Saturday, 11 June 2011

2nd post - challenge entry! If you missed my earlier post then please scroll down

Hi there,

Me again, if you missed my earlier post then do please scroll down to see the challenges the cards below are entered in for . . .

First off the craft table is my Simply Less Is More entry. The challenge this week is to make a One Layer Card (OLC) and to feature FRAMES and here's mine ....



Materials used:
  • 5" square white card and envelope
  • Circular frame kept from a die cutting exercise recently.
  • Post its to hold the frame in place and to prevent accidental colour spill
  • Distress Inks in: Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Worn Lipstick
  • Sunshine Designs images (in two sizes) and Papermania sentiment both inked in Memento tuxedo black

Hope you like it and now on to the second challenge which is for the Craft Mad & Loving It group over on craftbubble . . . this week the sketch was set by Lauren and her additional twist was to concentrate on the colouring and not to over embellish and here it is ....



Materials used:
  • 5" x 7" white 300gsm card and envelope
  • Costco double sided paper (plain deep pink) panel with corners rounded
  • Coredinations linen texture card in light pink given the Martha Stewart corner punch treatment
  • Dusky pink organza ribbon
  • Glossy white textured oval panel edged with Studiog deep pink ink
  • Image coloured using marvy le plume alcohol markers (first batch of markers from the auto delivery of QVC's recent TSV!)
  • Two faux crystal gemstones

Hope you like this too, your comments are, as always, greatly appreciated. Despite my recent deep admiration of a number of cards featuring green and my personal feeling that today's work WOULD have been green .... in fact, neither have been! I don't get it, I just don't get it - ah well, maybe tomorrows!

Have a fab Saturday, I've my second wash load on the line now and a third about to go in - I'm on a laundry roll this weekend!


69 comments:

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous cards both of them. I especially LOVE your LIM card - that circle inked frame is fab!

Carol x

Debgem said...

You're a busy bee this morning - second load on already!!

I should be saying that your LIM card is fab - I love the circular frame and that flower head images are super.

Debs M said...

two gorgeous cards Kathy, love the shading underneath the litle girl and that circular frame is yummy x

bakeandmakeinbristol said...

I love your frame on the Less is More Card - works well with the pink

jackid said...

Love them Both Kathy they are stunning the first one is georgous love the style and the image is lovely and the second well super cute
Jacki xx

Chrissie said...

Love your LIM card Kathy, that circle frames the flowers beautifully!
Thanks so much, you're such a dedicated LIMette.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a brilliant idea to use the BIG pink circle frame for LIM this week.........love it!

Loli said...

Hello Kathy, i'm happy to see you in my blog every week, than you.
Very good idea Kathy, your circle frame is so original and i love your stamp, Good work as ever.
a hug from Palma Island

Linda said...

Great card Kathy. I always find these OLC difficult!! You make it look easy!
:-)

TAM said...

Two fabulous cards Kathy

Hazel said...

They're both lovely cards, love the LIM one especially. Hazel x

Dawn said...

2 fab projects Kathy!
Glad your followers are back! Did they have to do the walk of shame?lol
Mine brought a new friend so I forgave them!lol
Hugs
Dawn xxx

Helene said...

Love your LIM card. An original way of meeting the frame challenge.

Margaret said...

Hi Kathy, Absolutely love your LIM card -gorgeous colours and very striking
Margaret x

Faith A said...

HI Kathy you are so outside the box in your thinking, I love the LIM card quite striking.

Love you second card too, lovely image and the ribbon addition

Ang C said...

Stunning card for LIM

Viv said...

Two lovely cards, loving the pink LIM one as you probably know I do love my pink. This card really stood out to me, love it :O) Viv xx

Jacqueline said...

Love your take on the Less is More theme - lovely colour. - Jacqueline xx

Suzilou said...

Oooo love your pink circle and the stamped flowers are gorgeous :)

Suze Bain said...

Love your sponged frame Kathy, gorgeous colours. A fabbie card. xx

joanne wardle said...

both gorgeous, but I particularly love the One layer card (that's really not a surprise is it?)

Lynn said...

The sponged frame does that stamp justice. Your second card is really sweet. Lynn x

Jenny said...

Love your different take on a frame, the circle makes the perfect backdrop for the stems :)
Jenny x

Zoƫ said...

Fab original framing Kathy. Love it!

clare said...

2 fab cards there kathy. x

CraftyB said...

a fab LIM card

My name is Wynneth said...

You are so Queen of the Post it/DI technique, you never cease to amaze me with your wonderful creations in this style.

Loving your H&A image CMLI card too, fabulous colouring dahlink ! Your image really shines out :O)
hugs
wynneth
x

Netty said...

Two smashing cards Kathy. Annette x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Oh Kathy . . . these are just fabulous. I particularly like the first one . . . it's stunning.

Hugs, Sandra View my card HERE!

Katina said...

Fabulous LIM card Kathy! xx

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card Kathy, love your circle frame.
Beryl x

Angela Weimer said...

Great cards. Love the circle frame on the first one. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kathy
Gorgeous card ......lovely colour....
hugs
sylvie
xxxx

Mandi said...

Those flowers looks FAB against the masked circle frame
Brill!
Thank you Kathy
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

fatmonica said...

Lovely cards!The stamp on the LIM is fabulous-I'll be looking out for that!

Carolyn said...

Both cards are lovely BUT I really like the LIM card with the pink sponged frame. Great idea.
Carolyn W

Sally H said...

Two beautiful cards. Your LIM card is stunning! Fab shading and such a gorgeous colour!

Susan said...

Kathy, your LIM card is very pretty! Love the inked circle.
My Card

Carla said...

the circled ink frame is great., love your card.

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous cards Kathyk, love the first one, the colours are great, green can wait!

Hugs
Maarit

Gina said...

Both great cards, love the circular inked frame.
Gina x

Lizy said...

Two lovely cards Kathy! I love them both but the first one is very striking! :)
Lizy x

Cheryl said...

oh 2 gorgeous cards hun just so beautiful love the LIM card hun,brilliant hugs cheryl xx

Sue said...

Fab cards Kathy. Love your LIM card, it's so classy looking. Sue.x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I love both cards, and I especially like the LIM card. It is a perfect CAS design and says so much with so much simplicity.

Rosemary said...

your LIM card is fabulous!

Uhooi said...

Uhooi,,
Waw,, This card is a creative, beautiful and very nice,,

Uhooi.blogspot.com

Cherry said...

Great lim card Kathy - love the DI colours on this one and the circle frame. That is one gorgeous H&S image and she really has centre stage. Hugs Cherry XxX

Pauline said...

Lovely cards, your LIM is very pretty, the sponging is so effective.

Valerie said...

Love your LIM card Kathy the shading is beautiful and the placement of the stamp looks great!
Val x

kingstonmama said...

Beautiful. The black looks gorgeous against the pinks.

Janet said...

Lovely card Kathy, i like how the flowers are surrounded by the circle of bright colour
http://janetscraftycreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/one-layer-card.html

Aileen said...

Love the bold circle and flowers stamped randomly. x

Jess said...

love love love that sponged technique on your framed card :)

Anonymous said...

Really stunning LIM card.... love that pink!
Val xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Kathy two gorgeous cards but just adore the first one.

Anne

Ruth M said...

Oooh that pink sponged circle with the bold black flowers and sentiment is really eyecatching - fab LIM card!

Lynne said...

Two fabulous cards Kathy. Love your LiM one, that pink circle frame is gorgeous.
Lynne xxx

Jo Street said...

Both your cards are lovely Kathy. What a clever idea to do a circle frame for your LIM, the colour and shading are fab.
Jo x

sasa said...

great match of images and frame - love the contrast and design...
Sarah at 194

Michelle said...

I love both cards Kathy, You LIM card is so beautiufl though, love the stamp and farming it with the pink is just gorgeous! I love it! xx

Sandy said...

Two beautiful cards, saw the first one on LIM - I'm new to the blog but enjoying seeing all the cards
Sandy

Dana Leigh said...

Both cards are great but my favorite is the first one. Great circle frame!

Sue - said...

Love your LIM card.

Jan said...

A fab card xx Jan

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Kathy

Another gorgeous creation love what you've done!

Tina

Lisa A. said...

Your cards are wonderful, Kathy!! Your Less is more is perfect...love the images and the framing is soooo cool!! LOVE the colors...black and pink are striking...very nice:)!!

Shobana said...

Simply beautiful! :) Simplicity at its best!

Diane said...

Beautiful card....so pretty and striking colors!!