Friday 30 December 2022

Thank you

 Morning all.  Today we have the last challenge of the year for 2022.  Appropriately enough it gives me a chance to say Thank You for your support throughout the year.  We are asking to see your 'Thank You' projects over at The Alphabet Challenge today.

Here's mine:

This year promises to be a huge challenge for me and my family.  Now Patrick has flown the nest we are downsizing in a huge way.  Watch this space for more exciting news on this.  I may have to take a couple of months off as I pack up my craft room and adapt to a tiny craft space but I will still be crafting.

Please pop over to the challenge and join in the fun.  I love to see the inspiration you all provide.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Thursday 29 December 2022

To Bee Continued

 Morning all.  For those of you who saw my gift box post, I have now completed some notecards to go inside it.  Which is quite handy as I needed a card for today's Cardz4galz Challenge.  For the last challenge of the year you can chose any of the previous challenge themes from 2022.  For my card I chose 'Things with Wings' challenge from February 24th.

I used the same papers as the gift box and I've made 6 bee cards to go inside it.  I will be giving it to a friend as part of her birthday present.

Please pop over and join in the fun.  I will be missing again soon (we've sold the house and will be packing my craft stuff away whilst I move in with mum for a few weeks) so it will be nice to see your creations before I disappear.  

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Monday 19 December 2022

It's a gift

 Morning all.  Only one week left before the big day.  Have any of your created your own gifts this year.  Over at Make my Monday we are looking for gifts.  It could be a gift you've created or a card with gifts on it.  I chose to use this tutorial by Sam Calcott to create a lovely gift box.

I'm using the same set of papers to create a set of notecards to go inside.  Unfortunately, I haven't finished them yet so I can't show you. I'd love to see other gift ideas.  Please join in the fun.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Friday 16 December 2022

It's Snow Joke

 Morning all.  I hope you are keeping warm.  Much as the snow is pretty to look at it can be a pain when you have to go to work in it. However, it's always pretty to look at on a card and today, over at The Alphabet Challenge we are looking for exactly that.  S is for Snow folks.

I love the look of white on kraft so I just chose a couple of snowflake stamps and used white embossing powder on them.  I'm really pleased with the result.

Please nip over and give this one a go.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Thursday 15 December 2022

It' Snow Fun

 Morning all.  Are you warm enough. I'm fed up of the white fluffy stuff already, aren't you.  It's great until you have to go to work in it.  Anyway, today we are looking for 'fun in the snow' over at Cardz4galz.  I chose to go with this Cute little fella from Lee Holland Art.  To be honest with you I bought a whole set of cute little Christmas Pigs.  I couldn't resist.  Merry Pigmas!

He looks so happy skipping along in the snow, he's got to be having fun, right?

Please pop over and join in the fun.  I promise I won't complain about the white fluffy stuff on your projects.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Tuesday 13 December 2022

'O' Christmas Tree...

Morning all.  Are you ready for a new challenge for the guyz in your life.  Check out today's theme at Cardz4guyz .  We would like to see something beginning with 'O' please.  And, 'o' my goodness, I struggled with things beginning with O.  In the end I chose to do some Origami and made a pretty Christmas tree.

My card blank was a pre-embossed one I've had forever.  I just added a few gems and a snowflake and I'm really happy with it.

Please pop over and join in the fun.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Monday 5 December 2022

Winter - not Christmas

 Morning all.  I know it's now December (how did that happen!) but we aren't at Christmas yet so today, over at Make My Monday, we would like Winter cards (but not Christmas Cards).  Think of all the other things you love about this time of year.  Like hot chocolate chocolate.

Oh look - Hot Chocolate!

I'm sure there are other things to but I'm off to make a hot chocolate.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Friday 2 December 2022

Reduce to make it CAS

 Morning all.  Thank you for the comments I've been getting.  It's nice to be welcomed back.  Today, over at The Alphabet Challenge, we are up to R for 'Reduce'.  We want you to reduce the amount of things on your project so it becomes CAS.  Perfect.  I'm trying not to get too much of my stash back out.  My dies have all gone into special boxes on their magnetic sheets but they are, at least, on my desk. I grabbed some scraps and an embossing folder and this is the result.

OK, let's see your reduced creations.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Thursday 1 December 2022

A Colourful Christmas

 I disappear for months and then look...two posts in one day! 

As it's the first of the month we have a new Sparkles Christmas Challenge and we are looking for 'Non Traditional Christmas Colours' please.  Luckily, as I needed to do some Christmas cards, I had dug out a freebie set of papers from last year. They were perfect.

I have a feeling they were Crafter's Companion but don't quote me.  I got them with a magazine.  I love the illustrations on the whole set and I wish I had more of them.

Please pop over and give the DT some love.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

...and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

 Morning all.  Today over at Cardz4galz we would like to see any of the following on your projects please.  Are you ready for this:

 On the twelfth day of Christmas

My true love gave to me
Twelve drummers drumming,
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Of course, you could be extra ambitious and add them all.  I just chose the one and I'm really pleased with the result.

The image is one from The Lovely Studio and I don't think she's open any more. Please pop over and join us.  I would love to see your creations.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x