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Hi, my name is Donna. I'm married and I have two lovely daughters. I have been a papercraft addict for over 15 years and love trying new things!! and sharing them with others!! If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions for this blog then please feel free to email me at the address below - Thanks for visiting, Crafty hugs Donna xx

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Saturday, 31 October 2009

Robyn’s Fetish Weekly Challenge #4

Hi Everyone

Well here we are again with the next weekly challenge from Robyn's Fetish. This week is a Sketch Challenge and you can find all the details about is over on the Challenge blog HERE

Not only have we set a sketch challenge using one of the Robyn’s Fetish digi images but we have also asked that you only use patterend papers and card stock from your scraps box. Well we thought it would be a way to use up some of those scraps that we all keep meaning to use some time!!

The Design Team as ever have come up with some amazing projects from their take on the challenge, so why not pay their blogs a visit and see for yourself, you can find a link to them in my sidebar and while there why not leave them some much earned blog love – thanks

Well I suppose I should stop talking and show you my take on the challenge!!

raquelrfcard For this challenge I thought I would use one of the new releases called Raquel – I love the new images Robyn came up with!!! I coloured her with my Prismacolor pencils and blended them with Sansodor (UK Gamsol). The paper scraps I used were from a Papermania paper pad called Spring Burst. To complete the card I added some bought crochet trim, some fuchsia flower soft to the flower and made some flowers using two sizes of X-cut Daisy punches and added a rhinestone in the centres.

raquel close upHere is a closer look at Raquel.

So now you have seen my take on the challenge why not have a go yourself – someone will win 6 digi stamps of their choosing from the Robyn’s Fetish store and you can find a link HERE if you would like to take a look at the images we have for sale.

Also if you love all things paper crafts and would like to meet fellow minded people then why not join us on our new forum HERE and our accompanying gallery HERE

That’s it for this post, ‘talk’ to you all again soon

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Friday, 30 October 2009

Sew Many Cards – Freebie Friday Bear

Hi Everyone

Today see the release of the new Freebie Friday digi stamp over at Sew Many Cards. The freebie this week is an ever so cute teddy bear!!! My mum collects teddy bears so I can see her going made for this image!!!

If you would like to have this freebie image all you need to do is visit the Sew Many cards site HERE to be able to download him.

So I thought rather than just show you the image as it comes in the download I would make a quick card with him for you, well I couldn’t resist playing with him if I’m completely honest!!

Freebie Bear cardSo here is the card I made with him!!! I coloured him with my Prismacolor pencils and blended them with Sansodor (UK Gamsol). I chose some Diecuts with a View papers from my scraps bag and to finish the card off I added some ribbon and a buckle, and finally a balloon button and some chord.

freebie bear close up Here is a closer look at the bear – Isn’t he just so cute!!!

So please visit the site and download him and if you would like more inspiration with him then why not visit my amazingly talented fellow Design Team members and see what they came up with.

Also don’t forget the New Release sneak peeks for Sew Many Cards that are currently happening!!! You can find a post below dated 29th October that will give you further details and a schedule of which Design Team member is doing the sneak peek on which days.

Well that’s it for this post, ‘speak’ to you all again soon

Crafty hugs Donna xx

The Character Cafe – Witches Brew Challenge

Hi Everyone

This will be my last weekly challenge as a member of the Character Cafe Design Team, unfortunately I’ve had to leave the team due to a conflict of interests now that I am part owner of a different Digi stamp company.

Our challenge this week is hosted my Piali and she set us a Recipe challenge with a difference – to make a card using Halloween papers but not make it a traditional Halloween card but for another occasion instead and it had to be glittery too

So here is the card that I came up with

fairy belle card For my card I used one ot their older images called Fairy Belle and coloured her with my Prismacolor pencils and blended them with Sansodor (UK Gamsol) then I added some clear Sakura Glitter pen over some areas. The papers are from a Diecuts with a View kit that I purchased from QVCUK. To finish the card I cut out my greeting with my ‘Girls are Weird’ Sizzlet dies and covered them with glitter glue, the spiders are cut with a Quickutz die and the legs have been glittered with a Sakura glitter pen and I added some grosgrain and organza ribbon.

fairy belle close up Here is a closer look at Fairy Belle – please mind the colouring though as I’m still trying to get the hang of the Prismacolor pencils!!!

So that’s my take on the challenge, why not visit the other Design Team members and see what they came up with!! their blog links are in my sidebar.

If you like the images used here and by the Design Team members then why not visit the store HERE

Speak to you again soon

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Sew Many Cards Release Party Countdown!!!

Welcome to the Sew Many Cards Release Party Countdown Stop #6.

Every day for the next 6 days the Sew Many Cards Design Team will be showing you Sneak Peeks of the new releases for 11/03/09.

Here is the sneak peek for today:

Halen with dragonfly sneak peekTo be a part of the Sew Many Cards Party Release Hop:

-create a post with a link to the hop showing us your Sew Many Cards Creation. (You can get your freebies HERE )

-incluse your guess on what you think the image(s) is/are. Remember that everyday another image or two will have a sneak peek posted.

You have until 11/02/09, midnight, CST to submit your creations.

Earn entries:

-by guessing what the image is (there are 9 in total)- earn up to 9 entries

-for every creation you make using a Sew Many Cards image

-for leaving a comment on the Design Teams personal blogs (you can find the Design Team line up at the Sew Many Cards Ning Community)

There will also be a Scavenger Hunt! Start your hunt HERE. FInd out the name of the stamp used in the creations, leave a comment with your answers. Stop by the Sew Many Cards Shop HERE for help! Everyone who submits the correct answers will be entered into a random drawing to win free digi’s from Sew Many Cards!!!

The hop will start on 10/28 at Angela’s Blog HERE and the Sew Many Cards Ning Group HERE and go through 11/02 with the sneak peeks. The final reveals, winners and new challenge will be posted on 11/03/09 so stay tuned!!!

The scheduled Countdown stops for this event are:

#7 – 10/28 Sarabeth

#6 – 10/29 Donna and Cheri

#5 – 10/30 Jeri

#4 – 10/31 Deanette and Sheila

#3 – 11/01 Kim

#2 – 11/02 Angela

#1 – 11/03 PARTY TIME!!!!!!!!!!

We really look forward to you joining us all for this event.

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Sewn Together Challenge #10

Hi Everyone

Firstly I have to make a HUGE apology that this post is two days late, I’ve had some family issues that have had to take priority but thankfully they are beginning to resolve themselves and I managed to get my card for this weeks Sew Many Cards challenge done!!!

The challenge for this week is a Theme Challenge – to make a card/paper crafts project using any Sewn Together Digi Stamp that has a Thanksgiving/Fall Theme to it (or Autumn as it is called in the UK), you also have to use brads, buttons or flowers (or all of them!)

Although in the UK we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving I was still really excited to do this challenge as I adore working with the stamps that Angela creates. So here is the card that I came up with.

Pilgrim Tayla Card I know I’ve told you this many times before but Angela’s Tiger image called Tayla is my absolute favourite of all the characters she designs, so when I found that she had made an image of Tayla as a Pilgrim then I knew which image I had to use for this weeks challenge. For this card I coloured her with my new Prismacolor pencils (please be kind this is only the second image I’ve coloured with them!) and blended them with Sansodor (UK version of Gamsol). To compliment the image and the theme of the challenge I used some papers from a Diecuts with a View set that I purchased from QVCUK. To finish off the card I added some grosgrain ribbon and some shaped buttons from my stash.

Pilgrim Tayla Close upHere is a closer look at Pilgrim Tayla – so what do you think? Isn’t she adorable???

So now you have seen my take on this weeks challenge it is your turn to show us what you can do. You can find all the details on the Sew Many Cards Blog and you can also enter your creation on there too. For more inspiration for this challenge then why not check out my fab Design Team mates blogs – you can find a link to their blogs in my sidebar.

I will be back later today with details on the Sew Many Cards New Release Party – so look out for that!!!

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

KLM Designs November Releases Sneak Peek

Hi Everyone

Well can you believe that October is nearly over!!! I can’t! There is always a good side to the end of the month because it means that we are very near to the new releases from KLM Designs being available!!! I have to say that I thought Octobers one’s were amazing BUT the ones for November are brilliant – I can honestly say you are going to love them!!!

As we are near to the launch of these fab digi stamps the Design Team are now allowed to show you a sneak peek of some of what is coming on November.

So would you like to see what KLM Designs have come up with???? Okay I’ll show you – but only one, for now!!!

Snowman with Quilt card For my Sneak Peek I decided to use the ever so cute Snowman with Quilt. I just adore snowmen and this one has to be one of the cutest I’ve seen in a long time – the only thing is I’m a bit worried that he might get a bit too warm with that quilt!!!

I chose to colour him with my copic ciao markers and chose my colours to co-ordinate with my patterned papers. The papers are from a Diecuts with a View stack and I cut one of the words from a sheet to use as text on the card. To finish my card I added some organza and satin ribbon and attached a snowman charm with some jump rings.

Snowman with Quilt close upHere is a closer look at him – so do you agree?? he is cute isn’t he!!!

So now you have seen my sneak peek why not pay a visit to my talented Design Team mates and see what they have to show you, you can find a link to their blogs in my side bar.

Also remember to visit the KLM Designs store in November to be able to get our cute new releases to come to your house so that you too can have fun playing with them.

‘Speak’ to you all again soon

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Wacky Wednesday – Dolly with Present

Hi Everyone

Well we’ve reached that day of the week again, so it’s time to reveal this weeks Wacky Wednesday Freebie from Robyn's Fetish.

This image will only be available to download for one week. Once we reveal the next Wacky Wednesday image then the link to download this weeks one will be removed and the digi stamp will only be available through the Store

To download this weeks image please visit the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog

Here is a look at this weeks freebie.

dollywpresentspreview550 Isn’t she cute!!! We hope you enjoy working with her!!! If you would like to see her used on a project then I have a card with her on already posted, it should be dated October 10th. For more ideas using this image why not visit our amazing Design Team’s blogs and see what they came up with this week. You can find their blog links in my sidebar.

Don’t forget that the current weekly challenge on Robyn's Fetish Challenge blog ends at 12pm Friday 30th October and we will be launching a new challenge for you on Saturday.

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Sunday, 25 October 2009

A Partridge in a pear tree

Hi Everyone

So today I thought I would show you a card I made using one of the new Christmas Sets from Prickley Pear. They are lovely images and the quality of the stamps is brilliant.

I wanted to have a ‘play’ whilst I was working and I didn’t really have any idea in my head of what I was trying to achieve. I just knew that I wanted to use these particular stamps and my Tim Holtz Distress inks.

pear tree card1 I started with a piece of white gloss cardstock and added some Fired Brick and Peeled Paint distress ink all over with my blending tool. I also added a tiny amount of Pine Needle to the corners. I then used the Aged Mahogany inkpad to stamp the Partridge in the tree over the top. Once that had dried I inked the outline stamp of the partridge with Shabby Shutters and stamped off the edge of the gloss card, to stop it smudging I dried the images with my heatgun which made the images look like that had been done with a resist technique instead. I also used the text stamp from the set on the gloss card, inked with Fired brick but before I stamped it on there I stamped on scrap paper so that I had a lighter impression.

For the card base I started with plain white cardstock and coloured it with Fried brick and my blending tool. After it was dry I stamped to silhouette partridge with Pine Needle ink and the text with Fired brick, making sure to stamp off the edges too. To tie everything together I also used the Peeled Paint ink and blending tool around the edge of my patterned paper. Finally I added some organza ribbon and a faux metal tag to complete the card.

I’m really pleased with how it turned out and have to say I had a blast just playing!!!! I think I might just have to have another go!!

If you would like any stamps from the Prickley Pear range you can find their online store HERE

‘Speak’ to you all again soon

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Robyn’s Fetish Weekly Challenge #3

Hi Everyone

I cannot believe how quickly the time seems to be passing recently – is it really a week since I posted the last Robyn's Fetish challenge card???

This weeks challenge is a Technique challenge – to make a card/paper crafts project using a Robyn’s Fetish image and stitching on the project – however you cannot use faux stitching or a sewing machine!!!! If you would like to play along with this challenge then please check out the Robyn's Fetish Challenge blog for all the details and how to enter.

girl with bear For my card this week I wanted to use one of the little girl designs, this one is called Me and My Bear – I think she is really lovely. I coloured her with my copic markers and added some patterned papers from a Diecuts with a View stack. As the challenge was to use stitching a added a stitched border to my card using a pricking template to get the pattern, because of the stitching I only added a greeting sticker from Papermania and some ribbon for Making Memories to complete the card.

girl with bear close up Here is a closer look at this sweet little girl and her friend.

So that is what I came up with for the challenge, we would live to see your creations, so why not hop on over to the challenge blog and play along. If you would like more inspiration then why not pay the Design Team members a visit – they have come up with some amazing idea’s this week and would be well worth visiting.

If you have fallen in love with the digital stamps used by the Design Team then you can find them all at our Store

Good luck with the challenge and ‘speak’ to you again soon

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Friday, 23 October 2009

New Release Images from Robyn’s Fetish

Hi Everyone

Today Robyn's Fetish are launching nine new digi stamps into the range. To celebrate we have a sketch challenge going on over on the Challenge blog where you could win the newly released images!!! The challenge will end at 11.59pm EST Sunday 25th October – so why not head on over and give it a go!!

The new releases are also reduced by 15% for this weekend only to celebrate their launch, so now is the best time to go to the store and grab yours before the go back to their original price on Monday.

We have also asked some of our Design Team if they would like to play with the new releases so why not take a visit to their blogs and see what they have done with them – each DT member has a different image.

So I thought I would also show you a card made with one of the new stamps.

penny card For my card I used the ever so cute Penny. Once again I coloured her with my copic markers to match with my papers from K & Company. To finish off my card I added some paper flowers with rhinestones in the centre.

penny close up Here is a closer look at Penny – isn’t she just lovely!!!

Well that’s it for this post, don’t forget the the new weekly challenge launches on Saturday. Also why not join us on our new forum HERE – we would love to have you.

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Papertake Weekly Challenge – with The Character Cafe

Hi Everyone

So we have reached Friday again which means it is time for another challenge using the new October releases from The Character Cafe. As previously explained the Design Team members are split into two groups, one group partake in a challenge hosted by a DT member and the other group find a challenge from blogsville to take part in.

For this week I am one of the group doing a challenge from anywhere on the internet – so I have chosen a sketch challenge from Papertake Weekly. You can find all the details and the sketch on their blog.

snowman card I decided for my card to use the new Snowman digi stamp. I coloured him with my copic makers and used some matching colours of paper from Diecuts with a View. To finish the card I added some grosgrain ribbon and some meta snowflakes attached with brads.

snowman close up Here is a closer look at the snowman.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Team’s blogs to see what they came up with for this week.

That’s it for this post

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Wacky Wednesday – Shop till you drop

Hi Everyone

Well we have reached that time of the week again!!! It’s time to reveal the new Wacky Wednesday Freebie Image from Robyn's Fetish. The download for this weeks image can be found on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog , however once the new image is released next week then the link fir this weeks freebie will vanish and it will only be available through the store

Our image this week is the lovely Shop till you drop. Below you will find a card made using this freebie.

shop til you drop card

For this card I coloured the image with my copic markers to match my papers from a Hot off the Press Cardmakers pad. To finish the card I punched some holes with my big bite and laced through some fibres and tied them in a bow, I also tied the same fibres through some co-ordinating buttons.

shop til you drop close up Here is a closer look at our lovely shopping granny.

If you would like to see more ways of using this image then why not check out our amazing design team’s blogs – they are always worth a visit.

‘Speak’ to you all again soon

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Sewn Together Challenge #9

Hi Everyone

Today sees the start of the Sew Many Cards weekly challenge. As always the challenges run for a week and you can find all the details on the Sew Many Cards Blog.

The Challenge for this week is a Sketch Challenge. I’ve never really been one to uses sketches from blogsville as I usually create my own but I have to say it’s really fun working to someone else’s layout.

Tayla Boo Boo Card For my card I thought I would use one of Angela’s newest designs called Tayla Boo Boo – Tayla has always been a favourite of mine since the beginning so when Angela sent us this design I knew I had to use her. I coloured her with my copic markers and found some co-ordinating papers from Papermania to use with it. To finish the card I added some crochet trim and a papermania text sticker.

Tayla Boo Boo Close up

Here is a closer look at Tayla – don’t you just want to give her a cuddle and make her feel better!

So you have now seen my take on the sketch challenge, why not now visit me fellow Design Team mates and see what they did with the sketch. Afterwards it is your turn to take the challenge, once you have your creation please add a link to it on the Sew Many Cards Blog under the post for challenge #9.

If you would like any of Angela’s cute little characters you can find a link to them at the blog too.

So that’s it for this post - ‘Speak’ to you all again soon

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Monday, 19 October 2009

Pilgrim Scott by KLM Designs

Hi Everyone

For my card today I decided to use another of the lovely and cute new release for October from KLM Design . They are all so sweet and fun to use that they make creating with them easy even if, like me, you don't celebrate Thanks Giving.
For my card I thought I would use Pilgrim Scott - I didn't however want to do him in traditional colours, so I used colours that were in my papers I wanted to use. I coloured him with my copics and used papers from a Hot off the Press Cardmakers pad. As the images are so nice I didn't want to embellish it too much so I used a border punch and some organza ribbon to finish it off.
Here is a closer look at Pilgrim Scott - how sweet is he!

Please remember that you can see lots of examples using these lovely releases on my fellow Design Team mates blogs, they are such talented ladies and everyone of their blogs is worth taking the time to visit.

If you love the images as much as I do then please visit the KLM Designs Store where you will find lots of other cute designs as well as Scott.

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Breast Cancer Spring Card

Hi Everyone

Today sees the start for my tutorials on the Robyn's Fetish Tutorial Blog ! I super excited about this and extremely nervous all at the same time!!!!

So my first week I wanted to keep it quite simple, so I have chosen a Spring Card. I won't give you all the instructions on my blog but if you would like them and a template then they are all over on the RF tutorial blog for you.


This is the finished card stood up like it would be on display (sorry for the poor picture but my hubbies camera doesn't like me and I couldn't scan it stood up!)

For this card I decided to use on of the images from the Robyn's Fetish Breast Cancer set. I coloured her with my copic markers and used colours that matched my papers from a Diecuts with a View stack. To finish the card I added some grosgrain ribbon, metal flowers attached with brads and some charms hung on jump rings.

This is the finished card laid flat so that you can see it a little better.

If you love the Breast Cancer set as much as I do then you can purchase it for the Robyn's Fetish Store along with all the other fab images.

Please visit the new tutorial blog for me - I need the support!

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Prickley Pear's First Blog Hop and Challenge!!!!

Hi Everyone

I really wanted to let you all know that Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps are have their first blog hop starting today and they are also holding a sketch challenge too. You can find out all the details on their blog along with the sketch for the challenge. They are also offering a fab prize to the winning creation!!!!!!! SO why not hop over there is see just what you could win!

They also asked the Design Team if we would like to take the challenge too, how could we refuse another opportunity to play with stamps!!! So please not only visit the Prickley Pear blog but also my amazing Design Team mates and see what they came up with.

So now I've told you everything I suppose I should let you see what I did with the sketch

For my card I used one of the amazing new Christmas releases for this year. I stamped the tree and partridge with Broken China Distress Ink so that it would match my papers from a Diecuts with a View Christmas stack. To finish the card I added some grosgrain ribbon, and metal snowflakes from Making Memories and Papermania.

I really hope that you like it. I love these stamps so much and I know I'm going to have to play again soon!!

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Robyns Fetish Weekly Challenge #2

Hi Everyone

So it's time for the next Robyn's Fetish weekly challenge over on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog

The challenge for this week is a Theme Challenge - to make a card/paper crafts project with a Halloween theme, using an RF image, 2 patterned papers and NO ribbon!!!

So for my card I chose to use my favourite Halloween image from Robyn's Fetish - Spider n Web, I love him so much yet I'm terrified of spiders!!! I went back to using my copics to colour him for this project. The patterned papers are from Diecuts with a View and to finish the card I added some chipboard letters that I coloured black with my copics.

So it's now your turn to take the challenge - all the details are on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and someone will win 6 digi stamps of their choosing!!!, For more inspiration for this challenge then why not visit my amazingly talented Design Team mates - they are brill and it will be worth your time visiting them!

If you need any of the digi's then please visit the store HERE

'Speak' to you again soon

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Robyn's Fetish Breast Cancer Blog Hop 2009

Hi Everyone

Today Robyn's Fetish are having a blog hop to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness. We are hoping that this will be the first annual hop to celebrate this special charity.

You should have arrived at my blog from Wendy's Blog if not then please start the hop at the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog

As part of the celebration's Robyn has designed a special Breast Cancer Awareness Digi Stamp set, the set retails for $10, however for the duration of the 24 hours blog hop (until 11.59pm Saturday 17th October) the price will be $5 and 50% of the proceeds will go to the Charity.

The challenge that I set for the Design Team for this blog hop was to make a card/paper crafts project that uses mainly PINK and a digi stamp from the Breast Cancer Awareness set.


For my card I chose to use two of the digi stamps and to try and use as few colours as possible other than pink. I coloured the little girl with my faber castell pencils and blended them with sansodor (UK gamsol) and for the dress image I covered it with two way glue at added sparkly flocking powder in two different pinks. I chose some papers from the Papermania Blueberry Hill paper pad and made a wardrobe for the dress to hang on and used a purchased mini hanger for the dress. To finish the card I added brads to the wardrobe doors and some grosgrain ribbon
Here is a closer look at one of the cute little girls - she is so lovely, as are the other images in this fab set.

So you have now reached the final Design Team member on this hop, I hope you enjoyed seeing what this fab team came up with.

For this blog hop we are running a challenge for all the hoppers to take part in. We are asking you to make a card/paper crafts project that uses mainly PINK and a Robyn's Fetish image. One person will win the Breast Cancer Awareness set! To enter all you have to do is leave a link to your creation in the comments section of the Breast Cancer Blog Hop post on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog the challenge is only open until 11.59pm EST on Saturday 17th October - so please take the challenge - you never know it could be your lucky day! All the details for this challenge are on the challenge blog.

Well that's it for this post - thank you to everyone that joined us for this hop and the Grand Opening Hop - we really appreciate it.

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Friday, 16 October 2009

The Character Cafe - Feature Friday Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone

Every Friday the members of The Character Cafe either look for a challenge in blogsville to take part in using one of the amazing Character Cafe images or we are a part of a challenge hosted by one of the team - this week I am a part of the team that is being hosted by Diane at The Character Cafe Blog. The challenge she set us was a sketch challenge using the sketch below.
So I decided to use another one of the images that was released at the beginning of October called Dayzee. Having two daughters I knew this image would be so useful and an image that I could have fun with colour on. Once again I chose to use my faber castell pencils and sansador (UK gamsol) instead of my copics. My papers are from a Provocraft Rob n Bob paper pack and I finished the card with some organza ribbon, faux gems in a flowers shape and finally a Making Memories metal sentiment.
So that is my take on Dianes sketch, if you want to find out more about this challenge then please visit the Character Cafe Blog and also why not visit my fellow Design team members - Diane, Heather, Sara, Angie and Piali are all on the team with me that worked on Dianes sketch and Fink, Sarabeth, Deanne, Rachel, Lola and Billie will have creations that are from challenges in blogsville - Please visit them all! They are amazingly talented ladies and you will love what you find on their blogs.

If you need any of the images used by the Design Team then why not visit the Character Cafe Store!
Well that's it for the post - 'speak' to you again soon
Crafty hugs Donna xx

Sew Many Cards Freebie Friday - BCA Cat

Hi Everyone

So today is Freebie Friday for Sew Many Cards and to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Angela has created this amazing kitty image for you.

Sorry I've not had a chance to create something with it but that could change!

If you love these images then why not visit the Sew Many Cards Store you can find it HERE

You can also check out the Freebie Friday image every week HERE

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Wacky Wednesday - Pegasus

Hi Everyone

Today is Wacky Wednesday Freebie day with Robyn's Fetish , The freebie image for this week is the ever so cute Pegasus!!!

You can download this image on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog so why not hop over there and download him.


I thought as he is a favourite of mine I would make a card with him! I chose to make a shaped card and do something a bit different. I coloured him with my faber castell pencils and blended with sansodor (UK gamsol). For the backing papers I chose some from a Hot off the Press Cardmakers pad and inked the edges with distress inks in Walnut Stain and Peeled Paint. I finished the card with some wire and faux star gems and added a Making Memories metal word.


Here is a closer look at Pegasus - I adore him!

While mentioning Robyn's Fetish, we will be holding a blog hop on Saturday in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness so why not join us!!! The hop will start on the challenge blog at 11.59pm Friday night and the continue it's journey visiting all the amazingly talented Design Team members - we look forward to you joining us!

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Sewn Together DT Challenge #8

Hi Everyone

So it's that time again!!! For the start of the new Sew Many Cards challenge!

The challenge this time was to create a card/paper crafts project using only the colours Pink, White & Green for our paper, card stock and embellishments! We could however use other colours for our image - phew!

For my card I decided to use one for the new images of Jaden the giraffe! She looks so cute in her little pram! Just for a change I coloured her with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and blended with sansador (UK gamsol) - and before you ask! no my copics haven't run out! I thought with the colours set I would use some papers from a Making Memories Kid set. I wanted to keep it quite simple so I only added a ribbon for embellishment.
Here is a closer look at Jaden - I adore her!

So now you have seen my card why not pay a visit to my talented team mates and see what they chose to do with the challenge! Also why not take the challenge too - you can enter on the Sew Many Cards blog. You can also find a link there too so that you too can have Jaden and her friends join you in your craft room!

'Speak' to you again soon

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Sunday, 11 October 2009

First Wacky Wednesday Freebie

Hi Everyone

This is just a quick post to let you know that every Wednesday Robyn's Fetish will be giving away a freebie digital images as we launch our new Wacky Wednesday Freebie!!! The freebie image will be available on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog so please check it out each week.

Now I know that I'm days late for the first official Wacky Wednesday but I wanted to let you know about it anyways and show you what I did with it!


So for the first freebie image we are giving away Wanda the Witch - Robyn decided on her as the holiday season is very soon. As part of the Grand Opening Party we were running quickie challenges and I set one to make a Halloween card or ATC and Robyn also set a challenge to let everyone see a project that was your first time doing that type of paper craft. So I decided to make an ATC because although I adore all things paper crafts I never managed to get round to making one and this gave me the perfect excuse.

I chose to colour her with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and then blend them with sansador (UK version of gamsol) just for a change. For the rest of the ATC I decided to use leftovers from my scraps bag, the candy corn paper is from Diecuts with a View, as is the coloured card and them I also added some grosgrain ribbon, bling and a pumpkin charm from my stash.

So I hope you like my first ever ATC! Don't forget that there will be a new freebie released every Wednesday and you may also want to check the Design Teams blogs too as they might have some inspiration for you eack week with the freebie image! And remember there are many other digi stamps and stickers in this range just waiting for you to come and adopt them over at the Robyn's Fetish Store

Anyways I'll 'speak' to you again soon

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Robyns Fetish Weekly Challenge #1

Hi Everyone

So today See's the start of the first weekly challenge on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog .

These challenges will begin early every Saturday morning and will run until 12pm EST the following Friday.

The challenge I set for this week is a Colour Challenge and you can find out all the details on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog along with info on how to enter the challenge and what you could win!


So for my creation I thought I would use one of our images called A Flower for You - I absolutely adore these little girls that Robyn designs! I coloured her with my copic markers and because of the challenge I set I chose to use some Making Memories papers from one of their 6x6 pads. To finish the card I used a woodware border punch and added some grosgrain ribbon, faux pearls and buttons threaded with fibres from my stash
Here is a closer look at our cute little girl

So from my card can you guess the challenge? Well check out the RF Challenge blog for all the details for this challenge and to be able to see how the girls from our amazing Design Team did with this challenge too. If I was you I would also visit their actual blogs too, they are so talented and their blogs are always worth a visit any day of the week!

If you fall in love with the digi stamps that the DT and I have used then why not check out the fab new Robyn's Fetish Store!

That's it for this post - I'll 'speak' to you all again soon.

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Friday, 9 October 2009

Robyns Fetish Grand Opening Party! - Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone

We're having a Blog Hop Party!!!!

We're all here to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Robyn's Fetish Store that sells digital stamps, stickers and hybrids.

You should have reached my blog from Deanne's, if not then please begin the hop at the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog

For this blog hop we are running a 'Find the Phrase' contest!
On both the Robyn's Fetish Blog and each of the Design Team members blogs, there will be one or two questions for you to answer!

Once you know the answer to that question/s, take the first letter of your answer as one of the twelve letters towards your 12 letter phrase. Then once you've answered all twelve questions and have you letter from each answer, they will make a two word answer.

Email your two word answer to designteam@robynsfetish.com to enter the contest AND you also need to let us know on the Robyn's Fetish group on SNR that you would like to take part in this contest, to be able to win 10 images of your choosing from the Robyn's Fetish Store

So my questions for my blog are:

It's an American city, an American state and a musical - What is it

What is the name of the wooden boy who's nose grew when he told lies?

You can also win an image of my choosing by leaving me a comment on this post and after this event and the blog hop is finished at 11.59pm EST, Saturday 10th October, I will choose one comment at random as the winner!

As the Design Team Co-ordinator, I also challenged the team to make a card/papercrafts project with a 'Party' theme for the blog hop. For my card I chose to use a forthcoming image called Doll with Present and coloured her with my copic markers. I chose to use some papers from a Making Memories paper pad and to finish the card I added some grosgrain ribbon, some chipboard letters and a We R Memory Keepers special grommet.
Here is a closer look at the Doll.

Don't forget that our Grand Opening Party will be going on for 24 hours at the Robyn's Fetish group on SNR There will be random challenges and other games listed throughout that 24 hours, so be sure to keep checking the Robyn's Fetish group on SNR as well as the Design Team members blogs!!!!

So please continue our blog hop by going to the Robyn's Fetish group on SNR to be able to continue with the contest and all the other party goings on.

If you love the images used in the hop creations as much as I do, then why not visit the Robyn's Fetish Store so that you can have them join you at your home also.

I look forward to hearing from you during the party goings on.

Speak to you all again soon

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Copic Colour Challenge Blog - Challenge 34

Hi Everyone

So today is challenge day for the members of The Character Cafe Design Team - half of the team have a challenge project to do to a set challenge from one of the DT members, the other half have to find a challenge in blog land and do that one. For this week I am on the team to find a challenge in blogsville and do that so I have chosen the challenge at Copics Colour Challenge As it is a colour challenge with christmas colours in mind I chose to use an image from the October new releases from The Character Cafe

My chosen image is Christmas Scamp - I adore him so much and he will be getting used for many cards for the holidays as he is so versatile! As it is a copic challenge of course I used them but as I only have the Ciao markers I had to minorly change the set colours because two of the three are not available in the Ciao markers. I picked some papers from Diecuts with a View from an old christmas set and because this is a copic colour challenge I wanted to keep the additions to the card to a minimum so all I added was some satin ribbon and some punched borders.


Here is Scamp up close - he is so cute!

While I am posting about The Character Cafe I need to announce that the winning coment from my blog for the blog hop last week is!!!!!!!!!!! - Dawn AKA CraftyKitten as decided by random.org winning number 20 - I will email Kendra & Kelly and let them know you are my blog winner, So I would think that to claim your image it would be best to contact them too through The Character Cafe Blog - congratulations Dawn!!!!!!!!!

If you love Scamp as much as I do them please visit the store and get him and perhaps some friends to follow you home!! Also could you please visit my fabulously talented team mates blogs too because the inspiration you will get from all of them will be worth the visit

Speak to you all again soon

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Pilgrim Penny

Hi Everyone

So I've been playing again with these fabulous October releases from KLM Designs Although we don't celebrate Thanksgiving or Halloween in the UK I am really enjoying crafting with these new releases. They are so cute and fun to work with plus they give amazing results - what more could a crafter ask for!

So today I have been playing with Pilgrim Penny - so what do you think of her because you already know how I feel! I chose to use my copics again and found some papers in a floral stack from Diecuts with a view that went great with the colours I had used for the digi stamp. When I started making this card I didn't have a clue what layout I wanted for it and the next thing I knew they were cut up and I was sticking it all together I have no idea where this came from! It was like I was working on auto pilot! To finish the card I used some grosgrain ribbon in matching colours and some Kaisercraft paper flowers in cream that I coloured with my copics to co-ordinate and finally added some bling in the centre.


Here is a closer look at Penny for you - so isn't she just wonderful!!

So if you have fallen for these images from KLM Designs like I have then why not visit the store and get some of them to join you at your home! If you would like some more inspiration with these images then why not visit my amazing DT team mates - they are all worth taking the time to visit as they are all amazing crafters!

Well that's it for today, I'll be back tomorrow with another digi stamp from a different company.

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Sewn Together DT Challenge #7

Hi Everyone

So today sees the start of the next Sew Many Cards weekly challenge.

The challenge for this week was a Themed Challenge - to make a friendship card using either Red or Yellow (any other colours you want) and any image.

For my creation I decided to make another Christmas card so as to help reduce the ever growing list of cards I need to make for the holidays.

As I've never played with the new Morty the Moose images I decided that I wanted to use one of these for my creation. I chose to use Morty Merry Christ-Moose! I think that this digi stamp is a fab image! What a great play on words! I coloured my image using my copic ciao markers and used some papers from a Papermania Christmas paper pack from a few years ago. I wanted to keep the card quite simple so I only added some chipboard letters as my embellishments.
Here is a closer look at Morty - isn't he just the cutest little Moose you ever saw!

So now you have seen my challenge creation it is your turn to take the challenge, which runs from today (6th October) until the 12th October. To enter please leave a link to your creation on the Sew Many Cards Blog , you can also find out what the lucky winner will receive over there too. If you need more inspiration then the best thing to do is pay a visit to my fabulous Design Team mates - I'm sure you won't be disappointed!

Well that's it for today - 'speak' to you again soon

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Monday, 5 October 2009

Robyns Fetish Grand Opening Party!

Robyn's Fetish Grand Opening Party!Robyn's Fetish will be holding a Party to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new online store! The Party will start at 11.59pm EST Friday 9th October on SNR Card Universe and the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and will continue until 11.59pm EST Saturday 10th October.

We will be having a Blog Hop that will begin on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and then continue it's journey visiting each of the Design Team members. During this Blog Hop we will also be running a 'Find the Phrase' contest and more details will be given at the launch of the Blog Hop at 11.59pm EST Friday 9th October including what you could win!

We will also be having quickie challenges on the SNR Robyn's Fetish Party section, the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and maybe even the Design Team members blogs (so remember to check them out regularly just in case!) and there will be prizes for each of these challenges.

There will also be Games and Questions on the SNR Robyn's Fetish Party section so make sure to check regularly for new ways to win prizes!

We look forward to you joining us for this wonderful event!

Crafty hugs Donna xx