Sunday, 15 July 2012

Lili Hoppity Hop

Good morning possums and a very happy Sunday to everyone :)

I hope that you are having a fab weekend.

It’s time for another mini Blog Hop with the Lili of The Valley girlies and this month we are all using the gorgeous

Basket of Roses

We have prizes from

and

But where are they?

Well that’s usually a secret but this week, as there are only 4 of us,  we all have a prize to give away – woohoooo :)

So all you have to do is leave a comment on each of the participating designer’s blogs (below). We will then choose our winners on Wednesday. Two lucky girlies will win a LOTV prize and 2 will win a  Which Craft prizes.

The DT taking part in this mini hop are:
Fleur
Anne
Bev
and moi of course!!

So good luck to everyone who enters :)

So …

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.. this is what I did and 1 million apols for the pants pics peeps (fab alliteration there though !!!)

I used a  Which Craft Crackers card blank as a base and chopped off the bottom. I’ve filled it with something yummy for a friend but cannot say what cos she will read this and then the cat will be out of the bag (no there isn't a cat in there lol!!)

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I coloured the image with these Copics -

Skin – E000, E00, E11, E21, R00, R02

Hair – E43, E50, E81

The rest – E43, E81, G99, R85, RV0000, RV000, RV02, RV34, YG00, YG03

and the papers are from Nitwits

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The cute tag is from the LOTV set 24 sentiment tags set – LOVE these of course :)

And all the pretty trimmings are of course from The Ribbon Girl

I used ..

12mm cream picot lace, 4mm pearl string, 15mm pink tulle …..

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15mm Shocking Pink No 72 Microdot Ribbon, cream tiny ric-rac and a pink carnation.

If you get a sec, please do nip across to the other girlies and leave them a comment and you may very well win a fab prize:)  Also there is another fabulous colour challenge over at  The Ribbon Girl Blog so head on over and check that out as well if you get a sec.

Now this weekend, I have, just for a change, been a bit busy!!! But NICE busy cos yesterday I did my first class over at Crab Apple Crafts which is of course Rosemary’s shop.

I had a fab day and you all made me so welcome, thank you xxxx. I felt  like I had been going there for years!!! Special thanks to Nova who helped me find my way around (and showed me where the loos were – VERY important of course!!)

My day was made even more special cos guess who came along ? …..

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… yes it’s only our Katina my fellow PTW and craft mag  teamie :)

She is so lovely and I was of course chuffed to see her, even though we didn't get to spend as much time together as I would have liked.

And here’s a pic ….

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… of the afternoon class busy working away ( I let them put their pens down for the pic, slave driver that I am -not!!) !!! But they did all work very hard and I hope that they love their Pro Markers a little more now.

Michelle – first on the left – should have come with her Mum but she was unwell so I hope she is soon feeling better xxx

Check out that pretty pink bunting – right up my street that was!!!

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This is Joan, Rosemary’s Mum,  who really did make we feel at home there AND she kindly lent me her umbrella (ella ella ey ey ey) to nip over the road to grab a sandwich – God bless the British weather at the mo - grrrrr!!! .

So a lovely day indeedy, although I did miss my grandchildren so much because they didn’t stay over on Friday as they usually do. But I am going to get them in a tick and then we are all having dinner later, complete with kisses and cuddles in abundance – it’s practically the law in our house!!!  They won’t be staying over next week either because I am off to Peterborough to Sir Stampalot for the weekend. But I am hugely excited because at long last I am going to meet one of my oldest blog buds and one of the best crafters on the planet, the sweetness that is Claudia. More of that next week I’m sure.

So enjoy the rest of your day and I’ll see you in the week.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx

PS - watch this space for more news,  but all I will say is keep 11th August free (ooh intrigue intrigue!!) xxx

107 comments:

Sharon said...

I love these crackers of Paula's Dawny. Have some in my cupboard but am keeping them for Christmas projects. Stunning work and thanks for sharing pics of your craft friends. hugs Sharon

lizzies said...

Gorgeous card, love the shape and the colours you have used. Happy crafting

Lizzie

Christine Harrop said...

This is a great. Must get some of these cracker cards! Love the pink gingham. Your friend will be very pleased! Christine x

angela smith said...

I love the cracker card have not seen them before that another idea for my Xmas cards must make a start love what you have done with it

Hazel said...

Brilliant. Loved seeing you with Katina too. Hazel x

tilly's crafts said...

what a fantastic project Dawny - love that image! I wish my 'good' photos were anywhere near as good as your 'bad' ones lol!
Kim x

Debs said...

Stunning project Dawny - love the image and fab colours.
Great photos too - looks like you all had a wonderful day.
Thanks for the fab fun mini hop.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Take care
Debs xx

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is so beautiful. I love the design and the pretty detailing and of course the gorgeous LOTV image too.
Fab photos , thanks for sharing

Sue

Loopylou. said...

hiah Dawny! oh wow that cracker card looks awesome with a bit of gorgeous LOTV cutie pie on it!! I love this hun, its gorgeous!!...lou goes off to add cracker cards to list of needs....:) and I love the photo of you and katina too
huge hugs Lou xxx

Pamela said...

I love the alternative way you have used the cracker, great idea. It is beautiful.

Pam x

kanda said...

Looks like a super time was had by all. Love what you've done with the cracker, it amkes a super gift box and the colouring is fab x

Daisychain said...

What a great way of using the cracker blank, very pretty too. Thanks for sharing the pics, glad you had a good time. Have a great day. Hugs Christine x

ang said...

gorgeous gift box, craft shop looks great angxxxx

♥ Yolanda ♥ said...

Wow what a lovely pink lady you've made!! Gorgeous package, love it!
Thanks for sharing!

Hugs Yolanda

Viv's Visuals said...

Great pics! Think I need to get some of these crackers - fab job. x

Redanne said...

I love these crackers too, used them for a birthday and they went down a treat, they are so roomy! Love your cracker card, gorgeous image, beautifully coloured. I normally see your work at LOTV and love it. That pink bunting is gorgeous! A x

Mama Eagle said...

It seems like I have a lot of shopping to do when I am next in the UK! I love this cracker card (haven't got any in my cupboard Sharon, though) so maybe I'll win this time.
The crackerless bottom-no, I mean bottomless cracker is such a great idea, intriguing and the image just fits the theme. Great card and inspiration too.
Looks like you have been having a great time with fellow card-makers/slaves!

Kara Lynne said...

That's a great container to send treats to a friend, especially with that sweet little girl on there! Thanks for sharing the pics. I always love seeing other crafty ladies having time together.

Teresa said...

Gorgeous pics of you and your friends Dawny,looks like you all had a fab day. Your little cracker box is gorgeous, I'd love to make some of those.
Teresa x

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love this project! Coloring is fantastic!

kreative basteltante said...

Gorgeous box Dawny, love the image and design.
Hugs Manuela

Alice Hardy said...

Your little stamp has been coloured beautifully and I love the idea of these cracker boxes/cards. Really must order these for Christmas. You seem to have had a fab crafting day!!!

AliceH

Alice Hardy said...

This is such a cute little image and I just love these cracker boxes/cards. Must have some of these for Christmas. You appear to have had a great crafty time!!!

AliceH

Sue D said...

Such a sweet image and wonderful coloring. Your friend will love this.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

ChrisAndCat said...

This is fab, really must get some of these crackers, I saw one Bev did last year and have wanted them ever since! I love what you have done to turn it into a box - what a gorgeous project. Looks like everyone had a good time too, despite the rain!

bluebell said...

hello am on the hop.i found the hop on bevs blog,hope all gose well,love bluebell-flowerwood.

Wendy L said...

Wow, love the way you have designed this. Great pics too. xxxx

mandy said...

Fabulous gift idea Dawny the receiver is one lucky girl I love your coloring on the fab stamp, looks like you enjoyed yourself on your craft day out :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Janie Printz said...

What a wonderful project you've made & lovely to see pictures of your crafty friends ...
Janie

JayBe said...

It sounds as if you had a fab day at your workshop, Dawny. I love your take on the cracker gift box - I wonder what's inside??? Thanx for the chance to win some goodies in the hop. Jan xx

Helen said...

Thanks for your lovely story. Love your creation; it is really gorgeous. Regards, Helen

Kirsty-Anne Davies said...

Hi love how you have chopped the cracker lol ! Super idea and she is such a cutie ! Looks like such a fun day ! you had ! and to meet Claudia Wow ! Enjoy ;0)

Klare said...

beautiful little gift box. Was in the lili of the valley shop thursday. and it was lovely to see all the beautiful card samples i have often looked at on yours and many of others on the DT MEMBERS BLOGS.
KLARE
:o)
X

sharonmarston12 said...

Love your idea Dawny,gorgeous and pretty.Nice too see your craft friends too. xxx

Debs M said...

gorgeous make, lucky friend and the pics are fab x

MagsB said...

What a 'cracking' idea to turn a cracker card into a box! The little LotV girlie is so sweet, too! Fab work!

love Mags B x

Nat said...

Fab cracker Dawny, love your embellishements. Looks like everyone was having a great time!
Natx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, fab pressy for some lucky girl and lovely pics of your visit too.

ingejc said...

What a wonderful card

Dot said...

Such an lovely box and an adorable image. Thanks for sharing.
hugs Dorte

Tina Faghy said...

Am very envious. Your day at Crab Apple Crafts looked fab. What can be better than a day crafting with great people.
I love your cracker. She is coloured in beautifully and it looks so fresh and pretty. Perfect to brighten up this rough summer we are having!

Lorraine said...

Looks like you had a fabby day and I love the piccie of you and Katina.
Your LOTV basket of roses girl is beautifully coloured and the cracker looks brilliant.
Lorraine x

Laney said...

I just lurve the pinkalicousnes
(its a word LOL)of this card, and great use of the cracker it looks fab!!
hugs
laney

Debbie said...

This is so beautiful.Your friend will love it.Looks like you had a ball in pics.Hugs Debbie x

Jane said...

Love this...so cute! I wish I lived closer, I would love to have come to that class!
Jane x

sallysbitz said...

Your project is fab. What a unique way to give a gift x

Looks like you had a great, fun time by looking at those pics.

Ummm, what's gonna happen in August???

Enjoy your Grandchildren x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous project, Dawny! I love the pink gingham and all the pretty details! Wonderful coloring!

Annette said...

I love your cracker shape box, I'll bet your friend will love it. It's gorgeous. Looks like you had oodles of fun at your craft session.
Annette
xx

flossbite said...

What a stunning piece of work. I'm off to go get crackers right now!
Fiona xx

mags said...

Great project. These crackers are fab and love what you have done with it.
Mags
x

rachel said...

hello Dawny - I've not been over here before but I have seen your name many a time on the blogs! I love what you've done with the image and it looks like you had a fabulous crafty day! Big Hugs Rachel xx

Claire said...

Wow! Love the cracker idea!! Methinks I have some ideas looming!!
Claire xx

Jo Draper said...

Hi Dawny. Great gift - hope your friend loves it too!! Love your design, the image is too cute! Hugs. Jo xx

gail said...

love the crackers, great idea for a little gift of goodies!!!!!. thanks Gailx

Mary said...

ooooooooooh YOUR CARD IS A REAL CRACKER! I just love it, so bright and cheerful.

Mary Mac

kbrandy4 said...

This is a stunning creation Dawny!! Love the shape and the cute LOTV image!!
Hugs Hazel xx

Ea Christiansen said...

Looks like you where having a great time - can't wait till I'm going to the US in 3 weeks and viseting 3 conventions :o)
The box is so cute :o)
I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

donemark crafts said...

I love this crackers it so pretty.looks like you had fun.
Kaz.xx

Lynne in NI said...

Awww what a sweet gift box, LOVE your new stamp. Looks like you had a great time at craft class!

KellysKards said...

What a fab idea I love it

Net said...

That's a great idea for the crackers - I must get mine out..... that sounds awfully dodgy...

Liz said...

Looks fab! Love that you cut the bottom off it.

Sharon said...

Love it Dawny. She is so gorgeous.
Love Sharon. x

Lucie said...

beautiful way to offer treats! I will give it a try for sure!
Lucie

Rachel F said...

Love your box that is just stunning!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Darling card!
Love all those pics too! :)
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Irish Eyes said...

Love this sweet cracker box. The LOTV image is just too cute!

scrapperdiane said...

That is a very sweet gift your idea is great,as is your design and coloring.

Julie's Blog said...

Wow that is just sooo pretty and girly ... After seeing all the gorgeous projects made with the cards from 'Which craft' I am about to go and spend a fortune ... My husband thanks you lol ... Awesome job by the DT ... Julie

Andrea said...

love I'm loving the cracker idea and good to see they are not just for Christmas,you have a lucky friend and I'm sure she will love it, anyone would what a sweet design loving the colours x

alethea said...

Dawny, this is absolutely gorgeous!! Bet the recipient will absolutely love it and the surprise inside!!! HUgsxx

Margaret said...

This is beautiful now not only does that stamp have to go on my wish list the crackers do too.
Lovely photo of Katina and you.
Hugs
Margaret M

Pouwla said...

It's a beautyful project!
Nice color's!
Hugs Pouwla.

Marjorie said...

Awh! Dawny this is just too beautiful!! I love this image, and I love how you have put her together with one of Paula's crackers...just stunning!!
I just loved this post, and it was so lovely to see all the gorgeous pics of your day...I love Katina and it was nice to see her enjoying herself!! You both look like you had a great day:)
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Bizzi Hands said...

What a gorgeous creation.. love the pink and i love all the wonderful crafty photos...
Sally R
xx

Bizzi Hands said...

Hmm.. my post disappeared.. sorry if this is a duplicate.

i love your gorgeous creations especially the pink.. and love your crafty photos.. well done
Sally R
xx

Jo Walker said...

I love this! Love the gingham and pearl combination x

Zora said...

Love this box and your colouring is amazing.

Droxie said...

Beautiful image and I'm loving the cracker

X

Leah Ann Gast said...

Gorgeous gift box! Hugs! Leah Ann

Carole said...

What a cracker of an idea! and not just for Christmas.Mix with LOTV's fab image and it just shows off all the versatility.

Sheena said...

Hi Dawny - another gorgeous card as always! I love the idea of the cracker card!

I have recieved a few pm's from you on Twitter but I don't think they're really from you cos of what they say and there are links to other sites in them (which I didn't click on!) So I just thought you should know in case your Twitter account has been hacked.

Loving your work.
Sheena
xxx

Craftychris said...

What a fab idea for a gift. I would only have thought of crackers at Christmas. Your decoration of it is gorgeous! Your day looked fab fun too xx

Trish said...

Gorgeous card Dawny, and what a fab combination of Which craft and LOTV
Hugs,
Trish x

KraftyKim said...

What a lovely idea and an alternative use of crackers outside of Christmas! Love the pink colours and papers. I am sure your pressie will be well received.

Claveh said...

This is lovely Dawny, I love that you have given an idea of something other than a card.
Great work, simply stunning. xxx

La Spoot said...

Oh Dawny, this little box is so cute. I wish I could have one like this on my shelf. I love the sweet colours and this cutie. I really have to try to make boxes like this. For Halloween I guess :) Hugz !!

Laura said...

Awesome little project, just love the cracker and your coloring of the LOTV is beautiful!

Laura C.

Carole said...

Not just for Christmas! brilliant combination.

LMKENNEDY said...

What a great use of a cracker! Love it!

Franca said...

Gorgoues I really love it!!! the colours ant the very sweet image

great Franca

scrappyjacky said...

What a gorgeous gift that will make.

Shazza said...

this is great and like the other piccies too, looks like fun was had x

fredalexmom said...

What a cute project.

jbaker839 said...

Fantastic project. So cute and the coloring is superb. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Lillian Child said...

Adorable image and your coloring and choice of PINK are perfect!!

Yvi - Ferocia said...

wow, this looks wonderful!

Renae said...

What a cute gift to give a friend! Have a great day!

Marcia Kamano said...

Que delícia o seu dia!!!

Parabéns pela linda caixa!! Adorei as cores!
abraços do Brasil

Pauline C said...

Ooh what a gorgeous festival of pinkness Dawny - love it, it's a cracker! (sorry couldn't resist that!) Looks like you had a fab day at Crab Apple Crafts ... Great pic with Dawny. I've never been over there but keep meaning to go :-) thanks for the mini hop and chance to win
Pauline x

Jane said...

Just gorgeous, loving this image. Thanks for the mini blog hop! Jane x

whimsical whispers said...

Beautiful project, love the little step - Thankyou for the chance to win
Hugs
Jo

Rita said...

So pretty! Very creative, I liked it very much.

Allycat x said...

I love the idea of using the cracker at a different time of the year - beautiful box and card :)

Flowergirl said...

Wow! This is fab, what a great way to use the cracker, love the stamp too x
Wendy x

LindaB said...

Your card pretty in pink - fab
Chris

Del said...

Now "that's a cracker" lol. Fabulous idea and gorgeous colouring/layout. Looks like you all had fun, it's great to see what others are up to, thanks for sharing xx