Friday 31 May 2024

Embossing - Wet or Dry

 Morning all.  Thanks to all those that joining in my dancing theme over at The Alphabet Challenge. I was really pleased with the entries.  Today we are up to 'E for embossing - wet or dry'. I'm really not good at wet embossing. The only thing wet around here lately is the weather.

I used the other half of the panel I cut from my previous 'beer' card and paired it with an embossed panel.  The pattern is an old double sided embossing folder from spellbinders.  I just used some foliage dies and a topper from a magazine set of papers to finish it off.  I did manage to get another couple of cards from the scraps which I may upload in the future.  

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Thursday 30 May 2024

Heels and Handbags

 Morning all.  Over at Cardz4galz today we are wanting 'heels and handbags' on your creations.  Heels - well back in the day maybe.  Nowadays I live on a marina and spend my time in crocs or walking boots.  So my 'heels' are very low to the ground.

I used a very old woodware stamp and paper pieced it.  I would definitely wear these cute sneakers.  I cut out lots of tiny daisies to adorn the background.  To be honest, I wish I had gone with less is more.  Other than that I am very happy with it.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Tuesday 28 May 2024

Have a drink on me

 Evening all.  Sorry I'm late.  I had to rush off to work this morning and forgot to post.  Today over at Cardz4guyz we are looking for 'beverages' on your projects.  I've gone for the very traditional guyz beverage - beer.

I wish I had edged the wave and framed the circle but I love the papers and the dies that I used.

Please join in the fun.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Monday 20 May 2024

Clever Sausage

 Morning all.  Over at Make My Monday today we have the fun them of 'Dogs or Puppies'.  This is always a popular subject and, as we now have a dog ourselves, I can understand why.  For my husband's birthday I made a card using a cricut image of a staffy that looks just like Ava.  Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture of it.  

Oh well, over to plan B.  As it is exam season I decided to use a very old digital stamp (Digistamp Boutique are no longer trading, unfortunately).

I used a pre-printed card base that I've had for decades and typed my own sentiment.

Please pop over and join in the fun.

Love Dawn x 

Friday 17 May 2024

Tiny Dancer

 Morning all.  Over at The Alphabet Challenge we are at the letter D and it's my choice for a theme.  I decided to go for 'D for Dancing'.  I must have been watching 'Strictly' when I decided on this one as I haven't got a clue what was going on in my head otherwise.  I did, however, have the perfect image from the Papershelter for my card.

I do feel like I cheated a little bit by using the pre-coloured image. I have used the digital stamp before but it daunts me a little bit to colour this one.  I created a Z fold card and used the backing design that comes with it along with a scrap of pretty paper I had using the same colours.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Thursday 16 May 2024

Just Bee'cause

 Morning all.  We have another obscure 'world day of' challenge today but this one I can really get behind.  20th May is World Bee Day.  Over at Cardz4galz we are celebrating it in style.  Really...pop over and check out the DT cards.  I'm not wrong.

I have a whole pad full of bee themed papers so the only difficulty for me was picking which ones.  

Please pop over and join in the fun.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Wednesday 15 May 2024

CAS for Sparkles

 Morning all.  Over at Sparkles Monthly Challenge today we are looking for CAS projects.  I chose to use some pretty scrap papers on my card with lots of white space.  I apologise for the poor photo.  It's so hard to get it right on the boat.  There is either too much light or not enough.

I promise it looks so much better in real life.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Tuesday 14 May 2024

The Guyz are all stars (and/or stripes)

 Morning all.  Over at Cardz4guyz today we have my choice for the challenge.  I chose 'stars and/or stripes'.  I figured that this would be a really suitable challenge for the Guyz in our lives.  Here's my card:

I love green, blue and brown as a colour combo for fellas.  I'm still toying with the idea of sticking some shimmer pen on some of the stars. The cover plate I used is too short for a 5x7 card so I split it and covered the gap with the stars.  

Please join in the fun so I have something to comment on.  Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Monday 6 May 2024

Floral favourites

  Morning all.  Over at Make My Monday we have the lovely simple theme of 'Florals'.  For my card I chose to go with some beautiful floral papers.  I love the pink and teal colours against the black backdrop.  I think they are so striking.

I added some thin ribbon and the teacup but haven't decided on a sentiment yet.  I will probably add that later when I've decided who to send the card to.

Please pop over and join in the fun.

Love Dawn x

Friday 3 May 2024

I've got my weeks all twisted round

 I'm so sorry this post is late.  Get ready for three in one.  I convinced myself that we were on next week so total missed Cardz4galz who are celebrating 'mother's day in the USA or any other celebration if you aren't in the US).  I chose to go with a Mum card anyway 'cause I have an awesome mum and she needs telling more often.

I also totally forgot the first of the month and missed Sparkles Christmas Challenge where we are looking for 'Ribbon or Twine' on your projects.  I bought some beautiful wide ribbon from the local craft shop and used it instead of paper for my backdrop.

And finally, I'm only a couple of hours late with todays Alphabet Challenge where we have 'C for Cars' for you.

Of course, that does mean I expect you all to join in three challenges as I've posted all three.  I blame the new system at work.  My brain has been fried all week.

Sorry I messed up and thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x