Saturday, 16 January 2016

Hi there and welcome to another challenge Saturday post

Hi there,

My apologies for the fact my 08:00 post is a little late - it's always a little late on a Saturday as I like to check out the themes for the morning before making my project - and there are often a lot of fab themes/challenges and the like to choose from. This morning is no different but, after faffing about a bit, this challenge make only fits two SPECIFIC challenges and a couple of ATG's! Hope you like it.

My card
And a couple of closer viewa to show the shine on the Delicata ink
And the insert and envelope, to co-ordinate
Materials used:

  • 12cm square white, 300gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • 10cm square white card panel x 2
  • 10.6cm square pink card panel x 2
  • Hero Arts scribble (from their notebook brushstroke set of cling stamps) inked using Memento rosebud ink (I first tried with Adirondack watermelon but it was far too dark)
  • Rubbadubbadoo heart inked using Delicata golden glitz ink and then "kissed" against the Hero Arts stamp before stamping the impression
  • Dimension Forth (I believe) sentiment stamped using the delicata ink on the front and envelope and Memento grey flannel on the insert

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

  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 259 - THEME WEEK ... and the theme is "The Kissing Technique"
  2. DRS Designs - challenge No. 209 - HEART TO HEART
  3. Crafting with an attitude - challenge No. 11 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Simply Papercraft - challenge No. 21 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 100 - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
Unfamiliar with the Kissing Technique? Well, here's what the lovely peeps over at SImply Less Is More have to say on the subject ....

(It's using stamps so don't get too excited!)

It may be new to some of you, so just in case here is a brief set of instructions.
  • Choose a solid stamp and a decorative one
  • Ink the solid stamp in a lightish colour and the decorative one in a deeper shade
  • Stamp the decorative one onto the solid one as in 'kissing'
  • Stamp the solid stamp onto the card!

Have you ever lost your temper changing the duvet cover? I used to find this frustrating and it was one of the reasons I bought a patterned duvet in the first place! Saw this video on facebook yesterday and followed the link to youtube - amazing! NO frustration and very little time spent on it either, astonishing ...... 



Debs M said...

Great makes Kathy - don't think I have heard of the kissing technique. Don't really struggle with duvet changes but that's super quick!

lilian said...

Lovely make mate,

Thanks for the idea of how to get a duvet on without having to fighht with it


SARN said...

You are a good kisser! LOL! - Sorry . . . I just couldn't RESIST that one!

Great looking card mate. xxx

SARN said...

Thanks for top tip on making the duvet too. DEFINITELY gonna try that out.x

nwilliams6 said...

So pretty! Perfect for the DRS Designs Heart to Heart challenge. Thanks for sharing it with us!

MaryV said...

This is a great idea! Love your card!

Ankie vd Polder said...

Nice card. Have a nice day, Ankie

Jo said...

So pretty, a great technique!
hugs Jo x

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Very nice card. Thanks for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.

Shelia said...

Such a pretty card for that special couple. You did a great job with the kissing technique! Thank you for playing along with us at DRS Designs.

Pauline said...

What a lovely card, and I like the matching envelope too!

Chrissie said...

This looks great Kathy
Thanks so much
Less is More

Sharon said...

That's a fab card Kathy, beautifully made inside and out, with a great matching envelope too.
Sharon xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Beautiful elegant and subtle kissing Kathy and a perfect take on the challenge.
Thanks for playing along with us this week at Less is More

Neets B said...

This technique looks great in pale pink and gold, lovely elegant card.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Neets B said...

This technique looks great in pale pink and gold, lovely elegant card.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More