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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

A little Night Owl

Good evening folks, I'm back with another post :)  I have had a day off today and as I woke up extremely early this morning it has seemed a long day, but no matter how many hours there are, there never seems to be enough to do all the crafting I want to do :) I did make this little card using a cute stamp set from Hobby Art called 'Forest Friends' I can't wait to use the little Fox now I have used the owl :)  I stamped the owl onto some  smooth white cardstock and coloured him with my Copic pens and then carefully cut him out.  I used a Memory Box die ' Beaded Background' to make the night sky and then popped it onto a white card blank so that the white would show through the holes.  I then cut out a moon from a Die-namics die set, 'Sun Moon and Stars' and then stamped the Woohoo! sentiment from Paper Smooches and the tiny Happy birthday from a Clearly Besotted set and die cut it out using a Sizzix speech bubble die from Sizzix.  I mounted all the elements onto the card using 3d foam pads.  I am really pleased with how this turned out as I din't have any preplanned ideas in my head when I started, it just seemed to develop as I went along :)

The other excitement of the day was the arrival of my planner stamp set from StudioL2e, the set is called 'Creative Plans' This set will be just perfect for stamping into my planner to make sure I make time for my crafting (hahaha, as if I would ever not make time for crafting!)  I love the 'Me Time! sentiment too :) I bet the 'buy' and 'wishlist' get used often too :)

Well I'm off to spend time with Kevin now as we watch the next episode of Dr. Foster.

Have a lovely evening and don't forget...make time to craft! :)


Sunday, 6 September 2015


Yes, I am back again with another post.  As promised, I haven't left it quite as long between posts this time :) Yesterday we attended a Civil Partnership, it was held at a United Reformed Church in Manchester followed by a reception at a fabulous hotel nearby.  I was slightly worried about what I was going to do regarding the card for the occasion, but flicking through my stamps I found this cute one from Mama Elephant called 'Honey Bunny'  I have had this set for sometime but not actually used it and when I saw the cute little top hat in the set I knew immediately what I wanted to do with the image.

I used stitched landscapes from Memory Box to create the mound for the bunnies to sit on.  I embossed a panel of white card using an Embossalicious cloud folder and then cut it out with a stitched Rectangle die from Lawn Fawn and mounted this onto my card blank.  The bunnies were coloured with my Copics and I added the top hats for their heads and some white flowersoft to their tails.  I placed some enamel heart shapes onto the cloud background and a stamped sentiment to finish it off.  I was really pleased with the finished result, hopefully the happy couple liked it too :)

It's been a busy weekend as we have had a trip to Manchester for the Civic Ceremony and then today Kevin has been racing in the first of the season's cyclocross races which happened to be here in Skipton where we live.  The weather has been wonderful today and Kevin did really well considering the busy day we had yesterday along with the late night and perhaps the one or two beers he had :)

Thank you for dropping by and taking the time to check out my blog :)

Until next time....
Dawn x