Wednesday 21 October 2015

Lots of layers

Get me!  Blogging twice in two days!

To be honest, I wasn't expecting to have time to do much more this week but my other half's surgery was put off by a day so I've had to have an extra day off to hubby sit.  He's fine, but I wasn't supposed to leave him for 24 hours after his operation.  Well, my craft room is in the same house!  I don't really think he needed me to actually hold his hand or anything.

So, what to do with an unexpected day off.  Maybe I should join another challenge.  It's a bit of a luxury as I don't always get time.  I follow lots of challenges on Bloglovin. It's an easy way to see lots of inspiration. Anyway, this morning had a challenge from Passion for Promarkers and this week it's being sponsored by one of my favourite digistamp shops.  I couldn't resist.  I am a huge fan of the Digistamp Boutique and I happened to have some of their stamps printed out ready to go.  The challenge doesn't need you to use one of their stamps but it just seemed a good excuse so I used one from the Cute Robin Chicklets Set.  I used a mixture of Tria Markers and Promarkers and used non traditional Christmas colours.  The challenge was to use lots of layers and here is what I came up with.

I layered two co-ordinating papers (sorry, I never remember where my papers come from) and stuck another panel from the same set where I wanted to put my robin.  I added some hand stitching and layered two lots of ribbon before sticking it to my card blank.  I finished it off by layering gemstones onto snowflakes.  I hope you like it.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Sorry it's late

It doesn't matter how often I promise myself I will blog more often and I will upload my cards to my Facebook Page I just can't seem to keep on top of it.  Anyway, this week I've made a couple of cards to echo my feelings on this.  The first one I coloured the image for and then couldn't make work how I wanted it, so I left it.  Anyway, inspiration has now struck and I've simplified it.  I like it much better than the fussy layout I originally had planned.

My second card I want to enter in this weeks Simply Less is More Challenge .  This week's theme is masculine, which usually fills me with dread.  However, I already had an image printed out (I think it's from Doodle Pantry) and a card in mind.  I don't know why but the sentiment wouldn't leave my head so I just went for it.  I hope no-one is offended.

When I've looked at them both I have realised that they both fit the male/CAS idea so I will enter the challenge.  

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x