Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Allsorts Challenge 57 ...A Little Sketchy

 Morning folks....time to share a card I made for the Allsorts Challenge this week following a fab sketch from my lovely bloggy bud Emma....such a simple sketch but I love it.....great for using up all those paper scraps that us crafters seem to hoard.

Papers....Delish Designs....Bistro Collection 
Image: Hero Arts....Artistic Borders
Sentiment: Hero Arts...Fill Your Heart

And after the button threading bonanza on Saturday.....I am still at it...and yes they are of the 4 hole variety....and something that you may have worked out for yourselves....I have a bit of a button fetish I fear... and can't bear for them not to be threaded....they look naked somehow.   These gorgeous papers caught my eye at Simply Create on Saturday......just had to have them....a girl deserves a little treat after all that button threading don't you think and how could I resist my favourite colour combo of the moment.....browns and blues....but I've turned over a new leaf.....got right in there and started chopping them up...it was difficult and had me out in a bit of a sweat but there is a new rule in the cubbyhole "no more stashing away....taking out to stroke and admire occasionally".....it's for using or else I will never work my way through the paper mountain.
Off for our morning stroll and I can't believe the weather here....it's supposed to be flaming June...the sun is supposed to be shining....it's supposed to be warm and toasty instead it's brass monkey weather...feels more like October....what happened....did I miss summer......have just looked out my cosy winter fleece and may even be grabbing my scarf on the way out the door.
A big thank you for all your lovely comments yesterday on the little sewing tidy....but as I said to the girls on Saturday....it isn't hard to be creative when you are working with such fabulous products from Hero Arts...Tim Holtz and Ranger.
Hugs Kath xxx
Edited to add: by the time it's taken me to have a shower....the wind has dropped.....the sky has cleared and the sun is out.....make up your mind Mr Weather


PinksyDoodles said...

Hi Kath,
This is absolutely gorgeous!
Clare x

Christine B. said...

Kath this is lovely. The colours are sutle but gorgeous. Never thought of using my papers like that, it works really well. xxHugs ChrisB

Sarah A said...


Another stunning creation to start the day with, love the colour combo and the beautiful flower and your dressed buttons.... LOL @ naked buttons, I know what you mean though!!

Have a great sunshiney day.

Sarah x

Crafting Queen said...

Great card, love how the flowers comes across the card and perfect placement of the buttons. The sun is out here but there is a chill in the air. Hope you and that beautiful furry baby have a lovely day today. Hugs Anesha

kathleen said...

Lovely card Kath love the colour combo.

Kathleen x

Janice said...

Another great card - so simple & yet so clever! Jx

Mummylade said...

the papers are really lovely, and the buttons too. Love how you've threaded them together

NGCARDS said...

Lovely card hun. As for the weather I'd gladly swap with you, Weve got clear blue skies and boiling hot heat and tbh I cant stand it lol xxx

Lin said...

Wonderful quilty-looking card, with your signature flower. LOVE that string of buttons; now everytime I see buttons, I always think of you giggling while stringing them. :)

Macpurp said...

i love how you string the buttons up, so they are not nekid!

beautiful card, i loved this sketch.

love tina x

Enfys said...

Loving this Kath, and as for your sewing box....Wowzers!
big hugs
En xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Kath

Another gorg creation by you - just love your style! I can see why you had to have those papers - I think they are lovely too.

The sun has been shining all day here in Essex (sorry about that) in fact its been a gorgeous day - so glad that the sun has come out for you too.


HoneyB said...

Hi Kath
You never cease to amaze me with every card and this is no exception. Love it. Must head out to Simply Create soon but I fear it will have to wait till next week as things here are hectic!
Thank for the offer of getting inky in the cubby that would be great
Lyn x

coops said...

another fantastic card kath, i love the simplicity of the layout and the threaded buttons are fab.luv coops.xx

SewSuzySew said...

Wonderful Card Kath!

If you create an official Tim Holtz Appreciation Society count me in ... I've been looking for something and thought he would be the man to ask so took the plunge and emailed him ... I had a response within the hour ... the man is just sooo FAB!

I was a fan before but even more so now!

Suze x

Sally said...

Another great card Kath. I love the sketch and my favourite colours.
Love it.
Hugs Sally xxx

G Peplow said...

Lovely interpretation of the great sketch in all beautiful:)xxx

Kathleen said...

Wow, what a fantastic card, I just love it.
Kath x

Margaret said...

Wow, wow and wow again!!! I love your card and it's in my fave colour combo too

brenda said...

Hi Kath

Another super card, liking the button threading.

Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Anonymous said...

Hiya sweet Kath...sorry I havent visit as often as I liked but things are a bit hectic with the upcoming events of our daughters Wedding!!!!!

I do love your gorgeous card...
Have a fabulous week:)xxx love to you and yours x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Kath

I never think to dress my buttons mine are all naked (very rude....lol) they look fab threaded and always look finished off maybe thats what mine are missing!
Great card hun loving the little hearts such a lovely touch....

Thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx