Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Morning folks....and have I had a tootering about kind of a weekend....not achieving much of anything...I'm sure you can all relate to that one but I did manage to get a challenge card done....but first things first... a very special lady is celebrating a birthday today.....yes Ruth....my lovely  teamie from Funky Hand.....Ruth aka Tip Top...and boy the name says it all....she is one of the most generous and kindest girls in blogland and an absolute pleasure to work alongside.....so here's wishing you a very "Happy Birthday" sweetheart.
And the birthstone challenge for April from Daring Cardmakers is......


Image: Hero Arts...Cling..Antique Brocade
Feathers....flowers and gems from stash
Bazzill Mystical Flourish
Sentiment...computer generated

I struggled with this one....so it's back to the simples again....because I am definitely not a sparkly diamond kinda girl....the only diamonds I own are in my engagement ring......Mr Mojo seems to have left the building.....probably off somewhere stuffing himself full of easter eggs and all my thoughts at the moment seem to be taken with up with tiles...tiles...tiles and the quicker I make up my mind and get the pesky things ordered....the quicker I can get back in the crafty groove....and just to add to the doom and gloom....the weather here has been  dark...rainy and dismal.....so the camera didn't want to play either.
And what am I up to today....just waiting for my two little visitors to arrive....Brodie and Oliver are coming to spend the day with us.....let's hope it stays dry so we can get out and about with The Budster for a while and burn off some of their energy.....3 stir crazy hooligans = bedlam....whereas 3 tired hooligans = a peaceful afternoon all curled up on the sofa watching a DVD.
Catch up with you all tomorrow.....I've been having a little fun with Tim Holtz.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Lovely card Kath. Simply elegant. I know where you are coming from with the choosing of tiles. I went that route a few weeks ago. Mine are the large ones and they do look fabulous when finally on the walls.

  2. Oh she will adore this Kath!
    Such a beautiful design and your detail is gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful day with you gorgeous men!
    kim x

  3. Fabulouse card Kath.
    Know where you are coming from with the tiles, you have to get it right, cause once there stuck your stuck with them.
    Have a good day with your hooligans, i got of lightly this week only got Grace thurs and fri.

    Big Hugs Carol xxx

  4. I suppose a diamond is a tile shape really...
    I love the way you have used the cling stamp to create a border. thanks for being a real diamond with DCM this week :)

  5. Oh Kath, you always put a smile on my face...your card is really elegant..I love it...I know what you mean about tiles...sounds like you went to the same places at the weekend as I did...Im looking for some tiles for my kitchen and oh boy I wish I could wave a magic wand and it all be done...my minds like scrambled eggs over them...I loved the glitter ones but got told it was a big NO NO.lol...so like you Im stuck with the catalogue, ooohing and ahhhing, but gettingg nowhere...why do we do these things to ourselves.lol...dont help that my O/H is in the trade and I keep getting told you cant do that or use that...grrr...oh well just popped on for my daily fix...off to whizz round and get tidied up and then may have some time to craft...hugs Jackie xx

  6. This is really elegant Kath. Love it.

    Sounds like you're going to have a fun time with the boys and Buddy. We had a lovely weekend visiting Poppy and Oliver. Didn't do much but Grampa finished the swing etc. So now Poppy has a swing and pirate boat as well as a chute. She's well impressed!!

    Kat xx

  7. a wonderful card - thanks for taking part in this weeks DCM challenge!

  8. What a stunning card, I really admire your work. Plus your blog puts such a smile on my face when I open it, has a lot to do with that gorgeous face in your header :)

  9. Beautiful card - so elegant. Love the combination of the feather and rose.

  10. What a elegant card kath..she will love it..love how you have laid it out..really pretty..love it..
    huggies Michelle Xx

  11. She will love it Kath!!!Its `gorgeous` tfs enjoy the rest of your Day :)x

  12. wow kath, this is absolutely stunning.love the frame and the black, white and red colours are so striking.love the bling.luv coops.xx

  13. Oh la la! - very chic Kath. Thanks for joining in with DCM again this week - you always come up trumps with the Dares! Hope you get the tile dilemma sorted - if you're anything like me you'll choose some then see some you like better the week after! Have a fun day!

    Love Lynda xxx

  14. hI kath
    What a gorgeous card ...where do you get all your ideas from...they are amazing...and i love to read your blog it certainly makes me lol...you are so funny


  15. You have made a great card Kath, very elegant. love your way of cardmaking!
    Hugs José

  16. ah, a lovely big feather
    fab card Kath

  17. Simply stunning my friend!!!! My kinda card love it. Hugs Ali x

  18. I really like the card very elegant.

  19. Beautiful card, love the red and black on white, so elegant.


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