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.
Monday, 28 March 2022
Friday, 25 March 2022
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.
Thursday, 24 March 2022
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.
Please pop over and join the fun.
Thanks for reading.
Love Dawn x
Tuesday, 22 March 2022
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.
Tuesday, 15 March 2022
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.
Monday, 14 March 2022
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
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:
Friday, 11 March 2022
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).
Thursday, 10 March 2022
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.
Tuesday, 8 March 2022
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 😂
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.
Tuesday, 1 March 2022
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.