Quote of the Week.....

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts"
Winston Churchill

Friday, 30 January 2009

"All Loved Up" Card

White Linnen Card
Black Bazzil Bling
Black Card
Blonde Moments Bangers and Mash
US Artquest Paints
Versa Mark Pad and Pen
" Sweethearts" Rubber Stamps
"Sweet Somthings" Rubber Stamps
Clear Embossing powder
Black ink - Stazon
Gold Pigment Powders
1) Trim an A4 peice of White Linnen Card in 1/2 to creat a tall slim card base
2) Trim Black Bazzil Bling to 20.00 x 6.5cm
Trim Bangers and Mash Paper to 19.5 x 6cm
3) With the Versamark Pen outline the hearts on the paper and dust over with the gold pigment powders
Ink up the Fluffy, Sparkle, Shine, smile stamp with Staz on and stamp in the top right hand corner
4) On the black card stamp 6 hearts with Versamark Ink Pad and heat set with clear embossing powder
5) Using the US Artwuest paints, colour in all the hearts - note that the embossing will act as a resist so painting will be made easy
Once dry cut out
6) Mat the Bangers and Mash Paper to the bazzil bling and attach to card base using 3d foam
7) attach the hearts ramdomly to the card alternating 3d foam and micro dots
8) Add Gold Ribbon and fibers to the fold in the card

" You Made my day" Card in 10 easy steps


All avaliable from The Dawn Bibby Design Studio:
Basic Grey Granola Patterned Paper 12 x 12
Basic Grey Figgy Pudding Paper 12 x 12
Dawn Bibby Designs Small Bronze Brads

Penny Black "Constalations" rubber Stamp
Hero Arts clear stamp designs "you made my day"

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut stain
Black Archival Ink - Stazon
Tim Holtz Cut and Dry foam
& Gypsies circle stamp

White cards stock
A4 Peice of acitate
Scrap Bazzil card stock in a co-ordinating colour
Scrap piece of co-ordination ribbon
A few pearl gems

Cuttlebug die cut and embossed butterfly

1) Make a C5 base from an A4 peice of acitate, and score firmly


2) Trim down the Granola paper to 8.00 x 12.00cm and use a corner punch to round off edges
Trim down the Figgy Pudding paper to 9.00 x 14.00cm


3) Using the cut and dry foam ink the edges of both pieces of paper to create a distressed look


4) Ink up "Constalations Stamp" with Walnut Stain and stamp onto the front peice of paper


5) Using a scalloped circle punch, punch out of the co-ordinating bazzil card stock, and lightly distress the edges

6) Using the duttlebug Butterfly die and embossing folder, cut out with white cardstock, lightly ink edges


7) On a small white cardstock circle stamp the "7 Gypsies" circle and the "Hero Arts You Made My Day" ink edges


8) Attach the larger peices of paper to the inside of your acitate card using micro dots
Then attach the smaller peice to the front of the acitate card using brads


9) Wrap the ribbon roung the front peice and tie in a knott
Attach the Die cut butterfly (one wing only) with micro dots

10) Add some pearl gems to the body of the butterfly

Easter Saturday Workshop @ The DB Studio?

Would any of my lovely ladies be intrested in a workshop on Saturday 11th April 2009?
We didn't put one in because we thought many of you would have something planned for the weekend, however a few people have asked me to put one on and I could sort something out.
Please email me or text or phone and let me know asap and I will see what I can you
Love Sarah xxx
By the way watch out this weekend for a technique demo to be published on this blog....if I can work out how to do it that is

Friday, 23 January 2009

Hero Arts New Catalog

The New Hero Arts Catalog is out, I am a hugh fan of Hero Arts rubber and clear stamps.
I cant wait to get my hands on some the these great new stamp designs.
I find their clear stamps so easy to use and store.
I'm hoping Dawn can let me know all about the fantastic new designs when she returns form the 2009 Winter CHA in the USA.
Check out the Hero Arts Websit on the link below to brows the 2009 Catalog.

Craft Club @ Dawn Bibby Design Studios

Every third Wednesday of every month, The Dawn Bibby Design Studio opens its doors
7.00pm - 9.00pm for like minded people to get together and craft.
Bring along your own supplies and tools, I always bring a few bits and pieces for people to try out too!
£2.50 per person
Refreshments and a Bicky will be provided.
The Next dates are:
Wednesday 18th February
Wednesday 18th March
Wednesday15th April
Wednesday 20th May
Please phone The Dawn Bibby Design Studio to book your place.
0845 8386177

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Dawn Bibby Design Studio Demo Weekend

Afternoon Everybody,
Just a reminder that The Dawn Bibby Design Studio will be holding the first of it's Demo weekends on:
Saturday 4th April 2009
Sunday 5th April 2009
lots of exciting demos, make and takes and bargins to be had.
I look forward to seeing you all there!
For more details check out the website