Monday, 30 March 2009

Oink Oink lol xxx

Just when you thought it had all gone quiet ........ el piggy returns lol xxx

Lots to tell and more of that in a sec, but first, it's time for another Papertake Weekly. This week our challenge is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

That's 1 circle, 2 ribbons and 3 stamps or images.

Fabulous challenge I think.

So here's me card. And in reverse order ....

The 3 images are all from the new Magnolia Spring stuff and I cannot say how lovely this lot is. I coloured them with the old PMs and added a touch of sparkle.

My 2 gorgeous ribbons are both Poppicrafts finest.

And my 1 circle? It's the button which is a 'bottom of the stash box' goody.

The paper is a Nancy Kubo which I got from Prima



oooh it's a bit smudgy. I made a bit of a hash of the colouring cos I had a really sore trotter (tendon trouble). Never mind, will try harder next time!!!

Well it's been a week since I posted and it has been a bit on the mad side again here. Just when things get straight something else crops up and sends it off kilter.

But also I went to Harrogate at the weekend and had the most fab time. Now you are not going to believe this but I went to the craft show and didn't buy a thing ....yes it is true.

But best of all, I got to meet with some of my bestest blog buds and here we all are ...


Back row is Nicola (Marcea's Mummy), Pink Piggy looking like a right old dour faced boot, Marcea and Kath. Front row is Kirsten and Emma

I also got to meet the very lovely and awesomely talented Bev but didn't manage to get a pic sadly.

Ladies it was an absolute pleasure meeting up with you. Marcea I have to say is just the sweetest nicest person ever and it turns out that Nicola, (her mum, who lives in Spain), had spent a few days last week staying with her other daughter (Marceas' sister, natch) who lives in Chester!! Not only that, she lives about 10 minutes from our house!!! Small world or what.

And Kath!!

Well it was a dream come true for me to meet her cos we really are cyber twins. I never really imagined we would ever meet cos of the distance, but we did and it just made my weekend. We went out for din dins on Saturday night to this nice Italiano restaurant we found and had a great evening eating drinking and chatting - you can imagine!!! And she brought me some lovely goodies as well, and something nice for Kyla which I will show you when we have made it. Kath my dear friend, thank you for my goodies and also for a wonderful evening. I will remember it always and I just know that we will get to meet up again.

I've just got to say a huge thank you to Sassy and Helen for these awards. The thanks are over due girls, sorry (slappity slap), but I love them and it is so nice of you to give them to me {{{{{hugs}}}}




And finally .....

See this box of eyelets?

Well, how long do you reckon it would take you to pick them all up if you dropped it on the floor and they spilled out everywhere?

10, 15, or even 30 minutes?

Well I can tell you, it took me almost a ruddy hour!!!!
So a tip girls ..... never ever try to pick up one of these crappy locking boxes filled with teeny tiny things when you are wearing a wrist brace. So now you know why I am late posting this tonight.
What a waste of valuable crafting time!!!

I'm off for me hot choc now.
See ya very soon and hugs to all cos I've missed ya xxxxxxx

23 comments:

Marcea said...

hiya chick ... brain surgeon here ..... missing you soooooooooo much already babe :o(
It was just so lovely to see you on Saturday but gutted I couldn't spend more time with you and everyone else. Your little pressie should be winging its way over to your little patch of piggy mud :o)
Thanks for my fab images and holder .... so gorgeous.
Missing you and can't wait to see you again sometime soon
mwah
-x-

Cardmaking Galore said...

A really lovely card and great colouring.

Lovely pic of you there - I'm really craving (can I say that?) to come over to the Uk and spend some money of craft stash :(

Terrie B x said...

Fab card Dawny..would have loved to have been there!!!You all look like you had a fab time...
and yep b there with the eyelet..and those ruddy paper shapes...
Have a lovely week:)♥

jacque4u2c said...

You poor thing! I admire the fact that you didn't spend any $$$$ at the expo - I went to one this past weekend too - I did not display the amount of self control that you did - NOT IN THE LEAST!!!!

Sue said...

Hi Dawny
i was wondering where you be? Sounds like you had good time at the craft show, im meeting up with Joey at Ally Pally not long to wait now.Yipeee.
Gorgeous card as always, even with a wrist brace coloured fab,scrummy papers.Those little boxes are a b.....r when the bits fall out. nice to see ya back, hope ya brace free soon, sue.x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Lol Dawny!

It was great meeting you too so lovely to put a voice to a blog!.....
Your card is beautiful that Magnolia stamp is just lovely the ladybird is soooo cute!

So an hour of eyelet sorting eh!
oh dear well at least you got to meet each and every one of them they must feel very special lol!!!!!


Emma xxx

Riet said...

wowww Dawny,what a beautiful card,l love the stamp.

hugs Riet.x

Kim Piggott said...

Yay! Great to have you back in bloggy land!
Great piccie so glad you had a fabulous time!
Sorry about your owee though hope it gets better soon.
Your card is just adorable! Love your cute image and your design is just fabulous!
hugs
kim x

Kath said...

gorgeous gorgeous card..you know I love all your stuff and hey love you too...I am still on a high after meeting you and your lovely Richard...it was wonderful and I will treasure all the memories for ever...and hey I've dropped that little sod of a box too...but I just bunged them all in...didn't even try to separate them
Big Hugs Kath xxxx

helen said...

glad you had a good time, hope the trotter is better soon, i did the same dropsy thing a couple of weeks ago but with sead beads after an hour trying to sort out the colours i gave up and binned the rest
hugs
helen x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, great colours and love the image.
My heart goes out to you picking up all those eyelets, I've done it with brads but even then I don't think it was as many as that.
luv
Debby

scotspanda said...

gorgeous card I love it, wee Tilda looks lovely.

Just in case you ever drop the box again or anything similar.............pair of tights over the hoover nozzle works a treat......I know from experience after dropping a HUGE pot of seed beads lol

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

cats whiskers said...

Oh sweetie it is so nice tro have you back, I am soooooooooo jealous of you all being able to meet up what a fantastic day it must have been, If they hold it next year I may have to book a hotel for a couple of nights, I hate missing out.
Well dear I love your sweet Tilda the colors re great.
Hope you poorly trotter gets better soon (my Owen calls any bruises or scratches Baddies, don't you think thats perfect). Has Kyla settled down to being home now bet she missed her dear old Nan
Hugs Dear and once again great to have you back
Jacqui xx

Suzanne said...

Fab Card! Glad to hear you had such a great time a the weekend!

I mean't to tell you..........I found a Fab Oinking Pink Piggy (Dog Toy at Tesco)don't know if you have a Tesco near you but knowing how mad you are about Pigs, I'm sure you'd want one lol!

Hugs
Suze x

steph said...

lol Dawny - I had an unhappy accident with me irridescent glitter too - I had emptied about 4 pots into one container (as they were all ultra fine irridescent!) and then turned me spinney chair round to put the lid on it and clouted it off onto the floor! :(
Great that you managed to meet up with your blogging buddies! :) I'm hoping to meet up with a few in a couple a weeks! Are you still going???!!! :) x

papercraftsbyrach said...

this is one fabulous card Dawny,
a great colour combo and fab use of the different stamps.. glad that you had a brilliant time at harrogate, you are good not spending. hugs rachx

joey said...

Hiya Dawny, fabulous card as always, I thought your colouring is just fine, noticed no smudges. glad you had a fabulous time at the show :O) as for the box of brads/eyelets GRRRRR lol Joey.x

Cheryl said...

Hi Dawny.....it is only now that I have one of your beautiful cards, that I fully appreciate how talented you are at colouring them....I really love the softness of your work..... my notelets are on the table at the moment....I just like looking at them.....tku again....

Lovely card as always....

Glad you were able to meet up with crafting buddies.....you sound as if you all had a really good time.....

Hope your wrist is better soon.....

Stacey said...

Fabby card, love the simplicity.

How could you go to a craft show and not buy anything?! Glad you had a good time, hope your trotter mends itself soon ~♥~

Enfys said...

Hiya Dawny, greetings from Florida (in case you want me to do any shopping me old matey). Sounds as if Harrogate was fab, can't believe you didn't buy anything though. Lovely card, and I am in love with your pink piggy. What a fabulous thought and present.
hugs
En xx

Love to Doodle! said...

Gorgeous card...love the red and black theme....so striking.

Ahhh..how fab to meet up with everyone....I'm hoping to get to the NEC later in the year.

I'm with Kath...I would have chucked them back in and then sat one evening whilst watching a film and with a big bar of choc for the sheer boredom of that task!

xx

Jill said...

beautiful card Dawny, I love the colour combo, great to see all those blogging faces, I am going to try to go the the September show and would love to meet up with you. Hope your hand is feeling better hugs Jill xx

Dulcie said...

Oh Dawny I totally empathise with you on those eyelets!! I once did that with one of my bead boxes, it had about 15 compartments for different types of bead, they scattered all over the carpet and it took ages to pick them up again!! Another similar escapade that was even more embarassing....a necklace of mine came apart (due to a loose bead crimp) while I was in the bank and the beads scattered all over the floor! Now this was my favourite necklace at the time and I was mortified, not just because of it coming apart but because I had to pick them up in full view of all the other customers!! How embarassing...

Dulcie xx