Monday, August 9, 2010

Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Morning folks and hey can't believe it's Monday already...after a long weekend of fun....trauma and's back to work and a bizzzzeeee week ahead.    I didn't think I would have any time to play along at any challenges this week but had a quick personal card to make and I think it rather fits the bill for one of my favourite challenges.
As it's the beginning of another month it's time for the August Birthstone Challenge over at Daring Cardmakers and joining the lovely girls at DCM this month as Guest Designer is...the one and only Julia the lady who has taken the bloggy world by storm with her fabulous WOYWW....pop over on Wednesday...see what it's all about and join in the's become another of my addictions....well being a bit of a nosey mare I can't resist having a rummage around in everyone else's crafty space

is the national gem of Egypt and the ancient egyptians called it "the gem of the sun"
associated with love, truth, faithfulness and loyalty...fame, dignity and protection

Background stamped with Hero Arts... Dots and Flowers in TH Distress...Brushed Corduroy
Sizzix Frame Back Ornate stamped with Hero Arts... Heartfelt Messages in Versamark and embossed with Detail White.....then coloured with TH Distress Peeled Paint
Stem Image: Hero Arts...Scattered Leaves
Flowers: Prima
Pearls: Hobby House
Sentiment: Hero Arts...Thinking of You

and of course after die cutting the frame I am left with the negative....can't throw it away so perhaps I can sneak in a little play with this pad of gorgeous gorgeous papers that just jumped right into my basket at Simply Create ....I did protest but to no was coming home with me regardless
and I wish you could feel the texture on the flocked papers.....I think they may just be of  "the take out and stroke occasionally variety"....don't think I can bring myself to cut into them.

but the long list of things to do isn't going to get any shorter if I sit here much after our morning stroll it is definitely a nose to the grindstone kind of a day and tonight I must sit down and try and visit all my lovely bloggy buddies and catch up with all their gorgeous creations......and do you know what's going right at the top of my Christmas Wish List......more time please.
Catch up with you all later.
Hugs Kath xxx


Ann Rosie said...

Gorgeous card Kath - love the soft greens!
Can't wait to see what you do with the papers you bought on Friday, think they'll definitely need to be on the shopping list next visit.


martina's kaartjes said...

Really great ! Love the colours ! Perfect as always.
Greetings, Martina

Denise said...

Good morning Kath and the lovely Buddy. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card. Green isn't a colour I generally go for. Funnily enough I'm wearing a new top today which I bought yesterday which happens to be green (The only green item in my wardrobe). I bought it because I liked the shade which happens to be Peridot. i think I might just join in the daring cardmakers challenge myself.have a great day, hugs and tickles behind the ears - Denise & Meg

Marja Sch said...

Gorgeous card Kath wonderful stamping and embossing. Hugs Marja

Anesha said...

Beautiful card Kath. Love those papers and can understand how they got into your basket. Hope Buddy has a lovely walk and tell him he is missed in blogland! Hugs Anesha

kathleen said...

Beautiful card Kath the image and colours are just gorgeous.
Have a good day.

kathleen x

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Kath and Buddy good morning to you both. Hope you had a lovely weekend. The card is gorgeous love the flowers and the rubber stamping the background. Love your new papers that just happened to pop in your basket lol. Looks like a touchy feely paper so I wouldn't want to use it Big Hugs.

Kat said...

Beautiful card Kath. I always love your colour combos and these flowers look gorgeous.

I think we'd all like more time. I've got a day off today and going off to Crathes Castle soon followed by tea in Banchory. And what have I achieved this morning? Nothing at all!!! Internet connection still playing up and had to be switched off and back on again before I could get on my own blog. Grrr...

Kat xx

Serendipity Stamping said...

This is a lovely soft card! Beautiful color combo.

Lin said...

Your card is lovely, Kath! Peridots are my Mom's and 2 sisters' birthstones, and I think it's pretty anyway, so I love it even more. Beautiful paper, too!

Barb said...

Really love this card today, Kath! The colors, mix of stamps and pretty flowers with pearls all make for one gorgeous card! Thanks for continuing to inspire me!

Christine B. said...

A beautiful card today Kath. Love the colours.Look forward to seeing how you use your gorgeous papers. x XChrisB

Lynda said...

Another totally stunning card Kath - thanks for playing along with us at DCM. Can't think why you tried to resist that paper pad either - very lush.

Love Lynda xxx

Sue said...

Hi Kath
wow a stunning card, very delicate, gorgeous flowers, sue

Sarah A said...

Gorgeous card Kath, completely understand how those lucious papers made their way into your basket - I have a stash full of stuff like that!

Sarah x

coops said...

fantastic card kath.the flowers are beautiful and my fav colour is green.
i love your new papers.,they look really opulent.

xx coops xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Kath I'm waving back at you frantically too - from my exalted GD position - can you tell how much I'm loving the letters after my name!!! Your card is just beautiful, really suits the meaning of the stone and of course, so much lovely detail. Thanks for being a DCM Challenge gal! And if you have any trouble with those new papers.....

glitterangel said...

Gorgeous card, I just love that background x