Saturday, 17 October 2015

Welcome to challenge Saturday

Morning all,

Well it would have been a leisurely start but for these ....

There were EIGHT in total

Despite the GORGEOUS weather indicated by the above photos, my crafting thoughts have turned to Christmas cards - go figure!

My card

And it's twinkly inside and envelope

Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 300gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Snippets of white card (13½ and 14 cm square)
  • Red Alcohol marker used to colour border of matting layer
  • Faber Castell BIG stampers pen, in white, used to decorate the plain red border
  • My Sentiments Exactly sentiment and Impression Obsession "snowy pine" image stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Alcohol markers to add a touch of colour to the foliage and Stardust stickles to add some twinkle

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. CraftyCatz - challenge No. 297 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 95 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Southern Girls - October challenge - Celebrate
  4. C.R.A.F.T. - challenge No. 333 - CHRISTMAS

And another ....

My card

And a closer view

And the envelope

Materials used:
  • 5" x 7" white, 300gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Snippet of white card coloured using Distress Ink in scattered straw and tea dye inks
  • Snippet of Kraft card, for matting
  • Penny Black image stamped using Distress Ink in frayed burlap
  • Penny Black sentiment stamped using Distress Ink in rich espresso which I also used (DTP) to the Kraft card matting layer
  • Stickles in stardust and platinum - to highlight
  • Tim Holtz distress glaze applied, to protect the water based inks

I'll be entering this card for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 246 - MASCULINE
  2. Suzi Bees - challenge No. 102 - ANYTHING GOES with a twist of AUTUMNAL colours - yellow/brown/gold
  3. Addicted to CAS - challenge No. 74 - SPARKLE

Recently, some friends joined us and we went to Manny's .... now, anyone who's been there knows the gr8 value and gr8 food and the fact you have to be there early to avoid a line! It was soooooo worth it!

Winter Haven

Yesterday it was off to Lakeland with friends, the boys to an airshow and the girls? Well, we went SHOPPING! First port of call was Violette's then Michael's, Joann's and even a HobbyLobby, we stopped for a pit stop (pound cake and a frapaccino) at a well known coffee shop and met up with the boys again in time for an early dinner at the Texas Roadhouse where we enjoyed a tremendous slab of steak each! We rolled home in time to stroke our stash!, even inking some of it!

Have a great weekend


Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! That is SUCH a beautiful card Kathy. I'm really very taken with that. It works so beautifully in that sort of two tone effect you've got going on.

Smashing haul of new stash there too.

Have a great weekend.


Debs M said...

Looks like you are having a great time, loving the sparkly on the cards x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love that sparkle on your cards Kathy! Looks like you had a fabulous day! Have a great weekend! Hazel xx

SARN said...

LOVING all your festive makes.

Do balloonists follow you around then?

Have a great weekend. xxx

Neets B said...

Love those stamps, Kathy, and two fab cards with wonderful bling. Looks like you got some nice strokables there!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Ceal said...

Looks like you had fun! Beautiful cards, thanks for joining us at ATCAS!

Ann Tuck said...

Great idea for this challenge - the colour and design makes a perfect masculine card!

Gerrina said...

Love your X-mascards! Great one for a the LIM Challenge!
Sounds like a super day! (Would love to visit those shops once..) Enjoy the sunday, hugs, Gerrina

Jac said...

Beautiful cards, love the C&S designs, very elegant, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A lovely card Kathy and I like the way that you've done a matching envelope, nice touch :)

Chrissie said...

Super cards Kathy, I think I may have the stamp you used on the second one, I really must get it out after seeing this!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

It's called brush pine.

Thank you Chrissie


Sazzle Dazzle said...

Absolutely stunning sparkle and class Kathy
Thanks for sharing and playing along at ATCAS challenge.
Sarah x

Skye said...

Two fantastic cards. Love the matching envelopes. Great colour choice for the masculine card. I enjoyed your photos. The hot air ballons looked so colourful against the blue sky.

Anne said...

Ohh, I remember Violettes, lots of little rooms full of stamping heaven!
Two super cards Kathy, both look great for a chap
Thank you for joining us
"Less is More"

Sazzle Dazzle said...

oops! I read your post so quickly the other day I must have zipped over the mention of Less is More! Just doing a mega commenting catch up so thanks for playing along there too Kathy. Always a joy to see your cards and wonderful attention to detail. Sarah Less is More

Jaydee said...

I love these sparkly cards and you how tied the inside, the outside and the envelope together. Beautiful. So glad you joined us at Addicted to CAS this wek