Monday, 13 May 2013

Monday Monday ......... how is it for you?

Morning all
Welcome to the start of another week, how was your weekend? We FINALLY visited the local flea market and hubby bought me a giftie, it's fab ...... AND it's PURPLE (no surprise there then!) but I can't really share it this week ..... promise to share next week though.
Wouldn't you know it? The challenge card I made for the Simply Less Is More themed challenge set me thinking about Christmas cards and I made this ..... when I bought this stamp I imagined mostly using it for inserts but ..... I reckon it makes a nice card on its own - don't you?
Christmas will be here before you know it!
Materials used:
  • C6 white card blank approx 230/24gsm accompanied by matching sized envelope
  • Black card for matting along with an off cut of green pearlised card from a DCWV stack
  • Rubber Necker tree image stamped on to a white card off cut using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Martha Stewart glue pen and crystal glamour dust used to "twinkle it up"
  • Hero Arts sentiment stamped on to white card panel
  • Black/white and tan/white bakers twine wrapped around base panel layers and tied in to an off centre knot
Trying to decide what to do with some of the cards made whilst here and I decided to give some to my neighbour, Sally, as she always seems to appreciate and admire my work - thanks mate!
Gift wrap
Materials used:
  • Store bag from Violette's (we crafters waste NOTHING!)
  • Grey organza ribbon
  • Offcuts of white card and Kraft card which just so happened to be tag and image wide!
  • Fiskars corner punch
  • Distress Ink in weathered wood swiped over the white card panel
  • Kaisercraft "Arty" image and Fiskars sentiment  stamped on to distressed panel using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Crop-a-dile used to punch a 3/8" hole in my "tag" and to set an eyelet, before threading the ribbon through and tying in to a bow
Imagine our surprise to wake up this morning to ........ well, fog! Apparently some major routes (the I75 for one) have also been closed this morning due to fog too! YIKES it must be far worse in some places as this is either heavy mist or light fog!
The murky view to the back of the house this morning! who nicked our trees?

And from the front
Provided the weather forecast doesn't change - we have plans for today ..... and yes, there WILL be photographs I should think! Do check back tomorrow and see what happened!

Hope your work week shapes up if you are working and otherwise - have a great week peeps!
I've a pal having surgery today so ...... hope that all goes well Don.
Happy Monday


Lauren Hatwell said...

Fog! In Florida!? Whatever next!!!

That is one FABULOUS Christmas Card Your Purpleness. What a top buy that gorgeous stamp turned out to be :oD Better keep your eye on it or it will be coming to spend some kerwality time in Essex with Moi!!

Have a great time today. Look forward to seeing your pics later matey. Lx

Brenda Brown said...

Great card Kathy. From your pic I thought you were back in the UK! Blue skies here and going to be in the 90s so I shall be by the pool for a while. Have a fun day.
hugs {Brenda} x0x

catherine said...

Great card Kathy. That's a nice thought to give your friend some cards - I am sure she will appreciate it. Hope the fog disappears soon
x catherine

Kobie Fouché said...

Our weather isn't great either...a nice excuse to stay in and craft...a lovely CAS Christmas creation...

Hope you had a lovely day...

Lesley Thomas said...

Just catching up with all your lovely pics (like the egret?) and cards. Hope the fog doesn't 'ground' you when you want to fly back to our nice cool UK.

Lilian said...

Kathy. You are right that makes a lovely card, So elegant. Hope the mist cleared,and you had a good day Hugs lilian

Katie Berberich said...

You sure have a variety of weather over there don't you?
The Xmas card is lovely, the image is very elegant and used in the way you have used it -looks very admirable (and posh). I think you'll be inking this image up quite a bit.
Have a fantastic day.
Katie x