Friday, 31 July 2020

Owl Christmas

Hi

I have made an owl Christmas card today


The owls were stamped and coloured
The green wiggly line was die cut using a wave die and I cut off the other side with scissors
I used some previously cut small embellishments to decorate the 'tree'
The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed

I am liking this card with



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Christmas animals

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anything Christmas goes

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anything goes

bye for now
Dawn
xxx

Pink Gift Tag


Hi

I have made a pretty gift tag today


I die cut the tag and covered it with patterned paper, it wasn't quite big enough to cover the whole thing so I used washi tape over the end
I added a washi tape stripe
The trees and rectangle are die cut and I tied some twine in a bow

I am linking this tag with



love the pink tree

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anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: use some twine or ribbon

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anything goes include patterned paper

bye for now
Dawn
xxx

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Doughnut

Hello

I had to make a card involving my favourite food.  Oh what to choose...


I stamped, coloured and cut out the doughnut
The heart panel is die cut (another die from a bundle)
I stamped the sentiment from the same set as the doughnut
The background sprinkles I made from small dots of nuvo drops in multi colours

I am linking this card with


H is for hungry - favourite food

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food and/or drink

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Favourite embellishment -
Nuvo drops of course

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backgrounds

thanks for looking
Dawn
xxx

White Washed Flowers

Hello and welcome to a special blog

I have joined the design team at Cardz 4 Galz
which is very exciting

So this is my first team blog
and the theme is

'Stamp on Kraft'

I haven't done very much of this before as I have found that, while the stamp itself looks fine, colouring onto a dark background makes the colours dull. 
So I was looking around on pinterest for inspiration and I found this technique called 'whitewash technique'. 
Which solves this problem because you stamp the image and fill it with white ink or paint so when it is dry you can colour as if you are colouring onto white
So here is my card


These flowers are stamped, heat embossed with white embossing powder and painted with white (the online tutorials used special paint brushes/pens but I don't have anything like that so I used some ready mixed paint from Hobbycraft and watered it down a little) and painted it on with a paintbrush.
They were coloured as normal after the paint had dried and I added nuvo drop dots to the center

I used the same technique for the leaves but I didn't heat emboss them
The sentiment is stamped using distress ink as I found that these inks stamp the best on kraft
I also had some thin kraft offcuts which I curled and glued on just for fun
So quite a lucky find and a good technique to use on dark card
Would you like to see my practice flower? you know you do

What a beauty!!

So have a look at Cardz 4 Galz
and make your own card to enter
and don't forget to check out my team mates cards and leave them a nice comment

buy for now
Dawn
xxx

Monday, 27 July 2020

Monochrome Man Card

Hi

I have made a monochrome man card today


Background -
Stencilled stars
Washi tape down the center
Embossed piece of black card (with a manly pattern)

The main picture and sentiment are stamped

I am linking this card with


no patterned paper

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black and white

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reach for the stars

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see you soon
Dawn
xxx

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Ducklings Swimming

Hi

I have stamped some cute ducklings


I die cut the water and marked just below where I was going to glue it and stamped the ducklings along this mark and coloured them.  The water is then stuck in it's proper place and therefore covering the bottom of the ducklings making them look like they are swimming.
The sentiment is stamped

I am linking this card with




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bye for now
Dawn
xxx

Update


Thank you CASology


Thursday, 23 July 2020

Flowers in oval

Hello

I have made a bunch of flowers today


Frame
Die cut the ovals and glue them to some glitter card
Glue the top down with glue and the bottom with 3d glue pads

Flowers
Make the flowers by die cutting and pressing the middle with a round tipped tool (I used a nail polish dotting tool) onto something soft eg polystyrene so the edges bend forward
Add nuvo drops to the center and leave to dry

Stems and leaves
Die cut a selection and arrange them inside the frame allowing them to overlap

Assemble
Glue the flowers onto the tops of the stems

I am linking this card with



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no design paper

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anything goes

bye for now
Dawn
xxx

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Fireworks

Hi

I have got some new stamps and I had to try them out


I used the colours from CAS colours and sketches and covered the page with fireworks
I die cut a banner/ribbon from it, stamped and heat embossed a sentiment and stuck it back with 3d glue pads

I am linking this card with



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bye for now
Dawn
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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Dragon Belly Treat Box

Hello again

I have been building today


Meet Dennis the Dragon
Here he is from behind


and from the side


I made him using an SVG file from My Scrap Chick I used the file for a penguin and used my cricut to cut it in green and made the wings, feet, tail and fringe from various die cutters that I had


I filled his treat belly with a bath bomb as I had no chocolate (I wonder who ate it all)
and tied him together with some twine
He has come out rather cute

I am linking him with


anything but a card

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fantasy

thanks for looking
Dawn
xxx

Sunday, 19 July 2020

Dancing Santa

Hi again

I have made a santa card


This is my favourite santa stamp, he is dancing a jig and is very happy.  So I stamped, coloured and die cut him out
I die cut two silver glitter stars and embossed the background in red
I used washi tape for the sentiment

I am linking this card with



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anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: use a die cut or punch

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for a child

bye for now
Dawn
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Friday, 17 July 2020

Santa's Sleigh

Hello

I am back making Christmas cards


The sleigh was die cut out of metallic gold card
I used the cricut to write the sentiment in black and metallic blue
Then dotted peach and green nuvo drops around

I am linking this card with



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N - No Fuss

thanks for looking
Dawn
xxx

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Whale in the Water

Hello crafters

Today I have made a whale card


I used two pieces of blue card, cut them with a wave die cutter and overlapped them, slipping in the whale who I made with two oval die cutters and a googly eye
The water spray I made using a corner die, just a decorative one, but I removed the square outer and put it upside down on the whale and used the cut outs as water drops, decorating them all with white gel pen
The sentiment is die cut

I am linking this card with


Vertical sketch with horizontal scallop rectangle placed in bottom left corner with banner behind.

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ocean/water

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ANYTHING BUT WHITE
In other words, white/vanilla should NOT be the predominant colour on your card, 
though you can still use small amounts

bye for now
Dawn
xxx

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Bunch of Flowers

Hello

I have made a bunch of flowers today


Make flowers
Die cut even numbers of the petals and glue them together
Add gems to the center
Die cut the vase and arrange them on a die cut rectangle
Here they are closer

The sentiment is washi tape

Background
Emboss red card with polka dots
Mount the flowers onto blue
Glue twine around the edge and put a gem in the corners to hide the joins

I am linking this card with



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polka dots

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"Mood Board Inspiration"

I used the colours red, white and blue

Thanks for looking
Dawn
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Monday, 13 July 2020

Three Snowmen

Hello again

I seem to be making a lot of Christmas cards at the moment
here is another one


The snowmen are stamped, coloured and I added 3d enamel effects to their hats and scarfs
The stripy frame was made by inking an embossing folder before putting in the card and die cutting outside and inside
The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed
Three gems were added to the corner

I am linking this card with


anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: use some red

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Three of A Kind
(Use three of the same thing on your project)

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Challenge #67

 Optional Twist: FLIP-A-COIN

FLIP
HEADS
TAILS
1
Make a card with 3 layers or less Make a card with 4 or more layers
2
Make a rectangular or square card Use a fancy fold technique
3
Add dots to your card Add stripes to your card
4
Add lace or ribbon to your card Add gems or pearls to your card
5
Add a frame to your card Use faux or real stitching on your card

I had-
heads - 3 or less layers
heads - rectangle or square card
tails - stripes
tails - gems
heads - frame

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This month the challenge is to create something "cool" for Christmas or for the Winter holidays ! Think snow, frost, ice, freezing, icicles...

bye for now
Dawn
xxx

UPDATE



thank you 12 months of Christmas blog
I look forward to recieving them

Sunday, 12 July 2020

White Pine Needles

Hi again

I have been working with white today


I used my Christmas tree branch die cutter
I cut some in normal white card, some in a shiny white card and two out of white foam
I glued normal white card onto the foam ones
The sentiment was stamped, heat embossed and die cut
I arranged (randomly) with the sentiment in the center

Here is a close up of the center where you can see the 3d


I am linking this card with



black is authorized only for the sentiment

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Christmas in July

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July anything Christmas goes

thanks for looking
Dawn
xxx

Two Toned Flowers

Hello

I have been stencilling two toned flowers


I stencilled the flowers by running the blue ink around the outside of the stencil and the purple in the center, then I drew a black outline still using the stencil
I did the leaves in a similar way but only used green, I drew on the veins after with the same black pen
The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed

I am linking this card with



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anything goes

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 bye for now
Dawn
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Friday, 10 July 2020

CAS Elephant

Good morning

I have made a CAS style elephant card


I die cut the rectangle, stamped and coloured the elephant
Die cut the sentiment
Assembled
Dotted 3d enamel effects around

I am linking this card with



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Vertical sketch with a vertical rectangle, banner and star.

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anything goes, include an animal

bye for now
Dawn
xxx