Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Carol's Sketch Fun #12

Morning folks...and would you believe since I called BT about getting a new Home Hub....the old one has decided to stop throwing his toys out of the pram and has been behaving impeccably.....amazing how the threat of replacement works wonders....
And another astonishing fact..... in the midst of all my Christmas mag stuff......I have managed to find a little play time and made a card for the challenge over at Carol's Sketch Fun.     I do love a good sketch and my fabby Funky Hand teamie Carol just comes up with them time after time.....so if you haven't joined in yet.....pop over....take a look and join in the fun.......and this was a great excuse to use one of my new Hero Arts Cling Stamps and they are fabulous....ink and stamp beautifully....OK the card is a bit basic and hopefully when I get more time......will be trying out lots of different techniques with these gorgeous stamps.

Papers: MME....Andrea Victoria
Stamps: Hero Arts Cling.....Floral Garden
Sentiment: Papermania Alphabet Stamps
Ribbon and twine from stash
Flowers: Prima
Button: Basic Grey
And talking of Hero Arts.....I'm afraid I have been very very naughty.......I had to visit my local crafty shop...."Simply Create" today to pick up some hot...hot Christmas papers for my mag stuff and a big thank you to Jacqui for pulling out all the stops to get me this latest release so quickly.....Jacqui knows that I am a big HA fan and while she was busy with some customers she asked if I would like to pop through to the back and have a rummage in a box of brand new HA Christmas Stock just arrived but not yet on sale....."well not really fussed....but I thought I would humour her".....are you kidding....what a silly question....and you can guess the rest.....how could I resist.......believe me us stamp addicts have absolutely no will power......that's this month budget gone down the swanny again......bread and jam I fear until September....and I have bad news I fear this terrible addiction is incurable...but not to worry....I am putting on a brave face and will just have to learn to live with it.
And for all those of you out there who love crafty deliciousness too.....I have some stuff being delivered today for my "NEW CUBBYHOLE BLOG CANDY".....you may have to wait a wee while until I get my feet cleared.....it is crafting pandemonium here at the minute.... but keep your eyes peeled for some sneaky peeks....in the run up to the big day.        
Catch up with you all later.......Hugs Kath xxxxxxx


Carol said...

I loved your new HA stamps Kath and i see you are putting them to good use already!...this is gorge as always :) just love how you've done the bow and flower too and such lovely colours....
I know how busy you are at the mo, thanks for playing along...

Carol x

Avril Ann said...

Super card Kath as always, love the ribbon and colours just a fantastic combination. Hugs Avril xxx

pinky said...

Lovely card Kath, such a beautiful mix of colours and papers. That shade of green is beautiful with the pinks. This addiction is surely an affliction we all have to learn to live with lol.

SueH said...

I don’t think it’s a basic card at all Kath, it’s really pretty and I love the Pink and Green together.
Really beautiful!


Desire Fourie said...

Another gorgeous card Kath, definitely not as plain as you make it out to be. Happy to hear that old Mr Hub is playing along nicely again after being at threat of being replaced with a more youthful mr Hub.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh so glad you are up and running again!
Just such a fabulous card!
Gorgeous design and love your beautiful colours!
I too am afflicted with that same condition funny how it is quite contagious!
kim x

Beth said...

Ooh, I love this Kath! Pink and green are so gorgeous together and I love the new stamp - I've got the snowflake circle winging it's way to me! Can't wait! Lucky you for having such a fab craft shop near you!

Beth xx

scotspanda said...

gorgeous card Kath, I love the style of it :o) wish we still had a craft shop here, I miss going in and the owner knowing what you like and letting you rummage!! It's not the same online


Amanda xx

Lynda said...

You may think it's Basic but I think it's Beautiful and it's in my favourite pink and green colours - just perfect!!

Love Lynda xxx

Dolly said...

This is fab Kath, just love that floral garden stamp!!

Susan said...

Lovely card
Nothing basic about it - adorable ribbon and flowers.
I love your new cubbyhole - am working on my OH for one too! Such inspiration - OH now "groaning"!
Keep well

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Gorgeous card Kath and lucky lucky you getting your hands on the HA stash before anyone else does! Have a great day, hugs judy xx

SannaS said...

This card is absolutely fabulous! Beautiful colors! =)
Hugs, SannaS

weewiccababe said...

another trip to Alford without me???????????????? lol
beautiful card Kath - I love the simplicity of it, so classy

Jules said...

Hi Kath

A brilliant card (as always).

Love the delicious ribbon and flower. It sets everything off a treat.

How nice to stroke all of those brand new crafting goodies ahead of time - you are right though. Us addicts have little or no willpower.

You are so lucky to have jam on your bread though Kath. We have to manage with dry bread - which we toast on a Sunday as a treat!!! LOL!!

Thanks for all your inspiration.

Love Jules xx

Cass said...

Absolutely beautiful card Kath.I love the colour combo and the ribbon bow and flower are gorgeous.Glad to hear the hub is behaving itself.

Pia said...

wow Kath. This card is absolutely fabulous.
Hugs Pia

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Kath,i love the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Tab said...

oooh gorgeous card, sweetie! Love the colours and I like how you have done the flower and bow, looks scrummy! Can't wait to see you new HA stuff!
Hugs Tab xxx

Vicki said...

Awww another beautiful card Kath, just love it!

Vicki x

Marcea said...

This is so pretty Kath. Glad you had time to play AND to spend, lol. Willpower is SO over-rated, lol

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

A totally gorgeous card Kath!! So pretty x
Have a fabby day :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely card as always. Thanks for the tips on blending the inks on to the card, I'll have another go now. I was looking at these new HA stamps in a store just last week, didn't buy them tho', got some other stuff instead.


Dawn said...

Hiya KAth

This is just beautiful - BASIC??? Me thinks not!!!



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