Friday, 23 September 2022

As if by magic

 Morning all.  It's my turn to choose for today's Alphabet Challenge and I've gone for 'M for Magic'.  I've managed to clear enough space on my desk to conjure up this creation.


I'm wishing that he will magically pack all my craft stuff into a small, neat and organised pile.  I don't suppose it will happen now I've told you.  I should have kept my wish secret.

OK, please show us your magical creations or I won't be able to pick a winner.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Thursday, 22 September 2022

Shades of blue

 Morning all.  The Galz at Cardz4galz are feeling a little 'blue' at the moment.  'Shades of Blue' is our challenge for this fortnight. I am keeping things very simple at the moment as I am sorting my stuff out with a view to moving house.  It's not going well.  I'm surrounded by piles of stuff and can't see much of my desk.  We are looking to downsize, dramatically.


I will not be getting rid of this beautiful paper pad.  I adore the oriental feel of the patterns.  

Please pop over and join in the fun.  

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Tuesday, 20 September 2022

To Stress or to Distress

 Morning all.  Today's challenge at Cardz4guyz is 'distressing'.  Not my usual style and I did stress a bit about what to do.  I was over thinking it a bit.  To be fair, the situation in my craft room at the moment is less than ideal.  We have made some plans - watch this space - which will seriously restrict my craft space.  I'm in the process of reducing my stash and finding suitable storage solutions for what remains. I'm also hoping that being more choosy about what to keep will help me focus on what I want to create.  Sometimes I get overwhelmed by everything I have.  I spend more time sorting it out than actually creating.  Anyway, less stress and more distress.


In the end I just used a distressing tool on the edges of my paper and kept the layout very simple.

Please pop over and join in the fun.  Also, if you have any brilliant storage solutions I'd love to hear them.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

  

Thursday, 15 September 2022

Are you a Fun Guy?

 Morning all.  We have a brand new theme for you over at Sparkles Monthly Challenge. We are looking for your 'mushrooms or other fungi' on your projects please.


The patterned paper I've used on my card is from an autumnal paper pad I had last year from The Range.  I honestly didn't think I'd ever use this side of the paper. As it is probably the only thing I've got with fungi on it I'm glad I kept hold of it.

The leaves and little gnome girl are foam stickers - also from The Range.  

Please pop over and join in the fun(gi).   Sorry.  Couldn't resist.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Monday, 12 September 2022

Life is better with Friends

 Morning all.  I was so pleased with the lovely entries on my 'back to school' theme at Make My Monday but all things must come to an end and we move on to the new top of 'friendship'.  I already had a sentiment (from an Etsy company called Colorspacecutfiles) printed out.  Sometimes, when I'm printing digital stamps I add extra files to the sheet so as not to waste card.  Quote files are always a good filler.



I just added the sentiment to some pretty papers I had already put together from scraps.  The only other thing was the sweet little brad heart to finish it off.

Please pop over and join in the fun.  

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Saturday, 10 September 2022

Leaves

 Over at The Alphabet Challenge we have reached the letter L for 'leaves'.  The leaves are definitely falling where we are.  Autumnal weather has arrived really quickly this last week.  I am still stash busting so I've found some die cut leaves and kept this very clean and simple.


I really don't think there are many pure white leaf cards out there.  Stash busting does lead you to challenging the usual designs.  I hope you like it.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Thursday, 8 September 2022

Baby Galz

It is my turn to choose today's topic over at Cardz4galz and, once again, I have no recollection of choosing it.  Oh well, apparently, I want to see your 'Baby Girl' projects please.

As you know, if you are a regular reader, I'm on a mission to sort my craft room out so, once again, I've pulled a very old topper from my stash.  The hardest part was finding some papers to go with it.  It's frustrating when you can't find the right shade of red.  I've got hundreds of red backing papers.  How hard can it be?


You have to admit red and orange are not your typical baby colours.  I really like how it turned out though.  And I have the added bonus of using another one of my many bits of stash.

Please pop over and join it.  I would love to see your baby galz.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x