Wednesday, 20 October 2010

hAnglars, Hearts & Thanks :)


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Hi peeps and a happy Wednesday to you all :)xxx

Today’s my first week as Guest Designer for the fabulous Simon Says Challenge (poor things have got me for the next 4 weeks!!) and it’s a lovely one for me to start with. 

So today, Simon Says

Give Thanks

so it’s all about thanks and thanksgiving, and look ……

… what’s up for grabs :)

Also the DT  have been contacted by a lovely and very talented lady, Vera, who is organising a card drive to send Thanksgiving cards to the elderly who live alone or in nursing homes. The Design Team has sent all of their cards to Vera for the CARING HEARTS CARD DRIVE  and if you are able to help I’m sure Vera would be so grateful.  If you get a sec peeps, perhaps you could post this on your blog and spread the word xxx

And  you can find the Caring Hearts Drive details here :)

So as we don’t have Thanksgiving here in the UK, I decided to go with a thanks / the caring hearts theme.

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And this is what I did.

It’s actually ….

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… an easel card so I am entering it into this weeks Lovely hAnglars Only challenge which this week is to make a non square easel card.

I coloured this gorgeous little H&S girl with Copics in these colours -

Skin: E00, E21, R11, R20

Hair: E42, E50

Clothes: BV00, RV0000, V12


I made a little flowery arrangement thing  out of a bit of tulle and some pretty little Wild Orchid Crafts blooms. The big bad  Deep Edger Border Punch - Flower Bed was hauled out and put to work – I thought I’d give the PATP a day off!!!

You can get these punches and your Copics from Tracy at Dies To Die For


I made 3 little ‘buttons’ out of a heart punch and a tiny hole punch then threaded them with a bit of twine.

The heart shaped base, the white frame and all the hearts on here were cut using the Wild Card Cricut cartridge. I am ashamed that I have these and never use them – yes, shame on you Miss Piggy!!!!! The frame actually cuts little holes all around the edge so I just filled them in with some  self adhesive pearls.

Did you notice btw that I’ve inked the edges again?

For some reason. every now an then I get the urge to do this, and God only knows why cos I’m not the neatest edge inker-upper by a long way.  But then once I’ve done it, I usually end up doodling faux stitching all over it!!!! 


Right on that note, I’m off. I’m getting the birds nest that is my hair cut later. I look like a cross between Freddie Boswell and Wurzel Gummidge at the mo.

It’s not attractive!!!!

I’ll see you in the morrow for another Lili Of The Valley Thursday Challenge, and here’s …


… a little sneakie peakie for you till then.

Have a fab day and hugs to all xxx


Aussie Loz said...

Oh, so pretty Dawny, love the colours! A heart easel is a great idea ♥

PepPop said...

Gorgeous card. Love the little heart buttons that you made, very clever. LOL at your description of your hair :) Jaqui x

Chris (catt871) said...

This is SO pretty!!!!! I love the heart shape for an easel card......very clever! We are THRILLED to have you on board with us at Simon Says Stamp!!!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Dawny, this card is so gorgeous! I just love your style!! Beautiful colors, fabulous choice of papers, and I love, love, love those buttons. Your detailing is always sheer perfection! Have a fabulous day!
hugs, Sharon

Janette said...

Oh this is such a sweet and pretty card, would just love to recieve this one, gorgeous.xx

kimmie_35 said...

What a pretty card! I love what you have done here... the detail is just so pretty and delicate!

Anonymous said...

This is so very pretty! A beautiful easel card, and I love those little punched hearts x

craftymum said...

so gorgeous Dawny
Love sarah x

Kat said...

This is really pretty Dawny. I love easel cards, they look so impressive especially shaped ones.

Kat x

Larisa said...

very nice blue card))

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Dawny ,,, everything is beautiful and so perfect as always ;-)

It's lovely to have you with us on the team :-)

Lols x x x

Mandy said...

Dawn this is absolutely gorgeous hun, love the sweet image and the heart shaped easel if fab, just perfect for Vera's card drive
hugs Mandy xx

scotspanda said...

gorgeous hun, love the heart easel, and the image is just so scrummy, gotta get me some of these H&S stamps


Amanda xx

Riet said...

So beautiful Dawny,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Jane said...

Gorgeous card hun, amazing colouring! hugs, Jane xxx

Rica said...

Beautiful card Dawny, love the colour and pretty gingham papers, gorgeous little hAnglar girl and stunning embellies.
hugs Heather xx

Nicolchen said...

your Easel-Card is fantastic :0)))

Thanks for playing with us at lho ;0)

Hugs Nicole

email: said...

Hi Dawny,

This is truly beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining us as GD this week! I love the pearls and colors you chose!

Simon Says Stamp

Maryu said...

Amazing card. Love the faux stitching and all the hearts. So many clever details to admire.

Marina said...

It's so cute Dawny!
I love the colours and all the beautiful details and the design is just fantastic.

Thanks for joining us at "lovely hÄnglar only",


Iris said...

Fabulous card Dawny! THanks for playing with us at LHO!