Sunday 31 January 2016

Anniversary Heart

Wow, check me out!  Two blog posts and two competition entries in two days!

I mentioned yesterday that I'd had some birthday money from my Grandma and I'd been on a bit of a digistamp shopping spree.  Well, it does seem the all my digi shopping tends to start with the Digistamp Boutique these days.  I'm a bit of a sucker for there designs and I couldn't resist this new one when I saw Lorraine Bailey's design team card.  I loved that fact that it would work so well as a clean and simple card cause it does all the wow factor for you.  Here is my card

I just added a bit of bling and coloured the border with the same colour as I'd used on the flowers.  I have to say I'm really pleased with it. Plus, if I'm quick, I can enter it into their January Challenge.

Thanks for reading

Love Dawn x

Saturday 30 January 2016

What a plonker!

I am the world's worst ProCraftinator. I will freely admit that I spend more time on Pinterest and Bloglovin looking for inspiration than I do crafting.  I hadn't realised that, in doing so, I had also been missing out.

Pinterest is probably my biggest problem, with almost 2900 pins as I type.  One of my boards is for card sketches for when I can't figure out what layout to use on a card.  There are numerous sketch challenges on the Internet and I frequently pin layouts marked 'I {heart} sketches', but that's as far as I ever went.  I just pinned the sketch for future reference.  Imagine my surprise when I found a Bloglovin post (don't ask me who's - although I will be eternally grateful to them - I follow so many) which took me to From the Heart Stamps, the creator of the sketch challenge blog that I so often pinned.  Best of all, they do digis.  Yeah!  I can't believe that I've been missing out for all this time 'cause I didn't click on the pin, Doh!

Needless to say I've been shopping this week (thanks Mamma B for the birthday money) and I can now enter the challenges as well as pin them.  Here's this week's challenge
and here is my interpretation.

I used one of the stamps I bought, Birdbrain wine, although for this card I only used part of the stamp.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn 

Sunday 17 January 2016

Things with wings

As this is my first post of the new year I should mention that I am useless at New Years Resolutions.  As this is the case I won't be making any this year.  If I was going to make any though it would be to enter more challenges.  I follow loads of challenges on Bloglovin and it's a great way to get inspiration.  However, my efforts at card making (well, taking photos and uploading really) are often too late to enter the end result.  Not so this week.  Yeah, I got one done in time.

This weeks theme at Sweet Stampin Challenge is 'Things with Wings' and, handily enough, I had a digital stamp already printed and ready to colour. I bought Party Time Pixies a while ago and it's been sat in my folder ready to colour ever since.  So, here is the finished card

I had great plans for using various papers on this card but, in the end, it looked better kept very simple.  I hope you like my efforts and, you never know, this may be the first of many challenge cards this year!

Thanks for reading

Love Dawn x