Saturday, 7 November 2015

Welcome to the weekend!

Hi there

Well, it's been a full on couple of days, what with saying goodbye to pals, shopping and dining with all sorts of friends too. Today I plan on attending a craft fayre too

My card

And a closer view of my image panel

Matching insert and envelope
Materials used:

  • White A2/C7 card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 8½ x 12½cm, two pieces of light blue card cut to 9 x 13cm and one piece of navy card cut to 9½ x 13½cm
  • Stamps used: Hero Arts (Notebook essentials set), DRS Designs splatter image, TPC Studio (ST93416 set)
  • Inks used: Distress Inks in salty ocean, peacock feathers, blueprint sketch, faded jeans and Hickory smoke, Versafine Imperial blue
  • Stardust stickles to highlight

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-
  1. CCEE - challenge No. 1545 - LOOK FOR CIRCLES
  2. Seize the Birthday - November 5th challenge - ANYTHING (Birthday) GOES
  3. Bloggers Challenge - November 6th challenge - BIRTHDAY
  4. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 97 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Country View challenges - challenge No. 33 - THE COLOUR BLUE

The challenge over at Simply Less Is More is "FIRE" ...

My card

And my colours of  fire panel

And the insert and envelope
Materials used:

  • White A2/C7 card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces each of white and rust card cut to fit
  • Distress Inks in mustard seed, spiced marmalade and barn door swiped across card panel
  • TPC Studio sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival ink in watering can (the colour of ash, FIRE residue!!!)
  • Stamps used: Inkadinkado (Circles and dots set), Hero Arts (Notebook essentials set) DRS Designs (Splatter)
  • Distress Glaze applied with my finger and then buffed, to de-activate the distress inks in order to protect in transit

I'll be entering this make for the following challenges:-

  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 249 - COLOUR CHALLENGE - FIRE
  2. Polkadoodles - challenge No. 45 - AUTUMN COLOURS (pretty similar to the colours of fire huh?)
  3. Simply Paper Craft for all occasions - challenge No. 17 - ANYTHING GOES

Stepped out of the front door recently, to be greeted by this, any ideas peeps? EDITED: Thanks to Carole from Texas for the update that it is a two striped walkingstick and the little one is the male!!!

Have a great weekend everyone


Lilian said...

Great cards Kathy, Enjoy the craft fayre,
Not sure what insects you have there

SARN said...

Fantastic looking grungy-style cards Kathy.

Erm . . . it's an insect of some description! That's the limit of my knowledge!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Hello From Texas said...

Hi Kathy, Lovely cards.

What you have there is a female and male two-stripped Wallingford. Stay clear, they shoot a liquid that can irritate the skin. The big question is how a bug that lives in the southern USA made its way to Bristal.

Again, really like your cards.


Lesley Thomas said...

Just back from holiday in US, missed your blog! Which front door were you living at when you spotted that stick insect kind of thing?

Love the cards, as usual.

Barb said...

Two lovely cards Kathy. Have a good time at the craft fayre. Barbxx

Kathyk said...

Thanks for the update Carole


Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous cards, Kathy, have a lovely weekend, sweetie!

Found a bug link :)

Love and hugs

Kathyk said...

Thanks Carole and Maarit, it does indeed appear to be a two striped walking stick. I kept clear so didn't get involved in the liquid that irritates!!! Just left them to do what they were doing!!!!


Susan said...

Two great cards...and matching envelopes! You always do such a great job making matching envelopes! Your colors on the LIM card are simply gorgeous!

Hello From Texas said...

UGH! I didn't notice that the spell-check changed walking-stick to Wallington. LOL
Also, I figured out that the picture was not taken in Bristal. Boy do I feel stupid.


Lynne said...

Fabulous grunge cards Kathy. As for the can keep `em ;)
Lynne xxx

Ann Tuck said...

Great colour combos on both cards, but I'm more partial to the fiery colours - they are so cheerful! Glad you solved the insect query - aren't crafters helpful people?

Sazzle Dazzle said...

I'm not so keen on the insects Kathy but those 2 cards are simply awesome. Circles work brilliantly in both colour-ways and I love the fiery tones you've created. thanks so much for playing along this week!
Sarah xx
Less is More

Colleen said...

I must remember this simple yet awesome design, especially for masculine cards!! I love this, really! the colors on both cards are beautiful! Thank you for sharing it at Seize the Birthday!

Chrissie said...

Terrific cards Kathy, I love that splattery look!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sue - said...

Two super cards Kathy! Glad you kept clear of your insects as they don't sound very nice!

Anne said...

Super stamp combi Kathy and both cards look fab!
Thank you for joining us
"Less is More"

Gerrina said...

These kind of stamps are so great I think! And I see that you like them too! You made two beautiful cards with them. Love the blues better, but blue is one of my favo colours... Hope you have a fun weekend planned!

Neets B said...

Apologies for the late visit, Kathy. I love your fiery card, what a great idea to swipe your distress inks, this effect looks fab with the circles.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Susan Renshaw said...

Would love to recieve either of these cards - super! Not sure about the insects...
Thank you for sharing with Creative Fingers!
DT for Creative Fingers!
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Glenda J said...

Love the funky design on these! Great colour combos too. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

rachel said...

Love your make Kathy - beautiful CAS design! Thanks so much for joining us at CVC this month and good luck in the draw! Hugs rachel x