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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Dad's Beep Boop Birthday Card

Good morning, how are you this Tuesday morning?  Yes I know, two posts in as many days!  don't know what's come over me :)  I have had a bit of a run on birthdays lately so I have a few cards that I haven't blogged yet so thought I better get a move on.  

The card I am sharing with you today is the one I made for my dad for his birthday which was on Sunday.  I have used a stitched frame from Mama Elephant to make the top layer of card it's called Femme Frame, I am just loving the look of these stitched frames at the moment, I have my eye on a few more that I would like to purchase but will have to wait for funds to accumulate first :)  The little robot is from a sweet little set by Lawn Fawn, it also has coordinating dies which of course I just had to have!  The set is called Beep Boop.  I stamped the robot and coloured him with my Copics and then cut him out, I gave him the balloon and cupcake to hold which again were stamped out, coloured and die cut.   I decided the card looked a little plain so I went through my dies and found a little cog die from Spellbinders and cut three little apertures into the card and backed it with some paper from a 6x6 pad by Doodlebug called 'Hip hip hooray'. I stamped out the happy birthday greeting and die cut that out and added 'Dad' at the bottom using a stamp from Clearly Besotted.  The balloon has had Glossy Accents applied to it, to add some shine.  I finished the card off by adding three little enamel dots.

Although my dad was 76 this birthday, he still loved this cute little fun card.  

Thanks for taking the time to pop by and fingers crossed that this post has published as I am putting it on a scheduled post :)

Until the next post....
Dawn x

Monday, 21 July 2014

Sitting Pretty

Hi everyone and thanks for calling by, it's just a quick post from me today. 

The card I have to show today has been made using a stamp from a Paper Smooches set called Woofers and Tweeters.  I have used a nestie to cut out an aperture in the front of the top layer of card and then backed it with some paper from Prairie Chic by Bo Bunny.  I also embossed the top layer with an embossing folder, sorry not sure what make as it's not written on the folder.  The stamped image has been coloured with Copic pens and I have added a little glossy accents to the nose.  I cut the strip for the sentiment using a banner die from Die-Versions and then stamped the Happy Birthday using a stamp from Clearly Besotted.  I added a few enamel dots to the sentiment banner and one on the dog's bow. 

Thanks for taking the time to pop by and thanks also to those who leave comments, it means so much.
Dawn x

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Chevrons and The Tour de France

Hi there, hope you are all well this bright and sunny evening. I can't believe it's almost two weeks since we set off to the campsite at Kilnsey to see the Tour de France, where did that time go?!!!  Well we had an amazing time, the atmosphere was brilliant and we got a great view of the cyclists coming past Kilnsey Crag.  Kevin and I had a ride along the route on our bikes on Saturday morning before the roads were completely closed from all traffic.  We rode from Kilsney to Kettlewell along with hundreds of other bike riders, it was great because the public were already lining the route and were cheering us along :)  We watched the TDF Caravan parade and then went back to the big screen on the field to watch the race until it was a few miles from us and then we walked up to the edge of the road to see the Peloton go by, they went at such a rate it was difficult to make out any individual riders and the wind rushing by as they raced past was incredible!  We had wonderful few days and even the lovely sunshine appeared to add to the experience.  Well done Yorkshire for putting on such a spectacular event!  

(I have tried several times to add a little video for you all to see but with no success, if anyone has any tips on how to do this I would be most grateful)

Here are a few photos from the TDF weekend.

Our Campsite at Kilnsey

Kevin with Maisie and his brother David

The 'Yellow' sheep

The start of the Caravan

The giant screen where we watched the race once it had been past the campsite, the picture on the screen is as the peloton travel up the high street in Skipton, you can see the GIANT yellow  jersey on the church tower at the top of the street

I have a little card that I made to show today, I stamped some chevrons onto patterned paper using a stamp set by Avery Elle called 'To the point' I then die cut an inlay into the top layer of my card using a die from a 'Little B' set called Arrows.  I stamped a happy birthday greeting using a Paper Smooches stamp set and added some Doodlebug enamel chevrons to complete the card.  I think this would make a great card for a man.

Thanks for taking the time to drop in on my little blog.

Dawn x