Wednesday, 4 April 2018

8x8 Wedding Album style card, Easel backed, Acetate front

My husband has a work colleague who's getting married in a few short weeks, so I was asked to make the card that will hide in a folder as it gets passed around the office for people to sign.

8x8's do not play to my wheelhouse - no secret there.
Plus a thick layer of acetate on the front has made this a real beast of a card to try and get a decent picture of.

But I at least like the concept of a snapshot with the photo corners so I may revisit this idea at some point and see if I can fine tune the design on what is otherwise a 'meh' card to me.

Never mind.  I rarely like anything I make that isn't 'me' in terms of colours or design.


I'm off to do some more work on my next project - a Golden Wedding Anniversary card.

The woman who has asked me to make it wants the emphasis on lots of gold with the odd pop of colour.

Don't laugh...  I hate gold, too!


Wherever you are, enjoy your day.

Donna. x

Monday, 2 April 2018

Craft Consortium 'Take Me With You' Travel Cases

If you know anything at all about Craft Consortium, you will know that the products they have to offer you are simply exquisite.  

So much so in fact, that I happen to know of crafters who refuse to cut into the paper pads that they buy from this store!

But have no fear, because that's where I (and my lovely band of team mates) come in.
We will cut and chop and glue and stick and (you get the idea..?) 'til our little hearts are as content as can be. 

 So what's the name of this new release, I hear you ask?

Wildflower Meadow.

And if you tune in to Create & Craft on the 7th April, 2018 at 1pm (UK time) you'll get to see the official launch for yourselves. 

For those of you who cannot tune in, I have a 'Take Me With You' Travel Case set that focuses on some of the papers and toppers that this new release has to offer.

It also comes with three clear stamp sets (none shown here today, but stay tuned as I will be sharing more ideas with you over the coming weeks) and a sequin collection that you'll catch a glimpse of in a few of the photo's below...

I do hope that I have managed to whet your appetite enough that you'll tune in to the show if you can.

Did you know that Craft Consortium now has a FB page especially for you to show us your makes?

'Bye for now...

Donna. x

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Craft Consortium MDF Letter Rack

I absolutely adore the Daisy Decoupage Paper Set that Craft Consortium has...  but that didn't stop me from wanting to grunge it up for this MDF letter rack that I have to show you today.

Let me show you just what I mean by 'grunged up'...

Of course me being me, I went ahead and decorated some wooden pegs to go with it.
Did you notice them?

And I'm just loving the effect of using those metal charm acorns to bring in some much needed depth to those flower centres...
Who would have thought they would look so good?


Craft Consortium supplies used:


Decoupage Papers

Santoro - Kori Kumi

Always & Forever

Winter Woodland


If you have any questions about how this was made, feel free to email me.

Enjoy your day...

Donna. x