Saturday, 4 August 2012

Welcome to the weekend, readers

I'd like to welcome new follower Lori and hope that you will find the time to pop back sometime soon

Here we are, Saturday again and this, for me, usually means challenges. This week I've decided to have a go at a challenge I've not done in ages and don't really know why not. I've also combined it with another.

The first challenge is Cute Card Thursday which offers the challenge "Clean And Simple" (my recent favourite card style) and the second is for CASology (a relatively new challenge blog) where the theme is to take inspiration from their single word prompt - this week "BIRD"

Materials used:
  • White, linen look DL card and matching envelope
  • Pink DCWV linen look card panel (x2 as I matched the inside and outside)
  • White card panel (x2 - see above)
  • Inkadinkado bird image inked using Memento rosebud
  • Hero Arts sentiment inked using Memento tuxedo black
  • Faux pink oil on water gemstone
  • Crystal stickles to highlight

Hope you like the card. I always look forward to reading your comments.

Of course, there is my usual CAS challenge over on the Simply Less Is More blog also, this week the challenge is to use colour - in this case BLUE and GREEN

Materials used:
  • 300 gsm white, scallop edged card and matching envelope
  • Persian Blue Groove card by the Paper Cut
  • Lime Green DCWV self adhesive linen effect card
  • Marion Emberson image inked in Memento Paris dusk and sentiment inked in Memento tuxedo black on to white card (Rymans)
  • Lime green pro marker to highlight flower centres

Mynnette has some surprise candy for the best suggestions of what she should do with the canvas she's been working on - why not go check it out?

Have a great weekend - we're all on tenterhooks as surrogate daughter's baby is due this weekend - will he be making an appearance ....... or not??


RebeccaJaneHoy said...

I'm with you on the love of CAS cards and I think yours are great. I have the stamp set that you've used in your second card, great isn't it.

Rebecca x

Kimberley said...

Love your LIM entry this week Kathy - fabulous!

Chrissie said...

Super cards Kathy, I had the set you used for your LIM card, but it has rather strangely vanished!
Great stuff!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

I haven't got it Chrissie - honest!!!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Two great cards! Love the bird one - nice and long!

Good luck w/ baby! Hope he/she arrives!

Ardyth said...

Both cards are wonderful! I love your pink bird with all the little flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

Rosemary said...

both cards are lovely... the little bird on you CASology card is so sweet... thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Jan Ltc said...

This is great xx Jan

Lilian said...

Love the cards Kathy, The bird is so sweet, Hugs lilian

Linby said...

Two lovely cards Kathy.

Gill H said...

They are both so sweet. Love them.

Inkyfingers said...

You've come up with two gorgeous cards this week Kathy and I hope all goes well with the impending delivery!

Anna-Karin said...

Two lovely cards Kathy.

Mandi said...

Fsbby csard Kathy
I love hat's so funky
I have it but not used for a while

Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Deanna said...

Fabulous cards Kathy!

Karen Nutkins said...

Lovely cards, the pink one is stunning.

Lauren Hatwell said...


Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

After packing all my crafting stuff away (to move house) I have become a BIG fan of CAS cards :-)
These are gorgeous. Perfect placement of the images.
Caroline xxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Kathy both cards are beautiful, very elegant, Shirley x

Marijke said...

fabulous cards

GinaA said...

Two FAB cards, the LIM one is beautiful but my favorite is the bird, just love the image and the sentiment.

Margaret said...

Fab cards Kathy
Margaret x

Shirley said...

Both lovely but especially love the bird one.

Victoria said...

Gorgeous CAS cards both of them. The LiM card is a great quirky yet natural take on these colours. I wonder if baby has made an appearance by now?

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Brilliant CAS-ness here Kathy!


Suze Bain said...

Two lovely CAS cards Kathy, you know I've never used scallop edged cards but they look really pretty. And yes, I did manage to fit in a visit to The Ink Pad, though daughter put more stuff into the basket than I did - still got a few bits and pieces though! xx

Katiejane said...

2 great cards, I do love the bird design. "Casology" is new to me, good luck with the challenge.
Katie x

Anja said...

Two gorgeous cards!

Anita/AniLi said...

Hi Kathy, Lovely cards!

Jean said...

They are both lovely ~ the bird is soooo sweet!

Margie said...

Love that stamp on your LIM card. Hope that baby arrives very soon - how exciting!

Benzi said...

Sooooo pretty! I'm loving all the blue and green.
A baby exciting is that!!!