Thursday, 18 November 2021

Pear ATC

Today is a new Cardz 4 Galz Challenge 

the new theme is

'fruits and/or vegetables'

here is my take


an ATC

Stamped using 'a partridge in a pear tree' stamping set and I added some 3D enamel effect on the circles

I divided up the background into diamonds, coloured them in randomly and redrew the lines with my new favourite thing a stickles gold glitter glue

So have a look at Cardz 4 Galz and make your own fruit and/or vegetable theme project to enter

see you there

I am also linking this card with

 Pammie's Inky Pinkies

Crafty Creations

bye for now

Dawn 

xxx


Monday, 15 November 2021

make it small

Today is a new Sparkles Monthly challenge

the theme this time is

'make it small'

Any of these suggestions -
 Inchies/Twinchies/ATCs, Bookmark, Gift card Holder, Postcard, Fat Page, Card less than 4"sq.,  earrings,  Gift Tags, whatever, as long as it is SMALL

I found ATCs (artist trading cards which are 3.5" by 2.5") early this year, they are different from greeting cards in that you make them to swap with others and it is quite addictive especially as once you have made and swapped ATCs you find yourself making ATCoins (2.5" round), twinchies (2" square) and the tiny inchies (1" square)

You can find groups on Facebook which organise monthly swaps and you can also have your own album for swapping

so for this challenge I have made a Christmas ATC


The Santa is stamped, coloured and cut out, the stocking is die cut which I was given in a swap and I added a twine loop

I 'made' the Christmas lights with 3D enamel effect in various colours

So have a look at Sparkles Monthly Challenges and make your own small project to enter

see you there

I am also linking this ATC with




Pearly Sparkles- Merry Christmas


thanks for looking

Dawn

xxx


Friday, 5 November 2021

Candy Canes

It's a new Winter Wonderland challenge today

there is no sponsor this month so we are playing just for fun

The new theme is

'Candy canes and/or for a child'

here is my take


I have made another shaker card

I made the jar shaker with die cuts and decorated the background with stamped candy canes, sentiments, stars and nuvo drops

the shaker inners are sweet die cuts and I finished it off with a twine bow

so have a look at Winter Wonderland and make your own Christmas project to enter

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Unicorn Challenge Blog - Christmas/Winter

Pearly Sparkles - Merry Christmas

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up - optional- red and white

Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - anything Christmas goes

bye for now

Dawn S

xxx


Thursday, 4 November 2021

CAS Santa

It's time for the new Cardz 4 Galz challenge

the theme this time is

'CAS'

here is my take


I made the cute Santa with die cuts, the Noel sentiment is also die cut and the sack is stamped and coloured in

so have a look at Cardz 4 Galz and make your own CAS style card to enter

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - anything Christmas Goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes

The 12 Months of Christmas Blog - optional red and white

Pearly Sparkles - Merry Christmas

Merry Little Christmas - anything Christmas Goes

thanks for reading

Dawn

xxx



Sunday, 24 October 2021

Butterfly ATC

I thought it would be fun to make an ATC using the Tuesday morning sketch, the colour throwdown colours and the little red wagon theme

and here it is


The big butterfly is die cut and I stencilled through the cut out
The clouds are stencilled
The smaller butterflies are stamped
The border is 3D enamel effect
The 'sentiment' is stamped and heat embossed and I added some sparkle around the clouds





'butterflies'

Pammie's Inky Pinkies

anything goes

thanks for looking

Dawn

xxx


UPDATE


thank you Little Red Wagon x


Friday, 15 October 2021

Cheers Shaker

It's time for a new Sparkles Monthly challenge

the new theme today is

'A Shaker Card'

here is my take


I had made the background a while ago and not used it so I cut out the glass on my cricut and filled it with gems and sequins

If you've never made a shaker card before then give it a go it is not very complicated and if you have nesting dies it is quite easy 

you will need a set of nesting dies in a shape of your choice,  regular card, craft foam, a piece of acetate or some flat, clear plastic packaging and something to fill it e.g. sequins, confetti, small die cuts or punches etc. 

step 1

choose your biggest shape and die cut it in card

step 2

go down two sizes from your nest set and cut out the centre

this is your top piece

step 3

cut your biggest shape again in craft foam

step 4

go down one size from your nest set and cut out the centre

this is your bottom piece

step 5

cut your biggest shape in the acetate (use scissors if you don't want to die cut it)

this is your centre piece

assemble

glue the foam piece to a card blank (or whatever you're using as the base) 

put your filling in the gap

glue your acetate on top (don't get glue on the filling pieces)

and on top of this glue down the top piece

and that is your shaker

decorate it as you like 

so make your own and join in with the challenge at Sparkles Monthly

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Pammie's Inky Pinkies

Day of the Month Card Club

Watercooler Wednesday  occasions 

Just Add Ink



thanks for reading

Dawn

xxx

Thursday, 7 October 2021

Oriental

It's time for a new Cardz 4 Galz challenge

todays new theme is

'oriental'

here is my take


I have no stamps or die cutters with an oriental theme and nothing panda either so I ended up hand drawing some bamboo and pandas and actually I think they turned out ok

I stayed with a green theme and mounted the picture onto green and blue ombre card and stamped a sentiment with green distress ink

So have a look at Cardz 4 Galz and make your own oriental paper project to enter

see you there

I am also linking this card to

Critter Crazy

Pammie's Inky Pinkies

Cupcake Inspirations


Dawn

xxx

Update


thank you Pammie's Inky Pinkies

xxx