Sunday, 22 May 2011

Sunday & No Work Tomorrow!

Hi all, it's Sunday & I'm on my hols for a week!!! 
Not going away anywhere fancy, so I say, but we are having a trip to the Metrocentre, Newcastle Upon Tyne & a night on Lindisfarne, Holy Island.
In fact, all going well we're there by now!
Earlier this week I let you see a sneak peek of my GDT card for the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog!
Now here's the whole thing!

The Challenge is a sketch, mixed media, so it can be a card, canvas, layout or anything else you can apply it to!
We were given the choice of two sketches to work from

I chose the first one. We also had the choice of two sets from The Cutting Cafe' who are sponsoring the challenge,"It's About That Time" & "One Spring Day"
I chose "It's About That Time" as you may have already noticed as
over at Daring Cardmakers the challenge this week is to be inspired by the song Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol ( Let's waste time chasing cars around our heads..........)

I chose the clock image & the large circle sentiment from the set. 
I don't have a cutting machine, so I relied on just my trusty scissors & dies. 
As the clock face was black, I was inspired to use black & white for my card!
The papers I have used are Dovecraft, they're called Charcoal Prints by Sandra Ranarison & they have been in my stash for ever!
(One of my resolutions at New Year was to try to use up some of my old stash this year & I think I'm doing okay so far!)
I cut out the clock face using my trusty decoupage scissors. The circle sentiment was cut using a scalloped circle nestie & then my Nellie's frame die.
I used black card to back the cut out circle & mounted the clock face in the centre with foam tape.

I followed the sketch & added some lace. I then mounted the sentiment on foam tape to give added dimension.
The other sentiment was from a sheet of peel off's that just appeared from nowhere when I was working! Must've been in between some papers or something! I thought the phrase went perfectly with my card so I stuck it to some white card, matted & layered onto more black & white card & mounted on foam squares.
To finish I added some large self adhesive gems.

I decided to decorate the inside of the card a little, It's just a little bit more interesting than a plain insert!
Thanks for looking, I do hope you like it.
Have you noticed, there's not a Promarker in sight! lol
Pop on over to Quirky Crafts & join in with the challenge if you have time! Don't forget to check out the DT blogs too & leave them some love!

Challenges I'd like to enter my card in are as follows
Scrapbook Sisters Black & White
Truly Scrumptious Anything Goes
House of Gilli Black & One Other colour
Craft Your Days Away White + I Other Colour
Designed 2 Delight White +1 colour
Marks Finest Papers Tone on Tone With The Focal Image Popped Up
Crafty Catz Anything Goes
Daring Card Makers Inspired by The Song Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
Shelley's Images Anything Goes


  1. your card is beautiful, perfect colors and perfect sentiment. i just love it :).

  2. A very striking card. Love the black and white combination and the lovely inside to your card.

  3. Dawn--this card is lovely! I really like the layout challenge that you used! You did a great job! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

  4. what a beauty in black and white...very dramatic use of the sketch....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

  5. WOW!!! What a awesome card!!!
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us at Speedy's Friends.

  6. Wow these arecso very pretty, beautiful colour theme and design, I love monochromatic its so stylish,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week,

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)x

  7. This is lovely, I like the papers and the sentiment, thanks for sharing your card at CYDA and good luck with the challenge, Gaynor DT x

  8. Brilliant card! I love the black and white! My DCM entry was quite similar i went for the same lyric!! Just uploaded mine now! Amyxx

  9. Oooh have a lovely time - Northumberland is my home county and I love to get back there when I can. Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers challenge to be inspired by Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars"

  10. Beautiful card Dawn! Love black and white cards, they look so elegant!! Great job! Enjoy your day off!! Thanks for joining us at Designed 2 Delight!!


  11. Fabulous card! Great take on the Circles Challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge Challenge.
    PS The Princess Digital Stamps are now available.
    Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps

  12. Great card - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  13. This is such a fab card, with lots of details to savor. Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends!

  14. lovely card, one of my fav colour combo's, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty catz x carol

  15. Really great classic color combo, love the black and white! Thanks for joining us at D2D this week.

  16. What a lovely card. Thank you for entering our card challenge xxx

  17. Very dramatic card Dawn! i don't think I have ever made a b&w card....hmmm.....why not I wonder. I really like the 2 different DP and the decorated interior. Thanks for playing along in our All White Plus One challenge at Designed2Delight.

  18. Absolutely GORGEOUS! Fantastic take on the circle challenge. Thanks for joining Wags 'n Whiskers. Dawn♥

  19. What a terrific card! Love the black & white and papers! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Shelly's Images "Show Us What You Got" Challenge.
    We hope you'll join us again soon! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  20. What a stunning card!!! Thanks for joining in with my challenge at DCM this week!!!


  21. Fabulous card, love the clock.

    Thanks for joining us at CYDA.


    Joanne xxx

  22. Such an amazing card. Thanks for joining in the Craft Your Days Away Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx


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