Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas Cards

Well I've eventually done it, made all my cards and gifts. I can now sit back and relax, well until the Christmas dinner needs cooking. I'm sitting here in my craft room listening the the wind howling and the rain lashing at my window. The lights keep flickering so I hope I get chance to finish this post before we have a power cut!
I am not going away to relative this year the four of us are staying at home to enjoy some time together.(it's also a great excuse to play with my new crafty things that I'm sure my husband has spoilt me with!)
I hope you all have a relaxing and Happy Christmas and maybe enjoy some craftiness.
I leave you with my last few cards.


Sunday, 1 December 2013

Christmas Cards

Once again I'm totally late with getting my Christmas cards done. What are we, 24 days until the big day and I'm only just starting. My desk looks like a bombs hit it and I've only made 2 cards. Looks like it's a trip to the card shop again this year much to my husband horror, especially after taking me to the big craft show at the NEC in Birmingham so I could buy goodies to make my cards with, oops! Well there is always hope for next year!
I will leave you with a couple of pictures of my Christmas offering, I have used http://www.dreamees.org.uk/snowglobe-1472-p.asp, Snow Globe stamp and http://www.card-io.com stamped onto papermania card stock with versa colour inks. Silver mirri card and basic burgundy card stock. The snowflake embossing is a freebie folder on a recent magazine and the punch is from X Cut.
I hope you enjoy!

Dawn x

My first Christmas card this year.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Settlers of Catan

Good afternoon, 
Today I thought I would share a card that I was asked to make for a work colleague of my husband. She requested an Anniversary card with Settlers of Catan as the theme, who? I asked just Google it was the reply from my husband. Well, after researching the game this was the card I eventually arrived at, not sure if it does the game justices as it appears to be a very involved type of board game. I stamped the hexagons then re- stamped using various background stamps to get the different terrains required. The mountains were sponged using distress inks and torn paper.

Stamps - Hexagons by Dreamees
Ship a Free gift on Cardmaking in Easy steps Aug 12
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Ink various browns
Numbers- Free number stickers (very old never used but must have!)
Sentiment - Computer 

Thanks for looking. 

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Christmas Birthday

Good Afternoon I hope you didn't suffer too much damage from the recent storm, the only damage I had was a circle punch slipping out of my hand and knocking over my coffee!! luckily it missed my card creation.

I had a lovely day in my craft room but by the time I had tidied it up I only had time to make one card. I am really enjoying the digi stamps from Wee Stamps at the moment so today I show you another Rowan Fairy but in a different colour scheme, ideal for a Christmas card or a December birthday.

                                          Image - Rowan Fairy Wee Stamps
                                          Colours - Promarkers
                                          Die Cuts - X cut Vintage Notes Doily
                                                        Mariannes Creatables Leaves set LR0226
                                          Designer Papers - Back to Basics Christmas Dovecraft
                                          Flowers - Handmade X cut Retro Flower, Tonic Mini snowflake

Hope you like it and do visit Wee Stamps website to see the rest of the lovely digi stamps.

Dawn x

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Surprise in post

What a lovely surprise I had today, my darling husband has bought tickets for the NEC show in November. As I have a disc problem in my back he has also booked very kindly booked a hotel for the weekend as well so I don't have to travel most of the day before walking around the show, now that's love or is it, that he wants the spa and swimming after the show!
I can't wait to go and find all the new crafty things that I just need to to finish that card!! as I can never find them locally. Shhhh! don't tell hubby that I have so much stuff already that I could probably hold my own exhibition.

A pretty little card for now , using Wee Stamps Digi image  http://www.weestamps.com/
"Rowan Fairy".

Dawn x

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Comments please

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who visits my blog. It would be lovely to have some comments left,so please don't be shy.
Dawn x

Marianne Butterfly

Today I have a lovely Marianne design butterfly card for you all, I do love this butterfly. I have found it much easier to use with wax paper as a release aid due to the intricate detail. I have inked the oval using Adirondak ink ( stream), gave it a spritz with some very watered down pearl all purpose acrylic paint, then stamped the flowers in memento ink and the adirondak. It needed something to lift the colour so I have gone back to using silver mirri card, I haven't used this for a long time. The background is embossed using a crafts too embossing plate and punched band is an x cut border punch.

 I do hope you like and thank you for looking.
Dawn x

Monday, 9 September 2013

Where's summer gone?

Hello my lovelies!

It really is time I got myself organized with putting posts on my blog, I have just been so busy with one thing and another that the time flies past. I do wonder how some people can find the time to update their blog everyday, they must be very clever and they do videos too!

Today I have a few cards that I have been trying to upload for a little while but my computer seems to be sooo slow I gave up, but today I have a bit more time so am trying again(fingers crossed it will work).

Chronology Stamps by Docrafts

Fabulous Fashion by Katy Sue

Free stamp from Quick cards made Easy
stamp designed by Elizabeth Bell

Hobby Art Ltd. Harbour

Thanks for looking.

Dawn x

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Sunset Butterfly

Just a quick card today, inspired by our lovely hot weather here in the UK.

Tim Holtz Distress Inks  - Fired Brick
                                           Scattered Straw
                                         Dusty Concord
                                           Shabby Shutters
                                        Docrafts BirdSong Clear Stamps
                                        Friskars Border System Punch
                                        Marianne Design Butterfly die CR1205

Enjoy the sun!

Dawn x

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Card for Promarkers

We are so lucky here in the UK at present with some beautiful sunshine albeit we can't always cope with the heat as we are not used to it. I have put the sunbathing on hold and come to think of it the cleaning too! and been on a hunt for some card to use with my promarker pens. I have been lucky and found some very reasonable card in Staples (Norwich) a pack of 50 sheets of A4 210 gsm by Stephens, it feels as if its coated but don't quote me on that, for £5.50. I am using it at present and very pleased with it, no bleeding and good blending, I will have to go and get some more quick before they run out.
I couldn't resist buying some other goodies too, X cut nesting hexagon dies, First Edition J'adore paper pack, Fiskars Corner Punch(scroll), Fiskars Notebook punch, Fiskars Interchangeable Border Punch starter set and extra cassette. I also bought this week 7 packs of Promarker fine nibs from Joannna Sheen too. All I have to do now is continue to work to pay for my addiction to buy craft goodies.
I had better start making some cards now to post to my blog.
See you all soon with some creations.

Dawn x

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Aly's Inky Fingers DT cards

Yay! I'm back,
with some lovely Design Team member cards for Al'ys Inky Fingers.
I was so lucky that Aly asked me again to make some more cards for her appearance on Create and Craft channel Thursday 27th June. She has some lovely new sets available from her website http://www.alysinkyfingers.co.uk/ I have used Country Buddies and Fluttering Flourishes.
I hope to be back on form and start posting more on my blog now that my back is getting slightly better. Two slipped disc's, I didn't realise it would be so painful but OUCH! it does and it really restricts what you can continue to do with yourself, but I'm not going to let it get me down.


Friday, 31 May 2013

Will be back very soon

Hi all,
Sorry I haven't been around for a while but I've had a couple of slipped discs so it was complete bed rest for 6 weeks. I am now getting back to normal and back at work. I am hoping to get started on making some more cards as my fingers are itching with craftyness!

I shall post as soon as I have something to show.

Take care
Dawn x

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to you all! again I start by apologising that I have not been updating my blog with lovely things for you. I have had one sickness after the other and have just recently come out of hospital and waiting for further tests. To be honest I really do not feel like crafting at the moment so as my family say they know I must be really poorly! I hope to be back on track and making goodies soon but for now I leave you with an old favourite made last year for my mum and mother in law.

Happy Easter! x

Saturday, 9 February 2013


Sorry for not posting the details of how I made the gift set but my computer has broken down. My husband is in the middle of repairing/cleaning the hard drive, I feel so lost with out it, as soon as it's up and running again I will do my best to post all the details.
Dawn x

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Bird Box Stationary

Snow,snow and more snow it's great being stuck at home in my craft room nice a cosy (I should be at work! but I'm sure the little ones are enjoying time off with their parents.) Having more time on my hands I have been working on a little project, I will be putting together the details of how to make it shortly so do come back.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

One for the men!

Having picked up the new Docrafts Creativity magazine including the free chronology stamps I was inspired to make a lovely card for my father in law. The stamps are so well made and certainly up to date with the style. I also purchased the cogs embossing folder that goes with the range, this will be great to use on other styles of cards too, I was thinking of a robot style card!

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Aly's Inky Fingers Design Team

Well, I have finally done it, my cards have made it onto TV! I was recently invited to make some cards for Aly's Inky Fingers using her new set of stamps being shown on Create and Craft today. The new set is called Bags of Borders which is made up of Butterflies, shoes, bags and pretty ballerina style dresses. They are the gorgeous stamps that can be used for all ages of girlies. 


Thursday, 3 January 2013

Great start to New Year 2013

Happy New Year to you all, lets hope 2013 is a good year for us all.

My new year has started off well with a prize draw win on the Docrafts website and the chance to make some cards on a design team, I hope it works out well, I shall keep you all posted. I just need to put on my thinking cap now and come up with some cards using the stamps that are on their way to me. I leave you with a little card I made for a christmas day birthday.