Saturday, 15 September 2012

Another Hoppity Hop :)

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Hi there sweet peeps and hope you are all OK on this fine Saturday morning :)
Actually I’ve scheduled this so it may not be fine at all but it sounds fab as I’m writing it and we can live in hope!!!

So it’s time for another Lili Of The Valley blog hop and as our regulars will know, we choose one image and then we all make a project with that image so you get lots of ideas on how to use the stamp.

This month we’ve gone with

Milly Hello

as she is just sooooo super sweet!!

There are prizes along the way from ….

.... but where are they?

Ahh well that would be telling cos this time we’ve hidden them – ohh we are awful !!!

But all will be revealed next week so you won’t be in suspenders for too long (unless of course you want to be but that’s really none of our business, you saucy minx!!).

The DT taking part in this mini hop this month are:

Dawny  - moi!!

So  if you’ve arrived here from our lovely Anne's blog then you are going in the right direction!!

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So this is what I did with Miss Milly Hello.

I coloured her with Copics is these colours -

Skin – E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, R00, R02

Hair – C00, C3, C4, C5, C7, Black (oooooooooooohh it makes a change from me usual blondie or light brown doesn't it me loves!!)

The rest -  Boo, C00, C1, C3, C5, C7,  RV000, RV00, RV34, YG00, Black,

And of course, the very yummity papers are from the Lili of The Valley Bonnets and Bowties paper pad :)


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A bow and button twine combi here.

The ribbon is 25mm Shocking Pink Candy Check Berisford No 72 and I’ve used black button twine and a Medium Black Polka Dot Button.

I made the border myself (smart ass) by gluing 1.5” punched circles along a strip of white card.
I really like the chunky scalloped look :)


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Is it me or does this have sort of Japanese-ee feel to it?

Right, I won't hold you up with me chunterings any longer – on with the hop!!

If you want to take part, it’s as easy as ABC. All you need to do is to  -

a) leave me a comment

b) leave your name with old Linky at the bottom of the post

c) keep your fingers crossed that the Random Org chooses YOU as a winner xxx

So now it’s time to head on over to the luvverly Fleur's blog and good luck to all who enter.

As you are reading this, I will be enjoying myself at a fabulous class at Rosemary’s today. No I am not taking the class (although mine are a little bit fabulous I hope!!!). No, today I am doing one of the sweetness that is Debi’s classes. She makes the most beautiful stuff and today we are making one of ……………


…………. these.

You cannot see from the pic how gorgeous this is. It’s so different from my style and I want to give the old creative mojo thingie a bit of a shake up!!! I’ll post a pic once I’ve finished it so you can see how I get on if you promise not to laugh at my efforts!!!!

If you are interested in any of the classes up in sunny Frodsham, you can see the workshop schedules here


if you aren’t doing anything next Saturday (22nd), why not come along because it’s

Crab Apple Crafts birthday,


We’ll be celebrating from 10am till 4pm and it’s FOC (even the drinks and cake are free, ohh yes they are!!!)

There’ll be demos by …..

Kay (owner of Indigo Blu)


plus Dorothy (from Woodware),  Debi (Crab Apple Craft’s  very own workshop tutor),  Dawn (that’ll be me then) and the one and only King of Crafts himself,  Nige :)

It promises to be a good day with lots going on, plus you can have a mooch around Rosemary’s shop which is full to the brim of  gorgeousness.

So I’m nearly done but because before I go I must tell you about the giveaway over at The Ribbon Girl Blog.

So if you fancy winning these fab things which include ….

Pack of 5 clear drop crystal stemsPack of 5 pink heart crystal stems
Pack of 6 Kort & Godt Cream Chrysanthemum Flowers
Bag of 26 Assorted Small Polka Dot Buttons
Pack of 5 silver butterflies
Pack of 6 Kort & Godt beaded swirls
A pearl and diamante round flat back embellishment
Pack of 6 pink diamante daisy flowers
Pack of 10 Lilac Baby's Breath flowers
20g bag of mixed lilac/purple buttons
10g bag of dried French lavender
(when you empty out the little buttons from the organza bag, you could add some of the dried lavender to the bag and hang it in your craft room

… then nip over and check out what you need to do – it’s very easy peasy.

 So on that note I’ll beggar off (yes I really am going this time) and leave you to get on with the hop.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx

ETA the dope here forgot to add Linky when this post first went out, so the first 11 comments aren’t in there but they will be added to the total number on Linky when I do the draw so they will be included – sorry peeps xxx


gail said...

what a gorgeous card Dawn.
Hugs Gail x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love the black hair Dawny so different just a lovely card

jacqui x

Susan Flynn said...

What a gorgeous card Dawny, I love the image and the border you made is just fab! x

Leah Ann Gast said...

This is precious! Beautiful colors!!!

Ea Christiansen said...

What a gorgeous card - I really love the color-combination. And yes the black edges, kinda gives it a japanese feel to it - but that's just lovely.

Mummy lade said...

such a lovely colour combo!!

Louise said...

This is really lovely! I really like the pink and black colour combo and the papers are beautiful! No linky at the bottom of the page though :(

Christine Harrop said...

Another lovely card. lOve the colours and papers you have used.

Catherine said...

Beautiful card Dawny. Love the arrangement of the flowers n the bow with beautiful coordinating coloring of Milly.


Catherine said...

Couldnt locate the Linky in ur post. Pls advice...


Gorgeous and beautiful card Dawny gorgeous colour's and love the layout
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous colours, love the bow and added button and twine.

Claveh said...

Another lovely card Dawny, I love the colours, as you say there is a slight Japanese feel to it. Beautiful. xxx

Tina Faghy said...

Lovely card. Yes it does have a Japanese feel to it. I do like how you have used the black in with the colours and just the right amount!

alethea said...

Oh wow, super sweet card!! Love the cat sitting on the chair..very mischieveous looking!! :) Hope you had a great day at your workshop!!! HUgsxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Dawny. I LOVE the sweet image and the colours and details are all so pretty

I hope you have a good day
Hugs Sue

Lorraine said...

I love this one! It's so nice to see how you all do different things with the same image. The background papers are really pretty and Millie looks fabulous!
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Kelly Lloyd said...

WOW I love the black used with this card. Really stands out. BRilliant.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs Kelly

Denise :-) said...

My fav colours, black and pink! Stunning card, I love it :-) xx

ang said...

gorgeous card, beautiful colour combos love the black cord on the ribbon angxxxx

dotty girl said...

lovely card Dawny ,,colours are gorjusss !!!

Ulrika said...

This card makes me happy just looking at it! :) Take care!

JennyH said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour combo....the pink and black really pop : )

Mama Eagle said...

I absolutely love the combination of black and shocking pink! It is an inspiration and the card would be the first I bought in a shop! Thanks so much for sharing it!

Carly said...

what a gorgeous card! all those layers .... fabulous!

xoxo Carly

Julie Austin said...

Beautiful card, love the colours

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

Just love this card Dawny
Susan xx

mandy said...

Wow Dawny your card is awesome I love the black matting it works perfectly with the stamp she looks great with black hair :) love the way you created the border with circles and the fab ribbon and twine bow looks super :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Karal Schuknecht said...

Very pretty card. I always love pink and you've done a wonderful job.

Rina said...

Ohhh I have visited your blog yesterday too... love your work!!!


Nenny said...

Love the darker coloured chair Dawny and love the strong black edging. It really makes the image pop coupled with the bright papers. Lovely xxx

Karen said...

Love the card Dawn I really like to see the different cards that are made using the same stamp it's amazing.

butterfly said...

Love her with black hair, and your whole black&pink look is so crisp and funky - love it!
The festive tag is amazing too... love the vintage look!
Alison x

Kara Lynne said...

I love the black accents and her hair! It's a wonderful contrast with the pastels.

Tanya said...

Beautiful card Dawny! I love the way the bits of black really stand out - very unique and different! Your colouring is fab too!

Tags xx

Annette said...

Dawn your card is lovely. I love the touch of black and the little bit of string on your bow.

Mojca said...

Waw this is so so gorgeous. Love the colour combinations and thank you for the chance to win a lovely candy. Hugs! Mojca

Tine said...

Lovely fresh feel to your card and I love the touches of black for definition.
Tine :)

Tracy said...

Hi Dawny,
This is sooooooo sweet, a gorgeous creation, I love the papers and colours and as always beautiful colouring.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
p.s. Bobby says Hi, he has his first match of the season tomorrow!

Robin said...

Gorgeous card. I love the way you colored her. The papers are so pretty. Hugs, Robin

MissyG said...

Love the chunky scallop border too - great image and lovely colours
Linda xx

Cindy said...

I love your card, it does have a bit of a Japanese-y feel to it! What I got a kick out of is that you refer to yourself as a smart-ass :) Better smart than dumb LOL!!! You did a wonderful job with this stamp, thanks for sharing!

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

anne said...

Lovely card, I love how the black makes the other colours pop

Wendy Kikugawa said...

Love Milly as a brunette! : ) The layering and textures are wonderful. Such a sweet card!

Louise said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous colours very striking.
Louise xx

Janet Wilson said...

Love the colours of this one

Craftychris said...

I so love the colour combo you have used - gorgeous card! Fab image too xx

rachel said...

Stunning card Dawny - I love the colours you have chosen - and those leafy things are just stunning xxx

Katie K said...

I really like the black you used, it's so effective in drawing your attention. Gorgeous coloring.

KalySto said...

Oh, how I love the crystal clarity and the amazing contrast in your cards! This is amazing too!

Sandra H said...

Dawn, she looks gorgeous even Japanese like she is still a stunning image, and your hand made border is wonderful and fits in so well on the card, your colour combination is stunning and her black hair too! the flowers are presented so beautiful all of your card is gorgeous shows how many ways the same image can looks and so different its great to see the differences on each card .....truly beautiful Dawn xx

Pouwla said...

Beautyful card Dawn!
Hugs Pouwla.

Joan Donaldson said...

A beautiful card, great colouring love the colours and the gorgeous papers

Jenny said...

Wowzers this is lush. Stunning work. love the pop you have given the whole creations with the black and bold colours - Its simply beautiful! Jenny x

Jenny said...

Oh what a beauty, I love the pop you haver given you creation with the black and bold colours. Simply Stunning! Jenny x

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card. Nice colors and a lovely stamp. So sweet.

Hugs AStrid.

Samantha said...

Your use of black is very striking :0) Lovely card

krisandkreate said...

yes I think it's the beautiful shiny black hair that gives it a Japanese feel ... Sooooooo cute :)

Debs said...

WOWZERS Dawny this is simply stunning!!! Amzing coluring and I love how you do layers - gorgeous!!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

~ Kathy said...

Milly is such a cutie! Love that you went with black hair, and that you made the scalloped border "by hand". As someone who has minimal supplies, I love finding tips / tricks that make use of the basics that I have on hand. Thanks for sharing!

Anna-Maria Smolander said...

I loved the card, especially the pink and black colour scheme. It is amazing how different cards created with the same stamp look. Love the blog hop. Annaxx

Anne-Marie said...

I don't think I've seen her coloured up with black hair before....looks so good! Beautiful creation, Dawny!

Holly said...

Love the colours used on this one. so effective. Holly

Sonia said...

Gorgeous card for this beautiful blog hop:)
Adorable image:)

Anonymous said...

Love your card! Like how you have done your bow too!
Pearl x

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous, she's adorable and love the colours & fab border.
Wendy xx

Jude said...

Fabulous card Dawny. wonderful colouring of her hair.


Julie said...

So Cute! I love the hints go black.


Samantha Briscoe said...

So adorable.

Anonymous said...

Love it!

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Tirpuunen said...

This is gorgeous!

craftysals creative corner said...

same image but again don'e so differently, thank you for bringingn us such wonderful inpiration

pst said...

Lovely card, I would have never thought about making the chair black, but it works.

Olivia said...

Love the way you used the black and fabulous layers.

Sol said...

FAB Card.. I surely found the Chinese feel.. in the colors.. And Those colors work so well together too.. FAB coloring and Cute embellishing! :o)

lovetomakecards said...

Such a simple stamp and you have really made it pop out. Love it.

Trish said...

Gorgeous card, Dawn. I too think it looks quite oriental- love it.
Trish x

Gerrittina said...

What a lovely card. Those colors are very nice.

sue w. said...

Love this image she is sooo sweet and you've coloured her beautifully.
Hugs Sue W.

lis-m said...

Hi Dawny, this is totally stunning. that black makes the whole card "pop"!
Hugs x

HandmadebyTLC said...

I love the contrast in black with her! Really lovely!
Tammy Louise

Nikki said...

This is so pretty love your colour combo :)

Tina Le Brun said...

Such a beautiful card. Your colouring in is fantastic.

Yvette said...

Gorgeous! Such a sweet image!

Nat said...

LOVE your colour combo and the ribbon and fab button!

Lisa said...

What a wonderful card I love the black and pinks together! The hints of black really make your little gals hair stand out!


Denise Bryant said...

Darling card! I love all your added details to make the card special! Great colors and choice of papers too!

Sarah said...

Lovely gorgeous card Dawn! x

DJreflections said...

What happens when you don't have URL? I have never quite figured out how to do that. I am still learning how to do things on the computer. I loved your sweet card and you did a great job!

Iulia said...

Lovely card, Dawny! I love your style, the great colors and the beautiful pictures too:)
Hugs, Iulia

Karen said...

Ab Fab!! I'm really loving your blog so far sweetie.. I'm just about to click to become your newest follower!!

So inspiring.