Thursday, 16 June 2022

Christmas Trees

Today is the next Cardz 4 Galz challenge

the new theme is

'punches or die cuts'

here is my take


 I have gone with a Christmas card which is designed it with 'Tuesday morning sketches' sketch and the colours from 'Christmas card throwdown'

The trees, sentiment and background are all die cut

The strip is sparkly washi tape

and I have decorated with green star embellishments

so have a look at Cardz 4 Galz challenge and make your own die cut or punched papercraft project to enter

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Tuesday Morning Sketches


Christmas Card Throwdown


Simon Wednesday - Add a sentiment

The 12 Months of Christmas Link up - anything Christmas goes

Peace on Earth Christmas challenge - anything Christmas goes

Merry Little Christmas Challenge- anything Christmas goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes

bye for now

 Dawn

xxx


Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Dad Monsters

It's the 15th and that means a new Sparkles Monthly starts

the new theme is

'things with wings'

I have combined the wings with my fathers day card


 

I stamped the little monsters from my 'make a monster' stamp set where you have separate bodies, eyes, mouths and other accessories including wings which you can combine in any way you want

These were coloured and die cut 

The background is one I made myself using shaving foam!

I added some more colour by stamping eyes, from the same set, in yellow around the monsters and over the sentiment

so have a look at Sparkles Monthly Challenges and make your own winged papercraft project to enter

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes

Colour Crazy Challenge - anything goes with colouring

Cardz 4 Guyz - fathers day

The Paper Funday Challenge - masculine

Pearly Sparkles - one for the boys

Double Trouble - masculine

Through the craft room door - anything goes

have a great week

Dawn

xxx

Friday, 3 June 2022

Nuthatch

It's a new Winter Wonderland Challenge 

the new theme is

'flying high at Christmas'

the sponsor is Fred She Said Designs

the image I got to play with is this cute Nuthatch

here is my take



The digi was printed, coloured and die cut into a hexagon

I made the background by flicking water colour paint in green and yellow (some of it went on the paper, most went on my desk, shelves, other WIPs, my t shirt! etc. etc.)

Anyway, all assembled with  a red border and sentiment

So have a look at Winter Wonderland and make a Christmas papercraft project to enter

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Simon Wednesday - little critters

Pattie's Creations - anything goes with a stamp

Colour Crazy Craft Challenge -  anything goes with colouring

12 Months of Christmas Challenge -  anything goes 

Crafty Animals -  anything goes with an animal

Critter Crazy -  anything goes with an animal

bye for now

Dawn

xxx


Thursday, 2 June 2022

Peacock

Today is the new Cardz 4 Galz challenge

the theme is

'use two or more designer papers'

here is my take



The background is distress ink in yellow and orange 

I used a load of scraps which were already cut into strips to make the peacocks tail, arranged them and added a die cut peacock body and a die cut sentiment

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

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Critter Crazy - anything goes with an animal

Crafty Animals - anything goes with an animal

Double Trouble - from your stash and linked with Critter Crazy

thanks for looking 

Dawn

xxx


Thursday, 19 May 2022

Crowned Birthday

Welcome to a ne Cardz 4 Galz challenge

the new theme is

'sentiment as the focal point'

here is my take


 

I have used one on my 'fancy' fonts that I download, install and never use so I was very happy to use it

I had my cricut draw out the sentiment and I used offset to cut it out

The background is pink and purple distress inks and a washi tape border

The sentiment is coloured in using my favourite girly colour pallet and was stuck on using 3d glue pads (or whatever they are called!)

Glittery nuvo drops and gold glitter pen decorate the crowns 

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

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Simon Wednesday - layer it up

Colour crazy craft challenge - anything goes with colouring

Ally's Angels- anything goes

Pearly Sparkles - layer it up

Craft Rocket - Birthday

Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes

bye for now

xxx


Sunday, 15 May 2022

Floral Frame

Today is the start of a new Sparkles monthly challenge

the new theme is

'floral frenzy'

here is my take


 I have made the background using leaf stamps and various shades of green ink

the frame and sentiment are a cut and the flowers are from my swap stash

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

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Creative knockouts - anything goes

Happy little stampers - anything goes with dies

Little red wagon - make it bloom

Addicted to stamps - any occasion

Craft rocket - birthday

Stamping sensations -anything stamped with optional flora and fauna

Pammie's inky pinkies - anything goes

thanks for looking

Dawn

xxx

Friday, 6 May 2022

Ginger hot tub

It's time for a new Winter Wonderland challenge 

the new theme is 

'use three colours'

I have used red, green and brown

the sponsor this month is SheepSkiDesigns

the digi stamp I got to play with is Ginger Hot Tub

here is my take



The digi was printed, coloured and cut out

I found a patterned paper with green and red dots on for the background

and made a frame using a die cutter

The sentiment is die cut and I added red stars to decorate

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

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - anything goes with colouring


Merry Little Christmas - anything goes

Peace on Earth Christmas - anything Christmas goes

Crafty Catz - anything goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes

bye for now

Dawn

xxx


Thursday, 5 May 2022

Cake

A new Cardz 4 Galz Challenge starts today

the new theme is

'food or drink'

here is my take


 

The cakes are separate stamps which I stamped into a stack, coloured and added sprinkles

I designed and cut the sentiment on the cricut and added die cut smiley emojis' to show that I was joking (of course I'm joking, I would never share cake!)

All were arranged with a patterned paper background

so have a look at Cardz 4 Galz and make your own paper creation to enter, don't forget it must be for a girl not a boy

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Addicted to Stamps


Simon Wednesday - feminine

Colour Crazy - include colouring

Dream Valley - anything goes

Make my Monday - happy birthday

Creative Knockouts -  anything goes

Craft Rocket - birthday

Pammie's Inky Pinkies -  anything goes

thanks for looking

Dawn

xxx

Thursday, 21 April 2022

Rainbows and Unicorns

It's time for a new Cardz 4 Galz challenge

the new theme is

'think pink'

here is my take

 

The unicorn is a digi stamp from Kinda cute of course I coloured her in with pinks and sparkle on her horn

The rainbow and clouds are dies made from pink cards (with a little bit of purple)

Washi tape stars, nuvo drops and pink star embellishments finished off the card

so have a look at Cardz 4 Galz and make your own pink papercraft project to enter

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Make My Monday - use washi tape

Daisy Chain - birthday

Creations in Pink - mainly pink

Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes

Ally's Angels - anything goes

Pattie's Creations - anything with a stamped or digi image 

thanks for looking

Dawn

xxx



Friday, 15 April 2022

Animal Print

It's time for a new Sparkles Monthly Challenge

the theme this month is

'use animal print'

here is my take



 I wasn't sure about what to do so I printed various patterns out and arranged them on a card blank until I liked it and glued them down

I added a sentiment and heat embossed it 

Then I added some punched paw prints

so have a look at Sparkles Monthly Challenges and make your own papercraft project to join in

see you there 

I am also linking this card with

Pammie's Inky Pinkies

Ally's Angels

Through the Craft Room Door

Creative Knockouts

The Paper Funday Challenge

bye for now

Dawn

xxx

Thursday, 7 April 2022

Easter Bunny Box

A new Cardz 4 Galz challenge starts today

the new theme is

'fun folds'

here is my take


 
I made this Easter Bunny from a file from My Scrap Chick 

I sent the file into my Cricut machine and it cut all the pieces out for me but if you don't have a cutting machine you can print it out and cut it with scissors

Once assembled I filled it with chocolate 

So have a look at Cardz 4 Galz and make your own 'fun fold' papercraft project to enter

see you there

I am also linking this bunny with 

addicted to stamps

just us girls


Cupcake Inspirations


double D challenges


crafty animals - anything goes with an animal

unicorn challenges - include an animal

through the purple haze - include an animal

bye for now

Dawn

xxx


Friday, 1 April 2022

Snow time fun

It's the first Friday of the month so a new Winter Wonderland challenge starts today

the new theme is

'winter sports'

the sponsor this month is Doctor Digi's House of Stamps

the digi stamp I got to play with is Rescue Squad

here they are ready to go on a rescue mission (with plenty of alcohol)


 This card I made with a snow embossing folder and a die cut 'let it snow' from red glitter card

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

see you there

I am also linking this card with 

Addicted to Stamps


Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes

Simon Wednesday - anything goes

Colour Crazy - anything goes coloured in 

Time out challenges 



Krafty Chicks Challenge - anything goes

bye for now

Dawn

xxx

Update


thank you time out

xxx


Thursday, 24 March 2022

Daffodil

 

Today is a new Cardz 4 Galz challenge

the new theme is

'Spring flowers, optional, for mothers day'

here is my take


I have made a CAS style card with a single daffodil which I stamped and coloured

The border is 3d enamel effect which I free hand drew 

The grass and sentiment are another stamp

so have a look at Cardz 4 Galz and make a spring flowered paper project to join in with 

see you there

I am also linking this card with

CAS on Sunday - flowers

Pearly sparkles challenges - one for the girls

Stamping sensations - stamp something for spring


Four seasons - anything goes for spring


QKR Stampede - anything goes

Colour crazy craft challenge - anything coloured in goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes

thanks for looking

Dawn S

xxx

Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Man Card

It's the 15th so there is a new Sparkles monthly challenge starting today

the new theme is

'for men'

here is my take



 I used my stamps which were of what men like

they are all coloured and have 3d enamel effects and glossy accents on them where needed

I finished it off with a red border and a die cut sentiment

so have a look at Sparkles Monthly and make your own man paper project to enter

see you there

I am also linking this card with

A Bit More Time To Craft - anything goes

Ally's Angels - anything goes

Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes

thanks for looking

Dawn

xxx

Thursday, 10 March 2022

Elephant party

The new Cardz 4 Galz challenge starts today

the theme is

'zoo or safari animals' (my choice)

here is my take


 
I used my elephant stamps to make 3 elephants at a party

the three elephants were stamped and coloured 

the balloon I stamped and cut out to stick on later

I chose a rainbow paper from my stash

the grass is just two tones of green

to finish there is a glitter glue border and 3d enamel effect balloon string 

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

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Critter Crazy - anything goes with an animal

Crafty animals - anything goes with an animal

Craft rocket challenges - use an animal

Pammie's inky pinkies - anything goes

and new to me

Let's create and craft - anything goes

bye for now

Dawn

xxx

-Update-



thank you Pammie's Inky Pinkies

and


thank you Craft Rocket Challenges

xxx


 

Friday, 4 March 2022

Gift Parachutes

Here is the new Winter Wonderland challenge

the theme this month is

'Christmas presents' (my choice!)

the sponsor this month is Stampers Delights

the digi I got to play with is Xmas gift parachute

the gift parachute and the tree come as different images so you can really play with this one


I arranged the tree with two gift parachutes, printed and coloured them in 

The sentiment was heat embossed and I added the falling holly with a stamp

The snow under the tree is 'puff embossing powder', which expands, or 'puffs', when you heat it, and I love to use it for snow or clouds

Using a white gel pen to on the baubles and berries is a great way to make them look shiny

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

see you there

I am also linking this card with

The 12 month of Christmas link up

Merry Little Christmas

Ally's Angels

Addicted to stamps 


Pammie's Inky Pinkies

bye for now

Dawn

xxx
 

Thursday, 24 February 2022

Chickie Birthday

Today is a new Cardz 4 Galz Challenge 

the new theme is

'things with wings'

I have used my cute chicks


I stamped my chicks, cake and sentiment and because it is a card for Galz I gave them a pink colour scheme

They are mounted on pink patterned paper, decorated with nuvo drops and I added a glitter glue border

so have a look at Cardz for Galz and make your own 'winged' paper project to enter

see you there

I am also linking this card with 

Double D Challenge

shades of pink





Critter Crazy - anything goes with an animal

Stamping Sensations - anything goes with an option of things with wings or tails

A bit more time to craft - anything goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes

bye for now

Dawn

xxx

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Big and Small

Welcome to a new Sparkles Monthly challenge

this months new theme is

'something big and something small'

so a big image and a small sentiment or a big animal with a small one

I have used a big sentiment with a small image



The sentiment is a die cut with patterned paper background

The small cake on a cloud is a stamp and die cut image

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

see you there

I am also linking this card with 

Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes with patterned paper

Addicted to Stamps and more 

and both new to me

Ally's Angels- anything goes

A Bit More Time to Craft - anything goes

bye for now

Dawn 

xxx
 



Thursday, 10 February 2022

Kraft

 Here is the new Cardz 4 Galz challenge

the new theme is

'use kraft'

here is my take


I heat embossed the sentiment, added the lines top and bottom and freehand drew zentangle 'flowers' using a black fine liner pen and a white gel pen

I have drawn similar patterns on black card with a white pen but this is my first time drawing on kraft.  I found it was a bit uneven although this is packaging card perhaps if I bought kraft card it might be smoother but I've never felt the need to buy it

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

see you there

Simon Wednesday - emboss it

The flower challenge 

Pammie's Inky Pinkies

Watercooler Wednesday


bye for now

Dawn 

xxx

Friday, 4 February 2022

Pooch

Winter Wonderland Challenges is back

the new theme for this month is

'all I want for Christmas is you' so Christmas and love 

the sponsor is All Dressed up Stamps

the image I got to play with is

Christmas Pooch


 As you can see I printed and coloured him and glued him to some patterned paper

I drew a glitter glue border around him and added a Merry Christmas die cut

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

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenges

Simon Wednesday - with love

ABC Christmas Challenge - A for anything Christmas goes

The 12 Months of Christmas Link up

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge

Pearly Sparkles

thanks for looking

Dawn

xxx


Thursday, 27 January 2022

Sparkle

It's time for a new Cardz 4 Galz challenge

the new theme is

'make it sparkle'

here is my take


 
The background is glitter paper

I used stamp and die cut unicorns and a die cut sentiment

I used 3d enamel effect to draw the border, set it to one side to dry and put a paper on top of it 😱!!! nooooooo!!!! so the line is a bit thicker in places than it should be 😆

so have a look at Cardz 4 Galz and make your own sparkly paper craft to enter

see you there 

I am also linking this challenge with

Simon Wednesday - anything goes

Through the Purple Haze - anything goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes

bye for now

Dawn 

xxx 

Saturday, 15 January 2022

Butterflies

It's tome for a new Sparkles Monthly Challenge

the theme this month is

'use ribbon, raffia or twine'

I have used twine 


 I made the butterflies and leaf with a new layering die I found in the sales

The background is patterned paper and I made the twine border by simply gluing around the edge and (carefully) laying the twine on top

the sentiment is an old stamp

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

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Critter Crazy Challenge Blog - animal

Craft Rocket Challenges - use dies

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - patterned paper

Pammie's Inky Pinkies

Crafty Animals - animal

Little Red Wagon - patterned paper

happy crafting

Dawn

xxx

Thursday, 13 January 2022

Lace and Pearls

It's time for a new Cardz 4 Galz challenge

todays theme is

'lace and pearls'

not things I would normally use but here it is


 The lace and pearls are on the side and I have drawn a tangle with a white gel pen 

I think it worked quite well

so have a look at Cardz 4 Galz and make your own paper craft project to enter

see you there

I am also linking this card with

The Flower Challenge - monochrome flowers

Pammie's Inky Pinkies

Dawn

xxx