Sunday, 28 February 2016

Sunday Sketches - Honest Girl

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all okay out there.

I'm popping into Sunday Sketches today with another watercolour. I love this link up because it allows me to just show what I've drawn....good or bad! Although I admit to being sneaky as work I don't deem 'good enough' is quickly recycled!












Bockingford Watercolour paper, Windsor and Newton watercolours.


Hope you like it

Donna x

Saturday, 27 February 2016

That's Crafty! - Cat Crazy

Hi everyone,


Yes it's another Saturday in the month so I'm asking you ever so nicely to pop on over to That's Crafty! team blog to see how I've made this tag.....yes of course there's a crazy cat there ;)













Hope you like it
Donna x

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Sunday Sketches-Cat Girl

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all okay out there.

I missed last Sunday as I had my post for MMW scheduled and I never like to post twice in the one day. Is it me or is blogland  soooooo quiet at the moment? I suppose people losing followers didn't help but it does seem really extra quiet out there lately :/


The cat I drew is how my fluffy, little darling has been been behaving for the last few days.....no reason just naughtiness seems to be fun ;)









Cartridge paper, Polychromos pencils.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 20 February 2016

That's Crafty! - Adventure Begins

Hi everyone,

Where has this week gone to already?! Time for me to ask all you lovely ladies to pop on over to That's Crafty! team blog to see how I've made this card featuring one of the new Paperartsy stamps ;)












I am entering this into the following challenges:


Country view Challenges, Make your own background

Strapping Sensations, Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and More, Anything Goes

Graphite Colour Challenge,Spring Greens






Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 19 February 2016

That's Crafty! challenge - Circle It



Hi everyone,

Time for another challenge over at That's Crafty! and for this fortnight the theme is: Circle It. So we'd love to see anything with circles on it....simple!

If you join in you could be in with a chance to win this



which means you can then get some of the new releases from your favourite crafty companies ;)

I made a card for this featuring a crazy bird which I've not used for ages as I'm now in love with the crazy cats of course.








Stamps are: Stampendous, Tim Holtz and Prima, Copics



I am entering this into the following challenge:

Graph It, Spring Greens




Hope you like it
Donna x

Thursday, 18 February 2016

More Stamp Carving

Hi everyone,

Quick post from me today sharing a tag using some more of my carved stamps. The bird is an old one and the house is a new one.








Size 8 tag, Paperartsy paints, Prima messy writing stamp, my speedy carve ones and a Tim Holtz sentiment.


I am entering this into the following competitions:


Take it,Make it, Text Me

Stamping Sensations, Anything Goes

That Craft Place, Anything Goes



Hope you like it
Donna x


Wednesday, 17 February 2016

A little stamp carving

Hi everyone,

A CAS card from me today using a little flower stamp I carved yesterday. I'd forgotten how relaxing it was just to sit there and carve away...until you carve too much and then it's AARRGGHH!









Crafters Companion Watercolour card, Distress Markers, my own carved stamp from Speedycarve, Tim Holtz hashtag stamp.


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Less is More, One Layer (include a stem)

Addicted to Stamps and More, Anything Goes




Hope you like it
Donna x

Monday, 15 February 2016

Sharing the love....feline style

Hi everyone,

Thought I'd just share this card that I made for the OH for Valentines Day yesterday. Sadly when I saw Tim's new cat stamps I knew I wouldn't be able to resist them.......why does he make such lovely stamps that we can't do without?!











That's Crafty! Dinky hearts stencil, Tim Holtz and Prima stamps, Tim Holtz sentiment, Distress inks and markers.



I am entering this card into the following challenges:


CAS on Sunday, Valentine

Crafty Cardmakers, Love,love,love

Crafty Creations, Hearts

That Craft Place, Anything Goes

Mixed Media Card, Red (optional: hearts)















Hope you like it
Donna x


Sunday, 14 February 2016

MMW - Love is in the Air







Hi everyone and a Happy Valentine's Day to you,

It's the first MMW challenge for 2016 and the theme is: Love is in the air, picked by our very own lovely boss lady Ingrid.

Please pop along to here to see what my talented teamies have made, we have a few new ladies too on our DT so they'll be showcasing their work for the first time on the blog.

The wonderful prize for the winner is a £20 voucher from my favourite craft shop in the whole world (yes I know I'm biased but it really is) to spend online in their shop.....think of all the goodies you could get.




So we'd love to see all your mixed media creations of a romantic theme....or not so romantic depends on your mood huh?! Please check out the rules, there's not many, we are pretty relaxed here.

For my make I created a painting on wood. In fact I've run out of what I call decent quality wood so I'm currently going through a few pieces to recycle them if I don't like the original artwork on them, so this painting was done on a recycled piece. Bad luck though if you've used a pink or purple Dylusions paint on the original, boy does that stuff stain!






Wood, Liquitex paints, Distress inks, Thats Crafty! Dinky stencil, Crafters Workshop stencil.



Hope you like it
Donna x


Saturday, 13 February 2016

That's Crafty! - Words are all I have

Hi everyone,

Time for another Saturday DT creation where I ask you all very kindly to pop on over to That's Crafty! team blog to see how I've made this card just for you ;)












I am entering this into the following challenges:

Country View Challenges, Make your own background
Take it,Make it, Text Me
Stamping Sensations, Anything Goes



Hope you like it
Donna x

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Tim Holtz Feb 2016 Tag

Hi everyone,

I've given myself a little slap on the wrist as I've been very bad lately with joining in with the wonderful Tim Holtz monthly tag fun you can find here, so here I am for this month.

I used the inspiration re the tag background but once again wandered down my own little path for the rest of it. Tim's new flower stamps have now become my most favourite stamps....ever...since I got them a couple of days ago nothing has been safe from having a silhouette wildflower stamped on it...even the cat.....yes I'm sure a flower stamped on the head would look rather good ;)








Tim Holtz stencils, stamps and sentiment, Distress inks, stickles. All on a size 8 manilla tag.

Hope you like it
Donna x

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Sunday Sketches- Thoughtful Girl

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all okay out there.

I think I need new glasses, I thought I picked up a set of Gouache paints at the weekend, got home, looked at them and turns out they are oil paints! Which probably won't be used as there is too much faffing around with oil painting for me, plus the smell....yuck!

A quick sketch of a thoughtful girl for you using just Prima water colour pencils (skin and hair tones) on Bockingford water colour paper.







Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 6 February 2016

That's Crafty! - Cat Themed Stackable Storage Box

Hi everyone,

Well the title kind of gives the game away to what I've created this Saturday over at That's Crafty! team blog but I'd love you all to pop over to see how it was made.












No cats' were harmed in the making of this box ;)


Hope you like it

Donna x

Friday, 5 February 2016

That's Crafty! - First Love



Hi everyone,

Yes it's time for another challenge over at That's Crafty! and this fortnights theme is: First Love.
So we'd love to see anything love/romance themed or if you're really brave why not show us who your first love was......mine was Sacha Distel, a French singer, I used to kiss the telly every time he came on.....well I was only about 3 I think!!


Anyway, join in and you could be in with a chance to win this


which with all the new goodies from CHA arriving soon would be very good timing ;)


Obviously because I have a somewhat weird quirky sense of humour I made this tag which is my version of love.






Size 8 tag, Katzelkraft stamps, Distress inks and markers, Crafters Workshop stencil, Tim Holtz sentiment.


Hope you like it
Donna x