Sunday, 23 June 2013

Sunday morning and time for Hobbycutz challenge #9


It's time for Hobbycutz challenge #9 - ANYTHING WITH "H" - don't forget that you do not have to use a Hobbycutz die cut in order to enter this challenge but there ARE additional prizes available to those who to. Our sponsors this week are: KennyK Digital Designs 

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Well, my H turns out to be HOT pink!!! Naturally I've used a Hobbycutz tag for my sentiment - and guess what? it's another "H"!! ..... here's my card:


Materials used:
  • 250 gsm white C5 card and matching sized envelope
  • Hot Pink card for matting and also run through my big shot with a DIEnamics chevron die
  • White card for matting
  • KennyK's "Download Diva" digital image printed on to white paper and cut out close
  • Alchohol markers to colour image
  • Hot pink satin ribbon (recent blog candy won from Natali at Ivanovachest)
  • Hobbycutz tag die cut - painted with white acrylic paint
  • Unknown stamps inked using Versafine onyx black ink

I will also be entering this for the current AddictedtoCAS challenge where their theme is: TEENAGER! - this "download diva" is just perfect for the challenge, isn't it?

And also, this card fits the first birthday of The Cupboard Trilogy blog - their challenge is, therefore, to make a birthday card.

As for my absence ...... Wynneth arrived on Friday afternoon and we chatted, laughed (long and hard - Wynneth's mascara quickly made her in to an Alice Cooper lookalike!) and crafted. Anyone else ever used the We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board? Hmmm

Anyhoo, we dined out at the fabulous Rising Sun where my sticky ribs were piled so high on the plate there was NO CHANCE of dessert!!

Yesterday saw me meeting up with a group of crafting friends .... we met at Snazzys in Swindon, for a private workshop entitled "The Queen of Art" - a mixed media project..... well, actually, we met at the outlet village about 1½ miles away (for a brief shop (mostly at the Cadburys shop!) and lunch beforehand). We were pretty spread out, coming from Cornwall, Essex, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire!! - but it was a great chance to craft together and to try a different venue. Of course, there were photo opportunities, SOME of which I am happy to share with you!

Wynneth hard at work
Works in progress! Who looks guilty then?!?!??!

L-R: Lauren, Debs, Wynneth and me!

Four crazy crafters with their finished projects!

My project
Materials used:
  • Black card, white card,
  • Die cut frame (I think it may have been sizzix) and alphabet
  • Images by Dark Room Door (playing cards)
  • Unknown crossword image and alphabet stamps
  • Hero Arts definition of ART image.
  • Shrink plastic (for the joker .... I had to have three goes at this because I forgot the hole in the first one, the 2nd one did what shrink plastic likes to try and so did the 3rd. Although I DID succeed in flattening the 3rd by far the best was indeed the 1st so I hit it with a crop-a-dile to punch a hole - VOILA!)
  • Playing card and crown charms
  • Jump rings and chain to hang our project
  • Embossing folder for the white card
  • Treasure Gold in white fire - to highlight the letters, frame, joker edges and embossing
  • Distress Inks in antique linen and vintage photo
  • Versafine inks in black and red, applied with an ink duster
  • Embossing pen and clear embossing powder (to protect the ART panel)
  • 3D foam pads
  • Brown brads to attach the art panel

I added a Recollections "splatter pattern" image (using Memento rich cocoa) when I got home

A little shopping!
Our thanks to Val, from Snazzys, for her patience in dealing with four "crazy crafters" for four hours! AND extra thanks for those fabulous biskwits and muffins, really enjoyed the workshop.

Have a fabulous Sunday, me? I'll be trying to catch up on what I missed today - may be back later!Saturday challenge from Simply Less Is More is "A Card for Jen" as it was her birthday yesterday.

Materials used:
  • 5" x 7" white, 300 gsm scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • My new JOFY JM20 lovebirds stamps (cut to separate) stamped on to a white card off cut using Memento rich cocoa
  • Inkylicious foliage for these birds to sit in, stamped using Versafine onyx black and highlighted with CG1 spectrum noir
  • Alcohol markers to colour
  • Stampers Anonymous sentiment inked using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Pearlised turquoise off cut and blue card off cut - to mat and layer

And, over at Pan Pastels, their new challenge is "Lots of Layers" - I think my Queen of Art should be perfect for that, don't you? I hope the peeps at P.P.'s will think so too


Lorraine said...

Fabulous card Kathy...I'm loving the "H" Hot pink hun.
Hugz, Lorraine xx

Kimbo said...

Looks like you had a perfect day. I've never made it to Snazzy's as it's too far from the station but I'll get there one day. Your Queen of Art is perfect and perfect for the PP challenge x

Lilian said...

Love the card kathy, Your project you make is really great. Glad you all had a lovely time.

Lauren Hatwell said...

A fun packed day and no mistake! Thanks for your faultless organising Kathy. Can't wait to do it all again at Newbury in a couple of weeks.

You DID get a lot of goodies didn't you...drool...drool


Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Great pictures of your day Kathy.

LOVE your Queen of Art project from the store.

Also, totally ADORE the little birds card. I am DEFINITELY going to get that stamp!

Sarn xxx

GinaA said...

Looks like you had a brilliant day, great card, must check out the digi-stamp site.

Debs M said...

2 great makes Kathy - love those birds - they look fabulous!! x

Brenda Brown said...

Wow looks like you had a fabulous workshop and a great make to boot. Lots of shopping helps, love the new Jofy stamps.
Have a happy Sunday.
hugs {brenda} x0x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fab cards Kathy! Your coloring is just perfect! Adorable! It seems you had much fun together ! great!

xxx froebelsternchen Susi

clare said...

fab project you made Kathy. lots of ace work there and of course great photos too. as to my cold, not much better and I feel a bit rubbish today! x

Kim Bell said...

I just love your card!! Love the Pink just stunning!

Fiona said...

Sounds like you had a great day at your mixed media class, your project is great. Love the image on your LIM card and brilliant colouring too.

Kim Bell said...

I just love your card! The pink is just stunning.


Julia said...

Great project from your trip to Snazzys, what a great idea to meet up for a workshop. I'm really liking the items in your shopping too!

Denise said...

All your projects is fantastic! Your "H" for Hot pink card is just gorgeous!!!
Crafty Hugs

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Kathy. What a fantastic image for a teenager's card. Fabulous coloring and love the tag sentiment. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. Loll :)

Chris said...

Wow, Kathy you have been busy!!!
Your Hobbycutz card is a stunner! Love the simple design and the hot pink, so striking! Your other makes are fabulous too - the mixed media project is amazing.. bet you had fun making that! Look forward to seeing what you make with all your new goodies!

Unknown said...

Looks like you had a fantastic time at Snazzy's. Love the Queen art work. xx MaryE

Chrissie said...

Love those funky birds!
Thanks so much Kathy!
"Less is More"

Janice said...

Lovely work, a great image & card. Also a fun day out & some super shopping bits! Enjoy your week, Jx

Linby said...

Great LIM card and great workshop work, envious of your shopping too!

Natali said...

Gorgeous CAS card with Hot Pink. Love it. As well as you project from workshop.. Look like you have had great day )) Thank you for sharing photos.

Margaret E said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my blog Kathy. As you have probably noticed I am very new to blogging - still feeling my way.
Your cards are lovely by the way!
Margaret E

Margaret E said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my blog. As you probably noticed I am new to blogging - still feeling my way!
Your cards are great, I love the teenager!
Margaret E

Terry said...

Thank you for sharing your fabby project with the DT of PanPastel UK love it hugs terry xxx

Beverley said...

Loving the HOT pink! Lovely to see youwith friends sharing the passion for the craft, looks like you all had a wonderful time. Hugs Bev x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful "teen" card - she definitely works! Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!

xxbella71xx said...

what a lovely card, thank you so much for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog

Stella xx


Jen said...

fab card
thank you so much for the birthday wishes.
"Less Is More"

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really fabulous makes hun, love the bright colours,thank you for joining in with the PanPastel UK Challenge blog
Lindsay xx

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