Monday, 1 December 2008

Ready, Steady, Craft and a Triple Deckeroonie of a PRIZExx

What I wouldn't give to have legs like this instead of the 3x2s that I got :((

This week's Papertake Weekly is a fab Steph recipe ...

1 ribbon

2 rectangles

and

3 small, round embellishments (zooms, eyelets, brads, buttons, gems etc!)

So this is my version. The stamp is by the very lovely Toodles And Binks (as are the zooms), and I coloured it with me Pro Markers - just for a change. The DP is gorgeous Funky Hand Salt and Pepper - love it - and the ribbon is Poppicrafts.

Not only is this a fab recipe, but there are

3 fab prizes

up for grabs so mosey over and check it out :))) x

CRAFT SALE

This next bit is just to let you know about something that is happening here on Saturday.
I know not many of you will be able to come, but if you live fairly close, it might be worth your while.

Basically what has happened is that a young girl was selling some new craft stuff at a local car boot sale that my friend went to. My friend asked this girl if she had any more and she said she had loads. Her mum had suffered from agoraphobia and had been into making cards and spent a lot of her time (and money) ordering stuff from QVC.

Sadly the girl’s mum died just over a year ago and this poor kid has been trying to sort it. We went to see it and help sort it all out for her cos she is not into crafting and doesn't know what half the stuff is, let alone how much she should ask for it. There is just so much stuff and an awful lot of it had not even been opened. To give you an idea, there is over £10ks worth, I kid you not.

So this Saturday, there is going to be a sale at Saughall Methodist Church Hall from 12 – 2 and it all must go, so it is going to be silly prices, ie generally at least half price for most of the stuff.

This is NEW stuff girls, not second hand and there is everything you could imagine there, including items which would make nice presents. So if you are not too far away, I really think you would find it worth your while to come over.

If anyone wants direction, please let me know - dawnyp123@hotmail.co.uk

Also, could I ask a HUGE favour and ask as many of you to spread the word if you can, cos there will be people who read your blogs that don't visit here and they just might live close enought to come or may know someone who is.

I really want to help this kid cos it brought it home to me what would happen to my stash when I go to the great craft workshop in the sky. I would hate anyone to take advantage of my kids and just want to make sure that the same doesn't happen to this girl.

Thank you so much for reading this and for any links you put up - I really appreciate it

xxxxx

31 comments:

Sonia said...

Dawny i am gutted i can't come :( Maybe i should send you some money and you could pick me up some goodies :)??
I have linked the info on my blog, hope it goes well.
Hugs Sonia x x

Cindy Haffner said...

Hee hee I love her boots, awesome job.

Sharon Caudle said...

You are such a sweetheart! Best of luck with the sale Dawny!! I wish I were closer, I'd sure come!

LOVE your card!!! It's soooo FUN and FUNKY!! It turned out adorable!!! Hugs!!

Kim Piggott said...

Gorgeous card! Love your fabulous image and papers!
hugs
kim xxx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Great card...love the image and the great colour combo. Hope the sale goes well. If I lived nearer I would definetely pop over!
Judy x

Cheryl said...

Hi Dawny.......they look like my legs....all skinny and little....yuk! I hate them.

How kind of you to help the young girl......just the sort of thing you would do.......I hope it is a tremendous success.......

Gayle said...

Oh God Dawny...I'm about crying for that poor girl!!! I'm so sorry that I don't live nearer, I would have been there for sure!!!
Luv'n'Hugs
Gayle x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Fabulous card Dawny and I'd love legs like that! lol Hugs, Nikki x

Tara said...

Love your card Dawn, I wish my legs were like that too!!
Good luck with the sale, such a lovely thing to do! xx

Kath said...

Love the card....and hey wish I had pins like her too.
You had me in tears...poor lass was so lucky to meet up with you...some folks would have just taken advantage....sorry can't come to the sale but hope you manage to raise lots of money for her....you really are an angel in disguise.
Hugs
kath
xxxxx

Kath said...

Just a thought Dawny you couldn't get in touch with local radio and get them to give it a plug...worth a try.
Hugs
kath
xxxxx

Macpurp said...

fab card darl! and what legs!!!

I will put a post up later on about teh craft sale. good luck with that.
the poor lassie....

lots of love
teen xx

Dawn said...

Dawny that is such a kind and amazing thing you are doing for that young girl - it must be so hard for her.
If I lived down your way - I'd be first in the crafty queue!

Hugs
Dawn
Oh and the card is stunning - I have seen those papers mentioned in a craft mag recently!

Madge said...

A gorgeous card Dawny for the challenge, I love this image. Yes I am in love with the PM's everything else has gone well and truly to the back of the cupboard!!! You are such a sweetie help this young lady with the sale - I just wish I was close enough to purchase and offer support. xxx

leann said...

Ooooh it's my rubbah self ~ my legs really, truly are that long you know... ;)

I've just been trying to work out whether I can make it on Saturday, can you believe??!! What's a few hundred miles, eh? Hope it goes well babes.

Hugs x x x

Sammi said...

Awesome card Dawny!! Oh yes - legs like hers would be nice. lol
Sammi
xxx

Love to Doodle! said...

Stunning card Dawny! Love the colours - so different and lush! Managed to bag myself a MS punch!! - not your fave though but hopefully it will look just as good...can't wait...

I just looked at AA route map and as much as I'd love to come on Sat, it's a tad too far...(by a couple of hours!)...you're so sweet and caring Dawny - hope it goes very well! xx

Kathy said...

Pretty card Dawny!! I love the colors that you have used!! They look gorgeous together!! Beautiful layout and I love your scallops!! I am in the same boat as you except I am not sure my legs are quite that long ~ but definitely that wide!! (LOL) Have a great day! :)Kathy

Jo said...

Great card Dawny....wish I had her legs and boots!!!

Hope the sale goes well.

Lea said...

Alas I don't live near Chester but I hope the sale goes really well for the young girl and love to both you and your friend for realising what crafting stuff was there and helping the girl x

Andrea, said...

fab card dawn, love the colour combo you have used

Supermum said...

Bless you for helping......gutted I can't be there .... wish you lots of luck and I'm sure it will all sell.
Sue. x

Janna said...

I love the plaid on this card! Super job!

Smiles,

Janna

Pauline C said...

Fab funky card Dawny - love it! How fantastic of you to help this girl with a sale of her stuff .... i reckon I'm too tied up to come over but hope it will go really well :-)
Pauline x

Marcea said...

Hope the sale went well today hun, I am so behind with my blogging that I have only just seen this
-x-

LOUISE said...

Fab card Dawny, love the image, and your colour scheme. LOuise x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Wow Dawny what a gorgeous card hun. I wish i lived hearby so i could go to the sale, it sounds fab!!! Hugs Linda x

Cazzy said...

OH Wow. I often wonder what would happen to my stuff if I shuffled off this mortal coil.

You were so kind to help this girl, and I am sure she appreciated it.

ribenaruby said...

Such a heartfelt thing you have done for this girl. I have tears in my eyes just reading. I'm sure she was glad it came to some use for someone out there. Gorgeous creation with the stamp.

debra said...

HI DAWN
AFTER READING A LOT OF THESE POSTS IT SEEMS QUITE A FEW PEOPLE WOULD LOVE TO COME BUT JUST DON'T LIVE ANYWHERE NEAR YOU, CAN ANYTHING BE PUT ONTO YOUR BLOG TO ADVERTISE ITEMS LKE OTHER BLOGGORS DO, JUST A THOUGHT I DON'T KNOW AS I AM NEW TO THIS BLOGGING, BUT FEEL SO SORRY FOR THE POOR GIRL.
HAVE LINKED YOU ANYWAY
DEBRA

Lorraine Robertson said...

Oh honey you are doing such a good job helping this young girl...

Wish I lived close so that I could come but as I can't I will put a link on my blog for you...

Hope all goes well at the sale..

Hugs
Lorraine xxx