Saturday, 13 February 2016

Saturday! Welcome to another weekend challenge post

Hey there readers,

How's your weekend starting off? Well, I hope.

My regular readers will know we have an "adopted family" commonly known as "the surrogates", well, they came to dinner yesterday evening as one of them has a birthday only a few days apart from hubby so we celebrated together ..... OK - so, it was for hubs birthday and it seemed churlish to make him cook! It was takeout! Bet you ALMOST thought I was going to say I'd cooked - WRONG! We decided on an Indian takeout from the nearest facility .... it was great ... we ordered four main courses, two side dishes and rice - it was plenty. We got to try: Prawn Dhansak, Lamb Sag, Chicken Badhonia and Chicken Tikka Chilli Masala .... which we all agreed was a very tasty selection

Anyhoo, on to the crafting .... I learnt yesterday that I needed to send a pal a sympathy/thinking of you card following the loss of her mum last week .... not much in the collection and I like to keep one or two in hand so I turned my hand to this one -

My card
And a closer view of the twinkle
And the insert and envelope
Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two white card panels cut to 9½ x 13½cm
  • Two black card panels cut with 1.6mm borders
  • Inkadinkado floral sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black
  • Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen and Copic Atyou Spica glitter pen in silver (the DARKEST silver you will ever come across - more like silver that needs a good clean!) used to add twinkle and interest to this otherwise monochrome card
I'll be entering this make for the following challenges:-
  1. Through The Craft Room Door - Feb 9th-15th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Lemon Shortbread - challenge No. 8 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Crafting from the heart - challenge No. 98 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Cards und More - challenge No. 151 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Craft Your Passion - challenge No. 298 - ANYTHING GOES

And then this one ...

My One Layer Card
And the insert and envelope
Materials used:-
  • White C6/A2, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • One piece of white card, cut to 9½ x 13½cm
  • Chocolate Baroque stem from the Wisteria Lane set, stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Hero Arts sentiment and Paper Artsy splatter stamped using Memento grey flannel ink, the splatter stamped twice without re-inking

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 263 - One Layer Card and FEATURE A STEM
  2. Alphabet challenge - Challenge "Y" - YOU CHOOSE
  3. Simply Papercraft for all occasions - challenge No. 23 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Simon Says Stamp - February 10th challenge - ONE LAYER CARD

One of my challenge entries was picked as a TOP 3 over at Twofers and, below right, was my make for their metal challenge - thanks to the Design Team for picking my entry


Enjoy your weekend!


Chrissie said...

No-one likes having to make this kind of card Kathy, but these are lovely and I'm sure will be appreciated by the recipients. I think the second one is just lovely!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

They are very pretty Kathy, and ever so hard to make.

It sounds like you had a great Birthday dinner. Have a lovely weekend!

Love and hugs

Lindsey said...

V serene lovely cards. I do like how you've coordinated the inserts & envelopes x

lilian said...

They are lovely cards mate, well thought out, Have to say I love the first one. The stamp it really nice ,


Sarita said...

Beautiful elegant cards, just lovely,
Sarita xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Just the kind of simple, but beautiful cards you need for such a sad occasion . . . says it all! Have a lovely weekend and Valentine, whatever you do! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Mac Mable said...

You've pitched these cards just right, as they are always so very difficult to make. Mono chromatic with a hint of glitter..just perfect.

My name is Wynneth said...

Two beautiful cards matey, cards for these sad occasions are so difficult but your designs are just perfect.

For me the second one has the edge just slightly and it's perfect for your LIM entry too.

Congrats on your top three success, well deserved recognition for your fabulous creations.

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.


Lauren Hatwell said...

They are indeed very difficult cards to make and you've pitched both of these beautiful cards just in the right place. Both are elegant and beautiful. Top job matey.


SARN said...

Two fab cards, just sorry they are necessary for a sad occasion.

Particularly LOVE the CB flower stamp.

Happy Saturday x

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jan Ltc said...

Lovely cards Kathy xx Jan

Maaike Uijthoven said...

love them both the second a little more because of the splotches, fab makes, well done

Elaine said...

Beautiful simple cards. Love the Chocolate Baroque stamp!

Sue said...

Two very elegant cards Kathy. Sue.

MaryV said...

Beautiful cards! I'm sure the recipients will appreciate them

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Cathy, a lovely design with super splattering....your image is stunning and a beautiful sentiment!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Sats Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Kathy, perfect for such a sad occasion.

Deanne Saunders said...

Lovely cards!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Deanne Saunders said...

... And thanks so much for participating in our ALPHABET challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Esther said...

Really lovely cards. I think they're sensitively done for a sad occasion. Thanks for the inspiration and good luck with LIM.

Sharon said...

Two more truly beautiful cards Kathy. Loving the stamp in the first one!
Hope you enjoyed your take-out!
Sharon xx

Catie Cuddles said...

Beautiful cards. Very elegant and tasteful.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges.
Happy crafting!
Catherine ( DT ) x

crafty said...

Love the simplicity. Thank you for joining us at Crafting From the Heart this time.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Clever and striking cards Kathy and thanks again for linking up at Less is More. Sarah

Susan said...

Your cards are always fabulous....and these are no exception! Lovely!

Gerrina said...

For the kind of cards it is a beautiful one! Love the added splatters! Have a good week!

Mary Smith said...

Thyme To Create {My Blog}
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Best Regards, Mary

Karen Ashbrook said...

Love how you carry the design to the inserts and envelopes. Karen x

Jeanie Ellis said...

How elegant! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Maike von maikreations said...

Wonderful elegant cards! Thank you for joining our „Anything goes“ challenge over at the Cards und more challenge ;o) Happy crafting,

Anne said...

Two beautiful cards for sad occasions Kathy - they will be appreciated.
Thanks so much for joining us for one layer week
"Less is More"

Valerie Nolan said...

Two fab cards Kathy I particularly like the stylised flower on the 2nd card. I love that you do matching inserts and envelopes!
Val x

Glittertastic said...

Fab cards Kathy - I especially like the second one! Thank you for sharing these with us at Simply Papercraft

Sharon (Glittertastic)
DT Member