Friday, 15 July 2011

Who Wants Some Wild Orchid Candy Then?

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Morning peeps and  a very happy Friday to all xxx

And hahhhaaaaa Mr Weatherman cos you said it would be raining  here today and it is actually  GORGE :) No doubt I will pay later for my smugness when there is a torrential downpour just as I am collecting Kyla from school.

Today over at the Just Magnolia and hAnglar & sTanglar challenge we have a fabulous challenge for you which has been set by our very own Mindy and it is

Pink, Purple & Pearls.

Do I sense lots of happy faces out there then? I know mine was when I saw it.

As well as a nice challenge we have 2 prizes up for grabs and they are ….

20 Euro Credit to the Embellishments DE store.

Plus another lucky person will win one of Mindy’s Magnolia Copic Coloring Class at Color me Creative!

But it doesn’t stop there because today I have my very first blog sponsor – wooohooooo :)  I couldn’t be more chuffed to say that my post today is sponsored by Wild Orchid Crafts


Hugest of thanks to Paul & Siri xxx

So if you want to win the goodies above all you have to do is post it on your blog and then leave your name with good old Mr Linky at the end of the post and I’ll get the Random thingy to pick one of you this time next week.

Good luck to all xxx

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I used the old  Magnolia leaf and swirl again (yes I know it’s getting booooring but I am addicted and probably need some form of therapy to stop me using it lol !!).

But I went for something a bit different than my usual 6x6 card and I used a grand circle and grand scalloped circle die to make the base.

Watercan Tilda (aww!!)  was coloured with these Copics -

E000, E00, E21, R11, R20 (skin), E31, E40, E42. E50 (hair), BV0000, BV00, BV02, BV04, C00, C1, C3, C5, R85, RV0000, RV00, RV14 (clothes etc)

The papers are Pink Petticoat and image, die and Copics  are from Simon Says Stamp

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And another beautisimous array of  bloomage courtesy of Wild Orchid Craft

The arrangement was made using  a  Classic  Colour Range 35mm trellis rose, hip rosebuds - 2, 6mm closed rosebuds - 2, 10mm open roses - 1, sweetheart blossoms – 2,  and a cherry blossom

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The  self adhesive pearls are also from Wild Orchid Crafts  …..

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… and the pretty pink ribbon is my fave silky crush from The Ribbon Girl :)

OK so that’s the cardage done for the week and I’m off to do the prep for my jewellery class tomorrow at Purple Butterfly Crafts.

I will be back at the weekend but before I go I must share this with you lovely peeps. I was lucky enough to be asked if I would try out and review this fabulous lamp here …

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It’s a daylight table top lamp with a magnifier and is available from The Daylight Lamp Company.

I have to tell you that I am really impressed with it. I did have a small one before and I thought it was OK but once I tried this one there was no comparison. For a start, the head of the lamp is adjustable, not just up and down but it can move from side to side as well so you get the light exactly where YOU want it to be.  It’s  really sturdy and very easy peasy to put together – 10 seconds literally.  And for taking your pics when the light outside is fading, it’s FAB :)

The light is steady – not a flicker in sight and  how I ever managed without a magnifier before I don't know!!.

You see,  I am short sighted – I probably told you this before. Well actually I am as blind as a bat so I have to have bottle bottom contact lenses pretty much. This is fine when I am driving or watching the telly etc etc but when I need to see close up to craft or even to read, I have major probs.

Either I have to take out the lenses and then I am OK but if I get up from the table I am like Mr Magoo and bump into things and generally cause chaos. Or if I leave them in I don’t see that well.

Not any more though cos this has sorted it all out, and when I am doing me jewellery I can see perfectly – even the tiniest beads. And threading is now a doddle.  And like the light, it’s fully flexible so you can move it wherever you want.

So if you are looking to get one or replace the one you have, you could do a lot worse that getting this one.

Hope that helps chicks and enjoy your day and have a great weekend.

Hugs to all and don’t forget to leave your name with Mr Linky for the blog candy – you have to be in it to win it :)xxx xxx


Carissa said...

A beautiful card. Love the little rocker.
Thanks for a great chance to win.

Louise said...

Fabulous card, love the colours and your layout

Kobie's Crafty Corner said...

Lovely Card, Hun and fab Candy!
Hugs Kobie

jackid said...

Congrats on your sponor Dawny and for the chance to win some goodies love your card as always beautiful colours and layout stunning
Jacki xx

alethea said...

Your card is gorgegous!! Congrats on getting a sponsor!! Thanks for a chance to win!! I have put your candy in my sidebar.. Hugs xx

Daisychain said...

A gorgeous card as usual Dawn, love how it rocks. Thanks for the chance to win some WOC flowers. Hugs Christine x

Cj said...

What beautiful flowers, thanks for the chance to

Hunnybunnycards said...

Fabulous card Dawny as always. Thank you for the chance to win that gorge candy.

Hugs, Barbara xx

Dawn said...

Congrats on getting a sponsor! Love your cards & I love that sweet cand!
Thanks for the chance!
Dawn xxx

Annette said...

OMG this is such a beautiful card. I love looking at your blog and come here often just for inspiration. Your style is just the style that I aspire to. I've tried a couple of these shaped cards lately and love them, but I've been making my own and yours are sooo much better.


cotnob said...

Love your cards, thank you for the chance to win your lovely candy.

THERESA said...

WOW, stunning card, love the colors and of coarse the embellies is just perfect!!
Paul and Siri sure is generous, thank them for this, their products are absolutely out of this world, love the buds, arghhh, love them all........hehehe
Thanks to you for a chance!!!
lotsa luv

Chrissy said...

Such a beautiful card...the colours are gorgeous,and your flowers always look so perfect.
Thank you so much for the chance at your candy.

Dorothy said...

Terriific card and great job you on the new sponsor. Thank you for the nice blog candy as well!

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi Congratulations on having such a wonderful sponser you so deserve it on your blog as it is really super. Love the shape of this card and the flowers and Oh I love how you do your ribbon. Thanks for the inspiration and Candy opportunity !! Kitty ;0)


The card is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win my favorite candy :O) Oh, I need one of those lamps, I so know what you mean about having a hard time seeing. I use a magnifier just to color, and I'm laying on the floor, scrunched down, because it's a tiny one, and a little light. tee hee

scrappinpeg said...

Beautiful card. Thanks so much for a fun chance to win Wild Orchid flowers. I have YET to own one of their beautiful flowers. hugs.

Lorraine said...

Love your card and congrats on getting a sponsor xx

sunnysideup/doreensng said...

Wow great card and fab candy!Love your colouring and the colours of your card,Thanks Dawny!

Dorpan said...

Thanks for the chance to win, fab candy!!

Laila said...

Love your card - but I always do ;o)
Thanks for getting the chance to win your lush flower candy :o)
Hugs Laila

Lene said...

Love your card and thanks for the chance to win this great candy :)

Linda said...

Another gorgeous card Dawny, I love the colours. Thank you for the chance to win some great candy.

Sue Nicholson said...

Many thanks for us to have ago for your candy prize.
Sue N

Lisa said...

Hi Dawny, Gorgeous card! Such a pretty colour combo and stunning flowers.

Thanks for the chance to win some gorgeous WOC candy :-)

Lisa x

Jude said...

Beautiful card. The colours are fab. Thank you for posting the copic colours you use as this is so helpful when trying to put colours together! Also thank you for the chance to win.


Lou Mac said...

You have SPOILED us with this. It is AD-ORABLE!! Love this image and the bright but traditional colours you've used. I love those red holly berries - so festive.

Thank you for sharing and thank you for the chance to win some candyyy!!

xo, Lou.

Annelies said...

Gorgeous card and I absolutely love that stamp! Greetings from Belgium,, Annelies

Paula said...

Beautiful card! the coloring looks fantastic!! And thanks for the chance to win that adorable stamp :)

Littlehamsterz said...

Fab card and congrats on your first blog sponsor!!!

Jill said...

I love your card Dawny, and the way you put your flowers are beautiful
Thanks for the chance to win
Hugs, Jill

July said...

It's always a pleasure to find out what you do. Keep going looooooove to follow your blog.

Debbie said...

Hi Dawny, Love this rocker card.It's gorgeous! Great colouring and fab papers and embellishments.Thank you for the chance to win the candy.Love Debbie x

Aluna said...

Beautiful card and super choice of colors:) I love this image and recently I have ownership of it.
Thank you for amazing Candy. Aluna

Sol :-) said...

Beautiful card! So charming.
I love the candy to.
Thank you for the chance to win.
- Sol :-)

Denise Goeldner said...

Love your card - but I always do ;o)
Thanks for getting the chance to win your lush flower candy :o)

Denise Goeldner said...

Your card is gorgegous!! Congrats on getting a sponsor!! Thanks for a chance to win!! I have put your candy in my sidebar.. Hugz xx Denise