Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Bloomin’ Different – And a Nice Little Giveaway Too :)

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Hi there peeps and I hope you are all having a nice day today xxx

It's that time of the week when we head on over and catch up with the
Papertake Weekly gang and this week our theme is

Flower Power

… and quite simply all we want to see is a bloom of some description included on your card or project. This week we are sponsored by the Stamp Fairy.

So …

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… this is what I did.

There's no image today - instead, I used one of the Christmas Wreath Kits from Craftwork Cards which I got from the NEC at the weekend.

Julie had made some gorgeous samples and I just could not resist buying a kit or 3!!! They are really good value as you can get 3 wreaths out of each kit and they are very easy to make .

Instead of making one to hang up, I thought I would make one and use it as a topper.

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There are 96  gorgeous die- cut flowers, plus ribbons and chipboard wreaths in every kit and you simply layer them up and stick them onto the chipboard wreaths – as the meerkat would say, simples!!

I used a 6x6 card blank but I thought after (how flamin’ typical) that these would look really stunning on an 8x8 base.

Next time!!!!

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So that's my card done for today – oooh that was quick for me wasn’t it!!!

Time for a quick bit of waffle then :)

Did you all have a great time at the NEC at the weekend? I went  on Saturday with my Nicola and we met up with Kath and those  fabulous Ribbon Girl's Andrea and Mary. After our usual  catching up sesh in Wetherspoon's  - it’s practically the law - we went for a bit of retail therapy and I'm sure you'll see the results on here at some point in the future as well as today!!

On Sunday, Kyla took part in her 1st Remembrance Day parade, bless her.

She has been going to Beaver’s now for about 6 months and she loves it.  Her pack were included in the parade and they had to ‘march’. Well, I cannot tell you how excited she was. We walked alongside her and I alternated between having a lump in my throat and sniggering every time I looked at her. Her little head was held high and she swung her arms and marched along as if her life depended on it!!! We've taken her to the parade for a few years now and she knows roughly what it's about – or as much as a 6 year old can I guess!!. Thea slept right through it all – the  Sea Cadet band, the booming Seargent Major, the lot!!!!  They are both in residence tonight as Emma and Tim are off to see The Killers. Now if only Miss Thea will sleep right through the night in the same way, Emma will be very happy. Sadly I don't think it’s going to happen. She is like me and my Mum, she’s a little lark and wakes up quite early most mornings which Emma the night owl  just about loves (not!!!).

We’ve  had another mishap here – this time it was Richard. He stood on a high pressure steam vent at work and the steam went through his work boot and all over the top of his foot. How it got through the leather I don’t know but it’s very badly blistered and looks awful. The poor beggar -  I feel a bit sorry for him to be honest. He even had to cancel his game of tennis which is practically unheard of !!!!

Right I better go and do some work but before I go, I have a  little giveaway for you.  If you would  like one of the Christmas Wreath kits …..

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….this beautimous black and white Elegant kit here , then just leave your name with old Linky and I’ll get Mr Randomer to draw the winner next Tuesday :)

Have the fabbiest of days  and if you get a sec, nip over and have a moochie at the challenge.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx

40 comments:

Gaelle Guimezanes said...

This makes such a lovely card! I think a 6x6 card is great, it looks a bit crowded but that's exactly what a Christmas ornament card should feel like, at Christmas I love it when you fill there's no room for any other bauble on the tree!

Catherine said...

Cute wreath design. Love it n would love to win one. Thanks for the chance.

hugs
Catherine
http://vidhucreations.blogspot.in/

Lin said...

WOW, this is fantastic - what a gorgeous creation!!

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is stunning Dawny. I love the design and the colours are wonderful.
Thanks for the chance to win.
It's really nice that Kyla was able to take part in the parade. My girls always took part when they were Brownies and Guides
I hope Richard's foot is better soon - ouch!!

I hope you have a good week
Hugs Sue

Kelly Lloyd said...

Wow Dawny, this wreath is stunning.. i love how you have added it to a card blank, It looks amazing!!! there is so many things that can be do with these wreaths.. Thank you so much for the chance of winning one.

Hugs Kelly

Tanya said...

I love your card Dawny - and I think the wreath looks great on the 6 x 6 blank :) It's gorgeous, I love traditional Christmas colours.

Glad you had fun at the NEC, I'm so jealous of everyone who went lol :P

Tanya xx

diana,s blog said...

i love your creation

diana,s blog said...

i love your creation

Victoria said...

beautiful card, nice seeing you at the nec, even though it was brief.

sassy said...

blooming heck...this is awesome how absoloutly gorgeous....i nearlly fell of my chair its just so gorgeous i cant get over it.....oh and cheers for the chance to win..would be cockerhoop if i did...bloomin amazing card ...hugs sassyxxxxxxx

Crafty Kitten said...

Wow Dawny this is totally gorgeous hun. Love how you made it into a card too. Great idea. Thanks for the chance to win one of those fabby little kits too.
hugs
Dawn xx

Tracey T said...

Lovin' these wreaths - thank you so much for the chance to win one! Had a smile about Miss Kyla marching - I love the "trying really hard" face that kids do! I think it's wonderful that she is involved in the Remembrance Parade; some of the kids I teach haven't a clue what it's all about. Hugs Tracey x

Christine Harrop said...

Oh I could kick myself! I did think about buying these myself and then decided to think about it - then totally forgot to go backk. They are so gorgeous!!! Thanks for the chance. Christine

susiestacey said...

Thanks for a chance to win this gorgeous kit Dawny. Take care x Susan x

Wendy said...

Stunning Hun love it thank for the chance to win a kit

Hugs Wendy

Julie said...

Gorgeous!

Elizabeth said...

The wreath is simply stunning, Dawny. I saw these demoed on TV recently and though they were lovely then too. I vividly remember participating in Remembrance Day parades when I was in the army ... and it always seemed to pour, forcing us to wear the dreaded raincoats - a garment that should never have made it's way of the cutting board, it was so dowdy :)I hope the weather was kinder for Kyla and I also hope Richard's foot is on the mend. Elizabeth xx

Suzie's Card Den said...

These look amazing - what a great idea. Sounds like you had a good time at NEC too. Thanks for the chance to win.
Hugs
Suzie xx

Lorraine said...

The wreath looks fabulous. I love the colours.
It sounds like you had a great time at the NEC too
Lorraine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, what a fab card these make, wish I bought some when I saw them at Ally Pally. Thanks for the chance to win.

Hazel said...

BEAUTIFUL - BEAUTIFUL - BEAUTIFUL - looks great on a 6 x 6 card to me Miss Dawny P.

Take care

Toodles

Hazel x

Anne-Marie said...

Oh, no....steam really, really hurts! Hope he gets better soon, poor thing!
Your little wreath is just gorgeous....love all the dimension....bet you had a ball makin' this one...hahaa!
Thanks for the chance to win one, sweetie!

Jane said...

Wow Dawny what an amazing paper wreath..I love it. Thanks for offering a kit as a giveaway, it's very generous,
Jane x

Planetsusie said...

This is a real corker Dawny - I just love it so much. Thank you for offering a kit as a giveaway. I was going to leave a comment anyway as I have just posted a card on my blog where I did a slight variation of one of your sketches. I loved the sketch and thought it was perfect as the basis for my card - with just a few alterations!!!!

Check it out to see if you recognise it "Christmas in Blue and Pink" at http://susiesplanet.blogspot.co.uk/

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

rachel said...

your wreath card is just amazing - I love all the details and will definitely be trying something similar out at some point soon! Thanks for the chance of the wreath kit too! Hugs rachel xx

Planetsusie said...

This is a real corker Dawny - I just love it so much. Thank you for offering a kit as a giveaway. I was going to leave a comment anyway as I have just posted a card on my blog where I did a slight variation of one of your sketches. I loved the sketch and thought it was perfect as the basis for my card - with just a few alterations!!!!

Check it out to see if you recognise it "Christmas in Blue and Pink" at http://susiesplanet.blogspot.co.uk/

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

kath said...

love your gorgeous christmas wreath card...give poor Rich a big hug from me...hugs kath xxx

Donna said...

OMG!!! Your wreath card is absolutely gorgeous I would so love to get creative with one.
Thanks for a chance to win this fantastic giveaway.

Crafty hugs xx

Denise :-) said...

Fantastic card Dawn, just love it, and thank you for a chance to win a kit, that is just fab! |Hugs Denise

Henna said...

That card is amazing! :)

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Dawny.

Hugs Riet.xx

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Dawny.

Hugs Riet.xx

Marjorie said...

Wow! Dawny this card is just absolutely STUNNING!!! You make the most beautiful things!!
Thank you for a chance to win one of these amazing kits:)
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Audrey Harris said...

Hi yet again a lovely card as are all of your cards. Thank you for the chance to win a kit. Thank you also for letting us know where to get the kit's from.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! Saw this at Papertake and had to pop over for a closer look.
It's stunning. You really did a beautiful job with the kit and thanks for the chance to win one.
Caroline xxx

Lorraine A said...

I popped by early yesterday after seeing this on the PTW but it wasn't up yet :-) This is absolutely STUNNING !!!! WOW !!! what a gorgeous card !! My jaw hit the floor when I saw it !! :-)

aww bless Kyla, I can just imagine her marching along ,, sooo cute :-) and I can imagine you alternating between laughing and trying not to cry all at the same time :-)
Poor Richard ,, sounds extremely painful !! :-(
sending a hug xx
luv
Lols x x x

Debbie said...

Oh how beautiful Dawny.I love it.This is one special wreath card.Glad you had a ball at the NEC.Thank you for the chance to win such lushness.Hugs Debbie x

Shazza said...

ouch for Richard!! Hope you get plenty sleep. Glad Kyla enjoyed the parade. Love the wreath card, tis fab!!
x

iReneM said...

Ooooh, gorgeous :)

x

tilly's crafts said...

thanks for the chance to win Dawny - just love what you've done with the wreath! And it's so good to have you back and read your posts!
Kim x