Saturday, September 15, 2012

Wild and Windy Weather..........

that's what we have today..... there are Gale warnings in the Haukai Gulf and the harbour here in Auckland... and even at our house which usually is a bit sheltered.  So I closeted myself in my craft room for most of the afternoon....and then Hubby (who had been out in the late afternoon) came home with Fish and Chips for dinner.... so no cooking required!

Over the past few days, I have been very creative.... since Wednesday I have made 7 cards.... I'm am quite ahead with my DT work, both for Red Carpet Studio and Mygrafico so it will be a few weeks before I can share these cards.  I received my Simon Says prize pack this week.... a few new stamps, a die or two, so it was time to try them out.

Snoopy's Halloween


I picked up this cute little Snoopy stamp for a very reasonable price.  I combined with some free papers from Mygrafico ( available here) and computer generated the sentiment with this font from Dafont.com  I used pencils to colour Snoopy in and cut with Spellbinders.

My next card uses some stamps I got with a Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.  I used one of the designs in the magazine as my starting point to make the card.

Happy Anniversary


I used some heavy watercolour paper and cut out a circle which I trimmed.  I stamped the flower with "Grey Flannel" memento ink and then used distress inks and an aqua brush to colour.  Love the soft look this gives.  I layered the circle on pink card and trimmed around it.  The lace strip is two pieces of die cut watercolour paper, butted together and the join covered with a thin stripe of the pink card.  The die I used is the Crochet edging by Die-namics.  The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp set

So that's it for today.  As I'm typing this, I'm watching the rugby test... All Blacks versus South Africa.  14 minutes gone and no score... its a very tight game so far!  GO THE BLACKS!!!!!!!!!

Just a quick reminder that Red Carpet Studio's "Pun" Challenge, finishes in a few hours.... would love you to join us.

Enjoy your weekend.  I'm hoping to spend some more time crafting tomorrow.
Dawn

10 comments:

Doreen said...

Gorgeous cards,love the images.xxx

MaxineD said...

Oh Dawn I love that pink card - it is a stunner! Snoopy is pretty cute too.
I love it when I am on a roll with card making as your are!!
whoopee - the ALL BLACKS won! :-)
Blessings
Maxine

cardcreationsnz said...

Two great cards.

Although I am personally not a fan of Halloween I like your use of a non traditional Halloween colour of purple.

A beautiful second card. Loved how you have coloured your flowers.

cardcreationsnz said...

Two great cards.

Although I am personally not a fan of Halloween I like your use of a non traditional Halloween colour of purple.

A beautiful second card. Loved how you have coloured your flowers.

joy said...

Love both of your cards, Dawn, but the pink one is my fav. That die cut is so pretty and I like the design of the card. The sentiment is from one of my favorite sets, too! Snoopy is so cute in his cape and is perfect for this Halloween card.

Hope the weather is a bit calmer there now!

CinnamonSally said...

Great cards Dawn, my you have been busy 7 cards!!

Maureen Morton said...

Hope you stay safe in the winds, Dawn. But what a great excuse to keep busy crafting! Love these bright cards - Snoopy is one of my favs, and you have highlighted him so adorably. Fun and bright - love them both!

Isha said...

Wow!!! You've been busy Dawn. Lovely cards. Love the Snoopy, will show it to my daughter:)
Stay safe.

Sue said...

Hello Dawn
Two great Cards, love your Pink one very much; it is soft and subtle, and the sentiment suits it wonderfully.
Smiles:)
Sue

Greta said...

Sounds like a great time in spite of the weather. I'm hoping for lots of creativity this week. Your Snoopy card makes me think of my dad who loved Snoopy & everyone gave him Snoopy cards for all occasions. He would have loved this!