Sunday, October 15, 2017

Afternoon Crafty Friends

Today's card is a birthday cards for 1st birthdays.  I was really pleased how this turned out it is made using Soft Sky one of my favorite colours and for the little girl I used Blushing Bride

I used the number and letter framelits and the Cookie Cutter Christmas for the bears.  Some older stamp sets and the Subtles DSP.

Thanks as always for looking

Donna B x

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Morning Crafty World

Well my shop is up and running yay for me!!!!

Anyway have been crafting like mad recently so here is another card for you

I used the Beautiful Bouquet set with the stitched circles and matching scalloped circle framelits.

I used a brick effect embossing folder.

Thanks for looking


Friday, October 13, 2017

Hello Everyone

Busy week this week, trying hard to set up my Etsy Shop.  But as always there is time for a card or two.

I Cased a layout design from Pinterest and thought it would be lovely for the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and matching DSP.

I used Cajun Craze and stamped the flower with Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry

The card stock base is 4.25 x 4.25, I used the largest stitched circle die with the co-ordinating circle framplits

Thanks as always for looking.

Donna x

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Evening All

Well have had a busy evening crafting, my 3rd card for tonight is made with the wonderful Smitten Mitten stamps and matching dies.

I love this set as it is so versatile you can do almost any colours to suit.

I have used Soft Sky and Crumb Cake, with a Whisper White Layer.  I first cut the mittens and them ran them through the Cable Knit Embossing folder.  For the White Layer I put that through the Softly Falling embossing folder.

I used the embossing dies that are in the set for the cuffs and finished it off with a piece of Jute.

As always thanks for looking


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Morning Everyone

World Card Making Day 1st - 10th October..............................

Well for us die hard crafty peeps its card making day everyday but for all you new people out there that would like to start see below for some wonderful offers to get you going.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Painted Harvest

Yay, I finally got my stamp set and it is absolutely gorgeous.  I couldn't wait any longer so I made a card tonight using the set and had an idea to emboss the stamp with copper embossing powder.

I used a standard Whisper White bard base, and a Cajun Craze layer which I stamped the sentiment on.

I used another Whisper white layer and stamped the first layer in Cajun Craze then the second with versa mark and heat embossed it with the copper.  For the center I used the Chocolate Chip which I stamped off first.

For the bow I used the lovely Peekaboo Peach seam binding and a piece of the  copper trim.

Thanks as always for looking.

Donna B

Entered into the Global Design Project #GDP107

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Afternoon crafty friends

From a very rainy Doncaster, not good as this time last week I was in sunny heaven in Lanzarote.
Back at it now though.

Today I have created a box to go with some candles I bought, which I though would make lovely gifts for Xmas or a December birthday I love the scented Christmas Candles ab=nd what better than gingerbread.

I have used the gorgeous Year of Cheer DSP for the lid and a Crumb Cake base.

I also used Merry Little Labels stamp and punch, and the Foil Snowflakes.

I also punched out a to and from label using just crumb cake card stock.

As always thanks for looking hope you like this new project


Friday, September 8, 2017

Evening Crafty Friends

Well I finally have time to do some new makes and get it onto my blog, have been so busy lately.

I have made a box card all in one, for some tea lights using the wonderful Petal Garden DSP.

I used some washi tape from my own stash to wrap around the tea light which matched the Old Olive card stock.

The box opens both ends, there are some wonderful tutorials on You Tube for this type of box.

Thanks for lookin

Donna B

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Candle Box

Morning All

Well have had the worse chest infection which has put me out of action for 3 weeks, but on the mend now, so I thought I would make a box for a candle that I bought some time ago.  It is for a friend who loves succulents, so I had to make this with the gorgeous papers that are now retired, but as I love them so much needed to use them.

I made the box using Wild Wasabi card stock, the measurements are

BASE BOX:  8" x 4"   - on the long side scored at 1/2"  3 3/4"  4 1/4"  7 1/2 "
                                       on the short side scored at 1/2" and 3 1/2"

I cut out a circle that fits my candle

WRAP:  115/8" x 3 1/2"  score on the long side at 2 11/16"  7 1/16"  10 3/16"

DSP: 3 1/4 x 5/8"     3 1/4 x 4 1/8"    3 1/4" x 2 1/2"

I glued the base box inside the wrap and then cut out an Oval to make my label, I also heat embossed the sentiment with white and added a little bow.  The sentiment is also from an older set called Really Good Greeting.

I used a little magnet for the closure, can fussy cut one of the flowers from the DSP to hide it.

I took the idea from lots of inspiration on Pinterest and You Tube and used my own measurements to accommodate my little candle.

Thanks as always for looking.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

At Home with You

Afternoon crafty friends

A little card to go with the box created yesterday using the At Home with You stamps and framelits.

I cut the door twice once on Crumb Cake card and then on the Wood Textures DSP  I cut out the door portion at glued it to the frame.  I also used a scrap of Daffodil delight behind the windows, and added a few brush strokes in Smokey Slate.

I embossed the Cherry Cobbler card with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.

I stamped the images in Sahara Sand and coloured them using markers.

Thanks for Looking

Donna B

Christmas Box

Hi all after being asked a few times I have posted the measurements for the box and lid.

Thanks you to all

The Lid is a piece of card or DSP cut at 6 1/16th scored on all sides at 1 5/8th

The base of the box is a piece of card cut at 11 x 8  scored on the long side at 2 5/8th  5 1/4  7 7/8th and 10 1/2 inches

Score on the short side at 2"

I used the At Home framlet which I cut out in Whisper white and then stamped the little images.  I the stamped the door in Early Espresso on Garden Green then cut it out, I fixed both door frames together and adhered them to the front of the box.

Hope this helps...

Donna B

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Christmas Box

Morning All

Today I have been creating some nice easy boxes for small presents.  I love great wrapping and am so looking forward to ordering some of the new products in the seasonal catalogue.... there is nothing nicer to me than having great packaging for Christmas gifts............  all adds to the excitment don't you think?

I have used Cherry Cobber card and some of the lovely Be Merry DSP for the lid.

I also used the gorgeous double stitched ribbon on the lid.

I hadn't used the wonderful At Home Stamps and matching Framelits and thought this would make a wonderful embellishment on the box.  My first thought was to actually cut it out of the box and add acetate, but I ran away with myself and forgot to do that..............  still there are always more boxes to make.

I stamped n Whisper White and then used the Garden Green marker to add some accents to the stamped images.

Hope you like my new project

Thanks for looking

Donna B

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Hang your Stocking

Afternoon crafty friends

Well today was another Christmassy afternoon, I decided to make something a bit different so created a hanging shadow box, using the Hang your Stockings Framlits, and some of the gorgeous double stitched ribbon.

The frame was created using a 12 x 12 piece of Real Red card stock, I decided to stamp the background and also add the ribbon before putting it all together, there are so many wonderful tutorials on you tube.

I used 3 stamp sets - Colorful Seasons, Hang your Stocking and also Oh, what Fun for the back ground the sentiment is from Oh What Fun and I used the Lots of Labels framelits.
The stockings were cut from Real Red and Tranquil Tide and I used Glimmer paper for the overlays, I put the swirl cut out and the snowflake to embellish the top of the stockings.

I also heat embossed the the swirl line with gold.

As always hope you like my project, thanks for looking

Donna B

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Just for You

Hello crafty friends,

This evening I have finally been able to play with the Bundle of Love DSP

WOW !!!!!!

These papers are absolutely GORGEOUS, I was stuck for a while wondering what to make, so I came up with this little card and matching milk carton.

I have used the Watercolor Words for the card which I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  I stamped the lovely heart from the set using Pool Party which I first stamped off to get a more subtle look.

The card is very simple just a piece of DSP and a gold panel with a Very Vanilla panel on top.  I stamped the heart again on the inside of the card.

The milk carton is made from the DSP and I used the Sweet & Sassy Framelits for the sentiment, which comes from the Jars of Love stamp set.

As always, all the products to make this projects can be purchased from my online shop.

Thanks for looking

Donna B

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Evening Crafty Friends,

Well tonight I decided to make a small box using the Gift Bag Punch Board, I love coffee and so do some of my family especially my son, so I made this little box to gift him some of his favorite beans,

I have used the wonderful Coffee Cafe bundle.

I used the larger coffee cup die to create a window in the front of the box (you can't really see it on camera) and added some acetate behind it.  Fussy cut some of the papers to decorate and added some of the gorgeous copper ribbon and some twine to decorate the front..

Thanks as always for looking.

Donna B

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Christmas in July

This year seems to be running away with us, however as a reminder SU has the Christmas in July... which at 6am this morning I was telling myself no I need a lie in.............  ITs SUNDAY...

Well that lasted all of 15 minutes and I ended up finishing this project.

I have used a standard card in both Cherry Cobbler and the new Tranquil Tide, onto this this I have embossed a white panel with the absolutely gorgeous Cable Knit embossing folder.
I cut out a matching Oval Stitched framelit (largest one) and used Tombow to attach it to the embossed layer.

As I am eagerly waiting for the new Autumn Catalog I used the only stamp set I have which is the Hang your Stocking and the matching framelits.  I cut out the top, heel and toes with some glimmer paper.

After doing the cards I needed something more so I went through You-Tube :-) and cam across Angelina's (@Intertwyne Designs) and followed the wonderful tutorial for the box, and then also made the tags.

The double stitched ribbon finished off the project wonderfully.

Thanks as always for looking.

Donna B

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Just Breathe............

Morning everyone

A new post today featuring the Colour Theory DSP, I followed a tutorial from Heidi Smith (You Tube) to create this beautiful little diamond shaped box, using Dapper Denim, just perfect for a small birthday present or chocolates.  This would even be fab for small Christmas gifts such as costume jewelry.

I used the stamp from Beautiful bouquet that says "I couldn't have picked a better friend than you"  and I stamped and die cut one of the smaller flowers. I also used the 3/8" ruched ribbon.

I created the card, again using the same DSP but switched to the Colorful Seasons stamp set and that wonderful saying.  I finished it off with the scalloped die and some of the glitter dots that match the colors of the set.

Hope you like it and thanks as always for looking.

Donna B x

Monday, June 26, 2017

Love Coffee

Afternoon All

Just a quick post using the new Coffee Cafe, I just love the DSP and I love Coffee

Will be playing with this again tonight watch this space

As always thanks for looking

Donna xx

Saturday, June 24, 2017

4 x 4 Box and Cards

Afternoon all, well my grandsons are set up in the craft room and I can now finish my little project.  I have been making 4 x 4 cards and thought I would make a sweet little box for them.

I have used the Oh So Eclectic Stamps, Dies and DSP - Love this set.

The box is a tutorial from Anne Melvin, thank you. -

I love this set and the papers are gorgeous, using all of the colours together I thought they came out really well.

I also used the die with the same coloured card as a tone on tone but the effect was really stunning .

The colours used : Peekaboo Peach, Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig and Soft Sky

Thanks for looking as always


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Make a Wish

Evening friends and crafters, tonight I thought I would try out the gift bag punch board.  I make this card with the Lemon Lime Twist DSP and card stock, which if you have seen my earlier posts know I am in love with this colour.  I used the Lemon Lime twist and Sahara Sand ink pads.

The Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set for the sentiment  was a great choice to go with the stamps in the Balloon Celebrations, all cut out using the matching punch.

A lovely little set for someone I think.

As always thanks for looking

Donna xx

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Garden in a Crate

I have just finished another project this afternoon using the gorgeous Colorful Seasons and the wonderful Wood Crate framelits

Both of these sets are so versatile they only thing stopping you creating wonderful things is your own imagination.

I cut out the crate with the thick Whisper White card stock and stamped the beatiful Wood Words flowers in Lemon Lime Twist, the I added son 1" strips inside the crate the 3D effect with the seasons framelits.  The card stock and inks are from the new 2017-2019 in-colors.
I love the chair and can just imagine sitting there.

Thanks as always for looking and remember you can buy all of these products from my online store.

Donna x

Engagement Card

Morning crafty friends, another card made with the gorgeous Sunshine Saying thinlits.

I have used our wonderful new colours Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist which I am in love with.

The card measure 5.5" x 8"  I embossed half of the Whisper White panel and then used the score board to make a sentiment border.  I then added the Fresh Floral DSP in Fresh Fig and added a bitty bow in Lemon Lime Twist

A simple but effective card.

Thanks for looking as always.

Donna x

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Anniversary Card

Well today my son and daughter-in-law celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary, I really don't know where the time goes....

I created this card using the wonderful Sunshine Wishes thinlits, I think the heart just makes a wonderful statement on a plain card.

I used crumb cake and very vanilla card stock, which I embossed using the Seaside embossing folder, I added some Very Vanilla ribbon and some of the wonderful new Faceted Gems.

If you would like any of these products don't forget to press the shopping tab.....  the new 2017-2018 catalogue has some amazing products

Thanks as always for looking

D x

Sunday, May 14, 2017


Well after a busy day setting up blogs and Facebook pages I finally had time to make a little card using some of the new dies and stamps that will be available to buy from my shop in June.

It is the launch of the new catalogue from June 1st and I have to say it is pack with all sorts of yummyness (if that is actually a word lol)

The stamps and dies are a sneak peek of the Lovely Inside & Out
I have used Whisper White Card Base with Wisteria Wonder card for the die cut, Marina Mist and Mint Macaron inks.

If you would like me to send you the new Catalogue let me know over on my FB page

Thanks as always for looking.

Donna B

Monday, May 1, 2017

Street Scene

Afternoon stamping and crafting friends

Today I created a little scene using lots and lots of different stamp sets punches and embossing folder.

I started with a brick embossing folder and some smoky grey card then I created the fence with the label punch and used the new wood grain DSP.  I also cut out the Hearth & Home framelits for the window and flower box in whisper white and the DSP for some added dimension. I used the succulent garden DSP and also the falling in love for the net curtain effect.  I used the Succulent garden flowers and dies for the window box. The flowers are stamped in Sweet Sugarplum and Elegant Eggplant.

I also used the new Bike Ride stamp set and fussy cut the bicycle I stamped it in basic black and then coloured it in to create a silhouette. The sentiment is from and old stamp set, and I cut out a hexagon in Sweet Sugarplum to make it look like a name plate.  I used silver embossing powder for the sentiment.

Thanks for looking as always.