Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Welcome to Tuesday

Morning

Yesterday was a slow day ...... took a while to get started and never really seemed to ... we had nowhere to be so we just chillaxed. I think it does you good every now and again. Gave myself plenty of time to craft and have returned to some journalling for the first time in an absolute age.

Got new stash too ....... So, who else has succumbed to the wilted violet, Tim Holtz' recent release Distress Ink? I saw it and simply couldn't resist ....

My card

And co-ordinating inside and envelope
Materials used:
  • 5" x 7" white, 300gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Snippet of white card and black card, for matting
  • Distress Ink in wilted violet applied using a Tim Holtz blending tool and foam pad
  • Penny Black image stamped using Distress Ink in dusty concord
  • Ranger Distress Glaze applied (with a finger) to seal the water based inks
  • Stardust Stickles applied, along with White Pitt Pen, to highlight

I'll be entering the above card for the following challenges:-
  1. Addicted-to-stamps - challenge No. 111 - BLING BLING (glitter and shine)
  2. Lil patch of crafty friends - challenge No. 20 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Addicted to CAS - challenge No. 74 - SPARKLE
  4. My besties - October 19th challenge - ANYTHING GOES (except a square card!)

Hubby had retired to bed, feeling a little under the weather so it was an opportunity to craft on ... so, it was on to an ATC



Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in both white and black
  • Distress Ink twisted citron applied with a Tim Holtz blending tool and foam pad
  • Inkadinkado image (from the meadow set) stamped using Distress Ink in blueprint sketch
  • Hero Arts film strip edge stamped around the outside of the white card panel using the twisted citron
  • Stamplorations sentiment (a recent prize) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Ranger Distress Glaze applied, using a trusty finger/paper towel combo, to protect the water based inks
  • Stadust stickles to highlight
  • Once matted on to the black card panel I took my white Faber Castell bullet tipped pitt pen and added the dots to the back layer

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:
  1. CraftyCatz - challenge No. 297 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Simply Papercraft for all occasions - challenge No. 15 - ANYTHING GOES

Have a great Tuesday ... I'm away from my desk again, heading to Whimsodoodle with a pal! - so, I'll leave you with a couple of images taken whilst out with friends recently .... ENJOY!








12 comments:

Debs M said...

Loving the new di and that bauble stamp is fabby!

SARN said...

Great photo's Kathy. Wish I was there with you!

Have absolutely fallen in love with that PB stamp . . . I'm blaming Wynneth on lending it to you and then I'm blaming you for making such lovely cards with it!

Really LOVE that cute ATC. Wanna do a swap?

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

Wonderful makes Kathy and such gorgeous photos too, really envious of your lovely holiday spot/second home! Gosh that Wilted Violet is just luscious isn't it - could have been made just for you and your love of all things purple!

Hugs

Di xx

Barb said...

A lovely card Kathy. I'd not heard about the new colour. Will look out when I go to Loobi soon. Love the ATC. What a super little stamp.Barbxx

scrappyjacky said...

Love the ATC....gorgeous background colour.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Kathy thank you for joining our challenge at ADDICTED TO STAMPS your card is beautiful the image is so pretty I can see why you love it, I hope that you will join us again
hugs
lorraine x

silverpaws1000 said...

Lovely card thanks for sharing at my besties uk - Carol uk dt xx

Anja Curvers said...

And another great card. Thanks for joining us over at ATCAS

Mia Scott said...

What a lovely ATC. I also love how on the card you have added the elements on the envelope and inside to match. Thank you for joining in with the 'Anything Goes' challenge at Crafty Catz. Mia - GDT Member xx

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation and perfect for our 20th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Deepti said...

The purple and sparkle looks fabulous :) thank you for sharing with ATCAS !

applejack cards by sue said...

Such a gorgeous CAS card. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT xx