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Sunday, 17 February 2013

A Little Birdie Told Me

Good evening, what a beautiful day it has been.  I hope you have had chance to enjoy a little of the sunshine today, it really makes me feel better, especially when I am starting with a dreaded cold.....sore throat and runny nose stage!  

Today the card I am showing is made using the Crafter's Companion cd and stamp set 'Angelica and friends' collection.  I have enjoyed colouring this image and having a full cd of backing papers that are designed for the range is great.  I have used my copics to colour and added some glitter to wings and edge of the dress and some liquid pearls on the little toadstool.  The sentiment was a freebie stamp from Pink Petticoat.  The little bird charm is a Marianne Designs charm.  

It's Kevin's birthday tomorrow so I have also been making his birthday card....I know...left until the last minute :)  At least I had in mind what I was going to make him so it hasn't taken me too long.  Well off to start on the tea now, chicken and veg.  Hope you all have a great evening and thanks for popping  by.

Dawn x

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

A 'Crafty' Day

Good evening, well today I have been playing with some of the new Woodware stamps and making samples for work (Samuel Taylors).  I have had a lovely time with all three as they are all so different.  

Noah's Ark
For Noah's Ark I have stamped the image twice, once onto plain white card and again onto some craft card.  I coloured the image on the white card and cut out the Ark from the craft card, slightly tricky but worth it :)  I have used some simple white spot on blue and some paler craft card for the layers.

The tree card is my favourite :)  I have kept it really simple.  The solid trees I have stamped with Flitter Glue and then used gilding flakes.  I then stamped the skeleton trees onto acetate using Stazon black ink.  I attached the acetate to the craft card with some metal brads and then mounted them onto a plain white 6x6 card.  The little verse that comes with the trees was then stamped straight onto the plain card.  

Mother's Day Card
This is quite a large stamp and gives loads of opportunity to add embellishments or colour into the little circles.  I chose to use some pearls and card candi.  I stamped and cut out the image with a large scalloped circle die and then inked using an Adirondack Sandal ink pad.  I coloured the leaves with two shades of green Copic pens.  The background papers are Kaisercraft 75 cents collection.  I also used the tonic butterfly punch to punch out two butterflies from the same papers.  The sentiment is from a Kaisercraft set called 'Mother'.

Thanks for popping by and taking a look at my cards.  
Dawn x

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Tweet, tweet

Hello everyone, hope you are enjoying life's moments.

It's a rainy cold Sunday Afternoon, but looking at this image reminds me that Spring is round the corner, can't wait to feel the warmth of the sun instead of cuddling up to the radiators :)  I have used a digital image that I downloaded a while ago printed onto plain white card and then again onto some patterned paper by My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing.  I have coloured the remainder of the image with my copics.  The faux stitching has been done using my new stitching stamps which I love. I made three flowers using Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms and stamped a sentiment from another set of stamps.  

Well I think some more crafting is on the cards for today as it's too cold and wet to do much else :)  Enjoy the rest of the day.

Dawn x

Thursday, 7 February 2013


Good Morning, hope all is well with you today x

The card I am showing today is probably one of my most favourites, I love the pretty little girl stamp by My Favourite Things, I used one of the sentiments from the stamp set in my demo at Samuel Taylors on Saturday and fell in love with her so ended up buying the set (one of the hazards of getting to play with the new products at work!).  I have used my favourite Spellbinder (for the moment) Decorative Labels 8 and some new papers all in my favourite colours, True Love by Basic Grey.  I have used some of the pretty papers to paper piece the dress and then coloured the rest with my copics.  I stamped the tiny sentiment and then punched out with the Epiphany Studio Embellishment punch and popped it into the metal casing.  I have also used a little tile with a rose painted on it, not sure but they could be from Prima.  I have used a few paper roses from Hobbyhouse and made some tiny pearls using liquid pearls.  Hope you like this creation as much as I do :)

Have a great day and thanks for calling by
Dawn x

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

'Owl' always be your friend

Well what do you know!  More fabric craftyness :)  Not much sewing on this one though.  I made these cute little owls using a Marianne Design Collectable die, I die cut the shapes from different coloured felts.  The wings didn't quite cut with the die but there was enough imprint for me to go round them with my scissors.  I then stuck them all together using fabric glue and then stitched around the edges of the fabric wings to give them a 'Patchworky' look. I stuffed them with a little cotton wool as I had no toy stuffing just to give them dimension.  I tied a tiny bow and glued that to the ear and on the second owl I added a ribbon so she can be hung up.....probably in my car :)  Now I 'Need' the bird die :)

Dawn xxx

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

I've been sewing!

Good morning, no it's not a rumour I have had a needle and thread in my hands :)  I spent a lovely afternoon with friends the other day making these beautiful fabric flowers, I actually only made one, the others I made a few days later, I am so proud of them, they were easy to make I have to admit but that's not the point, the point is that I made them :)  The little pot that they are in was a plastic cat milk bottle, I covered it with some Decopatch paper, it was just the right size for my flowers and if it gets knocked over by accident it won't break. I may just be making a few more of these pretty flowers as it also gives me an excuse to buy some more fabric! :)
Until next time....
Dawn x

Thank you all for your lovely comments, I have found a tutorial on a blog that shows you how to make the flowers, plus a variation which I am tempted to try too.  The circle I used is larger that the one she suggests, Nikki, you will probably find it easier with your group to use a larger circle as it makes it less fiddly.  The circle I used was 5.25 inches in diameter, I used a cardboard template and drew round the fabric with a pen.