Sunday 31 October 2010

Happy Halloween......

Morning peeps, hope you all had a lie in today being as the clocks went back or did you use the extra hour for more crafting, I got up at my normal time and sat crafting whilst drinking tea.....bliss. I have finally finished my piece for Compendium of Curiosities challenge.....better late than never, I have struggled with this, why?....well the challenge this week is extreme masking, now I don't know about you but I'm not an extreme person unless you count eating lots of chocolate as an extreme thing, well I tried to get the colours dark, I used chipped saphire and then I followed the instructions.....which I'm sworn to secrecy and the final result was less extreme more subtle, but I'm sure Linda will let me off as I did try Miss !! The image is from Crafty Individuals...from their new christmas book.

Compendium of Curiosities......extreme masking
Alphabet challenge......A for angels.
Fussy and fancy.....winter wonderland.
Theme Thursday.....Blue as the main colour.

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Friday 29 October 2010

Toby Tumble.......

I spent yesterday having a play day catching up with some colouring and card making, as you can probaly tell I'm totally smitten with Toby Tumble by Czes Pachela, the images are available as a digi download at £1.99 from Cuddly Buddly as well as the papers which are a lovely collection of christmas designs, you will be able to see them at the Nec next week if you are going. I've coloured the image with Twinkling H20's and sakura gel pens.......these are still my favourite for colouring as they are so sparkly. I followed the sketch at just Cute bears and friends, the sketch is by Helen, this week they have changed the challenge site to include friends as well now and being as Toby Tumble is a bunny I can enter this card there now, check out Annies designs as well as she has done some cards  featuring this cute bunny......she is one of the DTs at Just Cute Bears as well as a CBF.

Just cute bears.......sketch
Stampavie ........Christmas.
Simon Says.....use punches and dies.

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hugs from Daniele x

Thursday 28 October 2010


Yesterday I had a rather large snowman delivered to the shop, this is going to be part of the window display next week, so at the moment its stood in the corridor at the shop as its rather big to put any where else, now my Grandson came to see me in the shop yesterday so I just had to take a piccie of him next to it, the buttons and eyes are chocolates and it didn't take Ethan very long to work that out.

Just Inspirational....

Morning peeps, the challenge this week at Just Inspirational is sponsered by Bugaboo digital stamps, we got to play with one and being as its Halloween this week I just had to play with this cutie, it makes a change from my previous spooky card, the theme this week is to make a shaped card, as you can see mines a Pumpkin, the background paper is a freebie from Bearly Mine, the image has been coloured with Promarker water colour pens and Stickles added for lots of glittery bling.


ABC Challenge......G for Glitter.
Cupcake......Spooky sweet treats.
Lots to Do......shaped card.
PaperPlay.....A haunting we will go

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Thanks for taking a peek
hugs from Daniele

Wednesday 27 October 2010

Gingersnap Creations....

Today is the final day of my projects as a visiting artist for the month of November at Gingersnap Creations Challenge ......gosh that month flew by, the very kind Ali has asked myself and my bloging buddy Annette to join her again for some Blast from the past projects in December......sounds interesting !! Todays challenge is a colour one ....Advocado, Pumpkin and Eggplant, so it just had to be a Halloween card to wish everyone a happy Halloween, The main tag had quite a few techniques on including wrinkle free distressing, spritzed then in gold, the folder is from you know who !!, the raised areas I coloured with alchohol inks, the pumpkin I embossed in clear and put a wash of inks over to get in all the little cracks.The image is from The Graphic Fairy. The stamped and torn banner was distressed in Dusty Concord and Spiced Marmalade, the stamp is from Inkadinkado.....such a great name.Background paper was a freebie from Bearly Mine Designs.


Crafty Creations....Halloween.
Little Red Wagon.......Halloween.
Three Muses......Hats
Tuesday Taggers......Spooky, include purple, this weeks challenge is being sponsered by the Craft Barn
Oh La La.......Scary Stuff.
Drunken Stampers...Halloween.
Crazy 4 Challenges....Halloween.

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Hugs from Daniele


Morning fellow woyww's my photo this morning is rather dark just like the morning, I hate getting up in the dark and fumbling around trying not to wake everyone else up.......mind you why should I be the only one up!! Not a lot on my desk this morning as I'm in the process of colouring some more Toby Tumble designs, all of the cards on my desk last week have been sent to Kim, so I've got alot more room again. Better go and get ready for work as its delivery day.....lots of boxes of chocolates to check off and put away.Don't forget to pop over to Julias to see all the other desks......You can just make out in the background a handbag mirror project I was working on for a competition at Crafty Individuals.

Tuesday 26 October 2010

Toby Tumble

Evening peeps.....phew my grandson has left the building, where does he get his energy from??. Todays card is featuring the new Toby Tumble bunny called Pulling the Sledge, the detail on these digi stamps is amazing, all of the designs will be out as rubber stamps soon as well, and can be brought from Cuddly Buddly, now that I can water colour my digis I can get a lot more images for my money which leaves some left over for all the other stash must haves.I used my new watercolour promarkers for this image with a smidge of sakura pens and stickles for bling. I de-embossed part of the background with a stars embossing folder from Sissix. The paper is from The Toby Tumble collection as well.


Papertake........Sparkly and bright
Spoon full of Sugar.......Use punches/dies.
Christmas Club......To the one I love.
Totally Gorjuss.........Sparkle.
Stamp Something.....use a digital stamp.
Fussy and Fancy....winter wonderland.
Moving along with the times......Open theme using promarkers, this weeks Letraset are sponsoring the challenge.

Friday 22 October 2010

Compendium of Curiosities....

Well all my DT cards have been boxed up and sent so I've managed to finish my card for this weeks Compendium Of Curiosities.........appparently we are half way through the challenges now, don't know what we'll do when we've run out of challenges, I'm hoping Linda has got something up her sleeve. This weeks challenge is Dabber resist technique which can be found on page 37,sorry you have to have the book as we're sworn to secrecy not to reveal the technique........I used gold dabber paint for the stamping. Added feathers, ruched ribbon on the side, spritzed flower with glimmer mist in gold and a gold fan.


Charisma........ Vintage
ABC.....F for flowers.
Compendium of Curiosities........Dabber resist.

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so Thank you
hugs from Daniele x

Thursday 21 October 2010

Just Inspirational....

Here is my DT card for this weeks challenge at Just Inspirational, firstly though I'd just like to say wow we had an amazing number of entries for last weeks challenge in fact we had 100.....amazing creations from everyone, well done to the winner, Kate. Well for my card I decided to do decoupage, I have to be honest I've only ever done one of these before as I love colouring in the images but this is one of the new delish designs by Czes Pachela from Cuddly Buddly, there will be stamps later but at the moment there are decoupage pages and digi stamps, so I've got some images to colour as well for another card, I love the detail by this artist and I'm sure that they'll prove very popular....who wouldn't fall in love with Toby Tumble, one cute bunny.The theme for this weeks challenge is Christmas and there is a lovely sketch for you to follow as well.

Hugs from Daniele

Wednesday 20 October 2010

Crafty Individuals....wall hanging

I'm  a big fan of Crafty Individulal products especially their lovely image books, the project I've posted today is from a workshop that I did at the Artisan show a few weeks back but I have tweeked it from the finished piece that we did in the class. I painted the top embellishment with gold dabber paint from Ranger and added some turquise gilding foil for smidges of bling. The bird was covered with Terra and painted with pink and blue metallic paints from Viva and then I added some foil again.....a gal has got to have her bling. The images are all from the new Christams image book, which are delish.


Simon Says stamp and show....anything but a card.
Our Creative corner.....embellishments, the more the better.
Paper Cutz....anything goes.
Three Muses.....anything with wings (birds)

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Gingersnap Creations Challenge.....

Well its week 3 for my visiting artist project, this week the theme is Gothic Arches.....I've used an arch shape to create an Autumn tag, with metal leaves coloured with alchohol inks hanging at the bottom. The arch tag has been distressed with spiced marmalade and dried marigold, then I spritzed the tag in glimmer mist, the stamps are from one of Paper Arsty hot picks stamped in black stazon. the leaves were made with metal and I used the Tim Holtz leaf dies, I then ran the leaves through embossing folders and used inks to take off some of the metal and add colour.


The Stamp man.....autumn.
Sir Stampalot......falling leaves with buttons and bow (mines not quite a bow).
Tag Tuesday......Orange and black.
Crazy 4 challenges.....autumn.
More paper than shoes........Halloween/Harvest.
Shabby inspiration, colours of orange/chocolate

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Well here we are again......its woyww, hiya fellow woyww'ers, loved visiting your desks last week, I'm sorry I didn't get round everybodies but I did manage over half. Nip over to Julias which is where all of us desk addicts hang On my desk this week is a pile of Dt cards for Kim at Cuddly Buddly, I did have a marathon card making session on Sunday to try and get them finished as they have got to packed up and posted, some of them may make an appearance on the stand at the nec in November....So I've not been able to do much more this week, I've started on my challenge for CC this week so I hope to get that finished by tonight but being as image uploads are goining off line later on today it will probably have to wait till tomorrow. By the way I have been making these cards for a few weeks just incase you think I'm

have a great day and I'll be looking forward to visiting your desk
when I get back from work
hugs from Daniele

Monday 18 October 2010


Morning fellow bloggers, just a quick post to say I have emerged from the pile of Dt cards that I was making for Cuddly Buddly......bit hush hush at the moment waiting for the release date later this week and at the Nec in November, I had decided that I wasn't going this year due to having a 2  day worksop schedule at LB Crafts with Lin and Linda......sooooo looking forward to that esp. the melt art class as I've never played with a melt pot before, hubby said he would get me one for Christmas.......however getting back to the question of whether to go to the Nec or not, yep I'm going with my daughter now on the Sunday so that makes 3 days of crafting heaven......I am going to be sooooo broke, as its so hard resisting shopping at Lins shop as well.Oh well better go and get ready for work being as I didn't win the lottery this week..........I was going to add a sneak peek but Mr. Blogger is playing up ....maybe later

Thursday 14 October 2010

Vintage card....

Aternoon peeps didn't get a chance to post over the weekend but I've managed two postings  in one day......bit like Todays card is a birthday card for a special someone, can't say who, as she might just see it, this card evolved from me playing with my new martha stewart punch, I wanted to see if it if it wouldn't but you know what I mean, so the first part was the lattice background in green and then I used gold dabber paint from Ranger over the lace part, which I threaded with ribbon, added an image from Crafty Individuals which I edged in German scarp, I rubbed black acrylic paint on it to give it a more aged look, the acrylic fragment was made with a piece of paper from the Lost and Found paper pad and stamped with a minature music sweet. I added a little metal rose. The background of the tag was distressed with Dusty Concord, bundled sage and Victorian Velvet over a mask and then spritzed with glimmer mist.

Background of tag

The flowers were made from the the round confetti pieces from Craft works

Compendium of curiosities....Page 64, Fragment charms
Simon Says stamp and some metal.
Secret Crafter.....distressing
crazy 4 Challenges.....Birthday card.
Crafty Calender.....autumn birthday ( all the colours are shades of autumn)
Three Muses......Vintage week.
Dezinaworld.......Feminine plus masculine, lady image using mostly masculine colours
Delightful challenges....metal mania

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hugs from Daniele x

Just Inspirational challenge.....

This weeks challenge is ....a stamped project either an ink or digi stamp, the sponser this week is Crafty Sentiments, I've used one of Suzettes designs......Snowmans gift, I think I'm in a crimbo phase at the moment, all that The image was coloured with Promarkers watercolouring pens.....first time I've used them, added lots of sparkle in the form of stickles and glamour dust. Snowflake is from a Marianne die. Sentiment is from Pink gem, papers from Kars and Forever friends.

Spoon full of Sugar.......winter wonderland.
Sweet Stampin'......Diamonds.
Die Cuts Christmas Club.....3 papers, 1 image and 2 embellishments.
Stamp something........punches.
Alphabet challenge .......X for xmas.
Friday sketchers......sketch.

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Wednesday 13 October 2010


Morning fellow woyww...ers, I don't know about you but I seemed to have lost a weekend, ok I did sneak out to a papercraft show for a couple of hours....well I did need a couple of items, I took hubby with me and he kindly treated me to a few must haves.....a new punch from Martha Stewart, and a couple of other It was a glourious day on Sunday and I do remember weeding the front garden but other than that the days just fly by......and here we are again on another Wednesday, not sure what Im prattling on about well here is the link to be transported over to Julias to start a magical mystery tour of world wide work desks......yay.
On mine today, well yesterday if truth be know as its getting real dark in the mornings now, I'm up to waist in Dt work for Cuddly Buddly, lots of new spring designs to be released ......its like being a fashion designer your're always working on next years, check out all those watercolour promarkers....I won them in a colouring competition, which my kids think is funny, " a colouring competition at your age mum" I just had to share with you a couple of pics of my grandson Ethan, my hubby brought me a new set of drawers last week and as he was making them up my grandson thought it would make a cute little house for him to play in, so he put some of his toys in there and played getting in and out all afternoon......cute or what?, well I would say that as all grand children are super cute ........

Have a happy Woyww day
looking forward to seeing your desks, I did manage quite a few last week
hope to get round everyones this week

Gingersnap creations challenge....

Today see the start of another challenge over at Gingersnap Creation Challenge, this week is a supply challenge.......use versamark, I used it in a couple of ways, the background has been stamped in versamark using a background stamp from Viva, I then brushed cosmic shimmer powder over the stamped image to get a lovely sheen. I used it also for the embossed sentiment and butterfly. The jar stamp is from Artistic stamper and I used foil in purple to add chips of glimmer. Flowers are glimmer misted scraps.

Little red wagon......something old (paper), something new (lace).
Flutterby.....include fairy/angel/butterfly.
Simon Says......3 types of embellishments, butterfly/flowers and lace. 2 patterened papers and 1 image
ABC Challenge.....F is for flowers
Polka Doodles......make your own embellishments

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hugs from Daniele

Thursday 7 October 2010


Very foggy here this morning but its supposed to get nicer later on I might just get a chance to do some gardening grandson The theme at Tag Tuesday this week is pumpkins,lots of autumunal themes this week for challenges, I love this time of the year as the colours are amazing, the image is from the Graphic these vibrant labels but decided to put a wash of white over the top to give it a more aged look, the row of pumpkins at the bottom of the tag is a satmp from Whiff of Joy, the leaf is from my garden which I embossed in gold and then stamped the word grateful on in Stazon.


Tag Tuesday.....Pumkins.
Fab N Funky........Use a digital image.
Pocket full of Posies......Autumn leaves
Our creative Corner......fall Colours.
Stampin for the weekend....autumn inspiration.
Something completly different....shades of autumn
Charisma.....Autumn colours.
Moving along with the times....anything but a card.

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and your comment is very much appreciated
hugs from Daniele x

Wednesday 6 October 2010

Gingersnap Creations Challenge

I was aked by Ali from the Gingersnap Creations challenge to be a visiting artist for the month of October along with my blogging buddy Annette from Nettys Craftings..........must admit I was nervous about joining them for the month as they have some amazing artists, but I was tempted to have a go so here is my first project for the month.......the challenge this week is Gothic Elements, now this is a theme I have no experience about let alone any stamps/stash but hey ho thought I'd give it a go. The diamond background stamp is from The Artistic Stamper, the lace one is a B Line stamp, the arch is from Crafty Individuals, and the bird is from Paper Artsy  which I triple embossed, other images are downloads. I distressed the background with Black Soot before stamping and sticking the images down. I spritzed the whole card in Twilight glimmer mist afterwards.

Shabby Tearoom.....Vintage Halloween.
More Paper than Shoes...Scary but no orange or yellow.
crafty pad....Spooky.
Alphabet....w for wings bird and a butterfly.

Happy crafting
Thank you for taking a peek, your comments are much appreciated.
hugs from Daniele


Yipes another week and another that can only mean another woyww at Julias place, if you want to go on a magical mystery tour of work desks around the world click here.....and you will be transported there in a trice. I have a confession..... I don't have a piccie of my desk because I was so busy looking after Ethan yesterday I didn't get a chance to do any craftying, it was his B'day on Saturday and he spent the day ill and now his mum is ill as well which is why I had him all of the being as so many of you crafters got to show off your goodies brought at The Ally Pally the previous week and I didn't get to go........ahhh! I thought I'd show you the goodies that I brought from the Artisan show on Friday.......yummy or what, I started off being quite good but as the day wore on my bag got heavier, I did get to do 3 workshops as well which were fun. I've had a play with the new embossing folder from Tim Holtz which are spookylicious.

Have a great woyww and hugs from

Sunday 3 October 2010

Wrinkle Free......

Evening peeps what a day we've had.....lashings of rain all day and more forecast for the rest of the week    yuk. Would you believe it not my grandson was ill yesterday on his birthday.....a sickness bug is going around at his nursery and consequently he came down with it yesterday, he had perked up in the evening and was playing with all the trains he had as pressies and eating cheesie balls bless.
The tag I've made is for the Compendium of Curiosities challenge over at Lindas place this week its wrinkle free distressing....for the deets you need the book but I will tell you I used Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot, Dusty Concord and Marigold, I did use gold in the background as well as I wanted a smidge of bling for this Halloween tag, the embossing folder is the new one from Tim Holtz which I love, I rubbed black on the raised areas to highlight the skeleton etc. I unravelled some string and tied on the knots I turned into spiders with a diamante body .

Compendium of Curiosities......wrimnkle free distressing
Sunday stamper........string.
Theme Thursday.....dark Gothic/ Halloween.
The Crafty Pad......spooky
By the cute and girly........Spooky

Saturday 2 October 2010

2nd Birthday..........

Today is my Grandsons 2nd birthday so after work today we're off for cake and balloons, (when I say cake and balloons I mean eat cake and pop balloons as balloons are a bit rubbery to eat). Ethan is into Chuggington, I might have mentioned this before ......he's having a Chuggington party and I think most of his pressies will be Chuggington trains etc.God knows where those 2 years have gone, hes grown so fast and is now chattering away and telling us what to do.....bossy boots.
I was going to do a Chugginton card but being as everyone else is sending him one I thought I'd make him something different, the image is from Penny Black and the papers are from Papermania and I've kept the colours shades of its quite a grown up card for a 2 year old but I love the image, nostalgic.

ABC Challenge......E for easel.
Spoon full of Sugar......spots and stripes.
Pixie Cottage.......sketch.
Paper play.......Hidden extra.
Sweet stampin......use punches.
Secret Crafter.....easel card.
Lots to do .......vintage
Gingersnap creations.........punches
Crafty Calendar......Autumn Birthday

Yesterday I went to the Artisan show, I must admit I usually go to shows with my daughter and make a day of it doing the workshops and having a good shop unfortunately they changed the days of the show this year and she had to work so I met up with my blogging/crafty friend Annette.....she told me it was her first show, I bet it won't be her last, it was nice meeting some of the ladies who have great blogs......did a workshop with Jennie from The Artistic Stamper........we altered a suitcase, I did another workshop with Annalise from The Artist Trading company........she showed us different techniques with alchohol inks and the final workshop was with Jean Hardy from Crafty Individuals.....we made a sweet little hanging and the flower brooch was a make and take at Paper Artsy

Have a great weekend