Tuesday, 5 July 2016

A Tuesday post?

Morning all,

Yes, I know you don't expect a post from me of a Tuesday but ... frankly, I've been crafting like a crazy person and already have two projects set up to appear tomorrow so I thought "what the heck" I'll scare blogland and post on a Tuesday too!!!

My card
And a closer view, to show the sheen on the Delicata ink
 
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 13½cm square
  • One piece of dark chocolate card cut to mat with a 1.6mm border
  • Two pieces of gold pearlised card cut to mat with a 1.6mm border
  • Penny Black bough stamped using Memento rich cocoa ink
  • Penny Black sentiment and Paper Artsy splatter stamped using Delicata golden glitz ink
  • Platinum stickles to highlight

The materials made both the card above and below
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafty Boots - July 4th challenge - CHRISTMAS IN JULY
  2. Come And Get It - July 3rd challenge - CHRISTMAS IN JULY
  3. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 198 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY
  4. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 288 - VINTAGE or ANYTHING GOES
  5. Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - July challenge - CHRISTMAS IN JULY with added sparkle

Just For Fun

And now for another "same but different" .. whilst I had the stamps out ....

My card
And a closer view to show the sheen of the delicata ink and the twinkle of the stickles

 
 The front, back and inside of the 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 card cut to 13½cm square
  • Two pieces of reed card cut to 14cm square
  • Penny Black bough image stamped using Delicata golden glitz ink
  • My Favourite Things sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Stardust stickles used to highlight

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Happy Little Stampers - July Christmas challenge - GOLD
  2. The Paper Players - challenge No. 302 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY
  3. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - July challenge - ANYTHING (Christmas) GOES
  4. Hiding In My Craft Room - challenge No. 257 - CHRISTMAS COLOURS
  5. Simply Create Too - challenge No. 112 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Happy Tuesday - see you all, as normal, tomorrow!


26 comments:

lilian said...

Two great cards mate. I do like the first on more though> I think its the colour,

Lilian

Mac Mable said...

Such stunning cards and as always love how you finish your cards on the inside, the back and the envelopes x Thank you for the inspiration x

stamping sue said...

beautiful cards. thank you for joining in the fun at JFF Christmas in July challenge.
stamping sue, JFFDT
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Dorothy S said...

Lovely CAS cards - though I am partial to the first. I, too, like the color. Thanks for joining this week's challenge at QKR - Christmas in July. Dorothy S, DT member

SARN said...

Love that bough stamp & the cards you made with it. Xxx

Marie B. said...

Absolutely stunning! I am so glad to see this in the gallery at CHNC Extra! TFS! :)

~Marie B -DT

Barb said...

Stunning and so very elegant! Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It, hope to see you again. Barb

Dee's Craft Room said...

Two fabulous cards with great matching envelopes. The pine stamp is lovely and all of the sparkle looks amazing. Thank you for sharing your Christmas design with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Lauren Hatwell said...

fab Christmas cards Mrs K. Top job. Lx

Karen Clare said...

Lovely cards Kathy. great design too x

Myoriah L said...

Wow! Talk about sparkle. Love both of your cards. Thanks for joining in the Just For Fun challenge. Hope you will join again in the fun.😊

Lisette Baker said...

Fabulous CAS cards, love the gold and sparkle. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Meighan Wheller said...

Fabulous cards. CAS and so cleverly designed. Love the colours and the images. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It, we hope you will join us again soon. Meighan DT

Barbara said...

Love both of these cards...adore that stamp (you made ME buy it!) and the gold Delicata works so well with it. See you on 16th xx

Neva Zver said...

Your CAS cards is beautiful and so elegant looking. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

NanaConnie said...

What an elegant and beautifully simple card, Kathy. Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along this week in our Christmas in July challenge at QKR Stampede.
NanaConnie DT

wannabcre8tive said...

Very beautiful, I love the gold embossing. Thank you, for playing the QKR Stampede challenge this week.

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

Cara said...

Two fabulous cards, I think the first is just slightly my favourite. Cara x

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Christmas in July” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Come and Get It)

(DT Crafty Friends)

Heidi Stamps said...

I really like both variations! The shine looks fab, and good for you for doing the envelopes too!

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for playing with us at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for July.
Monica - DT

Corrie said...

Beautiful I love the matching envelopes. Thanks for joining us at Hiding in My Craft Room

E. Marie said...

Lovely simple but elegant card. The gold really adds and love how the envelopes match. Thank you for sharing with the Just For Fun July Monthly Challenge.

Emma Sims said...

Such a lovely stylish card. I love the colours you have used. Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

Emma - DT Member

Linda said...

Gorgeous cards ..... love the gold version. Thanks for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge xx