Craft Room

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Sticky Blobs!

Yesterday, my daughter Chloe and I made 'sticky blobs' - they turned out great so I thought I'd share.

Cooling down

Close up
They are a bit like a rock cake in that they are a bit firmer on the outside and all soft and yummy in the middle - and then a lovely dollop of jam baked in the centre! Yum!

Thanks for buzzin by, Donna x

Wedding card No. 2

Evening bloggers, today I have made the second card for my friend Charlotte who gets married this Friday! Those of you who read my blog will know that I made a card that I wasn't entirely happy with. I much prefer this one - what do you think? I stuck all these gems on individually onto acetate using a print out of the letters as a guide. I have used white patterened papers and chocolate brown cardstock, lots of bling and a pink heart-shaped 'love' brad to add a teeny splash of colour.

This is the sentiment I have put on the inside.

I will probably give them both cards but I defo like this one best.

Thanks for buzzin by, Donna x

Tuesday, 20 July 2010


My friend Charlotte is getting married soon (July 30th). For the first part of her hen night, on Friday, some of us girlies went for a spa evening at Centre Parcs ... OMG AMAZIN!! I loved, loved, loved it and will most definitely be going back at some point.

I've made a card ready for the Big Day but I'm not sure I like it. I'm going to make another one this coming weekend and then decide which one I like best. What do you think of this one?

I went with the brown and cream colour scheme because Charlotte has hinted that this may be the colour scheme for the wedding (although I think the bbrown will be much lighter) but I'm not sure I like this for a wedding card? I think it's too dark and the next one I make will defo be lighter.

Anyhow, thanks for buzzin by, Donna x

Monday, 19 July 2010

Good Luck

We break up on Friday for the summer holidays (I work in a school) and a few of the teachers are moving on to pastures new. One of them I will miss so I made her this card to say goodbye and good luck.
A real simple card but hopefully she'll like it!

Thanks for Buzzin by, Donna x

Baby Boy

I've done a few baby cards recently! Must be something in the air lol. So without further ado here is a baby boy card for Angela to give to one of her many pregnant friends.

I used my cute FF bear stamp coloured with Promarkers (what else?!!) and some papers from my local craft shop and a few blue gems to finish. I really like this simple design.

Thanks for buzzin by, Donna x

Leaving Baby Card

A lovely young lady at work is leaving to have a baby so my good friend Angela and I have got her a gorgeous little dress and I made this card for us to give her too.

Papers used are from gcd studios, nesties to cut out the scalloped circles, Promarkers to colour the gorgeous stamp and ribbon and gems from stash.

Entered into Get Sketchy #47.

Thanks for buzzin by, Donna x

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Sweet Candy from Pink Gem

Over at Pink Gem they are giving away this lovely candy. Why not pop over and sign up for a chance to win!

Donna x

Thank you Teacher

Another card made on Sunday, but I thought 3 posts in one day was enough so I scheduled this one for Tuesday 4pm - hope it's worked!

This is for my friend Ang's daughter to give to her teacher as she is leaving Primary school as she starts 'big' school in September! Such a big step! My daughter has almost finshed her 1st year at secondary school and I think she's enjoyed it!!

The card is for a male teacher which is why I went for these papers from Papermania's Hampstead range and kept the layout simple and also because it's from a child of 11!
I used letter stickers for the thank u and then little letter stamps for the word teacher. I finished off this card with some teeny black glitter dots.

Thanks for buzzin by, Donna x

Monday, 12 July 2010

Birthday Bentley

This next card was requested from another work friend. She asked for a card with a Bentley for her husbands birthday. I found this picture by doing a google search and was instantly drawn to it because of the lovely colours. They go so well with these papers from The Natural Stack and The Linen Closet from DCWV.
I added some copper/brown ribbon and a computer generated sentiment.

Entered into Get sketchy #46

Thanks for lookin, Donna x

1st Anniversary

Almost a year ago I started making cards and one of the 1st ones I did was a wedding card for my friends sister. She has asked me to make a 1st wedding anniversary card and this is what I came up with.

I used some My Minds Eye papers that came free in Augusts issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft and some cute little heart stickers from Papermania. The little squares behind the hearts were made with the smallest nestie from my latest set.

Thanks for buzzin by, Donna x

Baby Girl

I didn't get chance to post my cards yesterday as I had a busy busy day! Wasn't it a lovely day again? Where's the sun gone today I ask? It's rainy here in Nottingham today and it's gone quite cold too :((

Anyway, on to the cards. This first one is made using a gorgeous FF bear coloured with Promarkers. I used a MS punch and some gorgeous paper with babygros and bibs on that I bought just a single sheet of from my local craft shop. I might have to get some more!

Some gorgeous teeny gems to finish off.

Thanks for buzzin by, Donna x

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Forever Friends Birthday Card

Post 2  for today.

This card is for my BIL whose birthday is next weekend. Entered into Card Patterns sketch #71. I was going to enter into FF too but forgot to put the faux stitching on doh!! I went to Manchester yesterday with my husband to fetch his company car for his new job and we also visited the Trafford Centre and then an Arts & Crafts shop which took ages to find! I bought a little easel to stand my cards on to photograph which you can just see the bottom of in this pic.

I use Promarkers in Cinnamon, Tan & Putty for FF bears and blush for the nose bit and a teeny dot of Cerise on the cheeks and ears. It's really hard to photograph cards with mirri card because I can always see a bit of myself in the picture!
A couple of buttons with some silver twine to finish.

Thanks for lookin, Donna x

Happy Birthday Mam

Evening all,

I was asked by a friend at work to make a card for her 'mam' as cards in shops all say 'mum'. She left the design totally to me apart from she asked for one of those standy up ones with a button! (an easel card!)

This is what I came up with

Really hope she (and her mam) like it!

Thanks for buzzin by, Donna x