Friday, 21 July 2017

That's Crafty! challenge - All things grunge

Hi everyone,

It's time for another challenge over at That's Crafty! and the theme for this fortnight is: All things grunge.

So it's time to dig out out all those blacks, browns and greys and go grungy!

Join in and you could win this to spend on all the new goodies in the shop ;)

I made a tag for this featuring some of the new That's Crafty! greyboard cog embellishments.

Distress Oxides, That's Crafty! texture stamp and greyboard embellishments, Leonie Pujol circles die, Decoart paints, Tim Holtz ephemera.

Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 15 July 2017

That's Crafty! - Give me wings

Hi everyone,

I'm over here today with a card. Please on pop over for all the details ;)

I'm entering this into the following challenge:

Take It,Make It- Anything Goes

Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 14 July 2017

Giveaway Winners - Redraw

Hi everyone,

Sue, who was one of the lucky winners yesterday, has asked me to put her set of stamps back into the pot to be redrawn because as she's a member of the Rubber Dance team (the maker of the stamps) she wanted someone else to get a chance of having them. What a lovely thought isn't it.

Soooooo I did another draw after taking out Sue and Gill's names and this is the new winner:

It's Kim, nicely modelled here by Saffie as she refused to take part in the fiasco yesterday she can get her 15 minutes of fame today instead!!

Kim can you contact me with your address please?

Gill I've already heard from you so yours are on their way for tomorrow hopefully.

PHEW I need a lie down now....too  much excitement in the one day!!!!

Donna x

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Giveaway Winners...YAY

Hi everyone,

Hope you're all okay out there and are sitting waiting with baited breath to see who the two winners of my Rubber Dance Whimsical Summer stamp set are

So because I'm stupid fair minded I decided that Fred and Saffie deserved another chance at picking the winner, they assured me that after the fiasco of last time they couldn't really do any worse......hmm....shall we see?!

Yay food at last I'm starving

Oh not this rubbish game again

Wonder if it is food though?

Shall I get Saffie to try it first then, just in case?

Or I can just lay here and look fabulous

Bored of looking fab now actually

What HAS she put in here anyway?!

Shall I knock the bowl around the room, that'll teach her

I give up, let's try this yummy food then

AAAARRRGGHHHH not tuna tasting at all!!!

At this point, Mum (aka me) had to step in as Fred was trying to eat the paper....I should've known really as he has a thing about paper!!

After I retrieved it I did the old fashioned method of putting my hand in and pulled out the two lucky winners:

Sue and Gill could you please contact me and let me know your addresses please? Don't worry, I will not be sending Fred in the envelope too ;)

Oh and apparently as Fred was sooooo helpful I was treated to a little modelling session...sometimes there are no words!!!

Yeah baby...I'm the MAN

Don't worry if you're not a winner this time as watch this space as there be more opportunities for you to win after Fred mucks up another draw in the future!!

Donna x

Giveaway - My new Rubber Dance stamp set



Hi everyone,

It's time for another giveaway and this time it's for 2 lucky winners of my new stamp set I designed for the wonderful Bibi of Rubber Dance worldwide fame.

Here's the stamp set, in case you've forgotten what it looks like:

If you pop on over to here  you can see my samples' made with these stamps too.

So that's 2 winners who will be selected on 13th July for this giveaway. 
You have to be a follower, leave a comment on this post only and if you comment on my FB post too you get another entry, open to anywhere in the world.

I'm not sure how I'm going to pick the winners this time as my little furry assistants let me down badly last time but they've asked for another chance to do it so we'll see!!

Good luck everyone
Donna x 

Saturday, 8 July 2017

That's Crafty! - Make a difference

Hi everyone,

I'd love you all to pop on over to here  to see what I've made for this Saturday :)

I am entering this into the following challenge:

Take it, Make it, Anything Goes

Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 7 July 2017

That's Crafty! challenge - Anything Goes

Hi everyone,

We have another challenge over at That's Crafty! and this fortnight's theme is: Anything Goes.

Well there you go, absolutely no excuse for not joining in when you can create anything you like to show us. Pop on over and see my lovely teamies inspirational makes and then join in and you could win this:

which means you could treat yourself to my bunny stamp I've used here....just saying ;)

I made an acrylic stack from That's Crafty! for my creation using my Rubber Dance and That's Crafty! stamps combined, how cool is that?!

The only problem is photographing it is a real pain so it looks more colourful in real life

oh and as I was struggling I got assistance from my little helper...whether I wanted it or not!!!

That's Crafty! acrylic stack, stencil and stamps, Rubber Dance stamps, Zig pens, Gelatos, Posca pens, Tim Holtz sentiment.

Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 1 July 2017

That's Crafty! - Brave

Hi everyone,

I'm over here  today with a tag featuring a new Katzelkraft stamp, please pop on over for a little nose ;)

Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 24 June 2017

That's Crafty! - Dreamer of dreams

Hi everyone,

I'm going to magically appear over here  with another sample I made for last Friday's Hochanda show.

Please pop on over and have a little nose ;)

Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 23 June 2017

That's Crafty! challenge - Keep it simple

Hi everyone,

It's time for another fortnightly challenge over at That's Crafty! with the theme of: Keep it simple.

Now don't be scared by this one as we just want to see your clean and simple creations, so the less embellishments etc the better.

Join in and you could win this

If you saw the Hochanda shows last Friday then you'll know about all the exciting new goodies made by That's Crafty! that you could get ;)

So, for my creation I used this gorgeous stamp set from Rubber Dance designed by Melina who is also on our DT and my beloved Zig pens of course.

Rubber Dance stamps, Zig clean colour pens, Tim Holtz sentiment.

Hope you like it
Donna x

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Rubber Dance samples

Hi everyone,

I hope you're all coping okay in this heatwave in the UK we're having .....can't say I am :/

I thought I'd just pop in to share my samples that I made for my set of new stamps for Rubber Dance which you can buy here and also some samples I made for Melina too who designed a wonderful owl and cat.

Samples for my stamps

Samples for Melina's stamps

Hope you like them all
Donna x

Saturday, 17 June 2017

That's Crafty! - Curiosity

Hi everyone,

I'm over here  today sharing one of my creations made with some of the new and totally fantastic goodies from That's Crafty! that were showcased on 2 Hochanda shows yesterday. You'll just have to pop on over to see what they are ;)

Hope you like it
Donna x

Rubber Dance new stamps launch

Hi everyone,

I'm so excited to announce that the lovely Bibi, of Rubber Dance fame, is having a new stamps launch today and guess what......yes I have a new stamp set out too which I'm absolutely thrilled about.

Here it is:

Isn't that little birdie the sweetest?! I can see him being used on everything...hope the cats don't fall asleep for too long then ha ha.

Please pop on over to the Rubber Dance blog where you can see the samples for my new stamp set and you can have a nose at the other new ones too which I can tell you are must haves can never have too many stamps can you ;)

Oh and because Bibi is such a generous lady, she always likes to offer a 20% discount for a whole week on the new stamps, so pop along here  to the Rubber Dance shop and grab yourself a total bargain.

Hope you like my new set as much as I enjoyed drawing and creating fun things with it.
Donna x

Saturday, 10 June 2017

That's Crafty! - Dreamy Girl

Hi everyone,

Please pop on over to here  to see what I've made for this involves some Jane Davenport goodies...that's all I'm saying ;)

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Take it,Make it, Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations, Use your favourite stamp (this one by Jane Davenport)

Hope you like it
Donna x

Friday, 9 June 2017

That's Crafty! challenge - Dog Eared

Hi everyone,

It's time for another fortnightly challenge over at That's Crafty! and this time the theme is: Dog Eared.

So this is one for all you dog lovers out there, anything canine related would be great. Pop on over and see what my lovely teamies have created to inspire you all too.

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

I don't have many dog stamps (loads of cat stamps....surprisingly) BUT of course I do have my very own Poodle stamp I designed for Rubber Dance so it would've been rude not to have used that of course ;)
Oh and also on this tag there's a little sneaky peek of new goodies coming soon to That's Crafty!...I'll say more later.....

Distress Oxides, my Rubber Dance stamps, my hand carved stamp, Distress Markers, Tim Holtz clippings

I am entering this into the following challenge:

Tag Tuesday, Animals

Hope you like it
Donna x

Sunday, 4 June 2017


Hi everyone,

Hope you are all okay out there.

I thought I'd share a tag today using one of my face stamps and a mixture of That's Crafty! stamps. I'm still loving playing with my Distress Oxides but I've just got my hands on Jane Davenport's new Mermaid markers so no doubt I'll have a new favourite colouring medium soon :)

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Take it, Make it, Anything Goes

Simon Says Weds, Anything Goes

Crafty Creations, Anything Goes

My face stamp, That's Crafty! stamps, Distress Oxides, FC Polychromos pencils, Ranger enamel accents.

Hope you like it
Donna x

Saturday, 3 June 2017

That's Crafty! - Dreamland

Hi everyone,

Please pop on over to here  to see how I've made this card ;)

Hope you like it
Donna x

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Competition winners

Hi everyone,

Well we now have 3 lucky winners of my new designs for Rubber Dance although the draw didn't quite go according to plan as you'll see from the following photos....never work with kids and animals they say for a very good reason!!!

yay we're getting some serious treats!

what the heck is this?!

Fred, come quickly, something is not right

Oooh this doesn't look good 

Hey Saff I can see right through your ear

shall we try to eat this?

it's just not doing it for me

it might look better from this angle though

Nope not doing it for me either

I'm going in a minute...

Ah she's put real treats in there now

Hey don't forget to share Miss Greedy

Wow there'll be none left!

Didn't want any anyway....stupid game

Here's the winners....picked by human hand!!

So as you can see it don't go according to plan so I had to put my own paw/hand in, swirl the paper around and pick out the winners myself. Even hiding treats in the bowl didn't tempt them....they're now officially sacked from name picking duties in the future.

Gail (Iona Bunny)

Congrats to you all and I think the best way to do this is that I'll PM you via FB to get your details as that'll be quicker I think.

Please share what you've created with the stamps too, I'd love to see ;)

Thanks everyone for all your lovely comments on my stamps and I'm sure there'll be more chances in the future to enter once again :)

Have a nice weekend
Donna x