Tuesday, 10 March 2009

What A Palaver xxx

Yes, this cutie has given me a headache!!

I started this card on Sunday and I have faffed about and mithered with it until I am fed up of looking at it. Still I am not happy with it, but I thought I'd share it all the same.

It started out with good intentions and I decided to combine the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge which is masking with the Sketch Saturday Challenge which is .... a sketch!, and a gorgeous one at that - thank you Ria xxx

So I used PP and K & Co paper. I have the most ginormous stack of K & Co paper and just can't bring myself to use it, and this has to stop quite frankly cos it is sitting there like Piffy just gathering dust!!

I coloured it with my usual partners in crime and sparkled it up a tad, as is my wont.
I punched some flowers and added little pearls and used an odd bit of lace I found

I doodled.

And it has taken me 2 days to move this and shift that and generally muck about with it and nothing I did felt quite right.

When I first laid it all out I liked it, but I wouldn't leave well alone would I!!


So consequently, by 6pm tonight, I was sorely tempted to shove that log somewhere the sun don't shine, followed swiftly by the Easter egg!!!!

Poor poor Tilda - it is not her fault xxx

Anyway, I did try, but I'm not totally fussed with the result to be honest.
But not to worry. Tis only card at the end of the day (oooh, sacre bleu and wash my mouth out!!!). Do ya think we can get a bit hung up on everything being totally perfect all the time?

So I'll try again tomorrow.

So on that note, I'm off up the wooden hills. I'm having a bit of a change tonight. No Options hot choc for me, cos I had a cherry scone before (comfort eating re that ruddy card no doubtt!!) and it's left me feeling a bit rebellious. So I am going to go mad, throw caution to the wind and have Horlicks instead - I really do know how to live (but obviously not how to diet).

See ya tomorrow with another cardy offering - hopefully one I like this time.

Tara for now xxxxxx

39 comments:

Amanda's paper palace said...

I think there must be a bug going round affecting us cardmaker's cuz ive been the same these past few days lol although i did manage to make a card tonight i was happy with.enjoy your horlicks!hugs amanda xx

Marcea said...

Well I actually like your card missus so ssshhhhh and listen to auntie Marcea, lol. Now listen here too .... a scone ... and a cherry one at that. By Golly Miss Molly you certainly do know how to live. Horlicks or no horlicks you are the queen of living on the edge, lol!!
Night sweetie pie (must stop talking of food)
mwah
-x-

helen said...

dawny i know what you mean , i faff about for hours over every flipping card!!! tonights effort took me 3!!!faffin hours and that was following your papertake weekly challenge sketch, theres no hope for me i'm a lost cause, but i like your card love the colours hunny
hugs
helen x

jacque4u2c said...

This is really cute! I love the the embellishing you did!

CraftyC said...

Your palaver paid off Dawny. A great card. Thanks for taking part in this weeks SCSC!
Clairex

bumblebee creations said...

well, I honestly adore the card, so don't be so hard on yourself!! I love to read your post-lots of words that I am not sure what they are-but get the whole image!!! : )

Cindy Haffner said...

Adorable, soft and so pretty.

Kath said...

oh dear I fear you have that dreaded crafty affliction...."too critical syndrome"...happens to us all I'm afraid just like the "hoardy paper syndrome"...well I love it....gorgeous layout...fab colour work and a little bit of sparkle...just perfect.
Hugs Kath xxxxx

Riet said...

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

hugs Riet.x

mar1ene said...

LOL you made me laugh hunnie.. welcome to my world :)

I love your card tho.. colours are great, tilda is coloured in fabby so stop moaning wil ya! lol

Hope you enjoyed your Horlicks, lucky you.. pushing the boat out like that :P

have a great day!
Marlene xx
PS still going to the show?

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Well anothe gorgeous card Dawny, you are being far too hard on yourself. This is such a lovely card and im glad that log didn't go anyway untoward!! Hope you enjoyed your horlicks. Looking forward to your next banter, hugs Linda x

cats whiskers said...

Some people are never satisfied, this is fabulous there is nothing WRONG with it misses so stop your mithering. I love the colours andthat lovely lace bow and of course your colouring have a great day dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Kim Piggott said...

Dawny how funny are you!
I love your card!
Sweet Tilda is so cute sitting there and your flowers and paper are gorgeous!
Hope that Horlicks was good!
hugs
kim x

Sonia said...

Its lovely Dawny :) I think what it is, is that its not your usual colour scheme. I do like the EK punched flowers, can i ask what sizes you used??
Hugs Sonia x

Madge said...

Dawny, you really make me smile - I could not stop smiling thinking about where that log might end up!!! - lol - its lovely - stop worrying xxx

Beth said...

No worries here Miss Dawny P - this is fabuloso!! Gorgeous little stamp too! xx

Sue said...

ROFL at you, it's a lovely card Dawny, tilda looks fab sat on her log, ive been having trouble with my cards all week!! lol.
bet the cheery scone was yummy, little bit naughty does ya good, sue.x

debby4000 said...

Well I think its a beautiful card the only thing I might do but sometimes I do this and wish I hadn't is to doodling like round the image on the some of the other papers. I'm glad I'm not the only one sitting on paper that I can't cut into, thats why all my papers I use are about a year old.

JanJ said...

I think you card's great, but I know what it's like, sometimes I can fuss & fiddle for ages and never get what I want, other days it just comes together straight away.

Jan x

Michele said...

Fabulous card. Love the image and the papers. Michele x

Jane Carroll said...

great job

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs jane x

Sharon Caudle said...

Ow!!! That would leave splinters!!! ;) I do the exact same thing Dawny, in fact I've tossed some into the trash so I would quit fiddling with them! But I like how yours turned out! And you did a wonderful job coloring it too! So no worries! Hope you're having a wonderful day! hugs!

Cheryl said...

Hi Dawny....thank goodness I don't craft.....it sounds soooo stressful.....
I think you are right, you all get a little picky because you do it all the time.......looking for perfection....

Well I love that little image and I think it is a cute card.....no more talk of where you are going to put that log and easter egg!!

tracie said...

oh what are you like Miss Danwy.. your card is fabulous, love this cute Tilda and the lace is gorgeous.. I love it hun.
Thanks for joining us this week at SS
Have a great week
hugs
Tracie :)x

Diane said...

Ooh Dawny, the card is actually really lovely. You are being too hard on yourself.
Did you know that there is a Horlicks for only 2 syns just like the Cadbury's options? And, if you make it with your milk allowance it is just like the real stuff.
Woohoo, splash out girl, they're available at my local £1 shop. Try yours
Keep churning out the cards and the fun - it's addictive LOL

sharon said...

I'm a faffer.
Love to faff.
Spend all day faffing.
Faff for a living.
Then sleep.
Then bullet point.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Craftyrose said...

It's lush, so glad that you didn't stick the log somewhere where Tilda might find it!! The good thing about Tilda of course is that having no mouth she can't shout at you, or cry out in pain so we'd never know if you did or not!!

Lyndsey Marie said...

Hi Dawn I think your car looks just fab. I love the image and papers are lovely. I will confess however that although this looks a seemingly simple sketch I had 3 attempts at it, the 1st 2 going in the big B file if you know what I mean.
Lyndsey xx

Tasha said...

Well i think this card is beautiful
love tasha xx

Paula's ponderings said...

your blog never fails to make me smile. A real delight you are not only talented but a great sense of humour. I love your palaver card!!lol

Rach said...

a fantastic card Dawny, i think it looks fab hun... hugs rachxxx

Caryn said...

Dawn you're a scream - horlicks indeed!

I personally like this card but I so know where you're coming from. My card I made with your sketch for this weeks PTW has been all but thrown in the bin for the very same reasons you have so eloquently outlined above!! That was a Tilda stamp too - oo-er, do you think there's something afoot!? lol.

Off to work on another card for PTW and maybe have some chocolate. Diet schmiet!

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

mckinkle said...

I really enjoy your posts! Its so good to have a big laugh whilst crafting and you sure provide that! I love your work and this card is beautiful ;-)
Keryn

Christine said...

Hi Dawny great card dont care how long it took, I've been faffing on with an imge or 3 for 3 days still not happy so no your not alone LOL

Christine xx

Jill said...

aww Dawny this is gorgeous I love the log Tilda is sitting on and your colouring and papers are gorgeous, sorry I haven't been around much hope you are well hugs Jill xx

Caz said...

Great to meet you yesterday. So this is the dreaded card....LOL, I also like this card...and I often do the same...move elements around and around and then decide it look better in the first position, but by the time I realise that...I have already ruined the card.

Look forward to doing more of your sketches.
Caz
x

Jenny S. (UK) said...

I love your work and this is no exception, love the soft colours especially on this. I have given you an award on my blog. :) x

Dawn said...

Hiya Dawny!!

Now Mrs what's not to like!!!
Come on now - hope you're not getting crafty OCD LOL!!!!
It's gorgeous Dawny! Love the layout and design and great colouring with the Pro Boys...

EEEk maybe it was a subconsious excuse to drink HORLICKS!!!!

Hugs
Dawn
xxx

Ria said...

Gorgeouss card ;) thanks for making my sketch look so good ;)
hugs Ria