Friday 18 March 2011

50% 0ff Sale

Hi All, just wanted to let you know that Debbie over at Craftystash is having a bonkers 50% off sale!
This lady is soooo generous!
Pop over & fill your basket with her amazing goodies!
She has lot's of freebies on there too!!!
On the website you'll find a pledge from Debbie!

She is kindly donating £1 for each entry in the Card Making Downloads Competition, up to a maximum of £250, to Comic Relief! Ooopsy, I stand corrected, see below!!!

[For every entry that is put into the CMD March competition, I pledge to DOUBLE it and donate the amount in GBP to Comic Relief (up to a maximum of £250 - well need to make sure I can cover it don't I ) ] Thanks Ali!
This doesn't have to cost you anything to enter!
You are required to use resources from Card Making Downloads but there are loads of freebies for you to play along with!
 Do join in if you have time!
The competition runs until the end of the month!

Thursday 17 March 2011

New DT Call & A Winner!

Hey Ladies,
Just wanted to let you know that Cindy-Lynn is back online over at Digi's With Attitude!

She has put up a new DT call for the term April - October!
Pop on over & apply if you think you have enough "tude" to be a part of the team!
If you're not familiar with Digi's With Attitude! images, you can find them in the store!
Good luck if you do apply!

Just discovered that my very first DT card for My Grafico was a winner over at Charisma Cardz Challenges in the Easel Card Challenge!

Woo Hoo I'm so pleased!!!!!

A New Award!

Good afternoon all!
I've just been over to Jacki's blog & found that she'd given me this wonderful award!

Thanks Jacki, so kind of you!!!
All I have to do with this one is to pass it on to 7 people!
No more no less!
So who can I share this award with?
Some people who have been with me from the very start of my blogging journey!
Ali, we've had a great learning experience in many ways!
Ladies thanks for joining me on my fun journey!!!

St Patrick's Day!

Thought I'd share this little St Patrick's Day card with you!

It's a little scalloped easel which I cut out using my nesties on the big shot.
It was super speedy to make!
The image was a freebie from My Grafico He's called
Cute Leprechaun & was designed by Tainted Sweets!

He's such a cutie don't you think?
Now I was doing this card in a hurry & forgot to check which paper was in the printer. It turned out to be matt photo paper. I'd never tried to colour an image with promarkers on this type of paper before so I ran with it! Don't think it's something I'd do again as it wasn't as successful as other papers I've tried & I think it takes a lot more ink!

As this card was small, I used lightweight card for the base. I then cut out smaller circles from DP's these were from Robyn's Fetish & the collection is called Coney Island Summers
The greeting was generated on the pc & cut out using a labels nestie.
I cut out the image & mounted him using foam tape & did the same for the greeting which is acting as the stop for the easel.
Before I go I must say a quick hello, to Jancie, my latest follower! Big waves & thank you for joining us! Pop over & say hi on her beautiful blog!
I'd like to enter this little chap in the following challenges
Stars& Stamps No Glitter Scallops
The Sisterhood Of Crafters St Patrick's Day
For Fun Challenges A Bit of the Green
Fab 'n' Funky Happy St Paddy's Day
Creative Card Crew Show us some Greeen
Delicious Doodles Use Green For St Patrick's Day
Ai Factory Luck of the Irish
Card Cupids Blog Green

Wednesday 16 March 2011

Black & White!

Thought I’d share this little set of ATCs with you today!
I made these for the monthly ATC swap over at the Cardmaking Downloads forum.
The swap is hosted by my good friend Ali!
You are required to make 3 ATCs related to a theme, which changes each month.
If you’d like to join in, head on over to the forum & find out all you need to know! If you haven’t made ATCs before, don’t worry, we’ll keep you right!You don’t have to take part every month, just when you want to!
I made these very simply using black card with punched corners as the base, then adding a white matt, which had the same punched corners. I used some die cut flowers (which I received as part of a blog candy from the lovely Ali herself for guessing something correctly on her blog) as the focal point & added some punched flourishes & leaves. I added some ribbon to one!
That was all there was to it!
I was actually rather pleased with the result after spending weeks trying to think of what to do! lol
Thanks for stopping by for a peek!
Dawn xxx

Monday 14 March 2011

Here It Is!

Hi everyone todays card is my first DT card for the Challenge over at My Grafico!
The Monthly Challenge theme as ever is anything goes!
The images I have used are from the Heart Fairies collection from Stockberry Studio!

 Available in the My Grafico Store.
Aren't they just the cutest little fairies! I have also added the little toadstools which were in my stash (from Digital Delights). I thought they fitted in just perfectly with these delightful little ladies!
I simply coloured the images using promarkers & highlighted the wings with my Sakura Clear Star Pen! No girl should be without one!!!
I then cut it out using a nestie on my Big Shot!
The DP I have used is from the Pastels callection at Southfield Stationers and I punched the corners with a Martha Stewart punch
The sentiment ticket is from Deborah Moore over at Cardmaking Downloads I mounted it using foam tape to give a bit of height to act as the stop for the easel section.

Can't remember where the round one came from I'm sorry!!
The shaped card mirrors the shape of the nestie just perfectly, I feel!
The ribbon & the little heart button were from my stash.
If you haven't already checked out the My Grafico Challenge & Inspiration Blog please do I think you'll like what you see! Don't forget to check out the other ladies awesome DT cards & their wonderful blogs!
Now I had to ask myself what can you win???? Do you know I've entered this challenge several times & it has never even occured to me!
I checked out the blog & here's what you can win!!!

There will be 4 monthly winners , each Monthly Winner will receive a set of choice from the store & a chance to be a Guest Designer for one project.

(For every additional 25 entries over 100 , we will draw an additional winner.)
 The Design team will also pick their monthly favorite ... Favorite of the Month Winner & their entry will be featured on a designer spotlight where they & their blogs will be highlighted. Their names and blog links will be added to our Favorite of the Month page forever!! & win an additional prize of choice worth $5 usd or less from the store and a spot on our DT for a month! 
Last month there were 142 entries & 2 additional winners! Lets see if we can top that & have at least 3 additional winners for March!

I'd like to enter this card for the following challenges
Aly's Sunday Challenge Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Challenges Mother's Day
Send A Smile For Kids Anything Goes
Wags'n Whiskers More Than One Fold
Charisma Cards Easel Cards
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge Things With Wings
Paper Crafting Journey Things With Wings
Flutterby Wednesdays Butterfly Fairies Angel

Sunday 13 March 2011

Birthday Candy!

"Charity Crafter" Leigh, is celebrating her Birthday soon & is offering some fab candy to celebrate!
If you fancy being in with a chance of winning some sweet stuff pop over to her blog & sign up.
Take a look about while you're there & find out what she gets up to!!!