Thursday 21 May 2020

You Wear it Well

Good Morning.  I hope you are ready for a new challenge as I have a very different theme for you over at Cardz4galz.  I would love to have thought this up myself but I blatantly nicked the idea from Hannalie over at Desert Diva.  She make the most awe inspiring cards and - every now and again - she will choose and item of clothing from her wardrobe and she will use it as inspiration for a card.  I really loved the idea and so I chose 'Case your Wardrobe' as my theme.  Of course, then I had to pick something didn't I! In the end I chose this pretty summer dress in pink.  Please ignore the self conscious model.  I asked my husband to take a flattering photo and he said this would have to do.  That's Bertie from next door, by the way, hopefully awaiting more treats.

Here's a close up of the detail.

I liked the pattern and the little cut out detail but I wasn't too sure as to how I was going to create it.  I originally though I would die cut a leafy frond and use it on my card but whilst I was looking for my cutting plates I found a freebie stamp that I preferred instead.  I used three colours of Adirondack ink to repeatedly stamp the image.  I then cut a panel from pink card to add the little holed detail.
Here's how it turned out.

The pink is a little brighter than the material but I'm pleased with how it turned out.

Please pop over and join in the fun.  I won't have anything to chose from if you don't.  The design team have created some really lovely cards.  I'm pleased really as, once I'd picked my theme, I wasn't sure how it would be received.  They've really stepped up.  Thanks ladies.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


  1. What a great idea for the challenge and i love your photo! You've made a beautiful card. Emmax

  2. wow love this idea and your card Dawn, a beautiful combination of colours on your stamping and a great pic

  3. Dawn, I think this is a super idea (whoever had it first). I do like your card, your dress is the perfect inspiration. Deborah x

  4. What a great theme. Love the dress and your card is beautiful. What a cute dog!

  5. WOW! This is just lovely and I love your dress. That's a great idea to pick the dress to match up to. I love it!

  6. A fabulous card Dawn and great photo of you - such a pretty dress.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  7. Such a pretty card - and model!! Love the cut-out detail as well. Fun challenge, Dawn! Have a great rest of your week, my friend!!

  8. Hi Dawn, nice to see a picture of you, your husband's comment made me laugh! This is a neat challenge idea and your card turned out perfect for it.

  9. Well hello Dawn, so nice to see you, a brilliant idea, no matter whose it was. I was so pleased you suggested it and the DT seem to have enjoyed it. There was me, all these years, imagining you with dark hair. I love how you re-created your dress, even down to the little cut-out detail. Hugs.xx

    1. My hair was dark for years hun. I got fed up one day and told my hairdresser to do something with it and blond highlights is what I got. I love my hairdresser she just gets on with it. Love Dawn x

  10. What a great pic of YOU! : ) I love seeing what Desert Diva is up to and I agree with you...I LOVE her casing her closet cards! This one is so pretty and I like the diamond die cuts creating the banding at the bottom!
    Hugs - Rachelle : ) PS - BERTIE IS BEAUTIFUL!

  11. What a gorgeous card and colors Dawn, great photo of you, beautiful dress!
    Tammy x

  12. I just love that your dress is the inspiration! The colors you chose for the card are awesome together.

  13. What a great idea for a theme Dawn, love your card and gorgeous dress!
    Janice x