Sunday, April 22, 2012

No Patterned Paper and oh so cute!

Recently I was inspired by Judy's use of a Penny Black set called "Hedgie Friends" that I just had to get it!  ( thanks for enabling me Judy) and I finally inked it up a couple of the stamps in the set, last night.  I found 5 challenges that inspired me to make these two cards

 First card
Hedgie Friends

 For this one, I die cut the doily (MFT die won over at Jay Gee's Nook - thanks Judith) and stamped the PB Hedgie.  I then stamped again on the scrap bits from the die and coloured and cut out. Added mini pop dots to the middle and glue round the edges to give dimension to the Hedgie.  All colouring done with Distress inks and a water pen.  I added the panel to a white embossed background before adding to the card base.  The coloured piece behind the sentiment was coloured with Evergreen Bough distress ink to match what I coloured on the circle. I added the daisy button ( cutting off the shank) and added the other button in the corner to balance the card,

Challenges entered with this one:
PaperPlay Challenges ~ Animal Antics
Penny Black Saturday Challenge ~ No Patterned Paper
Penny Black and More ~ Oh So Cute
CES Challenge ~ Button It
Die Cut Divas ~ Embossing

Card two is a mini one ~ 4"x3"

Just for you Hedgie

This used the smaller of the two MFT dies that I won.  Again I did decoupage with the Hedgie.  My background was some home made watercoloured paper with Hero Arts Envelope pattern stamped.  This was in my scrap pile.  Added some distressing.  Also added the ribbon and some faux stitching.  The little sentiment is from Hot of The Press, from a little set called Ticket.

this one is entered into
PaperPlay Challenges ~ Animal Antics
Penny Black Saturday Challenge ~ No Patterned Paper
Penny Black and More ~ Oh So Cute

I really was on a roll yesterday as I got half the room tidied, these two made and the butterfly card.  Thank goodness I like CAS (relatively anyway) cards.  They don't take that long to do!

This morning we had Brunch with our son and his girlfriend at the Catalina Cafe in Hobsonville.  A really nice place about half way between their place and ours.   So just going to potter about this afternoon... maybe another card or two... plus that dreaded ironing to do!

Take care


Lisa said...

Two cuties, Dawn! LOVE the folded corner on the second card and on the first I really like all that white with the texture!
Your new blog photo is so nice!!

Nancy said...

Such imaginative card designs, Dawn! I LOVE the first one all in white with bits of pretty color, it's adorable! The second card is so full of sweetness, wonderful!

paula said...

Stunning cards Dawn. I'm loving what you are doing. Just gorgeous xoxoxoxo

MaxineD said...

These are so sweet - love what you have done with these dies and stamps.

debby4000 said...

Oh I love both cards Dawn, they're so cute.

brenda said...

Two really cute cards Dawn, I especially like the first one, the white is so crisp against the image.

Thank you so much for joining our Oh so Cute theme at Penny Black and More this month and good luck with all the prize draws.

B x

cardcreationsnz said...

Both cards are beautiful Dawn. I always love using Hedgies. Love the die you used. I also love all the different elements of the first one and it is wonderful how it fitted so many different challenges.

I have been to the Calalina Cafe. A nice spot out there. Well I should finish up here too and do some ironing.

Isha said...

Love your cute and adorable cards Dawn. Those images are really cute n sweet. Love all the white on the 1st. card.

Shirley said...

I love the freshness of your card Dawn.Although you have used no patterned papers it stands out beautifully with the barked embossing.The touch of turquoise and lemon finish it off well.
Thank you for sharing your pretty card with us at Penny Black and More.
Good luck in our prize draw and we hope you will join us next month too.


Anonymous said...

Fabulous creations....I must say though I do think the first card is a stunner...Love it

Thanks for playing along with Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week

Ali x

Sandy said...

Both of your cards are wonderful! I particularly liked the fist one. Absolutely grand!

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow two lovely creative cards, fab images and love the die cuts, thanks for sharing with us at paper play, hugs Liz xx

joy said...

Adorable cards, Dawn! I've been wishing for those MFT dies for awhile now! These little hedgies are just the cutest!!!!

Whisper said...

Your first card is simply adorable and i'm so loving that die too, Luv Sam x

Dotty Jo said...

These are gorgeous Dawn! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment, Jo x

Greta said...

2 terrific cards, Dawn! Love the softness of the first one & great design elements on both.

kath said...

beautiful cards dawn...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Maureen Morton said...

These guys are adorable, Dawn! Love both cards - I just want to reach out and pet these cute critters!

Gayatri said...

Two cute cards. Love them both but my fav is the first one. ust love the pristine white and texture and pop of colour. Great work, Dawn!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Dawn I saw these cuties in the Penny Black Flickr Gallery and had to come and get another peek!

susiestacey said...

Two cute cards Dawn. Thank you for joining in the fun at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

Julie said...

Two fabulous cards - great designs! Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges this week, Juliexx

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