Thursday, 14 December 2017

Tree Love

Hi everyone,

A quick one from me today as I just wanted to share a card I made using my hand carved tree stamp.

This card is actually my other half's Christmas card, he was expecting a cat with a Santa hat so I had to do something different as a surprise!!!




I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers, Christmas

Simon says Monday, Christmas/Winter Holidays

Stamping Sensations, Winter trees and flowers

Artistic Stamper, Christmas



My hand carved rubber tree stamp, That's Crafty! star stamp, WOW embossing white powder, Tim Holtz sentiment.


Hope you like it
Donna x


Tuesday, 12 December 2017

In the bleak Mid Winter

Hi everyone,

I hope you're all staying warm out there. We have had quite a load of snow here in the UK and of course everything has now been badly disrupted as usual!!

So with all this snow and ice hanging around I thought I'd share a Wintery project I made with lots of yummy crackle and dried leaves, bark etc. I've included some close ups too so you can see all the little details.












I'm entering this into the following challenges:

A Vintage Journey, Winter Wonderland

Simon says Monday, Christmas/Winter Holidays

Mixed Media Monthly, Believe














Decoart paints and crackle paste, Paperartsy stamp sentiment, That's Crafty substrates and loads of other stuff too!!



Hope you like it
Donna x


Saturday, 9 December 2017

That's Crafty! - O' Christmas Tree

Hi everyone,

It's time for me to appear before your very own eyes over here  so please pop on over to have a little peep....I know you really want to ;)








Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 8 December 2017

That's Crafty! challenge - 'Tis the Season

Hi everyone,

Well of course as time is marching on until the big day that's what the challenge just had to be about over at That's Crafty! with the theme of: 'Tis the Season.

So we'd love to see all your wonderful Christmas or Wintery creations please, go mad with the bling!

Join in and you could win a £20 voucher to spend online in the shop....just in time for Christmas then...YAY!!

For my creation I used a fab snowman from Rubber Dance, isn't he a cutie ;)



Rubber Dance and Paperartsy stamps, Clarity paper, Gelli print with Distress Markers, Zig pens, Stickles.

Hope you like it
Donna x

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Winter Tree

Hi everyone,

A quick one from me today as I'm busy doing I don't know what really but I'm busy!!!

I thought I'd share a card with you today made using my hand carved tree from rubber as the focal point, I seem to be addicted to using Kraft card at the moment too!



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Vintage Journey, Winter Wonderland

Simon says Monday, Icy Inspiration

Simon says Weds, Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations, Winter tree and flowers



Hand carved tree, Paperartsy sentiment stamped on vintage paper, background is a Gelli print using Decoart paints, punched out snowflakes.

Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 2 December 2017

That's Crafty! - Something Fishy

Hi everyone,

I'm over here  today with something a little bit fishy for you....before all the Christmas stuff starts!!







Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 1 December 2017

Rubber Dance challenge

Hi everyone,

It's time for another challenge over at the Rubber Dance blog which is open for the whole month of December and just look at the prize!!!!! Bibi the lovely owner is obviously in the generous Christmas spirit already!!!





What a fantastic prize so get your creations ready, pop on over and add your link while also having a look at what my lovely teamies have made to inspire you too.


Looks like bunny is getting a little precious over his stash of carrots doesn't it?!






I used Bonny Bunny along with Adore Me, Crazy Flowers 1 and 2.

Don't forget to use my special code of: DGFreeShip when your order comes to 15 euros and over as you get free shipping.



Hope you like it
Donna x

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Let it Snow - Rubber Dance

Hi everyone,

I'm over on the Rubber Dance blog today with a tutorial for you with a Christmas theme....well it's getting ever closer isn't it?!













Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 25 November 2017

That's Crafty! - A rose for you

Hi everyone,

I'm over here today with a Christmas Rose...... you'll just have to pop on over for the details ;)







Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 24 November 2017

That's Crafty! Challenge - Green with envy

Hi everyone,

It's time for another challenge over at That's Crafty! with the theme of: Green with envy.

So that means we'd love to see all your creations with all shades of green being prominent.

Join in and you could be in with a chance of winning a £20 voucher to spend online in the shop and I can tell you there's a whole heap of goodies coming soon so it's well worth having a go to try and win it.

I love using a lot of greens in my work so I thoroughly enjoyed creating for this challenge.




Crafters Workshop and Prima stencils, Paperartsy stamps, Decoart paints all created on wood.



Hope you like it
Donna x

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Try It on Tuesday Guest Designer






Hi everyone,

I'm absolutely thrilled to be asked to be a Guest Designer over at Try it on Tuesday and join in with their new challenge theme of: Colourful.

So of course I was more than happy with the theme as I just love using colour!!

Here's my tag that I made for the challenge so please pop on over to see the rest of the lovely DT creations too.
A big thank you ladies for asking me :)





I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Simon says Weds, Furry Friends

Take it, Make it, Anything Goes



Hope you like it
Donna x

Christmas Bunny - Rubber Dance

Hi everyone,

I'm over on the Rubber Dance blog today where I'm feeling a little festive, pop on over and check it out ;)











Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 18 November 2017

That's Crafty! - Star Struck

Hi everyone,

It's that time of the week where I appear over here so I'd love for you all to pop on over to see all the details ;)




I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Take it, Make it, Anything Goes

Simon says Weds, Furry Friends

The Artistic Stamper, Use a Quote




Hope you like it
Donna x

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

New Rubber Dance Whimsical Winter stamp set

Hi everyone,

I'm beyond thrilled to announce that I have a brand new and very shiny stamp set released by Rubber Dance this very day....YAY!!!!

It's called Whimsical Winter and it looks like this:



I designed it so it could be used for all your Winter themed creations plus Christmas ones too of course if you so wish.

I've been having lots of fun making samples which you can see if you pop along to the Rubber Dance blog where you'll see not only my stuff but wonderful samples from the rest of the team PLUS other new stamps too!!

You want to see a sample? Oh all right, here's one just for you then ;)




An exciting day indeed, I really hope you all like the new stamp set ;)

Donna xx

Saturday, 11 November 2017

That's Crafty! - Be Thankful

Hi everyone,

I'm over here  today with an acrylic stack for you, pop on over to see the full details ;)







I'm entering this into the following challenge:

Take it, Make it, Anything Goes (I've used Paperartsy and 49 Market stamps)




Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 10 November 2017

That's Crafty! Challenge - Stencil It

Hi everyone,

Its time for another challenge over at That's Crafty! with the theme of: Stencil It.

So we'd love to see all your lovely creations as long as they feature stencilling, we all have loads of yummy stencils don't we?!

Join in and you could be in with a chance of winning a £20 voucher to spend online in the shop....maybe it could be an early Christmas pressie for yourself ;)

For my creation I used only stencils ( Crafters Workshop and Dina Wakley) on wood which was then painted with a mixture of Decoart paints, textures pastes and waxes etc. Amazing what you can create with no stamps isn't it.






Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 4 November 2017

That's Crafty! blog - Colour your world

Hi everyone,

Please pop on over to here  to see how I've made this duo of ATCs' ;) 






Hope you like it
Donna x

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Rubber Dance - Colour Challenge

Hi everyone,

It's time for another colour challenge over at the Rubber Dance blog and here's the rather yummy colour palette you can play with, beautiful isn't it.



So pop on over and link up all your creations using mainly those 3 colours, the subject matter is up to you.

I couldn't resist using some of the brand new releases from Rubber Dance which at the moment have 20% off in the shop and if you use my code DGFreeShip you get free shipping on all orders over 15 Euro's....how cool is that?!





All Rubber Dance stamps (Crazy Flowers 1, Adore Me and Whimsical Summer) Zig clean colour pens.



Hope you like it
Donna x

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Rubber Dance - Join the circus

Hi everyone,

Please pop on over to here  where I have a tutorial for you all featuring.....well you'll just have to come along and have a little nose then won't you to find out!!














Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 28 October 2017

That's Crafty! - Life in pictures

Hi everyone,

Intrigued by the title? Want to have a look? Well please pop on over to here  to see what it is ;)









Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 27 October 2017

That's Crafty! - Floral Fancy

Hi everyone,

It's time for another challenge over at That's Crafty! with the theme of: Floral Fancy.

We'd love to see all your flowery creations and let's be honest here, who doesn't have a ton of flower stamps?!

Join in and you could be in with a chance of winning this yummy voucher to spend online in the shop




Even though I do have a LOT of flower stamps I decided to carve one of my own for this challenge with some accompanying leaves as well :)





Hand carved stamps, the sentiment is a Carabelle one, Distress Oxides, Tim Holtz woodgrain stencil

Hope you like it
Donna x

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Rubber Dance - Terrific Teabags

Hi everyone,

Intrigued by the title are you? Then please head on over to here  where all shall be revealed!!








Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 21 October 2017

That's Crafty! - Out of the hollow

Hi everyone,

Are you just a little bit intrigued by the title of the blog post? Well why not pop along to here  to see what's it all about then ;)







Hope you like it
Donna x

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Rubber Dance challenge - Animals



Hi everyone,

It's time for a new challenge over at Rubber Dance with the theme of: Animals.

So we'd love to see all sorts of different animals and don't forget you don't have to just use Rubber Dance stamps to enter either ;)

I created a tag for this using this gorgeous little squirrel perched on top of a flowery hill




I am entering this tag into the following challenges:

Take it, Make it, Anything Goes

Tag Tuesday, All creatures great and small

Stamping Sensations, Autumn Glory



All Rubber Dance stamps, Zig pens, Decoart paints, Tim Holtz wood effect stencil, Tim Holtz sentiments.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 14 October 2017

That's Crafty! - Winter Sunshine

Hi everyone,

I'm over here today with a tag....of course you'll need to pop on over to see how the tag was created.....sneaky huh?!




I am entering this tag into the following challenge:

Take it, Make it, Anything Goes

Simon says Monday, Not a card



Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 13 October 2017

That's Crafty! challenge - Get your spook on

Hi everyone,

Yes it's time for another challenge over at That's Crafty! with the theme of: Get your spook on

So we'd love to see anything and everything spooky! Be it skeletons,witches, black cats etc etc.

Join in and you could be in with a chance of winning this fab prize to spend in the shop




I thought for this one I'd use my hand carved cat and pumpkin to make a whimsical spooky card on a Gelli print background. He's probably a bit too much of a cutie to be truly scary though.....bwahhhhaaaaaaa







Hand carved cat and pumpkin, Katzelkraft stamp (witches hat), Rubber Dance stamp (hill with the flowers), That's Crafty! bats Dinky stencil, Zig pens, Tim Holtz sentiment


Hope you like it
Donna x

Thursday, 12 October 2017

A strange visitor

Hi everyone,

A really quick one from me today as I just wanted to share a spooky tag with you as it's that time of year ;)



I am entering this tag into the following challenges:

Try it on Tuesdays, It's Halloween time

Simon says Monday, Not a card


All stamps are hand carved, doodling with a Posca pen, Gelli print background, Tim Holtz sentiments


Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 7 October 2017

That's Crafty! - More spooky fun

Hi everyone,

I'd love for you all to pop on over to here  to see what spookiness I've got up to now ;)



i am entering this card into the following challenges:

Lost Coast Designs, Animals (the bunny head is a Rubber Dance stamp)

Lost Coast Designs, 31 Days of Halloween

Simon says Monday, A walk on the dark side



Hope you like it
Donna x

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Estimable Gentleman

Hi everyone,

Well there's a mouthful of a blog heading just for a CAS card?!

I thought I'd put my hand carved skull stamp to good use as it's spooky time all this month ;)




I am entering this card into the following challenges:

House of Cards, CAS Halloween and/or colours












Addicted to stamps and more, Make your mark

Simon says Monday, A walk on the dark side




Hand carved skull stamp, Rubber Dance stamp (Whimsical Summer for the hat), That's Crafty! greyboard substrate, Tim Holtz sentiments.




Hope you like it
Donna x


Saturday, 30 September 2017

That's Crafty! - Spooky Time

Hi everyone,

As it's Saturday I'm appearing over here  with a spooky post for you all today.....don't worry it's not too scary to have a little peek at!!






Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 29 September 2017

That's Crafty! challenge - Forever Autumn

Hi everyone,

It's time for another challenge over at That's Crafty! and the theme is: Forever Autumn.

So we'd love to see everything and anything Autumnal please, be it leaves, acorns or the colours red, orange etc.

Join in and you could be in win a chance of winning this fab prize




For my contribution I created a tag using some of my hand carved stamps. I like to think it represents the Autumnal winds swirling the leaves around the little garden fairy :)




Decoart paints, Tim Holtz stencil, die cut and sentiment.

Hope you like it
Donna x

Monday, 25 September 2017

Organic Art?

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all okay out there.

I have something a little different from me today for you all although I do try to vary what I make (mainly to stop myself getting bored) but this is just something I really enjoyed creating with items I had to hand ;)

I've used all manner of different items on this including: recycled teabags, tie dye and tea dyed Calico fabric, hand pressed flowers and leaves from my garden, Vintaj brass pieces, hand made clay face from a mould....the list is endless.

I'll leave you with some close ups.











 I am entering this into the following challenges:

Paperartsy, Metallics

A Vintage Journey, Altered Art

Simon says Monday, Heavy Metal



Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 23 September 2017

That's Crafty! - Rise Above

Hi everyone,

I'm over on the That's Crafty! blog today with a card featuring....oh well you'll just have to pop on over to see all the details then won't you ;)





I am entering this into the following challenge:

Take it, Make it, Anything Goes



Hope you like it
Donna x

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Butterfly Trio

Hi everyone,

Just a quick one from me today as I thought I'd take a chance to enter some competitions as I don't seem to have had the time to do that for ages!!



The butterfly is one of my hand carved rubber stamps, you wouldn't believe the attempts I've had trying to carve a half decent one!!


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Less is More, Take Flight

Take it, Make it, Anything Goes

Simon says Weds, Pop it up (there's 3D foam dots behind the butterflies)

Addicted to stamps and More, Photo Inspiration




Hope you like it
Donna x