Monday, 7 September 2009

Belated Angels!

Hello and Happy Monday! I've just got back from a truly wonderful week staying with my best friend in London - I had good intentions to post while I was away but had problems with my photos so I cut my losses, had a blog free week (not that I don't love you all, but it was lovely to take a break!) and concentrated on a week of fun with Ashley, her beautiful baby girl and other friends we met up with. There's nothing in the world like spending quality time with your best friend, someone who's been through thick and thin with you, who knows you more than anyone and with whom you laugh until you cry...a LOT of the time!

So now I'm back trying to catch up on a lot of admin and with several posts to catch up on too... let's get to it :)

I was so honoured when Dawny P from Papertake Weekly contacted me a while ago and asked if I would be a guest designer for one of their challenges - it's such a fabulous blog and they've recently started a guest design spot featuring a stamper chosen by one of their design team. I was so flattered that the lovely Mandy, who's work I've long admired, recommended me!

This week's challenge (ends tomorrow) on Papertake Weekly is simply called 'Angels and Fairies' - we were given these fabulous images from TAC to use - I LOVE them! (Check out the PTW blog for more info)

I chose to make a stand up card (instruction here) - I love this fold, I think it makes for a really special card.

This super-funky angel was coloured with Copics to make the Early Bird papers from my favourite paper company (Cosmo Cricket if you've missed my eulogies!).

Here's the card folded flat:

And a side view:

Stamps - TAC
Card - Kraft/Pure Poppy/Stamper's Select White (All Papertrey Ink)
Paper - Early Bird (Cosmo Cricket)
Other - Marth Stewart border punch/buttons (Papertrey Ink)/Pure Poppy ribbon (Papertrey Ink)/sewing machine/Copic markers

Thank you so much to Dawn and Mandy for giving me the chance to join the PTW team - head on over to the PTW blog to see the other DT creations!

We've also just posted a new challenge over on A Passion for Papertrey - this time we want you to make a card using your favourite colour, there will be no surprises I'm sure that I headed straight for my stack of Aqua Mist card, ink and ribbon!

Aqua or any shade of turquoise is a head-turning colour for me - every time I see anything in it I do a double take - be it clothes (look no further than my wardrobe, not many other colours in there lol!) , jewellery, cars or even houses - I saw a few adorable aqua mist coloured houses in South Devon last week! Visit the blog for more details on entering the challenge.

Thanks for visiting - I have several posts to catch up on over the next few days so hope to see you again :)

Kate x


Aimes said...

Hey hun! Well no surprises what-so-ever on the Aqua Mist LOL!
Big congrats on being a guest designer and totally rocking the challenge - the card is amazing! One of many guest designer spots I'm sure!
Love the fold, the papers and the images oh and you totally make me want to bond with my sewing machine again!
Take care hun, speak soon!

Julie said...

Hi Kate,
I love the angel card - what a great fold to it - I've never seen this before - the angel is sooo cute.
The sample card that you've made for the latest challenge is beautiful, now i'm really torn as i have 3 fav colours so i'm going to have to pick!!!
Take Care - Ju xx

Tina said...

Kate, I love this card. This one is so wonderful, you should put it into a frame. Wow.

Hugs, Tina

Emma said...

You are truly my inspirational beacon shining in my mojo-less worl Kate. What a breath of fresh air your work is. Both cards are so well made, beautifully detailed and sumptuous :D

Glad your back sweetie :D

Emma x

Lesley Edmonds said...

Congratulation Kate. Well deserved. Love the angel card = very gorgeous!
Lesley x

My Little Space said...

Well Kate.......what can I and wow, two absolutely stunning cards !!


Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Very pretty, Kate! I think I see a little background basics retro on the aqua mist? Nice!

Antje said...

These colors are my favourite too, naturaly I love that card - gorgeous!