Thursday, February 25, 2010

Papertake Weekly Challenge...Sketch 35

Morning folks and I have a confession to make...and you will probably find this hard to believe but I have absolutely no willpower...sound statement about ignoring my new Penny Blacks lasted the whole of 5 minutes...what is it about ink and rubber?    I just had to play with this sweet image for the challenge over at Papertake Weekly a fabulous sketch from my lovely bloggy buddy Dawny P who I will be meeting up with very soon at the of the sweetest girls in blogland....oh I can't wait for a lovely Dawny P hug....and a good old natter.

Paper: Magnolia
Image: Penny Black....Tweet Talk
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Prima E-Line Flowers
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards...Birthday Circles
finished off with Stardust Stickles

Having a little play with my Promarkers.....I am still very much the novice.....and as I was colouring the image with one eye watching TH....I made a bit of a muck up of the bird going over the outline....would have been no problem with the old Distress Inks....a clean moist brush would have whisked it next time...I need to be paying more attention.    I stamped the image with Momento Black Onyx onto the fabulous new Digital Ultra Smooth Cardstock from Craftwork Cards.....great for your Promarkers and Copics....need to try it with the my new Distress Inks winging their way from QVC.
And my exciting would seem that Fiskars need me after all at the SECC.....well there is no show without punch....pardon the pun....wooo..hooo....I am so happy.....3 days of doing the best job in the world....sharing my passion for crafting and meeting lots and lots of lovely crafters and of course....working (and I use that term very loosely) alongside my bestest Fiskars buddy...Lorraine..... blimey Glasgow they know what they have let themselves in for....I don't call that will be a riot of Orange and Black....FUN FUN FUN..    Won't be there on Thursday as I have tickets for the XFactor Show in Aberdeen that night and there is no way I am missing out on seeing the gorgeous JOE in the flesh...but will be hot footing it down on the first train Friday look forward to seeing you all there.....Lorraine and I would love to meet don't be shy.... come and say hello.
The not so good news is just when I thought I was getting ahead of the's now more samples to fit into my already jam packed it looks like more burning of the midnight oil.....need to get "The Budster"'s time he got a job and earned his keep...don't you think.....and we are knee deep in wintry snow again....can't believe it after the spring like weather we had on it's time to look out the Nanook of the North outfit again and brave the storm for our morning stroll....don't envy the poor folks trying to push their cars out of the deep snow to get to work.
Catch up with you all tomorrow....with hopefully a sneaky peek.....Hugs Kath xxxxx
Edited to add: thanks to Lorraine and Lynda for your hints and tips when I stray over the lines


  1. This is super Kath and your colouring with the Promarkers is just great.
    Have fun at the SECC and punch till your hearts content.
    Max x

  2. Fabulous news that you will be at the show 'working' good luck with getting your samples done. Gorgeous card today and that new stamp is delish.

  3. Eine superschöne Karte . Gefällt mir sehr.

    GLG Moni

  4. fabulous card Kath :-) I love this image ,,,, very cute and the papers and flowers are gorgeous :-)

    I am no expert on promarkers ,, but with copics the blender pen will push the colour backwards towards the line ( I learned that on the copics course I am on ha ha ),,, do you have a promarker blender pen ?

    thanks for joining the PTW Challenge :-)

    Lols x x x

  5. this is so beautiful, love it!!!.
    hugs Piaxx

  6. This image is so adorable, love the colour combo, makes a Oh so pretty card Kath. You are forgiven for not lasting more than 5mins, no the feeling. Hope I see your demos when in Glasgow, if we can get in and about your table that is. Glad not this weekend, snow keeps coming down. Have a happy crafting day. hugs nnalorac.xx

  7. Beautiful card, adorable image. Have fun 'working'! anesha

  8. I've just received an new order of PBs and this image was one I couldn't decide on whether to go for or not - I didn't - wish I had now lol - It's a little beauty!

    Gorgeous card Kath and I was going to give you the same advice as Lorraine A above about the blender pen. I also go around the whole of the image with a very pale blue or grey pen to give a shadow effect so any mishaps get over-inked with that!

    Have lots of fun at the SECC - great news for you.

    Love Lynda xxx

  9. Gorgeous card. Love the image and I think the colouring is fantastic. Can't wait to meet you at the SECC
    Suzanne x

  10. Great card Kath, love your new image. Great news about the SECC. Looking forward to meeting you and Lorraine on the Sunday.
    Been very wet here. When I went out with the dogs just after 7am even my Lab didn't want to go very far! So wet that the snow is getting very slushy and going away.

    Kat xx

  11. Beautiful card Kath, love all the glitter,
    just had an email from QVC to say that my TH distress pads and embossing powders are on the way hope the book doesn't take too long or I won't know what to do with them.

    Have a good time at the Secc and X factor show, you lucky girl.
    Hoping to go to the NEC at the end of March.

    Big Hugs Carol xx

  12. Hiya Kath

    Ooh this is soo cute, had a good old watch on QVC saw the master at work - Brilliant stuff, didn't buy a thing though..
    Am off work with flu!! Yuk!!


  13. Beautiful card hun, love the colour scheme and how you have added sparkle to the edges and flowers, great finishing touch! xxx

  14. Beautiful work hun( as always)

    Love Dawn xx

  15. Congrats on the Fiskars "job"! I know you'll have great fun!

  16. Your card is so pretty Kathm, I lvoe the soft colours and the gorgeous bling on your flowers...thanks for joining us at PTW :) Donna x

  17. Wonderful card,Kath...and I think you're doing great with the promarkers.

  18. Hi Kath! Gorgeous the cute little birdie and girl and the lovely colours you've used! The flowers look stunning too! If you go over the line using your Pmarkers you can use the blender pen which will remove colour, it's worked for me once or twice! Have alovely time at the XFactor...I'm a Joe fan too (nothing to do with the fact I'm a Geordie oh no)!
    Hugs Shelly ;)

  19. Gorgeous card! I just love the image, and your details are wonderful! I love the touches of glitter.

  20. Beautiful job on this card. Love how you did your flowers. Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

  21. Goooooooooorgeous Mrs K. I love that image - all chubby and sweet, and the colours are so pretty. A fab take on the old sketch. I alss go round the image with a contrasting pen and it does cover up any little slips as well as making the image 'pop'!!!.

    Thanks for joining us over at PTW and biggest mahoosive hugs xxxx

  22. Hi Kath..this is such a beautiful card..I love the colours and the Image is just so cute..
    hugs Michelle Xx

  23. Hi Mama Kath...

    Will try and make the SECC...may have a very small person with me...still I'm sure you'd love a cuddle!

    Much love

    Gayle x

  24. I love this image, she's so adorable and chubby. A really cute card!