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Tuesday 30 November 2010

Too Much White Stuff

Hi all, don't know about everyone else but I've seen enough snow thanks very much. Thankfully my journey to work isn't that far so I was able to walk. But I do know that loads are having a bad time getting home. Hope you are all safe and warm.

I used:  Mo Manning digi image
           Mag Freebie papers
           Tim Holtz flourish
           MS & X-cut Punches
           Craftwork cards sentiment
           Promarkers, Pencils & Sansador as usual
           gems from stash

Donna x

Monday 29 November 2010

December Pixie

Hi everyone, hope you are all well and warm. We had snow again early this morning, but none since. It's like the snow when we were kids. You could build a snowman and it would last for days. Fed up with it now though but should'nt moan about it, as some have had it a lot worse.

I used a pixiedust  digi  image that was a freebie at papercraftplanet for tonights card. I enjoyed making this one but ended up covered in glitter.

   I'm entering this into fridaysketchers challenge.

I used: Pixie Dust digi satamp
           LOTV Sentiment Stamp
           Brenda Pinnick papers
           Marriane D snowflakes dies
           MS Punch
           Craftwork card candy
           Tim Holtz distress ink (old paper)
           Promarkers, pencils & Sansador for shading
           Glitter ( on the white trim although it's not shown up very good)

Off to check out your fab blogs.

Donna x

Sunday 28 November 2010

Lilac Little Ballerina

Hi all, Brrr! how cold has it been today. Hope you've all been wrapped up warm and are safe & sound. The side roads and paths here are so icey. We live on a bad corner and I've got visions of a car ending up in the front garden. But looking at the weather we have more to come.

I'm entering this one into LOTV challenge. I really enjoy colouring LOTV images in, they are just so adorable.

I used: LOTV stamps
           K & Co paper
           AC cardstock
           Craftwork card candy
           MS punches
           Spellbinders ovals & scallop ovals
           Promarkers, pencils & sansador for shading
           Flowers & ribbon from stash

Donna x

Saturday 27 November 2010


Hi everyone, well it finally snowed here last night and has hung around all day. It has melted a bit but has now iced over and it's sooo cold. My daughter says that I'm a hermit as I would rather stay in where it's nice and warm. It's true, what's the point in going out and getting cold and wet if you don't need to. Much nicer to stay in and craft.

I used: Crafters Companion  S.W.A.L.K  Hugs stamp
Spellbinder labels 17
MS & L-Em, punches
Marrianne D & Magnolia Doohickey Dies
Papers are various old stash again
Promarkers, pencils & Sansador for shading

Donna x

Friday 26 November 2010

Molly Blooms

Hi everyone, hope you are all well and looking foward to the weekend. I have had a couple of lovely things happen today that I'm really chuffed to bits about. I emailed a couple of my cards to  Bev at  LOTV Ideas to Inspire and she has very kindly put them on the blog. Thank you Bev!

I  have also made top three at crafts4eternity Thank you Michele and team!

I used: mollybloomdesigns stamp(so cute)
Cosmo Cricket papers (old ones again)
LOTV Sentiment
Promarkers,Pencils & Sansador for shading
Fiskars star punch
Star brad and lace from stash

I am entering this into crafts4eternity challenge.

I'm off to vist your wonderful  blogs.

Donna x

Thursday 25 November 2010

Old Stash

Hi everyone, hope you are all and wrapped up warm out of the cold. We haven't got the white stuff yet but looking at the weather forecast I don't think it will be long. Better get my wellies out.

I've been having a rummage in some really old stash and found some long forgotten lovely bits. So I think I'm going to try and use some up, It's a bit like getting new stuff but free.

I used: K&co Havana & Colorbok papers
Spellbinders ovals and scallop ovals
Magnolia Tilda and Edwin & doohickey dies
Marriane D die( chopped off the little bird)
MS punch
Woodware punch
Craftwork card candy
Promarkers, pencils and Sansador
Stickles (quite chuffed as you can actually see it )

I'm entering this into Passion for Promarkers old & new challenge. 

    Right, off to check out your fab blogs.

Donna x 

Tuesday 23 November 2010

Four little drawers

Hi everyone , hope you are all well, snuggled up warm and enjoying your evening.

 Whilst I've been Xmas shopping, I had planned in my head that I would wrap the pressies as I bought  them, well... that just didn't happen, so I've now got loads to wrap and just don't feel like making a start. Apart from anything else our youngest cat Ely, who's very naughty, pinches anything he can get his teeth round and runs off with it. He also loves to pull off the tags and bows from the wrapped pressies, he's a right little pain but i do love him. I must turn off the laptop and make a start, well... maybe tomorrow LOL!

   I've made a little set of four drawers which I am entering into craftycardmakers challenge. 

I used : pixiedust  November pixie ( this was a freebie from papercraftplanet)
           Craftwork card paper, candy and sentiment.
           Spellbindes & Marriane D Dies
           MS punch 
           Promarkers pencils & Sansador
           Brads, ribbon and card from stash

Donna x 

Monday 22 November 2010

Oriental Tilda

Hi all, hope you are all well. Another miserable day and it looks like we have more to come, worse luck.
Just for a change I've coloured Tilda in with WH Smith artist pencils and Sansador. Not a promarker in sight.

I used:Kate Knight papers (mag freebie)
          Tilda stamp
          WHSmith pencils &Sansador
          Woodware, L-Em  &MS punches
          Craftwork card candy & sentiment
          Blue & black card from stash

Off for a lovely soak, then pj's on and back to check out your lovely blogs.

Donna x

Sunday 21 November 2010

Why So Blue ?

I haven't ventured out much this weekend, not fussed though as it is so cold. I've finished the Xmas card order I had and then made this one.

I really enjoyed making this one. I'm entering it into crafts4eternity  this is a fab sketch and love the colour combo (blue and silver).

I used: Molly Bloom & Tilda stamps.
           Stamped background with dimension fourth snowflakes, perfect medium and mica powders.
           Papers & vellum from scrap box.
           Spellbinders & Marriane D Dies
           Craftwork Card candy
           Ribbon & brad from stash

Donna x

Saturday 20 November 2010

Something different...

...for me. No flowers or flourishes etc. Been busy with a big christmas card order from Hubby's work, so here's a quickie thats a bit plain and simple for my liking but I do adore this gorgeous Tilda stamp. Who else was glued to X-factor, Matt was brilliant! and loved One Direction.

I used : Tilda stamp
Go Kreate Die
MS Punch
Marriane D Die
K& Co paper
Promarkers, pencils & Sansador
Personal impressions sentiment
Organza ribbon from stash.

Donna x 

Friday 19 November 2010


Hi everyone, hope you are all well on this cold and foggy evening. I didn't post or comment last night as we went to see Disney on ice. We all really loved it. The skaters are so talanted and the whole show was fantastic. Will definately be going again next year.

For today's card I used a Mabelle R.O digi image, Girly w Kitty. Love the cute expression on her face.

I used : Mabelle R.O image
Papermania Hampstead Paper
K &Co. paper
Tim Holtz Elegant Flourish
Craftwork Cards sentiment (although you can't see it very well)
Ribbon, flowers and gems from stash 

     Donna x

Wednesday 17 November 2010

Time for tea

Another one of those adorable new stamps from LOTV. Also used the Patchwork Pals paper again. Funny how you don't use something for yonks and then once you've it, you can't resist using it again.  I used the most gorgeous navy pearlescent card on this but you can't see it very well.

I used : LOTV stamps
            Patchwork Pals paper
            Ribbon & rose from stash

Donna x


Tuesday 16 November 2010

Woohoo !

...they've arrived. When I got in from work there was an envelope on the doorstep, my LOTV order had arrived.  Fantastic service! Made a quick coffee and came straight upstairs to play. Just love love love these gorgeous new stamps. I also used the same sketch as yesterday from Creatalicious Challenges  love this one.   I'm now going to get on and do the tidying I intended doing earlier. Will be back later to visit your lovely blogs.

I used: LOTV stamps
           Patchwork Pals paper
           MS punch
           Marriane Design flowers
           Craftwork card candy coloured with promarkers
           Card and pearlescent paper from stash

Donna x

Monday 15 November 2010

Seasons Greetings

Made another Xmas card today using a cute little girl digi stamp from Mabelle R.O . Feeling a bit festive the last couple of days, bought  most of the pressie's and today we've  been starting to make plans for the Xmas lunches at work.

I've had company in my craft room most of the afternoon, both of the cats have decided to plonk themselves down just where I'm trying to work and then keep running off with stuff I need. Right pair of attention seekers.

I am entering this, into Stamp Something use something digital and Creatalicious Challenges who have a fab sketch challenge.

I used : Mabelle R.O image
            Craftwork card paper and some out of scrap box
            MS punch
            Spellbinders large scallop circle
            Marriane Design poinsettia
            Craftwork card candy
            Papermania circle sentiment
            Promarkers pencils & Sansador
            Pearls & gems from stash
            B&M sparkly snow

Donna x

Sunday 14 November 2010

Trimming the tree

Another LOTV image, this one's so adorable. Had another Sunday morning crafting  in my PJ's, inbetween washing, making lunch and an apple crumble for tea. How come the weekend goes so quick ? Probably because we spend most of  it catching up on housework.

I used: LOTV stamp
           Paper out of scrap box
           Kanban patterned card
           Spellbinders Labels 17
           MS punch
           Circle sentiment - daisy & dandelion
           Ribbon and gems from stash
           Sparkly snow from B&M

Off to visit my mum soon but will be back tonight to visit your fab blogs.

Donna x

Friday 12 November 2010


Okay, own up, who's ordered some of the yummy new LOTV stamps. I have and can't wait for them to arrive. They're gorgeous are'nt they? Especially the sentiments.

I have'nt inked this one up for ages and I always enjoy colouring her in.

I used: Fairy on Tiptoe
           Basic grey papers
           MS punches
           Spellbinders circles & scalop circles
           Craftwork card candy & sentiment
           Ribbon & flowers from stash.

I'm entering this into LOTV challenge.

Donna x

Thursday 11 November 2010

It's a boy

... for a change. I usually make girly cards, but made this one today and really enjoyed it. I do have quite a bit of  boy stuff in my stash, but I just don't use it enough, so... I'm going to start to.

I used : LOTV stamp
            K& Co Hopscotch papers
            Martha Stewart punch
            Spellbinders circle & scallop circle
            Craftwork card candy
            Promarkers, pencils and Sansador

Donna x


Wednesday 10 November 2010

May all your dreams come true

Brrr! It has been so cold today.  How nice is it to set the heating to come on, so the house is snuggly warm when you come in.  Even better, a yummy cup of coffee and a couple of choccie biscuits to go with that...  Aah Heaven!

Todays card is  another Tilda, you must be fed up with seeing these. I was a bit lazy and grabbed one that I'd  already stamped . 

I love the cute little sentiments on this one, they are from a sheet of Forever Friends wedding sentiments.

I used : Magnolia Tilda
K&Co. paper
Little Doiley
Woodware & X-cut punches
Ribbon & gems from stash

 My Friend Jean has took the plunge and started a new blog.  So if you get the chance to check it out, I know she would be really chuffed.

Donna x

Tuesday 9 November 2010

Fab award

I have been really lucky  to have been given the Attitude blog award again, this time by the lovely  Jackie. Jackie has a wonderful blog which I love visiting and she always leaves me fab comments.   To accept this award I have to say 3 things that make me different. Mmm this is more difficult than you'd think...

1. I love to ride on the Ninky Nonk with  my little grandson ( well it's actually the settee but we pretend we are in the Night Garden and bounce up and down, side to side, our settee springs will end up no good )

2. I love Marmite ( different to some, not all )

3. I would prefer to go craft shopping than,clothes, make up etc. shopping (different to most, but not us lot. LOL)  

the second part of this award is to pass it on to 5 other bloggers. 

I would like to pass it on to these lovely ladies ...

Thank You Again Jackie xxxx

I thought I would have a go at making a little drawer card.  I really enjoyed doing this one.

I used:Go Kreate scallop square
          Spellbinders circle & scallop circle
          Magnolia Tilda
          Paper from scrapbox
          Manilla folder
          Circle sentiment stamps
          Craftwork card candy
          Woodware punch
          brad, rose & button from stash.

Off to have a look round your lovely blogs

Donna x

Monday 8 November 2010

Best Friends

Well, what a dark and rainy day we've had. I don't mind the cold,  but I hate getting wet. I've been playing around  today taking photos. Thanks Claire for the tips.  This is on a black background using a daylight craft light. I bought one from Hobbycraft on Sunday,  it was on sale at £19.99. I am so impressed with it, the light is brill and it has a magnifying glass built in with the light bulb. Perfect for weary eyes and  teary eyes, just been watching Corrie.   Used another Mabelle R.O digi on this one.

I used:Mabelle image
          K& Co. papers
          Manilla Folder
          X-Cut border punch
          Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes Bigz Die
          Circle sentiment stamp
          Ribbon , flowers and pearls from stash.

Donna x


Sunday 7 November 2010


Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend. Me and hubby have  been Christmas shopping and  I'm quite pleased as we got most of it done. Got a few things left to get, mainly choccies and wine, but I dare'nt get them yet as I'll end up scoffing them and have to buy them again.

I made this one using a S.W.A.L.K image and I'm going to enter it into Crafters Companion  challenge 6.
I'm not really happy with the lighting, it's either too dark or too light. If anyone has any  hints or tips on how to get good photos I would be very grateful for them.

I used: Crafters Companion S.W.A.L.K stamp
           Free papers from cardmaking and papercraft
           Spellbinders circle and scallop circle
           Go Keate scallop square
           Mc-gill  & L-Em punches
           Papermania embossing folder
           Craftwork cards sentiment
           Roses & pearls from stash

Donna x

Friday 5 November 2010

WOW!! I've won an award

OMG! I'm chuffed to bits, the wonderful  Vicky has given me an award.

Thank you so much Vicky  xxx


To receive this award you have to say 3 things about yourself that make you special and pass it on to five other people.

The first bit's pretty hard I don't think anyone thinks of themselves like that.

Here goes:

  1. I am special to have been blessed with  an amazing husband , two wonderful children and the apple of my eye, Bradley my darling grandson.  
  2. I am special because I really care about  my friends and always try my upmost to be there for them when they need me.
  3. I am special because I have been given a Fab award by the lovely Vicky.       

The five special people I choose to receve this award are:

Thank you again Vicky

Donna x

Urban Belle

Woohoo! It's Friday, hoping to have a lie in  tomorrow and perhaps get some crafting in,  after a quick blitz of the house. Doesn't take much to make me happy. Hope you all have lovely weekends.

A quick and easy one tonight.

I used: Kanban Urban Belles Stamp
Nitwit papers
Spellbinders Labels
Martha Stewart Punches
Woodware & X cut punches
Promarkers (skin & hair)

Donna x

Thursday 4 November 2010

Miss Dancing Queen

Another Mabelle R.O  digi image. Just love these little darlings and can't wait for the new releases. Can feel a digi shopping spree coming on.

I used: Mabelle R.O  digi image.
           Martha Stewart punch
           Spellbinders Eyelet circles &circles.
           Little Claire's butterfly die
           Craftwork card sentiment
           Ribbon & pearls

Donna x

Wednesday 3 November 2010

Just love that Tilda

After yesterdays post, I got to thinking about what I did with my spare  time before I started crafting. Been racking my brains and for the life of me I cannot remember. Must have watched loads of rubbish on Telly. I now  only  watch what I really like, I'd rather be crafting or blogging now,so much more enjoyable. Mind you, I probably had more cash before crafting . You all know that feeling, right? lol. 

I used: Magnolia Tilda
           Papers from stash
           Spellbinders ovals and scallop ovals
           Pencils & Sansador
           Ribbon & Pearls from stash

Donna x


Tuesday 2 November 2010

Woodland Folk

A quick one for now, I've got loads of cards for orders to make and I'm hoping to have a go at a sketch challenge. Don't know about everyone else but time escapes me when I put the computer on ( love it though). So i'm going to turn it off and get cracking, will be back tonight to check out all your lovely blogs.

  I used : free stamp from Do-Crafts Creativity mag
              Spellbinders labels 17
              Papers & card out of scrap box
              Martha Stewart, Woodware, X-cut and L-Em Punches
              Craftwork cards sentiment & cardcandy
              Promarkers & pencils /sansador for shading.

Donna x


Monday 1 November 2010

Tilda in pink

First day back at work today after half term and now it doesn't feel like we've had a week off. I'm sat munching on sweets left over from last night, bought loads, but only had a few  trick or treaters. Oh well, waste not want not lol.

I used : Magnolia Tilda
            Spellbinders labels 4 & 11
            Martha Stewart punch
            Sizzix Bigz die - Vine
            X-cut flower punches
            My Minds Eye Bohemia papers.
            Ribbon & Charm out of stash.

Entering this one into Stamp Something Pink challenge.

Donna x
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