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Thursday 22 August 2013

Tag Tuesday - Windows, Gates, Doors & Portals

Over at Tag Tuesday we are having fun with tags again. I thought this was a really great theme and I really enjoyed making my tag. I took the image from my Pinterest board of 'Doors'. I really like My Pinterest account I use it for all sorts of things :).

The quote I used is also on my 'Quote's board'. I also like to collect them as they inspire and make me think of all sorts of things. What will your tag make you think of this week? Do pop along to Tag Tuesday for lots more inspiration. Love Dawn xx 

Thursday 15 August 2013

Tag Tuesday - Complementary Colours

Complementary colours all week. I really liked this theme, but so many ideas. I left it a little late, today being Thurs. But I hope you think it was worth the wait lol Please pop along to Tag Tuesday for more inspiration and  a good look at some really great tags :) Dxx

Wednesday 31 July 2013

Tag Tuesday - Travel

This week at Tag Tuesday it's travel and you can really go anywhere with this lol. I thought I would go for the obvious I suppose and make some travel luggage tags, I think they are so sweet!

I chose some yummy co-ordinations card stock (love this stuff) and I cut them in the shape of my lovely little suitcase (you know the ones with the long handle that you pull out) Any way I thought they would make fabby luggage tags (not literally as they are a bit flimsy) But you could make real ones with some yummy string couldn't you? Then you would know your luggage, maybe even crochet a belt for your suitcase as well. Anyway I digress, inside I put some lovely papers of some wonderful places far away that you could dream of visiting. I hope you pop along and see what all the other talented DT team have been up to, I am sure they can inspire not just for tags but any crafty project you are making. Dxx

Wednesday 17 July 2013

Tag Tuesday - The Roaring 1920s

Now I love bit of the 1920s very much Art Decor *swoon* and I was going to do something like that, buildings porcline or even jewels but then I remembered a wonderful recent film that went back to the 1920s in style 'THE ARTIST' a silent movie but in the modern day and I was so taken with the poster for this film I thought I would give it a go. So here are my efforts, I hope you like this tag/bookmark done for the wonderful Tag Tuesday I do hope you get a chance to see all the beautiful tags with this theme and become inspired enough to make one of your very own. Dxx

I used watercolour paper 140lb and sketched the outline I would need by hand with a light HB pencil, then I painted with black watercolour and didn't add much water just straight from the tube with a little water to make it move. I wanted a truly black shadow like the poster. I was very pleased with the out come I hope you like it Dxx

Tuesday 9 July 2013

Tag Tuesday - Italy

I am back for my third time for  Tag Tuesday. I still can't get over the fact that I am a DT member with all these fantastic people who inspire us all.  And this week we are all off to ITALY. I have never been to any part of Italy. I have often imagined going though as I think it would be truly an amazing place to visit. From the country Tuscan hills with their rustic food and vineyards to visit, to the city of Rome and the history  & art they have there for all to see. Then maybe off to Venice  for a ride on a gondola and wear a mask maybe?  Where on earth do you start for this tag? The food? The colours of the flag? A map of the country? Some of the amazing Landmarks? What a vast choice we have this week :) And It was fun to think about just some the wonderful things about Italy.

I have been spraying inks again as well as doodling, love getting my white pen out lol. The I got some Italian themed stamps out and used some distress inks to stamp with. I took a photo from google and chopped it up ( amazing pastry's for Italy) added some ribbon and that's about it. I hope this inspires you to have a play around with a tag and the theme of Italy this week Dxx

Tuesday 2 July 2013

Tag Tuesday - Z

Here we are again with the wonderful Tag Tuesday And it's the end of the Alphabet with the letter Z What will every one come up with I wonder?

I have got the names of Zig & Zag the wrong way round Doh! But I don't know them that well lol.  I have found a great clip of these two puppets with Ant & Dec in their PJ & Ducan days on Biker Grove lol  It won't load up for some reason but if you fancy a nosey here's the link Pop along to Tag Tuesday For more information on how I created this tag and to see all the other lovely works people have done Dxx

 Hope to see you next week when we go to Italy. I have no idea where I will be going with this one yet. Dxx

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Tag Tuesday - Y

I am playing with all the peeps at Tag Tuesday How cool? Yep I have been on the waiting list since it began and now it's my turn to be one of those who inspires. (well I hope I can) As I start we are almost at the end of the Alphabet. And This week it Y.

So this is my first official tag for the  Tag Tuesday blog challenge, I did however do X as well but was too late to post it but I thought I would share it any way as I thought it was rather cool ;) 

For both tags I uses Dylusion inks for the back ground splashed some water on them and did some doodling on both as well. I hope you like my first official efforts for Tag Tuesday I am certainly having fun. Dxx

Friday 31 May 2013

Altered Coasters.

I was playing along with Darcy as she is Guest Designing for Paper Artsy She is doing all sorts of projects over the next few weeks. I manages to sit and play for a while yesterday and got two sets of these coasters done, this is the blue version above.

Here's my round pink version above. I really enjoyed getting covered in paint & ink lol Pop along if you like and join in, there are lots of different projects to make. I am also adding this to PPF Dxx

Tuesday 21 May 2013

ATC anyone?

Some quick ATCs I made yesterday I really like how they turned out :) let me know if you want to have a swap Dxx

Thursday 16 May 2013


Hi I got this idea from a Paper Artsy Post and I had the things in so I played. Love the idea, Whay not make some yourself? Dxx

Wednesday 15 May 2013


Morning everyone. Over at Moo-Mania it's all about 'Insects' I had to do more than one, how can you not? So we have Dragonfly's on both as well as flowers, bees & butterfly.


Here are close ups so we can see a little more detail. Thanks for stopping by Dxx

Tuesday 14 May 2013

ATC swap

I am joining in with a swap over at The Trodden Path It's a new group & they have classes for free & paid. Some very interesting classes available. There is a monthly ATC swap. The title of which is 'Vintage Risqué  and to be tasteful. We haven't even been assigned partners yet but I saw this, this morning and just got to work.

Some close ups you only need to do three I think. But I always like to do an extra one so I have one from the group of my own. I will also get three in return so it will be nice to get some in the post. thanks for looking Dxx

Wednesday 1 May 2013

Journal Journey's Ch 19

The challenge over on Journal Journey's this month is all about Birds. Pop along for more information. I do hope you have time to come and play along. Love Dawn xx

Saturday 27 April 2013


Moo-Mania is focusing on Spring and here is my very quick entry. Enjoy the weekend I am off to a baptism so sorry I have to dash Dxx

Friday 26 April 2013

Canvas 7x5

This is a young lads version of the quote

This is a young girl version of the quote

I have been working with 7x5 canvas. Not very large but I do like the size. I have used a popular quote as I thought this would be really good for a positive image for a young person to have in their room. Too many children of all ages & both sexes are suffering with negative body image and I just thought this would be a fun way to have a positive msg displayed and hopefully in their subconscious as well. I am putting these in PPF Have a wonderful wkend Dxx

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Tuesday 23 April 2013

Altered Place Matt's

I was asked if I had any place matt's with birds & butterfly's as a theme. Well the answer was no, but I could make some. And this is what I did. Sorry for the quality of photo the sun was very bright for a change and they look a little over exposed but they are all wrapped up & ready to be delivered so these will have to do.

 I coloured and added wings to these images.

It took me a while to decide what on earth I would do. It's a shame these photos are so washed out. The back grounds are painted, stamped with more paint & ink and painted again, they are so bright and vibrant. I do hope my customer likes these (fingers crossed) Thank you as always for taking time to stop by and any comments you leave, I read every one! And welcome to all my new followers how lovely of you to join in my crafty journey. Dxx


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