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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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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Quick Update

Hi Everyone

I just wanted to let you all know why I’ve not added any posts the last couple of days as I had promised.

I’m actually in the middle of filming a bunch of tutorials for things that I’ve had requests for and as you can imagine they take time to film and then edit so hopefully I should be able to start uploading them in the next few days.

So far I’ve made a start on the most requested ones, of which the most requested is how I use copic markers, then what papers etc do I use and where do I get them in the UK. I’ve also had a lot of requests for the little dresses on the notebook I made, so that is in the editing process as is the little pockets that I make for my mini’s.

I’ve always said that I’ll try to provide anything that you ask for so if there is anything else you want to see how I do it then please feel free to either leave me a comment on here or to email me at

Whilst I’m posting this I also wanted to say a huge thank you to my followers that come back regularly and read my blog, I know I’ve not been good at updating it this year and I truly do appreciate that you still come back and see what I’ve been up to!! I’m trying my hardest to post as much as I can now so if you want anything doing or covering then please feel free to say, I need the challenges to keep me posting!!!

Speak to you all again soon

Crafty hugs Donna xxx

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Sweet Sassy Suzi

Hi Everyone

As promised I have another card for you today made using one of my new The Greeting Farm stamps, I have fallen in love with this make of stamps and I never thought any collection would be better that the Tilda’s from Magnolia but I think I love these even more than Tilda!!! I think part of it is that when I’m colouring I love doing faces and hair so as the TGF stamps have the larger heads it lets me play more than the Magnolias do, although I do still love Tilda too!!

For today’s card I chose to use one of the girls from The Wild Sprout collection, her name is Sassy Suzi and I managed to get her from Dies to Die for , if you like TGF stamps (or other brands!!) and you are looking for a UK website then please give this site a go!! Not only are their prices fab but their service is brill, I have placed two orders with them and they both arrived next day!! Plus because my postage was less than I paid Tracy refunded some of it!! What more can you ask for!!! Tracy is so lovely and has even offered to add my blog address to her blog!! (you can get to her blog if you click on her name above)

Anyway on to the card!!


As I mentioned above for this card I used Sassy Suzi from the Wild Sprout collection and I coloured her with my Copic Ciao markers. The backing papers for this card are from the Floral stack by Diecuts with a View and the card used behind the paper was cut with a scallop edge using Fiskars Cloud scissors (this card is also DCWV) The base card is from Do-crafts and to finish off the card I added some ribbon from my stash and some faux pearls also from my stash.


Here is a closer look at Sassy Suzi!! Isn’t she adorable!!

To colour her I used the following copic ciao markers

Skin – E50, E00, E21, E11, R20 (B05 for the eyes)

Hair – Y15, Y17, YR16, E35

Clothes etc – R85, R59, YG63, YG67, G99, R00, R02, R05

The image was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Premium Ultra Smooth White Cardstock from Sir Stampalot and Sassy Suzi was bought from Dies to Die For

I would really love to know what you think of this card!! Also if you have any requests for cards, projects or tutorials then please feel free to either leave me a comment or email me at anytime!!

I hope to be back tomorrow with something else for you but not sure what yet!! Thanks as always for stopping by, it truly means alot to me!!

Crafty hugs Donna xxx

Friday, 1 October 2010

Dressy Ebony!

Hi Everyone

So today I thought I would share a card I made with you as this year I’ve not added many to my blog. I guess I haven’t added many because unless I’m working on Design Team’s I don’t make that many so I’ve not had them to show you. Whoever I recently got some new The Greeting Farm Digi stamps and Rubber stamps and have been playing with them and my copics so I thought I would start making them into cards to share with you.

Today’s card uses one of the Digi Stamps that you can purchase from The Greeting Farm website.


This particular digi is Dressy Ebony although quite a few people do use her as Alice from the Twilight series. As I mentioned before she is coloured with my copic markers and was printed on Premium Ultra Smooth White Cardstock from Sir Stampalot. The papers on the card are from Die Cuts with a View and I added some bling that I coloured black with my copics and some grosgrain ribbon.


To colour Ebony I used the following colours of Copics

Skin – E50, E00, E21, R20 (B05 for eyes)

Hair – E49, E47, E37, E35

Clothes/Headband – 100, C7, C5, C3, R59, R37, R35

She was printed On Premium Ultra Smooth Cardstock using Kodak printer.

I would love to know what you think of her!!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to be back tomorrow with a rubber stamped image from The Greeting farm

Crafty hugs Donna xxx