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

Carz

 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


Thursday, 5 May 2022

A little drinky!

 Morning all.  We have a fresh new challenge for you today over at Cardz4galz.  We are looking for your 'food and/or drink' ideas please.  I decided on drink for my idea as I'd recently done a food card for another challenge.  I've had this stamp, from Crafter's Companion, for a while now but only used it once.  I'm not sure why but it always reminds me of my sister.  Not that she's not fabulous without a drink.  And, to be fair, she's not fussy.  It doesn't have to be Prosecco.  She's going to kill me for this! Sorry Marie.  

My other sister is a total lightweight and likes a Lambrini!



I created the background using lots of white die cuts around my heat embossed stamp.  You can't really see it on here but I colour all the die cuts with clear sparkle pen.

OK, over to you.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Tuesday, 3 May 2022

D...is for Disguise

 Yep, I know it's a Tuesday.  Yep, I know the Alphabet Challenge isn't until Friday (besides - we're only up to C).  Never the less, today we are looking for your 'D is for...' projects over at Cardz4guyz.  My first thought was die cuts but I couldn't come up with anything for a guy.  Of course, I can think of loads of ideas now!  Anyway, I remembered a digital stamp I had from years ago.  It's from Doodle Pantry.  I'm not sure if they are still going as they stopped selling in Europe when they changed the rules on VAT.


I absolutely love this stamp and I don't know why I don't use it more often. It's such fun.  I printed the sentiment on some designer paper and just put it all together.

Please pop over and join in the fun. 

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x