Thursday, 23 February 2012

It Doesn't Take Long ……..

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Hi there peeps and long time no speakie.

I have been ever so slightly unwell these last few weeks, putting it mildly,  and have had about as much get up and go as a comatose sloth!!! But I am getting back to normal (ish!!) now and have at last managed to make a card, even though it took me almost 2 days.  It doesn’t take long to get out of the swing of it does it. Anyway I would just like to say a quick thank you for your lovely emails and if I haven't replied, I will get around to it soon as soon.

Also hugest of thanks to the DT companies and team members for bearing with me these last few weeks. It has been a great help not to have had any pressure and it has been greatly appreciated.

OK so we starting to get back in the swing of the old card making malarky and today I am sharing the card I made for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Challenge  (I am a day late but not a dollar short!!) and this week we want you to

Use 3 Papers

As always, the lovely Heidi is giving away a whopping …

… which one lucky winner will get to spend ….

Simon Says Stamp

… here :)

This week, the DT are showcasing CC Designs and The Greeting Farm images and there’s a  GREAT variety of rubber stamps from both these companies availabe in the store so if you get a sec, nip over and check it all out.

So ….

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.. this is what I did.

I used Party Time Lucy and coloured her with the following Copics -

Skin – E000, E00, E11, E21, R00, R11, R20

Hair – E41, E42, E43, E50

Clothes etc -  BG0000, BG01, BG10, BG15, R05, R17, R27, R59

The yummy papers are all from this kit ……

*Echo Park HAPPY DAYS 12 x 12 Collection Kit HD19016

…  which is the Echo Park Happy Days 12 x 12 kit

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Oops,  I should have made sure that the petal was lying a bit flatter ( what an amateur!!). The flower was made using the smallest of the  Magnolia Doily Flower dies and I added a rolled flower and a bit of bling. And some things never change do they cos the good old Magnolia leaf and swirl die is still in favour it would seem.

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A bit of printing and chopping here :)

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.. and there you go - my first card in ages!!!

I did say that I would do an all our yesterdays blast from the past thing on a Thursday so here goes with this week’s pick to make you feel old (well some of us in any case!!).

It’s back to 1991 …..

… and I love love LOVE this one.

REM were the first band I ever took my Emma to see (Huddersfield 1995 - did anybody reading this go? I’d love to know if you did). It was a boiling hot day and The Beautiful South were on with them, as well as Echo Belly and Magna Pop who were not that good IMHO   :(   I could ramble on all night about it cos it was fab, but I better not cos you would be bored rigid lol!!.

So have a great evening whatever you are doing and it’s nice to be back in the land of Blog once again. I will be back tomorrow with the card that should have been on here today -  I am running a day late but I will catch up soon for sure.

Take care and huggiest of hugs to all xxx


Jane said...

So sorry to hear you've been so ill Dawny! Glad you're on the mend though and what a stunning card to make your "come back" with! Gorgeous and lush!! hugs, Jane xxx

Denise and Louise said...

So good to see you back in the land of blog and good to hear you are finally on the mend.
Love this card - the colour combo is gorgeous as is the layout and beautiful embellishments.
Denise xx

Debbie said...

Your card is absolutely stunning, I love the colours. Sorry you have been unwell.
Debbie x

thecraftycavalier said...

Yeah Dawny P! I was at that concert too - R.E.M. and the Beautiful South remain two of my favourite bands - gosh that's 17 years ago. I can't believe it!!What a night that was - ooh I have a warm glow!! Fab card; so glad you are on the mend. Take it easy, hugs, Jayne xx

Tammy Ortiz said...

This is very adorable welcome back and thanks for sharing
Hugs tammy

Becky said...

Glad you are starting to feel better, Gorgeous card.
Becky x

Tracey T said...

What a joy to have you back, Dawny - you've been well and truly missed! Good to see that being under the weather hasn't affected your creativity, your card is fab as usual. Didn't see REM at H/field but would have loved to; those were the days! xx

Pauline C said...

Woo hoo Dawny glad you're turning the corner and hope you'll soon be back to full form! Fab card - very fresh and zingy! Hugs and stuff
pauline x

Lorraine said...

Your card is fantastic. So glad you are on the mend, I think you have been missed over the last weeks.
lorraine x

kath said...

sending big snuggly huggles...gorgeous gorgeous card as you kath xxx

Rebekah said...

Wow Dawny this is superb and I love her so so cute but I must refrain from buying any more stamps! I hope you are on the mend now, there has been lots of nasty stuff floating about! hugs Rebekah xx

MagsB said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better, hopefully you'll soon be completely 'in the pink' again!

What a fabulous card, so pretty and cheerful!

Take care!

love Mags B xx

Mau xx said...

So good to see you back with us Dawny, hope you continue to feel better each day.
The card may have taken 2days but my goodness its stunning I love the layers and the colours and colouring are gorgeous xxxxxx
sorry I wasn't at the concert...this is real modern music to me... now 1960's yes I might have seen every group and singer there xxx

Dora said...

This is adorable Dawny, I loove the colours and sweet image... and yes those papers are realllly yummy :D .. sorry to hear you have been unwell. Take care. Dora xxx

Jane said...

Good to see you back & feeling 'betterer' (not a real word!) Great card x

Susan Flynn said...

Brilliant that you are back Dawn and so pleased you are on the mend. Have missed your fabulous cards and your witty blog xx

Sandi said...

wow, what to love first, the layers are awesome, the color divine and that is the cutest rose. Great image, great card. Hugs

June Nelson said...

Dawn its beautiful and ive missed you!! I havve had a right giggle at your comotosed sloth lol I thought that was brilliant he he pleased your back xxxx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Dawny, lovely to see you able to blog again, we've missed you.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Dawny!!!

wow this is a mega cute card hun and im loving the mix of papers you have used...... sorry I have not visited in a long time hope you are well!

Em xxx