Sunday, April 25, 2010

Super Saturday and ANZAC day Sunday

Today is ANZAC day here in New Zealand and Australia.  It is the day we remember our ancestors who served and died at Gallipoli in Turkey during the First World War and all the other service men and women who have served in all the other wars.  This morning my hubby was up at 5.30 to go to the Dawn Service at our local cenotaph in Browns Bay.  He goes as his late Father served in World War II.   Me - I stay in bed and think about them.

Yesterday was a SUPER day... in the end there were only 4 of us stamping... but oh what fun.  We had plenty of room to spread out.  Must admit if everyone had made it, it would have been a bit cramped....We started just after 10.15am and finished round 4.30pm.  It was a lovely warm day so had the door to outside open, the sun was shinning in and we got to sit outside under the umbrella for our lunch.  Unfortunately no photos as my camera was playing up... ( blond moment and I didn't check the batteries till this morning!!!!)
I had a great day... finally finished the swap pins for Stamp Camp next weekend, got some more quilted pieces done and a card made with one, as well as an easel card - instructions from Sue.... then later in the evening got two more cards finished.

  The swap pins are a series of 4 stamps that I have done various colour schemes on, using a variety of colouring mediums - water colour pencils, aqua crayons and markers.
My teddy card used paper I had downloaded from Gina K's Peachy Keen collection available for free here. I coloured in the Teddy ( which was one the lovely Anne had sent me before I bought the stamp) with Distress ink - Walnut Stain and some peachy aqua crayon.  Welcome baby is a Stampin'Up stamp.

The easel card is made with a frame ( cut out with a nestie) and folded over the central image  I stamped on some of the left over Peachy Keen paper, with some Stampin'Up Pocket Silhouette stamps in Dusty Concord and Walnut Stain distress inks.  Sentiment also by Stampin'up.

Next was a quick card as I had the background already - I made it the other night when I was using my Impressibilities - used it as a stencil and sponged the Tattered Rose ink over it.  Made a flower ( a la Dawn McVey) with some computer paper inked with the Tattered Rose and cut out with a Dahlia die from Spellbinders and crumpled. Sentiment by Stamp-It ( this one is for SIL whose birthday is next week)  Plus entering into OCC challenge this week - Blossoms)

And finally - the last card is for The Play Date Cafe's latest challenge - colours to use: Silver or Gray, Clay, Cream and Turquoise.  Think it fits the bill.  I used my new Borderabilites to make the scallop, a new set of stamps from Fiskars for the flower ( coloured with water coloured pencil) sentiment from Stampin'Up ( stamped in Potters Clay ink from Momento) and ribbon from my stash ( not sure where it came from)

Whew!!!!  If you made it through that lot, thanks heaps~  I do appreciate my followers and commenters.  You make my day.
Hope you week is great.  Take care

12 comments:

Tiffany said...

Oh my gosh Dawn, I am still eyeing all the goodies you made! So super glad you had some fun, ME time and enjoyed it thoroughly, I can see!! All of these are so sweet, thanks for sharing!

Julie Ranae said...

Such a beautiful entry for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge...it's so nice to have you play along with us this week... : )

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful! Love all the cards. One of my favorites is the soft background you created with the impressiblilities. So elegant and soft. The entry for PDCC is so very pretty! Love how you used the embossed edge. Beautiful! Glad you decided to play at PDCC again. (Yesterday sounded like so much fun! Love hanging out with stamping buddies and creating)

Ruby said...

Love all of the cards you've created, your little swap pins are so pretty but I especially like the simplicity of your card for our challenge over at the Play Date Cafe, simple yet elegant, lovely! Great to see you playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Hope you have plenty of time to reflect on Anzac Day.

Monika Reeck said...

your card with flower and black cardstock is so adorable Dawn love it....hugs

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful cards, lovely entry for this weeks challenge. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Vanessa said...

So many super cards, Dawn!! Love them all!

paula said...

Wow Dawn you have been super busy :D. Love all the wonderful creations you have made. My dh went to Dawn service in Kawana (about 30 minutes away) with his dad to remember. Em & I where sleeping, but next year Em will probably go with her Daddy xoxoxoxoxo

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the PDCC card! The double scallop is FAB and the simplicity of the flower and the bow really makes the wonderful sentiment pop!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful cards, Dawn! Love the border on the last one.. Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

These are all great, Dawn! Love the border and the last card!! The flower is beautiful with that ribbon! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC:)

Donna said...

Hi Dawn, I was at Stamp Camp and got on of your pins, with your blog details on it. And now I am one of your followers. Thanks its a real treat to see your cards and to get ideas. I love the stamps you used for the stamp pins, what supplier are they from? Looking forward to seeing your new card creations.. :)