Thursday, 19 March 2009

Say Hello To Petunia xxx

Here she is.

She's the sweetest kitty in her pink and blue frock, and she is part of the new Willow Download which you can see here. You get a set of pre-coloured and uncoloured images, plus some gorgeous kitty papers. Check it out peeps xxx

And she was the download we got to play with for this week's Willow Sketchie challenge which is based on this fabulous sketch by Sally Ann. I love it xxx
Of course there is a twist, cos that's what we do, and the twist this week is to do a bit of embossing on your card. The girls' cards are truly gorgeous this week - I've never seen such an array of pretty colours.

This is my card ...

I used a pre-coloured image - lazy trout lol xxx - and just kept the same colours so it couldn't have been easier. The card blank is one from Craftwork Cards and the spotty dotty pink paper is Willow - I 'heart' this paper so much.

I embossed round the image, which you can't see very well on these pics, but trust me lovelies, I did. The MSBP border is not one of mine, it was sent to me by my wonderful, soon to be non virtual friend Kath, and she punched a row of ribbon slots for me. I don't know which punch she used but I think it might have been a Fiskars punch, but I'm sure she will fill us in. Thank you dear friend - not long to go now xxx

I wasn't completely lazy cos I punched and embossed the blue flowers using my Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots folder. I got the idea from the lovely and very talented Mich at Poppicrafts - check out their competition here and also get some fab ideas on different ways to use flowers while you're there.

The ribbon is one I bought years ago and I don't know where I got it but I got a mahoosive roll and I've used it loads and still there is some left!! The sentiment is one I got as a freebie from a card mag. I get loads of mags and keep the freebies but hardly use them, but I thought this one went well.

Lots of dimension cos I don't like 'flat' and lots of doodling cos I can't leave well alone lol xxx


That beautiful bloom was given to me as a RAK - I'm fairly sure it is Poppicrafts, as is that lovely big grosgrain covered brad.

You can hopefully see the embossed flowers better here.
So I hope this has inspired you to have a go at this sketch girlies cos it is mighty fine me thinksxxx

I could very well be back later but I'm on a runner now. I'm off to Marks & Sparks cos this week there is a really fab offer on - feed 4 for Mother's day (a dinner, a side order, a pud and and a bottle of vino for £15 - it would be so rude not to!!) We are out for our lunch but I am so gonna squeeze a load of this in the freezer.
It is going to be a bit strange cos Emma and Kyla the kid don't get back until very late on Sunday night so this is the first Mother's Day ever that I won't spend with Em since she was born.

See ya later if I dont bankrupt us lol xxxxx


28 comments:

Katy said...

Fab card Dawny, love this image and the summery colours

xx

helen said...

gorgeous card, i love those colours dawny so summery and fresh, (i'm from the Port hun not far from creative pastimes)
hugs
helen x

Madge said...

Adorable card Dawny, I love the delicate colours and the layering is brilliant - love everything xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Your card is just so adorable Dawny!
Such beautiful papers and love your fabulous design so much to look at!
hugs
kim x

Riet said...

what a beautiful card Dawny,l love the colours.

hugs Riet.x

Annasmama said...

Hello Petunia, you look very pretty! :-))
Your card is so cute and lovely!
Renate

Tiets said...

Oo this is sooo fabulous Dawny!!!

Cheryl said...

Such a lovely card Dawny.....deliciously pretty and feminine......they just keep coming.....

Let us know what the M and S offer is like....I saw that on TV the other evening....Enjoy......

Julie said...

A lovely card Dawny, I like the light and lacy effect and the cute image.

scotspanda said...

gorgeous card Dawny hun, love the image its v cute!

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

cats whiskers said...

Fabby card love those coloirs and the Border overload is fab dear. Enjoy your M&S dinner I saw the advert looks good wonder if it will be too much for 2.
Hugs Jacqui x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Super take on the challenge hun, love that lace edging and ribbon, its superduper! xxx

Kath said...

bootiful card matey and love the soft blue and pink...super cute image and yes it's a Fiskars Punch...called Ribbon Slot.....must get to M&S tomorrow for some of those fab bargains.
Hugs Kath xxxxxx

Caryn said...

Oh I LOVE the colours on this one Dawn - like a big bowl of ice cream!! This is a great sketch too, lots of scope with it I think!

Hope you have a great Mother's Day even if you can't be with Em.

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Jill said...

wow Dawny I love it, everything about it, it's stunning, hugs Jill xx

Bev said...

Too cute for words!! Love the scalloped card hun, the image is so adorable and the colours and papers delish!! x

Love to Doodle! said...

Very, very gorgeous Dawny....your colours and details are amazing and the papers,flowers and ribbon are sooo pretty....Love it very muchly! xx

Kathy said...

Gorgeous card Dawny! I love the soft colors that you chose! The cord brad looks so pretty and your embossed flowers are fabulous!!
:)Kathy

Gillian said...

Such a clean, pretty card. Beautiful colours too.

Gill x

Jennifer said...

Love all the pastel colours, they match the image and layout perfectly
Jen x

Marcea said...

she is just far too cute!!! Totally gorgeous card sweetie
-x-

Enfys said...

Hiya Dawny, fab card sweetie, as always. Have a lovely mothers day and give my love to Nicola.
En xx

Dawn said...

Dawny this is such a gorgeous fresh colour combo - it pops right off the page - fantastic!!

Stuff them dinners into your freezer - wish I lived near an M&S!!

Tasha said...

This card is beautiful such pretty colours and i love the detail
love tasha xx

Jo said...

This is sooooo pretty Dawny. Just love the soft colours and the gorgeous image x

It's the first Mothers' Day I will be without my kids as well as they'll be out with their Dad.....think I'll have to open the vino on my own!!!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Dawny, how is that computer of yours behaving now with blogger? i am often having problems with blogger! it takes forever to load certain blogs and then stops completely, no idea why this happens im afraid! I have to say i love this card you've made here, its gorgeous. Hope you enjoy our M&S mothers day meal, it looks totally delicious on the tv! David is cooking today and i have mum for lunch. Trying to catch up with my much neglected blog hopping before anyone gets up!! have a great day you deserve it hugs Linda x

Macpurp said...

beautiful card! hope you have a lovely day...just been to M&S ....healthy choices but naughty pudding...got to be done!
love tina x

Stacey said...

This is scrummy Dawny! Lovin' the pastels, great colour combo ~♥~