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Friday, 17 June 2011

Happy Friday & My Grafico!


As you are no doubt aware, there has been a delay in the My Grafico Monthly Challenge being posted.
This has been due to a number of different factors but I am assured it will be posted today at some point!
So son't forget to pop on over & enter your cards in the challenge so that I & the rest of the DT ladies can come over to your place & admire them all!
Have a happy Friday all!

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Father's Day!

Just had to share my latest card with you! 


It's for my lovely Dad for Father's Day!
I used Gina Giraffe which was a freebie from Digi's With Attitude! this month!

I do so enjoy colouring up these little digi's!
My card it very simple but I like it &  hope you do too!
The image was coloured with promarkers & then I edged with a promarker after trimming to shape!
I used a sheet of coloured card, scored it at A4 half fold & made it a square as the base for my easel card! 

I dry embossed a line down either side of the front, where the image was going to be.
I did the same with a couple of lines across the bottom at the front.


I made the topper by using a piece of the same coloured card for the easel section then matted a layer of tissue & a couple of tissue squares, then topped with the image.
 I added a computer generated sentiment to the front too! 
The stop is again the card, tissue & a computed generated sentiment. I used foam tape to attach the sentiments for dimension. 
I finally added a ruffle of ribbon!
Thanks for stopping by!
I'd like to enter the following challenges with my card
Digi's With Attitude Father's Day
Little Red Wagon  for Dad
Sisterhood of Crafters Dad/Special Man
Your Next Stamp Challenge Shaped Cards
Bearly Mine Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Dads & Lads
Partytime Tuesdays Father's Day
Sweet Stamps Embossing
The Stamping Boutique Men Only
Incy Wincy Designs Father's Day

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Look At The Size Of That!

Hi all, I trust everyone is well & enjoying the start of summer! lol I read somewhere it's to begin in July here!
I ain't holding my breath!
I wasn't referring to the lady in the picture, when I decided on my title! lol


My card is huge!

I was asked to do a card for a girl at work who's going off on maternity leave & it needs to be signed by soooo many people so I had to make it a good size! 
I had some A4 card blanks in my stash but had never been brave enough to make them up!
The digi is from goodness knows where? I've had this set for such a long time (pre blogging days!) on my PHD & It's moved around folders time & time again. The image was pre-coloured. I used background tiles from the same set to create my own Design Paper in my graphics programme!
I used this sketch 


from Card Positioning Systems  
as the basis for my card design.



The greeting/sentiment is computer generated. The font I used is Sunshine Poppy which you can download free from here!
It's one of my favourite  fonts at the moment, it's soo useful!





I added some punched leaves & some roses just to give a bit of detail.
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you like it!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges
Card Positioning Systems Sketch
For Fun Challenges Summer or Bright Colours
Going Grey With Scrap Creations Anything Goes
Paper & Such Design Inspiration Photo
Hooked on Crafts Anything Goes


Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Wowsers! Pixie Dust Paperie Giveaway!


Just had to stop by & share this awesome giveaway with you!


Here's all you have to do to be in with a chance!


We would like to offer you a chance to win this lovely Pixie Kit for helping us spread the word about Pixie Dust Paperie!
All you have to do for a random drawing entry is.....

1. Become a follower if you haven't yet - get one chance
2. Post on your blog about this giveaway with a link back to us, come back and tell us and you'll get another chance.

 This will run from 5/31 - 6/18
winner will be announced on 6/20 on The Pixie Blog

Pop on over for your chance to win!
Good Luck!



Monday, 13 June 2011

I'm a Bad Girl!

Hi All, here I am with my DT card for My Grafico this week! 
I'm a day late & I must apologise but family duties took precedence this weekend & I just ran out of time!
On with the show!

This week the DT were given the Whimsy Birds Brushes Set from Lil Ellaboudy Design to work with.


You can find them here



I coloured my image with promarkers & cut out with a nestie, leaving the tail outside the circle.


I knew I wanted to use feathers on this whimsical, magical,project but the ones I wanted to use were quite bright so I had to make the rest of the project fit the bill!

I looked at Feline Playful for a sketch to follow & opted for this one as I thought it would suit my image!


Silly me forgot to check it out before I went ahead & I discovered afterwards that it's not for the current challenge! The Sketch is from I {Heart} To Stamp & it does actually say May on it! lol!
Oh well, it's still a fab sketch & I like the result I achieved with it! So thank you!
I used an A5 card blank as the base for my card!




The DP I used is from Bearly Mine Designs & I so wanted to use it as I've had it printed off & ready to go for ages!
I matted it onto some lightweight card.
Instead of ribbon, I used a strip of organza down the middle, I got it from a  local pound shop & I knew it would come in handy for something one day!

I printed out the sentiment on the computer. The font I used is called Sunshine Poppy & you can download it for free here  I matted it onto the DP & the card thenI mounted it using foam tape for a bit of dimension as I did the image!


The feathers were added using pinflair glue as were the buttons!
I hope you like it, thank you so much for looking!
I'm not sure what's happening with the My Grafico Challenge this month, yet. As it doesn't appear to have gone live.
I have asked tonight & if I hear anything I'll keep you posted.
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges!
KB Cute Monday Anything Goes
Woodware USA Birthdays
Papercrafting Journey Our Feathered Friends
The Three Muses Exotic Bird




Sunday, 12 June 2011

Just Because I can!

Happy Sunday all!
Just Because You Can!
No special reason, make a card for someone for no special reason, just because you can!
Our Sponsor this week is


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Here's my DT offering


I made a spring card!
We the ladies of the DT were asked to use the oh so cute Roshell Ducky & Eggbert image from
The Crafty Pad designs


As soon as I saw this image, I knew what colours I wanted to use! 
Yellow & orange just spell out summer to me & the daisies on this image did just the same!
The base card was made using a sheet of A4 paper which I folded in half & then trimmed to a square.


The DP I used is Papermania & it's matted onto orange lightweight card then attached to the card base.
I then added strips of dotty ribbon to the diamond section before adding the image which was coloured using
Promarkers & the cut out with a square Nestie on the diagonal,
I then added dotty buttons to the corners of the image.


Before adding the DP strip to the bottom of the card I wrapped some ribbon around it.
The sentiment I used Daisy Chain Days Of Summer is from The Crafty Pad Designs too! 
I cut that out with an inverted scalloped circle then matted onto a scalloped circle.
I added some dotty buttons on top of the ribbon.


I finished the project of with a tailored bow. 
It's the first time I've made on of these & I think it looks quite smart!


Thank you for stopping by to look at my creation, I hope you like it!
I hope you too find some time to make a card for someone 
"Just Because You Can "
& you can join us at The Crafty Pad this week!

I'd like to enter my card in the following Challenges
The Poodles Parlour Anything Goes
Pixie Cottage Sketch or Shaped Card
7 Kids College Fund Summer but No Magnolia

I'd also like to say Hi & a big wave to another new follower Lourdi Lourdaki from Kafalonia. Thanks for joining us! If you get a chance do check out her beautiful blog!
Hugs 
Dawn xxx