Friday, 18 June 2010

Butterflies, Blooms & BRILLIANT News :)))))o


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Hiya lovely peeps and I hope that you are all OK.

There’s a few bits and bobs going on here today including some news I just HAVE to share because I am still doing the happy dance and I’ve pinched meself so much that I am black and blue lol !!!

But first things first.

It's Friday (yayyyyyy!!) and it’s time for another challenge with the girlie over at Just Magnolia. I have a sneaky feeling that you are going to love this challenge – the JM girlies all did for sure. Our theme this week is

In The Garden

so it’s time to get out your butterflies, bugs and blooms and whatever else you can think of and include them on your cards. The other reason I think it's going to be a popular challenge this week is because of this fabulous prize ….

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Yes, this week we are sponsored by the ever wonderful Paul & Siri from Wild Orchid Crafts 

And this …..


… is what I did.

I have to say that I just LOVE easel cards but I cannot for the life of me photograph them properly. I can never ever get the angle quite right, so if anybody has any tips, please pretty please enlighten moi,  because it really does my head in!!

I used Tilda & Eddie from an older collection and put them together so that they looked like they were holding hands running through the garden catching butterflies.

The Copics I used were -

C00, C1, C3, C5, B00, B60, B63, BV0000, E0000, E00, E21, E33, E43, E51, R00, R11, YR0000, YR00.

And you can get your mitts on your own Copics supply from the loveliness that is Tracy at Dies To Die For –  and here they all are.


The gorgeous blooms were of course from Wild Orchid Crafts, as were the little rose leaves which I really like. The little butterfly is one of the first punches I ever got  and I;m not sure where I got it from to be honest.


I do know where I got this beautiful butterfly from though - 

It’s one of the new Marianne Designs Creatables that  Tracy has in stock and this is Butterfly Style 3.  You can use these with your Cuttlebug or Big Shot – aren’t they pretty and a great size as well? The MSBP is on there as well – just for a change!!! – and of course you can get these beauties from Tracy as well.

bloom That gorgeous pretty pink paper is from Craftwork Cards. It’s from the new Sugar & Spice paper packs and what you can’t tell from the pic is how lovely it feels. The quality is superb and it’s great value as well I think.

So onto my news.

I am so totally thrilled to tell you that I have been asked to join the brand new Wild Orchid Crafts DT. I tell you peeps, I literally had to read Paul’s e-mail 3 times before it sunk in – no joking. I couldn't believe it but then I got this ….



I really do love love LOVE their products and am so looking forward to working with them, and also the rest of the DT and Paul & Siri too. There’s a lot of exiting things planned so  watch this space.

OK, there’s a bit of indulgence coming up, (OK, maybe a bit MORE indulgence, heehee)!!!

But I just HAD to show you this


I can’t quite believe we have had our little poppet for 4 1/2 years.

It’s a bit of a milestone pic this, because it’s her last ever nursery photo. She is off to big school in September and is going to have her uniform fitted etc later today before she comes to ours for the night. I'm not going with them because I will make a holy show of myself and start blubbing. I feel quite emotional about it because she is growing up so fast, it’s scary.

So that's my indulgence over lol !!

Have a  fab day and a great weekend and huggiest of hugs to all xxx


Chrissie said...

Your card is just gorgeous (as always) Dawny, I SO enjoy my daily visits to your blog.
Congratulations on your news, how wonderful and very well deserved too.
Finally, I can see why you are so proud of your granddaughter, she's absolutely beautiful and looks like such a little sweetie.

Aussie Loz said...

Oh Dawny this card is gorgeous! I love that they're holding hands, so sweet! Papers and embellies are gorgeous!
My DD will be starting Primary School next year... I'm sure I'll be shedding a tear - to begin with anyways! ♥

Sonia said...

Congratulations on your new DT position no wonder you are doing the happy dance :) The photo of your grand daughter is stunning, what a sweet grin too. Oh and your card is fabby as always.
Hugs Sonia xxx

Jennifer said...

Hi Dawny! Firstly, deserved! Secondly, Your card is stunning! And last but by no means least, what a beautiful little girl! xx Jenny xx

Diane said...

Many congrats on your wwell deserved good news, Dawny! I love your card - you have put those images together so cleverly and it really conveys a happy feeling! Obviously it's the result of the happy dance you've been doing.
Diane x

Dena said...

Oh congrats to you Dawn! Wild Orchid is an amazing company!
Your card is gorgeous and I really love that pretty, detailed butterfly!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Cheryl said...

oh wow firstly congratulations on your DT spot so truly deserved hun,and your granddaughter hun is so beautiful wonderful picture,and as for the card well hun stunning you know how much i love your work,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Marina said...

Congratulations to your new DT position and your granddaughter is really sweet.

Your card is beautiful as always.
Love that image and the colours and the design is fantastic.


Anonymous said...

Hi Dawny,
Love and congrats on your new DT position - well deserved as I know everyone will agree. Card is stunning as usual and so is your little poppet - bless! Great being a nan isn't it?!
Katina xxx

Jane said...

Hey! Well done on your DTship!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous card Dawny! Love those butterfly's! Your granddaughter is adorable, such a sweet pict!

My son goes for his kindergarten orientation next Friday..I can't believe it!

kath said...

gorgeous card as always....and woohooo well done on your new DT..doing the happy dance for you and blubbing at the same time when I saw that gorgeous pic of your little princess....grow up before you know....big hugs kath xxx

Riet said...

So beautiful card Dawny,i love your image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the flowers.
So gorgeous photo,so sweet.

Hugs Riet.xx

craftymum said...

Hi Danwy
what a beautiful photo. A great scrapbook page in the making!!!
Congrats too on your DTship
Love sarah XXX

Sue said...

Hi Dawn
stunning card as always, luv everything about it, congratulations on your new DT post hun, well deserved. Stunning foto, beautiful girl, they do grow up so quickly, its scarey.Have great weekend hun,sue.x

Sharon Caudle said...

Hey ladybug!!!! LOVE your card! It's gorgeous as your cards always are! FABULOUS news about Wild Orchid Crafts! You will do them proud! Can't wait to see all the fabulous creations you'll be making for them. And oh my goodness, if that isn't the most gorgeous pic!!! She's going to be a heartbreaker for sure. Big hugs cause I know how quickly they grow. Have a good weekend, hun!
big hugs!

Stampin Mindy said...

This is beautiful, I love these color and that big butterfly. Your flowers are so lovely too the colors are gorgeous! Hugs!

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous card Dawny, sweet images and colours. Stunning pic of your Grandaughter she is adorable.

Sheila said...

OMG...awesome couple running through the weeds (that's my house), oh, I mean the beautiful garden. They look made for each other. Little Poppet is just such a cutie. And, last and least, WOW, I love Wild Orchid's flowers. How can you not?

Thanks so much for sharing all the wonderful news,

Hugs, Sheila

Net said...

Aw what a cutie pie Poppet is - I figure you know that already though ;))

Beautiful card - I 've np photo tips for you - I mean have you seen mine?!

Lucky you on the Wild orchid DT! Your stuff's fab.

Toni Hughes said...

Your card is gorgeous Dawny excellent news with WOC well done hugs Toni

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Such a beautiful card Dawny!
Love your sweet images and beautiful details!
Huge congratulations on your dt position! So happy for you!
Your little gorgeous granddaughter is so very beautiful! Such a wonderful picture! I went with Claire last week to order Luca's uniform and yes I cried all over the place how bad is that!
kim x

Kim said...

Dawny your card is GORGEOUS hun! AND...CONGRATS on being selected for the Wild Orchid DT! I am exactly like you and had to keep re-reading my email too!!! Then I jumped up and down like a crazy lady and I think my hubby thought I went bonkers! LOL! I'm definitely looking forward to working with you hun!
Hugs~ Kim