Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Daring Cardmakers/Allsorts Challenge

Morning Folks....a slight change of plan to my day yesterday....I had three visitors....Brodie....Oliver....Karen my DIL and boy oh boy was it hot.....now I am not complaining one little bit but the little ones were absolutely pooped not to mention Grandma......Oliver had to have a snooze after lunch and I managed a forty winks when Brodie came indoors to cool off and watch a DVD...... then a little bit of crafting after tea.....and boy it was still hot at 9pm.....so it was time to give the garden a good soaking......feet up for an hour and off to bed early to recharge the old batteries...even "The Budster" was plain tuckered out and snoring like a train.
The challenge this week on Daring Cardmakers has been set by the lovely Sue and is.....

to use 5 of the same element on your card
and surprise..surprise....I chose FLOWERS
I have been determined that come hell or high water I am going to play with some of my fabulous new Hero Arts goodies (and would you believe more of the blighters just jumped into my basket on my craft shop visit on Saturday) so hang onto your hats folks....it's going to be a Hero Arts Fest for the next few weeks......
And at last I have managed to join in with the fabulous Allsorts Challenge Blog....well how could I resist...run by two lovely bloggy buds.....Emma and Kirsten.....we met at Harrogate and they are absolute sweethearts...and of course their banner has my all time fave sweets.....Licorice Allsorts.

My most favourite Hero Arts.....Old Letter Writing and Heart Flourish
Flowers & Sentiment...Hero Arts: Share the Laughter Stamp Set
Hero Arts Clear Buttons
Twine from stash
Ink Pads: Tim Holtz Distress...Walnut Stain & Brushed Corduroy
Hero Arts Shadow Ink: Soft Blossom
That's it for today folks......and after 3 days off from crafting......yikes that must be some kind of record...I am suffering withdrawals so it's back to the cubbyhole and get stuck into some DT work....and maybe a challenge or two....toodle..oo or now.....Hugs Kath xxxxxx


  1. Hi Kath, Gorgeous card! The flowers are swirls are fab. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week. x

  2. This is really really lovely, love the flowers, swirls and colours


  3. thats stunning Love the background and the flowers and the swirls and the quote

  4. I love the soft warm feel of this card kath - there's something very comforting about it. good grief, listen to me!!
    its stunning as always, and now that the sun has disappeared you'll be able to go back to the cubby hole guilt free
    have a super day
    p.s - naughty hero arts stuff - jumping into your basket like that! lol

  5. Beautiful card, love the flowers, so sweet! Hugs Nilla

  6. Wow, stunning card Kath! Just love how you have done the background and the swirls and flowers are gorgeous! Enjoy your day!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  7. I can see why Hero Arts are a particular favourite at the moment Kath because that’s one extremely elegant card.
    The colours are perfect and those flowers are to die for.
    I love it!


  8. oh hasn't it been a hot one!! it is a wee bit cooler down here today though (phew) and hmmm still no sign of the SNOW we were supposed to be getting lol

    gorgeous card kath, I love the colours and the swirls they are fab, thanks for joining in with us at the allsorts challenge


    Amanda xx

  9. Very pretty I love it Kath, I also love the 2x2 card (x4) lol you have a wonderful eye oh and the slide show at the bottom is great (how do you do that?

    Love Dawn xx

  10. So glad you had a lovely day yesterday & oh boy it is boiling isn't it... I was doing the ironing at 2am this morning with the windows open...

    Absolutely adore this card.. fab layout & yummy colour combo..

    Big hugs
    Lorraine xxx

  11. Aagain another beautiful card Kath!

  12. Hi Kath,
    So pleased you joined us for a challenge hunni and your card is stunning love the overall effect and those flowers are scrummy I love them!!!!!!!!!!
    weather still warm here today and lucky me I have a half day today so just got home and plan to enjoy it lol!!!

    loadsa hugs Emma xxx

  13. Hi Kath so glad you could join us this week, your card is lovely, love the background, enjoy the weather while you can i dont think it will last were not that lucky hugs kirsten...x

  14. what a gorgeous card Kath,l love the colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

  15. It's gorgeous Kath and i'm looking forward to see what you make with all your other new goodies!

    carol x

  16. Hello Kath, so pleased to see you over at Allsorts and what a fab card as well, but that's as expected from this wonderful design camp.

    See we have a mutual favourite in Hero scrip, I've been waiting for someone to tell me to try something new.

    Thanks for playing.

    B x

  17. Ooh, lovely, gorgeous, lovely! Those stamps are indeed very spesh!! And grungy? Well, you KNOW how much I hate that! Ha!! lol ;o)

    Chris xx

  18. Hiya Kath, this is just gorgeous... you are enabling me with all these hero arts stamps
    En xx

  19. This is beautiful Kath! Love the colors, background, flowers and all! Just a beautiful card!!
    Blessings, Maria

  20. Hi.
    A wonderful card. Love the colours you've used, your design paper and the lay-out. Thanks for joining us this week.

  21. Hi Kath - this is really gorgeous!! Love all your cards and this definitely doesn't disappoint :-)
    Pauline xx

  22. Hi -- this is just as sweet as it can be. the curly swirly is a great way to describe it. The muted soft colors are wonderful.

  23. You just can't go wrong with flowers can you? Great minds think alike, I reckon!