Sunday, March 15, 2009

Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Wow what a fun challenge this week from Kathy on Daring the style of the TV programme Ready Steady Cook.....where the contestants are given a bag of ingredients and here they are....

3 different papers
At least one piece of chipboard
At least 1 button
At least 1 piece of ribbon
optional: 1 extra item/element of your choice
I had great fun with this one and took inspiration from one of my crafting heroes.....
Shari Carroll from Hero Arts
Papers: Basic Grey Sultry Collection
Chipboard: Woodware Flourish
coloured with Distress Ink Pad...Peeled Paint
Image: Imaginesce...Snag Em Stamps....Chick
Button: Basic Grey Sultry
Ribbon from stash
Sentiment: Tiny Text
The weather has been glorious here over the last 4 or 5 days.....and it's another gorgeous morning here in Aberdeenshire.....really spring like and hey even a little bit on the warm side...could SPRING really be on the way......I so love this time of year when the garden is bursting into life.... the birdies are singing their little hearts out and busying themselves with nest building....ME....I am  a real morning bird.... love sitting out on the patio with my first coffee of the day....long before the rest of the world is up and about.....but need to find some time this week to get out there and do a bit of a tidy up.......clear away all the autumn and winter debris
BUT......still lots of crafty stuff to get done.....but it's great to be able to work in the cubbyhole with no heater on......the door wide open....watching the birds and "The Budster" popping in and out in between his little trampling expeditions.....think we need to get a great big sign
catch up with you all tomorrow with my card for the new challenge on Stampin Chic.....Limited Supplies..... and believe me...this one was a challenge.......I'm afraid "LIMITED SUPPLIES" isn't a word in my vocabulary.
Hugs Kath xxxxxxx


  1. Your flowers are beautiful Kath and that card is beyond awesome! I love the way you have done the sentiment and the shape is fab!

  2. What a gorgeous card, i love everything about it especially the little birdie. Fab papers too

  3. Oh Kath such a glorious card!
    Love those papers and your design looks fabulous!
    So pretty!
    Great that we are having this beautiful weather at the moment isn't it!
    kim x

  4. Absolutely stunning card!! Love everything about it. :)


  5. Beautiful card Kath.Love the little birdie and the gorgeous little house.Gorgeous papers.

    Cass xxx

  6. Oh Kath you do make me laugh, I have the same prob with my dog, he thinks that the flower beds are his own personal footpath LOL, its very rare a poor flowers stays in bloom for long LOL.

    Anyways,totally awesome card, really love your style, the little bird is super gorge!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  7. Oh wow Kath waht a fabulous card, absolutely stunning !! I lvoe Spring too and your pictures are great ~ hope your enjoying your day hun
    Tracie :)x

  8. love how you did the roof, cute birdie

  9. gorgeous card Kath
    and ooooo your daffies are out!! my crocuses and snowdrops are out but I think the sea air delays my daffies a wee bit. Mind you, the primroses are flowering and even the pansies are growing again.
    G had to cut the grass yesterday for the first time this year - argh!!

  10. Wow..... Kath
    what a wonderful card and great work!
    The photos are beautiful too!
    Hugs Gisela

  11. What a fabulous card! Just love the way you've made the roof - and the lettering looks great too.

    Thank you so much for joining in with the dcm and sharing your wonderful creation

  12. This is fabulous! LOVE it.

  13. Oh Kath what a great card, lovely colours

  14. Ooooooo what a scrummy card all the details xx

  15. another unique design. it's fab. x

  16. Wow Kath! This is fabulous!!!!!!!
    totally great

  17. What a totally fabby card, very KS (one of MY crafting heroes by the way :)
    Have you taught the hooligan dog to read now? Is there no end to his talents?
    En xx

  18. Such a cute card - I love it!
    Jenni x

  19. ooooh I love love love your DCM card Kath... you are such a clever lady you always put so much effort into your cardmaking and I admire the constant beautiful creations you come up with missus!!
    I was supposed to be crafting hours ago but am still sitting here blog hopping... eeeh what am I like?
    Never get my DCM card or my tag done sitting here will
    Chris xx

  20. wow love this so much...its like a breath of spring xxx

  21. Love this card Kath, gorgeous colours, cute bird and i LOVE how you did the roof tiles with a heart punch....what a fab idea!!
    We have some pretty flowers in our front garden, but the chance....our hooligan chickens and ducks eat them all!!!!
    Last night saw the first visit of a little Hedgie....lets hope he tells all his mates where the food is ;-D

    Carol x

  22. I love your bird house.... it is sooooo cute!

  23. I love this roof, and the little birdie.
    Kisses from Spain

  24. Absolutely gorgeous card Kath! ♥
    Loving those flowers too...I so love spring flowers x

  25. Hiya Mrs K

    Well it's so warm up here today - Spring in the Air !!
    Gorgeous card - love the design and the birdie!!


  26. Wow! Your card is soooo gorgeous. Just love everything about it. The colours, the shape, the BG papers & awe, your little birdie is such a cutie.

    Your flowers look beautiful. Glad you managed to show us before anything happens to them. :)

  27. I'm loving this card Kath! It's great to see the spring flowers :o)

    Sorry for the lack of visits lately. Naughty Joz xxx


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