Saturday, 25 June 2016

Saturday and .. it's the weekend!

Hi there readers and followers,

It's the weekend once more and, how's the weather with you? We've had some freaky weather in the U.K. and U.S. (and probably other places too) with flash floods .. I hear parts of Germany have been up in the 90°s (fahrenheit) this week too .... but I'm reasonably confident it will be raining in my neck of the woods this weekend. WHY? That'll be because it's Glastonbury festival weekend and it pretty much ALWAYS rains at Glasto! Hope the attendees have their wellies with them! ENJOY!

Meanwhile, my Saturday mornings are normally taken up making a few things for challenges and today's no different .... it's the time of year when lots of people got/are getting married which means I need a fair few anniversary and/or wedding cards ...

My card

The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of the envelope

Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of red card cut to 14.1cm square
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 13½cm square
  • Inkadinkado image stamped using Delicata golden glitz ink - so SUMPTUOUS for an anniversary card
  • Stamplorations sentiment builder set stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Cute Card Thursday - challenge No. 431 - WEDDING/ANNIVERSARY
  2. Craft Rocket challenges - challenge No. 18 - WEDDINGS AND THINGS
  3. Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday challenge June 22nd - ADD SOME SHIMMER
  4. Addicted to Stamps - challenge No. 199 - CAS (Clean And Simple)

And my next make ....

My card
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two white card panels cut to 14 x 9½cm
  • Two pieces of grey card cut to mat with a 1.6mm border
  • One piece of black card cut to mat the image panel with a 1.6mm border
  • Carta Bella stencil through which I applied Distress Ink in hickory smoke using a Tim Holtz mini blending tool previously used with D.I. festive berries which gives a livelier "grey" colour!
  • We R Memory Keepers plane image, Anita's wood mounted art deco sentiment and Cas-ual Fridays small sentiment all stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 282 - Sketch or Recipe week .. to USE A STENCIL
  2. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 112 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Dragons Lair - June challenge - ONE FOR THE GUYS
  4. Addicted to CAS - challenge No. 91 - Codeword FLY

Enjoy your weekend!


Esther said...

Fantastic cards, Kathy! Love those gold hearts... so stylish. And your stencil card is perfectly CAS and a very cool design. Fab LIM card!

Debs M said...

Great lim card - happy saturday x

SARN said...

My you've been busy already! Two lovely cards and perfect for the challenges.

Sunshine here at present (rain due later). Hope you don't have too much rain!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Chrissie said...

This is a terrific card for a chap Kathy and I love how you used the subtle colour on your dauber!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Lauren Hatwell said...

Fab cards Mrs.

Enjoy your weekend.


Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous cards Kathy xx Jan

Clare Lloyd said...

Super cards kathy

Monika Reeck said...

the second card really manly
and CAS love it
and the first card
I remember I have that HAPPY from Stamplorations and never use it again
you did so well with that heart in gold
sweet CAS design
happy weekend Kathy
Many thanks for joining us at ATSM this week
see you again next week sweety

crafty-stamper said...

Both fabulous CAS cards love the gold hearts and plane stencil
Carol x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a cool plane stencil Kathy, the first card is gorgeous too.

Love and hugs

Cara said...

Two stunning cards. Really must make some wedding and anniversary cards myself! Cara x

karenlotty said...

Lovely cards The gold hearts one could be used in different colours for all sorts of occasions Thank you for sharing with Craft Rock Challenges - Karen DT

Carolyn LaBille said...

Great card, love those airplanes. Thanks for joining us at Dragons Lair Designs.

Gerrina said...

Always good to see your saterday makes! The aniversary card is so spot on! But the planecard is the one that drew my eye; it is such a fun and beautiful card! Have a good week!

scrappymo! said...

Two wonderful cards, Kathy. I like them both of course, but the first is my fave! LOVE those gold hearts. They are stunning!
The second is a fab masculine card.

Wendy L said...

Beautifu card, thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenge this time, xxxx

Gayatri said...

Love both your cards. The gold shimmery hearts on the first one is awesome.Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Add Shimmer Challenge. Gayatri xx

Spiral Creativity said...

Fantastic cards Kathy! Love those gold hearts.Thank you for joining us at creative fingers challenge.

Susan Renshaw said...

Super cards! Love the designs.
Thank you for sharing with Dragons Lair Designs Challenges!
DT for Dragons Lair Designs Challenges!
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Jacqui Robinson said...

Fab fab fab I love it Jacqui DLD

Dawn said...

Gorgeous card and a great stencil. xx

Linby said...

Fab cards particularly the plane one, not seen that stencil before. The sentiment looks like it was part of the design it goes so well.

Sharon said...

Super card for a man Kathy. The stencilling is pristine and perfect for the challenge.
Thanks so much for joining us.
Sharon xx
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