Thursday, February 18, 2010

Allsorts Challenge Week 39

Morning folks...from an icy and still snowy Aberdeenshire.....back again with another border punch offering... a card for another of my favourite challenge blogs....Allsorts.
I was lucky enough to meet up with two of their fabulous Design Team....Emma and Kirsten ...two absolute sweethearts at the GNPE show at Harrogate last year and how I wish I was attending's a fabulous show....smaller than the NEC or the SECC but so friendly and there just seemed to be a more relaxed atmosphere...none of that pushy shovy brigade would be great to meet up with all my lovely bloggy buddies from that neck of the woods again....and for all those who e-mailed to ask if I was going......afraid not....maybe next time.
I digress let's get on with the purpose of this post....the challenge this week over at Allsorts is..

Recipe with a Difference
3..2...1....and you can choose

my recipe is 3 Flowers.....2 Buttons and 1 patterned paper
and this is what I cooked up

Paper: MME
Flowers: Prima E Line
Hero Arts: Scattered Leaves Stamp Set
Buttons from stash
Craftwork Cards In Circle Sentiment

And still in "simples" mode....these punches are so beautiful....they basically stand alone and don't need lots of fuss and clutter around them.....and after all the fun at my demo day on Saturday....I was feeling a little bit flat on Sunday so it was the bestest pick-me-up when my TSV from QVC arrived on Sunday afternoon.....yes....a delivery on a Sunday...blimey I looked at the guy as if he had landed from the I'm assuming it wasn't Parcelforce....and was the bargain of the absolute snip....£29.50 for 4 punches.....retail price over £60.00 and no I ain't on commission from QVC....and you can bet your boots....they will be featuring often on this little old blog.
I am trying to wear two different hats at the moment.....the crafty one and the decorators one....both of them messy...but need to get a spurt on as the plasterer is back next week to do the bedroom and en suite and I am nowhere near ready.....probably because I have been taking time out to watch the Winter Olympics....loving the ski-ing and the figure toodle oo for now...back to the crafty stuff....may be back tomorrow with a little sneaky peek.
Hugs Kath xxxxx
Edited to add: I have had a few e-mails asking about lining up the punch around the page and yes you do have to work with standard card sizes.........the size of the border is 1.75" and when you add on the is 3.25" you are working from 3.25" adding increments of 1.75" each time.......the one that I did on my Allsorts card started off with a 5" square piece of card.....punched the four corners and then 2 border punches in between each corner...e.g. if you wanted to do a 12" x 12" for a scrapbook would have 6 border punches in between your corners.....hope this took me a while to work it out because I didn't bother to read the excellent instructions that came with the set.


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  2. Hi Kath
    Gorgeous card. Simple yet stunning.
    Thanks for taking on my recipe challenge at Allsorts this week.
    Have a great day.
    Debs xx

  3. That's a stunning card! So glad you joined the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck.

  4. Ohhh Kath, I love this. The colours are just delish and the flowers are pretty fab as well!! Love the simple clean look to it - gorgeous. Love the border flower punch you used on your last card as well - and that is also a stunner. I might have to invest in one of those - give the others some time off :)

    Biggest hugs my friend and cannot wait to see you soon xxxx

  5. Stunning CAS card Kath! These MS punches are just fab aren't they, and yes a total bargain. Even better that the second set I bought was only £24.95!
    Hugs, Vicky ~x~

  6. Hi Kath

    Yep, saw those punches and early cried when I knew how much I had paid for mine.

    Great use of the Hero stamps, they are designs that will keep going in so many different way.

    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  7. Another fabby card Kath, and love the flowers,
    I bought that set too, but having a problem getting the corners to the correct size if you know what I mean ,do you need to use the exact measurements.

    Anyway well done, don't work too hard, I'm not getting much done with Grace around this week.

  8. another stunner Kath and great to see the punched layer - I am still playing with mine and figuring out how to do this!
    hugs, annie x

  9. Gorgeous card Kath I love the punched edge and these flowers are so elegant.
    I got my punches from QVC too, mine came on Monday....really quick for them.
    Can't believe the snow here today! Came home with paper about 8.30 and an hour later my daughter said where did all that snow come from? What snow? I was upstairs and hadn't been near a window. Couldn't believe how much there was in such a short time. Glad it's my day off!!
    Keep warm Kath.

    Kat xx

  10. Hi again Kath

    Just cfarting away using my Hero flower stamos and a sudden shock horror moment - it was me using the Hero flowers not you.

    Call it a senior moment ! Regardless, still love your card.

    B x

  11. Ohhh this is just so homespun and has a warm, vintage feel to it! I'm totally in love with this - I might even CASE it one day! (with credit to you, of course!) it's BEAUTIFUL!!

  12. Simple is always good, but in your hands it's amazing!


  13. Really like this card. Simple can be a good thing when you do it right! You got it just right.

  14. Thanks a bunch Kath! The measurements for the punch's was a big help. I love the simplicity of your card. TFS

  15. wow and what a recipe it is kath,
    love the simplicity of these ,very inspirational love chrisxx

  16. lovely card Kath, the border is just so pretty and I agree doesn't need lots of "bits" around it detracting from it.

    thanks for joining us on Allsorts again this week :o)


    Amanda xxx

  17. Hi Kath

    That border punch looks lovely. I think I must have missed a good QVC offer somewhere along the line here as these "offer price" punches seem to be being mentioned a lot in blogland!!

    Going out to work has a lot to answer for!!

    Loving your creation Kath - great colours.

    Thank you for joining us at Allsorts again this week.

    Love Jules xx

  18. Hi Kath

    This is gorgeous hun the flowers look stunning and i'm loving the border punch, something i feel now I need!! lol

    Sorry you won't be going to Harrogate hun it was lovely to see you there last year and enjoyed sneaking peeks at each others crafty stash lol! you knew where all the bargains were

    have a lovely weekend hun hope the sun is shining where you are although that may mean longer walks for hi nibs and less decorating/crafty time for you lol

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts

    Ema xxx