Sunday, 4 March 2012

Share The Good News!!!

Happy Sunday all!!!
This post is scheduled so I hope Mr Blogger doesn't let me down!!
Drat you Mr Blogger, I asked you to do it this morning not tonight!!!!!

It's Sunday & it's all change over at
The Crafty Pad Designs Challenge Blog!!!
Yes we have a new Challenge for you but we also have our new DT on board.
We're now divided into Team A & Team B
I've been promoted (YAY!!) to Second In Command with
Leesa at the helm, quite rightly so as she is The Navy Wife! lol
This Week,
The Challenge,  #160 is - Share The Good News
 we'd like you to use News Print/ Book Print on your project

So, as leader of Team A!
 I'd like to present to you my card!

The minute I saw this image, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it!
The image I have used is Mother's Day Bouquet.
The sentiment comes with the image if I'm not mistaken!
This little card is for my Mother In Law, the lovely Joyce,  
from Hubby & I!
I'm not allowed to call her Mum but I can get away with it for Mother's Day.
She loves to potter in the garden & is very practical. 
She isn't a frilly person at all.
I'm hoping she'll love this card as much as I loved making it for her!!!
(I've not even started on my own Mum's Yet!)
I used a 5x5" base card in white linen card stock.
I added a matt of  Green card stock then an embossed DP which I got 
in my local craft shop.
just over the road from work!
It's small & doesn't carry an awful lot of stock but I'm hoping 
it will expand as time goes on!
I love popping over at lunchtime & picking up some bits & pieces!
I also made a couple of little photo corners.

The image was coloured with Promarkers & I added a matt of the green card.
The print I have used is book print. It's a page from an old book.
I scrunched it up, rubbed it with some distress ink then coated it 
a couple of times with PVA glue to give it a bit of a sheen.
This was then adhered to a square frame which I attached over 
the image at an angle. I used pinflair glue to give some dimension.
The buttons & ribbon were from my stash!
The sentiment was cut with a nestie & then coloured with 
distress ink whilst still in the dies

I decorated the inside of the card to match.
I hope you like my little card!
Now make sure you pop on over to the challenge blog & check out all the
 new DT members wonderful samples!
I'm sure you'll be inspired!
Ooopsy almost forgot to mention our fabby sponsor!!!

The lovely Lorraine will provide one lucky winner with a £10 voucher
to spend in her fabby online store!

Don't forget we also have our new month long challenge
You can enter as often as you like & you have the chance to win

I'd like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Cupcake Craftroom Spring Bouquet
C.R.A.F.T. Mother's Day
Crafty Ribbons Celebrate Your Mom
Scrapbook Sisters Spring Flowers


  1. I'm sitting in an airport, between airplanes, and thought a browse around blogland would help pass the time. This is gorgeous, Dawn! Love those magnificent flowers and your design is wonderful. :-D

  2. Lovely...beautiful job. I love the paper choices as well..thanks for playing along with PFP this

  3. Gorgeous Card Dawn! Love the use of the papers and the sentiment is gorgeous too. Congratulations on your promotion!

    Linda xxx

  4. really like your card thanks for playing at the perfect sentiment.

  5. What a beautiful card Dawn, love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.

  6. So beautiful is your card Dawn and thank you for sharing your brilliant news ........well done:)

  7. Wow, looks fab! - thanks for joining in the challenge at Creative Craft World!
    Trish xx

  8. This is gorgeous Dawn! I especially love how you've tied your ribbon :) Thanks for joining in our mini challenge at Creative Craft World.
    Sarah x

  9. A beautiful card, thank you for entering the CBN challenge xxx

  10. This is SO pretty Dawn ... and in my favorite color too! Great job of coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘USING DIGIS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  11. Dawn, How fabulously LOVELY! The coloring is spectacular and the design wonderful. wendy xx

  12. This is gorgeous! I love the colors and beautiful image.

  13. I love what you did here!
    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenges!
    Guest DT member

  14. Fantastic! Love it all. Your coloring is awesome - great papers. Thanks for playing with Perfect Sentiment.

  15. Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.
    Jo and Tigerlover.

  16. This is a lovely card Dawn. I love the colours and I am sure your MIL will love it. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week. Hugs Sheryl xx

  17. Fab card Dawn, love the green and purple together and the image is lovely, that bow looks absolutely fantastic too
    Lindsay xx

  18. I love hydrangeas and you've created such a fantastic card using the newspringt and the flowers. Thank you for playing along with us at The House That Stamps Built.

  19. Congratulations on your promotion as second in command Dawn! I love this card, its so beautiful and perfect for Mothers Day. Lee x

  20. Love those spring colors...hope you'll join me again this week at 52 Card Pickup!

  21. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World.

  22. Beautifully colored. Congrats on your new position. Thanks for sharing @ The Perfect Sentiment.

  23. Fantastic card Dawn your mum will love it Hugs Elaine

  24. So very beautiful. Thanks for joining us this month at the Cupcake Craftroom.


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