Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Can't Sleep - let's blog!

So, it's 4:30 in the morning and you are wide awake.  What are you going to do?  I know, I'll go and enter a blog challenge.  What I should have done was turn over and ignored the urge to get up.  You just know I am going to regret this around mid afternoon.

Anyway, I'm up now and I've picked this week's challenge at The Male Room.  I've been watching odd bits of the winter Olympics but I'm not really a winter sports girl - although I've sat through some freezing cold cricket matches in my time.  I've gone for a more mainstream sport, something my son and husband enjoy rather than me.  You can't really call me a football fan - I support Derby County like my dad does.  Here's my card.  I hope you like it.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Monday, 12 February 2018

Very Girly

This week's challenge at Sweet Stampin is to make a it 'Girly' so I couldn't resist.  I have a whole memory stick full of digis that would fit the bill - not to mention my other stamps.  So, what to choose?  In the end I figured that you can't really get more girly that Wryn at Tiddlyinks and last year I splashed out on a one of the colouring book downloads.  They are really fun to colour and brilliant value for money.  This one came from the Everyday Fun download.  It is so girly it had to be done.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Saturday, 3 February 2018

I've been so Lucky

Well, I say it every time but I really must get better at this blogging lark.  I make so many cards but I'm terrible at photographing them.  Anyway, I couldn't resist blogging this one as I was so lucky as to win all the images in Sassy Cheryls January release on her facebook page.  I'm not sure where I was going with the colours on this card.  I chose the papers first, which is odd for me and yellow is not a 'go to' colour.  However, once I'd picked them I stuck with them and coloured the image...with very little yellow on it!  Anyhow, once I'd finished it I really loved how it turned out.  I added a few dot thingies and found a butterfly with dangly beads and flowers in the right greeny colour.  The butterfly was way too big so I pinched it's dangly bits and added them to the card.  I hope you like it.

I would like to enter this card into Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge, seeing as the papers came first.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Remember Me?

I know I have been missing again for absolutely ages.  I'm such a bad blogger.  My excuse is the cricket season I'm afraid.  I've only just found time this morning as I'm on cricket tea duty this afternoon.  Anyway, even if I haven't been uploading I have found the odd moment to create.  I have a stack of images I've coloured in my lunch break and this is one I found time to make into a card.  This is probably the first card I've uploaded just for fun - not for a challenge - since I started this blog.  I hope you like it.

It's a bit wonky but my photography skills have never been up to much.  The image is from 2 Cute Ink and the papers are just a cheap set I think I got from one of the pound shops in town. 

Junior cricket training has now finished for the season so I am hoping to be more active on the blog front, although I'm not making any promises I won't keep.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Monday, 8 May 2017

Yellow and Grey

OK, I haven't been on for a while but this week's Less is More Challenge was sticking in my brain.  Haven't got a clue why as Yellow is my least favourite colour.  It's a bit like the one layer thing the other month.  Once it's in your head you have to go along with it.  Anyway, here's my effort.

It was simple enough to do.  I embossed a piece of card with one of my folders and shaded the flower centres.  The butterfly stamp I had ages ago but I can't remember who's it is, sorry.  The colour scheme seemed suitable for a sympathy card so that's what it's ended up as.  I hope you like it.  I'm pleased with the results.  I'm even pleased with the colour.

Thanks for reading

Love Dawn x

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Animal Antics

I'm loving the challenge over at this week's Cards 4 Guyz blog.  Animal Antics is perfect for the card I had in mind.  The Guy in my life used to have a Vespa and did a lot of fund raising for the RNLI with it.  Unfortunately, he had to give it up when he had surgery on his shoulder - making it difficult to keep his arms outstretched.  I bought a cute little doggy on a scooter from Gerda Stiener a while a go meaning to make hubby a card.  I've had the image coloured for a while but this was a perfect opportunity to finish off a simple card.  I apologise for the poor picture.  I'm in the middle of mucking out my craft room so I took the photo downstairs and the light isn't brilliant.

And this is a picture of my Guy and his scooter (I'm going to be in serious trouble for this).

I hope you like my card and my inspiration.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Saturday, 8 April 2017


I am seriously excited this week to have the chance to be guest designer at Less is More.  The challenge for this week is to include a curve on a one layer card (I know!  Little Miss Fussy Cut here doing another one layer card).  I only hope I am up to it.  I am in awe of any Design Team Member on any Challenge blog.  I don't know how you do it.  I have gone through so many different ideas.  Some of them even made it to card fronts.  You never know I might enter one of the 'also rans' later this week.  The one thing I did discover is that, not only can I not draw a straight line, I can't draw a curved one either.  Which meant I was going to have to use a stamp with a curve to it.  Here's what I came up with.

I love with the curvy banner between the two birds but it needed something to make it stand out.  Hence the stippled heart behind the image.  It does mean that the banner now looks lop sided but I actually like it.  I had to add the sequins to stop the image getting lost in the middle of my card.  My intention was to stamp some little hearts but all the very many heart stamps I have were the wrong size.  Anyway, I love how simple it looks.  I hope you do too.

Now it's your turn.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x