Monday, 27 July 2009

Fab Four For You & Tilda Too xxx

I've not done this for a while but I've managed to do one card for 4 challenges!!

You've probably gathered that Just Magnolia is one of them, and this week it is a gorgeous sketch by the ever so talented Tab.

But the other 3 are -

Cute Card Thursday - Eye Eye - and they want to see eyelets on your card.
Stamp With Fun - they want to see you use some pearls
and finally I decided to go with the colour theme at Colour Create which this week is blue and white.

I think I've ticked all the boxes there and hopefully haven't done one of my usual daft 'apeth things like getting the colour wrong or finding out that one of them wanted you to use ribbons.

I'm almost scared to go and look lol xxx

I haven't used this stamp for a while but I thought it went well with the colour theme. I coloured Tilda with the old PMs / Glamour Dust combi and I paper pieced her dress cos I thought that paper would look fab as a pretty dress :)

BTW, Tracy at Dies To Die has some gorgeous Magnolia stamps - you can see them here.


So here's the eyelets.
The little flower was part of my Simon Says Stamp prize and there's the good old faithful MSBP back in action after it's few days off!!!

The sentiment was from a Woodware set.

Bit of a mixture with the papers. The fabulous stripey paper is PP (the new Stripes collection, natch, and fab it is I think!!) and the gorgeous gingham papers are both from my Wild Rose Studio Spring CD.

And there are pearls on there as well.

So that's my fab four.

Now I have an update on one of our blog buds to share with you.

I was speaking to Ann - Madgesty - today and as you probably know, she has been a bit poorly and has had to give up The Next Level challenge. Well I rang her to see how she is and I have to tell you that it's good news and she is much better than she was.

She had been suffering from a really severe form of migraine which meant that she could not use her computer, as this makes the problem a squillion times worse. She is missing her cards and blogging but she obviously cannot contemplate getting on the pc for a good while yet. But she wanted to let everyone know that she is on the mend and she asked me to pass on her heartfelt thanks to everyone for all their good wishes and messages - they have meant a lot to her.

I really felt for her as I know how I would feel if I could not do my creating thingie. But at the end of the day, nothing is as important as our health I guess, and although we love what we do, if it isn't doing us any good then we have to stop. We were chatting about doing close up work and I have (half) joked in the past about turning into Donald Pleasance - it does make you think.

So this Mrs Magoo is off to give her eyes a rest and see how my swine flu ridden other half is doing. God he is stringing this one out I have to say (ohh what a nice nurse I am - not!!).

Don't forget to check out Papertake Weekly tomoorow cos we have a sketch for you, some fab DT cards and as it's the last week of the month, it is all sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

See you manana xxxxx

19 comments:

Caryn said...

Hiya Dawn, hope you're well. This card is just gorgeous - I love the paper-pieced dress and the glitter, looks amazing. Must've missed those stripey papers though - off to check out PP right now!

Hope to see you Monday, all things being equal!!!

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow Dawn, love the fabulous blue layers on your card. The Tilda is so precious. Lovely card!
Hugs,
Cabio

Kath said...

oh this is adorable...isn't she just the cutest little missy...love her dress and it was so nice to chat yesterday...big hugs kath xxxx

Lil Sis said...

Morning Dawn

Fab card - well done fur managing 4 challenges. Love the paper piecing just right for that image.

Beccy x

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous card, beautiful Tilda and love those papers.
luv
Debby

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Dawn!
Just so beautiful!
I so love this sweet cutie and your paper and detail are just fabulous!
hugs
kim x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Yolanda said...

Hi Dawn, amazing card you made here, all those nice blue colours you mixed together, wow!
Also want to THANK YOU for your comment on my blog.
Hugs Yolanda

Sue said...

Congrats on covering 4 challenges with this gorgeous card. Fab papers and lovely colours.
Sue xx

Jacee said...

Fabulous colours Dawny, 'eye' see the eyelets! super card.
Dawn, I've left something on my blog for you.

scrappyjan said...

What pretty card and I love that little image. Adorable........

Thanks for joining us at Colour Create Challenge.
janny

simplyfairies said...

Awww Dawny i am in love with this card, its uber gorgeous!!

Oh my swine flu, hope it goes soon!! My lovely brother has it too!!

Glad to see madge is getting better, i know only too well the effect migraines have.....

Marcea said...

great card hunny, I love how fresh it is :o)
I have a funny story to tell you but will save it for email only .... too naughty for here, lol.
Anyhoo - love it loads
-x-

Di said...

Hi
This card is so pretty, love the way you have layered the paper and coloured Tilda In.

Thanks for joining C.C this week
Hugs Di xx

Reading your blog, i live not far from you in Spital Bebington. I work at Walton Hopital in Liverpool. I go to sycamore park craft shop, do you know of anywhere else (besides hobbycraft) where i can spend a lovely afternoon buying crafting goodies. Is there anywhere in Chester? or around ? look forward to hearing from you i have added you to my blog list.
Hugs Di xxx

Juls said...

how gorgeous! I love the sparkle!

Sharon said...

Absolutely fabulous Dawn. Beautiful clean. crisp papers and such a sweetie Tilda. Love it. Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
Sharon xx

Bev said...

Mmmmm what a delish card sweetie, luv those colours - really fab! Thanks so much for joining us at Just Magnolia this week x

tina46 said...

lovely card !!!love the sweet image. thanks for joining in our challenge.
big hugs tina46
swf-team

Handmade with Love said...

I love everything about this card, the image, the papers and the layout its really fresh! Tracey x