Morning all. We have a very seasonal Challenge for you over at Make My Monday. We would like to see your 'Easter or Spring' projects please. Easter has sort of surprised me this year. Still being in lockdown means I have to book a place at Church on Sunday so I've only been going occasionally to give everyone a chance at the limited spaces. Watching on-line isn't the same as being there and, as we have no hymns, it doesn't seem seasonal. Oh well, I can still create an Easter card or two.
Monday, 29 March 2021
Wishing you all a Blessed Easter
Friday, 26 March 2021
Were all going to the Zoo tomorrow, Zoo Tomorrow, Zoo Tomorrow...
I used to sing that as a kid. I wish I was going to the Zoo tomorrow. I'm going to work instead. However, over at the Alphabet Challenge we do have 'Zoology' as a theme for you. Put your thinking caps on for this one.
Thursday, 25 March 2021
A Cup of ...
Morning all. Are you ready for a new Cardz4galz challenge. We want to see you 'Tea/Coffee' projects please. Now, for a tea drinker I have surprisingly few items to use for this one. I suppose it's because I don't send cards to myself. However, as Will is a coffee addict I don't have to worry. I have tonnes of stuff for coffee.
My stash busting lead me to an old background that I'd created that had been hanging around forever. I layered it onto craft cardstock. I then used a stencil from Funky Fossil (yes, I am obsessed with their stencils at the moment) and stenciled the images and words. I cut the panels with a stitched die. On the largest panel I stamped the coffee mug from the Altenew set Coffee with a Splash. I stuck the largest panel on first and arranged the others around it. I'm quite pleased with this one. I can see me using the stamp and stencil together again.
Time for you to join in the fun. Please pop over and see what the DT have created to inspire you.
Thanks for reading.
Love Dawn x
Tuesday, 23 March 2021
Water, Water Everywhere
Morning all. We have a lovely new challenge for you over at Cardz4guyz this morning. We want you to create something with the theme 'By the Water'. This was perfect for me as I needed a card for Patrick to send to his dad for his birthday. Will, my other half, is pretty obsessed with water. The closest we get are the two ponds but he's pretty taken with narrowboats these days. We both follow a couple of Vlogs by narrowboaters and we love to walk canal towpaths - especially me as they tend to be flatter with not many hills. I found a stunning piece of art work on Etsy by Kelly O'Gorman that was totally perfect.
Monday, 15 March 2021
Over at Sparkles Monthly Challenge today we would like to see your 'baby' projects. Now, for some reason, I really struggle to make baby cards I'm happy with. Oh well, it is a 'challenge' blog after all.
I'm still trying to sort my craft room out - I know, it's a never ending task - and my hubby had put me some shelves up. I've arranged all my old rubber stamps - remember them? - so I can see what I've got. I'd decided to use a sweet stamp that I've only ever used once. Well, then I remembered why I'd only used it once and why the wood mounted stamps went in a box in the first place. Needless to say my efforts went in the bin and I found a small wood mounted stamp that I could get a decent image from.
Morning all. We have a 'Clean and Simple' challenge for you today over at Make My Monday. In fact, as I was having a hell of a week last week, the clean and simple theme did me a favour as I needed a birthday card for my other half and didn't have time to faff. So, the love of my husband's life is coffee. I'd like to think I'm up there somewhere but I'm not sure I get the top spot when he needs his cup of rocket fuel in a morning. His favourite shop, Drury's in Covent Garden has just shut down but, thankfully, they have a thriving mail order service. So, coffee beans it is.
Over to you guys.
Thanks for reading.
Love Dawn x
Friday, 12 March 2021
Morning! We are up to Y for today's Alphabet Challenge and I have chosen 'Y for Yellow'. Now this is a challenge for me as Yellow is probably my least favourite colour. I get that it's bright and cheerful but if I wear it near my face I look washed out and ill. As this is the case I've left my card very simple with just a little yellow detail.
Thursday, 11 March 2021
Morning all. It's time for a new challenge - a very appropriate one as I write this - for Cardz4galz. Today we are asking for 'Spring Rain' cards. Think wellies, umbrellas etc. I was a bit stuck for ideas for this one but I popped onto Etsy for some digital stamp retail therapy. I found this sweet little duck over at Drawn by Krista. He looks so very happy in the miserable weather. I also added a quote from Baer Design Studios. This came in a valentine's set but I think it works quite well with my smiley little fella. I have to say I'm obsessed with quotes at the moment and often find myself browsing Baer Designs.
Tuesday, 9 March 2021
Morning all. Thank you for the lovely entries in my 'Thinking of You' challenge. I loved the different inspiration in the gallery. It's so nice to see other people's ideas for such a difficult type of card. Anyway, it's time for a new Cardz4guyz Challenge and, this week, we are thinking of the 'Teens'. We want to see projects for the teenagers in your lives.
Well, if you've been following my blog, you will be aware that I'm on a stash busting mission. This challenge gave me an opportunity to use a digi stamp I've had printed out for years. I'm afraid I can't give credit for it as I deleted the file by accident years ago. This was my first purchase of a digital stamp set and it was long before I figured a way to store and index them. I think the folder got lost in some digital paper files before I backed everything up to memory stick. When I changed computers I deleted a load of stuff and I think this set must have been amongst them.
Monday, 1 March 2021
Morning all. I'm sorry you didn't seem to enjoy my emergency services theme over the last fortnight. Hopefully, today's Make My Monday topic will be more appealing. We would like to see your 'Masculine' projects please. I always enjoy these cards more than I like to admit. For a start off you can get away with some fun images. I have loads and most of the 'male' themed ones seem to come from Dr Digi's House of Stamps. I had real fun colouring this one for my card.
I'm not sure who I would give it to as most of our friends have scooters. I suppose I could have used a scooter image as, although you can buy this stamp on it's own, I bought the whole transport set. I added it to some paper that matched my colour choices and popped on some die cut spanners. I hope you like it.
Please pop over and join in the fun. For those who struggle with cards for the boys the design team have some lovely inspriation.
Thanks for reading.
Love Dawn x