Sunday, August 9, 2009

Carol's Sketch Fun.....Week 11

Hi folks.....what is the world coming to when I have to wait in a queue to post on my own blog....cheeky blighter and he has well and truly taken over my naughty is he....gone are my relaxing cuppas in between crafty sessions......mind you I was beginning to think that maybe it wasn't such a good idea and another mistake I fear is having the computer in here too......far too much time spend blog hopping and drinking coffee when I should be working.
But blog hopping or not....I have managed to get a challenge card done.....I couldn't miss out on the fabulous sketch challenges from my lovely Funky Hand teamie Carol and once again a great sketch to work with......why don't you pop over to Carol's Sketch Fun and join in....there is a fabby prize on offer too.

Papers: MME....Bloom & Grow Collection
Alphabets: Basic Grey White Choc Chip inked
with Tim Holtz Distress Ink....Brushed Corduroy
Adornit...Tiny Etched Natural
I have had quite a few e-mails about the twine I use on my cards and where do I buy it...wait for it... B&Q ... a huge ball of natural jute twine......£3.29 and if you find it's too thick....very easy to separate into indiviudal strands......great value and it will last you forever......
which department was it in...... I can't remember....I was on a bit of a mission at the time.....the usual dash around the store looking for that one elusive member of staff who may be able to help you..... when I spotted it and thought.....oooh....I must have some of that.
And I hold my hands up....I was a tad grumpy old secrets here....yes I had lost my scissors....not just any old trusty Non-Stick Fabulous Fiskars Scissors that I can't live without......well I hunted high and low....nowhere to be seen....and they are not exactly shrinking violets....big...bright orange with black blades......and thank goodness they have turned a black bag of old stash going to the skip on what a relief.     I know it's sad but I love these scissors...they are from my Fiskars Demo Kit and I use them every day...they have probably made millions of cuts and I must admit I have never ever cleaned them as you can see........

totally gunged up with little bits of double sided tape....glue and goodness knows what else and they still cut organza ribbon this is not an advert for Fiskars but if you are looking for a great pair of scissors.......these won't let you down and will last you a lifetime.....and I'm so happy I found them before they went to the big scissor heaven in the sky.
Well that's all for today folks......I am off to deliver a birthday card and pressies to a very special little man who is 3 today.... my grand nephew Ben .....catch up with you all tomorrow when I will have another challenge card to share and then maybe it will be time for the big reveal.
Hugs Kath xxxxx


weewiccababe said...

oh I have a big pair and a wee pair of these and I wouldn't be without them either
beautiful card Kath

Juls said...

just gorgeous!! really love the string detail!

Carol said...

So glad you found your scissors! The card is gorgeous Kath, those lovely bloom & grow papers and what cute little houses :)
My jute came from Homebase, so i can agree there, you don't always have to spend loads on the crafty stuff! although i have just provided myself with a few more bits from Stamperama :).......that really has to be it now for a while!.....famous last words eh :)
So pleased you got chance to do my sketch...are you all moved in now?

Carol x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my this is totally adorable Kath!
That paper is just perfect and your design amazing!
Great to see that scissor gate is clear up!
kim x

Dawn said...

Oh don't even get me started I have spent the WHOLE afternoon looking for my box of pre made decoupage and have been close to tearing my hair out, cupboards, drawers have all been searched and I know I moved them recently. Haven't even got a bloomin' thing done. Took a deep breath and had a seat and lo and behold it suddenly hit me where they were - it's a bloomin' nightmare this loosing stuff, the sugar nellie never turned up.
Glad you found your scissors before they were carted off, I fear that's what happened to my Sugar Nellie...

Kath I love your card, the colours and those wee hooses are great!!


Tab said...

Oh my I love your card! Those papers are delish and I love the little houses!

So pleased the scissors have been found, I have lost a pair of mine at the minute, why is it alway your fave pair that disappear too LOL!
Hugs Tab xxx

Cheryl said...

this is brill love those papers they are just lush love cheryl xxxxxxx

Lynda said...

I just adore this card - the houses are fab and I love how they just pop out of the oval. Glad you found your precious scissors too!

Love Lynda xxx

Vicki said...

Hi Kath, lovely card, love the papaers you have used and the house images, thanks for the info about the twine, thats handy to know:)

Vicki x

Cardmaking Galore said...

ohh, i love this card - i love all your cards really kath. Wish I could make them as beautiful as yours, lol


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