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

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.

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)