Thursday, 31 October 2013

Happy Halloween.......

......over on TagAlong. The theme today is Day of the Dead, I've used a skull stamp from Oxford Impressions and decorated him up a bit!!!

Flowers, webs etc courtesy of my trusty big shot and a selection of dies. Background is made up with Cosmic Shimmer sprays and is lovely and sparkly! Hope you like :)

Donna xx

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

First Project......

.....for Creative Expressions.  I was lucky enough to have been picked to be on their 2013/2014 Design Team.......pleased might be a bit of an understatement!! Lol!

Anyway here is a tag using a stamp off of their Winter Flower stamp plate.

I cut a tag shape and coloured by adding some Forest Moss and Antique Linen Distress Paint to a craft sheet, spritzing with water and dragging tag through. The rip a bit of vintage book paper and adhere to tag, then edge tag with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink using a bit of Cut 'n' Dry.  Take a piece of corrugated card (rescue a few old boxes!) and cut to tag shape slightly larger than the one you've just coloured, tear e few bits of the surface off to reveal the corrugations.  Brush a little of the Antique Linen Distress Paint over the edges and then shade with some of the Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. Glue coloured tag to corrugated tag.
Stamp the flower with black ink onto some white card and then paint with Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy and Mustard Seed), cut out the flowers and arrange onto tag then when happy with arrangement glue in place. Stamp the sentiment, cut out, edge with distress ink and glue in place.  To finish lightly apply a little Creative Expression Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax to the edges of the base tag and then top tags with a bow of Pewter Crushed Silk ribbon.
Thanks for looking

Donna xx

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Witches Brew..... our theme this week on Sunday Postcard Art.  Not sure I'd fancy sampling any of this home brew!!! Lol!

Have to thank my mate Mandy for this one 'cos I stamped all this out with her stamps when I popped over for a 'play' day the other day.

Donna xx

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Steampunk Halloween.... the theme this week on TagAlong.  Now I love looking at steampunk inspired pieces but oh boy do I struggle with producing them!! So apologies that this tag is probably only the merest nod towards steampunk but here is my entry for this week.....

Donna xx

Blue Poppies......

 Well today is my last project as October Guest Designer on That's Crafty.  Had great fun being part of the group for this month, thanks for the invite Laura.

I've used IndigoBlu's Blazing Poppies for this last project, its a lovely stamp. Full details can be found on the That's Crafty blog.

Donna xx

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Halloween with a Christmas twist..... the theme chosen by Carol for us at Sunday Postcard Art this week. When I was over at Mandy's on Wednesday I borrowed one of her stamps to use for my entry this week. I figured I could easily adapt the hat that the Raven was wearing to give it a Christmassy feel!

Donna xx

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Dance the Danse Macabre....

.....with this great skeleton couple from a wonderful Oxford Impression stamp sheet. This is my third piece for That's Crafty and full details of how it's made and all the bits and pieces used can be found on the That's Crafty Blog

Donna xx

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Who lives in a house like this.......

Well as it's Thursday it must be time for another TagAlong challenge.  This week I'm hosting again and I've picked the theme of Haunted House.  Lots of dimension on this one with the use of some Tim Holtz die cuts and a few chipboard trees from Hobbycraft.  The background is made with a mixture of distress ink and cosmic shimmer sprays and has a lovely subtle shimmer.  The 'inhabitants' are from a gorgeous Oxford Impressions sheet - 'Danse Macabre' which I got from That's Crafty.

So why not pop over to TagAlong and have a play :)

Donna xx

Saturday, 12 October 2013

A Touch of....

.....Pomp and  Pageantry today on a card for That's Crafty using a stamp set from IndigoBlu. Details of how its made can be found on the That's Crafty blog...

Donna xx

Friday, 11 October 2013

A little touch of Christmas.....

....with another sample made for Sheena Douglass's shows on Create and Craft tomorrow.  The picture was coloured with Spectrum Noirs and highlighted with some white acrylic and glitter.

This church stamp is a really versatile one, you can change the season just by changing the colour of your inks and pens.

Donna xx

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Hocus Pocus....... this weeks theme over at Tag Along. Simple little stamped tag from me this week using some stamps from Sheena Douglass's 'Little Bit Magical Collection', coloured with promarkers and a little distress ink.

Don't think I'd want to drink from this goblet!

Donna xx

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Mornin' all.........

......a little heads up post today. Sheena will be on Create and Craft again this Saturday (12th) with some lovely stamps. Here's one of the samples I've created using the cutest stamp of a blue tit..........

......all the colouring of the bird, branch and background etc was done with Spectrum Noir pens and then the main panel was edged with some distress inks.  Stamped and embossed the spruce branch onto the base card for added texture.

Don't forget to tune in for some great dems from Sheena.

Donna xx

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Black Cats....

......of the spooky kind are featuring this week on Sunday Postcard Art as we begin our month of spooky challenges to celebrate Halloween month. Here's mine for this week.....

The background is done with masks and mica sprays, then a little overstamping.  Cut a strip of card, coloured it orange, stamped it with some text, edged with some black ink and then folded it and glued and stapled it into place at the bottom of the postcard. The cat, tiny bats and spiders web are die cuts (Tim Holtz and Memory Box). Why not pop over to Sunday Postcard Art and see the other spooky creations.

Donna xx

Saturday, 5 October 2013

My first project..... a guest designer for October on the That's Crafty design team.  Really pleased to have been asked to be a part of the group for this month, here's the first of my projects a little hanging calender featuring a lovely stamp from Crafty Individuals 'Alice Palace Designs - British Bulldog'. Details of how it can be made can be found on the That's Crafty blog.

Donna xx


Thursday, 3 October 2013

A spooky month...... starting over on Tag Along with a month of Halloween inspired challenges. The first one is 'Something Wicked this Way Comes'. Here's my dark and gloomy creation for this week........

Lots of shimmery mica sprays in the background, then a bit of stamping and embossing and then a bit of die cutting for the bird (Tim Holtz) and the webs and spiders (Memory Box).

Do pop over to Tag Along and join in the fun.

Donna xx