Saturday, 18 November 2017

That's Crafty! - Star Struck

Hi everyone,

It's that time of the week where I appear over here so I'd love for you all to pop on over to see all the details ;)




I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Take it, Make it, Anything Goes

Simon says Weds, Furry Friends

The Artistic Stamper, Use a Quote




Hope you like it
Donna x

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

New Rubber Dance Whimsical Winter stamp set

Hi everyone,

I'm beyond thrilled to announce that I have a brand new and very shiny stamp set released by Rubber Dance this very day....YAY!!!!

It's called Whimsical Winter and it looks like this:



I designed it so it could be used for all your Winter themed creations plus Christmas ones too of course if you so wish.

I've been having lots of fun making samples which you can see if you pop along to the Rubber Dance blog where you'll see not only my stuff but wonderful samples from the rest of the team PLUS other new stamps too!!

You want to see a sample? Oh all right, here's one just for you then ;)




An exciting day indeed, I really hope you all like the new stamp set ;)

Donna xx

Saturday, 11 November 2017

That's Crafty! - Be Thankful

Hi everyone,

I'm over here  today with an acrylic stack for you, pop on over to see the full details ;)







I'm entering this into the following challenge:

Take it, Make it, Anything Goes (I've used Paperartsy and 49 Market stamps)




Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 10 November 2017

That's Crafty! Challenge - Stencil It

Hi everyone,

Its time for another challenge over at That's Crafty! with the theme of: Stencil It.

So we'd love to see all your lovely creations as long as they feature stencilling, we all have loads of yummy stencils don't we?!

Join in and you could be in with a chance of winning a £20 voucher to spend online in the shop....maybe it could be an early Christmas pressie for yourself ;)

For my creation I used only stencils ( Crafters Workshop and Dina Wakley) on wood which was then painted with a mixture of Decoart paints, textures pastes and waxes etc. Amazing what you can create with no stamps isn't it.






Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 4 November 2017

That's Crafty! blog - Colour your world

Hi everyone,

Please pop on over to here  to see how I've made this duo of ATCs' ;) 






Hope you like it
Donna x

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Rubber Dance - Colour Challenge

Hi everyone,

It's time for another colour challenge over at the Rubber Dance blog and here's the rather yummy colour palette you can play with, beautiful isn't it.



So pop on over and link up all your creations using mainly those 3 colours, the subject matter is up to you.

I couldn't resist using some of the brand new releases from Rubber Dance which at the moment have 20% off in the shop and if you use my code DGFreeShip you get free shipping on all orders over 15 Euro's....how cool is that?!





All Rubber Dance stamps (Crazy Flowers 1, Adore Me and Whimsical Summer) Zig clean colour pens.



Hope you like it
Donna x

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Rubber Dance - Join the circus

Hi everyone,

Please pop on over to here  where I have a tutorial for you all featuring.....well you'll just have to come along and have a little nose then won't you to find out!!














Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 28 October 2017

That's Crafty! - Life in pictures

Hi everyone,

Intrigued by the title? Want to have a look? Well please pop on over to here  to see what it is ;)









Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 27 October 2017

That's Crafty! - Floral Fancy

Hi everyone,

It's time for another challenge over at That's Crafty! with the theme of: Floral Fancy.

We'd love to see all your flowery creations and let's be honest here, who doesn't have a ton of flower stamps?!

Join in and you could be in with a chance of winning this yummy voucher to spend online in the shop




Even though I do have a LOT of flower stamps I decided to carve one of my own for this challenge with some accompanying leaves as well :)





Hand carved stamps, the sentiment is a Carabelle one, Distress Oxides, Tim Holtz woodgrain stencil

Hope you like it
Donna x

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Rubber Dance - Terrific Teabags

Hi everyone,

Intrigued by the title are you? Then please head on over to here  where all shall be revealed!!








Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 21 October 2017

That's Crafty! - Out of the hollow

Hi everyone,

Are you just a little bit intrigued by the title of the blog post? Well why not pop along to here  to see what's it all about then ;)







Hope you like it
Donna x

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Rubber Dance challenge - Animals



Hi everyone,

It's time for a new challenge over at Rubber Dance with the theme of: Animals.

So we'd love to see all sorts of different animals and don't forget you don't have to just use Rubber Dance stamps to enter either ;)

I created a tag for this using this gorgeous little squirrel perched on top of a flowery hill




I am entering this tag into the following challenges:

Take it, Make it, Anything Goes

Tag Tuesday, All creatures great and small

Stamping Sensations, Autumn Glory



All Rubber Dance stamps, Zig pens, Decoart paints, Tim Holtz wood effect stencil, Tim Holtz sentiments.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 14 October 2017

That's Crafty! - Winter Sunshine

Hi everyone,

I'm over here today with a tag....of course you'll need to pop on over to see how the tag was created.....sneaky huh?!




I am entering this tag into the following challenge:

Take it, Make it, Anything Goes

Simon says Monday, Not a card



Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 13 October 2017

That's Crafty! challenge - Get your spook on

Hi everyone,

Yes it's time for another challenge over at That's Crafty! with the theme of: Get your spook on

So we'd love to see anything and everything spooky! Be it skeletons,witches, black cats etc etc.

Join in and you could be in with a chance of winning this fab prize to spend in the shop




I thought for this one I'd use my hand carved cat and pumpkin to make a whimsical spooky card on a Gelli print background. He's probably a bit too much of a cutie to be truly scary though.....bwahhhhaaaaaaa







Hand carved cat and pumpkin, Katzelkraft stamp (witches hat), Rubber Dance stamp (hill with the flowers), That's Crafty! bats Dinky stencil, Zig pens, Tim Holtz sentiment


Hope you like it
Donna x

Thursday, 12 October 2017

A strange visitor

Hi everyone,

A really quick one from me today as I just wanted to share a spooky tag with you as it's that time of year ;)



I am entering this tag into the following challenges:

Try it on Tuesdays, It's Halloween time

Simon says Monday, Not a card


All stamps are hand carved, doodling with a Posca pen, Gelli print background, Tim Holtz sentiments


Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 7 October 2017

That's Crafty! - More spooky fun

Hi everyone,

I'd love for you all to pop on over to here  to see what spookiness I've got up to now ;)



i am entering this card into the following challenges:

Lost Coast Designs, Animals (the bunny head is a Rubber Dance stamp)

Lost Coast Designs, 31 Days of Halloween

Simon says Monday, A walk on the dark side



Hope you like it
Donna x

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Estimable Gentleman

Hi everyone,

Well there's a mouthful of a blog heading just for a CAS card?!

I thought I'd put my hand carved skull stamp to good use as it's spooky time all this month ;)




I am entering this card into the following challenges:

House of Cards, CAS Halloween and/or colours












Addicted to stamps and more, Make your mark

Simon says Monday, A walk on the dark side




Hand carved skull stamp, Rubber Dance stamp (Whimsical Summer for the hat), That's Crafty! greyboard substrate, Tim Holtz sentiments.




Hope you like it
Donna x


Saturday, 30 September 2017

That's Crafty! - Spooky Time

Hi everyone,

As it's Saturday I'm appearing over here  with a spooky post for you all today.....don't worry it's not too scary to have a little peek at!!






Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 29 September 2017

That's Crafty! challenge - Forever Autumn

Hi everyone,

It's time for another challenge over at That's Crafty! and the theme is: Forever Autumn.

So we'd love to see everything and anything Autumnal please, be it leaves, acorns or the colours red, orange etc.

Join in and you could be in win a chance of winning this fab prize




For my contribution I created a tag using some of my hand carved stamps. I like to think it represents the Autumnal winds swirling the leaves around the little garden fairy :)




Decoart paints, Tim Holtz stencil, die cut and sentiment.

Hope you like it
Donna x

Monday, 25 September 2017

Organic Art?

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all okay out there.

I have something a little different from me today for you all although I do try to vary what I make (mainly to stop myself getting bored) but this is just something I really enjoyed creating with items I had to hand ;)

I've used all manner of different items on this including: recycled teabags, tie dye and tea dyed Calico fabric, hand pressed flowers and leaves from my garden, Vintaj brass pieces, hand made clay face from a mould....the list is endless.

I'll leave you with some close ups.











 I am entering this into the following challenges:

Paperartsy, Metallics

A Vintage Journey, Altered Art

Simon says Monday, Heavy Metal



Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 23 September 2017

That's Crafty! - Rise Above

Hi everyone,

I'm over on the That's Crafty! blog today with a card featuring....oh well you'll just have to pop on over to see all the details then won't you ;)





I am entering this into the following challenge:

Take it, Make it, Anything Goes



Hope you like it
Donna x

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Butterfly Trio

Hi everyone,

Just a quick one from me today as I thought I'd take a chance to enter some competitions as I don't seem to have had the time to do that for ages!!



The butterfly is one of my hand carved rubber stamps, you wouldn't believe the attempts I've had trying to carve a half decent one!!


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Less is More, Take Flight

Take it, Make it, Anything Goes

Simon says Weds, Pop it up (there's 3D foam dots behind the butterflies)

Addicted to stamps and More, Photo Inspiration




Hope you like it
Donna x


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Rubber Dance - Lonely Bunny

Hi everyone,

I'm over on the Rubber Dance blog again with a card for you.....can't see a bunny in the sneak peek can you ;)











Hope you like it
Donna x

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Rubber Dance - A record of the past

Hi everyone,

I'm over at the Rubber Dance blog today with a tutorial for you so please pop on over and have a little peek ;)






Ooh wonder what it could be.....



Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 16 September 2017

That's Crafty! - Before you say goodnight

Hi everyone,

I'm over on the That's Crafty! team blog today with a card featuring.......well you'll just have to pop on over for a little nose won't you ;)






Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 15 September 2017

That's Crafty! challenge - Fly Away

Hi everyone,

Yes I'm back already but this time it's for the challenge over at That's Crafty! with the theme of: Fly Away.

So we'd love to see anything and everything with wings please :)







I can't take any credit for the wonderful colours on the tag as my lovely friend Bibi, of huge Rubber Dance fame, sent me some tags with backgrounds so I could add my own little twist on them just for fun.
I added the stamping with some of my hand carved stamps and some doodling with a white Posca pen and I was quite pleased with it ;)




Hope you like it
Donna x

Rubber Dance challenge - Use your fave stamp



Hi everyone,

It's time for a new challenge over at the Rubber Dance blog and this fortnight's theme is:  Use your fave stamp.




Oooooh now this one was a little tricky for me to decide which of the wonderful Rubber Dance stamps I should use!! So I narrowed it down to the little bird from my Whimsical Summer set I designed for Rubber Dance and while I was creating I thought I'd take the cloud from the same set and turn it into an ice cream....as you do of course!!

So pop along and play and remember that you don't have to use just Rubber Dance stamps to join in :)

Size 8 tag, Rubber Dance stamps, Distress Oxides, Tim Holtz sentiment.





Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 9 September 2017

That's Crafty! - Happy

Hi everyone,

I'm over here  today with a card featuring......well you'll just have to pop on over for a little nose won't you.......go on, I dare you ;)






Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 2 September 2017

That's Crafty! - Down to the river

Hi everyone,


I'm over here  today with a watery themed tag .....I'm saying no more so you'll have to pop on over to see for yourself won't you ;)





Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 1 September 2017

That's Crafty! Challenge - Rustica

Hi everyone,

We have a new fortnightly theme over at That's Crafty! with the theme of: Rustica.

This is a really good one to enter and show us all your wonderful rust effects either with real rust powder or created by using paints, texture pastes etc.

Join in and you could win this fab prize to spend on some lovely goodies in the shop



For my tag I used one of the fab That's Crafty! greyboard embellishments with a mixture of Decoart pastes and paints for the rust effect.





Distress Oxides, Decoart pastes and paints, That's Crafty! greyboard embellishment and script stamp, Tim Holtz sentiment and art dolls.


Hope you like it
Donna x


Sunday, 27 August 2017

Rubber Dance - Night Sky

Hi everyone,

I'm back over on the Rubber Dance blog today featuring a step by step tutorial for a door hanger....oh but this is no ordinary door hanger...you'll just have to pop on over for a look then won't you ;)













Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 26 August 2017

That's Crafty! - Amazing Autumn

Hi everyone,

I'm over here today with a Autumn inspired project.....well it is very nearly Autumn isn't it ;)





Hope you like it
Donna x

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Rubber Dance - Lolly Whale

Hi everyone,

I'm over on the Rubber Dance blog today with a creation using lolly sticks.....intrigued.....well why not pop on over then ;)
















Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 19 August 2017

That's Crafty! - Angels' are amongst us.

Hi everyone,

Another Saturday already...time certainly doesn't stand still does it?! I'm over here  today with a card featuring one of my new Christmas stamps :)




I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations, Anything Goes

Simon says Weds, Add a sentiment



Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 18 August 2017

That's Crafty! Challenge - Only Cards

Hi everyone,

It's that time again for a new challenge over at That's Crafty! with the theme of : Only Cards.

A nice easy one then as we all make cards don't we, even if we don't do them usually, especially when there's someone's birthday coming up!!

Join in and you could win this voucher to spend in the online shop


There's some fantastic new goodies coming up including 2 sets of Christmas stamps from me,  ;)


As I'm still on my stamp carving kick at the moment, this card features my toadstool plus a new flower and snail I carved a couple of days ago. I can't say snails are my favourites at the moment as they seem to have eaten all my Hostas this year!!




Oxides, Zig pens, Tim Holtz sentiment. Speedball Speedycarve was used for the carving.


Hope you like it
Donna x

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Rubber Dance August Theme Challenge

Hi everyone,

As you all may have noticed, I've now joined the wonderfully talented ladies over at Rubber Dance so this is my first challenge with them.





A nice one to start off with don't you think? Funnily enough I've just rekindled my love of embossing too, I'd forgotten what wonderful effects it can create. 

I created a tag using my beloved Oxides and the stamp sets Weed Love and Butterfly Trio. Stamped with Versamark and embossed with Stampendous white embossing powder.






Pop along, look at the inspiration from my teamies and then join in.

I also have my very own code to share too for free shipping  DGFreeShip  which you can use when ordering directly from Rubber Dance on all orders over 15 Euros


Hope you like my first challenge creation
Donna x