Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Allsorts Challenge 23...another saga

Yes I'm back again...with another challenge card and  oh dearie me...yet another saga in the cubbyhole.....
The challenge this week over at Allsorts is.....

MONOCHROMATIC
and I decided that my colour would be GREEN




now I know what you are thinking....it looks absolutely nothing like the sketch.....WHAT SKETCH ?????.....only remembered about there being a sketch to follow when I went back to link up to the challenge...talk about a Britney Spears meets Victor Meldrew moment....in the words of the song....OOPS....I DID IT AGAIN.....AND I DON'T BEELIEEVE IT.   OH BOTHER!!! and that wasn't what I said....but there may be children reading this blog....I was spitting feathers and if it was physically possible I would have been booting myself up the bum good and proper but nothing else for it...start all over again and using the same components... here is "THE PROPER CARD" for the challenge..... followed the sketch to the letter and not such a disaster after all.....two cards for the price of one for the Christmas Card Box which... by the way...I have hidden away from those sneaky folks who keep plundering it .



Hero Arts Cling......Striped Circle
Sizzix Texture Plate
Buttons: Basic Grey Archaic
Ribbon: Maya Road
Sentiment: American Crafts Foam Thickers
Pink Petticoat....Tiny Alphas
Tim Holtz: Distress Ink Pad.....Peeled Paint
Gems from stash coloured with permanent marker pen

Can't help feeling that they need a little added extra to make them pop....come on by tomorrow and see if it has worked and it will be time for a sneaky peek.    I am beginning to get excited.....tomorrow I will be off on my jolly to the SECC.....can't wait to see all my lovely buddies and have a real fun crafty day out....but first I need to hot foot it to Alford and get those scrummy Christmas Magic papers for my lovely Fiskars buddy Ann......catch up with you all later.
Hugs Kath xxxxxxx

30 comments:

  1. I think your cards are just perfect as they are, love the colour combo too.

    Hopeing to have ago at thar challenge later today, my dopey mare mmoment would have been to do the sketch and foreget it was monochrome, thanks for the reminder.
    Don't spend too much today at your local shop save some for the SECC.

    have a good day.

    Big Hugs Carol x

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  2. Kath - both cards are beautiful and certainly don't need tweaking -stunningly simple in fact. The colours look so clean and fresh.
    Hugs
    HW

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  3. I agree with the comments above, they are excellent and need no more tweaking that I can see.
    xxx Carol

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  4. Oh Kath
    I love both of these cards - especially loving the second one!
    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.
    Have a great jolly tomorrow - spend loads (no point saying not to spend too much lol!!!)
    Take care
    Debs xx

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  5. Stunning as always. Have a smashing day tomorrow, mwah. Sorry I can't be there. :(

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  6. Aww Kath I have them moments, but my habit is not getting the challenge wrong, but posting it on my blog and then forgetting to link it to the actual challenge. I've done that loads of times so I end up only entering half of the challenges I actually do cards for.
    Love your green monochrome, and the cards are gorgeous.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  7. Morning Kath

    You think you had a nightmare with this one - I drew the sketch and made my DT card totally forgetting about it. SO was back to the drawing board for me as well.

    Anyhow, both creations are fab, the colours are so unusual but really love them.

    Love from my gang to Buddy - they don't think much to the weather today, the rain really cramps their style as there are still a few apples falling up the orchard.

    B x

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  8. Hi Kath, Fantastic cards! I love your colour combo.

    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

    Lisa x

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  9. fab cards Kath - so it ended up being a happy accident.
    say Hi to jacqui for me and have fun at the SECC - am just gutted I can't go this year again
    Debz
    xx

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  10. lol oh dear kath it did make me laugh when I read you forgot about the sketch, I know the words I wouldv'e been saying lol
    You do have two beautiful cards now though so its not all bad! :)
    xxx

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  11. Kath your cards are just beautifully done. I love your "Whoops card" as well as the correct card. Two beautiful cards.

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  12. Sorry but having a huge chuckle at your expense.
    Both cards are stunning and love the green monochrome.
    luv
    Debby

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  13. 2 stunning card Kath - the "real" one was well sorth wiating for lol!
    Pauline x

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  14. I love both cards. The green colour is great with the Christmas theme.
    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week

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  15. HI kATH
    another super card your cards are fab, i love em.

    hugs
    Sylvie
    x

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  16. Love both of them Kath, have a great time tomorrow.
    big hugs
    En x

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  17. Green is one of my favorite colors and I love both versions of your cards!

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  18. Amazing cards again - love your designs...
    Harrrumph, the world and it's mother seems to be going to the SECC apart from MEEEEEE!!
    Even Bill I work with is taking his daughter on Saturday and two more peeps from work are going because they're in Glasgow for the weekend anyway!!!


    Have a brilliant day tomorrow!
    Hugs
    Dawn
    xx

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  19. Oh I love them both!
    That green is gorgeous and your design just fabulous!
    Oh have a wonderful time at the SECC!
    hugs
    kim x

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  20. Two more amazing creations Kath love the clean and crisp colours of these.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  21. aah bless you hun. Two very beautiful cards though so you blunder has made visiting your blog even more enjoyable

    Victoria
    Allsorts GDT
    x

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  22. Kath, these cards are amazing, I wish I could produce something like this by making a mistake!! Absolutely gorgeous!! Jo x

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  23. Glad you can see the good side ie now you have two Christmas cards instead of just one. Talking of Dopey Mare Virus I've just realised that it's nearly 10pm and I meant to enter the Sugar Bowl challenge for tomorrow. Only had 2 weeks to do it. Drat.

    Kat xx

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  24. hehe, you're mad- they are both great
    See ya tomorow
    AllisoNX

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  25. Hi Kath,

    Oh hunni, what are you like!!

    both cards are beautiful love the colour combo and ribbon you have used on the second one...

    thanks for playing at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

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  26. Two gorgeous cards Kath.I can manage the sketches but forget the deadlines instead.....lol.See you tomorrow.Can't wait.
    Hugs
    Cass xxx

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  27. Lol Kath ...x

    Both great cards and you can never gave too many xmas cards...x

    thanks for joining us this week hugs kirsten...x

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  28. Hi Kath

    You always give the Allsorts Challenge good value for money!!!

    Why settle for one card if we can have two.

    Love both. Great colour choice and gorgeous trees.

    Thank you for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week.

    Love Jules xx

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Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx