Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Sisters love them or hate them!!

I had a phone call from my little sister today saying can you make me a card for her nabour(which is fine) but the last parting words from my sister was ,Dont make me one of them way out rubbish you do ,do me a proper one for her,"HOW BLOODY RUDE",it wasn't till i put the phone down i realised what she had said ,so love them or hate them (sister) i still made her
the card lol, the papers are from a down load from Krista,designs (she has loads of fav stuff)
the other card is for my little boys Christmas fair ,the stamp i used was from scrummy stash cafe ,and what a brilliant service they give it arrvied the next day all wrapped in pink tissue ,

Daring Cardmakers Challenge (recipe)

This mid week challenge from the girls over on Daring card makers is based on a recipe (omg),
firstly can i say i carn't cook lol,
so as you can see i put all the ingredients in and well i'm not that sure it turned out right lol,
the papers i used are all from pink petticoat ,the ribbon is from a local craft shop and the brads were from a qvc kit my husband brought me for my birthday ,i know it should be 4 brads but i only had 3 that matched lol,(slap time again ,lol)

Monday, 29 October 2007

Papertake Weekly Challenge!

This weeks Papertake weekly challenge is winter warmers ,so if you have not tried this challenge please pop over ,

the papers i used was from a download kit i brought from the coffee cup and swirls i cut with my cricut machine and the sentiment i did on my computer.

Sunday, 28 October 2007

Tagged By ANNE

I got tagged by the lovely Anne,
so now i have 5 questions to answer,
1)If you could have 100.00 pounds worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments,which would you choose, ooo that would have to be papers i think as i do tend to store embelishments and just look at them lol,
2) If you had to choose between using only stamps or rubons which would you choose ,I would have to choose stamps as you can do so much more with stamps (some times i get in a mess with rubons lol,)
3) If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts ,but could only do one for a year which would you do , well that would have to be cards but they are not that awesome so i dread to think what my scrapbooking would look like ,i realy am very envious of people how do scrapbooking,
4)would you rather own a scrapbooking store or have your own scrapping room at home (carnt have both,lol,) i think i would rather have a scrap room as i would want to be out buying for the shop all the time lol,but i would have to sell one of the kids on e-bay to be able to have a craft room lol,
5) And the last but not least ,what is your current cardmaking or scrapping style , errr! sometimes it works sometimes it dont lol,i would love to be more adventurous but plain and simple works for me lol,lol,

Now i have to pick 5 people to tag in no particular order ;





Helen my blogging buddy ;,

Friday, 26 October 2007


First i would like to thank claire,i received the most beautiful bag's of blog candy this morning ,full of gorgeous blooms and flower's,please pop over to claire's to see the fabulous cards and scrapbook pages she makes Thanks again claire xxxx

Daring Card Makers Challenge

This weeks Daring card makers challenge is to make a Christmas card and incorporate some ribbon ,
As you can see i still have a black and white thing going on at the moment lol,well the ribbon i used i have had nearly two year (LOL),I brought it when i first started card making ,the stamp i used is one of my new bella stamps which i embossed with white glitter powder (dose not show so good on the photo),then i used some mira card and the spotty paper is from pink petticoat and couple of bling stone's and a pink petticoat sentiment ,Dawnx

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Daring Cardmaker Challenge

This weeks mid week challenge over on Daring card makers is to use there template ,
so here is my card i hope i dont get slapped for this one lol,well my husband brought me a cricut machine and there i was cutting away when i realised it was challenge time so buzzing away doing the challenge sticking my lines when i caught it and it stuck so there it stayed lol,the lines and red paper are from pink petticoat and the shapes were all cut with my cricut ,please dont all slap me to hard but i do quite like the effect the lines give lol,Dawnxx

Monday, 22 October 2007

Papertake Weekly Challenge (Steph)

This weeks challenge is spooky Halloween cards,over on papertake weekly challenge so if you have not tried it yet please pop over ,there is some great cards to look at ,

for the first card i used a down load from scrap girls,which i layered the papers and the stamp i used was from stamp to your arts content,which i stamped on to the backing paper and coloured the eyes and mouth with a black sakura glaze pen to make it stand out ,the sentiment was printed off on the computer,

the second card was made with a download from designer digital's which i layered again and added some ric rack ribbon for a bow,small black brads and the sentiment was printed off the computer,happy Halloween ,Dawnxx

Friday, 19 October 2007

Daring card maker challenge

First of all i would like to congratulate the daring card makers design team on there anniversary and thank them for all there great challenges,thanks , xxxx.
so this weeks challenge is using circles,so here is my card made very quickly before i had to go to my son,s harvest festival at school,
dont you just love it having to sit in a hall full of mum's ,dad,s and grans with camera's and video's stuck to there faces and having to sit on the smallest chair's in the world and not being able to really see a thing (i know be nice ,be kind, lol) i got to go ryan (my boy) is a narrator ,he has 4 lines (lol),as you can tell i dont want to go ,all the mum's pushing for the front seats well they got to get past me first lol,
so back to the card i have made i used pink petticoat papers for all of the paper's cut in to star shape ,square and circle added a little bit of doodling on to it (first time doodling lol) and added some corners and a stamped sentiment ,very easy very quick xxxxx

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Daring card makers challenge (tuesday)

Daring card makers challenge for Tuesday is to make a card using a Christmas tree,well for this challenge i just had to use my most fav paper of the moment from pink petticoat(Lola's Boudoir),all the papers used on this card are from that cd ,i just cut out the tree from the papers then mated and laired added a stamped sentiment,a bow and 3 bling stones,
as you can see below these were things i made for my friends hen night ,a hat which had chocolates in and a exploding box with a disposable camera in so to make a keep sake box after to put the photos in , so this fav paper started last week lol,xxx

Monday, 15 October 2007

Papertake Weekly Challenge

This weeks challenge over on Papertake weekly challenge is to make funky kids birthday cards or invites,as you can see i got a bit carried away lol,my son had a few party's to go to so the challenge fitted in nice,steph must have thought i had gone mad with this challenge lol,i used a hot off the press papers the monkey is a digbat from 2 pea's which i re sized and coloured in with chalks, the sentiments are a rub on ,so if you have not tried this challenge yet please go and have a look .

Papertake Weekly Challenge

This was my next card ,i used the same hot off the press papers the rocket and sentiment are from some doodles i brought from 2pea's in a bucket i think lol,and a little stitching effect .

Papertake Weekly Challenge

This one i used the hot off the press papers again and sizzix sizzlets dies for the words ,candle and stars ,then gave the stars and the backing paper behind the candle a fau stitching effect,

Friday, 12 October 2007

Daring Card Makers Challenge

The challenge for this week over on Daring cardmakers said wild ,well i have had one of those wild weeks lol, First i broke 2 toes then my little girl alexx was poorly so you see i am all wild out lol,
This card was made using a papers i was given i think they were from ebay(sorry i can not be sure),my friend brought them but did not know what to do with them so she gave them me lol,i then embossed a brown paper that matched the design with one of the new cuttle bug folders i had brought ,then i printed the happy birthday out on my computer and then inked round the edges of the sentiment and the giraffe and 3 little brads to finish it off ,xxxx

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Card Positioning System

This my card for this weeks challenge over on CPS,its the first time i have done this one ,but i loved it ,first i used a digital paper pack from creative delight printed 4 of the papers out to make this card then rounded off the corners on the squares i cut out then cut the flowers out to add some dimension laired them up and added a sentiment stamped with black stayzon (this was a really quick card to do )

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Daring Card Makers ,Mid Week Challenge

The mid week challenge for Daring card makers ,is to design a card with christmas words on it ,so here is mine ,i used the pink petticoat cd's to print out all the papers (fav) ,plain pink and the christmas writing one ,then printed the monograms again from a pink petticoat cd on to the pink paper and cut them out and then embossed them with a cuttlebug christmas embossing folder,which i used also for a back ground paper which i rubbed over with a pink ink pad and then added glitter to ,but on the photo it dose not seem to come out so well lol,then using eyelets and some silver cord to tie in a bow a small snowflake punched out of silver mirra card and a couple of bling stones there you have it

Monday, 8 October 2007

Paper Take Weekly Challenge

For this weeks challenge over on paper take challenge
it is to design a card on your hubbies hobbie,well my hubbie is car mad so here is the two cards i made ,the first one i used pink petticoat papers then made a pocket from acitate to put my car in and stitched it together with my sewing machine,punched out a circle and put a star eye let through the middle and finished it off with a rub on sentiment ,Dawnxx

Paper Take Weekly Challenge

This is the second card i did lol,for the challenge,I used a die cuts with a view checked paper,the stamp i used was from a imagepac make your own stamp kit,black and red card some ribbon and a rub on for the sentiment

Sunday, 7 October 2007


Helen and Caroline both taged me lol, every were i look every body has been tagged so i am going to brake the rules and just do 7 , please dont call the blog police

"Here are the rules which you must abide by if you are tagged.1.linkto your tagger and post these rules. 2.share7 facts about yourself ;some random,some weird. 3.tag 7 peopleat the end of your post and list their names(linking to them) .4. let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs!!

1, I hate bullying.2, I carn't leave the house with out my makeup.3, I drive a big black 4x4 pathfinder.4, I hate mushrooms.5, I love christmas.6,I have a fear of snakes.7, I love to drink martini lol, Love me or hate me this is me xxxx,Here are a list of the girls i have tagged,

Juliet, Bethany,Andrea , Crafty in calgary,,Rhiannon, ,Paula,, Ellepiggo,

Friday, 5 October 2007


Well Steph over on was looking for new members to join the team for this new weekly challenge and guess what i got on the team ,
Nervous and panic did set in this afternoon lol,but once i get in to it i will be fine (fingers crossed lol)

Daring Cardmakers Challenge (postcard)

Well this weeks challenge was a test (lol),on daring cardmakers challenge,its not the normal what i do but i was in one of them moods ,when only stamps will do .

first i used a inkadinkado stamp on the left hand side of the card and a dimension fouth ltd clear text stamp on the right then i blended chalk over the whole thing then using a free watch stamp i had ,i stamped that with a tim holtz ink pad,then 3d the small stamp in the middle of the card ,then stamped the thinking of you sentiment with black stayzon ,i think thats every thing lol,xxx

Thursday, 4 October 2007


when looking at all the fab blogs out there , i came a cross steph's blog and there i found a great new weekly challenge she is doing over on papertake blog,
so the challenge is using swirls (my fav) ,so here is my take on it i used pinkpeticoat papers ,the stamp was a unmounted one brought from ebay(sorry i dont know the name) and the sentiment was a rubon and some black ribbon, so fingers crossed its ok LOL,Dawnxx

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

2nd Time Lucky

I am so sorry to mess you all about ,but when looking at what i had made last night i cringed ,so i just had to try again ,i just feel better with this one LOL,I used a anna griffin stamps,a piece of patterned paper that was left over,and of cause my all time fave my cuttlebug embossing folder,xxx

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Thank God For Tesco !!!

Firstly i must say this was quite a hard challenge for me ,well with me being dyslexic i dont do letters in i can help it LOL,

so at nearly 10'oclock at night rummaging through draws looking for a envelope with a stamp on ,then going through the the kids toy box's as they sleep ,all i could find was a postman pat sticker stamp LOL,

so then i remembered the 24/7 tesco was open ,so sending hubby there looking for stamps all he managed to get was this (men hey),

so with it being a 1st class stamp i decided to do a well done card,used scraps of handmade papers a piece of gold mesh,brads and a swirl clip,i know it's a basic card but when you only got basic things LOL,xxxx