Sunday, 8 May 2011

Time to Fess Up!

Hello everyone out there in blog land!
It's Sunday which means a new challenge over at
The Crafty Pad!
Challenge # 120 Spots & Dots let us see you go Dotty!
This week we are kindly sponsored by Letraset

Who are offering a fabby pack of 5 Aquamarkers

We are also sponsored by our very own Lovely Lorraine from L.R. Designs

 Okay, so, 'fessing up time!
 I'm a bad bad bad bad girl!
I made my card for the challenge DT.....but.....I stupidly forgot all about the Spots & Dots!
*Blushing Furiously*
I guess you could say the creator was totally Dotty!
So here's my card, minus the spotty & dotty bits!

I was feeling so pleased with myself & my card too! 
The DT were asked to use the 

I opted to keep my card fairly simple as I didn't want to detract from the Recipe!
I printed the recipe onto some pearlescent paper then cut out.

I've been working on a big project (top secret for now) using gate fold cards & decided this design would suit the recipe just perfectly!
I used a sheet of A5 textured chocolate brown card for the base card.
The DP I used was part of a download from Craftystash I keep using these papers as they are so versatile!
I apologise for the quality of my pics as I took them when it was dark & the colours just aren't true, no matter how I tried to fix them!

I added some flowers from Sweetpea Polly's Crafty Things & some leaves punched out using my woodware punch.
To finish it of I added this neat little frog fastner, 

it's the kind of thing you see on Oriental jackets & blouses.
I got this from Mei Flower at a recent Craft Show! I think it's just perfect for this kind of card! It's something just a little bit different from ribbon!
Inside the card which you can't see on any of the pics,  there is a linen textured paper insert. I added a strip of the DP down either side just to tie it all together.
I'm going to send this card to a friend who's feeling a bit down at the mo with a lovely bar of Green & Black's Chocolate!
Don't forget to join in the Challenge at The Crafty Pad if you can & if you do don't be like me & forget your Spots & Dots! lol

Now for some challenges, I'd like to enter the following
Bugaboo Anything Goes
Cardmaking Mama's Make a card for a loved one
Crafty Catz Use a quote of a sentiment
Inspire Me Friday's Anything Goes
Diva's By Design Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday Anything Goes


  1. lol I forgot spots and dots too so I quickly added some embossing and spotty flowers! Still ... this is absolutely beautiful Dawn, and I love the fastner! Have to get me some of them!

  2. Hi Dawn
    A beautiful card love the quote,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  3. Beautiful card, Dawn! Love the papers and fold! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly!
    hugs, Sharon

  4. The scrolled ribbon was a great choice here, very elegant, thans for joining us at Diva's by Design! Good luck

  5. Although no spots or dots in sight, this is a lovely card and a great recipe :) Thank you for submitting your card to the Card Makin' Mamas this time!

  6. Very beautiful Dawn, Love those papers, the layout and that fastener is really gorgeous. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz!

    Hugs, Dawn

  7. Wow, what a great card. It's gorgeous with lots of great details that don't take away from the wonderful recipe/sentiment. I absolutely love it. Thanks so much for playing along in the Catch the Bug Challenge. I hope you'll join us again.

  8. Oh, this is beautiful! I love the recipe. :)

    Thank you for joining us at CCT! :)

  9. Wow This is a wonderful card thank you so much for playing along with us for May Anything Goes challenge at Catch the Bug! Good luck, I hope you will play again with us cause I truly love your work!

  10. This is just beautiful! Thanks for playing along at Catch-The-Bug this week.

  11. Beautiful sentiment & great work even without spots & dots lol. Thanks for joining us at DBD x


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Dawn xx