Tuesday, 18 July 2017

SHC 'Tuesday Craft Smorgasboard' Gummiapan Nature Dies With Pion Papers

Hello, lovely blogger friend's
I'm here with my "Tuesday Craft Smorgasboard" creation on Swedish House Crafts blog today.
 I have made a card using Pion papers, and Gummiapan nature dies.
Links to the products used are in the text, and can be found at the end of my post.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #2, and Pion "Theodore & Bella" complete collection design papers.
I die cut, and layered the design papers using Gummiapan stitched squares, and Gummiapan stitched banners, and matted them onto my card base.
(I so love these value for money metal dies. They cut perfectly through my EBosser, and are a delight to use.)
The Doohickey So Wrapped Lovely die is also from Swedish House Crafts. I used the design papers to die cut the tags, and embellished them with some of my craft stash.
I have embellished the doily with small petals die cut from Gummiapan flower, and adhered 3mm Ivory pearls to the centres.


The image is from Pion Design "Where The Roses Grow - Bouquets".
I used a Gummiapan stitched square to die cut the image. They are perfect for hand stitching as the guidelines are already there, and so I stitched around the outside of the image with a length of green embroidery thread. Easy Peasy!
The resin corner, and 3mm pink s/a pearls around the image are from my craft stash.


I hand made the flowers using Gummiapan flower dies. There are 5 dies in the pack.
I die cut the petals with green papers that are included in the Pion "Theodore & Bella" collection, and rubbed them with a ball stylus tool to add texture. Once I had assembled the petals, I placed 2 double ended stamens through the centres.
I die cut the foliage using Gummiapan twig pointy leaves, and leaves dies, and used the smallest flower petal from the Gummiapan flower die set, and adhered them along the centre of the twig pointy leaves.
The decorative pin is from my stash.


I handmade the pink flowers exactly the same way using pink papers from the collection.
The pocket watch image is one of many that are included on the 12 x 12 sheet of Pion "Where The Roses Grow" I cut around the image and added a 3mm Ivory s/a pearl to the centre.


Inside the card is decorated with the design papers, and a die cut Gummiapan stitched squares. There is a blank to write a message.

That's all from me today!
I hope that I have inspired you to have a go at making something using the gorgeous papers, and Gummiapan dies.

Below is a list of all the products that I used.

Thank you for visiting today!


Sunday, 16 July 2017

Pion 'Paris flea Market' - July Anything Goes - Any Image Challenge At The Ribbon Girl

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well?
Today see's a new challenge over on The Ribbon Girl challenge blog.
Our challenge for the next 2 weeks is.....................ANYTHING GOES - USE ANY IMAGE
There are 3 wonderful prizes up for grabs!
More details can be found at the end of my post.

I have made an 80th Birthday card, and used one of the gorgeous images from 
Pion 'Paris Flea Market'


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #10, and Maja Design
'Coffee In The Arbour' papers.
Other dies used are; Cheery Lynn English tea party doily & French pastry doily.
Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tags, and Prima forest leaves.

Here is a list of the gorgeous products that I have used on my card from 
The Ribbon Girl online store.
Click onto the links below to take you directly to the products;


A close look at my floral arrangements.
The resin basket filled with roses is one that my special crafting friend sent me!
I cut out the paper butterflies using one of the sheets from Maja Design
'Coffee In The Arbour' papers, and gave them some sparkle using Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.


A close up of the beautiful image.
I die cut the image using a CartUs oval die, and stamped around the edge with an IndigoBlu stamp.
I matted the image onto a larger CartUs die cut oval using the design papers, and adhered the image onto it with 2mm foam tape.
I adhered a length of 3mm Ivory pearl bead string around the outside of the matted image, and added a few 3mm s/a Ivory pearl flatbacks.


Inside the card is decorated with Maja Design 'Coffee In The Arbour' papers, and a small GoKreate large frame frilly #10 die cut blank.

I hope you like my card?
Here are the 3 wonderful prizes up for grabs for 3 randomly drawn winners!

1st prize; £10 voucher for LOTV


2nd prize; The Ribbon Girl Carta Bell 'Flora' 6 x 6 paper pad


3rd prize; From Marianne Designs


My teamies have designed some gorgeous makes.
If you are looking for some inspiration then why not pop over HERE for a peek?

That's all from me!
Thank you for stopping by to visit today, and big thanks for all the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time to leave.

Crafty hugs














Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Swedish House Crafts 'Tuesday Craft Smorgasboard' Pion 'Theodore & Bella' Using Gummiapan Dies & Roxstamp

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I'm here today with my Guest DT creation for Swedish House Crafts 
'Tuesday Crafts Smorgasboard'
 I have made a card using Pion 'Theodore & Bella' design papers, Gummiapan dies, and Roxstamp. The 'Theodore & Bella' collection contains lots of gorgeous papers, images, sentiments and more!
Links to the  products used can be found at the end of my post.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #5.
I cut out the design papers and matted them onto the base.


I have used the 2nd largest Roxstamps pierced round nesting die to cut out the image.
I stamped around the outside of the image with the Gummiapan 
Angelpost stamp, and sprinkled a little shabby white embossing enamel around the inside.
I die cut the largest pierced nesting die with papers from the collection, and adhered the image onto it using 2mm foam tape, and adhered a length of 2mm white pearl bead string around the outside.


I cut out the sentiment, and stamped around the edges with the Angelpost stamp. I cut a slightly larger piece of design paper, and matted the sentiment onto it using 2mm foam tape.
I cut around 2 sets of the balloon images and used 2mm foam tape to adhere on top of the other, adding some glamour dust to one of the balloons.
A tiny heart die comes with the Roxstamps pierced round nesting dies. 
I cut 2 out and adhered them to the top left corners of the card.


A close look at the flower arrangement.
I used cream card to die cut both Gummiapan pointy twig leaves, and leaves, and placed them between the flowers.
The white paper flowers are from Swedish House Crafts, and the other roses are from my stash!


Inside the card is decorated with the design papers and a smaller GoKreate large frame frilly #5 die cut.

I hope you like my card?
Below are the links to the products that I have used.

Happy crafting!


I am entering the following super challenge's












Sunday, 25 June 2017

London Tilda & Phone Booth - Challenge #148 At LHOSM

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well.
I'm here with my DT creation for our month long challenge at 
Our challenge theme is ANYTHING GOES
Our wonderful sponsor is Noor Design UK

I have made a shaped card.

I used London Tilda & Phone Booth 3D from the Stamp & Cutz 2016 Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock, and  fussy cut around.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor & Polychromos pencils.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #5 and Maja Design 'Sofiero' and 'Shades of Sofiero' design  papers.
Other dies used are; Cheery Lynn English tea party doily, French pastry doily & Sofia's heart doily. Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tags & bride bow. Prima forest leaves.
I have inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.

I have used lots of gorgeous embellishments on my card from The Ribbon Girl online store.
Just click onto the links below to take you directly to the products;


A close look at the flower arrangements and phone booth.
The phone booth is cut out using Maja Shades of Sofiero design paper, and once assembled with glue I dabbed over it with snow cap acrylic paint dabber.


A close look at London Tilda.
I stamped the image onto Ivory cardstock and cut it out using a CartUs oval die. I stamped around the outside of the oval with IndigoBlu stamps.
I surrounded the inside of the oval with shabby white embossing enamel, and used 2mm foam tape to adhere it to a Joy Crafts Noor! oval that I'd cut out using 'Sofiero' paper.
Once I'd cut around the coloured image, I adhered it on top of the stamped image with 2mm foam tape. (The image that I'd previously stamped onto the oval was my guide line as I wanted the raindrops to be behind the coloured image that I'd cut around)
I added glamour dust to the raindrops and adhered pink Rainbow pearls around the image.
Tilda's cheeks are dotted with a white gelly roll pen.


Inside the card is decorated with 'Sofiero' papers and a blank to write a message.

We would love you to come and join in with our month long challenge that ends on July 21st.
My teamies have designed some gorgeous creations.
Why not pop over HERE for a peek?

I'm entering my card into the following super challenge's

Thank you for stopping by to visit today, and big thanks for all the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time to leave.
Have a great week.
Crafty hugs






















Sunday, 18 June 2017

Drip Drop Tilda - June Anything Goes - Any Image Challenge At The Ribbon Girl

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well.
Today see's a brand new challenge over on The Ribbon Girl challenge blog.
Our challenge for the next 2 weeks is....................ANYTHING GOES - USE ANY IMAGE
There are 3 wonderful prizes up for grabs!
More details can be found at the end of this post.

I have made a shaped card using the new Lemoncraft Daydream papers.
The colours are so lush!

I used Drip Drop Tilda from the Special Stamps 2014 Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock, and cut out using a CartUs oval.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor & Polychromos pencils, and matted the finished image onto a Joy Crafts Noor! oval.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #5.
Other dies used are; Tim Holtz viewmaster La La Land steampunk clock, Magnolia Doohickey Tilda ticket, Creative Expressions lattice arched adornment, Cheery Lynn French pastry doily and Prima forest leaves.
I have inked the die cuts with Tim Holz Vintage phot distress ink.

Here is a list of the gorgeous products that I have used on my card.
Click onto the links below to take you directly to the products;


A close look at the flower arrangements.
The Wycinanka chipboard umbrella is one that my super friend sent me.
The butterflies are cut from a sheet of Maja Design Coffee In The Arbour papers.


A close look at Drip Drop Tilda.
I die cut a CartUs oval and stamped the edges with an IndigoBlu stamp set, and sprinkled Frantage shabby white embossing enamel inside the oval.
I matted the image onto a Joy Crafts Noor! oval, and adhered a length of oval ivory pearl string around the outside.
I dotted Tildas cheeks with a white gelly roll pen, and gave her some earrings using aqua pearls from the sheet of rainbow pearls.
The umbrella is coated with glamour dust, and I've randomly adhered 3mm white s/a pearl flatbacks around the image.


Inside the card is decorated with daydream papers and a GoKreate large frame frilly #5
die cut.
We would love you to come and join in with our current challenge which will run until Saturday July 1st, 9pm UK time.

Here are the 3 wonderful prizes up for grabs for 3 randomly picked winners!

1st prize; £10 voucher for Lili Of The Valley


2nd prize, £10 voucher to spend at The Ribbon Girl


3rd prize; A lovely selection of crafting goodies from Marianne Design


My teamie have designed some gorgeous creations.
Why not pop on over HERE for a peek?

I am entering my card into the following super challenge's

Thanks for stopping by today and huge thanks for all the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time to leave.

Crafty hugs
Donna xx
















Sunday, 28 May 2017

Okay Tilda And A Brand New Challenge #147 At LHOSM

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well?
I'm here with my DT creation for our month long challenge at
Our challenge theme is A SPECIAL DATE!
(Birthday's Anniversaries, Christening, Engagement, Wedding, New Arrival, Driving Test, Graduation, etc) Don't forget to use either a Haenglar or Magnolia Image on your projects.
Our wonderful sponsor for our challenge is WILD ORCHID CRAFTS

I have made a Birthday card for my Mum who is celebrating her Birthday today.
Today is also Gina's Birthday. Happy Birthday Gina!

I used Okay Tilda from Magnolia Lovely Emojis 2017 Collection.
The Image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa Ink onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock.
 I have coloured the image with Prismacolor & Polychromos pencils, and fussy cut around the Image.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #2 and Maja Design 'Sofiero' and 'Shades of Sofiero' 6 x 6 paper stacks.
Other dies used; Cheery Lynn English tea party doily, French pastry doily and Sofia's heart doily. Creative expressions lattice arched adornment. Magnolia Doohickey bloomy tag, Spellbinders lattice hearts, Dovecraft happy Birthday sentiment, Joy Crafts filmstrip and Prima forest leaves.
I have inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.

I have used lots of gorgeous embellishments on my card from The Ribbon Girl online store.
Just click onto the links below to take you directly to the products;


A close look at my floral arrangements, and gorgeous diamante heart pin.
I hand tied the pretty bow with Ivory mermaid sparkle ribbon and adhered the gorgeous oval Ivory pearl diamante embellishment to the centre.


A close look at Okay Tilda.
I die cut a CartUs oval and stamped around the edges of it with an IndigoBlu stamp set and sprinkled inside the oval with shabby white embossing enamel.
I matted the oval onto a Joy Crafts Noor! oval with 2mm 3D tape and adhered Tilda to the centre using 2mm 3D tape.
I adhered a length of 3mm x 5mm Ivory oval bead string around the outside of the oval, and dotted Tilda's cheeks with a white gelly roll pen.


Inside the card is decorated with papers and a GoKreate large frame frilly #2 die cut.

We would love you to come and join in with our current challenge which ends on June 23rd.
My teamies have designed some gorgeous creations.
Why not pop over HERE for a peek?

I am entering my card into the following super challenges;

Thank you for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for all the lovely comments that you so kindly take the time to leave.
Have a lovely week.
Crafty hugs
Donna xx

















Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Pre Order Magnolia Doohickey Vol 16 At Swedish House Crafts And get Extra Privileges

Hello, lovely crafting bloggers.
I'm here to let you know that when you order Magnolia Doohickey Vol 16 at Swedish House Crafts you will receive 5% of your order plus you get to choose any item up to the value of £20.
How generous is That?

All you have to do to get these generous privileges is click onto the picture at the end of my post that will take you directly to the product. Add Magnolia Doohickey Vol 16 and your item up to the value of £20 to your basket. Click HERE and enter DONNASAID5OFF in the discount code bar.
That's it!

Happy Crafting 
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