Saturday, 12 December 2015

Hi there and welcome to my challenge day post ......

Hi there

Welcome to another (or should I say YET another) soggy weekend!?!?!? Seems like there's nothing for it but to stay in and craft! Well, you will get no argument from me and I've started as I mean to continue. 

Hubby was out last evening and I THOUGHT I would make something really rather grungey ... the Mark I version featured more or less the same design but "L" shaped and the grey of the hickory smoke was just too dark that it overpowered the tumbled glass and broken china so, this morning, I got up and cracked on with Mark II - much better - IMHO! What do you think?

My Mark II card

And a closer view of all the stamps used

And the insert and envelope
Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • 13½cm square white card panel
  • 14cm square black card panel
  • Stamps by: Stamplorations, Creative Expressions, Kaisercraft and Visible Image (see below)
  • Inks:- Distress Inks in tumbled glass, broken china, blueprint sketch, fired brick, hickory smoke, Ranger Archival Inks in Jet black and watering can
  • Crafters Companion Spray and Shine applied, to seal and protect the water  based inks

The Stamp sets used

The Distress Inks used

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-
  1. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 99 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Simply Papercraft - challenge No. 19 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. As You Like It - December challenge - Favourite Masculine or feminine - and WHY ...... I used to prefer feminine cards but since getting in to CAS cards I find masculine easier to make and LOVE to use lots of stamps to build up the card, like the one above
  4. Craft Rocket - challenge No. 5 - ANYTHING GOES

And then it was off to the opposite end of the scale and on to the (used to be) dreaded One Layer Card ...

My take on the "What's in you stocking" theme
Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Inkadinkado stocking image stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Kaisercraft sentiment stamped using Adirondack watermelon ink

And the stamp sets used

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 254 - ONE LAYER CARD WEEK - theme "What's in my stocking"
  2. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge - challenge No. 259 - ANYTHING (Christmas) GOES
  3. Aloha Friday - challenge No. 62 - CHRISTMAS
  4. That's Crafty - December 4th challenge - SEASONS GREETINGS
  5. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge EXTRA - December challenge - ANYTHING (Christmas) GOES

And now ... found this on the internet ..... ENJOY! It's soooooooooooo true!


SARN said...

Brilliant grungey male card.

Like the orange square sentiment at the end of the post too!

Happy Weekend Crafting


Lisa J said...

Great Grunge CAS Style Card! Thanks for sharing with us. Lisa DT Craft Rocket Challenges

Stampsnob. said...

How simply beautiful this is TFS Craft Rocket Ch Lis DT

Kimberley said...

Love your card - no need to dread the one layer challenge - it's great! Also loving your Christmas profile photo are you Mrs Claus?

Lori Kobular said...

Love the grunge background you created on your card! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Rocket Challenges!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

dreaded one layer? i love one layers lol you've done a great job

scrappyjacky said...

Love the simple,grungy feel. We're finishing off the Christmas shopping today.

Jan Ltc said...

Great cards and stamps xx Jan

Carla Brooke said...

Nice cart, thanks for sharing with Simply Papercraft!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

2 great cards Kathy and love that cute stamp with the mini hanging stockings. Just perfect for this week's challenge and thanks as always for playing along. Sarah (Less is More) x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Wonderful cards - nice change to see a non-Christmas card first! Such a beautiful collage card! Not sure why you are dreading one layer cards - yours is perfect!

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 259 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too x

Zw@@n said...

Wow, gorgeous CAS card, Kathy. Great colours and design. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

Chrissie said...

Sweet bunch of stockings there Kathy!
Lovely cards as ever!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Anne said...

What an very elegant one layer creation Kathy - and love the mile in my shoes saying!
Thank you so much for joining us this week.
Merry Christmas!
"Less is More"

Neets B said...

I love the use of black and red, looks fab. That Inkadinkado set looks great.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Suze said...

Great card and matching envelope. Thanks for sharing your find on the internet - great sentiment! Thank you for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for December.