Sunday, 1 July 2012

My Lovely Friends!

I'm a few minutes ahead of time as I have stuff to do!
***The Hop Starts @ 9.00am***
Good morning bloggers & welcome to the first ever 

Crafting Cafe Blog Hop!
The Crafting Cafe is a friendly group of crafters over on 
facebook who share their crafting journey together.
Feel free to pop over & join us if you'd like to! 
No need to be shy we are a very friendly bunch!
Click on the badge to go there!
Feel free to take the badge for your blog too!
If you started at the beginning of the hop, you'll have made
it over here from the lovely Emma's blog.
If you've just stopped by & found out about the hop,
pop on over to the lovely & very talented Nikki's blog.
That's where the hop begins!
You won't want to miss out any of the amazing creations along the way!
Being such a friendly group, what other than
could possibly be the theme of the hop!
Here's my card!
I made a simple little A6 Gatefold card
The image I have used is Shelley Sheep & Twitter, a digi stamp
from The Crafty Pad Designs.
I have coloured it up using flexmarkers & promarkers
then added some Woodware Fluffy Stuff
which you heat emboss to puff it up!
The sentiment is part of the image but I cut it off & made two little panels
I think you'll agree the image & sentiment are simply perfect for the theme!
The card was made using mainly scraps.
My design paper was a single 6x6 sheet which was part of a 
candy I won ages ago & I'm sorry but I have 
no idea where it's from! I really wish I did as I love it!
The ribbon & pearls were from my stash!
I like to decorate the inside of my cards a little just to balance things!
As I was using up some scraps, the lilac card on the inside
is a different texture to the one on the outside.
To celebrate the hop & as I have made so many friends through blogging
as well as in the facebook group, I would like to offer a little surprise candy to
one lucky commenter. Not sure how I'll pick just yet but
I will announce the winner on Friday 6th July!
Make sure you stop back to check if you're the lucky winner.
So, the time has come for you to hop on!
Sorry if I've bored you! lol
The next stop is the lovely Lisa
I'm sure you'll find something awesome waiting there for you!

xx Happy Hopping xx

I'd like to enter this little card in the following challenges:
ATCs & Cards With Attitude Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles  1,2,3 recipe (1 ribbon, 2 sentiment panels, 3Pearls)
Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge Fancy Folds
Poodles Parlour Cute and/or Cuddly
C.R.A.F.T. Feathers/Birds (Twitter
Crafty Ribbons Clean & Simple
Whimsy Inspiration Anything But A Square
Craft Room Challenge Friendship
Crazy Amigo Challenge  Scrap Card
Creative Card Crew Easy as 1,2,3 (1 ribbon, 2 sentiment panels, 3 Pearls)
Digital Tuesday Amazing Animals
Craft Your Passion  Things With Wings
Cupcake Craft Challenges Birds Of A Feather
Fashionista Challenge Winged things
Whoopsi Daisy Things With Wings


  1. Dawn this is gorgeous! Love what you have done to Mr Sheep for his texture! He looks so cool! Hope your feeling better to hun {big hugs}

  2. What a sweet image, and the sentiment is very funny. The fluffy stuff is fabulous. I love the colours you've used, nice and cheerful. Happy hopping x

  3. brilliant card Dawn - and I will try and check out the hop and the group! Big Hugs Rachel xx

  4. What a fab card! I love the layout x

  5. I adore this image.... sooooo cute! And I just love the way you have done the wool.
    Thank you so much for joining in with the Crafting Cafe blog hop xxx

  6. Brilliant card, love the digi's, brought a smile to my face. Great use of the fluffy stuff too. Good luck with the Blog Hop x

  7. This is wonderful Dawn love the sheep. xx Jan

  8. Dawn that is so nice and lots of thinking gone into it love all you have done with this card xxxxxxxxx happy hopping xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  9. This is fabulous Dawn, I love the sweet image and the fluffy stuff looks fab
    Lindsay xx

  10. Awww! I love that wee image - and the sentiment. Isn't fluffy stuff fab! Love that you have used all bt of scrap to make the card too. I always keep mine, but never seem to use it LOL.

    :o) xx

  11. Love it, the colours, the image and the fluffy stuff xxx

  12. Good morning Dawn, I just love the little ewe she looks adorable and love the wool effect on her. The papers are gorgeous and love the sentiment. A stunning card as always and love the inside of your card too.

    Linda xxxx

  13. A lovely card, especially like the design paper and the fluffy sheep, ewe did great! (sorry) x

  14. What a very pretty card. I love the style and the colours you have worked with. The sheep is just adorable.
    Happy hopping

  15. Brilliant, i love the fluffy stuff & your play on words, A really cute card x Happy Hopping x

  16. So sweet. Love the sheep's woolly coat :)

  17. Your card made me smile =0)
    I just love how fluffy the sheep is...ace!
    Hugs x

  18. Lovely and bright great idea too for the theme. x

  19. Such a gorgeous card Dawn, I love that sheep image with his fluffy coat and the colours are beautiful

    Hugs Sue

  20. Fab card Dawn, I love your cute image and the Fluffy Stuff makes her fleece look great.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  21. Love the tutorial Dawn and your card is amazing so beautiful love the colours and the layout and thank you for the reminder:)x

  22. So pretty.Just love the texture on the sheep and great sentiment.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  23. first to comment? lol.....I love the sheep and the fluffy stuff.....think I might have to get some of that stuff. lol.....really lovely and simple card.x

  24. I love this card..lovely colors especially with the polka dot ribbon..the lamb is precious.

  25. Dawn, this card is lovely! I really really like it!

    Gatefold cards are such a good format, everyone is always in awe of one!

    The colours you've selected are fab and I absoloutely love the image you've used and the fluffy bits too!

    Well done and thanks for sharing!

    Lisa x

  26. Gorgeous card Dawn :-) the image is just soooo cute and the fluffy stuff finishes the little sheep so nicely ,,, absolutely adorable :-))

    thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  27. Very sweet Dawn, love the wool. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge XOXO Zoe

  28. Cute as a button :)

    Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy! Hope to see you next time again!

    I have amazing candy on my challenge blog if you want to enter. HERE. You have until tomorrow at 9 pm GMT+2 to enter :)

    Hugs, Sande xx

  29. Beautiful creation thanks for playing along with us at poodles
    Jacki xx

  30. Such a sweet card, great friendship card :) I love the way your card opens very cool. Thank you for joining us over at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge...good luck!


  31. Dawn your card is gorgeous. So fresh and bright. Love the sheep lol I havent tried the fluffy stuff, sounds fab to use. Lots of love NJ XXX

  32. What gorgeous and cute card!!! Love it!!! Debbi x

  33. Aww, really cute Dawn - lots of lovely attention to detail even on the inside. its really special ! xx

  34. This is so cute but a perfect friends card

    Joan x

  35. Smashing card, beautiful gate fold work. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour challenge, good luck, cheers Sue N x

  36. So so cute love the card technique used Emma xxx

  37. Awww...This is such a super sweet card! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

  38. OMG!!!!! This is SO cute!! Fluffy sutff is fab stuff eh?? Love it.
    Also really like the way you finish off the inside of your cards :)
    OK, Hopping off to see Lisa now!!
    Hugs n stuff from
    Alison x x x

  39. what a sweet card. Love how you have done the wool on the sheep.

  40. What a cute and fluffy little sheep! Nice card!

  41. 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.
    Don't miss out on the regular freebies at Trimgym's Digistamps and Images and the current challenge there. Hope to see you there as well!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  42. He really is cute Dawn, must dig out my fluffy stuff!!
    Thanks for joining us over on ATCs With Attitude.
    Hugs Alison x x

  43. This is the texture on the ewe and the purple too! Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

  44. Your card is so sweet Dawn! Love the sheep and the lilac colour!

  45. Adorable. Your sheep is a beauty along with his little friend. Thank you for entering the Craft Room "Friendship" challenge this fortnight and good luck! Suzanne :)

  46. The wooly sheep is fabulous. I'm so enjoying this blog hop all the lovely work on show

  47. lovely card thanks for joining craft this week

  48. Lovely card, great image and the wool looks wonderful.
    Thank you for joining us at Fashionista Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Suzie xx

  49. How cute is this! Thanks for joining in with our winged things challenge over at Fashionista and good luck. Hugs Julie x


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Dawn xx