Sunday, 1 May 2011

Morning and welcome to Sunday

Hi there, hope you are all enjoying a nice and lazy Sunday (though I reckon there will be grass cutting going on in many places!). I hope you are all recovered from the celebrations and parties for the Royal Wedding - go on, how many of you have  bought souvenirs of the event and what have you bought? Over here, on TV, you can order a replica of  the engagement ring for $19.99 (plus shipping and handling) - hmmm - wonder  what that's going to look like then.

Last night saw us off out with our pals and neighbours, Sally and Roger, for probably the last time before we head back to the U.K. Sally had found LINGS, a Chinese buffet in Lakeland which is about a 30 minute drive from us. When we arrived we found out it was just down the road (maybe a half mile) from Violette's so maybe it was just as well they would have been shut at that hour!! Turns out that Lings is pretty big inside (almost TARDIS like) as it didn't look that big from the outside! And BUSY!!!!!!!!!!! We got shown right to a table but, within minutes, they were lining up outside! The food was great and the selection was pretty good too (even though I have to avoid dishes containing mushrooms) and we certainly left there stuffed although we didn't even get to try the sushi or hibachi sections. It wasn't all that expensive either - the only drawback was . . .  no draft beer!, but Sally and I were on the water anyway. Afterwards, it was back to ours where we had another round of drinks and the guys chatted and Sally and I were on the internet searching for the "biscuit cake" recipe for Prince William's favourite dessert! YAY we found it - after searching biscuit cake and coming up dry (well, no photos anyway) we searched Prince Williams biscuit cake and found one site who, in response to public demand, posted the photo and recipe so we printed that - wonder if Sally will make it before we leave for the UK! Also showed Sally some fab videos on YouTube as she's in to canvas' right now and has a commission to make a masculine canvas for her son . . . . she went home with a few ideas so we'll just wait and see.

Over on Craft Mad & Loving It a themed challenge is set each Sunday and this week it's Karen's turn to choose the theme. She's come up with WEATHER since the UK appears to be having some nice weather right now. It will be interesting to see what everyone comes up with - it needn't necessarily be a card, so if you fancy having a go then why not pop over and join in?

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • DCWV yellow glitter card edged with a Martha Stewart punch
  • Art Impressions image inked in Memento lilac posies and coloured with a copic marker and sakura stardust clear glitter pen
  • Studiog alphabet inked in Memento lilac posies
  • Faux amber gemstones to finish

Then I decided to have a go at the new challenge over on the ATC challenge blog - the theme was anything goes so this left me wide open to use any of the stash I have here and I'm a big fan (and I know Judie is too) of all things grungy, distressed or Sir Tim-like!

Materials used:
  • Canvas ATC blank
  • Distress Inks: Wild Honey, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Black Soot
  • Hampton Art image inked in Memento tuxedo black
  • Inkadinkado sentiment inked in Memento tuxedo black

Then it was time to have another go at the Less Is More challenge which, this week, features THANK YOU or CONGRATULATIONS. Yesterday I did a Congratulations card so thought it was time to do a thank you card. I also shamelessly "stole" a simply brilliant idea from one of my fellow LIM-ettes, so I didn't really think I could enter that in to the challenge but I will be submitting this one
Materials used:
  • White C6 card and envelope
  • Michaels dollar stamp blooms image inked in Memento lilac posies
  • Inkadinkado sentiment inked in Memento grape jelly
  • Crystal stickles to highlight
And here's the "shamelessly" stolen card! Isn't it a great idea? It's been pointed out that I shamelessly stole this idea from Mandi so, thanks Mandi
Materials used:
  • White C6 card and envelope
  • STIX2 double sided tape
  • Purple glitter (from a multi pack) and Gold Glamour Dust
  • Clearly Wordsworth image inked in Memento grape jelly and cut out, corners rounded and edged in grape jelly
  • White card panel, corners rounded and run through my Xyron sticker maker and glamour dust applied

Have a fabulous Sunday, whatever you have lined up


Dolly Daydreams said...

Kathy , lovely creations all of them you have been busy ! My fave is the Atc the colours and the image are just amazing.


Carol said...

A very pretty card, love the colours. Carol x

clare said...

loads of fabulous projects there kathy, love them all! looks like you have had a crafting marathon too today. x

Sally H said...

Wow! What a fabulous selection! Loving your LIM creations. They are both stunning... might have to shamelessly steal that one too!!!

Chrissie said...

I love your twinkly thank you card with the gentle lilac flowers!
Just super!
Thanks for this second submission!
"Less is More"

Jan said...

great cards, you have been busy! xx Jan

Brenda Brown said...

You manage to get out, enjoy fab food and still have time to craft? Great makes Kathy, I particularly like the ATC and thankyou card.
I wonder how much new stash will be staying and how much will be coming home? Did you take a spare bag with you?
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Suze Bain said...

Well you've certainly been busy Kathy, super thank you card and I love the ATCs (I'm going to have a go at the new challenge but I've never made an ATC before!). Great work. x

Sandra said...

Lovely cards Kathy. Sandra

scrappyjacky said...

A very crafty day, that Timmie ATC.
No Wedding souvenirs in this house!!

Ang C said...

You've been very busy creating - love them!

massofhair said...

Hi Kathy both your cards for this weeks LIM are so very beautiful Great to use pastel colours and a tad of bling. Like both and can't chose a favourite of yours either. Have a great week and i hope you get to see the Shuttle launch and have a safe journey home:-)

Zoechaos said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful time! Have to say your Steampunk dream ATC is very special. The LIM cards are very smart as well. XOXO Zoe

Susan said...

I know you hate to see your vacation end! I'm looking forward to a few days off at the end of the month! Love your shamelessly "stolen" idea! LOL!! You've really been busy...what with eating out, shuttle launches (I did hear that it had been cancelled), and crafting! Your luggage must be stuffed with all your scrappy supplies! Have a safe trip home!

Netty said...

All terrific makes Kathy loving them all as there is such great variety here. Enjoy your break. Annette x

Mandi said...

Wow LOVE the glitter strips, Kathy
Continued thanks
Diva LIM
Less is More

Ruth said...

What a lovely set of cards...your LIM card is gorgeous! Ruth :)

Vicky Hayes said...

All lovely cards Kathy. I was fascinated by Mandi's glitter strips too!

Aileen said...

Super cards Kathy.

I like your gentle colours on your thank you card and the fun of your glittery one.

Well when we see so many awesome techniques on this fab blog it would be a shame not to try them out!! x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Gorgeous cards - just LOVE your 'stolen one. :-))
All that glitter is beautiful. I must give that a go too.
Now, I am off in search of that biscuit cake. :D))
Caroline xxx

ThinkInk Creative said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving comments - much appreciated. And after all that you get to create lots of stuff! you are awesome.

and, we don't really steal, we borrow and grow ideas. :-)

Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

Toulouse31 said...

Great card, love the images, they go so well with the sentiment :-)

Maria Matter said...

gorgeous makes Kathy, lovin' that atc!!!

Little Snippets said...

Hi Kathy, lots of beautiful cards, I love all that sparkly glitter :) Sarah x

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there Kathy, wow you've been busy again, all beautiful but my real favourite is the Gibson girl in the Tim Holtz colours, just brilliant:0) xxx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic selection, all beautiful.

Dori said...

love the one with the lilac flowers, all great though xx

Jenny said...

Love both your cards Kathy. Love the glittery on the best :)
Jenny x

Lynne said...

They are all super. I love the `stolen` one, lol.
Lynne xxx

Faith A said...

Wow for someone on holiday you have been busy, lovely cards, gorgeous in fact.

Hope you can enjoy some of the lovely weather we have been having on your return :)

Katina said...

Beautiful cards! The lilac flowers are so pretty.x

fatmonica said...

Love everything!The LIM thank you card is lovely,and the Dream ATC is fab-love that stamp!

Crafty Cat said...

all your cards are beautifl, but the one for the ATC challenge is just stunning!

Molecraft said...

Gorgeous card, love the flowers, so pretty!
Helen x