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
Get Me! Voluntarily doing a fun fold
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.