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Thursday, 29 December 2011

Bigger round the middle?

Good evening folks. Hope you all had a wonderful family Christmas and got something lovely in your stockings. We have had the best time here. Santa brought Bradley most of the things on his list and yes the grown ups had just as much fun with it all as he did. My Mum came for dinner and we all had a really lovely day. We had another fab day on Tuesday, our little fella was 4. He had a party at a play centre with all his friends and had a fire engine cake with flashing lights on. I made a huge meat and potato pie for tea and then we had yummy cupcakes. Mmm!

I imagine I'm not alone in saying 'I've eaten and drunk too much!' It feels like I have'nt stopped and I'm sure I've piled on the pounds, although I dare'nt get on the scales and see just how much. Oh well, at least I still fit in my pj's. :o) Huge New Year diet heading my way.

I made a card this afternoon following a fab sketch over at Crafty Ribbons Challenge

I used: Saturated Canary, Hand Me Downs image 
First Edition papers
Spectrum Noirs, Promakers & Derwent pencils
Cheery Lynn dies
Flowers, doily and pearl heart from stash

 Also entering into: Stampin' for the Weekend anything goes
Charisma Cardz anything goes
Samuel Taylors anything goes

Righyho! I'm off to have a nose around blog town and catch up with all your lovely blogs. Have a lovely evening, whatever you're upto.


  1. Lovely card Donna. The image is gorgeous (must treat myself to some of these Saturated Canary images). Love the papers too.
    Glad to hear you had a good christmas.

  2. Hi Donna, so glad you had a fab time and the Birthday Bash sounded so much for piling on the pounds....don't mention

    What a gorgeous card, love the colour combo, after all the red and greens of the last weeks this is such a refreshing

  3. what a gorgeous card, love the colour, glad you had a lovely Christmas and a Birthday celebration, Tanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS wishes for 2012 x carol

  4. Wow, Donna, theis is absolutey stunning! What a gorgeous image, and I love the deep blue accents. Beautiful!

  5. Sounds like you have had a fab Christmas hun. I too have to diet in the New Year, I have a wedding dress to get in to! LOL. Love your card, great image and colours. Have a great evening. Hugs, Claire x

  6. Very charming card Donna!!! FAB colors and decoration. I'm glad have had a wonderful Holiday :) I wish you and your family all the best for 2012. hugs to you! Betka

  7. This is gorgeous Donna, I love the image and lovely colours too :)

  8. Beautiful! Just adore that image, she looks gorgeous and perfectly coloured. Glad you had a fab Christmas! Hugs Jillix

  9. Hi Donna, good to hear that you & yours had a great Crimbo. I think a diet in the New Year is heading my way as well. I blame Hubby for buying all those chocs. lol. This a fab card & a lovely colour combo. The image is beautifully coloured & quite sweet.
    Sally x

  10. oh donna this is stunning love the colour combo and glad he had a fab birthday

  11. lovely card!
    and good luck with the pounds in the new year!

  12. gorgeous card, beautifully coloured x

  13. Hi sweetie this is absolutely gorgeous!!! Your colouring is just amazing hun & I lurve the image.
    Sounds like you had a great crimbo shug & lil'uns birthday cake sounds awesome, hope he had a super day. Dont worry about any weight gain hun as long as you can get in your jammies stil then its all gurd lol.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  14. Hi Donna, Such a beautiful card :o)

    I have put on a few pounds in the last few days so will be back on the Slimming World diet after the weekend. Hoping it goes as quickly as it went on lol!

    Lisa x

  15. Fabulous card, love the image and your colouring. Thanks for playing with Charisma. Merry Christmas.
    xx Vee

  16. Aww sounds like you had lovely Christmas Donna! I love the sound of the Fire Engine cake with lights! I have put on weight too - but yes, as long as we can still fit in our pj's !! LOL
    I Love your card!! Beautiful image and colouring. The papers and flowers are stunning!
    Hope you enjoy the rest of the week and have a very Happy New Year!
    Hugs Sue xx

  17. Oh this is adorable Donna and what fabulous details.

  18. This is stunning hun, your colouring is fab!! and just love the colour combination. Wow Fire Engine cake sounds so yummy lol! glad you all had a great Christmas and Happy Super Dooper Birthday for Bradley!!!
    Big hugs,

  19. Such a gorgeous card!! The colours are lovely and the colouring of the sweet image is wonderful! Glad to hear youve had a good Christmas :)
    Rach xx

  20. Hi Donna,
    I haven't seen this little lady before and I love her name! You have bought her to life Donna with your amazing colouring of her, what fabby shading and stunning hair! Love those papers and flowers too...ooh I love the sound of Bradley's cake! I daren't go on the scales just yet, but yes, if you're Ok in your PJs, then that is the most important thing! Big Hugs, Teresa x

  21. Hi Donna,

    What a lovely card ! Bravo !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    The good end of year !
    Hugs from France.

  22. It sounds like your Christmas was wonderful, I hope your new year is equally fab. I'm in the pj's too, so will be joining you in January. I'm loving this card. The lilac and your colouring looks gorgeous. xxx

  23. Such a fabulous card Donna! That purple sure stands out beautifully against your greyish background, love those dies, awesome leaves! And don't worry about putting on some extra pounds, you only live once ;-) And where's the fun if you're only allowed lettuce, lol! Happy New Year to you and your family!! Hugs, Ira

  24. Gosh what a busy week you have had. So pleased all was fabulous. I love this card and the colours.............well purple you see. All the very best for the New Year. xxGaynor

  25. Your card is just gorgeous Donna, love that image and so beautifully coloured. Yes I have eaten too much too:) Thanks for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.
    Happy New Year

  26. fabulous, your colouring of this image is just perfect! Love all your finishing details!! Hugs Juls

  27. Hi Donna. I'm pleased to hear you had a lovely Christmas.
    Your card is so pretty. I love those papers!!

  28. This is gorgeous. Love the image, just bought 3 of them but missed this one. Trouble is I could buy them all. Think we will all be in a diet in the new year.

  29. Hi sweetie this is very pretty, loving the colours too hugs pops x

  30. Hi Donna, this is a fab card! Love the embellishments! I know what you mean about eating, we have not stopped either! Diet for me in the new year too!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  31. Sounds like you had a fantastic Christmas and no you'r not alone in eating too much, whoops! A gorgeous card honey, absolutely stunning colouring!

  32. aw wow.!!!! i love this donna.gorgeous image and papers and your colouring is fantastic ;D

    xx coops xx

  33. This is a brilliant card Donna. I love the colour combination you used for it. Take care, Heike xx

  34. Such a sweet card, Donna hun. Love the colours you used and the arrangement of pretty papers and embellishments. And your colouring is so lovely as always. Will make my first try on a Saturated Canary digi soon :o)
    Hugs and Happy New Year 2012!

  35. Gorgeous card Donna,fabulous colouring.Thanx for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.
    I think i will be joining you with the diet Lol!!!!
    All the best for 2012
    Trish (-:

  36. Love, love, love this Donna! Gorgeous colour combo!

    A very happy New Year to you honey!

  37. Gorgeous card Donna, loving the image and all the lovely embellies....hope you and your family have a happy and healthy new year!
    Elly P
    x x

  38. Super Card!!
    thanks for joining us at Charisma this time hope to see you next time too

  39. Wonderful, Donna, so love this image, I'm addicted to these pretty and cute girlies!
    Hug, Alessandra

  40. Oh this is gorgeous, you have coloured her beautifully! So glad you could join us this week at Charisma. Good Luck!
    Joyce xx

  41. Oh sweetie this is just cute ;) Thank you playing along with us over at Crafty Ribbons! ;) Hugs x


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