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Wednesday, 26 August 2009

More challenges.

I made this yesterday evening but with my track record with evening photos I did not even try to take a photo. Unfortunately this morning was a bit dull. I got a photo which was ok-ish then before tea I tried again and got this one. I spent the afternoon at a friend's house with 3 others making cards to sell at our church to raise fund for Ekwendeni hospital in Malawi. With several other churches in the Buchan (north-east Aberdeenshire) area we used to have a missionary partner. We still try to raise funds and send things out to them because it is an area of terrible poverty. Not sure if anyone will want to buy my cards or not. I think I will have to keep them very simple cos people will not pay for them otherwise. We were just saying that this afternoon. People will go into a shop and pay £s for a card but don't expect them to pay much for a special handmade one!!

Enough of me waffling. This card should fit these challenges:-
Allsorts:- sketch and torn.
Basic Grey:- Basic Grey papers and colours brown, yellow and pink.
La La Land:- Stitching - in this case faux.
Pile it on:- 3s. In this card- 3 brads, 3 buttons and 3 jewels.
Whismsy:- sparkle -the flower has been glittered with a Sakura glitter gel pen and there are some jewels including one in her hair!

The image is a Gorjuss Girl from Sugar Nellies and she has been coloured with Promarkers. The rectangles have been cut out with nesties. Flower, buttons, brads, jewels and ric rac from my stash.

I think this card turned out better than I expected. This does not mean I think it is good! Just that it is not as bad as it might have been lol.

In the mail today I got a gift voucher! On Monday I won a £10 gift voucher from Joanna Sheen in the first Crafty Cardmakers challenge. So thank you very much to Crafty Cardmakers and Joanna Sheen for this generous prize. I just expected to get an email with a code to use. But no I got a handmade card in a matching lined envelope with instructions inside how to use it and the code to use at the checkout. I'm impressed. I love Joanna's web shop. Prices and service are second to none and there is no p&p. There is a really good deal on Promarkers - that's where I got mine!

Another website I can thoroughly recommend is Craft Obsessions I ordered some gorgeous new Christmas goodies from Bo Bunny from them on Sunday evening and they arrived on Tuesday. How good is that? I was well impressed.

I'm off now to post my entries and see what I'll do tomorrow on my day off. Really looking forward to going to our new local craft shop on Saturday. My friend and I are going when I finish work at 12.30. Can't wait to see what lovely new goodies they have lol.

Thanks for looking and leaving lovely comments on my little efforts.

Kat x


  1. Cute card! Adorable image!
    Thanks for taking part at La La Land Crafts!

  2. congrats on winning the challenge enjoy spending your voucher! you will have to let us know what you got.

    Love your card!! The GG is just perfect! and I love the papers you have used! fab card!

  3. Hi Kat

    Love you card. You have used the sketch really well.

    Beautiful image and colours that all compliment each other perfectly.

    How lovely to spend time with crafty friends creating cards and also to be able to help others at the same time.

    Thank you for taking part in the Allsorts Challenge this week.

    Love Jules xx

  4. It's gorgeous Kat, so pretty :o) Enjoy spending your voucher! Lisa x

  5. Hi Kat, Gorgeous card! Lovely papers and such a sweet image.

    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

    Lisa x

  6. Such a pretty card Kat. Great choice of papers and fabulous 'tearing' - love how you've coloured your GG.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at BG.
    hugs Heather xx

  7. Fab card Kat, I love all the gorgeous embellishments you have used.
    Congratulations on your win!
    Have a lovely day.
    Clare x

  8. Fab card Kat.. That's such a sweet image

  9. Lovely card Kat. Thanks for joining in with this weeks challenge at La La Land Crafts,

  10. Beautiful card and great papers

    thanks for playing at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

  11. Super sweet card. Love your colors and that layout. Great image and details. Thanks for joining us at Whimsy and Pile it On! :)

  12. Such a pretty card - love that image! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On and La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

  13. such a sweet card! Love how you added the stitching and buttons! Thanks for joining us this week at La-La Land Crafts #2 challenge.

  14. Gorgeous card.
    Love the design, papers, cute image and the stitching.
    Thanks for joining LLWWC.

    xoxo karin

  15. Absolutely precious, Kat. So soft and feminine.

    Thanks so much for playing in our challenge! We love having you visit us in La-La Land!

  16. Kat, this is such a cute card!! Love the colors, the layout and the stitching around the image!! Thank you so much for playing along at La-La Land Crafts!!
    :) Irina

  17. So pretty!

    Thanks so much for playing!
    Dee - Pile It On DT

  18. Pretty card!! She is so sweet and the colours you have used are so soft and pretty. Terrific job on the faux stitching! xx jane


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