Friday, 23 January 2015

Black & White Engagment Card

Hi everyone, belated Happy New Year wishes!
I apologise for being awol so long but I was laid low with a dreaded lurgy over 
the festive season & I'm only just getting back to normal now!
Praise the lord for antibiotics!
So, I finally have a card to share with you,
this one was made a few weeks back but I didn't get a chance to share it
before I took to my bed!
If you're on the Crafting Cafe FB group blog hop, welcome!
I'll try to get round all the blogs as soon as I can!

A little 6x6 inch Monochrome Engagement card!
I used my all time favourite Cuttlebug Swiss Dots & Swirls embossing folders 
(I love these because they are so versatile)
for texture, then added some lace & ribbon from my stash. 
I created a sentiment button in my graphics programme, which I printed & cut out 
using Spellbinders circle dies 
I added a little punched heart detail in one corner & a little bling to balance it up.  
Simple yet elegant!
Thanks for popping in, I hope you like my card!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges if I may:
DRS Designs - Lovely Hearts
Retarte - Ribbon Lace Twine or Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Embossing
Amusing - Hearts
That Craft Place - Love/Valentine
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Hearts & Swirls
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Embossing Folder & Why

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

My Favourite Things From 2014

Hi all,
Here I am with my DT post for The Crafting Cafe!
This month we are playing Just For Fun but we will still choose a Top 3
We'd like you to share with us, your favourite thing/things from 2014.
You don't have to make anything new, we know how busy you are already!!
Now, here are a few of my favourite things!

He's just sooooo cute!

This dude just tickled me!

I made this one for my sis & she totally got it!
Thanks for popping in! Don't forget to share your favourite things with us over at
The Crafting Cafe!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Giveaway Winner

Hi all,
It's time to announce the winner of my giveaway!

Harris Tweed Appliqué ebook with video

I had a copy of this beautiful e-book, on CD-Rom to giveaway!
It's filled with information, wonderful easy to follow
 instructions, video clips, photographs & more.

The book is available for download or as a CD Rom from
either Vivebooks here or Amazon here.

There were 7 entrants & I asked Mr to help me choose a winner!
He gave me the number 2!
That's you Elizabeth W
Elizabeth, drop me an email to dawnyfox(at)gmail (dot)com
with your snail mail addy & I'll get your prize posted off as soon as I can!
Thanks to all who entered!

Fantastic Giveaway

Hi all,
You may be aware of the popularity of Harris Tweed at the moment.
There are all sorts of items made from it nowadays!

Recently, an email appeared in my inbox, telling me about a new e-book 
which has just been released.

Harris Tweed Appliqué For Beginners by Chris Hammacot

Harris Tweed Appliqué ebook with video

It's a beautiful book, filled with information, wonderful easy to follow
 instructions, video clips, photographs & more.
You will, without a doubt be inspired to try out the technique, using this wonderful fabric.

Create hand or machine applique with 'Harris Tweed' - in easy steps! Chris Hammacott leads you through plump cushions, quirky tea cosies, a table runner and a wall-hanging, all given the rugged but cosy personality of 'Harris Tweed'. Designs are inspired by Chris's croft life on the Isle of Lewis; and her sheep, chickens, cats and pugs. 

The Kindle cover has reverse applique sheep.

A scarecrow with tweed hat decorates a denim jacket

Three-dimensional flowers enhance a sweater.

Follow the guidelines and techniques, and watch the author demonstrating on the video clips. Whether you are a complete beginner or a more advanced student, Chris will convince you of the wonderful qualities of 'Harris Tweed' for applique.

The book is available for download or as a CD Rom from
either Vivebooks here or Amazon here.

However, I have one copy of the book on CD Rom to giveway.
To be in with a chance to win, simply add your details to the linky below.

You don't have to have a blog to enter.
It would be lovely if you were a follower of my blog but it's not necessary.
It would also be great if you could share this with your friends so that they 
can come & join in the fun too.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Anything Christmas BUT A Card

Good morning all!
(I apologise if you've seen this post before, I scheduled it a 
week too early, much to my embarrassment! lol)
Christmas is fast approaching & I've been busy getting things ready for craft fairs
& helping out with bits & pieces for parties etc.

I was invited to be GDT for Crafting For All Seasons, this month,
where they are having a month long challenge this time!
I of course jumped at the chance to play along with my past DT friends!
So, I thought I'd share with you some of the bits & pieces
I've been making!

First up, this cute little man !

He's a Sock Snowman.
Filled with rice & made from a single sock, with
some buttons, ribbon & a little candy cane to embellish!
There are lots of tutorials on the internet for these, so you shouldn't be stuck for ideas!
He's been very popular, in fact, I spent last night making a whole little family of these!

Next up, Snowman Poop! lol

Again, there are lots of tutorials on the internet for this & the image I've used 
 is a little freebie from Whimsie Doodles here
Next, up, Grinch Pills!

A similar idea but just a little bit different.
I found the image here
For both of these projects, I made a little cutting file on my SIL Cameo.
I'm still getting to know it & haven't played as much as I'd like to but 
I'm determined to use it a whole lot more!

Finally, a little Santa Sleigh

A great little alternative to a selection box with lots of chocolate treats!

Again, there are lots of tutorials on the internet.
You can find one on my blog here.
I've been making these for a few years now  & they have proved to be very popular!
I've learned that it's best to wrap the little chocolate bars as when the littlies get 
hold of these & pull them apart, the contents go everywhere otherwise.
It also helps to keep them busy for a little longer, unwrapping things!
They also make great table decorations for place settings! 

There are 3 fantastic sponsors for this challenge, 
Fabulous Sponsor 2014
Fabulous Sponsor 2014
Fabulous Sponsor 2014
I hope you can play! I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs!
I've been so busy lately I've not had much time to hop!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway here, even if you don't sew yourself,
it's a lovely e-book to look at & it would be a perfect present for anyone who sews,
You have until Saturday to add your name to the link up!

Sunday, 7 December 2014

I'm Back With A Card!

Hi Guys, I'm back again finally!
My poor blog has been sitting abandoned while I've been making all sorts of 
Christmas bits & pieces for various different things!
Anyhoo, here is the card I'd like to share with you today!

A birthday card, made using the Lelli-Bot Crafts kit,
The quality of the kit is amazing & it came with lots of brilliant embellishments.
I used a simple layout, using some of the gorgeous embossed card from the kit,
The ribbon, feather & button are all from the kit too!
I did add an extra butterly from my stash!

This photo shows the inside of the card which I decorated with one of the
design papers from the kit as well as some black & white cardstock.
I hope you like it! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
I've missed posting but have been so busy I just haven't had time!
I'm hoping things will settle down now & I'll be able to get my Christmas cards writtien,
 & cleaning done before it's time to put up the tree & the other decorations
Then, it will be on to the wrapping up! 
Don't you just love Christmas!
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday - Anyting Birthday Goes
Southern Girls - Celebrations
DoubleClick Skittles - Happy Birthday
A Little Bit Crafty - Anything Goes But NOT Christmas
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Birthday With Sentiment

Friday, 28 November 2014

Happy Birthday Blossom

Good Morning All,
I'm here to share another little CAS card with you!

I used the lovely Crafts Too, Cherry Blossom embossing folder on the bae card.
The little daisies were punched from leftover scraps of Dottie card 
from Anna Marie Designs, then shaped with an embossing tool.
I found myself singing "Daisy Daisy" while I was doing this! lol
I added a few little self adhesive gems to the centre of the flowers
& a Happy Birthday sentiment cut out using my Cameo!
Hope you like it!
I'd like to enter this card in a couple of challenges!
In The Pink - Die Cuts & Punches
Moving Along With The Times - Inspired By A Song (Daisy Daisy)
Crafty Creations - Embossing

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Get Well Soon

Good morning all!
I had intended posting this card on Saturday but whoopsy, it didn't happen!
This morning I'm sharing a bright & cheery Get Well Soon card!

I'm having so much fun with my washi tape at the moment! lol
I did plan to add a different flower to this one but it was nowhere to
be found & when I opened my button box, this little one was 
right on top just begging to be used!
The leaves were part of a little blog candy I won, thanks CG!

I added a little Card Candi to the centre of the button, 
to pull it all together!
Thanks for popping in, leave a little love & I'll pop over to see you!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Catered Crop - Anything Goes
In The Pink - KISS

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Santa's Brewery

Good morning all!
Here's a little card I made using some Christmas Decoupage from
La Pashe

Santa's Brewery!
A fun image for a beer lover or in the case of the recipient 
of this card, a Brewing Chemist!
I've teamed the decoupage with some papers from a 
Papermainia Capsule Collection, a couple of buttons from
 my stash & a little bit of ribbon upcycled from a top.

The sentiment was part of the decoupage sheet. 
Thanks for popping in! Let me know that you've been 
& I'll pop over to visit you too!
I'd like to enter this card in a few challenges:
Crafty Sentiment Designs - 2 or more papers
Creative Card Crew - Stripes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday -  Anything Goes with a twist - Masculine
Love to Create - Christmas
Southern Girls -  For The Boys

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Thank You

Good morning all,
I'm back, did you miss me?
I have been sooo busy this past week my poor little blog 
has been sitting abandoned & forlorn!
So, here's a little Thank You card I have to share with you today!

CAS, I added an embossed panel to the front of an A6 linen embossed
card stock base. The embossing folder is by Cuttlebug & I've
had it forever in my stash! The corners of the panel have been 
rounded with a Woodware Punch
I used a sizzlit to diecut the entiment, a little bit of ribbon rescued from
a top & a couple of little colour co-ordinated buttons are
the only other embellishments.

Inside is a plain insert to write a message on.
This card design was popular at the little craft fair I was at
earlier this week.
Thanks for dropping by. 
I'll be doing a bit of blog hopping later to do a bit of catching up!
I'd like to enter this card in a few challenges:
A Crafty Mess - Anyhing Goes
A Creative Need - Button Up
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Bright Colours
Simply Create Too - Thanksgiving/Thank You
Dream It Up - Thankful & Thoughtful
Crafting By Designs - Give Thanks