Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Tuesday trim day!

Morning all,

What are you all up to this fine Tuesday morning? Me? I'm off to the hairdressers but going via the home of a pal, for coffee, first. Sounds like a nice enough morning doesn't it? Nothing major at the hairdressers jut the usual primp and trim .... in an attempt to tame the fringe (bangs) once more!

Visited surrogate daughter2 yesterday afternoon (on my way home from shopping), pleased to report that Zac slept the whole time I was there and Becky tells me they were about to head off to a mother and baby group meeting just after I left - lucky I didn't outstay my welcome!

Bit of crafting to share with you today, the first is a card I made inspired by the ovals challenge over on Simply Less Is More ..... I was going to enter it but it's a little bit similar to the 2nd entry so decided against it - I reckon it's perfect for a little boy - what do you think? In the interest of trying challenges irregularly, here's another I'd like to share with you. Joanna Sheen's challenge blog has launched the theme "SO SWEET" so I plan to have a go at that ...... it's not like I DON'T have plenty of cutesie images that I could use! I seem to have moved away (mostly) from cutesie so perhaps it's time to revisit CUTE! - I think this card is really sweet for a little boy! - don't you? I just hope that the ladies at Joanna Sheen see it as sweet too, rather than wanting cupcakes 'n stuff! You can enter this challenge up till September 27th.

Materials used:
  • 300 gsm white deckle edged C6 card and matching envelope
  • Die cut bright blue scalloped oval
  • Die cut white oval
  • TPC Studio plane inked in Memento Bahama blue and smoke trail inked in Memento Paris dusk on to the white oval
  • Blue/white bakers twine wrapped round the card and tied to a know off centre
  • TPC Studio sentiment inked in Memento Bahama blue directly on to the base card

And the second card is for the "AUTUMN" challenge over on the Pan Pastels blog and features the glorious ochre/red/browns associated with autumn along with the curling foliage ......

Materials used:
  • 250 gsm 12½ cm square white card and matching envelope
  • 12 cm square burnt orange card panel
  • 11 cm square brown card panel
  • 10 cm white card panel
  • Stampers Anonymous random dots image inked using versamark ink
  • Pan Pastels: Yellow ochre, sienna and permanent red applied using a sponge and set using Winsor and Newton fixative
  • Inkadinkado left and right flourishes inked using Versafine onyx black
  • Petaluma leaf image inked on to white card using versamark ink and PSX woven tapestry embossing powder applied and heated before cutting out and attaching to base card

Now I'd like to welcome a new follower, Darnell, she's another LIM-ette!. Hi there, Darnell - hope you will pop back from time to time too.

Hope you like my cards today - Have a great Tuesday


Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Love the blue aeroplane card. Yes I think it would be perfect for a little boy's card.

Love the autumn leaf card too.


Crafty_Fairie said...

Super design thanks for joining us this week at PanPastel uk.

Kerry DT Leader

Debs M said...

that aeroplane is so sweet, but loving those autumnal colours! Have a nice time with your pal! x

scrappyjacky said...

I reckon that card is perfect for a little boy as well.

Sue said...

Two super cards, Kathy.

Brenda Brown said...

A very sweet blue card and a rather gorgeous autumn coloured one too. So glad you entered it at PanPastel UK this week.
Take care.
hugs {brenda} xox

lena-dailyscrap said...

looking great - love the colours and design of your autumn card!

Claire said...

Gorgeous cards, love the background on your autumn card, perfect for our challenge at PanPastel UK this week
Claire xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card, really good boy card.