Monday, 6 January 2014

Monday and another wild one here!

Hello peeps,
Don't know what it's like with you but we've had a fairly wild weekend weather wise!!
Saturday evening we were heading out to dine with a friend and had to de-ice the car at 7pm but not for our return at 11!!! Nice evening and good company and food - thanks Jenny, good to catch up.
Have you all taken your Christmas decorations down yet? We took ours down over the weekend and they were returned to the loft Sunday morning - no, hubby did NOT go to the model flying field (sorry, LAKE!) so we thought we would do something useful instead!

In between this I DID manage a little crafting ..... there's a Valentines challenge on the craftbubble 2½ forum (registration required) and there is an "Anything Goes " challenge on the Pan Pastels blog, a die cuts challenge at the Addicted to CAS blog, an "In a Word" challenge at CASual Friday - my word being LOVE and, finally, another "Anything Goes" challenge at Scribble and Scrap ... and a snippets challenge too ...and I believe, with my use of snippets, my card will fit each of the six - check it out!

Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 300 gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • X-Cut fancy square die cut offcut white card
  • Go Kreate oval die cut offcut of white card
  • Versamark ink patted over the above die cut before applying bright gold, pewter and bronze pan pastels with a Sofft tool and buffed to a shine before setting with hairspray
  • 5½cm square off cut of white card patted with Distress Ink in worn lipstick
  • Kaisercraft grid image stamped on to the square using the worn lipstick ink
  • Kaisercraft crackle image stamped on both the square panel and oval panel using Memento London fog (on the square) and the worn lipstick (on the oval) which was then applied around the oval's edge
  • Imagine That sentiment stamped on to the oval using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Craft Stamper heart image (I have had this a while and can't remember the manufacturer but, hopefully, some kind soul will fill in that particular blank) stamped using Adirondack cranberry ink and then the D.I. in worn lipstick dabbed over the heart - to add colour, before cutting out
  • Dimensional foam used to attach both the heart and sentiment to the square panel

And a close up - which will, hopefully, display the fabulous metallic sheen of those pan pastel palettes of gorgeousness

Sunday afternoon and it wasn't ACTUALLY raining (for the first time in what feels like FOREVER) so we decided to head out and take a look at our surroundings. We found ourselves in Keynsham and drove past the old Cadbury Frys factory at Somerdale ..... NORMALLY surrounded by meadow - not today though
The Cadbury Frys factory and surrounding FIELDS!!
Next we found one of my old favourite pubs, closed since the last lot of floods but .....
There should be about another four steps below those you can see!!!!

See the speech bubble? You can normally PARK there!!!!!
Have a great Monday


Debs M said...

great card - well done on making it fit so many challenges! Wind is howling here - feel so sorry for those who have had to evacuate x

SARN (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Atrocious weather all weekend and today . . . but managed to get a couple of walks done in the SMALL breaks between one storm and the next!

Really feel for all those suffering flooding and no power.

Onto your card . . . it's GREAT mate. Love all the elements and the schparkle.


Lesley Thomas said...

It looks roughly like that around here Kathy, with waterlogged fields etc., though I haven't heard of any homes around here being flooded, most of that happens further south.

Love the card, it will look well on the forum.

Lexie said...

Very pretty and elegant CAS card.

We've been lucky this last few days and seem to have missed the worst of the weather. It's so dark outside right now, though, that something nasty's about to happen!

Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Beverley said...

FABulous card & combo of challenges. Hugs Bev x

scrappyjacky said...

We haven't had any flooding here....but it's been pretty wild,wet and windy!

Di said...

Oh what a lovely snippets card Kathy - really beautiful. So good to see you joining in again,

Those flood water piccies are scary, so many people affected too.

I did grin about Hubby not going to the flying field, Len hasn't been to archery for a couple of weeks as the field is a swamp - he's getting cabin fever!

Hugs, Di xx

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Kathy. Beautiful and creative card. LOVE the pan pastels ... especially on your frame - haven't tried those. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

MaryH said...

Hi Kathy, You shared some awesome water photos. We have had some really weird weather lately, haven't we? Loved your card, and great use of the pan metallic. I have the set, but not used it as yet. The simple white card was the perfect canvas for your bright artwork. Just lovely. TFS & Hugs. Hope it's not dreadfully cold where you are. We're getting some wind & single digit temps, which is severe for our area, this early.

Lesley Thomas said...

Morning Kathy, Tuesday here now, the weather has calmed down after last night's storm, and the sun is out! Hallelujah.

Anonymous said...

Goodness I do hope everyone is ok and the power has been resumed by now. Gorgeous card Kathy and love your use of of the Pan Pastels. Thanks so much for sharing with us at ATCAS and good luck.


Andree said...

A wonderful CAS card. The die-cut frame and the heart are fabulous.

Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

Kylie said...

Beautifully CAS! I love all the elements you have used. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

scrappymo! said...

Lovely CAS card. The damage from the storms and flooding is terrible!

Katie Berberich said...

Oh my Gosh! I wondered if you'd been effected. Blimey........