Saturday, 29 August 2015

Thats Crafty! - Scribbly Flowers

Scheduled Post

Hello everyone,

Time to tempt you lovely people over to Thats Crafty! team blog to see how I've made this card using my own carved stamp ;)








Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 28 August 2015

Thats Crafty! Challenge - Alphabet Soup

Scheduled Post

Hello everyone,

Time for another brilliant challenge over at Thats Crafty! and this fortnights theme is: Alphabet Soup. So we'd love to see any of your letter based creations and you could be in with a chance of winning this:






I made a card for this challenge featuring one of Tim's wonderful stencils.









Distress spray stain, Decoart paints (the flower is stamped on a Gelli print), Tim Holtz stencil, stamps are: Tim Holtz, Crafters Companion, Bo Bunny and the little bird is a Tim Holtz punch.



Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Thats Crafty! - Two Hearts

Scheduled Post


Hello everyone,


As it's that time of week again, to see how I've made my card, please pop along to Thats Crafty! team blog ;)











Hope you like it
Donna x


Wednesday, 19 August 2015

A Little Break

Hello everyone,

I'm going to take a little blogging break apart from some scheduled DT creations which you will see.

I have a million and one little jobs to be doing so shall concentrate on them so please don't be offended if I don't comment on any of your lovely creations.....the IPad will officially be out of bounds to me for a few weeks ;)

Happy creating in the meantime everyone
Donna x




Sunday, 16 August 2015

Pencil Fun

Hello everyone,

Blimey what a lame title, my apologies!

A card today using Prang pencils on a Gelli print background for you.








I am entering this into the following challenges:


Take it,Make it, Pens and Pencils

Crafty Cardmakers and More, Warm Summer Colours

Simply Create Too, Anything Goes




Gelli print background using Decoart paints and a Memory Box stencil, Prang pencils, Posca white pen, Micron black pen, Docrafts stamp, Tim Holtz sentiment.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Thats Crafty! - I Forgot about You!


Hello everyone,


Time to tempt you over to Thats Crafty! team blog to see what I've made this week. It's using a stamp that I haven't inked up for ages ;)






Hope you like it

Donna x

Friday, 14 August 2015

Thats Crafty! Challenge - Under the Sea


Hello everyone,


Yes that's another fortnight gone so time for another challenge over at Thats Crafty! and this time the theme is: Under the Sea.

So we'd love to see mermaids, seahorses, fish etc or whatever you consider to be part of the sea.

Don't forget in this challenge, as always, there's a chance to win a rather fab £20 voucher to spend online in the shop, they have lots of new, exciting crafty goodies at the moment....I just checked for research purposes of course!

I think this is a really lovely theme and enjoyed doing my mermaid for it...on wood of course!







I am entering this into the following challenges:


City Crafter, Mood Board, Seaside theme















Simply Create Too, Anything Goes

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Decoart paints and crackle glaze ( the whole piece is covered in the glaze but its hard to see unfortunately), Gelatos, Thats Crafty! bubbles stencil, 7Gypsies stamps, stabilo black pencil and white posca pen, Tim Holtz sentiment, seed beads.




Hope you like it
Donna x

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Peace

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all okay out there and buying lots of crafty supplies of course ;)

Quick one from me today, a painting which I did on Grey/Whiteboard.










I am entering this into the following challenges:



Try it on Tuesdays, Use Stencils


Stamping Sensations, Anything Goes, with a stamp and a die


Mixed Media Monthly, Get Texty (2nd entry)




Take it, Make it, Pens and Pencils ( drawn with a pencil and then highlighted with stabilo and posca pens)





Paperartsy grey/whiteboard, Distress Spray stains, Decoart paints and modelling paste, Thats Crafty! stencil, Stamps are: Crafters Companion, Bo Bunny, Kaisercraft, die cuts are Memory Box Chloe and I think the butterfly wings are from a Spellbinders butterfly, Stabilo black pencil, white posca pen, Tim Holtz sentiment.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Monday, 10 August 2015

So True

Hello everyone,

Quick one from me today, featuring a Stampin Up stamp that I just couldn't resist getting my sticky, little fingers on...the joy of Ebay huh?! Sadly, the sentiment is all too true as well!









I am entering this into the following challenge:


Less is More, One Layer Card, The Eyes Have It

Inspiration Desination, Anything Goes




Distress markers, glossy accents on the cat's eyes, stamps are: Stampin Up, Inkindinkado, Crafters Companion, Hobbycraft.




Hope you like it
Donna x

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Mixed Media World - Gorgeous Textures





Hello everyone,

Time for another monthly challenge over at Mixed Media World and the theme for this month is:
Gorgeous Textures.

So, we'd love to see all your wonderful textured creations. Remember that you can add textures in lots of different ways: paint, Gesso, texture paste, beads, hessian, twine....the list is endless!


For this challenge we are being sponsored by:



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


For this challenge, I took my beloved wood and set about adding texture to that.

The texture was achieved using all Decoart products and blasted with a heat gun before they air dried to get the 'bubbled up' effect. If you want the crackle glaze and paste to crackle DO NOT heat with the heat gun first as this will destroy the crackle effect but I wanted this blistered bubbled effect so it was okay ;)













Decoart Paints, Decoart Crackle Glaze, Decoart Crackle Paste, Crafters Companion stamps, Tim Holtz embellishments, rusty wire and a rusty washer.


Hope you like it and you'll come and join in
Donna x

Saturday, 8 August 2015

That's Crafty! - Don't be Afraid


Hello everyone,

Well that's another quick week flown by so as it's Saturday I'm over here at That's Crafty! team blog so please pop on over to see how I've made this ;)










Hope you like it
Donna x

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Where the Magic is.........

Hello everyone,

I'm seriously thinking I need a light tent....yes even in Summer! This really must be one of the dullest Summer's here in the South of the UK which makes picture taking challenging to say the least!

I must just say a big thank you for all the kind comments that are left on my blog, I know its not always easy to get around to all the blogs we follow so I'm really grateful that you do ;)

Today's creation is done on wood. I love this Jane Davenport face stencil as even though I love to draw my own faces this is a time saver as drawing faces can take ages!










I am entering this into the following challenges:



Anything but Cute, Making Magic ( see Mood Board below)....think I've used most of it here ;)






Mixed Media Monthly, Get Texty







Try it on Tuesday, Use Stencils

That Craft Place, Mixed Media Anything Goes

Simply Create Too, Anything Goes





Decoart paints and sprays, Decoart modelling paste, Gelatos,Stencils are: Jane Davenport, Paperartsy and Crafters Workshop, Prima messy writing stamp, stabilo black pencil, Posca white pen,black Micron pen and a Tim Holtz  sentiment.



Hope you like it
Donna x



UPDATE:

I've had a few questions about how this was achieved. The background is just simply paint brayered on until you get the colour you want.

Re the stencilling effects, scrape the Decoart modelling paste through the stencils, allow to dry and then apply the Gelatos to the modelling paste. As the paste is so smooth it takes the Gelatos beautifully and allows you to blend the colours together.

The paint runs were just achieved by spraying the Decoart Mixed Media misters and allowing to run down the wood.

Any more questions, just ask ;)



Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Berry Nice

Hello everyone,


Another quick one from me today featuring a CAS card in Berry tones for you.
Tell you something though, doing a CAS card you never realise how clean your hands must be every step of the way!









I am entering this into the following challenge:



Less is More, Colour - Berry Shades


Inspiration Destination, Anything Goes





Distress Inks, Tim Holtz stencil and stamps.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Monday, 3 August 2015

A Close Shave

Hello everyone,


A quick one from me today featuring the old shaving foam technique for this background....after a couple of frankly rubbish attempts at it I think I got something reasonable in the end!







I am entering this into the following challenges:



The Mixed Media Card challenge, Butterflies (optional element: Gold)

Simply Create Too, Anything Goes (2nd entry)

That Craft Place, Mixed Media Anything Goes

Frilly and Funkie, Things with Wings




Decoart paints, Sheena Douglas butterfly stamp and the word is a Crafters Companion stamp.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Amaze Me

Hello everyone,


For once, today is a sunny day so a hot day = hot colours.....so here you have hot colours!!

I must say I love these Crafters Companion Texture stamp sets, they are so versatile and the words are just brilliant....considering everything I make seems to have at least one word on it!









Paperartsy Grey/Whiteboard,  Decoart Paints, Gelatos, Crafters Workshop stencil, Crafters Companion stamps, black posca pen, white signo pen, Tim Holtz bird punch birdie.





Simply Create Too, Anything Goes

That Craft Place, Mixed Media Anything Goes

Our Creative Corner, Mexico Moods ( I used some of the colours from the moodboard)


















Simon says Weds, Anything Goes

Try it on Tuesday, Hot and Wild ( Hot colours, Wild animals or both)

Crafty Cardmakers and More, Anything but a Card.




Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 1 August 2015

That's Crafty Team Blog - Fun with Finnabair

Hello everyone,


Yep, it's Saturday again so time to try and entice you over here to That's Crafty! team blog to see how I've made this mixed media piece just for you ;)









Hope you like it
Donna x