I've got some catching up to do. I've been away for a week but I'm back to work with a vengeance today. As it's Monday we also start the week with a new challenge over at Make My Monday. I did this one a couple of weeks ago so I didn't have to rush about. We want to see 'Embossing' on your project please. Wet or dry, it's up to you. I, sort of, went for both. I used a pretty embossing folder on some watercolour paper then I wet it through. I dug out my old Twinkling H2Os - they haven't seen the light of day for years. I just let pools of pink and purple seep through the water from the flower centers.
Monday, 27 September 2021
Friday, 24 September 2021
Don't Stop Being Motivated.
I'm really looking forward to seeing the entries into The Alphabet Challenge this time. If all goes well it should provide me with plenty of get up and go! We want 'M for Motivational Sentiments' on your projects please. You wouldn't believe how many sentiments I read before choosing this one.
Thursday, 23 September 2021
Does it seem like forever autumn yet
Morning all. I'm here with another Autumn themed card. This time it's for the Cardz4galz Challenge. We would like to see 'Autumn/Fall Leaves' please. Back to my one autumn themed paper pad. I really am going to have to find some new papers before next year.
Tuesday, 21 September 2021
Heavy metal - not!
Morning all. It's time for a new Cardz4guyz Challenge. Billie has chosen to 'add some metal' to your projects this week. Time to reach for all those unused Brads I've had hidden away for years. I've got several that I've always 'kept for best'. Silly isn't it? It's like keeping all the 'pretty paper' because you don't want to cut into it. My hubby will like this one. He's a bit of a Mod at heart. He loves his 60s music and rode a Vespa until he injured his arm which made it too painful.
Wednesday, 15 September 2021
Colour it Autumn
Morning all. Over at Sparkles Monthly Challenge we have another autumn themed challenge. We would like to see 'Autumn Colours' on your projects please. I kept this one really simple.
Monday, 13 September 2021
Falling for you
Morning all. Are you ready for a new Make My Monday challenge. We are looking for 'Autumn/fall' cards. See, I did warn you there would be plenty of these themes coming up. I did go to my one autumnal themed paper set but, instead of leaves, I chose to go with acorns.
Friday, 10 September 2021
Morning all. We have reached the letter 'L' over at The Alphabet Challenge and we want to see 'leaves' on your projects please. Now, at this time of year autumn and autumn leaves are very popular on the challenge blogs and, although I love the time of year, I'm not a big one for autumn colours. I searched through my massive paper stack and, unless you want to see a huge variation on one set of papers over the coming weeks, I struggled. But leaves don't have to be autumnal do they?
Thursday, 9 September 2021
Knickers in a Twist - part two
Would you believe it, I've done it again. Today's Cardz4galz Challenge would love to see you use 'Stencils' on your projects. Perfect, I've got a bamboo stencil I wanted to use. I've also got some suitable backing paper and a topper with a guy practicing martial arts. It looked fabulous all put together. Not girly at all however. I can't believe I've got my guyz and galz totally mixed up this week. Oh well, that drawing board I keep going back to is getting some real hammer this week.
I had a quick flick through my stencils folder and pulled out a magazine freebie that I can't remember using before.
Tuesday, 7 September 2021
Knickers in a twist - part one
Morning all. I hope you are all having a good week. I've been so inspired lately and the cards have been coming thick and fast. I have a whole list of subjects and themes I've been working through and I've been so pleased with my progress. All I need to do is add the cards to the correct post when the time comes. So, today's theme at Cardz4guyz is 'Yellow, blue and grey'. Off I go to pull out a card that I am particularly pleased with. I've managed to incorporate a lovely new die that I purchased recently - a floral image in a frame. Wait...a floral image on a Guy card! Rats!
Back to the drawing board quick.
Wednesday, 1 September 2021
'Stocking' up on Christmas Cards
As it's the first of the month we have a brand new challenge for you over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge. It's time to show us your Christmas Stockings. I have been giving all my old craft stuff a good rummage through and I found some decoupage sheets that a neighbour gave me several years ago. It's amazing what you find in your stash when you start looking.
Please pop over and join in the fun.
Thanks for reading.
Love Dawn x