Wednesday 31 March 2010

Easter Greetings

Quick post before another day of icing eggs.....ohh all that chocolate the easter bunny is going to be the image is from Lili of the Valley and is coloured with sakura pens and h20s and lots of glitter.....glamour dust and stickles in platinum and stardust a gal can never have enough glitter it brightens the day. Papers are MME flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts. I ordered the mixture pack not quite sure what the colours were like but I have to say they are gorgeous so enverything now has flowers and glitter....
Stamp something......add doodles.
Teddy stampers.....Easter
Just cute bears.......Easter.
Sketch Saturday.....followed the sketch.
Cupcake craft......Easter using chocolate colours yum yum......
Crafty angels.....Easter
The pink elephant.....Pastels.
Little red wagon.....Spring.
Fabn funky Challenge......Spring is in the air.

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Tuesday 30 March 2010

Flower Power

Finished the ironing, stripped the bed, cleaned through, made dinner, took my son to work as well as my daughter had my grandson all day, fetched my daughter and son from work and now I'm having a me moment.......ok it'll only last a moment but I don't care, its the first time I've sat down unless you count watching In the night garden with my grandson......we did have a cuddle as hes not very well so technically thats 2 sit downs card for today is a magnolia stamp from the christmas collection but covers everything I think......the spring ones look real cute as well but so far have not indulged. The papers are by MME and were free in a magazine a while back......I'd hoped they'd have brought them out or something similar as they are gorgeous as always. Have gone overboard with the flowers and the stickles.....oh well, image coloured with sakura pens and h20's.
Papertake.......this week they have an open theme.
Roses on paper.......Punch it, I made the frame seperately and then embossed it and then layer the image so that it sits proud of the frame for added dimension,
Magnolia down under.......Stitching.
Just Magnolia.......followed the sketch.
Cut card Thursday.......Dimension include layers etc.
The secret crafter......use pink and green (mine is more aqua) as well as flowers

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Sunday 28 March 2010

beer mat

A couple of projects for today......firstly an altered beer mat, the background paper is glimmer misted and the background image was stamped in sepia, grunge paper rose coloured with fired brick and distress stickles added for bling, the image in the crushed bottle top is from Crafty Individuals and covered in glossy accents, lace has then been threaded through eyelets as well as being stamped in gold on the right side of the beer mat,

Challenges are:
Allsorts......Alter something or recycle managed to do both, use a bottle cap and beer mat.
Create 4 fun.....a colour recipe, brown, cream and pink.
If the shoe fits........recycle.
ABC challenge........Q for quotation.
Tuesday Taggers.....alter something.
Lots to do.......Vintage.
Gingersnap creations.......growth



For the card I've used one of the new Lili of the Valley stamps which I brought from the NEC this week, part of it was coloured with distress inks and part coloured with h20s, papers are from the new rose collection by papermania and the flowers are from wild orchid crafts.

Challenges are:
colour create..........pastel colours.
Pile it on......Animal antics.
our creative corner........sketch.
One stop craft.....feeling fruty.

check out the sweet little mouse at the bottom ahhh.....

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Friday 26 March 2010


Thought I'd share with you the items that I made at workshops yesterday at the NEC I have tweeked them abit when I got home but had fun at the show doing them the tag uses distress inks in 2 colours and masking a circle for the moon, irises painted using cosmic shimmer paints and glimmer dust added for the bling.
Challenges are:
Stampin B........use the colours purple, green and yellow. Not much yellow except the centres of the flowers
Charisma Cardz.......Spring has sprung.
Simon Says......Easter or spring with glimmer.
A spoon full of sugar.....make a bookmark.

An Easter pop up card was the other workshop we took producing this card using Sizzix dies producing the pop up centre, and the border of yellow flowers with centres, I added the Lili of the valley design on the front off the card later.
Challenges are:
Papercutz.....Easter but no bunnies or chicks.
Sassy Designs.....Easter.

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Thursday 25 March 2010


Back from the Nec having spent all my pennies....well thats a white lie as it was several pounds and Went with my daughter and had a fab day there, did a couple of workshops and stayed till the end...never been to a show until chucking out time, so no card today as my poor legs and feet hurt ahhh...Its lovely to see all the made up samples and the cards that Bev. Rochester made for the Hobby House were gorgeous esp. the ones with the new papers from MME, my daughter brought some of these papers as they had such sweet owl designs.

Wednesday 24 March 2010


No the colour hasn't been switched off because this evenings post is a tag using black and white, the image is from Crafty Individuals and was embossed with clear to add some dimension, I distressed the background using Black soot and used a crackle stamp again from Crafty Individuals as is the acetate butterfly with added pearls for the body. The challenges for this tag are: Flutter by Wednesday the theme this week is open but you must include a butterfly or fairy. Monochromatic is the theme at Quixotic and Fab n Funkys challenge is to use your favourite technique.....mine is distressing. Create a tag in black and white is the challenge at Kard Krazy.

close up of framed image

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Tuesday 23 March 2010

Problem solved

visited my local printer shop and solved the problem of painting with water colour paints using digi stamps. I printed off the designs and then took some card with me and the printer that he has uses powder and heat to print with, which means that it is I just had to have a play this afternoon as this bunny and daffodils is soooo sweet. The image is from Di's digi images and the papers are Daisy and Dandeloin by Papermania
Everybody Art.....Easter.
Creative card crew........going dotty.
Stamp with fun.....Easter.
Crazy 4 Challenges.......Spring.
Our creative corner......Easter.
Lots to do.........Springtime.
Secret Crafter......Spring has sprung.
Stampin for the weekend.......Easter.
Friday sketchers......sketch, tweeked it a little.
Think this is a bit of record for me with challenges entered.

punched holes and threaded ribbon through

I know rabbits don't have sparkly bob tails but mine just had to

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Digi Stamp winner

At Rainbow lady challenge blog I won some digi stamps from Di's Digi downloads and this is my first card with one of the images that I chose. The problem that I have with digi stamps is being able to use watercolour paint to colour the image without the ink running, I was very careful with this card but still the ink I'm going to my local printer to ask whether he can laser print them so that I can colour them in with water colours ......any one out there that has over come this problem I would love to hear from you.

I have used h2o's and a lot of glamour dust for the cloud and wings......just lovin all that sparkle, papers are from Papermania and the bows are a ribbon...really sweet I think have entered this card into Die cut Dreams.....the theme is new beginnings and can be interpreted how you want.The sketch that I followed is from Sketch Saturday Nursery rhymes are the theme at C.R.A.F.T. I can only think of rock a bye baby the only thing is this baby isn't up a tree, but its what I sing my grandson to get him off to sleep.

close up of the image

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Its a Crafters Companion DT card

Mornin......The new challenge has been posted at .....Its a Crafters Companion and is a colour theme as well as making a gate fold card challenge this week.......Mainly Red get your thinking caps on and have a go.There's another great prize to be had as well.

Flowers are from Wild orchid crafts

Image is from the Romance collection and coloured in with sakura pens with added stickles for the dots
I bet thats a bone inside his pressie.... lol

Very simple inside the card
again the stamp is from the Romance collection

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Monday 22 March 2010

Gem of a challenge

This months challenge at Gem of a challenge is to follow a sketch, have gone for a christmas card.....why I do not know but need some extra sparkle in my life busy icing eggs at work. That Easter bunny is sure going to busy this year. Image is from Pink Gem, papers are from forever friends winter collection by Papermania.

close up of this cute baby

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Sunday 21 March 2010

Blog Candy

Now closed....
The winner is No 10 Diane L
I've never done this before so I thought it was time that I did....What is she on about I hear you ask well I 'm offering this Fabbie stamp set from the Artistic Stamper (its a duplicate that I have got) as a candy treat....what do you need to do to win well........become a follower and spread the word by mentioning it on your blog... easy peasey. Happy stamping...... This candy will stay open until Monday 5th April.


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Spring has sprung

What a lovely morning .....the birds are singing and the sun is shinning, just wanted to share this piccie of the hydrangea that my daughter brought me last week for mothers day....This is one of my favourite flowers as the colours are spectacular and so varied.

Have a great day hugs from Daniele

Rock and Roll

This is my DT card at My Time to Craft the theme is .....Make it Manly......and as you know its hard making cards for men so have gone for the rock star theme............The tag is from Tattered Angels which has a resist image that you can then glimmer mist and stamp onto. I stamped the guitar onto acetate and embossed it with holograhic powder as well as the stars and the words. the acetate was then overlaid and secured with the star brads. A star and guitar charm was added and threaded through the eyelet at the top of the tag.

close up of the acetate overlay.

Challenges are:
Moving along with the theme and sketch.
Rainbow Lady.......acetate overlay.

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Saturday 20 March 2010

Easel card

What a busy day lots of easter eggs to ice....good practice for drawing with stickles though. My grandson yesterday came out with three new words.....door....bird and choclate....not chocolate but very close...its a bit hard on him really as his Nan Nan works in a chocolate shop and he thinks he can have a choccie when he visits me in the shop as we give everyone else one. I would to know why one of the first words children learn is chocolate and over the years I've heard lots of variations.

On to todays card I,ve distressed the backround oval with broken china and then spritzed with irridescent gold glimmer mist, outlined with diamond stickles. Image coloured with sakura pens, flowers are from wild orhid crafts, papers are the new papermania rose collection.

just lovin these coloured papers.

side view the background of the distressed oval shows up better now.

close up of Tilda

Challenges are:
Totally Papercrafts......sketch.
Just Magnolia........Easel card.
Stamp something Friday....distressed.
One stop Craft.....let it shine.

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Friday 19 March 2010


Morning.......had to get up at 6.00am this morning as my grandson was off to the child minders and I had to take him.....I hate this task as he usually cries and looks at you as if to say I usually go to your house please don't leave me. The first time I took him I was in tears myself and could't leave him (big softie) so I told my daughter I wouldn't take him again....but today i was brave and made a dash for it before he missed me.....just a whimper through the gate was all I heard as I legged it down the drive. however I now have time to post todays card.
When I first saw this stamp I knew I had to have it but then thought it would be hard to colour.....I've used my fave sakura pens and h2o's, flowers are wild orchid craft, and backround paper is from a more left.

Cute card Thursday......happy anniversary wedding, birthday etc..
Papertake....colours lemon and lilac.
Sketch Saturday....sketch
Pile it on......use pastel colours

close up of the cute couple

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Thursday 18 March 2010

psychic !! or what

This Sunday I had a real messy play day but had no challenge in mind for this piece of work as its totally off the a wall anyway with a door leading through to a secret garden, surrounded by roses and flowers all made from metal. The title I wanted to represent tiles spelling out the theme.....I've used all the paints by viva.... I think, I used every style of paint technique as the sides of the frame are painted with crackle paint as well. Its been glimmer misted and highlighted.......Did I say this was a messy, throw all you can at a canvas project lol. The stamped image of the door is from Crafty Individuals as is the image behind the door.

I didn't think there would be a challenge out there for this piece until today as at Ginger snap creations they have a colour challenge.....Ginger, copper or rust. I hope they forgive me for using all three colours as well as gold. I just wanted an excuse to post this project. Just to let you know that they are also have a birthday blog candy giveaway.....awesome as is the blog especially if you love all things messy.....but its not compulsory as anything goes, its just an excuse for me to get all my viva paints out.

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Fairy Wishes

Got up extra early this morning saw that Lili of the Valley had posted this weeks challenge and set about making this card...7.00am. I just love their images and you can be quite creative in blending the colours, I love using Sakura pens and quite often blend a couple of shades together and you still get that lovely glittery finish, I've added diamond stickles to the wings and flowers for some extra bling.
Challenges are:
Lili of the Valley....followed the sketch.
Simon Says......use greens, the papers I've used are MME.
The Pixie Cottage.......use green.
Fab n Funky........use something new,I've used my new flowers from Wild orchid crafts.
Flutterby......colour green and include wings e.g fairy.
The pink elephant .....spring.
Totally Papercrafts......anything with wings.
Cupcake crafts....colour green.
Stampin B Designs...colour green

close up of image

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Tuesday 16 March 2010

Vintage Wedding Card

What a lovely day today has been quite warm and sunny.....hopefully signs of things to come. My grandson has had us on a hunt today he was playing with the vacumn cleaner whilst I was cleaning the kitchen and managed to hide the pipe off the end of the cleaner in a blink of an eye.....I checked the cleaner and couldn't see it so we checked every where else to no avail....a real puzzle it was only after hubby came home and joined in the hunt that he discovered it on the cleaner after all... he'd managed to get it inside the other pipe so we couldn't see it.The little tinker......
Today my mojo had gone walkabout so I started making a tag and it kind evolved into a card, I'd brought a grapic 5 sheet of images....never used them before but I quite liked the vintage romantic images I used one of the small images and put it in a crushed bottle top....these make great embellishments. I went to a local health shop and they sold them 50 for £ as chips. I put glossy accents on the top of the image, the music stamp is from Crafty Individuals and is stamped on tissue paper.The heart doiley was distressed with .....yes you guessed it Victorian velvet and brushed corduroy as was the tag and then I rubbed stickles rock candy over the top, flowers from Wild Orchid.......the flowers from there are gorgeous.

Challenges entered are:
Everybody Art.....sketch.
Pollycraft....sparkly things, flowers have been glimmer misted and the diamond sticles added, crystal embellishments,
Crafty Angels....Hearts and lace.
Our creative cnr.....use the colours, yellow,pink,green and brown.
Fab n

close up of flowers

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Sunday 14 March 2010


Last week I won at Ginger snap Creations and I recieved some stamps from The Artistic Stamper The stamp plate was titled the Roaring Twenties and it features ladies in 20's dress, so as my way of saying thank you I made this tag and sent it to Jennie who owns the artistic stamper I hope she likes it I certainly had fun making it........Images stamped onto tissue paper and then stuck and distressed inside the film strip which was embossed in black soot.The lady holding the oscar......well I'm assuming that it's an oscar ...was added using masking with tissue paper. The background stamp is from Paper Artsy, I distressed the lace to match and added a bugle bead and crystal drop fringe as well as another grunge paper Rose.

The Roaring Twenties

close up of the film strip added distress crackles to the top of the images

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Mothers Day

Happy Mothers day.......I got up at my usual time as my son told me he'd make me a cup of tea in bed as a treat as long as I didn't mind staying in bed till 11.00....I'm assuming he meant this morning as you know what its like with boys they become nocturnal as they get older...well my son certainly is. So I'm off to my craft room with my cuppa... that I made myself to indulge in some early morning crafting so I'll post my project later....had an idea in the middle of the night to do a project based on a secret garden, I don't know why but most of my ideas seem to come then. I suppose I could become nocturnal and craft during the night then we'd all get up together in our

Saturday 13 March 2010

Wishful thinking

Getting fed up with the cold weather so I made a tag to remind me of my summer holiday last year and all that warm weather, I have decide to make a scrapbook featuring our holls in Italy and I've been collecting stamps and bits and pieces featuring Italy for a while now but have never started the project so I'm hoping this tag is the start of things to come........the stamp is from Dark room door, the background of the tag was distressed using broken China and brushed courdroy and then I masked it and glimmer misted using irridescent gold and midnight blue. I inked up just parts of the main stamp of the Grand Canal and stamped each side the tag  to line up the buildings. The lampost was stamped on grungepaper, with a smidge of gold embossing added to the lamp. The metal Venice label is stamped onto the new TSS peacock metal. just had to add a grunge rose.......


Secret Crafter.....anything goes.
Alphabet challenge...  T is for tag.
Paper Cutz........anything goes.
Gingersnap creations........Frosting, I use glimmer mist to frost everything lol.

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Friday 12 March 2010

spring has sprung

The spring flowers are so late this year but at least on todays card they've sprung....we are in need of some sunshine as all its done today is rain you know the sort constant drizzle that wets you through. We have been busy though with Mothers Day this Sunday I hope all you mums out there get pampered this son has told me that I can have a cuppa in bed this Sunday as long as I don't mind waiting till around 11.00am.....hmm think I'll  have been in my craft room for a couple of hours by then.

Challenges for this card are:
Stampin' B....Spring or Easter, The image is Tilda from last years Easter collection and the colours are spring like.
Daring Cardmakers.....Golden Daffodils, there are daffodils in her hat and basket as well as the colours of the flowers.
Friday sketchers......sketch.
C.R.A.F.T.......use citrus colours.
Sassy Designs....Easter card.
Stampavie......use the colour orange.
Roses on Paper.....Easter card
By the cute and girly......Spring

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Thursday 11 March 2010

Cuddly Buddly

Had another hectic day today with our Grandson , all we hear now is ohh ohhh...and he's into something else, turn your head for a moment and its ohh ohhhh again, You can't help but smile even if his grandad, myself and Ethan all fell asleep this afternoon after a fun filled day. We must have looked a comical sight when his dad arrived to pick him up as we were all snoring our heads

Did manage to get a tag and a card made today although it does help when I've already coloured in the image......which I did with sakura pens and h2o's, papers are a mixture from the new papermania rose garden and papers from a magazine which I've had for ages.

Challenges for this card are:
The playdate cafe.....colours lavender,cream and lime green, the theme is shabby chic.
Stamp with fun.......Spring.
Sketch Saturday......sketch.
Just cute bears.....Mothers Day.
Rosie Dees challenge...think Spring.
Cup Cake craft....Flower power.
Crafty Calendar....Flowers.
Rainbow Ladys...mothers day.
Teddy Stampers...mothers day

Hugs from Daniele x

Wednesday 10 March 2010

Last panel

I've finished the last panel on my chip and bling project.....yay ........I can now hang up the finished  piece on my pleased with this project. If you want to meet the teacher pop over to Lindas blog A Crafting Journeybe prepared for her Timmy ramblings.....shes in love bless her with Lord Tim of Holtz.

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Sunday 7 March 2010

Gone Fishing

Needed to make a card for my brother-in-law and being as he's into fishing thought he'd appreciate this, the background I've stamped on is the background sheet for catching this weeks glimmer misting.....mostly purple, gold and blue, so appropriate for water. Edged the stamped image with silver embossing powder to create a frame. The circles on the left side are free hanging attached with eyelets top and bottom so it creates bubbles of water....well that was the thinking behind it.

Challenges for this card are:

Sunday sketch and stamp.....sketch.
Allsorts......just for men.
Die Cut flowers allowed
Ohh-la-la creations challenge.....anything goes.

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I just love this stamp I recently brought with the Mother inscription on as its suitable for any occasion, this is another tag I've made getting inky and messy. The tag has been distressed using the Crushed Olive and Victorian Velvet from Tim Holtz ranger distress inks just loving the new shades.....need to get them all I think. The image is painted with the crackle paint to give it a glossy cracked effect. I used German Scrap to make the little frame around the picture. The lace stamp was stamped with distress ink...brushed corduroy. I also distressed he piece of lace which is threaded through the top of the tag. Grunge rose is coloured in victorian velvet and is made from the stitchels stamp.

Challenges are:

Simon Says.......mothers day/girly.
Totally Papercrafts......mothers day or special lady.
Lots to do......distressed.
Gingersnap creations.....celebrate

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Easel Card

Have got up this morning feeling worse than yesterday...I hate colds, my nose resembles rudolphs and I sound like Darth Vader breathing.So had my cuppa and headed up to my craft room to take my mind off it, although I sneezed over a piece of card and had to start again....yuk. Haven't made one of these easel cards for ages and I don't know why as they are fun to do. Have made a kids card today and is so appropriate for alot of the boys out there, mine has a gift card holder as you can't give a game playing card without more spends for another game.....can you!!. I embossed the red frame and layered it to look like a picture on a wall of the boy playing with his games console, the image is from Lili of the Valley and the papers I have used are some I've had for ages in my stash. The image has been coloured using h2o's.....makes a change for me.

Challenges are:
Crazy 4 Challenges....paper piercing, mine is on the border across the card.
Our Creative Corner...followed the sketch.
One stop crafts....Sew simple, I've gone for faux stitching effect around the border.
Lili of the Valley.....easel card.

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