Monday, January 4, 2010

Oops I did it again

Morning Folks....I can't believe it.....I did it again.....when I saw the challenge this week over at Allsorts....set by my lovely Funky Hand teamie Jules and sponsored by Funky Hand.....well I just had to play along.

I made a calendar easel card with the fabulous papers from Funky Hand's brand new CD......DREAMS COME TRUE....which will be launching on Create and Craft around the middle of  January.....can you tell that I am loving it.......and using some of my new stash....well not quite.... I bought Tim Holtz Grunge Paper way back in October at the SECC and would you believe have only now got round to using it.  When I made my DT card this week for Penny Black Saturday.....I had a little brainwave and it's not often that happens I can tell you....but I thought how easy it would be to replace the image with a calendar pad and and I will have this sitting on my desk for the next 362 fact for ever....if I replace the calendar pad with a new one for 2011.

And I had great fun making those gorgeous Grunge Paper flowers and leaves with one of my new Hero Arts stamp sets from their 2010 Catalogue....2010 could definitely be the year of Grunge flowers....and aren't these papers to die for......

Papers....Funky Hand Dreams Come True CD
Hero Arts....Big Flower Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Grunge Paper
Chipboard Numbers
Papermania Cardstock Stickers

Unfortunately it all went pear shaped when I went to enter my card for the challenge.....oh yes I hadn't read the instructions properly once again and had missed out the sketch bit.....blimey I think I need many times can I get it New Year Resolution should have definitely been "read things properly before you jump in with both feet" it's back to the drawing board to make another card for the Allsorts challenge.....reading the instructions carefully first and then get stuck into some more samples for the "Dreams Come True" launch on Create & Craft.
Let's hope that Jules doesn't see this because this is not the first time I have ignored one of her fab sketches.
Back to work this morning for lots of folks and no sign of this arctic weather letting up...I hope you have a safe journey wherever you are.
Catch up with you all later
Hugs Kath xxxxxx


  1. I'm glad there's not just me that does challenges,and leaving vital elements off. This is a really lovely calendar though and I think if it was sat on my desk I would just replace the calendar pad at the start of next year too. It's too beautiful of a calendar to replace the whole thing.
    Keep safe and warm
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  2. Well it's amazing! What a wonderful mistake and I am sure the recipient will love it. Caroline x

  3. I don't think it matters that you got the challenge requirements wrong, you have ended up with a work of art to sit on your desk for years to come. It is stunning!
    Clare x

  4. This is just great to have it sitting on your desk all those new flower stamps.

  5. At least you have a great calendar to look at the whole year (and at the same time it reminds you to read all instructions).

  6. what a bonny calendar Kath - am loving these easel style cards just now.
    am sure you'll come up with something stunning with the sketch

  7. Super calendar though Kath, made everyone else one except my self. hope to fix that this week.

    keep Warm

    Big Hugs Carol x

  8. Oopsy! Well Kath, its absolutely fab-a-licious. Those papers are JUST GORGEOUS and I love the flowers more than words can say. This is DEFINITELY a grunge flower year. Ooooh! Lauren x

  9. Love this idea Kath. Fabulous creation.

    Debbie x

  10. Fab calendar Kath, it would look fab adorning my desk too! But then again it would soon get buried and disappear for days at a time!

    Keryn x

  11. Hi Kath,
    Just wanted to say that I've just found your delicious blog and spent a lovely time with my cuppa having a browse.
    Love your creations - right up my street.

  12. Kath, I just love all your creations. I am always stalking your blog. How in the world to you get your flowers to bend and stay that way.

    Great job on the desk calendar.

    Happy 2010.

  13. It happens a lot with me too lol I would love to buy these calender things never seen any for sale. I would like to make some for Christmas pressies next year too!

    I really like the easel card used as a calender too YR SO Cleaver

    Love Dawn xx

  14. Kath, this is fab and I just love those gorgeous papers! Keep warm. Hugs Jo x

  15. Hiya Kath ... bad news that the calendar doesn't fit the challenge ... but the good news is that it's a totally adlrable calendar anyway :-) AND there are various other New Year and calendar challenges out there y'know ... howzabout Saturday Spotlight (calendar) .... "New Year" at
    Cuttlebug Spot, Everybody Art, and Lili of the Valley challenges... "New Beginnings" at Daring Cardmaker's, Secret Crafter and Stampin' for the Weekend ... way to go!!
    pauline x

  16. What a gorgeous card Kath,i love your papers and colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  17. Had to laugh! Do this sort of thing myself! I blame my busy busy mind!! Nothing to do with advancing years - NO? (my son has now taken to calling me a crumbly! Thanks son!)
    I think your "mishap" is a very beautiful one though! Adore those flowers and the colours you have used!
    Keep sane!

  18. I don't think you are alone hun with the not reading the instructions right, lol .... we are all guilty I think so don't worry. The plus side is we get to see even more of your fab creations until you get all the spec correct, lol. Just loving this so much - you are the queen at this style, I am so envious :o)

  19. Love your calendar. I have never used the grunge board. Find it to be super expensive here. I am afraid that many of us are in the same boat when it comes to reading instructions. I read what I want to see, I think. LOL

  20. What a happy 'accident' Kath. This calendar is gorgeous - it has set my mind racing - I need a calendar for myself ( a wall mounted one or else it will be buried in nooo time!!) You have inspired me..I think I might go into excell and do one per month...tfs

  21. LOL!!! Kath

    When I set the challenge I thought of you!!

    Oh well - it keeps you busy doing the re-makes.

    Love Jules xx

  22. Hi Kath
    This is fabulous i really your cards....and you always make me are so the calender idea
    Hugs SYLVIE


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