Saturday, April 30, 2016

Tilda's Dragon


My crafting time has taken a bit of a dive recently ... loss of mojo, together with lots of hours working and finally some nice Spring weather!  Hopefully I can get back on track soon!!

Well, it is a day late but here is my card for this weeks challenge over at Simply Create Too blog which is "Ladies Only".  Create a card with either a girl/woman image on it or a card that is specifically feminine.  Ideal with Mother's Day coming up!

I had this sweet Tilda & Dragon image already coloured up in my stash so I decided to make a simple card out of it.  I still have a couple of thank you cards to send out after our European vacation and I though this would make a sweet one.  Image is coloured with copics, paper is K&Co, MS picket fence border punch and SU sentiment.

It's a very simple layout and card but all I seem to have time for these days!

Thanks for stopping in an taking a peek and I hope you can pop over to Simply Create Too blog and join in with this weeks challenge!

I hope you're all enjoying some beautiful Spring sunshine - it is lovely here today and so good to feel and see the sun shining!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Danielle x

Friday, April 1, 2016

When Life is Sweet ...

Good morning folks!

I am back after a wonderful 2 1/2 week vacation in Europe!  We had a spectacular time seeing the sights in Paris, London & Edinburgh, with sunshine to boot!  Lots of family time in the western isles of Scotland followed by a quick stop in Cork and kissing the Blarney Stone!  Still catching up on the jet lag so its nice to be off work until Monday!

Well, I have a card for you today for the Simply Create Too Challenge over on the blog where todays theme is the colour combo of purple/green.  Personally, this is one of my favourite colour combos to work with so it was a fun make!  I decided to use some of my new sentiment stamps and my SU! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  I added some distressing to finish up the card.

Some challenges I'm entering this card in for:-

Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes

That's all for today folks!  Thanks for stopping in and hopefully I'll get a chance to blog hop a little bit later and catch up with you!

Have an amazing Friday and until next time ... happy crafting!!

Danielle x

Friday, March 4, 2016

Spring Flowers!

Good Morning friends!

It's been a crazy few weeks around here with numerous snow storms, snow days, sickness and general business.  Good to say we're all very much looking forward to Spring ... but on a side note happy to say we're heading on a March Break/Easter trip next Saturday to Paris, London, Edinburgh, Isle of Lewis and finishing up in Ireland.  It's going to be a whirlwind tour but we will be seeing family and hopefully some early signs of Spring!!  We're all very excited!

So, onto todays card which is my DT make for our 'Green Only' theme over at Simply Create Too blog for the next week.  I'm enjoying using more dies now on my cards and decided to make this simple and yet effective flower sprig card with a simple "thanks" on it.  The leaf die is from Memory Box and the flower is a small mini punch I picked up in Michaels. I used a small bling in each flower and added some ribbon.  The embossing folder is a relatively new one to my collection - it's so pretty!

Well, that's all today folks!  I hope you are able to pop over to the Simply Create Too blog and join in with todays challenge!

Thanks for coming for a visit here today. I always appreciate your visits and any comments that you leave - thank you!  Until next time .... happy crafting!!

Danielle x

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Big Tease ... sexy card warning!!

Hello again!

I've been filling in a couple of Valentines Day card orders for my pop-up boxes and wanted to share with you on my blog!

I am loving making these boxes and I used the very sexy "The Big Teese" Slinky Tart digi image for this one! Isn't she just fabulous!!  She is coloured in with copic markers and fussy cut out.  I stayed with the classic colour combo of red, black & white for this one.

The addition of the feathers was inspirational on my part (haha)!  I love the showgirl feel it brings to the card and also a lot of fun dimension!

A different angle to show the different sides of the box.  You can also see I added a lips cut out to the pop-ups.

 For final touches I added some pearls & bling to give it lots of pizzazz!  I hope you love it!

Some challenges I'm entering it into:-

Craft your Passion Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - 'Love is in the Air'
Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - 'Have a Heart'

That's all for now folks - thanks for stopping in today!  I always love to see you here and appreciate the time you take to leave a comment!  Until next time ... happy crafting!!

Hugs, Danielle x

Friday, February 5, 2016

Happy {heart} day!

Hi there!

How did a month go by so fast??  Between work, family and other commitments it hasn't left me much time for blogging!  I have done a bit of crafting and am filling some orders so I will try and get them blogged soon!

Aside from that, today I have my Valentine project for Simply Create Too where todays challenge is "Love or Valentines".  I recently purchased this fabulous pop-up box die cut kit from Spellbinders and am just loving it!  This cutie is a Tiddly Inks image which I coloured up with copics and fussy cut out.  Papers, flowers and additional embellishments are all from my stash.

Another angle of the card shows a snippet of the Memory Box curly tree die adhered to the back!  I LOVE this die - super cute!

The sentiment stamps were a recent purchase from the $1.50 bin at Michaels!  I love those finds!

A final shot from above seeing the pop-up box from another angle.  This beauty got sold and have orders for more so I'll be busy this coming week.  Can't wait to show you the next one I've made!

Well I hope you're able to pop over to Simply Create Too and join in with the valentine/love creative challenge!  We are also doing a DT call so if you think you'd like to join the team upload your creation and give it a shot - we'd love to have you!

Some other challenges I'm entering my pop-up box into:-

Brown Sugar Challenge - Valentine/Love
Cute Card Thursday - In the Pink
Simon Says Stamp - Have a Heart
Craft your Passion Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge - Hearts
Tiddly Inks Challenge  - Love

Have a wonderful day my creative friends and until next time ... happy crafting!!

Danielle x

Friday, January 8, 2016

It's Party Time ... with Simply Create Too!


Firstly, a very Happy New Year to you all!  Christmastime was extremely busy for me with work and family but very happy to say my craft room is complete and up and running!  I'm so incredibly happy  - what a great way to start crafting for 2016!

So, without further ado, here is my first creation of 2016!  I've used a wonderful creation by Kenny K and coloured her with copics.  I also treated myself to Kit & Clowder's skin & hair class which is absolutely phenomenal and slowly but surely I'm beginning to see more improvements with my colouring (lots of practice still needed)!!

So, for today's challenge over at Simply Create Too we are celebrating  with a "Party Time" theme - think birthdays, celebrations ... any reason to party!!  I hope you can hop on over and join in with the challenge and get your new crafty year off to a great start!

And for those of you who would like to see the new home of Delightful Designs, here is my newly renovated craft room!

Yes, I am a very lucky girl indeed!  I'm thrilled with how it has turned out and it truly is my happy place!!

So with that, a very happy Friday to you all and until next time .... happy crafting!!

Danielle x

Friday, November 27, 2015

New craft room nearly up and running ...

Hello friends!

Well, the move back to Canada finally happened and it went as smoothly as was possible.  The boys are back in their old schools and we lived with our wonderful neighbours for 2 months!!  But we are at last back in our home!!  Yippee  :)

Trying to juggle emptying boxes, sorting closets and getting things back into place, on top of working (yes, I got a job!!), I finally got to my craft room a few days ago!  I chose this gorgeous shade of turquoise (Sea Wave) which is my absolute favourite colour and together with a spending spree at Ikea for my new craft furniture, ta da .... the new home of Delightful Designs by Danielle!!

I can't even beging to tell you how thrilled I am how everything is coming together!  I still have a ways to go and a few more boxes to empty, but it's like Christmas has come early!!  LOL  The joy as I open the boxes and discover more lovely crafting goodies!!

Well, there's my update.  Hopefully one more week and I will be fully up and running and functional - just in time to create some last minute Christmas cards!  Hope you're all keeping well and I will get back to some regular blogging in the new year!

Take care,

Danielle xo

Friday, September 11, 2015

Early Holiday Wishes ... a Simply Create Too DT project!


Happy Friday folks!  So, we have made the move back to Ottawa and the boys have settled back into their old schools with such ease!  Life is still a little frantic as I continue to dot the i's and cross all the t's!!  My husband is still in Boston until mid November as things wrap up with his job.  All our stuff still needs to be packed up so no crafting for me in the foreseeable future (at least 2-3 months)!

I do, however, have this creation for you today as it is my DT project for the Simply Create Too challenge that is going on today ... "Early Holiday Wishes".  This is the first time I have coloured this gorgeous Poinsettia Tilda, what an absolute pleasure she was to colour!  The rest of the card fell into place really nicely and I just love the finished look!  Papers, flowers, lace, pearls & embellies are all from stash.  The sentiment die cut is new to my stash - loving these!

I hope you can pop over to the Simply Create Too challenge and feel inspired to join in and get a head start on some of those holiday cards!!

Here's the finished inside of the card too.  Simple but complementary of the main card.

Thanks for stopping by again!  I always appreciate your visits and the time you take to leave any comments.  Have a wonderful start to the weekend and until next time ... happy crafting!!

Hugs, Danielle x

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A quick hello and some news ...

Hello folks!

A quick card today from me.  This is one I made last week with an image that had already been coloured up and sitting in my "to make" pile!

Before anything else, I will share some news with you all.  We have been currently living in the Boston area for the last year, having moved from Ottawa in Canada for my husband's work.  Last week we were notified that my husband is being laid off.  So in the space of 24 hrs our life has been turned upside down and we are now in the throes of organising the family's move back to Ottawa.  It has all happened very quickly and a little suddenly but it's not a bad thing.  My kids are thrilled to be moving back home and to their old schools.  We heard last night that we can get back into our own home (it was rented for 2 years but the tenants have found alternative accommodation after finding out our news).  So, as of next week I will be moving back with my boys.  I am now in the midst of packing boxes and trying to get organised.  So with all that said, I will absent from my blog for the next little while.

Back to the card, Tilda is coloured with copics and I used a very simple and sweet layout.  I love the effect of the banners and the crochet flower for the finishing touch.  The sentiment is one of my new die cuts I have just added to my collection.

That's all for now.  I don't have time to scroll through all the different challenges, LOL!  I do appreciate your visit though and I thank you for popping in and leaving me a comment.  Not sure when I'll be back so until then ... happy crafting!!

Danielle x

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Hello Little Baby!

Hello there!

It's been a rainy overcast weekend so I've managed time at my craft desk which has been very productive!

An old school friend of mine has just had a baby boy after trying for more than 12 years!  I am so thrilled for her that they are now finally a family after welcoming a beautiful baby boy!  So, of course a baby card was in order to send over to the UK to offer my congratulations!

These adorable stamps from PWCO have proven to be an absolute essential staple to my stamp collection, especially for making adorable baby cards!  This giraffe is one of my favourites for sure.  I stamped it first on the white then again on the yellow cardstock and cut it out, glueing it on top.  The rest of the card is CASed from a project I saw on Pinterest.  The papers, ribbon, button & sentiment are all from my stash.  I used a Darice embossing folder for the bottom panel.  Sentiment is from SU!

Some challenges I am entering:-

One Stitch at a Time Challenge - Anything Goes with 4 Legged Friends
Inspiration Destination Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Buttons & Bows
Just Add Ink - Card for Male
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Bingo (Ribbon/Lace / Blue / Buttons)

Thanks for visiting me over at my blog!  I always love seeing you here and if have left me a comment, I thank you with much gratitude and will hop on over and take a peek at your lovely blog!  That's all from me for now so until next time .... happy crafting!!

Hugs, Danielle x


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