Monday, 15 April 2013


Hi there,

Another week begins but at least this one's warmer than the last one!! I  hope you have similar weather where you are too
I've made a card for the Pan Pastels challenge: BUTTON, BOW, BRAD. It's little more "twee" than my usual card (of late) but was fun to make and used up some of my much neglected supplies (brads and buttons!) - not sure why I fell out of love with this style as I love the card! See what you think ....
Materials used:
  • 12.5cm square white, 300gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Black card for matting
  • DCWV embossed polka dot card
  • Recollections image stamped using Memento tuxedo black and coloured using alcohol markers
  • Crystal stickles to highlight cupcake "icing"
  • Clearly Wordsworth sentiment stamped using Colorbox lime ink, cut out and matted on black card
  • Narrow white satin ribbon coloured using alcohol markers and threaded through a clear glitter button before tying in a bow
  • Two deep pink sugared brads
And then an ATC .....
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Inkadinkado "meadow" stamped using versamark ink before colouring with diarylide yellow and permanent red pan pastels
  • Studiog sentiment and TPC Studio foliage stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
And, finally, another card, this time using Pan Pastels. I was lucky enough to win the prize draw over on the Pan Pastels challenge blog recently and my prize was a starter kit, featuring permanent red and diarylide yellow pastels ....... see them in action here
Materials used:
  • 12cm square white 250 gsm card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Kraft and black card for matting
  • 10cm square white card panel
  • Inkadinkado "meadow" image stamped using versamark ink before applying diarylide yellow pan pastel
  • Inkylicious foliage image inked with versamark and stamped multiple times to create the illusion of "trees" and then pan pastel permanent red lightly applied. The image was then re-inked using Colorbox sienna ink and stamped again till I was happy with the appearance and density of the foliage
  • Clearly Wordsworth sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
Hope you approve of today's creativity!
Happy Monday


Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! Perfect Pan Pastel Projects Purple Pal-o-mine. How's that for a bit of Monday Morning alliteration then? You impressed?

Lovely birthday card too. Good to see Mr Mojo packed his swimming trunks and decided to join you on vacation.


Debs M said...

fabulous makes - love the pink and green combo but those pp makes are scrumptious!! x

Katiejane said...

Absolutely approve! Love the effect the pan pastels give with those stamps - so beautiful.
Your button/brad card is a cracker, I can see why you'd want to make more. The "Happy Birthday" sentiment is very cool too.
Finally warming up here, hope you are having a great time.
Katie x

catherine said...

Great projects kathy and such great bright colours too
x catherine

Lorraine said...

Two fabulous creations Kathy, love the gorgeous colours and designs too hun. xx

Julia said...

Lovely lovely things Kathy. I love wildflower images and the colours you used look great.

Natali said...

Oh, ytour ATC and "yellow" card just fantastic!!

Claire said...

Hi Kathy, wow you're on a creative roll with these beautiful projects. I love your top card, what beautiful colours. Lovely work with the PanPastels too, its great to see you making such good use of your prize
Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
Claire xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful makes I love the green polkadot papers and the button ad bow look fabulous, the other card and the atc are both stunning too beautiful colours. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Zippy said...

oooh pan pastels, I would love them all! Lovely makes, really like the colours, very bright and cheerful xxx