Monday, 15 February 2016

Monday Monday ... what's this? A post from me!

Morning all

I know I don't always post on Monday's but I have had a rather productive weekend on the crafting front and I thought that my Wednesday post could be too photo heavy otherwise so .. here's a "bonus" post from me!!!

Now I set out to make a card using pop and numbers yesterday but made two other cards instead .. whilst faffing on t'internet I accidentally stumbled over the fab sketch from Stamplorations which became the design for this card .... a threefor! Anyhoo - rocks my world today and hope it does yours! It's a bit 60's inspired with the "acid" colours .... apologies if you need sunglasses this early in the morning!

My card
And a closer view
And the insert and envelope

Materials used:
  • White C5, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two white card panels cut to 16 x 11cm
  • Piece of black card, cut to mat with 1.6mm border
  • Piece of neon green card cut to mat with 1.6mm border
  • Distress Inks: twisted citron and peacock feather applied with an egg shaped sponge through TCW stencils "faux brick", "small circles" and "numbers"
  • Inkadinkado images (musician and circle pattern) from their 98997-in the groove set, stamped using Versafine onyx black and Hero Arts neon green and orange inks
  • Fiskars sentiment from their 103720-1001 superhero sentiments set stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Stamplorations "stains" image from their Holiday Artsy set stamped using Hero Arts neon pink ink
  • Crafters Companion Spray and Shine to seal and protect the water based inks
Sets from which the above card was made

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:
  1. Stamplorations - February Sketch challenge - STAMPS and TRIPLETS - see below for sketch .. my triplets? A Stamplorations image stamped three times, The Inkadinkado musician and funky circles designs, three stencils, three neon colours, three layers - you sensing a pattern here?
  2. Twofers challenge - challenge No. 13 - NUMBERS ... see above and the stencilling!
  3. Inkspirational challenge - challenge No. 102 - POP ... rock and pop? Closely enough related? Hope so!
  4. One Crazy Stamper - February challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Craft Your Passion - challenge No. 299 - ANYTHING GOES


We also had a visit from a couple of pals, and their pooch (Tilly, the Wonder Dog!), yesterday which was lovely - it's been too long since we last saw them! They stopped in on their way south having been all over the place the last week or so, visiting family. We offered them lunch and had a good old chat whilst doing so - thanks for stopping by Wynneth and Mr Tom

Now that you have caught up on all my weekend gossip you may now resume your regular Monday routine - ENJOY!


lilian said...

That is a great card Mate. Love the bright colour. A great st of stamps as well,


Debs M said...

great card Kathy - fabby colours x

Suchi said...

Hey Kathy! You have indeed got a lot of threes here! I love the pop theme your card shows off! Thank u so much for joining us at STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge! :)
Suchi-STAMPlorations DTxx

SARN said...

Totally rocks my world! FAB card (sunglasses ON!).
Happy Monday!!!!! xxx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE those neons . . . even if I do need sunglasses ;) It totally rocks! Have a great week! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Jane Willis said...

Wow, totally fab, groovy, swingin and all the rest of it, it really reminds me of my teens. Brilliant card and a super take on our Numbers theme at Twofers

Pam said...

Love this!

Zoe Sanderson said...

Well you rocked not just our challenge but several with this little gem. Great card! thank you of joining us at Twofers again. XOXO Zoe

Catie Cuddles said...

Fabulous card. Just love it!
Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges.
Happy crafting! Catherine ( DT ) x

Sue said...

A great card. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

Bonnie said...

What a fun card, Kathy! Thanks for your encouraging comment at CAS Mix Up! We look forward to seeing you over there next month!

Christi Conley said...

What a fun card!!! I love the neon you used and the insert and the envie - awesome set! Thanks SO much for entering your card at TWOFERS ~ Christi DT

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

So cool - this card rocks!

Marina said...

Fantastic stamped collage effect - goes perfectly with the colours. I love this card! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

Sue said...

A great card. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

cm said...

An awesome trio of cards and what a clever take on "pop"! Matching envelope sure adds to the 'cool' factor! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the Inkspirational gallery!

Sari / Granne said...

Must say that YOU rock, awesome set!!! Love the silhouette and grunge background! Thank you for joining STAMPlorations February challenge, hope to see you back in March.