Wednesday, 19 November 2008

A Challenge or 4 xx

I am so loving that pale green PP washed solid at the mo - I can't stop using it lol xx
Now I have to say that I haven't got the balance and LO quite right on this card, but on the plus side, I love the colour palette. Even if it doesn't look exactly right here due to bad light!!

But not to worry. This is my card for 2 challenges. Firstly this week's Spoonful of Sugar challenge 26, Bloomin Marvellous which is to use flowers or floral paper. And the other one is The Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge 7 - Cute As A Button.

There are 2 blooms and 1 button so I think it qualifies for both lol xxx
The ribbon, brad and blooms are Poppicrafts, the paper is PP and Tilda has been coloured with Pro Markers.

But wait, I hear you cry, there is not a scrap of Glamour Dust in sight!!!! Ahhh, but the old punch is there again, bless it.

Another Tilda, this time she's giggling - must be something in
that bauble lol xxx

This one is for the Magnolia Vs Stampavie week 3, tie that sketch. As before, paper is PP, ribbons are Raspberry Ribbons (sheer and satin) and Poppicrafts (spotty) and the sentiment is Woodware.

You know the rest hee hee xxx

3 down, 1 to go.

At the NEC, I bought some Penny Black stamps, including this one, so natch I did this weeks Penny Black Saturday Challenge which is Monocromatic. I'm not a 'brown' person as a rule, but I love the PP leopardy paper. The spotty paper is Dinky Dots - can't find the link now, sorry peeps.

I used my American Crafts Thickers for the first time. I coloured them with PMs and they seem to have gone a bit streaky - I think it looks ok and it sort of goes under these circumstances, but I can see that there will be times when I don't want it to happen. Any tips anyone that's used them??

Or perhaps Tilda is giggling at this .....

I just have to share this with you cos it really REALLY made me laugh.


Kyla is going to be in her first 'play' at nursery - she is a star. Not THE star, just A star, but hey, if it hadn't been for a star, who knows where the wise men and the shepherds would have ended up. Although they would have to go some to beat me - I set off for Abersoch once and ended up on Anglesey (it's so true xx ). It was in the day before Sat Nav, although not in the days before maps!!!

But I digress.

She has been practising her Christmas songs, bless her, at full pelt, and usually when she is in the bath (maybe she knows more about echoes and acoustics than we give her credit for!!).

So tonight she was singing her version of 'We Wish You A Merry Christmas'. What she actually sings is 'We Miss You A Merry Christmas', but we get the jist. But it's the middle bit that gets me. Did you know, it actually goes 'tidy up your things for you and your kings?'

No, me neither (snigger snigger, naughty grandma for laughing).

Now I have to admit that I am a big softie and I always cry when I hear kids singing - even on the telly. I cried at every one of my kids' play - yeah very embarrassing for them I know, especially when they were 16 (joke lol xxx). Maybe this time though, they may be tears of laugher!!!!

Oh do e-mail me your funny stories re the dinks and their songs. I'll gather them all together and do a special post near Christmas if we get enough.

Off for a long over due blog hop now.

See ya soon xxxxx


54 comments:

shell said...

georgous cards as always dawn, that giggling tilda is soooo cute. i know what you mean about kids singing i fill up every year at my nieces nativity play, they are all so cute.
take care shell x

Lynsey said...

Hi Dawny your cards are all beautiful, great colouring.
Hugs Lynsey :)

Beth said...

Your stories make me laugh, I'll definitely pop back for that christmas post! Delicious cards too, I love the PB one (thanks for joining in!) as for the Thickers, I'm only just getting used to them and havn't tried colouring them yet - just a bit of glitter so far! xx

Jane Carroll said...

sensational!!!!

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC

hugs jane x

Kath said...

Hi my crafty mate....love all the cards and by gum your MS punch is being worked hard.....re...the Thickers...I either colour them with permanent markers or dye based ink pads....but they take an age to dry sometimes...interesting to see if anybody else has a different way......
Hugs
kath
xxxxx

Kath said...

wow silly old moi...got so carried away with all the fabby cards and the question about the Thickers forgot to comment on your PB card....it's fandabidosey...love that PP leopard paper and what a cute image...thanks for playing along this week
Hugs
kath
xxxx

Cheryl said...

Beautiful cards.....and the first one is my favourite, I really love the colours....balance (must be a crafters thing) I don't do balance, not even on a bike.....

There is nothing wrong with being a star......stars are beautiful and light our world......and they are real.......

Michelle had a lovely line in Away in a Manger....when she was little.....
instead of the little Lord Jesus lays down his sweet head.....

Michelle decided at the age of four......little Lord Jesus give me your sweets......
You work it out, I never could......I actually have her singing that on tape!!

Lyndsey Marie said...

Hi Dawn, love all your new fabby creations, glad you had a good time at the NEC i missed out this year, but never mind. Your posts about your little miss are fab she so reminds me of Abbie. We not up to xmas songs yet but she does a mean rendition of Baa Baa Black Sheep and the think sone off Winne the Pooh.
Lyndsey xx

Macpurp said...

these are beautiful cards my lovely!

and you are such a proud granny!

I love the tidy up your things lyric!

Sue said...

These are fabby Dawny, really loving the first card especially.

Ahhh bless Kyla, she will make a beautiful star :-)

thanks for joining us at scsc:)

sue
xx

Kim said...

Oh my lordy lou such gorgeousness going on here... loving that green, and my I am in love with your blog!!!

MeandLilG said...

Priceless!! Lil G sings along to ELO's "Mr Blue Sky", which apparently has a line that goes "and today is the daily waily war-ar-ar-ar"..... xxx

Kim said...

can't seem to leave a comment on the uber stunning PTW card Chick!!! its' stunning...

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh Dawny, I just love coming to your blog! LOL! Thanks for the giggle this afternoon! Love the new lyrics to the song!!! you sound just like me, I'm too much of a softy myself and cry at the drop of a hat. *sigh*. Can't change it no matter how hard I try, so I've learned to just accept it for me. *double sigh* :) LOL!!! Love your cards! They're adorable as always.

Bev said...

Slow down girl I can't keep up!! Love your latest cads sweetie, espesh the first magnolia, love those papers!!

Funny song ... my daughter always insisted the Little Miss Muffet who sat on her "tuppet" was "eating her curtains away!!!" Need I say more lol.

hugs Bev x

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh your cards are just beautiful dear. And I agree about the color of green dear

Sam said...

Gorgeous cards Dawn.
Love the new lyrics.....
Can remember my daughter asking why her tape recorder wouldn't work. I told her it was probably because the batteries were flat - off she went, only to return 5 minutes later to tell me that they were still round ...ROFL. She had the laugh as it won her £10 when sent into a magazine.
Sam x

Sue said...

Cor you have been busy, beautiful selection of cards, luv the colours. sue.

Kim Piggott said...

Stunning cards!

I love each and every one of them they are so beautiful.

Love your choice of papers and colour combo's for them just stunning.

So love your story they are so adorable at this age. My grandson is 3 and in his first nativity he is the donkey ok somebody's got to do it right. But, he is so proud. Definite blabbing coming his way on his opening night me thinks.
hugs kim x

Jill said...

aww Dawny they are all gorgeous hun, I love the soft colours and papers. Aww I can just picture little Kyla singing her little heart out enjoy hugs Jill x

(thanks for joining us at scsc x)

Elf said...

OMG babe I am sat here howling! Bless her little cotton socks!

As for ALL your cards...they are as ever just flipping fantastic! I love green so may have to try using it in this way as well. Hope you are ok. Hugs Em.x

scotspanda said...

ab fab cards hun and aww bless her what a lovely lyric. Lily was belting out Away in a Manger int he car last night..........hmmm lovely carol but not at 15 decibels lol. She recently started ballet and my friend takes her. After about 3 weeks she was singing along to Abba and then realised they use the mamma mia soundtrack to dance to. Sooooo funny to hear a 5 year old singing Money money money and Gimme Gimme Gimme heehee

lotsalove

Amanda xx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Three gorgeous cards Dawny, The little PB cat is just so cute and love the soft colours of the first two.. Hugs, Nikki x

debby4000 said...

WOW fantastic cards, everyone of them brilliant. I love the tale at the end of post, your Grandaughter is delightful.

All Pink girl said...

Oh Dawny you have been on a card mission lolxxx these are fabulous babe ,love the tildas and the papers you have used ,,stunning xxxxDawnxxx

Rach said...

gorgoeus gorgeous cards as always Dawny, loving them...you little Kyla, sounds so sweet and very funny.
your not the only one that snivels at plays, i do as well, just can't help it...always end up glassy eyed.
you laugh at crying when they are 16....i did that too.lol. is there any hope for me?!(don't answer that!)
big hugs rachxx

Cindy Haffner said...

Dawny so beautiful, love your work.

Andrea, said...

Oh these are gorgeous Dawny, i love the colour combos you are using and all the gorgeous images. We made the 'odd' fold card in class the other week and they loved it.

Love to Doodle! said...

Wowee.....wonderful cards Dawny! Love the colours and all those gorgeous papers...Think my fave is the first....lovely colour combo...but I love brown too so that's a close second...fabulous!

Hee re Kyla...I shall have a massive list for you in a couple of weeks I'm sure....in the meantime, every evening we hear stomping overhead and a little voice belting out "Y-M-C-ale"...and I mean every night....Caitlin loves that song!

xx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card and definitely as cute as a button :) thanks for joining us at SCSC this week :) Donna x

Macpurp said...

what shade of green promarker have you used on tilda?
It is so pretty xx

Andrea, said...

Hi Dawn
Hope my email got to you, if not let me know and I will resend it. (Its playing up again!!)

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Scrapmumur said...

WOW....Dawny, your cards is brilliant!!
The colours and papers are marvellous.
I love your fabulous composition and lovely colouring.
Great work.
Hugs, Mumur

stampingheaven said...

Fab cards as always Dawny.

Tasha said...

Wow your cards are stunning
Tasha xx

Terrie B x said...

oooh Dawny..I love your Challenges or thre!!!lol.They are all `fab`...
and well I love how you sing your song!!!Def put a smile on my face....:)
Have a lovely Day Lovely Lady:)~X~

Dawn said...

Dawny love your cards especially the puss one (of course!!) - ooh! I need that stamp....
Hope Kyla has a great time at her little play - and she will be your own little star anyway!!

Hugs
Dawn

Pauline C said...

Naughty Dawny!! I'm supposed to be hopping post haste throught he PB challenge entries, and I'm lingering for ages over your funny stories whilst pmsl!!! (though it doesn't yet beat the Springwood Crem one .. but now I digress rofl!!)Fab set of cards altogether .. and the PB one is really funky with that leopardskin paper. Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week!!
Pauline x
PS wot are Thickers??

Dawn said...

Evening Dawny

Pop over sometime have a wee award for ya!!!

Kathy said...

Wow you have been a busy lady!! Love all the images you have used and I think I will steal your idea of using that giggling Tilda for a Christmas card!! I am with you on the crying part. I was never a cryer til I had kids and forget it!! Whether it be something at school or at gymnastics I can't stop crying!! I feel like a complete idiot!!(LOL) Have a great week-end :)Kathy

tracie said...

Hi ya hun, oh wow you have been busy ~ these are all so gorgoeus. Love the leopard print on the PB card and the pink and green Tilda looks fabulous. Gorgeous work as ever hun.
Thanks for joining us this week
have a great weekend
hugs :)x

Rach said...

Hi Dawny,
just swinging by to say thanks for being so sweet and thoughtful. there is an award waiting for you on my blog. hugs rachxx

Marcea said...

fab cards hun, love them all you busy little bee!!!! Hilarious story too, lol. Ryan always made his own words up too - far more entertaining I think. Oooh by the .... congrats on last weeks PBSC ;o)
-x-

Enfys said...

Scrumptious cards Dawny. That MS punch may be getting a rest soon :) Too funny about your little one and the song. I always fill up at the first sound of Away in a manger. You asked about the bowdabara on my blog, it's just a bit of plastic that you wind ribbons on to make fancy bows. Fancy name for a bit of plastic!
hugs

en xx

cats whiskers said...

Lovely cards hun, love your soft green one, so soft and sweet just like you hey!!!!!
I love your stories hun and I can just hear her signing wonderful
Hope you are Ok
Hugs Jacqui x

tracie said...

Hi ya hun, hope your having a good weekend. There's a little something for you on my blog.
Hugs :)x

Marcea said...

hi hun - have left a little something over onmy blog :o)
-x-

Pauline C said...

Hi again hun .. have left you a little something on my blog
Pauline x

Love to Doodle! said...

Hi Dawny - hope things are good with you...

I've popped an award on my blog for you...pick it up if you wanna...xx

cats whiskers said...

Hi dear there is an award for you on my blog, it is really a nice one
Hugs Jacqui x

Jill said...

hi Dawny me again there an award waiting for you over at my blog hugs Jill x

Beth said...

I hope yoy're having a great weekend! I've left you a little something on my blog! xx

Jilli said...

Gorgeous cards Dawny, not sure what you could be thinking of with giggling Tilda :O. I'll mail you my funny kiddy stories lol! Jillix