Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Morning all .... yes, it's TUESDAY and yet there's a post from me!

Morning all,

I know, it's another Tuesday post and I don't normally post on a Tuesday but, I have crafting to share and I also want to wish three pals, who are travelling today, a very safe journey. Two of them (and their chauffeur ... aka husband and son-in-law) will be stopping by later today too, for a cuppa and catch up - looking forward to it.

Here's the batch . . . . . . for a challenge outlined below......


And in a little more detail ....

Card ONE - using Agatha embossing powder

Card TWO - using LuLu Purple embossing powder

Card THREE - using Purple Glitz embossing powder

Card FOUR - using Silver Dazzle embossing powder
Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 300gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelopes
  • 5" x 7" white, 300gsm, scallop edged card blanks and matching sized envelopes
  • Snippets of white card for the image panel
  • Card: black, purple and silver mirri
  • Penny Black "snow capped" tree image stamped using Versamark ink and the following embossing powders used to heat emboss:- WOW! Purple Glitz and LuLu Purple, Fun Stamps Silver Dazzle and finally Sparkle 'n Sprinkle Agatha
  • Perfect layering rulers (at 1/16") and a craft knife
  • Inkadinkado 98412 - Christmas tag wishes stamped using Memento tuxedo black and grape jelly inks

Well this has sure revved up my 2015 quota, four in one go!

I'll be entering the above makes for the following challenges (please note that not all cars are entered for all challenges):
  1. Craftbubble2½ (membership required) - September/October Rudolph Day challenge (see details below) - card #'s 1 - 4
  2. Robyn's Fetish - challenge No. 283 - SQUARE or RECTANGULAR CARDS - card #1
  3. Penny Black - September challenge - ANYTHING GOES - card #3
  4. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 248 - STICK IT DOWN (well I stuck three layers down on each card - hope that counts!)
  5. Four Crafty Chicks - challenge No. 265 - SPARKLE and SHINE - card #1
  6. Simply Less Is More - challenge No 243 - SOMETHING SHINY - card #4

Now these instructions might sound complicated but they basically translate as what you see above .... 
CRAFTBUBBLE RUDOLPH DAY CHALLENGE THEME:- So…………. I challenge you to make a SET of FOUR cards. Your cards must be related, but all different.

Your four cards should be the same in one of the following ways:
1. Use the same papers & colour scheme.
2. Use the same image.
3. Use the same layout.
4. Use the same technique (ie bokeh, heat embossing, shaving cream background, etc.).

Get stamping!


LesleyG said...

Wow what a fab collection of cards over the last few days, and amongst all that upheaval and techno trouble, TFS! Xxx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Beautiful cards Kathy. Good to see the sublime Agatha in action. Have a lovely time this afternoon. Say hi to the gang for me. Lx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Just spotted another set of shiny beauties Kathy!
Thanks again for playing along and looks like you are well on the way to an organised Christmas. Sarah (Less is More)

SARN said...

Well you certainly rocked the Rudolph Day challenge (as well as the others) Kathy. Lovely collection of cards.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Barb said...

A lovely selection of cards. I can't choose a favourite. Love the sentiment - it looks so neat. Barbxx

scrappyjacky said...

Love all the changes of colour.

Ellibelle said...

Nice assortment of cards. Beautifully done!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More! Don't forget to check back on Sunday for our October challenge. Hope you'll play along again!

Linby said...

What a great set of cards and nice to see you at Penny Black & More with #3 which looks great in purple!
Thanks for playing along.
Lynn (aka Linby) x

Heather said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards Kathy, I love all the variations of the beautiful tree with a lovely sentiment!!
I'm so happy I called here - I have thought and thought, but couldn't fir the life think what the shiny card is called but here it 'miri' thanks you !!!

Heather xx

Chrissie said...

What a fab stamp Kathy and you have made some fab cards with it!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Anne said...

Ooh I love your fab tree stamp and what a great bunch you have created Kathy!
Thank you for joining us this week
"Less is More"

Neets B said...

I LOVE that tree stamp, Kathy. And what lovely CAS creations, great variations.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More