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.