Tuesday 31 December 2019

Feeling Blue

Morning all.  Time for a new challenge for the new year over at Cardz4guyz.  We are looking for you 'Blue' creations this time. 

Last year I lost my dear friend La.  She was a beautiful, creative women who inspired all of her friends.  Her daughter gave me a lot of her crafting bits and pieces when she was sorting through her mother's things.  La had a lot of beautiful textured papers which are now in my stash and I've been itching to use them.  I found some thick, crinkly paper with a lot of sparkle to it. I wasn't sure what kind of a card to make but I hope she would approve of my creation.

I do miss her, but I did smile when I was creating this just thinking about her.  I hope this hasn't been to depressing a post as she wouldn't like that.  I was blessed with her friendship and I shall continue to remember her as I create with her things.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Monday 23 December 2019

Happy Birthday to...Me! Well, nearly

Morning all.  I hope you have managed to finish all those last minute Christmas cards before the big day on Wednesday. I'm still colouring a few images as I'm not fed up yet.  The hope is to get a head start for next year.  Well, I can but dream.  In the meantime, we can go back to all the normal card making duties.  Today's challenge at Make My Monday is to make a Female Birthday Card.  I've chosen this subject as I know how difficult it is to get birthday cards once the Christmas madness starts.  I also know what it's like to have a birthday around Christmas time.  Apparently, I should have been born in January but, probably for the only time in my life, I was early.  You try organising a birthday celebration for the night before New Years Eve.  Everyone is either partied out or going out the next night.  Good job I'm not much of a party girl!

Anyway, I've made a card to give me a gentle reminder that Christmas is now over and I need to get back into the swing of things.

Yep,  back to Slimming World next week.  Not that I ever left but this last ten pound is proving difficult to shift.  I've used this brilliant image by Mo's Digital Pencil called 'Hoping'.  Just recently I don't even think I've bothered hoping. Never mind.  It will come off eventually. 

Let's see those girly images coming out ladies and gents.  I want to see what you've got to inspire me for the females in your life.

Please pop over and see what the DT have for you.  Their cards are always so inspirational.

Thanks for reading.  

Love Dawn x

Sunday 15 December 2019

A Bit of Sparkle for Sparkles

Morning all.  Today we have the last Sparkles Monthly Challenge of 2019 and, appropriately enough, we want to see some 'sparkle and shine' on your creations.

I have to admit to being pretty chuffed with my card.  As I am in the middle of trying to create my Christmas Cards for this year, and most people will be very surprised to get one as I am usually to late to bother, I have lots of bits of glitter card and metallic card left on my desk (and all over the floor and stuck to my clothing).  I gathered some of these scraps together and cut them into little strips and stuck them to some scrap card.  I then ran it through my die cutter with a stitched rectangle die and stuck it to a card blank.  I threaded a snowflake charm onto shiny silver thread and mounted it onto a black label that I had die cut.  Voila!  A simple card full of sparkle and shine made out of bits that would normally be thrown in the bin.

I really love how this turned out. I need to make more off cuts so I can do it again.  The picture isn't very clear but the black strips and some of the silver are glitter card.  I promise it sparkles so much in real life.

Please pop over and join in the fun.  After all, it's nearly Christmas so it's very appropriate to Sparkle.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Monday 9 December 2019

You Gnome it's nearly Christmas, right!

Morning all.  Time for an easy challenge over at Make My Monday.  Meg has given us 'Anything Christmas Goes'.  Time to get your last minute cards done and entered.  Well, what are you waiting for?  Oh, yes, my card!

I really love all the cute little Christmas Gnomes that are around at the moment.  I bought a whole set from the Digistamp Boutique before it closed.  I've popped one of them on a snowy background and added extra snowflakes.  I wish you could see the sparkle a bit better.  I used my spectrum noir sparkle pen on his beard.  Well, it is Christmas.  

OK, you've seen my effort.  Pop over and have a look at the DT inspiration.  They are stunning and very varied.  Then it's your turn.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Thursday 5 December 2019

Cute Christmas

Well, this week we have already had Christmas Critters at Cardz4guyz and now over at Cardz4galz we want to see your 'Cute Christmas' makes.  With all these Christmas Challenges you should be about ready to send everyone a Christmas Card.

I have to say that 'Cute' sent me scurrying straight for my LOTV images.  They are all so very adorable. I chose the little rabbit building a snowman.  Can't really get more cute than that - or can you?  The challenge is on.  Let's see what you've got!

I've used traditional colours again.  I really must try something different.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Tuesday 3 December 2019

Christmas Critters

Morning all.  Time for my choice on today's Cardz4guyz Challenge.  I have chosen 'Christmas Critters'.  There is plenty of scope with so many cute and adorable Christmas stamps out there or even dies or woodland creatures.  Come on, surely there is some idea stirring in your mind.  

My card involves two cute little Christmas owls from Di's Digis.  I can't actually find it on the site but there are so many sweet images on there I'm sure you could find something - should you feel the need to buy more digis. Some of her Christmas images are on sale too.  I coloured the images with traditional colours and painted a little Spectrum Noir sparkle pen in places and just added to some simple background papers.

Come on guys, you know what it's like at Christmas.  I'm bored rigid with nothing to do!  You could keep me occupied and out of trouble (well, maybe not) by giving me lots of inspiration to comment on.

Pop over and see the stunning selection from the DT.  They've really outdone themselves.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x