Saturday, 9 April 2011

Double Easel Card

Good Morning, not sure what today is going to be like, its a bit dull this morning after it being such a beautiful day yesterday.

Today's card is a double easel card which I really enjoyed doing. Later I am hoping to try a triple easel card and if its any good I will post.

I used Crumb Cake and Marina Mist card stock on this card. I love that combination together. The stamp set is called Bundle of Love and its stamped with Marina Mist ink. The punches used are Fancy Flower, Scalloped Trim Corner Punch and the Large and Scalloped Oval punch I finished off the card with the Crumb Cake Seam Binding ribbon now available in the new mini catalogue. All can be bought through Stampin Up!

I took a couple of close up photos of the panels so that you can see them a little better. I coloured the pram in with Stampin Up's! water colour pencils and used the blender pens just to smooth the lines out a little.

The final picture is a view looking down on the card where you can see that I used two of Stampin Up's large Jewels to keep the panels in place.

Hope you enjoyed looking at today's creation. Might be back later if I get the triple easel card to work.


Sunday, 3 April 2011

Kimono Kids

Wow two post in the one week!!!!!!

A new challenge site started on Saturday its called Simply Challenge Stampin' and it can be found here . There will be a new challenge every Saturday and there are prizes the only stipulation is that the project has either a Stampin Up! image or sentament on it. I decided to play along and have used the Kimono Kids stamp set and Love Letters designer paper, it is matted onto basic black card stock. The images are stamped onto very vanilla card stock and coloured with the water coloured pencils. I matted the little girl using the Circle #2 die available in the new mini catalogue

This is a side view of the card just to let you see I 3D some of the little fans and also the circles and little girl.

Here is a a front view of the card, I really enjoyed making this card as I love these papers and the stamp set, I love cute cards.

The second thing I will show you is using the same papers and stamp set. I have see a few of these about blog land and loved them and when I saw the one the Tabs had done over at Tabby Craft Designs and she posted a link to the instruction I knew I just had to make one So thanks to Tab for linking to instructions and thanks to Kirsten for sharing them.

I have uploaded a few views of the drawers so that you can see it from different angles.Well I hope you enjoyed looking at them as much as I enjoyed making them. If you need any Stampin Up! supplies feel free to contact me.


Friday, 1 April 2011

The 2011 Stampin Up! Mini Catalogue is here.......

It's the First of April and that can only mean one thing, the launch of Stampin Up's! Mini Catalogue.

At long last we have the Big shot and some beautiful dies and embossing folders, many exclusive to Stampin Up!

To celebrate this occasion the Tartan Stampers are doing a blog hop. If you are not following the hop and have just arrived on my blog why not start here at Dawn's, but hopefully you have arrived here from Elaine's blog, nice work Elaine.

I would just like to say sorry for the quality of the photos but I had to take then last night and the light was rubbish.

The first thing I had to use when my order arrived was the pillow box die I have wanted this die for such a long time, I used it with the window sheets which you can find in the main catalogue.To decorate my pillow box I used the Sunny Garden designer paper and stamped over the insert piece with a flower from the Simply Said stamp set. For the belly band I used the Scalloped Trim border punch and to finsh off I used the large butterfly cut out of Poppy Parade card stock from the new Embosslits dies called Beautiful Wings. I do love this die. I filled this box with mint sticks.

Not happy with just one pillow box I had to make another one.I decorated this one with a flower made from the scalloped circle punch and made a bag charm to pop into this one.

The next thing I had to use was the new stamp set Strength and Hope. Stampin Up! is donating £1 from each set sold to The Breast Cancer Reasearch Foundation.

Again I am sorry about the poor quality of the pictures, For this card I used Crumb Cake and Marina Mist, I cut out the Circle using the larges circle in the new Circles #2 die and stamped in Marina Mist ink, I cut out the butterfly(which I had to add some Dazzling Dimonds glitter) and added that so it was 3D. I embossed the Crumb Cake card stock using the new Elegant Bouquet embossing folder and adding the smaller butterflys from the Beautiful Wings embosslits die.

My last card was done using one of the a la CARTE stamps, these stamps are great value, I chose the Wedding Wheels stamp.

I wanted this card to be simple and elegant I used Very Vanila and Bravo Burgandy card stock. I embossed the background piece using the new Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder and used The eyelet border punch and the scallop trim coner punch to decorate. The Wedding Wheels stamp is stamped using Bravo Burgandy ink.

Well that is it from me, hope you all haven't fallen asleep lol, now I will hand you over to Carolyn, enjoy the rest of the hop.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Since it's been a while since I last blogged, when Carolyn suggested we had a team Christmas blog hop I thought this was a great way to get back in the swing of things. You should have arrived at me from Sharon's blog, if not why not start at the beginning here at Dawns.

The Dasher card was inspired from the card that I did for my general swaps at convention.

This was my convention swap card

I have used Welcome Christmas stamp set and Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant and Bashful Blue ink. I have mat and layered onto Elegant Eggplant and Night of Navy card stock.


On this card I have used Dasher, Serene Snowflakes and Curly Cute stamps, Night of Navy and Bashful Blue ink and card stock and the Scallop Trim Corner punch along with the Wide Oval and Scallop Oval.

I wanted to make something different from a card so my next project is a snow globe that I picked up from Home Bargains, they are for you to put in your own pictures.

For this I stamped and embossed Serene Snowflakes with White Embossing Powder on Basic Black card stock and then sprayed with Frost White Shimmer Paint, I then Stamped and embossed with Silver Embossing Powder one of the larger snowflakes and mounted that onto a piece of Whisper White card stock, I then went around the edges with Basic Black ink with a sponge dauber and then over the top with the Frost White Shimmer paint.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my creations, I will now pass you on to Kara. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Hope you have a cuppa this is a long one.

Good afternoon. Thought I would share some of the things I have been working on over the last couple of weekends. I have a Stampin Up! workshop on Wednesday and like to try and have a few new creations to share with my workshop ladies each time. I hadn't done an exploding box for ages and thought the night and day papers would be perfect for this (have to say I love these papers and will making sure I have stocked up before the end of the mini catalogue) I have used a few of the different stamp sets inside to decorate it including, Vintage Vogue, flight of the butterfly and Christmas cheer no name a few. I also used the pretties Kit, I dyed the flowers using basic black re-inker in a little water and letting them sit a while, until I got the shade I was after. The verses just need added when I decide who it is for. The flower on top of the lid was done using the scalloped circle punch

I have also made a flip book using the same pack of night and day designer paper, again something else I haven't made for ages, think the last one I made of these was last year. The stamps used in the flip book are wondrous gift, the Merry Christmas part of the stamp out of loads of love, spot light on christmas, serene snowflakes and dasher. I also used the scalloped oval punch, larged oval punch and a few of the circle punches, the white snow flakes are the rub-ons in the mini catalogue. Again it is just waiting on verse in the middle.

This back and white card was using half a sheet of one of the two window sheets you get in the night and day designer paper pack. After making all three projects with these papers I have at least half the pack left. The stamp is from the season of joy stamp set, I love that stamp and use it a lot through out the year, there is one or two stamps in this set that are not just for christmas. The flower,(again is dyed using basic black re-inker) pearls and brad are out the pretties kit.

The next card was inspired by a card I saw on Jak Heaths blog, I loved this card and this is my version using the bird punch and also the small heart punch to make the big rose in orchid opulence to match the rest of the card the background stamp is bella toile.

The next card was also inspired by this card here again one of Jak's. I used the bird punch and also the eyelet punch in this card. The ribbon is soft sude, one of the new colours available at the moment while stocks last, the ink pad and card stock will be carried over to the new catalogue. The stamp sets are fun and fast notes and oval all.

And if you have lasted this long you have done well lol, the last card is using the cottage wall desginer paper this is also only available while stacks last, the stamp set is vintage vogue using rich razzleberry ink, the swirl stamp is from the season of joy stamp set (told you I like this stamp) and is inked up with mellow moss ink the card base is mellow moss.

If you managed to get to the bottom of this post thank you for sticking with it, I will try and post more regular and keep post shorter in future. If anyone is interested in any of the products used in these cards they can contact me through the e-mail address at the top of the page.

thanks for reading


Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Introducing Stampin’ Up!’s Colour Renovation!

Stampin' Up! has just announced that they are introducing a colour renovation in the new 2010/2011 Ideas book and Catalogue out in October.

The purpose of this post is to allow you to plan and order you’re favourite colours before they retire or stock up on the reinkers, card stock or ribbon - I know I will be!

One of the reasons Stampin' Up! are renovating their colours is to keep up-to-date with the current trends in colours The good thing for us is that we get some of the “In Colours” that the U.S.,Canada,Australia and New Zealand already have or have had in the past – something we have not had the privilege of before. I hope you will be as excited as I am about the new colours!

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Blogging at Last

I set up this blog ages ago and never done any thing with it so thought maybe I had better start posting. Todays post is of a card I done ages ago and thought I would use it as my test post. The stamp is penny black and coloured with marvy le plumme pens and also a clear stardust pen.