Monday, 3 November 2014

Another week begins - hope it's a good one!

Morning all,
A/C set to automatic - imagine our surprise when the heating came on during the night! Doesn't happen to often and there was a faint smell of burning (dust on the elements) as it warmed the house through - hmmmmm - looks like another long pants day!

Yesterday was special offer day at the Texas Roadhouse Grill, an 11oz sirloin for $11.99!!! Yeah ..... and I've still not managed to finish one!!! Guess what's for lunch today?!?!?!
A little more crafting ... as Christmas approaches no-one wants to find they don't have enough Christmas cards ..... what if a pal rings and asks if she/he/they can buy some? What if you put them somewhere so safe that you can't find them? What if you get an unexpected card and need to send an extra? All this goes through your head and keeps  you making Christmas cards beyond your needs and I'm no different! I THINK I have enough but I just can't help myself ... HAVE .... TO ...... MAKE ...... MORE!!!!
My card using non traditional colours of neon blue, grey and black!!!

And my co-ordinating insert and envelope
Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 300gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Grey card for matting and white card for image panel
  • Recollections "splatter" image stamped around the front edges of the base card and where the image and sentiment would be on the card front, insert and envelope using Hero Arts neon blue
  • MSE (My Sentiments Exactly) sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival in watering can
  • Inkadinkado lamppost image stamped  using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Yellow marker to highlight the bulb of the lamppost
  • Stardust stickles to highlight the main image
I'll be entering the following challenges:
  1. Simply Less Is More - 2nd entry for their non traditional Christmas colours challenge
  2. Totally Gorjuss - Non Traditional Christmas colours
  3. Jellypark challenges - anything Christmas
  4. A Little Bit Crafty - Clean And Simple
And yesterday our friend, Derek swung by and took me out ....

Can you tell what it is?
It's a little black Corvette Z06 ... 505 bhp - still reeling from the whiplash of the acceleration!

Me 'n hubby - see, long pants day yesterday too!

Happy Monday


Lauren Hatwell said...

OMG! LONG PANTS!!! Hope the sun makes an appearance for you today. We definitely haven't got any. It's another Grim n Grey day in jolly old Blighty :oD

FABULOUS card. I LOE the neon blue with the black. What a great combination. That image is LUUUUUSHHHHH too. Love that.

What a treat to go for a spin in a Corvette. Shame about the whiplash but sooooo worth it :oD


SARN said...

COOL lamp post festive card Kathy. Like those colours together.

UBER COOL car your friend has. The whiplash was probably worth it! LOL!

Heavy rain forecast all day here . ..

Hugs, Sarn xxx

scrappyjacky said...

Love the effect of the splatter.
Having had a 'short pants' day Saturday...we now have torrential rain.

Lesley Thomas said...

Currently sunny here in Ireland, 21C in my sitting room that faces south, just to rub it in Kathy.
Yes, it is colder outside, but this warmth trhough my windows is saving my using oil, and brilliant at this time of year.

Hettie said...

Loving the car Kath. We have a 4 seasons day today...rain, cold, sunshine, warm!! Snuggled up with Nurse Dobby right now.
Great card. Love that lamppost and great colourway.
If I get any embarrasments I tend to say that I cut down on cards to give money to animal charity, which I do with the girls in work. There are 30 of us in work and as I don't tend to make for all, it saves both embarrasment and work!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Kathy. LOVE this Christmas card!! ... it's Christmas with an edge --- so artistic! Loll xx

Lilian said...

love the card kathy, great pictures, Thank you for sharing them,


Ingrid Kristina V said...

Gorgeous design, Kathy! Love the blue splatters on the background! xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

So sophisticated Kathy
great image and colours.
As always love your attention to the envelope too.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Sid said...

Gorgeous lamp post design !!

Debs M said...

fabby card! Mine were a disaster because of the embossing so I still have no crimble cards!!
woohoo - hope you have recovered from the whiplash! x

My name is Wynneth said...

Florida weather getting you acclimatized for coming home then ! Don't expect to be wearing the long pants though do you ?

Loving your fabulous Christmas card, what splendid colours and I so love that lamppost image, I think we bought these IDD sets at the same time didn't we ?

Faberooney car, really suits you and looks like you had great fun 'cruisin' with your 'young man' Ha Ha !

I've emailed you - at last

catherine said...

Fabulous card Kathy and I love the image with the spray of colour around it. Great pics too
x catherine

Chrissie said...

This is a great one Kathy...I'm really fond of splodges... properly used of course!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Anne said...

Stunning design and card Kathy!
Sorry to be so late commenting this week, thanks so much for your LIM entry
Less is More Designer

Jellypark Challenges said...

What a fab card, perfect for our festive challenge over at jellypark friends, thanks for linking up. Mel :o)