Altered Clock and WOW Embossing Powders

Re-blogged by me from WOW EMBOSSING POWDERS

Hello and welcome back to WOW Embossing Powders,  Donna here today to share a project that I created.  This months theme is TIME.  It took a while to think what I could create, but once I had that pic in my mind it came together nicely.


I have had this Tim Holtz clock for a while now and knew I wanted to do something special with it.  I thought it would fit nicely into this months theme of time.

There was a lot of prep work for this project.  I covered the entire clock in white distress paint.  Why you ask, to give my surface some tooth.  I knew I wanted to emboss on it and I needed something for the embossing powder to grip to.  Once my paint was dry I covered it in a layer of Blue Topaz (such a stunning colour)  and heat embossed it.  I then got a mask out and in sections I added versa mark ans then vanilla white, again heat embossing.
I then spent some time adding more embossing powder for highlights,  I added Calypso to areas and  to blend them in I added more Vanilla White.  After I had got the colours right in my mind I then added some distress paint to areas.
For the inside of my clock I tissue papered and then sprayed with Lindy’s gang sprays (fallen in love with these) then added some fussy cutting and built up a scene.  I have used Memory Maze chipboard birds and embossed them with Blue berry
These lovely little memory Maze Girls have been embossed with Seafoam White and added to my scene with some foam dots.  Once my scene was complete I added to clock frame with some flowers and a wee saying.  To me one of the girls is telling some thing to the other,  so I found the quote ” Time is Precious, waste it wisely”  which again goes really well with our theme .
Some more close ups……
WH14 Blue Topaz
WS62R Calypso
WJ06 Blueberry
WL02 Seafoam White
WL03 Vanilla White
Thank you for popping by the WOW Blog,  I hope you enjoyed my project.  Don’t forget to have a go at this months challenge……
For our challenge this month, we’d like you to create projects inspired by the theme:TIME! It can be a card, scrapbook, mini album, an altered item, or anything that you can think of! You must use our products or heat embossing on your project, and please mention what you’ve used on your project if it’s not clear from the photos.
By entering the challenge each month, you’ll get a chance to win a set of 6 embossing powders in a handy carry case. The winner will be randomly selected from eligible entries.
Remember, all projects must have either heat embossing or use our products to qualify!
You must also be a follower of our blog to enter*.
Happy Scrappin everyone, take care 🙂  Donna xox

Mixed media fun

Hello all. hope all is going well at your place today.  It’s extremely windy here so my photos have been taken inside today.  I have been playing a lot lately with mixed media products and Memory Maze is a must have on the table to complement my projects.

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This layout is inspired by a class that I took with Limor  Webber,  amazing tutor and some very fun and funky techniques.  I have used the Memory Maze Arrows to frame my photo.  I have dressed the Memory Maze with Lindy’s Gang sprays to give them colour.


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My Second project I created was some cards,  I love how Memory Maze have the perfect wee chippie just the right size for any project.  Here I have used an assortment of Memory Maze pieces left over from other projects.  A great way to use all those extra bits.


Close up of the three Cards




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This was a fun wee project to create on a COLD winter night in front of the fire.  I have embossed the entire wooden box and then used sprays to fill in the negative space, love this effect.


I have decorated the top with a number of the lovely flowers you can now get through Memory Maze and an assortment of their cogs which have been lightly misted.


DT projects for Memory Maze Chipboard

Hi all,  I have been super busy over on the Memory Maze blog,  Here are the projects I created.  For close-ups of all the detail please pop on over to the blog HERE.DSCF7432

First is a project I created for my daughters 21st Birthday using up cycled jars and lot of WOW Embossing Powders and all the new yummy Flowers from Memory Maze


Sweet Dreamer would have to be one of my favourite layouts to date.  full of delish Memory Maze Chip Board and Flowers



And the last project is created for the theme that is running over at Memory Maze…..  Can you guess!  Yes EASTER 🙂

Hope you liked these previews and please do pop on over to Memory Maze and have a look at what everyone else has been creating.

Happy Scrappin  xox Donna

Who’s Up For A Challenge….

Hello all,  it’s that time of month again for another new Challenge over at ANOTHER FREAKING SCRAPPY CHALLENGE…

Time for our sketch challenge.  You have until the last day of the month at 9 PM EST to play along.  Here’s the sketch:

Here’s What I did


I used a Chipboard Background frame from Memory Maze Chipboard and added a mixture of mediums to it,  Distress Paint, Wow Embossing Powders, Distress inks and some stamping.


I made a cluster of flower and leaves, added some bling and some flourishesDSCF6429I spent a while on those butterflies,  I split them down the middle and embossed the insides and then embossed the top before adding to the background frame.DSCF6430 I just love layers 🙂DSCF6431Some of my kids, the younger 4 who keep me on the go 24/7,  love them to bits and this photo really shows their personal characters.

Well I hope you enjoyed my wee share today and I look forward to seeing what you create for this challenge.  Remember you have until the end of the month to get your entry in!

Have fun and take care  xox Donna

Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition

YES! It’s that time of year again! Time to pull together my favourite projects and apply for the Graphic 45 Design Team. People who know me, know I am a BIG Graphic 45 fan. Super exciting,  I am even going to meet them this year.  I’m actually counting down the days like a wee school girl! So this year I have collected a few pretties from Graphic 45 which is pretty hard to get here in Dunedin but our local scrap-booking shop does there best to keep my cravings in control.

I found this old frame at the local op shop.  I brought it home, stripped the box back to its bones and then had fun covering it in Steampunk Spells paper collection.  I fussy cut the frame out and attached to the front of the frame, I had to be a bit inventive here as It did not cover it completely.

After adding my background papers to the frame.  I spent some time cutting all the clocks out.  Once cut out I attached some of them to the background paper and then added the rest with 3D foam to build my page up.
After adding several layers of clocks I cut out the lady, again attaching her with more 3D foam.

I cut the eyes, peacock feathers and butterflies out of my all time favourite range, Olde Curiosity Shoppe to add a bit more interest to my project.  The wee charm in the centre is from my daughters charm bracelet which broke.  She is very happy to see its going to good use 🙂
DSCF6348I added glossy accents to the bike handle frame and to take the glossy effect off I added a metallic rub over top.  I added this photo to show the depth of my shadow box.

This project was created as a gift which I am sure will be received well.  Another up cycled project using the delicious A ladies’ Diary Collection.  I love this range and sometimes it’s so hard to choose what side of the paper you want to use.
This project required gentle colours and patterns for my flowers .  I created my flowers using the cricut.  I added old vintage buttons and bling to the centre of the flowers  to make them pop.  I inked the edges with Victorian Velvet, Weathered Wood and Antique Linen to give them a vintage look.  My lady is from the Silhoutte store, she has had a coat of Antique Linen distress paint for  colouring of skin.  I added lace to the bonnet and then applied my flowers. Her blouse was created out of the same papers I made the flowers with,  lace and ribbon was added as a collar to her blouse.DSCF6340

Yes this is my family,  I have a few of them 🙂 and I would not change it for the world.  This project proudly hangs in our living room.  The background glass panel has been embossed with a stencil and white embossing powder. DSCF6361
I used the Little Darling Collection to create my flowers,  I love the soft colours of these papers and it added colour without taking away any attention from my photos .   Each flower has its own different centre and then inked in distress ink to finish them off.
The branches and white roses were made by melting white ultra thick embossing powder and set in moulds.  I have embossed the little metal clips to suit the colour scheme.
Altered book Project.
This project was so much fun to make,  using a collection of embellishments and flowers I have made a scene to surround my photo.DSCF5313
I have added lots of little details  and had fun playing around with placement of product.
close up of other side.    This project is currently at  work  on display as I will be teaching this as a class.DSCF5324

This album was created as a class that I taught at Scrapbooking Paradise where I work and was very popular.  The front cover is very dimensional with lots of interest.
DSCF6406Inside the album is pages to attach your photos on.

Each page has been embellished differently with either diecuts, stickers and ribbons.
Each page has a pocket,  where two sheets have been added to use as photo mats or  journalling.
Graphic 45 have a wide range of papers and I found these papers to fit perfectly with a trip we did over the school term break.  I loved how there is background papers that can be cut up and used in projects to highlight the more decorative images that are on the front . DSCF6376For this project I used Steampunk Spells,  I cut the images out and made my own pocket cards to suit the theme of our trip.  JUST PERFECT!
Using left over paper from making my Place In Time calendar I created a simple but stunning card for the bride and groom on their big day.DSCF6331I have matted the images I wanted to pop out and added 3D foam to build my card up.  I have added lots of little extra details to make it special.
DSCF6333Well what a post, Full of my favourite projects.  I hope you liked what you have seen.  I have added a few other projects and layouts below to show  you my range of style.

Thank you Graphic 45 for looking over my application.  I REALLY REALLY hope you like it! To all that is applying this year,  best of crafty luck to you all.  I am enjoying seeing what others have been creating and its all just AMAZING!  please feel free to leave a comment I would love to hear what you think.


Memory Maze Share

It’s been a busy month with projects and Today I would like to share the link for a project I have completed for Memory Maze.  If you would like to see lots of close ups of what I created head on over ,  just click HERE



My favourite part was creating the spider webs.  Hope you stop on by and please I would love to hear what you thought.  Happy Scrappin Everyone 🙂  xox Donna

Memory Maze Chipboard Dt Designs

I have been busy over at Memory Maze Chipboard,  I made a double page layout and my first prima doll canvas.


Memory Maze Products used for this Project:
 I have had this wee prima doll sitting on my bench for a while,  its been stamped off heaps as the girls love colouring her in. I have been meaning to make a project with her for a while…
  Memory Maze Products used for this Project:
If you would like to see close ups and how I made these, please pop on over to the blog,  just click here!.  Please leave some crafty love, we love to hear what you think.
Happy Scrappin everyone xox Donna

Altered Book

Hello all well I have started the year off with a bang and I hope to keep it up.  Today I want to share with you a project I made yesterday.  Charlie is out building a new garden so I have been able to get into my craft room and just play!  Lovin it.

The other day I seen an altered book project (nothing like mine) and thought that would be a really cool idea to do.  So here is my project.  These are lots of fun to do.


This is the front on view,  I loved what it has turned into.

Better than I had wished.


I have added LOTS of flowers and cut out some leaves.


The above and below photos are of each ends


I have added a number of prima embellishments and kaiser craft diecuts


I have inked all the edges with vintage photo


I added some Flourish with a  Bling Pearls


Here I have added a Memory Maze Chipboard and Embossed it with

WOW Sugar can embossing powder


Well I hope you like my share and please feel free to leave me a message,

 I love to hear what you think.  Happy Scrappin Everyone xox Donna

Its been a while….

Man where does time days go!  Do you ever have those, days, weeks, months.  It’s crazy that we are already half way through the year.  I have been about creating for design teams, so go grab a coffee/ tea.  Its time for catch up.  

Playing at home ,  think I like these stamps and deff love the saying.  Thanks Annette for letting me play with your num num stamps.Image
I had a go at making some She Art,  this is very addictive and lots of fun adding different textures and layers.  I have used WOW Fab foils on these.





These three were my first ones and they have found an awesome home on my daughter’s wall.
My final project for Flourish with a Bling.  I had to do something about me.  
These projects have been done for MEMORY MAZE CHIP BOARD, and you can find there blog here.  






DSCF1967Playing with ink.  num num 🙂
Well I hope you have enjoyed this little catch up.  I will try to get back soon.  until then happy scrappin everyone xox Donna

A Day with Finnabair (Ania Dabrowska)

What an exciting day we all had.  As people bounced threw the door,  you could see nothing but huge smiles…

Tables all set up with our first project ready to go.  Ania and her team sorting supplies and getting ready to start!


Look at our pink tables,  so Elena 🙂


Many happy faces excited to get going,  can you see  Ania checking out our supplies 🙂


 And we are away, all ready to absorb all this wonderful creative info


and totally one of the best parts of the day was,  ….. SONYA PICKLES!  

This lady is such an inspiration and I love that I got to spend the morning next to her chatting and crafting away.


Ania showing us the next step.


All the lovely ladies that came a long to the journal class.   Some  very amazing journals completed.  Loved what everyone did.


So on to the next class which was Tea for Two layout.

 This was so much fun to create and I learnt some really cool new ideas to do in  my art,  Thank you Ania.


At the end of the day with Ania 🙂 and my layout


 These three were always horsing around!


My finished journal,  not a master piece but a blure print to  learning  from.


some close ups


 love this wee owl


  My finished layout

  This was fun to create,  somethings I already do, and lots I don’t  and some new ways to create texture.

This way my favourite class of the day.


more close ups


another cluster


Hope you enjoyed my share,  would love to hear what you think.  Happy scrappin everyone  xox Donna.