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Thursday, 29 January 2015

Just Scooting by.....

Hello there and thanks for dropping by!  Well it's a snowy day here but when you don't have to go to work it's just lovely to be snug at home and see the world outside turn to white :) I've done a little housework this morning and spent some time reading my book, now I am hitting the craft room.  I have a new set of stamps that I am desperate to play with but as I already have a card half completed I must get that done before I start another!

This little card was made for my sister-in-law.  My brother and his wife love their motorbikes and have recently purchased a little scooter, which they are loving going out on. I thought this was just the perfect stamp set to use to make a Scooter themed card for Cath.  The set is from Paper Smooches, it's called 'Spiffy Scooters' I stamped the image onto some white stamping card and then I chose some papers from a paper pad from Doodlebug 'Take Note' I chose a few different designs and then stamped the image again onto all of them.  I then cut out the different parts of the scooter and pieced them all together on the image I stamped onto the white card.  Once I have completed the paper piecing I die cut the full image out with the co-ordinating die.  The background I made using a cloud embossing folder and a piece of dark grey card which i die cut with a Lawn Fawn stitched edge die.  I added a piece of florist wire as the flag post and stuck the flag onto the wire.  The sentiment was from the Spiffy Scooter stamp set. I added 3 little chevron enamel dots which are also from Doodlebug.  

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Stamping Mad - Cute Card Thursday 
Anything Goes - Simon Says Stamp

Well the next card is calling me to finish it off so I better get a move on :)  Thanks again for taking the time to drop by :)

Dawn x

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

"Hippo Birdie to Ewe" and A New Found 'Love'

Good afternoon, hope you are all well today!  So much for my promised scheduled posts :( (sorry)  I just ran out of time to write them up and before I knew it the time had flown and it's now 5 days later!  I thought I had better get on with my post today as it's a day off from work and I had nothing too pressing to get done today apart from a little food shopping, but that can wait.  I logged onto my blog this morning only to find that the template background I had been using has now disappeared, so what was going to be a few minute update on my blog turned out to take up half my day.  I hope you like the new look and that the colour scheme meets your approval, I'm not too sure about it yet so it could change the next time I update it :)  

Well, onto the card that I have to show you today.  I made this for our friend whose birthday was last Friday.  I used three stamp sets for this creation, the first was a stamp set from Lawn Fawn, it's just entitled 'Year Four' it's one of the little sets that they bring out from time to time.  The sentiment that comes with the set reads 'Hippo Birdie to You' but I remembered that I had a little sheep stamp from Mama Elephant in the 'Carnival Cupcake' set so I thought that if I added that to the scene I could change the 'You' to 'Ewe' The problem then was I didn't have 'Ewe' in either of the stamp sets I was using so that involved a hunt through all my stamps to find a stamp that said 'Ewe'.  Eventually I found one, it was in the Crafter's Companion stamp set by Rachelle Anne Miller 'Love Ewe'  I stamped all the images onto my stamping card of choice which is from Personal Impressions, it's the Premier Quality Smooth White Card which is perfect for colouring with Copics.  I then coloured the images and then cut them out with the co-ordinating dies.  I made a scene with a grass die cut from Lawn Fawn and a cloud embossing folder.  I added some glossy accents to the balloon to give it some shine.  

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:

Imagination Crafts - January Challenge

Craft Stamper - 'Take a Stamp'

I thought I would also share with you my new 'love'.  I have recently rediscovered the joy of writing with a fountain pen.  I have decided to try and keep a journal this year (I think it's one of my goals every year and I usually do it for a few weeks and then give up!) I wanted the writing to be part of the experience of keeping the journal so I treated myself to a new fountain pen, it's a Faber Castell Loom Piano and I love it! :) I love how the ink flows and that the pen requires so little pressure to write, not like a ballpoint.  I have invested in the Graf Von Faber-Castell ink cartridges which contain a high quality ink and I am so pleased with the whole experience.  I have even got out my old Parker ink pen that I was given when I was about 16 I think and I have flushed it out and bought some new cartridges for that too.  Hopefully I will continue for longer with my journal....I'll let you know :)

Well that's it for today folks, the supermarket is calling :)
Have a good day and thanks for dropping by.
Dawn x

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Monster Hugs

Good morning, hope you are all well and that the weather is being kind to you wherever you are. We had a little snow yesterday which made getting around first thing in the morning quite difficult but fortunately I didn't have to go to work so it was a day for housework and a little crafting :) Last night was really windy and the forecast for later today is strong winds but at least the sun is shining and that always makes me feel better :) 

The card I am showing you today is one I made for my God Son's birthday.  I have used a stamp set from Lawn Fawn, called Monster Mash.  I stamped then coloured them with Copics and the cut them out with the coordinating dies.  I then made a photo frame to pop them into using the Mama elephant Polaroid Fun die set.   I embossed some white card with a dotty embossing folder and then die cut it using a stitched rectangle die.  I have added a googly eye to the blue monster and added some clear 'wink of stella' to the purple monster.  I think these monsters are so cute :)

Well I am a little behind with my blogging lately so I have another couple of cards that I have made ready to show you, I will try and schedule a post for the next couple of days while I have a little time and keep my finger's crossed that the scheduler works :)  

Hope you have a fantastic day and thank you for taking the time to pop by.

Dawn x