Explosion Cards

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I saw an explosion card in an edition of Creativity magazine and decided to make it earlier in the year for my brother’s 40th birthday.

Since then I have made quite a few explosion cards and everybody seems to love them.

Here’s my latest makes:-

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An Amigurumi Unicorn

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I found the pattern for this unicorn a while back in Craftseller magazine.  I’ve finally got around to making it.  It was actually a nice easy make and fairly quick until I got to the main which took up more yarn than I expected and was quite time consuming.

The finished article, and I may just be biased, is rather cute to say the least and she sold as soon as I posted to my facebook page – Dawn’s Handmade Cards & Gifts


Another selection of my recent makes

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Been very busy making cards, cards, and more cards.  And a bit of crochet now and again.

Here’s another selection of my handy work.  Can’t believe I’ve only been doing this since the New Year – feel like I’ve done so much and learnt so much.  My creations have come on in leaps and bounds – when I look back at my first makes I can’t believe how basic they look.

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A selection of handmade birthday cards

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I thought I’d share with you a few more of my recent card makes that I made for a friend’s daughters birthday.

Firstly I made a mobile phone card from her niece.  She loves her technology and I spied a similar one on Pinterest.  A really quick and easy make which can be totally personalised in favourite colours, name, age and whatever messages suit.  Loved the end result.


Also on the order list was a sister card.  As the young lady in question likes ice skating I liked this idea of using a snow globe shape.  I used acetate to make a circle for the centre of the card and stuck a printed picture to it.  To get the snow flakes I just used silver glitter glue.  A bit fiddly in parts but it was worth it.


I saw this card in the Creativity magazine and used the free papers that came with the magazine.


I saw this card online and as my friend’s daughter is a bit of a shop-a-holic, I really wanted to give it a go.  I love this card and I will definitely be making more in the future – again it’s one of those cards which can be customised to suit the recipients favourite colours.


Feel free to take a look at other cards and crochet items I have made on my Facebook page Dawn’s Handmade Cards and Gifts.  If you like what you see please share with your friends and family.

Continuing with Christmas

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I found this pattern in the Comic Relief Crafternoon magazine which I’d purchased earlier in the year.  In the magazine they used floral designs but given that I have a stash of old Christmas cards I thought I’d put them to good use to make this quick and easy Christmas Tree decoration.


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