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 then won't you ;)











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


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Rubber Dance - Lonely Bunny

Hi everyone,

I'm over on the Rubber Dance blog again with a card for you.....can't see a bunny in the sneak peek can you ;)











Hope you like it
Donna x

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Rubber Dance - A record of the past

Hi everyone,

I'm over at the Rubber Dance blog today with a tutorial for you so please pop on over and have a little peek ;)






Ooh wonder what it could be.....



Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 16 September 2017

That's Crafty! - Before you say goodnight

Hi everyone,

I'm over on the That's Crafty! team blog today with a card featuring.......well you'll just have to pop on over for a little nose won't you ;)






Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 15 September 2017

That's Crafty! challenge - Fly Away

Hi everyone,

Yes I'm back already but this time it's for the challenge over at That's Crafty! with the theme of: Fly Away.

So we'd love to see anything and everything with wings please :)







I can't take any credit for the wonderful colours on the tag as my lovely friend Bibi, of huge Rubber Dance fame, sent me some tags with backgrounds so I could add my own little twist on them just for fun.
I added the stamping with some of my hand carved stamps and some doodling with a white Posca pen and I was quite pleased with it ;)




Hope you like it
Donna x

Rubber Dance challenge - Use your fave stamp



Hi everyone,

It's time for a new challenge over at the Rubber Dance blog and this fortnight's theme is:  Use your fave stamp.




Oooooh now this one was a little tricky for me to decide which of the wonderful Rubber Dance stamps I should use!! So I narrowed it down to the little bird from my Whimsical Summer set I designed for Rubber Dance and while I was creating I thought I'd take the cloud from the same set and turn it into an ice cream....as you do of course!!

So pop along and play and remember that you don't have to use just Rubber Dance stamps to join in :)

Size 8 tag, Rubber Dance stamps, Distress Oxides, Tim Holtz sentiment.





Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 9 September 2017

That's Crafty! - Happy

Hi everyone,

I'm over here  today with a card featuring......well you'll just have to pop on over for a little nose won't you.......go on, I dare you ;)






Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 2 September 2017

That's Crafty! - Down to the river

Hi everyone,


I'm over here  today with a watery themed tag .....I'm saying no more so you'll have to pop on over to see for yourself won't you ;)





Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 1 September 2017

That's Crafty! Challenge - Rustica

Hi everyone,

We have a new fortnightly theme over at That's Crafty! with the theme of: Rustica.

This is a really good one to enter and show us all your wonderful rust effects either with real rust powder or created by using paints, texture pastes etc.

Join in and you could win this fab prize to spend on some lovely goodies in the shop



For my tag I used one of the fab That's Crafty! greyboard embellishments with a mixture of Decoart pastes and paints for the rust effect.





Distress Oxides, Decoart pastes and paints, That's Crafty! greyboard embellishment and script stamp, Tim Holtz sentiment and art dolls.


Hope you like it
Donna x


Sunday, 27 August 2017

Rubber Dance - Night Sky

Hi everyone,

I'm back over on the Rubber Dance blog today featuring a step by step tutorial for a door hanger....oh but this is no ordinary door hanger...you'll just have to pop on over for a look then won't you ;)













Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 26 August 2017

That's Crafty! - Amazing Autumn

Hi everyone,

I'm over here today with a Autumn inspired project.....well it is very nearly Autumn isn't it ;)





Hope you like it
Donna x

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Rubber Dance - Lolly Whale

Hi everyone,

I'm over on the Rubber Dance blog today with a creation using lolly sticks.....intrigued.....well why not pop on over then ;)
















Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 19 August 2017

That's Crafty! - Angels' are amongst us.

Hi everyone,

Another Saturday already...time certainly doesn't stand still does it?! I'm over here  today with a card featuring one of my new Christmas stamps :)




I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations, Anything Goes

Simon says Weds, Add a sentiment



Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 18 August 2017

That's Crafty! Challenge - Only Cards

Hi everyone,

It's that time again for a new challenge over at That's Crafty! with the theme of : Only Cards.

A nice easy one then as we all make cards don't we, even if we don't do them usually, especially when there's someone's birthday coming up!!

Join in and you could win this voucher to spend in the online shop


There's some fantastic new goodies coming up including 2 sets of Christmas stamps from me,  ;)


As I'm still on my stamp carving kick at the moment, this card features my toadstool plus a new flower and snail I carved a couple of days ago. I can't say snails are my favourites at the moment as they seem to have eaten all my Hostas this year!!




Oxides, Zig pens, Tim Holtz sentiment. Speedball Speedycarve was used for the carving.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Rubber Dance August Theme Challenge

Hi everyone,

As you all may have noticed, I've now joined the wonderfully talented ladies over at Rubber Dance so this is my first challenge with them.





A nice one to start off with don't you think? Funnily enough I've just rekindled my love of embossing too, I'd forgotten what wonderful effects it can create. 

I created a tag using my beloved Oxides and the stamp sets Weed Love and Butterfly Trio. Stamped with Versamark and embossed with Stampendous white embossing powder.






Pop along, look at the inspiration from my teamies and then join in.

I also have my very own code to share too for free shipping  DGFreeShip  which you can use when ordering directly from Rubber Dance on all orders over 15 Euros


Hope you like my first challenge creation
Donna x

Saturday, 12 August 2017

That's Crafty! - I had a lovely time

Hi everyone,

Please pop on over to here to see what I've made this week  ;)







Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 5 August 2017

That's Crafty! - The Traveller

Hi everyone,

Time once again for me to appear over here  where I might just be sharing another hand carved stamp...you'll have to pop on over for a little nose then  ;)




I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Take it, Make it, Anything Goes



Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 4 August 2017

That's Crafty! challenge - Anything but a Card

Hi everyone,

Well amazingly we're already into August.....I know, where is the time going?!

It's time for another challenge over at That's Crafty! and this time the theme is: Anything but a card.

So we'd love to see all your creations that are non card based, tags etc are fine ;)

Join in and you could win this


to spend on the shop website.


For my creation I used one of my favourite Katzelkraft cats as she reminds me so much of my Saffie in naughty mode!!!





That's Crafty! substrate, stencil, black Gesso and purple Sparklers spray, Katzelkraft cat stamp, Rubber Dance flower stamp, Zig pens, Tim Holtz sentiment.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 29 July 2017

That's Crafty! - Daylight Dreams

Hi everyone,

I'm over here  today so please pop on over to see what I've made ;)






Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 22 July 2017

That's Crafty! - Don't doubt the strength

Hi everyone,

Please pop on over to here  to see what I've made for this Saturday just for all of you :)



I am entering this into the following challenge:

Take it, Make it, Anything Goes



Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 21 July 2017

That's Crafty! challenge - All things grunge

Hi everyone,

It's time for another challenge over at That's Crafty! and the theme for this fortnight is: All things grunge.

So it's time to dig out out all those blacks, browns and greys and go grungy!

Join in and you could win this to spend on all the new goodies in the shop ;)



I made a tag for this featuring some of the new That's Crafty! greyboard cog embellishments.





Distress Oxides, That's Crafty! texture stamp and greyboard embellishments, Leonie Pujol circles die, Decoart paints, Tim Holtz ephemera.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 15 July 2017

That's Crafty! - Give me wings

Hi everyone,

I'm over here today with a card. Please on pop over for all the details ;)




I'm entering this into the following challenge:

Take It,Make It- Anything Goes


Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 14 July 2017

Giveaway Winners - Redraw

Hi everyone,

Sue, who was one of the lucky winners yesterday, has asked me to put her set of stamps back into the pot to be redrawn because as she's a member of the Rubber Dance team (the maker of the stamps) she wanted someone else to get a chance of having them. What a lovely thought isn't it.

Soooooo I did another draw after taking out Sue and Gill's names and this is the new winner:






It's Kim, nicely modelled here by Saffie as she refused to take part in the fiasco yesterday she can get her 15 minutes of fame today instead!!

Kim can you contact me with your address please?

Gill I've already heard from you so yours are on their way for tomorrow hopefully.


PHEW I need a lie down now....too  much excitement in the one day!!!!


Donna x

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Giveaway Winners...YAY

Hi everyone,

Hope you're all okay out there and are sitting waiting with baited breath to see who the two winners of my Rubber Dance Whimsical Summer stamp set are



So because I'm stupid fair minded I decided that Fred and Saffie deserved another chance at picking the winner, they assured me that after the fiasco of last time they couldn't really do any worse......hmm....shall we see?!


Yay food at last I'm starving

Oh not this rubbish game again

Wonder if it is food though?

Shall I get Saffie to try it first then, just in case?

Or I can just lay here and look fabulous

Bored of looking fab now actually

What HAS she put in here anyway?!

Shall I knock the bowl around the room, that'll teach her

I give up, let's try this yummy food then

AAAARRRGGHHHH not tuna tasting at all!!!


At this point, Mum (aka me) had to step in as Fred was trying to eat the paper....I should've known really as he has a thing about paper!!


After I retrieved it I did the old fashioned method of putting my hand in and pulled out the two lucky winners:



Sue and Gill could you please contact me and let me know your addresses please? Don't worry, I will not be sending Fred in the envelope too ;)


Oh and apparently as Fred was sooooo helpful I was treated to a little modelling session...sometimes there are no words!!!




Yeah baby...I'm the MAN


Don't worry if you're not a winner this time as watch this space as there be more opportunities for you to win after Fred mucks up another draw in the future!!



Donna x

Giveaway - My new Rubber Dance stamp set

NOW CLOSED


STICKY POST- GIVEAWAY WILL END 13TH JULY 2017


Hi everyone,

It's time for another giveaway and this time it's for 2 lucky winners of my new stamp set I designed for the wonderful Bibi of Rubber Dance worldwide fame.

Here's the stamp set, in case you've forgotten what it looks like:





If you pop on over to here  you can see my samples' made with these stamps too.


So that's 2 winners who will be selected on 13th July for this giveaway. 
You have to be a follower, leave a comment on this post only and if you comment on my FB post too you get another entry, open to anywhere in the world.

I'm not sure how I'm going to pick the winners this time as my little furry assistants let me down badly last time but they've asked for another chance to do it so we'll see!!


Good luck everyone
Donna x 


Saturday, 8 July 2017

That's Crafty! - Make a difference

Hi everyone,

I'd love you all to pop on over to here  to see what I've made for this Saturday :)





I am entering this into the following challenge:

Take it, Make it, Anything Goes



Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 7 July 2017

That's Crafty! challenge - Anything Goes

Hi everyone,

We have another challenge over at That's Crafty! and this fortnight's theme is: Anything Goes.

Well there you go, absolutely no excuse for not joining in when you can create anything you like to show us. Pop on over and see my lovely teamies inspirational makes and then join in and you could win this:



which means you could treat yourself to my bunny stamp I've used here....just saying ;)


I made an acrylic stack from That's Crafty! for my creation using my Rubber Dance and That's Crafty! stamps combined, how cool is that?!

The only problem is photographing it is a real pain so it looks more colourful in real life



oh and as I was struggling I got assistance from my little helper...whether I wanted it or not!!!




That's Crafty! acrylic stack, stencil and stamps, Rubber Dance stamps, Zig pens, Gelatos, Posca pens, Tim Holtz sentiment.

Hope you like it
Donna x