Sunday, 3 April 2011

A New Card For A New DT & Two New Followers

Hi everyone, Happy Mother's Day to all of you out there who qualify for the title even if it's honorary!
I do hope you’re having a pleasant Sunday so far!
I'm here to share with you my first card, well technically my first two cards for

Yes I'm on the Crafty Pad Design Team whoop whoop!
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I've been itching to tell you this news for ages but had to wait until it was official!
Some of you may have had a sneak peek at this post when I slipped up yesterday & posted instead of saving to draft! Oooopsy!!!
The images we were given to work with this week were Debbie Moore’s fab window images! From over at The Crafty Pad Designs

 I couldn’t chose between cats or dogs, I love both, so I did one of each!
 The theme of the challenge is Spring flowers!
We are kindly sponsored this week by
crafty emmas store
The prize on offer is a £10.00 voucher to spend in her store! Click on the pic to visit!
 I have been asked to stress this doesn’t include P&P!
I guess that means all that lovely lolly can be spent on crafting goodies!

As I didn’t want to detract from the sweet little flowers in Debbie’s window boxes, I decided to keep things fairly simple!
As you all know I love an easel card so I did a traditional easel for my Cat!

I coloured both images with Promarkers
I printed the green backing paper directly on to some cardstock for my card bases.
I then added matts of the other papers under the image.
I added some narrow ric rac ribbon which I knotted at the front, then the sentiment,

 also from The Crafty Pad Designs which I used as the stop for the easel.
This was coloured & then mounted on foam tape to add some height.
The little flower is hand made with a little flower button threaded with ribbon at the centre!

For my Dog, I did a twisted easel.

The papers I have used are from the Spring Time Backing Papers Download over at Scrapbookingmad. They are just the perfect colours for that springtime feel!
This time, I added a bit of lace & some funky fibres & a paper flower with a little paper rose at the centre.

The cirlce sentiment was coloured, then cut out using a nestie & mounted on foam tape for a bit of height.
I do hope you like them. Thanks for looking!
I'd also like to say a big high & a big wave to Andrea & to Karen who have just joined us as followers!
No link yet for either but if I find one I'll let you know where you can visit her!
:Dawn xxx
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Allsorts Blooming Blossoms
Basic Grey More Than one fold
Catch The Bug Anything goes
Crafty Calendar April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers
Creations By Gill M Pets
Digi's With Attitude! Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint Springtime
I Did It Creations Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes Spring Blossoms
Sparkles Forum Springtime
Fuzzy Wuzzy Animal


  1. Hi Dawn great to have you onboard with us at The Crafty Pad. :)
    Thank you for 2 beautiful cards - easel cards are so fab. Great colouring on both and love how you have used my sentiments too - perfect. :) Oooh and gorgeous flower too. :)


  2. These are so sweet & your flower is so pretty
    Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, hope you’ll join us again
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  3. These are so cute, I love the images you've used! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Catch The Bug!

  4. What lovely spring cards! Thanks for joining us at paper Sundaes this week!

  5. What sweet cards Dawn, so unusual and just lovely.

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week

    B x

    There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

  6. Hi Dawn..

    Gorgeous card, love the stlye, an the flowers are so pretty.

    Thanks for joining us at SFC, good luck.

    Huggies Angel

    P.S hope your well hun.. xx

  7. Your cards are awesome. Thank you for joining us at IDIC

  8. Adorable. I love both of these cards. Just so sweet. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

  9. Hi Dawn,

    thank you SOOOO much, the adorable little cat easel arrived today, it's gorgeous and so sweet of you! I've got it on the unit next to where I sit, makes me smile every time I see it! Really glad you've joined TCP DT, they are a wonderful bunch of peeps. Big hugs, Ali x

  10. great cards! very cute. thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

  11. Two sweet cards. Thanks for sharing in the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge.

  12. Great cards, love the images! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes this week :)

  13. Great card,lovley image.Thank you for joining us at the fuzzy wuzzy challenge.
    Hugs Agnes

  14. Oh wow! These cards are too cute :)
    Thanks for playing at TFZC this month,


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Dawn xx