Sunday, 11 November 2012

Sunday Sunday

Morning and how is it with you all this morning? Blooming chilly here at just 3°c but I'm sure it won't stop my hubby heading off to stand in the middle of a field for three hours! Men!, and him with a cold too!

Welcome to new follower, Barbara Daines - hope you will find time to stop by periodically, thanks for joining me.

Last evening saw me out with a pal and a cousin and the three of us went here for dinner. My OH and my pal's OH went here instead. I enjoyed their loin of pork with a peppercorn sauce and followed it up with baklava with turkish delight ice cream - yummmmmm! It's the first time the three of us have been together for an evening since last Christmas and we each said we must do it more often so already have a provisional in for February ....... but not the weekend of the 22nd/23rd, as that's officially CRAFTATHON weekend!! It's to be Herefordshire this time round (being held in Bristol this year and Accrington last year).

And here's a card for a challenge .... it started off as a second entry for the HOUSES challenge over on the Simply Less Is More blog but I realised it simply didn't have quite enough white space so .... it got chopped down, matted and layered and ....... the Craftbubble group called Cardmakers has an ongoing challenge for a FRIENDSHIP card - reckon this fits the bill - don't you?

Materials used:
  • White linen effect DL card and matching envelope
  • Black card panel
  • White card panel
  • Michael Powell image stamped on to white card panel using Versacolour onyx black ink
  • Distress Inks used, with water brush, to colour
  • Fiskars sentiment stamped on to white card using Versacolour black onyx ink and cut out before matting on to a black card panel leaving a very narrow border.

And this one COULD have been a third entry - but for the lack of white space on number two! so it's now my second entry for the HOUSES challenge (One Layer Card) over on Simply Less Is More.

Materials used:
  • 250 gsm white, deckle edged card and matching envelope
  • Inkadinkado tortoise stamped using Versafine black onyx ink
  • Stempendous and Imagine That sentiments inked with Versafine onyx black too
  • Copic Atyou Spica glitter pens used to colour
  • Faber Castell Pitt pen (S) used to draw a freehand border
Don't you just love that Inkadinkado tortoise? I know I DO!! I really ought to use him more often and was m ightily pleased to have remembered in time to use him on this challenge - he does, after all, carry his own house around with him!!!

Panpastels UK blog has launched challenge #44 which is to "MAKE AN EMBELLISHMENT" - hmmmm, that might take a little thinking about but ...... Saw this on Youtube and thought I might have a go .... Taking one circle of double sided paper or card I set off on a mission

The plain semi circle

Hero Arts flourish in versamark with phthalo green pan pastel applied

Hero Arts flourish in versamark with ultramarine pan pastel applied

Background with All night media clouds and stampendous star and various pan pastels

Matted and layered on to a card with green ribbon and crystal stickles to embellish

Happy Sunday


Debs M said...

you have been busy! Love the first one, gorgeous stamp but i think if ihad to colour it with pm's it would have been overwhelming! - looks fantastic!

Loving that image, great idea for a new home card!

Great idea with the third one, the background looks fab and i love the tree! x

Loli said...

Hola Kathy, your landscape with the lighthouse is FANTASTIC!!!i love this stamp!!!, beautiful colouring!
Hugs from Palma

scrappyjacky said...

Love the friendship card.

Viv's Visuals said...

Great cards Kathy - I've made 6 cards using the tree origami paper folding thingy this week to swell my christmas stash....- will get round to posting the pic sometime!
I love the new home card but my fave has got to be the gorgeous friends card - love it.

Claudia said...

Hi Kathy

Wow, the turtle is so cute and the lighthouse fantastic.

Thank you very much for your visit and your lovely comment.

Hugs Claudia

My name is Wynneth said...

Fabulous Friendship card kathy, that's a nice Michael Powell image and lovely colouring.

Loving your second LIM entry, that is one cute Inkadkinkado turtoise, that's a great set of stamps.

Your christmas tree embellie is amazing, what a great idea - I must check out the PP challenge once I'm home.

Hope mr k doesn't get too chilled out in the field today. It's cold here but dry and sunny today. We're heading home tomorrow.

Brigitte said...

all is beautiful - but the Lighthouse is the BEST!!


clare said...

you've been busy crafting there kathy. hope you are having a great sunday. x

scrappyjen said...

Great inspiration! I don't know which one I like best? I like them all! Thanks for visiting me too, jenx

Brenda Brown said...

My goodness Kathy you sure are a prolific crafter, three cards today, you are on a roll. They are all fabulous in their own way and the tree is very creative. Thanks for linking it to PanPastel UK this week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Aileen said...

Fab projects. Love the colouring on the first fab image. Your tortoise new home is so cute. x

Jen said...

Just love that tortoise Kathy
Thanks so much for joining us
Less Is More

Chrissie said...

Super cards Kathy, I love the turtle one... super bold colours!
Thanks as ever.
"Less is More"

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW - loving all these! xxx

Linby said...

Two great cards. I do like those Michael Powell stamps and you've coloured it beautifully. Thanks for the lovely comment on my entries!

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Fabulous creations KAthy

ali x

kingstonmama said...

Great collection of cards, but I have to say I adore the first one. It is colored/painted so beautifully. LOVE it! ann

Daen'Ys said...

Wow, you've colored this image in perfection! A really artistic card!!
Love also the little snail and his coloring. All great works!!

Rosi x

GinaA said...

You have been busy, just love your lighthouse card and your Christmas tree embellishment is super.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh what a brilliant Christmas tree you have made, love it. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx