Friday, 14 August 2009

Alota Challenges lol xxx

5 to be exact - not sure if this is my personal record lol xxx

Soooo, they are -

Friday Sketchers - a gorgeous sketch by Beatrix

Stamp With Fun - Birthdays (it's for someone but I can't say who xxx

LOTV - So Charming

Colour Create - Blue, Sand Silver & Black

Daring Card Makers - Lacey Days of Summer (hope Martha S's finest counts !!

THINK I ticked all the boxes :)


So here's the result of them all.

I used one of my beloved Alota stamps. I've not used one of these for ages and I do so love them. You can get them over at Dies To Dies For btw :)

And of course, I coloured it with my usual PM / GD combi

You can just see the teeny tiny heart on my dangly charm thing - poor photography Dawny, just for a change!! There's always something lol xxx

The blooms were part of my Simon Says Stamp prize and the brads were from the fantabulous Poppicrafts xxx


The papers are a mix of PP and Polka Doodles


Ohhh there's Martha Stewart's scalloped border punch trying to hide!!! The ribbon is from the US of A and the sentiment of from a Woodware set

Not too much dimension but there is a little bit.


It's only been a few days but I feel like I've not made a card or posted anything for ages!!

Work has been really busy and I've put in a fair few hours this week - needs must sometimes!! And there's been a serious lack of blog hopping, even by my dreadful standards.

But I'm planning a crafty weekend - fingers crossed - cos I feel like I've earned it this week :)

But it hasn't been all bad, oh no sir-eee. I've had some fab news today, cos I only went and won this week's prize over at Just Magnolia - woooohooooo!!!



And I also have to share an award I got but as per usual I've been a bit slow putting it on here. It's this little sausage .....

And I got it from 2 of the fabbiest girlies ever. They are my wonderful Wild Rose teamie, the awesomely exotic Sally B (check out that link and you'll see why she's exotic lol xx) and the sweetness that is the lovely Emma. Thank you chicksies - you are so kind to rhink of me xxxx

I have to leave 5 interesting facts about moi, and tell the truth there aint that many, plus I got tagged once so you know them already probably.

So -
1 - I used to be in band years ago

2 - I met my OH on a tennis court and it was love at first sight (for me, not him, cos it took him a while to catch up, but there again, men are always a bit slower than us)

3 - my sister in law is a prominent MP but I'm not naming parties or names, heeheee!!!

4 - I've got one of those funny encyclopedic memories where music is concerned and I'm always getting phone calls from peeps asking me who sang this or which band was so and so in. So there ya go - I am an anorak lol xxx Sadly in other areas, my memory is dreadful.

5 - I am emetophobic (scared of peeps puking) and have been all my life.

So in gereral, and when you put it like that, I'm an all round weirdie really

I'm supposed to single out 5 peeps to pass this on to but this is hard cos there are so many lovelies in this land of Blog. So what I will say is that if you have been kind enough to visit here, then please consider yourself a friend and have this with my love xxxxx

Well I am off for a nice sit down - I don't do that very often - and I'm going to have a nice glass of something chilled!!! It's Friday and Miss Kyla is never at her finest after a busy week at nursery, so we've been keeping her happy by playing snap and 'pairs'. She is Miss Cheaty McCheat from Cheatsville where snap is concerned but by 'eck that kid can seriously play pairs. She hardly ever loses!!So she has worn me out!!

So one glass of Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand natch) coming up and an evening in with Dog The Bounty Hunter and Jeremy Kyle - not necessarily in that order!!! I am living the dream once again!!

Have the best weekend peeps and hugs to all xxxxx

33 comments:

Jacque said...

What a darling card...and thanks FRIEND!!! I just love your coloring and the papers you have used are just yummy...I love all of the details...gorgeous...just gorgeous...Have a delightful weekend...Hugs..Jacque

Marsha said...

Really cute card, I love that alota stamp, I'm always going to buy it but you know how it is once there, There is always something else that you need more lol, and can I add a ooooo what bad were you in and what do you call the phobia if you are afraid incase your sick in public thats mine, always has been since I did it once, thank god you weren't there Dawny lol it wasn't pretty. Have a great weekend and beware of drunks coming out of pub's incase their sick, sorry couldn't resist teasing you.

Hugs Marsha xx

scrappyjan said...

WoW what great use of colours!! The card is very very cute!!!
Thanks for joining us at Colour Create Challenge.
hugs, janny

Jill said...

gorgeous card Dawn, love the image so cute, enjoy your wine and tv watching hugs Jill xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh I totally love your wonderful card!
Your image is just so cute and I love all your fabulous detail!
Gorgeous card!
So happy that you won over on Just Magnolia!
Congratulations on your award and love your facts!
hugs
kim x

Paula said...

Wonderful layering & I adore the beading at the bottom!

Biscuitlid said...

another fab card! Love the stamp, tis beautiful, wish I had enough beans to buy more alota stamps myself.

The stitching looks real, tell me it's doodled though?

Bummer about the phobia - especially with children, eeew. Hope you enjoyed your glass of vino

Victoria
x

Sue said...

Well done for making a card that you can enter 5 challenges with, wow.
Love the card, those beautiful clean colours make the image stand out.
Sue xx

megastamper said...

wow what a really funny and so pretty card.
thank you so much for your card with my sketch to the friday sketchers challenge.
have a nice weekend, hugs, bea

Marianne said...

Very cute card. That was a long blog and all very interesting. Thanks for the award. Hope you have a crafty weekend. Marianne x

Donalda said...

Oh hon this is just so adorable and colored beautiful. Love all you have uploaded since my last visit dear. SO love catching up and going through your blog big hugs

SallyB said...

Beautiful clean card with lovely dangly bits!
Yor posts always make me chuckle.
Love the Kyla McCheat line. Have a relaxing weekend with Dog...I think Leyland is a bit of a hottie!
I love it how they make the fugitive phone their mum and cry, begging for forgiveness in the car on the way to the jail. Classic.

Anesha said...

Adorable card, congratulations on your win! Anesha

Kath said...

another yummy card and hey well done on nailing all these challenges...i am struggling to do one at the mo...well done on your win at magnolia and love the facts....enjoy your feet up and glass of vino...big hugs kath xxxxxxs

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Kaz said...

gorgeous card, off to look for stamps ha ha. I can blame you if I overspend can I?!!!

scrapnnMO said...

Gorgeous card DawnyP.:)
♥Dawn♥

Terrie B x said...

Your card is `gorgeous` Dawny Hope your having a loverly weekend;)x

Sandie said...

Beautiful card. Love the colours and embellies :D

Congratulations on your win on Just Magnolia and on your awards!!

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Gorgeous coloring, fun image, great colourcombo and adorble chaincharm!!

Sunny regards, Renata

Mina said...

gorgeous card Dawny, such a cute image, great use of the colours...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xx

tina46 said...

your card is so sweet !!! love it !! thanks for joining in our challenge.
big hugs tina46
swf-team

Marcea said...

yep, you are completely bonkers but I love you dearly! Fab card hunny and very interesting facts indeed ..... hope the wine was excellent
-x-

Dena said...

What a terrific card! That gingham black just pops in the center there and such cute stitching around the card. Great job! Thanks for playing in Colour Create this week. Hope to see you again next time! Hugs, Dena

Risa said...

I love your super cute card Dawny! Your coloring and image are awesome! Great job with the layout and detailing also!
hugs
Risa:)

Juls said...

so adorable and cute! I love the colours you have used and the stitching detail! Just fab!

Rica said...

Gorgeous card Dawny - great use of the colours and I just love that cute Alot image.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at CC.
hugs Heather xx

SueH said...

Oh wow!!!!
That's so cute.

Sharon Caudle said...

Your card is adorable, Dawny! Love that image and your coloring is fantastic as always! And five challenges? Way to go! Hope you're doing well and having a good week! hugs!

Sharon said...

Brilliant card Dawn. I love the way you used the challenge colours; they look so airy and bright. Perfect.
Sharon xx

Chris said...

Fantastic card Sweetie, I just love the image and your gorgeous colouring. Wonderful design and papers too. Brilliant to get all those challenges. Congrats on your JM win, luckily Simon Says don't sell pickles BWAH! Interesting reading about your weirdisms but really you aren't weird, just good fun. Hugs, Chris x

Deanne said...

Love this card! Those charms look so pretty tucked in there - what a fabulous touch!

Great Job!
xx-Deanne

Di said...

WOW so many challenges! this is a fabulous card i love it!
thanks for joining the colour create challenge this week.

Di x