Monday, 10 December 2018

CAS Cristmas

Morning all.  I'm very excited to announce that I have joined the fabulously talented ladies on the DT over at Make My Monday.  The plan was to start in the new year but I couldn't resist the CAS Challenge going live today.  Please pop over and join in the fun.  I'm looking forward to another excuse to stalk some more blogs.

For my card I've used a sweet little puppy image from Digistamp Boutique (sadly they are no longer trading).  I had intended to use a different image but I totally messed up the colouring so it went in the bin.  I've got tonnes of the Digistamp Boutique images and anyone of them would do but I am very into cute little dogs at the moment.  I glittered three strips of double sided tape for the background and added the greeting and the gems.  Job done.  I hope you like it.

Come on over and join us.  Think of it as an excuse to get some quick and simple last minute cards done.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Merry Kissmas Everyone

Morning all.  Rather than a DT post this morning I'm joining in at a challenge.  Get me!   Time to join a challenge.  What's going on!  To be fair the challenge is Season's Greetings over at The Alphabet Challenge so it's not taking me far from my priorities at the moment.  I've used the gorgeous Mistletoe stamp from Power Poppy.  It's one of those stamps that I saw coloured and had to buy, and I've been itching to colour it ever since.  I hope you like what I've done with it.  Now, who do I give it too, lol.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Snowmen for the Men

Morning all. It was fabulous to see so many entries on the 'Christmas Critters' challenge over at Cardz4guyz.  This time it is my turn to pick the criteria and I hope it will inspire as many entries, if not more (I live in hope).  I have chosen SnowMen.  It seemed appropriate for a Male Card Challenge.  There are tonnes of images out there that would fit the bill.  In fact, I have more than my fair share of snowmen stamps.  However, I fell in love with this fabulous image over at Sheepski Designs and just had to give it a go.  

I've recently moved my craft room into the larger front bedroom in the house.  Who needs all that space when you are just going to sleep in it anyway!  Having done so, I found loads of stuff I'd forgotten about.  I found two unopened packs of jewel coloured foil paper and decided to keep it simple by just using it to layer the image on.  I also found some fabric snowflakes and a tub of brads so I went for those too.  Here's the result.

It's a lot more vibrant than my usual fair but I'm quite chuffed with the result.

Please pop over to see the design team projects.  The girls do such a fabulous job.  I'd love to see your take on the theme too.  

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Coloured Vellum

Morning all.  Time for another new challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond.  This fortnight we are wanting you to include some colouring on vellum.  I was a bit intimidated by this one as my mum used to do Parchment Craft and some of the work she did was really awesome.  I inherited some of her stuff when she gave up, including some vellum flowers she had already coloured.  I was tempted but decided it wasn't in the spirit of the challenge if I didn't colour it myself.  I have some lovely vellum sheets already printed with roses, butterflies and hearts.  I tried embossing a rose and colouring it, liked I'd seen mum do, but it went in the bin fairly quickly.  In the end I chose to colour some of the white butterflies on a top panel and used the rest of the sheet for a bottom panel (you'll see what I mean in the picture).  I did use my deepest shades of turquoise and blue green - that's Dawn's tip of the day as the colours are muted when you turn the vellum over - but they still don't look very bright on the picture.  I cut one out and stuck it to the front, above my sentiment, and added a few gems along the spine.  I hope you like it.

Please pop over to join us as we love to see your work.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Cool Dude for Christmas

Good morning all.  Time for another challenge over at Cardz4guyz.  This fortnight we are asking for Christmas Critters so there should be plenty of scope for inspiration.  

I've been a huge fan of digital stamps for years and you will probably have noticed that I use them a lot.  I find them so versatile.  I love the idea that you can re-size an image and that's what I've done with this one.  Not only have I re-sized it, I've just printed part of the image as I only wanted to use one character.  The image that I've used is from the Papershelter and you can find the complete image here.  I love the whole thing but I always saw the fun in Rudolph and knew I would use him this way as well.

Here's what I've done with him.

What a cool dude.  He just makes me smile so much.

Please pop over to the blog and join in the fun.  There is some awesome inspiration from the ladies on the Design Team.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Easy Easel Card

Morning all. Time for another challenge over at Back to Basics and Beyond.  This week we are looking for an easel card.  There are loads of tutorials on You Tube (I've linked a quick and simple one for you).  If you have never made one before they are a lot simpler than they look and can be really fun to create.

I didn't really have a plan in mind when I started my card.  I originally thought contemporary Christmas and cut a fancy star circle in black glitter card using my cricut.  Then my husband walked in and said it didn't look Christmasy so I had a quick change of heart and made it a 25th card. I used silver glitter card to make the numbers so you could have it as a silver wedding card or a 25th birthday card.

Here's the result.

There is loads of inspiration over on the blog from the fabulous design team and we would love to see what you make.  Please pop over and join us.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Winter Blues

Morning all. Time for a new challenge over at Cardz4guyz.  How many of you are feeling the change in the seasons?  Our challenge is Winter Blues and it's an ideal opportunity to do a little crafting to chase them away.  I used another cute image from 2 Cute Ink (it must have been a club exclusive but there are loads of fun images in Heidi's shop).  I kept it fairly simple and cut a snowflake wreath on my cricut machine.  Mind you, if you'd have seen me sticking it together, you may not have thought it simple.  That day I was mostly wearing spray mount, glue dots and glitter!

Here's what I ended up with.

Please pop along and join the fun.  The DT have come up with some stunning inspiration and we love to see how you all interpret the theme.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x