Thursday, 20 January 2011

Lili, Lilac & Lavender


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Hi peeps and hope you are all OK on this cold, frosty and very foggy morning – I can barely see (or feel)  me trotters :)

It’s time to head on over and check out what’s happening over at the Lili Of The Valley Thursday Challenge and this week we have a little sketchie for you….


… and it’s this one by yours truly, 

and of course, there is a fab prize for you donated by those lovely Lili chicksies, Lisa & Laila xxx


So ….

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… this is my interpretation of it.

Well actually it isn't an interpretation, as I  followed it exactly so I don't know why I said that really - doh!!!

I used Copics to do the colouring thing and added a fair old bit of Glamour Dust, although I didn't intend it to go all over her face, poor thing, so ignore that bit!!

So I used -

Skin: E00, E21, R11, R20

Hair: E42, E50

Clothes etc: BV0000, BV00, BV02, C00, C1, C3, C5, E50, RV0000, RV02

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Yes, there’s only one place to get those fabulous blooms, and that is Wild Orchid Crafts.

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And the same goes for the prettiest papers I know, and that’s the one and only Pink Petticoat.

I used Gingham, Lots Of Dots and Stripes. And the sentiment is also Pink Petticoat, from the Girly Curly Sentiments Collection :)

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Oooops, spot the awful editing on the one of the right

and the one on the left aint much better :(

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Ahh, that’s a tiny bit better Miss Piggy!!!

I did a workshop yesterday at Purple Butterfly Crafts in Hawarden so a big hello to all the ladies there and also to Sophia and Lesley who is the font of all knowledge on the crafty front :) xxx  I love going into that shop because there is just so much fab stuff in there and it’s laid out so nicely and not all bunched up so you can’t see it.

I like that :)

And one of the lovely ladies on the workshop is such a talented artist, she really is.  So I thought I’d share this with you.

Barbara came to a workshop I did last year and was using an image I hadn't seen before, so I asked her where it was from. She told me that it wasn't a stamped image, but she had actually drawn it, and it was amazing!!!

And she has turned some of her images into stamps.

Check these out ….

westie stamps for ebay

She sells them on ebay – you can see them here – and if you are interested, here’s her website  ( and her contact deets (

I thought I’d share this with you as well :).

Our poor Kyla has chicken pox (or chicken pops as she calls it).

She is quite OK in herself and seems quite proud of the spots really and shares them with us at the drop of a hat, whether we want her to or not!!!. Emma’s partner was looking after her on Tuesday and he brought her round to ours to get her out of the house for a while. She brought with her, amongst other things,  her spotty pink Minnie Mouse shoes that I told you about last year (the ones from Spain with the little heels) and put them on as soon as she got here.

So we had some lunch and it was time for her to go back home so at the back door, she gave me a kiss and then walked to the car. Then she walked back to me and gave me another kiss and walked back to the car. And she did this about 8 times. So I’m swelling with pride and thinking ‘ahh, bless, her, she does love me, the little poppet’.

So last night we went to Emma’s for dinner and we are sitting there after we’d eaten and chatting etc and I tell Emma about this, still feeling quite proud of myself really. And I turned to Kyla, all smug and said ‘ ahh, you just wanted lots of kisses and cuddles from your old Grandma didn’t you’. And she said, ‘no Grandma, I just liked hearing the noise of the shoes on the path’.

Oh well, you can’t win them all I guess!!!!

I wasn't the only one to get (sort of) insulted because later on she was talking to my aunty on the phone and Kyla told her that she had a thank you card to bring round but she couldn’t come and see her yet because the doctor said that she had to stay away from old people while she has the spots!!

Emma nearly died with embarrassment. The rest of us laughed, including my aunty :)

Anyway I better go. I’ll be back tomoz with me JM cardage – no sneak peeks cos it isn't finished yet – so have a fab day, see you then  and hugs to all xxx



Jane said...

My daily dose of your gorgeous cards is complete! xx

ogilvie said...

Your granddaughter sounds a real wee cutie. Your card is really lovely, the colours are adorable. Hugz, Janice

cardmaking bird said...

Ha, ha - LOL at the Kyla stories! You can always rely on kids to tell it like it is!! Gorgeous card and that big bow is to die for!!! Where's that fabby thick gingham ribbon from? Hugs, Marie xx

Michelle Short said...

Gorgeous card Dawny, I love the lilac and that ribbon is delish! I loved reading your family story too, so cute :0) xx

Berry said...

Ha ha Dawny I nearly cried with luaghter at your granddaughters words!! I just love the little things kids come out with. It is bloomin cold here and now I'm seriously thinking I need to get up to that craft shop with your fab advertising! I love your card the ribbon is stunning so bright and all the colours are just beautiful, love the sparkle hugs rebekah xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

adorable and so beautifully crafted, just love this card. Hope your back to good health. janex

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Dawny. I love that image and of course you've used my favourite colour!

Kyla sounds like a right wee cutie. I can just imagine my wee granddaughter saying something like that too lol!

Kat x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Dawny, I wish I was as good at photographing my cards as you are. I even tried making my own light box, but not very successfully! The story of your granddaughter made me smile, out of the mouths of babes, eh!! It was cold and foggy in Macclesfield this morning but now its brilliant sunshine!
Hugs, Barbaraxx

Teri said...

Whoa, seriously pretty card here!! I love the colors you used and gingham ribbon is my favorite, so that's a given that I love that part, too!! Your granddaughter sounds sooo adorable!! Mine is three and always saying cutie-patootie things, too!! Although my 5 year old grandson made me laugh yesterday, He had a stuffed iguana and asked if I want it for a pet, I said, oh no thanks, he doesn't run very fast to be a fun pet. And he just looked at me and said, well, neither do YOU and I still would take you for a pet!!! LOL!
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card and for the funny chuckle!!

Diane said...

I'm still laughing reading Kyla's stories,she's too funny and she probably doesn't realize it! Lol,kids...gotta love 'em!
Your card is super gorgeous,love the colors and the beautiful papers!

allex said...

Kyla makes me laugh again !! Card absolutely gorgeous Dawny.

Hugus, sandiblu xx

Crafty gal said...

love your card and colours...
I laughed re the sound of her shoes that wonderful clack when you are child in your mums shoes...
I bet she does love you also.....

angelwhispers said...

Your Granddaughter sounds a right little character!!! Love the card as well the colours are just yummy!! Chanelle xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Dawny, that's a funny story!! Made me giggle! Love this card and the image is adorable. Hugs, Frea

Cazza said...

A gorgeous card Dawny, love the colours and stamp and of course the sketch!

He he he, don't you just love kids!! What a sweetheart!!


Chrissy said...

Stunning card, always a pleasure to check in and see what you have done.
Dont kids say the darndest things lol.

kaylou said...

Ooooh wow your card is gorgeous and your colouring is amazing . Thanks for the great sketch.
Hugs Kaylou xx

maddy hill said...

now thats one gorgeous card Dawn - what beautiful colours and i adore you bow !
hope little un is ok with the "pops"

tip - putting socks on the hands at night (while asleep) stops them knocking the pox scrabs off.

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, adorable card Dawny, love the gorgeous bow.

Carol D said...

Hi Dawny,

Your sketch is fab, couldn't resist playing along this week.

I love all your cards and you make me laugh with your musings, your grandaughter is so cute, thats just the thing my grandaughter would say.

Big Hugs Carol xx

Mau xx said...

What A Gorgeous Card Dawny, The colouring..... and that big bow is stunning, I am just finding my way around but I will certainly be back. Wonderful Inspiration and I love the Sketch you gave us.
Mau xx