Saturday, 24 May 2014

Welcome to Saturday

Morning all,

I'm finally shaking off this darn cold (unwanted birthday present!!) and managed to make it out to dinner with friends last night. We went to a restaurant we've been to before and, since we get e-mail updates, I even had a voucher for a free cocktail!! Woo Hoo .... my first choice (from a list of only about 6) was a Rhubarb Cosmopolitan .... no rhubarb  - 2nd choice was the carrot cake which promised a carrot-y aftertaste .... nope, still waiting! but it wasn't bad. I had the fish and chips and they were very nice indeed. A pleasant evening catching up with friends - what's not to enjoy?

I've woken up this morning feeling considerably more human than I have all week so am assuming the dreaded cold lurgy is now well on it's way - who knows? I might even get to my table of craftiness I thought and, optimistically, checked some of my fave challenges ...... and how did that work out for me? Well, see for yourself!

The new challenge over at Simply Less Is More is to use a die cut!? Hmmmmmmmmmm - well I didn't really NEED a new baby card but ..... I DID happen to have a pretty little die cut pram, so -

Materials used:
  • 12½cm square white, 250 gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • 12cm square panel offcut of orange patterned card
  • 11½cm square panel of white card for the main image panel
  • Distress Ink in wild honey simply pressed on to the white card panel
  • Imagine That sentiment stamped using Versafine vintage sepia ink
  • Cream glitter card die cut "pram" attached using dimensional foam
  • Faux crystal gemstones added, to embellish

And here's a close up of the die cut section

Wow! Now here's a challenge that would seem to be right up my proverbial street - over at the TIME OUT blog it's a photo inspiration but just look at these gorgeous rich colours
Addicted to CAS has the new challenge of:


And over at Festive Friday where they are determined to help us keep on top of our Christmas card makes, there is a photo inspiration challenge - see what you make of this

Some splendid challenges out there, wonder how many I'll get round to! Not forgetting that Rudolph Day rolls around again tomorrow over at Stamping for Pleasure (where two cards are obligatory for each month in 2014)!

Have a great weekend


Dora said...

Kathy, so sorry to hear you have been unwell.. and belated birthday wishes to you too :) Really happy to hear you had a nice dinner out with friends... and love your card... the pram die cut is really sweet :) Big hugs xxx

Jan Ltc said...

Fab card Kathy xx Jan

Debs M said...

great card - love the colours in that photo inspiration! Glad you had a nice meal and are feeling a bit better x

SemSee said...

Such a sweet card! I can see why you just had to use that die-cut, it's adorable! xx

Chrissie said...

That is a cute little pram Kathy...cute card too!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

SARN said...

Glad you're feeling better Kathy.

Great baby card. Happy Saturday crafting to you.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Deepti said...

Lovely CAS design, the addition of gem stones is cool :)

Marianne said...

great card Kathy

Squirrel x said...

Glad you're on the up hun, gorgeous baby card xx

Lynne said...

Glad you`re feeling better Kathy. Super card and not a sign of purple.
Lynne xxx

Suze Bain said...

What a super little pram die. A cute card Kathy and glad to hear you're feeling better! xx

Lesley Thomas said...

Ive just shaken off a nasty bug of a cold, then I've spent all day sitting in a tent, demo-ing with my craft group. Got thoroughly cold, so I hope I'm not going to relapse

cheryl said...

Glad you are feeling better hunny this is one super card love it take care hugs cheryl xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Great use of your pram die Kathy and love the glittered effect. It's fab when you can combine so many challenges. Well done.
Hope the cold improves soon.
Thanks for taking part.
Less is More

Anne said...

Kathy what an adorable card.
Sounds like the cocktail saw off your cold :)
Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
Less is More Designer

Dotty Jo x said...

Such a sweet card, Jo x

Jen said...

very cute card kathy

Love how you used the dies for this weeks challenge.
Thanks for joining us at Less Is More
Jen xx

Jose said...

Sweet little die cut made into a lovely card