Monday, June 26, 2017

Love Coffee

Afternoon All

Just a quick post using the new Coffee Cafe, I just love the DSP and I love Coffee

Will be playing with this again tonight watch this space

As always thanks for looking

Donna xx

Saturday, June 24, 2017

4 x 4 Box and Cards

Afternoon all, well my grandsons are set up in the craft room and I can now finish my little project.  I have been making 4 x 4 cards and thought I would make a sweet little box for them.

I have used the Oh So Eclectic Stamps, Dies and DSP - Love this set.

The box is a tutorial from Anne Melvin, thank you. -

I love this set and the papers are gorgeous, using all of the colours together I thought they came out really well.

I also used the die with the same coloured card as a tone on tone but the effect was really stunning .

The colours used : Peekaboo Peach, Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig and Soft Sky

Thanks for looking as always


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Make a Wish

Evening friends and crafters, tonight I thought I would try out the gift bag punch board.  I make this card with the Lemon Lime Twist DSP and card stock, which if you have seen my earlier posts know I am in love with this colour.  I used the Lemon Lime twist and Sahara Sand ink pads.

The Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set for the sentiment  was a great choice to go with the stamps in the Balloon Celebrations, all cut out using the matching punch.

A lovely little set for someone I think.

As always thanks for looking

Donna xx

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Garden in a Crate

I have just finished another project this afternoon using the gorgeous Colorful Seasons and the wonderful Wood Crate framelits

Both of these sets are so versatile they only thing stopping you creating wonderful things is your own imagination.

I cut out the crate with the thick Whisper White card stock and stamped the beatiful Wood Words flowers in Lemon Lime Twist, the I added son 1" strips inside the crate the 3D effect with the seasons framelits.  The card stock and inks are from the new 2017-2019 in-colors.
I love the chair and can just imagine sitting there.

Thanks as always for looking and remember you can buy all of these products from my online store.

Donna x

Engagement Card

Morning crafty friends, another card made with the gorgeous Sunshine Saying thinlits.

I have used our wonderful new colours Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist which I am in love with.

The card measure 5.5" x 8"  I embossed half of the Whisper White panel and then used the score board to make a sentiment border.  I then added the Fresh Floral DSP in Fresh Fig and added a bitty bow in Lemon Lime Twist

A simple but effective card.

Thanks for looking as always.

Donna x

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Anniversary Card

Well today my son and daughter-in-law celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary, I really don't know where the time goes....

I created this card using the wonderful Sunshine Wishes thinlits, I think the heart just makes a wonderful statement on a plain card.

I used crumb cake and very vanilla card stock, which I embossed using the Seaside embossing folder, I added some Very Vanilla ribbon and some of the wonderful new Faceted Gems.

If you would like any of these products don't forget to press the shopping tab.....  the new 2017-2018 catalogue has some amazing products

Thanks as always for looking

D x

Sunday, May 14, 2017


Well after a busy day setting up blogs and Facebook pages I finally had time to make a little card using some of the new dies and stamps that will be available to buy from my shop in June.

It is the launch of the new catalogue from June 1st and I have to say it is pack with all sorts of yummyness (if that is actually a word lol)

The stamps and dies are a sneak peek of the Lovely Inside & Out
I have used Whisper White Card Base with Wisteria Wonder card for the die cut, Marina Mist and Mint Macaron inks.

If you would like me to send you the new Catalogue let me know over on my FB page

Thanks as always for looking.

Donna B

Monday, May 1, 2017

Street Scene

Afternoon stamping and crafting friends

Today I created a little scene using lots and lots of different stamp sets punches and embossing folder.

I started with a brick embossing folder and some smoky grey card then I created the fence with the label punch and used the new wood grain DSP.  I also cut out the Hearth & Home framelits for the window and flower box in whisper white and the DSP for some added dimension. I used the succulent garden DSP and also the falling in love for the net curtain effect.  I used the Succulent garden flowers and dies for the window box. The flowers are stamped in Sweet Sugarplum and Elegant Eggplant.

I also used the new Bike Ride stamp set and fussy cut the bicycle I stamped it in basic black and then coloured it in to create a silhouette. The sentiment is from and old stamp set, and I cut out a hexagon in Sweet Sugarplum to make it look like a name plate.  I used silver embossing powder for the sentiment.

Thanks for looking as always.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Evening friends

Playing tonight with the new Stampin' Up! colours and daisy stamp and punch.

I love the way this turned out, the colours are so vibrant and happy.

I used the embossing folder petal burst on a piece of whisper white card stock, stamped the image in Berry Burst on the Berry Burst card stock.  I also used the new Happy Birthday thinlit die.

Thanks as always for looking.

Donna x

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Afternoon All

Well I have eventually found time to do some crafting.....  things have been pretty hectic of late with family, which I love but now its me time.

Today I have been making a Sampler for home decor, I have used lots of goodies including a sneek peek at some of the new things coming from Stampin' Up!

Hope you like it..................

The frame was a mirror but when I had it delivered it was broken so as I never throw anything away this is what it became.  Some of the stamps have been in my stash for a long time, especially the beach huts these stamps are from Michael Powell.

The Tee-shirt is from Stampin' Up! and will be retiring this year.

The little boat is from the Swirly Bird Stamp set, and the deck chair is a sneeky look at whats to come.  The anchor is a die I have had a while so I cut it twice using Night of Navy and Very Vanilla card stock.  All od the background papers are from the By the Shore DSP.

Thanks for looking as always.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Evening All

It's a very wet and miserable evening here, lights are on its dark and gloomy outside - so I thought I would cheer myself up by using the swirly stamps and dies.

I love the Rose Red card stock and ink so like a summer garden.....

I used whisper white for the inside and the front panel, for the small flowers I cut a template to stamp them. so I could line them up, the I put them on dimensionals with some Wink of Stella.  The sentiment is from succulent garden and I used the layering oval dies.

 for the inside I die cut another swirly flower and added another of the small flowers in the middle

I CASEd the idea from Llina Crouse on You Tube

As always thanks for looking

Donna x

Monday, March 27, 2017

Baby Card

Evening All

Congratulations are in order for my nephew and his wife on the birth of their baby boy - a handsome 8lb and 11oz..................... not bad for a first time.

So a beautiful evening here and I am in my craft room enjoying creating a card for them.

 I have used the gorgeous Bermuda Bay card stock and white embossed the stamp, from the Any Occasion set

I Love the pop up crib and the little shelf with the letters, these I have cut using Night of Navy card stock for a bit of contrast,

The envelope I made using the subtles DSP in Bermuda Bay, and the envelope punch board.

As always thanks for looking and have a great evening.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Jars of Love

Good morning crafty peeps and a HAPPY MOTHERS DAY from a beautiful day in Doncaster, sun is shining and summer is officially on its way.

Today I have been making a few shaker elements for cards using the beautiful Stampin Up!
JARS OF LOVE and the matching framelits EVERYDAY JARS.

I stamped the jar and sentiment onto acetate with stazon black ink, then cutout the jar and added some sequins from my stash, I heat embossed the lids in silver.

Hope you like them

Thanks for looking as always


Colours used - Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay