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.
Monday, 25 April 2022
Friday, 22 April 2022
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.
Thursday, 21 April 2022
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
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.
Friday, 15 April 2022
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.
Monday, 11 April 2022
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.
Friday, 8 April 2022
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).
Thursday, 7 April 2022
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.
Tuesday, 5 April 2022
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.
Friday, 1 April 2022
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.