Friday, June 06, 2008

The Perfect Quote

I often spend far too long on my favourite internet quote sites searching out the perfect quotation to put on a card. I've wasted so much time hunting for one I remember reading and now can't remember where that I've started copying my favourites into Word docs. Maybe one day I'll print them out and use them to make some sort of source book for myself.
Anyway, this week Jane set the challenge for the Daring Cardmakers and asked us all to use a quotation on our cards.
Stamped, Computer Generated or Rub Ons; it doesn't matter and you
can choose your own style or occasion.
With being away, and having a load of catching up stuff to do I didn't get my card started till well after 10am and it was only finished, ooooh about half an hour ago - so not a case of "Last Minute Minnie" this time - more a case of "Well After the Last Minute Minnie".
As I said, I do tend to get bogged down looking for inspiring quoations, so when I remembered the little Quote Bubbles paper in my Bubbly Funk May kit designer box I was quite chuffed.
Must admit it's a bit of a rush job, and I should probably have taken a bit more time over this, but I wanted to get it done and up on the blog. I missed last week's dare and I'm never happy when I do that, so I wanted to get a card made for Jane's dare even if it was a bit late.
Papers are the fabby Dream Street "Birdie Bits" which I love so much that I've almost used them all up. The pinky-red hearts are cut from some of that gorgeous velvet paper that was in the kit and I've only cut tiny bits from because it's too lush to use!
I hand cut the little flowers from scraps of the papers, I love the way this set of papers lends itself so well to handcutting some nicely random flowers and hearts etc
Lots of inking, gel pen scribbles and a little bit of glitter glue for some extra glitz
We've said a fond farewell and a big Thank You to May's Guest Designer Vanessa this week, and Hello and Welcome to the fabulous Jozza who is joining us for the whole of this month - so even if you're bored with the rest of us, pop along to the blog and see what Jozza has come up with, and of course check out her other wonderful stuff on her blog

The sun has gone in now (hope it comes back soon) but I thought I'd share a couple of photos I took this morning when it was being all sunshiney out in the garden
And here's how our veg patch is looking this morning

13 comments:

Jo said...

gorgeous card and brilliant quote - I know what you mean about spending ages trying to find one lol!

Veg patch and flowers look fantastic, Jared is obsessed at the mo with the potato plants for some odd reason and had miraculously not picked any strawbs (yet)...

jo xx

Janice said...

That rose is stunnng Kathy and your veggies look like they are coming on nicely.

Angelnorth said...

Great card Kathy and well remembered on the quote paper front! That rose looks stunning and your veggies are coming along nicely!

Lythan said...

SUCH a stunning card Kathy - and what beautiful photos too

Em said...

Fab card Kathy, and I just LOVE that pink rose!!!!

Sue said...

Lovely card Kathy.
That yellow clematis is beautiful, sadly we don't have any climbers yet in our new garden. We do have a pot full of strawberry plants though which have started to get fruits on them.
Sue x

EllePiggo said...

Gorgeous card Kathy - I love those papers. :)

Vanessa.

esther said...

the quick cards can sometimes turn out for the good- you have proved that! Thanks for your comment, wish I had thought of that first, perhaps I will use it for my next blog title 'pain in the bum' By esther!!

Hazel said...

Loving all the photos, including the IOM ones. Glad someone had some sunshine on their jollies!

The DCM card is super - love the bright colours and particularly love the birdie.

Anne said...

Fab card, Kathy, love all the different bits, and the bright colours. Oh, and the photo of the rose is wonderful!!!

nutka1911 said...

Beautiful card and beautiful flower...

Karen said...

A fantastic card....haven't you run out of that range of papers yet??? Or did you get more LOL

PaperBabe - Kim said...

Fab card,love the colours and great quote!
Your garden looks stunning, would love a veg patch but my little one picks and then tries to put plants back!