Thursday, September 8, 2011

De-stressing with Distress...

Morning folks...after yesterday's coffee all over the floor fiasco which perhaps wasn't the disaster I first thought...the carpet badly needed a bit of TLC and is now looking all spick and span...gone are all those horrible spilt on the floor gluey sticky bits but afterwards I was badly in need of a de-stress session and what better way than to have a play with some of my Hero Arts which have been sadly neglected of late and my favourite ink pads...
And a chance to enter this month's Hero Arts contest....


but it had to be a quickie so I grabbed one of my absolute favourites...Delicate Blossoms

no time either for faffing about with colouring..shading and blending...grab Distress Inks..Wild Honey...Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo...some Cut and Dry and it's done in minutes...
the paper is from Hero Arts Earth Hues Designer Pack with Papermania Kraft card stamped with Hero Arts Canvas Stripes (another favourite) behind the window...

And it's decision time...what clothes do I need to pack for my little crafy jaunt this weekend...do I take lots of winter woolies and spend the weekend hot and bothered...do I deck myself out for glorious sunshine and end up with goose pimples the size of Card Candi...will I need a rain jacket and wellies or do I do what I always do empty half the wardrobe in the suitcase and hope for the best.  And should I take my slippers...my feet are likely to be throbbing by the time I check out each and every stand with my cubbyhole chief stash buyer hat on so if you spot a little old lady shuffling along in her slippers....don't worry it's only me.
Catch up with you all tomorrow 
Hugs Kath xxx

24 comments:

Fluffles said...

Beautiful card Kath, & I love the new look blog. Jx

Jilly said...

A perfect card for best friend. Those orange flowers will make smile on your friend 's face, I 100% sure about it. Great work with less than three colours.
porn blocker

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Beaut card there Kath and do have heaps of fun shuffling along in your slippers as you buy all the yummy stash - guess you will make us green next week with all your goodies! love the colours on this card too, Shaz in Oz.x

Anja's weblog said...

Wow, beautiful card!

Hugs
Anja

weewiccababe said...

gorgeous card Kath, and I need to try that colouring - looks quicker than promarkers
Debz
x

Carol D said...

Fabulous Card as usual Kath.
Love the colours, that could be my Autumn wardrobe.

Enjoy your visit to Harrogate wish I was going,say hello to Lynda Morland for me. just take lots of layers to take off or on as needed. Remember the tiny case you had when you came to visit me, and that was in Feb. leave lots of room for some goodies though.

Big Hugs Carol xxx

Squirrel x said...

Oh hun, this is stunning! Have yourself a blast in Harrogate, with or without slippers! Hugs Sxx

Ribbon Girl said...

Love that card Kath, the colour is gorgeous, really rich and pretty at the same time and I like how you coloured it in! Watch out for another shuffler on Sunday at Harrogate! Mary G x

lilyf said...

Beautiful card Kath. Love the colours you have used too. Hope you have a fun filled weekend and come home with lots of new goodies!!!

loftylass said...

Beautifully simple Kath... love it... my favourite colours. Enjoy Harrogate (wish I was going) no doubt you'll be sharing your treats with us.
Hugs
Heather
x

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous Kath, you've done a fab job on the flower inking, love it! Enjoy the comfort o a pair of crafty slippers! Have a great time. Carolxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my this is divine Kath!
Absolutely love your distressing and your design is perfect!
Have a great time this weekend! Just wish I could join you with my slippers!
hugs
kim x

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Kath. Any friend would be so proud to receive a card like this.I'd pack abit of both if I were you.Plenty of comfort for your tootsies is not a bad thing.Have a good day.Love Debbie x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Fantastic card as usual Kath. Love the colours.

DEFFO take your slippers!

Hugs, Sandra x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Slippers deffo hun !!!!

Em xxx

kathleen said...

Afternoon Both.Love your card Kath.
Hope all is going well today.
Kathleen x

Lee said...

i adore the blog and the Gorgeous pics of Buddy he is soooo handsome.Love this card everything about it is BEAUTIFUL.Hugs xx Cuddles for the Big Furry Boy.xx

Lynda said...

Stunning card Kath - defo take the slippers this weekend!

Love Lynda xxx

Archies Mum said...

Gorgeous card, love how you've coloured those flowers. Have never tried that technique but I really like the look of it. Love the colours you've chosen for your flowers.

Paula (PEP) said...

That card just glows - the colouring of that flower is a dream & I love the way that rusty coloured ribbon really draws out the deep orange tones of the flower's centre.
Hope you get what you need in that suitcase.
Paula (PEP)

Christine B. said...

Hi Kath, love your beautiful card . Those colours are lovely for this tume of year. Must try that colouring idea, it looks like it could be done in a short time. Have a great time at Harrogate and a safe journey. Hugs x ChrisB

Bev said...

No should about it missus - get them slippers packed, them and clean nix and you're sorted rofl. See you soon x

Kat said...

Stunning card Kath. I love that image, you can get so many different looks with it.

Kat xx

Arlene said...

Beautiful card - everything about it, I love!

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