Monday, 4 March 2013

Pretty Pastels & a FAB Weekend :)



Morning sweet peeps and hope you are all OK today xxx

Dozy here has struck again because I forgot to sent over to Mary my card for this month's Ribbon Girl card challenge which started yesterday. Thursday and Friday were a bit in the mad side because I was getting everything prepared for the  Lili of The Valley Open day on Saturday (more later) and there was a prob with some card that should have been delivered and had the wrong addy on it - doh!!!!.

Anyway I sorted it on the end but it put me in a fluster and I clean forgot to send Mary the card so hugest of apols there xxx

So this month's challenge is simply to add

Ribbon or Twine

so it's super easy :)

There are 2 prizes up for grabs -

The first is a stamp of your choice from Lili of the Valley

and the second is a £10 voucher towards a spending spree in the Ribbon Girl store

wooohooooo :)

So ....


... this is what I did.

This is the image we used for the colouring workshop and it's Cake Glorious Cake .

I coloured her with the following Pro Markers -

Skin - Blush, Oatmeal, Apricot
Hair - Champagne Flexmarker, Burnt Sienna, Caramel

The rest -  Rose Pink,  Blossom,  Pale Blossom Flexmarker,  Duck Egg, Cool Aqua, Soft Aqua Flexmarker

The papers are from the Bonnets & Bowties 8x8 paper pack and the sentiment is from Set 18 Greetings Postmarks


I know we can make our own rolled roses but these are so delicate and the paper used here is gorgeous - I don't think I could ever make them like this.  These are of course Kort & Godt from The Ribbon Girl and I used Aqua.

There are lots of new colours in so if you get a sec nip over and have a mooch. They are brilliant to keep in your stash and they don't break the bank either. 

The die I used is a Memory Box Lavish Branch die - this is so versatile and I am using it to death at the mo.


There's only one thing better than a bit of vintage seam binding and that's 2 bits of vintage seam binding!!!

These bows here are made using Royal Peacock and Siam Pink, both from The Ribbon Girl - they go so well with these papers.




So that's the card done and I used this as the example for the colouring workshop at the weekend.

Both workshops were chock full and went really well and thank you to all of the lovely ladies that came for making it so enjoyable. The whole day was fabulous and it was nice to see so many people there, including Annabel who is the LOTV artist. I was thrilled to met her and felt a bit star struck to be honest!!! She is so talented but really down to earth - just my kind of girl!!

These open days are always a joy and I know that everyone work so hard to make them the success that they always are, including Laila's sweet Mum and Aunty, and Erica and Anne's Mums as well. If you have never been, honestly peeps treat yourselves and come along to the next one because everybody I spoke to said how much they enjoyed it and they could not believe how much inspiration there was in the shop, which looked ever more pretty if that's possible.

Here's to another 9 years :)

Right that's me done for today and I'll see you tomorrow with a bit more cardage.

Have the fabbiest of days and huggiest of hugs to all xxx


tilly's crafts said...

fabulous card as always Dawny! I keep promising myself I will make the trip to the LOTV shop - just have a feeling that the plastic would take a real battering lol!
Kim x

susiestacey said...

Hi Dawny, gorgeous card as always just love the colours they are stunning.Was disappointed that l was not able to make it to LOTV this time but went on thursday for a little shopping :) Have booked onto the candle workshop you are doing and really looking forward to that x Susan x

Tanya said...

Gorgeous as always Dawny :) I love that paper pack, think I'm going to have to re-buy it soon lol, I use it on pretty much every girl card I make haha :D

I really want to go to the LOTV shop - and might treat myself to a trip over for my birthday haha, it's a bit of a trek from Ireland though so I'll have to save a lot so I can afford both the flights AND all the goodies that I no doubt would not be able to leave behind :P

Tags xx

Sharon Caudle said...

I WISH I could be there! I can only imagine how fun and inspiring! Your card is so gorgeous, Dawny! Loce those papers and beautiful colors! Amazing work as always my friend!
hugs, Sharon

kanda said...

Such a gorgous card Dawn. Fabulous colours and image and I really love the bows xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Dawny. I love the sweet image and the colours and details are all so pretty.
Hugs Sue

Jane said...

What a gorgeous card Dawny. I would have so loved to have joined you but for me it is at least a 4 1/2 hr journey each way in the car or by train is SO expensive. My daughter was at med school years ago in Leeds...such a shame it was before the store started ;0)Never mind the virtual party was fun xx

ribenaruby said...

Super duper card Dawny, I have this one too,she's a wonderful fairy and that cake is yummy! Ruby x

rachel said...

glad you had a fab day Dawny - your card is just stunning - beautiful choice of colours and such a cute image xx

Fleur said...

Oh this is so beautiful Dawny, so pleased you had a fab weekend.
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Dawny. The image is so sweet and I love the colours and pretty papers.
Lorraine x

Monia said...

Fabulous card Dawny. I love colours combo and colouring :)

Cindy :) said...

love it, the colour scheme is awesome, every detail...perfect :) hugs

Julie said...

Pretty as always Dawny

Jennifer Swandells said...

What a stunning card, it is absolutely beautiful and I really love your ribbons and flowers. :-)

butterfly said...

Such an adorable image, and I love the whole card - delicious!
Alison x

Creative M said...

Absolutely PRECIOUS!!

Mel X said...

Hi Dawny, thanks for dropping by. Gorgeous card - LOVE those papers, I recently got this pad and just can't get enough of it!! Stunning colouring

Take care

Mel X

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous coloring and design Dawny~