Thursday, November 30, 2017

Morning crafty friends

Well Its that time again the Year End Sale has begun................

Don't miss out on these lovely items they sell out so quickly, click the link below to check out the items

Year End Retirement List.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Afternoon All

Such a busy time crafting and not having time to blog - oh well trying hard to keep up but working full time as well not always as easy as it sounds.

But today I have managed to make quite a few cards, so will try and post at least 3 times this coming week.

So we are going to start off with this little card using the Coffee Cafe and Merry Cafe, with the wonderful snowflake embossing folder.

I made this using a 5 x 5 blank white card base, then added a piece of the Quilted Christmas dsp,
I made another mat with a different piece of the DSP and a layer of Soft Sky which I embossed.

I used the wonderful Garden Green Stitched Sating Ribbon - a favourite of mine.

I cut out the coffee cup with another piece of the DSP, stamped the cream on top with soft sky added the cup holder which I stamped using the Merry Cafe

Add a piece of bakers twine and a straw, and thats about it

Thanks as always for looking

Donna B x

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Starry Night

Evening everyone

Well tonight I decided I would try some background blending, I have wanted to try out the Brightly Lit Christmas stamps and dies and though they would look lovely in some none traditional colours.

 I started by picking out the blues and then thought they would look better in Wisteria Wonder, one of my favorite colours, but I needed to add a darker colour for the lamp and didn't want black.  I used the Elegant Eggplant to die cut the lamp and then cut it again in Glimmer paper.  

It was a bit of a struggle getting those little pieces in but after a lot of cursing I managed it.  Think if I was to do this again I would just ink behind the lamps.

I started the sky with Soft Sky and then put the mask for the moon as I didn't want it too bright  before I started the Wisteria Wonder finally finishing the edges with Elegant Egg Plant.

I stamped the Lovely as a Tree in Smoky Slate and then stamped off for the lighter trees in the front.
I used Versa Mark for the starry swirl from the Star of Light stamp set and then used one of the sentiments in the Wisteria.  I did use a die from my stash for the hill in the front.

This is a larger card 7" x 5" and all in all I am very pleased with it.

Thanks as always for looking, all the products used are available in my shop, either through my blog or Facebook page.

Donna B xx

Monday, November 6, 2017


Evening All,

Well this is a special card for me as I always travel home to Wales for Christmas, and it is definitely driving home for Christmas as it takes me just under 4 hours singing Christmas songs all the way.

I have made this card using the Hearts come Home bundle, but I actually used a die I had in my stash to change up the word home.

I die cut the houses, and used the Cherry Cobbler blend to colour the doors, I them stamped the sentiment and cut it into smaller pieces and outlined them with the smaller end of the pen.

The die I used from my stashed was cut out with Glimmer paper.  the back ground card stock I scored on the score board and then added the Be Merry DSP inside the score lines.

Thanks as always for looking

Donna B

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Polar Express SVG project

Evening all

A different project today, I have used my cameo and a file from @svgcuts - I have been wanting to make this for a while for a Christmas Decor.  The actual train and the Caboose are boxes that you can put battery operated tealights in or you can put sweets or presents.

I have made this using Cherry Cobler and Garden Green card stock with the Be Merry DSP.

I loved doing this project, and can't wait to see my grandsons faces, when its full of little presents for them.

The train is too large to get all in one photo.

Thanks as always for looking

Donna B xx

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Little Eskimo

Morning Friends,

Today I have been using the Cookie Cutter stamp set and the Merry Little Christmas DSP.  I was looking for inspiration on how to use the check paper and found on pinterest a sketch, which is not something I use very often, but  I have to say I could become addicted to them.  Thanks to all who post these.

I stamped the image in Memento and used the sketch markers to colour him, then I used a Versa Mark pen so I could heat emboss the fir in white,

The sentiment is from the Ready for Christmas stamp set, which I haven't used yet.  Got to love weekends, when it's raining and too cold to go out.  I embossed the white tag layer with the softly falling folder and finished everything off by adding Wink of Stella over his outfit and all the trees on the paper, and a few rhinestones.

As Always thanks for taking the time to look at my blog.

Donna B xx

Friday, November 3, 2017


Evening All

Friday again, wow where is the time going, another week closer to Christmas.....

Tonight I have made a cute card using the Seasonal Chums, love this set, as a stand along or tags -  this little image leant itself to the wonderful papers, and again those gorgeous foil snowflakes.

Not your usual combination for a Christmas card, but I love them Black, Red and Gold very Regal.
I embossed the sentiment and used the Stitched Oval Framelits, an absolute must have for your collection.

I also used the lovely washi tape, not usually my go to but think I could get use to these as the colours in the pack are great.

I coloured the image using the Stamping Blends also adding a gold gel pen for the bell, and a few more dots on his back.

As always thanks for looking, and don't forget all these wonderful products can be purchased in my online shop.

Donna B xx


 I just thought I would take a moment and put together some of the things that I use on a daily basis, and to be perfectly honest could not do without. Every crafter has their own preference and it has to be said that quality outweighs price in my opinion.

Making an investment in something you love , which will last the test of time is a no brainer for me.

Hope some of you feel the way I do about you essential tools

Donna B xx

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


Here we are again, on a role now with Christmas

I love simple cards, just with a little splash of colour.  This cards is one of my favorites so far, again using lovely Smitten Mittens, this set is so gorgeous, ideas just keep popping up all the time.

I stamped and die cut the mittens, and the little bow, then added the strings using the stamping Write marker.

As Always thanks for stopping by

Donna B x

All products used can be found in my shop, just click on the item.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Beautiful in Blue

On a role now for Christmas and one of the colours I love is Soft Sky

The first card was made using the Hard Wood background stamp and also the softly falling embossing folder.  I heat embossed the sentiment with Silver embossing powder for a bit of shine and for the sparkle added the rhinestones.

I love the simplicity of this card and its says what you want it to say.

I stamped and die cut the mitten then ran it through the cable embossing folder and added a small bow

As always thanks for looking

Donna B

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Christmas Sparkle

Afternoon friends from a very blustery day here.

Well I am all Halloweened out and its high time I got on with some Christmas cards, for this first card I used the gorgeous Hearts come home, I love this set.

I built the front on top of the Merry Little Christmas DSP, another favorite of mine.

The Card is 5 x5 square.

I used a piece of silver washi tape on the right hand side edge on the inside.

Thanks as always for looking

Donna B x

Friday, October 27, 2017

Spooky Mug

 Here we are again making spooky treat holders, but this time for the adults, thought I would put some grown up treats in these. I cased these from You Tube (lots of them)

I think these are great and will certainly be trying a Christmas version

I did use up some of my stickers that I have had in my stash for eon's

We all have them

I think they turned out really well

As always 

Thanks for looking

Donna B xx

Monday, October 23, 2017

Hi Everyone

Well I hate 4 days away on business gets in the way of my crafting lol

I have been making some treat bags for the children in the street for Halloween Night............

Love them

Hope you like them too

Donna B

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Afternoon Crafty Friends

Today's card is a birthday cards for 1st birthdays.  I was really pleased how this turned out it is made using Soft Sky one of my favorite colours and for the little girl I used Blushing Bride

I used the number and letter framelits and the Cookie Cutter Christmas for the bears.  Some older stamp sets and the Subtles DSP.

Thanks as always for looking

Donna B x

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Morning Crafty World

Well my shop is up and running yay for me!!!!

Anyway have been crafting like mad recently so here is another card for you

I used the Beautiful Bouquet set with the stitched circles and matching scalloped circle framelits.

I used a brick effect embossing folder.

Thanks for looking


Friday, October 13, 2017

Hello Everyone

Busy week this week, trying hard to set up my Etsy Shop.  But as always there is time for a card or two.

I Cased a layout design from Pinterest and thought it would be lovely for the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and matching DSP.

I used Cajun Craze and stamped the flower with Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry

The card stock base is 4.25 x 4.25, I used the largest stitched circle die with the co-ordinating circle framplits

Thanks as always for looking.

Donna x

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Evening All

Well have had a busy evening crafting, my 3rd card for tonight is made with the wonderful Smitten Mitten stamps and matching dies.

I love this set as it is so versatile you can do almost any colours to suit.

I have used Soft Sky and Crumb Cake, with a Whisper White Layer.  I first cut the mittens and them ran them through the Cable Knit Embossing folder.  For the White Layer I put that through the Softly Falling embossing folder.

I used the embossing dies that are in the set for the cuffs and finished it off with a piece of Jute.

As always thanks for looking


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Morning Everyone

World Card Making Day 1st - 10th October..............................

Well for us die hard crafty peeps its card making day everyday but for all you new people out there that would like to start see below for some wonderful offers to get you going.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Painted Harvest

Yay, I finally got my stamp set and it is absolutely gorgeous.  I couldn't wait any longer so I made a card tonight using the set and had an idea to emboss the stamp with copper embossing powder.

I used a standard Whisper White bard base, and a Cajun Craze layer which I stamped the sentiment on.

I used another Whisper white layer and stamped the first layer in Cajun Craze then the second with versa mark and heat embossed it with the copper.  For the center I used the Chocolate Chip which I stamped off first.

For the bow I used the lovely Peekaboo Peach seam binding and a piece of the  copper trim.

Thanks as always for looking.

Donna B

Entered into the Global Design Project #GDP107

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Afternoon crafty friends

From a very rainy Doncaster, not good as this time last week I was in sunny heaven in Lanzarote.
Back at it now though.

Today I have created a box to go with some candles I bought, which I though would make lovely gifts for Xmas or a December birthday I love the scented Christmas Candles ab=nd what better than gingerbread.

I have used the gorgeous Year of Cheer DSP for the lid and a Crumb Cake base.

I also used Merry Little Labels stamp and punch, and the Foil Snowflakes.

I also punched out a to and from label using just crumb cake card stock.

As always thanks for looking hope you like this new project


Friday, September 8, 2017

Evening Crafty Friends

Well I finally have time to do some new makes and get it onto my blog, have been so busy lately.

I have made a box card all in one, for some tea lights using the wonderful Petal Garden DSP.

I used some washi tape from my own stash to wrap around the tea light which matched the Old Olive card stock.

The box opens both ends, there are some wonderful tutorials on You Tube for this type of box.

Thanks for lookin

Donna B

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Candle Box

Morning All

Well have had the worse chest infection which has put me out of action for 3 weeks, but on the mend now, so I thought I would make a box for a candle that I bought some time ago.  It is for a friend who loves succulents, so I had to make this with the gorgeous papers that are now retired, but as I love them so much needed to use them.

I made the box using Wild Wasabi card stock, the measurements are

BASE BOX:  8" x 4"   - on the long side scored at 1/2"  3 3/4"  4 1/4"  7 1/2 "
                                       on the short side scored at 1/2" and 3 1/2"

I cut out a circle that fits my candle

WRAP:  115/8" x 3 1/2"  score on the long side at 2 11/16"  7 1/16"  10 3/16"

DSP: 3 1/4 x 5/8"     3 1/4 x 4 1/8"    3 1/4" x 2 1/2"

I glued the base box inside the wrap and then cut out an Oval to make my label, I also heat embossed the sentiment with white and added a little bow.  The sentiment is also from an older set called Really Good Greeting.

I used a little magnet for the closure, can fussy cut one of the flowers from the DSP to hide it.

I took the idea from lots of inspiration on Pinterest and You Tube and used my own measurements to accommodate my little candle.

Thanks as always for looking.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

At Home with You

Afternoon crafty friends

A little card to go with the box created yesterday using the At Home with You stamps and framelits.

I cut the door twice once on Crumb Cake card and then on the Wood Textures DSP  I cut out the door portion at glued it to the frame.  I also used a scrap of Daffodil delight behind the windows, and added a few brush strokes in Smokey Slate.

I embossed the Cherry Cobbler card with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.

I stamped the images in Sahara Sand and coloured them using markers.

Thanks for Looking

Donna B

Christmas Box

Hi all after being asked a few times I have posted the measurements for the box and lid.

Thanks you to all

The Lid is a piece of card or DSP cut at 6 1/16th scored on all sides at 1 5/8th

The base of the box is a piece of card cut at 11 x 8  scored on the long side at 2 5/8th  5 1/4  7 7/8th and 10 1/2 inches

Score on the short side at 2"

I used the At Home framlet which I cut out in Whisper white and then stamped the little images.  I the stamped the door in Early Espresso on Garden Green then cut it out, I fixed both door frames together and adhered them to the front of the box.

Hope this helps...

Donna B

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Christmas Box

Morning All

Today I have been creating some nice easy boxes for small presents.  I love great wrapping and am so looking forward to ordering some of the new products in the seasonal catalogue.... there is nothing nicer to me than having great packaging for Christmas gifts............  all adds to the excitment don't you think?

I have used Cherry Cobber card and some of the lovely Be Merry DSP for the lid.

I also used the gorgeous double stitched ribbon on the lid.

I hadn't used the wonderful At Home Stamps and matching Framelits and thought this would make a wonderful embellishment on the box.  My first thought was to actually cut it out of the box and add acetate, but I ran away with myself and forgot to do that..............  still there are always more boxes to make.

I stamped n Whisper White and then used the Garden Green marker to add some accents to the stamped images.

Hope you like my new project

Thanks for looking

Donna B

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Hang your Stocking

Afternoon crafty friends

Well today was another Christmassy afternoon, I decided to make something a bit different so created a hanging shadow box, using the Hang your Stockings Framlits, and some of the gorgeous double stitched ribbon.

The frame was created using a 12 x 12 piece of Real Red card stock, I decided to stamp the background and also add the ribbon before putting it all together, there are so many wonderful tutorials on you tube.

I used 3 stamp sets - Colorful Seasons, Hang your Stocking and also Oh, what Fun for the back ground the sentiment is from Oh What Fun and I used the Lots of Labels framelits.
The stockings were cut from Real Red and Tranquil Tide and I used Glimmer paper for the overlays, I put the swirl cut out and the snowflake to embellish the top of the stockings.

I also heat embossed the the swirl line with gold.

As always hope you like my project, thanks for looking

Donna B

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Just for You

Hello crafty friends,

This evening I have finally been able to play with the Bundle of Love DSP

WOW !!!!!!

These papers are absolutely GORGEOUS, I was stuck for a while wondering what to make, so I came up with this little card and matching milk carton.

I have used the Watercolor Words for the card which I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  I stamped the lovely heart from the set using Pool Party which I first stamped off to get a more subtle look.

The card is very simple just a piece of DSP and a gold panel with a Very Vanilla panel on top.  I stamped the heart again on the inside of the card.

The milk carton is made from the DSP and I used the Sweet & Sassy Framelits for the sentiment, which comes from the Jars of Love stamp set.

As always, all the products to make this projects can be purchased from my online shop.

Thanks for looking

Donna B