Thursday, 24 May 2012

Ohhh It’s All Going On - Including A Jumper Update:)

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

So there’s a few things going on here today - my card, a BFTP, a birdie pic  and also a jumper update.

So I’ll start with the card first :)

Over at the Lili’s Little Fairies Challenge this week our theme is

Anything But A Square

so time to dig out the shaped cards or maybe make one of your own.

The prize for one lucky winner this week is 2 stamps of your choice from the Lili Of The Valley website.

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So this is what I did and I made the base card by putting the edge of the round nestie over the fold of the card to make the hinge, running it through the Grand Calibur then chopping some of the bottom off!!

I quite like how it came out :)

The image is Close Your Eyes and I coloured it with these Copics -

Skin – E000, E00, E11, E21, R00, R20

Hair – E25, E29, E33, E43, E50, E81

The rest – C00, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, G99, R02, R05, R17, R27, R59, YG0000, YG01, YG03

I also added some pencilling detail with polychromos pencils. Sorry but I have no clue where the paper is from peeps – it was in my bits and bobs box but it’s just plain old black and white gingham.

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Nowt plain about this die though …..

*Memory Box CHERISH BORDER Craft DIE 98282

It’s a Memory Box Cherish Border die from Simon Says Stamp and I just added a bit of good old Pritt Stick to the back of it and stuck it straight down onto the card base. The sentiment is from the LOTV  Set 24 tags and the little hearts were the bits that were left from the border die.

It seemed a shame to chuck them out!!!

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The bow is made from some red 25mm Red No 15 Large Spot satin ribbon from The Ribbon Girl and the pins were from my stash.

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So that’s the card done.

And now for a jumper update.

When I first did the appeal, I knew that you would help, cos I know that you are such lovely peeps but I wasn't expecting how this would catch on and the response has been totally amazing. I am just about to take my third lot to the lady  who is collecting them :) I did start off taking a pic of every single one that I received but there have been so many coming in that it would simply take too long so please forgive me re this.  But I am going to put a running total in the sidebar and I’ll update this so that you know how we’ve all done.  Hope this is OK and once again hugest of thanks to every single person who has either knitted or spread the word.

So are you ready for the latest up date peeps? Drum roll please …….

The grand total so far is ………

225

Can you believe that!!!

It’s awesome and I get a tear in my eye every time I think about this. There is a lot wrong in this world that we live in but things like this restore your faith in human nature and it serves to remind me that the majority of people are good and oh so kind. Major pats on the back to you all xxxx

Ok before we get to this weeks BFTP, I just wanted to share this pic of our latest hatching, awww. This is our first year with these little birds and the chicks are so tiny – about 4cm long and nearly half of that is it’s head.  It’s an American Kestrel which is smaller than the UK variety that we see hovering in our skies.

I have to say as well that Rich has quite small hands so you don’t really get the full impact in this pic of how tiny they really are. Nor are his hands sweaty as  they look here – unless he thinks I am off shopping with the credit card of course!!  He had in fact just washed them before he handled the chick – I had to say that cos I would hate you to think he was a minger lol!!!

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I know only it’s Mother could love it right now but ….

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.. this is what it will look like when it grows up. A stunning little birdie I think.
OK nearly there peeps (thank God I hear you say!!)  and thanks for staying with me today in this loooooooooong post.
Time for another trip down memory lane and this week we really are going back in time  - this was first released in 1970 and jeez doesn’t that make you feel old!!!
I saw The Kinks a few years back in a small venue near here and I have to say that they were amazing. Of course when they started to sing this, the whole place errupted and everyone was singing and dancing. Fabulous!!!
So I’ll leave you with  Lola  (L O L A Lola)  and  and have a good day.
Huggiest of hugs to all xxx

14 comments:

Christine Harrop said...

Oh talk about closing on a high note! The fabulous Kinks - brought back so many memories!! I'm singing away here. Love the card, congrats on the number of jumpers, and the kestrels are going to be wonderful. Well done you!

sassy said...

omg this card is awesome stunning magical...brilliant...fantastic...i think i love it..wonderful..congrats on all the ickle jumpers...i only had one pair of needles and for the of me i couldnt find them andim not really a knitter..but would have loved to contribute..so i feel i have let you down..but sending my apologies and my love...all the girls that made the jumpers all did good xxxxasassy

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Shazza said...

gorgeous card and great news about the jumpers, my beanie hat is ongoing! Cannot believe how small that chick is....
x

Anne-Marie said...

Love the shape of your super card, Dawny.....beautiful, as always!
Great result on the jumpers, too....first time I've picked up me needles in years...haa!
Love the little ball of fluff....sorry.....chick, too!

Rebekah said...

Well your card is just so fab and aww that little chick is so adorable! Hugs Rebekah xx

shampylou30 said...

another fab creation i love your bright cards they cheer me up sue xxxx

Marjorie said...

This is stunning..love the colours and I love this image..a lotta love in these comments hun...
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Mau xx said...

great card Dawny, love the colours.
Glad you got a good response to Jumper appeal, shame you hadn't took a pic of the final no.... I can image the array of colours in 225, would have been like a giant rainbow.....lol
Love the chick xx

Tracy said...

Hi Dawny,
This is gorgeous, I love this image and your details are superb. Fabulous colour combo.

Your friend Bobby has just won a medal (see piccie at top of my sidebar) for football and has been asked to join the team for Hunslet Boys club, where as from September he'll be playing matches for the juniors, he's so proud and excited.

What a beautiful Kestrel it's colours are amazing, good luck to the chick.


Thank you for having me on the team this month.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
(Lili's Little Fairies GDT)

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Congratulations to everyone that has knitted, it is so wonderful and Dawny you deserve to feel so moved, you started this remember, so congrats to you too!
Love the card and that image is just so darn sweet! lol..
I do hope the little birdie is ok, what a beauty it will become.
Hugs Linda x

Marcea said...

delighted to hear Rich isn't a minger - what a relief! Not too sure about Gav though
mwah xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Steph said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love that colour combo and your colouring is just stunning! x

Angie said...

I have two sets ready and the yarn for several more ...is this on going or do you have a dead line? ...if so I'll send as I make, rather than collecting them up.

Love your cards btw.