Sunday, 27 June 2010


Blimey 2 cards posted in one day!!!!!
This is an image from Mo Manning at Digital Pencil Too, which was a freebie at one time or another.Coloured with Prisma pencils and blended with Sansador. I have 2 Copics & have used them on the skin, but not happy with it, need more practice!!!!
BP from Bearly Mine Just Plaids.
Card & Ribbon from stash
Flourishes purchased from local craft shop & coloured with Marvy pens, then stamped over with Twilight Brilliance ink pad to make them sparkle & shine.
Flowers are a combination of punches, Prima & other makes.
Friends tag, I picked up whilst blogging, the lady had made it herself & said anyone could have it. Unfortunately I do not remember where I got it from.
Entered into the following challenges.
Pennys Crafty Challenges - Something with a dog
ABC - Extra Dimension
Simon Says Stamps - Friends

Kenny K

Like most of my crafting friends, I love these images from Kenny K and this one is a free image for June, which of course I had to grab.
I think I am quite unusual in as much as I like making male cards. I have kept this simple, coloured him with Prisma pencils & blended with Sansador.
BP by Bearly Mine Floral Dreams & Just Plaids & I have used the plaids in blue.
Martha Stewart punch for corners
Golf tee is a Glitter Girls board I have had for years, & although it is dry embossed, it does not show up on the photo at all.
Sentiment Stamping Up.
Quick & easy card to make
Entered into the following challenges
A Spoonful Of Sugar - Good Luck/ Best Wishes
Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes
Friday Sketchers - Sketch (I have reversed it)
Charisma Cardz - For The Boys
Allsorts - Embossing (Glitter Girls Golf Tee, dry embossed)
I Love Digi Embossing (as above)
Gingersnap Creations Shades Of Blue

Monday, 21 June 2010

Winner of the Blog Candy is.......

Well done to Nicky, whom my son pulled out of the bowl for the winner of my blog candy.
I have not yet mastered the art of My Linky, so put all comments into a bowl & he pulled out the winner.

Nicky, contact me & I will take your address & post onto you as soon as possible.

Dawn x

Stitchy Bear Bundles, check it out.

Do It Yourself Bundle Sale

Starts June 20th

Check out what the creators here at Stitchy Bear have for you! They are having a bundle sale, not pre made bundles, Do it yourself....when you purchase a bundle, follow the instructions in the download and pick your stamps or stamp packs and you've done it! Time to create and enjoy the new high quality stamps that you just purchased at a low price!
Don't forget our challenges go live every Sunday at noon UK time...please pop over and show us what you've made..
The excitement and creations keep you on your toes here at Stitchy Bear!
Thank you for stopping in,
from all the gal's at

While you are there, check out the new challenge this week at One Stitch At A Time, its "Seeing Double", so has to have 2 of something, click here to go over & have a look.

Flowers & Pearls

This is an image that can be purchased from Bella Web Design called Little Loves Dee Dee.

She is again coloured with Prisma pencils & blended with Sasandor. The mirri card topper is made using a template from UK Scrappers for my Craft Robo. Ribbon from stash. Flowers  also from stash. Papers I got from a QVC kit some years ago. I added pearls to some of the flower heads. All put together on an easel card, which are my favourite cards of the moment1!! lol. Entered into Digital Tuesday challenge which is to make an easel card.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Cupcake & Candy colours

This  image and sentiment are from Bella Studio Design . I have chalked the cupcake in pearlescent pink chalk and added gems to the icing. The blue topper is pearlescent card, dabbed with powder blue acrylic paint. Other card from stash.
Martha Stewart "Rings" punch used for the corners.
Backing paper was a scrapbook page I found in my local stationers, which was all white & was completely embossed, which I again used my chalks on in various candy colours.
Adeed a bit of old fashioned lace, which I have had for years & I mean years. & there you go.
Entered into the following challenges
Allsorts Lace and or Buttons
Totally Gorjuss Sugar & Spice
Paper Play Challenges Something Old
Papertake Weekly Ice Cream Colours

Friday, 18 June 2010


I absolutely love this image by Clear Dollar Stamps. It came free if you bought another image, which of course I did.
Coloured with Prisma pencils & blended with Sansador.
Prima flowers
Martha Stewart leaf punch & corner punch
Jewels from stash
Papers from stash
Entered into these challenges
Tuesday Throwdown Celebrate Summer & what is nicer than British strawberries at this time of the year?
Crafty Ho Think Bright
Our Creative Corner Corners

Monday, 14 June 2010

Blog Hop today & Blog Candy!

Bella Studio Digi Challenge is having a blog hop today to celebrate its first challenge success.

Now for anyone who has not done a blog hop, this is how to play: To participate in the Weekly Challenge, please create a *new* project using any Bella Digi iImage following the current week's theme. You must link to your project using the link tool at the bottom of the post on the main Bella Challenge Blog. A winner will be chosen via and that person will receive the blog candy listed in the challenge post. In addition, the DT will choose their favorite three projects from all participants and ONE winner will be chosen to be the following week's Guest Designer. To be considered for the top three, you must have purchased an image from the shop (unless otherwise noted)...however, you don't have to use the purchased image in that week's challenge. During New Release Blog Hops a special blinkie will be embedded into one DT member's post. If you find that image, make sure you note it in your comment on that blog. Ill give you a hint, its not me, ha ha. One winner will be chosen at random to receive ONE new pre-selected image from that month's release.

Now this weeks challenge is to use a sentiment in your project, using any Bella images with rules as above. You also need to link back directly to your blog entry for us to leave comments. We will choose an overall winner, who will win the Blog Candy aside from the blog hop prize.

So back to the Blog Hop, you need to start at Bella Studio Digi Challenge, then:
Dawn (thats here)

Good Luck & from here, you go to Colleen

Now onto my design for this weeks challenge
I have chosen to use "Pickle This much Stars", together with a sentiment "Hugs", both of which can be bought at the shop here.Coloured with Prisma pencils & Sakura glitter pens. Mounted onto Nellie Snellen Multi Frame & chalked with Pearlescent chalk. I also used the waste from the Multi Frame to make part of the card with papers from stash. Buterfly from stash as well.
Last but not least, I am giving away some blog candy to someone who is both a follower & leaves me a comment, so in order to win it, please leave a comment & I will pick a winner at random to win the candy. Feel free to take the picture & post on your blogs, so as to spread the word.There is a roll of Ivory Chiffon Ribbon.2 packets of Die Cut Shapes. A Lasting Friends layered Sentiments collection. A Lifes Memories Vellum Sentiments. Glittered baby stickers & Create & Craft Mens Foiled Toppers.I will choose the winner next Monday evening. Good Luck.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Big Guy Bar B Q

I love this image from Digital Pencil Too
Perfect for a Fathers Day card.
Standard easel card.
Coloured with Prisma pencils & blended with Sansador
Papers & card from stash
Buttons with a little craft wire threaded through from stash also.
Quote came from my head, or rather a combined 2 heads, me &
Entered into the following challenges
Allsorts - Lace or Buttons
Secret Crafter - Include a Quote
Totally Gorjuss - For The Boys
Stamp Something - Anything Happy
Cards For Men - Fathers Day

Thursday, 10 June 2010


Came across another blog Penny's Paper Crafty whilst blog hopping & the inspiration for the challenge was a photo in black & white, hence the black & white monochrome in this card.
The image was a freebie I picked up from The Pixie Cottage ages ago now.
Coloured with Prisma pencils & blended with Sansador
Papers are Dovecraft Charcoal Prints
Punches are Martha Stewart "Rings" & Glitter Girls corner
Flower made by myself using 2 Dovecraft punches.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Sketch explanation

Ok, as part of the Bella Studio Digi Divas, I have to take turns in explaining a technique or "how to" every now & then. Over at Bella Studio challenge blog, it is my turn today & I have explained what a sketch is.
Go take a look and whilst there, grab the free image & enter the challenge, who knows you could be the winner of a gift certificate or be a future guest designer.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

One Stitch At A Time

Stitchy over at One Stitch At A Time
Is having a DT call, they are increasing their DT because of the workload on the existing DT. You had to obtain an image from Stitchy herself, use it & post it. She will make her choices from there. I have worked with Stitchy & her stamps before, so would love the opportunity of doing the same again, however I do not think for one minute I will be successful.
The image is called Sparkles, so I thought I would glitter her up a bit.
BP & card & mirri card from stash
Nellie Snellen die used for topper mount
Martha Stewart "Rings" punch around the corners.
Glitter Girls punch for the rounded edges
Flowers from stash
Sentiment stamp Stamping Up
Coloured in with Prisma pencils & blended with Sansador.
Glamour Dust gold used to accentuate her wings.

Delightful Inspiration

This is a free image from Delightful Inspiration. The idea is you design a project using the free image & then for the next challenge you get another free image. Its a great way of getting images & entering a challenge at the same time.
I have coloured it with Prisma pencils & decoupaged the flowers, so they sit proud of the pot. I added Stickles to the centre of each flower as well, to make them sparkle,altho it is difficult to see in the photo as they are small.
The BP is Dovecraft Rose Garden
Nesties Label 2, chalked in a pearlescent soft blue around the edges
Brads from stash around the corners.
Martha Stewart punch used for the corners of the BP.
Sparkly blue ribbon from stash
Entered into the following challenges
Delightful Inspiration use free image
Creative Card Crew - Thank You
Stamp Something Friday - Any digi image
Paper Play - Flowers & Sparkle

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Bella Studio First Challenge

Wow, this has come around so fast & the first challenge is upon us. There is a freebie image over at Bella Studio, she is called Wish Pickles, so head over there, from 8.00am EST & pick her up & take part in our first ever challenge. You have the chance of winning a gift certificate for the shop if your entry is picked & you could be a guest designer too.
So onto my Easel card made with this lovely image
Paper pieced her dress with papers from stash
Nellie Snellen die
Flowers by Prima
A bit of glamour dust onto her wings & hey presto

Bella Studio First Challenge

Our first challenge will be on Monday & there will be a freebie image for you to use for this , our very first challenge, so hop over to bellastudiodigichallenge on Monday & have a go. You could win a gift certificate as the winner, or even become a guest designer!
There are loads more images going into the shop as fast as Daphne, can draw them, so keep looking.
We are also having a blog hop very soon, so I will tell you more about that in the next few days.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Little Bits Daisy

Now one of the good things that being part of a DT is that you get to play with loads of lovely images.
This one is Little Bits-Daisy from Bella Web design Studio
Background paper is Dovecraft Funky Vintage
Card from stash
Punches - Dovecraft Daisy & Martha Stewart "Rings"
Easy peasy card to make.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010


This is one of the images from Bella Web Design Studio. She is part of the Little Loves & called Millicent. She looks so pensive, she is so cute.
Coloured as always with Prisma pencils & blended with Sansador.
Martha Stewart "Rings" used
Card & Paper from stash
Flowers assorted from stash.
No challenges, not enough time to look this morning.