Saturday, 20 February 2016

Welcome to another challenge Saturday post

Hey there readers, how's your weekend coming along?

As most of my regular readers and followers will know I usually like to spend my Saturday mornings (family commitments permitting) making challenge cards and there are a couple of challenges I really try to enter most weeks. This week is NO different, despite the fact that we (that's the Royal "WE" since my dear hubs does it all - I'm not trusted with a paint or paste brush!) are decorating! .......

My card
And a closer view of the image panel
The insert, front and back of the card and envelope
Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 250gsm, card blank and envelope
  • Two 9 x 13½cm white card panels
  • Two 9.4 x 13.9cm black card panels
  • Snippets of card in white, orange and black
  • Taking the white card snippet I applied Distress Ink in peacock feathers, using an egg shaped sponge
  • Paper Artsy splatter image stamped using Tsukineko Delicata golden glitz ink
  • The panel was then run through my Big Shot inside the Swiss dot embossing folder
  • Crafters companion Spray and Shine applied to seal this and the insert and envelope
  • For the envelope I added splatters in Adirondack sunset orange and the Distress Ink in peacock feathers, to co-ordinate with my image panel
  • Stampers Anonymous sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 264 - ADD SOME TEXTURE
  2. Crafting with Dragonflies - challenge No. 51 - BIRTHDAY CARD
  3. Friday Mash Up - challenge No. 243 - BIRTHDAY or STENCILS or BOTH
  4. Creative Moments - challenge No. 87 - WET or DRY EMBOSSING
  5. Allsorts - challenge No. 351 - BIRTHDAY

For fans of mixed media and CAS there's a new challenge blog on the block .... first challenge will be appearing March 1st, it's being run by Loll and Bonnie and it's called CAS mix up ... and will involve CAS designs, a mix of mediums and/or technique, stamping will be a must. Sound perfect - well then, save the link in your favourites and stand by for March 1st!!! You have been warned!

Nipped out to our local mall yesterday and caught up with a pal though it was so blimmin' hot in there that when she offered me coffee all I could face was iced water! At least I'm cheap to keep! Also caught up with the 13' high Gromit and a couple of funky hippos!

Hippo's? I wasn't expecting Hippo's!!!

He is pretty huge!
Have a great weekend


Chrissie said...

Super simple design and great texture Kathy!
Your envelopes really are something else... it's something I've never managed to get around to decorating!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Debs M said...

great make and grommit looks fab x

lilian said...

Really like your card Mate, Loving the panel.

Great pictures as well


Maarit at Violets Corner said...

The panel embossed panel is gorgeous Kathy, the golden splatters makes it very special. The huge Gromit is super cool. Enjoy the weekend!

Love and hugs

Lauren Hatwell said...

Love your beautiful card. Very striking! Love Gromit too. When I win the lottery.... ;oD

Have a great weekend Mrs


Sarn said...

Brilliant CAS card and I like the sound of the new challenge.

FAB Grommit.

Oh NOOOO not MORE decorating . . . thank goodness all you have to do is stay out of the way!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Esther said...

Wow, fantastic colour and texture! This card (and envelope) really stand out. Very nice!

Kimberley said...

Love the card and all the co-ordinating stationery - the funky hippos are great too - have a great week!

Cardsbymaaike said...

love the coloured panel with all the droplets or splatter, well done also love gromit, even though he's a dog lol

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! Fantastic photos Kathy and love that grommit one! Great card too and oozing gorgeous colours and such beautifully designed envelope too. Thanks for playing at LIM this week. Sarah

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Glorious colours on you fab textured panel Kathy. This is a really super make.
Sharon xx

Gerrina said...

Love the colours and subtile texture on your card! Great photo's; love the hippoos :) Enjoy the weekend!

Lisa said...

Terrific cards, love the splash of color on both of them.

Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Aileen said...

Wonderful design, love how you have done this.

LesleyG said...

Lovely splatters design and love the colorful insert and env. Xxx

Loll said...

LOVE your card Kathy. The gold splats on the peacock background are so beautiful. Adding the dot embossing is so clever and creative. They look amazing together.

Thanks so much for the shout out about CAS Mix Up, much appreciated!! :) Looking forward to March's first challenge and hope to see you in the gallery! xx

Cara said...

Great card, love the vibrant colours. I really admire the way you decorate the envelopes and insides. Cara x

Kay Wallace said...

When you "decorate" a card, you take it very, very seriously and I love that. Every surface--even the envelope--is covered with happy color! Great design and color palette!

Anne said...

What a super texture panel Kathy - looks great!
Thanks so much for joining us for one layer week
"Less is More"

Unknown said...

Love your eye catching card. Karen x

Barb said...

Hi Kathy, What a fab panel! Super hippos. Barbxx

susiestacey said...

Great card, perfect for this weeks challenge.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Birthday Wishes' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Jayme Ziemer said...

Great card! Love the texture and the CAS designs! Thanks for playing at the Friday Mashup!

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

happyglitzygirl said...

Great card, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

brrenwick said...

This is such a fun card! I love the gold splatters! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

Unknown said...

So pretty, I love the gold and pool colors together. Thanks so much for playing at the Friday Mashup! We truly appreciate you joining in! ~amy

CG said...

Wow, what a stunning project. Great technique. Thanks for joining us at Crafting at Dragonflies. Best, CG

Helen said...

Great card - love the embossed panel and the coordinating stationery.

Thanks for joining us at Crafting With Dragonflies.

Helen x