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Sunday, 26 July 2009

Candy give away!

Can you imagine FIVE Sugar Nellies of your choice that's the prize! So pop off to

Crafty Pagan why is she doing this? well she has a been awarded a place on the DT of Sugar Nellie how cool! Congratulations so jelious . Good luck hun I am sure you will be fab.

Mojo Monday 96

Think I may just get this one in B4 the deadline, talk about cutting it close lol

MOJO MONDAY 96 this weeks sketch is fab I love what the DT come up with as they are such a good starting point! Am I using the glossy Acents too much again? Another project with the accent all over, but I love highlighting parts with it. In this case her hair, hat and a few accents to the dress in places just tp draw the eye in to the main stamped image. I am so greatful to the team as I have been lacking motivation of late and this is a great way to get back in to the flow of crafting. However, saying that I have my Grands son James and Niece Elizabeth for a few days, we hope to go camping tomorow so I may be missing for a week.Itemes used: Stampin' Up! DP Summer Picnic, Card stock Pumpkin Pie & whisper white, Ribbon Old Olive Inks: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron Bashful Blue & Real Red SU Stamp set, Tart & Tangy Nestabilities, Glossey accents & WOJ stamp. Thank you for stopping by and looking. Love Dawn xx

Friday, 24 July 2009

WOJ Ch 90

Hello Blog land, it's been a wee while since I posted. Was it worth the wait I ask my self? this is for the WOJ Ch. 90 I have never used the flower soft and I have seen it around blog land thought I would give it ago! think is is quite a nice effect and it gets bigger so there is a lot in a pot! =) I used glossy accents on the swirls, hearts & bride's veil

Items Used: Flower soft, glossy assents, WOJ Stamp, pearl brad, central flowers from hobby craft.

The rest is Stampin Up! DP from "Love Stories" & So Saffron. Inks :- Perfect Plum, Certain Celery, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron & Barely Banana. I used four punces to make the flowers, Bo Ho Blossoms, 1-1/2 in. circle 1-1/4 in. circle & 1in. circle. Thank you so much for looking. Love Dawn xx

Saturday, 18 July 2009

WOJ Fall (Autumn) Stamp set 2009

Hi isn't she cute? this is a sneak peak to the NEW Elizabeth Bell stamps. I bought the summer ones and they are lovely. I love WOJ almost as much Stampin' Up! lol if you would like a chance to win this NEW range FREE of charge then pop along to Katrina’s blog for a chance to win and more details. there will be TWO winners not just one so good luck. Thank you for stopping by. Love Dawn xx

Friday, 17 July 2009

Mojo Monday 95 & WOJ 39

As always a lovely sketch from Mojo Monday And I have used the Whiff Of Joy Stamp which this week we had to use some piercing (mine is in two of the corners. I couldn't wait to use these stamps. How lovely are they?
I haven't done many wedding cards this year and I really love the colour combo. I have been making my flowers again (just love them).
Items Used: Nestabilites, really like the labels I have 3 lots now. The DP & CS is all Stampin' Up! from the scappin set called 'Love Stories' on pg 72 of large catalogue if you would like to have a look, you do get alot for your money! I was really pleased with this set. Also whisper white CS. Quite a few SU inks pads as I have use an SU aqua pen to colour my image. And of course the WOJ stamps. Thanks for looking. Love Dawn xx

Thursday, 16 July 2009

FREE Stampin' Up! stamps to be had of your very OWN choice......Interested?

WELL WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? This summer you have a chance to win fantastic free stamp sets when you participate in the Stampin’Up! Summer Design Challenge. Simply create a summer-inspired project using Stampin’ Up! products from the current UK Idea Book & Catalogue 2008-2009, and submit it no later than 31 August 2009 for your chance to win!
Four prizes will be awarded to demonstrators and customers.

First Place: £150 worth of stamps sets
First Place: £150 worth of stamps sets
2 Runner up prizes each for £50 worth of stamps sets
Summer Design Challenge Rules!

*Projects must be created using only Stampin’ Up! products.
*Only one project per participant will be accepted.
*Projects can be cards, home decor, scrapbook pages, or 3D items.
*All projects must be summer-themed.
*Projects must be unique, and created for the Summer Design Challenge. Do not just recycle your old projects.
*A list of products used must be included with the project submission.
*Full contact information, including your full name, demonstrator ID (if you are a demonstrator), address, phone number, and e-mail address must be included with the project submission.

Projects will not be returned as they may be displayed at future Stampin’ Up! events or on the Stampin’ Up! web site. (how cool would that be?)

I urge you to have a go at this. What have you got to lose ? Just get all your gorgeous SU stash out and create something beautiful. You could soon be the happy winner of one of these 3 amazing customer prizes.
Thanx for looking Love Dawn xx

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Followers have moved!

Hello to you all, just a quickie I have now put all my lovely followers at the bottom (trying to ease technical difficulties) so if you would like to become a follower please go to the bottom thank you. Love Dawn xx

Have a break have a Make & Take

Being a Hostess for Stampin' Up! is so much fun not just for the hostess but all the guests too! Why? Well the hostess receives some great benefits, for her time and inviting a few friends who craft or would like to know a little more about crafting she can benefit in so many ways. As a hostess she can earn free money to spend in the currant Stampin' Up! Catalogues and free gifts too! as well as having a night in with friends and learning new things.
The guests also benefit, yes they get out of the house meet people that goes with out saying. By coming to a Stampin' Up! Demo they have a chance to win FREE prizes and they will also get to actually make and take something home!
Here is a choice of what the guests of my lovely hostess will make & take this evening! A lovely card that can be used for any occasion (just change the sentiment) or a lovely little 3D item within which are some yummy jelly beans. This can be altered to make party favors for a wedding or a leaving gift for a special teacher, these are very quick to make and look fab! They remind me of the Jubilees (Gosh I am getting old well I was 40 on Sat) we used to have as kids, my hubby says they called them Mambos. Block of ice that one suck and all the juice was gone lol then was used as a football lol see now you can relive your child hood memories in more than one way at a fun demo.

I hope you like my little in site as this is what I will be doing this evening with a few ladies and having fun too. Nice thing to do to liven a Tuesday evening up isn't it? If you would like to learn more about becoming a Hostess, Demonstrator or even would like to know more about these lovely products e-mail me at I would be only too happy to answer any questions you may have. Don't forget there are catalogues on the left hand side just click and you can have a virtual look through if you spot anything you would like to order you can through me if you wish to do so. So have a great day. Love Dawn xx

Monday, 13 July 2009

Flower Tutorial (at last)

Hello fellow crafters & Blogers. I have been asked so many times about these flowers. So here as promised they are. (sorry for the wait) I hope you are not disappointed they really are SIMPLE! So here are the items I will use to make them photo says a 1000s words so enough said here lol
Now start by punching out a scallop. Here I have done one in the wonderful SU card stock and also one in our DP.
Now you will need a large emboss tool or just use the end of your craft knife (mine is metal though) use your imagination here. You will also need a sponge mat of some kind. I got this out of a CDs stamp set many moons ago!
Now here is the very difficult part of making the flower take your emboss tool and start at the scallop edge! and drawn to the centre, I also use circular motions (how difficult is it to take a photo with your left hand when your right handed?) Answer very!!!
Do this with both scallops!
Be a little gentle with the DP as thinner than the very good quality card stock!
So here you are two almost finished flowers all rubbed!
Now snip snip I have shown you two lots this one I have sniped every scallop.
And this one is every other scallop.
Now with some twine and some matching buttons you have your flowers, very simple and with SU it is really good to have perfectly matching flowers to go with any item you can produce! if you look further down my blog, you can see some other examples of my yummy flowers. They do look very prima so I'm told and you can also stamp the scallops before you start and have textured flowers too! little embossing powder, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination! I hope you like this, If you make some let me know would love to see your examples. Please leave me a comment if you have any questions at all. Love Dawn xx

Thursday, 9 July 2009

WOJ ch 38

How time flies, I haven't done a WOJ 38 Challenge for a while, I have been so busy buying the new Elizabeth Bell designs I love them so much I was going to use one but I can't remember why I didn't now lol, I have the mother & child it is SO lovely and there are some others winging their way to me now from the wedding I love the swing, there are a few on the way, I hope to use them for the challenge next week!
Items Used: All Stampin' Up! (SU) unless other wise stated (which you can purchase from me if you wish) DP Junior varsity & Summer picnic. Ribbon Old Olive Card Stock Whisper White & Pumpkin Pie. Inks Barely Banana, Pumpkin pie, Pretty in pink, Certain celery & Bashful blue. Stamp WOJ(summer collection) I hope you like this entry I really enjoy following a sketch such a good place to start! Love Dawn xx

Mojo Monday 94, Paper take weekly & Rose Dees

Is any one else looking fwd to Harry Potter (HP) being released next Wednesday? Wouldn't it be fab if there was a H.P. Stamp set! I am so excited lol (big kid I know) I have just re-read the Half blood Prince to refresh my memory. And it's a cracking book (I have them all) they all are very well written, I look forward to James (my Grandson) getting a little older so he can hopefully enjoy them as much as I do. He is with me for the next few days. I am the BIG 40 on Saturday I will be a little busy to post this weekend.
Any way enough chatter on to the project isn't this sketch lovely, I really do like this challenge site as they have good sketches and if I am ever stuck for an Idea they can really help you out!
Isn't this sketch lovely? I thought I would go for a different image than the normal kind I love this stamp and the pink and chocolate are one of my favorite colour combinations. So I am entering this for three challenges this week Mojo Monday 94 Paper take weekly (favourites) & Rosie Dees. I haven't seen Rosie Dee before so it will be a NEW challenge for me, you can do anything but this week it is a wedding theme. I love this new scrapbook paper set I have bought from Stampin' Up! (SU) with all the double sided papers and lovely textured card. I haven't done any wedding stuff for a while and there are some new WOJ stamps on the way to me too! so I will be doing a few more lol.
Items Used:All SU unless other wise stated. (which you can purchase from me if you wish)Ribbon certain Celery, Stamp En Francais (love this it is going to be so useful) Love stories scrap book set I made yet another flower (will hopefully have this tutorial on my blog by end of next week). I hope you like this card I love the feel of it. Love Dawn xx

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Crafty Time Away

I was invited to a craft day of FUN! I am so happy I went. We all chat on ILWS and Caz asked if we would like to have a get together, she lives in Croydon and I near Manchester so I thought it was a bit far to go. However Jeanette also nr Manchester really wanted to meet her SU family so said if I wanted to go we can split the cost FAB idea and we would have company too. So we had to make a project and have eight more so others can make one too, have it ready like a make & take (cut & all materials req.) so here is what we all brought and we had the best time. Sorry about this lay out it is upside down so go to the bottom and work your way up lol I have tried to swap the photos round but never mind you get the idea. I think this lady was called Susan, not entirely sure I am so sorry if I am getting your name wrong! I loved this project very simple to do, (so simple I got it wrong! lol) I have no defence at all! I am so happy Sue did this though it is a gift holder. Money i Tune book token etc. what a fab idea I keep thinking about cards I have seen with pockets in must have a look round and if you have done one leave me a comment would love to see it! I love this project, I have totally forgotten the ladies name she was so sweet. she had a very gentle nature. I have done something similar before but how nice to have a Christmas project too! Stampin' Up have some great Christmas stamps, but I hate thinking about Christmas as a holiday (Cards etc) before Nov. Although there are that many cards we need to make these days it may be very good advise to get started lol. I think the only thing missing was a nice wedding project lol so if you have any good wedding projects let me know I would love to pop along to your blog I so need some new fresh ideas ;-) This is Siobhan card I love this as I am useless when it comes to male cards I am so happy she did one it is a great stamp set too I may have to purchase it, I love what she has done with using an emboss folder too! lovely woman I hope you and Steph have fun (they live near one another) I need your blogs so leave a comment and I will pop on all your blogs. (can't believe I forgot!) although I should find them as we are all on ILWS so I will have to pop on again.

I am not the best at remembering names I think this is shaz's but I could be wrong! sorry if I am. I love this card and here you are getting a little sneak peak of one of a stamp set that will be arriving in Nov. Catalogue I think is is one of Four stamps a little like the tree we have for four seasons. So this is an exclusive I think the frog is such a cutie.

Jeanette and I traveled from Manchester to London if I say the trip was eventful I would be understatement lol (she knows what I mean ;-) she was a wonderful companion for the journey and it took a long time but it flew in such wonderful company a BIG THANK YOU to you Jeanette I had a blast and it was because of you. Couldn't have gone with out you.

This was Jeanette's project, isn't it wonderful? I didn't get time to finish this & brought it home isn't it a cracker? So versatile just change the papers and you can have a mothers day gift or a fathers day I love it so much.

The inside is as beautiful as the outside!
This was Steph's this woman is SO organised she had this made up for all of us and this is a complicated project this really was stick to gether and what a beautiful project, I am so grateful that Steph went to so much trouble every one loved this (I think the sweets in side helped lol)

This is what Caz made isn't it yummy! we both went baby! I so love this project. would like to make in lemon for boy or girl but I will have to buy a few stamps sets until I can make these again. I think that is one of the beauties of getting together like this we all get to meet and chat but also get to share ideas & stamps.

I had the BEST time with the most lovely ladies. as you can see there were a few of us and we all met in Croyden at Caz's (bottom right left) house. Such a lovely hostess! Thank you for allowing me to visit your beautiful home.We sat in the garden in beautiful sunshine crafting all day it was the best fun!Aren't all the ladies beautiful? they so are and it was a real pleasure to be with them ALL day. We really had a giggle. we shared so many ideas and chatted about blogs we loved and other talented ladies that inspire, I only wish I had a better memory. I should have written them down.
We all agreed to take a project each, (pretty much done all cut out ready to stick together) all you had to do was stamp & stick. You can't see very well but the vest has the matching stamp
from the card, which goes in the box, so cute! Every one loved it and also the flower! because it looked like a prima flower & matched perfectly. (this had been mentioned in previous post)I think I will show you all this as I have been asked but I will take some step by step photos with step by step instructions so watch this space! I hope you like the projects that we brought & shared with each other we all now have one of each and can create them again having made one. Please leave a comment and I will visit your blog. Love Dawn xx

Monday, 6 July 2009

Free Blog candy as I am going away!

Hello to you all in Blog land. I am off to Scarborough for a day or two and then off on a crafty few days with some stampin sisters oh joy. I thought as I have, up until recently posted every day. I would like to say thank you all so much for following and while I'm away there is some lovely candy on offer. It is from my craft clear out! so not new but almost complete! I hope you like it, all you will have to do to win.

leave a comment telling me :-

  • a) what you most like about my blog?
  • b) what would make my blog a nicer place to visit?
  • Also add a photo and link from your blog to mine!

This will stay at the top until next Monday 6th July so not long to get the chance to win! A nice short one. Love Dawn xx


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