Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Hmm - what day is it?

It's Tuesday but my head's been all over the place, we went out to dinner with our neighbours on Sunday but because we usually go out Saturday's it really threw me adrift. Yesterday's post ended up being scheduled for last Monday - DOH!!! Let's hope this works properly!

Had a busy old morning yesterday so have a few cards to share with you........


Materials used:
  • 12.5 cm square white, 250 gsm card and matching envelope
  • Distress Ink - picked raspberry applied direct to the card for the background shape
  • Penny Black Iris image inked using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Imagine That sentiment inked using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Crystal stickles applied to embellish but it really doesn't show in the photo



Materials used:
  • White, 300 gsm C6 scallop edged card and matching envelope
  • 14 x 10 cm pnel of black card
  • 13.5 x 9.5 cm panel of white card
  • Distress Inks (applied with a Tim Holtz blending tool): picked raspberry, dusty concord, salty ocean
  • Water splats from my fingers, allowed to sit for a few seconds and then dried with paper towel
  • Inkadinkado image (from their MEADOW set) and Clearly Wordsworth sentiment inked using Memento tuxedo black ink


Materials used:
  • White 300 gsm scallop edged C6 card and matching envelope
  • 14 x 10 cm white card panel with blue pro marker used to create a co-ordinating border
  • 13.5 x 9.5 cm piece of DCWV stack - "Grandma's kids"
  • We R Memory Keepers plane image inked using Brilliance Mediterranean blue ink
  • Inkadinkado sentiment inked using Memento tuxedo black
  • Black card, to mat


Materials used:
  • 12.5 cm square white, 250 gsm card and matching envelope
  • 10 cm square black card panel
  • 9.5 cm green panel from DCWV stack - "winter"
  • Recollections image inked using Memento tuxedo black ink on to white card and then the corners clipped using a Fiskars punch before matting on to offcuts of the green paper and black card
  • Inkadinkado sentiment inked using Memento tuxedo black ink and matted as above
  • Alcohol markers used to colour image
  • Crystal stickles to highlight and then the bow coated with glossy accents

And now for an update on the wildlife - we have tree frogs and geckos here and they're both pretty cute, our gecko seems to have taken up residence on the patio door and can be seen there most of the day. I lifted up a plastic patio table (from a nest of three) and found this little frog who looks for all the world as though he's telling me to "put that blooming light out!" We also had to forcibly eject several of the little tree frogs from the recently re-named frogmobile (our Ford Escape) and came home to find three squirrels banqueting on the acorns from our oak tree!!! All we really needed was a couple of sandhill cranes and an armadillo and roll call would have been complete!!!





And I fear this is the lizard equivalent of the EVIL EYE!!!

CASology has a new challenge, launched today, and the topic is NIGHT!!


Happy Tuesday everyone.

5 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds like you've opened a mini wildlife reserve!!
My favourite of your cards is the 'get well' one.

Cheryl said...

oh gosh hun,they look, scary to me,lol does not take much,anyway Hun just love the cards,love the stamps and the cas style is amazing,hugs Cherylxx

Lilian said...

Great cards Kathy. I love the pictures of the frog and the gecko.
hugs
lilian

Brenda Brown said...

MY gosh, you get so much made in such a little time, speedy crafter that's you. Great cards and photos of the local wildlife.
hugs {brenda} xox

Debs M said...

great cards, love the colours of the 2nd one..you don't need pets Kathy do you! x