Monday, 17 March 2014

Happy St. Patricks Day peeps

Morning all,
Happy St Patricks Day
The start of another week, for those of you at work - hope it goes well for you.

I have to say goodbye to one of my followers, not sure who you are but sorry to see you go - bye bye!

There are so many challenges launched over the weekend that it's hard to fit them all in, here are just a couple:

CAS on Sunday launched their latest challenge yesterday .... "One Layer Wonder"
Stamplorations have a new challenge today - 

Merry Mondays .. use one or both of the challenges for a Christmas card
Sunday Sketch and Stamp have a new challenge too .....

And there's still time to play at Freshly Made Sketches where they have a fab sketch

But the sketch challenge does close later today so you better be quick if you want to enter!

So, which challenge did I choose to use for today's post? What a lot of fab sketches to choose from too. Well, being a CAS girl at heart it simply had to be this one ....

Materials used:
  • C6 white, 300 gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Offcuts of white card, cut to suit for image panel, chevron panel and layering
  • Little Yellow Bicycle Chevron banner stamped on to white card using Brilliance orchid ink and cut out
  • Old Town Crafts flower inked with Brilliance orchid and Memento bamboo before stamping on to image panel
  • Magenta foliage background image stamped using Brilliance orchid and stamped a second time without re-inking
  • I used the Brilliance orchid to edge the image panel and chevron patter matting layer
  • Finally I threaded some twine through a clear glittered button and tied off in a knot before adhering with glossy accents.

And, yes, you're all right .... it IS the Freshly Made Sketch challenge that I shall be entering this card for but I can also make it a second entry over at That Craft Place too. This is a birthday card clean and graphic design so will fit the "Birthday" challenge over at the Card Concept

Yesterday was a busy day for us too .... well, more like hubby really. The Surrogates had asked if he would give a hand erecting their youngest son's new playhouse so, off we went around 13:00 armed with drill, screwdrivers, spirit levels and all sorts of things that might be needed. Hmmmmm - here's how things looked around 13:15

Guess this site needs some levelling first then!
And here's how it looked a couple of hours later ....

Looking good, at least the roof is on!

It's still not finished, hubby will be there again later today but ........ it looks like Zac approves!

Then it was home for a quick shower before we headed north up the M5, to Gloucester, to dine with our friends, Sandra and Brian. We had a lovely evening just generally catching up on "stuff" and enjoyed a very nice meal too, with a mushroom starter, salmon wrapped in ham with hasselback potatoes and green veg and a coconut and ginger dessert - super yummy - thanks guys. Do you know that, at 23:15 the M5 is almost deserted ..... wish it could be like that during the day too!

Happy Monday


Lesley Thomas said...

And a Happy St. Patrick's day to you too Kathy! Big parade in Dublin today, so I'll probably be watching that.
Great card to go with that sketch too.

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely card Kathy - soft and springlike - like it lots! Great playhouse!!

Debs M said...

fab sketch and i love what you did with it x

SARN said...

Top o the day to yer!

LOVE the FMS sketch card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Amy O said...

What a soft and pretty card! I love the scallops too. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Katie Berberich said...

The food sounds delich. Zac is adorable, love his sweater! Fingers crossed his play house is up soon. Well done Steve. Your CAS card is lovely, lovely pastels and chevrons!
The evil minion card will be on the blog tomorrow. I love them too.
Katie x

Di said...

Fabulous card Kathy! And that little playhouse will be brilliant when it's finished for sure. I bet Zac's so excited.

I had to pop over to say Hi - there's a little Irish Leprechaun leaping up and down on my dashboard here, driving me nuts!! Happy Paddy's Day to you too :)



Jen Timko said...

So glad you chose our sketch! What a pretty card this is and those flowers are lovely. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Brenda Brown said...

Such a pretty card in soft pink Kathy, you used that sketch perfectly. Lucky Zac with a new playhouse, he's gonna love it with summer coming up - we hope!!
Have a great week.
hugs {brenda} x0x

crafty-stamper said...

You make such fabulous CAS cards-love the delicate image and stamped banner very feminine result
carol x

scrappymo! said...

This is such a pretty card and pretty design!
The playhouse looks like fun and this little one is going to really enjoy it!