Wednesday, 6 January 2016

At Last!!!!

Good morning crafty friends and firstly, a very happy new year.
Here’s to a wonderful 2016 and I hope that you are all safe and dry following the awful floods that have hit the UK.

Hugest apologies that I haven’t posted for quite a while - I have had real problems using Livewriter.
I’ve managed to fix it now, which is no mean feat for somebody who is as technically challenged as me!!!
So I am back in the land of the living, yayyyy.

There’s been a lot going on for sure, including losing Richard’s Mum and closing papertake after almost 8 years.
It was a very tough decision to make but my head tells me it was the right thing to do. My heart however …….. : (

Now, on the last Papertake Challenge, I said that I was going to do a giveaway and you can finds the details at the end of this post -  apols that it’s late but better late than never I guess xx

OK, enough waffle, what have  I got to share today?

Well this is one of my cards from the fantastic Tonic Studios Pampered Pets release.
Oh my, they are going to be so useful – and …..

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… this is what I did.
The sweet little kitty is Kittens Whiskers and it was cut using black card from an Essential Card Pack – Monochrome.

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I added some Tonic Nuvo Drops to make his eyes (Pearl White with the tiniest bit of Ebony Black on top, and  thank you Edna for this brilliant tip) and a tiny bit of  Sherbert Shimmer Nuvo Glitter Drops for his nose. The sentiment was made using Clarice Alphabet dies – upper and lower case sets, and the little heart is from Tonic Studios Expressions Sentiment Set - Live, Love, Treasure, Laugh – 368E.

The gorgeous swirl is Tonic Studios Frond Finesse.
I really like this swirl, it’s so delicate and very versatile because  you can chop it about

Other Tonic products used are Magnificent Magenta card and the paper is from Tonic Studios Simply Patterns

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OK, I did say at the beginning that I had a little giveaway  so if you entered the last ever Papertake challenge and want to win a


 

£10 Papercraft Gift Voucher to spend at the fabulous Crafty Devils shop

PLUS a

Gift Voucher 10

£10 voucher to spend at the fabulous Ribbon Girl shop, then please just leave your name with Linky at the bottom with the link to your Papertake Card and I’ll draw a winner in 2 weeks time.

So that’s me done and I’ll see you back here very soon.

Enjoy your day, stay warm and dry and happy crafting xxx

13 comments:

CornishKat said...

Thank you for the chance to win Dawny. Sorry you're having a rough time of it, sending big hugs,
Katrina xx

KandA said...

Happy new year to you too Dawn and I hope 2016 is a much better year for you.
Thank you so much for the chance to win this faulous candy xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card Dawny. Thanks for the chance to win hugs x

Tanya said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win Dawny, I'm really going to miss Papertake Weekly but all good things must end sometime. Hope things pick up for you and your family soon and that 2016 is a fantastic year for you :)

Tanya xx

PS I messed up putting my name in on the Linky! So it looks all funny :P

Suzi said...

I hope 2016 is a great year for you and your family Dawny. All the best, Hugs Suzi Mac. x

Daffodil Cards said...

Thank you so much for the the chance to win. Much appreciated.
Hope things are well with you now.
I LOVE your card, great design too.

Dotty Jo x said...

Good to see you posting again, Dawny. I'm so sorry that things have been tough for you. Your card is fabulous - so pink and I love the cat! Take care, Jo x

Lorraine said...

It's good to see you posting again Dawny and with such a sweet card too.
Sorry to read that things have been tough.
Lorraine x

Helen said...

Gorgeous card Dawny - really elegant!
Hope that 2016 is kind to you x

Karen Petitt said...

That's a lovely gesture to do for us Dawny and I know I am going to have to get that cat! Many cat lovers in our family lol, yes me too! I have to admit that when I logged in yesterday to post a card I went over to PTW to see what the challenge is, your heart is not alone hun but I understand that sometimes we all have to give in and do what your head needs instead. Your card is just gorgeous and I hope this year is much nicer and a lot better for you Karen xx

CraftyGirl said...

Thanks for the chance. Hugs

CraftyGirl
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

Tracie said...

Hi Dawny
Firstly, Happy New Year, and secondly so sorry to hear about Richards Mum.
And so sorry to hear Papertake weekly is closing - I remember it being one of the first challenges I did when I started blogging 8 years ago and how we become blogging buddies. Loving your beautiful card, as always - very creative.
After being out of the creative work for a few years, I've decided to open a new blog (i deleted the old one by mistake aka pink angel) what a numptie !! :) My new blog is not just for my cards but a few other things too :)
Hope you manage to pop by and we keep in touch.
Have a lovely weekend.
Tracie x

Tracie said...

Hi Dawny
Firstly, Happy New Year, and secondly so sorry to hear about Richards Mum.
And so sorry to hear Papertake weekly is closing - I remember it being one of the first challenges I did when I started blogging 8 years ago and how we become blogging buddies. Loving your beautiful card, as always - very creative.
After being out of the creative work for a few years, I've decided to open a new blog (i deleted the old one by mistake aka pink angel) what a numptie !! :) My new blog is not just for my cards but a few other things too :)
Hope you manage to pop by and we keep in touch.
Have a lovely weekend.
Tracie x