Saturday, May 29, 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 103

Morning folks and I am still recovering from my mega stress day yesterday....but more about that's Saturday...time to look out your Penny Blacks for another challenge over at Penny Black Saturday.
A fabulous response to last week's challenge and boy did you all rock the "Lots of Dots" challenge...I apologise if I didn't get around to visiting you all towards the end of the week due to broadband going AWOL.
Sadly we are saying goodbye this week to our lovely guest designer for the month of May....the mega talented's been a pleasure having Janiel on the team and like me I'm sure you have enjoyed all the gorgeous inspiration she shared with us all.
And the last challenge for the month of May is......

I bet you have all been spending lots of time recently in the garden
and hope the weather where you are is still summery.....we are now in monsoon season here I think...but you may need your shades to view my card this week....I have gone all bright and sunny

Papers: Prima Rusted "Laguna Beach"
Image: Penny Black....Gifts For You
Flowers: TH Alterations...Tattered Flowers overstamped with Hero Arts Tiny Jubilee Dots
Sentiment: Letraset Rub-on Alphabet
Velvet Ribbon....American Crafts

and we have another fabulous prize for one lucky winner
15% lifetime discount voucher from
where you will find a huge selection of our beloved Penny Blacks

Now onto the broadband saga....well believe me folks this card will not be sent to BT....they certainly didn't fill my day with sunshine.     Just as I was getting ready to upload this week's my post and the one for Penny Black Saturday....I discovered I had no broadband connection.....according to my computer....everything was OK but the only light showing on the hub was the power light.    So I started doing some checking.....restarted the go....checked the phone line and all extensions..all working...checked the ASDL's....all it was time to brace myself and call Broadband Help.   And of course....they treat you like a 2 year old.....crawl under your desk...unplug this that and the other.....well I was having none of it....didn't have time to spend hours on the phone whilst I had a 3 year old running riot around the house.
Explained that I had already done all these checks and although I am by no means a computer expert....I ain't no numptie either...and I suspected that there was a fault with the line.   Off he went to check and called back 15 minutes later.....yes I was right...he would pass it on to the Network Connection team.....they would investigate and have me reconnected within 48 hours......well that was like a red rag to a way Jose....I am paying a princely sum each month for my broadband connection and I am not waiting 48 hours to be it was time to use the ploy that worked so well last time....if it isn't back on by tonight...I will be moving my account.....and hey presto back in business by take note folks....if you ever have to do battle with BT...the money trick works every time.
And a big thank you to my lovely teamie Jacqui for doing today's post and saving me from a stress induced heart attack.....boy oh boy I was in major panic mode.   But all's well that ends well and I could then enjoy the rest of the day singing and dancing along with Oliver while watching our favourite film...Jungle Book.  Can't wait to see what you all create this week and will be popping over to pay you all a visit.
Today is a rather special little Sis has just joined the ranks of us Senior Citizens.....or the Old Farts Club...whichever way you want to put it.....can't post her card I know she creeps across here sometimes for a read.....but will share tomorrow and if you are reading this Sis......HAPPY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY...LOVE YOU LOADS and will see you later today for a big birthday hug.
Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


Saskia said...

Lovely card!
Have a nice weekend!

Saskia :)

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card as every Kath. Hope your sister has a wonderful birthday. Glad you got your broadband back, Sky is just the same!
Hope you have a great day and hi to Buddy. Anesha :)

Suzie Q said...

Hi Kath,
super duper card, lovely colours and great fence!!!
Suzie qx

Marja Sch said...

Oh my what a wonderful card. So many wonderful details and fabulous stamping. Hugs Marja

Nicki said...

Gorgeous card Kath, I love those summery colours, very pretty.

Nicki, xx

cats whiskers said...

Morning Kath dear, I love love love this card sweetie the colours and flowers are just stunning. So glad you are bak on thenet it must have been so stressful. Happy Birthday to your Sister and welcome to the old Farts Club I love it never had so much fun since I turned 60
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Ania - "Z Papieru Tworzone" said...

Beautiful work.
I invite you to my new blog
Greetings from Polish.

ursula Uphof said...

Again a lovely car. Hope no more broadband hassles and Happy birthday to your sister. Have a great time with her.

ursula Uphof said...

Sorry finger problems. It is the CARD that is lovely.

Beth said...

Beautiful card Kath! The colours are fab and I love the little fence. I'm glad you're back online and sorted now and enjoying the BH weekend!

Love Beth xx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card as ever kath - fab image and colours. Glad you got the broadband sorted out so you could share it with us! Have a great weekend
Pauline x

Lynda said...

Oh it's gorgeous Kath and I love all the extra stamping details you've added. Broadband is a very sore point here - glad you've got yours sorted out.

Love Lynda xxx

G Peplow said...

I love your card Kath, what sunshiny colours all warm and welcoming, xx

Bev said...

I just had to stop by today and say how much I LOVE this card Kath - it has such a happy feel-good factor to it. xx

Joey said...

Hiya Kath

gorgeous card lovely and bright! Happy Birthday to your Sister.

KraftyKaren said...

Really beautiful card, love the sunny colours.

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to visit my blog last week and leaving a comment for me. It was very much appreciated.

NGCARDS said...

Lovely card hun, glad you managed to get back with us after all that palavar with BT! xxx

Anonymous said...


Lin said...

Another wonderful card - love that picket fence! And all those flowers are the new TH dies? Oh-oh, I'm in trouble again :)

Val said...

Hi Kath

Fun card, love all the elements, especially the flowers round the fence. What a lovely idea.

Andrea said...

so wonderful!

coops said...

a really gorgeous card kath, i love the colours and the little picket fence and fab flowers.the image is great.luv coops.xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Kath

Gorgeous card - as always, and so pleased to read that you gave BT what for - will remember your advice if ever the need arise (but hopefully it wont!!) would hate to be without the internet!

Its so cold in Essex this afternoon that I've had to put my heating on!!!!!!!!! Last weekend basking in gorgeous sunshine today heating on again!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Barb said...

So glad everything with your internet is now working , Kath! Must have been like a nightmare! Way to give it to BT! Your card today is so delightful! Such charming elements! I love all those flowers and the softness of the ribbon! Pretty color combo too! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Kath I love your Gorgeous card!!!!!
"Happy Happy Birthday" to your sister!!!!
Happy BH Weekend:)xxx

Janneke said...

Beautiful card Kath ;0)

Have a great weekend!

Janneke X

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Kath,
Sue x

Macpurp said...

i love the orange and blue together, and the wee picket fence is magic.

love this.

love tina x

Unknown said...

Greetings,Kath.I love your sweet "mousy" card,flowers and esp, the picket fence. I used to say,"I don't want a big house_just one with a picket fence around.
Your coloring is beautiful.
i usually start my day with visiting your blog. I live alone with my precious baby<a 7lb. Maltese. Hug Buddy for me.

Kim Piggott said...

Hi Kath,
Oh this card is so wonderful I can't stop drooling!
Such a cute image and your design and detail are stunning!
So glad you are online again and happy birthday to your sister!
kim x

Little K Smith said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Adore the image and love the gorgeous summery colours. Fab flowers and lovely velvet ribbon too.

Mephisto said...

WOW hun,
thats a really stunning card.


Kat said...

Great card as usual Kath. Love that image, it's so cute. Love your choice of colours.

Kat xx

Lisa Summerhays said...

Great coloring and I love the layout!

helencreaty1 said...

hi kath, your card is beatiful and the mice stamp too, and I love how the papers flowers look, their colour match the backing paper =),
have a nice day,

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card!!beautiful coloring, colors and papera. Love your flowers.

Sue said...

Kath, love the sunny yellow and the cute mouse image. Beautiful coloring too.

PS: Blow pens were made for kids, they come in sets of different colors and when you blow on one end they leave splotches. The closer to the paper the smaller the splotches...hee hee, thought I needed to explain......

My goodness, the desserts at your Sisters party looked delish!!