Sunday, May 14, 2017

Friends

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.

Donna




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

SWIRLY BIRDS & SCRIBBLES

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.

Donna

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

Donna


Colours used - Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay

Monday, March 20, 2017

Well good morning friends, bloggers and crafty peeps.

As you can see I am now back in the UK full time after doing my last contract at sea.  It was a sad day leaving after 16 years but it’s time to find my land legs now, and enjoy my grandsons and family, and after all I’m a wee tad old for that game now.  NO I hear you cry 😊

So, the last few months has been a whirl wind of activity, selling my house in Cardiff (my true home) and buying a new one in Doncaster, moving in and getting the most important room in the house my Craft Room up and running.  Priorities !

I am now working for my son in his security business (which was great to get my alarm and cctv fitted) trying to get my furniture out of storage, learn how to drive again (16 years without a car) and settle down and get back into the rhythm of normal life.  Oh and of course there is the weather and the dark winter days to get used to. Bring on the summer and flipflops.  I will be crafting my little heart out as they say..........

This post is also about telling you my news I am now a STAMPIN UP DEMONSTRATOR  yay ………..
So if anyone would love a catalogue or even just buy anything from me please feel free to send me your details and I would be more than happy to send you all the necessary things to make it happen.

Hopefully this year will also see my trying to get my YouTube channel  up and running, but first need to learn the ins and outs, but it is my goal before the end of the year to get this done.
Also I will be making a new Facebook page dedicated to my Stampin Up!  I hope :-)  and even get a shopping button with a bit of luck
So, all in all I have set myself some large goals in my new life but hopefully you can all come along for the ride.


Oh!
a couple of projects to start with I guess……………………..   The small box is from a tutorial on You Tube from Ann's Happy Stamper.........(she is amazing)