Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Sneaky Peeky James & Giveaway News :)



Hi there sweet peeps and a very Happy New Year :)

I hope that you all had a fab time over the holidays and also that you are managing to stay safe and warm and dry with this rotten weather we're having. It's all gone a bit Pete recently, and on both sides of the Atlantic too :(

On the plus side, we can stay indoors and get the crafty stuff out, yayyy :)

So this is my first card of the year and it's also a sneaky peek - more in a sec - and over at the Papertake Weekly challenge, we have our usual first of the month

Anything Goes

theme and this week our option is to make something to celebrate something new.

So this is what I did -


The papers are from the Country Gent and Perfect Pair paper pads.

And here's where the 'new' bit comes in for the challenge cos for the image,  I used one of these .....

... from the brand new  Lili of The Valley release which goes on sale on Monday 13th January at midday - so not to long to wait.
This release features that lovable trio Jack, Patch and Puss and there's also our fave bear, James.

I went for super sweet  James Daisy and I coloured him with these Copics -

E29, E30, E31, E33, E35, Y99, YG0000, YG00, YG03, YG95

He is such an easy image to colour I think.


I added a few embellies which I got from The Ribbon Girl and they are -

White Kort & Godt Chrysanths (I coloured the centres orange)
Small Peach Beaded Berries

White Beaded Stamens

I also added a couple of punched flowers and some leaves made using a Memory Box Lavish Branch Die.



The big beautiful bow was made using 38mm Orange/Ivory Striped Grosgrain ribbon which I topped with a 14mm Clear Acrylic Gem (you can colour these to match your project).

There's also some Apple Green Tiny Ric Rac and 25mm Orange Delight No 42 Berisford Satin ribbon as well.

Don't you just love these colours on a miserable damp day - they're like a burst of sunshine!!!






Now did I mention a giveaway?

Yes, I think I did and it's over at the Ribbon Girl challenge blog :)

They have some gorgeous new bronze/brass colour charms in stock and one lucky reader can win the selection shown above. And all you have to do is leave a comment and say which 5 other charms - either silver colour or bronze/brass colour that you would choose from our website to complete your prize,  mention this give away on your blog and link to the store

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(Ohh yes indeed I do!!)

The giveaway will close on Saturday 11th January and the winner will be picked at random - you can enter from anywhere in the world

Changing the subject did you see Dancing on Ice on Sunday?
Ooh wasn't Sylvain a grouchy beggar - mon dieu, how unprofessional!! Philip Schofield's comments went down like a lead balloon with him - it is clearly a touchy subject and presumably things were most definitely not right at home  - and he looked like a rabbit caught in the headlights. That was quickly followed by a well hacked off  look and it looked like he was wondering how in the hell he was going to solve a problem like Maria!!

Oh well, if you live by the sword then I guess you die by it as well.

Right I'll stop being an old gossip (oh I say, slap slap) and go and get some work done.

Keep your eyes peeled for some more LOTV DT sneak peeks this week and I'll be back here soon as soon.
Have the best day and huggiest of new year hugs to all xxx


Renae said...

Very Cute card! I'm very excited for the new release at LOTV.

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Happy New Year! Love this sneak peek - what a cute image! Your card is beautiful and I love the colours.

Debra Kenworthy said...

Happy New Year Dawny. Yep, your card really brightens this miserable day. Love it! Debra x

Debs said...

Hi Dawny
Happy New Year!!
Fabulous card hun - gorgeous colours. Looking forward to the new releases - I have some Christmas vouchers burning a hole in my pocket lol!!!
Debs xx

ribenaruby said...

Happy New Year to you! Wow, I'm blown away with your fab card, what lovely colours and ofcourse stunning colouring on your image! Have a great evening! Ruby x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Dawny. James looks adorable....I need!! lol
Happy New Year to you and your family.
Lorraine x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Dawny - so bright and cheerful and love how you have used the Ric Rac. happy New year too x Susan x

Marie-Anne said...

Ohw, what a gorgeous card. Love the sunny colors, hope they chase the rain away, got a lot of that today and had more than enough of it.


yvon said...

What a cutie.

Annette said...

I'm definitely going to need this image. Gorgeous card Dawny

Sara said...

I just can't get enough of these LOTV cuties, this is so sweet and coloured beautifully too, hugs Sara xx

Jane said...

What a bright cheerful card for the new year Dawny, just so sweet x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Dawny - I am loving these new James the Bear stamps and can't wait to get hold of them. Hugs, Claire x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Such a gorgeous card

Sue said...

Awwwwww I ADORE the new James Bear image, wonderful colours and gorgeous detailing too.
Yes, I did watch Dancing on Ice and thought just the same thing. Just as well he went out I'd say!
hugs Sue xx

Debs M said...

I love James and you have made a great card with him-love the colours x

Clevercrafter said...

A really beautiful card Dawny, I love the layers and details you always have in your cards. Looking forward to the new releases and filling my shopping basket.
Happy New Year.

Helen said...

What a sweetie

Helen said...

What a sweetie

Loz said...

OMGosh.. he is so stinkin' cute!! I think I'm gonna have to grab a couple of those new stamps for my birthday :) lovely card x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous sweet card, guess I will be counting the pennies to see how many new stamps I can get now.

Kat W said...

Oh, how cute is James bear - this new release is going to seriously tempt me!
Fabulous colours to brighten my day and I love all the layers and flowers :-)
Hugs, Kat x

K. Joy said...

This is a gorgeous card, and an adorable bear!! I am looking forward to these new stamps coming out. The teddy just makes me smile!!

Ribbon Girl said...

Fabulous card, we need those vibrant colours on a grey day like today! I just love James the bear - he's so cute and never dates! Mary x

Sabrina said...

Such a gorgeous card and the flowers are just beautiful!!!

Elizabeth S said...

Fabulous card, love that bear. Lizzie