Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Morning folks.....the good news is....no armed response team knocking down the door YET... I live to craft another day and thank you for all your lovely fun messages....they did make me smile.
The challenge this week over at Daring Cardmakers is set by my lovely Funky Hand teamie Kathy and dare I say is rather appropriate.......


Background stamped with Old Letter Writing & TH Distress Ink Pumice Stone
edges coloured with Brushed Mahogany
Image: Hero Arts...Floral Garden inked with Brushed Mahogany
Ribbon from stash
Flower: Petaloo
Pearls: Hobby House
Sentiment: Hero Arts...Thinking of You

And yes folks I am still in Tim Holtz and Hero Arts mode....my beloved Brushed Corduroy is in real danger of being replaced in my affections by the gorgeous new kid on the block...Pumice Stone....and I have a confession to make.....I bought this Hero Arts Cling stamp ages ago.....looked at it when I got it home and thought what I going to do with it.....took a while but eventually the old creative juices started flowing.....stamped and cut into 4 squares and it fitted in perfectly for this challenge.....if you are ever stuck for ideas with your Hero Arts stamps....you can always pop over to Hero Arts ..Hero Arts Blog or to the Hero Arts Flickr group....just type in the name of your particular stamp in the search box and voila.......fabulous instant inspiration from seriously talented Hero Arts designers and addicts.
Edited to add: what a surprise....my card got a mention on Hero Arts twitter.....how chuffed am I.
And boy oh boy shock surprise.....we had serious snow showers yesterday ..fortunately melting as soon it hit the ground.... today it's chucking it down and oh so COLD...and after our morning stroll....it's time for a hot cuppa.....tiler will be arriving any minute and no doubt he will need a top up of tea before he starts....I am having a day in the kitchen...mega cookathon planned....staying within easy reach of the kettle ready for "any chance of a cuppa" which will no doubt be heard repeatedly throughout the day.
And look what popped through the letterbox yesterday......a sweet thank you card from the lovely Anesha.
Thank you Anesha......Buddy and I send big hugs and snuggles xxxxx
Catch up with you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath


  1. Love this Kath - beautiful soft colours. Loving all the new TH distress inks too, pity that TH doesn't come with them.
    Enjoy the cookathon.

  2. Gorgeous card, love those soft shades. Enjoy your freedom while you can LOL!

  3. Beautiful card Kath, I must give these inks a try. Glad to know you are not at Her Majesty's pleasure just yet. Hugs, Squirrel xx

  4. Hi Kath. Love this card and how unique it looks - that flower is so gorgeous I don't think I could part with it!!!
    So pleased to see you're still 'at home' - enjoy your day in the kitchen (the whole house will smell so scrumptious the tiler will want to stay....)

  5. wow Kath you never cease to amaze. this card is so beautiful and love all the muted shades, I have that ink pad but I'm sure when i used it, it didn't look that good.

    Grace and I made banana bread yesterday. good job she took half of it home, lovely with lots of butter. Enjoy your cookathon and hope the tiler is dishy too.

    Big Hugs Carol xxx

  6. Glad your still here for another day, Kath. Love the card. Enjoy your cooking
    Suzanne x

  7. This is gorgeous! The papers are so soft and pretty and the flowers are beautiful

    jo x

  8. Just gorgeous as always Kath. Love what you did with the flap theme, and what a lovely stamp.

  9. Oooh this is lovely - I must say I struggle with these 'reverse' image stamps but you make it look so easy! Love how you've hidden the message too. Thanks for joining in with us at DCM.

    Love Lynda xxx

  10. This is another gorgeous creation Kath. Also love Anesha's thank you card too!

  11. Hiya Kath im so glad they havent carted you off yet but dont worry i will make a start on the Free the Kath banners just in case lol lol. Oh what a beautiful card such fab colours and details as always.

    Hugs Paula xxxx

  12. I love your card, Kath - especially the little hidden message bit - what a great idea, it would work for all sorts of messages, wouldn't it?

    Love that ribbon too

  13. Kath-glad you've not been arrested your offence pales into wotsit compared with what my DH did.I don't drive and when I returned from a stampy do I rang him to come and get me-just get a taxi Mr money bags replies but when we finally the real reason-his driving licence was two years!!!!! out of date he should have renewed it when he was 70 but they don't remind you and he just happened to notice." We've had a lot of these lately the man at the DVLA said. Love the card as always Now must rush out and get some MORE TH ink Hugs BettyXXXX

  14. Glad you liked the card and appreciate the hugs for you both! Also please to hear no one breaking down your door!!! :) We have beautiful sunshine here which is helping all my my veg seeds to germinate. Hope you get better weather soon. Hugs to you both. Anesha

  15. Silly me forgot to say I love your card. Adore the design and the soft colours. Anesha :)

  16. This is gorgeous Kath love the effect you have achieved with the script stamp and DI, stunning. I meant to ask you before how are you getting on with your Promarkers? It is bitterly cold down here too although I did go bowling today. They are finally fixing the house Work starts on Monday so will probably not be around much. Hugs to Buddy, mwah Ali x

  17. This is gorgeous Kath. Love what you've done with that stamp. I have some of those new Distress Inks but only managed to use one of them so far!

    Been so cold here today I could hardly bear to take the dog out lol! Hope you had a lovely day cooking. I love to cook and bake but not much time for either nowadays.

    Kat xx

  18. Kath this is just stunning. These colours are gorgeous, and love the touch of the opening last square. Rosie x

  19. Hi Kath and Buddy

    Love the cards Kath beautiful soft colours and get designs. Hugs & kisses to buddy. I have four little doggies who I adore, Fern, Summer,Mollie and Poppy. x

  20. Love today's card, Kath. So glad that you are still free and unshackled to create! I was really looking forward to seeing what you did to "personalize" your jail jumpsuit!

  21. Ohh my goodness! This is sooo beautiful! I love the hidden message! So creative! :)

  22. Gorgeous and Brilliant! Congrats on being featured in HA Twitter!

  23. Oh wow Kath this is amazingly beautiful!
    I love your gorgeous design and that pumice stone looks fabulous!
    kim x

  24. GORGEOUS!! thanks for the idea ^_^


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hugs Kath xxx