Sunday, 8 November 2009

AFA Plus NEC Picfest :)x

Ohh we did have THE most fabulous day yesterday.
I was very good and didn't bankrupt us and kept my spendy ways to a minimum, apart from a Magnolia or 2 and some beady stuff.

More in a sec, but first, as it's Sunday, it's time for another Anyone For Anya Challenge. And this week it's a recipe challenge - 3 papers or card (apart from the base card), 2 buttons and 1 bow.

I used Hope or Grace - never sure - and I coloured her with the old PMs. I had a bit of a disaster cos my Ivory pen , which I use to blend hair tones, is as dry as dry, so sorry if the poor mite's hair looks like a bad day at L'Oreal!!

Maybe that's why her cheeks are red ;) xxx

You can get this little sweetie, as well as Ivory Pro Markers - Dawny please note - and gazillions of other colours from our lovely Tracy at Dies To Die For. Tracy is also our sponsor this week and there is a gorge Anya image up for grabs :)

So this is me card.

The papers are a mixture of Wild Rose and Pink Petticoat and the ribbon is Poppicrafts. The buttons were in my stash box so sorry peeps, I don't have a clue where they came from!!

And that's the card with loads of dimension, paper piecing and 3D-ing!!

Have you noticed how quickly I've rattled through this bit!!! Not like me I know but I couldn't wait to share the pics from our day at the NEC yesterday.

We had the most fab time and we met up with Bev, Marcea, Marlene, Caz, Jacqui, Rach, Tab, Kim P, Kim C and Kim D. Plus Zoe, Tara, Rica, and Jo plus Marlene and Rach's gorgeous daughters - pair of little stunners they are!!!

We all went to Wetherspoons for our lunch apart from poor Kim P and Tab as they were still working away doing their Magnolia things - totally awesome!!We put a couple of tables together and then we were joined by more and more so we kept nicking tables and joining them up - bet they loved us in there lol xxx

It was a great afternoon and I had the best time ever, so thank you to each and every one of the fab girlies xxx

So this is us.

We are actually all getting ready to sing Happy Birthday to Mrs Kath but sadly she was out. Probably as well as we might have got chucked out.

Marlene and Tara - deep in stash chat

Marcea, aka Super Magnolia Demo Girl taking a pic of me taking a pic of her lol xxx.

I loved the red from the camera on this pic so I had a fiddle in Photoshop.

Not sure who the peeps in the background are but I bet they were mighty sorry they sat by us lot!!!

The Kims and Rica multi-tasking ie eating lunch and talking stash at the same time. Jo is on her way to sort us all out!!!

I do have more pics but I cannot show you them because Bev for one will kill me.

And all too soon it was time to get the train home, but not before we managed to catch up with the sweetness that is Dulcie and her lovely Matthew. She was so busy but I do hope next time we manage to have a good old natter.

You won't be surprised to hear that we got the wrong train home, so we were late getting back!!! Well it was the right train in as much as it was going to Chester, but it went via Wales at about 30mph and stopped at every unpronounceable place you can imagine. Sometimes I think that I shouldn't be allowed out!!!

And finally, I have to say that it was really nice to see so many people wearing their poppies yesterday at the NEC. I would just like to thank every single member of the armed forces past and present for what they have done and are still doing so that people like me can sleep safely at night.

I am always moved to tears watching the march past the Cenotaph and the pride and sometimes sadness on the faces of those taking part, especially the old boys with their medals and their memories that I cannot begin to image.

And on that note, and before I start filling up again, I'm off to sort out dinner, do a bit of shopping and watch last nights, SCD. I know Craig went cos I cheated and watched the end of what I'd recorded before I went to bed last night, being the impatient and nosey madam that I am!!

But I want to see if there was another spat between Craig Revel Horrid - strangely attractive - and Len the Good Man. Last week's barney was awesome!!!

Have the fabbiest Sundays and hugs to all xxx


Anonymous said...

Hi Dawney hunnie!
Wasn't it just the bestest day yesterday? I loved every single second and am so honoured to be part of the evergrowing super talented bunch of gorgeous ladies!!
Love your card, can't believe I was the first one to join in the challenge this week.. is that saying something?????! rofl.
I've snagged a couple of pictures.. hope that is ok?!
Big hugs and catch ya soon,

Marlene xx

Lorraine A said...

Lovely card Dawny :-) fabulous as always :-)

I really enjoyed reading all that and seeing the photo's :-) blogland was very quiet yesterday ,,, it seems everyone was there !! ;-)

Lols x x x

Caryn said...

Dawn, I'm exhasted reading all that- what a great Day you had by the sounds of it. If I hadn't been up here in Centerparcs I'd have been with you all the way, maybe the next one eh?
Caryn xxx

Kath said...

fabilicious card as always and I am loving the pics of all the fabulous girls at the NEC...made me more determined than ever to come next year....I bet you just had the bestest time and sorry I missed the Happy Birthday call....big hugs kath xxxxx

GobeaGirl said...

Hi Dawny. First let me say what a wonderful card..It is soooo cute and you rocked the 3' though it is just beautiful..Second, thank you soooo much for your notes. I printed them right off and as you can see I am in gadjet heaven(going to town)with them. Thank you, you sweetheart you. Third, it looks like you had an awesome time yesterday with all your friends..I truely enjoyed reading every word of it. Thanks again, and have a wonderful Sunday. Lisa G :D

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Dawn your card is just so fabulous!
I so love your little cutie and beautiful paper and design!
How absolutely amazing this I met you so happy! Loving all the piccys!
kim x

Marianne said...

Great card. Glad you had such a good time. I thought of you all there spending away whilst I was home crafting. Hope to go next year again. Marianne x

Tab said...

Hey sweetie, such a fab day yesterday, so sorry me and Kim couldn't make lunch, but you can be sure that we will next time, lovely to finally meet you, you are such a lovely lady, mwah!
Hugs Tab xxx

Shelly said...

Very pretty card! I love the colors and the paper piecing.

It sounds like you had a really fun day with your friends. I enjoyed hearing about it and seeing the photos.

Vicky said...

Super sweet card Dawny! I adore this image but have no idea whether this is hope or grace either! My most recent card is made using the other cute girle form this kit! I adoer them. Lokks like you had a fab day out at the NEC! Wish I could have gone! :-(
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Tracey said...

Hi Dawny, I love your Hope/Grace card & think she is coloured in beautifully. Glad you enjoyed the NEC I was with Zoe but it's a shame we didn't get introduced - it was a fab day though wasn't it, did you buy lots of goodies? I've been stamping with my new Lily of the Valley fairy stamps :)

Take care

Rach said...

hiya sweetie, love your wonderful card beautiful work as always darlin...
was fantastic to meet you at the NEC... and thank you sooooo much for showing jacqui and i how to do the curling... i am itching to have a go now.... though i know that my attempt will no way be as gorgeous as your jewellery pieces... you rock

~ Ali ~ said...

Fabulous card Dawny, so cute. Thanks for sharing your piccis of NEC. Looks like you all had da blast. Know what you mean about today, my son is in RAF.

Anonymous said...

`Beautiful` card Dawny WoW you look like you all had a fab time there..fab photo of Marcea!!!TFS:)x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is adorable, beautiful colours and sweet image too.
Sounds like you all had a fabulous, so wished I could've have joined you.

craftymum said...

Hi Dawn. Sounds like you had a good day at the NEC. I was there Fri, Sat and Sun demo'ing Promarkers. Put some photos friends took of me demoing for Hotshotcrafts. If you look on my blog I have given you an award. Thanks for the inspiration you give everyone with your beautiful designed cards. Would have loved to have met you
Love sarah XXX

Sam said...

I was at the NEC on Thursday - I must have walked several miles during the course of the day!!

pickle said...

Adorable card and looks like you had a fab day at the NEC
Kerry x

Sharon Caudle said...

Your card is adorable, Dawny! That little one is just adorable! thanks so much for sharing your fabulous day and pics with us! :) big hugs!

MrsK said...

Hi Dawny, great card it's so sweet, and i've had a peek at your other cards and they are fab too keep up the great work! Sal xx