Sunday, 11 September 2011

Goodbye Summer?

Morning all!
Firstly may I say that 10 years on, 9/11 is still fresh in my memory & my thoughts & prayers are with all those who were affected by the  terrible events of that day!

Now, on a cheerier note!
I'm off out for lunch later, with my recently married niece.
I'm looking forward to hearing hear all about the honeymoon &
the other woman who muscled in on it! 
(Irene that is!)
Before I go I better share with you this weeks card for 
The Crafty Pad Designs
This weeks challenge #138 is Goodbye Summer!
We want to see you use Autunal colours on your project!
Brown, Orange, Gold, whatever says Autumn to you!
This weeks sponsor is the lovely Lorraine at

and the prize is £10 worth of downloads of your choice.

Here's my card!

The image we have all used this week is Jeremy Popping Round!

He's such a cute little guy isn't he!
I used a square card base, coloured him up with Promarkers
& matted & layered some Papermania papers for my layout!

I had a little attempt at making some flowers using my Tim Holtz die
(don't laugh)
I used two different pieces of thick tissue paper with a brad at the centre
& added a bit of ribbon detail

Don't forget to stop by the other DT members blogs & check out their awesome creations!
We also have two new teamies with us welcome Diane & Victoria
as well as our GDT member Maria
I must also remind you that the sale is still on at 

Be sure to stop by & stock up on 
Debbie's delicious images while there's a mahoooosive 40% off!
This ends on Wednesday!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Catch The Bug Dies or Punches
Craft Your Days Away Make your own flowers
Di's Digi Designs Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenges Fall/ Autumn
Clearly Inspired Patterned Papers 
Phindy's Place Stripes somewhere
Poodles Parlour Animal Antics
Stamp Something Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy Autumn Colours/Fav embellishments
Crafty Purple Frog Birthday Cards/ Gifts
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Fall Colours
Bearly Mine Flowers Flowers Flowers
Crafty Boots Anything Goes
Forever Friends Use Your Dies
Happileigh Scrappin Autum Colours
Incy Wincy Designs Make Your Own Flowers
Lia Stampz Birthday
The Crazy Challenge Spots or Stripes


  1. Thanks for becoming a new follower on my blog!! If you haven't already done so, enter to win my blog candy!!!
    Love your card for the nextCrafty pad Challenge!! will definitely be joining in as I have to make an autumn card!!

  2. Fab! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Boots. Zo x

  3. Hi Dawn,
    Just Gorgeous!!! Love the adorable image you've used, the dps, the colour scheme is just gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments look fabulous. Coloured so beautifully. Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  4. A beautiful autumnal card Dawn. I must say as much as I love the sun, Autumn is my most favourite season. The colours are incredible and I love hunkering down all warm and snuggly in bed when a big storm is going on outside. Stunning card. Lee xx

  5. Hi Dawn thanks for another super creation for The Crafty Pad. :)
    I just lurve your card - so cheery and bright. :) Love you flowers, they really are pretty. :)


  6. Hope you had a lovely lunch. Love your card, the flowers are amazing and the giraffe's expression made me smile. Thanks for joining our 'make your own flowers' at Incy Wincy this week.

    By the way, I have candy if you're interested in entering!


  7. Adorable card! Love your flowers. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

  8. Great card, love the autumnal colours and the giraffe. Thanks for joining us at Phindys place this week...

  9. Absolutely adorable! Thanks for playing with us this week at Happileigh Scrappin'!

    xx Star

  10. You're so silly, those flowers are gorgeous! I love the texture that you've created with them. And easy to mail! Thanks for playing with us this fortnight at Lia Stampz!

    Lia Stampz design team

  11. A gorgeous card hun! Thanks for playing with us at EAC this week! xxx

  12. Very sweet looking card. Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this time. Please join us again next time for another fun challenge!
    Love n hugs

  13. Lovely card, Thanx for joining us at Digistamps4joy and good luck..

    Caz DS4J DT

  14. Very adorable and crafty! Good luck with the challenges.

  15. Loving this image, great project.
    Thanks for linking up with the Card Making Mamas Challenge this week.

  16. This giraffe is so cute! Thanks for playing along with the first crafty boots challenge! Amyxx

  17. I love those flowers Dawn!! Such a cute image & fabulous card with lovely colours x

  18. A fun and cheery card you have made here. Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (The Crafty Purple Frog Design Team Member) xxx

  19. Hi Dawn your giraffe is adorable and your card is really cute! Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home!

  20. Great DT card Dawn, love your flowers so shabby chick, and your layout is fab, love the papers used too.
    Hugs Betty x x

  21. Great card, love the cute image. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days.
    Jenni x

  22. What a wonderful card, I like this a lot, lovely details. Thanks for sharing with us at CYDA and good luck Gaynor :)

  23. Dawn what a fun card, love that image!!! Thanks for playing along with us at CFAS!! Rene' :)

  24. Just too cute, really like your flowers, great touch. Thanks for playing with us the Poodles Parlour,good luck, blessings Hilde

  25. Congratulations Dawn, you won the TAC stamp set on the OWH Stars & Stamps blog! I need your address :) and sent an e mail - I'll talk with you soon!

  26. Hi Dawn how's you hope things are good your end great card and love the image thanks for playing along with us poodles this time see you back soon
    Jacki xx

  27. I wouldn't laugh at all! I think your flowers are just perfect. Lovely card all around and that giraffe is too cute! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Catch the Bug.

  28. Now why would anyone laugh??? Your flowers turned out super cute! And that image is so adorable :)

    Thanks for playing along with us over at Lia Stampz and don't forget we have a 50% off storewide untin 30th of September!

    Lia Stampz DT

  29. Great card!

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


  30. Mighty cute! Love your embellishments, too.
    Thank you for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place Challenge. Check in tomorrow for an all new challenge !

  31. did you paper piece the circles? either way it totally looks cool. That image made me smile.

    Thanks for playing in Clearly Inspired Challenge. The new challenge was posted today so I hope you come over and play again with us.

  32. Fabulous card, I love that cute image :)
    So glad you entered Di's first challenge & we hope to see you again next time.

  33. Wow, you did an amazing job with the flowers! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Let's Get Punchy" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  34. Great fun card.

    Thank you for entering the first Crafty Boots challenge.


  35. Gorgeous! Love those flowers. Thanks for playing with us at Digistamps 4 Joy!

    xx Star

  36. I think your flowers are just perfect. your giraffe is adorable and your card is really cute, I create it in plastic and gifted to my neighbor 's kid, She is only 5 year old. Thanks for sharing a great idea with us.

  37. you have made great pieces of art it is really appreciable. those are so amazing .

    Plastic Card
    Plastic Cards


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Dawn xx