Sunday, 19 June 2011

Morning and welcome to Sunday morning

Hi folks,

Sunday again - what's the weather like with you? Yesterday we had planned to go to Kemble Air Show but the weather forecast was complete pants and, at 08:30 our overflowing gutters had spread half way across the road, creating the impression of a small river flowing past our door so ........ we figured it would just be a day spent trudging around in the mud trying to get out of the rain and didn't bother! Looks like we were right too! Today? LOVELY and sunny - why wasn't it like this yesterday???

Welcome to new follower, Sandra How - hope you'll find yourself popping back from time to time - always nice to see new faces and thanks for following my blog.

Regular readers will know that I participate in an ATC swap challenge with a buddy on the Isle of Skye . . . we exchange materials and make an ATC each, using identical materials which we then swap . . . this is what Pam has sent me this time.

Don'cha just love that Craft Stamper freebie image? The two round items are punched buttons - this could take a while! Do check back later to see what - if anything - I've come up with for this one!

Well, it's Themed Challenge day today and, as the Guest Design Team Member for this week it falls to me to set the theme. I've chosen "Not your average pet"!!!, and am hoping that this will set a lot of people thinking ........ can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. The challenge is set for one week over on Craft Mad and Loving It so ....... why not pop over and check it out. Here is my card ..... btw the insert says Wishing you a Hoppy Birthday!

Materials used:
  • C5 stardream card and envelope
  • Dotty blue paper given the Martha Stewart PATP corner punch treatment
  • Offcut of navy ribbed card with corners rounded
  • Oval die cut of textured semi gloss card - tinted with distress inks in broken china
  • Narrow white satin ribbon
  • Funstamps image inked in memento tuxedo back on to white card and cut out.
  • Pro markers, Marvy le plume alcohol markers and Copic Atyou Spica glitter pens to colour
  • Blue coredinations card run through my Big Shot inside the cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder and then lightly sanded
  • Two faux crystal gemstones to finish
Wow, was it me or was the TV complete pants last night? We ended up watching videos - well, actually, I made the froggy card for this mornings challenge whilst watching re-runs of NCIS!

Have a great Sunday whatever you have planned - look forward, as always, to reading your comments. And Happy Fathers Day too


Cheryl said...

oh love this hun its one great image that is one,cool frog hun beautifully colored too hugs cherylxxxxx

Debs M said...

can't wait to see what you make for your atc swap and i love that little froggy! We watched films too last night, oh bought True Grit....don't bother, it's pants x

My name is Wynneth said...

This is just adorable kathy, I do love that froggy image.... too cool for words :O) Great theme for our challenge this week kathy, I've already pulled out some approriate images to work with !!

Looking forward to seeing your swap ATC with those items.

Thanks for the tip on True Grit Debs - had thought about buying it as the original is such a great film (if you're a fan of Big John of course !!)

Brenda Brown said...

A fab, fun card Kathy. Yep we got sun too today but cloud as well.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Lilian said...

Love the card Kathy well done. Maybe he could turn into a prince with a kiss Lol. Much better weather today than yesterday Take care lilian x