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Thursday, 10 September 2009

Just Magnolia 21

Just a quick post for now as I think I will have to replace the photo tomorrow. That will teach me to make a card so late in the day and think I will be able to get a reasonable photo!! I really wanted to do this challenge as I liked the look of the sketch at this week's Just Magnolia challenge. I used Cloud 9 DPs which are lovely soft colours. I watercoloured this lovely Tilda with her bicycle - isn't she cute? All the edges are distressed and then edged with shabby shutters and tattered rose Distress Inks. I also did faux stitching round all the edges. The pink parts of the flowers are cut out using my new Martha Stewart punch. The rectangle for the image is cut out with nesties. The ribbon, green flowers, brads and spacers are from my stash.

The challenges I hope to enter are:-

Just Magnolia 21:- Sketch.
Cute Card Thursday:- Pink and green.
La La Land:- Distressing.
ABC :- D for die cuts or punches.
Cute Daisy May:- Pink and..something else.

That was a bit of a rush to get the Just Magnolia challenge entered in time!!! Now I will go and enter the rest before I forget.

I have been off craft shopping today. I decided since it was a nice day I would nip off to Just Create at Alford. Needless to say I didn't manage to leave as early as I would have liked so I didn't get home again until about 2 o'clock. Then I have to mess around deciding if there are other challenges that would fit too. Then I have to decide what image to use and what papers to use. Sometimes this can take ages because no matter how many papers you have nothing seems to jump out at you. Still it's done now and entered. I always like to enter the Just Magnolia challenge if I can find time. I saw a new type of flower on a card Jacqui had made and she told me how she had made it so I think I will have a shot at that before I forget what she told me. I bought some Martha Stewart punches today and some lovely Christmas papers from Making Memories and a couple of Penny Black stamps. I've been very naughty but I'm going to behave now....unless I manage to go to my local shop Miller's Moments near Peterhead at the weekend. Not much chance of doing much next week as I am at work every day. Must go now and find a card suitable for my favourite Auntie Jean who will be 93 on Sunday. I've ordered her flowers so all I need to do is find a card. I have lots of cards but maybe not many suitable for a chirpy 93 year old lol!!

By the way has anyone else a hit counter that seems to have lost the plot? I had a quick look at my blog this morning and the counter was registering over 11,000 hits. I have over 5,000 on Wednesday so I don't know what has happened. I've got used to the idea that sometimes you can't see your followers and sometimes when you go to the dashboard blogger tells you that you are not following any blogs. These are usually just temporary blips but this counter is just crazy and still has too many hits!

I need a coffee now! Not sure if I'll have anything tomorrow. I need to do some housework before we disappear under dust and dog hair.

Kat xx

Friday morning now and I've replaced the photo but I'm not sure it looks any better......!


  1. Adorable card!! Love the colors and what a fabulous layout!! Thanks so much for joining in the challenge at La La Land!!

  2. Kat, I really love your color combo on this card, pink and green together with brown inking- looks great!! Thank you so much for joining in at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!!
    Oh, by the way, my counter went the other way, it rolled back so much.. I am seriously thinking about removing it..
    :) Irina

  3. Gorgeous card.
    Love he beautifull coloured papers, the lay-out and beautifull flowers.
    And Tilda is coloured perfectly.
    Thanks for joining LLWWC.

    xoxo karin

  4. Kat, thanks for your suport, great card, looking forward to seeing your creations. janex

  5. Gorgeous card, I love those pretty papers and the image is so sweet! Lisa x

  6. Gorgeous card Kat, thank you for joining us at CDM this week
    Ann x

  7. Hi Kat,

    How are you..hope you enjoy playing with all your new purchases! Thank you for your comment on my blog, and I just wanted to say I think you put you and your work down far too much! I really love your cards and you should be really proud of them, lots of us gain inspiration from your work.

    Love the colours of this one, and your colouring is always beautiful..the stitching detail is just gorgeous!!

    Hugs Juls!!

  8. I agree with Jul's you shouldn't put yourself down, you would be the first to say so to other's remember we do it because we enjoy it, you have made some stunning card's Kat and this being one of them. I have found my card's have got better through blogging and there is so much more out there to learn.
    And I have met some lovely people like yourself who are here to help you as you would other's..

  9. So adorable, Kat! I love this color combo!
    Enjoy your new goodies and have a great weekend!
    Kim at La La Land Crafts!

  10. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
    Helen x

  11. What a pretty card... so soft. You colored that sweet image so well!

    What fun to have lots of new goodies to play with! There's nothing I like better... except, perhaps, more time to play!

    Thanks for playing in our challenge at La-La Land Crafts! We hope you join us again!

    P.S. I've been reading that lots of people are having counter problems.

  12. such a pretty card! thanks for joining in the fun with us at CCT this week. hugs, annie x

  13. That's such a pretty card!
    Thanks for joining in at CDM this week.

  14. Great project for our Distressed Challenge over at La La Land. Thanks for joining in and please call over again for more fun.

  15. Really pretty! Love your coloring and the papers and flowers! Thanks for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

  16. Very sweet! Love the colors used!! Thank you for joining us for this week's challenge at La-La Land Crafts!


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