Tuesday, 19 April 2011

It’s Just Like Old Times!!!

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Morning lovely peeps and I feel like I’ve gone back in time today – it’ll become clear in a sec!!

It’s that time of the week when we check out all things Papertake Weekly and today we have one of my fave theme -

Spots N Stripes

We are sponsored by the wonderful Mary & Andrea over at The Ribbon Girl and  our winner gets to choose one of the special selection kits ….

Ribbon Kits

… which you can see here – how pretty are they!!

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So this is what I did - my new hAnglar kit arrived last week and well how could I possibly resist using such a little sweetie!!

Can you see why I said I feel like I’ve gone back in time?

It’s because I used Pro Markers to colour the image and our Tracy over at Dies To Die For has a great selection – you can check it all out here peeps.

Newies over here wont realise this but I used to use them al the time before I got Copic’ed lol - if you look at old posts you’ll see.   We run quite a few PM workshops at Purple Butterfly so I do still get to use them and in fact, this is a card from a recent workshop I did and it just happened to fit the bill nicely for today’s theme.

In fact, everything on this card apart from the ribbon which I added after the workshop – is made using white card so every bit of colour on here has been added with a PM and the colours I used are  ..

blush and dusky pink (skin), ivory and sandstone (hair), rose pink, pale pink, baby pink, cool greys 1,2 & 3 (clothes etc). There was much use of the colourless blender as well.

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I saw these flowers on my lovely friend  Jacqui’s  blog and she had kindly put a link to here which shows you how they are made. They were coloured with rose pink and pale pink and I added a yummity Wild Orchid Crafts self adhesive pearl to the centre.

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See the paper?

Well this is made using the pens as well, as is the card that I used to mat (I just went around the edges).

I just  laid strips of finger lift tape onto some white card and then went over it all with a pale pink PM (you need to be careful that you don’t get colour underneath the tape). Then when you lift off the tape and dip it into the good old Glamour Dust, you have white lines from either side of the tacky bit on the tape and nice even lines of glitter from the tacky bit!!

Simples – and quite pretty I think.

And I used the new MS PATP punch as well.

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I love ribbon – you probably noticed – and this has to be one of the nicest, prettiest ribbon I have ever used and I kid you not here.

It’s …

… May Arts 38mm wide silky crush ribbon in pale pink and it’s available  from The Ribbon Girl.

Delish :)

A Pink Petticoat sentiment which was printed onto Safmat finished it all off – I edged the card with a PM as well.

I was asked what Safmat is (sorry for not getting back to you Carol chick)  and it’s a printable film (made by Lettraset who make the PMs) which you can get at most craft shops and you can print anything you like onto it. You then cut round it close the the edge of the printing and stick it onto your projects – it’s self adhesive. You then  just need to rub it and it becomes invisible apart from what you have printed of course!!

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OK so that’s me done today me darlins :)

I’m off to start getting stuff packed for our trip to London – we are off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz -  and I don't know who is more excited, Kyla or me cos Michael Crawford is  in it and I have never seen him live before. You watch, it will be my luck that it will be his day off :(

I’ll be back tomoz  fingers crossed cos it will be a scheduled post and I have not always had success getting it to publish, but I’ll do me best and we will see what happens.

Enjoy your day and sunny hugs to all xxx


Julie said...

Oh Dawn - this is such a pretty card!! I love all your embellies and love even more your details of what everything is and how you achieved the effect!! Thanks for sharing!! Juliexx

Kellylouj said...

Lovely xx

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Dawny, love that pink bow, wish I could make them that voluputous!!
Cathy xx

Sharon Caudle said...

Soooooo adorable, Dawny!!! I love her and can't wait to get my kit! Your coloring is gorgeous and love the whole design! Hope you're doing well my friend!
hugs, Sharon

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi she is so cute and perfect in pink. I love your flowers and bow. Your new punch makes it so pretty. Kitty :D

Tracey T said...

This is so pretty, Dawny and I love the way you made the backing paper. Have a lovely time in London! Tracey x

Debs said...

OMG this is just stunning - love it all!!!
Take care
Desb xx

Riet said...

So wonderful card Dawny,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card and thanks for sharing how you got there!! Enjoy the Wizrd of Oz. Hugs Denise xx

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Dawny :-) the image is gorgeous and ther papers and colours are lovely ,,, beautiful ribbon too :-)

Enjoy the show !! I am sure it will be FAB !! :-)

Lols x x x

Chrissy said...

Absolutely Gorgeous. The flowers are wonderful with the little spots on them, they really 'POP'
Colouring is beautiful.

Julie said...

This is a lovely card Dawny, how clever you are.

yvon said...

Such an adorable card Dawny. Love those sweet colors and the image is super cute. Nice ribbon too.
Hugs, Yvon

Sarah said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Dawny!! Those colours are so pretty and I love how you've created the backing paper. That image is so cute!
I hope you have a lovely time seeing the Wizard!!
Sarah xx :0)

Hunnybunnycards said...

Gorgeous Dawn, you are such a clever girly! Love the stripes, what a brilliant idea, will have to try that one. Enjoy your trip to London.

Hugs, Barbaraxx

Donalda said...

wow girl. This is just breath taking. I so LOVE that ribbon !!! I think I need to do some shopping lol Love your border punch too dear. Those hanglars are so adorable aren't they?? Hugs

xxxtglxxx said...

Dawny, this is soooooo beautiful and so you! :)

Glorious pinks and bow. Really fabulous.



kath said...

more gorgeousness dawn...have a great trip to London...are you following the yellow brick road...big hugs kath xxx

Lisa aka Myran said...

Oh my, this is so lovely Dawny! Lots of gorgeous embellishments and details. So sweet :)
Lisa xx

cockney blonde said...

Firstly thanks for the lovely comments on my blog.
I love this card and how you've done the backing paper is amazing. Beautiful colours.
As for Michael Crawford. I saw him over 20 years ago in Barnum. He was absolutely fantastic, such a professional, truly amazing. I hope you get to see him and enjoy, x