Saturday, 11 March 2017

Definitely not a birthday card

I'm on the ball this morning.  Well, it does help when you've got loads of coloured images ready to go (bless you Daily Marker 30 day Colouring Challenge).  I've coloured everyday but I've got too far behind with uploading my images.  Instead I'm using those images to enter other challenges.  This morning's challenge at Sweet Stampin is to make something that isn't a birthday card.  So, another Good Luck card it is then.



OK, I didn't add a sentiment but a basket of shamrocks doesn't really say happy birthday to me.  The stamp is available at From the Heart Stamps.  It's a set of three baskets but this is the one I've used most of all.  I hope you like it.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Cut it out

Blogging twice in two days!  It'll never last.  This week's set of blog challenges have really grabbed my interest.  If only I didn't have to go to work all day I could create something for all of them.  Pity I need a regular wage to fund my crafting supplies.  Anyway, today's card is for The Paper Players Challenge to 'Cut it out'.  This is my first time joining in over at their blog - although I've been a follower on Bloglovin for ages.  Here's my card:


Not only did I cut my wording out on my new cricut I also fussy cut this sweet little mouse from 2 Cute Ink.  I'm a member of Heidi's stamp club and this was one of the images I received last month.  I'm a little bit obsessed with cute just lately.  I think Heidi has a lot to do with that.  Anyway, I'm really pleased with the way it turned out.  Especially as it's my first successful Ombre effort.  I hope you like it too.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

With a little bit of luck...

...I'll be posting more often.  Well, I hope so anyway.  This week I've been busy with a few cards for a couple of challenges, so watch this space.  I've also been colouring most days in a vain bid to do the 30 day colouring challenge over at The Daily Marker.  I've coloured everyday bar one so far.  My problem is taking photos and uploading them.  I'm afraid I'd rather be doing than showing.  I have been fairly pleased with my efforts so far though.

Anyway, I have managed to take a moment to join in this week's Sweet Stampin Challenge with the theme of 'No Patterned Paper'.  Normally, this would be a bit of a nightmare for me but I was lucky enough to have a milestone birthday this year, and even luckier to be given a Cricut machine by my very understanding hubby (bless him). No patterned paper is a dream when you can cut patterns out of coloured card stock.  What do you think?


The image is from Digistamp Boutique and can be found here.  He's called 'Jolly St Pats' and I thought he was perfect for a bit of good luck.  I hope you like him.

Thanks for reading

Love Dawn x

Friday, 17 February 2017

In My Dreams

Well, that little break from blogging lasted slightly longer than I intended.  I had originally planned on a few weeks off whilst preparing for my son to fly the nest to university.  As you can imagine, my mind was in a mess and my card making was less than regular.  Funnily enough, once he'd gone I coped better than I imagined. I knew he was happy and coping so I was happy and coping. However, I had gotten out of the blogging habit.  I still followed all my usual blogs (sorry I wasn't commenting folks, I was following you on the Tab and it wouldn't let me).

What has finally got me back on the computer you ask? (Well, in my mind you asked).  This week's Less is More Challenge, that's what.  Quite an odd one for me to become obsessed with I have to admit.  One layer cards are my absolute nemesis.  I avoid them like the plague but when I saw the subject of 'Opposites attract' I got an image in my head that stuck with me all week.  So here I am posting my card for the Challenge.  I hope you like it.


I still think it is way to plain for one of my cards but I needed to try it so I could forget it.  The image is from 2 Cute Ink and you can find it here.  I seem to be using Heidi's images a lot lately and have even signed up for her club.  You have no idea how much this is me in the gym.

Anyway, I'm hopefully back now and will be entering a few more challenges when I can.

Thanks for Reading

Love Dawn x

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Wheely Wheely sorry I've been AWOL

I can't believe I've not found time to post for so many weeks.  Finally we got some decent weather so the Cricket club has been ramming in as many games as possible.  I've just managed to grab five minutes on the computer before I'm out for the Sunday XI on the beautiful Queen's Park in Chesterfield. Not literally out - I'll be the one with the score book.

Anyway, whilst I had five minutes (OK, maybe a few more than five).  I decided to join this week's challenge at the Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog as the challenge fitted in with a card I'd been asked to make by one of the girls at work.  This week's challenge is 'Wheels'.  My friend Vicky had asked me to create a card for her dad who was due to take his motor bike test so I've decided to enter the card I made for him.

The image is one I bought a while ago from Just Inklined called Born to be Wild.. It's perfect for those awkward men's cards.  I hope you like what I did with it.



What I really need is for Vicky's dad to like it.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Pretty Flamingo

This week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers is to be inspired by a song title.  As soon as I saw the challenge I knew exactly which stamp  I would use for this.  Why?  Because every time I open my From the Heart Stamps folder I see this image and start singing this song.  I had a lovely time colouring the image (something I'm not getting to do too much of due to the cricket season) and I'm really pleased with the result.  It's coloured with Tria Markers and I just kept the background to black and white with a hint of pink to help it stand out.  The background is velum stitched onto the same pink paper as the circle and I just added the gems to finish it off.  I hope you like it.


and here's the song that inspired it


Any excuse to watch Paul Jones!

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Wild Thing!

I don't normally double up on challenge cards but as I was making this card for Squirrel's Random Challenge I realised it would also fit nicely in with this month's Naughty or Nice Challenge.  I hope nobody minds.  Squirrel's Challenge was entitled 'Wild Things' and the Naughty or Nice Challenge was to 'Man Up'.

The image I've used was one I had on my wish list when Meljen's stopped selling digistamps.  I love the image but have to admit it has it's limitations for the type of cards I normally have in my box.  I do wish I had a few blokey charms as I think it could do with something but my stash is very girly I'm afraid.  Here's the card, I  hope you like it.




I did forget to take a picture of the insert which does fit it more into the 'naughty' category.

I just says 'You can Blame it on the Mid Life Crisis'.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x