Monday, 18 July 2016

Welcome to the start of another week

Morning peeps,

I know you don't normally expect a post from me on a Monday but ..... two pals and I ordered the same stamp set recently (sold to us by the presence of a FABULOUS coneflower in the set!) and one of them (the lovely Sarn) challenged the other two to post a make today using this stamp set ... challenge accepted! If you'd like to pop over to her blog and check out her fab make then click on the link here

My card
The inside and back of my card and the back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 9½ x 14cm + snippet of white card for my sentiment
  • Dark chocolate card cut to mat with a 1.6mm border
  • Stampers Anonymous coneflower and stem images stamped several times. I used a post it note as a mask, using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Peerless water colours used to colour image
  • Stampers Anonymous sentiment border stamped using Range Archival sepia ink and the sentiment using Memento rich cocoa ink
  • Crafters Companion spray and shine applied, to protect the water colour paints

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 285 Theme week - REPETITION
  2. Crafting with friends - challenge No. 25 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. 4 Crafty Chicks - challenge No. 307 - FLOWERS
  4. The Paper Players - CAS challenge No. 304 - WATER COLOUR

And, whilst I was at it ... an ATC

And a view of the twinkle of the stickles and the sheen of the Delicata ink
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippet of dark chocolate card, cut to ATC size
  • Snippet of white card on to which I stamped the Stampers Anonymous coneflower and stem, using Memento rich cocoa ink
  • Alcohol markers to colour, including the blue pearl background
  • Using a Paper Artsy splatter image and Memento Bahama blue and Delicata silver inks I randomly stamped my splatters around the image
  • Visible Image border stamped using Memento Paris dusk ink
  • Stamplorations sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Stardust stickles used to trace the sentiment and to highlight the coneflower

NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff now officially) USED! AND it was an absolute BARGAIN at less than £13 the set thanks to Amazons PRIME day! I'm one very happy camper.

And I'll be entering this ATC for the following challenges:-
  1. Creataliscious - challenge No. 95 - ANYTHING GOES with added option of FLOWERS
  2. Glitter and Sparkle - challenge No. 197 - ANYTHING GOES (plenty of glitter and sparkle going on here!
This is the set in question

Enjoy the rest of your week, back to normal - see you Wednesday!


Kath said...

A fabulous card and ATC - beautiful stamps.
Kath x

Di said...

Really lovely card and ATC Kathy! That's a gorgeous stamp you used too.


Di xx

Sarn said...

WOW - you made a beautiful card and a lovely glitzy ATC. TOP MARKS MATE! Challenge completed!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Monica said...

Hi Kathy,

Both the cards are so so so pretty. I love the sparkles on the ATC and the stamps are dreamy and airy. What super colouring.

Happy crafting,


Esther said...

Oh wow, I love this card Kathy! The coneflowers look amazing as a repeat stamp (well, they're amazing anyway but you know what I mean) and the shimmer is fantastic. Super LIM card!

Debs M said...

fab makes - love the sparkle and what a bargain! x

Cherry said...

Lovely stamp set Kathy - I can see why you were all seduced!

Love your card and ATC - wonderful colours and sparkle Mrs K. Do you rate the peerless watercolours?

Hugs Cherry xxx

Montownia said...

WOW! wonderful! :)

Gale said...

Beautiful card Kathy. Love all the sparkle. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatalicious and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Zoechaos said...

I fell for that stamp on that set as well it is lovely. Think you have shown your friend how to use it, and the rest of us as well. XOXO

catherine said...

Great make Kathy with the new set and lovely and summery colours

Cara said...

I can see why you needed that set! Beautiful makes, love the sparkle. Cara x

Neets B said...

Love these blooms and that's a gorgeous stamp, Kathy. Love the shimmer you added too.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Susan said...

Wow, that sparkle is amazing. Your images are so beautifully colored! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Leanne said...

Great stamp and the glitter is awesome, nicely done and thanks very much for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.
Leanne DT/4CC

Hannelie said...

So beautiful Kathy!
Thanks for joining the Paper Players!

Nance Leedy said...

Oh my, the sparkle is beautiful! Love the soft yellow and brown too--lovely watercolored card. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

Kristina said...

What a lovely project. thanks so much for joining us over a the Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge Blog.

Chrissie said...

Just love this flower image... the additional shine is a great touch!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Karen said...

Popped over to see what you created with the stamps after seeing Sarn's post about these. I adore this set of stamps and was lucky enough to get mine on special offer too. Really beautiful creations you created with them Kathy xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and ATC-fabulous stamp and love the glitter----Thank you for joining us at Crafting with Friends
Carol DT x

Claudia Rogier said...

Awesome card. Lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at CWF.

DT Crafting With Friends

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our " anything goes with optional add flowers” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)