Sunday, 17 January 2010

Fab Colour and An Image You Might Not Have Wanted !!!

Hi peeps - hope everyone is having a nice weekend xxx
They go so flippin quick though dont they!!!

Anyhoos, it's Sunday so that means that it's time for another challenge over at Anyone For Anya. We've a colour challenge for you this week and it's

Black & White + 1

I have to admit that I like using black and white cos it looks so striking, and the DT cards this week will bear that out - they are totally FAB!!!

Unlike my editing - ooohhh errrr!!!!

Anyway, I went with pistachio and although I'm not really a green person, I do like this shade and I love using my Soft Lime PM - tis one of my faves and any excuse etc etc :)x

And this image - Dahlia - is also one of my fave TGF images.
Uber cute me thinks!!!!!

So natch, I used me good old bad boy pens BUT not a single speck of bling anywhere - I must be ill lol !!!

Don't forget that if you want to get your mitts on an awesome range of PMs and TGF stamps chicks, you need look no further than the very wonderful Tracey at Dies To Die For.

These pretty white flowers were from Heidi at Simon Says Stamp and the buttons and twine were from the piggy stash!!!

The papers are a mish mash again.
There's a bit of Doodlebug and Pinecone Press - Mint - you can see it here but I am pretty sure I got it from Dawn Bibby.

And there is a little square of gingham which I've had for soooo long that I cannot remember anything about it (sorry!!)

The ribbon is one of my faves and I got it from my local floristry warehouse. The colour is just so pretty and I've used it loads.

It ties nice as well :)

So that's the card - with a little bit of dimension for good measure!!!

We had a really busy day yesterday and I think we wore poor Kyla out!!!
We started off at the zoo and I have to say that this time of year is a great time to go. Admittedly some of the animals are not out due to the cold weather, but you don't get the crowds and you can really get to see things your might miss when it's warmer and a lot busier.

The cold weather did not seem to put the Mandrills off and a rather frisky male decided to do what comes naturally right in front of us. I waited for Kyla to ask an embarrasing question, but she didn't (thank you Lord!!). She was more concerned that they hadn't used toilet paper - I think I put that very tastefully, don't you lol!!

Then we had one of those magic moments. A Mandrill youngster was watching us and he came right up to the glass. I bent down and put my hand on the glass and he put his hand over mine on the other side of the glass. Kyla then did the same and he put his hand over hers as well. Brilliant.

And when we went to see the Orangutans, a nosey female came right up the window and just stared at us. She didnt flinch when I went close up and our faces were literally no more than an inch or so apart. Of course had there not have been any glass, old wimpo here would not have been quite so brave - Attenborough I am NOT and I'd be the first one out of there!! But there is something quite special about looking right into their eyes and vice versa, and it's also quite sad as well. Makes you think!!!

Then we ended up at one of those adventure playground warehouses and Kyla had a good old play. She asked (nay, harrangued) Nikkie and Richard to go on the big slide with her and fair play to them, they went. But nasty / boring / lardy butted old Grandma sat with her hot chocolate and watched. I don't think I could have beared it if I'd got stuck up there and had to get an army of 4 year olds to push me down.

Oohh imagine the embarrasment and shame!!

I'll leave you with that picture in your heads peeps (sorry!!!) and be on my merry way. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and see you soon.

Hugs to all xxxx


Donalda said...

Oh I do love the shade you have used dear just beautiful!!!
Sounds like you had a blast yesterday dear love reading you tell about it that is for sure lol
Big Hugs

Jilli said...

LOL ... sounds like you had the most brilliant of days. Unlike you i'm the one that harasses my 2 and half year old grandson to go on the slide ... any bloomin' excuse! Not bothered if my lardy ass gets stuck ... good enough excuse not to do any chores LOL.

Your card is fabulous ... green is one of my favourite colours and looks soooo effective with the black and white! Hugs Jillix

Tessa said...

Beautiful card!

CelticWoman said...

Those are beautiful colors and great design for the card. Sandi

Jacee said...

Gorgeous card Dawny, love the green with the black, simply stunning, love it!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Dawn you are a scream! I have loved your little piece of Dawn land thank you!
Your card is so very beautiful!
I love your gorgeous image and your colour is divine!
Beautiful detail!
kim x

Marina said...

Gorgeous card Dawny!
Love the fresh colours and your colouring is fantastic.


Sheng said...

Ahhh...I'm loving this card and I WANT it so bad!!! I love how you colored her and put everything together. It's simple yet very beautiful...did that come out right?? I just love it.

Gosh, you need to post a tutorial on how you colored her. She's just amazing...:)


Lil Sis said...

Awesome card love the colour combo - sounds like a fun day at the zoo.

Beccy x

Riet said...

So beautiful card Dawny,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Ruthie said...

Beautiful card - love the colours .... but where is the bleach...I need to get rid of that image!!!


Mary J said...

I love your card Dawny, it's so fresh!

Kaz said...

LOL....your day out sounds just FAB!
LOVING your card the colours are just gorgeous.
Kaz xx

Cheryl said...

amazing card hun love that image great papers,too such wonderful detail love hugs cheryl xxxx
just adore those colurs so subtle yet so very effective

debby4000 said...

Adorable card, such a sweet image and fab colours.

Eleftheria said...

really beautiful card!!! love the fresh green you've used!!

hugs from Greece

sassy said...

what a scrummmy card love the limes and well just everything is fantastic...enjoyed the read too lol!!!! you are so funny you really do cheer me up ...hugs sassyxxx

Katty Bell said...

Ooh Dawny,
Is'nt she the cutest little miss?!
The colour combi is gorgeous, love how you pull it all together.

SallyB said... should do stand up! Hilarious...I'm afraid I saw the last image you described all too clearly. The crying...(children and then you)
"Mummy...That lady's broken the slide!!!!
Love your fresh lime card! You really are the only cardmaker who makes one colour work!!! Sweet!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Great card Dawn, those colours are striking.
We went to Chester Zoo on Sunday, it is nice this time of year , not so many people so you can really take time, I like the monkey house.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I'm not a fan of green either but I do like it on this card, very striking. Dahlia is one of my GF faves too. Marianne x

scotspanda said...

gorgeous card as always dawny, love the shades of green, very fresh. had to laugh at your madrill story we had a lovely visit to a park in the lakes and had the same kind of thing......he was pulling away on his dongly like it was elastic I was killing myself!!!! Luckily Lily never asked about it lol

sounds like you had a fab day at the zoo


Amanda xx

Net said...

What a super cute card! Love the subtle shades.

I'm with on the kids playthings. I got coaxed onto a big slide - I screamed so loud I deafened all the kids...