Pre-Order Are being Taken NOW until MONDAY 26th JAN 09,
1 Lucky Person will get the chance to win a WHOLE kit for FREE!!!
(Click on the Logo above to see the Whiff of Joy Blog regarding the Stamp Kit)
You won't be able to buy this kit again once the 26th Jan has passed!
so don't miss out...
My Name is Donna I am 27, Engaged to a very considerate man, That understands Crafting to a point, Which helps when us crafts bang on about nothing but Craft!

I Own/Run Magnolia Vs Stampavie Challenge Blog, This blog opened in late 2008, as a replacement to my prior blogs called Tilda & Co, Sarah Kay Challenges.. I felt it was best to combine the 2 Challenge Blogs into 1 big blog for the better.


Lim is offering A Hanglar Boy Stamp from the Winter Collection, 100 Stamped Hanglar Images, 3 Rolls of Ribbon & Prima Flowers, Buttons, for 1 lucky Person. Not only that but if you live in Norway or Sweden you get a chance win something extra special just for your 2 Country's, sweet isn't she? You can check out her Candy & blog HERE (Candy Closes on 24th Jan) -----------------------------------

Liza is offering some Stamped images as candy with her "Gift" Make she made for the Magnolia Vs Stampavie Challenge This week. You Can check out her Candy & Blog HERE (Candy Closes on 18th Jan) -----------------------------------

Kim has some Stunning Candy on offer its BASIC GREY!and lots more goodies, She is Celebrating it for many reasons which are, Being Awarded Papercraft Essentials PaperCraft of the Year 2008, Having over 5000 hits and just because she lurve's Blog Candy! Kim's Candy & her Great blog can be found HERE (Candy Closes on the 31st Jan) -----------------------------------

Donna Has a huge Forever Friends Blog Candy going on at the moment, which has a little valentines Theme running through, Which i personally find so sweet. Donna has a fabulous blog even if i say so myself (I Designed her blog for her) So if you want to check out the candy & her Blog Click HERE (Candy Closes on 21st Jan) -----------------------------------

Bizzy Becs Has some super candy on offer, This one is a little different to all the others you have to make a "love" Card and showcase it on your blog. I recently just come across this site/store never seen before and i have fallen in love already! I will be entering this one, once i come up with an idea. If you wish to see what i am going on about click HERE to see the Bizzy Becs Blog! (Candy Closes on 20th Jan) -----------------------------------

Eisbärin - ALEX Is offering amazing Candy on her Blog, You can get upto 3 Chances to get your name into the draw, so don't miss it and you must check out her blog! MY word her cards are so great! I personally just love her colouring she does. You can check her blog out and the candy HERE (Candy Closes on the 18th Jan)



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Important.. I have Moved...

Saturday 24 January 2009 - - 0 Comments

I have Moved Blog... Please Click here to go to the NEW blog
This blog Will not be updated and in time will be deleted.

To all my lovely followers of the blog.. I am not able to transfer you all over to the new Blog...
Please can you refollow on the new blog.

Many Thanks
Donna xx

Magnolia Vs Stampavie *Week 9* - Give a Little

Sunday 11 January 2009 - - 7 Comments

Over @ Magnolia Vs Stampavie, This week we have a Gift Challenge going on....

The challenge is as followers:

*Week 9* Give a Little

It’s now After the Run-down of Christmas and your all starting to relax,

How about a Gift Make?

Make a Handmade Gift, Perhaps you want to send more than a just a Thank you Card to somebody?

Or Possibly have a last minute Christmas Gift to give to somebody who you haven’t seen yet?

Maybe like myself have a birthday to prepare for and want to make that extra special Gift from the heart?

Perhaps you got a last minute Christmas Gift to make, for somebody you not had a chance to see over the Festive times?

Whatever the Reason, Make us a Gift and enjoy the Challenge.
So i made a Gift Tin for a Family Friend who we hadn't had chance to see for Christmas as they don't live in the UK, We got to see them and i handed over a Altered Paint Can that was filled with Treats for them.

I wasn't able to get a photo of the actual tin i gave, as i had forgot in the excitement.
But i did the same tin as the one in the photo not so long ago for Lorraine as a little gift.
The only difference was Tildas Hair was coloured slightly different.


Pringle, Soft Center - Sugar Bowl Challenge 1

Saturday 10 January 2009 - - 7 Comments

Finally found some "me" Time to be able to get a card done.
I have lost my mojo at the moment i seem to be out of practice making cards etc .
which is really frustrating, I don't know why but i don't feel as excited about crafting lately but hopefully that will improve with the more i start getting back into my crafting.
First thing first is to finish the new blog make over I'm doing on here, and then move my blog over to a different address.

Here is my card i done for the Sugar Bowl.

Challenge 1 - Sketch by Tiets
Below is my Card i have done following the Sketch above.

I really enjoyed making this card once i got over the frustration of not remembering techniques and feeling like i was starting from sketch as a newbie crafter lol.

I used a mixture of matting and layering, along with Embossing and Distressing with Inks.


Working Progress

Friday 2 January 2009 - - 1 Comments

Please excuse my work in progress for a while, I am very busy stream lineing all my "work" and stuff, and decided i needed a new Blog that wasnt involed around work related things ie my store
Im not sure if i will keep it on the Craftykrafts name yet or move over to another name, which i might well do so shortly , but at moment the blog looks a little bare until i complete it all.

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas xxx


Magnolia Vs Stampavie *Week 1*

Sunday 2 November 2008 - - 5 Comments

Well its time!
Our Very first challenge on Magnolia Vs Stampaive is now up and away
I hope you enjoy the new look blog and have fun taking part in this challenge blog,
and if like me i hope you able to free up a bit of time now the challenges are combined

This week i am, as in me Donna ( Crafty Krafts )

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Is Giving away £20 worth of goodies from my store, of your own choice!
Which includes your p
(excludes Sarah Kay Stamps)

To be in for a chance to win the above prize you must leave your comment linking to your work
(See FAQ's on how to do this)
By no later than Saturday 8th Nov 10pm (UK Time)
Winner will be Announced on Sunday 9th Nov

Now for the challenge..........

*Week 1* Sketch it!
Our First Sketch of this Blog was Done by our very on JayJay
Below you will see a Sketch,
Please make your work using the sketch as a guide,
You can Rotate the sketch & Even resize the Elements if you would like,
But do not move the elements around!
As long as we can still see the original sketch layout and it can be easily recognised then that is fine!
Please Remember your work must contain one of the stamps that can be found on this list Here!

Don't forget to go check out the blog and all the other Designers, They done super work!
Some have even used the New Sarah kay stamps that aren't even released to the public yet! ( lucky devils!)

Recipe i have used,
Stamps: Magnolia
Ink/Colour: Faber-Castell Polycromos
Paper: Basic Grey & DCWV Winter Wishes
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Whisper White
Ribbon: From Stash
Accessories: Dovecraft Brads, Paper Flowers, Cosmo Cricket Christmas Rub-on

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