Sunday, 7 April 2013

Lazy Sunday here

Morning peeps,

WOW, what a busy weekend we've had (so far) with a dinner party for seven on Friday and four on Saturday. Do people still use the phrase "dinner party"?!?!? Fortunately, no-one due to dinner tonight and, frankly, I suspect the dishwasher (as well as our stomachs) will be glad of a night off! Beans on toast it is then!!! It was lovely to see our friends yesterday evening, we've not seem them in a while for a number of reasons .... one of which is that they've not long returned from a cruise to Norway to see the northern lights ..... jealous much?! Hubby cooked up a storm and last night it was a lovely Thai meal - yummmmm

Anyway - on to some crafting. I had a fabulous surprise in the form of an early birthday present along with instructions to open on arrival and .... guess what? I LOVED the contents. My pal, Lauren, wanted me to open on arrival to ensure I didn't spoil her thoughtful gift by buying it myself between now and my birthday (which I may well have done as they are smashing). Needless to say, I could NOT wait to crack open the seal on the packaging so ....... thank you, Lauren and family - most appreciated.

Materials used:
  • 5" x 8" white, 300 gsm, scallop edged card and matching envelope
  • Stampers Anonymous image stamped on to white card using Versafine onyx black ink and trimmed close
  • Distress Inks: Tea Dye and Wild Honey swiped across image panel, spritzed with water, allowed to develop and then blotted with paper towel
  • Image panel then matted on to black card leaving a narrow margin and set aside to fully dry
  • Inkylicious checkerboard image stamped on to base card using Memento rich cocoa ink
  • Tim Holtz clock die cut from white card and coloured with a blending tool and mat using Distress Inks in tea dye and black soot before assembling card

There's a new challenge over on the Pan Pastels challenge blog ...... this week's theme? TO USE A STAMPED IMAGE! I reckon my card fits the bill, don't you? I know they encourage entrants to think outside the card but hey - this idea popped in to my head and wouldn't leave me alone till I made it!

There are still six days to enter the Hobbycutz CAS card with sketch option over on their challenge blog - see it here. Please remember that you don't HAVE to use a Hobbycutz die cut but there are additional prizes available for those who do.

Have a fab Sunday everyone


Sue Bridesmith said...

Glad you had a good weekend, and your pressie looks fab, as does your creation,
Suzy B :)

Lauren Hatwell said...

Do you know what; I just KNEW you would be able to do some fabulous with the scrumtious Time Traveller set. I'm so pleased to see it came in handy for the current Pan Pastels challenge too. Love your work Purple Pal. Lx

Debs M said...

Great card and fabby stamp! Lauren is right, you may well have snaffled it up before your birthday!

Lilian said...

What a great present. You sure are lucky and made use of the to good effect. Love the card.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Kathy! Love the image and the vintage feel to it.

Sounds like you've had a great weekend.

scrappyjacky said...

Great card, that image.

catherine said...

Fantastic card kathy and such a great job done with the new stamp set. You are going to have lots of fun with this one
x catherine

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely fantastic, love the vintage image and the clock die cut and layout are fabulous, whilst I am here thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge too
Lindsay xx

Brenda Brown said...

Aren't they wonderful stamps? You have used this to perfection Kathy, love it and thanks for linking to PanPastel UK this week.
hugs {brenda} xox

clare said...

Really great I love those new stamps.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

FANTASTIC card for a male. Love it. xxx

Crafty_Fairie said...

Wow love the vintage image and the die cut.Thanks for joining us this week at PanPastel uk.

Kerry DT Leader

Zippy said...

Wonderful male card, love the image xxx