Monday, 9 March 2009

Papertake Weekly Goes Buggy lol xxx

I lubs these lil Alota bugs xxx

So I thought I'd use them for this week's Papertake Weekly Challenge which is one of me sketches. I kept it simple this week - a bit like my good self lol xxx

Once again, the DT girls have worked their magic and their card are just awesome. Thank you girls cos always come up trumps xxxx

So I thought I'd use this cute image, which I coloured with Pro Markers (now there's a surprise lol xxx). And again I have decoupaged part of the image - not sure why I keep doing that lately, but I do!!!

The paper is PP, and the ribbon is Poppicrafts.

Gorgeous and spotty - I just love it xx
The sentiment is Woodware - ohh it's a bit scary stamping directly onto an almost finished card!!!!


I used my ScorePal and embossed 'lines' onto some plain grey card. I didn't want it to be too plain so this was just enough I thought. I might do this again, and knowing me with me 'groundhog day' syndrome, I probably will lol xxx

Before I forget, if you get a sec, check out what the very wonderful Jake is going to be doing for comic relief - you can read all about it here. What a little star he is. Well done and good luck Jake, you are a very brave boy. I bet you will still look gorgeous with your new hair cut :)))xx

Well, would you Adam and Eve it - Zoe has gone from Dancing On Ice!!! I had this feeling that it would be her and Jessica in the skate off this week. And I don't know if it is my imagination, but is Donal getting thinner by the week??? If so, I am getting myself a pair of ice skates and heading for the nearest ice rink, which as it happens, it about 10 minutes from our house!!!

Talking of which .......

You may have noticed that I have been very quiet on the diet front of late. Well that is because we have been BAD - seriously bad. Like roast potatties yesterday cooked in dripping - yes it is very unhealthy and no doubt my arteries are clogging as we speak, but they taste soooo nice.

But if that wasn't enough, today I had chips which to be fair, I haven't had for ages. But I bought some McCains frozen gorgeous chunky chips yesterday - that's what they are called - cos they looked nice in the packet. They did not disappoint - they are the best chips ever and I had them with Maldon sea salt (it's the only salt I will use) and pickled onion vinegar!!! If you only have them once peeps, you have to try them!!!

And that's just the last 2 days - shameful, I know !!!

So you won't be surprised to hear that I have gained 2lbs. Actually you probably will be surprised that it is only 2lbs I gained!!!. This fatty food fest (marvellous alliteration) I seem to be on is not good, and I was saying to Rich earlier that I am missing fruit and healthy stuff and don't feel good for the crappo diet. So in the immortal words of Jimmy Sommerville, enough is enough!!!

Well that's me done. My Options hot chocco is all but ready and I'm a few pages away from finishing my book. With any luck, I will be back tomorra but every time I say that, someone or something somewhere conspires against me and I end up not blogging!!!

But all being well ........

Huggiest hugs xxxxxx

25 comments:

Marcea said...

wow 2lbs ... a blumming miracle babe, lol!!!! But hey, sometimes you just have to have those carbs :o)
Now then ... this card is just totally scrummy and you have inspired me to print a few papers off too for some of my cards this week, so ta chick! How sweet is that image, I love it and the decoupage is fab!!! Well done for being so brave ... scares the poop out of me stamping straight onto my card. Have a fab night hun and put that biccie down right this minute!
-x-

Kath said...

isn't this just the cutest card....simple....but very beautiful and don't beat yourself up because you had some roasty taiters.....yummy...tomorrow is always another day as they say.
Hugs Kath xxxxx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Awww those little bugs are just too cute. Love the card and the simplicity of the sketch. That ribbon is just gorgeous, when I ordered some flowers from poppicrafts this ribbon came wrapped around the packaging, its still in my ribbon box cause its too nice to use yet lol!!
Lyndsey xx

Julie said...

Your card is perfect Dawny, I like the sketch and the scor pal background is just the right touch.

Tasha said...

Wow this card is super stunning - i love the contrast of the bright red bow
love tasha xx

Katy said...

Fab card :) love the image and the colours

xx

helen said...

you're not alone in being naughty, i've been for fish n chips to new brighton today naughty but oh so yummy am on salad for the rest of the week now lol
helen x

Kathy said...

Beautiful card Dawny!! Love your embossed lines ~ looks so neat! Also your 3'd flower is so pretty! It is really a cute image!! LOL ~ I feel the same way about stamping on an almost finished card! I hole my breath til I pull the stamp off and see the result!! I usually smile or yell some obscene word! (LOL) :)Kathy

Riet said...

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

hugs Riet.x

Mrs Wonka said...

Fab card Dawny, I love that image!

Not to worry because I thought that chips were one of your five a day??? as is chocolate......

Z xxx

Kim Piggott said...

What a stunning card!
I love your cute image and your embossed paper looks brilliant!
So gorgeous!
hugs
kim x

debby4000 said...

Oh I love the sweet bugs they look so cute and what a brilliant idea scoring the background, perfect, beautiful card.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Thank You for sponsoring Jake. I love the card and the colours you have used. Ooch trust someone else to talk about chips. I have given them up for lent and am really struggling with it. Just when I thougth it was safe to read blogs then I find the craving back. Mmmm chips with salt and pickled onion vinegar. Scrummy. Hazel xox

cats whiskers said...

Oh Hun what a fabby card this is just love the colours and the layout. As for those McCann chips now I am not a frozen Chip persone, but must admit these are the best I have tasted, only problem is I thnk everyone else thinks so too, as I have not ben able to get them from tesco for the last 2 weeks.
Hugs Jacqui x

Pamela said...

It's a small world isn't it? I too follow Dido's blog and have sponsored Jake - he's raised well over his fundraising target. Way to go Jake!

Love the card and good luck with getting back on the dieting wagon.

Suzanne said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous and these stamps are just too cute. Love the grey background done with your scorepal genius!! Sue :o)

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Two pounds is two pounds, keep it going girl! I have given up, keep munching on the mini eggs, not a good thing! Love these little bugs, I have a bug thing, am fascinated by them, sad I know! Great colours, loving these pens too! Take care Heidi xxx

Enfys said...

This is just lovely Dawny, love the embossed lines.
2lbs? That's nothing, just a little smidgeon of fattiness that will fall off - NO, put that packet of cheese and onions away NOW. Bad girlie.
hugs
En xx

Cheryl said...

Lovely card Dawny.....I love the image, so very cute......
I would be terrified to stamp a finished card, because I would without doubt smudge it......

I was so disappointed when Zoe went out....such a lovely skater...and yes Donnel is looking so thin. I would sooner be huge than go ice skating....for someone with no sense of balance, its my idea of a nightmare.....

The queen of healthy diet (me) has just eaten half a bar of chocolate. Its the Lindt chilli chocolate, and I am addicted....I have just got to stop buying it, trouble is I just can't walk past without putting some in the trolley.....

This weight issue is a pain....why can't we all be happy just the way we are......

Macpurp said...

I love this card! the scoring is something I have not seen before but will defo give it a go! and how sweet is that decoupaged daisy!

love Tina x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Dawny, wow hunny, what a gorgeous card again. I love coming by your blog your banter always brings a smile to my otherwise miserable face (hubbys words). I had to smile re the diet, everyone is allowed a bad day. Unfortunately mine go on for weeks not days!! those potatoes sound fabulous though. not quite the same dry roasted are they?

I have just scoffed a cheese scone for breakfast, not a good start i know! yesterday we went shopping and i brought a caterpillar birthday cake after a bit of gentle persuassion from my son!! its gone already!!!!

Off to see your latest creation, hugs Linda x

Kim said...

Dawn how do you do such lovely doodling around the edges of your cards? What pen do you use? It really finishes it off nicely. Thanks. Kim x

Dawn said...

Awww I love these cuties - Such a cute card Dawny!!

LOL at the fatty food fest - A minute on the lips a lifetime on the hips - how many times have I heard that..
Fatty food Fests are the best though!!

Hugs
Dawn
xx

Helen said...

Fab card! Love the cute bugs...and your doodling looks great!
Helen x

Dulcie said...

I know exactly what you mean, I am normally too scared to stamp onto a finished card and avoid it like the plague!! Well done you for being brave.. Dulcie xx