Monday, 4 April 2011

Good Morning! Another DT Project!

Morning all, I hope Monday is treating you well so far!
Today I’d like to share my latest DT make for the
 Anything Goes Monthly Challenge over at My Grafico

Yes, this weeks card has turned into an Easter Bonnet!

I have to admit that this project was not all my own work!
I had a little help with some of the design features!
The image the DT were given to work with this week is the


As you may know, yesterday was Mother’s Day over here in the UK & as a result, we had a bit of a family get together!
We got all the bits for the Easter Bonnets to keep some of the younger ones entertained.
When a certain little lady saw the image I had coloured all ready for my project she fell in love with it & had to have it to decorate her bonnet.

The main image was coloured using promarkers & although you can’t see it very well, the eggs in the basket were coloured with Sakura Glitter pens to make them look like they were wrapped in foil!
First we chose some broderie anglaise to go around the brim of the hat.
This was hand stitched in place under close scrutiny! Next we added the silky flowers which were placed around the hat & again stitched into  place.
The image was backed with a voile flower & then stitched to the bonnet!

Finally the piece de resistance!

After great deliberation as to where the little peeper chicks should be placed, they were also stitched on! Some of them had to lose their feet in the process which led to much hilarity!
When it came time for the photo’s, I thought little miss may model it for me but no, she had to supervise the pictures too & nobody else was allowed near her bonnet!
Although not exactly the project that I set out to do, what fun we had making it!
I do hope you don’t mind that it wasn’t all my own work! lol
Pop on over & join in the challenge if you get a mo! If you get a chance stop by the other DT ladies blogs & leave them some love! I know they'd appreciate it!
Dawn xx
I'd like to enter my bonnet in the following challenges

Bee Crafty – Easter & Use a digi (Monthly)
Catch The Bug – Anything Goes (ends Sat)
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge - Use a Digi and Easter
Digi's With Attitude! – Anything Goes
Fairy Fun Fridays - - Spring Themed
Floweret - Easter
Paper Cutz – Easter
Craft Us Crazy – Easter/Spring
A Spoonful Of Sugar – Easter
Sweet Stamps - Easter
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Project For A Child
StampsRUs Easter


  1. Morning Dawn! This is adorable! What a great make! That image is really cute and I love the flowers. What a shame the young lady in question was too shy to model it for you.....I guess you didn't fancy doing it yourself....?!?!?! LOL!!!Hugs, Ali x

  2. I just love incorporated the digi to the hat like it totally belongs there... fab job...tfs

  3. This is just way too cute! If there were girls in my family I'd have to make one of these.

  4. Thank you for joining us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps this week ! Your Easter Bonnet is delightful ! Love those chicks ! Good luck !

  5. What a cute Easter bonnet. The chicks are so cute. Thank you for joining our challenge at

  6. Hi Dawn
    aww gorgeous easter hat, lovely image & chicks, thanks for tellin me about my post, thats cause i was thinking buttons!! DUH have changed it to flowers, sue,x

  7. awwwww..... this was shoo cute. i loved the image and your coloring.
    over all it looks really nice.
    thank for leaving love at my blog, it really means a lot.
    em joining urs so i can come check :)

  8. Hi Dawn

    What a lovely Easter Bonnet! The little peeps just make me smile!

    Thank you for joining us at the Digi's With Attitude! Anything Goes Challenge this week. I hope you will join us for our next challenge and Good Luck!

    Digi's With Attitude! Design Team

  9. Very cure - I think that every little girl would love to wear that hat! Thank you for joining us this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

  10. What a fabulous project, just too cute. Sadly we limit the number of challenges to 10 at Sweet Stamps, perhaps you will visit us again soon.

  11. What an adorable Easter Hat. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

  12. what a fab easter bonnet,love it ,thanks for joining us at digi days and good luck
    tracey x

  13. Fantastic creation Hun, just love the image its so sweet!

    Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  14. Oh my gosh, this is too cute! I can't stop looking at this fabulous hat! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Digi's With Attitude!

  15. Lovely easter bonnet you have made! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  16. Gorgeous, what a fab idea and so bright and cheerful, thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT this week, we hope to see you again real soon
    Debs R

  17. what a beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude! and good luck
    Claire xx

  18. So clever! I would love to have seen the little one wearing it! Thanks for playing along in the Bugaboo Challenge.

  19. This is a sweet Easter creation. So bright and colorful! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamps R Us Challenges.
    Jo xx

  20. Beautiful job! The chicks are adorable! Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays!


  21. Dawn, This is stunning - so nice to see a sweet traditional Easter Bonnet! Love the image! Thanks for joining us at Cardmadfairy's Easter challenge! Sheila:)X

  22. You look like you are ready for the Easter parade! Cute hat, chickie! :)

  23. What an adorable Easter Bonnet. Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy

  24. Wow, this is awesome!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck!

  25. What a fab easter bonnet, love all the little chicks on the top. It really made me smile :)

    Many thanks for joining in with our 3D challenge over at OSAAT

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)


Thank you for taking the time & trouble to comment! I truly appreciate your feedback!
Dawn xx