Tuesday, 3 February 2009

It's Hearts & Flowers ...

... over at Papertake Weekly

So here's mine.

I was a bit late getting it over to Steph this week cos it's just been mad here. But it is such a fab theme I couldn't not do it. The other DT girls have done some brilliant cards so pop over and have a mooch.

I used a Penny Black Stamp (I love that stamp), coloured with the usual and the dp is Nancy Kubo from Prima Hybrid. The ribbon is one I got from a local wholesaler and it just caught my eye



I added some bling to the punched hearts just to give it a bit of interest.
This is one of the cards we did last night at Card Club (Saughall girls, if you are reading this, we are gonna be doing this tomorrow!!)

What a night it was last night.

It started to snow quite heavily here just about 5.30pm. Which is about 30 minutes before I leave the house to go and collect the keys and get set up. I honestly thought we would only have about 3 people and it even crossed our minds that nobody would turn up, so we got one table out. But the ladies of Ellesmere Port are a tough bunch and one by one they started to arrive, and we got 2 tables out, then 3 and on it went. All in all, 18 ladies turned up in the snow - pretty fantastic I thought, bless them.

It was one of those nights though cos no sooner had I arrived at the hall, than I realised that I had left the sample cards at home - doh!!!. I didnt want them to get wet taking them to the car, so I moved them from the usual place to put them in a bag, got distracted and went off without them. So the poor ladies had no samples.

Then about 45 minutes from the end, all of a sudden all the lights went out. So we were sitting there in the pitch black, all scrambling for our mobiles . 2 of the lades had torches in their cars so they got them, we found the fuse box, saw that it had just tripped, so we were able to carry on again!!! Phew!!! xxx

Most of our snow has now gone - there is just the odd bit left. But I am told there is more on the way. Kyla has never seen snow so she was quite excited yesterday. I promised her that we would make a snowman tonight but there isn't much of it left. So hopefully this weekend, if there is more snow and it's safe to do so re the roads, we are going to go to Moel Ffamau which is a mountain near here. The snow is great there - I've seen people ski-ing before now lol xxx. We take heavy duty bin bags and slide down on them - sledges don't go half as fast!!! It brings the kid out in all of us. There's nothing like being out in it and then coming home with rosy cheeks and changing into warm clothes - I leave them in the airing cupboard before we go. Then we are all toasty again :))

I hope you are warm where you are, and I'll see you tomorrow with some more cardy stuff.

Hugs xxxxx

34 comments:

Clare said...

Gorgeous card Dawny! Loe the bright red gingham ribbon, and I think I might have that stamp lurking at the back of a shelf somewhere. Still uninked of course! Love, Clare x

Rach said...

fabulous card dawny, sounds like you had an eventful evening at Ellesmere port..
Hope that you get to go sledging.. bring on the bin liners ... lol i remember using those when i was a kid.. before health and safety..lolxxx

Katy said...

Fab card, love the colours and those images are so cute :)

xx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Great card, love the gingham paper and ribbon. Glad to hear your club went well last night!!!. Hope you get to go sledging sounds like fun.
Lyndsey xx

Cheryl said...

I love the card, just so cute....hedgehog, butterflies and flowers....so perfect for this wildlife gardener....

We still have snow and more is expected....
I took the parents and ma in law shopping today, I had great fun trying to get them and three shopping trolleys across the icy car park....still we all made it in one piece.....thank the Lord......blowing the snow your way.......

Susie Sugar said...

Great Card Dawn I love the bright red poppies and the ribbon too its really lovely
Love Susie x

Kitty Kats Krafts said...

Beautiful card.

Sam

Kim Piggott said...

Such a gorgeous card Dawny!
Love your cute image and your papers. That ribbon sets it all off beautifully.
hugs
kim x

Sonia said...

Wow Dawn lovely card :) I heard all about your eventually night from Helen lol... I will have to pop along one night. I love reading your blog, you really brighten my day :)
Hugs Sonia xx

Suzanne said...

This is lovely Dawn! I love the Image with those poppies!

We still have Snow.........didn't get anymore today....I think more is pending for tonight!

Mum & I took the dogs for a walk today though.........mines feeble as once her paws were cold she wanted picking up lol! Made her walk! (She's not as light as she used to be lol!)

Hope you get a chance to play again at the weekend!

Hugs
Suze x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

This is a gorgeous card Dawny. Must get some of these stamps as they are soooooooooo cute. Kym xxx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh so pretty Dawny and such a gorgeous image and beautifully coloured, Love the design, doodling and red gingham ribbon, Hugs, Nikki x

Donalda said...

This is just so adorable dear love your papers and so beautiful colored dear. Love it. Stay warm dear

shell said...

hiya dawny love the card its fab as always. sorry i din't make the card club last night did'nt feel brave enough to drive on the motorway in all that snow but i'll be back for the next one.
shell x

Kath said...

wow fabulous card Dawny...love the black white and red combo and fabby ribbon....and that gorgeous hedgie....wow what a night at your card club...bet it was a hoot and the sledging sounds great fun....Hugs Kath xxxx

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Dawny he is so sweet, excellent job.

Lorraine A said...

Oh this is lovely, love the image and the colours you used are just gorgeous :-)
Lorraine

Kim said...

Well what a baeutiful card Dawny...

And well done to brave that for your class you are a real trooper and I am sure the girls very much appreciated it...

Tee hee can just imagine you sleding...lol

The snow is still here, my garden is still under 8 inches of it, and a 2 min trip to the corner shop takes 30 mins...

scotspanda said...

great card Dawny, love the shape of the top layer, makes it look just that wee bit different :o)

Hope the wee one enjoys the snow

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

juliejules said...

Beautiful card Dawn, love the ribbon, Jules x

cats whiskers said...

You do make me laugh girly, I love visiting here. That card is fabby love the black and white with that little touch of red very classy hun
Hugs Jacqui x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Stunning card...love all the checks and gingham! Gorgeous image. Sounds like your evening was fun!! Enjoy your snow..we have had it snowing all morning...fun, fun, fun!
Judy x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Another gorgeous card Dawny. Love all your work hunny. Glad the children enjoyed the snow and that your had a good night last night! We are expecting more snow today too, although i have to admit i hope it bypasses us this time. I don't fancy having to drive in it and i cant see the school closing again! hugs Linda x

Lyneen said...

how precious!

Sheena said...

That is such a gorgeous card! I love that stamp too.

I've left you a little something on my blog!

Sharon Caudle said...

another adorable card Dawny!! Hope you get to go sledging!! Sounds like a blast! Haven't done that in a while myself! hugs!

Sue said...

What a striking card Dawny, its gorgeous i luv the ribbon. Oh you did have an exciting nite, hope you get enough snow to make your snowman, my neice had never seen any till this week, she was so chuffed to have an inset day on mon n build a snowman with grandad, sue.xx

Tiff said...

WOW, this is gorgeous! I just love that interesting way of cutting the main image!

Olde Country Creations said...

This is totally gorgeous!! I LOVE the colors, LO and image. Fabulous job!!


Tonya

Madge said...

Hi Dawny, thanks for your lovely comments on my blog - I really do appreciate them. I love this cute little card, the colouring is just perfection xxx

Alex said...

Love this card - Penny Black rubber stamps are too cute! Thanks for sharing x

Stressed Stamper said...

Beautiful card loooove Penny Black especially the hedgehogs...made me laugh at work about your lights going out. Snow here near York, just about all gone, more on way this weekend though.
Have a good one

Sarah

Jill said...

gorgeous card Dawn I love the image and those red poppys hugs Jill x

trisha too said...

this is SO cute--the color combo is great, and the hoggy is adorable.

:)