Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Daring Cardmakers/Allsorts

Morning folks.....a card to share and not something I do very often....combining two challenges but needs must....busy...busy...week ahead so when I saw the challenges this week from Daring Cardmakers and Allsorts....well a chance to kill two birds with one stone as they say.
The challenge this week at Daring Cardmakers from Vanessa is......


and at Allsorts from Gro is......


I don't think I have ever used purple on a card and my first thought was "do I have any purple paper"...after an age searching boxes and boxes of paper with no luck....I remembered the pads of Coredinations Black Magic.....and this just happened to be one of the colours on the reverse.....perfecto... and do you know what... I rather like the colour combination of purple and orange together.
Papers: Coredinations Black Magic
MME...Bloom & Grow Collection
Ghosts: Quickutz Die
Sentiment: Cricut George & Basic Shapes
all finished off with a little bit of doodling and highlighting with
Ranger Inkssentials White Opaque Pen

I had a lovely morning yesterday visiting the cutest little boy...yes my Great Nephew Ross who is now 3 days old and such a poppet.....and can't believe I left my camera at home......and then left to come home at lunchtime leaving my scarf on their sofa.....oh dear me thinks perhaps I need a Memory Transplant.
Not really my fault.....it's all to do with my new bed accessory.....you know me I am a real up early in the morning gal....but since I bought myself a feather bed a few weeks ago.....I wake up at the usual time but can't bring myself to get out of bed.....so yesterday morning I turned over and drifted off again until 8.00am.....shock horror.....mad dash to shower.....throw some breakfast down my throat.....walk "The Budster" and then take off for my date with the new babe and to cap it all....was held up on the road by a farmer moving his cows from one field to another and not very successfully....they were running amok all over the road and by the time I got there was I frazzled.     I hate rushing in the morning....like to take my time...sink several coffees before I can face the day and it's going to get worse.....dark dismal cold days when it hardly gets light all day......how on earth am I going to motivate myself to crawl out of this feathery heaven and "His Nibs" seems to have fallen in love with it too.    Catch up with you all tomorrow with goodness knows what.....all depends what time we manage to surface in the morning.
Hugs Kath xxxxxxx


  1. Morning Kath

    This colour combo works really well, but know what you mean about purple, never seems to be much crafty stuff about in that colourway. Love those little ghosts.

    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  2. Kath, your card is beautiful. Love the little ghost!

  3. Come to Florida.. no feather bed in the guest room, I'm afraid, but no cold dark mornings either. I'll even let you rummage in my cubby hole!

  4. Purple is beginning to grow on me too and love it with orange. Know what you mean about the feather bed! :) xxxx

  5. Wouldn't be without my feather bed either - so snuggly. A fabulously purple autumny card Kath and I think we all felt exactly the same with the colour at first but ended up loving the finished article. Thanks for joining in with DCM again this week.

    Love Lynda xxx

  6. A great card - loving the little ghosties!

  7. Great card I just love those little ghosts. You always manage to put a smile on my face THANKS !

  8. Love your card hun, those little ghosts are well cute, hee hee! Glad that you had a good time with little Ross, I think you left your scarf there on purpose, so that you have an excuse to go back so soon for more cuddles LOL.
    Hugs Tab xxx

  9. Hi Kath, Fantastic card! Lovely colours and the little ghosts are so sweet.

    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

    Lisa x

  10. Fab work Mrs K. Love the spookiness of it :)x And you could actually make it a treble cos this would fit right in over at PTW. Hope you are OK (and dried out now lol xxx). Biggest hugs xxxxx

  11. Hello Kath
    your card is soooo wonderful!
    I love the colours!
    Hugs Gisela

  12. Hi Kath,

    Great card, how can you not like purple!! You have done a great card, nice and spooky!!

    Leaving your scarf was a deliberate act so that you could see your nephew again!!!

    Hugs Ali x

  13. Wow love your card Kath, those colours look great together and those little ghosts are brill!!

    Hugs Liz xx

  14. Wow, just love your card.
    Thanks for playing with us at Allsorts

  15. Purple and orange to make a great pairing and you've got a delightful card as a result!

  16. WOW . . loving this colour combo too. Great Halloween card and love all the doodling.


  17. How Bootastic!
    Love your great card Kath!
    Oh 3 days old so sweet!
    kim x

  18. Gorgeous card Kath :) I love purple - I'd use it on every card if I could! Thos little ghosts are so cute :)

    Your bed sounds fab! I didn't realise you could still get feather beds - I remember sleeping in my Grans when I was little - cos it was pretty old you'd get up in the morning and the feathers would have escaped, you'd be picking them out of your hair for the rest of the day!

    Carol x

  19. Wow this is fab Kath! I love the little ghosties and the colours are great too!

    Beth xx

  20. I LOVE this card Kath...

    Feather bed???? Tell me more that sounds heavenly!!
    I bought a memory foam mattress earlier in the year, worst thing I ever did,,,


  21. Wow Kathc, 18 posts since my last visit ... you are definitely busiest golden deliciousness Mom out there. It seems like the weather is truly changing on your side. Perhaps having two less hours in the day to work, is good for the body to unwind a bit. Love this spooky creation. Great design.

  22. I love your card, i think purple goes really well for Halloween. Great card Sal xx

  23. Fantastic card, the purple and black work brilliantly with the orange. :)


  24. You make me howl with laughter with all your antics but this feather bed issue is serious. I didn't dare use my feather bed last winter as I simply couldn't get up for work!! I think I'll give it a try again soon though - I'm due in hospital for an op and will be off work for 6 months so roll on those lie-ins!!!

  25. Hi kath

    fabby card hun love those sweet ghosts,
    thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts

    Emma xxx


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