Saturday, 16 July 2011

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

Afternoon folks,

FINALLY the rain has stopped though I think it may only be a temporary respite, the sun is shining .... a bit!

I tried to combine both the Sketchie and LIM card this morning. It is Craft Mad and Loving It's first birthday today and the challenge was to make a birthday card. I went a bit lateral with my entry as, since it's inception, I have made some great friends for life and have also been lucky enough to meet quite a number and feel privileged to have done so. I've gone with the LIM theme of CIRCLES and turned it in to the Circle of life which you will see reflected in my card, insert and envelope below. I hope you will like it and I hope that both challenges will accept this as my entry.


Materials used:
  • 5" square white 300gsm card and envelope + 100 gsm insert
  • Black card Die cut with a circular design in two sizes
  • Die cute white card circles to fit in the centre of the black circles
  • Lavinia image inked in versamark on to the larger white circle and heat embossed using Sparkle n' Sprinkles wondrous Black Magic embossing powder which was then attached to the larger black circle
  • Kaisercraft sentiment inked in memento tuxedo black on to the smaller white circle which was then adhered to the smaller black circle.

AND THE INSERT - which has yet more circles in the shape of my Martha Stewart corner punch too!


Additionally a Kaisercraft sentiment (from the same sentiment set) and the Lavinia image inked in memento tuxedo black

AND THE ENVELOPE



Hope your afternoon is going well and that your chosen activity for today hasn't been spoiled by the rain.


57 comments:

Mandi said...

This is super Kathy
So striking. love the dandelion, Im a sucker for them!
Thank you
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Debs M said...

as if crafting could be spoilt by rain!! lovely card and thought behind it..may go for something not quite birthday myself x

Netty said...

Wow Kathy that was quick for the LIM card.
Beautiful card and love the dandelion, plus love your ATC below. Annette x

Judy said...

Really pretty Kathy. I love the detail of the edges, nice touch.
Have a great day.
Judy

Margaret said...

Gorgeous Kathy - I just love B&W
Margaret x

Sharon said...

Love black & white together. Great card.
Sharon x

Loli said...

Hola Kathy, i'm so glad to see you, thank you for your comment.
Fantastic card Kathy, i love the flower in the circle,beautiful envelope, great idea.Well done
A hug from Palma, have a nice week

Maja said...

Gorgeous set, great black&white combo :)

Sally said...

A lovely card set Kathy. Stylish in B & W.
Sally x

Rosie said...

It's a very beautiful card.

Have a nice weekend

Sandy said...

Lovely, simple and elegant. Love the black and white and co-ordinating the inside and envelope. Clever girl!
Sandy

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Oh this is VERY PRETTY Kathy. Chic!

Hugs, Sandra View my card HERE!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful in Black & White!
and your ATC´s below are fantatsic too!

clare said...

fab! x

Kim Dellow said...

I love those circles, what a great design! Fab work. Kim

Chrissie said...

I love dandelions too Kathy, so this is a favourite for me!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Ang C said...

A gorgeous card

Wishcraft said...

Great card Kathy, such a gorgeous stamp. Love the matching envelope too :o) Lisa x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Kathy K What can I say ! Lovely work , that dandelion is superb , just love your circles.

Marie

Lauren Hatwell said...

Excellent take on the Circles theme Your Purpleness. I like it a lot. Lx

Lynne said...

Super card Kathy.
Lynne xxx

Craftilicious said...

I love it Kathy and love the decorated envelope too I lobe getting a decorated envelope.

Carla said...

lovely card

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully designed Kathy, a great card.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Lizy said...

Beautiful card Kathy! :)
Lizy x

Sally said...

Gorgeous card Kathy Love the fact that you have decorated the whole card and envelope. Hugs Sally xxx

Debgem said...

T really like the idea behind the card, and the card itself is just lovely.

Vicky Hayes said...

Love the circle of life idea and it looks great in black and white. Love the decorated envie too.

Cheryl said...

oh hun these are gorgeous cards,just love them to bits,hugs cheryl x

Carol said...

Super card Kathy, love the circle of life idea. Carol x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Kathy, Great card, lots of lovely contrast, I too am a bit of a sucker for dandelion heads, love them. Have a great day, hope the sun shines for a little longer, Gay xxx

Aileen said...

Love the black and white, very striking.

Irene said...

Such a striking and dramatic card, I love black and white and you have used it perfectly.

irene
xxxx

Linda said...

Wow, Kathy. This is beautiful. Your card caught my eye in the thumbnails....very striking in black and white, but the whole ensemble is a lovely touch! Love it :-)

Zoechaos said...

A lot of thought went into this card making it even more special. XOXO Zoe

Maureen said...

A lovely card for this challenge. Well done.
Maureen.......x
You can view mine here

kelly said...

this card is beautiful, I love the striking black and white, and that seed head image is perfect!
Kelly xx

Faith A said...

So striking, love the B&W and the envelope is pretty stunning too

Jenni's Jems said...

Love both of your cards but my favourite has got to be this one .Beautifully done .x

Rosemary said...

what a lovely card and envelope set!

Lynne K said...

Wonderful set, very dramatic! Love the dandelion!

Lynne x

Hazel said...

Very elegant, love it. Hazel x

Linby said...

Just love dandelion heads, great card.
Linbyx

Susan said...

I just love those nesties...and the dandelions are fab! Great card!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card with a beautiful dandelion!!

Jane said...

Great card, very elegant withe black and white, I love that image.

GinaA said...

Great card, love the sparkle on the dandelion.

Beryl K said...

Wow Kathy, this is fabulous,
Beryl x

sasa said...

Great bold colours and wonderful stamps...

Kerry said...

Beautiful cards x

Rein said...

Love your card!

Suzi B said...

I love this Kathy... fabulous!
Sue :)

Suze Bain said...

Super monochrome card and ooh, I love that circle border nestie! xx

Jo Street said...

Great card Kathy, love black and white it looks really bold, caught my eye!
Jo x

Marlena M. said...

This is wonderful...all the little touches coordinating! ;)

Anne said...

Love this stamp and what an elegant card!
Anne
x

fatmonica said...

Beautiful card.