Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hero Arts Pairing Up Challenge

Morning folks....I really didn't think I would have anything to post today but my lovely buddy Agata over at the Hero Arts Flickr Group came to the rescue.   Agata and I were paired up together for the Hero Arts Pairing Challenge and when she sent me a Flickr mail late yesterday afternoon to say that her third and final card was ready....that was my problem solved...well almost... I still had to make my card.

isn't this gift bag absolutely gorgeous using the beautiful Hero Arts
Poetic Petals Image....

we had decided to use the Emboss Resist Technique which I love because it's another chance to get well and truly inky with my favourite Distress Inks and luckily my desk was covered with loads of Hero Arts Christmas Stamps and Timmie's Distress here is my "rushing at the last minute" fact I was in such a hurry to get a pic in what little daylight was left that I forgot to glitter my snowflake....a snowflake without glitter....oh the shame....that is almost as much of a sin as naked buttons

Hero Arts: Fabulous Flourish
Music Background
Sentiment: Merry Christmas Trees
Lace...cord and thread from Simply Create
Self Adhesive Gems from my stash
TH Distress Ink....Dusty Concord

I have a big dilemma which is driving me crackers...obviously I had to remove the lens cap from the camera before I could take this pic but where did I put it...I have turned the cubbyhole upside down....emptied the bin....pulled my storage units away from the wall and believe me that almost killed me...I've looked high and low and it's nowhere to be found..disappeared off the face of the planet.....and NO the Furry Boy hasn't eaten where the heck IS IT?????  One of life's little mysteries right enough.   My lovely bloggy buddy Anne is popping round this morning for a coffee....little does she know she will be on a "down on her hands and knees mission" to find the elusive Lens Cap before any coffee is served.
I know I promised you all a tutorial on the Poinsettia Christmas Hanger BUT I haven't had time to get it all put together.....big apologies folks but for anyone who is interested here is the template for the leaf shape in the meantime.

and you will need a 5" circle to place all the leaf shapes onto...
a little reminder of what it looked like....if you want to give it a go...and the red leaves are used flat

and what on earth is Mr Blogger playing at...throwing his toys out of the pram last week and preventing me from leaving comments with his Error 503 message....he seems to have got fed up of that one but now he is on a go slow uploading pics.....if it isn't one thing with that awkward sod it's another.   So while the going is good I spent last night with coffee and choccy digestives for company visiting some of my bloggy buddies over at WOYWW before he throws another spanner in the works.....nothing like a good snoop around other folks' workspaces....and before I forget it's only.....
sleeps and counting....
Catch up with you all tomorrow for a sneaky peek
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Beautiful cards Kath. So disappointed wont make it on Saturday.

  2. Will be having a bash at this Kath cause it's really pretty! Have you tried your trouser pockets? Enjoy your chin wag with Anne. nnalorac.xx

  3. oh pretty pretty - just my kinda colours too
    I recognise that lace :)
    and I'll see you in an hour and a quarter-ish, see if I can find that lens cap

  4. Love your card Kath and hope you find your lens cap. Thanks for the template and love the hanger. Hope Furry baby does not get the munches for your lens cap. Hugs to you both. Anesha :)

  5. This is gorgeous Kath. Just my colour! Agata's little gift bag is really pretty too.

    Have a lovely time with Anne and Debbi. Hope one of you can find the lens cap.

    I've had lots of trouble with Mr Blogger too. Couldn't find Mr Linky on the TG challenge from Saturday till Tuesday. By the time I found him there were over 100 entries to comment on!!

    Kat xx

  6. I can't believe you said "rush card" ... goodness, I wish all the cards I took forever over looked anywhere near as lovely as your card.

  7. Gorgeous card Kath, I love that soft pink.
    The Christmas haqnger looks wonderful.

  8. Very beautiful, both the card and the gift bag. Emboss resist is one of my most favourite techniques. Check your clothes for the cap. Years ago I stayed with my brother when he was stationed at RAF Leuchars and we went for a lovely forest walk, he also lost his lens cap and we spent the best part of an hour looking for it, only to find it in the turn up of his jeans!


  9. Wow such a beautiful card, Kath, totally adore the colours that you have used, and that lace is super duper delish :o)

    Love the hanger too, that is absolutely stunning!

    Hope that you find that pesky lens cap, I am always losing mine LOL.

    Hugs Tab xxx

  10. I LOVE that Poinsettia Christmas Hanger!!!!! Thanks for the tutorial

  11. thanks for the instructions Kath. See you Sat at Simply Create.

  12. Hi Kath , hope you've found your lens cap. I have a black hole in my craftroom. I sit at my chair don't move and If I drop a little stamp or that little tiny embellishment just to finish your card off. I never ever find the pesky things. Love your card today its beautiful and so is Agata's lovely gift bag. Hugs x Chrisb

  13. What pretty crafting !!! love it !
    greetings, martina

  14. Gorgeous Miss Kath..fab tutorial....
    I always do that with my lens cap!!!haha....sure you havent put it inside the card????
    Iv even put mine in my freezer before now????lol...
    Have a lovely Friday :) x

  15. WOW such fab eye candy as usual Kath... love everything...such gorgous colours and a snowflake without glitter... well you can be forgiven when the card is so gorgeous missus :D
    Chris xx

  16. Absolutely stunning love them both.Love that poinsetta,would love to make one.Hugs, n cuddles to the

  17. Beautiful card Kath, stunning flourish ;O) the gif bag is wonderful too.
    Hope you find the lense cap . . but glad I'm not the only one losing things: I swear there's a poltergeist here!

  18. I love the cards and thanks for the info on the wreath. It looks like a lot of fun.

  19. good luck finding that lens cover - I hate when that happens!

  20. Hi Kath,
    Stunning card !!!
    thanks for sharing re the flower wreathy thing!! lol
    Suzie QX

  21. Hi Kath, what a beautiful card by Agatta and yours is simply stunning too, love that music background!

  22. What a gorgeous paper flower! You have some lovely samples on your blog...I especially love your doggy...hes just too cute! Thanks for sharing! Sam x

  23. Hi Kath, back on after a visit from Mr BT. Love the gift back it is so so feminine and pretty. Good to hear someone else is as forgetful as me, I usually find this type of thing in the dogs bed, very often chewed!