Monday, 31 January 2011

Sketch N' Stash......

Evening peeps brrrr its been cold at work today, will take me a while to thaw out, this is my first DT card for Sketch n' Stash, there is a lovely sketch by Vicky for you to follow and don't forget you can use either new or old stash or even both. This fortnights challenge is sponsered  by Kenny K and Meljen designs so some fabbie images to be won.I went for the cutie fairy by Meljen......check out those rosy cheeks. I kept the colour scheme to two colours using Bundled sage, Forest Moss, Victorain velvet and Fired Brick distress inks to colour the image, then I added stardust sickles to the dress for the bling. The papers are new from Papermania, delish linen effect in pinks and greens......Hanover collection. Ribbons are by Marrianne, you get several shades of one colour.I'm looking forward to the new dies that they are bring out in February......delish. Better start saving again, I'm trying to be good this month so I can be bad next The sentiment stamp is by A Cats Life which I got last lots of new stash on this card.

                            Tutu sweet Fairy by Meljen Designs at Whimsy stamps


Drunken Stamper......Happy Birthdays.
Totally gorjuss......anything goes.
Totally for the kiddies.
Fab n' Funky......use a digi (image).
Crafty Cardmakers......use water colours or a water theme.

have a fun filled Monday

Sunday, 30 January 2011


It ages since I've blogged, my mojos been on a holiday I think, it seems to only work on a Sunday mondays, I've made a tag on this card using the weathered wood technique for this weeks challenge at Compendium of Curiosities ....was abit of a struggle as I don't have the wood folder so I've used another, I then tried out other techniques for thre card including paper tearing and glueing down to make the base, I spritzed everything in gold perfect pearls .....which doesn't show that well.

I've used a couple of stamps from A Cats life.....the valentine sentiment and the Amour meaning......going through a mushy stage I think, the Eiffel Tower image is from Crafty Individuals as is the stamp frank in the bottle top.The flouish stamp is from Viva.


   Compendium of Curiosities.....weathered wood grunge technique.
                  Crazy 4 Challenges.....vintage shabby chic.
        Fussy and Fancy.......Valentine theme but not trditional colours.
          Cooking it up with Katie......texture and a punch.
                      Paperplay........layer it up.
                  Sunday Stamper.............Sentiment.
                  Tag Tuesday........Valentine.
              Spoon full of Sugar......Valentine.                
                Paper Sundaes.....Valentine

                                                            before piccie of background

thanks for taking a peek

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Just Dreaming........

I've been to Jam Jam Boomerang today with my son and grandson....its a soft play area for different ages, there were more adults playing on the large slide and play area today than children......including myself, well any excuse, I think it was grab a child and go and have fun launching yourself into the ball So now I've calmed down and acting my age again I thought I'd post this card that I started making on Sunday, I painted the corrugated card with Eco acylic paints which are the best paints I've used, the metallics are lush, I then spritzed it using gold perfect pearls spray. The papers are called Ella Blue I created the border and then added the blue dotty paper on top, all of the images are from Crafty Individuals, I used blue perfect pearls to paint the wings, the background of the image was painted with distress inks......old paper. the sentiment and key lock were embossed using bronze embossing powder by Wow.

Oldie but a Goodie........fairies or other magical creatures, (sentiment and keylock are my oldest stash)
My Time To Craft......embossing dry or heat.
Everybody favourite thing.....distressing and crafty individual stamps.
Stamp with and brown.
Sweet Stampin'........brown plus 1 colour.
Thanks for taking a peek

Monday, 24 January 2011

Toby Tumble.....

Today sees the new spring arrivals at Cuddly Buddly featuring Toby Tumble,Tabitha and his little dog, I thought I'd show you this one featuring the new lush papers.......I love the busy background pansy paper, I used distress inks for the dog peeking through the letter box as well as the door, I also added some bling with Sakura pens to the image. The flowers were made using an X cut punch and I used Stardust stickles on them before adding a pearl to the centre, I used stardust stickles around the stitching line for a smidge of glitter. The hearts are from the Paper Cellar.

Click here to see the new images at

Stamp Something.......Cute something.
Totally Papercrafts......add a heart.
Cute Card Thursday......1,2,3 combo.1 image, 2 papers and 3 flowers.
Fab n' Funky.....animal.
Papertake....ribbon and pearls.
Crafty Cardmakers......use flowers.
Oh La La........3 of a kind.

according to statistics today is the most depressing day of the year
so at work today we're giving everyone a chocolate.......hmmm.
Have a great day
hugs from Daniele

Sunday, 23 January 2011

techno lesson.......

I'm feeling a smidge pleased with myself, the lovely Chrissie at Sketch and Stash has had a watermark made for us for our cards, my son has had to give me step by step instructions on how to put the watermark on my projects using this is my first post using the watermark. I've written down step by step instructions to follow but of course things never work out as planned but I'm sure I'll get there in the end.
Todays tag is for the lovely Lindas challenge Compendium of Curiosities from Mr.Ts book.......coloured fragments, I have to confess I didn't have the pens for the technique so I had to use a brush, hope teacher lets me off and doesn't make me do lines......I must use a pen, I must use a The stamp images are from Crafty Individuals, the background of the tag was distressed with tea dye and sage and then spritzed with gold perfect pearls spray.


Compendium of Curiosities......coloured fragments.
Papercutz......anything goes.
Sunday Stampers......buttons
Paper Sundaes.....distressing.

Hope you have a great day
Off to finish my DT cards for the new release of stamps featuring Toby Tumble tomorrow, better get y skates on ......

Thursday, 20 January 2011

A little bird.....

Its a chilly start to the morning....brr, I'd just started to defrost from the last spell of cold weather.Thought I'd share a card with you that I made at one of Linda Elbournes classes a couple of months back  at LB Crafts but had forgotten all about it.....shame on me. Now if you've never done a class with Linda be warned she's ever so slightly mad ..........but you're guaranteed to have a laugh.  The stamps we used are from B Line, I love this feather stamp that I used for the background, there are also 3 other sentiments on the stamp plate, the card has been distressed using various coloured inks and then flicking water on to the card to get those lovely watermarks, one of my fave techniques from Mr. TH.Simple but effective.The bird and cage were coloured with Prisma pencils........never used them before

Thank you for your kind comments
they're inspirational.
Happy crafting

Monday, 17 January 2011

Design Team member for.......

Its Monday so I can now tell you my Good news ........ drum roll please........I've been selected by Jill to become one of the members of the design team at Sketch and Stash, so looking forward to working with her and the rest of the girls, I was asked to keep it quiet all weekend until today when Jill made the announcement on the blog.....I'm so bad at keeping things to myself especially when its good news but I've managed it......well apart from the little tease yesterday..........yay its official now so I can tell you. We get to do a sketch for the challenges and thankfully I can do pencil drawings as I'm not good at drawring on the computer and Sue one of the other Dt members will pretty it up.........the aim of the challenges set every fortnight is to follow the sketch and use some old and new stash, I don't need any excuses for buying new stash and now I've got another excuse to buy more as 'new' means ........well new!!, good job I went shopping yesterday to a local papercraft show at
Hope you will join us in the challenges so I can come and take a peek at your lovely work, and there are some amazing sponsers including Simon Says, Pollycraft, Meljen Designs......

                                                                 happy crafting x

Sunday, 16 January 2011


What a miserable afternoon, rain and more rain oh well its given me time to finish

off this card which I started this morning featuring the yummy papers called Ella  Blue,

I think I'm going through a romantic period at the moment as Ive used another cherub

 image,the background of the tag was stamped with a lacy flourish from Tim Holtz

 with brushed corduroy and then embossed with clear. The heart and charm also have

the same paper. the stitching has been blinged with Platinum stickles. Had some

good news yesterday that I will share with you tomorrow.........such a tease, lol


The words are done with foam and are kinds fuzzy and soft to touch,
I then added some distress ink and glitter to the letters.

Allsorts ......colour challenges, teal blue and brown.
Sunday Stamper.........lots of texture.
Paper Cutz......use a tag.
Creative Inspiration........brown, blue and white.
Stampin for the weekend and blue.(new stash. (lace and image).
Stampin B'.....use a die cut (heart).
Drunken Stampers.........fuzzy (letters).
Crafts 4 eternity......shades of blue.
Crafty Pad ......something new (new stash. (lace and image). theme and use ribbon

Thanks for taking a peek
your comments mean a lot so many thanks for taking the time to leave one.

Saturday, 15 January 2011


Just a quick post to show you a male themed tag I've made for this weeks challenge at Try it on Tuesday, I have used tea dye and forest moss distress inks with a spritz of gold perfect pearls, the stamps I've used are from Elusive Images.....I love this A4 plate of Edwardian male inspired stamps. The car image has been stamped onto fabric which I previously distress inked and scruched, the stamp is from B Line.

Other challenges

The Stamp Man.....distressed.
Stamp something ......anything goes.
Try it on Tuesday.......male themed tag.
Tag Tuesday.....use some fabric.
Moving along with the times......dreams come true.

Better go and get ready for work now, oh well off tomorrow and I'm
going to a local papercraft show at Hinckley with my daughter and grandson
now that is going to be fun.......
happy crafting

Thursday, 13 January 2011


I finished this card yesterday, its one of my DT cards for Cuddly Buddly, thought I'd try something different with Toby this time and when I saw this image I knew I wanted to do it in sepia shades of browns, all of the colours are distress inks, I love colouring with these as you get lovely shades when you mix them. The sweet daisies are also available from CB, I've spritzed them in gold glimmer mist although it doesn't show up that well in the photo but they shimmer lovely. I used Platinum stickles around the stitching and pearls from The Hobby House.


Cute card Thursday.....Monochrome.
Fab n' Funky.....warm toasty colours.
My Time To Craft......Chocolate.
Cupcake.....something new (daisy flowers).
Thanks for taking a peek
happy crafting

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Compendium of Curiosities......

Evening peeps, phew more rain again today and more forecast tomorrow, oh well I think I'll have a craft day.....after the shopping, ironing, looking after Ethan, I'm sure I'll be able to squeeze in an hour or two if I'm really lucky. Todays tag is a romantic inspired Valentine tag featuring an image from Freubel-Art this image is in their freebie section, the technique is distress misting masks and the instructions can be found on page 60 of Tims know the one. We are all sworn to secrecy about the techniques as Linda would expel us from the school of distressing.
I did use Pumice and Victorian velvet and gold mist for my tag......lips now

Compendium of Curiosities......distress mist masking.
Simon says Stamp and Show.........masking.
Top Tip Tuesday.....anything goes.
Crazy 4 and brown.
Sweet Stampin'.....try something different (masking).

Thanks for taking a peek

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Bottle top......

Thought I'd share with you this simple idea of adding bling to a bottle top.I tend to do this to all of my bottle tops as I want them to be a little more than just an image stuck on.

Materials needed
Image(I've used Crafty Individuals), punch, glossy accents metal foil, glue stick.alchohol ink.

turn cap over and use the reverse side, fill the rim edge with glossy accents
 and punch out an image that you want to use.

whilst the glossy accents is still wet put a couple of drops of alchohol ink
and let it seep around the edge.
This will dry to the bottom of the rim for an enameled look.

select the colour foil you want to use and apply glue in places around the image,
 use the glue sparingly
as you don't want to put to much foil on the image.

apply image to centre of cap using glossy accents and then apply
glossy accents to the top of the image
making sure you have covered the whole of the top.

the worst bit is waiting for the glossy accents to dry
takes an hour+, after its dried you can add foil to the rim of the bottle cap
using your glue stick the same as you did when adding foil to the image.

Hope you like my mini tutorial, this embellishment was used on the card in the previous post.
thanks for taking a peek.

Monday, 10 January 2011


Haven't played with metal for a while so I thought I'd have a go and also JoAnne from Vintage Dragonfly had asked me to do a mini tutorial how to make the embelishment using the bottle cap....think shes putting it on her blog Tuesday. I used gold metal for the squished diamond panel and then used rust and pesto alchohol ink to add colour to the metal

The image of the car has been stamped with sepia nd the I used distress inks to add colour....the stamp is by Elusive images, and is from an A4 plate called Edwardian Men.After I had coloured the image I used distress crackle on the top for a more glazed effect. The word Journal is from Dark Room Door....Venetian collection which were the first set of stamps I brought.

The background was made by stamping the cog image from The Artistic Stamper then using clear embossing powder, I then distressed the background using tea dye and forest distress inks.

Papercutz....use something metal.
Stampin B......something old and something new (old....Journey stamp, new Car stamp).
Alphabet.....J for Journey.
Rainbow lady....its all new to me (made the embellishment)
Pollycraft......use new something (car stamp).

Thanks for taking a peek
and if you leave a comment I'd like to thank you
many thanks x

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Lili of the Valley.......

Haven't done one of the challenges  at Lili Of The Valley in a while and had

this coloured already, I think its one I coloured whilst on holiday last year,

anyway got up earlier this morning to finish it off as I've got to go to work

 this morning for a few was stocktake yesterday and I had to go

 to another store to support them as they don't have a manager.

The papers are from Papermania, Henbury, pearls are from The Hobby

 House, the image has been coloured in with H2o's and sakura pens and the

teddy has been coloured with distress inks.


Secret Cradfter......tons of texture.
Totally Papercrafts.......Thank you.
Teddy Stampers......Celebration.
Lili Of The Valley.......sketch
Lets ink it up.......anything goes.
Paper Sundaes.....circles

thanks for taking a peek

Thursday, 6 January 2011


.......Well my brain is but its also the challenge at Lindas place....Compendium of Curiosities is Rusted grunge, now the technique is top secret but if you have the decode book turn to page 45 and follow the instructions......don't worry it won't self destruct after you have completed the mission.......sorry Linda.
I used tea dye distress powder and it actually worked, it does look rusty or what, sorry about the quality of the photos taken at night with flash. Image of train drivers is from Crafty Individuals as is the sentiment and the ticket stamped onto tissue paper, the background stamp is from The Artistic Stamper, I tried the scribble ink background again as its great for vintage backgrounds.

Rainbow technique, rusty key and lock.
Three Muses......old fashioned.
Top Tip Tuesday....altered metal or use metal.
Simon Show and stamp.....use oldest or newest stamp.......sentiment.
Compendium of Curiosities......rusted grunge page 45

thanks for taking a peek
your comments mean alot

Bling it on.......

Got to take the decs down today...12th night, problem is doing it without Ethan seeing us as he's so in love with the tree, he says goodbye every time he leaves and rather than him see us take the tree down he's been told that the Christmas tree fairies take the tree down and bring it back ready for Christmas again, I'm sure he'll cotton on in a couple of years though. His mum did their tree a couple of days back with the same shhhhh no telling him otherwise!!! So it seems only fitting that todays card is a Christmas card, still quite a few christmas challenges so I had a go producing an all white card.....with lots of bling. Image is Toby Tumble, as you can probably guess I'm struck with this cute bunny.....ahhhh! Image coloured with Aqua promarkers and sakura pens.


ABC Christmas .......anything goes.
Creative Beli......Snow.
Spoon full of sugar......Christmas card.
Cupcake.....White is white.
By the cute and girly......Bling it on....
Pollycraft....white card or snowy scene, they also have a Dt call.
Sketch and stash....Sketch, oldest stash is the backing paper.they also have a DT call.
Moving along with the times.....use something old and new.....Sparkly paper is old and the image is new.
Cute Card Thursday......use some old stash......sparkly paper

Thanks for taking a peek
hope you are all well

Wednesday, 5 January 2011


Back to work today and I've come down with a cold so I'm sniffling and munching chocolates whilst typing this, well they are Also watching Wall E at the same time....such a cute machine.Thought I'd share with you another card that I made for Cuddly Buddly over christmas featuring one of the new spring collection, just love the dafodils and the promise of lighter and warmer days. Used the usual twinkling h2o's, sakura pens and distress inks to colour the image, kept the layout simple with just a loop and button. The ticket sentiment is also from CB.

Fab n Funky........anything goes.
Secret Crafter.......button and bow.
My Time To Craft.....up in the air.

thanks for taking a peek