaisercraft and Prima. The 'metal' looking bits I got on a sheet,they are a grungy industrial theme and of course all topped off with lovely, rusty wire.


Hope you like it


Have a lovely weekend everyone


Donna x

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Decoart Goodies


Hello everyone,

Happy to see it's gradually warming up down here in Southern England, makes everything happier and brighter doesn't it.

I'm sure that most of you know by now that the lovely people at Decoart are doing a couple of programs for people to participate in so they can showcase their wonderful products. Well, of course I jumped at the chance as I love their products and I do use a lot of paints and pastes for my mixed media stuff. My goodies arrived yesterday so I got to playing with some things. How great is this stencil?





and I made this




The media misters are yummy ( I only had green and pink before) and the fluid acrylics are truly lovely to work with. This was done on greyboard with a Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker to finish it all off.



I am entering this into the following challenges:


Simon Stamp Monday, A is for.......( I've used acrylic paints)

Inspiration Destination, Anything Goes

Stamps and Stencils, Anything Goes



Hope you like it

Donna x

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Thats Crafty! - Funky Birdies


Hello everyone,


Today I'm over at Thats Crafty! team blog where I'm using Tim Holtz's rather wonderful bird stamps.







Please pop on over to see how I made it and what supplies I've used ;)


Hope you like it

Donna x

Monday, 6 April 2015

Tim Holtz April 2015 Tag


Hello everyone,


Well I'm sure most of you have been good and haven't had too much chocolate..........


When I saw Tim's stunning tag for this month, I though I'd play along as I have these stamps. Unfortunately, for those of you who don't have this set yet they are sold out everywhere as they are so popular and its easy to see why. They make such a stunning focal point and are a joy to colour in.







I thought I'd keep it really simple and let the image do the talking......and yes that is REAL stitching....who knew?!


I am entering this into the following challenges:


Tim Holtz, April tag

613 Avenue Create, Anything Goes

Stamps and Stencils, Anything Goes



Tim Holtz flower stamp, Distress pens and pads, Tim Holtz Speckles stencil, Chit Chat and Small Talk stickers and a lovely number plaque to finish it off. Oh and lots of distressing around all the edges too!


Hope you like it

Donna x

Saturday, 4 April 2015

A Flower just for You


Hello everyone,


Hope you are all enjoying the Easter break, shame about the weather in the UK though :/


To brighten up this gloomy day, I have a lovely, little cheeky chap with a bright flower just for you.....doesn't he look pleased with himself too!







I am entering this into the following challenges:


A Sprinkle Of Imagination,Anything Goes ( use something from the shop, I've used Distress inks,Tim Holtz and Stampotique stamps)

Take It,Make It, Colour

Inspiration Destination,Anything Goes

613 Avenue Create, Anything Goes

Simon Stamp Monday, Pastels

Crafty Cardmakers and More, Spring has Sprung



Hope you like it

Donna x

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes


Hello everyone,


Today I'm over at Altered Eclectics where the theme is always Anything Goes so pop along to see what wonderful stuff my teamies have created just for your inspiration. Please remember that this challenge is for all things altered art but no cards,ATCs' or layouts.


I have a painting for you all created on a canvas flat board.







Painted on a Windsor and Newton Canvas flat board, Decoart Paints. The little butterfly is a Tim Holtz one from his set of Tiny Things.


Hope you like it


Donna x