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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

Contact Me

Please feel free to email me at - theartofpapercrafts@gmail.com

My Youtube channel is - TheArtofPapercrafts

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Fibres Giveaway on Youtube Channel

Hi Everyone

I just wanted to let you know that I am doing a giveaway on my Youtube channel at the moment.

All the details about it are in the video below, to enter you need to leave a message in the comments section for the video on youtube, which you can find HERE


Thanks again to everyone that visits my blog, you mean alot to me and hopefully there will be a giveaway on here soon!!!

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Friday, 26 March 2010

New tags I’ve just finished

Hi Everyone

I just wanted to share with you some tags that I’ve just finished making. I was just playing whilst trying to take my mind off a sore back.

I decided to film them as it’s easier to explain what I did that way, so below is the youtube video


I really would love to know what everyone thinks of them, I had a lot of fun making them and I have to say a huge thank you to Louise for starting the international tag swap and for getting me into making the tags in the first place.

As my camera doesn’t like filming colours correctly here are still photo’s of the finished tags

journey of discovery tagThis tag I called Journey of discovery

key to my heart tagThis one is Key to my heart

lifetime of memories tagThis is Lifetime of memories

remember me tagand this one is remember me

I hope you like them and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your sweet comments and for reading my blog, it means the world to me that you take the time to visit.

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Thursday, 25 March 2010

My Colour Guide

Hi Everyone

I just wanted to share with you something that I’m in the process of making.

I’m trying to organise my inkpads, mica sprays, pearl powders and embossing powders so that when I’m working I can quickly work out which product will be right for the job I’m doing, so below is a quick video of what I came up with.


I would really love to know what you think

Thank for stopping by!!

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

My Huckleberry Finn March Tag Swap 2010– My Tags for the Swap

Hi Everyone

So it’s that time again to send out the tags for this month’s tag swap, it was last month known as Zettibettie’s tag swap but Louise has changed her blog name so it is now My Huckleberry Finn. If you would like to take part in one of the upcoming swaps then please visit Louise’s blog HERE and if you would like to see examples of how to make tags she has a fab tutorial on her youtube channel which you can find at Zettibettie

The theme for this months tags was Times Gone by and the video below will show you the tags I came up with.


I’ve already started to receive my tags from my partners and I’ll start adding those to my blog soon

Thanks for stopping by

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Dedication page for Somer Thompson

Hi Everyone

I’m not sure how many of you will know the story of a little girl by the name of Somer Thompson. In October of last year she was walking home from school with her siblings and due to a disagreement with them ran off, she was abducted and sadly she died. I can’t imagine the pain her family must be going through!!

To try and help the family a wonderful lady named Sarah is doing a dedication mini album for Somer’s family and has asked the crafting world for help to put the mini together, if you would like to know more you can find her youtube channel at KACZSK there you will find the video and be able to contact Sarah if you want to help out.

I felt compelled to do something do below is a youtube video of the page and card I made for her family,


Thanks for stopping by my blog, I truly appreciate all of you

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Feb Scrapzville Mini for Louise

Hi Everyone

Well finally, as promised here are the video’s of the mini I made for Louise as part of Felicia's (scrapzville) mini album swap for Feb.

The theme for Feb was to make a mini that used a line from a song that contained the word ‘LOVE’ – so Louise and I discussed which song we would like in our mini’s. Louise’s song choice was I Choose Love by The Coronas

So here are the videos of her mini – it’s in three parts because the first two show the mini in detail but for some reason my camera likes to turn everything yellow when warm colours are filmed, so I filmed it again to try and get the colours truer.




I really am enjoying making mini albums at the moment and getting to know other crafters through the swaps. It was a joy and a pleasure making this for Louise and I do hope we get to swap together in the future.

Thanks for stopping by

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Tag from Ayelet (Jenny) for Feb Zettibettie Tag swap

Hi Everyone

Well today we have reached the final tag from the Feb tag swap organised by Louise. if you are interested in joining this fun swap then please visit Louise’s blog for more details and sign up.

My final tag is from the lovely Ayelet(also known as Jenny), she is from the UK as well. Her tag is so beautiful.

jenny feb 2010This is the front of the tag with the extra tag flapped down.

jenny feb 2010 part2This shows the back of the extra tag

jenny feb 2010 part3This shows the tag with the extra tag flapped behind. Isn’t it beautiful!!

If you would like to see more of Jenny’s work then you can find a link to her blog by clicking on her name earlier in this post.

So you have now seen all the amazing tags I received!! I am so proud to own them!! I can’t wait to make my tags for the March swap and to be able to show you them and the tags from my partners.

Thanks for stopping by

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Friday, 12 March 2010

Tag from Jenn for Feb Zettibettie Tag Swap

Hi Everyone

So today’s post is to show you another of the tags I received as part of the Feb tag swap organised by Louise

Today’s tag was made by the very talented Jenn, who is from Ireland. Her tag is beautiful!!

jenn feb 2010Isn’t it wonderful!!!

If you would like to see more work by Jenn then you can find a link to her Youtube channel by clicking on her name earlier in this post.

Tomorrow will be the final tag!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Tag from Sasha for Feb Zettibettie Tag Swap

Hi everyone

Today I am continuing with showing you the beautiful tags I received as part of the Feb swap organised by Louise

Today’s tag is from the talented Sasha, who lives in the UK. Her tag is so beautiful!!

sasha feb 2010This is the front of my tag I received

sasha feb 2010 part2and this is the back of my tag – isn’t she talented!!

If you would love to see more of Sasha’s work then there is a link to her blog earlier in this post, just click on her name.

Thanks for stopping by

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Tag from Cathy for Feb Zettibettie Tag Swap

Hi Everyone

So today I received the last of the tags from the Feb swap organised by Louise (Zettibettie), so I thought I would show you the beautiful work that arrived through my door.

This tag is from Cathy, who lives in Ireland. It’s so beautiful and unfortunately my camera does not do it justice.

cathy feb 2010This is the front of my tag I received

cathy feb 2010 part2and this is the back of my tag – isn’t it wonderful!!!

If you would love to see more of Cathy’s work then you can find a link to her blog by clicking on her name earlier in this post.

Thanks for stopping by

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Monday, 8 March 2010

Mini from Sharon

Hi everyone

As promised I’m back with the video of the mini album I received from Sharon as part of the Life on the (scrap) beach international mini album swap.

I also signed up for an International tag swap on Louise's Blog (Zettibettie) for Feb and Sharon was also one of my partners for that too

Here is the video of the beautiful mini and tag I received


I really hope you like it!!

I’ll be back soon with more tags from the Feb swap and the mini I made for the Feb swap on Felicia's Blog (scrapzville) for my partner Louise.

Crafty hugs Donna xx

Sunday, 7 March 2010

My First Swap Mini for Sharon

Hi everyone

As I explained I’ve decided to get back to scrapping for a while and because of this I joined the International Mini Album swap at The (scrap) Beach for Feb.

My partner was a very lovely lady by the name of Sharon who lives in the USA. We decided to make a love mini for each other and try to make it sort of vintage. Her favourite colours are pinks, purples, light blues, reds and browns, so with that in mind here is a twp part video of the mini album I made for her.



I would really love to know what you think.

I’ll be back soon with a video of the mini I received from Sharon and pictures of the tags I received for the Feb Tag swap on Louise's blog (Zettibettie)

Crafty hugs Donna xx