Friday, 18 December 2009

Hi everyone and I hope that you are all managing to stay warm in the freezing weather!!!

It's Friday so that means it's Just Magnolia time and this is our last challenge of 2009 and what a way to finish the year cos the loveliest Mina has done us a fab sketch to play with ....

Here it is :)

I really liked this sketch and will use it again for sure.

As always, Tilda was coloured with the good old PMs and Glamour Dust combi. The fab pens are available from Tracy over at Dies To Die For and she has some BARGAINOUS deals on at the mo plus loads of new goodies, so check it all out if you get a sec.

So this is what I did with the sketch.

I used my new MSBP (a prezzie from Tracy xxx) to cut out the centre panels. The ribbons were both stash randomers btw - I know the mesh one came from the local warehouse but I have no clue about the white and silver satin one, apart from the fact that it is a Beresford ribbon :(

The stars / flowers were made using flower punches. They are so easy peasy to make and I do know that there is a tutorial out there in Blogland somewhere but I cannot for the life of me remember where I saw it.

If I get a chance, I will try and do a mini tutorial and get it on here over the weekend xxx

The papers are both Pink Petticoat - Little Fleurs and Fairy Lights

And that;s the old card :)
The other DT girls have some fab work to share so nip across and see what they've done if you get chance.

Well we are snowless here :( But it is very VERY cold and I've been lighting our stove in the kitchen to keep the house a bit warmer. Richard and I are in competition, sad pair of sods that we are, to see who can make the best fire (we really should get out more, cos it's quite pathetic really lol xxx)

I did nearly have a disaster yesterday cos I was having a gab on the phone to Mrs Kath and I was fiddling with it and not watching what I was doing and I broke one of the panes of glass out of the front - ooops!!!

And we are trying to persuade Kyla that Santa is nice and not scary, cos she is petrified of him, bless her. She is ok with the fact that he comes down the chimney and leaves her giftage (mercenary or what!!) but only on the proviso that he doesn't come up the stairs or say ho ho ho!!!

We were supposed to be going on a little trip up the river tomorrow where you go on a canal boat and there are stories and things for the kids and then Santa gives them all a prez, but we had to give the tickets away cos there is no way I can subject her (or the other kids for that matter) to that.

He, the bearded weirdie that is, went to nursery yesterday and she would not entertain him, although she did like the book he left for her :) I hope that she gets a bit better about it all before the time comes when she susses it all out cos I feel like she is missing out in a way. I was telling Kath yesterday that I don't remember any kids when I was small being scared of him.

Is this a sign of the times do ya think?

Oh well I better go and finish some cards so that I can get them in the post before it's too late. Have a warm and crafty day peeps and see you soon.

Hugs to all xxxx


Cheryl said...

oh hun this is so brilliant your card is stunning and your detail is just amazing so love that tilda since winning mina's candy with some tilda stamps in there i am totally addicted to them now.
Cnat make a card like yours though as its just brilliant
As for santa my daughter was terrifed of him too,but they soon get over it,she was always terrifed he would come up the srairs too and I had to stay with her till she was asleep bless her she is 24 now ho ho ho hugs cheryl xxxxx

Christine said...

Stunning creation you are a great inspiration to me thanks.

Hugs Christine xx

Tessa said...

beautiful card ♥

Jane said...

Stunning card Dawny, I love all the white and your bow and flowers are so gorgeous. Your daughter's not the only one, I took my 5 year old last weekend, camera in hand, thinking I'd get a lovely memory of him visiting Santa before someone spoils the myth at school and he burst into tears and refused to see him! I was gutted LOL! hugs, Jane xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Lovely! My gosh it's so pretty! love the stars/flowers, they're gorgeous!

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Lovely! Great shape this nestie, I need to have it ;) I also like what you did with the flowers.

Liefs, Renata

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful holiday card Dawny! Love the color combo and those gorgeous snowflakes you made! Beautiful details! Hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season! :)

Francesca said...

Oh Dawn this is wonderful such a cute card


Riet said...

What a beautiful card Dawny,i love your image and colours.
Soo gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sharon Caudle said...

this is so beautiful, Dawny! I love the papers and Tilda is so gorgeous! Those stars are amazing! Have a fabulous weekend my friend! hugs!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh your card is so very beautiful Dawn!
I love your beautifully coloured image and your paper and detail just wonderful!
So sorry that Kyla is scared of Santa perhaps if she watched Miracle on 42nd Street just a long shot.

Marina said...

Your card is just beautiful, Dawn.
I love the colours you've used and your beautifully colouring and details are brilliant.


loftylass said...

Oh Dawn - it's so good to have you back....Your card is stunning and that image is so cute!!!I love your flower/stars too. Nice to see a new border/background.
Have a good Christmas.

Julie said...

Love your card Dawny, those snowflake flowers looks fab.

GobeaGirl said...

Dawny, this is gorgious! Would you mind if I copied the sketch for future use? I love your colors, and I sooo can not wait for you to show us how you made your awesome stars/flowers. Great card...Lisa G

Angie Brown said...

So cute, would love to see how you made the stars please. Hugs Angie

Anna-Karin said...

I love everything about this card. Colours, image. Everything:)

Larissa said...

Gorgeous card Dawny! Love this cute Tilda and the flowers on the side are so very lovely!


Rleen said...

Aloha Dawn,
Your card is stunning! I love the colors and all the embellishments.
You have a beautiful blog, I love all your creations. Thanks for sharing!
Have a great day!