Sunday, 19 July 2015

Another lazy Sunday

Morning all,

How's the weekend coming along? It was pretty windy yesterday so my washing dried a treat - downside is that now I have a basket full of ironing!!! Ho hum.

Anyway, a couple of makes to share with you today ..... using two sets of stamps which really haven't seen much ink - about time they did though I now realise why they haven't, when I bought them they were my style but no longer quite so much. So glad I MADE myself use them though, don't want to turn in to a one trick pony!!!!

Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • 13½cm square white card panel
  • 14cm square black card panel
  • Lighthouse/beach scene stamped using Ranger Archival cobalt blue ink
  • Additional seagulls (from the other set) stamped using Ranger Archival watering can ink
  • Alcohol markers to colour

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 233 - LIFE'S A BEACH
  2. Fussy and Fancy - challenge No. 143 - BEACH FUN
  3. Speedy Mr Fox and Friends - challenge No. 271 - MAKE A BEACH SCENE

And an ATC using the same sets of stamps .....

Materials used:
  • Snippet of navy card for ATC blank
  • Snippet of white card for image panel
  • Inkadinkado image stamped using Versafine onyx black ink (it's blacker for the more solid typeface and image)
  • Inkadinkado seagulls stamped using Ranger Archival watering can ink
  • Alcohol markers used to colour the image and edge the ATC

Inkadinkado stamp sets ... L:Down by the seaside and R:Coastal

I'll be entering this ATC for the following challenges:-
  1. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - challenge No. 186 - SNIPPETS CHALLENGE
  2. That Craft Place - WORDS


Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! I think they're lovely Kathy. Love your makes AND the two gorgeous sets of stamps. I do have a weakness for lighthouses. Good job you hung onto them. I think they're keepers.


Sue - said...

Love the card and ATC. Its always good to do something different. The stamps are definitely ones to keep.

Neets B said...

Gorgeous makes, Kathy. Love your lighthouse, these stamp sets are great. I really need to start using and stop buying, I have so much unused stash it's unbelievable! lol
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Sarn said...

Great looking CAS card and super ATC. Way to go matey xxx

My halo is high above my head as I was ironing yesterday morning and then took in the line-dried stuff and did that TOO! ta dah ... plenty of time to craft today . . . if I can find the mojo!

Happy Humid Sunday! xxx

Di said...

Love you ATC Kathy - and the lighthouse scene is wonderful too. You never disappoint!


Di xx

Stampsnob. said...

Looks just like Nova Scotia where I grew up. Beautiful Thanks for sharing at MFP SF&F >>..........Lis

Linda said...

It's absolutely beautiful, The colour combination really helps set the scene!

Barb said...

Hello Kathy, First of all thank you so much for your visit and leaving a comment. I like the ATC very much and the card is lovely. I have the set on the left and have only used them once. I don't know why as it's a lovely set. I've looked at your blog regularly for some time now so I'm very glad to be your new follower. Barbxx

Jane said...

Beautiful Beach Scene!!!
Thanks for joining this week at MFP/SF&F challenges.

Lilian said...

Great card and ATC Kathy.


My name is Wynneth said...

What a fabulous card and ATC kathy, and a stunning CAS design. I'm sure we were shopping together in Michaels and both bought the set on the left, I like the set a lot although haven't used mine much recently.

Well done on taming the laundry, I know I'll have that lovely task when I return home in a few days ;0(


Vickie Y said...

Beautiful beach scene card and love the ATC! Thank you for sharing with us at MFP SF&F Challenge.

Becca Cruger said...

Isn't it funny how styles change over time? Good for you bringing the old stamps out for another go-round! It's a pretty CAS design.

Jo Rice said...

A fabulous card with great use of the stamps and a great choice of colours. Your ATC is till too. Thanks for sharing with us over at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge...Jo. X

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! More stunning work for Less is More Kathy.
Love this beach scene - totally stunning and such awesome talent.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

They are beautiful, Kathy, you're in a real card making flow :)

Love and hugs

Elaine said...

Two great cards and it's a good job you had those stamps - they fit the theme perfectly!

Gerrina said...

Love both cards, the first best; it looks so peacefull! Hugs, Gerrina

Craft-E-Place said...

Beautiful card, I love the lighthouse scene.

Anne said...

Kathy what a beautiful lighthouse scene and I LOVE that ATC too. Thanks for the heads about about the retro dancing girl stamp, have her on order!
Thanks so much for joining us
Less is More


Fabulous creations Kathy - love the lighthouse scene. Isn't it strange how we buy crafty things, pop them in a drawer and never use them! I do that a lot!!
Sylvia xx

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

I love your card!! The image just in the corner is perfect!! Thanks for joining in the fun at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge!!

Barbie said...

Your card and ATC are both amazing. Thank you for joining us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge.

Inkypinkydelights said...

What a lovely creation! It is so good to see you sharing at Fussy & Fancy Friday and good luck with the challenge. Judy DT

Darnell said...

I saw this at the Playground and came for a closer look, Kathy! Your nautical card and ATC are both so fantastic and really showcase how great these stamps are! I particular love that ATC. It reminds me of all the vacations we took to the beach when our son was a lad like that. I'm loving how you put the design across the boy like that! I'm guessing you used a mask and white embossing powder? You always do that extra little touch that elevate your designs! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Chrissie said...

This is a super pair of cards Kathy!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Christine said...

Love your card and ATC. So cool to see such very different styles using stamps from the same sets. Thanks for sharing with us on MFP's Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.