Saturday, 20 October 2012

Quick thank you cards

This were very quick thank you cards I made for my customers, using the Just believe stamp set. And the new stampin pads from the subtle collection. Really simple design as seen in the catalogue. Hope you like the punched out circle reused stuck into the inside. Really easy to do but pretty and effective. I used Whisper White card stock, and made a small flag end on the thank you sentiment.




The flower was the guide to ensuring all the patterns were aligned, the hole was punched either top or bottom.




The thank you was placed with the flag over the punched out hole.
The new juicy ink pads give a really good even coverage and the colours really pop out.

Hope you like them.
Dawn x

Birthday and bag Broaches, using Old and New Supplies

Recently I had a lovely party with a group of ladies and we have been making broaches.
These started as birthday badges for a couple of my carers who were 21. Then it turned into a broach for a bag, now the girls are making them in all different colours and for different occasions.




This was actually gold with glass glitter added, and Satan ribbon.
21 made using the alphabet die on the big shot.




This is us all having fun!








More and more to share with you..








Before scrunching up the flowers they are held to get her with a brad, we were using old stock as this will not be seen once the button is added. You pull each layer up to make the flower effect.




We used old ribbon stock and brads, but we have used the antiques brads, buttons to match the colour family if the card or ink used.





We cut the flowers using the big shot and the large flower Die. Some embossed using the lattice folder.




The DSP newsprint was punched out with the latest flower punch and before inking the edges with sponge daubers, we pushed them through the crimper to break the fibres in the paper to make them move better to make the flower shape.
The backs were made neat with an oval punched out the same colour card, this was taped down across a broach pin.
They all look do different but make fab presents to jazz up a birthday card or a bag, even your outfit.




This is fab Judith sorry I cut off your head! But I loved the fact you were wearing it straight away xxx
Sorry it been so long before I have posted this on the blog
Thanks everyone for a great day.
Dawn x

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Birthday card for Mum ...using up the old to bring in the new!

I have been using all my old paper for card request especially with the launch of the new catalogue.

So this is a special card I made for mums birthday last week, I also made and decorated the matching box for a candle, and pill box for the necklace we bought her, she loved everything all matching using the DSP.

Sorry you can't buy the DSP in this design but you can copy it with the lovely new papers that are now available.





Card- Early Expresso
Paper- no longer available sorry
Inks- Early Expresso, Baja Breeze,
Tools- Heart punch, Circle and scallop circle punch,
Ribbon - Satin, twine and stitched in Baja breeze
Embellishments- Antique brads, buttons from the new seasonal catalogue
Stamps- alphabet and Just believe and curly cute, tiny tags, stamp a ma jig

Lack of posts this year

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to say why there has been so few posts this year, with my Multiple Sclerosis, I often spend days asleep in bed or on a special recliner chair. Otherwise I am in my wheelchair.

I would love to craft more, host parties but my condition does not allow me to work as fast as my brain would like, my body is not willing! However when I can I am often making cards for friends and family and try to craft with my carers. Mum helps me run parties and we all have a great time.

This year has been an additional string of problems, broken leg, gallbladder out and that just for starters,

I have been crafting whist not always blogging, so I am going to post some pictures of things I have been doing, some project may include old and new products.

I felt I wanted to share this with you as so many of you ask and follow me and sometimes wonder why it's hit and miss!

I hope going forward I will be posting more often and running some classes very soon.

Thanks for your support
Love Dawn xx

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Christmas Cards

I recently went to a wonderful crafting day with Julie in Pudsy. Thanks for a great day of crafting I met some lovely ladies and we had the most amazing lunch and cup cake cakes! We made 24 cards in 5 hours it was hard work but worth it. I have taken Julie's first card and then developed a similar card to make three more designs using the fab small card making paper stack from the seasonal catalogue.

So this was Julie's card




My next version


Version 3



Version 4







All four together ...




I hope you like them!

Will be back soon,
Dawn x

Card- Early Expresso, glitter card
Paper- Paper stack from the Seasonal Catalogue
Inks- Cherry cobbler
Tools- Piercing tool, New small scallop punch from the seasonal.
Embellishments- Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, twine,
Stamps- Tiny Tags - merry
Other- Crop-a-Dile