Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Morning folks from a very snowy Aberdeenshire.......perfect weather for staying indoors all snuggly warm and crafting with my crafty helper fast asleep at my feet and snoring his head off .....it's a dog's life right enough

Busy...busy....busy but I just had to join in the fun this week at one of my favourite challenges....Daring Cardmakers and as I was lucky enough to win last week's prize......that gorgeous Martha Stewart...Butterfly & Stamp Punch....it was a great excuse to have a play with all my new MS goodies.

The challenge this week is.......

HAVE A HEART
and I seem to be in "simples" mode this week




Papers....MME
Martha Stewart Flower Border Punch
Butterfly Stamp & Punch
Hero Arts...Scattered Leaves Stamp Set
Hearts cut with Fiskars Squeeze Punch
Gems from stash
Sentiment: American Crafts Thickers
My Little Shoebox.....Tiny Alphas

Believe me folks.....if you don't own any of these fabulous punches....they are well worth the investment....tip-top quality....and being a big Fiskars fan when it comes to border punches....I never thought I would be waxing lyrical about another company's punches.....but in all honesty I think these are better.....oops hope no-one from Fiskars is reading this and the flower border is just yummy.    The butterfly and stamp punch....what a clever idea....the stamps are stored in the lid on top of the punch....and it's so easy to stamp the butterfly details...turn your card over..line up your stamped image and punch and hey I managed to punch through 300gsm cardstock no problem....now that is a sign of a quality punch.
Back tomorrow with more border punch offerings.....oh I feel another addiction coming on.
Hugs Kath xxxxx

19 comments:

Marion said...

Simples is just gorgeous. I love this and it it can be used for most occasions.
Marion

Sarn loves choc said...

Lovely card and terrific snowy picture. Stay warm and cozy!

coops said...

hiya kath, this is simply beautiful.i hope the snow goes quickly for you.luv coops.xx

nnalorac said...

Very Pretty card Kath and love your snowy garden. hugs nnalorac.xx

Ageeth said...

Wauw its wonderful. I wish I had made it. Regards Ageeth

Lynda said...

Kath you're just an inspiration - that stamp looks brilliant with the little heart buds. Congratulations on your win last week and thanks for joining in again with DCM this week. I received my MS goodies yesterday so am going to have a play later - can't wait!

Love Lynda xxx

Pumpy said...

This Bloggy Buddie says that this card is so simple, elegant and beautiful. xxx

Lythan said...

You are so working that butterfly stap and punch sister! Glad that you are enjoying it. And thanks for sharing the love with DCM this week:)

Sapphires-Crafty-Cards said...

Hiya Kath..stunning card I love the colours..so simple & fresh..I to love these martha stewart punch's they had that touch to any card..I love your snow pic.. :o)
huggies Michelle Xx

Sue W said...

Beautiful Card Kath - love the hearts!!
Would you please get rid of all that snow~~~~ I'm coming home in June!!!! and my blood's thinned!!!!

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Kath I really love it. We seem to have missed the snow here this morning. It was very icy though and the roads were not nice at all!! Think the threat is still there though.

Kat xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kath

Another gorgeous card i to have alot of M.Stewart punches and i lov em too
hugs Sylvie
xxx

scotspanda said...

oooh this is gorgeous, love the butterfly, really pretty :o)

aren't you just loving this weather, we've got it down here as well! Oh the joys

lotsalove

Amanda xx

butlersabroad said...

Lol, good old Martha, I swear that women is going for world domination in the crafty world! I've got a 50% off one item coupon in my bag.... I feel another border punch coming on!

Brenda

Annie said...

loving the 'simples' style myself and your card is so pretty, and still lots of details. I've just got last weeks TSV MS Flower punch set and haven't used the big border one yet, so your card has given me some inspiration as to what to do with it!
hugs, annie x

Enfys said...

I knoew you'd get sucked in to the MS addiction eventually me old mate. I love them too. Fabby card. My word, it looks cold up there...
big hugs
En xx

Tatanky said...

beautiful and sweet...love it !

Crafty Creations said...

Beautiful!That punch is gorgeous! But that doggy is EVEN MORE!!!!!!!!!!
Maria

Serendipity Stamping said...

I really love this simple, elegant card. I like fancy ones also, but am not very good at doing them. You are talented.

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