Friday, 6 November 2009

Just Magnolia & A Bit Distressed :)

How sweet does she look.

Now I know that these are not my usual colours and there are also one or 2 other differences today.

I was absolutely chuffed as chuffed could ever be when I was picked to be a GDT girlie for Just Magnolia. I LOVE that challenge and it's the one I always try to do, no matter how busy I am.

Plus there are quite a few of my blog buds on th team, most of who I will be meeting up with tommorow (more of that later!!)

So this week, and my first challenge for JM, is Distressing. Well can you imagine my face when I saw it. I was indeed distressed cos I am so useless at it, I really am, and you know what it's like when you want to make a super special card for your first go on a new team.

But I needn't have worried cos there is a brilliant tutorial by the talented sweetie that is Chris Dark xxx

So here's what I did.

Tilda was coloured with PMs and there is a bit of bling in there as well.
You can get a great range of Magnolia stamps over at Dies To Die For, as well as loads of other fab stuff

Now, shock horror, there is not a scrap of digi paper on here.
Instead, I delved into the mountainous pile that is the DP I've acumulated over the years but cannot bear to cut and I found these K & Co papers. They are so soft and pretty so I thought I'd use them.

I used my scissors and Ancient Page inks to distress, and you know what? I kind of like how it turned out and I actually enjoyed it.

It's quite therapeutic in a weird way so maybe there is a destructive streak in me after all lol xxx

The gorgeous lace is a piece I've had for ages and never used. It might have come from Hobbycraft, but I wouldn't swear to it.

I've had these flowers a while and cannot remember where I got them. I'd used them on an AFA card I did recently and hadn't got round to putting them away (ohh lazy mare) so they came in handy again.

So there ya go. That's me and my distressing for you :)x
It is a bit different from my usual stuff but I am not at all unhappy with the way it turned out.

So tomorrow is the biggie at the NEC. I cannot wait, I simply can't. Not only is it stash nirvana, but there are going to be so many fab chicksters there like Bev, Marcea, Jacquie, Tab, Kim etc etc who I am hoping to meet up with, plus I'll get to catch up with Dulcie, Marlene and Caz again. So the camera batteries are getting charged, all ready to go.

My Nikkie is coming with me as she always does, bless her, even though she probably hates it, but she doesn't like the thought of me wandering about by myself. We usually drive but this year we are letting the train take the strain. I am such a sloooooow driver and a terrible passenger that I usually end up stressed before I've even started, so this year it will be much better.

Plus we might be able to sample a glass of the mulled wine that we could smell last year but didn't dare try lol xx

Have a fab weekend and I'll see you Sunday with hopefully lots of NEC piccies.

Hugs xxxx


Kath said...

fabilicious card the colours and weee..heeee...great distressing...have a great time at the NEC....lots of fun and laughter with all your bloggy buds...just wish I was coming....big hugs kath xxxxxx

cats whiskers said...

One more sleep hun yipeeeee!!! cannot wait. Thanks for creating such a gorgeous card for JM this week especially with your phobia of Distressing. It is stunning!!
Big virtual hugs until tomorrow when I can give you a proper one
Jacqui x

sandra said...

I love this card!
Great combination of colors and papers!
And this image is perfect colored!
Great job!
Fantastic entry!

Dragonlady said...

Hi Dawny,

I think this is a fabulous card and I love the distressing you have done. Have fun at the NEC wish I was closer!!!

Hugs Ali x

Mo said...

Dawny your card is soooooooo sweet, I love it!
Thanks indeed for your lovely comment on my blog, especially about my girls...

Tasha said...

Wow fabulous card - love the distressing and tilda sitting on the stool! Super cute
love tasha xx

Sonia said...

Great card as always, i love Magnolia stamps. I wished i had know you where going Dawn as wouldn't of minded going but had no one to travel with :(Have a lovely time, look forward to hearing all about it :)
Hugs Sonia xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, wonderful Tilda and love the beautiful colours.
Have a fabby time at NEC.

Pati said...

Dear Dawny

Not only the tutorial from Chris Dark is brilliant, but also your card is BRILLIANT! I love everything about it! Congratulations!

BIG hugs

joey said...

Hi Dawny

Have a fabby time at the nec!

Your card is GORGEOUS I love the colours you have used, Tilda is fabby!


Sharon Caudle said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I love that Tilda and she's gorgeous sitting on that stool! A huge congrats on your GDT spot at Just Magnolia! A very well deserved position! You did a fabulous job distressing your card and love that lace! Awesome card, hon! Have a wonderful time tomorrow! I'm so jealous! What a huge lot of talent that is going to come together in one place! Can't wait to see the pics! hugs!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Dawn this is amazing!
Oh I love your gorgeous card!
Such a sweet Tilda and your distressing is brilliant!
Oh I am so excited about meeting you tomorrow!
kim x

Mina said...

gorgeous card Dawny, I love your delicate distressing it matches the card and image perfectly, join the club with distressing dosent matter how hard I try I never manage it lol...thanks for being our GD this month Im looking forward to seeing what you make
Mina xxx

Dawn said...

Woweee great card!
Love your distressing and beautiful papers...


iluvmybugs said...

Love the Tilda, the touch of lace and your distressing is great!!! TFS


Kylie said...

Well I think you've done a fabulous job distressing. A gorgeous card. Have a great time at NEC and hopfully someone can explain it all to us Aussies when they get back.
Kylie xo

Rach said...

A gorgeous card Dawny, fantastic.. love your distressing and that lace is delicious.
Was fabulous to meet you today, thanks for all your help your a gem.
big hugs Rachxx

Violets Corner said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love your colouring and all the distressing is fab, it looks elegant :)

Hope you had fun at NEC!


Donalda said...

Oh hon this is just gorgeous!!!! I always love visiting your blog and you have uploaded so many gorgeous cards since my last visit. I dont' get much blogging done due to work dear so please forgive me. Hugs

Mimiko said...

This is so soft and beautiful :)