Sunday 15 April 2012

What I did in the holidays

Well, I've just had a lovely break from work over the Easter holidays.  I've not done much at all but it did give me an opportunity to enter lots of challenges.  I'm a big fan of the Splitcoast Stampers website.  They have a couple of challenges everyday which can be found on the right hand side at the bottom of their home page.  I check out the card making posts daily for inspiration but I rarely have time to play.  Well, over the last few days I've had lots of time to play and I've had such fun.  Here's what I've come up with.

  this was for the clean and simple challenge which gave us a magazine cover full of pastel shades as inspiration

This was for the ways to use it challenge which gave 'colouring your image' as a theme

This was for the inspiration challenge which gave us a website to browse for inspiration.  I chose a plain Tshirt with the same sentiment as my inspiration.  What were the chances that I'd have a stamp with the same sentiment written on it?

This was for the sketch challenge this week.

I have done lots of other cards over the last week as well and even a few Atcs.  I've also found lots of new challenge blogs that I didn't know existed.  Unfortunately, I have to return to work tomorrow.  Oh Rats!!

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Friday 6 April 2012

Today, I will be mostly recycling

Well, so much for me keeping up to date on the blog.  Having figured out I could use my old phone to take pictures I then lost the lead to re-charge the thing.  Anyway, I've now found a lead to use instead so I'm back.  Just don't hold your breath between postings.

Anyone that knows me knows that I don't have a lot of spare cash to use for crafting...or anything else for that matter.  That's how come I like to use off cuts and I never throw anything away.  Not that I can always find it when I come to want it, but you can't blame a girl for trying.  One of the things I never throw away are old cards.  I've got a huge box of them.  They are handy for using the greetings or the inserts sometimes make pretty backing papers.  Not to mention the topper potential.  Recently, I seem to be recycling a lot.  My desk is often not visible below a pile of old cards.

I made a whole set of notelets out of the pink mum card.  I just cut small squares out and matted them before putting them on some of my off cut notelets.  The swirly pattern was quite abstract and I just added a couple of pearls in one corner of each.  They looked really pretty but my camera was dead at the time.

Here are a few cards that I did managed to take photos of.

I was really pleased with the results and they hardly cost me anything to make.  Just don't let on to anyone I might be sending them to.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x