Friday, 13 March 2009

Sunglasses On Girls xxx

It's a bit bright but ever so cheery!!!

I would say 'a bit like me' but you all know that sometimes I'm not very bright, even if I'm usually cheery lol xxx

The challenge this week over at Colour Create is to use orange, yellow and green, with the added twist that you can come up with something other than a card. I did make something other than a card and I'll tell you about that in a sec.

But first, the card .....

Ooops, the ribbon doesn't look very tidy - soz girlies xxx

I did a bit of old fasioned paper-weaving here. We did this at card club, and even though it might seem a bit old fashioned, I found it very therapeutic to be honest with ya!! If you are feeling a bit fraught, I would urge to to have a bash, cos you de-stress almost immediately lol xx

Who needs Prozac when you can paper weave!!!
Plus it sort of looks a bit basket-ey I thought.

The image is an Elzybells cute chick and the papers are Mad About Cards and PP. I did me usual Pro Markering with added Glamour Dust highlights.

I also did a bit of 3d-ing with bits of the image. This is becoming a habit :(

I found this little bloom in the bottom of my flower box and I am sure it was given to me by one of my lovely blog buds, so I can't tell you where it came from sorry. I stuck a little pearl on just to finish it off. Not sure where I got the buttons from either cos I've had them for years.

So, I have to tell you that I did do a basket for this challenge and I filled it with Mini Eggs. And now there is only the basket and no chocs - cannot think why that is. Maybe the choc thief has struck again!!

Don't look at me lol xxxx

Ok, look at me, I confess it was me in a moment of willpower-less madness!!!

So I could not for shame's sake show you an empty basket - it looks a bit sad - but tomorrow if I get back from me jaunt to Southport in time, I'll go and replace the mini eggs and show you then. I'm off to Southport to say hi to the fabulous Jo Austin and take her some books for our wonderful peeps serving in Afghanistan.

On the subject of those fabulous boys and girls serving out there, have you checked out the competition over at Tracey's Dies 2 Die For blog yet cos it is for a very worthwhile cause. The prize that is up for grabs is just awesome - it is one of my fave products in the whole word (mahoosive clue there!!). And you don't have to do much to be in with a chance of winning it either. You know all these cards we do for our challenges? Well I bet we've all got a pile of them lying about somewhere. So if you want to find a good home for one or two of them (or maybe more if you want, bless ya xxx) and be in with a chance of winning something fab, then nip over here and have a butchers chickadees :)

I went to the NEC yesterday and apart from buying some new stash, I met up and had lunch with my lovely friend Enfys. We had a great chat and I'm so glad I go to meet her in the flesh. We are now no longer 'virtual' friends but real live ones. En was telling me that in the US, they really appeciate their servicemen and women and if the good people of America are out and about and they see a servicemand or woman, they always thank them for serving. I was touched by this - what a lovely thing to do.

While I was at the NEC, I also met up with Marlene and Caz. I've met Marlene before but not Caz and she is just the sweetest. It was nice chatting to you both lovely girlies, and hope to see you again soon if I get down to Ally Pally xxxx
I also went and said hi to Chris from Oyster Crafts. Nice to meet you chick - I know you drop by the pig sty and I do appreciate it xxx

And very soon, I am going to meet up with my 'cyber twin' the one and only Kath and also Marcea as well and I just cannot wait. Harrogate, here I come lol xxx

On that note, I'm off to me bed cos there was daylight when I started this lol xxxx Me and the mini eggs will see ya tomorrow.

Huggiest of hugs and here's to a great weekend xxxxx

17 comments:

Donalda said...

Oh your card is just so cute dear!!!! Sounds like you had a blast and it must of been so wonderful to meet up with all of those people you chat with online. Now that is something that will never happen to me living where I live lol Hugs dear

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Dawny. What a gorgeous card again, love that chick and the colours are gorgeous! nice bright and cheery, just what we need at the moment. Oh im so jealous that you got to the NEC. Also the chance to meet up with cyber friends is fabulous. Looking forward to seeing what you make using your new stash hun. Have a great weekend, and stop eating those mini eggs (im addicted to them!). Hugs Linda x

Kath said...

gorgeous little easter chickie...love the paper weaving and hey how great that you and En got together at the NEC....can't wait to meet you at Harrogate and give you the biggest hug ever....don't feel bad about the mini eggs...I managed to devour 2 whole packs watching Red Nose Day...oops.
Hugs Kath xxxxx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

H Dawn,
love your card very cheery and springy lol!

And that elzybells image is fab soooosweet!

I'm of to Harrogate on the Saturday it will be my first craft show and I can't wait......

Emma xxx

Jill said...

aww Dawny this is so cute and absotetely adorable, love the paper weeving. Hugs Jill xx

mar1ene said...

Fabby card D,
You know.. it's much kinder on the eyes in the morning.. haha
It was brill to meet up with you again, ain't it weird how you just meet up again after god knows how many months and it's like it was yesterday??!

Anyways.. Have a fabulous weekend and catch ya soon

Hugs, Marlene xxx

stampingheaven said...

Fab card Dawny super cute and scrummy coloour combo. Its great to meet up with bloggy buds. I too met up with Kath at SECC. Have a wonderful time at Harrowgate.

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Oh just love your card Dawny, what a sweet image!
What a shame I didn't meet you at the NEC...maybe next time? I'm hoping to go to Ally Pally, so if you go, let me know!
Might even go to Harrogate!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs
Carole x

helen said...

fabby card dawn love the weaving hunny, enjoy southport i'm sure theres a craftshop there somewhere,
hugs
helen x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow such a gorgeous card Dawny!
Love your little chick and what a fabulous idea with the weaving!
So glad you had a catch up with your buddies how cool is that!
mmmmmmmmm chocolate eggs!!!
hugs
kim x

Pauline C said...

That is one cute chick, chick ... and i bet the basket is cute too (esp when it's got chocs in it lol!) Glad you had a good day at NEC - are you going to be at Port Sunlight this time hun?
Pauline x

Riet said...

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

hugs Riet.x

wife of a polygamous husband said...

nice... how did you make them all?

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Dawny, such a cute image and i love the pretty colour scheme. Hugs Nikki x

Heather "Hev" said...

This card is terrific :)

Well done :)

debby4000 said...

Oh what a cute card, I remember doing paper weaving. I've decided not to make anything that needs chocolate to finish it off cos it will only last as long as it takes to photo it.

Marcea said...

Hiya babe, there might have been daylight when you started writing ... think there is gonna be daylight again when I have finished reading it all, lol. Aww babe, sounds like you have had a fab time :o)
Love your card and wow, talk about sparkle .... loving all that blinging!!
Can't wait to see you hun - less than 2 weeks now - woohoo
Have a fab evening hunny
-x-