Friday, 12 June 2009

Tilda & Some Sad News xxx

Well firstly, the good news.
Here's me card for this weeks Just Magnolia challenge, which this week is paper piecing. I LOVE this technique, I really do.

So natch, I coloured Tilda with PMs and loads of Glamour Dust and I paper pieced her welly boots - funky or what!!! Those gorgoeus papers are Daisy Bucket So Happy Together and Doodlebug Ladybug Picnic. Both these fabby papers are available at Dies To Die For so check them out lovelies.

There is something so striking about red, black and white and I think it has to be one of my fave colour combis.

You can see the papers a bit better here. Ohh I just noticed that you can also see the flippin glue from the black stick ons. That'll teach me to check the edited pics more carefully!!!!

I punched out the flowers and I added one of me charms - I am so into them at the mo.

And there you go.
I have to say that I really like this - apart from the glue. I dont often really like what I've done cos I am so picky with my stuff, but I am almost 100% happy with this one.

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Now, brace yourself for some bad news. If you are of a nervous disposition, don't look ......


Shock horror.

My sodding punch is broken.

My beloved doily punch is no more.

Sorry peeps if you thought it was something BAD.
I mean it is BAD for me but then again, I need to get out more!!!! .

Oh I could have cried. I was doing my good deed for the day and punching out some borders for someone who I promised them to ages ago, and it was playing up again - it does this when I over work it. Well I thought it was just having another one of its diva strops, but no. The next thing I knew, it had come apart in my hand.

Mon Dieu!!!!

Luckily for moi, the wonderful Tracy at Dies To Dies For is expecting some more some day soon so I can get a new one then. Phew, bless ya Tracy cos I would have really gone into meltdown and it aint good for me blood pressure at the mo.

So there ya go.

We are off to the theatre tonight. Before you think I've gone all cultured, it's only a local theatre. Some bloke who Richard works with is directing this play so he, Richard, has kindly volunteered us to go and see it. It is apparently a murder mystery, and if turns out to be dreadful then there will indeed be a murder. There will however be no mystery about it cos I will ruddy kill his Lordship!!!!

Bless him!!!!

Back soon but ITMT, enjoy your Friday night xxxxxx

41 comments:

Han said...

Oh babe you poor thing The Glitter Pot have some in now if you want one.. Fabby card by the way. Long time no speak xx

mar1ene said...

Hey hunnie,
My deepest and most sincere condolences to you for the loss of your beloved punch hunnie,
I shall be thinking of you and keep you in my prayers!!!*Ü*
Thank goodness for the new stock arriving soon, hope you recover soon!!

Love your card to bits and agree with you on the fab colour combo!!! love it!
Have a great weekend,

Huggles, Marlene xxx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Dawny,l love the image and colour.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

sharon said...

c.....told you u needed a hug...xx

Jacilynn said...

I've shed a tear over your punch. You poor gal! Big Hugs to you!

super cute card!

Lil Sis said...

Oh Hun that is soo not good may she rest in pieces! - but the card is fab.

Hugs Beccy x

debby4000 said...

OMG you've broke it, perhaps you better buy two in case it happens again.
Fabulous card by the way I love the striking colours.
luv
Debby

joey said...

Oh Dawny I was sharing your devestation but its ok as she can be replaced, may the first one sleep easy. Your card is gorgeous!!! love the colours. Joey.x

Kath said...

oh dear me.....I am in mourning...your beloved punchie has gone to little punch heaven...I bet you are heartbroken...and I keep thinking mine is going to end the same way...just not the same quality as the old Fiskars punches....loving the card. love that colour combo and your adorable image.....Will be in touch when I return from my hols.
Big Hugs Kath xxxxxxx

Jill said...

gorgeous card Dawny, I love the paper piecing and the colour combination, aww so sorry about your punch hun aww, lets hope Tracy gets a new one to you soon hugs Jill xx

sassy said...

by heck what a bummer to have broken your punch......but hey the card.... well is so blommin fabulous...extra stunning and a fab combo...it is in deedy a superb creation and i do love reading your blog...soz i had a giggle ..but i cant help myself its the way yer tell em lol!!!!! hugs sassyxx

pickle said...

Fabulous card Hun love everything about it!! What heartbreaking news about the MSP. I am sobbing with you here :(

Kerry x

Stacey said...

Oh my good lordy. What on earth are you going to do Dawny?! It is your beloved after all.... !

Mind you, gorgeous card babe! Loving your paper piecing, just perfect! ~x~

Anonymous said...

Well... I may have a solution to your problem. I had a faulty punch and I contacted E K Success direct by e-mail. They asked me a couple of questions and they replaced the punch free of charge. I did have to wait for it, as they sent it by the cheapest method possible, but they did replace it.

Might be worth a shot.

Jude

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Oh no I am mortified for you hun your poor ms baby!!!!

not even used a ms punch yet and yours is overworked lol!!

hope your replacement one arrives a.s.a.p and thanks for the lovely things you said on your Allsorts post


Emma xxx

patsy said...

Hi Dawny, i have only been blogging a couple of months and i have just discoverd your blog, and can i say it's the first one that has made me have a little giggle, ur work is wonderful i love the colour combo! on this card!! and i'm sorry to hear about your punch!!

Patsyxx

Penni said...

Oh no disaster, how will you ever cope. That theatre trip had better be good or else we'll be seeing you on Crime Watch lol!!!

Hope you get a new punch soon!

Great paper piecing on your Tilda by the way.

Hugs
Penni
X

Christine said...

Stunning card Dawn great image & papers love it.

Christine xx

Craftyrose said...

So sorry to hear your sad newsXX Hey, fab card though!!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Dawny that is indeed sad news! Thank goodness another one is born so you can go onto produce scrummy stuff for us to drool over!
This card is just beautiful! I so love your gorgeous image and masking!
Beautiful paper and fabulous detail!
Hope that play is good!
hugs
kim x

Tab said...

Beautiful card, love the sweet image and the colours you have used are divine! Fab paper piecing too!

Oh dear I'm sorry to here of your loss, may your punch rest in peace!
Hugs Tab xxx

Jenny S. (UK) said...

Stunning card, as are all your creations.
RIP punch :-( Glad you won't be without one for too long.
Jennyx

Naoual said...

Oh you poor thing, just keep in mind that your punch has gone to a better place now..

Your card is just awsome, love the gorgeous colour combo and your fab colouring and paper piecing!!

Thank you for joining us at Just Magnolia this week,

xx Naoual

Sharon Caudle said...

OH NO!!! I'm soooo sorry about your poor little border punch!!!! Please don't try to flush it down the toilet for it's little burial. that might give you just a few more problems....Give me a shout if you need me to send you a replacement from here. :)
LOVE your card! I'm with you, there's just something about that color combo! Love it!! And of course your coloring is beautiful and love the paper piecing. Hope you're doing well, Dawny!
hugs!
Sharon

Bev said...

Oh bless you sweetheart - what a horrific thing to happen ... G-A-S-P!! I don't know how you managed to make this delish card after that shock. I really really feel for you babe (and I'm not being sarcastic either xxx). Hoe you get the replacement soon and in the meantime console yourself with the fact that you have made the most GORGEOUS card xxx

Risa said...

You are so funny!
Your card is so darn cute!!! I LOVE the color combo and the DP is so yummy! I also love your paper piecing, and Tilda is gorgeous!
hugs
Risa:)

debbies said...

First - your card is so adorable!!! LOVE the color combo and her boots are too cute!
Second - my MSBP is acting up too - maybe a recall is in order for that style. Glad a new one will be in your hands soon! ;)

Crafty Dawn said...

Loved reading your blog had me in stiches thankx for the laugh and the card an't half bad either lol

Love Dawn xx

Sammie said...

Shock horror indeed. But then I can only imagine the grief -cos I have never owned one of these little darlings. You know the saying :Tis better to have owned and loved an MSBP than never to have owned at all!!!! So I don't have huge amounts of sympathy after all LOL!
Hope you get a new one soon!
Bon weekend!
Sammie x

Beth said...

Nooooo!!! I'd have cried! Lucky you that the lovely Tracy can get you another - phew!
This is a gorgeous card, I love the spotty papers and cute little charm!

I hope you're enjoying the weekend!

Beth xx

Jacee said...

Well well Dawny, such sad news, I can see you are gutted, but then who would'nt be, it's devastating when a major player in your life goes to the great punch maker in the sky, but console yourself with the fact that it had a very good life whilst it lived with you!!! LOL
Great card Dawny, as usual you have done a sterling creation with this, love it.
Keep smiling, I'm sure you'll soon be giving a good home to another 'baby punch' very soon!!
Hugs, Jacee

papercraftsbyrach said...

a fabulous card, great paper piecing. hugs rachxx
your ms punch.. bless you really over worked it!! hope you get your replacement soon sweetie.x

Cheryl said...

Hi Dawny....lovely card....I like the colour combination to....very sort of grown up....

Know how you feel about your punch....I would feel like that about my garden fork.....

cats whiskers said...

Stunning Stunning card hun what a fabulous colour scheme and perfect paper piecing. its wonderful.. Commiserations on your lose and thanks for the tipe that Tracy will soon be havibng them in stock again, mine went kaput a couple of weeks ago I think I tried to punch too thick card on it.
Hugs Jacqui x

Macpurp said...

this is a beautiful card!
sorry to hear about your punch....mine still hasnt arrived, it was pre ordered in march!!

hope you had a few evening x
love tina x

Mina said...

omg I would be ssssoooo devastated too so my heart goes out to you for your poorly departed punch lol...fab Tilda and those wellies are just fabulous, great papers too...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge xxx

Biscuitlid said...

I love this card, so perfectly pieced together, unlike my Magnolia disaster this week!

RIP martha punch, hope your new one arrives very quickly - you roughian you!

Victoria
x

j said...

Fantastic work :):)
Love your colouring !!!!

I am waiting for that to happen to my punch!!!!!Each time i use it i feel it is going to break,needs to be much stronger I think!!!!!!

Jean

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) I love red/black combo cards and this one is just lovely :-)
Some friends are coming from the US bringing me some of these punches,, have to wait till August tho :-(

Lorraine x x

Dawn said...

Ohhhh noooooo!!! I have a horrible feeling it's all my fault....



.... and I hope you are sending it to the big punch in the sky with some dignity!!!

Hugs
Dawn
I feel bad now...

Dawn said...

P.s Rocking card girl!!