Tuesday, 5 June 2018

My Dad's a Sweetie

Time for a new challenge over at Cardz4guyz and we are giving you the chance to get ahead for father's day here in the UK.  Now I know that I'm OK posting my father's day card 'cause I'm pretty sure that my dad wouldn't know a blog if it jumped up and gave him a hair cut!  He's not great with the technology stuff.  He's got a mobile phone but I can't text him 'cause he wouldn't know what to do with a text.  Technology may not be his thing but he's pretty awesome in other ways.  I won't be indiscreet and tell you his actual age but you ask the grand kids or great grand kids and I reckon they will say he's about 5.  He's constantly crawling around the floor with them or playing silly games.  He sneaks around behind the furniture and jumps out at them and they all adore him (me and my sister's think he's a sweetie too).  And talking of sweeties that's the other thing he can be relied on.  He's a constant source of sweets for the kids. He also has his own particular favourites and, as his birthday and father's day are in the same week, I can guarantee he will be inundated with Liquorice Allsorts and Chocolate Limes.  So that's what I've put on his card.  It's my first attempt at colouring on craft.  I'm not sure if alcohol markers really do the trick but I think it made it look a little vintage...just like my dad.

The stamp is a freebie from Dr Digi's House of Stamps.  I think it's perfect for my dad and he can keep these sweets to himself and not have to share.

I hope you'll join us for the challenge.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Monday, 28 May 2018

Away with the Fairies

Morning all.  I have a very busy bank holiday ahead of me but I couldn't resist having a play before the chaos starts.  This week's challenge at Cardz4galz is Mythical or Fantasy.  I have to admit I don't really have many images that would fit the bill.  I've got a couple of unicorns and a dragon or two but I had a desire to colour a Fairy.  Strangely, I don't have many but the ones I do have are awesome.  My particular favourite is this image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I have a bit of a soft spot for her and a desire to look that good in a skimpy frock.  I've glittered her wings and the star but, unfortunately, it doesn't really show up on the scan.  I keep looking at it and thinking it needs something else adding but I'm at a loss as to what.  Anyway, here she is.  I hope you like her.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Science Fiction

It's time for a new challenge over at Cards4Guyz and for this one you have a choice - either Science Fiction or Steam Punk.  I'm afraid I'm not very good with the Steam Punk thing so I've gone with Science Fiction.  I've been doing some colouring classes recently and one of them was for sky so I decided to have a go at a night sky.  I'm pretty pleased with how it came out.  All I needed was a suitable image to put on it.  I did think about a flying saucer but couldn't find one I liked so I've gone for this cute little robot from  Tiddlyinks.  I think he fits the bill.  I know there are robots being developed but in my little corner of the planet everything still has to be done by me.

I hope you like him.  Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Friday, 18 May 2018

Decisions Decisions

The current As You Like It Challenge is Pink or Blue and why.  Pink or Blue?  Let me think.  You may as well ask me which is my favourite child.  Don't worry, I've only got the one so I'll never have to choose.  I would have preferred if they'd asked which is my most hated colour.  Dead easy - yellow every time (or maybe orange).  Anyway, I did eventually choose an image to make a card with and then chose a colour to colour it with.  So possibly I'm getting the best of both worlds here.  It's blue because I'm the only girl in the house but I am still a girl.

Here's my card.

The image is an old one that is no longer available.  It's From the Heart Stamps but, tragically, Faith passed away last year so her shop no longer exists.  I still think about her and what a generous soul she was and I still love her images.

I hope you like my card.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Geisha Girl

There's an 'anything goes' challenge this week at the I love Promarkers Challenge blog so I cracked out my Promarkers and Trias.  I have a favourite combination for reds that I always tend to use but I'd never tried them on pearlised card before.  I like the effect but they were really hard to blend on pearl card.  I had to go over the colours several times before I was really happy with the result.  I didn't think it needed much faffing about with so I embossed the boarder with a folder and just added some obsidian gems.  The image is a rubber stamp from Crafter's Companion.  Get me...that's three in a week.  My digis will be feeling neglected.

I hope you like her.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Cherish Each Other

Morning all.  I'm off today as my son has returned from University and I wanted to spend a little time with him before he goes off on holiday with his mates.  However, as it is still way before midday, he's not up yet so I get to play in the craft room for a while.  I have a stack of images printed and ready to colour and I was just in the mood to mess about so I'm entering this one in the 'anything goes' challenge at Crafting from the Heart.  

The image is from 2 Cute Ink but I can't find it in the store.  Heidi has a tonne of cute and adorable type images and I really love this one.  The background is actually a scrap of pretty packaging that I save and I love how it goes with this image.  Anyway, I hope you like it.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Monday, 14 May 2018

All Dressed Up - Or Not, As The Case May Be

There's a new challenge over at Cardz4Galz this week and the theme is 'All Dressed Up'.  So I created a card, but I'm in a bit of a rebellious mood.  My lady is dressed - just! I'm taking the stance that the focal point would be on the costume or clothing so this is what I did.

As with my last card, I've been digging about in my ancient stash of rubber stamps.  Unfortunately, I can't remember the stamp brand.  I've tried searching the Internet but, as I can't remember what she's called, it has eluded me.  Anyway, I hope you like what I've done with her.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

I've just found out that the stamp company is Rubbernecker Stamps.  And she's still available on the website along with some new ones.  I may need to update my collection.