Tuesday 22 March 2011

Oooopsy Bear With Me!!!!

I've given my blog a change of scenery & in the process lost all my lovely awards etc etc etc!!!
I'll try to sort it out & put them back in my side bar with who they were from asap! Please bear with me, It may take some time!!!!

Monday 21 March 2011

Another Lovely Award!

I have to say a big Thank You to Sally for this lovely award!

Pop on over & check out her FAB blog! when you get a mo!
I have recieved this one already but I will of course honour the rules & pass it on as required!
1. Thank the person who sent you this blog. Check
2. List 7 things about yourself (seven?) Check
3. Send this to 15 bloggers

Hmmm.... seven things about me...

1. I'm a coffee snob! I just can't drink instant!
2. I love blogging & have made sooo many new friends!!!
3. I recently joined the My Grafico DT & am just about to join another.
4. I suffer fron SAD Syndrome
5. As a result of 4, I can't wait for the better weather to catch the sunshine!
6. I need to exercise more
7. We have a new Craft Show coming up at the end of April in Edinburgh & I can't wait! I missed the SECC this month as I was on holiday!
Now I need to pick 15 fellow bloggers to share this award, let me think.....
1) Jovita Fellow DT Member at My Grafico
2) Lynn Fellow DT Member at My Grafico
3) Michelle Fellow DT Member at My Grafico
4)Lisa Fellow DT Member at My Grafico
5) Pantki Fellow DT Member at My Grafico
6) Janice Fellow DT Member at My Grafico
7) Linda, A newish blogger who has great talent!
8) Lorraine
9) Claire
10) Kathy K
11) Naush
15) Carrie

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining!

Hi all, here is today’s DT card for My Grafico!
MG Balloon

The digi set the DT have used this week is called
Up Up & Away,  from Sanqunetti Designs
I have to admit I had to enlist the help of my friend Debbie for this one (as the png images are totally transparent & I didn’t have the pc savvvy to make them white) so that I could do this layout!
She gave me in depth instructions, which were totally idiot proof!
I do love my online friends!!!! Thanks Debbie!
The balloon images were coloured with promarkers &I gave the clouds “Silver Linings” with my Sakura Clear Star pen. The sky was coloured with blending chalks which were sprayed with fragrance free hairspray to prevent smudging! I added some flower gems,which I've had forever in my stash,then placed a tiny gem in the centre of each flower to finish it off!
Balloon Senti
The papers I used are from Scrapbookingmad Springtime Collection. which I've had for ages I printed the harlequin type paper straight onto some A4 cardstock & simply folded in half for my card base. The other papers were printed onto lightweight matt photopaper.
I matted the image onto the blue paper which I punched with a Martha Stewart punch down one side then punched the corners. Next the pink layer with punched corners  & finally a white layer.
I then tied a ribbon around the card & secured with a roller tape pen.
Have you ever been on a Hot Air Balloon Trip??? I did it a couple of years ago & it was sooo peacful & quiet up there! I thought I'd be terrified (I have a fear of heights!) but it was AWESOME!!!!
It came a close second to Swimming With Dolphins!!!
This card is for a very special person who has just begun a long journey & I want her to know I'm there with her every step of the way!!!
Do pop over & join in the challenge if you have time & remember,
Thanks for looking!
Big Hugs Dawn xxxx
 I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Scrap Creations Anything Goes
Amber's Crafts & Stuff Anything Goes Stash Buster (Flower Gems & Papers)
Paper Crafting Journey Up In The Air
Crafty Ann's Spring Time
Sugar Creek Hollow Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon Bring on Spring
Paper Cutz Anything Goes
Creative Friday Spring Awakening
Digi Doodles Shop's Best Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly Tripletastic 3 papers, 3 flower gems x2 3balloons 3 clouds
The Creative Cottage Spring Has Sprung
ResQ Challenge Be A Surgeon (Faux Stitching)
Miami Doodles Celebrate Spring
Wags 'n' Whiskers Spring
Aly's Sunday Challenge Spring Theme
Card Cupids Spring Inspired
The Cheerful Stamp Pad Be A Sport
I Did It Creations Welcome Spring
Shelley's Images Show Us What You Got!
For Your Inspiration Inspirational Photo (Sky)
Auds Sentiments Get Well Card
Stamps R Us Celebrate Spring