Sunday, 18 September 2016

Welcome to another lazy Sunday

Morning all

This post may be just a little photo heavy as I was at a Scrap booking retreat just yesterday ...

I also had a little play with my Smeared Ink "grumpies" again ... well, it IS approaching THAT time of year!

My card
Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 13½cm square
  • Black and red card for matting
  • Smeared Ink "grumpie" and Inkadinkado sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Alcohol markers to colour
  • Plaid dimensional gloss applied to bat, hat and eyes!
I'll be entering the above project for the following challenges:-
  1. Addicted to Stamps - challenge No. 211 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Crafty Gals Corner - challenge No. 89 - FREESTYLE
  3. Simon Says Stamp - September 14th challenge - CLEAN AND SIMPLE 
  4. Creative Corner - September 16th challenge - TEAM JESS .. NO PATTERNED PAPER ALLOWED
  5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - challenge No. 42 - ANYTHING GOES
And then on to another ATC using, yes, you guess right - more grumpies - such a cool set!

And with it's co-ordinating mail art!
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Black card snippet cut to ATC size and another snippet for matting sentiment
  • Smeared Ink "Grumpie" image and sentiment stamped on to white card snippets and envelope using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Alcohol marker to colour "Frankengrumpie" and "Grumpiewitch"
  • Inkadinkado sentiment and bat image stamped on to envelope using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Frankengrumpie fussy cut out and adhered to my black background before edging using a white gel pen and the pen then used to doodle a border around both the ATC and the sentiment
  • Plaid dimensional gloss used to highlight various sections of Frankengrumpie!

I'll be entering the ATC for the following challenges:-
  1. Viva Las Vegas - September challenge - INSPIRATION .... I couldn't see any rules about having to use VLV images
  2. Sisterhood of Crafters - September 14th challenge - COLOUR CHALLENGE .. see below, MUST use a minimum of two of the colours below .. I managed black/grey/green/orange & purple - BINGO!
  3. Simon Says Stamp - Work it Wednesday challenge - USE STAMPS
  4. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - challenge No. 247 - USE SNIPPETS
We are jumping right into the season and would like to inspire you with words like : bones,skeletonsgarden gnomes, nymphs, goblinsghoulsbatscreatures, critters, vampires,graveyards, catacombs, dead, death, halloweenspooky, creepy, and more.
Sisterhood of Crafters
And, as I said earlier, I was at a scrap booking retreat yesterday, meeting up with a bunch of ladies I met last year .....

Still in the planning stages at this point
Scrapping in progress
Some of my fellow scrappers layouts, I aspire to their level of competence, thanks for your  company ladies ... same time next year?

Then it was time for the group photo and Jemma strived for perfection .. and grubby knees!
Some of my humble efforts "in progress" - I hope to share the finished items -
in my next post!
Happy Sunday


Deborah Frings said...

Love, love the Grumpies! I think your card, ATC and envelope are all just brilliant. Great work xx

Darlene said...

OMG these grumpies are adorable! Great job on both creations! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Halloween Colors’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

Sandy Palmer said...

These Grumpies are so much fun! Both cards are just wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! :)

SARN said...

I adore those Grumpies and what a super card and ATC you've made with them.

Looks like a fun time was had at the Crop.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Aquarius said...

Love the various Halloween grumpies etc.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the grumpies and the super ATC too. Looks like you had a great day yesterday.

Sue xx

Pat said...

Another fun Grumpies Halloween card and ATC Kathy and great photos from the Scrapbooking day, looks like a good time was had by all. x

Jo Nevill said...

Love your fun card
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

Viv said...

Super creations here again Kathy, just adore that cute 'Grumpy' too.Great photo's too! So sorry I am late commenting this week, lots going on ;) Viv xx

Kyla said...

Loving those grumpies-not seen them before (well apart from your previous posts). The scrapbooking retreat sounds lovely, it is always nice to spend a day with like minded people and just craft.


Elizabeth said...

Hi Kathy, those grumpies are fabulous. I can see them appealing to a lot of folk. And the ATC is a great use of snippets. Elizabeth xx

Jeanie Ellis said...

Thanks for sharing with us your crafty creation over at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

Debs M said...

love those grumpies, and great pix of the retreat x

Barb said...

Those grumpies look lots of fun. Great ATC Kathy. Barbxx

Di said...

Brilliant makes Kathy - love the snippets ATC of course! And what a great retreat too.

Those Grumpies are hilarious - can see why you love them so much :)


Di xx

Veerle said...

Fun card, thank you so much for entering our challenge.
Gr Veerle DT Creative Corner

Monika Reeck said...

what a cuuutee Image on your card
and your ATC I luv it so sweeet
and what a nice workshop there
looks so fun
many thanks to play along with us at ATSM this week
big hugs
Monika (DT)

Diane said...

What cute and FUN FUN cards!! Have to make ya smile!! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
Diane TSH DT

DeeDee Catron said...

Hi Kathy! DeeDee from VLVS! here -- I'm so sorry to have made a mistake in our monthly challenge -- at least one Viva Las VegaStamps! image is always required in our challenges. I accidentally left that bit of info off this month. It has been fixed now though.

Your ATC is super cute, and we'd love to see it again with a VLVS! image.

Thank you for understanding, and my apologies again <3

Fiona Paltridge said...

Looks like you guys had a blast!!! Gorgeous cards too xxThank you for joining us over at VLVS xx