Sunday, April 26, 2009

Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Morning folks....a very productive day in the garden yesterday.....just pottering around tidying up here and there....I just love this time of year when everything is bursting into life and so green until the sun decided it had done enough for one day and the heavens opened....so back indoors to get some housey things done....the boring things....like dusting and ridding the carpets of the billions of hairs that "The Budster" releases into the atmosphere every minute.....don't know why he isn't bald as a coot......and it will probably be just as dusty and hairy tomorrow again.....well enough of my waffling it's time to share another card.....
The challenge this week on Daring Cardmakers has been set by my lovely Funky Hand teamie....the uber talented LYTHAN and I had great fun with this one...after a little bit of a panic.......
SUPERSIZE ME
the idea being to use super size embellishments on your card....
bonus points for extra large flowers...
oh dear another problem ....I don't have any super sized flowers...
gave them all away because I thought I would never use them...
so a little bit of improvisation was called for

Paper: Bo Bunny....."Back to Backs".....Blush Dots
Image: & Sentiment: Pink Petticoat...a freebie from Liz
her Tweet Thoughts birdie
Button and thread from stash
and the
Supersize Flower came from here.....

a box of Bridal Petal Confetti I bought many moons ago
at my local Wholesale Florist......and have never used it.....
OK I had to build up each petal but it gave a lovely layered look
and turned out rather gorgeous....don't you think
BUT I just knew when I bought it....it would come in handy
someday and if you believe that...you will believe anything.....
and how much was it......£1.95....yes for hundreds of petals

And what have I got planned for today......steam cleaning the tiles and worktops in my lovely freshly painted kitchen and oh dear.....just saying this makes me cringe.....get stuck in to cleaning the oven.....yuck....but there will be a little reward for all this scrubbing and wiping......and for all the AMERICAN CRAFTS Fans out there...can't just be me that is addicted to their fabby ribbons and thickers.....Rosemary Merry is on QVC tonight at 5.00pm  with a whole hour of American Crafts......have booked my front row seat.

Will catch up with you all tomorrow and a little reminder for you all.....tomorrow is a very special day....bet you've forgotten...well I will be back to give you all the details in the morning.....Hugs Kath xxxxxx

26 comments:

brenda said...

Very pretty, all works together so well. Thank you for the kind comment you left me.

Brenda x

Leigh said...

This is sooooo pretty, I love it.

CLARE said...

Wow that flower almost looks real its beautiful. Good luck with the cleaning

Ellepiggo by Vanessa said...

Its stunning! And a brilliant piece of inspiration. :)

Vanessa.

Diane.W. said...

Wow Kath!!! This is soooo beautiful,luv that flower.You must have had me in mind when you made this card with it being sooooo PINK,lol!!! :o)x

Eve said...

What an adorable card! Thanks for sharing, it gave me instant inspiration...

Lythan said...

I think you are amazing! Those petals make such a pretty bloom and the whole card is too cute for words!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Kath this is so beautiful!
Your flower is stunning what a great idea!
Love your paper and your sentiment and bird just gorgeous!
I so know what you mean about dog hair just amazing amounts every day!
hugs
kim x

Pauline C said...

Wow Kath that flower is really amazing - one of the best I've seen .. what a clever idea! Fab colour scheme too and love the cute doodle style image and sentiment
Pauline x

Penni said...

Hi Kath

You're so clever - that flower is amazing, how much patience do you have????

Best wishes
Penni
X

Alicia said...

Love this Kath. You are so artistic! Love the background - pink with little white flecks. And the birdie is so cute. You have done an amazing job!
Alicia xxx

Macpurp said...

this is beautiful! I love the super sized flower!
It is a gorgeous card!

I was planning to do some gardening....filling in holes dug by that mole!
but the heavens have opened here big time!
love tina xx

Sarpreet said...

georgous card

Terrie B x said...

Kath this is `gorgeous` That flower is `stunning` TFS
I got my front row ticket...off to sweet talk the hubbie first....lol
Enjoy your Day:)♥

mudmaven said...

I love that flower! The petals look so real - I'll bet they even smell sweet! ~chris

Lorraine Robertson said...

Fab card honey & thanks for the hands up on Rosemary... I'd be rather narked had I missed that one.

Hugs
Lorraine xxx

Sammie said...

I love it all -the bird, the sentiment and above all that fabulous flower. What a bit of quick thinking!
Sammie

Sarah-Jane said...

Love your flower and yesterdays card was a true triumph! both lovely tho,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

Jules said...

Hi Kath - your supersized flower is super creative. Love it.

What a fantastic idea to use those confetti petals.

Love Jules xx

Helen said...

Fab card! Your flower is beautiful!
Helen x

Mummylade said...

Oooh, I have such a box stashed away somewhere, purchased even more moons ago :). Thanks for the inspiration, the outcome of your petal project is absolutely gorgeous!!

Cass said...

Gorgeous card Kath.Love the colours and the flower is absolutely fab.What a great idea.Cute little bird.
Hugs
Cass xxx

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh stunning card! I love how you made your gorgeous flower!

Dawn said...

Well it's gorgeous KAth - great improvisation there - When I saw tht flower I thought oooh!! where did she get that - I can see a surge of sales of bridal confetti - what HAVE you started!!!

Dawn
x

Andrea, said...

Fabulous card Kath, I love the flower

Jozza said...

That flower is most fabbiest flower I have seen on a card. It looks so real. Great idea Kath and beautiful card as always! xxx

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