Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hello Sunshine.

I've been able to say that for the past few days.... albeit that the temperature hasn't been warm...the sun has been shinning.  So much so that during the weekend, we even sat at the outside table to have our lunch.  This morning was sunny ~ and I was stuck in bed with a horrendous headach :-(  and now, mid afternoon, the sun has disappeared and it's very grey and cool....

Summertime is the challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge   Things have changed a bit on the blog.... the challenge is now monthly.


I had stamped the little hedgie ages ago and she was sitting forlornly on my desk. Perfect challenge to use her. Coloured with Copics and cut with a Nellie Snellen die which was offset on a PP die cut. The PP's are from a pad by Craftworkcards called "Vintage Rose" The top stripey one reminds me of wallpaper. A touch of lace along the join. The sentiment is from Ali Edwards Technique Tuesday stamp set. Finished with a sizzix leaf diecut and flowers I made using a Cherry Lyn die.  The leaves were coloured with Mowed Lawn distress to give a nice green similar to the card base.

Also entering this into the following challenges:
Everybody loves Art ~ Summer
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge ~ Sweet Summer Days
Penny Black and More @ Allsorts ~ Summer Blooms

I've started the Stretch Your stamp classes, but no time yet to have a play.  I've got some ideas in mind, so might just save them up for Saturday.  It's stamp group again... missed last month so am looking forward to it.

I'm might even will have some new goodies to play with!  I'm off to SENZ~  NZ Scrapbook, cardmaking and craft Expo... down in Hamilton, on Friday.  Up early to get there by 9.00am and then I'm taking a class at 9.30am - Everything Tim Except for Him with Sue Smith.  
I popped into Scottie Crafts the other afternoon to get some ink and actually meet Sue which was great.  And I'm hoping to see Maxine (aka Kiwime Kreations) who I believe is also taking the class.  No doubt with 27 exhibitors I will find a little lot that I like/need!!!!!  

Enjoy the rest of your week.


Kara Lynne said...

I hope you have a great time at the Expo! It sounds like a lot of fun. Love that happy hedgie there - looks like he's basking in the sun! Sweet, happy card, Dawn.

MaxineD said...

Love your card Dawn - the papers are beautiful and really make the hedgehog stand out.
It's a cold and bleak day here too.
I am so looking forward to going to SENZ and to meeting you. :-) I thought it did not open until 10:00?? Must have another look. We are leaving here at 8:00, so if we gt a good run we should be there soon after 9:00a.m.

donna mikasa said...

Love your card, Dawn! The colors, the embellies, and of course, that adorable hedgie! Cuteness! Hope you enjoyed the Expo, too!

Laura Love said...

I love the little hedgies! Super cute! That paper and your flowers are gorgeous too! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Shirley said...

Such a pretty, summery and fresh looking card Dawn. I really like the idea of overlapping a plain and patterned die cut. It works really well. love the cute hedgie image too.
Thank you for joining us this month at penny Black and More.
We hope you will join us again next month when we will have more lovely craft goodies up for grabs.


Elizabeth Allan said...

I first saw this cutie posted in the Penny Black Flickr gallery. Just too cute Dawn! Have fun at the Expo!

Vicky said...

Hi Dawn, just came across your lovely blog, I will be stalking your from now on!:)
Agree, about Mrs Browns Boys (a few posts down) its hilarious.

Ellie said...

What a cutie!! I love the sketch, and such pretty papers!
So glad you joined us at penny black and more!

Maureen Morton said...

Dawn, this little critter gives me grins! Colored so beautifully and playing in that great flower patch! Love how you used the patterned paper, too. This is a fav of mine, for sure.

brenda said...

Stunning card Dawn and loving the crisp fresh looking DP's.

Thank you for sharing your Summer Blooms with us at Penny Black and More this month.

B x

Deirdre said...

Enjoy your trip to Hamilton - love your hedgie card. Super fun.

Suzanne C said...

Sweet card! Those hedgies are so cute and you make such lovely cards with them! I hope your headache is better and that you had fun at the show!

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a really lovely card, love the colouring job. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Greta said...

Darling card, Dawn!

kath said...

adorable card dawn...could you please send some sunshine my way...thank you for joining in the July Challenge over at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

beautiful Summer Card!! I love it ! Thanks for joining in our EAC.
Big Hugs

DustyPenny (Joy Ott) said...

So cute, Dawn!

susiestacey said...

Such a sweet card and a lovely stamp.
Thank you for joining the Summer Blooms challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck. x Susan x

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x