Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Tim Holtz June 2015 Tag


Hello everyone,

Wow, I think Summer has finally arrived here in the UK.....now it's too hot to craft....especially using the heat gun!

Yes I know I'm really late for this but I have a great excuse, I've been waiting for Tim's teacup die to be back in stock but sadly no joy with that. It seems only one place sells it over here and they've been out of stock for ages.
I really wanted a cuppa on my tag to reflect my obsession  love for tea so in the end I thought just draw one and cut it out of cardboard...job done ;)






I am entering this into the following challenges:


Tim Holtz June 2015 Tag

Try it on Tuesday, Tea Cups

That Craft Place, Layers



Decoart and Fresco paints, Decoart Modelling paste, crackle accents, rusty wire, distress inks, Tim Holtz hashtag stamp, various Tim Holtz embellies and a stencil (more on that later).


Hope you like it
Donna x

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Stencils really are the Best!


Hello everyone,

Hope you are all covered in crafting paint out there.....well there's worse things to be doing!

When I saw that ATP Exchange new challenge theme was to use Crafters Workshop stencils I was pretty pleased to say the least....I LOVE them....well in fact I love all stencils really! They also have a brilliant offer on where there's free p&p on all 6x6 Crafters Workshop stencils so of course guess who just 'had' to get a couple more......

For my creation, I just stuck entirely to Crafters Workshop stencils, nothing else.






I am entering this into the following challenges:


ATP Exchange, The Crafters Workshop Stencils

Simon says Weds, Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination, Anything Goes



Strathmore Mixed Media paper, Decoart paints, Crafters Workshop stencils.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Thats Crafty! - Pretty Poppy


Hello everyone,

This is how you know the weeks go by so quickly when you are on a DT team and your day for posting comes around before you know it!

Anyway, please pop along to Thats Crafty! team blog where you can see what I've made this time....just for you....really I do.....







I am entering this into the following challenges:


Simon says Weds, Anything Goes

Love to Create, Anything Mixed Media/Creative




Hope you like it

Donna x

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Be a Star


Hello everyone,


Quick one from me today, a CAS card for you.







I am entering this into the following challenges:


Less is More, Stencilling

Simon says Weds, Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination, Anything Goes



Simon Says Stamp stars stencil, Tim Holtz Hashtag stamp, Cosmic Shimmer paste, Distress Ink.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Go where the Wild Flowers are


Hello everyone,


Hope you are all okay out there.


I have a painting on an MDF plaque for you today.....I know, where's the wood?! This was kindly donated to me by my lovely bloggy friend Amanda so of course it would have been rude not to make something with it of course.





   This is the 'before' picture but this is the reverse side as I'd already started on it before I remembered but you get the idea!
   Background made with all Decoart products, paint was brayered on. A splash of a  Media Mister in White was added after.
Finished plaque with the addition of a Tim Holtz butterfly stamp. All flowers painted with Decoart Media Fluid Acrylic Paints.
close up of detailing
more close up of detailing




I am entering this into the following challenges:






Mixed Media Monthly, A Year of Choices....I've picked May Flowers (2nd entry)

Country view Challenges, Shabby Chic

Butterfly Challenge, Butterflies + F is for flowers

Love to Create, Anything Mixed Media/ Creative



All Decoart Paints, Decoart Media Mister, Black Micron and White Signo pens for the detailing. Tim Holtz butterfly stamp from the Tiny Things stamp set. A piece of thick twine added for a hanging and all done.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Thats Crafty! Team Blog - Rainy Day


Hello everyone,

As it's Saturday it's time to get you all to pop over to Thats Crafty! team blog to see how I've made this card.






I am entering this into the following challenges:


Take It,Make It, Texture  (the background is paint applied thickly via the clingfilm method which makes it raised)

Mixed Media Card, Collage

Inspiration Destination, Anything Goes

Simon Says Weds, Use Favourite Technique/Product  (Ive used all Carabelle stamps which are my favourites)



Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 19 June 2015

Thats Crafty! Challenge - Housey Housey


Hello everyone,

A new challenge over at Thats Crafty! and this fortnights theme is: Housey Housey

Anything house related really, we all seem to have a lot of house stamps so time to ink them up, play along and you could win this to spend in the online store.






Not to be missed out on that's for sure. Please pop along to see what my lovely teamies have made just for you.


I made a card featuring some naughty little animals and of course a house!




Promarkers, Paperartsy and Stampotique stamps


Hope you like it
Donna x

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Knock on Wood


Hello everyone,

Yes you've guessed it.....another creation on wood! Sadly though I've only got one piece left from my recycled chest of drawers but never fear hopefully a DIY centre will have some I can buy! What a pity I can't make anything with copious amounts of moulted cat fur but thats another issue.......






I am entering this into the following challenges:



Mixed Media Monthly, A Year of Choices......I've chosen May Flowers

Take It, Make It, Texture (I've painted on wood)

Simon says Weds, Use a Favourite Technique/Product ( I've painted on wood with acrylics)

That Craft Place, Anything Goes





Decoart Paints, Decoart Media Misters, Faber Castell Gelatos and Big Brush Pens, Tissue Paper, Stencils are: Tim Holtz, Crafters Workshop x2, Stamps are Dina Wakley and Inkadinkadoo, Tim Holtz Small Talk Sticker sentiment, Stabilo All black pencil and Signo white pen.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Mixed Media World - Masculine/Father's Day





Hello everyone,

Time for a new challenge over at Mixed Media World and it's little old me thats chosen the theme this time: Masculine/Father's Day.


For this challenge, we are thrilled to announce that





are offering the winner a £20 voucher! Although I love being on DTs' I do miss out on some fab prizes...make sure you don't ;)

You can make anything Mixed Media, if you are unsure what that actually is, have a read of our guidelines on the MMW blog.

For this challenge, I went down the Steampunk route as I consider that quite masculine. This was done on Paperartsy Greyboard which can cope with anything you sling at it.








I am entering this into the following challenges:


Anything but Cute, Make it Masculine

Simply Create Too, Masculine

Sandee & Amelie's Steampunk , The Ravages of Time

Stamping Sensations, Dies and Punches





Fresco paints and crackle glaze, Decoart Quin Gold paint ( rust in a bottle, love it), Distress paints, Dylusions Coffee spray, Art Journey stamp ( handsome chap, isn't he), X Cut cog die cuts, Cheery Lynn barbed wire die cut, rusty wire and various bits of pieces of Tim Holtz stuff and some mechanical looking cut outs. 
The lightbulb top was rusted using rusting powder, the bulb was coated with a yellow alcohol ink and then a layer of crackle accents applied to it.


Please pop on over to see what my teamies have made, bet it'll be good!


Hope you like it
Donna xxx

Saturday, 13 June 2015

That's Crafty! - Just Stencil It


Hello everyone,


I'm over at That's Crafty! team blog today and I've used some wood......yes I know, maybe I should marry a lumberjack........please pop on over and see what I've done this time ;)






Hope you like it
Donna x

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Sunset


Hello everyone,


A CAS card from me today featuring one of my favourite little stamps again.







I am entering this into the following challenges:


Less is More, Colour challenge - Sunset

Inspiration Destination, Anything Goes



Distress Markers, Memento ink, Bee Crafty stamp, Tim Holtz small talk sentiment


Hope you like it
Donna x

Monday, 8 June 2015

Sting like a Bee


Hello everyone,


Quick one from me today featuring some stitching on a tag, some more recycled cardboard and a bee that was stamped on 'mop up' paper too!






I am entering this into the following challenges:


Take it,Make it, Texture

That Craft Place, Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations, Dies and punches

Crafty Cardmakers and More, Stitching - Faux or Real

Addicted to Stamps, Make your Mark




Stamps are: Dina Wakley, Carabelle and Prima, Decoart paints,  Dylusions sprays, Tim Holtz and Spellbinder die cuts.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 6 June 2015

That's Crafty! - A Pretty Poppy


Hello everyone,


I'm over at Thats Crafty! Team blog today with a card for you.....featuring my current obsession with everything poppy flowered at the moment.....don't worry, I'll grow out of it soon!









Please pop on over to see the poppy ;)

Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 5 June 2015

Thats Crafty! Challenge - All That Glitters


Hello everyone,


A new challenge over at Thats Crafty! and this fortnights theme is: All That Glitters.

A nice and sparkly one, so pull out your glitters and bling, play along and you could win this to spend in the online store.






Not to be missed out on that's for sure. Please pop along to see what my lovely teamies have made just for you.


For this I made a card using a butterfly stamp I carved. The butterflies were then covered in Faber Castel Bead and Glitter Gel which is really sparkly! Word of warning with it though....NEVER speed up the drying with a heat gun, it turns it all stringy and horrible, air dry is best for that.






Speedy carve block, Memento inks and Distress Inks, Decoart Andy Skinner stencil and a Tim Holtz sentiment.

Hope you like it
Donna x

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

She's Back.....


Hello everyone,


Quick one from me today, I've made a CAS card very loosely modelled on my cat......enough said!







I am entering this into the following challenges:


Less is More, Lucky Dip - 2 or 4 Legs

My Time To Craft, Domestic Animals

Addicted to Stamps and More, Make your Mark


Cold pressed watercolour paper, painted using Koh-I-Noor watercolours and gone over with a brown 01 Micron pen.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Monday, 1 June 2015

Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes


Hello everyone,


Time for another challenge over at Altered Eclectics where the theme is always Anything Goes but remember no cards, layouts or ATCs' please.

Guess what.....yes I've painted on a lump of my recycled wood again! Does this mean shortly I'll have no wooden furniture in the house anymore....could be!!










Liquitex paints, FC Gelatos, Decoart Crackle paste, frantage, stickles, Tim Holtz small talk stickers.


I am entering this into the following challenges:


Addicted to Stamps and More, Anything Goes

Simon says Weds, Anything Goes

Mixed Media Place, Drawing

Inspiration Destination, Anything Goes




Hope you like it
Donna x