Monday, July 23, 2012

Less Is More Challenge...Week 77

Morning folks...crikey here's a surprise and let me tell you no-one is more surprised than me...despite being up to my eyeballs in stitchy stuff...I've managed to make a challenge card.  I'm sitting amidst piles of fabric...felt...buttons and ribbons stitching the hours away and what a stroke of luck that this week's challenge over at Less Is More just happens to be...
I can't share any of the stitching projects yet so it was time to dig out some embossing of my favourite On The Edge pad...pricking tool and buttons...

you may not know but one of my crafty pet hates is anything stuck down at a jaunty angle...especially a sentiment crafty mates know only too well that I am likely to go off on a little rant when confronted with said my humble opinion it just looks WRONG...drawing your eye to the sentiment instead of the image which you may have spent hours colouring but hey each to their own and sometimes you have to tear up your own rule book...confront your demons and eat a little bit of humble for all those fellow members of the "SAY NO TO THE JAUNTY ANGLE club...I have NOT gone over to the dark just didn't on this occasion look right STRAIGHT.
It's been a very sad start to the cup of cheer is running on has a way of bringing you right back down to earth with a reminder that your world can be turned upside down in a heart goes out to the parents of the young lad who died after being struck by a delivery van in Westhill at the the family and friends of one of the sweetest girls I've had the pleasure to know...Suzanne (35) who tragically lost her courageous 7 year battle with cancer and to Gordon from Once Upon A Stamp who with family and friends will be gathering today to celebrate the life of Gordon's soulmate and partner of 20 years...the one-in-a-million lovely lad Robert. Farewell Suzanne and have touched the hearts of all who knew'll be sorely missed.
And my thought for today...
when life gets you's time to pull on your big girl knickers and deal with it...
 don't get your knickers in a solves nothing...
just makes you walk funny...
I'll see you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Hi Kath, so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend too, it has been a bad day for you but I guess you are right about the big knickers.

    On a happier note, your card is beautiful, that is a wonderful die and your stitching is perfect to set the card off. Like the touch of colour too.

    Extra big crafty hugs, Anne xx

  2. ...oh gosh how awful life can be at times, sorry to hear these sad events that touch your life, all we can do is do the best we can with what we've got cos you never know when it's going to be taken from you...the on-th-edge sewing kit is so cool and looks great across your card, loVing the buttons, a super make...Mel :)

  3. Morning Kath. Beautiful card:) it's been such a sad weekend here, after the boy was knocked down. I hugged my Rachie Lou an extra bit tighter :( was devastated to hear it was one of the children who went to her school so she knew him and so did I from helping at school :( my heart goes out to his family. Realised I still have your stamp press!! So sorry but I'll pop up with it this week
    Lyn xxx

  4. Beautiful card love the sewing theme and the layout is fantastic. Caroline xxx

  5. I'm sorry to hear about the recent loss of your friend. So many families touched with the loss of a loved one, such sadness.
    I do agree with the knickers sayings though, how else do we go on.
    Your card is lovely and the "wonky angle" of the wording looks right, well if you think about it, it's straight on the scissors, so I don't know if it still counts as wonky?
    I hope your day improves.
    Look out for the postie today or tomorrow, he may bring you a smile.
    Alexandra x

  6. So true Kath about the Big Knickers... such sad news for you the loss of two friends and the tragic loss of a young life..thinking of you and all the families involved x x x

    I do love your card.. sewing theme for me is a winner everytime.. Hugs May x x x

  7. Sorry day for you Kath. Sending hugs. Fab card, used this die last night, love it. Like the way you addede the button on top and great embossing and pricking.

  8. Sew lovely Kath, sending a hug. Carolxx

  9. Sorry to hear about your friend and the other lives cut short. Love your card. Hope you and Buddy have a lovely day. Hugs aNesha

  10. Hi Kath - such a brilliant card for the challenge - I've been trying to put something together in my mind but failing miserably - this is just fab. Sorry for your loss. Big Hugs xx

  11. Sorry to hear about all your sad news, hope things look up for ou soon. Great card,

    Rebecca x

  12. I LOVE this card Kath, just totally stunning.
    Sorry to hear your sad news and I my heart goes out to all the friends and relatives who have lost loved ones.
    Thanks so much for your thought for the day, it was just what I needed too!!

    Hugs Sue

  13. Well it was so wonky I didn't notice it whereas I would certainly have done had it been straight!!
    Take care - life is fragile indeed.
    Consider yourself hugged by a tiny Viking.
    Paula (PEP)

  14. Hi Kath,
    Life can be pretty c..p at times (excuse my French). Such sad news.
    I always say make the best of now as you never know what's around the corner.
    Your LIM card is gorgeous. I love this On the Edge die and the addition of the button is perfect.
    Lots of love Linda xx

  15. One day at a time one step at a time.

    I love this project. I've never sewn on any papercrafts YET. You have inspired me to give it a go with this one.
    Thanks for sharing more

  16. I'm so pleaded that our challenge suited all the accoutrements you had to hand this week Kath... and I was so sorry to read of the sad pieces of news you had to relate.
    Condolences to all concerned.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More

  17. Great card Kath, love that edge die.

    I was sad to hear about that wee boy. Really feel for his family. Bit close to home isn't it? Sad for the families of the two adults too. My 95 year old auntie has been in hospital in Glasgow for a couple of weeks but my sister-in-law has been reassuring me this evening that's she's a bit better. Worrying when you're so far away.

    Kat xx

  18. Hi Kath, I like your card and no flowers this time, it's really cute.

  19. Cute, cute, cute! Love the sewing implements!

  20. YOur card is simly super and the jaunty angle (love it or hate it) looks just fine to me!

    So sorry to hear of your losses and my thoughts are with the families of Suzanne and Rob - good to hear though that your big knickers will see you through