Sunday, May 9, 2010

Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Morning folks....hope you are all having a fabulous weekend and that the sun has got his hat on where you are too...we had a glorious sunshiney day yesterday but the dark clouds are gathering this morning and it's par for the course we never get 2 days the same in Bonnie Scotland.   Spent a lovely day yesterday pottering around in the garden and it's lovely to see all the plants springing into life again after a long and harsh winter.....just need some serious sun and heat now and we will then believe it is summer.
We have an expression in this neck of the woods....
"ne'er cast a clout until May be oot"
(don't discard your warm winter clothing)
and there is a bit of a dispute whether it means the end of the month of May or the blossom appearing on the Hawthorn (May) tree.....but whatever it means....won't be discard anything's a tad chilly here.
It's the first challenge of the month over at Daring Cardmakers and that means it's the birthstone for May..

Prized since ancient times, a fine emerald can be more expensive
 than a high quality diamond of the same carat weight."

Don't know if you could quite call this colour Emerald...more like
Peridot but hey ho..I couldn't find any Emerald papers so I am claiming artistic licence once again...
Hero Arts: Branch Background
Old Letter Writing
Stripes Background
Big & Small Flowers
Thinking of You

And look what I received...this cute award from my lovely Dutch bloggy buddy..... Marja.....

thank you so much Marja for your lovely kind words....I really do appreciate you thinking of me....I would love to own a pair of Dutch way would "The Budster" be able to steal these....oh yes he is back to running off with my slippers again.....because the CROCS have gone to shoe heaven....worn right through on the sole.   The wrist is feeling slightly less painful so fingers crossed the crafty conveyor belt will be back on full speed ahead soon.
Catch up with you all tomorrow when I will featuring my samples for the latest download at Funky Hand.....Flutterby Flowers Digi Stamps.....running seriously behind on this's only been released for a week and I am doing "my coo's tail" thing again....sorry Anice.
Hugs Kath xxx


Unknown said...

What a stunning background, well the whole card is stunning.
We are grey and chilly down in Devon today, so think I will have a craft day!
Take care of your wrist.
Georgie xx

pinky said...

Morning Kath, this is absolutely stunning, those stamps are gorgeous and you have laid it all out so perfectly. Hope your wrist is improving.

Jo said...

Another lovely card Kath, I bought that flower set yesterday, its fab isn't it!! We have the same saying down here in the depths of Wiltshire too, but it's cold and wet here!! Enjoy your Sunday. Hugs Jo x

Vicky said...

It's lovely Kath, really pretty. :)xx

Marley said...

Wow really beautiful card! Love the colors and the image is just great xx Marley

Sarah A said...

Hi Kath

Wow what a stunner, I love all shades of green and especially love emeralds! Your artistic licence isn't too stretching on this one!

Loving those clogs too, aren't they cute! Oh I have many a pair of shoes happily clopping around shoe heaven and some that should really be there but I can't bear to part with, hahaha!

Sarah x

Crafting Queen said...

Fab card Kath, love the background. Anesha

Daisychain said...

Great card Kath, glad the wrist is feeling a bit better. I'm not casting my clout until May is definately out as it's so grey and chilly here in Dorset still. Hugs Christine x

Sarpreet said...

wow! this is absolutely gorgeous, and lovely colour combination, i dont have too many cards in this colour

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning. I love everything about it. :)


SaggiSoo said...

Hi Kath

Lovin the card and green is my favourite colour! I know it's not a bright green but you make the cards look fab no matter what the colour.

Have a great Sunday.

Sue x

Becky said...

What a fabulous card..Love this flowr and the design of the card..

Debs said...

Loving this card Kath, not often you see greens used, its great. Debs

Kathy said...

Ahhh Kath - I do believe the peridot might be coming along a bit later in the year hehehe
Whatever shade of green these colours are, they work together to make a lovely, lovely card

Lynda said...

You always pull out the stops and make such a special card for our Dare - this is fabulous Kath - love the leafy background and the beautiful flower.

Love Lynda xxx

Lythan said...

SO pretty Kath. I do love how you can use layers of stamps so well Thanks for going green with DCM this week :)

Saskia said...

Beautiful card Kath!!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Kat said...

This is gorgeous Kath. Love the colours and lovely image.

I love emeralds and that just happens to be my birthstone!

Kat xx

Anonymous said...

I love the stamping and beautiful colours...Hope your having a fun weekend:)x

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Absolutely wonderful card, and I love the shading on that lovely flower, xx

Macpurp said...

this is beautiful, i really love that shade of green .

I must admit to having a cardi and the heating on.

Love to you & Buddy

Teen & co xx

Lin said...

What a nice mix of stamps on this one, Kath! Love the green, whatever you choose to call it. Glad to hear you're on the mend; don't overdo, now!

Kim Piggott said...

So in love with this card!
That colouring is just gorgeous and your design amazing!
kim x

Moon Starr said...

Hi Kath, was sent the link to your blog from my mate SarahK. We'd used this stamp at a class at The Glitter Pot just yesterday! I too, love Daring Cardmakers Blog and have entered a couple myself. I really like this card, green is a lovely calm colour. I'll add you to my blog list - really love it x