Monday, 23 May 2022

Feeling Fruity

 Morning all.  Today over at Make My Monday we would love to see 'fruit/veg' on your projects please.  Perfect, I just bought a magazine with the ideal stamp as a freebie.

It was such fantastic timing.  I bought the magazine on the way to the hairdressers and didn't actually think about how I would use the stamp and matching die.  Then I saw this week's theme.  

In order to get the colouring right I blended a few distress oxides onto a piece of card and positioned the stamp were I thought it looked right.  I did colour the leaf with alcohol markers as it didn't look right in the same ink and my greens are limited.  I can't believe how well the inking turned out.

Ok, over to you lot.  Pop over and see the DT cards.  They're fabulous.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Friday, 20 May 2022

D is for die cuts

 Morning all.  Thanks for all the entries into my 'cars' challenge. I enjoyed seeing the different cards.  Over at The Alphabet Challenge we are up to 'D for Die Cuts'.  The problem that I have is that I have so many of them.  In the end I was swayed by the fact that I had a paper pad I hadn't cracked into yet.  

I stencilled the background and backed one of my hexagons with some of the pretty paper.  I also fussy cut the bee from another sheet. I chose a sentiment because it fit into that gap.  Now I'm looking at it I wish I'd chosen a 'new home' sentiment.  I may have to do this one again.  I think it would make a lovely new home card.

OK, over to you lot.  Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Focus on the sentiment

 Morning all.  My choices of theme are coming thick and fast at the moment.  Today over at Cardz4galz I have chosen 'a sentiment as a focal point'. I had a fabulous idea for this one.  I found a pretty sentiment about friends being like diamonds.  I heat embossed it on some lavender cardstock.  My plan was to use a diamond die cut to finish off the card.  I've tipped my craft room upside down and can I find that die...can I heck as like!

So, how do you like plan B.

I was going for bright and cheerful, can you tell?

Ok, hit me with your sentiments please. I need to set my craft room straight again.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Guyz goes wild

 Morning all.  It's my turn to pick a theme for the Cardz4guyz Challenge.  I would love to see 'wildlife' on your projects please.  I chose to go really wild with my effort.

I've had a little book of masculine toppers for absolutely ages and I never really bother with them.  However, this tag caught my imagination and I used some of the matching elements too.  I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

Please pop over and give me something to pick from.  Go on, go wild!

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Sunday, 15 May 2022

Dramatic floral frenzy

 Morning all.  Thanks to everyone who joined in my Animal Print theme over at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.  However, we must move on and this month we are looking for a 'floral frenzy'.  Here's mine.

Yes, I know I said I wasn't buying anymore papers but these were so pretty and really dramatic and I have no will power!  I used one of the floral patterned papers and one of the cut aparts.  I was stuck for a bit as to how to make it more me.  I decided to use the two larger floral images on the front cover of the paper pad to decoupage the corner bit.  After that it was just a sentiment (also cut out of the front cover) and a bit of bling.

Please pop over and join in the fun.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Monday, 9 May 2022

Broken Tulip

 Morning all.  We are looking for your 'spring' projects over at Make My Monday this time.  When I think of spring I always think of Tulips.  They are so pretty.  It's a pity they don't last long.  

Fun fact of the week: Streaked tulips are called broken tulips and get their streaks from a virus infection.  This was practically the only think I learnt from trying to plough my way through a book on Tulip mania.  I gave up in the end.  It was hard going.

Also hard going is this lovely wood mounted stamp I've had forever.  I think it's stunning but I'm never pleased with how I colour it.  This is the closest I've got to getting it right but I'm still not happy.  I covered it in sparkle pen to try and make it look better.  

Anyway, I'm off to enjoy the last of the tulips in my garden.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Friday, 6 May 2022


 Morning all.  It's my choice of theme for today's Alphabet Challenge so it's 'C for Cars'. I've always been a bit into motor sport.  I've gone off F1 lately but I do like rallying and also the touring car championship.  I did take a rally course years ago.  I will never make a rally driver but it taught me so much.  My husband also owned a rally car years ago and navigated for a friend who drove.  One of my first dates with Will was to a touring car race at Donnington park.  His dad was mortified that he'd taken me to a race meet.  I was as pleased as punch as I'd not been to a race in a couple of years.

A very long while ago Sandy Allnock was having car trouble and drew this cute digi to raise funds to pay the garage bill.  I love it.  I pretty sure it isn't still available.  It's just so cute!

Please pop over and join in the fun.  I need some entries to comment on.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x