Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Animal Antics

I'm loving the challenge over at this week's Cards 4 Guyz blog.  Animal Antics is perfect for the card I had in mind.  The Guy in my life used to have a Vespa and did a lot of fund raising for the RNLI with it.  Unfortunately, he had to give it up when he had surgery on his shoulder - making it difficult to keep his arms outstretched.  I bought a cute little doggy on a scooter from Gerda Stiener a while a go meaning to make hubby a card.  I've had the image coloured for a while but this was a perfect opportunity to finish off a simple card.  I apologise for the poor picture.  I'm in the middle of mucking out my craft room so I took the photo downstairs and the light isn't brilliant.

And this is a picture of my Guy and his scooter (I'm going to be in serious trouble for this).

I hope you like my card and my inspiration.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x

Saturday, 8 April 2017


I am seriously excited this week to have the chance to be guest designer at Less is More.  The challenge for this week is to include a curve on a one layer card (I know!  Little Miss Fussy Cut here doing another one layer card).  I only hope I am up to it.  I am in awe of any Design Team Member on any Challenge blog.  I don't know how you do it.  I have gone through so many different ideas.  Some of them even made it to card fronts.  You never know I might enter one of the 'also rans' later this week.  The one thing I did discover is that, not only can I not draw a straight line, I can't draw a curved one either.  Which meant I was going to have to use a stamp with a curve to it.  Here's what I came up with.

I love with the curvy banner between the two birds but it needed something to make it stand out.  Hence the stippled heart behind the image.  It does mean that the banner now looks lop sided but I actually like it.  I had to add the sequins to stop the image getting lost in the middle of my card.  My intention was to stamp some little hearts but all the very many heart stamps I have were the wrong size.  Anyway, I love how simple it looks.  I hope you do too.

Now it's your turn.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x