Tuesday 18 December 2018

New Year, New Beginnings

Morning all.  Time for a new challenge over at Cardz4guyz.  I was really chuffed to see how many snowmen entries we had and how good they all were.  Choosing the winners was a hard task. This time I can just relax and enjoy the entries in our 'New Year, New Beginnings' challenge.  

If I were to make any new year resolutions it would be to get more organised with my DT cards and schedule my posts instead of getting up at stupid 'o' clock on the day of the challenge.  Can't see it happening but the good intentions are there.

Here is my card.  I hope you like it.

Pop across and join the fun.  The DT ladies have some lovely inspiration for you.  Oh, and you can let me know if you've ever managed to keep your resolutions.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Resist...the Urge to Scream

So, you get up at 5am in the morning to do your blog commenting duties and get ready to go to work.  Then, you realise that - not only is it Tuesday and not Monday, but also that you haven't yet created your DT project for Wednesday.  Argh!!!

So what was I doing at that ridiculous time yesterday.  Resisting the urge to scream when my 'resist' project started to argue the toss.  Anyway, eventually I managed to wrangle a half decent effort together - strategically placing glitter stars and greetings over the splodgy bits and finger marks (shh, they'll never notice).

Never one to keep the fun stuff to myself - please pop over to the Back to Basics and Beyond Challenge and show me how to do it properly.  Seriously, I need your inspiration.

Here's the eventual card (my failed panels will be modified and turned into stunning Christmas cards for my family, lol).

See, this blogging lark can take you out of your comfort zone.  I am literally living and learning.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Monday 10 December 2018

CAS Cristmas

Morning all.  I'm very excited to announce that I have joined the fabulously talented ladies on the DT over at Make My Monday.  The plan was to start in the new year but I couldn't resist the CAS Challenge going live today.  Please pop over and join in the fun.  I'm looking forward to another excuse to stalk some more blogs.

For my card I've used a sweet little puppy image from Digistamp Boutique (sadly they are no longer trading).  I had intended to use a different image but I totally messed up the colouring so it went in the bin.  I've got tonnes of the Digistamp Boutique images and anyone of them would do but I am very into cute little dogs at the moment.  I glittered three strips of double sided tape for the background and added the greeting and the gems.  Job done.  I hope you like it.

Come on over and join us.  Think of it as an excuse to get some quick and simple last minute cards done.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Saturday 8 December 2018

Merry Kissmas Everyone

Morning all.  Rather than a DT post this morning I'm joining in at a challenge.  Get me!   Time to join a challenge.  What's going on!  To be fair the challenge is Season's Greetings over at The Alphabet Challenge so it's not taking me far from my priorities at the moment.  I've used the gorgeous Mistletoe stamp from Power Poppy.  It's one of those stamps that I saw coloured and had to buy, and I've been itching to colour it ever since.  I hope you like what I've done with it.  Now, who do I give it too, lol.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Snowmen for the Men

Morning all. It was fabulous to see so many entries on the 'Christmas Critters' challenge over at Cardz4guyz.  This time it is my turn to pick the criteria and I hope it will inspire as many entries, if not more (I live in hope).  I have chosen SnowMen.  It seemed appropriate for a Male Card Challenge.  There are tonnes of images out there that would fit the bill.  In fact, I have more than my fair share of snowmen stamps.  However, I fell in love with this fabulous image over at Sheepski Designs and just had to give it a go.  

I've recently moved my craft room into the larger front bedroom in the house.  Who needs all that space when you are just going to sleep in it anyway!  Having done so, I found loads of stuff I'd forgotten about.  I found two unopened packs of jewel coloured foil paper and decided to keep it simple by just using it to layer the image on.  I also found some fabric snowflakes and a tub of brads so I went for those too.  Here's the result.

It's a lot more vibrant than my usual fair but I'm quite chuffed with the result.

Please pop over to see the design team projects.  The girls do such a fabulous job.  I'd love to see your take on the theme too.  

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x