Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Pink Elephants, Grey Cats & A Sneaky Peekie xx

How sweet!!

The challenge over at The Pink Elephant this week is All That Glitters.
Well, I don't need to be told twice to get the bling out - you may have noticed lol xxx
So this is what I did.

The gorgeous kitty cat image is from the wonderful Wild Rose and the papers are PP, except the greeny blue spotty paper I used for the blooms, which is a paper from Summer's new download. The pink bit in the centre of the blooms are from the fabidoodles Poppicrafts and the teeny silver card candy in the centre is from Craftwork Cards

You can see them better here darlins xxx

Not sure if you can see here but there are teeny tiny lil blingy stones in the centre. And it has all been dusted with my fave Glamour Dust :)) xx

Now I have to say that I am not totally enamoured with this because I think I used one too many colours on the image. I don't like to use more than 3 or 4 base colours on my cards and this has more than that. But I got a new PM - turquoise - and I was dying to use it, and I got Summers new download today, which I was also dying to use, and I thought they went well together, which they do.

But there is still summat not right.

However you know me - I'll put it on here regardless, cos we can't get it right every time. And I can look back in months to come and see what a plonker I've been. I was having a similar conversation with Terrie B today about this. We all do it don't we - that is we make a card and we think it's nice, then tomorrow we look again and think it's awful Or is that just me!!!!! Oh please say it isn't lol xxxx

I look back at some of the first things I did and to be honest, I am mortified on several counts. Mortifed cos they are basically a load of crappo, and mortifed cos I actually liked them at the time lol xxxx. And not just when I started out either, cos there is one card I have put on here which I look back on and I actually cringe - to the point where I actually laughed in a derisory manner at my own card!!!! I think I had someone elses eyes in that day. Either that or I'd been crafting after too much vino and still had me beer goggles on lol xxxx Of course, I'm not gonna tell you which one it - cos I'm far too ashamed :((

Well I have the pjs on, the heavy duty wrinkle filler awaits, along with the trowel to slap it liberally on with. I just have to make my hot choc (Options as per the diet, so no Ovaltine at the mo - sob sob cos I love it). Then I'm going to finish the last few pages of my book. I realise that you are all probably jealous of my rock and roll lifestyle, so I am sorry for rubbing it in!!!

I'll leave you luvverley peeps with a little peekie at my card for the Willow Sketchie challenge tomorrow.

See ya tomorrow xxxxxx


Cindy Haffner said...

Adorable, i love the flowers and all your sweet details.

Bev said...

You do make me laugh hun - and no you are so not alone. I cringe when I look back at some of my older crappo cards and can't believe I actually "liked" them ... for a while lol.

I love this one, the papers and colours are gorge and the image is too adorable for words!!

B x

Bev said...

You do make me laugh hun - and no you are so not alone. I cringe when I look back at some of my older crappo cards and can't believe I actually "liked" them ... for a while lol.

I love this one, the papers and colours are gorge and the image is too adorable for words!!

B x

Tasha said...

Wow what a stunning card - i adore the colours and that ribbon finishes it purrrrrfectly lol. I think those flowers are awesome too
love tasha xx

Robin said...

Fabulous card! I hope that when you wake up tomorrow that you like more than you do today!! It is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at TPE again this week!

Donna said...

Very pretty card and such a cute image, your flowers ar brill :) Donna

Ann said...

Love that spotty ribbon and the layout is perfect.

A lovely card - not one to be cringed at.
Know how you feel about past postings though - I put one card on that kept haunting me - I really didn't like it. Guess what I found the edit posts facility and sent it to the dustin. Only done that once though but boy did I feel better afterwards.
Thanks so much for joining the challenge at the Pink Elephant - hope you'll be back next week.

Ann xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Dawny your card is just wonderful!
Love that image and all that sprinkly spronkly is just gorgeous!
I love your colours they are just perfect!
I too wonder at myself when I look back at the cards of the past and to think I sent them! lordy, lordy!
Hope the ending was good and sent you into good zzzzzzzzzzzz's
kim x

sharon said...

Thanks for your gorgeous pink card this week Dawny...I do love that stamp..thanks for making it look pwetty.xx

Riet said...

woww Dawny,what a beautiful card,l love the image.

hugs Riet.xx

Katy said...

Such a cute card :)


Katty Bell said...

This is a gorgeous card!
Papers,images, how it's all put together :)
Know what you mean about the 'cringe' factor, some of mine are'nt that!
It's a bit like fashion & music, "Did I really dress like that? Did I really listen to that sad old c**p? Rofl!
Katty. OXOX

Kath said...

loving his super glittery fab creation and hey us oldies don't have know how to live the high life....hotty choc and a good book....and yes....I have quite a few cringeworthy cards and some of them are quite recent.
Hugs Kath xxxx

Carol said...

Well Dawny! i have stopped laughing now, so i can leave my comment!!
it's gorgeous as ever and that image is adorable :)
Thanks for playing along with us this week...

Carol x

Donalda said...

Oh so adorable dear what a gorgeous image and such beautiful papers. I just love reading your posts you always make me laugh dear whether in a bad mood or not I always feel good after leaving your blog

Scrapmumur said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Dawny!
I love your composition.
Fantastic colours and details.
Marvellous Look!
Have a great Weekend.
Hugs Mumur

Allison said...

great card, such a cute image

Tina said...


This is such a sweet card! Great bling going on here :)

Jill said...

aww Dawny you do make me laugh, I gringe at all my old cards and some of my recent one's lol. hugs Jill x
ps nearly forgot gorgeous card, love the image it's so cute x