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Thursday, 19 February 2015

Happy Chinese New Year

Good Morning all,
I'm back with another card to share with you!
This one is for Chinese New Year!
So to everyone who celebrates,
"Gong Hay Fat Choy!"
I'm hoping it's okay as I normally use traditional red & gold but
I just really wanted to play with these colours this time!


2015 is the Year of the Sheep (or Goat) & I thought this little pair
Even better, you can pick them up for free at the moment!
I used my promarkers to shade them a little, then cut out with a Spellbinders  
die then inked with distress ink whilst still in the die.
The sentiment was done on the PC.
The gorgeous papers came my way when a DT friend Sammy, was having a 
blog candy giveaway, so I'm sorry I can't tell you where they are from!


I finished off the card with three buttons from my stash.
I didn't have time to decorate the inside as I wanted to catch the light,
but I have done so now!
Thanks for popping by, I hope you like my little creation!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

DoubleClick Skittles - Use Any Animal
I Love Promarkers - Make Us Laugh
Paper Shelter Challenge - Animal Magic
Allsorts - Any Occasion Other Than A Birthday
GraphIt Colour Challenge - Spring Greens
Ooh La La Creations - Add Something Green (Paper)

Monday, 16 February 2015

Love Hearts

I have another card to share with you!
This is the Valentine card I made for my husband. I couldn't take a photo 
of it before as all my photo's appear on his phone too!


I wanted to keep it fairly clean & simple but a little bit in your face too! 
It's an A6 base with an added a panel that was embossed using a piece of sequin waste, 
then inked with a liquid chalk inkpad. The sentiment was printed directly 
on to the panel using my PC. Next I cut two hearts from some red & white dotty paper 
using a sizzix embosslit. I love how that baby cuts & embossed at the same time!
I covered the hearts in clear ink & heat embossed with clear embossing powder! 
I wish at this point that I had some UTEE but I don't, so,
 I repeat the process until I get the result I want!


You can see the high gloss here! 
I added some red & white twine & tied a little bow just to finish it off! 
I hope you like my little card which features another of my favourite techniques!
 If you have a favourite technique, why not make a project using it & share it with us in the latest challenge over at The Crafting Cafe!
I'd like to enter the following challenges with this card:
Amusing Challenges - Die Cuts
Sentimental Sunday - Happy Valentines Day
Allsorts - Any Occasion Other Than A Birthday
Crazy 4 Challenges - Valentine
Quick Quotes - Love Your Design, Use Red & White
That's Crafty Challenge Blog - Be My Valentine
4 Crafty Chicks - Valentines
Crafter's Cafe - Hearts
Crafting By Designs - Love Is In The Air
Crafting For All Seasons - Have A Heart
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Embossing

Saturday, 14 February 2015

My Favourite Technique


Hi everyone, the challenge for February over at The Crafting Cafe is 
Your Favourite Technique!
Unfortunately, our original sponsor for this month had to pull out but Sammy,
one of the DT, has kindly stepped in to sponsor the challenge instead!

I have to admit to having far too many favourites to choose from!
 I thought I'd share this card with you as my DT project.


It's made using a decoupage image, from La Pashe.
This is available as a pre printed sheet, a download or on the
Best of La Pashe 2014 CD Rom


I cut it out & layered it up using pinflair glue then
 placed on a round rocker card.


I also tied a big double bow with some faux silk ribbon.
I hope you like it & I hope you can play in the challenge over at
The Crafting Cafe
to show us your favourite technique!

Monday, 2 February 2015

I'll Miss You

Hi all, I have a card to share with you today!
This is one that I made for someone at work who is moving 
to work in another location within the service.
I'm really going to miss her as we have worked really well together
but, I'm looking forward to working with the next person too!


We have become great friends & amongst other things, I've helped her with 
learning to knit. We're hoping to still get together from time to time & also to share 
our knitting projects, stories & the likes as well as social occasions!
Of course I had to do a knitting themed card!
I did some tiny knitting. The needles are made from cocktail sticks with a
little bead on the end. I filed down the sharp points a little.


I rolled the wool into a little ball & added a strip of paper as a ball band.
The sentiment was done on the PC.
 Thanks so much for looking, I hope you like it!

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Thank You

Good moring all, I'm back to share another card with you!
This is a quick little CAS Thank You Card.


I've used linen embossed CS for the A6 base, then added a
panel which I embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder.
I just love all my embossing folders as they are so versatile & they
can be used in oh so many way's!

The challenge at Unstampabelles has an optional twist of what including
something you can see from your window!
When I look out my window, I see little flowers, all confised about what the season is.
I also see some Red & White tape (My twine) which is outside a house on our street 
where there was a fire! 
Thankfully no one was hurt & the damage was contained to just the one house!

The corners were rounded with a woodware corner punch
The panel was inked with a liquid chalk ink pad then wrapped 
with some twine. The  sentiment was die cut using a sizzlet &  I 
added a little button just to complete!


A little side view to finish, just showing the plain paper
insert  where a note can be written.
Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this little card in the following challenges:
The Crazy Challenge - Embossing
Unstampabelles - Thank You
Cut It Up - Embossing
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Embossing Folder & Why
Chalk N Stock - Anything Goes With Chalk

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 Random.org 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!