Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Light the Season

Morning Everyone

Well thats me moved to West Wales and loving it, craft room set up so its time to start the Christmas cards.

I love Poinsetia so decided this sketch needed the majesty of one.

Hope you like it

Thanks as always for looking

Donna B

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

You are my Anchor

Hi Everyone

Tonight I have a card using the gorgeous @Graphic45 papers Sail Away, this image is so vintage and the colours are beautiful

I used a sketch from Mojo Monday

I used a standard A6 card size, I used one of the stickers for an embellishment backing it with card stock and also used a peel off on the 1" strip 

Thanks as always for looking


Monday, August 19, 2019

Home Sweet Home

HI everyone

Something a bit different today, I have made this sign for my new house.  It is done with vinyl letter and the wood boards are actually two signs I bought in B&M so I decided to change them up.

Firstly I put them end to end with some hot glue and super glue, then I painted the whole thing with a cream chalk paint.  After this was dry I had the join line so I went in and drew more lines with a pencil and went over them with a very thin paint brush and some brown chalk paint to make it look like wood.  I also chose to dry brush over the whole thing with the darker paint making it a bit more distressed.

I cut out the home sweet home and the leaf pattern on my Cameo and added the this to the front then I went over it all with some sand paper to make is blend a bit more.

I added the flower from one in my stash but first dry brushed this with the same cream and then added some rope for the hanger.

I love the way this turned out and it has given me more ideas to make.

Thanks as always for looking.

Donna B

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Hi Everyone

Well have had a dry spell for the last 6 or so weeks, really lost all my mojo, as I have been trying to pack up so I can move which is going way to slow at the moment.

Anyway unpack things again and decided to make a card

I used a Retro pack from the Range, lovely papers reminds me of old wall paper.

Anyway thanks for looking as always.

Donna B

Tuesday, April 23, 2019


Hi Everyone

Unicrns - who doesn't love them.

I have used my Silhouette to create and print off this topper, I added the sentiment using a lovely new font that I have from @fontbundles it is called Ancient Geometry, and I think it is fab.


I have changed the hue to match the papers which are from Stampin Up and layered them all on Black card stock for that POP

I added a ribbon and there you go, very simple but I think very effective.

Thanks as always for looking

Donna B x

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Part of my Story

Hi Everyone

Today I have been making this card using up some old DSP, I have also used some buttons which I haven't used for ages, think this might be a new trend.

I have used 3 different layers and patterns each complimenting each the other.

I stamped the sentiment onto white card using Versa fine as I gives that lovely crisp look.

As always thanks for looking

Donna B x

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Amazing You

Hi Everyone

Well another use up your scraps, this time I have taken a leaf out of some amazing You Tubers and created this awesome background using scrap pieces

I love this quilted look and it is so effective using literally 3/4" pieces of paper.

When I think Im making a dent, I find more

Thanks as always for looking

Donna B xxx

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Be Creative

Hi everyone

A lovely challenge card from Stamp with Joy

I really loved this sketch and the I think I am addicted to these colours together.

I found some patterned paper that used both colours, the Gingham paper if from the new Stampin Up range and this blue is stunning.

I die cut the different hearts with the same papers and use a bit of bling to accent the sentiment.

Thanks as always for looking

Donna B xx

Monday, April 8, 2019

Forever Friends

Hi Everyone

Tonight I have made a card using some of the lovely papers from Tonic Studios  I love these colours together.  It is done using a sketch from Viva Le Verve from 2015.

The die I used for the the bow is from @alinacraftstore, I really like the look on this however it is so delicate to put together but the result is lovely.  I wrapped some twine around the card to make it look like it is all one piece.

I put a gem in the centre for some extra bling.

The card from Tonic is a lovey grey with some roses embossed into the papers.

As always thanks for looking

Donna B xx

Friday, April 5, 2019

Flower Tray

Hi Everyone

Thanks for coming over, today I have made a tray within a tray

I have used a cut out for this project but it is very easy to reconstruct using the score board.  There are two inner trays inside a tray, and all this is cover with a nice belly bank closure.

I used a flower die for the embellishment and also a small tag stamp and die.

The papers are from the range and are absolutely stunning.

Thanks as always for looking

Donna B

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