Monday, 11 November 2019

An Unimpressed Penguin

Morning all.  Monday has come around far too quickly again.  Where are the weeks flying by to?  Time for a new challenge at Make My Monday and this time we want to see creations in Red, Green and White.  I have the oddest feeling that there will be a distinctly festive feel to most entries.

My own creation starts us off on the festive bent with a cute penguin from the Cool Yule Set from The Lovely Studio.  I love her sets of images and they are great value for money.  I have several of the Christmas sets and, when I have finished my blog post, I may go back for some more.

I've kept things very simple with a strip of patterned paper and some red foiled card.  I cut a snowflake from the foiled card and mounted my penguin on top.  Having scanned him into my computer I couldn't help but notice how totally unimpressed he looks.  Don't you think?

I can promise that the design team have some very impressive examples for you so please pop over and join in the fun.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Thursday, 7 November 2019

A flurry in a hurry

Hi guys.  I'm seriously having one of those weeks.  I usually sort my DT cards out over the weekend for the blog posts during the week.  This week I seem to have messed it all up.  I've literally just run in from work and flung a card together for the new challenge at Cardz4galz.  The new theme is - let's here you sing it - Let It Snow!

One of the reasons I am so unorganised this week is because I was preparing for a demonstration and craft session for the local NRAS group (for sufferers of Arthritis).  I have spent ages die cutting bits for them to play with but, luckily, I had some tiny little snowflakes left.  I dragged out an ancient stamp from Hot Off the Press and embossed it in silver.  I then masked a panel and blended some salty ocean distress ink over the top.  I flung a few of the snowflakes on there and added some bling and a sentiment. Voila!

I would love to quote Mr T here and say 'I love it when a plan comes together'.  However, there really was no plan.  Leg it into craft room, find a suitable stamp, fling some bits at it and there you go.  I bet I couldn't do it again if I tried.

Why don't you pop over to the blog and show us your creations.  I may need the inspiration for next week.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Wrap it up

Morning all.  Time for a new challenge at Cardz4guyz.  The theme this week is 'wrap it up'.  This could be anyone wrapped up against the winter weather or parcels ready for the big day in December or both, as I have decided on myself.  

I picked this cute little foxy guy from Lily of the Valley and coloured him up in traditional red and green colours.  I kept the layout simple as I wanted my image to do the work.  What do you think?

I did add a few snowflakes for a bit of interest and altogether I'm pretty pleased with him.  

Wait!  That's two posts in a row where I've been pleased with a card.  I'm on a roll!

Please pop over and join in the fun.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Monday, 28 October 2019

More Poppies for a Monday

Morning all.  Time for our new 'Make My Monday' challenge.  We would love to see your Poppy Creations please.  Having recently done a poppy field card I have gone very CAS for this one.  I needed, in my own mind, to create something totally different to the last one.

The image is a very old one from Beccy's Place.  I have tried to find it but I don't think it's available anymore.  I masked a panel and stencilled it with worn lipstick distress ink and added my black lines and obsidian gems.  I think I probably should have used a smaller card blank but I'm being really picky.  I'm actually quite pleased with it.

What do you think?

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Friday, 25 October 2019

Poppy Power!

Morning all.  For anyone reading my yesterday's blog post, I can admit that one of the reasons I was late is because I'd got all my blogs in a twist (a very painful state of affairs I can assure you).  I have a list of subjects and the dates I need to get them done by.  I was so pleased with myself over this one for the Alphabet Challenge  I totally missed the other subject for yesterday.  It wasn't the only reason but I could have done without it.  

We have come to the letter P and are looking for either Poppies or Pumpkins.  I've had this poppy field stamp for several years but it's always been a bit daunting to colour.  I've never really been happy with the results.  This time I googled poppy fields on the internet and chose to us a picture for my inspiration rather than following the stamp picture, which was just a mass of red with little definition.  Yes, I do still have a mass of red but you can see a little of the green stems showing underneath.

I am much happier with the result this time.  I wanted to frame the image but struggled to find a suitable oval shape.  Using this leaf frame was a bit of inspiration from out of nowhere really.  I'm pleased with the result - even if it does look wonky on my card blank.  Go on, you can't not see it now I've mentioned it can you?

Please pop over and play.  It's the right time of year for pumpkins and poppies.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Thursday, 24 October 2019

I'm Late, I'm Late...

So sorry guys.  I should have had this scheduled for this morning.  I'm having a horrendous week.  Today we have a new challenge over at Cardz4galz.  Caz is asking to see something beginning with 'S'.  Having discussed this with a friend at work she mentioned Sunflowers and I had great plans for colouring an image in orange and yellow and really going to town on it.  However, everything went out of the window for one reason or another.  

In the end I went through my stash and found a topper with a shoe on it.  I threw it at a card with some pink and black paper and this is the result.

To be fair, I'm actually quite pleased with it. It's a sort of triumph in adversity moment.  I'm not sure I could do it again so I need to get back on track.  

Please pop and see what the girls have for you.  Oh, and we are looking for new DT members too.  I love  being on the team and would recommend it if you are looking to go into the design team business.  We are very friendly and helpful so there is no need to be shy.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Cheers Me Dears

Morning all.  Cardz4guyz has a fun new challenge for you all today.  We want to see your 'Food/Drink' projects.  Having done a fruit card recently I decided to go for a drink - what do you mean you're not surprised!

I've used my gin and tonic glass from Crafter's Companion and popped it on a simple layered background.  The sentiment is from a Neat and Tangled set I can't remember the name of.  I think the glass looks a bit lost on there and probably should have made a smaller card.  I was a bit last minute though.  Sorry.  Organisation is really not my thing.

There is a little shimmer in my glass but the picture doesn't show it up, unfortunately.  What do you think?

Please nip over and join in the fun.  I promise the girls have some fab cards for inspiration.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x