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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

Friday, 27 August 2010

Tag for Jules!!

Hi Everyone

Today I wanted to share with you a tag that I made for my friend Jules. We met on YouTube and have become friends through a common bond of health troubles and whilst talking she mentioned that she wanted to start doing swaps but wasn’t sure about it so I suggested we do a tag swap between us. This was however months ago and then health and family issues go in the way for both of us but finally we have both managed to do the swap and now that I know she has received her goody box from me I thought I would share with you the tag I made for her.

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For the tag I used mount board as the base and sprayed it with mango blaze and mallow blush cosmic shimmers, then I used a mask from the Veniassance collection by dovecraft and some distress inks to add some extra details to the background. I inked the edges with vintage photo distress ink and then covered the tag with clear embossing powder which not only stuck to the wet vintage photo but also to the ink from using the mask. I stamped a Rubbadubbadoo verse on the background of the tag with clear Perfect Medium and added copper Perfect Pearls over the text and then set the Perfect Pearls with spritz of water. I took a stamp image from a K & Company Life's Journey embossed paper and covered it with versamark ink and then added four layers of embossing powder to give the image a nice glossy finish. To finish off the tag I added some trim and flowers that I sprayed with Glimmer Mist and Cosmic Shimmers.

I would love to know what you think of the tag for Jules. If you would like to see video’s from Jules then her You tube name is jannaviles

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to be back with more projects soon

Crafty hugs Donna xxx

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Scrapzville Swap mini from Clare – March 2010

Hi Everyone

Today I wanted to share with you the mini album that I received from my very sweet partner Clare for the March Scrapzville mini swap. As I mentioned in the post on the mini I made for her the theme was to make a recipe mini.

The book I received from Clare is beautiful, so here is the video of it the I filmed recently

Isn’t it beautiful!! I would love to know your thought on it!!

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll try to be back soon with more projects for you

Crafty hugs Donna xxx

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Birthday card for my Mum!!

Hi everyone

Today I wanted to share with you the card that I made for my mum’s birthday. Her actual birthday was in July but I wanted to wait a while before I blogged it.

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For the card I used papers from a UK company called Papermania and they are from the Blueberry Hill paper pad. The frame is made from cardstock that I embossed with a brass stencil and then cut out with a craft knife and matted on cryogen white cardstock. Tilda is also stamped with tuxedo black memento ink onto cryogen white cardstock (that I buy from Craft Creations) and coloured with my Copic Ciao markers. To finish the card I added some Prima flowers that I sprayed with Glimmer mist and added a rhinestone brad in the centre and tied some ribbon around the card too.

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Here is a closer look at Tilda.

I would love to know what you think of Mum’s card and thanks for stopping by. I hope to be back soon with more projects to show you.

Crafty hugs Donna xxx

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Scrapzville Swap Mini for Clare – March 2010

Hi Everyone

As you probably know I’ve been suffering recently with some health issues and as such I’m extremely behind with some of my swap mini’s. I have finally been able to get my march scrapzville swap mini made and I wanted to share it with you.

The theme for the March swap was for it to be a recipe mini and as my partner Clare has a little one I wanted there to be room for photo’s as well as recipes, so here is the mini I made for her!!

The papers are from a company called Shabby Green Door. I would love to know what you think of this mini

Thank for stopping by and I hope to be back soon with more projects for you

Crafty hugs Donna xxx

Monday, 23 August 2010

Card from a Friend!!

Hi Everyone

This is a super quick post as I wanted to share with you a beautiful card that I received in the mail on Friday. It is from my sweet friend Robyn who currently lives in Ireland, she is so amazingly talented and I will treasure this card forever. If you would like to see more of her work then you can find her blog HERE

So here is her beautiful card!!!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to bring you some more projects soon

Crafty hugs Donna xxx

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Decorated Idea book!!

Hi Everyone

As promised yesterday I have another project for you that I’ve been working on recently. Like the notebook I also have paper all over my desk/craft area that I use for planning projects, drawing up card sketches, writing up patterns for projects etc and again I have terrible trouble finding the one I want when I need it. So I took a drawing journal and I decorated it up and that will now be where I write/draw all my crafting idea’s. Here is the idea book I came up with.

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I have also made a quick video of both this idea book and the notebook from yesterday

For the idea book I used papers from my scraps bag and sealed them with sparkle mod podge. I added some chipboard letters that I covered with ultrafine glitter and sealed with Anita's 3D clear gloss finish. To cover up the paper join I added some ribbon, trim and sequins, the trim had also been coloured with Glimmer mist. I used a Whiff of Joy stamp for the image and coloured it with my copic markers and to finish the front I added some flowers that I sprayed with either Glimmer mist or Cosmic Shimmer mists and glued on some flat back faux crystals.

I would love to know what you think of the book. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll hopefully be back soon with some more projects for you

Crafty hugs Donna xxx

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Decorated Notebook

Hi Everyone!!

I just wanted to share with you a little project that I have been working on for the last few days.

I don’t know about everyone else but I find that I have little scraps of paper all over my desk of things I want to remember and I can never find the craft list that I’m looking for!! So I decided to decorate up a little notebook that I can leave on my desk for putting notes in, that way I know exactly where they are. I could have left the book plain but as I’m currently struggling through a bad creative block I thought it might help to work on something that wasn’t important how it turned out. So here is the little notebook that I decorated!!

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I used papers from my scraps bag so I can’t remember what manufacturer they are from and I sealed the book with sparkle mod podge. I added chipboard letters that I covered in ultrafine pink glitter and then sealed with Anita’s 3D clear gloss finish, I also added some pink rickrack and a couple of feather dresses for decoration. The back cover and the inside of the front are also covered in the same papers and the back cover is mod podged too.

I would love to know what you think, thanks for stopping by and I’ll be back tomorrow with another little project I’ve been working on

Crafty hugs Donna xxx

Friday, 20 August 2010

Winner Announced!!

Hi Everyone

Rita has announced the winner of her recent giveaway and you can find a video of that on her YouTube channel.  Her channel is http://www.youtube.com/user/RitaHutchesonCobbs

Congrats to the lucky winner!!

Crafty hugs Donna xxx

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Fab Giveaway!!!

Hi Everyone

I’m so very sorry that I’ve been neglecting my blog lately but in my defence I’ve been very sick and then on top of that I’ve had no internet access since mid June. I will be trying to blog more frequently but as my health issues are ongoing I can only blog when I feel well enough.

Today I just wanted to let you all know about a fab giveaway being done by one of my scrapbeach friends – here are the details straight from her blog.

I am so excited about my NEW Website...

http://www.ritahutchesoncobbs.com/

Go there to see how YOU can be the WINNER of all of THIS amazing prize package!!!

The winner will be announced Friday, August 16th @ 3 pm CST following my Ustream Show!!!

Good Luck to Everyone!!!

Love, Blessings, & {{{Hugs}}},

RHC

Rita is an amazingly talented lady so please check her out and good luck to everyone that enters.

‘Speak’ to you all again soon

Crafty hugs Donna xxx