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

Friday, 1 October 2021

Pine Cones

It's time for a new Winter Wonderland challenge

the new theme is

'pine cones and poinsettias'

the sponsor is Fred, She Said Designs

and the digi stamp I got to play with is pine cone spray

here is my take


I arranged the images on the computer  with some text

coloured and mounted onto green card

I made the frame from pretty Christmassy twine and covered the join with a Christmas tree wooden sticker

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

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Simon Wednesday - anything goes 

Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes 

Allsorts Challenge Blog - anything goes optional nature

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - anything Christmas goes 

bye for now

Dawn

xxx

Update



thanks Allsorts Challenges

xxx


Thursday, 23 September 2021

Autumn Leaves

Welcome to another Cardz 4 Galz challenge

the theme this time is

'Autumn/Fall leaves'

here is my take


I die cut the leaves from some pretty papers that I found in my stash

the sentiment is stamped and the border is red 3D enamel effect

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

see you there 

I am also linking this card with

Alphabet Challenge Blog

L is for leaves

Make my Monday Challenge

Autumn/Fall

Double D Challenges

Leaves


anything goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies

anything goes

Four Seasons

Fall



bye for now

Dawn

xxx

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Autumn Colours

It's time for a new Sparkles Monthly challenge

the theme this month is 

'autumn colours'

here is my take


I found some lovely autumnal coloured papers in my stash which I die cut into leaves

the mushrooms and pine cones are stamps and the leaves were arranged in a circle (sort of)

the border is red 3D enamel effect and the sentiment is stamped

so have a look at Sparkles Monthly Challenges and make your own autumnal coloured card to enter

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Simon Wednesday

sparkle

Alphabet Challenge

leaves

Double D Challenges

leaves

Pammie's Inky Pinkies

anything goes

Cute Card Thursday

anything goes

thanks for looking

Dawn

xxx


Thursday, 9 September 2021

Balloons in the Sky

It's time for a new Cardz 4 Galz challenge

the new theme is

'stencils'

here is my take


I love stencilling a sky like this so any excuse 

The balloons I die cut and stuck some with 3D sticker pads and I arranged them so the smaller ones looked further away than the bigger ones

The sentiment was die cut on pink, glued onto purple card and cut out with scissors.  It was also stuck on with 3D glue pads

So have a look at Cardz for Galz and stencil your own project to enter

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog

add pink, pearls and/or sparkles (pink for me)

Dragonfly Dreams

happy birthday

Crafty Creations

anything goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies

anything goes

bye for now

Dawn

xxx

Friday, 3 September 2021

Bottle Tag

It's time for a new Winter Wonderland challenge

todays theme is

'anything but a card'

the sponsor is

Stampers Delights 

and the image I got to play with is

Chibi Holly Coco

here is my take


It's a bottle label 

I designed and cut out using my cricut and added the image with print and cut then coloured 

so have a look at Winter Wonderland and make your own 'not a card' project to enter

see you there

I am also linking this tag with

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge

Crafty Creations Challenges

Cute Card Thursday

all anything goes

bye for now

Dawn

xxx


Thursday, 26 August 2021

Cute Dogz

It's time for a new Cardz 4 Galz challenge

the new theme is

'cute dogs'

here is my take

 


One of my cute dog stamps coloured and die cut with a kennel patterned paper background

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

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Pammie's Inky Pinkies

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge

Cute Card Thursday

Crafty Animals

bye for now

Dawn 

xxx

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Blue monochrome

It's time for a new Sparkles Monthly Challenge

todays theme is

'Monochrome'

here is my take


I used blue monochrome which I haven't done before, I do like it although it's not quite cheerful enough for a Birthday card so I added the 'thinking of you sentiment' instead which I think works nicely

so have a look at Sparkles Monthly and make your own monochrome papercraft to enter

see you there

I am also linking this card to

Pearly Sparkles

Crafty Creations

Unicorn Challenge Blog

Cute Card Thursday

Pammie's Inky Pinkies

all anything goes

thanks for looking

Dawn


Thursday, 12 August 2021

Seahorses

It's time for a new Cardz 4 Galz Challenge

todays new theme is

'texture'

here is my take


 my 'texture' is embossing the background into bubbly water (actually a snow embossing folder)  

the seahorses, which are a digi stamp from Kinda Cute, were coloured in loosely based on the Ty beanie baby which I used to have

I added more texture with 3d enamel effect for the seaweed and some nuvo glitter drops 

it was finished off with fishy washi tape

so have a look at Cardz 4 Galz and make your own card to enter, just remember we want to see cards for ladies not for men

I am also linking this card with

2 Crafty Critter Crazies

anything with an animal goes

Crafty Animals

anything with an animal goes

Cute Card Thursday

anything goes

Crafty Creations

anything goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies

anything goes

thanks for looking

Dawn

xxx


Friday, 6 August 2021

Christmas Cheer

The new Winter Wonderland challenge starts today 

the theme this month is

'Christmas Feast (food and/or drink)'

we are sponsored by Doctor Digi and the digi stamp I got to play with is Christmas Cheer

here is my take


they do look very cheerful

I decided to use my alcohol embossing folder which I had not used!!

I rubbed ink over the ridges to give it some colour, it didn't quite go as I imagined but I was happy with it 

 I finished off the background with red card and glitter glue

The cheerful guys were coloured, cut out and glued in the centre

and I added a die cut sentiment

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

see you there

I am also linking this card with

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up

anything goes

Merry Little Christmas Challenge

anything goes

Pearly Sparkles Challenges

anything goes

Daisy Chain

boys/men

Unicorn Challenge Blog

anything goes

Crafty Creations

anything goes

bye for now

Dawn

xxx

Thursday, 29 July 2021

Unicorn sky

There's a new Cardz 4 Galz challenge starting today 

the new theme is

'dies and/or punches'

here is my take


 The images were stamped, die cut and coloured 

I made the background from distress ink in pink and light blue

The castle reminded me of the 'my little pony' castle so I coloured it to match 

The sentiment is heat embossed 

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

see you there

I am also linking this card to

Addicted to Stamps and More


&

Little Red Wagon

faces

&

Pammie's Inky Pinkies

anything goes

&

Double D Challenges

colours of summer


bye for now

Dawn

xxx

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Reindeer in the Snow

It's time for a new Cardz 4 Galz challenge

todays theme is

'Christmas in July'

here is my take


The reindeer is stamped and coloured and I hand drew the snow

I wanted a round sentiment so found one that would work and heat embossed and die cut it out

I coloured the back with distress ink and drew a glitter glue line around the picture

so have a look at Cardz 4 Galz and make your own project to enter.  Don't forget it must be for a gal not a guy

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Pammie's Inky Pinkies

anything goes

&

Dream Valley Challenges

all occasions

&

Shopping our Stash

Christmas in July

&

Crafty Animals

anything goes with an animal

&

The 12 Months of Christmas Link up

anything Christmas goes 

bye for now

Dawn 

xxx

Outdoor Fun

It's time for a new Sparkles Monthly Challenges

the theme this month is

'outdoor fun'

here is my take


This is a cool stamp that I got in a set and hadn't used yet so I thought that the time had come

so I stamped, coloured and added the bird on a branch and a sentiment from the same set

I inked the green border with distress ink and added a line of 3d enamel effect 

so have a look at Sparkles Monthly and make your own card to enter

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Crafty Creations Challenges

anything goes

&

Cute Card Thursday

anything goes

&

Pammie's Inky Pinkies

anything goes

&

Crafty Animals

anything with an animal/ teddy bear goes

thanks for reading

Dawn

xxx

Friday, 2 July 2021

Dancing with Santa

Hi Christmas lovers today is a new Winter Wonderland Challenge

the new theme is

'Christmas music or songs'

the sponsor this month is Stampers Delights

and the image I got to play with is called Chibi Smile

here it is


I decided that she should be dancing with Santa

The background trees are die cuts with nuvo drop baubles

Santa was stamped, Chibi was printed and they were coloured and cut out

I decorated the back with stamps from a Christmas carolling set 

so have a look at Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog and make your own Christmas card to join in with

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Pammie's Inky Pinkies

anything goes

&

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge

anything Christmas goes

&

Cute Card Thursday

anything goes

&

Merry Little Christmas Blog

anything Christmas goes

&

12 Months of Christmas Blog

anything Christmas goes

thanks for reading

Dawn

xxx

Thursday, 1 July 2021

Get Inky

It's time for a new Cardz 4 Galz Challenge

todays theme is

'get inky'

I just have to look at my inks and I have ink all over my fingers so not a problem for me

here is my take



 I have done some stencilling  

I enjoy using two colours on one stencil so that is what I did

The stencil is (was) a cake stencil which I never used on a cake so it went into my papercraft supplies

The pink flowers are stamped and coloured

I used the edge of the stencil to make a border around the flowers

so head on over to Cardz 4 Galz and make your own card to enter

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Addicted to Stamps and More


&

Simon Wednesday

anything goes

&

Dream Valley Challenges

all occasions

&

Pammie's Inky Pinkies

anything goes

bye for now

Dawn

xxx

Thursday, 17 June 2021

Purple Owl

It's time for a new Cardz 4 Galz challenge

I have chosen the theme today, it is...

'circles and purples'

here is my take


The background is bubble pattern paper which I made myself

I die cut circles randomly on a piece of purple card and used a die cut owl which I was sent by a friend and I used the cut out circles to decorate the front

I didn't feel the need to add a sentiment

so head over to Cardz 4 Galz and make your own card to enter 

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Crafty Creations

anything goes

Dawn

xxx


Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Tulips

Time for a new Sparkles Challenge

the new theme is

'floral extravaganza'

here is my take


 I have gone with a CAS style and die cut tulip flowers, stems and leaves

The butterflies and sentiment are stamped

So have a look at Sparkles Monthly Challenges and make your own floral card to enter

see you there

I am also linking this card to


anything goes

&


flowers (I can't paste in your image :( )


Dawn

xxx

Friday, 4 June 2021

Christmas Flamingo

It's time for a new Winter Wonderland Challenge

this months theme is 'Christmas birds'

I got to play with this Super cute flamingo

from Imagine That Digistamp



I printed, coloured and die cut into an oval

 The sentiment comes with the digi stamp

The patterned paper was from my stash 

so have a look at Winter Wonderland and make your own birdy Christmas card to join in with this month

see you there

I am also linking this card to

12 Months of Christmas Link up

anything goes

&

Merry Little Christmas Challenge

anything goes

&

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge

anything goes

&

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge

anything goes with patterned paper

&

2 Crafty Critter Crazies

Dawn

anything goes with an animal

bye for now

Dawn

xxx


Thursday, 3 June 2021

Watermelon

It's time for a new Cardz 4 Galz challenge

the new theme is

'summer fun'

here is my take


I had some fun and designed and made a watermelon with my Cricut Machine using layered half circles with a bite and black circles for pips

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

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Cute Card Thursday

anything goes

&

Unicorn Challenge Blog

for a baby/child

&

Pammie's Inky Pinkies

anything goes

&

Crafty Creations Challenge

anything goes

thanks for reading

Dawn

xxx

Thursday, 20 May 2021

Flying Unicorns

Today is a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz

the new theme is

'things with wings'

here is my take


The stencilled corner is left over from another card that I started and never finished

The unicorns were stamped die cut and coloured and the sentiment is from the same set

I used patterned paper and washi tape on the bottom 

so have a look at Cardz 4 Galz 

and make your own card to enter.  Don't forget to make it for a girl not a guy

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Dream Valley Challenges

your favourite colours - pink and purple 

&

Pammie's Inky Pinkies

anything goes

&

AAA Birthday

birthday card

&

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge

anything goes with patterned paper

thanks for looking

Dawn

xxx

Saturday, 15 May 2021

Sporty bear

It's time for a new Sparkles Monthly Challenge

the new theme is

'something sporty'

here is my take


he is stamped, coloured and decorated with a washi tape frame, stamped stars and blue 3d enamel effect dots

go and have a look at Sparkles Monthly Challenges

and make your own card to enter 

see you there

I am also linking this card to

2 Crafty Critter Crazies

anything with an animal goes

&

Pammie's Inky Pinkies

anything goes

&

Allsorts Challenge Blog

anything goes

bye for now

Dawn

xxx

Friday, 7 May 2021

Sledging Pup

Hi crafty people it's time for another Winter Wonderland challenge

where I am now a permanent team member

the theme this month is 'winter sports'

and the sponsor is All Dressed Up Stamps 

the image I got to play with is Sledging Pup



I coloured the pup and his sledge and put him onto a snow embossed background, which doesn't show very well in the picture

I added die cut sentiment and glitter glued it

and finished off with washi tape border and glittery snowflakes

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

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge

anything goes

&

Merry Little Christmas Challenge

anything goes

&

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up

anything goes

&

Patties Creations Design Challenge

anything goes

bye for now

Dawn

xxx


Thursday, 6 May 2021

New Home

It's time for another Cardz 4 Galz challenge

the new theme is

'new beginnings' (marriage, baby, home, job etc)

I have gone with a new home card


The lower leaf area I stamped randomly and then rubbed green distress ink over

It's a washi tape flower layer

and the cabin is stamped and coloured with 3d enamel effect window frame

so have a look at Cardz 4 Galz Challenges

and make your own card to enter

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Time out challenges


&

Krafty Chicks Challenge

stamp act

&

Pammie's inky pinkies

anything goes

&

Crafty creations challenge

anything goes

bye for now

Dawn

xxx

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Mother's Day Cats

Time for a new Cardz 4 Galz challenge

the new theme is 

'Mother's day USA or a special day'

here is my take


 This is the card I made for my mum for mother's day.  I couldn't share it then as she would have seen it so I'm sharing it now

As you can see I have used my peek-a-boo stamps and dies to make a frame and I stamped, coloured and cut out the cats and arranged them around

so head over to Cardz 4 Galz Challenges

and make your own paper project to enter

see you there

Dawn

xxx














Friday, 16 April 2021

Rainbow Trees

Hello Christmas lovers

I have made a CAS style Christmas card 


I used a nice tree stamp coloured and added 3d enamel effect dots

here they are


then I cut them out with a bauble stamp and cut the hanger again in gold sparkle

I then drew around the die itself to give the bauble an edge and glued it down with glue blocks so it stands out from the card

and added the sentiment and twine

I am linking this card with

Cute Card Thursday

ribbon or twine

&

CAS Christmas Card Challenge

&

The 12 Months of Christmas Link up

anything goes

&

Krafty Chicks Challenge

CAS

&

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge

anything goes

&

Sparkles Christmas

trees

bye for now

Dawn

xxx

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

April Showers

It's time for a new Sparkles Monthly Challenge

this months theme is

'April showers'

here is my take


I used an old rubber stamp of the little girl in the rain which decided to rip when I peeled it off the acetate but I put it back together and I think I got away with it

She was coloured and I used 3D enamel effects on the umbrella, rain drops and puddle 

Of course I didn't have a sentiment that would go with the image and I wasn't about to freehand write it myself so I had my cricut machine write it for me

so have a look at Sparkles Monthly Challenges

and make your own card to enter

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Dream Valley Challenges

springtime

&

Crafty Creations Challenges

anything goes

&

Pammie's Inky Pinkies

anything goes

&

Day of the Month Card Club

find a rainbow day

bye for now

Dawn

xxx

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Little Monster

Hi crafty people

I have made a monster card


I found a fun theme challenge at little red wagon 'monsters' which I just had to do.  So I decided to incorporate a sketch from Tuesday morning sketches which I haven't joined in with for a while.  Then I thought I may as well add in a colour challenge too.   

I made up the monster from a make your own monster stamp set and cut her out

I stamped and cut up the eye from the same set 

and used some crazy embossing folders for the background and added a few 3d enamel effect dots

I am linking this card with

Little Red Wagon

monsters

&

Tuesday Morning Sketches


&

Colour Throwdown


baby/kids

thanks for looking

Dawn

xxx

Update


thank you little red wagon x