Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Challenge or Two

Morning folks and yes I am back with a challenge card and normally I would be apologising for doubling up on challenges...something I don't like doing and it only happens occasionally... but I've noticed recently some folks are entering one card for 20 - 30 challenges.....blimey that is taking things to the other extreme.
The challenge this week from the lovely Keryn over at Daring Cardmakers is........

using punches
of which I have loads and my favourite punches have to be
Fiskars Squeeze Punches....these babies will punch through 300gsm cardstock and not a lot of punches can do that with just a squeeze of the hand

and the challenge this week over at Allsorts is from my lovely Scottish matey...Amanda....

a chance to use my favourite punch of all time
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge... no way will this beauty punch through anything thicker than 160gsm paper and even then she is prone to having the occasional hissy fit....and I just love this new Cling Stamp from Hero Arts....perfect for a bit of embossing and then inking with my TH Distress Inks....and it looks like INKING seems to be way out in front at the moment...just as well as I hardly ever make a card without inking the edges

Stamp: Hero Arts Cling....Antique Brocade
Monogram Letters: Pink Petticoat
Flowers: Prima
Spacers...pearls and pearl stamens from my stash
Martha Stewart Doily Edge Lace Punch
Fiskars Squeeze Hearts Punches
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads.....Antique Linen & Brushed Corduroy

Well that's it for today folks.....will catch up with you all tomorrow for some sneaky peeks.
Hugs Kath xxxxx


  1. Hi Kath

    What a gorgeous card - I love it!

    Great colours and papers and so romantic looking.

    The lovely flower arrangement (sure this must have an official name)finishes everything off perfectly.

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Allsorts this week.

    Love Jules xx

    p.s. The inked edges look great!

  2. what afabulous card...and arnt you neat....puts me to shame....adore your work..everyone is just beautiful hugs sassyx

  3. Hi,
    a really gorgeous card!!
    Fredrikke :o)

  4. This beautiful Kath, really elegant. :)xx

  5. wow Kath, what a beautiful card, love the pearls.

    Big Hugs Carol x

  6. This is gorgeous Kath, very elegant. Have a super day.

  7. Gorgeous gorgeous card Kath - the colours are divine - oooh it's all beautiful.

  8. Oh wow, Kath! This is so elegant and beautiful!

  9. Kath this is beautiful..... absolutely divine!
    Hugs Tara xx

  10. Morning Kath

    So definately 'to ink ' today and very nice it is as well, would do for a wedding, golden anniversary or anything romantic.

    Interesting what you say about your MS punch as I often use mine with Bazzil and I am sure that is heavier that 160gsm. But have to confess the doily lace one does have more than it's fair share of wobbly moments with all weights, I put it down to the intricate shape.

    Thganks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  11. Beautiful card Kath - love the colours and the elegance
    love tasha xx

  12. wow this is one stunning card hun so detailed love your designs,always so beautiful love cheryl xxxx

  13. Wow Kath this is one adorable card. Love all the inking and a great use of the beautiful punch. Thanks for sharing it with us and joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    PS I know what you mean about those entering one card into 20 plus challenges - CRAZY!

    Love Lynda xxx

  14. Beautiful card, and colour. Love the heart in "LOVE"
    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts

  15. Stunning! Soooo stylish and tranquil - I love it!
    Pauline x

  16. Hi Kath,
    Your cards are beautiful inked or not but it does look more elegant with inked edges. I do combine my cards but don't go above 4/5 challenges and the only reason I combine is I make alot of cards and don't sell them (do a few for orders but not many), so if I did the challenges that I enjoy so much individually I would be snowed under with cards.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  17. what a lovely romantic card. gorgeous flowers too

  18. Hi Kath
    Your cards are sooooooooooo beautiful. You are a talented lady. But uh-oh. Hero Arts here I come...

  19. Hi Kath
    As always hun another orgeous creation - just simply stunning!
    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  20. that is sooo pretty Kath- were you drooling over Mr Buble on Paul O'Grady today! I know I was

  21. Hi Kath,

    LOVE this card. The inking is fabulous - I really ought to take the plunge but am a bit nervous of being heavy handed!!

    Hugs Ali x

  22. Kath this card is absolutely beautiful! I love your attention to detail on every single card you make........can I come and watch you craft???

    I went off and ordered some 'Slapsticks' after seeing your card yesterday!!! Tut, Tut!

    Carol x

  23. Hi Kath

    this is one stunning creation hun love the stamp you have used its gorgeous

    thanks for playing at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

  24. Well, now you've done it! Another stamp I've GOT to have. Now I need the Hero Arts Brocade stamp! I'll just tell DH it's all Kath's fault. LOL. Love the card!

  25. Hi Kath, what a gorgeous card ... I love it!!

    xox doris

  26. Lovely lovely card, love all the detail

  27. WOW gorgeous card Kath, I really love the flowers with the sprays of beads they are soooo pretty! great colours too :o)

    thanks for joining in the wedding challenge at Allsorts :o)


    Amanda xx

  28. Love the gorgeous soft colouring! such an elegant card!

  29. Wow this is just stunning KAth!

  30. Fab card kath they all are stunning

  31. This is so elegantly beautiful. Its amazing how creative you were with just using two colours. Great design as well.