Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Three Baubles

Today it's the new Sparkles Monthly challenge

the new theme is

'punches or die cuts'

here is my take


 

I used my nesting bauble dies and glitter card

 with a patterned paper background and a twine border

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

see you there

Dawn

xxx


















Friday, 4 November 2022

Robin and Post

Today is the start of the Winter Wonderland challenge

the theme is

'robin redbreast'

sponsored by Sheepski Designs

the image I got to play with is Christmas Post Box

 


The image was printed out and I added stamped holly and ivy to give it a sort of border

Also a sentiment

I coloured it all in and added sparkle to the berries

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

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Addicted to stamps



Colour Crazy - anything goes with colouring

Cupcake Inspirations- anything goes

Sparkles Christmas - Festive things with wings

Craft Rocket - Christmas/Winter

Double Trouble- anything goes - wildlife - link to Cupcake Inspirations

Pearly Sparkles - Merry Christmas

have a great month

Dawn

xxx


Saturday, 15 October 2022

Owl

Today is a Sparkles Monthly day

the new theme is

'owls'

here is my take


 

I designed and made my owl scene with my cricut and is simply layers of different coloured card

I also made the background paper using stamps and different coloured inks, although most of it ended up being covered up! so I prettied up the envelope with some offcuts

The sentiment was in my stash

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

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Alphabet Challenge - N is for Nature

Make my Monday - Birthday Wishes

AAA Birthday

Designing on my cricut

Critter Crazy - anything goes with an animal

Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes


bye for now

Dawn

xxx


Thursday, 15 September 2022

Mushroom

 It's the new Sparkles Monthly Challenge today

the new theme is

'mushrooms and other fungi' (my choice)

here is my take


The background I made with stamps and different coloured ink

I used my mushroom stamp for the main image and die cut it 

and the sentiment is a die cut

So have a look at Sparkles monthly and join in with your own mushroomy papercraft project

see you there

I am also linking this card to

Addicted to stamps - happy birthday

Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes

Hand Stamped Sentiments - inspiration board - Autumnal colours

Dragonfly dreams - Happy Birthday



Ally's Angels - anything goes

thanks for looking

Dawn

xxx


Friday, 2 September 2022

Meowy Christmas

Today is the start of the new Winter Wonderland challenge

the new theme is

'Christmas Animals'

The sponsor this month is All Dressed Up Stamps

the image I got to play with is Meowy Christmas

here is my take


 I printed and coloured the image and die cut it with an oval die and I used a bigger die for the red frame

Finding the background was hard as I didn't have anything I liked until I found this snowflake tissue paper.  I wasn't sure if you could just glue down tissue paper but I tried it anyway and it worked fine

so have a look at Winter Wonderland and make your own animal themed paper craft project to enter

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Addicted to Stamps


Simon Wednesday - anything goes

Colour Crazy - anything with colouring goes

The 12 Months of Christmas Link up - anything Christmas goes

Double Trouble - anything goes

Show us your pussy cats - anything with a cat goes 

Pattie's Creations - anything with a stamped image goes

thanks for looking

Dawn

xxx


Thursday, 25 August 2022

3 Bears

Hi crafters 

today is the start of a new Cardz 4 Galz challenge

the new theme is

'use 3 of anything'

here is my take


 

I have used 3 bears

they are stamped, coloured and die cut 

glued to a patterned paper background

and I have added a die cut sentiment

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

The 12 Months of Christmas Link up - anything Christmas goes

Christmas with the cuties - Optional Theme:  "Frosty the Snowman,  was a jolly happy soul" - my bears are singing the song

Addicted to stamps



Time out challenges



Cupcake Challenges


my hobby is singing

Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes

thanks for looking

Dawn

xxx


Monday, 15 August 2022

Beachy

 Today is the new Sparkles Monthly Challenge

the new theme is

'on the beach'

here is my take


This is a set of inchies (1 inch square) which I made for a swap on Facebook

They are mostly stamped images which I coloured and added 3d enamel effect

The fish is cut out and glued to a background which I made and hand drew the seaweed

The ice cream is washi tape with a patterned paper background and a shell sticker

and the beach ball is a sticker on another of my home made backgrounds

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

see you there

Dawn

xxx

Thursday, 11 August 2022

Crafty Card

Today is the new Cardz 4 Galz challenge

the new theme is

'check it out (gingham or plaid)'

here is my take


 

I used my check washi tape and stuck it down in a check(ish) pattern

I wanted to make a card for a crafty person so I used my stamp with die set for a sentiment and crafty equipment pictures

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

Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - anything goes with colouring

Pearly Sparkles - anything goes

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

Through the craft room door - anything goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes

bye for now

Dawn

xxx


Friday, 5 August 2022

Reindeer

Today is the new Winter Wonderland Challenge

there is no sponsor this month so we play just for fun

the new theme is

'reindeer'

here is my take


 

I used my large reindeer stamp and the sentiment which came with him

He is coloured with alcohol markers and the whole card is CAS style

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

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Critter Crazy Challenge - anything goes with an animal

Crafty Animals - anything goes with an animal

The 12 Months of Christmas Link up - anything Christmas goes

ABC Christmas Challenge - R for reindeer

Peace on Earth Christmas - anything Christmas goes

bye for now

Dawn

xxx 


Thursday, 28 July 2022

Black, white and red

 Today is a new Cardz 4 Galz challenge

the new theme is

'black, white and one other colour'

here is my take


I have used red as my other colour

The lower pattern I made directly on the card blank and randomly stamped the hearts and stars in red and dots in black

I stamped and coloured the lady birds at the top with a tiny sentiment

I would have used washi tape to divide the top from the bottom but I didn't have any in red so I used a strip of red card which actually works just as well

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

see you there 

I am also linking this card with

Addicted to stamps and more


Simon Wednesday - anything goes

Through the purple haze - black, white and one other colour

Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - anything goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes

thanks for looking

Dawn

xxx


Friday, 15 July 2022

Snow globe Shaker

It's time for a new Sparkles Monthly challenge

the new theme is

'shaker card'

here is my take


 

I made a snow globe

I gave instructions for making a shaker card using a die cutter and nesting dies on a previous post here

This one was designed on cricut design space and cut out using my cricut 

I included an extra separate circle with the sentiment drawn onto it so I could include some stamping

I used sequins as I have found that they move well in a shaker

here are the snowmen not covered with sequins


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

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Merry Little Christmas - anything Christmas

The 12 Months of Christmas Link up - anything Christmas

Peace on Earth Christmas - anything Christmas

Unicorn Challenge - Christmas

bye for now

Dawn

xxx

Thursday, 14 July 2022

Selfie Pals

Today is a new Cardz 4 Galz Challenge

the new theme is

'get inky'

here is my take


 

I made the red and gold paper by using ink sprays (great fun, very messy)

It was die cut into the 3 selfie frames and I decided they would look good on black card

My new peek a boo stamps and die sets came out to play again

On the background I doodled some bubbles

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

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Simon Wednesday - make your own background

Colour crazy craft challenge  - anything goes with colouring

Daisy Chain - no design paper

Through the craft room door - anything goes

The paper funday challenge - anything goes

Critter crazy - anything goes with an animal

have a good week

Dawn

xxx

Friday, 1 July 2022

Christmas Lights Gnome

Today is the start of a new Winter Wonderland Challenge

The new theme is

'From our Gnome to yours'

The sponsor this month is Conie Fong Art

and the image I got to play with is super cute Christmas Lights Gnome

here is my take

 


I designed the card on my Cricut (yes it does open and stand up)

The sentiment is die cut and the gnome is printed and coloured in

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

see you there

I am also linking this card with




Simon Says - Wednesday - anything goes

Colour Crazy Craft Challenge- anything goes with colouring in

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

Pammie's Inky Pinkies- anything goes


thanks for reading

Dawn

xxx


Thursday, 30 June 2022

Triangles

Today is a new Cardz 4 Galz Challenge

the new theme is

'triangles' (my choice)

here is my take



 I had new 'peek a boo' stamps with matching dies to try out so I had to incorporate them

I designed the background with triangle cut outs and pen sentiment on my Cricut and had it cut and draw it for me

I inked it with pink, purple and light blue distress inks, added pink card behind and tucked in the stamped and die cut animals with their paws going over the edge

I added sparkle in their eyes and on the sentiment and glitter glue around the triangle cut outs

so have a look at Cardz 4 Galz and make your own triangle themed paper project to join in with

see you there

I am also linking this card with

Simon Wednesday - anything goes

Colour Crazy- anything goes with colouring

Make my Monday - colouring

Pammie's Inky Pinkies- anything goes

Double Trouble- YouNique Technique - inky background

bye for now

Dawn

xxx

 

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