Saturday 30 July 2011

My Candy Winners!

Good Evening All!
The Collection is closed & the draw is done!

I used to generate some numbers & here is the list!
Drum Roll Please! Drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

#37 Dragonllew  Crafty Goodies (claimed & sent)
#25 ET £10 Craftystash voucher (claimed & sent)
#17 Sofia £5 Craftystash Voucher (unclaimed & redrawn)
#2 Michelle £10 Cardmaking Downloads Voucher (Claimed & sent)

#14 Ali Surprise Goodies (Claimed & sent)

Congratulations ladies!

Contact me please by Friday 5th August to claim your prize. 
If prizes are not claimed, I will redraw next Saturday 6th August!
Thanks to everyone who entered! Sorry I couldn't give you all a prize!

Thursday 28 July 2011

Glitter Fairies Candy!

My Friend the Glitter Fairy is looking for more entries for her candy!

 Check out her blog here!

Wednesday 27 July 2011

I Really Shouldn't Tell You This

Now, I really shouldn't tell you about this as 
I'm cutting down my chance of winning but.......

The Lovely Lynne over at Sentiments 4 you is giving away some candy!

These are the prizes:-

CANDY 1 : 5 x sets of digital sentiments plus free membership to my website CRAFTS 4 YOU
CANDY 2 : 3 x sets of digital sentiments plus free membership to my website CRAFTS 4 YOU
CANDY 3, 4 & 5 : 3 x sets of digital sentiments

If you haven't already checked this out, make sure you do! 
You only have a few days left!
Good Luck!

Let's Go To The Hop & Don't Forget!!!!!

I was editing this post & got distracted so I apologise if you've been looking for it! 
It managed to fnd it's way back to drafts!
Woo Hoo! It's that time of the month! 
The Dude Time Doodles Dudette's 
are having a blog hop to introduce you to  the new family members in the
Dude Time Doodles Store!

Now, if you're already on the blog hop & you've found your way here from the
awesome Boni's blog then you're on the right track!

Here's my card!

Meet "Howie HotHotHot"
Pheeeeweee!  He's really toooooo hot to handle! 
I'll tell you a bit more about my card in a little bit,
 if you're interested to know about how I made it!
But for now, here's the order of the hop!

                       Dawn  (That's Me)

Now, as always, it's a circle hop so if you manage to get a little lost along
the way, you can pick it up at  the Dude Time Doodle's Challenge Blog 
& carry on from there
Whatever you do, don't forget to leave a comment & a little love
on each of the Dudette's blogs along the hop!
I have a sneaky feeling
there may be a "mystery hostess" somewhere along the way!
Which could mean a little surprise for someone!

If you're anxious to get on with the hop, you can now head to Lynn's blog!
(If you want to hear more about my card read on!)

I'm a sucker for a man in uniform & Ding Dong,
 Howie HotHotHot sure rings my bell! lol
I coloured him up with my promarkers & cut him out with a nestie.

As you can see, I made a side stepper card.
I lined the back panel of each step with a matt of coordinating plain paper 
& then topped with design paper. The paper is from Papermania.
The panels under the image are the same size as the stepper panels.

I added some Card Candy & a little bell from my Christmas stash,
 which I strung on a little piece of raffia.

I highlighted his boots with a white Sakura Glaze pen, to make them look shiny.
I coloured his boot buckles the nozzle of the hose with a 
Sakura clear star pen to make it look metallic 
& I added some  Anita's 3D Clear Gloss to the drips & the puddle.

I added two ruffles of ribbon along the front of the card.

The sentiment panel was generated on the pc using a font called flame,
which you can download free here & I cut it out with a nestie,
added a few spots of colour with a promarker to make it a bit more flamelike 
& added a couple of bits of Card Candy!
Okay, now you know all about my card, off you hop to Lynn's blog & check out her fab creation!

I'd just like to point out that as this post goes live in the
wee small hours here in the UK, 
I'll be fast asleep! So I promise to link up the blogs before & after me on the hop
as soon as I awake from my slumbers & the rest as soon as I get a moment!
Have a rootin' tootin' good time at the Hop!!
Oh, & just before you go, a little reminder about the Anniversary Scavenger Crawl

on the 24th August! There's prizes!!!!
You can grab the badge from here or Dude Time Doodles & post it on your side bar so you don't miss out on all the fun! I've heard there may even be some Candy up for grabs!
Woo Hoo!!!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges if I may!
The Crazy Challenge Ribbons
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge Anything Goes Using a Digi
Happileigh Scrappin Shaped Cards & Special Fold Cards
Lexi's Creations Shaped Cards
Make It Monday Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts Anything Goes
2 Sisters Anything Goes
Crafty Emma Humour Funny
Send a Smile For Kids For The Boys
Crafty Catz No Pink or Blue
Digi's With Attitude Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenges Ribbons
Ambers Crafts & Stuff Patterned paper
Crafts & Me Ribbon
Freshly Brewed -  shaped cards
I Love Promarkers - 76 anything goes
Papercraft Star - anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge -  anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - shaped cards/creations
Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown - no glitter - Water

Tuesday 26 July 2011

It's My Blogoversary!

Happy Tuesday!
It's finally here, my Blogoversary! 
I can't believe it's a year since I started this little old blog of mine!
I have to say a very big thank you to all my followers, friends & all the people out there 
who leave me some lovely encouragement & advice!
You all know who you are
It's been a great year & a steep learning curve!
I have to say I'm soooo looking forward to the next year!

Don't forget you still have a couple of days to enter my Candy Draw here
There's more than one prize so do check it out!
I'd best get ready for work! 
Think we might have to have cake today! lol
Have a lovely day all!

Sunday 24 July 2011

Sunday Sweet Sunday

Good afternoon all!
Hope your Sunday is going just as you want it to!
Time for another fab challenge at The Crafty Pad!

Our sponsor this week is


One Lucky winner will win the choice of 3 Digi's from their wonderful store!

You all seemed to enjoy the Christmas in July Challenge, 
so let's see if this one tickles your fancy too!
Challenge #131 is Embossing!
Let's see embossing on your project, be it heat or dry, we don't mind, 
as little or as much as you choose as long as we can see some embossing there!
Here's my take on it!

I used a red square card blank for the base card.
 The image is The Beach Hut  from Debbie's fabulous shop 
I coloured it up with promarkers & chalked in the sky. 
Next I added some faux stitching around the outside 
using a letraset fine liner pen.
I then did some heat embossing

I stamped my sentiment with Versamark black ink, then embossed with a 
sparkly black embossing powder. 
It looks a bit odd in the pic as it has glitter through it. 
I then matted it onto some aqua card.
Next I did some dry embossing

I used my Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder, 
which I inked over with distress ink. 
Sorry, I can't remember which colour I used but I do remember
 thinking at the time, it was kind of sea like! lol
I matted that onto the aqua card & tied a ribbon around it.
Next I added some flowers with brad centres!

I was going to change the colour of some brads with embossing powder as 
Leesa showed us in her fab tutorial here
 but as I had just the colours I wanted, I had no need to!

To finish my card,I added a couple of photo corners & used a white gel pen to 
highlight the life raft & the beach ball.
I also decorated the inside of the card but I forgot to take a photo, 
I do apologise for that!
I hope you like what you see!
Thank you for stopping by on this sunny Sunday afternoon! 
I'm off to like up to the following challenges then it's a lovely birthday lunch 
with my MIL & the rest of Hubby's family!
Enjoy your day & I hope to see you at 
The Crafty Pad for our Embossing Challenge!
Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's work, it's awesome!

Challenges I am entering with this card

2 Sisters #449Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away # 25 Summertime
ECP Challenges Summer Theme
Crafty Ann's Embossing or Debossing
Daring card Makers Wish You Were Here
Fairy Tale Summer Sun Sunshine
Poodles Parlour Red White & Blue
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge Faux Or Real Stitching
Southern Girls Happy Birthday
Craft's & Me  Add A Flower
Paper Pretties Embossing