Thursday, 22 September 2011

I LOVE This :)

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Morning lovely peeps and hope you are all OK today :)

It’s Thursday and that can only mean one thing – yes it’s time to check out the Lili Of The Valley Thursday challenge  and this week our theme is

Aqua, White & Glitter

Well say no more cos this is right up my blingtastic  street !!

As always we have a fab voucher up for grabs ….


… for one lucky girlie to spend in the shop (I wonder what she’ll choose!!)

So …

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.. this is what I did and it’s one of those times when I actually really like the end result.

I used Christmas Dance and she is from the first Christmas release this year – and she is soooo sweet.

I coloured her with these Copics -

E000, E00, E21, R11, R20 (skin),  E41, E42, E50 (hair) , BG0000, BG01, RV00 (the rest)

and I also added some shading with polychromos pencils and then went a bit mad with the old Glamour Dust.

The papers are all from the Bumbleberry Cottage collection from Nitwits  and I stamped the image onto a Nesties die cut – this one is Labels 18 and you can get them from Tracy at Dies To Die For

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I love how this bow turned out – it looks so pretty.

It’s a mixture of 23mm white organza and  vintage seam binding (I used aqua of course!!). And as it’s a Chrimbly card, I added 3 silver jingle bells which I’d tied together with some Divine Baker’s Twine (again I used aqua).

And all of these are from The Ribbon Girl :)

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The flowers are all made from Spellbinders Rose Creations dies and of course I just had to add a bit of Tilda Lace and both dies are from Simon Says Stamp. The pretty aqua self adhesive rhinestones are from Wild Orchid Crafts but you can always colour plain ones with your pens if you don’t have any.

The sentiment is Pink Petticoat and printed onto Safmat.

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Well that’s me done for today.

I’m off to try and get through a mountain of work then start the prep for my class at the weekend. So it’s all go today peeps. I hope that your day will be more relaxing!!!!

But before I go, remember my little mini rant re the travellers and  I said that the council had agreed to a permanent site on some green belt land near here? Well apparently it isn't a done deal after all and the info wasn't released 2 days before the closing date for objections (my source was wrong and they are sacked lol!!)  and there is a petition going around which has practically everybody’s signature on so maybe there’s hope ?  I think the council have pretty much made up their minds to be honest.

And I won’t even start on the saga that happened at Hobbycrap yesterday. I’ll save that for another time – grrrrrr!!!!!!

All I’ll say is that if you are going to have a major refurb, you really ought to consider that your customers might still want to buy things (strange concept I know!!) so best not pack most things away where it can’t be gotten at!!!! Oh and if they could maybe get some peeps that work there to understand the difference between 12 x 12 and A4 sizes, it would be MARVELLOUS!!!

Or am I just being Miss Picky Knickers again :(

Have a fab day and huggiest of hugs to all xxx


Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi My favourite colour Whoopeee !! Just hoping stamps arrive this week have been waiting forever !! Lol. Loving this so bright and fresh ! It is so lovely and modern ! As for Hobbycraft I have defected to another local craft shop lol ! Kitty ;0)

Wendy said...

This is stunning Hun I love it it has a very fresh feel about it even though it ia aqua it is so girly I can't stop looking at it it's gorg

Hugs Wendy

Chrissy said...

Gorgoeus card Dawny, just beautiful. The colours are the wee bels, so cute.


Thea said...

I love this too!!
Beautiful colors, great card.


Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

Gorgeous card , lovely image and I agree with you whats the point in having staff in a craft shop that know nothing about craft! K xx

Rebekah said...

lol lol lol Dawny did I not say they have no idea what they are talking about down there! Heaven knows how they can afford a refurb I never see anyone shopping in there given half a chance!
Your card is stunning the colours are so fresh and bright and the ribbon and bells are such a sweet touch.
Good news re the petition too its always worth a shot!
Hugs rebekah xx

Anne-Marie said...

Loving the colour combo....gorgeous! How do you always keep your glamour dust so neat....mine looks like cotton wool...haa!
Hobbycrap?....right on, a blank look when I asked for double-sided tape, then she asked me was it for dressmakin' 'cos they didn't do dressmakin'....gggrrrr!

yvon said...

Hi Dawny, your card is gorgeous, love those brigth colors. Maybe i should get myself some copics too, becouse with the pencils i never get such rich and bright colors.
Hugs, Yvon

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fabulous card, love the sweet image and papers and flowers look gorge. As I said before Hobbycraft is a swear word in my house, they were my nearest competitor for my shop and are bloomin useless - but peeps still go there then come to me and complain
Lyndsey xx

Annette said...

This made me laugh cos my hubby calls the shop Hobbycrap instead of Hobbycraft too. He also calls refers to the whole hobby as "crapping" instead of "crafting" and I have kinda picked up the phrase too, so I sometimes say that 'I'm going in the other room to do some crapping', or I'm going to 'spend my evening crapping'. I have to be so careful in case I say it in front of the wrong person !!! LOL (I'll just get my coat and leave now !!!)

ps - love the card, I am definitely going to have to play with that colour scheme. Love it.

Sharon Caudle said...

oooooo...girlfriend this card is gorgeous!!! Love, love, love the colors!!! Beautiful coloring and fabulous detailing! She is beautiful and a definite "must have"!! Hope you have an awesome weekend!!! hugs!!!

Diana's Creations said...

Hi I am new to your blog and love it.I was wondering where i go to buy some of your images especially Christmas Dance. Thanks for your time. Diana

Marjorie said...

Hi Hun,
Your card is stunning, colouring is beautiful, just love your bow and bells!!