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Sunday, 31 March 2013

Easter Bunnies

Happy Easter Everyone! Hope you haven't eaten too much chocolate today :)  

I have had a lovely day crafting, I have made these little Easter bunny ATCs using Clarity Stamps and a mixture of my ever growing stamp stash to make the scenery.  The inks have been applied using brushes instead of my Cut and Dry Foam as it seems to give a lot softer effect, plus I seem to have more success using brushes.   The little rabbits are so cute and lifelike I couldn't resist them they just had to come home with me.  I promise I will make something other than ATCs soon but just enjoying making them at the moment :)  

Thanks for popping in and I hope you enjoy the rest of the Easter weekend.
Dawn xxx

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

A Few More ATCs

Good evening, just a quick post to show you a few more ATCs that I have made using my Lavinia stamps.  I just adore them and may have to increase my selection :)  I have used Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry and Shaded Lilac and stamped in black with Memento.  I have used a white pen for the highlights.

I am sitting patiently waiting for a call from Amy who is on her way up from London for a few days, should be picking her up from the coach around 8pm.  Can't wait to see her, I've put some Easter decorations in her room and made it really pretty for her.  It's only a short stay as she has loads of work to complete for her final year at uni and the pressure is on!  

Enjoy your evening and thanks for calling by.
Dawn x

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Long Time No Post!

Loads of snow here in Yorkshire this weekend, it's like Bleak Mid Winter not Spring :(  Hope the sun and warmth come along soon!

Last weekend I went to the Harrogate Paper Craft Event and treated myself to some beautiful Lavinia stamps, some of which I have used to make these ATCs  I have used Distress Inks to make a blended background.  I used Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans.  I then stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black.  I added some glitter which is a little difficult to see on the pics but it looks lovely in 'real life'  I have used a few other stamps to make up the scenes, some from Hobby Art, Woodland Scenes and also from Crafty Secrets, Vintage Silhouettes.  It was great to see so many friends at the show and spend time chatting with them.  

Well off to make a few more ATCs now, really enjoying working on a small scale :)  Thanks for calling by.
Until next time.
Dawn x

Monday, 11 March 2013

Mother's Day Gift

Good morning everyone, sorry for the long delay in my posting but been slightly under the weather....Again!  Hoping that my blood tests next week will show an improvement and I can soon be back to full health to enjoy the Spring and Summer weather.  The little cards I am showing today were inspired by the lovely ladies at 'Lovin' Ink.  I saw the beautiful samples that they brought into work for their workshop and was inspired to have a go with my Distress Markers and do a little water-colouring.  I made two sets of these little cards which I then wrapped in tissue paper and tied with a ribbon to give to both my mum and Kevin's mum for Mother's day.

I used several stamp sets making these cards they were as follows:

Tim Holtz - Visual Artistry  (birds in flight, not sure what the set is called)
Craftwork cards - Graceful Grasses & Birdcages
Crafty Secrests - Vintage Silhouettes 
PI Lindsay Mason - Hope Blooms
Crafty Individuals - CI-209

Thanks for calling by and hopefully I will post again soon :)
Dawn x