Sunday, April 11, 2010

Papertake Weekly Challenge...Sketch 38

Morning folks...isn't this weather's going to be another day in the garden for me....oh no...not sitting soaking up the such luck...there is still lots of work to be done.
But before I chase off and get down and dirty with nature....I have a card to share for one my favourite challenges ...Papertake Weekly  and this week is another fabby sketch from my lovely bloggy bud....Dawny P.   I can't believe that it's 2 weeks since we were meeting up at the NEC....and having a ball.

Image: LOTV..On the Garden Wall
Hero Arts Stencil Art..inked with Brushed Corduroy and Dusty Concord
Prima Flowers
Pearls from stash
Sentiment: Penny Black....Hugs
Background made by sponging TH Distress Inks onto white card
Martha Stewart Border Punch

I so wanted to use this beautiful sweet image for this card but thought I might have to abandon the idea when I couldn't find any paper in the same tones.....the good news is my Dusty Concord Distress Ink Pad is an exact match....who would have thought that Tim Holtz would come to the rescue.....the bad fingers are now a rather strange colour of brown and purple....but as I am destined for a mucky day in the garden and I can't find my gardening gloves...guess who has a guilty look on his face (he has a habit of picking things up and not remembering where he puts them)'s nothing that a dunking in a hot tub later won't fix...that's for sure.
And HELLO BUD....what can I say....didn't win the Grand National.....but hey he gave it his best shot....up with the front runners right from the start and well done to his 17 year old jockey...his first time round Aintree.....for steering them both safely home.....sadly pipped at the post by the maestro himself....Tony McCoy.....champion jockey umpteen times....15 Grand National rides and at last he did it....for a man who usually shows little could tell how much it meant to him.....there is no other race in the world like the Grand can have the best horse and jockey in the world but in the words of that famous Liverpool also need A LORRA LORRA LUCK to run flat out for 4 miles....jump 30 fences and make it home safe....and thankfully they all did.
And I loved that stubborn "throwing his toys out of the pram" fella that held up the start....had to be coaxed to approach the line and then dug his heels in and just stood there when they all took off at the gallop...well you've heard that saying "you can take a horse to water...but you can't make it drink"...just goes to prove to all those who say that racing is cruel.....there is nothing on this earth that will make half a ton of horse do what it doesn't want to do....something that all those included....who have found themselves rather unceremoniously unseated because the horse didn't want to play ball.....can relate to.
Catch up with you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxxx


  1. This is such a sweet card Kath, love it!

    And yes, I was on Hello Bud too, just out of the each way money, Sam T-D is going to be an amazing jockey one day. I'd also backed Eric's Charm as the local horse - oops such a lovely exberant jump at the first and couldn't land at that speed - daft old beggar. AP lives just up the road and he really is such a nice guy, there's none of that remoteness that you see on course.

    Good luck with finding those gloves LOL!

  2. very nice sketch ) And very good job! The card is very interesting ) I want to look at it again and more ) Thanks!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous card!!! BEAUTIFUL!! Love the colors!! =)
    Hugs, SannaS

  4. Wow... Fabulous card, Kath! Absolutely gorgeous! Hugs Delphine xx

  5. Great technique with the sponged background. Beautiful card, Kath :)

  6. omg the coloring on that wonderful image is scroll stoppingly beautiful TFS

  7. gorgeous Kath, love the colours on this one, great use of Tim's distress inks.. xxx

  8. Hi Kath....

    This is lovely hun I love the detail of her hat and the colours and stamp you have used are fab

    Emma xxx

  9. This is stunning Kath. Love that sweet image and the gorgeous colours you used.

    What a great day! Unfortunately I've been baking till about 7pm cos it's my turn for the teas at the rural this week. Also agm and I've a funny feeling that no-one else wants to be treasurer! There are worse jobs though.

    Kat xx

  10. Lovely card! So glad that Tim came to the rescue, would have hated to miss this one.

  11. Hiya Kath

    this is gorgeous! beautiful colourtones and awww how sweetis this image

  12. What a lovely card! The image is so sweet and such lovely colors!

  13. Oh wow Kath this is amazing!
    I love this sweet image and your colouring is superb!
    Gorgeous design and details!
    kim x

  14. Beautiful card Kath!

    Mrs Wonka xxx

  15. Just beautiful Kath!! Love the colors and great details!!! TFS


  16. Fab card as usual Kath, love the cute image and love your backing card, yours always looks good. Always think mine looks messy, something like my kids did when they were little. Practise and more practise needed. nnalorac.x

  17. OH Wow what a beautiful card Kath... love your delightful colouring of the fab image... tis wonderful!!
    Your cards are such an inspiration...I really need to get back to making some cos I always end up in a mad dash when there is a birthday on the Horizon... how bad am I.
    Too easily sidetracked...that's my problem :D
    Chris xx

  18. Hi Kath

    What a beautiful card, love th ecolour combination - perfect for this image.

    Hugs Ali x

  19. Hi Kath

    Gorgeous card. Beautiful colouring. Love it!

    Sue x


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hugs Kath xxx