Saturday, 15 November 2014

It's Saturday and that can only mean one thing ....

Morning peeps,
It's Challenge Day! Well it IS normally but .... would you believe that I'm still full of cold? I had hoped that this was proving to be a mild cold and would be history by now .... not so. I'm now wondering if I was simply doing too good a job with the day and night nurse!?!?!? I say that because the Kleenex truck that was stalking me all week has really only been deployed in the last 24 hours and my previously skin coloured nose is now positively Rudolph like!! BOTHER!
This irritating cold has kept me from crafting this week and it's doing my head in. Normally, in a week, I would have made cards for several challenges and Saturday's mean three or four but ...... I'm afraid it's a pretty meagre fare to share with you. Not that I don't like the card I am about to share but more that there ought to be more than one!!!
Here's my CAS card with multiple trees!

And a closer view
And the co-ordinating inside and envelope
 Materials used:
  • C6 white, 300gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Embossing Art Co image stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Distress Inks: worn lipstick, seedless preserves, salty ocean, tumbled glass and iced spruce used watercolour style along with a twinkling H20 in gold (for the moon)
  • Kaisercraft sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival cobalt blue ink
I will be entering this card for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less is More - "More than one tree"
  2. Sister Act - "Anything Goes" (cards only)
  3. Polkadoodles - "Clean And Simple"
  4. MoxiefabWorld - "Treemendous"
It's the SECOND birthday of the fab challenge blog Addicted to CAS and they have launched their latest challenge - a sketch. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PEEPS

Thank you so much for stopping by, have a wonderful Saturday and .... stay germ free!! Hopefully, normal service will resume (VERY SOON)!!!!


Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! What a BEAUTIFUL card! If you're only up to making one then it might as well be FABULOUS, don't you think :oD

Hope you're feeling right as rain soon Your Purpleness.


Jane said...

Maybe only one card, but what a stunner! Definitely quality over quantity today.

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

I love this card, it's amazing

Sue - said...

Gorgeous card! Hope the cold gets better soon!

Lesley Thomas said...

I'm still struggling to get better too, Kathy, so I know how you feel, and I haven't managed to make any cards for at least 3 weeks, in spite of having nice new dies and embossing folders. Love that little neat stamp which conveys so much.

Gerrina said...

Sorry to hear you have a long-time cold... Must say it didnot effect your card; that is a stunning one! This is a great little scene!

SARN said...

Sorry you're still feeling rough Kathy.

Still . .. I must say you've made a stunner of a card here. LOVE IT.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

scrappyjacky said...

Well I really like that card....would be great for christmas as well.

Glittertastic said...

This is gorgeous Kathy - I love the spakle provided by the twinkling H20


Linby said...

This caught my eye in the thumbnails and I thought the image was going to take the whole card. What a surprise that it is a cute little corner - so, so pretty.
Hope you feel better soon.

Chrissie said...

Sorry about your cold Kathy, hope it's better soon.
I LOVE this card... the little scene is gorgeous and the proportion of it is super!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

catherine said...

It is a beautiful card Kathy and at least this pesky cold has allowed you to do some crafting. Hope you feel better soon
x catherine

Louise Wright said...

wonderful card. Hope you feel better soon xxx

Di said...

Woohoo Kathy, this is a real stunner! Perfect design for Christmas as well as a Birthday! You really made a beauty here kid!


Di xx

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Kathy. Sorry to hear you still aren't well ... but it sure hasn't effected your designs. This is gorgeous ... of course, I'm partial to CAS, and this is CAS to perfection. LOVE the sweet scene you've created, and the shine of the moon is perfect. Love, love, love!

Take care and hope you're better soon! Loll xx

Ashley Lydia Durand said...

what a great idea for CAS, I love that you made a backround scene a focal image ! Awesome. Thanks for playing along with us over at Polka Doodles! ~Ashley

Lilian said...

Kathy. Love the card, Hope you caol disappears real soon.

Debs M said...

hope your feeling better - the twinking h20 really makes the moon pop x

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous LIM card xx Jan

Annette22 said...

Hope you get well soon,

Your card is just wonderfull the big white space with its trees and the bright colored sun in the middle looks great


Connie MacFarlane said...

This is so pretty Kathy! Love that scene.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! This is SUPER classy Kathy.
Love that shining sunset and terrific attention to detail as always to the inside of the card and envelope.
Simply CAS perfection.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Natalie said...

wow! such an amazing card, Kathy. Love the clean and simple style and the colors are awesome.
Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.

Anne said...

Wow Kathy this is one awesome creation! Love that stylish scene for your trees, feel better soon.
Thank you for joining us at Less is More
LIM Designer

annie said...

Gorgeous little scene on a clean and simple card,love it!

Eve's Card Designs said...

This is gorgeous, I know CAS is supposed to be clean and simple but I genuinely think anything else on this would spoil it. Beautiful scene, I love both inside and out. Your card fits perfectly in with the current theme of CAS at Polkadoodles Challenge, thanks so much for sharing with us. Yvonne (DT)

Carol said...

Hope you're feeling better today Kathy. Your card is gorgeous, love the little scene stamp. Carol x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

A certain winner I'm sure! LOVE that moon particularly . . . great work! Hazel x

Vicky Hayes said...

Just love this gorgeous card with that beautiful golden moon Kathy! Hope you feel better soon. Vicky x

Karon said...

Beautiful card - love the little stamped image. Thanks for joining us for our Clean & Simple Polkadoodles Challenge

Karon DT, Polkadoodles

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Kathy, absolutely stunning.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I'm your latest follower Kate! The moon draws attention to the whole scene . . . great work! Hazel x

Darnell J Knauss said...

It might be meager fare, Kathy, but it is SPECTACTULAR fare!! I'm even calling winner. Your simple scene is executed mwah!! I love it to pieces! Sorry to hear you are still ill and sporting a red honker!! Get better soon, my friend! Hugs, Darnell

Karen Petitt said...

That is stunning! Such a perfect LIM card too - must try something similar, thank you for the inspiration Karen x

Mandi said...

Hi Kathy
I had a quick look on LIM and your card really stood out
Its amazing!

Have a lovely Christmas
Mandi x

Skye said...

A gorgeous card. I love the dear little scene.
Sorry to hear you aren't well. Take care and I hope you get better soon.

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

Stunning card
Thanks for joining the clean & simple challenge at
Susan (senior DT)

Linda said...

I love this ..... your little winter scene is stunning! xx

Arlene said...

Absolutely gorgeous. You've shown what one little stamp can do.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I called it!! It really tickles me that your card got the recognition it deserves! Congratulations, KathyK!! I sent you an email several days ago with the eye update. Since then everything is going great! There is still some swelling and redness, but that's going to take a few more weeks. Thanks for asking!! Have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Anonymous said...

Absolutely lovely, Kathy!