Sunday, 5 August 2012

Show Me Your Metal

Hi di hi Bloggers,
I hope you're all well this fine Sunday morning!
At least I hope it's a fine Sunday morning!
With any luck, when this goes live I'll be having a bit of a lie in!
I've had such a busy time of late & things are just starting 
to calm down & get back to normal!
Well, it depends what you call normal I guess! lol
Anyhoo, with out further ado, on to the purpose of this post!
It's Sunday & as you all probably know, time for the new challenge over at 
The Crafty Pad
Your hostess this week is the lovely Helen & her chosen theme is
 Show Us Some Metal
Here's my take on that!

I used things from my scrap box to make this card as my crafty stash is
still all packed up in boxes all around the house!
The reason for that is that we're re-decorating & having some 
other work done around the house too!
I made a square card! (I hear you all yawning!!! Lol)
I used red for the base, then a matt of a plain grey/blue linen paper.
The DP's are from downloads ages ago & have been in my 
scrap box for a year at least!
The image of course is from The Crafty Pad Designs.
I think he's just the cutest little bear & I love using him on my cards!

I was tempted not to colour him but decided to give him a touch of colour 
with my usual mix of Promarkers & Flexmarkers.
I added a dusting of Diamond Sparkles & inked the edges with chalk ink.

Onto the metal!
I used brads from my stash I think they are from Do Crafts 
but I've had them forever so I can't be sure! 
The little sentiment tag was from a Making Memories
goody bag  a couple of years ago, as were the snowflake charms

I added a piece of red ribbon and fixed the snowflakes with brads.

You can just about see the inside of the card is decorated too!
Thanks for popping in, I hope you had fun!
Don't forget to check out the other awesome DT projects
and then get crafting we're dying to  see your interpretation of

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I'd like to put this card forward for the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar Challenge Teddy Bear's Parade
Avadares Anything For August
Jingle Belles Santa Baby
Patties Creations Animals/Insects
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Use Designer Paper
Sketch It with A Song  Go Your Own Way Fleetwood Mac
Just Inspirational I have chosen the second photo!
Ribbon Carousel Challenge Christmas In July
Opus Gluei Seasons


  1. fabulous work Dawn - loving those metal snowflakes - amazing stuff! Hugs xx

  2. Gorgeous card Dawn, I love the cute image


  3. This is gorgeous,love the image and great

  4. Hiya Dawn,
    lovely card, and of course Just Ted looks uber-cute bring home his chrissy tree ;)
    Hugs, Ali x

  5. Great card - love those snowflakes

  6. Isn't Ted pulling home his tree really cute. And I love how you've built together your card.

  7. This is lovely Dawn, lovely image and layout, xx

  8. Thanks for playing in our 'Animals or Insects' Challenge #49, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  9. Fantastic Christmas card. I love those embellishments and your coloring is exquisite. I'd love to see what you can do with an Avadares image. You are welcome to enter another submission and you have until the end of the month. Thanks for playing with us.
    Blessing hugs,

  10. Oh Dawn, this is just fabulous!!! I love the cute Teddy and the layout, colurs and embellishments are fabulous too.

    Linda xxx

    ps sorry to hear sammy has had to have his eye removed. Hugs xxx

  11. what a sweet and lovely card and i adore the way you've used those cool metal snowflakes!!! ♥

  12. jane stillman has left a new comment on your post "Show Me Your Metal":

    Brilliant card, especially like the snowflakes x

  13. Great card, Dawn! Thanks for playing with us over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!

  14. Such a lovely card Dawn the whole lay out and the embellishments. SUPER :) xx

  15. What an adorable image! The winter scene is a refreshing change from the 90°F temperatures we've been having in Virginia the past week.
    Thanks for joining in this week's Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge! Hope to see you again. :)

  16. Such a sweet card, love the image and your layout. Chris xx

  17. This is so sweet, Dawn, and I just have to have that digi! I love the way you designed it and your coloring is so good. I'm heading over to Crafty Pad to order that image. Thanks for showcasing it so well. :-D

  18. Gorgeous card Dawn. Love the image, its very cute. Lee xx

  19. This is fab DAwn!! Love it the metal is so effective!

    Ali x

  20. Well you certainly incorporated metal! It is lovely. Got me thinking about Christmas cards now!

  21. Love those wonderful snowflake charms with that sweet little snow guy ... so glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

  22. Wow!!! I love your image it's so cute, and those lovely snowflakes.

    Thank you for joining us at My Heart Pieces.

    Anne-Marie x x

  23. great card !love the metal!X,,need to make me some christmas cards now lol x

  24. A great card Dawn, I love the teddy and the colours. The snowflakes are lovely too x

  25. Fabulous winter card Dawn:) love this cute image and the wonderful snowflakes charms:)
    Big hug,

  26. He IS really adorable!! I'm glad you decided to color him for this one. Those metal snowflakes are really cool. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  27. Xmas is here and I am bringing home the tree, so cute. Thanks for joining Avadares in on the fun.
    Berni, DT

  28. Sooo cute...I love Christmas ....thanks for sharing in the Avadares challenge this week.

  29. This is a pretty Christmas card Dawn, I love your little sentiment tag and snowflake charms.

  30. What a cute card. I love love snowmen. Glad you joined us at Scrap it with a Song.

  31. Very cute. thanks for playing along with us at Scrap it with a Song!

  32. Hi, Cute image and fab metal snowflakes!
    Thanks for sharing at CSAYL;-))m

  33. Very pretty Xmas card!
    Thank you for joining us at Opus Gluei this fortnight :-)

  34. This is so cute! I love your coloring and all of your added touches. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  35. Soooo sweet !!
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Just Inspirational challenges. Hope you top by next week and join us again.
    Choccy x

  36. Great Christmas card although it is a little hard for me to think of Christmas in 108 degree temperature. Love all the snowflakes and brad embellies. Thanks for joining us at Avadares for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  37. This is lovely!! Great embellishments! Thanks so much for playing along with the Ribbon Carousel challenge!!

  38. So cute I love your happy holiday sentiment style.Thank You so much for joining with us at My Heart Pieces,hope to see you again next week and don't forget to check back if you are the winner.

  39. That bear is precious! Now I want to pull out all of my Christmas supplies! Thanks for joining us at Scrap it with a Song.

  40. This is a beautiful card, and I love your use of metal in it (that's not an easy element to incorporate). I think that adding some color to the snowman was really a good decision and the entire card just works, it really is nice looking!

    Thank you so much for participating with us at Opus Gluei!

  41. So cute, and love that you do the inside of the card so beautifully as well. The image is great, I love those snowflakes.
    thank you for joining in at the Order of the Opus Gluei!
    This is a great seasons card!!!

  42. Back again. I am so loving it that you're playing in the Avadares Challenge. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  43. Cute card!!! Thanks for participating in MY HEART PIECES challenge this week!!

  44. Thanks for participating in CSAYL's challenge too! Hope to see you again!!!

  45. That's a really cute card with some wonderful details. Thanks for joining in a Scrap it with a Song!

  46. Hi Dawn, I would like to have little chat. Please forward your contact info., Berni,DT

  47. Hi Dawn. I would to get in touch you. Please forward your contacts info., Berni,DT

  48. Love your card and take on the challenge. Thanks for playing along with Scrap it with a Song!

  49. Gorgeous card. I love the image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar
    Bev x

  50. Adorable card! I love the metal snowflakes. Thanks for playing along at Scrap it with a Song!

  51. adorable card, those snowflakes are great! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Scrap It With a Song=) Tiffany


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