Sunday, 1 December 2013

One for special occasion

Yesterday we celebrated our 10th anniversary and must  admit that I was fueled to make a card that will be different this year. 

Tools and materials used for this card are the following:

  • Crafters Companion Strawberry Kissed - Babe stamp set
  • Crafters Companion Strawberry Kissed -  Together Forever stamp set
  • Spectrum Noir alcohol pen
  • Card from the Bamboo range
  • Few embellishments from different sources
Happy crafting. xx

Friday, 29 November 2013

X-mas Diva

Christmas Divas - Debbi Moore  is one of my most favourite CD ever. I just love the overall art on it and the way it was one.
The card was easy to make after having printed a backing paper and the image from the CD itself. It took me 15 minutes to make this lovely X-mas card.

Happy crafting.xx

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Black, Red and Grey

I love this card as it is done in in more or less three colour variations : black, red and grey. 
To make it I used LOTV stamp that I stamped on a super smooth card with my alcohol pens. I even coloured the background paper which I embossed and mounted all on black Core'dinations. To spice up I added the sentiment from one of Makey Backey's Chrostmas stam sets. 

Not bad at all ;-)

Tool and Materials used:

LOTV image
Spectrum Noir acohol pens ( all ice greys and black, reds: DR3 and DR5)
All Purpose Collall glue
Die'sire Embossalicious X-mas Folder : Mistletoe
Makey Backey X-mas message stamp from one of the stamps
Neenah Solar White card
Some pearls and a snowflake
Core'dinations Card -black

Happy crafting. x

Thursday, 21 November 2013

A coffee table decoration

I love the new embossing boards from Crafter's Companion. They are what they are name says  SWEET TREATS.
On one of them I say a triangular shape which made me think :-) and while I was thinking, an idea just came and developed into this small and lovely Christmas decoration :-)

This little project can be used in many different ways. You can hang in on your Christmas tree, use it as a little gift box or just simply intend it for a coffee table. ..

My 2013 Christmas Cards

 I am late with Christmas cards this year. Lots of different things distracted me from my favourite hobby: if I wasn’t moving house, cleaning and working, then it was just that I was just too tired to make myself make something and then recording it.
So, this is the chance to show everything that I have made in last few days.The basic material is all the same and mostly from Crafter’s Companion with the few exceptions : Debbi Moore, Tattered Lace, Lili of the Valley and DO crafts basic card blanks. All small embellishments come from different little sources.

The frist set of cards is from Crafter's Companion:
  • SWALK stamps,
  • Makey Bakey Christmas stamps

The second set of cards is from Lili of the Valley

 It was fun using these in conjunction with Spectrum Noir pens and Crafter's Companion embossing folders. Love the final results.

The third set is Debbi Moore's Christmas Divas CD.

 I just love these and could not resist to have a go. The final result is gorgeous and these easel cards just stand different. 

This green is my favourite one.

And, the last fourth set was made with the Tattred Lace Christmas dies.
I also used Crafter's Companion embossing folders and Xmas stams from the same company.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Christmas is coming slowly....

Chrismas is coming slowly and, I could not resist one of the new stamps:Crafter's Companion The Makey Bakey Mice collection. Just love this little fella and it was easy to make this card. It is all Crafter's Companion:

  • The Makey Bakey  Christmas stamp: Holly Jolly Christmas
  • Spectrum Noir pens
  • Neenah Solar White card
  • Tattered Lace Christmas dies: Snowflakes
  • Die'sire Embossalicious X-mas Folder

Thursday, 15 August 2013


It is that time of the year when people make weddings. Love is all around us.
The card presented here was made for my colleague who wanted to buy it for her friend's wedding.

It was mostly made with the Crafter's Companion products :
  • Darice emobossing folder
  • SWALK stamp
  • Spectrum Noir pens
  • Neenah sper smooth
  • Centura Pearl card
There were other bits and bobs too (lace,vellum, paper flowers), but I cannot remember who from:-)
Happy Crafting xx

Sunday, 9 June 2013

For Men in Our Lives

Sometimes it is difficult to run away from the usual  images for men in our lives: fishing, football, snoring on a couch, and of that sort when we are trying to make cards for them.

Debbi Moore' s Shabby Chic Mechanical CD came as a perfect rescue to me as I made a 3D birthday card for my husband's birthday.

It was just click and print and assemble into a beautiful card. My husband was overjoyed this morning when he found it on his PC.

The materials and tools that I used for this project are the following:
  • Shabby Chic Mechanical CD - Debbi Moore
  • Neenah Solar White Card - Crafter's Companion
  • Collall glue
  • Construction Acetate - Crafter's Companion
  • Epiphany Tool - Crafter's Companion

Thursday, 23 May 2013

The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady CD collection from Crafter's Companion

It's been some time that I have been longing to have The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady paper crafting CDs form Joanna Sheen as they would complement perfectly her Favourite Flowers stamp collections.Knowing that Joanna is not doing the CD collection any more, my disappointment grew as I was aware that I had missed the opportunity.

And then, to my massive surprise, Crafter’s Companion announced The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady paper crafting CDs.

They are so rich in content that you can play and use them either as ready made kits or resource to play with unlocking your creativity.
The result can be seen in this card where I used the CDs as resource only. I created the card with using only backing papers only.

Tools used:
·         The Country diary of an Edwardian Lady, Crafter’s Companion
·         Neenah Solar white card, Crafter’s Companion
·         Epiphany tool, Crafter’s Companion
·         All sorts of Collall glue, Crafter’s Companion
·         Distressing inks, Tim Holtz
·         Lace ,DO crafts
·         Kraft card, Papermania, DO crafts

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Angel Whispers....

It is 1am, one hour after midnight,  time to craft. One of the most perfect and convenient media for this is a paper crafting CD and what better than the latest release from Crafter's Companion Angel Whispers by Christine Hawarth.

This  is one of these examples where you have everything in one: gorgeous image, backing paper, few embellishments and your imagination to keep you going. 

Materials used:
  • Angels Whispers by Christine Hawarth from Crafter's Companion
  • Neenah super smooth card from Crafter's Companion
  • White paper flowers colored with Spectrum Noir pens
  • EC Shape Studio Round  25 - Epiphany Crafts
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Glitter glue
Happy Crafting xxx

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Cute as a Button...

I do not usually make baby cards  and this little one is an exception just because I love this Bamboo baby Panda image. It is cute, isn't it? 

The tools and materials that I have used are:
  • Baby Bamboo  stamp
  • Centura pearl card 
  • Spectrum Noir pens 
  • Bamboo Panda card 
  • Ultimate Pro
  • Collall  glue of all sorts
  • Embellisments
 And all from the Crafter's Companion kitchen.
Happy Crafting xx

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

An Ultimate Female Dream Or Not ...

I do not know for sure if it is really an ultimate female dream to shop, but I know that every woman would smile if she received a card like this.

It is again one of the stamps from Frou Frou collection from Crafter's Companion.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Love Letters ...

Some more cards made with lovely Frou Frou stamp set 'Love Letters.

 Both of the cards with made with the help of Spectrum Noir pens. Core'dinations, Papermania Kraft card stock, some doilies and buttons, and Cuttlebug.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Something Different....Poker Face

The new collection from Crafter's Companion - Frou Frou is stunning. Love it just because it is grown up, a bit cheeky, and a bit more...

For this card I have used the following tools and materials:
  • Frou Frou stamp set - POKER FACE
  • Spectrum Noir pens
  • Papermania Kraft square card stock
  • Collal glues of all sorts
  • Some paper scraps
  • White paper flowers that I coloured with my Spectrum Noirs

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

A Perfect Day

Today is my perfect day as I am not working....I am off enjoying my self in my little hobby.  'Perfect Day' is from my favourite stamp trio from Crisalis Collection from Crafter's Companion.

Tools and Materials used:
  •  'Perfect Day' stamp from Crisalis Collection from Crafter's Companion
  • Spectrum Noir pens from Crafter's Companion
  • Different embellishments
  • Paper scraps.
 Happy Crafting
xxx Donka

Sunday, 10 March 2013

A Morning Stroll

Crisalis Collection by Christine Howarth from Crafter's Companion has really captured  my imagination. The stamps as I mention in my previous posting are my favourties. They are so nice and beautiful that I have decided to enter the Monthly Challenge at Crafter's Companion Blog with the card I made last night.

The materials and tools used are the following:
  • A Morning Stroll stamps - Crisalis Collection - Christine Howarth by CRAFTER'S COMPANION
  • Spectrum Noirs pens from Crafter's Companion
  • Card stock from DOcraft's Papermania  Kraft range
  • Embellishments and scraps of paper.
Happy Crafting
xx Donka

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

The Scent of Summer

The scent of summer has come with the new Crisalis Classic collection from Crafter' s Companion kitchen. Everything is beautiful and gorgeous,  and  it is difficult to choose one part of the collection. My favourites are the three stamps - three young ladies  that remind me of free spirit:
  •  Perfect Day
  • A Morning Stroll
  •  The Scent of Summer

 My journey with  those beautiful stamps  started with  'The Scent of Summer' which I coloured with Spectrum Noir alcohol pens on Neenah super smooth card, embellished with few bits and pieces and a stamped message.
Happy Crafting

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Angelica's Friends, Geishas,and Calendars,.....

After a busy week and Saturday, Sunday lunch and other things to do,  I finally grabbed a moment to play. There was a bit of everything, new stamps and CD from Crafter's Companion - Angelica and friends , and a lovely Geisha stamp from Lili of the Valley.

The results are lovely which can be seen in the following photos:

A card companion printed on Neenah super smooth card, cut out and attached with various Collall glues is used for the first card.

The second card has an image from the latest Angelica and Friends range stamped and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens from Crafter's Companion. And, again, all attcached with various Collall glues.

In the end, I made two calendars for myself with some leftovers from the Construction acetate from Crafter's Companion and A geisha stamp from Lili of the Valley. The image was coloured with Spectrum Noir pens. 

Not bad for a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

I am still making calendars for 2013...

It is funny, but I am still making calendars for 2013. The reason why is that they are a little hit with my colleagues. I made some few weeks ago and gave them to some of my colleagues. They turned out into a real hit so I made few more.

This one is a part of the set I made for my young colleague. The whole set consists of a gift box, postie and a calendar. And believe me, she loved the whole set.

Materials and Tools used for these are the following:
  • Cho with Parasol - stamp from Lili of the  Valley,
  • Papers from Boofle collection from DO Crafts,
  • Centura Pearlwhite Card from Crafter's Companion,
  • Collall glues of all sorts from Crafter's Companion
  • Spectrum Noir alcohol pens from Crafter's Companion, and 
  • Ultimate Pro from Crafter's Companion

Happy crafting.xx

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Though it's snowing I can smell Spring in the air...

It's been snowing the whole afternoon and evening here in Cambridge to my joy as winter is one of my favourite seasons.  Always bringing  the most positive in me, it reminds me of my childhood back home in Serbia. 
It makes me feel creative, positive and productive which resulted in lots of crafting today.
I  spent the whole afternoon creating some new Toread cards - lots of stamping, and colouring with Spectrum Noirs.  
There was a hot cup of coffee as well. You just cannot spend such a lovely afternoon without some coffee and glancing out of window to enjoy snowflakes.
Tools & Materials used:
  • Toreads stamps from Crafter's Companion
  • Spectrum Noir pens from Crafter's Companions
  • Various embellishments and random papers
  • Collall glues from Crafter's Companion

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Some more of 2013

Just love making calendars for this New 2013 which are all made from various Debbi Moore Designs CDs.
There they are:

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

The start of the year with Garden Fairies from Debbi Moore

  Every beginning of a new year must start with a gift. 
My motto is: 'You don't give you want receive', so I decided to make a special and useful gift set for a friend.

This little present is a calendar for a new year that we are already in and a useful pack of sticky notes.
The materials and tools that I use are:
  •  Cuttlebug and floral Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • Ultimate Pro form Crafter's Companion
  • Centura Card from Crafter's Companion
  • Neenah solar white card from Crafter's Companion
  • Collall glue from Crafter Companion 

  • Garden Fairies from Debbi Moore Designs
  • Some calendar tabs