Friday, 29 January 2010

Floral Piggy (plus a little plea) xx

It's all a bit hazy here today!!
I've been playing with Photoshop again - only because I was a bit late with this weeks Just Magnolia challenge card - I only managed to make it last night - and there was not a scrap of light for the old camera. Ohh dear, there were shadows and all sorts on me pics. So I covered it all up with a bit of fog :)

Anyway, we got there eventually.

So it's Friday which is Tilda-tastic, cos of course it's Just Magnolia day. There is a gorgeous challenge this week - Hearts & Flowers - and if you want a feast for sore eyes, nip over and check out the cardage girlies. I all but drooled over me keyboard!!!

The DT of course are the best in the business at using flowers etc in their work, and sadly I am the class dunce cos I just don't really know what to do with them!!

Bless 'em for putting up with me lol xxx

So this is what I did.
I coloured Tilda with me PMs - no Glamour Dust there but there is a MSBP. You can get your mitts on one of these babies (and a whole heap of PMS) from the fab Tracy at Dies To Die For.

The papers are all so pretty and I used Pink Petticoat's Dotty Scallops and Wild Rose Studio's pink gingham from the ever so awesome Spring CD.

Keep your eyes peeled on all the Wild Rose website as well btw, cos there's some seriously GORGEOUS new stuff coming out soon. I know cos I've seen it :)

I drew meself a couple of hearts and added a flower and a tuille bow. I got the flowers from my local floristry warehouse but I have to say that the sponsor this week at Just Magnolia is Wild Orchid Crafts and they do the most beautiful flowers - Mulberry flowers, paper roses and all sorts of stuff. They are worth a visit for sure.

I just had a flashback when I typed that btw - paper roses.

Who remembers Marie Osmond singing it (Paper Woses as she called it)? Ooohh you must be nearly as old as moi lol!!! Now if I'd have had my way, she would have been my sister in law cos my first love was Donny as the poor souls who have been visiting here for a while will know !!!

His loss peeps ;)

And here's a few more paper woses - hand tied by my own trotters (you can probably tell!!) I stuck a few pearly things in and a curly bit of twine (looks like a pig's tail, which can't be bad!!)

And that's it done.
LOADS of mist on this one cos there were card joins and shadows everywhere. It looks a bit spooky and I probably over did the mist. You never know, one day you may visit here and actually see a decently edited pic.

I'd say 'and pigs might fly' but under the circumstances .............

Now before I go, I'll explain the 'little plea' bit of my title today. My good friend and fellow teamie over at the AFA blog, Renata, sent me an e-mail to ask if I would put this on my blog. When I read it it made me cry - you probably will as well.

She asked me to correct the English but I haven't as this has come from her heart so that is how it's staying. If you can help her in any way, please contact her. So the last word today goes to Renata.

Have a fab day peeps and see you soon. Right, tissues out ...

Dear blogfriends,

I know you all love to make cards so what's better than to do something we realy enjoy and make at the same time a little boy happy in the most difficult time of his young life? Daan is 4 jaar and has a brain tumor which is sadly enough incurable. More and more body functions fail such as his legs can't carry him anymore. At the moment he gets radiation because his parents and the doctors will make his life as easy as possible and ofcourse no one will loose hope! I think it is heartbreaking and I'm so sad that I can't do enything to help him! That's why I aks you girls to make him a funny card so he has something good to look forward to and I think it will help his parents and two (little) sisters as well. I also want to ask you to keep him in your prayers or send a little positive energy and thoughts to him, because you never know! Do you want to join in this small gesture, please send an e-mail to so I can send you the address you can send the card to. I like to thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Love, Renata xxx


~Denise Lynn~ said...

Hi Dawny hun, beautiful card as always! I think you used those flowers perfectly and I love your hearts too! Super cute image, perfectly colored.

Will do my best to make a card...such a sad story. Will email Renata later today for the address. Hugs

Tab said...

Gorgeous card, hun, love the sweet image you have used and the colours are divine.

Its a fab cause isn't hun, Renata sent me the email too and yes I agree deffo a tear or too shed in our house, poor love :o)
Hugs Tab xxx

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Tessa said...

Beautiful card! Wishing you a wonderfull weekend!

Jane said...

Gorgeous card Dawny! love the colours and details. Such a sad story, had me in tears. hugs, Jane xx


Wow Dawny, a totally stunning card hunny, those papers are gorgeous and that flower detail stunning!! hope you have a good weekend hunny hugs Linda x

Mina said...

just stunning Dawny...class dunce indeed lol...I love that stunning Tilda and your background print is stunning with her
Mina xxx

Cheryl said...

wow hun this is just amazing realy love the colurs and wow the detail super hugs cheryl xxx

cats whiskers said...

Hi Hun I feel in love with this stunning little creation as soon as I saw it, I just love how soft you have made it and the flowers look fabulous, have a great weekend dear friend
Hugs Jacqui x

Enfys said...

Gorgeous card Dawny, and you did a fab job with the flowers, love the piggy tail curly thingys. Will I see you in march?
big hugs
En xx

Michelle said...

Such a beautiful card Dawny, I love the colours and how you have done those foowers, beautiful. i hope you are well xx