Sunday, 28 March 2010

AFA + Some News :)

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Hi peeps and I hope that you are all having a very nice weekend.

I got back from the NEC last night, tired but happy cos I had a fab day. Didn't do much in the way of shopping, but there was lots of chatting and laughing. More in a sec.

As it’s Sunday, that means that it’s time for another Anyone For Anya challenge. Before I share with you, I have some news re the challenge. We’ve been thinking for a while that it might be nice to include some other images as well so that more peeps can join in. Well you probably know that I love the Emmas and Trevors and in fact all the CC Designs images. So I asked Christine and she said yes, we can include them as well. So thank you to her for this cos I know I'm not the only one who loves these sweet images. So you can now not only use your Anyas and TGF images but you can get your Swiss Pixies out as well (ooh matron!!)

So meanwhile, back at the challenge, as it’s the last one of the month, we always have a sketch.

And this week ……

sketch _8 copy[1] … it’s this one.

The Copics were out again plus one or 2 PMs (otherwise they’ll only have a hissy fit!!). Now I have to say that I have not the first clue what I’ve done to poor Anya’s face but she looks like she has Hives here. But warts and all I am (mainly warts lol xx) so here we are.

The ever so wonderful Tracy at Dies To Die For has a fab range of TGF images and also CC Designs as well as Copics a plenty :)

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Don't you just love lilac and lime together!!


The papers are Nitwits and the gorgeous bloom is from Wild Orchid Crafts. And Martha’s Doily punch has put in an appearance as well.

Picture 007 copy Those little flat backed pearls were from The Hobby House and I got them yesterday. They were on offer so I bought loads -I expect they’ll be used quite a bit in the future.

Now onto yesterday.

Well the highlight for me was meeting up again with my cyber twin Mrs Kath. En and I had a terrible job keeping her under control and out of mischief and in the end we had to enlist the help of a couple of storm troopers who happened to be handy.

And thank God they were there cos there is no telling what might have happened otherwise ;)

Picture 003ed You see, she’s smiling here but 10 minutes before I took this pic, you would not believe what was going on!!! All I will say is God help Birmingham last night, although to be fair to her, there was nothing on the news this morning!!!!!!

But anyway calm and order was resumed and we got on with the job in hand, namely sitting in Wetherspoons and gabbing (you surely didn't think we were there to shop did you???).

I did do a bit of retail therapy but I have to say that I was fairly restrained, all things considered, and I didn’t get that much really. But I did get some card from Sue at Craftwork Cards (and thank you to her for she knows what xxx) and I’m dying to try it out so watch this space!! I paid Mr Magnolia a little visit and I went to see Bev at The Hobby House stand and just had to get some templates and pearls – the ones I used on this card.

And I managed to meet Lisa and Laila LOTV who are just the sweetest girls ever, and also Jayne Nesterenko who is also the sweetest. And how fab that I met Sarah at last who was demoing for Hotshot Crafts and my pickled onion pal, Christine Dark xxxx

And of course my wonderful blog buds, the sickeningly- gorgeous- but- she- is- so- sweet- with- it- that- I- just-can’t-dislike-her-and- love-her-to bits Marlene, Mummy Fairy Jacqui, Bevalicious, Kim queen-of-all-things-Magnolia P, Tab, Jo Monkey, Kim C, Linda, Lorraine, Sonia (thanks for the company on the train chick xxx), and last but by no means least, the loveliness that is En xxx

Girls, thank you for another fab day and I cannot wait until the next one and if I missed anyone out, please forgive me but I am still a tad tired from it all xxxx

So on that note, I’m off to sweep the floor and Hoover the bedrooms. I know I make it sound so glamorous and I suppose it is, but someone has to do it :(

Have the best day and hugs to all xxxx


Kim Piggott said...

Oh Dawny I can't tell you what a thrill it was for me to meet you yesterday! You are just too adorable for words and I love you!
Thank you for making my day so wonderful!
Your card is utterly gorgeous!
I so love this image and your colours are to die for!
kim x

paperscissors said...

the colour combination is stunning and so refreshing!!! i don't have any of the stamps or inks for any of these creations but i just love to stop by for the stories and the humour!!! thanks for not disappointing me!

Kat said...

Lovely card Dawny. I love that colour combo too.

Glad you managed to keep Kath under control lol! I met her at the SECC but she was behaving there as she was demoing!!

Kat x

Kath Stewart said...

believe missus....I will get you back big time for posting this piccie...but you know I love you all is forgiven and thank thank you for such a fab day...just a pity it wasn't longer.....biggest bloggy hugs...kath xxxxx

cheryl said...

oh hun this is one stunning,card,and how lucky were you to meet all those brilliant blogging buddies would really love to do that and the photo hun its truly briliant love hugs cheryl xxx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Dawny

Sounds like you had a fab time on your day out - lucky you!!!
Love the card, great colouring of the gorgeous image.

Hugs Ali x

Stacey said...

Lime and purple.... look gorgeous together Dawny! Really loving the combo. BTW, if your Anya looks like she has hives, mine has stubble rash! Gawd only knows what she has been up to, saucy minx ;o)

Sarah said...

Stunning card hun, gorgeous colours!! I hope you don't mind but I borrowed the layout for my latest card! You're getting the hang of your copics.
Glad you had a fab time at the NEC, hoping to go in November and Ally Pally next month!
xx :0)

Anne said...

Fantastic card Dawny, love those colours together. I'm gonna add the challenge site to my favs now that we can use all the different images. Glad you had such a fab time at the NEC. Hugs x

debby4000 said...

Fantastic card Dawny, sweet image and gorgeous colours. Love the pic of Kath too.

Kim Costello said...

It was wonderful to meet you at NEC sorry we didn't get more time to natter!
Love your card and fabulous colours, brilliant picture of Kath too, tee hee!
HuGs Kim :)

Lynda said...

It was brilliant meeting you at last after reading all of Kath's comments about you and what a fantastic day it was! You're such a bundle of fun.
Love the card the colours are beautiful and the photo of Kath and the 'boys' is fab!

Love Lynda xxx

Sonia said...

Dawny what a lovely card, i'm defo going to do this challenge :) Thank you for your company on the train, it certaily made the journey go quickly. Looked like those Storm troopers had Kath under control lol..
Hugs Sonia xxx

craftymum said...

Hi Dawny
thank you for coming and saying hello to me at the NEC. I'm sure you had a great time. Love your card. Your cards always look so fresh. I think Anya looks just fine!
Love sarah XXX
p.s. thanks for mentioning me on your blog too.

Chris said...

LOL, you had to get the storm troopers in then!! Brilliant to meet you at last Dawny and you're as lovely as I knew you would be, what a huge pleasure it was and made the day even more special. Love your card, those colours together are gorgeous and your colouring and design just perfect. Oh and ................garners to you girlie :D. Big hugs, Chris x

Julie said...

I do love lime and lilac together- what a fab combination and a stunner of a card!! Oh your day at the NEC sounds wonderful, how lovely to meet all of your blogging buds-oh and a bit of stash purchasing too, what more can you ask! Juliexx