Sunday, 27 September 2015

Morning peeps and welcome to a sunny Sunday

Morning all,

Hope your weekend is proceeding to plan ... ours is. Yesterday we re-hung the curtains and re-homed our small collection of CD's and DVD's. The ornaments were a little trickier as we had previously had a fairly large and cumbersome (to say nothing of a light thief!) teak unit upon which we displayed our ornaments and hid our CD and DVD collection but that's now GONE! It was an exercise in de-cluttering ... we'll NEVER be truly minimalist but we're way closer than we were just two weeks ago!

And, in between all this domesticity you should know that some crafting occurred!!!  . . . . . . . . . please see below peeps!

My card

And close ups of the shine and sparkle ... oh, and the polka dots too!

And the insert and envelope too

Materials used:
  • 5" x 7" deep red, 300gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Snippets of card in white, blue and blue holographic as well as a piece of white card cut to 11½ x 16½cm
  • Penny Black image stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Coloured with red and green alcohol markers
  • Bo Bunny "polka dots" stamped using Distress Ink in tumbled glass
  • Crystal, gold and black stickles to highlight snow and fur, the bow on the bouquet and also the boots
  • Plaid dimensional gloss applied to the hat and dress area
  • Hero Arts sentiment stamped on another snippet using Memento tuxedo black ink before cutting fairly close to the text. It was then mounted on to a matching snippet of blue card using dimensional foam pads before adhering to my card

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - challenge No. 196 - SNIPPETS CHALLENGE - lots of snippets - check!
  2. Sweet Stamping - September 26th - USE A NON WHITE BASE ... deep red - check!
  3. CAS on Sunday - challenge No. 68 - POLKA DOTS - blue "snow" with stickles - check!
  4. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 243 - Recipe ... SOMETHING SHINY - dimensional gloss - check!


cheryl Baker said...

brilliant hun just love the image and oh to have legs like that lol hugs Cherylxxxx

Lilian said...

I really like that card, The stamps is fabulous.

annie said...

Lovely card with beuatiful glossy and shiny accents!

Lisa Andersson said...

Oh I love this!!! Hugs Lisa

susan Brannan said...

She is so pretty, lovely Christmas card x

Kathleen said...

Great card, love the image and the sparkle.

Kath x

Di said...

Super card Kathy! I do so love that stamp and you sparkled it up beautifully!


Di xx

SARN said...


So that's MY Christmas card sorted out then Kathy! Thanks! LOVE IT! LOL!

And your back to normality . . .hurrah!!!! XXX

Linby said...

One of my fav PBs and you made her lovely and sparkly.
Linby x

Barb said...

She's really elegant Kathy. A lovely Christmas card. So glad to be back and catching up with what craft buddies have been up to while I've been out of action and mainly sleeping. Barbxx

Debbie said...

Super card thank you for joining in this week at Sweet Stampin'. Debbie X

Chrissie said...

Great super shiny snow Kathy!
Great card!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A fun image and super classy shine and shimmer Kathy.
Great to see the Christmas makes popping in this week and thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Mac Mable said...

Such a cute card. Love the 'red' card background and the image is modern and fun. All sparkly and gorgeous x

Anne said...

Another super shiny make Kathy - she's a bit of a glamour gal isn't she!
Thank you for joining us this week
"Less is More"

Susanne said...

Super fun and fancy card - love it!

Susanne said...

Super fun and fancy card - love it!

Neets B said...

What a fabulous image, love her! And the shine and sparkle you added is just perfect for a Christmas card.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Abi said...

Fabulous CAS card Kathy, love all the bling! Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin' x

Paddington fan said...

Love this very stylish PB image and the touches of bling are perfect! Super cute image and very striking card! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week and I hope you'll join us again very soon, love Jacky x
P.S. Well done on the decluttering - could you help with mine??

Shelly said...

This is so sweet! Thanks for joining us at CAS on Sunday!