Saturday, 3 July 2010

Why Does It Always Happen To Me???????


Ohhh I am soooooooooo late with my card this week for the fabbydoodles Just Magnolia challenge peeps – more in a sec.

But we are on the case now and I guess better late than never

This week it’s our special monthly challenge and it’s a lovely one is this, because we want you to make a criss -cross card. There are lots of tutorials in the land of blog but our featured stamper Jeanette from Happy Thoughts and Ink Spots has a cracking one to follow and if this bit works correctly, (and as I’ve done it, it may well not lolxxx), you should be able to see it ….


… here :)

Before I get onto my card, I just want to send loads of love and best wishes to my JM teamie Michelle. She has had a terrible accident and has lost her right eye – you can read about it on her blog here. Michelle, I am thinking about you my love and hope things are on the up for you xxx

Picture 007 copy copy So, this is what I did- no shocks here today peeps ie lots of pink, ribbon and blooms :)

Tilda was coloured with Copics in the following colours -

E00, E21, E35, E42. E50, E53, R11, R20, RV0000, RV000, RV10, RV23, YG0000, YG03

Tracy at Dies To Die For has a fab array of these awesome pens plus a lorry load of other deliciousness. She’s adding new stuff all the times so keep checking it all out lovely peeps xxx

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The pretty papers are of course Pink Petticoat – I don’t think I will EVER tire of these. And the die cut frame is a  Nellies Multi Frame which Tracy has – you can see it here

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Another thing I don’t think I will ever tire of are these beautiful blooms which are of course from the one and only Wild Orchid Crafts.

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And that’s me card done.

Well we’ve had a funny couple of days I have to say, most of which I won’t bore you with, but you might enjoy this story which is the reason I am late getting this on here. I am enjoying it now but I really wasn't at the time (and neither was our poor Kyla).

I picked little Miss up from nursery on Thursday as she was in residence for the evening and we went home. Rich was already there and was sorting out the food for the birds for the following day. It's all frozen so he gets it out of the freezer in the evening so it’s defrosted in time for the next day. So as we arrive, he is going into the garage where the bird food freezers are and just as we are going into the house, I hear an almighty crash. So we ran to the garage only to find that the up and over door had fallen down and had jammed shut – and he was trapped inside the garage.

Well I did snigger a bit I must be honest, and then I set to and tried to open the door.

But would it budge – not a flamin chance!!! So he is trying to free it from the inside and I am trying to free it from the outside. But it was literally stuck fast. Well poor Kyla was crying her little heart out because she probably thought she would not see him again and he was telling her through the door that he was fine and there was nothing to worry about. I am wondering if we should call the fire brigade or what the hell to do  (calm in a crisis – not!!) and he is saying, no don’t be ridiculous, I’ll sort it, and I'm thinking he is going to dehydrate in there cos it’s like a furnace.

So not so much sniggering now!!!

Well the upshot was that it took us AGES to get him out but he emerged unscathed eventually. But it obviously effected poor Kyla -  she ended up having a bad dream that night and I was up half the night with her, poor little sausage.

So anyway, by the time we had got him out, there was no light to take the pic and then I was in a zombie like state yesterday and forgot to sort it.

Oh the trials and tribulations!! And my God,  I’ve waffled today peeps so thanks for staying with me (those of you who are still awake lol xxx)

Now before I go, last Saturday I was GDT for the lovely Emma at Allsorts and I did a bit of a giveaway, so the 5 chicksters who won the card kits are -


Messi Jessi

55xtglx – aka Alison



84 Sharon

102 Nancy


Hugest of thanks to everyone who put their names down  - I’m just sorry I couldn’t send you all one xxx If the 5 winners could e-mail me their details,  I’ll post their stuff of to them next week xxx

Phew, this was a mammoth post today, so that’s me done. Have a fab weekend lovelies and see you soon if not sooner, and hugs to all xxx


xxxtglxxx said...

Awww, Dawny, I did snigger along with your story... :) Glad it all worked out ok in the end.

Love this card!.. Beautiful and stunning. I can never quite pull off pink that way. Breathtaking and inspirational as always.
So sorry to hear about your friends eye too. :( I will check out the blog and leave a message.

Victoria said...

love the story

beautiful card and those flowers are to die for love the pink xxx

Kat said...

Hi Dawny, I couldn't help laughing at your story but I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time.

Your card is just gorgeous. Tilda is always pretty in pink.

I just got my copy of Cardmaking and Papercraft and I saw your lovely cards in it. Congrats!

Kat x

Stampin Mindy said...

This card is amazing, I love your colors and the border punch. Beautiful coloring and of course those lovely flowers! Hugs!

Riet said...

Wowww Dawny,So beautiful card,i love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the flowers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Messi Jessi said...

What a gorgeous pretty pink card! Love the image, and the papers and flowers are wonderful too.

Wow - I won one of your card kits! I'm so pleased, thank you so much xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow you really do make the most stunning cards,your detail is just perfection,hugs cheryl xxx
glad things worked out in the end,hun hugs cheryl xx

Aussie Loz said...

Wow, what an adventure! It's always exciting when something unexpected happens.. glad to hear he made it out unscathed!
Your card is gorgeous, I'm going to watch that vid tutorial... have no idea how to make one of these. Enjoy the weekend ♥

Hannah Eastman said...

Hello Dawny, I love the card you have made. the pink is so so gorgeous with that image you have used. big hugs hannahx

Alicia said...

Absolutely beautiful card...and funny but worrying story about your hubby being locked in the garage...these little events ensure life is never dull!
Alicia xx

Sarah said...

Oh dear!! I'll admit to having a little snigger too! Glad there was a happy ending and I hope Kyla is okay now.

This is a beautiful card and gorgeous colours. I can understand why you never tire of those papers.

xx :0)

kath said...

oh this made me giggle...sorry Rich for laughing but glad it all turned it well in the end....another stunning card and those flowers are just delish....big hugs kath xxx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

It was a shame for all of you but slightly funny too....or am I just wicked.....
The handle on the bedroom door broke a couple of months ago, trapped in the bedroom with only a clueless tenage son on the otherside , my hubby climbed out of the window onto the flatroof porch, then got to the ground. He got tools from the garage then smashed the bedroom door open. The noise was terrible ....I remained in bed and as for the neighbours not a one came round, just shows what a burgalar could do.
By the way, totally fab pretty card, I did a wraparound to they are fun and easy ....sent your regards to Miss Lynn....only joking.

Nancy said...

Thanks for picking my name as one of the winners for the card kit! I emailed you my info. I hope you got it. Thanks again.