Sunday, 28 April 2013

Another Sunday morning and what's in store?

Hi there - another lazy Sunday morning and the launch of another challenge over on the Hobbycutz challenge blog. Please don't think that you HAVE to use a Hobbycutz die cut to be able to enter this challenge, you just have to follow the theme.

This one is for Mothers Day on May 12th in the U.S. ..... I went with a fridge magnet. In our house we never really did Mothers Day gifts in a big way, it was always something little like an ornament, fridge magnet, small bunch of flowers.

Materials used
  • Hobbycutz heart (2 part) die cut
  • Indigoblu flitter glue, applied using cut and dry foam
  • Crystal glamour dust (for the outer heart)
  • Silver gilding flakes (for the inner heart)
  • Stencil brush to remove excess flakes
  • Fine embossing tool the remove the stray silver gilding flakes from the sentiment
  • Satin flower embellishment
  • Self adhesive sheet magnet cut to fit
I struggled to get a half way decent photograph of this project in my kitchen, sadly, but it IS on display on my cooker hood - my fridge is (would you believe?) made of aluminium!!!! It's REALLY twinkly IRL ..... I took it down to have another go at catching the twinkle ...

This fortnight's challenge has been sponsored by Floppy Latte

Ever have one of those days when you think you've had a great idea and get all excited and start planning it? THEN you have a reality check and, suddenly, it's not quite such a brilliant plan after all? Had one of those yesterday and spent about two hours fantasising about a vacation but ....... it's turned out not to be quite so great so those plans are shelved with a capital "S"!! - bum (that's with a capital "B"!!!!)

And then I decided to craft some more, with another entry for the Blue Christmas challenge ........

Materials used:
  • 15cm square 300 gsm white, scallop edged card and matching sized envelope
  • White card panel edged with Distress Ink in faded jeans and then edged using a Martha Stewart punch
  • Impression Obsession pine bough stamped on to white card using Versafine onyx black ink and then highlighted using a Martha Stewart glue pen and crystal glamour dust
  • Hero Arts sentiment stamped directly on to the base card using Versafine onyx black ink
Ahhhhh, that's better - somehow I don't mind not getting the extra craft shopping now - I have some great stash and I just need to use it!

Have a great Sunday everyone


Brenda Brown said...

A very pretty magnet and lovely card. Shame about the plan, but I bet you learned something from the experience.
Enjoy your Sunday.
Hugs Brenda xox

Lilian said...

Kathy. Love the fridge magnet and the card it really lovely. I must get on with making some cards ,
Hugs lilian

Denise said...

Kathy both your projects is lovely! I love what you have done with the Lazer cut heart.
Have a nice day!
Crafty Hugs

Lauren Hatwell said...

Morning Your Royal Craftiness. Two fab projects there. The fridge magnet is a great idea. Lx

catherine said...

These look great Kathy. Love the sparkle
x catherine

Debs M said...

great makes Kathy - shame about your vacation - you will have to shop your stash x

Chris said...

Hi Kathy!
Your fridge (cooker-hood?) magnet looks great and I love your Christmas card!

scrappyjacky said...

The magnet looks great....we always went in for little gifts as well.

Sue Bridesmith said...

Your Cooker / Fridge Mag is great as so is your card, also thank you for putting on your blog about not having to use the Hobbycutz Dies.......
Suzy B :-)

mags said...

A lovely fridge magnet.

Lorraine said...

Kathy your fridge magnet looks fab and I love your christmas card hun.
hugz, Lorraine xx