Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Best Ever Dad

Hi Everyone

Well a Male card tonight, it is not often I make these but thought I would get ahead with a DAD card today

I have used a sketch from Pinterest for this one, and a very old 6x6 paper pad.  I stamped the sentiment onto the patterned paper as it was so light. I used some brown pearls for some added dimension.

I love these colours together.

Thanks as always for looking 

Donna B

Thursday, March 21, 2019

My Heart Smiles

Hi Everyone

Hope your day is going well, another male card from me today using all my scraps up again.

This time I used another sketch as I find so much inspiration in them, I changed it up rather a bit but I used all my scraps for the thin strips of patterned paper.

I added the diamond shaped punch tag from Stampin Up! as I thought this was a great fit for the male card and it actually came with the papers.

I also added a few Tonic drops although I am not sure about these, might change them out for brown pearls.

As always 

Thanks for looking

Donna B

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Using more scraps

Hi Everyone
A little 4 x 4 square card tonight, using up more scraps, I will get bored with this soon I am sure but I'm on a mission to use them.  There are so many sketches out there that can be used for this.

I have used some lovely DSP that was out a long time ago and I just can't bear to throw any of it I am sure people can relate to this.  Just using 4 thin strips around the focal image makes such a difference to the out look of the card.  Again this sketch is on Pinterest.

I added a piece of bling inside the dandelion head just for some bells and whistles.

As always thanks for looking

Donna B 

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Dancing Shoes

Hi Everyone

Today I have used an old embossing folder with musical notes, after I decided on the stamp set.

Its a stamp I had free with a magazine, the stamp is all about dancing

I heat embossed the image and used an old WOW embossing powder, then I fussy cut it out to put at the bottom of the card.  I coloured the image a little using my Tonic Alcohol markers.

The sentiment is also from the same stamp set.  Lastly I put a length of ribbon across the card to hide the join.

As Always thanks for looking

Donna B xx

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Coffee Time

Hi Everyone

I was watching You Tube and fell on some video's of what to do with scraps, as a hoarder of all pieces of scrap this was an eye opener and a lovely lesson.

I created this card using the scraps I had left from a coffee set.  I first layered the papers onto a piece of photocopy paper.

Then I created a die cut of the coffee mug from a piece of white card and put this on foam tape over the papers.  I cut out the lid and stamped the sentiment. I also added another stamped die cut for the mug.

I used a piece of the papers to create the border.

As always thanks for looking

Donna B

Friday, March 15, 2019

Thanks a Bunch

Hi everyone

Well today another card using all my scraps.  I have cased this from a pinterest post, what a great idea.

I first cut the designer paper into 3/4" strips then punched out the little flowers using co-ordinating card stock.  The paper at the bottom was a happy accident as my panel was a wee bit too short LOL, so I used a strip and then covered the join with some 1/8th inch black satin ribbon.

I stamped the sentiment and finished off with some bling as the center of the flowers.

Nice and simple

As always thanks for looking.

Donna B

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Birthdays and Cake

Hi everyone

Well tonight I have been using up some more stash, I still seem to have so much more to go LOL
I have used the Cake Soiree stamp set and dies from Stampin' Up! I have had this set for so long and think I have only used it once before, but its so lovely need to keep it out and use it a bit more.

I have also used the lovely new gingham papers, who doesn't like a bit of gingham.......  and Purple again.

I stamped the cake and then coloured it with my Tonic alcohol markers (433 Lavender Sky, 436 Wild Iris and 443 Blueberry Muffin) I added the cake stand in some swirly mirror card and then stamped the sentiment.

I was at a loss about the top of the cake as I was going to put a candle there, but changed my mind and used some of my small paper roses. I think these added a bit of umph to the card, what do you think?  Might have to make a box for this card.

Thanks as always for looking.

Donna B

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Mothers Day #1

Hi Everyone

Well I have made a start on some Mother's Day cards, this is using the lovely new lovely colour Highland Heather from Stampin' Up! I do love purple in any form.  The Mothers Day stamp is from Tonic Studios, which I stamped in Versa Fine.

I have stamped the left hand edge of the panel using a stamp from beauty abounds and then have used a butterfly that I got from B&M store.  They are wall decals but I think the smaller ones look lovely on a car for some added dimension.

Its a simple card but I do love the clean lines of it. Let me know what you think

As always thanks for looking

Donna B x

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Life is a Beautiful Thing

Hi Everyone

Hope your having a lovely day, its gone very wintry here again lots of rain, not good for walking the pooch.

Anyway tonight I have created this little card, for me its a feel good card.

I have used the Rooted in Nature dies and embossed the card panel with a wood embossing folder from my stash.

As always thanks for looking.

Donna B

Sunday, March 3, 2019


Hi everyone

Hope your day is going well, the rain has now started here, so time to cosy up in the craft room

Today I have created a simple but I think effective card using the beautiful Bouquet from Stampin Up!

I love this set, so many possibilities from simple to lavish.

Thanks as always for looking

Donna B

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Unicorn Box

Morning All

Hope everyone is having a great day.

I have been making the sweetest little Unicorn self closing box this morning, I have seen lots of vidoes on the box and I really like it for small presents.

But I wanted it to look a bit different for me so I used a die that was in my stash, which I purchased from Ali Express a long time ago and never actually got around to using.

The measurements for the box are

8.5 x 6 in card stock
Score on the 8.5 side at 4 and 8in
score on the 6" side at 1 and 5"

Turn the card back to the 8.5" side and with the smallest tab on your right score again at 2" only to the first score line and 6" to the first score line

Once this is done take a ruler and scoring tool and at the bottom of the 2" and 6" score line score down to the corners on the bottom score line

Cut up all the score marks to the first score mark, take away the small rectangles on the tab side both top and bottom.

Hope this makes sense for everyone

Thanks as always for looking

Donna B