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Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Happy New Year!

A little early may be ;0) but I hope you all have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!  To all of you, who pop by, leave comments and give me inspiration. I am really excited and looking forward to the New Year and new crafting experiences with all of you.

So I wish you all a blessed New Year may you all be SAFE and CREATIVE. Look forward to seeing you all very soon. Love Dawn xx

Friday, 17 December 2010

SCD TAGS 'Merry Christmas'

Morning. I am sad today :0( This is my last SCD challenge as DT *sniffs* I have loved these last 6 months so very much. I have made SO many things and found lots of new blogs with very creative people who have followed the SCD challenges. So I have made a 'Merry Christmas' Tag as my fair well. Of course I can always join in the challenges with all of you! Just don't be a stranger and always pop by to say hi.

Here's a close up of my tag. I have used a mask and then added a background, allowed to dry then added some trees and snow flakes. then with the Merry Christmas and the Lamp Post I put some clear EP on heated and this has added to the texture beautifully. I hope you will also join in with the Something Completely Different team. This is also my chance to say a Wonderful festive season to you all what ever faith you have or not. I wish you a spirit filled Christmas with lots of joy. Love Dawn xx

Saturday, 11 December 2010

12 Tags! Seven

I am catching up lol. Haven't the 12 tags made everything speed up? I really enjoyed making this tag (well  have enjoyed making them all) I loved the flower and I used tattered angels sprays the petals and leaves really shimmer beautifully. I put rock candy all over the background so this fit's in to a challenge over at Linda's I have missed so many. (Bad Dawnie) I love Linda's blog and the CCC so much fun.

I bought the textures ages ago, but just haven't used them at all. 12 tags to the rescue lol. I think I will pretty much use everything I have Tim Holtz and wanting to go to the shop for more, I wonder how many of you feel exactly the same? I blinged the flower up with 'Dimond Stickles' You can just see the distress stickles on this photo under the JOY I love it's subtleness, it looks like morning due on the tree trunk. I hope your having a fab week end where ever you are. Try to craft as well as shop ;0) (more for me than you =) Love Dawn xx

Friday, 10 December 2010

12 Tags! Six

Your going to be sick of seeing me I'm here so often lol Third post of the day so please skip back and have a look.  The 12 tags are on the go and I am having lots of fun doing them.  Didn't have a lot as you can see but that was half the fun using Tim as a guide line (this is suppose to be trees and deer) Well I used the same technique on the snowman. I stamped an image on the back of some grunge paper (on the reverse obviously) then cut out carefully then I run through my cuttle bug with the Swiss dots I have Also used the Christmas tree.

Here's my close up. I ave also used some metallic rub for the gold (I used the end of a pant brush to dab here and there. It's so shimmery when it hits the light. Now I have more to post but I think I'll save it until tomorrow I am sure you have seen enough of me today lol. Love Dawn xx

12 Tags! Five

Hello again, its me I know 2nd post of the Day my SCD tag is below! So how dark is it at half past three where you live? I can't believe it and by four o'clock its SO dark. Can you believe Christmas is only two weeks away? I am usually SO organised but with all the illness and stuff  I'm not organised at all. But the tree is up and a home made reef is on the front door. But that's it lol no pressies no pantry (under the stairs lol) full of biscuits, crackers, crisps, juice, sweetie tins. You know what I mean all the stuff you can get a head of time to make the Christmas shop that much easier. Oh well not to worry still have TWO short weeks left ha ha ha.

Back to the tag. Lots missing to make this one! my Santa stamp isn't quite as big so he looks a little alone there lol I cut out some card stock and covered it in transparent Croco paint then the next morning I filled all the cracks with distress ink using Tim's Distress tool. Loved messing with my transparent Croco, it's also good if you want to paint something any colour then add a layer on top and you get a great crackle effect. Don't for get to look below this post for the SCD challenge. Love Dawn xx

SCD TAGS 'Christmas Character'

Morning everyone. So two weeks today until Christmas, how exciting is that? or is that pretty scary? I haven't done much to prepare for Christmas, I'll talk more about that in my second post of the day later. Any way another tag challenge for SCD and this week were looking for a 'Christmas Character' so angels, Santa, deer or what ever else you can come up with. Here I have chosen the most important character for Christmas and that's Jesus Christ. That's why I don't like the shortened version of the word Christmas because without Christ there is no Christmas.

Here is the close up ;0) I have been using alcohol ink on glossy card stock to create a different back ground. I am thinking of making some cards this way too. As I am not organised these should be fairly quick (who am I kidding lol) but they will still be OOAK cards. I'll show you one when I have finished. As usual you did great with last weeks Tag 'trees' and I expect no less this week. It's a fabby theme by Laura and gives you lots of things to choose from. So do pop around and see what all the other DT have made. What characters do you think they would choose over at Something Completely Different? Click the link to pop round. Now I have more 12 tags to catch up on ;0) Love Dawn xx

Thursday, 9 December 2010

12 Tags! Four

I'm back, I haven't done Two posts in one day for ages lol. I was going to use this for my design project for SCD but I thought nah, I'll make something else. So make sure you pop back tomorrow. I love popping round to see your creations ;0)

 I can not tell you how hard I found this snow flake thing was to do for me, I tried lots of times. However, I was using stazon (black) and it just wouldn't give the detail I wanted. So I wondered to my self, would archival ink make a BIG difference, now I only have one colour (sepia) but I thought well with any luck it won't matter as I am taking the ink off. It SO matters that you use the archival ink. I got this result first time! Hope you liked my version of Timmy's tag 4. I have still to catch up but I have to say today's tag (tag 9) is my fave one yet! What about you? are you playing along? You don't have to do them all. I quite like one simple tag multiplied for all the gifts I send. After I have finished these I never want to give them away lol. Love Dawn xx

12 Tags! Three

Hi again, it's so cold here in NW of the UK I hope all our Scottish friends are faring OK Such dreadful news of people sleeping in their cars for two nights. So I hope you are all warm and well. I have another Timmy  tag to show you. I have changed mine slightly. With the tree branch and lace. I loved the tape flower what a wonderful technique he showed us there. I made a couple, they have got to come in handy right? For the speckles I just got my tooth brush out and flicked some paint around (not the TB I am currently using you understand lol) Us crafters really do alot of recycling don't we?

I am glad Tim mentioned about the distress ink on the tape I wasn't at all thrilled when  had a play as the colours were SO muted but the alcohol inks work a treat! Not happy with the birds legs hanging in the air I need some thing to ground the bird so when I find something I'll add it. I Will be posting some more tags later today so pop back again if you can. Love Dawn xx

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

12 Tags!

Hi ya gang ;0) how are you all? I haven't been about much. But today is a day full of craft  as I have some catching up to do. Welcome to all the new followers so nice to have you along. Oh and a big thank you to all my regular commenter's you are all the bomb! I am well and crafting big time now lol I have only done one Christmas card so I had better pull my finger out! And I may use some inspiration for good ol' Timmy! I did the 12 tags for the first time last year and I had such fun I thought I would get stuck in again this year. However, I am a wee bit behind oops! So here is my version of Tim's 1st tag I hope you like this version lol I have lots of crafty goodies but I couldn't possibly have everything Timmy even though I would love to lol.

Here is my close up! I haven't got any thing housey apart from this bird house and  made a robin as well (this s clearly not a robin though lol) I haven't got many ink refills (four) so I couldn't do the stamp the way tim did. However, I Will be buying a few more it's a really good technique isn't it? Pop along to Tim's blog if you want to know more details.

Here I had a go at the foam/ink stamp technique and I have to say I really like the idea of getting lots more ink refills lol I also used some scrap paper and a fragment instead of a bird! I actually think it's more fun putting your own bit's & bob's in as this tag is now unique to me and that is one of the reasons I love hand made goods. Let me know if your joining in. I know my fellow DT friend Sioux is also running the 12 tags along side Tim's so you have a chance of more prizes, so pop along there if you can. Well that's enough from me I have more craft to do lol. Love Dawn xx

Friday, 3 December 2010

SCD TAGS 'Trees'

Yes it's Friday! the end of the week. That means for the  SCD team, it's a new month December. It also means a new theme. Christmas is almost upon us. We're going back to a favorite of the SCD team and visitors alike 'Tags'. Each week we will change the theme, this week it's 'TREES' preferably Christmas inspired. However, you can use any tree in any way on a tag as long as the tree is the main focus.

Here's a close up so you can see a little more although you can click on the photos to make them larger! I would love for you to go to the SCD blog to see lots more inspiration. You all really liked last month we had lots of entries so much so I didn't get round all of them but what I did see was truly inspiring, so let's see what you come up with this week. I look forward to having a nosey around your blogs.

Now I would like to show you how Lola is coming on. She is very clever and I already have her siting, lay down and giving her paw of each front paw. She is also learning to speak this week and not doing at all bad. All her new teeth are through and I have managed to get a few baby teeth yay! Her and all the cats are getting along so well, no new photos of them at the moment. I'll take some over Christmas and hopefully put some up in Jan. for you all to see.

How have you been coping with the SNOW! to think last week I gave a theme of snow and we have had nothing but snow this week have we? Plenty of fun to be had, like trying to drive off the street to get some shopping in lol I managed to get out yesterday. But we were stuck in the house for a few days, However, Michael took Lola a walk and she loves the snow, she spent ages in the back garden too just running around like a loon lol. So enough chat thanks for stopping by have a fabby week end stay warm and safe. Love Dawn xx


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