Monday, September 20, 2010

Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Morning folks....well it's been a dreary cold and wet weekend here in the North East of Scotland and apart from a visit on Saturday to see the grandkiddies I've spent most of my time holed up in the cubbyhole trying to tick some more crafty stuff off that never ending list....but hey a girl needs a bit of relaxation and fun and in my book that means making a challenge card or two.
The challenge this week over at Daring Cardmakers has been set by my lovely bloggy bud and Funky Hand teamie Kathy and she wants to see the main elements of the card being things that fly flutter hover or waft about there "up there in the sky" so a perfect excuse to use one of my favourite Hero Arts Clear Stamp Sets..


Hero Arts: Dots and Flowers Design Block
Old Letter Writing
Butterflies: Antique Engravings
Sentiment: Thinking Of You
Pearls: Hobby House
And talking of pearls I have just noticed that another of the little blighters has escaped on it's way to the photographic posh.....I don't think's the windowsill in the old cubbyhole which gets great natural light all day.  
Have you noticed how much the nights are drawing in and it will soon be time for the clocks to change again. I love the cold wintry nights and like nothing better than snuggling up with my bundle of golden deliciousness...the wind howling outside and my nose stuck in a good book.  I am a big fan of anything Thriller or Mystery and particularly like John Grisham....Patricia Cornwell and Karin Slaughter but having read Paul O'Grady's first autobiography...."At My Mother's Knee" which was hysterical I just had to get this one.....

and if it is half as good.....I will be a great read.   Love his style of just get the feeling that you are sitting in a comfy armchair across the fireside from Paul and he is telling you his life story....I could hear his voice all the way through the book and I guarantee you will split your sides laughing.....just as well I am only a few steps away from the bedtime reading for the next week sorted.   And before you ask that is not a pic of Buddy on my bedside's my last bundle of golden deliciousness....the sweetest boy Ben who died four years ago and I still miss him every day.    He was my constant companion when I ran my ceramic business sleeping under the table while I worked...a real character and loved by all who came to classes probably because they all spoiled him rotten with treats....he was so obedient and didn't have one hooligan bone in his body unlike the resident furry boy but just like children you never get two the same and I love my current bundle of furriness every bit as much.   See you all tomorrow.
Hugs Kath xxx
Edited to add....oops forgot to mention it's only


Mervi said...

Wow so fabulous card! Beautiful butterflies;-))m

jules said...

gorgeous card!!!love the buuerflies!

Cynthia said...

Oh so beautiful Kath, the monochrome look is perfect for the butterflies. If you want really windy weather you should be here, it's been howling for the last 3 days and we're supposed to be in springtime!


Monique said...

Beautiful card!
Love the butterflies!

nnalorac said...

This is beauuuutifuuul Kath, I love these butterflies, was just saying to hubby the other night when I switched on the lamps in the sunroom, how I loved the cosy feel the room has at this time of year. I love a good stormy night, the snow dinging on and the wind howling. We never forget past faithful friends, my last westie never left my side and we often speak of her, my new one, he to is a hooligan. nnalorac.xx

Anesha said...

Beautiful card Kath, love the colours. Hope Buddy is doing well, big hug to him. Anesha :)

jodpea said...

Chris Evans (Radio 2) has a nominated today "national day of counting down to stuff" n I immediately thought of u... n u aint even mentioned it today!!! lol

Christine B. said...

Lovely card with those beautiful butterflies . Love the brown with the pale blue. Lovely combination. Thanks again for that lovely stamp I have made my first card with it.Hugs ChrisB x

Jane said...

Love your flutterby card Kath...I am looking forward to getting my nose stuck in that book too! Loved his first one and sooooo glad he is back on telly! He's hilarious!

coops said...

stunning card kath.the butterflies are beautiful and gorgeous soft colours.
we like the same sort of books too :)

xx coops xx

Lynda said...

Oh Kath this is absolutely beautiful - love the soft subtle colours. Thanks for joining us at Daring Cardmakers.

Love Lynda xxx

Debs said...

Beautiful card Kath - I love the soft colours and I adore butterflies.
Have a wonderful day.
Debs xx

NGCARDS said...

Gorgeous card hun, Im also looking forward to reading Paul O'Grady's 2nd autobiography xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Kath, I love your butterfly card and the dots and flowers stamp is great. You're so right about no 2 dogs being the same and them being great company. I have been bags under my crafting table for the wee horrors!

weewiccababe said...

Hi mum,
beautiful card, those butterflies are gorgeous.
have a great day

~ Ali ~ said...

Simply gorgeous everything about it. Hugs Ali x

Anonymous said...

Oh, its absolutely beautiful. :)


Clare said...

Gorgeous butterflies - I love the delicate colours on your card.

Macpurp said...

this is such a beautiful card. I really love it.

I was looking at Pauls book the other day, must pick it up.

Ben looks so handsome, they stay in our hearts don't they, and are all so different, I miss my old girls.

Love to you & Buddy

Teen xx

Ann Rosie said...

Another gorgeous creation from Chez Kath - beautiful soft colours.

Speak to you soon.

Kat said...

This is gorgeous Kath. Love all these butterflies.

I know what you mean about dogs. Our Lab Maddy is nothing like our last one. He was brilliant with kids and very laid back.

Kat xx

Sarpreet said...

hi Kath, this is gorgeous

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Kath, love the motion of the butterflies.


Rein said...

Gorgeous card,
love the design, the papers work so well together.
thanks for playing!


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