Saturday, 22 February 2014

Saturday again and what will the weather be like?

Morning readers,
Weather update .... yesterday was pretty nice! Not much rain and even a little sunshine - we could get used to this!!! I decided to take Velma out for a spin ...... BAD idea!! Almost as soon as I left the house the heavens opened, by the time I got home? SUNSHINE - what was THAT all about!!!???!??!??

Hope it's OK where you are today though.

Now you all KNOW (by this time) that Saturday is usually a challenge day for me and that there are a few challenges I like to enter every week, for a list of my faves check out the links in my side bar.

Over at Simply Less Is More their new challenge is a CAS card using "METAL", and at 52CCT their challenge is "to use metallic papers" - hmm - I sense a two for one opportunity here! Especially since I have been slightly delinquent in my eight per month Christmas card quota again this month - every little helps! Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge is to use a sentiment and this uses a sentiment so I've entered it there too, and with Addicted to Stamps and More have a "Holiday" theme and Christmas IS a holiday - I've now made this card a four-fer!!!

Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 300 gsm, scallop edged card and matching sized envelope
  • 14cm square silver holographic card. I used a strip of the leftovers to die cut a scalloped circle
  • Low tack tape to mask off a strip across my 13½cm square white card panel
  • I applied versamark ink to the masked off panel before applying pan pastels in pewter, bronze and bright gold with a sofft tool, burnished with paper towel and set with hairspray.
  • Stamplorations Christmas tree image stamped on to a die cut circle using Adirondack bottle and highlighted with stardust stickles
  • Hero Arts sentiment stamped on to the white card panel using Versafine onyx black - I tried the smokey grey (for a change) but it simply wasn't punchy enough with the metallic strip!
  • Metal star brad added to the right hand side of the pan pastel panel, to finish and (hopefully) balance the design
Got some doggy pix to share with you .... you will possibly have seen one of these fine pooches before but Mr Robbie now has a girlfriend! My pal rescued Molly from a puppy farm, she's about 6 and very timid right now but our pal has only had her in the family since last Sunday so it's very early days. She's very small and thin right now but will soon blossom with a little love and attention, check them out ...
Robbie, in 7th heaven having a back rub!

Molly, sitting quietly on "mummy's" lap!
Have a great Saturday everyone


Christine said...

Great card Kathy. enjoy your weekend.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Awwwww! CUTE AS CAN BE!!! I'm sure Molly will soon settle in. Bert says can he book in for a back rub from Mr K in May please :oD He doesn't like to be left out.


Sorry...fab card rather distracted by the dogs :oD

fabiola jaques said...

elle est superbe Kathy, sobre et lumineuse, la touche brillante est parfaite, merci de jouer avec nous a 53 CCT, a bientôt, biz

Lesley Thomas said...

Nice card Kathy, but the pooches steal the show. That little one is a real cutie.

Kathyk said...

FABIOLA's comment translates as:

she is gorgeous Kathy, simple, bright, shiny button is perfect, thank you to play with us 53 CTC, soon biz

(or something not dissimilar!!!)


Gerrina said...

It is a fine card! Just enough glittering to make it perfect! Have a fun weekend, Gerrina

SARN said...

Fabby Christmas card Kathy.

Tut tut, fancy slipping behind in your monthly quota already! Perhaps you'll come and play in Rudolph Day in 3 days time - then you'll need 2 more cards!

Cute dog photo's. Hope Molly settles in well.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

sandie said...

you rocked these challenges Kathy, I will have to think hard for LIM this week!

Hazel said...

Lovely doggie pix. Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 165 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for February - I'd love to see it there too. x

Chrissie said...

Lovely and twinkly Kathy and a great piece of metal!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Debs M said...

great card - well done on the challenges and those pups are so sweet x

Fiona said...

Xmas cards already?? You are organized! Your pan pastels look fab...I've not used them yet.

scrappyjacky said...

Lovely weather here....have actually managed some gardening!
Another great christmas card.

Danielle Vincent said...

Hi Kathy - I had to giggle as I opened your post and saw the title. I ask myself that practically every day here in Montana too.

Gorgeous card - I love the metallic shimmer. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT.

PS I love the photos of your fur babies. Thanks for sharing. D

Lynne said...

Oooh super sparkly card Kathy.
Lynne xxx

Jan Ltc said...

What a lovely card Kathy xx Jan

Sue said...

Lovely sparkle and twinkle on your card, Kathy! The dog photos are adorable. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

Mynn xx said...

Oh, I LOVE the fabulous CAS feel of this creation! Your choice of metallic card was perfect, too! It really makes your tree POP! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! HUGS and have a wonderful rest of your weekend! :) Mynn xx

Brenda Brown said...

Wasn't it fabulous to see the sun yesterday, I am hoping for more today as well. Great card, your Christmas box must be growing quite big already. Cute pooch, she looks so at home with her new mummy. Xx

Anne said...

Kathy what a marvellous metal card!
Molly will be so happy to have her new home
Thanks for joining in this week at LIM for the metal challenge.
Guest LIM commenter :)

scrappymo! said...

Love how you made that metallic panel. It looks wonderful on your lovely card.
Cute pooches too!
Thank you for joining us this month at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.
Maureen aka Scrappymo!

Deepti said...

Love just the right metallic shine you added :) lovely card!! Thank you for sharing with us at ATSM!!

Deborah Frings said...

First - your card is simply fabulous, you have combined these challenges brilliantly. Love the sparkle from the holographic card. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT and ASM this week!

BTW - I think the weather this winter has been ugh (technical term) all over :)

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for February - hope to see you again soon x

Patricia H. said...

I haven't jumped on the pan pastel bandwagon yet, but I love what you've done with yours here! Thanks for sharing your card (and the doggies) with us at 52{C}CT!

Anonymous said...

A lovely clean and simple card. I love the holographic card - very pretty.

Thanks for joining us at 52CCT this week.

Gill x

52CCT Design Team

Louise van Vuren said...

Love that holographic card, it gives a great sparkle. Thanks for joining in with our metallic papers challenge this week at 52 CCT

Louise xx

Tracy said...

Beautiful card Kathy and pictures, thanks so much for joining us over at PCB and good luck.