Thursday 29 August 2013

New Tag Challenge Blog!

Well my good friend Mandy has started a new challenge blog Tag Along and the first challenge is today!  Well if its tags I have to play...would be rude not to! LOL! First theme is 'Vintage', Ive used and Indigoblu stamp set for my vintage Britain tag.....

Donna xx

Wednesday 21 August 2013

One more day to go.....

......before Sheena's new stamp range 'A Little Bit Magical' is released. Today's card features several images from both 'Honesty' and 'The Enchanted Doorway' plates.

Donna xx

Monday 19 August 2013

A little birdy told me........

.........there are some new stamps on the way! Lol! Here's another look at Sheena's new stamp release (aug 22)
A canvas this time, painted with gesso then sponged with H2O's background stamping added using the honesty stamp from the new set and also some stamps from the Ageing Beautifully set. Used a die cut bird cage (Tim Holtz) for the bird and decorated with stamped and decoupaged roses and leaves all from the new releases.

Donna xx

Another little look ....... another sample for Sheena Douglass's show on Create and Craft where she'll be launching her new 'A Little Bit Magical' stamps. This card features a stamp from the 'Honesty' plate. Made using distress inks for the background,  the honesty was stamped and some of the colour lifted out from seed heads with a damp brush,  then they were touched with gold H2O's for a little subtle shimmer.

Don't forget to tune in on 22nd.

Donna xx

Sunday 18 August 2013


.......I've made a card using one of my gelli plate prints and some stamps from Artistic Outpost - the 'Happiness' plate. The butterflies are stamped with Adirondack espresso ink onto some card that had been coloured with a mixture of cosmic shimmer sprays. I used parts of the wings of the filagree butterfly on the plate to stamp the border round the edge of the card. Entering this into the August challenge on Artistic Outpost and also the Stampin' for the Weekend challenge

Donna xx

It's Sunday so....... must be time for another Sunday Postcard Art challenge. This week we're joined by Kate who has picked the theme of 'Baking'.  My card this week is mostly collage with a little bit of under stamping, had some old Good Houskeeping booklets so scanned a few bits from those to cut out and use as collage images.

Donna xx

Saturday 17 August 2013

A decorated candle.......

........using one of the new stamps from Sheena Douglass's new range 'A Little Bit Magical'.........available on 22 August. 
To decorate the candle I stamped the image (this is from the 'Enchanted Doorway plate) onto some plain white tissue and then coloured it with watercolours and carefully cut it out. Then all you need to do is wrap it round your candle, hold in place with some waxed paper or baking parchment and gently heat with your heat gun. Keep the gun moving or it will melt the candle too much. It's a simple but effective technique.

Don't forget to tune into Create and Craft on the 22nd to see the rest of the stamps.

Donna xx

Friday 16 August 2013

A sneaky peak...... some new Sheena Douglass stamps ....... A Little Bit Magical......that will be making their first appearance on Create and Craft on August 22nd.  Over the next few days I'll be showing a few of the samples I've made, to start with here's a sparkly pink number.......lots of twinkling H2O here!
Donna xx

Wednesday 14 August 2013

First play with my Gelli plate........

......bought my 6" Gelli plate last week but yesterday afternoon was my first time playing with it. I used some of my collection of masks with some acrylic paint.  Took some pictures of some of the prints I much fun.
First ever print...

.....and some of the subsequent ones.....

So much fun!
Donna xx

Tuesday 13 August 2013

Playing with new stash.....

....took a quick trip to the Stamperama show on sunday.........which means I now have a very empty purse but lots of lovely new things to play with!

Found a lovely little stand with some great stamps etc Ali-Craft and bought quite a few bits and pieces. Amongst them was one of the Prima Doll stamps and some lovely little background stamps by Kaisercraft.  Used these to make a tag yesterday afternoon, the doll stamp is quite large so I hand cut a tag to use which I stamped with some of the background stamps and edged with distress ink.  I stamped the doll onto some white card and coloured her skin with promarkers and then stamped her a couple of more times onto some patterned paper to make her dress etc. Used cordinating papers to hand cut and roll some paper roses, die cut some swirls and some tiny flowers, then assembed everything onto the stamped tag.  The bow is made of an organza ribbon which I 'attacked' with the heat gun to melt it a little to add some extra texture.

Going to enter this into the monthly challenge on the Ali-Craft blog where the theme is Prima Dolls.

Donna xx

Sunday 11 August 2013

Sunday 4 August 2013

Celebrating Women.... our theme this week over on Sunday Postcard Art a simple little stamped card from me this week.....


Donna xx