Friday, September 6, 2013

A literary lifestyle.

Hello all!
Back after a short break from the world of blogging and crafting - I just needed to stop the routine for a little while!  Apologies in advance as I will not be able to catch up with commenting on all the past blog posts I have missed, I follow far too many fabulous blogs for that. Anyway, it's Friday again which means another challenge over at The Outlawz Alcohol Markers DT and our theme this week is "Read all about it".

     This one is right up my street as I'm a very enthusiastic reader and have been ever since I learnt to read, many moons ago!  I must have a book on the go and even though I have moved into the digital age with my Kindle, I still prefer the look and feel of a real book.
                        For my card I used a Kenny K digi , coloured with my Copics and set on a background of a book page and an alphabet lace cut-out, courtesy of the Silhouette store and my Cameo.  I can't say that "no books were harmed in the process of making this card" but the book is one that is falling to pieces so I think that recycling it to use for crafts is a fitting end to it!  The quote was one I found through Google and it sums up reading just perfectly for me.




Many thanks for popping in today!



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17 comments:

Tina henderson said...

What a bright,cheerful and funky card, loving the digi and the layout. Thank you so much for joining in the 4kraftygirlzchallenge blog and good luck! Tin-Maree DT x

Carla S. said...

Fab card, Dawn! Love the colors and the letters in the background! Fantastic coloring of the fun image!

Patricia St Martin said...

Welcome back!! I do know what you are talking about this can be a lot after some time we all need a brake. Love what you have done with the Silhouette for your background. Your card is perfect for the avert reader my granddaughter she is 7 and grandson he is 11 are both reading all the time, they love books,
Hugs, Pat

Sandra said...

Welcome back girlie!!! Feels good doesn't it? You need to take vay-k's from your hobbies too!!
Your card is indeed bright and cheery, and your theme this week is great. You did a fantastic come back, see you around :)S

Penny said...

Love your card, Dawn! The book paper makes a great bg along with your cool die cut! Great colors & design, fun image, and fab coloring, as usual! And welcome back--I missed you! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Have a great weekend!

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful card Dawn. I love to read to and read a lot. I love your image and your great design. Beautiful coloring, beautiful layout and fantastic card.

Krafty Girl said...

Such a beautiful card, love the image and those fabulous colors. Thank you for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz this fortnight. Abbie xx

Nonni said...

This is wonderful and so clever! Great coloring... And I love the book page! Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM!

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Fabulous card Dawn, I love the Alphabet :-)
And the way you used a page of a book, LOL
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!
Hugs,Sandra

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous card you have made here. It fits our challenge this week well of “anything goes”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

Tracy said...

I totally agree with that sentiment Dawn. I love to read too and just can't bring myself to do it on my Kindle. LOL Your card is wonderful. I'm sure that book was happy to give up a page for your craftiness. :-) I received your amazing Cambridge post card. How I would love to see it in person. Thank you so much for sending it! Hugs!

Tress said...

So happy you are back! Love how you created the background for this image with the page from a book and alphabet cut out!

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
Debxx

Kerrie Brown said...

wow wow wow i love you this card so so much

thank you so so much for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz

kerrie DT x

Shana Gaff said...

Adorable! I love the stamp you chose and all of the elements just combine together SOOOO perfectly! Love the die cut letters and the page background. Very nice card! Thanks for playing at ATSM. :)

Chris said...

Hi Dawn, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

nwilliams6 said...

I love to read too so I love this card - the excitement shows on the image's face! I totally agree with the sentiment too. Great image! So fun as usual. Missed you when you were away - I hope you really got a chance to recharge!!! I went to a store this weekend that reminded me of your fun redo projects: https://www.facebook.com/resurrectantiques. It was so fun! Hugz!