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Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Pile it On etc and Sugar Bowl 18.

Good morning everyone. What a miserable day it is here after a lovely day yesterday. Great for crafting but not so great for taking photos!! The first card is one I made yesterday for a few challenges. I used the lovely sketch from Simon Says Stamp and used Promarkers to colour this lugubrious looking dog from Funstamps. Isn't he cute? The papers are from Prima and I think they are just right for a male card. I sewed around all the edges again - really getting into this sewing on cards lol. I cut ovals with my nesties and embossed the one behind the image with a Cuttlebug Script folder. The square metal brads, buttons and ribbon are from my stash.

The challenges I hope to enter are:-

Pile it on:- Birthday.
Allsorts 17:- Something for the boys.
Busy Becs Creatalicious Challenges:- For Dad plus brown and metal.
Simon Says Stamp:- Sketch.
Paper Maniac Challenges:- Embossing.
Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge:- Blue and brown.
Whimsy 18:- Sewing.

Then this morning I realised that I had to do the Sugar Bowl challenge now or I would not have time to do it at all lol. I was dying to use my new MME Colourful Christmas papers. They are gorgeous, lovely and bright. I'm not sure if this card's too busy lol!! I coloured the lovely Honey with Gifts from Sugar Nellies with Distress inks and also used them to ink all the edges. I got a parcel of goodies I had ordered from Elaine at Quixotic yesterday so I decided to use my new jute ribbon. I also got a parcel from Crafts U Love so I had to use my new Martha Stewart punches to make the flowers. The blue ribbon and buttons are from my stash.

Please tell me what you think girls - is it too busy? I was going to use the other side of the stripey paper which is blue with swirly doodley lines but it just didn't work the stripey side seemed to work better. (To me) In the same way the other side of the orange with coloured dots is much quieter and it didn't seem to work either!!

Well I should have my lunch now and get ready for work. tomorrow is balance day in the Post Office and I like to get organised for it on a Tuesday afternoon. Maybe I'll have time to check out some blogs this evening - hope so!

Kat xx


  1. Kat,
    What a super cute birthday card!
    Great job on all those challenges too!
    Thanks for playing along at PIO this week.

  2. They are both lovely cards, I don't think it's too bright, those papers look gorgeous!! I'm hoping to find something nice on saturday at the show?? I think you have more parcels arriving than I do!! lol!!
    hugs Angela x

  3. Wow, great cards! Love the fun images and all the details. Great layouts and papers too. Thanks for joining in at Whimsy and PIO this week. :)

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  5. Hi Kat

    Having another go, deleted the last one in error, sorry.

    Wanted to say this is a great card, I adore anything animal related.

    Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  6. Hi Kat, Gorgeous card! I love the colours and fab image.

    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

    Lisa x

  7. What an awesome card! Your doggie is so darn cute! Thank you for playing with Pile It On! this week.

    The girl card is perfect. not too busy at all!

    Jennifer PIO DT

  8. Both lovely cards and the 2nd one is definitely not too much, I love it - the colours are gorgeous and work so well together! Lisa x

  9. two stunning cards, defo not too bright, you cant have to bright lol...thank you so much for joining in with the challenge and my mini candy...good luck
    Mina xxx

  10. Hi Kat

    Great card for a male.

    Lots of lovely details and fantastic stitching. I love sewing on my cards too.

    Thank you for playing along with the Allsorts Challenge this week.

    Love Jules xx

  11. Both of these cards are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I love the puppy, and the Sugar Nellie card put an immediate smile on my face:o) Both cards are pure paper perfection!!!


  12. Your cards are so pretty! I don't think the Sugar Nellie one is busy... I really love how it turned out! The flowers are perfect! Thanks for joining the SB challenge and hope to see you in the next one too! Have a great day!

  13. Both cards are gorgeous, the 1st one is lovely ,, the dog image is just sooo cute and the papers and buttons look just perfect ! The 2nd one is lovely too and the papers look fab to me !! :-)

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge ;-)
    Lols x x

  14. Great card.
    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week

  15. Fantastic,what a fab card for dad......the colours and LO are perfect,and the image is so cute!!! Thanks for entering our first challenge and hope to see you at Creatalicious again next month!!

  16. Both are great cards!! Thank you for playing with Pile It On this week.

  17. Your stitching looks fab - great work on both cards

  18. Wow! Your cards are fab!! I love the first one especially - that image is just soooo cute!! Thanks so much for playing the first CC challenge! :o) x

  19. Great card for a man! The colors are perfect and the pup is adorable...thanks so much for playing with us at Creatilicious..hope to see you at the next one...Abby:)

  20. kat, I think it works wondefully... love both cards so much!

    Thanks for playing w/ the Pile It On! this week!
    -- dalis

  21. WOW.. what a lovely card.. Thanks so much for your entry.. bec


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