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Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Sugar Bowl ch11

This is Kathy's sketch from Sugar bowl Also they would like you to add pearls some where. I really like this one and as usual really good prize if you win!
I ordered two new SN stamps this week and this is one of them isn't she just beautiful? This is my interpretation of the sketch I hope you like it. I have coloured her in using SU inks as they match perfectly with the SU card stock used.
Items used: Image Sugar Nellie and sentiment Stampin' Up! (SU) Oval all set. Studio gems, Papermania Pearls, crystal sticker pearls, Flowers forever flowers & Prima Card stock SU, Perfect Plum, Almost amethest & Old Olive. Inks SU, Bashful blue, old olive,pretty in pink,& pumpkin pie also used SU punches large oval & scallop oval.

WOJ ch 31

Isn't she lovely? one of the new WOJ stamps from the summer pre-order. I have stamped the card stock with one of the WOJ accessory stamps too! I have followed Heathers sketch, feel as though I should have done something more with it though. Any way, Items Used: Stamps WOJ & Stampin Up! Oval all set, Card stock SU Bashful blue, Whisper White & Pretty in pink Patterned papers SU Summer picnic. Inks SU Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Certain Celery, Perfect Plum & Chocolate Chip

Saturday, 23 May 2009

More Booties!

I have made some of these before but I loved them so much I thought I would do some more (girly ones) I just love them (Yet another idea from SWU) was worth joining in the fun just for the projects but there was so much more to it! Any way Items Used: SU patterned paper So Saffron SU Ribbon Whisper white 1/4 grosgrain. Buttons (inc Chicks) from stash tissue paper stamped with 'Simply Said' & More mustard ink oh not forgetting the acetate! please leave a comment Love Dawn xx

Baby James visit!

I had my beautiful grand son for two whole days and not had time to do very much other than ache all over lol He has worn me out, make no mistake (being disabled I have done far too much) but I love having him so much! we went shopping bought too many clothes for him the last photo is at 6am wide awake and playing with me & grandad, Hope you like the snaps lol Love Dawn xx

Fathers Day?

I was taking the classes on SWU (click for more info) I really enjoyed the experience I have made lots more friends and I would love to thank you for the card & gifts received from you and I am keeping contact with all my new crafty buddies. What's more really exciting news just when we thought it was all over we have new classes starting in Aug. I will be joining again as it was such fun and the projects were excellent. I hope they can keep this level up (I am sure they will). So on to the Card. I really enjoyed this card I may make some more too! good for any male occasion I think but as fathers day is on the way! Items used: SU card stock Whisper White, Bashful blue & old olive. Patterned Paper Junior Varsity & So Saffron, Stamp set 'over all' SU punches large oval & large scallop oval. Ink bashful blue. Brads from stash. I hope you like this card please leave a comment & I can pop over to your blog too! Love Dawn xx

Monday, 18 May 2009

Whiff Of Joy stamps

Not great photo images but I hope to make some lovely cards with these little beauties WOJ Have done a great job I love Elizabeth Bell she has a great feel, I love the fruity theme very spring/summer think you can click on the image to see clearer. Love Dawn xx

How cute?

Oh I love wild life especially when it visits my garden to make me smile. I put a new feeder in the garden and took photo. Hubby this morning saw a squirrel and shot it (with a camera)Unfortunately it was through the kitchen window as he didn't want to scare it off.So it isn't a great photo but you can see him very clearly helping him self lol.

Oh I have a heads up for you I will show you the NEW WOJ stamps they arrived today! so if you want to take a peek! and I will be giving lots of stash away over the next week or so I will also be selling lots on e-bay lots of papermania, Basic grey and so many little things so keep popping back as some will only be on show for a day and others a few days. Love Dawn xx

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Stampin Up! information

If you love stampin' Up or haven't tried it yes now is an excellent time, all the patterned papers are on offer buy three get one FREE please have a look at the catalogue they are stunning and excellent quality (double sided too!) so have a look in the catalog it's down the left hand side click on it and you will be able to see lots of yummy goodies & details how to contact me.
There are also some great shares available on the Pretties & Hodpodge hardware kits, have a look, the're great for card and scrapbook pages not to mention some lovely 3D projects like books.
If you would like to learn a new technique or earn some FREE stamps, then why not have a work shop at home with friends. I cover the Stockport & Manchester areas and everything in between. If you can't have a work shop but would still love some FREE stamps then what about my Stampers six club all the benefits of a hostess but with out a work shop, all the info is down the left hand side along with my contact details. If you have any questions please contact me distance isn't a problem I have a phone lol Love Dawn xx

A spoon ful of sugar Ch 51

A lovely challenge over on A spoon full of Sugar ch 52 is buttons and I love buttons & this is a new stamp I bought last week isn't she lovely? I love pussy cats too! Items Used: Stampin' Up! (SU) Card stock Chocolate Chip, Summer sun & ruby red (my very fav along with CC there is none left horror) I will be putting another order in with SU lol. Stamped with versamark using SU Simply Said (sentiment too) Making Memories Bull dog clip Charm from e-bay, Stamp image is Sugar Nellie and the lovely buttons are vintage from Oxfam. I hope you like it please leave a comment I always got to peoples blogs & leave a comment. Love Dawn xx

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Cup cake ch. 39

The challenge was to make a card for a male man or boy over on cup cake this week. And I have fell in love with this Little chap isn't he adorable? I don't know his name unfortunately. He is not available to buy in this country (very like Magnolia) but images are much larger. I friend Helene who is Dutch but lives in Sweden sent me two of this kind of stamp hAngla & a magnolia one (isn't she lovely?) She sent a little girl too you can see her very soon. Items used: Stampin' Up! (SU) card stock, old olive,Pumpkin pie, & more mustard. SU ribbon Chocolate chip. Stamp sentiment Whiff Of Joy & main image stamp hAnglar (sorry I don't know more) I hope you like it please leave a comment. Love Dawn xx

Sugar Bowl Sketch Ch 10

Isn't this a lovely sketch by Marlene. I really enjoyed doing this one, And I am hopeful to win a wonderful prize that they are giving away over at the Sugar Bowl for more information pop over to the sugar bowl.
Items used: Stampin' Up! Card stock, old olive, More mustard, Chocolate chip & not quite navy. Stamp set sentiment Simply said (SU). Main image stamp was Sugar Nellie button & flower from stash. I hope you like it please leave a comment as I can visit your blog. Love Dawn xx

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Whiff Of Joy

I love Whiff of Joy stamps I have ordered the Pre order form the new Elizabeth Bell & as she also designs for Sugar Nellie you can see why I like them too! I love the challenge Whiff of Joy have this week it's friendship, and I am making lots of new friends at the moment with Stampin' Up so I am a very happy bunny the papers are from an SU friend Debbie I went to her house and bought a little kit with some papers in (as well as a few other bits) we had a little play (well I chatted she played) I said I would finish off the card and post it in my blog. So this is it! lol I hope you like it. Items used: Papers from USA but don't know the names sorry. Stamps WOJ sentiment and SN Image (shopaholic) I love her she looks like a lovely friend to me coming to visit with lots of bags lol or I have just been shopping with. I'm tired and waffling SORRY! Please leave a comment and pop over t0 Whiff of Joy I love them and their stamps are simply wonderful. can't waitfor my new arrivals! Love Dawn xx

Mojo Monday & Cup Cake

Still can't help using this stamp this is for the Monday Mojo wk 86 sketch challenge & Cup Cake cup cake Challenge 39 theme man/boy so this is my little effort. Items used SU card stock & Woodware stamps short and simple lol please leave a comment I can pop and have a look at your blog too! Love Dawn xx

Beautiful booties

Over on the Stamp With Us (SWU) classes we have been very busy Natalie class was to show how to make some lovely booties & box isn't it lovely? I will be making a little girls version soon as there is babies every where and I couldn't think of a nicer way to welcome them. Items used Bazzil card stock, Clare Curds Signature Range (CCSR) DPs Stamps 'Scrappy Cat' buttons ribbon from stash. Hope you like please leave a comment, and I can pop by your blog. Love Dawn xx

Monday, 11 May 2009

SWU challenge Thank you

Well over at Stamp with us there is a little challenge it's a theme this week (THANKS) pop over to find out more. Items used:Stampin' Up! (SU) stamps simply said card stock, Summer Sun, Old Olive & Cameo Coral inks Old Olive & Summer Sun. Please leave a comment and why not have a look around? Love Dawn xx


Don't forget, in the Stampin' Up! catalogues (UK) If you buy three sets of design papers you can have another set absolutely FREE. have a look through there is lots to tempt you. If you would like to place an order e-mail me at there is information in the left hand side bar thank you Love Dawn xx


I have joined the classes over on Stamp with us This is a great class filled with ideas and a fab price I would defiantly recommend them.OK enough compliments I'm not on commission lol. I really enjoyed making this invite It can be for wedding Christenings all sorts But I thought I would just pretend I was having a 40th Birthday party lol Like I want a party lol
Items Used: Basic grey DP think it's from the sultry collection (I have that many BG. DP)The ribbon is from my stash and the velum is papermania. Cardstock SU chocolate chip. I hope you like my efforts please leave a comment Love Dawn xx

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Dawn's Stash give away YAY!

Hello fellow crafters. I said there was some stash on the way and here it is! ALL of this chosen by me with YOU in mind. Isn't it just yummy? (when it arrived I almost kept it) there is the wonderful Basic Grey papers 6x6 lots of cup cakes and colour here, cup cakes seem so popular at the moment I had to buy you some matching papers for your popular passion lol. There is the wonderful See-D's with lots of swirls etc (and if you like making cards/scrapbooking for family there are some wonderful sentiments) that will show just how much your family mean to you. I know they are of a good quality as I have bought some See-D's before (and well... I let you into a secret I bought two lol so I don't miss out) And last but by no means least, two Co-ordinating stamps from Whispers. I hope you like my choices for you, love Dawn xx.
Crafty Dawn's Stash Give away is now closed!!
A winner will be drawn at random and displayed on screen below this red writing tomorrow 10th May 2009. If you see your name can you please e-mail your address to me at so I can post out your goodies. I would like to thank all of you who entered. I thought it was very nice candy for no occasion other than saying hello as I am new to blogging. I hope you will continue to visit and leave comments as I have had a ball getting to know you and finding some amazing blogs thank you Love Dawn xx
THE WINNER IS......... AGUS! (Augustina)
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Can you please e-mail me and give your address, And I Can get this lovely package posted to you, where ever you are in the world. You must claim your prize by 12am mindnight 11th May 2009 or I will re-draw the prize. Well done again to Agustina.
Agustina has claimed her prize thank you all again for entering there will be more cany soon so keep popping back! Love Dawn xx
So, what do you have to do? Only THREE things to be in with a chance to win this splendid stash! all you have to do is A) become a follower (not anonymous or I won't know who to put in the draw) B) put a photograph of the stash in your side bar with a link to my blog. AND C) You MUST Leave a comment. As I'm really looking forward to visiting all your blogs.

If you don't have a blog FEAR NOT ( you can still be a follower & leave a comment!) The winner will be drawn by random out of the hat! and this link will stay at the top of the page until the draw ends 9th May 2009. I will do the draw the following day 10th May. please scroll down for newer posts. So, all there is left to say is... good luck! Love Dawn xx

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Stampin Chic Tech Challenge DIY papers

Oh dear! I had in my head today that there was a challenge on stitching forgot it was at Stampin Chic . they are now doing DIY design paper so I hope this counts (fingers crossed). Well I made this darling box and card Project 3 by Zoe on the stamp with us online classes. But I haven't used anything papermainia stuff! oops!! Items I have used SU card stock, Stamps stampin around wheel Whimsy, and Simply said set of stamps Also K&Co DP 'journey' the embos powder is available at shops that sell PM stuff mayde this is included. If not Sorry I forgot to use something PM hope they forgive me, as I do enter most weeks. Love Dawn xx

Monday, 4 May 2009

Dita's Story

Look at her, how can any one abandon her?

Ahhh isn't she lovely? We certainly think so. In 2006 we went to a rescue centre and saved this one. she had been abandoned (looks like they got as many pups as they could) and all her teeth are broken (left out side in all weathers) with frustration she chewed the concrete (how sad?)

Well she was a handful but only at first. She couldn't be left as she pined terribly (probably thought we wouldn't come back, poor thing.) She followed us every where, it was like having a 2nd shadow! However, with patience and love she settled after a while and we can leave her now when we need to goto the shops or what have you. She is about 8/9 yrs old, so we say she is enjoying her retirement with us. Dita is a wonderful brindle colour (unusual for the breed so I'm told) The little one is Stormy this is her friend she often comes to visit and play with Dita. Dita is a wonderful companion. She needs a very good walk every day and a few little ones too, but she gets on with all other dogs. Unfortunately my poor cat didn't take a liking to Dita and Dita liked Hunny a little too much, so Hunny spends her day upstairs in our room and keeps me company on the computer, so every one is happy. I hope you like Dita's story please leave a comment. Love Dawn xx

Funky Gang member

I watch Kath's blog all the time, and it was on there I saw this, WOW! can you imagine being a DT member for theseFunky Hand click on link for more info. I don't think I am in Kath's league but I would love to try out for this, if I don't try then I will never know, will I?

I have the time to become a DT member but do I have the talent? that I'm not so sure of. They have asked us to put a post up with some of our work we are proud of. So here is mine, as well as a few other little things (BIA books)I am proud of so the team can have a look and see if I'm up to becoming a member of the gang!
I am defiantly proud of how far I have come as a card maker in the 18 months i have been making them, I did scrap books before and many other crafts before that. I like making things and If some one likes what I have made that makes me really happy, and cards I think are an extension of your self when you send/give them so if some one chooses my card to give this is something I am proud of in deed! Please leave a comment, I love hearing what you have to say but I am a bit nosey and I can come and have a look at your blog, don't be shy leave a comment. Love Dawn xx

Stamp something Challenge

Over on Stamp something we have to stamp something for a Mom. The Americans must also celebrate Mothers day but in May. Any way you will have to pop over as there is more information as one of the DT is leaving and we had to base our work on some thing Cindy had done, so I have used a sketch from one of her cards, she is a really good card maker!I thought the stamp was SO lovely that I stamped the envelope too! and kinda matched the inside with the out side (kinda) Items used: Basic grey DPs 'Eva' Stamps sentiment 'Inca' and the MM Simply Craft (they have some wonderful stamps) Card stock Stampin' Up! (SU) 'Chocolate chip' and the ribbon, pin & gems from stash. I hope you like my card, now your here please have a look round. The stash give aways is nearly at an end so enter soon. Please leave a comment and I can pop to your blog too (I love a nosey lol) Love Dawn xx

Sugar Bowl ch9

How cute I did have an inside photo too! but I can't find it now I have come to up load marvelous! Any way over on Sugar Bowl ch 9 they are giving a mystery prize away and I just had to enter (well I enter most weeks lol) It had to be a male card any age design so pop along to the Sugar bowl for info. Items used Stamps Image S.N. 'Where's Mine' Sentiment 'scrapcat' (bought at hobby craft DPs Basic Grey 'Cup Cake' (you can win some of these in my stash give away!) Brad & buttons from stash. I hope you like my card please leave a message and why not have a look round while your here. Love Dawn xx

Cup cake ch. 37

Over at Cup Cake challenge 37 the challenge is to use five yes five embellishments it's harder than you think as they all have to be different, so if you want to ad 5flowers that only counts as one, pop over to Cup Cake for more info and some stunning DT examples. Items used: DPs Basic Grey 'Eva' Stamps Imagae Sugar Nelli (SN) and Sentiment Whiff Of Joy (WOJ) now the five items.... from stash Ribbon, Staple, Button, Brad & Charm from e-bay. I hope you like my effort please leave a comment. Love Dawn xx

Friday, 1 May 2009

Thought I would show you the other side of the bag I stamped, well now I have found the photo ;-)I used the 'Simply said' Stamp set and ink pads 'Ruby Red' & 'Chocolate Chip'
Card stock used Summer sun,Old olive, Chocolate chip & Very vanilla Stamp set used 'Oval all' hope you like my efforts, please leave a comment. Love Dawn xx

Stampin Up! examples

Hello, I have been busying myself with making some examples to show at my workshop (taking place 7th May) I am really looking forward to sharing my love for stamping with some people who DON'T craft, I know there out there lol . Below is a bag(obviously) but it was just plain when I got it I have now got to work and stamped it so when I go to the shop or post office it's a nice enough to hold those little bits of shopping and small enough to fold away when not being used. I stamped hearts on the other side. With the plastic bag not being used (I fully agree) and re-using bags it a way we can help the environment too! so go on buy one of those plain bags and Stamp it Up make it yours I have.

I am really pleased with these little boxes and a matching keyring! to the left is a (pillow box) I have used the versamark to stamp the paper (sorry the photo is not of a better quality) added some ribbon it really is easier than I thought. What better way to personalise a gift of a small piece of jewelry of some special chocolates, you can gift wrap it yourself making the gift that much more personal, really it didn't take that long and this is my 1st attempt. I have also done another little box with a Velcro fastening this is a little more difficult but it can be decorated in so many ways. Both boxes can also be used as favors for weddings. The keyring is my fave very easy to make & so useful too! I have put little post it notes on the in side so when you need to write something down a phone number or an e-mail add or even food items this is ideal.

And finally (apologises for the photo) note cards and gift bag, aren't they cute? Stamps are so versatile you can personalise all most any thing. You can use them in home decor, imagine personalising lamp shades or candles. Making Pain T-shirts personal to you! Stamps are not just for cards or scrap booking. If you would like to have a work shop at your home I can show you other ways stamps can be used. e-mail me I would love to share my love for stamping with you and your friends. Love Dawn xx


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