Monday, January 25, 2010

Allsorts Challenge....Week 36

Morning folks and it's Monday morning again....after a busy working weekend...I'm afraid it's just another working day in the cubbyhole.....magazine commission is almost finished....Simply Cards & Papercraft Issue 69 I think....which is beginning of March.....just the bumph to write and believe me...that takes longer than making the cards and then get seriously stuck into some demo stuff.    Had a little play around with some ideas yesterday and I know that we all love our gorgeous papers.....and have to have flowers and ribbon in every colour of the rainbow to match....but in these credit crunch times...not everyone has lots of spare cash to spend on crafty stuff.......so I thought I would share a quick and easy card today made from this........



and after a little bit of Cuttlebug embossing....inking and colouring with Promarkers.....we end up with this fairly simple card and it just so happens it fits in perfectly with the challenge this week at over Allsorts.

HEARTS & FLOWERS
(ok....mine is heart and flowers)




excuse the pic....it is so dark and dreary out there...the cardstock is brilliant white



Prima Flowers and Stampin Up Twill ribbon coloured with Promarkers
I just doodled some lines onto the Heart

A big thank you to all my lovely bloggy buds who left me comments about the Just Rite stamps.....I went onto the "Once Upon A Stamp" website and you can buy these ready made phrases to fit into the round stamp block......much easier to use...so perhaps this is the way to go if..... like me....you don't do faffing.  I am not really a Crafty Shopping Channel girl apart from QVC....when they have American Crafts shows.... I do tune in to Create and Craft when Anice is on....but I just happened to flick over the other day while enjoying a quick cuppa and I could easily become hooked on some of their programmes....fabulous demonstrations and giving the guest plenty of time to show off the products....not like the verbal diarrohea and rush rush....running out of time...that is QVC.   It would be so tempting just to relax with a cuppa every day and watch someone else crafting.....so I have to resist the temptation of switching on and take myself off to the cubbyhole.
But if anyone knows when they will be demonstrating Just Rite Stamps on Create & Craft again...leave me a comment so I can watch and perhaps learn some tips and tricks.

To answer Jo's question from earlier in the week
"Have 1 question though (I am just new to your Blog so you've probably been asked before)- how do you colour the cardstock with the Distress Ink, eg: with the ink refillers or the pad/sponge. Hope you don't mind my asking"


This is what I use to colour my cardstock...Tim Holtz Blending Tool with foam pads.....I keep a separate foam pad for each colour of ink and if you only have the one blending tool....the pads are interchangeable because the tool has a velcro type pad....you can use the foam sponges also from Ranger.....but I don't think they blend so well.....this sits on my desk 24/7 because as you all know I love my inky edges.



Well enough chatting....off to get the dreaded instructions written for those cards and then get my crafty Thinking Cap on for more demos....and this is a very special night in Scotland dedicated to that sonsie fella....Rabbie Burns.......still to have to catch my haggis and get him in the pot to cook.....get the neeps and tatties organised.....so best get a move on.
Hugs Kath xxx
Edited to add.....blimey life is just one big dilemma at the moment.....what to watch on a Sunday night.....my favourite Dancing on Ice or my other favourite......Top Gear....why do they have to be on at the same time and yes I know I could tape one or the other.....but that is another dilemma....we have one of those all singing...all dancing....tape thingies and do I know how to work it...that would be a .....NOOOOO!!!!!

28 comments:

Jules said...

Hi Kath

A gorgeous creation and it just goes to show that you don't need loads and loads of stash to make a beautiful card.

Thank you for reminding us!

Thank you also for sharing with Allsorts again this week.

Love Jules xx

Sharon Keanly said...

A stunningly simplistic creation Kath. Love it!

brenda said...

Morning Kath

Even if you have the all singing and dancing recorder thinggie, you then have the problem of when you get timne to watch. You see we just can't win when we have crafting to consider.

Anyhow, your card is just gorgeous, simplistic elegance.

Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts tis week.

B x

coops said...

wow, what a stunning card and just using a few pieces of stash.i am inspired.thankyou.luv coops.xx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Kath

THis is a beautiful card, so simple but so effective, thanks for the tips hun.

HUgs Ali x

~ Ali ~ said...

Morning Mrs, thanks for the link Kath they certainly look more appealing now not having to use these fiddly bits. Fabulous card (as always :D) love how you have thought outside the box and made your own checked design on the heart very creative. Have a smashing day.

Ann-Marie said...

Morning Kath, oh I just love your card and I honestly thought that was patterned paper on your heart and was amazed when I realised you had drawn it on with promarkers, just fab. Mind you I'm not telling my hubby that you can create a card with the bare minimum I wouldn't have an excuse to buy crafty stash then!!!! I always catch Dancing on Ice on ITV Player on my pc that way I can have it on whilst I craft at the dining table. Have a great day, take care Ann-Marie xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

super design Kath!
xxx Susi

Dolly said...

My kind of card Kath. I think I need some Promarkers now! :)x

Lynda said...

That's Spooky Kath - I've made my own stripey background for my next WW DT card - I think it gives you a bit more satisfaction that you've created more elements to the card and that you don't have to buy expensive papers to get the required effect. I really love the design you've created on the heart - it's a very pretty card.

Love Lynda xxx

Lora said...

Hi Kath,
Love the card! Just shows that you don't need to have loads of expensive papers and all the newest gadgets etc to make a great card. Money is really tight for me just now so think I should try to follow your lead and make some simple cards like this. Although the flowers and pretty papers are just so tempting lol.
Enjoy your haggis, neeps and tatties :)
Hugs Lora x

mckinkle said...

How lovely to show us that we can make stunning cards with little outlay; it's good to be reminded Kath.
Its a smashing card, I want to try one today now too!
Glad you found the ready made sentiments for the Justrite stamp, that sounds a great idea now!

Keryn x

Toucan Scraps said...

pretty card

Sally said...

Kath,
Love your tutorial on coloring with promarkers. I do the same with copics. Aren't they wonderful! Your card is lovely. I'm loving the cards with clean lines. LOL

LilyPuss Cards said...

Its a beautiful card as always..you are a total inspiration..and I had to have a go at some paper too...if you get a min.. have a squizz...
Hugs
Jan...x

Paula.Crafty Cow said...

Kath, your blog is great and i luv all that you do you are an inspiration.
Thanks luv
Paula

Stampin Mindy said...

Wow, this is STUNNING! Simple and elegant. Love it!

Lisa said...

Hi Kath, Wow such a gorgeous card! Simple design but so elegant.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

Lisa x

Ann Rosie said...

Gorgeous Kath - and a heart with homemade tartan!!! - just right for Burns night.
Clever you.
Ann

Kat said...

Beautiful card Kath. Must get some of these sponges for my blending tool. I got some kind of fluffy things and they can make the colouring a bit messy not as nicely blended as yours!

Kat xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Kath, this is gorgeous. Love the colours and its a great design too. Wishing you a wonderful Tuesday.
Hugs
Desire

Artyjen said...

Lovely card....your ribbon looks great coloured with the marker.
xoxo

Karen said...

This is just lovely!
Hugs,
Karen.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Kath!

Ooh the crafty stuff we get up to to save some pennies.... I only buy white flowers at the mo so I can colour them with my promarkers and why buy loads of stash when you can buy white and have them match perfectly....
Another thing i find myself doing lately is when I need to mount my images onto co-ordinating card stock I will cut white card to shape then run round the edges with the broad end of my promarker in a matching or co-ordinating colour that way I use up all of my white off cuts ;)

Gorgeous card hun wish I could be so bold and do my own design probably wouldnt look as fab as yours though hun

thankyou for playing at Allsorts again this week

Emma xxx

Davi said...

Kath, I love this card. The soft colors plaid and flowers are really pretty.

Nishant said...

THis is a beautiful card, so simple but so effective, thanks for the tips

Work from home India

Sarn loves choc said...

Absolutely gorgeous card . . . totally inspired me to have a go at making something like it, although mine didn't turn out as good as yours!

Shazziee said...

Its a gorgeous card, I sneaked a look at your card, via a link from my sisters blog (Sarn).........will look at the rest of yours too...x

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