Sunday, 7 April 2013

Didn't We Have A Loverrrly Time :)



Good morning sweet peeps and I hope that you are all OK and enjoying the weekend :)

Before we get to today's card I have to say a huge thank you to all the lovely people who attended the workshops over at Lili of The Valley yesterday. Both workshops were fabulous and full of the nicest crafters ever including my fave ribbon-istas Mary & Andrea. And I got a chance for a mini catch up with Anne before she goes on her jollies next week. I think it's fair to say that we all enjoyed ourselves and,  just for a change,  the weather was glorious as well.

Crafting, cake and sunshine too - what more could you ask for!!
Well possibly Brad Pitt in one of the workshops but you cannot have everything I guess and in any case he would be much too much of a distraction!!!

(although I still haven't got over the sight of him in those skanky y-fronts in Snatch - not a good look!!!).

It was lovely to see Lisa and Laila and as it always does,  the shop is looking gorgeous and pride of place yesterday had to go to the brand new sketch pads. And judging by how many were sold, I am sure that these are going to be really popular.  There's sentiment pads as well as a pad with the brand new not yet released vintage boys (I can tell you that these new images are awesome).

Not long to go now as these will go on sale from midnight (UK time)  on the 8th, as well as the latest stamp release.
Have you picked your favourites yet?

Right so lets have a look at a card then ....


This is the sample card I made for the afternoon workshop yesterday and the image is called

Hand Picked

It's one of the new release and you will soon be able to ink it up for yourselves.

I coloured it using the following Pro Markers and Flex Markers -

Jack -  Cool Grey 1 (pm) Cool Grey 2 (pm) Cool Grey 3 (pm) Blender
Patch -  Champagne (fm) Caramel (pm) Burnt Sienna (pm) Blender
Flowers / Grass -  Rose Pink (pm) Blossom (pm) Pale Blossom (fm) Soft Lime (pm) Pear Green (pm) Moss (pm)

The papers I used are from the Perfect Pair and Country Gent 8x8 paper pads.


A very delish 40mm white daisy flower from The Ribbon Girl.

The pink berries were in my stash but they are very similar to these ....

Beaded Berries Pink/Pale Pink

... pale pink beaded berries from The Ribbon Girl.

The leaves were made by chopping up a Memory Box Lavish Branch die cut which I got from Lili of The Valley


I couldn't help but use my new Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders One die set again. This has got to be one of my fave dies ever EVER. No doubt you will be seeing a lot of it on here lol!!!


The sentiment I used is Sentiment – SET 29 - Vintage Sentiments - Just To Say

I added a good dollop of silicone glue behind it to prop it up so rather like my bum and tum at the mo, it wasn't lying flat!!!!


The pretty green pearls are from The Ribbon Girl.


So that's the old card but just before I go .....

LOTV New Release

...don't forget that the brand new images and stamp pads will be on sale from midnight UK time on 8th :)

Right that's me done.
I am off to take Kyla to Hobbycraft  to spend some of the vouchers that she got for Chrimbly and her birthday. If she is anything like she is when we got to Claire's Accessories  (her fave shop, bless her) then we may be some time.

Enjoy your Sunday and see you soon and huggiest of hugs to all xxx


Jane said...

Hi Dawny that does sound like a fab day and what a gorgeous card you created. Thanks for listing the promarker shades as they are what I own. Enjoy your day I am sure you will not come out of Hobbycraft empty handed either. .lol x

Debs M said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! loving that die and your colouring is fantastic x

Sarah Jackman Read said...

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Emma Dawson said...

Gorgeous card and the image is so adorable! And I love the way you've used glitter round the characters to highlight the image - that's such a clever idea!

Emma xx

Jane said...

Great, can't wait for the new release! Love Jane x

Purplecat 64 said...

Hi Dawny,
Glad it went well at LOTV headquaters, and everyone had a great time.
Yor card is lovely,
simply stunning,
Heather & Bronwyn x x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a beautiful card Dawny. I love the cute image, wonderful colouring and such a fabulous layout.
Hugs Sue xx

Sara said...

Beautiful card, I am loving the curved border too, can`t wait to get my mits on these new images,hugs Sara x

Helen said...

what a lovely card and this image is sooooo cute. One of my best buddies went to Zeist (where LOTV was as well) and brought me some of these new stamps, so I am sure they will be coloured in very quickly. Have a nice day. Regards Helen

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card Dawn, so many beautiful details! Love it all :)

Tanya xx

Sharon said...

Absolutely beautiful Dawny. Love the image and I can see why you love the curve die so much.
Hugs Sharon. x

Annette said...

Hi Dawny, Love the idea about Brad being there, but OMG your colouring is gorgeous. I'm so disappointed that I was so close on Saturday but could not make it. I was in the shop earlier in the week (my hubby took me there as a special treat as we were on hols in York - well ok, I hounded him until he gave in and took me there on the way to York, but I'd like to think that he took me voluntarily!!!). I got to see some of your gorgeous cards in the flesh in the shop displays and was so amazed. They are fab in the photos honey, but Oh. My. Word. They are flippin' fantastic in the flesh. I love your inspiration, and really wish I could have been there yesterday to grab the new images. I am actually considering staying up until midnight tonight to order them, but hubby keeps telling me that I'll not get them delivered any sooner, and I'm pretty tired already from travelling home today!) Love the image you've used today, I think it may have to be one of the ones going into my basket!!.

Have a great evening.

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card, sweet image and colours.

Marjolein said...

Great card and sooo cheerful!
Went to the Art Specially Event in Zeist the Netherlands, and of course I had to buy some stamps at the LOTV stand.I just couldn't help myself, they were my first buy over there, My husband didn't know what to think of me and all the other ladies when we all rushed over to their stand.
He said, it's too busy now, why not come back later. I just looked at him and said, then it will be more busy than now! ha, ha. :-)
And Gretha was there as well with gorgeous cards and the people of LOTV were ever sooo kind!!
I had a great time!
Bye, from the Netherlands (must have guessed that already)

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Loving all the layers and little finishing touches.
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Bridie Payne said...

Stunning coloring and a great color scheme. I especially like all the little details that really make your card fabulous!

Katy said...

What a special card, absolutely beautiful! Hugs, Katy xx

Riet said...

What a wonderful card.

Hugs Riet.xx