Friday 23 September 2011

Across the Miles with the Winter Wonderland DT and a blog award

Good morning to you all in the land of blog
Today sees the fabulous new challenge for the

with the theme this week of

Across The Miles

A very special theme for me, as I get to think again about my sister in Zanzibar, which I believe is just off Tanzania, and of her visit to me recently.  Whilst she was with us she mentioned a shop near to where she lives that she thought that I may be able to sell my creations to.  So I tried to create this with that in mind, but also for her for Xmas. Hope this is what she had in mind.....

I have used Mark's Finest Papers, Speedy the cat images, which I was lucky enough to win, one of which was just perfect for this creation
The base layer and contrast is a black pearlescent card, with papers found from various free sites on the world wide web, so sorry did not actually remember to record where I found them, and now cannot find them, but if you see them they are fabulous and a great freebie.  The ribbon is from my stash and the pearls are from the Hobby House.  I have used a grand oval and scallop and a holly MS punch. The sentiment is from a set of six from Wild Rose, this is a fabulous set if you can get your hands on it.  The image plate has been airbrushed with Y15 and the image coloured with copics.  A little clear glitter sakuro has also been used.   The sentiments on the image plate came along with the Speedy the Cat image set.  Just perfect :)

please don't forget to pop over and see my wonderful teamies creations, as these will further inspire you.

I would like to say I was Thrilled!!! to see my submission to Sweet Pea Stamps was shown on Saturday, if you would like to take a peek it is here and then the fabulous Kellie left me this lovely blog award on her post the other morning, thank you hun :)
as always these lovely awards come with a lot of thinking, 

Here are 12 questions that I need to answer:

Q1) Name your favourite color? currently burgundy
Q2) Name your favorite song? Angel's - Robbie Williams
Q3) Name your favorite dessert?  cheesecake ( I make alcoholic ones)
Q4) What annoys you at the moment? jobs worth people
Q5) Your favorite pet? my one and only Star - my puppy, oh okay she is now 8 years old but still my baby
Q6) Black or White? Black, I seem to live in it at work all the time
Q7) Your biggest fear? Losing someone close to me
Q8) Best Feature? my fabulous selection of scars
Q9) Everyday attitude? 150% positive - I try to always have a smile on my face - what ever is thrown at me.
Q10) What is perfection? What I strive for everything to be in everything I do - tall order sometimes :)
Q11) Guilty Pleasure? Galaxy
Q12) When you’re upset you? Deal with it 
I am now suppose to pass this on to 10 other people but I always struggle with this bit, so the first 10 people to comment on today's post, please take with my love :)

I would like to welcome all my new followers and wish you all well in the 400 follower candy.   For those of you that have not yet entered the 400 follower candy you can do so here

Totally awesome, you guys are amazing................thank you so much :) 521 followers, if you are already follow me please don't forget to put your name in the hat :) as not many have entered so far, and would not want you to miss out.  Just for those who have noticed, yes I am now preparing for my 500 candy too :) thought about a Xmas themed candy, but do feel free to leave me your suggestions.

As always and very importantly I would like to say thank you to all my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave such inspirational comments on my blog, allowing me to hop back over to see your own beautiful work. THANK YOU!! 

I am entering this creation into the following challenges, which the fabulous Feline, provides so wonderfully for us, and if you have not noticed they are in full swing with their thank you blog hop, so don't forget to hop on over and join in the fun

Crafting For All Seasons - Fall Colours
Crafts and Me - Stripes
Fab N Funky - African Xmas is difficult for me
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Scrap Book Sisters - Autumn Colours
Pile it On - Colours of Autumn
Sketchy Colours - Tiger Colours - hope my tiger print paper is okay
Sassy Studio Designs - Hip to be Square

Well I am in E and D Training today, so I will be linking up when I get home from the food shopping

Hope you all have a great day


McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Kate, I like the image the papers and the design.
Kevin xx

Danielle said...

Great card Kate ... I love the explanation behind it too! The animal print paper all makes sense now and the buffalo is a super image! I hope you'll get a chance to go to Zanzibar and see your sister there one day!
Hugs, Danielle x

KarinsArtScrap said...

great image kate, you have made a beautiful card.

greetings karin

Benzi said...

This is a gorgeous card and you were so fortunate to win the set from MFP. I have won a couple there, too. You have used this set to make a most wonderful creation.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sandra H said...

This is a great card :) Sandra H

Joanie said...

Great image and card. Thank you for joining us at CFAS

Miria said...

Hi, Kate. Thank you for your lovely comment, I do love your unusual card, so creative and perfect for our challenge! Have a nice - hope relaxing- weekend, Miria x

Love crafts forever said...

OOoo awesome colours. And that ribbon is so gorgeous. Did Beth see it????
Hugs Nat

Theresa said...

Hi Kate, it's amazing how well you put this card together. It's an interesting image and you showcased it so well.

Anonymous said...

I so love this card. Its stunning.


Tracey Manderson said...

A great card Kate! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter, and good luck with the Challenge.

sam21ski said...

Unusual image for you!!! Like it thought and great colours to compliment it.

Sam xxx

Scrappellen said...

Hi there,
Such Stunning card!!!! Love the image you've used, the dp, the colour scheme is beautiful. Love the layout and the embellishemnts are fabulous. Coloured so beautifully, but I have some trouble seeing the orange colour!:) Hope to see you joining in with us again.
Hugs, Ellen

Linda said...

Wow Kate this card is so unusual I love it. It's just perfect love Linda

RoseC said...

Kate, your buffalo image looks great on this fabulous card. Lovin' that tiger striped background too! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Digi team's Stripes challenge. ~ Rose

Natali said...

This image little bit unusual for christmas card.. I guess this is next year "simbol".. I thing this is very unique idea and I love it!!
Hugs xx

Natali said...

And happy to know little bit new about you!! ))
Hugs xx

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