Friday, November 14, 2014

Featured Friday!!! Dawn Turley~

Happy Friday! I hope you've all had a better week than I did. The plague struck and I've been swallowing shards of glass for the last two days. Eeek!

I'm sorry I didn't post the winner of my first giveaway yesterday, but see the above reason. I plum forgot! After a little drawing and a tabletop drum roll...the winner is.... Donna of Yellow Dog Greetings. Donna, please email me at bexcruger @ gmail dot com with your address. \

And now that business is all done, time for the party! This week's featured designer is:

Dawn Turley of Dawn's World. I "met" Dawn through the Card Chain Challenge, a monthly international card exchage. A resident of New Zealand, Dawn is a whiz with Distress Inks and markers (can you see why I like her yet?). Her designs ooze with bold color and clean lines. But why tell you about her when she can do so much better herself?

Here's seven things to know about Dawn:

1. How did you start stamping?

I started stamping in 2008 when another lady and I reached for a stamping magazine at the same time... she asked me if I stamped and when I said no I just liked looking at the magazines... she invited me to come along to a stamp group at a local stamp store that was on the next day... so I went and as they say.... the rest is history. I was hooked in a BIG way. 

2. What types of things inspire you?

This is hard... all sorts of things inspire me. Some times colours or sketches inspire me and I love visiting other blogs to get inspirations. And who can resist Pinterest! So much there to inspire there.


3. What would you say is your stamping aesthetic?

I'm a CAS stamper. Much as I love looking at vintage and Shabby Chic, I struggle with this genre. I like a few embellishments but like a clean style the most.


4. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what one crafting supply would you have to bring?

Only one? Minimum - stamps,inks, Copics, heck just let me take everything and I'll be happy stranded on that island for a very long time! No one to interrupt me!


5. Favorite card making challenges to participate in?

I'm on a few challenge blogs - Die Cut Divas, Southern Girls Challenge Creative Craft Cottage but a few of the other's I like to enter are:

City Crafter challenge

Crafting when you can

Penny Black and More Challenge

There're so many fun challenges out there and I often have a bit of fun entering into others.


6. Fill in the blank: The one thing new stampers should know is __________.

Just have Fun and try out lots of techniques. Don't over-analyse what you are doing.


7. What's your best organization tip for crafting supplies?

Organising your craft supplies? What's that? I'm such a messy crafter I have stuff all over the place. I try to keep things organised but I get distracted creating and forget to put things away.


I'd have to agree with her on number 7! My craft room is about as messy as my designs! I was so excited when Dawn agreed to be featured and she chose this card for me to case:

The Original

Look at all those beautiful messy splatters! Like I said, she's a master of bold colors and this card is no exception. I loved the way it looks like she's double stamped the image in multiple colors before blending. And the way it's all set a little off kilter? Fab-o!

My CASE Card
I saved the off-kilter design and went for slightly larger splatters in shades of pinky-purples. I used STAMPlorations Bloom Sketches set to stamp that gorgeous daisy and colored it in bold, rich shades. I backed the image using a chocolate paper with shimmery strips of raspberry. I finished it off with some enamel dots from Doodlebug Designs. Dawn's design sure was an inspiration!

Dawn's CASE Card

Dawn used her design to create this gorgeous Christmas card! Look at all those beautiful splatters! They look like twinkling lights and give this card such a festive feel! I love the scale of her sentiment. To learn more about how she created this card, see Dawn's blog


That's right! I'm having another little giveaway. Mostly just to say thank you to all of you who've left me kind comments and given me encouragement along the way. If you'd like to be in the running for the prize, here's how:
Leave me a comment below - 1 entry
Leave Dawn a comment on her blog - 1 entry

Thanks for stopping by!
I'm sending my CASE card over to these challenges:
Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to follow my blog to see if you've won! The winner will be announced next week. 


  1. Becca, love the bold colors on your card. Very nice!

  2. Great feature Becca and love your CASE card, the colours are very pretty. Carol x

  3. Great feature and fabulous casing :)

  4. All of these cards are absolutely gorgeous!! Beautifully CASEd creations for sure!! :)

  5. Well holy moly I am so blessed to have won a prize! Thank you so much! I will email you shortly!
    Fantastic CASE! Both you and Dawn have made gorgeous cards!
    Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for our "T is for Thanks (...for nothing) challenge!

  6. No candy for me, Becca, but I do want to say how much I enjoyed your interview of Dawn! You did an extraordinary CASE to feature her gorgeous work!! They are all stunning!! Have a great weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. So pretty. Love the splatters with the clean image.
    Lovely work.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  8. What a gorgeous CASE of Dawn's card! The colours, the splatters, that great paper...
    So glad you joined us again at the Sisterhood!

  9. How nice to read all about Dawn! The cards are beautiful! I'll head over to see what Dawn's doing. Thanks for a chance to win your candy!

  10. Congrats on the feature, Dawn! I have known Dawn for a few years now. She is all around talented and sweet! Beautiful CASing of cards!

  11. Your creation is just wonderful! I love the colors and the splatters. Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  12. The creations from the one card is great-Love the splatter look. Noone can take just one thing to a desert isle unless he is 6'2" , handsome as all hell, has some brains, is at your beck and call and knows how to make a boat from the items on the island

  13. Fabulous Feature! Nice to meet you Dawn!! Wonderful cards--all of them! LOVE the splatters :) and LOVE the bright colors maintained in the CASed cards!! So fun!! Heading over to Dawn's blog now :) XOXO-Shari

  14. All of these are so beautiful! Love the colors on all of them and also those wonderful splatters. Congrats to Dawn too!

  15. So pretty, love the paint splatters! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  16. Hi, Becca! I have always loved Dawn's unique creations and it was fun to get to know her a bit better. Your cased card is adorable.

  17. so fun reading Dawn's interview - I first met her also thru CCC - love both yours and Dawn's cards - great design!!

  18. Glad to find out a bit more about another of my favourite crafters! Love your take on Dawn's creations, Becca, Jo x

  19. Hi Becca...I am enjoying reading about talented people in our amazing craft of ink and paper - you'd think we were just kids, mess and all. Gorgeoous card Dawn put up as inspiration (i'm a bit of a keep it square freak) so I might have to CASE as well....fabulous cards from you both. Robyn

  20. Hi Becca just got a chance to catch up I am thrilled to have been your guest today. Love your take on my card. I'm so pleased to have "met" you through this amazing hobby of ours. And thanks to every one for their lovely comments here and on my blog. Hugs Dawn

  21. So lovely to see my fellow Kiwi, Southern Girls 'sista' showcased on your blog today Becca. Love Dawn's creations, she IS the master of inky deliciousness. Love your take on her sketch too. Thanks for the sweet messages you've left on my blog and on our challenge blogs lately too. They're a joy to read. Hugs, Wends x

  22. Its a lovely CASE, I like Dawn's card too! I must try doing splatters! your one looks done so effortlessly!

  23. Hi Becca, well I just love all the cards this week - Dawns CAS style is really eye-catching. I love your daisy card, that's a great flower stamp and I've just started adding 'flicked' ink drops to my cards, they cut down the starkness of the white for me. Have a super duper week Cheers Robyn

  24. I know Dawn love Purple and her card is so sweet here...I love your Daisy card too...its looks awesome that you colored like that and I wish I have that stamplorations stamp toooooo :) and the HAPPY card from Dawn looks happy with that colors...lovely post my dear and I am happy to know you through Dawn both my sweet blogland friend...wish we can meet each other....hugs, Monika

  25. Two gorgeous cases of one gorgeous card! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  26. HAHAHA Birgit's comment wins! THAT is something I could take as just one thing ;)
    I haven't met Dawn before so what a great intro - and WOOHOO that my snarky sistah Donna won your blog candy! - and YAY for messy crafters! I love your take on Dawn's card!

  27. Nice cards. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  28. Dawn is an inspiration, for sure! Love your case of her card, Becca!

  29. lovin all the mist splats!!! Thanks for playing along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

  30. You CASE idea is so fun! I love all three cards. Very pretty colors and fun technique! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  31. This is a great CASE Becca and I love your autumnal daisy. :)

  32. What a great post - such fun. And love all those splatters to be seen! I agree with you that that daisy image is so gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations with you beautiful card, Becca.

  33. Awesome post, Becca! I enjoyed reading about Dawn and then admiring both of your cards!!