Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Fit For A Princess .. Plus This Month’s Gorgeous Giveaway:)

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Hi there peeps and I hope you are all enjoy this beautiful weather.
Doesn't it make a pleasant change to wake up and have the sun shining on us  instead of the usual grey bleak UK sort of day :)

So as it's Tuesday, it's time to head over and  check out what's happening at Papertake Weekly and this week we have a very patriotic theme which is

True Colours

And all we want you to do is to use the national colours of your country -  or you can use red white and blue in honour of our Queen's Jubilee  if you would prefer.

The UK has gone red white and blue mad and the shops are awash with flags and bunting and that sort of stuff. It promises to be a really good summer, especially if the weather holds out. 

But being British,we never count our chickens!!!

Anyway back to the challenge and this week we are sponsored by are very own Mary and Andrea from The Ribbon Girl

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… and look what’s up ….


…. for grabs :)

Also, as it's the third Tuesday of the month,  my regular visitors will know that it's time for this month’s Gorgeous Giveaway, which has been very kindly donated by The Ribbon Girl – thank you chicksies xxxx - and this month it’s  a gorgeous Red Mini Ribbon Kit ……


… and isn't it fab :)

So if you want to be in with a chance of winning it, all you have to do is to leave me a comment and then leave your name with Linky at the end of the post. And that's it!! I'll announce the winner next Tuesday when I do next week’s Papertake post.

So back to this week, and this ….

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… is what I did.

The image is Sweet Princess Tilda and I coloured her with these Copics -

Skin – E000, E00, E11, E21, R00, R20

Hair – E42, E43, E50 E81

The rest – R02,R05, R17, R27, R59, Y000, Y11, Y21, Y28

And the papers are Portobello Road - these are everywhere at the moment :)

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The bow was made using 38mm red faux silk ribbon from The Ribbon Girl of course.

I love this ribbon :)

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And I'm still loving these little sentiment tags from Lili of the Valley - They are from Set 24.

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Mustn't forget the Tilda lace - that would never do!!

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So that’s the old card done.

It's been a funny old day today. We got up this morning and one of the newest batch of  chicks was looking very poorly indeed. We sort of knew what the outcome was going to be and my heart sank every time I went into the hatching room to check. And sure enough at 11 o'clock I found him dead. Poor little thing. We know each year that were going to lose some of them but we do our very best to keep each and everyone  of them alive. So it's really upsetting when one of them dies. Richard has a saying that where there is  livestock, there is dead stock and he's right of course. Mother Nature generally knows best and only the strongest make it.  This is our first loss this year, and I do hope that it's our last, but realistically it won't be. On balance though, there are other new ones hatching so the life cycle continues.  It is fascinating to watch them breaking out of the shell and you'd wonder how they could ever possibly survive because they look so helpless. But it only takes a few days and they completely change. 

On the pregnant daughter  front, there were minor rumblings yesterday but as yet no news. I do hope that she doesn't go on much longer because she is so uncomfortable, and I'm sure this warm weather won't be helping her much. Her due date is this Friday so it is imminent and Kyla is beside herself with excitement!!! I pity the the poor baby when she arrives cos she will just  want to mother her all the time. It’s funny how maternal they are, even at that age. She has carefully packed the baby box and cotton wall, cotton buds, nappies, bibs etc etc have been put in and taken out so many times they must be dizzy. But she had to have it right for her baby sister and quite right to!!

Right I better go and finish off.  My ‘to do’ list is still as long as your arm and I am in ‘one thing at a time’ mode today. But I seem to have gotten nowhere fast today. Never mind, we will get there ……. eventually!!!

Enjoy the rest of your day and have a great evening and see you tomorrow.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx 

PS don’t forget to leave a comment and your name if you want to be in with a chance of winning the ribbon kit :)


Tammy Ortiz said...

Poor little one. I a, sure your daughter is so excited. No greater joy than a new baby

Tags said...

Gorgeous card! I love the image and the little tag, so cute :)

Sorry about your little chick, nature can be so cruel sometimes :( And best of luck to your daughter and approaching grandchild! :D

Tags xx

Ardilla said...

This is a beautiful a card... love the image and your coloring is awesome!!!!
I would love to have a chance with your candy :)
Thank you so much!

Kelly Lloyd said...

Hello Dawny, Lovely card. Those papers go brilliantly with that cute Tilda stamp.. Great layout and embellishing as always...

I hope you daughter has the baby soon... i carried my eldest son through a very hot summer, it was so uncomforable and tiring lol...
Wish her good luck. Hope all goes well with the birth..

Hope you managed to get somewhere with your to do list.. lol

Hugs Kelly

Oh and thanks for the chance of winning that gorgeous candy.. xx

Debbie said...

Fabulous card...such a lovely image and so beautifully coloured too. Thank you so much for the chance to win such a pretty giveaway.
Hugs Debbie x

Lorraine said...

I love the red, white and blue on this card. Tilda looks fantastic too!
I bet you can't wait for Friday (or any day soon!)- I hope everything goes well for your daughter, it's so exciting!!
Lorraine x

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

MagsB said...

What a terrific card - the silky red ribbon is especially scrummy!

Best of luck to your daughter! I had to smile at your description of Kyla, I'm sure she's going to be a big help when the baby arrives.

Thanks for the chance to win your gorgeous candy!

love Mags B x

Deborah said...

Love the card - coloured perfectly. All the best to your daughter - hope its not too long now.

Chrissy said...

What a beautiful card, love the lush ribbon and gorgeous bow..and of coure Tilda looks lovely.
Sad about the wee chick..I would hate it too..but how wonderful that a new baby will be here soon, how exciting..all those lovely smells [and not so lovely]..all the best to your Daughter..
And thank you so much for a chance to win beautiful ribbons..


tilly's crafts said...

great card Dawny - will get out the patriotic colours! Fingers crossed for your daughter - and also for no more losses with the little chicks!
Kim x

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous card. Sorry to hear about the wee chick. Good luck to your daughter. Little Miss will be over the moon when the baby finally arrives x

Linda van der Velden said...

You made a lovely card, nice colors!! And thank you very much for the chance winning this giveaway!

downrightcrafty said...

this is gorgeous and love the red white and blue, really puts you in the mood for the big UK events going on this year, inspirational think I may have to create a little red white and blue myself :)
Hugs Kate xx

Anne-Marie said...

My hubby breeds pigeons, and has the same problem...shame. Remember Jack Duckworth's pigeons, on Corrie?...they were hubby's, cos he worked at Granada Studios for 21 years...haaa!
Gorgeous card....I'm excited about the Jubilee...fun, fun, fun!
Good luck to your daughter....keep her cool, lol. :D

fionalawlor said...

Love your card!! It's so sweet and I just love the red,white and blue colour combo , it looks gorgeous :)
Thanks for a chance to enter for these yummy ribbons.
Fiona L x

✿LemonBella✿ said...

Sweet Tilda card! I love the colours and the papers:) Thanks for the chance to win the lovely ribbon kit! :)

Bhawana said...

Red color is all time favourite. Loved your card with so bright red...

Tina Faghy said...

Lovely card and just the right amount of each colour!

Mau xx said...

Gorgeous card Dawny, Love the layering and your colouring is amazing as always.
sorry to hear you lost a chick :(
hope you have a really good year and don't lose any more, that would be great.
Hugs Mau XX
Can image the excitement going on at the moment with new baby on the way :))

Mau xx said...

So sorry Dawny, with all this baby talk and excitement forgot to say Thank you for chance to win the yummy Candy xxxxx
Mau xx

Is said...

Hi Dawny, stopping by from Simon Says Stamps blog. I love your cards!
Good luck to your daughter, I'm sure she must be anxious!
Greetings from Spain

Shazza said...

love the red white and blue, beautiful card Dawn. Exciting news about the baby, hope he or she appears soon, how lovely x

Susie Little said...

Gorgeous, I love the little crowns on the blue paper! xx

KalySto said...

Love the card! And thanks for the chance! Hugs!

Lena Katrine said...

Georgeous card! Really like the colours :)
Hugs, Lena Katrine

Rosalee said...

Beautiful card. The image is adorable and I so, so love the design. Fabulous Work.
Wonderful giveaway too. Thanks so much for the chance.
Hugs, Rosalee

kraftyk said...

Fabulous card Dawny, love the cute image, fabulous colours and layout, gorgeous embellies.
Hope everything goes well with your daughter.
Hugs Kim xx

Susan Flynn said...

Your cards are always so inspirational and I love your style! Thanks for the chance to win. I bet you are on tenterhooks now waiting for the baby to arrive!! Good luck hugs Susan x

Trish said...

Hi Dawn,
Absolutely gorgeous card- love the layout and the colours.
Hope baby arrives soon, I remember being near the end of my pregnancy and it was a heat wave, I couldn't have it quick enough.
Trish x

Pink Dandelion said...

Gorgeous card Dawn, really patriotic. Thanks for the chance to win the yummy ribbons and I hope you don't have to wait too much longer for bubba. Debs xx

Evy said...

I hope you can see the baby soon, it'll come when it's ready ;-)
I would also like to thank you for the chance of winning that great candy, don't have a lot of red ribbon, so i'm crossing my fingers :-)

Hugs, evy

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards as always Dawny, love your reds. Yummy candy giveaway, thanks for the chance to win x Susan x

alethea said...

YOur card is gorgeous!! Love that big red bow! Thanks for the chance to win some yummy red candy!! Hugsxx

Daisychain said...

Gorgeous card Dawny, loving all the bright red. Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful ribbons. Hugs Christine x

Marjorie said...

Stunning card hun..Love that gorgeous red ribbon bow, what a lovely image of Tilda too..so beautifully coloured..
Thank you for a chance to win some really gorgeous candy.

lion_tamer said...

Loving your red white and blue card xxx

Krafty Kows said...

Loving the red card. Congrats on your news. Jeanette

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Dawny,
I am so sorry to have been away so long but I have had awful family issues that have rocked my world.
Anyway sweetie, what a gorgeous card. A right Royal 2012 celebratory card for certain; showing the nations colours for not only the Queen herself but also those taking part in the Olympics. Perfect in everyway (a bit like Mary Poppins herself...LOL!)
All the best Linda x