Friday, 4 April 2014

Crafting Cafe Blog Hop

Hi all, it's time for the Crafting Cafe blog hop!

Here's our blog badge

The Crafting Cafe  is a facebook group which aims to be: 
A place to share hints & tips, photos of your crafty projects or ask crafty questions. 
(We like to encourage crafters of all levels & abilities 
so don't be too shy to share your projects with us.)
 If you fnd a great crafty site or somewhere that is inspirational, 
please feel free to share that with us too!
If you'd like to join the Crafting Cafe, you'll find our page here
We also have a monthly challenge blog which you can find here
The theme changes each month & we have some great sponsors
who offer prizes make it even more fun!

Once a month we like to hop round each others blogs & leave some love!
There are no formal rules, just hop round all the blogs on the list & have some fun!
This time, I thought I'd share a quick Evening Reception Acceptance card I made.
I apologise in advance for the photos as they aren't great!

The image I have used is Scottish Thistle from Just Inklined
I've used this image for thank you cards, sympathy cards wedding invitations
to mention just a few & it has always gone down well!
Here's a closer look!

I cut the image out with a circle nestie & my intention was to either ink it while
it was still in the die or to ink the edge.
Those of you who looked closely will by now have noticed I did neither.
Ooopsy! lol 
I coloured the image with promarkers this time
The matt behind the image is actually a cog die but I liked the edgeing.
I used some of the little pieces that it cut out as embellishments
instead of gems.
This card is totally flat for posting.
Thanks for hopping by!


  1. Beautiful card,love your Thistle image.
    Hugs Sue

  2. a beautiful card Dawn - that thistle is fabulous xx

  3. Hiya Dawn !! Just popped in to thank you for your fab comment on my blog and to say that I'm still here !! I still follow your blog to see what you are upto sweetie so you can't get away with anything !! :) Life is good with me at mo and really hope it is with you !!

    hugs Diane xx

  4. Hi Dawn this is really great this is only the second time i have blog hopped and its so easy i thought i was going to get stuck but i am loving seeing every ones makes and i am learning new techniques along the way . love your card by the way hugs Seema x

  5. Hi Sweetie, This is brilliant, Great layout xxx

  6. This is a great card, Dawn, and that image seems to be so veratile. Love the colours of thistles. A lovely CAS card xx

  7. Gorgeous card, love those flowers. love Alison xx

  8. Love this clean and simple card Dawn, so effective! Jill x

  9. This is so elegant Dawn. I love the CAS feel to it too x Hugs, Samantha K xx

  10. Stunning in its simplicity, Dawn! So elegant and of course, I love the purple in the thistles.

  11. This is so lovely. Beautifully coloured too!


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