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Monday, 31 January 2011

Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight-Water & Candy Winner

Hi there everyone, first of all I would like to say a BIG Thank You for all your kind comments about my toothache. I am still in agony and the left side of my face is swollen. I did manage to get a dentist but can't see the dentist until February 24th. Although she did give me the number for the emergency dentist so, I will try to get an appointment tomorrow.

We have another spotlight challenge for you over at Crafty Cardmakers. The theme this time, has been chosen by me and it's WATER. So we would like you to use something you add water to or water has been added eg. spritzers, glimmer mists, H2o's, watercolour paints or pencils etc.

I decided to use my Faber Castell watercolour pencils and waterbrush for this one, I haven't used them for ages and really enjoyed colouring the Dimension Fourth owl and house in. I used  Go Kreate dies to make the shaped card and cut out flowers & leaves from pattern paper. I added a LOTV sentiment to finish. 

We're very kindly sponsored by The Handy Hippo who are offering a £10 voucher for their online store!

Handy Hippo is a friendly online craft supplies shop with a great range of rubber stamps and other card making goodies. They specialise in card making, but also stock plenty of great quality supplies for scrapbooking, jewellery making and children's crafts. Their website has lots of information on crafting techniques, plus a great selection of free card project ideas to suit crafters of all abilities.

Hope you can all join usand I'm really looking forward to seeing what you come up with.  :o)


Bradley, has chosen a winner for my celebration blog candy. I wrote everyone's name on a piece of paper and put them in Bradley's bucket.

As you can see the winner is Sally. Can you email me Sally,so i can send you your candy.


Donna x

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Another Molly Bloom

Hi there everyone, hope you have all had a fab Suturday, I've been blitzing my craft stuff most of the day. Got it all done now and have a tidy craft room, for a short while anyway. I have the worst toothache ever, which eases with painkillers but as soon as I start to eat, it's agony. I must try and get a dentist to get it sorted, I got chucked out of mine as I missed my check up.

Anyhow onto my card, I used the other Molly Bloom stamp that came free with the mag,.

I'm entering this into Papertake Weekly Challenge who have a great sketch.

I used: Basisc Grey papers
Spellbinders nesties
Craftwork Cards sentiment & candy
Hobbycraft punch
Buttons from stash

 Off to link up, then going to catch up with you all.

Donna x

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Molly Blooms Freebie

Hi everyone, hope you are all well & warm on this chilly evening.

I've decided to have a blitz on the craftroom & get rid of all the stuff I don't use. I've piled it up in our bedroom so I can sort through it properly and now I don't know where to start. So, I'm  leaving it while tomorrow and going to spend the rest of the evening catching up with your fab blogs.

I made this one with the freebie Molly Bloom stamps that came with a mag a couple of weeks ago.


Donna x

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Moving Along With The Times # 82

Good evening to you all, hope you're all well.

A big hello and welcome to my new followers, really pleased to have you on board, hope you like what you see, I will be getting round to visiting you all if I haven't already.

Just a quick post before we go shopping.

I used: LOTV stamp
Hampstead papers
Spellbinders labels 11
MS , Papermania & Woodware punches
Craftwork card candy
Ribbon & pins from stash

I'm entering this into Moving Along With The Times who have a great sketch.

Will be back later to comment on your lovely creations.

Donna x 

Monday, 24 January 2011

Crafty Cardmakers Floral Challenge

We have a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers today with a lovely theme chosen by Jack.

We would love to see your floral creations and as the Spotlight on pencils challenge is still running, you could combine the two.

For this weeks floral challenge, I used a Joanna Sheen Favourite Flowers collection stamp. It is one of the Garden Flowers set and the image I've used from it, is a Hellebore ( It says it on the packaging otherwise I would not have had a clue what it was). I've kept the card simple, as I didn't want to detract away from the pretty image, which I've coloured with Promarkers. Just added a Martha Stewart punched border, some ribbon, pearls, a Craftwork Cards sentiment and a little Cosmic Shimmer, Aqua Twinkles in the flower centres.


Our sponsor this week is the lovely Joanna Sheen who has a £10 voucher to spend in the online store up for grabs.

Hope you can join us.


Donna x 


Sunday, 23 January 2011

Great Day

Hiya all, hope everyone has had a lovely weekend and that you are all well.

I had a really great day yesterday at Busybees Crafts demo/ dabble day. I met up again with the very lovely and talented Lisa who was also demo'ing and Jo Channon from Creative Expressions was also there. Jo is a really lovely lady and was demo'ing some really great techniques. All the ladies who attended had a fab time, so it was worth all the preparations. 

I'm entering this into Friday Sketchers Challenge

I used : Gorjuss, Poppy Fields
Spellbinders, Marriane D & Go Kreate dies
by Avec border punch
L-em punch
Paula Pascal sentiment stamp
Craftwork card candy
Cream organza ribbon 

Right I'm off to have a bath,  PJ's on and then I will be visiting your fab blogs.

Donna x

Friday, 21 January 2011


Hi there everyone, can't believe it's Friday again, this week just flew, I've been so busy over the last couple of day's preparing for a demo that I'm doing tommorrow. So HUGE apologies for not commenting on your lovely blogs over the last few days, I'm hoping to get a couple of hours in later on the laptop whilst watching telly.

The lovely image I've used on this one is a Mo Manning digi image called Between.

I also used: Free mag papers
                  Doohickey die
                  MS punch
                  Craftwork card sentiment
                  Ribbon, brad,pearls from stash

I'm entering this into fussy and fancy challenge

Catch you later...

donna x

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Bright & Cheery

Hi there, hasn't it been a really lovely day today? Although it was still nippy the blue sky and sunshine have really cheered me up. Thought I'd ink up one of my fave Tida's. I could colour these cuties all day long.

I used: Magnolia Tilda
WRMK papers
Marriane D & Spellbinders dies
Mcgill & Xcut punches
Craftwork card sentiments
Promarkers , pencils & Sansador
Ribbon, rose & pearl heart from stash
Go Kreate die to make the card base


Donna x


Monday, 17 January 2011

Sketch & Stash #53

Hi all and welcome to my new followers. It's an absolute pleasure to have you on board and thank you for following me.

Well, it's soon come round to Monday again and I can't believe we're halfway through January. At least it's been a bit brighter outdoors today.

I've made this one to enter into Sketch and Stash challenge who have a lovely sketch and would also like everyone to use new or neglegted stash.

I used :Vivian Lau digi stamp
           Basic Grey papers, these are neglected stash, had them ages.
           Crafty Sentiments sentiment circles, new stash. ( thank you
           Vicky for the heads up on these)
           By Avec & X-cut punches, also new
           Spellbinders nesties
           Promarkers, pencils & Sansador
           Craftwork card candy


Donna x


Sunday, 16 January 2011


Good evening to you all, hope you have all enjoyed a lovely relaxing weekend.
I've had a couple of  hours in the craft room today spent most of that time on an order and then made this one...

I used: Bugaboo digi stamp
MME  papers
Spellbinders nesties & shapeabilities
MS & Xcut  punches
Promarkers, pencils & Sansador
Craftwork cards sentiment

I'm entering this into Sunday Sketch and Stamp who have a fab sketch designed by Emma.

I'm sat finishing off the xmas chocs, as I'm starting a diet tommorrow, think the washing machine is shrinking all my clothes LOL.

Bye For Now

Donna x

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Friday Sketchers # 137

 Hi there, hope you've all enjoyed your Saturday, I've had a busy day today, been shopping, done the washing and cleaning. Then we called in to see our daughter Sam & Bradley, our lovely grandson. After tea I managed to get a couple of hours in the craftroom, had a much needed tidy up and then made this one...

I used: LOTV lazy afternoon
          Cosmo Cricket papers
          Spellbinders circles & scallop circles
          Doohickey die
          MS punch
          Craftwork cards sentiment

I'm entering this into Friday Sketchers

Off to catch up with you all.

Donna x

Friday, 14 January 2011

Fairy Cakes

Happy Friday! Woohoo! two days off, but then again, weekend hours always go quicker than weekday hours, so we'll be back at work before we know it. I actually really like my job, the kids at the school I work at are  lovely and so are the staff, just weekends mean more crafty time hehe. :o)

I used: Trimcraft, Helz Cuppleditch, Fairy Cakes stamp.
Free mag papers
MS punches
Craftwork card candy & sentiment
Promarkers, pencils & Sansador

I'm entering this into the following challenges : totallypapercraftsMeljens Designs & Stamp Something 

Off to check out your blogs.

Donna x

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Hippie Chick

Hi all, hope you're all ok. At leat it hasn't been as cold today, although still a bit grey. Roll on the spring, thats what I say.

I've been watching the soaps tonight and although I do love them, I'm getting fed up with the doom and gloom story lines. But I suppose they're the ratings pullers.

I absolutely love colouring these adorable Sugar Nellie stamps in.

I used: not sure what the papers are, had them a while
           Spellbinders labels
           Doohickey & Sissix dies
           Marriane D punches
           Craftwork card candy

Off to check out your fab blogs.

Donna x

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Party Frills

Hi there, firstly, I would like to say a big thank you for all my lovely comments and congrats yesterday. Also, Hello and Welcome to my new followers, it's great to have you on board. I have had a little nosey around your lovely blogs too and will be visiting you all often.

I just love these very cute little miss's from Sugar Nellie.

I used: Party Frills from funkykits
           DCWV papers
           Spellbinders Labels
           MS punch
           Ribbon, pins & brad from stash

Off to check out your lovely blogs

Donna x

Monday, 10 January 2011

Crafty Cardmakers DT

Hiya everyone, hope you are ok. I have been so excited the last few days and have been bursting  to share my wonderful news with you all.

I am absolutely thrilled to bits, as I was asked to join the fabulous DT  at Crafty Cardmakers over the Christmas hols. Today's card is my first DT card and I loved making it.

The team have a really fab challenge for you all, which is to use Red & A Die Cut. We're spnsored by One Stop Card Crafts and the winner will recieve a £10 voucher. :o) 

I've used a few die-cuts for this card, these are, Nellie S border, Spellbinders Labels 17 & various Sissix buttons. The gorgeous image is Kraftin Kimmie, Charlotte. I've coloured her with Promarkers, pencils & Sansador for blending. The paper is My Mind's Eye Bohemia and I've also used ribbon from stash, parcel string  & a Craftwork Cards sentiment.

To celebrate I have some candy on offer.

To be in with a chance of winning it, just become a follower, if you're not one already and leave me a comment on todays post. I don't know how to do the linky thing so I will write all of your names on pieces of paper and get my little grandson to choose one out of  'the hat' on the 30th January and will let the winner know on my blog.  I will put a link to this post in the sidebar.


Donna x 

Sunday, 9 January 2011

My Blog has Attitude award

Where has the weekend gone? There are never enough hours to get everything done. Mind you, I did have a late lie in this morning, something I very rarely do, as I would sooner be up and about doing stuff. Hope you have all enjoyed the weekend and got some crafty time in.

I have been given a fab award by the lovely and very talented Mary of Mary's Card World. Thank you again Mary I just love it. To qualify you have to share three things that make you different:

1. I became a Nanny before I was 40.
2. I'm not that bothered about chips, I  prefer mash.
3. I can't whistle.

The second part, is to pass on this award to five other bloggers. So, I would like to pass it on to:


As you may already be aware, this is not just ANY blog award! This one comes with a fab $5 Gift Certificate! How cool is that????

For all the details please visit THIS LINK
In order to qualify for the $5.00 Digi’s With Attitude! Gift Certificate you must state 3 things that makes you different from everyone else and you must nominate 5 blogs. Lastly, you must display the Blog Award Badge (above) in your sidebar and link it back to the Digi’s With Attitude! Challenge Blog.
Donna x

Saturday, 8 January 2011

A gem of a challenge

Happy Saturday to you all or rather, whats left of it. I did intend posting earlier but time has just run away.

I've used  a very cute pink gems stamp. I just love these cute little hens that she's feeding.

I used: pink gem designs stamp, Milly with chickens.
          We R Memory Keepers papers
          Spellbinders nesties
          By Avec border punch
          X cut & L Em punches
          Craftwork card candy & sentiment
          Dew drops, lace & ribbon from stash.

I'm entering this into A Gem of a Challenge

donna x


...for a change. I really do adore Magnolia stamps and although I have quite a few Edwins, I do tend to use Tilda the most. I have decided that I'm going to get out all the stamps that I have'nt inked up for a while and get them used.  

I used: Spellbinders nesties
Magnolia Edwin
DCWV papers
Marriane D die
MS punches
Craftwork card candy

Hoping you are all well and snuggly warm. Can't believe we've had more snow today.

Donna x  


Thursday, 6 January 2011

Sunday Sketch and Stamp # 44

Hi there, lovely bloggers. Hoping you are all fine & dandy, and a big hello and thanks for following me to my new followers. I feel so lucky to have all my lovely  followers and I just love visiting you all too.   

I've made another quickie, following a fab sketch designed the very talented and lovely Claire of Claire's Crafty Corner, for Sunday Sketch & Stamp challenge #44.

I used: LOTV stamp
          papers from scrap box
          Spellbinders nesties
          MS punch
          Craftwork cards candy & sentiment


Donna x

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Back to work

Hi there, hope you are all ok especially those who have had the dreaded flu. My first day back to work today and I feel shattered. I imagine most of you have gone back to work and don't know about everyone else but I've been used to lounging around and not watching the clock.

Only had chance to make a quckie today and used a stamp I've had for a while. It's a Little Claire's one, I think she's so cute and I love the butterfly stamp that comes in the set.

I used: little claire stamp
K&co & DCWV papers
Spellbinders dies
Marriane D punches
Craftwork card candy

  Right, I'm off to look at your fab blogs, I missed it last night as we were visiting friends.

Donna x

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Stylish Blogger

Hi there, hope you are all well and not too fed up now the festivities are over.

My lovely blogging buddy Vicki over at Stamped Smiles has awarded my blog this fab award.

If you haven't checked out Vicki's blog yet, it's a real must. She is so very talented and her creations are always very beautiful. Vicki was one of my first followers and has always been there with lovely comments and words of encouragement. She is a fantastic blog buddy and I am so glad we 'met'.

Thank you so much Vicky for this great award .

To get this award you have to do a couple of things:

1.Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
2.  Share 8 things about yourself.
3.  Forward it to 8 recently discovered bloggers.
4.  Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award
8 things about me:
1. I really love jelly babies.
2. I'm a real soapaholic(can't miss them, my favourite is Emmerdale)
3. I love John Barrowman, been to see him & got his books. He's so gorgeous.
4. I stopped smoking when my grandson was born, I have put on weight but I don't care, I'm much healthier.
5. I love blogging and have met some amazing folk doing it.
6. I'm not a sun worshipper, as I bake. 
7. I love to laugh, really enjoy watching comedians, we're going to see Peter Kay this month.
8. I sometimes wear odd socks, when I can't be bothered to rummage for a pair. No one sees them under my boots. 
Eight lovely bloggers:
Donna x

Monday, 3 January 2011

Sketch & Stash 52

Hiya, all you lovely folk. First of all I would like to say a really BIG Thank You for all the amazing comments you left on my Sparkly Tilda card yesterday. I am thrilled to bits and really appreciate it.

I would also like to say Hello, Welcome and Thank You to my new followers.

I've followed a fab sketch, for todays card, over at Sketch and Stash Challenge  the second part of the challenge is for you to use new or neglected stash.


I deciced to use some new stash for this one, the papers which are Colorbok,Heidi Grace designs which I got from TK Maxx and also Martha Stewart deep edge PATP border punch which I got from my absolute favourite place Once Upon A Stamp. I love visiting this fab shop, they always have loads of great stash and their customer service is second to none.   

I also used: LOTV stamp
                 Spellbinders nesties
                 Craftwork cards sentiment
                 Ribbon & gems from stash

Off to look at all your lovely blogs.

Donna x

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Sparkly Tilda

Hi Everyone, hope you're all enjoying your Sunday & getting some crafting in. 

I started with the sniffles last night and woke up this morning feeling rubbish. Going to keep myself dosed up. I hate being ill. I've spent a couple of hours having a change round in my craft room, so I have things to hand that I use most.   

I've had this one on the go for a couple of days. Kept having the odd 10 mins on it over the weekend, inbetween cooking, cleaning and making finger puppets with Bradley.

I'm entering this into Stamp Something
                               moving along with the times
                               Passion For Promarkers
                               i love promarkers

I used : Magnolia Tilda
          Marriane D, Nellie's & Spellbinders dies
          Marriane D punches
          We R Memory Keepers Vintage Blue papers
          Sakura gel pen(faux stitching)
          Ice Stickles
          Craftwork cards sentiment

Right I'm off to link up, then I'm going to have a hot soak & put my PJ's on.
Back later to visit you all.

Donna x

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Easel Calendar

Hello and hope you've all had a lovely new years day. I'm absolutely stuffed after a massive roast dinner. I have loads to do, including taking down our bedraggled xmas tree (the cats have had fun with it), but for now, I'm sat with a lovely glass of red & I'm going to enjoy a lazy hour on the settee checking out your fab blogs.

I made this easel calendar on Thursday using one of the Tilda's I got in the sale.She'a actually a xmas one but I covered the holly in her hair with a couple of little bows made from a dragonfly punch.

I used: Magnolia Tilda
papermania papers
Go Kreate & Spellbiners dies
MS, MarrianeD & L-em punches
Free Emb. folder out of Creativity mag
    Anita's calendar
Dewdrops &gems from stash


Donna x

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