Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sukkersott Challenge #4 to use at least 3 brads og 3 band. Which translates to 3 brads and 3 ribbons!! (Thanks Camilla :) I tried to use the google translator but some words just don't translate right!! (LOL) I really had fun with this one and it took me forever and 1 day!! I did alittle everyday! Tonight I finally got the whole thing to look "right". I had the hardest time placing things because the image is quite large. I colored it in with distress inks then went over the whole outline with my black gel pen to make things stand out better. I also used Stempelglede's grunge collection and CHF aged music on the stars. I wasn't going to go around them with the glitter pen but I couldn't resist!!! I know... The sentiment is also CHF!! I don't know if I should give the links because last time I got in trouble ;) (LOL)

Paper: K & CO.
Inks: distressed inks, glitter pen
Accessories: Brads ~ Micheal's, button and ribbons from stash

Also here are the girls backpack tags I made for them. Kelsey wanted to use the Maggie stamp that she won from Crafty Monkeys (Thanks Zoe and Hannah) and Lauren wanted me to use Penpal from Elisabeth Bell for Sugar Nellie. She thinks it is a picture of herself!! (LOL)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a fabulous Monday!!!!


Claudia Rosa said...

wow wow wow.. i love these cards kathy..
i came because i saw your gorgeous card you made for sara kay but boy one card prettier as the other.
love that grundge set too :-)

Line said...

Wow Kathy, that is a stunning card!
Doesn't look like you've struggled with it at all, just perfect!
I can understand that the translation can be tricky, so don't hesitate to ask if you're stuck;)
I think you've mastered the challenge beautifully!
Have a great monday!
Hugs, Line

Dawny P said...

The tags are both fabulous Kathy but the card is just out of this world. Your colouring is awesome!! Love the look you achieved - it looks vintage but so modern at the same time. Love it xxxx

Aud said...

Gorgeous card, and lovely tags!♥

Anne Kristine said...

Gorgeous card !!! And love your santa stamp, really beatiful! Thanks for joining us for the challenge!
Hugs from Anne Kristine.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your card is gorgeous Kathy and your colouring is fabulous with your distressed inks, I love the backpack tags and will have to make one of these for Zoe. Thanks for the great idea, Hugs, Nikki x

Kim Piggott said...

Just fabulous!
So much detail and fantastic colouring.
Those tags are just the greatest. How cool are they going to look.
kim x

Deb said...

This absolutely stunning Kathy, I love it, I adore the vintagey look to it, such a great image!

All Pink girl said...

Wow oh wow ,love your stunning card and your fabulous tags ,realy cute ,Dawnx

Chrissy D said...

*THUNK* (that was me tipping over Kathy - LOL) Absolutely beautiful. Love your coloring and your use of 3 brads og 3 band! :)TFS!

Becky said...

Wow! Your santa card is amazing Kathy! You can see all the love and care that went into making it! The girls' tags are so cute! I wish I looked like the penpal girl, she is so cool!
Love Becky xx

Laurel said...

Wow! love the card, but the backpack tags are so darn cute!

Rach said...

ohhhhh Kathy this looks fantastic...perfect . I love that image and how you have coloured it...the whole card you have made is awesome.
Well done on the girls backpack tags..they look fantastic...xx

Zoe said...

I love your card Kathy and I love the image. i love the back pack tags.

Anki said...

Such a lovely card. I love the way it looks old - both the image and the whole layout. If you ever have problem with understanding Norwegian - well turn to me and I can help - it is not that far from Swedish ;-)

I will def. try their challenges as well (when I get the is keeping me from getting time left to creating cards...)


Jill said...

wow stunning card Kathy I just love your colouring in the xmas card it's absolutely stunning. The tags are fantastic as well Jill x

Maya said...

This is just amazing!
Love the image,the colours and the colouring is fab!

Thank you for joining in :)
Hugs from Maya

Joanna said...

Wohooo Kathy,
fantastic card and gorgeous colors, simply breathtaking, love it :)

Hugs from Joanna

Frances said...

Ooo Kathy, you really are queen of distressed LOL - absolutely gorgeous - well worth the extra time! Love the backpack tags too, so sweet.x

p.s you can put the link to CHF on I am strong and will resist! . . . although I did see the gorgeous new 'holly-day' birdhouse stamp (friendly kritters one) and nearly gave in again LOL

cats whiskers said...

Oh wow Kathy that Christmas card is just fantastic it must have taken ages to colour but well worth it. Bet the gs are pleased with their backpack tags I know I would be
lots of Hugs Jacqui x

sandra_w said...

Wow!! Gorgeous card and lovely tags...;)

Hugs, Sandra

Rach said...

Hi Hun,
There is an award waiting for you on my blog. hugs rachxx

mueppi said...

Wow..... Kathy
all your cards are great and fantastic!
I love all your works and colouring!!!!!!
Love Gisela

Karin said...

Hi Kathy,

what a fabolous card. love the papers and image you've used.

xoxo karin

PS:Thank you for the great b-day card and images you send me. I really love it. And it came exactly in time (on my b-day)
xoxoxoxo Ruby

Sandra said...

Hi,wow,what a fantastic card,it may have taken a long time to make,but it's worth it,just stunning,well done,
Sandra x

Anonymous said...

OMG...You do such brilliant work! All of these creations are amazing...Your talent never ceases to amaze me.
Barb g

Kim Piggott said...

Hey Kathy, I have left you something on my blog.
kim x

Camilla said...

Hello my friend! Because you are so talented and sweet+++ I have given you an award;)
Hugs, Camilla.

ink'n'rubba said...

these are both gorgeous Kathy and such a fabulous idea for going back to school bags. annie x

neeta said...

A beautiful christmas card, Kathy!:) I love the colours and your stamps is so gorgeous:)

Thanks for joining the challenge!:)

And your backpack tags are just wonderful;)