Friday, 6 November 2015

Morning and welcome to the start of another weekend!

Morning all

Hope you all have something smashing to look forward to this weekend. I'm hoping to attend a Craft Fayre tomorrow, at Solivita ... went last year and enjoyed it so I'm hoping I can crack some of this Christmas shopping malarkey!, one less thing to worry about! How's yours coming along?

I can hardly stop myself from making Christmas cards. I've already exceeded the number I need for 2015 but just keep making them. At this rate I won't need to make any for 2016!!!

My card

And a closer view of the image

And the insert and envelope

Materials used:
  • White A2/C7 and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 9½ x 13cm, Rust coloured card by Paper Cut, slightly larger than the white card panel
  • Inkadinkado image from the Holiday evergreen set stamped on to white card snippet using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Sentiment from the Recollections set
  • Alcohol markers, marvy le plume II and gelly roll clear glitter pens, to colour

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:
  1. Creative Inspirations - challenge No. 334 - SPARKLE
  2. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 97 - ANYTHING GOES

And a masculine card from me too....

My card

And a closer view

And the insert and envelope
Materials used:
  • White A2/C7 card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card, cut to 9½ x 13cm and a piece of black card cut to 10 x 13½cm
  • Prima marketing train image stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink on to card front, insert, envelope and post it .... which I then cut out to use as a mask
  • TCW mini mixed media stencil through which I sponged Distress Ink in hickory smoke
  • DRS Designs splatter image stamped using the Hickory smoke D.I.
  • Impression Obsession "HAPPY" and Stampers Anonymous "Birthday" stamped using Ranger Archival jet black and watering can inks
  • Tsukineko gelly roll clear glitter pen used to highlight the steam

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-
  1. CASology - challenge No. 171 - VEHICLE
  2. Addicted to Stamps and More - challenge No. 169 - CAS
  3. Penny's challenges - challenge No. 252 - MONOCHROMATIC
  4. Crafting by Designs - November challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Craft Stamper - November Make It Take challenge - USE A STAMP + ANYTHING GOES

I was pleased with the design of the above card and thought I might have a go using browns and sepia's ..... does it work quite as well? ... what do you think dear reader?

And then I started Christmas wrapping!! Well, with the advent of Loll's mixed media tag challenge it seemed like a good idea at the time ....

Materials used:
  • One sheet of 12" x 12" scrapbook paper with snowflakes
  • One ATC blank which I converted to a tag by snipping the corners and then punching a 3/8" hole and setting a co-ordinating eyelet.
  • Stampers Anonymous grungey snowflake stamped using Distress Inks in salty ocean and blueprint sketch
  • Recollections snowflake stamped with Versafine Imperial blue ink
  • Stardust stickles to highlight
  • Organza ribbon in navy to tie the parcel and tag together in to a bow and VOILA!!! Christmas all wrapped up! And inside? A selection of handmade cards.

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:
  1. Happy Little Stampers - November Christmas challenge - Christmas TAG

Wednesday saw us heading to the newly revamped Disney Springs ... so here are a few pix

That really IS her Disney side!!

WOW! I guess the wait for a table was a bit long!

From the new bridge - how nice of them to build a shortcut to the Christmas store!

It's OK Lauren, it's NOT REAL!

Target acquired ... the Christmas store

And, she's OFF .........


And the walk back to the car

Last night saw us at Logan's with friends Wynneth and Tom and their friends Patsy and John - we had a fab time - thanks peeps

And now for this week's Friday Funny which comes to you courtesy of LILIAN so you can all blame her for this calorie laden funny! Think I put on weight just reading it! ENJOY

Have a great weekend folks.


SARN said...

WOW - so much to see in this post.

Looks like you've been enjoying yourself with Wynneth and co. The Disney place looks terrific.

ALL the cards you're showing are brilliant Kathy. Masculine ones are so difficult, but you totally nailed it.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jennifer Bradley said...

Fabulous masculine card, love the design and great image. thanks of joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member xx

Lilian said...

Great pictures Kathy, I also love the train. The Joy is great as ell.
Well done

Hettie said...

Love Love LOVE the Joy card as well as the first train card. Can i come C shopping with you please? Oh actually, I am off to Prague soon though i suspect most of the shopping will be for ME!!
Very good FF. Enjoy the rest of your time.

Monika Reeck said...

I love your card for ATSM
its a great manly card with black and white
even your stamped on the envelope too
graet also in other colors
and nice picture you have shared
great post
thanks for joining us at ATSM this week
hope to see you again next week
hugs, Monika (ATSM DT)

*Vicki* said...

These are all amazing creations!! I especially love that CAS train style design!! What a great idea for a masculine theme!! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

MaryH said...

Hi Kathy, Enjoyed all the lovely projects on this great post & am guessing you must be in Fla. if you're visiting Disney. Always fun to go there. I just love your mixed media wrapping project, but all of the cards are so pretty. I'm especially taken with the Joy design on #1. I quite liked the darker tone of your train design, but it would look equally smashing in a sepia or blue tone I think. Liked it in the bronze with the red texturing in the background. Great designing work, and TFS with us in the HLS November Tag Christmas Challenge! Enjoy your time in warm Fla. Hugs

Helen said...

Great CAS train card and I loved the rest of your post too!

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

Ren L said...

Hi Kathy,the vintage train with a CAS look is amazing. Thank you for joining us at CASology!


NGCARDS said...

This is a beautiful creation! Thanks for playing in our sparkle challenge at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Michelle said...

Loved all of your cards! And the monochromatic one is perfectly CAS and crisp! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge this week. Hope to see you back again soon :)

Gio said...

Such lovely cards. Love the sepia version, too. Thank you for joining us at the Craft Stamper Challenge :-)

Ellie Knol said...

You made some beautiful cards!
Thanks for joining us in the Craft Stamper challenge !

xxx Ellie Knol xxx

LesLee said...

WOW you have been busy.. so much to look at so much to see... your tag is adorable. Thanks for joining us a Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge LesLee xx