Monday, 23 May 2022

Feeling Fruity

 Morning all.  Today over at Make My Monday we would love to see 'fruit/veg' on your projects please.  Perfect, I just bought a magazine with the ideal stamp as a freebie.



It was such fantastic timing.  I bought the magazine on the way to the hairdressers and didn't actually think about how I would use the stamp and matching die.  Then I saw this week's theme.  

In order to get the colouring right I blended a few distress oxides onto a piece of card and positioned the stamp were I thought it looked right.  I did colour the leaf with alcohol markers as it didn't look right in the same ink and my greens are limited.  I can't believe how well the inking turned out.

Ok, over to you lot.  Pop over and see the DT cards.  They're fabulous.

Thanks for reading.


Love Dawn x


Friday, 20 May 2022

D is for die cuts

 Morning all.  Thanks for all the entries into my 'cars' challenge. I enjoyed seeing the different cards.  Over at The Alphabet Challenge we are up to 'D for Die Cuts'.  The problem that I have is that I have so many of them.  In the end I was swayed by the fact that I had a paper pad I hadn't cracked into yet.  


I stencilled the background and backed one of my hexagons with some of the pretty paper.  I also fussy cut the bee from another sheet. I chose a sentiment because it fit into that gap.  Now I'm looking at it I wish I'd chosen a 'new home' sentiment.  I may have to do this one again.  I think it would make a lovely new home card.

OK, over to you lot.  Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Thursday, 19 May 2022

Focus on the sentiment

 Morning all.  My choices of theme are coming thick and fast at the moment.  Today over at Cardz4galz I have chosen 'a sentiment as a focal point'. I had a fabulous idea for this one.  I found a pretty sentiment about friends being like diamonds.  I heat embossed it on some lavender cardstock.  My plan was to use a diamond die cut to finish off the card.  I've tipped my craft room upside down and can I find that die...can I heck as like!

So, how do you like plan B.


I was going for bright and cheerful, can you tell?

Ok, hit me with your sentiments please. I need to set my craft room straight again.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Guyz goes wild

 Morning all.  It's my turn to pick a theme for the Cardz4guyz Challenge.  I would love to see 'wildlife' on your projects please.  I chose to go really wild with my effort.


I've had a little book of masculine toppers for absolutely ages and I never really bother with them.  However, this tag caught my imagination and I used some of the matching elements too.  I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

Please pop over and give me something to pick from.  Go on, go wild!

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Sunday, 15 May 2022

Dramatic floral frenzy

 Morning all.  Thanks to everyone who joined in my Animal Print theme over at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.  However, we must move on and this month we are looking for a 'floral frenzy'.  Here's mine.


Yes, I know I said I wasn't buying anymore papers but these were so pretty and really dramatic and I have no will power!  I used one of the floral patterned papers and one of the cut aparts.  I was stuck for a bit as to how to make it more me.  I decided to use the two larger floral images on the front cover of the paper pad to decoupage the corner bit.  After that it was just a sentiment (also cut out of the front cover) and a bit of bling.

Please pop over and join in the fun.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Monday, 9 May 2022

Broken Tulip

 Morning all.  We are looking for your 'spring' projects over at Make My Monday this time.  When I think of spring I always think of Tulips.  They are so pretty.  It's a pity they don't last long.  

Fun fact of the week: Streaked tulips are called broken tulips and get their streaks from a virus infection.  This was practically the only think I learnt from trying to plough my way through a book on Tulip mania.  I gave up in the end.  It was hard going.


Also hard going is this lovely wood mounted stamp I've had forever.  I think it's stunning but I'm never pleased with how I colour it.  This is the closest I've got to getting it right but I'm still not happy.  I covered it in sparkle pen to try and make it look better.  

Anyway, I'm off to enjoy the last of the tulips in my garden.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Friday, 6 May 2022

Carz

 Morning all.  It's my choice of theme for today's Alphabet Challenge so it's 'C for Cars'. I've always been a bit into motor sport.  I've gone off F1 lately but I do like rallying and also the touring car championship.  I did take a rally course years ago.  I will never make a rally driver but it taught me so much.  My husband also owned a rally car years ago and navigated for a friend who drove.  One of my first dates with Will was to a touring car race at Donnington park.  His dad was mortified that he'd taken me to a race meet.  I was as pleased as punch as I'd not been to a race in a couple of years.


A very long while ago Sandy Allnock was having car trouble and drew this cute digi to raise funds to pay the garage bill.  I love it.  I pretty sure it isn't still available.  It's just so cute!

Please pop over and join in the fun.  I need some entries to comment on.

Thanks for reading.


Love Dawn x


Thursday, 5 May 2022

A little drinky!

 Morning all.  We have a fresh new challenge for you today over at Cardz4galz.  We are looking for your 'food and/or drink' ideas please.  I decided on drink for my idea as I'd recently done a food card for another challenge.  I've had this stamp, from Crafter's Companion, for a while now but only used it once.  I'm not sure why but it always reminds me of my sister.  Not that she's not fabulous without a drink.  And, to be fair, she's not fussy.  It doesn't have to be Prosecco.  She's going to kill me for this! Sorry Marie.  

My other sister is a total lightweight and likes a Lambrini!



I created the background using lots of white die cuts around my heat embossed stamp.  You can't really see it on here but I colour all the die cuts with clear sparkle pen.

OK, over to you.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Tuesday, 3 May 2022

D...is for Disguise

 Yep, I know it's a Tuesday.  Yep, I know the Alphabet Challenge isn't until Friday (besides - we're only up to C).  Never the less, today we are looking for your 'D is for...' projects over at Cardz4guyz.  My first thought was die cuts but I couldn't come up with anything for a guy.  Of course, I can think of loads of ideas now!  Anyway, I remembered a digital stamp I had from years ago.  It's from Doodle Pantry.  I'm not sure if they are still going as they stopped selling in Europe when they changed the rules on VAT.


I absolutely love this stamp and I don't know why I don't use it more often. It's such fun.  I printed the sentiment on some designer paper and just put it all together.

Please pop over and join in the fun. 

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Sunday, 1 May 2022

Sentiment -al Christmas

 Morning all.  We want to see your 'Christmas Sentiments' on this month' s Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  This is my second attempt at this challenge as the first one ended in the bin.  It was one of those great ideas that just didn't translate.  I'm pleased I didn't go with it as I love the Christmas Tree die (I got it from The Works) I eventually used.  To be honest I think the backing paper and the smaller trees also came from The Works.  I really spend too much time and money in that shop.



I did cut a wavy border for my trees to stand on but you can't really see it much.  I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  Please pop over and join in the fun.

Thanks for reading


Love Dawn x

Monday, 25 April 2022

Get Me! Voluntarily doing a fun fold

 Morning all.  I was so impressed by the Washi Tape entries to my Make My Monday challenge.  Thanks to all who joined in.  I have nicked a few of your ideas.  Anyway, over to this week's challenge which is 'Happy Birthday'.  I was experimenting with a card order for a friend and was trying to size up a Z fold card. Well that went pear shaped fairly quickly so I went for a normal card for that one.  I did, however, leave me with a couple of smaller card bases that worked well so I dug through my scraps and a couple of pre cut circles and slung them all together.


I'm pretty pleased with the result to be honest.  I will say this for fun fold cards, they do use up quite a few scraps.  I can see me doing more of these.  Oh good grief.  Have I finally become a convert.  Debbie Mageed, you have a lot to answer for!  

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Friday, 22 April 2022

Big Bold Bloom

 Morning all. We are at 'B' for Bloom over at The Alphabet Challenge today.  I decided to go big and bold with my bloom.  I'm going through a lovely paper pad that I got from the Range and it has some stunning florals.  Some of the designs are too big for cards - well I thought they were. If you cut out a rectangle of the paper and decoupage one of the large flowers it turns out pretty good.  


To be fair it's not gonna work on a C6 card.  This is 5x7 and I think the dimensions look ok on that. It would struggle on a smaller card.  OK you lot.  Show us your blooms.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Thursday, 21 April 2022

Pretty in Pink

 Morning all.  We have a lovely girly challenge over at Cardz4galz this morning.  We would like to see you 'Pink' creations.  Simples!  I've been totally engrossed in my scrap box this week so I pulled out some pretty pink papers for this one.  I had a cut apart that I liked the wording on but the design just didn't stand out.  Instead I fussy cut a flower from the backing paper I'd used and covered the smaller design.


I'm really chuffed with this one.  I love the floral paper and I will be gutted when I've finished it off.  It's not often I say that about paper.  I have so much of it.

Please pop over and join in with the challenge.  You can't get much more girly that pink.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Tag, you're it!

Morning all.  Are you ready for a new Cardz4guyz Challenge.  Tag, you're it.  We want tags or cards with tags on them this time please.  I decided to do something slightly different and create a bottle tag.  I used a favourite type of bottle as inspiration.


I don't expect you to believe it but the glass, although half full, has only tonic water in it.  No, really, it does!  I have several gin and prosecco themed stamps from Crafter's Companion and I've used the sentiment from one and the glass from another for my creation.

Please pop over and join in the fun.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Friday, 15 April 2022

Going Wild with Animal Print

 Morning all.  Yet again it's my turn to choose a topic - this time for Sparkles Monthly Challenge - and once again I can't remember why I picked it.  Anyway, 'Animal Print' is what I will be looking for when I visit your blogs and choose the winners.  I used some stripes of paper from a recent purchase that has leopard spots on it. I wasn't sure what to do once I'd put it together but one of the cut aparts had a large sentiment on it so I fussy cut around it.


The sentiment says it all really.  You need to 'go wild' and create something for me to have a look at.  Please pop over and see what the DT have created and join in the fun.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Monday, 11 April 2022

Wishy Washi

 Morning all.  Over at Make my Monday today it's my choice of theme.  I can't remember choosing it but 'Washi Tape' it is.  I think I must have been staring at my rolls of tape when I needed a theme.  Anyway, as I have way too much of the stuff and rarely use it, it turned out to be an inspired choice. I just layered several strips in different directions before adding my sentiment and focal point.




I'm running out of sympathy cards and find guys hard to make for on these occasions but I'm really pleased with how this turned out.  

Please pop over and join in as I still have tonnes of the stuff and could do with some inspiration.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Friday, 8 April 2022

Animal Antics

 Here we go again.  Over at The Alphabet Challenge we are back to the letter A and it's 'Animal Antics' that we are looking for.  I went searching through my printed out digis for something and found a really fun sheep from Bugaboo Stamps (no longer available as Jodie has shut the shop - gutted).  


I found some fun backing papers with lots of metallic spots on and I love how it turned out.  I even managed to use a scrap of the zig zag paper from last time's challenge.  Continuity as well!  I spoil you.

Please pop over and join in the fun.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Thursday, 7 April 2022

I'm getting the hang of these fun folds now

 I'm pretty sure that my teamies on the challenge blogs are on a mission to convert me.  My regular readers will know how hard I find 'fun folds' but we've had quite a few lately.  Today, over at Cardz4galz, I get to practice some more.

I've used some of my pretty girly papers to create a peak-a-boo gate fold card.



It's my son's girlfriend's birthday today - Happy Birthday Libby - and I was going to send it to her but I decided on something to match her present instead.  I do love how this one turned out though.  I don't think it's going in the charity box.  I want to use it myself.  Listen to me!  I think I'm converted.

Please pop over and join in.  I may need your fun folds for future projects.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Hubby's first love

 Morning all.  Today, over at Cardz4guyz, we are looking for texture on your projects please.  I was thinking about how I was going to do this one yesterday as my husband, Will, tiled my mum's kitchen.  He's a plumber by trade and does quite a lot of tiling for work.  We've been helping mum update her kitchen and, thankfully, we are on the last leg.  Just the grouting to do now.  I was watching him yesterday and musing as to how much tile adhesive looked like my texture paste.  I couldn't think of a way to add tiles to the card so I went with his first love of Coffee instead.  

 


I used an old stamp from Altenew to add the coffee rings and splashes - and I will add that he's far to conscientious to stick his mug down like that - and popped up the mug when it was dry.  I'm pretty sure he does love me more than the first cup of coffee but I won't push my luck and ask him.

Please pop over and see how the DT have added texture to their projects.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Friday, 1 April 2022

Christmas as a fun fold

 Morning all.  Well it may be April Fool's Day but yesterday's Christmasy weather was no joke.  Snow!  I am ready for some real spring stuff.  But, talking of Christmas, we have today's Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  We are looking for fun folds this month and you all know how much I love those!  Actually, I found one I do like.  I did it as a mother's day card for a friend and enjoyed it so I've done another for Christmas.  I found the tutorial for the 'Lock and pop' fold at Mixed Up Crafts.  Here's a couple of photos to show you how mine turned out.



I think it's supposed to look flatter than that when it's closed.  Next time I will put double the foam tape behind my centre piece.

Please pop over and join in the fun.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Monday, 28 March 2022

Love Coffee?

 Morning all.  We are looking for 'stencilled' projects over at Make My Monday this week.  I do love stencils but I don't use them often.  My favourite place to go for stencils has to be Funky Fossil.  They have such unusual designs.  I've had a coffee bean stencil for a while and I've not used it yet so this was an ideal opportunity.


I had some coffee themed papers with some cut aparts so this came together pretty easily.  I'm sure you've all got loads of stencils to use so please join in the fun.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Friday, 25 March 2022

You Zig, I'll Zag

Morning all.  We are up to 'Z for Zig Zags' over at The Alphabet Challenge  and I have to admit this card took me no time at all.  I found the perfect backing paper with huge zigzags on it and let it do all the work.  


I've had the elephant topper in my stash forever and the purple and green matched so on it went.  It's got to be the simplest thing I've made in ages.  I wish they were all as easy.

Please pop over and join in the fun.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Thursday, 24 March 2022

Spring again - for mum this time

 Well, if I struggled to make a spring card for a man, today's Cardz4galz Challenge should be a doddle.  We are looking for Spring Flowers for Mum.  Sunday being mother's day in the UK. Spring flowers remind me of my Gran.  Her birthday was the first day of spring and she always had some hyachinths.  I planted them some in my garden when she passed away and, sure enough, they popped into flower this week.



No hyachinths on my card but I did chose some lovely fresh colours.  The stamp is an old one from Digistamp Boutique (no longer available). I just coloured it to match my papers and added some bling.  It's on it's way to Salisbury to Will's mum at as I write.  Just got mum's to do now.

Please pop over and join the fun.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Tuesday, 22 March 2022

A spring card for the guyz

 Afternoon all.  Yes, I know it's late.  I should have posted this morning but things haven't gone to plan.  Over at Cardz4guyz we have the subject of 'equinox seasonal change' which, when you get down to it means spring.  I'm not gonna lie, this one was a challenge.  Normal spring image - daffs, tulips, lambs and chicks - seemed a bit girly.  I decided to go with a quote from Baer Design Studio.  After that I just needed some images.  I wanted bright cheerful images that looked ready to party and, as the insects appear to be waking up in the garden, these images from Goebie seemed to fit the bill.


It's a little bit different than I intended but, once I had the quote, it seemed to fit.  It's nice to see some of the bees and things popping up now the sun is shinning a bit. I won't let Will mow the grass so that they can get pollen from the dandelions. Not popular with him but they need looking after and there's not much else out yet.

Please pop over and join in the fun.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x 


Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Something Fishy Going On

 Morning all.  It's the 15th of the month so we have a new challenge for you at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.  We are looking for something 'for men only' this time.  Anyone who has followed my blog recently can't help but have noticed my obsession with a digital stamp company on Etsy.  Le Petite Market have become my go to shop just recently.  I've let you off for the last couple of posts so it's time to try another one of their sets. I bought a set of nautical clipart recently and it's perfect for this challenge.


There are so many different images in this set but I chose to go with three of the cutest fish.  They are perfect for yet another recent paper pad purchase.  There can't be many paper pads I haven't got by now.  I really must shop with blinkers on!  I've got tonnes more of the digi images printed out so it should keep me out of mischief for a bit.

Please pop over and play.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Monday, 14 March 2022

Blue, Purple and Yellow

 Morning all.  This morning over at Make My Monday we have a colour combo for you.  Jackie has chosen 'Blue, Purple and Yellow'.  Thank you Jackie.  It's not a combo I would have purposely put together but it's perfect for a set of papers I've got.

Do you ever really fall in love with patterned paper and then find yourself at a loss as to what to do with it?  I found a pad a few months ago at The Works and just had to have it.  The deep colours of the irises on the paper really spoke to me.  Of course, as soon as I got it home it immediately shut it's trap and I was stuck for ideas! Until Jackie set this challenge that is.




Isn't that iris gorgeous?  The pad is a 12x12 so some of the papers have patterns that would dominate a card.  So why not let them do just that.  I cut out the iris and layered it up for dimension. I'm am so pleased with how it turned out.

Please pop over and join in the fun.  I'd love to see your colour combo creations.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Sunday, 13 March 2022

Procraftinating

 Well, what do you do with your Sunday when you have 5 birthday cards and two design team projects to do.  You spot a blog challenge you haven't entered in a while and decide to play instead.  In my defence it just looked like a challenge that would help clear out my some of my scraps.

Here is my take on this week's Sketch Saturday Challenge .


And here's the sketch:


I just thought the bright and cheerful pink paper would make a lovely get well soon card.  What do you think?

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Friday, 11 March 2022

How do you choose?

 Morning all.  We have a very individual choice for you over at The Alphabet Challenge.  We want 'Your' favourite colour combinations please.  However are you supposed to choose?  It really depends on my mood.  I love pink and green.  I also love the blue and yellow I'm seeing on so many creations recently (and fully endorse the wish for peace that goes with that combo).  I love cream and brown - and blue and brown for that matter.  Decisions, decisions.  In the end I chose to go with the team colours of my favourite NFL team.  Black and gold (Geaux Saints).


It did help that one of my recent paper pad purchases is made up of exactly that. I used one of the cut aparts and layered it on some foam squares for dimension. The only other thing I did was throw some gold gems at it.  I did toy with the idea of making it a graduation card by adding a mortar board to it.  I think the sentiment would work so well for that type of card.  In the end I left it as it was.

Please pop over and show is your favourite combo.  

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Thursday, 10 March 2022

Safari So Goody

 Morning all.  How about something different for the Galz this week.  Over on the Cardz4galz Challenge we are looking for 'Zoo or Safari Animals'.  I bought this fabulous set from Le Petite Market (yes, them again - I'm obsessed) but I wanted it to look girly instead of boyish.  I used peach coloured background paper to try and achieve this.  I still think it could be unisex but I'm chuffed with the result.




My dark green colour was a little hard to blend out on the jeep but I think it gives a sort of camouflage look so I left it as it was (well, that's my excuse anyway). On a plus point all the papers were from my scrap stash and the tiny binoculars have been in my tin for about 15 years.

OK, over to you guys.  

Thanks for reading. 

Love Dawn x

Tuesday, 8 March 2022

Skinny Coffee Anyone?

 Morning all.  Today we would like to see your 'slimline' cards over at Cardz4guyz.  I've been liking the slimline look just lately.  I'm hoping if I do enough my waistline may get the hint.  

I recently bought a couple of new paper pads from The Range.  Yes, I know I said I was trying to use my stash but I have no will power (hence the waistline).  Ok, I bought three!  I admit it.  They even hid them out of the way but I wouldn't let them defeat me ๐Ÿ˜‚

Anyway, one was perfect for my husband and had some fabulous coffee cut aparts.  There was even a full size version of the one I've used on my card so I've framed it and hung it in the kitchen.


Being a tea drinker I'm not sure I agree with the sentiment but I wouldn't say that out loud if my husband was around.

Please pop over and show us your slimline makes.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Tuesday, 1 March 2022

Santa Rocks!

 Morning all.  My husband wanted to know why I was colouring a Santa image at the end of February.  It's because the theme over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge is 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town'.  In a bid to tidy my craft room, yet again, I am trying not to print more images and use some of the ones I've got lying in a drawer.  Would you believe I could only find one Santa.  He is a cutie though so I've gone with it.  The image is from Gerda Steiner Designs and, although I have had it for years it is still available.


I'm not sure that he's playing Jingle Bells but what ever he's playing he's rocking out to it.

Please pop over to show us your Santas.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Monday, 28 February 2022

Something very close to my heart

 Something very close to my heart is my stomach!  And today's theme at Make My Monday was always going to be a favourite of mine.  We want to see 'Food and/or Drink' on your makes this time please. I chose to go with food simply because I had bought yet another digital stamp set from Le Petite Market on Etsy .  This time it was a cute set of Sushi images.  Mmm, Sushi ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“


I coloured the images and paired them with some pretty oriental papers.  I used the computer to generate the sentiment and I'm pleased with how this all came together.

Please join in and show my your favourite food and drink suggestions.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Friday, 25 February 2022

X is for Xanthic - yep, I had to look it up too

 Morning all.  Over at The Alphabet Challenge we have 'X for Xanthic'.  Apparently it means tending towards a yellow colour.  Well, just to be on the safe side I've gone very yellow.


I had this lovely yellow paper with a blue floral pattern on for ages.  The pattern goes in strips so it was itching to be turned into a slimline card.  I just added a sentiment and some butterflies and finished it with some gems.  Really simple to create but I'm pleased with it.  I didn't expect to like it.  Yellow is my least favourite colour.

Don't let that stop you joining in the fun.  Let's celebrate all things 'Xanthic'

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Thursday, 24 February 2022

Wingy Things

 Morning all.  Can you remember me mentioning a cute robin that I wanted to colour for my winter card but I ran out of time.  Well today over at Cardz4galz it gets to shine.  We are looking for 'Things with Wings'.  It's always a popular one this one.  I was just glad to find a reason to colour one of these cute images.  I am totally obsessed with Le Petite Market over on Etsy.  I've bought several digital stamp sets recently so you will be seeing more.


I'm still on a mission to clear out my scraps so the background is made of strips from some bits I had left over.  Once I had the panel I stuck it in an embossing folder for added interest.

I'm really pleased with how this one turned out.

Please pop over and join in the fun.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Tuesday, 22 February 2022

You know how much I love a fun fold...

 Morning all.  We would like to see your 'fun fold' cards this week over at Cardz4guyz.  I really do want to find these cards fun.  I keep promising to join in at Debbie's Creative Creases Challenge as she's such a supportive friend and has such inspirational cards.  I really do struggle though.  I even have an SVG template for my cricut for today's card and you really don't want to know how many I cut out before I was happy.  Needless to say I won't be short of paper scraps for a while.


I popped into The Range last week.  They have an Iceland section and I needed some frozen veg.  No, bear with me.  It is all connected I promise.  Since they had to make room for the Iceland bit their craft section has reduced a bit.  However, they did have some new racks stuffed full off 12x12 paper pads.  Sorry, it had to be done.  So, two pads, a pack of puffy stickers and a bag of frozen peas later I had a great idea for my card.  The Llama was a magazine freebie stamp (along with the sentiment) and I knew they would make a brilliant Guyz card with this paper.  I suppose they did...eventually.  Maybe I just need more practice. I'm sure Debbie Mageed  will give me ample encouragement.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Big and little

 Morning all.  We have a new monthly challenge for you today over at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.  We are looking for something 'big and small' on your projects please.  I couldn't resist doing a little mummy and baby thing with this one and you all know what a sucker I am for Koalas.


The image is from Sweet Escape Digis and I used one of my pre-assembled backgrounds to mount it on.  I have left room for a sentiment at the bottom as I'm not sure what I will use it for at the moment.  I'm trying to get rid of some of my pre-assembled backrounds.  It's ok sorting your scraps out and creating them but just popping them in another box isn't really much help.  I need to get rid. Besides, I've got more scraps to use now.  It's never ending, isn't it.

Please pop over and join in the fun.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


Monday, 14 February 2022

I 'heart' Van Gogh

 Morning all.  Happy Valentine's Day.  We have a romantic new theme on the Make My Monday Challenge and would like to see 'hearts' on your projects please.  

I was really please when my son asked me if I'd make him a valentine's card for his girlfriend.  In all the years I've been doing cards he's only ever asked for two.  The other was for her graduation.  Of course I was chuffed to bits and asked if he'd got anything in particular in mind.  Yes he says and promptly shows me that he's bought tickets to the 'Van Gogh' exhibition in Brick Lane.  To say that I'm a little jealous is an understatement.  I did suggest he take his mother instead but he declined! I've been looking at tickets for the one in Salford but it finishes in a couple of weeks and I just haven't got time spare.  Oh well, at least I can take pride in the fact that I raised a romantic soul and hope they enjoy themselves๐Ÿ˜’


So off I pop to find a suitable sunflower image that I can create into a floating heart.  Well, I went one better and found this beautiful image
over at Twinkle Lane Designs.  Honestly, she could have read my mind.  It has a bow on the image but, once I'd coloured it, I just cut that bit off. The sunflowers are all sparkly with spectrum noir glitter pen but you can't see it on here.  He was really pleased with it.  I suppose I'll find out later if his girlfriend was.

OK, over to you.

Thanks for reading.  

Love Dawn x

Friday, 11 February 2022

Winter, brrr or grrr

 So I'm running behind with my DT projects this week and to top things off we are two short in the office and I ended up doing extra hours tonight to finish a project.  I'm on my own tomorrow (congratulations to Jade on your Graduation) so I know I've got to finish a card today.  We have W for Winter over at The Alphabet Challenge and I have been planning a lovely card with a digistamp of a robin on it.  Well, I got home and decided that I didn't have enough time to colour an image so I would cut something on my cricut.

Well, after several failed attempts and a codging together of some glitter paper, I may as well have coloured the image.


I wish I had matted the layers and I wish I had a brighter backing paper but, considering the frustration I've had  I'm OK with the result.  I'll take another look when I've had a gin and I'm sure I will be much happier.

Please pop over and inspire us with your winter cards.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x




Thursday, 10 February 2022

Feeling Krafty

 Morning all.  I was so impressed by all the 'sparkly' entrants to my last Cardz4galz challenge I had some series issues just picking 4 winners.  I'm hoping you are ready for the new challenge and can inspire us with your 'Kraft' projects.  I have several Kraft patterned paper pads so this one came together really easily.




A quick search in my box of toppers found a focal point and it just fell into place.  I wish all cards were this easy.

Please pop over and join the fun.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x