Thursday, April 9, 2009

Papertake Weekly and What a **** Day!!!!!

Yes folks....I'm back again and lordy am I having a crap day....but will explain later.....a challenge card first.
The challenge this week on Papertake Weekly is a fabulous sketch from my lovely bloggy bud...the one and only Dawny P and can I just say before we go any further......big apologies sweetie for playing a bit fast and loose with your sketch......
I started the card last night and all was going according to plan.......but decided to call it a night....and go and watch "The Apprentice"....but that was a total disappointment....don't know about you....but nobody stands out this year.....they are all a load of plonkers as far as I can see....and the day I am having today....I am well qualified to join that motley crew.
So on with the card......
Ok I am quite pleased with how it turned out in the end.....but you wouldn't believe how many times this card has been rehashed.
Background created with Botanical Stamps from Craftwork Cards
and Tim Holtz Distressed Ink.....Aged Mahogany
Image: Elisabeth Bell....Daisy
which was in my lovely goodies folder from Dawny
....coloured with Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Flowers: Prima
Craftwork Cards.....Card Candy
Gems and lace from my stash
Sentiment: American Craft Stickers
I am no expert at apologies to all those fabulous colour work experts out there especially my lovely bloggy bud Kim P...who is just the bees knees when it comes to colouring with distress inks...I fear I need some lessons Kim.
Now onto the saga of my day so far........well normally I am up about 6.00-6.30.....yes a real up with the birdies gal......cup of coffee.....showered.....dressed....another coffee and then "The Budster and I" off for our walk......home for breakfast and then a quick dust and hoover around ....all before 9.00 am....well today what time did I waken....8.30am and with a horrendous crick in my neck...OMG....what was I doing in bed last night and before any of you have visions of some erotic goings on......put that completely out of your I am now working hours and hours behind.......and just to make matters worse......NO SNEAKY PEEK today......ain't happy with my DT stuff this it looks like they are going to end up in the crafty bin and it's now a mad dash to come up with something else.....who says CRAFTING is a piece of cake.......catch up with you all tomorrow.....Hugs Kath xxxxxxx


  1. Beautiful card! I hope your day brightens up! debb

  2. Lordy Kath I am so sorry that your neck is so painful. How awful to wake up with that pain and then to oversleep not funny! I really hope it eases up for you soon!
    Your card is so beautiful! Love this image and your colouring is perfection!
    Love your beautiful background love that stamp and your colour is gorgeous!
    Such a wonderful design and detail!
    Wow Kath I feel so honoured that someone as mega talented as you would mention me in your post thank you so much!
    Hope you catch up with yourself soon!
    big hugs
    kim xxx

  3. This is a really pretty card hun, gorgeous colours :)
    Sorry to hear your having a bad day hope you've managed to catch up! xxx

  4. wow Kath!!
    This is beautiful, i think that you colouration is gorgeous, hugs rachxx

  5. Why do we always feel worse for sleeping in?!!!
    I hope your neck gets better quickly.
    Your card is stunning,luvly colours :o)x

  6. Your card is stunning Kath as usual...the colouring is amazing nowt wrong with it at for your crap day....."things can only get better" as the song it brightens up for you....hugs Jackie xx

  7. The card is awesome! I love it! Sorry about your neck...those are painful. Hate it when mine gets like that. Hope it's better real soon.

  8. It's a beautiful card...and your colouring is just great....hope your day has now perked up a bit!

  9. Kath, I don't see any reason for you to have lessons ...this is another gorgeous creation. But, I know too well how it feels when one is just not happy with your creation. Hope that neck kicks back into the right place again. Hugs from Desire

  10. Jings Kath.I can't keep up with card and coloured beautifully.Love the colourscheme and the stamping.Hope your day has gotten better and your neck has eased off.
    Cass xxx

  11. OMG fab card, love this sweet image and great colours you used! love the details! Hugs,moni

  12. Well I love your card Mrs K and of course you can interpret it however you like - that's half the fun xxxx Ohhh, your neck sounds awful (are you sure you haven't been jumping off the wardrobe again lol xxxxx) Hope it's better soon cos it isn't nice. Know what you mean about not feeling it cos I am the same at the mo - nothing I do seems to be right. I blame the mad stuff going on re work - it is sappign my creative thingie I reckon!!! Hugs from me and Richy Rich and hope you are soon 100% again xxxxxx

  13. oh dear I hope your neck will be better soon, nothing worse eh? I love your card, daisy is my favourite stamp and I love how you have coloured her and the layout :o)


    Amanda xxx

  14. hope your day improved, and your neck is feeling much better.
    love this card, beautifully coloured.
    love teen xx

  15. This is a really pretty card Kath, gorgeous colours :)

  16. Your colouring is perfect and I just love the sentiment

  17. Oh Dear Kath I am sorry you have a sore necck111I hope it feels better soon...
    our card is the sweetest with the most beautiful colouring....
    Have a lovely Friday My lovely one:)♥

  18. I love the oh so sweet image on your fabulous card. I think you did a great job coloring her. I hope your neck is feeling better now.

  19. Good name on the card because it's really cute, Kate! hugs from Nilla

  20. Wow, what an elegant work of art. I love the sponging you did. It gives it a vintage feel. Beautiful!

  21. Just hate it when things go out of synch, gorgeous card, Daisy looks fab.

  22. cuteness galore, its fab

  23. Beautiful card Kath the colours are just lush, hope your having a better day .

    hugs Christine xx

  24. Wow, what a beautiful and so cute card! Love the colors and papers you have used... Great work!

    Have a great Easter weekend!

    Hugs Zimtschnecke

  25. Oh what a shame sweetie, you were having a day and a half weren't you! Hope things are a lot better now.

    Absolutely love your card, the background you have made is simply stunning! Your colouring is spot on too - so stop apologising lol. xxx

  26. Oh Kath sorry to hear about your neck. Bless your heart. Lovely card! Beautiful colors and image! ♥Dawn♥

  27. stunning card Kath. I never associate this style of card with you and yet it is perfect in every way, as all your creations are! I love it, the colours are gorgeous ... xxx

  28. girl you do not need lessons in coloring..whoa..your card is totally gorgeous! nope...STUNNING! WOW! now..if ya got some spare time..ya can teach me! i'd love to color like you do. sure hope you're feeling better chickie ~ hugz

  29. The color on this is beautiful!! I love the image!! Great work!

  30. Hi Kath, sorry I've not been around for a few days, hubby playing golf this morning in the rain,so trying to catch up. thank for the comment on my card. Y ou are so lovely and so is your card super cute. Your colouring is brilliant. must buy some of those Tim Holtz inks. where do you buy yours from.

    Hugs Carol x

  31. Aww you're card if fab Kath! I hope you have a better day tomorrow! lol Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge!

  32. Oooh sorry about the neck ouch awful, hope it's better now hate it when things can change the day completely.

    This one is stunning Kath love all of it, it's so dreamy and beautifully coloured you don't need any lessons, (practicing only means you get to colour in loads more LOL)and love how you've been loose with the sketch!!! Happy Easter, HuGs Kim x


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