Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Oh my word....

....just realised how long since I last blogged....bad blogger!! You'll never guess what I've got for you today.....CHRISTMAS! Yes you heard me right, it's Christmas, well maybe not but it's time for the launch of the first part of Sheena's Christmas collection.  There are some brilliant new embossing folders and some lovely new stamps featuring some great wording/sentiment designs.  I think you will love them :)

Here's a sample that I've made for the show featuring one of the new scenic embossing folders which as you can see is something that could be definitely used all year round......
I've used Dyna paints to create the background, simply sponging on the colour and then I ran it through the embossing folder. Then to highlight the embossing I used all three colours of Pebeo Gilding Wax. 

The launch shows will be on Create and Craft on Thursday at 8am, 11am, 2pm, 4pm and 7pm, there's bound to be lots of great demonstrations from Sheena so make sure you catch the shows if you can.

Donna xx

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

And so it's time.....

.....for my very last post as part of the Country View Crafts DT . It was a hard decision to step down but as I said the other day work and other commitments 'told' me it was the right thing to do, it's truly been a privilege to be part of such a talented bunch of ladies!

This months theme at Country View Challenges is 'Shabby Chic' and for my second make I've used some of the same techniques and materials as my first card but with a completely different look .......well at least I hope so anyway!! Lol!
Again I've used gesso over card and then embossed but this time I used Kraft card and I also added a tiny amount of pink AquaTint to the gesso so it had a slightly pink look in areas. I added a die cut clock face (Tim Holtz's old Weathered Clock die) and then used Sheena's Wild Rose stamps and dies for my flowers.
To create the buds I simply cut up one set of the petals and then rolled one or two individual petals up to form a bud like shape.
Please do pop over and join in the fun at the Country View Challenges blog.

See you soon
Donna xx

Monday, 1 June 2015

Shabby Chic.....

....is the new challenge over at Country View Challenges. This will be my last month with the Country View Crafts Design Team, it's been a lot of fun but work and other commitments mean I have to move on. So here is my penultimate make, a little shabby chic card ....
The background was made using one of my favourite techniques with an embossing folder.....I painted a piece of card (black) with some gesso and when it was dry embossed it with an embossing folders from Crafters Companions Vintage Floral range before lightly sanding it back.The images are actually taken from one of there CD-rom's  -Times Gone By. I used Sheena's Wild Rose stamps and matching dies for the floral embellishments
Why not pop over to the challenge blog and join in the fun.
Donna xx