Thursday, 22 July 2010

Cutest Candy & A Lili Christmas – Just For You xxx

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Hi peeps and it’s a bit of a Happy Christmas at the old piggy sty today – well it’s too nice to just keep until December :)

I thought it was about time I did another giveaway and doing my card for this week’s Lili Of The Valley challenge sort of got me thinking, so more of that in a sec.

We have a beautiful sketch for you this week by our very own Bev, and …


… here it is.

I LOVED working with it and judging by the wonderful DT cards, I don't think I was alone (do check them out if you get a sec peeps cos they are ohhh so fab :)

Picture 002 copy So this is my take in the sketch.

I didn't get the Copics out today, instead I adopted a Cheaty McCheat approach and used one of the LOTV die cuts. I know I’ve said this before but they are all just fabulous and perfect for your chrimbly cards as all the work is done for you.

I used Warm & Cozy which is one of my faves and I love the fact that it’s traditional Christmas colours as well. I just added a little bit of Glamour Dust to give it a bit of extra sparkle :)



I am getting very addicted to these holly leaves which are of course from the awesome Wild Orchid Crafts and the buttons and twine make nice berries which give a funky look I think.

I didn’t have any green twine, so I just coloured some plain twine with me old Pro Markers (I still have them!!). It’s a tip I got from my lovely blog bud, the fabby Mrs Kath xxxx

paper The border punch is a newie and I would image that it will make more than a few appearances cos it’s gorgeous. It’s the MS Deep Edger Flower bed punch which of course you can get from our Tracy over at Dies To Die For.

It’s a real sturdy beggar this one. I used it on 220gsm card stock and it coped really well.

The paper is Pink Petticoat Stripes and I really like it with this image as it picks up the stripes in their little hats – awwww!! And the little coloured pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts as well – keep checking the website peeps cos they are new in and there are soooo many different colours.

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The sentiment is from Lili Of The Valley – they have some fabulous downloadable stuff - you can check them all out here.

And now for a bit of candy :)

As I said before, I LOVE these die cuts – they really are no brainers – and the range is fantastic; there seems to be one for almost every occasion. So I thought it might be nice to put together a little pack of stuff, which includes them, as a giveaway.

The picture isn’t very good I’m afraid peeps …..


… but basically, what you get is 3 LOTV stamps, 10 Christmas Die Cut sheets including the one I used on my card today – it should help you on your way with your Chrizzie makes, and 10 Die Cuts sheets for general card making.

All you have to do is

become a follower if you aren't already,

mention it on your blog and link back to me here, and finally

leave your name with Mr Linky ( but not necessarily in that order lol xxx)

The candy will run for 2 weeks and I’ll get Mr Random Thing to choose a winner and I’ll announce who it is when I do the next LOTV challenge in 2 weeks time so 5th August.

I’ll ship anywhere in the world and there’ll be one or 2 extra goodies in the parcel as well cos it’s nice to have a surprise I think :)

So on that note, I’ll love you and leave you. I hope everyone is well and I’ll see ya tomorra with a bit of Tilda-tastic-ness (if me card is dry by then cos I’ve used something so gorge on it that I sat and drooled all over it – how lovely!!!

Huggiest of hugs xxx


Darja Drakšič said...

Very lovely card! Thanks for sharing a candy.


Carol D said...

another fabulous card Dawny, and thanks for the chance to win some super blog candy.

Alie de Vrij-Venema said...

Thanks for making our summer SWEET!!

Tracey T said...

This is a beautiful card, Dawny - why don't mine turn out like that?! Thanks for the candy opportunity - fingers crossed! Tracey T

xxxtglxxx said...

I love love love this card Dawny! :)
Beautiful. LOTV stamps are fab, but I havent seen the diecuts - they are gorgous!.
I have mentioned on blog, linked to your site, and am already a follower and a big fan :)

Have a great day! xxalisonxx

Lorraine said...

wow this is awesome Dawny i am already a follower but things have been a little hectic but i promise to catch up on my commenting over the next week.thankyou very much for the chance of this fab prize xx

Kendra said...

Thanks for sharing this candy with us! :)

Larisa said...

Very nice card!!! ))

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawny Fabulous card as always.The die cuts are perfect for anytime and as always you have produced a masterpiece !Stella X

Anonymous said...

Oops sorry so carried away with your card i forgot to say thanks for the chance to win the fab candy Stella

Sheila said...

Absolutely beautiful card.

I have to admit, I've never wanted to WIN a prize as much as I want to win this one. My hands, feet, and fingers are crossed.

Thanks so much for sharing your talent,


Tanya said...

Beautiful card, I love that image, so sweet. Thank you so much for the chance. :)

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Fab card Dawn. Yummy candy I adore lili of the valley. Hope you had a good holiday, now back to emence rain hey!

Jane said... ever!!

Jacilynn said...

Dawny this is Christmas gorgeousness! Love it.

Anonymous said...

Love your card! I've already linked you up on my sidebar...where you say to link it to is actually a store. I linked it back to your blog because I figured it was a mistake. If you want me to change it just let me know.
Thanks so much for the chance to win this super batch of goodies(o:

Unknown said...

Hi Dawny,
You know, if ever my mojo is a little lacking I always pop in here and have a look at your cards as they always give me inspiration - they are lovely and this one is no exception!! Great image and fab embellies, especially those holly leaves and buttons. Great candy too hun, Thanks for the chance to win.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Dawny,i love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

dragonllew said...

Fab candy your cards are fab

Pamela said...

Beautiful card Dawny, and great candy, thank you for the chance.

Pam x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, I love the vibrant colours and those lil holly leaves are so cute x

Sheila said...

Now...I've linked everything and looking forward to your yummers candy. BTW - You are my true inspiration. You have a God given talent.

Hugs, Sheila

Shazza said...

gorgeous card Dawn, love the border punch too. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies

Crafteezee said...

Beautiful card. Would love to win the candy and add to my new collection, just placed my first order. Thanks for the opportunity.

Hugs Tracy x

Fred said...

Hi, loved your card. what an awesome candy!thanks for the chance to win.

Julie said...

Gorgeous card - love it!!! Juliexx

Susan (aka TomsMom) said...

Another gorgeous card, what a super image. Thanks for the chance to win the lovely candy.

Loz said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! The striped paper is perfect, and I love the holly leaves and buttons! What a great idea with the LOTV sheets! Would love to win some, have linked on my sidebar, am already a follower and am crossing my fingers! ♥

cheryl said...

wow that is one stunning card hun just love it so much i have bought some of the die cuts too hugs cheryl x and i also have that punch,as you say its one sturdy begger,but love it hugs cheryl x

crafty amy said...

Wow what amazing candy thank you so much for a chance to win :D


Amy xx

miislucky said...

Thanks for the chance to win some candy! Great card, by the way. I'm going to try something like that. :)

Sherry V said...

LOVELY CANDY I hope I can win it ! thanks.

Cally said...

Lovely Candy, Thank you very much

Cally said...

Fab Candy. Thanks. Fingers crossed. Cally xx

Annie said...

oh wow what a gorgeous collection - thanks for the chance.
Ann xxx

Theresa's Studio said...

Love your card...working on my entry. Now a follower and linked to your candy on my blog. Thanks for a chance to win this great collection!

Jackie said...

thats some awesome candy, i follow you and i linked to my blog. hope i win

Brenda said...

Love your card! Thanks for a chance to win!

♥ Yolanda ♥ said...

Lovely Christmas card you made, love all the images sold by LOTV.
Huge candy, yummie! Thanks for a chance.

Hugs, Yolanda

sandra said...

Gorgeous card!
And awesome candy!!!
Will keep all my fingers crossed!

Marion said...

Stunning card Dawny, just love these new images. Thanks for the chance at some candy. Already a follower and put this on my sidebar.

Helen Ann said...

Georgeous card, thanks for the chance to win some candy x

Louise said...

Beautiful card, love LOTV products.
Thanks for the chance to win

Lorraine said...

That is a really beautiful card, I really love the image. Thanks for the chance of the candy

Mary Lou said...

Hi Dawny --I love your talent!!
Your candy is not just a bit ~~it truly is a TREASURE!!!!
Thanks so much

Sian said...

I subscribe to your blog, hope that still counts.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Mummo said...

What a sweet Candy. Thanks for the chance to win.

slbt17 said...

love your art!

troy said...

oh Dawny, what a beautiful card, soooo cute, ought to use it as a kick up the backside and make a start on my christmas cards..
fantastic candy thanx for giving us all a chance to win, the images are lovely
hugs Troy xxxx

Jolita said...

What a lovely card!!
Thanks for the chance to win this great candy.


Karen McAlpine said...

This looks like a really lovely line of products. I am going to check out their site. Super sweet blog candy. I am now a follower and have posted to my blog.

jolanda said...

Such a gorgeous card!! And a fab candy too ;-)
thank you very much for the chance to win this!
hugs jolanda

Unknown said...

Awww what a sweet stamp, love your card, that striped paper is fab!!! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome candy I love LOTV Stamps, got me some too he he xx

cowboydutrem said...

I love every stamp LOTV makes. Never even looked at the die cuts though. You made me curious! Your candy is linked in my sidebar...

Kathyk said...

I love LOTV - lovely candy, good luck everyone


MagsB said...

Another fab card which is only to be expected, your cards are always fab!

I adore LotV but I've always only used the stamps (which are adorable!) Thank you for the sweet candy, I have linked from my blog

luv, Mags x

Agnieszka M said...

Tis is Fab Christmas Card. I love it...

Sweet candy is toooo.... :)

Thanks for the chance .

Hugs from Poland,

Kat said...

Love this card. To state the obvious it is soooo Christmassy!!

Love these die cuts they are so handy for a quick card.

Great candy too and thanks for the chance to win it.

Kat x

Isadory said...

Crossing my fingers and toes and hope to win this fabulous candy.

The card by tha way was realy sweet.

Hugs & Kisses Isadory

Alice said...

Your card is really beautiful, a perfect card for Christmas. I would love to win this candy, thanks for a chance to win!!
Alice from Italy

Deb said...

Well, don't these look like fun!! Thanks for posting the great candy Dawny - I have become a follower and look forward to seeing more of your creations!!
Deb xoxo

Rosa Forino said...

Very nice card!!!Thanks for a chance to win your yummy blog candy!
sorry for my english spero di vincere un saluto dall'Italia bye bye rosa
public slidebar on
Hugs, rosa
i am old follower
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Micah said...

Thank you for a chance to win. I posted your candy in my sidebar at

I also posted it in the Blog Candy Blog (though didn't add that to the Linky cause it's not for entry) at

I had to say, also, I LOVE the mistletoe button embellishment!! thank you so much for sharing that!

Anne said...

I love LOTV so thanks for sharing candy.

Christiana said...

Ooh, ooh! Me, me! I want to enter! I totally heart LOTV and I don't have anything of theirs yet. This is such a great card. Simply adorable. So many elements went into making it a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Thanks so much for the chance to win!