Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Very Very Very VERY Different!!!


Picture 001 copy You may have gathered that it is VERY different over here today. That’s because there is not an image or Copic in sight!!!!

But I thought I’d do something  totally un-piggy like for my Papertake Weekly card today. I also wanted to challenge myself to use stuff that I don’t usually use and that I’ve had in my stash for a while.

So our theme this week is In Stitches and you might be thinking that I hadn’t put any on (it wouldn’t be the first item I’d got it wrong).


Picture 002 copy copy … there are some on the little insert

butterfly This beautiful butterfly stamp is by a (fairly) local company to me – CaroLine's Rubber Stamps – and I got this from Port Sunlight last year but have never used it until now (how weird of me,  cos it’s fab !!!!). It’s called Jewelled Butterfly and you can see it here peeps.

I stamped it onto acetate (use Stayzon peeps cos otherwise it will smudge) and then dabbled a bit of ink onto the back (which you can’t really see from the pic, but it gives it a nice soft glow), then finished it off with some Stickles, liquid pearls  and a couple of flat backed gems

Picture 005 copy The large flowers were punched from DCWV Pocket Full Of Posies paper stacks (I think they came from the Paper Mill Shop but wouldn’t swear to it). I’ve just decided whilst looking at this pic that the flowers need some little gems in the centre so I’ll do that in a sec. I think it’ll finish it off nicely and also pick up the ones on the butterfly.

So that’s me card :)

I’m on a flyer today cos I have shed loads to do and then I have a workshop later so I need to get the butt moving. You notice that I didn't say lardy butt as I usually so. That's cos I have lost a total of 15lbs now – woohoooo – and it aint as mahoosive as it once was. I can now fit onto my size 12 jeans again. Not that long ago they would only go just past me knees!!!

So all that cycling is paying off. I wasn’t exactly enjoying it once upon a time, but as I always say,  if you want to dance you have to pay the band!!!!

Have the fabbiest of days peeps and see you later in the week.

Huggiest of hugs xxxx


Miria said...

Hi, Dawny! Your card is gorgeous, the butterfly is superb! Talking about butt, I'd better to say nothing about mine! Congrats for your losing weight. Hugs. Miria

Mandi said...

...but very very LOVELY!

mandi x

Jane said...

Just beautiful...AGAIN!!!!!

debbies said...

So very pretty!

Sharon Keanly said...

Hi Dawny, nice to do something totally different for a change. This is wonderful! You'll have to share the new bod in blogland. Well done, congratulations. I know the feeling, as I am trying to shed some kilo's myself. Hugs to you, Sharon

Dora said...

This is awesome, love that butterfly.. got acetate but not that ink you mentioned :( would have loved to try it out, it looks fabulous xxx

Dragonlady said...

Hi there

Great card, love the butterfly. Well done on losing so much - keep up the good work. If you ever reach a plateau and can't lose anything cut out bananas and dried fruit - worked for me but of course you have to be eating them in the first place!!!

Hugs Ali x

Danni said...

Love this! Especially the butterfly!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful butterfly - just gorgeous!

Sharon x

Rebekah said...

Wow this is v different for you dawny! I love it! Congrats on your weight loss too hugs Rebekah xx

Melissa said...

this is awesome! i love the big butterfly!

Riet said...

Wowwww Dawn,so beautiful.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kat said...

This is lovely. What bright cheerful colours. Love it.

Congrats on your weight loss. Wish I could lose some lbs!

Kat x

Clare said...

Dawny, it is different, but very pretty! I'm partial to flutterbys.