Friday, 24 May 2019

Crafty Creations

Hi all,
Recently, I was lucky enough to get a message in my inbox from a very special lady!
I was invited to join the papercraft design team for Craft Creations!
It took me a second or two to decide, so here I am!
These are my first samples & they will be on Hochanda TV
today Friday 24th May at 12pm & 4pm

You can watch online here or on your telly box

Freeview 85 Sky 673 or FreeSat 817

This one was made using black cardstock, the Feather Stamp & Sentiment
which were embossed with white EP& a little bit of lace from my stash!
Simple but effective I reckon

The flamingo card was stamped using Distress Oxides, 
then coloured with a promarker or two!
I die cut the image & matted & layered using some circle dies. 
The background & sentiment were stamped with distress oxides too.
A few sticky pearls from my stash & we're done!

This unicorn was stamped & embossed in black then coloured with
my sparkly Sakura pens! I do like to dig them out from time to time!
The matting & layering was done using plain white CS & blue glitter card!
I punched the corners for a bit of interesting detail

This unicorn was stamped with Distress Ink then coloured with a mix
of promarkers & flexmarkers.
I die cut the image then used Distress Inks to create the background.
I matted & layered some Kraft CS die cuts to create interest
Thanks for dropping in & don't forget to tune in to 
Craft Creations
on Hochanda @12 & 4pm
It' going to be a great show & I believe there may be Bank Holiday Specials too!

Friday, 10 May 2019

Play A Saw

Good morning all, here I am again with another little card.
I had a lot of fun putting this one together.


This one was made for my hubby on our wedding anniversary!

The reason behind this odd card is that we went to a party a while back & someone 
actually did play a saw! Yep, the kind you get from hardware stores!
It was incredible! 
We were both stunned. I'd never have believed what a wonderful a 
tune you could produce from a basic saw!

The watch/clock embossed panel was wiped over with gilding wax.
The clippings are from a cider bottle label! Hubby does love a cider!

The lace & buttons are from my stash.
The little sentiment tags are LOTV
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like my card!

Edited to add:- I was contacted via twitter by a lady who makes the most
beautiful music playing a saw. 
If you have a minute, you can watch her here

I’d like to enter this card in the current challenge at
Daring Cardmakers - A Moment In Time

Friday, 3 May 2019

Lavender & Lace

Hi everyone, happy Friday to you!
Is everyone off for the Bank Holiday weekend?
Here I am with the last of my Lavender Lister samples made from the papercrafting kit.

I love using all the little extra bits off of a sheet to make cards.
For this one used the little butons popped up on foam pads.
The sentiment is from one of the sheets too.
I also used one of the patterned paperw with some ric rac binding, a little lace,
and a few little sticky back gems from my stash!

I absolutely love the colours on this one. 
The image would be great for so many different occassions too. 
I added a little die-cut sentiment, the buttons are rescued from a cardigan 
& the lace is from my stash!
Thanks again for stopping by!

Monday, 29 April 2019

Lavender's Blue & Green

Hi Guys,
Here I am back again with another couple of the Lavender Lister card samples 
that I made for the range which is available here from Splashcrafts

The images are so pretty & there's something for everyone.

I just love this one! 
I do love a cuppa, be it tea or coffee & I love
chocolate too! Win win!
Thanks for stopping by & I hope you like them!

Thursday, 25 April 2019

I Love Lavender

Hi Guys,
I'm back again with some samples that I made for the 
Did you see them on the Create & Craft TV shows.

There really is something for all the girls in your life, whatever 
their age or whatever their interests.

There's something for all crafters too!
A papercrafting kit, dies, papers & stamps
everything you could want whatever level of crafter you are.

This little fairy was cut from the papercrafting kit
with the matching die. The frame was a die from the kit too!

I love the colours & the imges are so cute!
Thanks for popping by!
I'll be back soon with a few more samples to show you! 
Dawn xx

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Blue Bears

Hi all,
Here I am wth the last of my Care Bear samples for Splash Crafts

I do love a little pyramid card & the little sentiment fits so well on the top.

On this one, the paper matches the embossing folder. I added a 
punched border & some pretty washi tape

Poor Grumpy Bear on a gatefold card. 
Just perfect for the man in your life!

Thanks for popping by today.
I hope to see you soon! 

Friday, 19 April 2019

Bear Hugs

Hi all, I'm back again with another  couple ofsamples from the 
Care Bear range at Splash Crafts

Using a simple layout with some matting & layering, 
I diecut the image & added a flower as well as some tiny punched hearts
The embosing folder I have used is part of the range.
I can see it & the papers being used a lot with other things too!

Another one made using the cute embossing folder & a broad ribbon
So sweet & simple!
Thanks for stopping by today, I'll be back soon with more.

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Good Luck

Hi All,
It's been a while but I'm back with a couple of samples I made for 
Splash Crafts who've just introduced a cute 
Care Bears Range which is amazing!

Here I've made a little easel card & used the dies to cut out the images.

The images & papers are  really versatile & great to work with.
Available in a format to suit everyone, there are stamps, dies, embosing folders,
a papercrafting kit & it also comes on a USB so you can 
print & craft until your heart's content.

For this little cutie, I simply used the paper & a sentiment
with some ribbon, lace & a couple of pretty little crochet flowers

Thanks for popping in!
I hope you like my little samples!
I'll be back with more soon!

Thursday, 3 January 2019

You're Leaving

Good morning all! 
Thought I'd have another go at Blogging!
Not been getting crafty for a while but I found this little offering when I 
was tidying up my blog, so I thought I'd share with it you today!
Might encourage me to do a bit more!

This is a card I made for a friend who was leaving her job a while back!
Why nuns? It's a long story! lol

These ladies are from Mo's Digital Pencil.
The image is called Joy & these ladies certainly look like the epitome of Joy!
I have to say that my friend found just as much Joy in her new venture!

I coloured the image with a mix of flexmarkers & promarkers
then added a dotty background. As I was colouring, a number of songs 
kept popping into my head but the one that stuck was Joyful Joyful,
from Sister Act 2. Here's a little video!

I hope it works & you enjoy the music!

The font I have used for the sentiment is called Nunnery 
which you can download here for free!
The ribbon was in my stash. I got it in a bargain basket at
 a local haberdashers. I gave is a bit of a heat with my heat gun
to crinkle it up a bit, I love that look!
Thanks for stopping in to look at my card.
I appreciate your visits & love reading your comments!

Monday, 22 August 2016

Happy Anniversary

Good morning all!
We've had a great week taking in the atmosphere at the 
Edinburgh Festival & Fringe.
It's back to normal today, back to work & I have a card to share!

This fun little offering was made for my parents anniversary!
I used the 7 Year Itch Decoupage Sheet from La Pashe
Wrinklies At The Movies CD.
My Dad is a big Marilyn Monroe fan, & my Mum loves 
the movies, so it worked well for them!

The base is 8"x8" Kraft cardstock.
The Papers are from the My Minds Eye, Best Of Paisley Paperstack.
I kept the layout fairly simple, adding a couple of bits of ribbon & some lace.
The sentiment was printed on some Kraft then cut out using a 
Spellbinders Callout die.

The stars were punched using an amazing Fiskars Punch that I won!
(It feels like it will punch through anything, like it's butter)
I then embossed them using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.
I added a sheer bow to finish it off.
As you can see from the photo, I decorated the inside of the card too!
Thanks for popping by, I hopeyou like it!

I'd like to enter this card in a few little challenges:
Ooh La La Creations -Three Embellishments. Top 3
CD Sunday - HOT HOT HOT (W1 of 2)  Top 3
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper.
Dies R Us Challenge -Doily and/or Lace.
Fun with Shapes  - Lace.
Sparkles Forum Challenges - Lots of Layers.
Inkspirational - Patterned Paper.
My Time to Craft -Embossing (heat or dry).