Sunday, 12 June 2011

Hi there and welcome to Sunday

And a particularly soggy one it is too - well here, anyway! No model flying for hubby and he's showing an extreme reluctance to venture out to get the Sunday paper too! Can't say that I blame as it is really unpleasant out there at the mo - mind you, been like it since 08:00!

Think it will be an indoors day and then rounded off by watching Lucius Malfoy (sorry Jason Isaacs) in Case Histories this evening!, possibly over a glass of something and possibly not!

Over on Craftbubble's Craft Mad & Loving It there is a Sunday themed challenge which, this week, is set by Lauren ........ except she's having computer problems this past few weeks! I had to post her photos yesterday for the sketch as she was unable to! Lauren has come up with the theme of HAPPY PROJECTS, and image/colour/project just so long as it makes you happy!!

I made a bit of a hash of a CAS card for the Simply Less Is More blog - I'm just not sure this works - what do you (dear readers) think of it? EDITED TO READ ..... Debs asked why I thought I'd made a hash of it ..... well, I just thought the scale of the image was wrong and I also thought I should perhaps have raised my sentiment a little so my border went through the middle but I guess it's all about perception isn't it?

Materials used:
  • 5" square white card and envelope
  • Paper Artsy image and sentiment inked with Memento tuxedo black
  • Frame hand drawn using an SU fineliner

Having completely missed the bit about LOVE on the Red/Green/Silver theme over on the ABC of Christmas challenge I thought I should have another go.
Materials used:
  • 5" square white card
  • Red panel, corners rounded
  • Green striped panel corners rounded
  • Silver ribbon
  • Darcies image and sentiment inked in Memento tuxedo black on to white card and cut out
  • Silver mirri card scalloped oval matted on to red scalloped oval
  • Pro markers to colour and crystal stickles to highlight
Hope you are enjoying better weather where you are - have a fab Sunday


scrappyjacky said...

Love that fun xmas card,Kathy...and it's pretty soggy here as well.

Carla said...

Love you LIM card in black& white, the frame and the sentiment is great

Debs M said...

i think your lim card looks fab, why don't you like it?

love that snowman, lovely cheery card x

Cherry said...

Really like the LO on your lim card Kathy, really like the hand drawn frame -stunning. Great ABC card too - gorgeous glittery snowman darling. Rain, rain, rain here too. Hugs Cherry xxx

Pauline said...

Two fab cards, a brilliant sentiment on the first, so true!

Suzilou said...

Been raing all day here as well Kathy.

I love your LIM card, lovely stamp and sentiment and really like the hand drawn frame :) xx

Deborah Frings said...

These cards couldn't be more different!! They're both fab. I just love the mono look of your LIM card and the sentiment is super.

G Peplow said...

Hi Kathy, We are own worst critics, your cards are lovely but if you think you can improve them, Yay that's great too, it's always a learning process. That's what I think anyway, you might think I'm totally out of my cage or off my rocker, LOL I love your cards anyway! The first is a classy contrast and the Christmas card's loads of fun. Shame about the rain, poor hubby, smiles, Gay xx

Netty said...

Wouldn't it be boring if we never stopped learning...
Both cards are lovely so don't worry about it, am sure the Divas will give you loads of encouragement. Annette x

Isabelle Norris said...

Very elegant, black and white is always a winner.
Love the quote too.
Thanks for your comment on my blog

Anne said...

Hi Kathy that b&w looks so effective and I'm really impressed by your free hand border, the sentiment looks great where it is to me!
Yes my last card is upsaide down, Blogger and I are having a big disagreement about pictures and I don't know how to get the better of it...

Unknown said...

O wow these are fab Kathy, love the silhouette one mostly, so elegant! ... Yes, can't wait for the filming to start .. I really do hope that I will get to see Mr Pitt he he :)

Beryl K said...

Fabulous cards Kathy, love them both
Beryl x

Chrissie said...

Love this quote Kathy and the card is great, lovely image too.
Thanks so much, as ever.
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Jeannie said...

Love both your LIM card - they're beautiful! - I'm also enjoying Case Histories!
Jeannie x

Susan said...

Kathy, someone told me that we are our own worse critics...and it seems that I'm not the only one! Your cards are great! We can all usually find something we wish we'd done differently!
My Card

lbwright22-loopylou said...

Two super cards- I think the first for LIM is perfect- it doesn't need changing at all. You really can nail these one layer cards- I envy you!
I love the second Christmas cards- one of my fav images.
Thanks for posting the challenge this week on CMLI- you are a star. I have sent them an email as requested- lets hope somethign gets through this week!

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Love how your cards are so different today Kathy. I really like the LIM one; black and white is so stylish.
Sharon xx

Mandi said...

Striking card Kathy
Love black and white
I think, if you don't mind me saying, Id have put the sentiment at the bottom. Inside the frame
Thank you it's not a hash!
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Diane Louise J said...

Your card is lovely, I like the stamp and the way you have used black and white. Thanks for your lovely comments about my black and white card this week :o)
Diane xx

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Kathy
love the sentiment and the frame quite stunning and a beautifully elegant card, done with class
Hugs Kate x

Linda said...

You LIM carde is simply beautiful! Love the frame with the words. Wonderful!

Heidi said...

What a cute card! The sentiment is great. Great job with the colours. Thank you for playing along with the ABC Christmas challenge.

Victoria said...

I think it's fab Kathy! So striking!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Sarn said...

Morning Kathy . . . well I like them both! I agree with Gay that we are our own worst critics! I'd be happy to receive either of them.

Thank you for all your lovely comments.

Hugs, Sandra

Miria said...

Hi, Kathyk. I love your card, the cute image and sentiment. Thank you for joining ABC Christmas challenge, hugs, Miria

Anonymous said...

Hi ya, love your take on our challenge and your combination of the colours too! Great take on our challenge great to have you playing along! hugs Samantha :0)
ABC Christmas Challenge :)

Anonymous said...

Love the cards Kathy, and they couldn't be more different could they? I think overall I prefer your pink circle frame card over this all black one, but I really don't see anything wrong with it at all! Cute little snowman card too, love that image, must get back into making more Christmas cards again, I seem to have let that go a bit recently!


Heather said...

Hi Kathy - I have to giggle, we are all our own toughest critics - I sit looking at every card I make working out what's not right and how I could have made it better. I've never made a perfect card yet!!
Both these are fabulous cards, your LIM one is fantastic - that frame is perfct and I really like it just as it is!!
Heather xx

Taru Jehkonen said...

your cards is great & Nice!

Daffodil Cards said...

Your LIM card is great, your snowman is so cute, as for not liking your cards, just blog 'em like me, good or not we get it right sometimes hahahaha

Love the sentiment in both too :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely cards! Valerie

Sally said...

Hi Kathy, I love your card for the simple image & the way you've done the border. Smashing.
Sally x

My name is Wynneth said...

Two fabulous creations kathy, I really love your LIM entry, I'm in awe of your hand drawn frame - mine would never look that great !!! Such a fun and colourful christmas card - that snowie is just soooo adorable, makes me smile and feel happy whenever I see him :O)

Sue said...

Hi Kathy, I really like you black and white card and can't see ANYTHING wrong with it. I think you are super great for being able to draw a frame like that by HAND!!! I find that sooo difficult... never seem to get it straight enough with out a ruler then it looks false, so well done. Oh and i like the cheery Christmas card to. Sue x

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

I love the layout Kathy, I wouldn't have changed it myself. I think if the border had gone through the sentiment it may have made the sentiment hard to read. The image size is fabulous, it a gorgeous image, of course it should be prominent. Very elegant card indeed.

SannaS said...

fabulous cards!! i absolutely love the black'n'white card, so elegant!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhh our snowman is definatly sharing some warm winter love! so cute too! wanna just hug him! Thanks for playing the ABC Christmas Challenge this time, really hope we see you next challenge too! hugs Samantha

Marlena M. said...

Your frame is exquisite! I can't believe you hand drew that-wish I could do that! I love the silhouette placement. ;)

Karen said...

Really like your LIM card, why are we stampers never completely satisfied with what we've made? Is perfect so stop beating yourself up. Kx

GinaA said...

HI, have been off on my jollies so have a lot of catching up to do. I think that both the sentiment and the main feature stamp are well positioned. Being off centre the sentiment is more part of the main portion of the card while just breaking up the frame. The hand drawn frame is inspired.

Helen said...

Fab cards - love your sparkly snowman!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x