Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all my friends in blogland.
I am completely sorted & relaxed, waiting for the big day now. I hope that Santa brings everyone what they wanted & that a good day is had by all.
I also want to wish you all a very Happy New Year as I am off on 26th to Cyprus, so will spend New Year there.
May 2012 bring you health, wealth & happiness.
With love
Dawn xx

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Tilda is on a journey

I found out recently that my sister who emigrated to New Zealand 8 years ago is coming to the UK in March & furthermore is flying out to Cyprus with me to spend a week together there with our baby sister. I am so excited I cannot tell you as I have not seen her apart from webcam in all that time. She is coming without hubby & family, so we can have some girlie time.
Anyway it is her birthday in January & I thought this was perfect for her. I started off with paper from stash, I think the top one was Lifes Journey by K & Co. The corners I cut out using my Craft Robo (using a template from UKScrappers) & gilded with gilding flakes.
I am quite pleased with how they turned out. All papers have been distressed with Distress Ink Peeled Paint. The word travel I cut out again on the Robo & distressed them to match the colours/tone already used.
The flowers again were distressed too & a metal charm saying journey was added.
Lastly the stamps used were Airplane in the clouds. Suitcase with signpost. Sitting Tilda, all from BonVoyage 2010. I have coloured with a mixture of Distress Inks & Prisma pencils.
You can just see the flourishes that I cut out using Cuttlebug  (Sissix Die)
Entered into the following challenges
Craft Your Passion Things with wings (aeroplane)
Fashionable Stamping Travelling around the world
Emerald Faeries Flourishes/Swirls

UPDATE I won a spotlight place in the Fashionable Challenges for this card

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Divas Christmas Challenge

Its time for the Divas last challenge of the year & this theme is Christmas & will run for 4 weeks, so plenty of time to create amongst the hustle & bustle of Christmas.
I am flying off to Cyprus on 26th, so hope the weather will be warmer than here in the UK.
This challenge is sponsored by both

Here is my card
I have used a Stitchy image called Sweet Santa & he is coloured with Promarkers. The BP are Papermania Noel set. The sentiments are my own & made on computer. I used a Nestie to mount my image onto but turned it around to create the diamond effect. Pointsettia & Reindeer from stash as is fringe. Santa sentiment was a freebie collected at some point, can't remember where. This is my last Christmas card, all mine have been written & sent/delivered, so feeling quite smug now.
Entering into the following challenges
Crafty Boots Xmas
Hooked On Craft Xmas
Pollycraft Xmas Fun
Come & Get It Red, Green & Your Choice (Brown)
OSAAT Use a digi

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Dream Valley Challenge

Here is my first Dream Valley Challenge as a new member of their DT & this challenge will run from 11th December to 8th January 2012, so plenty of time to get crafting. Its a Christmas challenge & is sponsored by One Stop Crafts

At One Stop Card Crafts we have a big range of ever changing discount making and card making craft supplies.

We are always adding to our range of craft supplies which are ideal for making handmade greeting cards, do-it-yourself invitations scrapbook pages, altered items and much more.
Our card making craft supplies include free UK postage, our popular discount scheme and quick service means our customers keep coming back for more.
Our prices are very competitive and this & makes us an ideal place to buy your card making supplies online. Some of our new products include Petaloo flower layers, Ranger Glitter Glue and Martha Stewart Punches.

Prize - £10.00 voucher for their store
Since posting this, there are more sponsors, details of which can be found here

More Molly Bloom stamps, using the Postbox & Santa. The paper is from Papermania Noel set & I have created an irregular frame around the postbox image & raised it up with foam pads. Both images are coloured with Promarkers & the sentiment is Magnolia. I have also added Pinflair Snow Dust to the bottom of the postbox for snow
Don't forget to pop over & see what the other teamies have done & I look forward to seeing your entries.
Entering into the following challenges
I Did It Creations Santas getting Ready
Lets Ink It Up Xmas
Paper Sundaes Anything Xmas
Crafts & Me Winter, snow.snowflakes

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Ice Skating

This is another scene I made up a few weeks ago. The background is Make It Crafty which has been coloured with Promarkers & Glamour Dust. The lake has a coating of Glossy Accents on it, which makes it look like water. I tore around the edge of the image & liberally coated it with Glamour Dust. I have then placed Tilda & Edwin ice skating on top with foam pads. They have been coloured with Promarkers as well.
The snowflake was out of my Duck Pond Craft kit & I have covered it with lilac glitter.
The trees have Liquid Pearl on them for snow.
Sentiment from stash, I kept this card quite simple as I wanted the image not to be lost in embellishments.
Entering into the following challenges
Delightful Inspiration Let It Snow
One Stop Craft Let It Snow
Sweet Stampin Snow
Card Making Fairy Winter Wonderland

Friday, 2 December 2011

New DT post

OMG I have been chosen to become one of the Dream Valley Challenges DT, I even had to click on the link over at the site to make sure it was
I look forward to working with the team & creating some great cards.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Santas job is done!

More Molly Bloom stamps this time. I have used the postcard & Santa on his chair. Both coloured with Promarkers & the postcard is distressed with Distress Ink Walnut Stain. The green BP is from the Papermania Noel set & the other one out of my scrap drawer. Handwritten sentiment on the postcard & a computer generated Job Done. The gorgeous poinsettia was in my monthly subscription from Duck Pond Crafts
Little bit of faux sewing around the edges too.
Entering into the following challenges
City Crafter Santa Claus is Coming
Everybody-Art Santa Claus
Going Grey with Scrap Creations Xmas
Craft Your Passion Tis The Season
Addicted To Stamps Xmas
Stamptacular Sunday Anything Christmas

UPDATE I won a spotlight  (Top 5) over at City Crafter for this card