Monday, 21 July 2014

Monday morning once more .....

Morning all
Well, that's the weekend over for another few days! What weird weather we experienced where we are? One minute torrential rain/thunder/lightning (the whole nine yards!) and the next? BRIGHT sunshine - we were able to BBQ on all three evenings which was so strange but .... that'll be the great British weather for you! We would have had a good nights sleep but ..... these pesky splndly legged crows were river dancing on our roof this morning - grrrrrrrrrrrr!!!
During the wettest bits I'm afraid there was really nothing much else to do but craft! TV options all seemed pretty rubbish so ..... I hit the craft table running and notched up another anniversary card / entry for the "Celebrate" challenge over at Addicted to CAS - want to see?
Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 300gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • 14cm square panel of white card
  • Pink card for matting, 1/16" border round the image panel - cut using a perfect layering ruler and craft knife
  • Distress Ink in spun sugar lightly swiped (in from the edge) both upwards from the bottom and from left to right, creating soft colour in the corner
  • Inkadinkado cluster of hearts image stamped using Memento rosebud ink
  • Imagine That sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Paper Artsy "splatter" image stamped numerous times using Encore gold ink
  • Stardust stickles to highlight various hearts
And a sneaky peek at the twinkle as well as the inside of my card and the co-ordinating envelope?
Stickles twinkle!
The design, carried across both the inside of the card and to the front and back of the envelope
As usual, Di published her #34 snippets challenge over at Pixies Crafty Workshop and here's what I came up with:-

And here are the snippets I started with:

Materials used:
  • Snippets of white, green and black card
  • Distress Inks: bundled sage, crushed olive, iced spruce, pumice, black soot - applied using a Tim Holtz mini blender (round) and a foam pad
  • Kaisercraft "grid" image stamped using the crushed olive ink
  • Close to my Heart numbers image stamped using the pumice ink
  • Stampers Anonymous harlequin image stamped using the iced spruce ink
  • Visible Image splatter image stamped using Versacolour silver ink
  • EK Success notebook edging punch
  • Stampers Anonymous "man with umbrella" and sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink

Two very different makes from me today but I hope you like them both!

Kylie, the driving force behind both the Addicted to CAS and Addicted to Stamps and More challenge blogs has recently started a crafting forum named Happy Little Stampers ... don't be fooled, it's open to all sorts of crafts, not JUST stamping related crafts (of which there are many) - paper crafts, knitting, sewing, crochet. This forum is in its infancy so, as crafters join then other sections can be added - it's all very informal, friendly and Worldwide too.

Come and join our band of Happy Little Stampers
Have a fab Monday everyone - it'll soon be the weekend!


Di said...

Two lovely cards Kathy! I especially love the snippets make of course and who knew that EK success do a notebook edge punch, I certainly didn't!

Sorry but I did giggle about the tap dancing crows :)

Hugs, Di xx

Squirrel x said...

Both gorgeous cards hun, the first is such summery romance, and the second is perfect for what we have had! Brilliant, as always. Hugs xx

SARN said...

Hi Kathy

Two very different projects here, as you say. But both equally gorgeous!

Great use of snippets!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Morning Purple Pal-o-mine. How goes it? Two fab projects to start us off this week. Yeehawww!


Debs M said...

2 great makes Kathy x


A super card and envelope set Kathy - love the twinkle and touch of gold!
Thanks for joining in the fun again at ATCAS - Sylvia x

Lilian said...

two great cards Kathy,


Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy, thanks so much for joining us at ATCAS, such pretty colours and sparkle and love how you continued this through to the envelope makes it even more special.