Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Feeling Off Colour

Morning all.  It's time for a new challenge over at Cardz4guyz.  I can't believe how quickly these challenges come around.  This time we have a Get Well Soon theme and the design team have come up with a wide variety of options that fit the bill.  Please pop over and have a look.  I was really impress by how different they were.

My card uses a stamp from 2 Cute Ink but I think it must have been a club exclusive as I can't find it in the shop.  Heidi has a tonne of cute images but I've been through the shop twice and it's not there.  I hope you like what I've done with it.

It's the first time I've used a stencil for the background and I'm really pleased with how that came out.  

I hope I've inspired you to join us at the challenge as I love looking through all the entries.  It never ceases to amaze me how much talent is out there and how one theme can throw up so many interpretations.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Friday, 10 August 2018

Yay, It's a Fab Friday!

Morning all.  It's been one of those nice serendipitous mornings for me.  I was browsing through some of my most recent pins on Pinterest and found this sketch.

It was perfect for a project I had in mind and I clicked on it and found the page.  I was chuffed to bits that the challenge was still live so I've started following Fab Friday on Bloglovin and I thought I'd enter my effort into the challenge.

I've had the stamp coloured up and hanging around for ages.  It was beginning to get on my nerves as I kept moving it around my desk so I thought I'd do something with it.  It's an old one from Dustin Pike and I don't think it's available anymore.  Here's what I did with it.

I'm so pleased with it.  I think it was meant to be.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Saturday, 4 August 2018

My Kryptonite

Afternoon all.  I'm feeling a little sorry for myself at the moment.  Age seems to be sapping my energy levels, my balance and my confidence.  I think I must have been near some Kryptonite.  Having sprained my ankle recently in one of those un-balanced moments (and you never fall over without an audience, do you)? I found myself with a little extra time to colour.  I found today's sketch challenge over at Sketch Saturday and decided to have a go. I used another fun image from Dr Digi's House of Stamps - they seem to be my favourite site at the moment - and I created this.

I found some fabulous papers that came free with a magazine about a million years ago and I'm quite pleased with the result.

Here's the original sketch.

I hope you like what I did with it.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Tuesday, 31 July 2018


Morning all.  Time for a new challenge over at Cardz4guyz and you don't need to work yourselves up over this one.  The theme for this challenge is 'Relax'.  So chill out and join us, you have a fortnight to enter.

I did have an image in mind for this one but when I went to look for it I saw this image and had a complete change of heart.  I love Dr Digi's images and, as I find a little Mindfulness Meditation does help me to 'let go' of the day's stresses and chill out, it seemed perfect for the challenge.

I kept it all very simple as I think the image says it all.  I hope you like what I've done with it.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Fashion Victim

Morning all.  I'm a bit excited this morning because I get to choose the new challenge over at Cardz4guyz.  It's the first time I've done this since being on the design team and I'm hoping I've chosen something that will inspire you all to create and join in.  Men's Fashion is my choice so there should be plenty of scope for subject matter.  My card is a little tongue in cheek as my guy is a bit of a fashion victim.  The image is one I've had for ages and it was by Just Inklined.  I did try to see if it was still available but their site has disappeared.  I did a bit of digging and they appear to have re-branded as Splash Craft but the image is not on this new site.  Sorry.  I hope you like him anyway.

You know what fashion is like.  If he wears those flares long enough they'll be trendy again soon enough.  

I do hope you will choose to join us in the new challenge.  I'm looking forward to checking out the entries and I get to choose the winners (eek, the pressure!)

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Monday, 9 July 2018

Gotta Love a Unicorn

Morning all.  Just a quick card today for the challenge over at Cardz4galz.  The theme for this challenge is something 'for a little girl'.  I am blessed to have three gorgeous little girls in my life - my great nieces Phoebe, Sofia and Keavie.  I don't think any of them would be upset to receive a card with a Unicorn on.  To be fair, I know a few big girls who love unicorn's too.  

I'm happy to see that Heidi has returned from her break over at 2 Cute Ink as she has so many adorable images for little girls.  The link above will take you to this really sweet unicorn.  I hope you like what I did with her.

I decided to go for purple as pink was too obvious for me.  Besides, I like purple and I am a little girl...with lots of experience!

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Blue and Brown

Morning all.  Life is slowly getting back to normal so I'm hoping to be more active on the blog front soon.  As it is, I only seem to be posting for my Design Team duties.  This week over at Cardz4guyz we have a colour challenge for you.  Blue and Brown are very manly colours so you shouldn't have any trouble turning out a bloke card with this one.  

I have to admit to being a little bit of a die addict.  I have a cricut but I still can't resist the call of the little pieces of metal magic.  I was recently tempted by a set of mosaic squares from xcut and I'm very pleased with the result I got from using them on this card.  The stamp on the panel is a very old freebie from a magazine that I inked for the first time.  Am I the only one that gets sucked into buying the magazine for the freebie and then not using them?
I've had a set of male themed brads for ages but found them difficult to use as they are all different.  Anyway, I've managed to use one on this card.  Heaven knows when the others will see the light of day.  I hope you like my card.

Thanks for reading.  

Love Dawn x