Saturday 8 January 2011

Tons Of Texture with the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge Design Team

Good morning to you all in the land of blog
Today brings yet another great challenge at the

but before I move on I would like to thank you all for your patience and apologise for any delays in posting due to currently not being on my normal computer.

I just have to say I was so excigted to receive a random win from a special push of the finger at Delicious Doodles, thank you ladies

the theme this week has been chosen by the very talented Helen

Tons of Texture

what a fabulous theme, I had so many ideas floating around in my head, that it took me quite some time to get started.  I then remember a lovely flurry of comments between Mandy at a Sprinkling of Glitter around some very lush or plush or even soft and furry if you like, papers by GCD Studio's and just had to go stroke them again to find one that was so full of texture (I was very careful not to rub all the fur off and although gutted to have to cut into them again, I finally managed it)

Here is my Design team piece for Tons of Texture
It is an easel card with the backing paper of cappuccino pearlised and on top of this the lovely GCD paper.  I then used my new nestie.  The secret crafter shop sells a whole range of spellbinders check them out here
The lace doily is a heart shape and then the nestie is folded backwards and forwards to create a raised platform, I believe that I first saw this on Amazing Grace's blog quite a while back now (thank you for the inspiration) on top of this is a rosette of lace which is sewn with some thin gold wire and then pulled tight (this was a tip from Ruth @ Altered Geisha's Crafty Musings - thank you Ruth)  

on that note I always think it is important that if someone or something has inspired you that you should be considerate and courteous and acknowledge those people and not to totally copy there work.  

Sorry went off on one, so on top of the lace rosette are three green branch punched leaves with a lush red rose from Hobby Craft in the centre.  I have used some lovely red diamant√© gems from the Hobby House to compliment all the red.  The ribbon on the inner return from stash sorry cannot remember where I picked this one up from.  Little roses I believe from Tilly's (see where I shop link)  The inner sentiment again is from the Hobby House but sorry cannot remember the brand.

wow lots to read there - hope I did not kill you off.

I am entering this creation into the following challenges
Make It Crafty Colourful - warm or cool colours, I went with the warm 
Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Try something new - the concertina folds
2 Sisters - Getting Girly
Delicious Doodles - Something new - the new nestie dies for the folding
Charisma - Birthdays
Rainbow Lady's - Something new
Stampin B - Something new
Little Red Wagon - use a doily

Once again I would like to say hello to all my new followers and to those of you who make me smile with your wonderful comments, thank you

Hugs and have a great weekend


Curly said...

Hi Kate this card is sensational,
I love the depth you have created with the rosette, it makes me just want to touch it lol, and the colour combo is Fab,

I also like the thank you's, and I think that you are quite right about giving the people credit where its due,

Take care hun,
Have a great weekend,
Hugs Bridget , said...

Beautiful card Kate and I totally agree about acknowledging where inspiration comes from! Congrats on your win and thanks for joining us again over at Delicious Doodles this week. Claire x

sam21ski said...

Oh Kate, what a truely fab card. Love everything you have going on here and very well done for taking the plunge and cutting into your furry papers!!!!

Unknown said...

A beautiful card Kate, love all the texture.

Thank you for joining us over at CYDA for our 'Anything Goes' challenge.


Joanne x

Zulma said...

This is so beautiful Kate! Love your d/p and all the embellishments. Thanks for playing with us at 2 Sisters Challenge, hope to see you again next week.
Hugs, Zulma DT.

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Love the card its super, Thanks for playing along on Rainbow Ladys Challenge. Hazelxox

Rainbow Lady said...

Wowee this is wonderful. Lots of texture and glorious papers too. Thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

lis-m said...

WoW! Gorgeous! the rosette is so delicate and stunning..
love it.
hugs xx

Gem said...

this is so pretty! Thanks for joining in with our 2nd Birthday Bash challenge at Charisma this week! Gemma :)

Allison said...

gorgeous card
Thanks for playing along with Charisma and Delicious Doodles this week

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
wow what a stunning card, luv all the texture on it, agree to givin credit where credits due to hun, sue,x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

spectacular card Kate. Love all the different textures you have used.

Hugs jane x

Helen said...

Wow - stuunning card Kate! Love all the dimension and different textures!
Helen x

Claire said...

Wow, a real beauty! I love all the texture. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge and good luck
Claire xx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Kate

What a fantastic easel card, love the centerpeice is so lovely!....

Thanks for joining in the fancy fold challenge this week at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Zoe said...

Hi Kate,

Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at Make it Colourful on our very first challenge. It's an absolutely gorgeous card. Unfortuantely however I can't include you in the draw as the challenge is about colouring. I do hope you will consider making another project with your fabulous colouring skills to join us again. Hugs Zoe xxoo

Liz said...

Really beautiful Card Love all the Texture too

Thanks for entering CYDA

Liz x

Joanne said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
Joanne xo

Jen said...

Lovelt card, lots of texture. Thank you for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge.
Jen x

Benzi said...

Beautiful with the nesties, doily, beautiful paper. All came together to make a scrumptious creation. So glad you joined the Stampin B's old/new challenge this week.

Sarah said...

Hi Kate, this is just fabulous, so very creative, I love your use of textures. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our first challenge of 2011, good luck x

Christine said...

WOW, this is a gorgeaous creation, love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week.
Christine x

Mel X said...

Wow Kate this is AWESOME! Really imaginative and creative. Stunning.

Mel X

Lindsey said...

Beautiful card Kate! Thanks for joining us at sweet Stampin this week x

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