Saturday, 25 July 2009

Fabulous 2nd GD Spot - And Some FAB News Too xx

I hope I haven't misled anyone here - I think I might have but it was unintentional.
You see, I did check with firstly with TGF to make sure that it would be OK to start up a challenge blog using their wonderful stamps, and they were very happy that we did that, as long as we did not claim to be affiliated with either them or Club Anya, which of course we aren't. So when I said that I noticed that there was not a challenge for Anyas, this was not right, and I apolgise completely. I must point out that this has been highlighted to me NOT by anyone from Club Anya or TFG or Farm Fresh, but by another blogger and I would like to thank her for letting me know and I will be apologising for this to the people concerned. Once again I am really sorry peeps for the mis-information.
You can see the other blogs here -
We'll do the news bit in a sec peeps :)

But first, I have the absolute honour of a second GD spot - 2 in one week, I cannot believe it and I feel so priviledged to have been asked.

Yes, today I am the guest designer over at the Allsorts Challenge. I did them a nice little sketch to use with Kirsten's gorgeous colour challenge of marshmallow & chocolate - how yum does that sound!!!!

Being ditzy dozy Dawny, I did not read the brief properly and went blindly along making my card ....using pink and grey. I was horrified when I saw the team's fabulous cards this morning!! Bless the loveliness that is Emma - she didn't have the heart to tell me when she saw my card - !!!!So it was a bit of a trolley dash to do another one.

I've posted both cards so you can see how they look different in the 2 colour ways. But first the RIGHT one lol xxxx

I used Mimosa On A Sheaf which is one of the lovely Bildmalarna stamps, and Tracy has these little darlings over at Dies To Die For - you can see them here.
I coloured her with my Pro Markers and gave her a sprinkling of Glamour Dust for good measure!!!

The papers I used are both PP - Stripes and Tis The Season. And I used another one of my MSBPs as the doily punch is having yet another day off. What a slacker !!!

The snowflakes are punched - sorry I don't know the name of the punch cos I've had it ages - and I just dipped them in the Glamour Dust - like you do!!! The bling is Kars.

So that's the correct version.

Now here is the first one I did - the Dozy Dawny version lol!! Everything is exactly the same and from the same sources as card above. I've even put them in the same order!!!

So that'll teach me to read the instructions properly!!!

Girlies I am so sorry for being a plonker!!
Pop over and check out the wonderful work that the girls have done - they have made my sketch look wonderful and for that I thank them all.

OK, do you want some news????

I think that lots of us love Anya and her friends, so I decided to start one up another challenge for her and her Greetings Farm friends such as Ian, Hope and Grace.

We have some of the team in place already and they are some of my wonderful teamies over at Papertake, as well as my Anya mad pal Marcea whose work I just love . But we want some more of you to join us.

So if you fancy it, then nip over and check it out ...

right here xxx

I need to thank the wonderful Steph and Sally-Ann who helped me with the set up - thank you treasures xxxxx

I hope you'll come and join us and help spread the word.

And finally, my sketch blog is up and running - you can see it here. There is no waffle, just the sketches and some examples which I hope will give you a bit of inspiration when rotten old Mr Mojo goes AWOl. There isn't shed loads on there as yet but I'll build it as we go, so more and more will be added.

If you've ever used one of my sketches and would like it to be included - subject to space of course - then please feel free to e-mail me a pic with a link to your blog.

Have the fabbiest of weekends peeps and see you soon. I'm off to nurse the swine-flu ridden being that is Richard now, so fun times to be had by all - not!!! Why is it that he has had it a lot worse than the rest if us????????


Hugs xxxx


Marcea said...

2 fabby cards hun - love both colour schemes, lol .... dippy moo!
Woohoo so excited to be part of 'Anyone for Anya' .... thanks for inviting me :o)

Lil Sis said...

Both cards look fab Dawny

beccy x

Leann said...

Ooooooh they're both gorgeous Pigster, as I'm sure you know... ;)

Off for a peek at your new adventure - seriously, don't you ever stop??!!

Biggest hugs x

kim-paperbabe said...

Two fantastic cards I love to see the two colour variations very pretty! Thanks for your lovely comment and just to mention that TGF do Farm Fresh Friday using all their stamps have a look here...


They have a gallery and give prizes! Good luck with your venture HuGs Kim x

Kath said...

you had me in absolute stitches but you may have the last laugh on this one....will share later....will be popping across to check out your new sketch blog and big hugs to Rich...well maybe not if he's got the dreaded men's version of swine flu.
Hugs Kath xxxxxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow your cards are just amazing!
How cool that we get two for the price of one love them!
Good luck with your new blog!
Hope Richard feels better soon this flu business is getting out of hand now!
kim x

cats whiskers said...

Ohh Hun I love both of them and I really love Mimosa!!!! brilliant news about the Ms Anya blog, may make me use mine now!!!!!!
And also bib big thanks for the Sketch blog dear I will certainly use that tiem and time again.
Poor Richard, did I hear that Piggy Flu hits men harder than women or did a man tel me that
Hugs to you dear Nursey Dawny
Jacqui x

Jules said...

Hi Dawny

Just a quick comment to say thank you for providing the sketch for the Allsorts Challenge this week.

I am on the Allsorts DT and really enjoyed using your sketch.

Both of your cards are beautiful.

Good luck on your new ventures.

Thanks again

Love Jules xx

Sonia said...

Dawny your cards are fab as always, love them both. Thank you for setting up a blog just for your sketches a great source of inspiration when the mojo goes awol.
Poor you with a poorly OH, hope you stay fighting fit :)
Hugs Sonia xx

trixi b said...

Hi Dawny. I think all 9 other comments kinda sum it up - they are lovely cards! Great idea having a challenge blog devoted to miss anya; just as soon as I can get my hands on an anya stamp I'll join in.
Trix x x

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Dawny,what a beautiful cards,i love the images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Dawn said...

More wonders to feast my eyes on and boy you have been a busy little piggy - Well done on the new blog - it will be a mahoosive success and off to check out the Sketchies too!!

Have a great weekend Nurse Piggy!!


Pink Sunshine said...

Chocolate & marshmallows! I want some now!!! lol Borh work lovely together - and brilliant idea for the Anya challenge - bring it on, cant wait.
Sally. x

Cheryl said...

2 brilliant card anyway hun I am doing that all the time entering challenges then finding out that I have missed something or fogotten that you have to have ribbon or whatever with it so not to worry hun you creations are always stunning love cheryl xxxxxxxxx

Risa said...

Hi Dawn,
Both of your cards are beautiful! I love your image, she is so cute! Both layouts are fantastic and beautifully embellished!
Congrats on your GDT position!

Kirsten said...

Hi Dawny both cards are stunning (especially the choc & marshmallow one lol...x) the sketch was great to work with many thanks for providing it. Also great idea for the sketch blog have become a follower and will defenatly use often..hugs kirsten...x

Denimo said...

Hi Dawny! Fab cards. And good to hear there's going to be an Anya Challenge. Looking forward to it.

Caryn said...

Men don't get swine-flu they get hog-flu, it's 10 times more annoying than normal swine-flu and the main symptom is being one huge big PITA!!! lol

Loving both these cards hun - don't know which colour I prefer though, they're both gorgeous.

Caryn xxx

simplyfairies said...

I lurve both cards, my friend!!

and am soooopleased to join you all in anyone for anya, this is gonna be fun with a capital F!!