Wednesday, January 7, 2009

2 Sketches4You - Sketch 17

Time for another sketch on 2 Sketches4You and this week the sketch is from the lovely and talented Kazan. Fabulous cards as always from Kazan and the mega talented 2S4Y Design Team. I love this challenge and all the lovely folks who take part each week.....so no more crafty doom and gloom....I am back doing what I love.....CRAFTING with a capital C.
I know from blog hopping that quite a few folks have made some New Year Resolutions and one in particular that stands out.....is to use up stash we already have.....I am just as guilty of endlessly buying new stuff and forgetting about the old stuff.....so I thought I would challenge myself with this one and only use stuff out of my scrap boxes.....you won't believe some of the gorgeous stuff I found in there....yesterday I was sad...today I am ASHAMED.... that all these delicious papers have been neglected.....Does this mean I am on a STASH BAN......well I ain't making any promises.

Going to have a bit of a problem with the Ingredients List....have no idea who made this paper or indeed where or when I bought it....the Dark Olive is Bazzill and the flowers were cut from a scrap from a Wassail pad put through the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Folder and sanded.....Apologies for the poor pic and the glare on the letters...they really are the most gorgeous dark red...so use a bit of imagination folks.

Ribbon: American Crafts
Buttons: Basic Grey Sultry Collection
Alphabet: 3 Bugs in a Rug...Chaos & Confusion Red Alphabet Stickers
Just goes to show what you can do with some left-over's.
While I am still on this crafting high.....off to get some DT work done....make hay while the sun shines as they say......catch up with you all tomorrow for hopefully.....some sneaky peeks!!! Hugs Kath xxxxxx

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful take on the sketch. I love the colors you chose.
    x Natasha x

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  2. I obviously need a scraps box like yours Kath 'coz this card is AMAZING!!!! I love the dotty effect (I will have to copy that!)of the flowers!

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  3. This is just stunning!!! I love those colurs together and the flowers are gorgeous. You are so talented Mrs and I am in total awe!!

    Well I tidied my tip up as you know and I found all sorts, which did make me feel a bit ashamed I have to say. So I bundled some stuff up and gave it to my cuzz who came to my card club to start with cos she was being supportive, and ended up loving it!! She has been bitten by the craft bug now lol xxx She has hardly any stash so I killed 2 birds with one stone. I said I'm not buying anything else for a while but I don't mean it - I'll give it a week!!! Have a great day xxxxx

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  4. This is gorgeous Kath those papers are scrummy Mrs. I have been doing the same with the stash if I'm not found in a week call out the bloggy search party lol. Saving ones self for the SECC now. Have a good day.

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  5. gorgeous cards Kath, I think we all the same when it comes to our craft stuff, there's just so much lovely stuff coming out ALL THE TIME!! We're only human after all lol

    lotsalove

    Amanda xxx

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  6. Gorgeous card...lovely colours.
    I am on a stash using up challenge too!!
    Emma x

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  7. wow well done for using your scraps...though looking at your yummy card who would think that paper was called scraps..well don hun...glad that your feeling a little happier and less sad..hugs rachxx

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  8. Gorgeous take on this weeks sketch, not that we expect any less from you... hey we bloggers really do put the pressure on you don't we...

    Having started to sort through my craft mess (you've seen it, so you know what I mean), I must agree that I really do have to stop buying for a while & rid myself of the old to make way for the new...

    Happy crafting
    Lorraine xxx

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  9. Fabulous card, love what you've done with the ribbon.

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  10. Kath these cards are just fantastic!
    Love your wonderful use of colour. Your choice of detail is just perfection.
    Love them
    hugs
    kim x

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  11. I agree with Sarah, I wish I had a scrap box like yours.
    Your card is great a usual, love the colours. A little bit of 2 sketches 4 you does you good.

    Hugs Carol xx

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  12. Ooooh this is Fab..........I love the Colours, Papers & everything about it!

    Hugs Suze x

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  13. lovely card.
    I especialy love the border. I think it's made with the help of a punch?

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  14. Luscious card! I'm feeling crafty now!!
    Have done my DT tags for the next few weeks - can't believe it myself really!!!
    New stash? God! I went surfing last night and ended up buying more in the sales - I need a therapist I think!!!Hee Hee!!
    Dawn
    xx

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  15. Hi Kath,
    Thanks for you comment on my card.
    Your card is gorgeous, love the colours!
    Bye,
    Martha

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  16. you are some talented lady....this card is very beautyfull..Got to try the flowers ...very cute...lovely card!!
    greetings Francien.

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  17. `Stunning` card Kath..I love it all but I soo love how you created that ribbon along the edge of your card..Those papers are lush...
    Hope your enjoying you Evening:)~X~

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  18. Hi Kath

    So pleased you are back on track. Love the card.

    I think most people feel a little down after all the Christmas preparation/celebration.

    Love Jules xx

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  19. the borders are lovely and so are the papers, starting to tidy my stash too and keep findng things I forgot about so have to use them up too- its a nice surprise when you find nice things hidden away
    AllisonX

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  20. Hi Kath - Happy New Year :)
    Your card is beautiful - love the detail and the colors.
    Thanks for playing
    Hugs
    Kazan

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  21. Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the idea for the flowers! I might have to try that. :)

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  22. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Oh wow!!! You card turned out beautifully!!! I love what you did with the ribbon!!!

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  24. This is GORGEOUS! And all with leftovers eh. Well you definitely inspired me to take a peek into my scrap bins!

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  25. Kath, your card is gorgeous! I've been trying to discipline myself to use more of my stash, which was working until I saw the new Laura Ashley range with the most gorgeous flocked papers! Oh, well, just means I'll have to make more cards!!!
    Sarah x

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  26. Kath this is gorgeous!! And you KNOW I love your take on Peet's bonus sketch too with those yummy-licious DBD papers :)

    Hugs,
    Katie

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  27. WOW Kath! Your card is fabulous, lov ethe red green combo and yummy use of that punch. HUGS...SK..:)

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Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx