Friday, 2 June 2017

Butterfly/Friend Tag, MFT Blueprints 4, Female

Happy Friday to you.

I have a small tag to share for the new challenge that starts today over at Tag You're It.
Hope you like it...

With this background setup for the photo the gears in my head are already spinning on how this little tag will become a future card someday!

I just love the fact that tags can make a basis for unusual card designs, and whilst I can appreciate that they won't always be to everyone's liking I just can't seem to help but love making them.

You see for me, creating something 'cohesive' on such a small scale is still a learning curve.
But I embrace that challenge each and every time as I'm convinced that it'll help me to become a better crafter.

I guess we all have our areas that we focus on in the hopes of improving, don't we?

My inspiration for today's new challenge came from this...

...  so I went with the intricate inlay theme and tried to keep my design as simple as possible.
And on the plus side, it also gave me a chance to play with a die that I've had in my collection for a very long time.

Don't forget, we've moved to a monthly format now - so that's more time to play along if you decide to join us.

Hope you do...

Donna. x

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Dragonfly Charm Card, Scribble Flower Circle, Female

I haven't made a card like this for a while now...  

It reminds me of the stuff I started out making - not sure if that's a good or a bad thing really, but it does include lots of my favourites...
Dies, acetate, Mirri card, screw brads, dangling things hanging from invisible thread, sanding and distressed edges...  I could go on but I'm sure you get the idea!

The main difference with this card is that I've since discovered Spray Adhesive - which means no more trying to marry up dies on the back of the acetate as the spray adhesive leaves behind a shimmer that looks good enough to leave well alone.

Here's a picture of the card lying flat... 

I did spend an age describing in detail how this card was made, but for some reason or other the blog went on the fritz and everything froze - so l've lost over an hours worth of work today. 
So I'm sorry, but I can't type all of that up again...  not with sore hands/wrists that still need time to heal.
Wonder if it's just the joys of old age?

Supplies Used:

MFT 'Friend'
Poppystamps 'Scribble Flower Circle'
Memory Box 'Fabulous Phlox'
Memory Box Woodland Branch'
Spellbinders 'Nestabilities' - Circles

Flower Punch from stash

Dragonfly Charm
Screw Brads
Invisible Thread

Challenges I'm Entering...

Challenge #32   'Flower Power'

All snippets except the Core'dinations...

As always, thank you so much for stopping by today...

Donna. x

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Daffodil Dance (Penny Black), Vintage/Distressed, Female

As most of you well know, I'm having a blast learning how to use these 'new to me' Penny Black stamps...  but daft as it sounds I'm finding that the stamping/colouring is the easy part and the 'what on earth am I going to do with this now' (the design) is a real struggle.

And this card seriously 'took the biscuit' in that category.

I don't know if this programme only ever aired in the UK, but do you remember 'Worzel Gummage'?

I still remember the song...
'You put a WER after W,
A WER after O,
A WER after R and it's away we go.
You put a WER after Z,
And a WER after E,
A WER after L,
And that... (four taps/knocking noises)
Spells ME!

So can you say it?

I don't remember an awful lot about Worzel Gummage - other than the fact that he was a Scarecrow, but I do remember that he had several different heads that he would use from time to time.  He kind of just yanked and twisted them off as needed.  Not sure that that would be allowed on kids TV any more!

Well as far as this card went I had my 'stupid' head on.
I freely admit that it nearly ended up as bin fodder and the design took so many wrong turns before I finally found something I was happy with.
So this is vintage/distressed with a contemporary edge.

It might not be to everyone's/anyone's liking, but it's the best I could do...
especially as this was my first time going 'off piste' and using my own colour combination rather than strictly trying to copy what I saw on the back of the packaging.

I can't completely take credit for this colour combination though.
Here's where my inspiration came from to 'change things up' from the very yellow design shown on the packaging for this Penny Black stamp.

I honestly don't think I've ever used so many different colours.  I am pleased with the way it turned out though :) 

Supplies Used:

Penny Black 'Dancing Daffodils'
Penny Black 'Postcard'
Stampin' Up 'French Foliage' 
Lili Of The Valley 'Grunge Corners'
(Friend Sentiment from Stash)

Memento Markers:
Pear Tart
Toffee Crunch
Rich Cocoa
Olive Grove
Bamboo Leaves
New Sprout
Tuxedo Black (stencilling)
Gray Flannel (sentiment) 

Distress Ink:
Walnut Stain (edging/dyed twine/postcard stamp)

The Crafter's Workshop 'Art Is'

Sizzix Framelits 'Tag Collection'
Memory Box 'Peaceful Butterfly Wings'

Embossing Folder:
Cuttlebug 'Butterflies 3x3 Tag Team Combo Set'

Tonic/Holtz Distress Tool
WOW Embossing Powder - Detail White
Signo Uni-ball 'Angelic White'

Challenge I'm Entering...

Simon Says/Wednesday
'A Bit Of Sparkle'

Two posts in one day!
Sorry about that - I'm just so far behind.
One more post to do tomorrow (hopefully), plus I can start catching up on Instagram.

Still, it keeps me busy.

Enjoy your day...

Donna. x

Threaded Butterfly Buttons, Scribble Flower Circle, Female

Apologies again to those of you who I haven't caught up with as yet.  Sore wrists and knuckles (RSI)? meant that I've had to take things easy for a while - as well as thinking about ways to do things differently.
 The best thing I've found to help me has been my trusted old hot water bottle with very hot water inside it - but I love intense heat anyway so that may or may not work for you if you ever find yourself in a similar position.

Guess I just have to learn to moderate my keyboard and iPad usage for a while longer as I still get the odd niggle...  but at least it doesn't seem to have affected my crafting!

So a short post today as I've already overdone myself a bit on editing a batch of photo's.

This was a quick and easy card to make...

...  and it will be' winging its way' to a very lovely craft friend of mine who is currently away on holiday.  I just wanted her to have something fun and cheerful to come back to after her time away.

So how's it made?

Cut out one Poppystamps 'Scribble Flower Circle' and disassemble the pieces - but don't throw anything away as yet!
Spray the back of the outer circle part of the die cut with Crafter's Companion 'Stick & Spray' 
(a Temporary Repositionable Adhesive), then attach to a piece of card stock.
Using a Finger Dauber (or any other Sponge Foam Applicator that you have to hand) add Holtz/Distress 'Frayed Burlap' ink over the die cut.  Keep a light touch - you don't want to add too much ink!
Remove the die cut.
Now add the inner part of the Scribble Flower Circle to the card base - at a diagonal angle.  (I've actually layered up three die cuts here for added dimension, but it's a personal choice that shouldn't effect the overall design too much if you choose not to do the same).
Now rummage through those bits I said not to throw away yet and find the small curved triangle that completes the biggest of the six petalled flowers - and glue it into place.  (Once again, mine's layered up to match the depth of the three layers I've already used).
Cut out one of each of the Poppystamps Butterfly Buttons from your scraps collection/offcuts of card.
Decide on the placement of your butterflies, then thread the Butterfly Buttons through the string and glue into place - adding Crackle Accents once dry.
Leave to dry again...
Then cut the card stock to size, being sure to leave room top and bottom to add a complimentary strip of coloured card that you attach from the back.
Glue the whole thing to a card base.
Die cut one more Scribble Flower Circle from a complimentary shade of white colour card stock,  carefully cut out the flowers and place as shown above.   Then trim off the excess.
Add one die cut butterfly from Memory Box 'Peaceful Butterfly Wings', three Morning Dew Drops...  and that's it...  except for adding the MFT 'Friends' die that I've cut twice (using two different colours) to add a drop shadow effect.
As I said, an easy card! 

For those of you who are wondering, I used Altenew's 'Woodgrain Bark' card stock for this design...   and in a 'not too far into the future' post you'll see how I used the other part of this die cut to create a very different looking card indeed. 

I'm entering this card into the latest Poppystamps challenge...

Challenge #32   'Flower Power'

(An all scraps/snippets/offcuts card - even the large piece of white card stock used to attach everything to is an offcut).

Thanks so much for stopping by today...

Donna. x

Friday, 12 May 2017

Promise Me (Penny Black) Card, Off The Edge, Female

I hadn't intended to make this tag into a card initially...  it was one of those 'where bits from previous projects' were still lying around and grabbed my attention.
It's funny how most of my better designs morph from those 'left overs'.

So for those of you who haven't read my previous post, this project started off as my DT inspiration tag for Tag You're It...
and just by adding one extra die and a stencil it's become this instead.

Green and red...  I just love these two colours together.
But red is such a beast to get a decent photo of.

Supplies Used:

Penny Black 'Promise Me'

Penny Black 'Promise Me' II
Poppystamps 'Bijou Filmstrip'

Memento/Tsukineko Marker Pens:
New Sprout
Bamboo Leaves
Rhubarb Stalk
Love Letter
Tuxedo Black

Distress Ink:
Walnut Stain

Embossing Powder:
WOW - Clear

Embossing Folder:
Spellbinders 'Fabric Weave'

Crafter's Companion - Spray and Shine 'High Gloss' Varnish

Tonic/Holtz Paper Distressing Tool

What I didn't mention in my last post is that I'm currently suffering from what I believe to be RSI...  in both hands/wrists.
So I'm trying to limit my iPad and iMac usage as much as is possible, which means yet another backlog of comments for me to work through  (Am I the only one who always falls behind)?
But I will work through them as it's my way of saying 'thank you' to those of you who are always kind enough to stop by.  x

Don't forget to come and join us at Tag You're It!

Enjoy your weekend...

Donna. x

Friday, 5 May 2017

Promise Me (Penny Black) Tulip Tag, Off The Edge, Female

It's Friday!  
And Friday means many things to many different people, but for me it's a chance to say it's
'Tag You're It' Friday time.

 I'm so pleased to be able to tell you that as of today we've now moved to a monthly format...

Hopefully this means that more of you will have a chance to play along, which is a  
  big thumbs up from me as I hate missing out on challenges simply because I ran out of time.
Don't you?

My tag for today meant an opportunity to play with a 'new to me' Penny Black stamp with matching die set...
As it's a wood mounted stamp the option of using a Stamp Positioner of any kind was out of the question.  After all (I reasoned to myself), people stamped long before these assist devices came along.   
So I wanted to have a go and see how I got along.
What do you think?

It's 'passable' for a first go, I hope!
(Makes me sound like a 'newbie', doesn't it..?)

Truth is, I've shied away from stamping and water colouring for fear of failure.  I didn't think I could do it so I didn't even try.
But a very kind and supportive friend on this DT I'm so privileged to be a part of basically encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and 'explore'.  
So that's what I'm doing right now - as those of you who have noticed my current Penny Black crafting obsession might have noticed!

I have to be honest and say that in order to get a bright and vibrant enough picture I've had to forgo the integrity of my tulip colours looking as they do in real life...  which is a shame as my poor tulip on the left looks like it has a fairly chronic case of the measles!
Poor thing.
Just imagine all three tulips with far deeper "red's" and a little less differentiation between the colour tones and you'll be spot on with what my eyes see when I look at my tag. 

Now just before I show you the gorgeous tulip inspiration we are all using for the challenge this month, let me first tell you what my husband had to say in relation to my 'make' for today...  
"It's one of those styles that looks ok until you get too close" he mused...  "then it looks like your felt tip just ran out".

All I can say is if you have also had equally 'edifying' comments about your craft work, please feel free to share them with me and let me know I'm not alone.
Pretty please?
Otherwise it's off to the corner for me to have a good cry!

I did say it was a gorgeous looking inspiration tag, didn't I?
I do so love red and green together...

I've kept to the tulip theme, kept the red and green, dropped the sentiment, added an 'off the edge frame' filmstrip die cut and introduced some added texture with my corrugated kraft base and twine. 
Everything's been layered up for extra durability, but you don't have to do that.
It's just my style of craft making.

I should also point out that if you can see what look like crease marks on the tulips your eyes are not deceiving you!
I had an idea for introducing a bit more texture to my mini CAS make and just went with the flow...  then sprayed with a thin layer of varnish before attaching to my tag.

What else did I use?

Supplies Used:

Penny Black 'Promise Me'

Penny Black 'Promise Me' II
Poppystamps 'Bijou Filmstrip'

Memento/Tsukineko Marker Pens:
New Sprout
Bamboo Leaves
Rhubarb Stalk
Love Letter

Embossing Folder:
Spellbinders 'Fabric Weave'

Crafter's Companion - Spray and Shine 'High Gloss' Varnish

On my next post, I'll be showing how this tag became the focal element of a card - just by adding one more layered up die cut and some heat embossed stencilling...
and some distressed edges - which I just love to use!

Thanks so much for stopping by today...

...  and if you can, why not join in with our new monthly challenge theme at
Tag You're It?

Donna. x

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Office Worker Leaving Card, Shirt and Tie, Male

One of my husband's work colleagues is leaving next week after a fair few years of service...  considering how quickly some of them leave by comparison, in any case!

He will be missed as he's worked closely with Hubby for years, so I wanted to make a very 'individual', personalised leaving card that included some of those elements that would have been part of his daily work life.

Whether this is inspired or insane, it's currently making its way 'round the office.
They seem to like it, at least!
Want to see?

It's an 8x8 huge beastie of a card...  

8x8's use to scare the pants off me, but now I'm less intimidated by them than I used to be.
You see, I'm a fan of Sheri Gilson's work...

Sheri is a woman who seems to instinctively know what colours, patterns, textures, embellishments and layers will work together and if you look at her work you will often see 'finished' panels that stand their own ground as fully finished pieces.
She somehow knits these panels into a bigger and always perfectly balanced design that's a real feast for the eyes...  and unbeknown to me, I think her influence in making these panels is beginning to rub off a little.
I will never hold a candle to her work, but that's ok.
I'm still grateful for the inspiration...

That's not to say that I enjoy making 8x8's yet though as I often hit a 'sticking point' towards the end and lament the fact that I should have chosen a CAS design!
(Yeah, like they're so easy...  
...  That's irony - just in case you weren't sure!)

Now before I forget I should also thank Marybeth for sharing a link on her blog a while back about these dollar bill 'folding shirts'.
Of course, being in the UK meant that an actual dollar bill wouldn't work for this design, but as Hubby has a stash I 'borrowed' one for dimensions and cut some thin paper to use instead.
(...  and I've kept the dollar bill for future craft use - obviously)!

So what 'work elements' can you see on this card?
The answer should be two business cards and two spreadsheet tables of sorts.
I've torn, inked over, partially covered and even butchered down to just a teeny tiny logo in one case, then covered one with Distress Collage Medium 'Crazing', one with the same Medium in 'Vintage' and one in 'Matt'.
These 'print offs' were not on the best quality paper (hence the Collage Medium treatment) so one was spray mounted onto a second piece of paper and the other onto thin card.  
(And if you're wondering why the butchered logo got the 'Vintage' treatment it's because the colour of the business card didn't work with the rest of my design).

A stamped image of a laptop would have been perfect for this, but alas I don't have one and had to make do with the pencil pot instead.
I'm thinking I should email Mr Holtz with a plea for a 'techie' line of this style stamps.
I need a laptop stamp, you see!

So what else have I used on this card?

Supplies Used:

Marianne Design Collectables 'Tab With Text'
Taylored Expressions 'Little Bits - Neckties'
Poppystamps 'Classic Ribbons'

Holtz/Distress Inks:
 Stormy Sky
Black Soot
Pumice Stone
Spiced Marmalade
Vintage Photo

Other Ink:
Memento/Tsukineko 'Tuxedo Black'
Ranger Perfect Medium

Embossing Folders:
Sizzix Texture Fades 'Notebook'
Spellbinders 'Fabric Weave'

Holtz 'Splatters'
The Crafter's Workshop 'Coffee Splotch'
Memory Box 'Texture Line Up'

Stampers Anonymous/Holtz 'Schoolhouse Blueprint'

Distress Collage Mediums:

Patterned Paper

Challenges I'm Entering...

(We've Got Your Number)
The numbers might be oh so very tiny, but they are there!

(Anything Goes)

Allsorts Challenge
(Week #142 - I Spy...  'B')
'B' is for Business Card, 'B' is for Brown

Mix It Up
(Just For Fun)

Make My Monday
(Challenge #44 - Embossing: Heat or Dry)

Thank you so much for brightening my day...

Donna. x

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Sticky Notes Holder, Twine/Leaf Window, Female

I haven't specifically made something to play along with a challenge since October of last year...  and for those of you that know my 'story' you can probably guess why.  But I just couldn't help but be inspired when I saw the latest Poppystamps Challenge.

I've taken the inspiration quite literally and made a gift...
It's much simpler than it looks and I've included steps that can be missed out for an even easier version.

 Believe it or not, this project started off as the cardboard backing from one of those A5 brown envelopes.  You know the kind I mean, don't you?  They have a reinforced back panel and the words PLEASE DO NOT BEND printed in red on the front.  Well, that's what they look like in the UK anyway...

I hadn't initially planned on repurposing this cardboard back panel but as it was the perfect length it seemed ludicrous not to.  Just one chop off the end to adjust the width (using a guillotine) and two score lines later and my job was already a third of the way to completion as now I only had to decorate it, increase the depth of the panels a little and think about a fastener of some kind.

Decorating was easy.  
A good coat of white Acrylic Paint all over and then (once dry) simply tear up some thin Mulberry Paper and paste it on using a mix of PVA and water.  
(I started by covering the edges and the cracks I made when I made the score lines first.  This took two coats of paper - as did most of it).

My front decorative panel has also been made from repurposed materials.  
You may not see it in the photo's, but this Leaf Window panel has a sheen to it that comes courtesy of some MFT packaging.  I simply used my Die-Namics Stitched Square STAX to cut out the largest square, then centred the Leaf Window die and cut again.

After weaving in the green Hemp Twine (a gorgeous colour but too thick, so I had to untwist a length and then carefully thread it through) I mounted this front panel onto the largest of the three 
Die-namics Stitched Square Frames.  
Then I added on the stamped and heat embossed acetate layer, followed by another Die-namics Stitched Square Frame  - effectively creating an acetate 'sandwich' that then had an inked up piece of card (one of the squares left over from cutting out the frame) added as its back layer.

Why so many frames and layers?
Just to give the illusion of more depth, but you can easily miss that part out if you want a simpler version.

As for the flowers?
They were added right at the end of this project so I'll give details about those later...

You'll see from the photo's that the inside of this project carries on with me using the 
Die-namics Stitched Square STAX.
Layering up three of these top and bottom created the perfect depth that I needed, 
but before I glued these squares into place I added two thin lengths of black ribbon, both of which were wrapped around a 1cm thick length of scrap card.
These small card 'tabs' were then glued into place...  and while they were drying I used the time to add two holes (I used a pokey tool) to one of my layered up Stitched Squares.  

I didn't have any black elasticated cord that was thick enough so I braided three strands together (as you do).  Then I threaded it through the holes and put the small pencil into place before tying off at the back.  This way the elastic loop that's been created will be the perfect size.
(You can also skip this step if you like by using 100mm Sticky Notes instead.  I used 75mm Sticky Notes for this project).

Once the inner Stitched Squares were glued to the inside I simply had to add the Sticky Notes and then finish off my 'fastener' by adding a wooden bead and tying/gluing a double knot into place.
(Again, this is another step that can easily be omitted.  I just wanted to try out a 'fastener' idea that I had in mind, but this design works just fine without).

Then I added the flowers, using a small amount of Crackle Accents at the centre of each to mirror the shine of the acetate.

I have to say that I love this Hemp Twine weaved Leaf Window so much that I'm going to be using it again...  and maybe again...  and then again, too!
CAS with added dimension and/or texture is where my heart lies if I'm doing CAS work of any kind.
I'll never be a CAS purist, but that's ok with me.
We are all uniquely different, after all...

Supplies Used:

Poppystamps 'Leaf Window'
Poppystamps 'Dogwood Blossoms'
Die-namics 'Stitched Square STAX'
Die-namics 'Stitched Square Frames'

Holtz/Distress Antique Linen
Holtz/Distress Walnut Stain
Ranger 'Perfect Medium'

Embossing Powder:
Stampendous - Black/Fine Detail

PSX 'Thanks - Bold Writing Script'

Sturdy Cardboard - cut to size
Mulberry Paper
Heat Resistant Acetate
Thin Ribbon
Wooden Bead
PVA Glue
Elastic Cord - Black
Ranger 'Crackle Accents'
Sticky Notes
Small Pencil or Pen

Challenges I'm Entering...

Challenge #31    'Gift It'

Pixies Crafty Snippets Challenge
(Some snippets used - acetate, flowers and some of the squares)

Simon Says/Wednesday Challenge

As You Like It
(Favourite Colour and Why - Green.  It can be vibrant or soothing, and I love it because it reminds me of nature).

Allsorts Challenge
Week #142    'I Spy...  B'
(B is for brown, B is for blossoms, B is for bead)

(Just for Fun).

(Challenge #44     'Embossing - Heat or Dry)

(The Letter 'B')
B is for brown, B is for blossoms, B is for bead...

Enjoy your day...
Donna. x

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Branch Of Grace (Penny Black), Photo Album Style Card, Female

I'm trying out an idea today...

You see, I've decided that I love quite a few of the Penny Black flower stamp sets that are around - which means that I've got to try and find a way to make them 'work' for me.

By 'work', I mean I'm trying to fit them into a style that's all of my own...  which is very, very, very hard when you see just how many talented people out there in blogland have already posted such amazing versions/designs and layouts of the stamps I like.

It's also hard because I quite genuinely admire their design flair and the way they've paired things up.

So it's a challenge...  and one I'll be working on this year as, as much as I love my dies I want to broaden my horizons a little.

So I'm posting this one a little apprehensively.  It's a style of card I've also never tried out before.  And if this style has a name, I haven't a clue what it is!

So here goes...

The main issue I had with this is that I wanted something that wouldn't detract from the stamped branch (which I really love, by the way), yet I didn't want it to look too bare and 'unfinished' either.
And I have to confess, I only added the strip going from left to right as I was writing this post up.

You know when you're working on a design and you just know that it's not quite right but can't seem to put your finger on it?
Do you?
Please tell me that happens to you, too?
Pretty please?

Let's just say that I'm glad the 'penny finally dropped' (I think it quite genuinely got stuck!) as now the design looks better than it did.

 I've realised that I don't really have an awful lot of self confidence when it comes to trying out new ideas, but I am very blessed and oh so very, very talented when it comes to being critical of my craft 'work'.
(Hands up if you can relate to that.  And if you can't I'm genuinely quite jealous).

But before I give a quick 'how to' of how this card was made, let me fill you in on March - where very little happened craft wise...

You see, Husband has this thing where he brings home the germs from work and gives them to me to make me sick.
(He likes to share, you see)...

So He caught a cold at work (where they were all snotty and sneezing) and then passed it on to me.
(Both of our colds lasted for about a week.  On my worst day I had to eat with sunglasses on as my eyes were streaming and couldn't tolerate light.  I also slept with my Winter hat and scarf on for most of that week)!
Then I get better for a day or two before He has to work through the weekend (on top of his usual working week) for a show at the NEC  (a work exhibition four day extravaganza where you're not even allowed to sit down) - which meant extra house chores for me as He was coming home later than normal - and He was understandably very tired.
Then He gets sick again within a day of the show finishing  (He actually came home from work early)...  and this time I'm on Nurse Duty as He's confined to the bedroom (my attempt to quarantine Him).
And just as He's well enough to come out of quarantine (He had to go a full day of NO sneezing at all - which took five or six days,) who got ill again?
Yep.  Little Old Me...  For another week!

So barely any craft time...  but plenty of time to craft shop online.

That's the price He pays for making me sick!!!

And then two days later the boiler broke.  And it's still broken to date.  And the house is so cold with no heating.
And I don't do 'being cold'...

So that's why I've been so quiet - even for me.

Oh yes.  There's just one other thing (and I know I've mentioned it before) but maybe I should mention it every time - I don't know?!!

You're not looking at a black card base.
It's a very, very dark shade of brown that I just love to use, but I know that a lot of you perceive this as black on your monitor screens and I often forget to say as I know what colour it is!

...  And more one thing...

If this design is 'pants' please be gentle with me when you tell me.  But please tell me.
I'm having a rough year and although things are getting easier in some ways they really aren't in others.
Sometime's it's just too hard...

Supplies Used:

Penny Black 'Branch of Grace'

MFT Die-namics 'Flutter of Butterflies' - Lace
MFT Die-namics 'Photo Corners'
Memory Box 'Sketchbook Imagine'

Martha Stewart Pop Up Butterfly Border

Memento Inks:
Gray Flannel
Rose Bud

Holtz/Distress Inks:
Tumbled Glass
Broken China
Seedless Preserves

Embossing Folder:
Crafter's Companion/Textures 'Wood Grain'

Ranger Perfect Medium
Wow Clear Embossing Powder
Pebeo Gilding Wax - Silver

Challenges I'm Entering...

Pixie's Crafty Snippets Workshop
(All snippets except the base card).

(Foliage and Flowers)

Penny Black and More Challenge
(April Challenge - Spring)

(Spring or Easter)
(Anything Goes)

(Challenge #11)

(Challenge #132  -  Spring)

(Challenge #345  -  Flowers)

I've also moved my photo set up today as it just wasn't getting enough natural light.
I now have room for two light sources (if needed), as well as a 'rig' for bouncing a silver/gold sheet off.
It's not a professional set up, but 'make shift' works for me...
and with the expense of a new boiler I have to be a good girl for a while!

Enjoy the sunshine if you're lucky enough to have any today...

Donna. x