Sunday, April 26, 2009

Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Morning folks....a very productive day in the garden yesterday.....just pottering around tidying up here and there....I just love this time of year when everything is bursting into life and so green until the sun decided it had done enough for one day and the heavens back indoors to get some housey things done....the boring dusting and ridding the carpets of the billions of hairs that "The Budster" releases into the atmosphere every minute.....don't know why he isn't bald as a coot......and it will probably be just as dusty and hairy tomorrow again.....well enough of my waffling it's time to share another card.....
The challenge this week on Daring Cardmakers has been set by my lovely Funky Hand teamie....the uber talented LYTHAN and I had great fun with this one...after a little bit of a panic.......
the idea being to use super size embellishments on your card....
bonus points for extra large flowers...
oh dear another problem ....I don't have any super sized flowers...
gave them all away because I thought I would never use them...
so a little bit of improvisation was called for

Paper: Bo Bunny....."Back to Backs".....Blush Dots
Image: & Sentiment: Pink Petticoat...a freebie from Liz
her Tweet Thoughts birdie
Button and thread from stash
and the
Supersize Flower came from here.....

a box of Bridal Petal Confetti I bought many moons ago
at my local Wholesale Florist......and have never used it.....
OK I had to build up each petal but it gave a lovely layered look
and turned out rather gorgeous....don't you think
BUT I just knew when I bought would come in handy
someday and if you believe will believe anything.....
and how much was it......£1.95....yes for hundreds of petals

And what have I got planned for today......steam cleaning the tiles and worktops in my lovely freshly painted kitchen and oh dear.....just saying this makes me cringe.....get stuck in to cleaning the oven.....yuck....but there will be a little reward for all this scrubbing and wiping......and for all the AMERICAN CRAFTS Fans out there...can't just be me that is addicted to their fabby ribbons and thickers.....Rosemary Merry is on QVC tonight at 5.00pm  with a whole hour of American Crafts......have booked my front row seat.

Will catch up with you all tomorrow and a little reminder for you all.....tomorrow is a very special you've forgotten...well I will be back to give you all the details in the morning.....Hugs Kath xxxxxx


  1. Very pretty, all works together so well. Thank you for the kind comment you left me.

    Brenda x

  2. This is sooooo pretty, I love it.

  3. Wow that flower almost looks real its beautiful. Good luck with the cleaning

  4. Its stunning! And a brilliant piece of inspiration. :)


  5. Wow Kath!!! This is soooo beautiful,luv that flower.You must have had me in mind when you made this card with it being sooooo PINK,lol!!! :o)x

  6. What an adorable card! Thanks for sharing, it gave me instant inspiration...

  7. I think you are amazing! Those petals make such a pretty bloom and the whole card is too cute for words!

  8. Wow Kath that flower is really amazing - one of the best I've seen .. what a clever idea! Fab colour scheme too and love the cute doodle style image and sentiment
    Pauline x

  9. Hi Kath

    You're so clever - that flower is amazing, how much patience do you have????

    Best wishes

  10. Love this Kath. You are so artistic! Love the background - pink with little white flecks. And the birdie is so cute. You have done an amazing job!
    Alicia xxx

  11. this is beautiful! I love the super sized flower!
    It is a gorgeous card!

    I was planning to do some gardening....filling in holes dug by that mole!
    but the heavens have opened here big time!
    love tina xx

  12. Kath this is `gorgeous` That flower is `stunning` TFS
    I got my front row to sweet talk the hubbie
    Enjoy your Day:)♥

  13. I love that flower! The petals look so real - I'll bet they even smell sweet! ~chris

  14. Fab card honey & thanks for the hands up on Rosemary... I'd be rather narked had I missed that one.

    Lorraine xxx

  15. I love it all -the bird, the sentiment and above all that fabulous flower. What a bit of quick thinking!

  16. Love your flower and yesterdays card was a true triumph! both lovely tho,
    Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

  17. Hi Kath - your supersized flower is super creative. Love it.

    What a fantastic idea to use those confetti petals.

    Love Jules xx

  18. Fab card! Your flower is beautiful!
    Helen x

  19. Oooh, I have such a box stashed away somewhere, purchased even more moons ago :). Thanks for the inspiration, the outcome of your petal project is absolutely gorgeous!!

  20. Gorgeous card Kath.Love the colours and the flower is absolutely fab.What a great idea.Cute little bird.
    Cass xxx

  21. Oooh stunning card! I love how you made your gorgeous flower!

  22. Well it's gorgeous KAth - great improvisation there - When I saw tht flower I thought oooh!! where did she get that - I can see a surge of sales of bridal confetti - what HAVE you started!!!


  23. Fabulous card Kath, I love the flower

  24. That flower is most fabbiest flower I have seen on a card. It looks so real. Great idea Kath and beautiful card as always! xxx