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Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom
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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Friday, 29 January 2010

Hopefully – I’m back!!!

Hi Everyone

I know all I’m doing lately when I get to blog is apologise but again I’m really sorry for disappearing, I’m still not 100% and then to make things worse when the bad weather arrived I lost all internet access for about two weeks – anyone from the UK will understand when I say that as a country we don’t cope well with bad weather and it seems neither does the internet either.  On top of that I have a very sick daughter so I’ve been unable to get to do much in the way of crafting since last year but my family had to come first.  Hopefully things are now starting to get a bit better, although I’m not back to normal things are much better than they were and I have to say a huge thanks to everyone for their kind wishes – you are amazingly special ladies!!!

As a way of an apology I do have a card for you that I actually made for the Sew Many Cards Challenge #1 but was unable to email and post due to the internet issues.  It uses one of the new releases from the January freebie set that you can get if you spend over $10 at the Sew Many Cards Store so why not go and check them out!!!

toga with flowers cardFor this card I chose to use one of the cute new images of Toga with flowers.  I have coloured her in with my copic markers using YG00, YG03, YG06, YG63, YG67, BG10, R11, R20, R32, W1, W3, E31, E50, E51, E53, RV10, RV13, B05, G21 and then added some decoart pearlizing medium over the flowers, hearts and patch.  For the rest of the card I crinkled and distress inked some Hot off the Press papers with Ranger Distress ink in Vintage Photo and then hand stitched it to the base card with embroidery floss.  I also rubbed my pink twill ribbon through the distress pad too and stitched that to the card as well.  I inked the edge of the digi stamp image with Antique Linen Distress ink before mounting it on pink card stock and adding a punched border to the bottom made with a fiskars border punch.  Once the image was adhered to the card I added some stitching to the edges to tie it all together and to finish the card I added some metal alphabet disks from Papermania.

toga with flowers close upHere is a closer look at Toga – isn’t she adorable!!!

If you love the images designed by Angela as much as I do then why not join her and the rest of the design team for the new release blog hop that launched today on Angela's blog – it will definitely be worth doing as the members of the DT are amazingly talented!!!

Anyways that’s it from me for now – speak to you all again soon

Crafty hugs Donna xx


Cheri said...

Your card is very nice

Louise said...

Just to let you know I accidentally changed my blog and I don't think my old followers can access it. New blog is

Louise (previously known as zettibetti)!! xx