Sunday, 31 January 2010

2 New Whiff of joy stamps to share

Good evening girls hope you are all having a great weekend xxx
to night i have 2 more of the fabulous new range of stamps from the whiff of joy called city girls to share with you the new stamps are so beautiful and available from the 4th of January so not long to Waite now girls
the frist card i have made with the brilliant sketch from sketch saturday and the second card i have made for the Allsorts challenge again using there fabulous sketch
both of the images have been coloured with my trusted Inkadinks the flowers on the first card are from wild orchid crafts
hope you like them xxxx

Friday, 29 January 2010

New card Template and a few Challenges

Hi Girls ,this card i have made for a few challenges lolxxx
the base for this card is a new template i made (which took longer than the card to make lolxxx) i got the idea from Friday Sketches (my hubbie thinks i need help as he could not see what i saw lolxxx when making the template ) the second challenge is for just magnolia (hearts and flowers), creative inspirations challenge (femine) and totaly gorguss (Dimension) fingers crossed it counts for the last one lolxxx
The magnolia stamps and paper i have used are all from Sir - Stampalot ,the fabulous roses as always are from wild orchid crafts ,and the colouring medium i have used to colour this cutie is of cause my Inkadinks ,
the bling i have used is my last few that i brought at the NEC so have to get some soon lolxxx

Whiff joy City girls Sneak peak

Oh Girls have i got a sneak peek for you today xxx
this beautiful image is just one of the new (City Girls) they are girly,glam and very sophicated new stamps from the Whiff of joy designed by the very talented Elizabeth bell ,
the stamps are available on the 4th February so make sure you get them fast when they are released as these stamps will fly ,
make sure also you check out the DT cards as the rest of the DT are working hard to show you sneak peaks too,
the beautiful flowers i have used are from wild orchid crafts and the papers are a download
i have coloured this beautiful image with my Inkadinks (always xxx)
pins are from Taby crafts
hope you like it

Thursday, 28 January 2010



i have even more mega candy for you today ,
with such a fabulous response to the inkadink tutorial i did ,the very fabulous, generous and very kind sue from imaginagtion crafts has given me this fabulous FULL SET (yes read that right) a full set of the new fabulous INKADINKS to give away as fabulous candy plus a few extra bits and bobs for you to play with for all you super bloggers that pop by
same rules apply
1)you must be a follower
2)you must show a picture of my candy on your blog or side bar and a link back to my blog
3) candy runs for two weeks as from today and finishes on 11/2/2010
so you have to be in it to win it ,GOOD LUCK GIRLS XXXX

Blog Cany Winner

Firstly i would like to say a huge thank you
too every one that took part in my blog candy ,but too all of you that did not win i have
an extra special treat so watch this space xxxxx
now on to the WINNER of the candy
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers: 456 ( 27/1/10 at 5.30pm)
So huge congrats to leann please can you e-mail ( e-mail on my side bar ) so i can send your candy out ASAP xxxx

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Mojo monday challenge

Hi Girls hope you are all ok xxx
freezing cold here today so what a better way to stay warm than to make cards lolxxxx
the cute card i have made to day is for the MOJO monday challenge as always they have a fabulous sketch to try so i popped on another of the new fabby stamps from little Claire's designs
called Dales bear boy brilliant stamp for all your little men out there lolxxx
i have coloured the image with my trusty Inkadinks
hope you like it
hugs Dxxx

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Create for fun challenge

Just another little card i had time to make today ,lolxxx
the beautiful sketch i have used is by the team over at create 4 fun challenge and the challenge over at the spoonfull of sugar is any thing goes (free syle),plus the lovely Jenny told me about a fab new challenge called Just cute bears challenge (which is a card for the girls)
the papers are by K&Co (my fav) had trouble putting them away so i used them again on this card lolxxxx
the image is by stampavive and is available from imagination crafts i have coloured it with the one and only Inkadinks
and the beautiful flowers as always are from wild orchid crafts

Friday sketches challenge and a sneak peek

Good afternoon girls hope you are all ok ,just wanted to share with you this card which i have made following the sketch over at friday sketchers the super cute bear image i have used is a sneak peak of a new stamp available now from the very talented Little Claire's Designs this stamp is called Dales bear girl,
the image i have coloured with my fabby Inkadainks and the beautiful flowers are from wild orchid crafts
sorry if the photo looks a bit bright girls but its so dark and dull here to day i had to lighten it a bit
hope you like it xxx

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Just Magnolia challenge

Back again lolxxxx
2 post in one day lolxx just got a card thing going on today lolxxx
this card i have made for the just magnolia challenge the fabulous Jay Jay has designed a brilliant sketch for us to try and the DT cards are stunners ,
the magnolia stamp i have used is from sir-stampalot which i have coloured with out fail with my inkadinks lolxx
and the beautiful flowers are from wild orchid crafts ( a real must have )
hope you like it xxxx

Whiff of joy masking tutorial

Good morning girls ,hope you are all having a fab weekend xxx
i have a masking tutorial to day over as the Whiff of joy inspiration blog if you would like to pop over and see how i made it and see the other fabulous tutorials the other girls have made to help and inspire us all
the stamps i have used for this card are from the new happy mail range
the image has been coloured with my treasured Inkadinks
hope you like it xxx

Friday, 22 January 2010

Makeup for the weekend

Hi Girls hope you are all ok xxx
todays card i have used for the Makeup for the weekend challenge which is a fabulous sketch to try and dont for get you dont have to use a paper makeup stamp to join in,
you can use any image you like
plus this card fits in nice with this weeks cute card thursday challenge too which is fairy fantastic
the image i have used is one of the gorgues new image from paper makeup which is available in rubber and digi so pop over and have a look xxx
the beautiful flowers i have used are from wild orchid crafts
hope you like it xxxx

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Inkadinks Tutorial and Colour charts

Hi Girls to day i have some thing very different and exciting for you xxx
this is for all the fabulous blog friends that have e-mailed me and left comments about the fabulous Inkadinks that i use they are specially designed and made by the fabulously talented Sue at Imagination crafts
this is a BASIC tutorial with plenty of tips and hits and ways to mix them ,
there is no right or wronge way to use these fabulous products ,
just because they are called a water based inks please do not be afraid of these products
if you can use water and hold a paint blush then you can use the inkadinks xxxx
here below are the colour charts for the collections so you can see what they are
i have to add mit at 9.99 per kit you so need them all as the colour combos you can make are endless

Ok now this is the way i use them i use no fancy items as the inkadinks do all the magic them self's
you will need
1)a white dinner plate as this shows the colours off best plus then the inks don't run off like on a mat or tile
2)a water blush (but i don't put water in mine )
4)pot for water
5) and kitchen roll
when i make a card i choose my papers first then i mix my inkadinks so to get a perfect match with my papers (i am a match freak lolxxx)
but you don't have to do this you can just use them straight out of the bottle
below you will see the colours i am going to use and how i mix them to get different shades and colours

Now i know you will be looking at the inkadinks on the plate and thinking some of them wont match the paper i want to use lolxxx
but have faith girls a little mix together and the magic appears
in the next photo you can see the colours i have made and you have to add mit they match the paper beautifully
next to each shade i have written what i have used so this is easily achieved by adding more or less of one colour

And here's the proof on the plate ,
mixing them on the plate is so easy so you can see what your colour needs
plus the inks dry on the plate so there is no waste and if you mark the shades on the plate like i do you never for get what colours made the right shade for next time

now on to using the inkadinks ,
for all the girls that are scared they don't have a steady hand or going over the lines
the best tip i can give you is to stamp your image in black ink then heat emboss it in clear so this makes a raised edge to your image and makes it so your inks and water wont run or smudge
i use a water blush to apply my inkadinks but i do not put water in it as i can not control it enough but every ones different so have a play with it first

When i first paint the image i always apply my inks first where i think there would be shade on my image ,
so decide which way you want the light to catch it

next i add just water and blend in the colour from the lines so this gives a softer and lighter colour just keep blending until you are happy

Then go back to your original colour with a slightly damp brush (dabbed on kitchen roll) pick up the colour and go over the original areas where you first started so to add a deeper shade and the next layer of colour ;
now don't panic if you do pop to much on to the image just dip your brush in the water and apply over the ink then dab with kitchen roll this will take off any excess easily so then you can re apply (learnt this from experience lolxx) but remember less is more

so now you can see by keep adding and blending you can create the desired affect you want easily
i will be honest girls using some thing new always take time to learn so be patient and it will happen
i still get it wrong now some days lolxxx but you don't see it lolxxx

So here is the finished card xxx
i do hope this has helped some of you xxx
the sketch i have used for this card is mojo monday challenge ,Simon says challenge (which is to use punches) and spoonfull of sugar challenge is lots of layers layers
the beautiful flowers are from K and CO and the beautiful flowers are from wild orchid crafts
thanks for looking xxxx

Monday, 18 January 2010

Charity stamp for Baylee

Good morning girls i have a special card to show you today and if you can help please do xxxx
It's not a new thing to mention that Charity is an important aspect of life to me. Honestly, I think that if you receive good fortune in life, it is out of respect to God who gave you that fortune to help others who might need help. There are so many ways to provide an act of charity to help someone. Often times, financial assistance can help someone get thru a hard time because it's one part they wont need to worry about as much.
This is where Paper Makeup Stamps has often stepped in doing charity stamps. When you purchase a charity stamp or image, all proceeds from the sale all go directly to the designated charity.
Recently, Paper Makeup Stamps was contacted by 2 friends (Carole Chesser and Ashley Newell) about a sweet girl named Baylee Tadlock. At the age of 9 months, Baylee was diagnosed with Leigh's Syndrome. Leigh's Syndrome is a metabolic-mitochondrial disease. The family was told to expect Baylee's life to be only of about 2 years. That she would never walk, talk, sit up or even crawl. But Baylee was a fighter and a lover of life! She loved to ride horses! She loved disney and princess Ariel. Baylee recently went to be with our Lord on January 9th at the age of 13. You can read all about Baylee, her too short life, and her family's amazing faith at
One of our illustrators, Diem Pascarella drew this wonderful image. All proceeds from the sale will go directly to the Tadlock family. They have set up a scholarship fund in baylee's name with Project Ride is a program giving therapeutic recreational horseback riding instruction to children and adults with special needs. PMS is designating the funds for the tadlock to use as they need.
We thank you for your support in helping us to help remember sweet Baylee Rose.
You can buy the digi HERE at paper makeup
the sketch i have used for this card is from the fabulous stampin for the weekend challenge

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Sugar challenge

Needed a sugar rush this morning lolxxx while hopping round the challenge blogs this morning i found that the sugar bowl challenge have a fabulous sketch by the very talented Kathy this week so i just had to have a go

the image i have used in one of the first sugar nellies stamp i ever brought and i have to say its still a fav,the image has been coloured with my Delicious Inkadinks which have the most fab range of colours so make sure you get yours

hope you like it


Friday, 15 January 2010

Paper makeup new stamps

Wow girls have i got some thing new and beautiful to show you today this fabulous new image is from the fabulous new stamp range from paper makeup called Isabella ,but for all of you that can not Wait for your stamps to arrive they now come in digi lolxxx

the fairy's are so pretty so make sure you pop over and have a look

the sketch i have used for this card is from the quixotic challenge which Judy has done a fabby sketch this week plus this card fits in nice with the Makeup 4 the weekend challenge which is to make a birthday card in honour of the fabulous DT member Tina so go check it out

hope you all have a fab weekend

hugs Dawnxxx

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Double challenge and a splash of whiff of joy

Hi Girls have to cards for you today the first being for this weeks challenge over at the whiff of joy
Jane has done a brilliant sketch for you to try and the DT cards are real stunners so make sure you pop over and have a look the image i have used is called Angel Harvey mouse and he has been coloured with my inkadink inks
the beautiful flowers i have used are from wild orchid crafts (they have a fabulous selection so go and fill your baskets )

This second card is for the create 4 fun challenge they also have a brilliant sketch to work to and the DT work over there is so inspiring so go play along
the image for this card is part of the new happy mail range which has been released this week so if you have not had a look yet pop over and have a look at them
the image has been coloured with my inkadinks
hope you like them

Mega Blog Candy On Offer

Wow girls do i have some fab blog candy for you ,
i just wanted to say a huge thanks to all the fab bloggers that take the time to come by my blog and leave there fab comments for me
in my blog candy there is a selection of whiff of joy stamps from the last few release plus one of them being from the new happy mail range released this week , all stamps kindly donated by the very fabulous Katharaina xxxxx
this blog candy will run from 13th jan -27th jan 2010
so heres the rules LOLxxxxx
1)you need to join my blog as followers if you are not already (the winner will be checked lolxx)
2)have a picture on your blog of my blog candy and a link back to my blog
thats it simples lolxxxx
hope you will all join in
hugs Dawnxxxx

Saturday, 9 January 2010

whiff of joy release day with friday sketches

Morning girls to days card is for the friday sketches challenge i have used the sketch to make a front opening card
the image i have used is one of the new stamps from the happy mail range from the whiff of joy which is now available today to buy so what are you waiting for go take a look xxxx
i have coloured my image with my inkadinnks (because they are fabulous to use xxx)the papers are a download and the stitching affect is all done by hand
hope you like it xxxx

Friday, 8 January 2010

Makeup 4 the weekend challenge

Hi Girls wow friday already lolxxx i think i have lost most of this week under the snow lolxxx
the schools have been shut all week here and with 2 feet of snow here and more on the way dont think we will be leaving the house much xxx
todays card i have made for the makeup for the week end challenge the very talented Lisa has done a fantastic sketch for you to try
plus you don't have to use a papermakeup stamp to join in you can use what ever image you like
so its got to worth a go ,plus check out the fab cards the DT have made
the image i have used is a paper makeup fairy called Lauren she is such a beautiful stamp ,i have coloured my image with my inkadinks and the fab red pearls are from quixotic crafts
hope you like it

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Whiff of joy new DT cards

Hi Girls, so sorry a bit behind afraid with the kids being off because of the snow ,
do hope you are all safe and well
well i have 2 delights for you all today both being from the new Happy mail range of stamps from the whiff of joy that will be released on the 9th of January
the first card i have made is for the creative card crew challenge(which is distressed) and a spoonful of sugar challenge (which is hearts) plus rthis weeks challenge over at quixotic ( is hot chocolate lolxxx think marshmallows and this card fits (finger crossed lolxxx)
the gorgues white flowers i have used are from wild orchid crafts the bling swirls were brought from the NEC (need to get some more) any advice on where to buy these welcome lolxxx
both images have been painted with my inkadinks (would be rude not to)lolxxx
the second card i have for you is for this weeks whiff of joy challenge the DT have made the most beautiful cards so pop over and have a look
say safe every one

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Sunday crafting lolxxx

Good afternoon girls xxxx
well to days card i made as i should have been tidying up my craft mess (like you do) lolxxxx
when you know when you start looking in draws you find things you forgot that you brought (always lolxxx) well this super cute image is one that i brought from little Claire's designs at the NEC and have never used (bad Dawnie)so i stopped tidying and made this card for the ,
crafts 4 eternity challenge and the creative inspiration challenge
the image i have coloured with me precious inkadinks and the beautiful flowers are from
Wild orchid crafts and the pins are from the fabulous Tabby crafts the blue pearls i have used are from exixotic crafts
hope you like it xxxx

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Double time challenge

Hi Girls hope you are all ok ,well its throwing it down here with snow so it seems the best thing todo is make cards lolxxxx
so for this card i have used the sketch over at sketch saturday and the fab challenge over at stampavive which is to use bows on your cards Kitty has done some fab tutorials on how to do them i used the 3rd tutorial to make the bow for my card ,love the effect ,
the fabulous sarah kay stamp (by stampavive) was from dies to die for and so was the beautiful blue flowers Tracy sent me (thanks babe) the image has been coloured with my trusty inkadinks which work like a dream ,the papers today are for K&Co (from QVC)
hope you like it xxxx

Friday, 1 January 2010

whiff of joy meets the cute card thursday challenge

Happy new year to you all ,hope you all had a great time
to days card is a little late as i need the hangover to wear off a bit lolxxxx so if you don't see any straight ;lines you know why lolxxx
i have used the fabulous sketch from the cute card thurday challenge which Caz has designed and the DT card are beautiful
the image i have used is one of the new fabulous stamps from the love letters from the whiff of joy which will now be realised on the 9th of January so you have a few extra day to save your
hope you like it xxxx