Monday, 1 August 2016

It's a post from me ... on a Monday ....

Morning all,

I KNOW you don't usually expect a post from me on a Monday but ... I've been at a crafting retreat all weekend AND I have a Christmas card to share with you so ....... grab a coffee, pull up a chair and make yourself comfy!

First off is my Christmas card ...

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
  • Ribbed white card panel
  • Snippets of card in white, deep blue and light blue
  • Crafters Companion snowman/boy image stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink and coloured using alcohol markers
  • My Favourite Things sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Stardust stickles used to highlight the sentiment and "snow"

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Craftbubble 2½ (membership required) - Rudolph Day Challenge - PEOPLE CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS
  2. Fab 'n Funky - challenge No. 315 - CHRISTMAS
  3. Sweet Stampin' Christmas - July challenge - ANYTHING (Christmas) GOES
  4. Christmas Card Challenges - challenge No. 34 - ANYTHING (Christmas) GOES
And then .. a tag to match, using the same materials

And now for some pix of my weekend craft retreat ..... be warned, there may be more on Wednesday.

Lilian and Debbie
Darnell, Hettie and I
Found these little chaps hiding in the tree outside the hotel's main entrance!

Dinner was tasty!

A panoramic view showing everyone
Darnell, Queen of America ... for the night!
Ready for action!
Kylie, aided by some brilliant sponsors, provided the goodybag containing: pen, T-Shirt, apron,
self adhesive gems and pearls, thank you card, stamps, die, chocolate (from Oz), notepad ...
not forgetting the bag itself

We had an absolute blast, as you can probably tell!

Enjoy your week, see you Wednesday


Megan J said...

Hi Kathy, it looks like a fun time was had by all, I spy our famous Aussie Tim Tams! It's funny to see tourists packing pack after pack of those biscuits at the Post Office to share with everyone back home... have a great week... Megan

SARN said...

Your Snowman Christmas card and tag are superb Kath.
Thanks for showing all the wonderful photo's from the retreat . . . looks like everyone really enjoyed themselves. Love that photo of Darnell! Also love the one of you, Darnell and Sam.

Happy Monday to you. Bet you need a rest today!!!!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! Looks like you all had a fantastic time. Great stuff! Lx

Barb said...

Hi Kathy, It looks as if you all had a fantastic time and I dribbled looking at the dinner. Great makes with that lovely snowman stamp. Loved the photos and glad you all had a great time. Barbxx

Stamps and Paper said...

What great photographs Kathy and I am so pleased Darnell decided to wear her sash and tiara... looks like you all had an amazing time.


Pat said...

I love your Snowman card and tag Kathy and wonderful decoration on the insert and envelope too, also a great selection of photos of your weekend at the retreat, and looks like a great time was had by all. I love Darnell's outfit, the tiara really suits x

Debs M said...

Great pix and wrap up of the weekend and fabby card too x

lilian said...

Great card and some lovely pictures from the weekend,
Have to sort some out that i took for my blog.


Karen Clare said...

Looks a fabulous weekend Kathy!
Love the snowman card and envelopes.
What lovely treats and goodies :-) xxx

Susangail Powell said...

What an adorable image! Love your card too! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

Aileen Ryan said...

Hi Kathy, looks like your having a brilliant time with all the crafters and her highness visiting from America. I have been following Darnells story on her blog. Enjoy

Cara said...

Love your colouring on these projects. Looks like you had a fabulous time at your retreat, totally jealous! Cara x

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenge this week!
Monica - CCC DT

Loll said...

Looks like so much fun at the retreat Kathy!! Everyone looks like they are having a great time. Look forward to more pics.

Fantastic Christmas card and tag. Love the sparkle! xx