Sunday, 28 May 2017

Okay Tilda And A Brand New Challenge #147 At LHOSM

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well?
I'm here with my DT creation for our month long challenge at
Our challenge theme is A SPECIAL DATE!
(Birthday's Anniversaries, Christening, Engagement, Wedding, New Arrival, Driving Test, Graduation, etc) Don't forget to use either a Haenglar or Magnolia Image on your projects.
Our wonderful sponsor for our challenge is WILD ORCHID CRAFTS

I have made a Birthday card for my Mum who is celebrating her Birthday today.
Today is also Gina's Birthday. Happy Birthday Gina!

I used Okay Tilda from Magnolia Lovely Emojis 2017 Collection.
The Image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa Ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock.
 I have coloured the image with Prismacolor & Polychromos pencils, and fussy cut around the Image.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #2 and Maja Design 'Sofiero' and 'Shades of Sofiero' 6 x 6 paper stacks.
Other dies used; Cheery Lynn English tea party doily, French pastry doily and Sofia's heart doily. Creative expressions lattice arched adornment. Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tag, Spellbinders lattice hearts, Dovecraft happy Birthday sentiment, Joy Crafts filmstrip and Prima forest leaves.
I have inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.

I have used lots of gorgeous embellishments on my card from The Ribbon Girl online store.
Just click onto the links below to take you directly to the products;


A close look at my floral arrangements, and gorgeous diamante heart pin.
I hand tied the pretty bow with Ivory mermaid sparkle ribbon and adhered the gorgeous oval Ivory pearl diamante embellishment to the centre.


A close look at Okay Tilda.
I die cut a CartUs oval and stamped around the edges of it with an IndigoBlu stamp set and sprinkled inside the oval with shabby white embossing enamel.
I matted the oval onto a Joy Crafts Noor! oval with 2mm 3D tape and adhered Tilda to the centre using 2mm 3D tape.
I adhered a length of 3mm x 5mm Ivory oval bead string around the outside of the oval, and dotted Tilda's cheeks with a white gelly roll pen.


Inside the card is decorated with papers and a GoKreate large frame frilly #2 die cut.

We would love you to come and join in with our current challenge which ends on June 23rd.
My teamies have designed some gorgeous creations.
Why not pop over HERE for a peek?

I am entering my card into the following super challenges;

Thank you for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for all the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time to leave.
Have a lovely week.
Crafty hugs
Donna xx

















Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Pre Order Magnolia Doohickey Vol 16 At Swedish House Crafts And get Extra Privileges

Hello, lovely crafting bloggers.
I'm here to let you know that when you order Magnolia Doohickey Vol 16 at Swedish House Crafts you will receive 5% of your order plus you get to choose any item up to the value of £20.
How generous is That?

All you have to do to get these generous privileges is click onto the picture at the end of my post that will take you directly to the product. Add Magnolia Doohickey Vol 16 and your item up to the value of £20 to your basket. Click HERE and enter DONNASAID5OFF in the discount code bar.
That's it!

Happy Crafting 
Hugs




Sunday, 21 May 2017

Ladybug Marci - The Ribbon Girl Anything Goes - Any Image May Challenge

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well?
Today see's another new challenge over on The Ribbon Girl challenge blog.
Our challenge for the next 2 weeks is.............ANYTHING GOES - USE ANY IMAGE
Once again there are 3 wonderful prizes up for grabs! 
More details can be found at the end of this post.

I have made a card featuring La La Land Ladybug Marci.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra cardstock and I have fussy cut around her.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor & Polychromos pencils.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly # 5 and Maja design 'Sofiero' and 'Shades of Sofiero' 6 x 6 paper stacks.
Other dies used areMarianne Design Anja's Vintage decoration, Spellbinders heart lattice, Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tag and Prima forest leaves.
I have inked the die cuts using Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.
The gorgeous resin wings were a gift from my very special bloggy friend.

Here is a list of the gorgeous products that I have used on my card from The Ribbon Girl
Just click on the links below to take you directly to the products;
Maja Design 'Sofiero' 6 x 6 paper Stack
Maja Design 'Shades Of Sofiero' 6 x 6 paper Stack
55mm 'Emma' Ivory Guipure LaceFB 10mm Ivory Square Pearl Trim30mm Lilac Wild Roses20mm Blue Open roses20mm Ivory Open RosesSmall Lilac Lily FlowersMiniature Lilac BlossomsIvory/Cream Beaded Berries5 Metres Tile Blue seam Binding3mm Ivory Pearl Bead String3mm Ivory s/a pearl Flatbacks5 Metres Ivory Hemp TwineIvory Trinket Pins Small Dragonfly Charm


Here is a close up of my flower arrangement.


A close look at Ladybug Marci.
I die cut a Spellbinders oval and stamped around the edges with an IndigoBlu stamp.
I sprinkled shabby white embossing enamel around the edges of the oval and matted it onto a Spellbinders floral oval.
I adhered a length of 3mm Ivory pearl bead string around the outside and adhered ladybug Marci to the centre using 2mm 3D sticky tape.
I dotted Ladybug marci's cheeks with a white gelly roll pen and adhered 3mm liking lilac pearls to the bows in her hair.

I hope you like my card?

We would love you to come and join in with our current challenge which will run until Saturday June 4th, 9pm UK time.

Here are the 3 wonderful prizes up for grabs for 3 randomly picked winners!

Ist prize; £10 voucher for Lili Of The Valley


2nd prize; £10 voucher to spend at The Ribbon Girl


3rd prize; A gorgeous selection of crafting goodies from Marianne Design


If you are looking for more inspiration then you can pop over HERE and see what the other girls on the team have designed.

I am entering my card into the following super challenges;

Thank you for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for all the lovely comments.
Have a great week.
Crafty hugs
Donna xx




















Saturday, 13 May 2017

New Guest Design Team Member For Swedish House Crafts

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well?
I'm here to share my exciting news!!!
I am officially a Guest Design Team member for Swedish House Crafts


The lovely little online craft shop which can be found HERE is full of glorious products to suit all crafter's abilitys be it a novice or intermediate, but be warned, you will be there a long time as there is so much to look at with a wide selection of rubber stamps, cutting dies, papers, and lots more
You can also take advantage of the generous discounts that Suha (the store owner) offers. This is something that I've never found in any other online craft store ever before.
Don't believe me! Go take a look!

Happy Crafting!
Hugs
Donna xx








Sunday, 30 April 2017

Forget Me Not Tilda With Spring Pallet And A Brand New Challenge #146 At LHOSM

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well.
Can you believe that tomorrow is the 1st of May? This year is flying by!
Anyway............I'm here with my DT creation for our new month long challenge at 
Lovely Haenglar Or Sweet Magnolia
The new challenge theme is ANYTHING GOES and our wonderful sponsor is 
Noor Design UK

I have made a card in lilac's and blue's. I am so loving this colour combination. You will probably be seeing a lot more of these colours on my cards.

I have used Forget Me Not Tilda masked with Spring Pallet from the latest magnolia Spring Time 2017 Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock, and I have fussy cut around the image.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly # 5 and the papers that I used are Galeria papieru 'Purple Rain' and Maja Design 'Coffee In The Arbour'
Other dies used are;Cheery Lynn English pastry doily, French pastry doily and Sofia's heart doily..Creative Expressions lattice arched adornment, Marianne Design lamp, Billes flourishes and Joy Crafts Noor! oval.
I inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.

I used a lovely selection of embellishments from The Ribbon Girl online store.
Just click on the links below to take you directly to the products;
The blue English rose is from Wild Orchid Crafts and the lace, double row pearl trim, 2mm white pearl bead string and bronze colour owl charm are what I bought from Sandy at LLC before the store sadly closed for good this year.


A closer look at the floral arrangements.
I have adhered a length of 2mm white pearl bead string  down the lantern and hung the bronze owl charm with a piece of Ivory hemp Twine
I dabbed the charm with white Gesso and used tiny blue rhinestones for the owl's eyes.


A close look at adorable Forget Me Not Tilda sitting on Spring Pallet.
I die cut a CartUs oval and stamped around the edges with an IndigoBlu stamp set and sprinkled a little shabby white embossing enamel around the edge.
After I fussy cut around the image I adhered it to the centre with 2mm 3D foam tape.
The 3mm s/a pearl flatbacks are Hobby House liking lilac and the butterflies that I cut out are from a sheet of Maja Design 'Coffee In The Arbour' desin paper.
I used Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the butterflies to add sparkle and dotted Tilda's cheecks with a white gelly roll pen.


Inside the card is decorated with the design papers and the smallest of a GoKreate large frame frilly # 5 die cut.

I hope you like my card?
It is available to buy in my Ebay shop

We would love you to come and join in with our current challenge which ends on Friday 26th May.My teamies have designed some gorgeous creations.
If you are looking for some inspiration then why not pop over HERE for a peek?

I am entering my card into the following super challenge's;
(I have embossed the Creative Expressions lattice arched adornment die either side of the card at the top and used heat to emboss the shabby white embossing enamel around the oval die cut in the centre of my card)


Thank you for stopping by to visit today and huge thanks for all the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time for me to read.

Crafty hugs
Donna xx

















Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Tilda In The Garden - Guest Designer For Deep Ocean Challenge #153 SPRING!

Hello, Lovely blogger friend's.
I hope that you all enjoyed the Easter break?
No chocolate for me as I had a tooth extraction last week an I needed stitches, so I have had a sore mouth, but don't worry when the stitches are out and I'm feeling better I will indulge in some chocolate.
I was spotlighted and won a Guest DT spot with my Wycinanka birdhouse that I entered into challenge 151............ Flowers everywhere! Thank you ladies!
So here I am sharing my Guest DT creation with pride for Deep Ocean Challenge #153
For the next 2 weeks the challenge theme is...............SPRING!
I absolutely loved colouring This adorable Tilda.

I used Tilda In The Garden from the Pink Lemonade 2014 Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock, and I have fussy cut around her.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #10 and Maja Design 'Sofiero'  papers.
Other dies used are; Cheery Lynn French pastry doily and Sophia's heart doily.
Joy Crafts Noor! oval, Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tags, La La La build a bee and Spellbinders hyacinth leaves.
I inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.

I have used some pretty embellishments from The Ribbon Girl online store on my card.
 Just click onto the links below to take you directly to the products;
Maja Design 'Sofiero' 6 x 6 Paper Pad
55mm 'Emma' Ivory Guipure Lace10mm Ivory Pearl Square Trim20mm Ivory Open RosesPale Pink CarnationsIvory/Cream Beaded Berries3mm x 5mm Oval Ivory Pearl Trim50cm x 80cm White Cheesecloth Fabric5 Metres Pink Tulip Seam BindingBronze Trowel Charm3mm Self Adhesive Rainbow Pearls & Ivory Trinket Pins


A close look at my flower arrangements
The 30mm Pink centre wild roses, 15mm olive green open roses and 10mm baby pink open roses are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.
You can just about see the bee that I have die cut with 300gsm Ivory cardstock and Sofiero papers.
I added some Glamour Dust to the top wings.


A close look at Tilda In The Garden.
I die cut an oval and stamped the edge with a floral swirl IndigoBlu stamp and sprinkled around the edges with shabby white embossing enamel.
Using 2mm 3D sticky tape I matted the oval onto a Joy Crafts Noor! oval and adhered a lenth of Ivory oval pearl string around the outside.
I adhered Tilda to side of the oval with 1mm and 2mm 3D sticky tape.
I cut the butterflies from a sheet of Pion 'Studio Of Memories' and adhered one on top of the other folding up the wings of the second butterflies I used Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to give the wings some sparkle.


Inside the card is decorated to compliment the front.

I hope you like my Spring themed card?
The design team over on the Deep Ocean blog have designed some gorgeous creations.
Why not pop over HERE for a peek?

I am entering my card into the following super challenges;


Thank you for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time to leave.
Have a lovely week.
Crafty hugs
Donna xx
























Sunday, 16 April 2017

Dressed For Festivity Tilda - Anything Goes - Any Image Challenge At The Ribbon Girl

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
 Easter Blessings!
I hope you are well.

Today see's the start of another new challenge over on The Ribbon Girl blog
Our challenge theme for the next 2 weeks is ANYTHING GOES - USE ANY IMAGE
There are 3 wonderful prizes up for grabs. More details can be found at the end of my post.

I have made a Birthday card for my Niece who will be 13 this month.

I used Dressed For Festivity Tilda from the new Little Emoji 2017 Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock and cut out using a Joy Crafts Noor! oval.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, and matted the finished image onto a Spellbinders oval ironwork.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #2 and Galeria 'Purple Rain' 
12 x 12 paper pad.
other dies used are; Cheery Lynn English tea party doily, Marianne Design clock and Ivy circle. Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tag and Memory Box classic numbers.
I inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.
Here is a list of the gorgeous embellishments that I used on my card from The Ribbon Girl
Click onto the links below to take you directly to the products


A close lokk at the floral arrangements and sparkly butterfly.
The hessian butterfly with the tiny wooden bead in the centre is one that my special crafting friend sent to me.


A close look at Tilda. Isn't she adorable?
I used a floral IndigoBlu stamp to stamp around the image and added some shabby white embossing enamel to the edges.
I adhered a length of white pearl bead string around the outside of the image and gave Tilda some earrings using 3mm white pearl flatbacks.
I adhered some 3mm liking lilac pearl flatbacks around the image and dotted Tilda's cheeks with a white gelly roll pen.


Inside the card is decorated to compliment the front.

I hope you like what you see?!?!

we would love you to come along and join in with our current challenge which will run until Saturday April 29th, 9pm UK time.

Here are the 3 wonderful prizes up for grabs for 3 randomly picked winners!

1st prize; £10 voucher for Lili Of The Valley


2nd prize; £10 voucher to spend at The Ribbon Girl


3rd prize; A wonderful selection of crafting goodies from Marianne Design



If it's inspiration that you are looking for then why not pop over HERE for a look at what my teamies have designed.

I am entering my card into the following super challenges;


Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog today and big thanks for the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time for me to read.

Enjoy Easter Sunday and eat lots of chocolate Yum!!!

Crafty Hugs
Donna xx






















Sunday, 2 April 2017

Tilda Hugging Bunny -And A New Challenge At Lovely Haenglar Or Sweet Magnolia

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are keeping well.
Today is the start of a brand new month long challenge at Lovely Haenglar Or Sweet Magnolia
Our challenge theme is EASTER or ANYTHING GOES
Our wonderful sponsor is The Rubber Buggy

I have chosen Easter, and made this card for my Niece.

I used Tilda Hugging Bunny from the Easter Collection 2009.
The image is stamped with memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock and fussy cut around.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils.


To make the square base I used  300gsm Ivory cardstock and Maja Design 'Vintage Spring Basics' 6 x 6 paper stack.
I found a fab tutorial in the latest edition of Simply Cards & papercraft on how to use the free gifts which were an embossing folder and some gorgeous cling stamps.
I cut a square of design paper and used the second largest of a Creative Dies ornate frame to cut an aperture in the centre. I embossed the panel with the free folder and lightly sanded over it.
I matted the panel onto another piece of design paper with 3D sticky pads and used one of the decorative corner stamps inked with white ink pad and sprinkled white opaque embossing powder, and heat embossed. I die cut another piece of design paper using the 2nd smallest of one of the ornate dies and stamped and heat embossed it the same way as before using 3D sticky pads to matt it to the centre. Lastly I stamped the Easter sentiment and used the smallest of the ornate frame die to cut it out.I surrounded the sentiment with shabby white embossing enamel and 3mm white s/a pearl flatbacks and again matted that with 3D sticky pads on top of the centre ornate square.

Other dies used are; La La La heart doily border, Spellbinders lattice heart, Cheery Lynn French pastry doily and pine branches. Magnolia Doohickey heart swirl branch.
I have inked the die cuts and papers with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.
Here is a list of the embellishments that i used on my card from the Ribbon Girl online store.
Click onto the links below to take you directly to the products


A close look at my floral arrangement that consists of 40mm Cream tea roses, blue English rose, 20mm blue open roses, 2 tone blue lilies, cream tulip, Blue tulip, Ivory/cream blossoms and blue beaded berries.
I adhered a few lengths of 3mm white pearl bead string into the top of the floral arrangement.


A close look at Tilda hugging her bunny!
I used glamour dust on Tilda's wings and glossy accents on bunny's nose.
I dotted both of their cheeks with a white gelly roll pen.


Inside the card is decorated to compliment the front.

I hope you like my card?

We would love you to come and join in with our current challenge which ends on Friday March 28th.
If you would like some inspiration then why not pop over HERE where my teamies have designed some stunning creations.

I am entering my card into the following super challenges;


Thanks for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time for me to read.

Crafty hugs
Donna xx









Sunday, 26 March 2017

'Elegance' Inspirational Card For The Ribbon Girl

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well.
Did you remember to put your clocks forward one hour?
More daylight for crafting! yay! Lol!!!

So. I'm here again to share another card that I have made using some gorgeous Pink products from The Ribbon Girl online store.
I have used another of the stunning images from Pion 'Paris Flea Market' and called her Elegance.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #10 and Craft & You 'Vintage Time' 6 x 6 Paper stack.
Other dies used are La La Land cherry blossom branches, Joy Crafts Billes flourishes, Spellbinders floral oval and Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tag.
I inked the die cuts and papers with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.
Here is a list of the gorgeous products that I have used on my card from 
The Ribbon Girl online store.
Click onto the links below to take you directly to the products;


A close look at the flower arrangement's and pretty hand tied bow.


A close look at the image.
I have stamped either side of the image using an IndigoBlu stamp and adhered a length of 3mm white pearl bead string round the outside.


Inside the card is decorated with 'Vintage Time' papers and the smallest of a GoKreate large frame frilly #10 die cut.

I hope you like what you see?

There is still plenty of time to enter our current Anything Goes - Use Any Image challenge which ends on Saturday April 1st, 9pm UK time. 
There are 3 wonderful prizes up for grabs for 3 randomly drawn winners!
More details can be found HERE

I am entering my card into the following super challenge's

Thank you for stopping by to visit today and huge thanks for the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time to leave.
I appreciate every single one of them.

Crafty hugs
Donna xx














Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Wycinanka Birdhouse Inspiration For The Ribbon Girl

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well?
I'm stopping by today to share a birdhouse that I have created using some of the gorgeous products from The Ribbon Girl online store.
Links to the products used can be found at the end of this post.

The Wycinanka Anemone 3D birdhouse comes in kit form from Love To Craft & Create
Here is what I created.


The chipboard pieces come in a pack so it's better to familiarise yourself with how to piece it together first.
I used the pieces as templates to cut out Galeria 'As If In A Dream' Retro 12 x 12 paper pad and adhered the paper to the pieces with tacky glue.
I inked the edges of the  pieces with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink and assembled the birdhouse with tacky glue.


For the alternating roof pieces I used a Martha Stewart daisy border punch and strips of Galeria paper and adhered 2 layers of 25mm Ivory frilled lace to either side.
I adhered a length 4mm pearl Ivory trim along the top of the roof.
I created fascia's with 16mm Fleur Ivory guipure lace and embellished the centre with a bark heart, a wooden heart button and a pink fabric daisy with a 3mm pink pearl adhered to the centre.


An angled view of the birdhouse.


I used some strands of natural sisal underneath the flowers.
The Wycinanka chipboard bird was sent to me from my special friend.

I hope you like my creation?
Here is a list of the products that I used from The Ribbon Girl online store

I am entering my creation into the following super challenges;


Thank you for stopping by to visit today and huge thanks for all the lovely comments.

Crafty hugs
Donna xx