Sunday, July 11, 2010

Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Morning folks...not a lot been happening in the cubbyhole this week.....it's been a crafty doldrum kind of a week not helped by the dismal and dreich weather.  I am definitely a sunny day kind of a girl and this lack of mojo has been driving me crazy.....lots of stuff to do so it's time for a kick up the butt and a good talking to....no more "woe is me".... time to get myself back in the cubbyhole and get that crafty brain back in gear.....has it worked...who knows only time will tell but I did manage to rustle up a card for one of my favourite challenges.
The challenge this week over at Daring Cardmakers is....

SEEING SILHOUETTES
and being a big fan of white space cards.....this was going to be a doddle..
so far so good but  famous last words and all that springs to mind


Scalloped Cards....Craftwork Cards
Background stamped with Hero Arts CQ170 Wildflower Garden
and lightly inked with TH Distress Ink....Pumice Stone
Sentiment: Hero Arts CL140...Thinking of You
Ribbon: American Crafts
Gems from stash
finished off with a bit of stitching

A little tweet on Hero Arts Twitter for me and my buddy Lin

Brimming with confidence now and getting far too big for my boots....I started making a whole batch of cards for sending out with Penny Black Saturday prizes and simple has to be the name of the game when it's mass production mode.....so I stamped the cute images on the front with the sentiments and then stamped the rest of the sentiments inside and wrote the greetings....so far so good.

Out with the Promarkers and coloured in the stamped images and oh disaster.....far too cocky by half and well and truly brought down to size.....do you ever get the impression that the crafty gremlins are out to get you...because I totally forgot that Promarkers bleed through cardstock.....go on have a good giggle....I did. 


I am not wasting a whole load of coloured images.....so I will trim them down and mat them onto fresh cards but if you are having a crafty day....look out for those pesky gremlins.
Catch up with you all later
Hugs Kath xxx

27 comments:

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Kath,

Loving your card hun and I really like how you have placed the ribbon looks fab!

Emma xxx

Denise said...

Hi Kath & Buddy
A really nice card Kath and the bling just sets it off lovely.
Denise XX

Sarah A said...

Oh Kath what a nightmare, at first I thought you had stamped the image on the inside too heh.

Gorgeous card though and loving the silhouette card with that gingham! Perfect!!

Sarah x

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Kath and Buddy, hope its a little cooler for you. Well Kath the card is so lovely and clean looking wonderful and yes it was funny your other card but could you not put another piece of card cut with a nice nestie over it with another little word. Saves wasting your card.
Love to all Jo xxxx

Lythan said...

I love the subtle shading the Distress Ink gives to your silhouette card. And what a shame about all those cards. At least they are rescu-able - but they looked so cute!

Kirsti said...

Love the silhouette card...it's gorgeous...have a great Sunday...I am still recovering from yestedays party but I suppose we better get up as it's the actual birthday today!!! Kirstixxx

kathleen said...

Morning Kath and Buddy its still wet and windy here.Love your card Kath,very elegant.What a shame about your other cards.

Kathleen x

Suzanne said...

Thanks for the giggle, Kath.
Great card
Hugs
Suzanne x

Lynda said...

Fabulous silhouette card - love the softness of the shading and the gingham looks great. Shame about the little mishap on your PB cards - I too thought it was stamped on the inside until you explained.

Love Lynda xxx

Sue said...

Hi Kath
two gorgeous cards hun, i liv the silhouette cards its striking, have great sunday, sue,x

Macpurp said...

the silhouette card is stunning! and teh PB one is so sweet! PM are a pain for bleeding like that.

love teen xx

weewiccababe said...

the black and white card is stunning Kath - and I just knew exactly what you were gonna say as soon as I saw the mice were coloured with promarkers - but hey, it's a look! lol
Debz
xx

Allison said...

lovely cards Kath- an easy mistake to make, I forget all the time
AllisonX

Kort og Søm said...

Oh..I just love the first card, so gorgeous!

And, yes..the promarkers also bleed true the paper...not fun at all..(:O)

Hugs Fredrikke :O)

Lin said...

I don't see a thing wrong with Mr. Mojo......love both of these, and those adorable mice made me chuckle. Must find some PB stamps!!

Rein said...

Beautiful silhoutte card Kath!
Thanks for playing!

Kelly Massman said...

Elegant and cute on the same post! Love it! and them!

Alex said...

Whoopsi lol, why don't you just mat something on the inside to cover up the image and then stick a flower or something over the bit that bled on the Hugs and Kisses sentiment etc then you won't waste all your cards ?? just an idea lol

Hugs

Anne said...

Absolutely love the silhouette card Kath . Look forward to seeing you tomorrow - is buddy coming too ?
Anne xxx

Tracy said...

Hi Kath,
I thought god she's clever, she's put a silhouette on the inside of her card. I love your Penny Black creation and a clever lady like you will be able to create something to cover it up, don't forget to show us if you do.
And your Hero Arts creation is stunning and I always love the images you use.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Christine B. said...

Kath your card looks so elegant, I love the sutle shading. Love the stamps and just enough bling.x ChrisB

Jackie said...

oppsey. lol sure you sorted though.. as we do.. hugs J x

Enfys said...

You make me laugh when you talk about your missing mojo, if ever mine goes for a walk, I can always find it over here! Laughing as well about the PM fiasco.....brilliantly rescued my friend,
big hugs
En xx

Kat said...

Love your silhouette card Kath. Gives me an idea because the first idea that came into my head was along the lines of Wedgewood lol! After seeing your card I have more ideas.

Funny day here. Miserable then turned really lovely. But about 2.30 I heard rain and raced out like a gazelle (ok laugh)to rescue washing. After I got some down it turned torrential. My waterproof jacket was soaked through. I had to put my skirt and top in the drier. Within an hour it was lovely again. Hubby was in at daughter's flat in Aberdeen and says no rain there! Why me!!!?

Kat xx

Poppy said...

lovely cards.
Thanks for joining in my blog candy give away,
Good Luck.
~♥~Poppy~♥~

HazelQ said...

Beautiful cards Kath, I like the clean and simple look :) thanks for letting us know about the promakers and cardstock ;)
Hugs
Hazel

Kathy said...

Gorgeous cards Kath. I just adore the silhouette one, the colours and images are so beautiful

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