Friday 30 September 2011

Evening All!

Good evening all!
Just been doing a bit of blog hopping & looking for some candy to share with you all!
At Sandra's Crafty Corner, she's celebrating 21000 hits!

The photo above is just a part of what's on offer!
Make sure to pop over & check it out if you haven't already!
You have until the 18th October to enter!
Good Luck!

I'm Getting Married In The Morning....

Well actually, no I'm not! I did that a long time ago! lol
The song just came to me when I began to write this post so I thought I'd make it my title!
Okay, so you've probably guessed by now, 
I have a Wedding Card to share with you today!

I used a scalloped square card blank as the base for my card!
The Image is from a collaboration kit at Stitchy Bear Stamps!
I got this free when I spent over a certain amount!
I didn't expect it to be very exciting but when I had a look through, 
I was pleasantly surprised! There's lots of lovely stuff in there!
The paper I have used is from my stash & has been in there for a long time! 
I decided to use this one as the bride is fond of poppies!
The plain paper is not quite as vibrant as it looks in the photos!
The layout is from my sketch folder.
I coloured up the image with promarkers, cut out with a nestie then inked 
around the edge with a promarker before adding lots of 
Diamond Sparkles to the edge & to the image!

The flowers are from Sweetpeapolly's Crafty Things & the leaves
are punched out using my woodware leaf punch.

The sentiment was made on my pc & treated in the same way as the image.
I added a home made posh pin & a little ribbon bow

I don't know why, but I didn't take a close up pic of the image 
so I apologise for that but if you click on the pics, they should enlarge for you!
I added a few little gems just to finish it off!
As you can just about see I've decorated the inside of the card
to match!

Because the flowers made it difficult to fit the card in an envelope,
I made a little box for it! 
I lined the box with tissue paper, added a little matching tag & 
a little flower detail to the top!
Thank you so much for looking!
I hope you like it!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Paper Crafting Journey Die Cuts and or Punches
Shelly's Images Tic Tac Toe (I did the diagonal Flowers Free Bling)
Crafts & Me #54 Flowers
Celebrate The Occasion Any Occasion, must use ribbon
Crazy Amigo Challenge The Letter R (Romance)
Heart Song Inspirations Ribbon &or a tag
Oh La La Creations  Punches or Dies
Squigglefly Floral Fantasy
Corrosive Challenges Punches or Dies
Stamp Scrap & Doodle Use favourite colors

Thursday 29 September 2011

Feline Thankful Blog Party Comment Winners

Good Morning all!

Yay, it's finally time to announce which of you lucky people, 
who commented on my blog during the 

Feline Thankful blog hop,
 have won the Sponsor prizes up for grabs.
So, let's have a big drum roll while I draw the firts prizewinner from the hat...........
The lucky number is 

Samantha, you have won the GDT Spot at

& a goody bag

A second drum roll if you will........
The lucky number is

Tessa, you have won

$10 Gift Certificate

Congratulations ladies!
 To claim your prizes, please email with "Feline Thankful Comment Winner" as the subject.

Let them know where you've come from & the prize you have won.

I'd like to say a very big Thank You for all the lovely comments on my blog & for those 
of you who have very kindly decided to follow my blog!
 I'm so very happy you've joined us!
Can't wait till next time can you? lol

Wednesday 28 September 2011

It's Dude Time Doodles New Release Hop Time!!!

Morning All!
It's Wednesday & that means a new card for the 
Dude Time Doodles Design Team!
As it's time for the new images to be released into Dudeville &
we have a little blog hop to showcase them for you!
If you arrived here from NanaConnie you're on the right track! 
If not don't worry, there's a list of the hop order below!
As ever, the hop is a circle hop with no true beginning & no true end so you can jump in anywhere!
Here's my card!

This is Babe Watcher! 
An Adonis of a lifeguard! lol
You can see by the cut of his jib, he fancies himself as a bit of a ladies man!
I used an A5 card blank & added a matt of brown craft paper.
The digital papers I have used are from My Grafico, Two Peas In A... Set
I love these papers & use them a lot! 
I tend to print them out onto light weight matt photo paper as I like the results I get.
I coloured the image with Promarkers, cut out with a nestie & matted onto craft paper.
I added some 3D Glaze to his sunglasses.

The sentiment was made on my PC using the Beach Type Font, 
which you can download free here!

Embellishment wise, I added some Raffia, a couple of tiny sea shells
 & this fab anchor button.

This is the inside of the card!
So, after all that, you'll want to hop on to Lynn  
Here's the hop list should you want it!
Dawn (That's me!!)

Thanks for stopping by & don't forget to leave comments on all of the 
Dudette's Blogs as there is a mystery hostess with a little prize 
for one lucky commenter!
"A little reminder too, that this is the last day to pick up your Halloween Images
 from the Dude Time Doodles Store at bargain prices!"
Many of them will be retired tomorrow!

I would like to enter my card for a few challenges
Tuesday Throwdown Thinking of You
Cards For Men Sports (Lifeguard/Swimming)
Digi Makeover Challenge Size Matter's (Resize your Digi's, I made mine fit my nestie)
Oh La La Creations Punches/Dies
Paper Creations Ink Buttons Or Bows
Here Comes The Boys Bingo Raffia, Blue Paper, Die Cuts & Buttons
Stamp Scrap & Doodle Favourite Colours

Monday 26 September 2011

My Lovely Flowers!

Last week I received a parcel in the mail!
It contained these little beauties!

A whole host of different hand made flowers!
Awesome are they not?
I never seem to have the time to play about & learn how to make my own flowers! 
So, having seen some of Lee's fantastic creations on her blog 
I asked her if she'd kindly make some flowers for me. For a small fee of course!
I'm afraid the photo just doesn't do them justice but I didn't want to start taking 
them all out of their packages as that's when they get dirty or damaged!
Some of you may have already seen one of the flowers on my DT card for 
The Crafty Pad Stitching Challenge this week!
I just couldn't wait to use it!

I can tell you it has already been well admired!

Each flower is hand made from scratch by Lee. They are all beautiful 
& so very well made! I also received far more than I expected! 
Thank You so very much Lee!
Look out for them on my projects!
I will let you know when I use Lee's flowers & add a  link back to 
her blog whenever I do. The best news is that she has a candy give away 
running right now, so you can enter & try to win 
some of these little beauties for yourself!
If you make your own flowers there's also something in the bundle for you!
Check out her awesome blog, candy & tutorials here!

Sunday 25 September 2011

Mid Way Reminder!

Just a little reminder that the Challenge over at Dude Time Doodles this week is "Hero's"
We want you to showcase your hero!

Here's the rules:

1. Use the photo / color inspiration and Dudette creations above to get your mojo moving.

2. You are not required to use BDD images although it would make us really really happy and 
giggle a lot if you did!

3. MUST be a masculine themed card, you can use humor, innuendo, be a little naughty, 
sarcastic, but it has got to be for a DUDE!

4. Be sure to use the InLinkz below to submit your creation.

Now it's your turn.  Showcase your heroes.  Tell them thank you and show them how proud of them you are!!

Now there aren't many entries in there yet!
 So if you can play along, you stand a good chance of winning!
Pop on over & check it out!
There are also a few little tips from the DT on how to tackle cards for men!

I Sew Hope Your Sunday Will Be A Good One!

Good Morning Beautiful Bloggers!
I do sew hope your Sunday will be lovely!
This week, challenge #140 at The Crafty Pad is
We want to see stitching on your card!
Real Stitching, Faux Stitching, or Sewing a Button On !
That's the challenge! Now it's up to you!
Here's my card!

We The Crafty Pad DT were given the fab Sewing Machine Image, Elements & 
Sentiments to work with! You can check these out here!
I printed off the sewing machine & ticket sentiment & was trying to decide 
what to do with them when a black square card blank fell in front of me!
I kid you not, it jumped from somewhere out of the jumble that is my stash as
 I sat there on the living room floor, my crafty space!! lol! Karma!!
I already knew the papers I wanted to use, I've had them in my stash forever 
& have used tiny bits of them here & there!
I cut them & matted & layered, adding some lace around the outside of the 
second layer & added some faux stitching. 
Next I added a round doily which I inked with distress ink.
I fussy cut  the sewing machine, cut out a second bobbin for the top of the
 machine, wrapped some cotton thread around it before mounting it with 
pinflair glue. Once the glue was dry I took the thread around the rest of the 
machine as if it was actually threaded ready to sew! 
I then faux stitched around a scalloped circle diecut, 
Next I cut out a little bit of fabric & did some tiny hand stitches to look like the machine was actually stitching.
I also added a little posh pin I made, using the tutorial by the lovely Leesa here

It's not clear in the photo but I lightly inked the sentiment ticket with 
the same distress ink & attached with pinflair glue

finally apart from the images of course, the piece de resistance 
The Flower! Yes, it is handmade but no, not by me I have to admit!
It's made by a crafty friend of mine Lee & I'll tell you about it in another post!
So, thank you so much for sparing the time to look at my little card!
I hope you like it & you can find time to join in The Crafty Pad Challenge this week!
I did also decorate the inside of the card to match the front but unfortunately 
I forgot to take a photo of it I'm sorry!

This card was made with the following challenges in mind

My Sheri Crafts Sew Simple
Stamp Scrap & Doodle Use favourite colours
Totally Gorjuss Birds of a Feather
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Lot's of Layers
Our Craft Lounge Patterned Papers
Art Impressions Stamps  For The Girls
Shopping Our Stash No Colouring
Cupcake Craft The Dark Side
Incy Wincy Distressing