Sunday, January 4, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge # 12

This is one challenge I have always wanted to take part in but in the run-up to Christmas....extra time was sadly lacking and I can't believe that I have missed 11 challenges so far.....never mind better late than they say.
The challenge this week on Cuttlebug Challenge is to sand the embossing and with all the fabulous white core papers on the market now.....this is so easy and gives a fabulous look.  Don't think that you can only use cardstock such as Core'dinations.....lots of  papers...e.g. Basic Grey and DCVW have a white core and are perfect for this technique.....just tear a piece of paper and you will know if it has a white core.
Papers: Basic Grey "Granola" Collection
Embossing Folder: Script Texture
Image: Stampendous "Agapanthus Cluster"
Border: Martha Stewart Lace Edge Doily Punch
Chipboard Alphabet Blank
Ribbon: American Crafts
Pearl Gems & Sentiment:  K & Co Blue Awning Collection
I will be back just after lunch with my Big Blog Candy Fest Give-Away No pop back later and for this need to get your thinking caps on...I know I just love to tease you.....Hugs Kath xxxxxx


  1. Georgeous card Kath, and that brown ribbon makes it
    Jose x

  2. Kath this card is so elegant!
    I love the colours you have used and the image stamp is beautiful....

    Hmmm thinking caps eh!!!

    I'll be back after lunch......... lol!

    Emma xxx

  3. This is fabulous Kath! Great colours and you've used one of my favourite stamps too.....thanks for joining us this week :)

    Carol x

  4. Stunning and I adore this colour combo - my favourite at the moment. The image is fabby too. Love it all.

    Thank's for your help the other day too - I have now placed my order and looking forward to seeing straight cuts !!


    Jo x

  5. Hi Kath, this is just gorgeous, my favourite colour blue :-) very pretty. I ll try to make a card for this challenge too, I have been thinking of entering but never found the time :-)
    Lorraine x

  6. A Lovely card Kath, Great colours! Pascalex

  7. This is gorgeous Kath, pretty colour and those pearls look fab! Jillix

  8. I am one of your followers and fan of your blog I can see rightaway if you have posted something beautyfull(again)...and this card is awesome..I love the color blue so this one is my "cup of tea"...supercard!!
    greetings Francien.

  9. I just found your blog. you make the most beautiful cards !!!!!

  10. gorgeeous colour combo and I love the image it is fab. I have this challenge on my favourites now I have my "bug" lol


    Amanda xx

  11. what a gorgeous,fresh,crisp card,love the colours,and the stamped image,and i love what you have done with the core card.
    good luck with challenge

    hugs clare x

  12. Hi Kath! I'm not a blogger (yet) but your site is among my favourites! I was pleased to see your artwork in Simply Cards & papercraft the other day. I don't always get to buy that magazine here in Finland but luckily it was in the store this time =)

    Your cards are very beautiful and also a source of inspiration for me, I thank you for that!!


  13. Morning Kath, lovely card as usual, I especially like the stamp. Cant join in this one I'm afraid - havent got a Cuttle Bug (got most things, but not that!). Will pop back later.

  14. oh wow Kath I'm so glad you found time to enter the cuttlebug challenge this week. Your card is just stunning - I love everything about it. It really took my breadth away.
    I haven't visited your blog before but I certainly will be doing in the future. LOve your work.

    Ann xxx

  15. Stunning card Kath, gorgeous, love the colours the layout..the embossing...everything..hugs rachxx

  16. the colours are just superb Kath and what a great stamp, the sanding looks great
    Thnaks for joining in with us this week and hope to see you again

  17. Gorgeous! Love the 'vintage' look, and your sanded embossing is fab!
    Helen x

  18. Another great card, sanding the embossed areas really makes the card "pop"! Louise x

  19. Oh Kath, this is so beautiful! I love the distressed look to the whole card - gorgeous! xx

  20. Beautiful card, love the blue and the image you used!

  21. Wow what a stunner!
    Gorgeous design as ever!


  22. This is so beautiful Kath. Lovely card. Kim

  23. Gorgeous card & love that Agapanthus stamp..

    Big hugs
    Lorraine xxx

  24. Love this card simply gorgeous, I have thta stamp and have used it sooo many times, it never ceases me of the versatility it has....

  25. Beautiful card Kath - I love this stamp and this is such an original and gorgeous take on it :-)
    Pauline x

  26. This is so beautiful Kath.I love your works.

  27. Fab... Fab... Fab just love your card Kath it's really gorgeous as usual. You never disappoint me when I drop by (which hasn't been often this week... mad things happening) but I've totally enjoyed the catch up and your funny stories... boy you do make me laugh missus. I just lurve your sense of humour and have the feeling I could chat to your for hours :D
    Have a great week hun
    Chris xx

  28. Love the vintagey look of your card!

  29. This is so beautiful! I love the colours.