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

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Bouquet of Heartfelt wishes ...

Happy Wednesday folks!

I had a quiet day and felt the need the colour yesterday so I sat and coloured in this Tiddly Inks beauty!

This is the first time she is being inked up.  I am absolutely loving my new Tiddly Inks rubber - I think I want them all!!  LOL  This was such a delight to colour with my copic markers and I had fun with the grass too!  The heart flowers are also part of this stamp set.  To finish off the card I used the die cut word and added some sequins.

Challenges I'm entering:-

Tiddly Inks Challenge - Have Heart
Papertake Weekly Challenge - To Die For (use a die cut)
Craft your Passion Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Share your Favourite Colour (Teal blue)

That's all I have for today.  Thanks for your visit and as always, I love to read your comments so please leave one to let me know you stopped by!  I'm off now to go and do some back to school supply shopping with my boys, much to their dismay!  Have a great day and until next time ... happy crafting!!

Hugs, Danielle x

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A simple Happy Birthday!

Hello all!

After a super busy weekend I'm now getting a chance to post this card which was gifted to a friend a while ago.  Had a fab time visiting the Boston Science Museum with the family and we got to visit the Pixar Animation Exhibit which was superb.  My kids loved seeing the computer technical stuff behind the animated movies.  

So this card is a pretty simple male birthday - sometimes I really enjoy making male cards as they don't require any "fluff" or embellishments!  Clean and simple is the way to go and at times that works just perfectly for me!!

I pulled out the cuttlebug happy birthday embossing folder for this one and kept the rest of the card pretty simple with the sentiment and three punched out stars.  I love the colour combo of teal & brown.  A simple bow tied with twine adds the finishing touch.

Thanks for popping by today - I do hope you're able to leave a comment to let me know you stopped in!  It's another scorcher here today so pool time will be on the agenda later!  Hope you're having a fab day wherever you are and until next time .... happy crafting!!

Hugs, Danielle x

Friday, August 14, 2015

Simply Create Too ...

Happy Friday folks!

Today is another challenge over at Simply Create Too and it's Anything Goes!  I have made this sweet card which includes a mini envelope on it for attaching a gift card.

I'm not usually a yellow person but I do like this colour combo and the embossed yellow cardstock is so beautiful that I had to use it!  The black & white panel is made up of strips of decorated fabric tape with strips of bling down each end to add some sparkle!  The crochet flower and pearl brad are from my stash and the sentiment is SU!.

Other challenges I'm entering:-

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Spots & Stripes

Another beautiful day here which I'm looking forward to spending with friends.  The weekend is set to be gorgeous too so full-on activities with the kids - Boston Science Museum and the beach!!  Yippee!!

Have a wonderful Friday everyone and thanks for stopping in.  Thank you for all your lovely comments - each and every one is so appreciated!  Until next time ... happy crafting!

Danielle x

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

O Christmas Tree!


It's a rainy day here in Massachusetts so I decided to make a christmas card and get ahead on building up my stash for the holidays!

I love this tree stamp by Sunshine Designs (it's an older one) that I have in my stash.  I coloured up the image with my copic markers and added stickles and sequins for some sparkle.  The background paper is from Echo Park Home for the Holidays - I loved how the argyle pattern mimicked the pattern on the middle tree!  Sentiment is from my stash.

Challenges I'm entering:-

Winter Wonderland - Christmas songs/carols "O Christmas Tree"
Craft your Passion Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Moving along with the Times - Snow in Summertime

Thanks for your visit today and I hope you're able to leave a comment so I know you've stopped by!   Until next time ... happy crafting!!

Hugs, Danielle x

Monday, August 10, 2015

Because nice matters ...

Happy hello folks!

This is one of my new Tiddly Inks stamps which hadn't been inked up yet so I had fun with this one. I just love her - such a cute and wonderfully tender image!

I coloured her up with my copics and am really pleased with how she turned out. I used the dot technique on her wings (first time I'm really trying this) and was quite happy with the result!  I followed a pretty simple sketch and just finished the card off with a beautiful flower & sentiment.

Challenges I'm entering in:-

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft your Passion Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Bizzy Becs Store Challenge - August - Anything Goes
Tiddly Inks Challenge - Paws for Thought (Animal image)
The Ribbon Girl Challenge - Any Image challenge

That's all for now!  Off to enjoy the rest of this gorgeous sunny day!  Until next time ... happy crafting!

Hugs, Danielle x

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Oceans of good wishes ...

Happy Sunday!

I found some time to craft this week - yippee!!  When the weather is so nice outside I find it difficult to sit at my craft desk ... I would much rather be out in the sunshine as summer always flies by so fast!!

Sooo, today I have this sweet Tilda for you.  She is exactly where I love to be - at the beach!!  Collecting sea shells and seaglass is something I absolutely love to do so I loved colouring up this little beauty!  I coloured up with copic markers.

I kept the card layout pretty simple.  I love the cloud paper from Magnolia and I embossed the bottom panel of kraft cardstock.  I added a simple white ribbon across the join and the sentiment is one from my stash which I thought worked perfectly with the image.

Some challenges I'm entering:-

Allsorts Challenge - Inspired by Summer
The Ribbon Girl Challenge - Anything Goes with an Image
Creative Moments - Challenge #74 Anything Goes/Summer Fun
Stamp & Create - August Challenge - One for the Girls
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Paradise of Magnolia - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by - always so lovely to see you pop in and please leave a comment to let me know you've paid a visit!  Have a great week and until next time ... happy crafting!!

Hugs, Danielle x


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