Saturday, 15 October 2016

Welcome to another challenge Saturday

Hi there,

Hope you've all had a great week and have a super weekend to look forward to.

I have a Christmas card to share with you today ... it's super CAS!

My card
Materials used:
  • White, 250gsm, C6/A2 card blank and matching sized card
  • Two pieces of 300gsm white card, cut to 5.25 x 4" 
  • Inkadinkado Christmas image stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Kaisercraft gel pens (glitters) used to add a hint of colour to my Cardinal
  • Diamond stickles to highlight

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Craftbubble 2½ (membership required) - September/October Rudolph Day challenge - FESTIVE BIRD/S
  2. Alphabet Challenge - October 14th challenge - "Q" IS FOR QUICK AND SIMPLE
  3. That's Crafty - October 14th challenge - CLEAN AND SIMPLE
Not familiar with the Kaisercraft gel pens?



And now ....

My card
The inside of my card and front of my envelope
And a closer view of the blue and orange Indian inks
Materials used:
  • White, 250gsm, C6/A2 card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two white card panels cut to 3.75" x 5"
  • One piece of kraft card cut to a narrow mat and two pieces of black card cut to narrow mat
  • Snippets of white and black card for my sentiment
  • Stampers Anonymous butterfly, bug and sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • DRS Designs splatter image stamped partially and randomly using Memento rose bud ink
  • Dr P H Martins Bombay Inks (blue and orange) used to "watercolour" the images .. I like these as they are waterproof when dry, great for posting with the great British weather!!!!
  • Crystal stickles used to highlight



And I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 298 - THEME of SPIDERS and/or INSECTS
  2. Seize the Birthday - October 6th challenge - ANYTHING (Birthday) GOES
  3. Creative Knockouts - challenge No. 163 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Crafting by Designs - October 12th challenge - ADD A SENTIMENT
  5. Moo Mania - October 5th challenge - DRIPS and/or SPLATTERS

And I discovered I was lucky enough to win a prize over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, with this card, thanks Denise!



19 comments:

lilian said...


OH I love that bird Image mate, Great butterfly card. well done,

lilian

Jen Nelson said...

Kathy you can't beat using butterflies x lovely card x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Just BEAUTIFUL!! WOW!
Thank you for joining us at Moo Mania & More !
oxo Susi

serendipity said...

fab card, Kathy, a worthy winner! Love the butterflies too J

Esther said...

Congratulations on your win! It's a super card. I love your two new ones as well. The Less is More entry looks so fab with the detailed stamping and subtle watercolours. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us :)

Gerrina said...

Such a beautiful combo the butterfly and bee! But this time I think the christmascard is my favorite; so super CAS and beautiful! Enjoy the weekend!

SARN said...

Congrats on your card win Kathy. Well deserved.

Terrific CAS festive make at the top of the post, and I'm loving that butterfly card with the splats too!

Have a great weekend.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pat said...

Two beautiful CAS cards Kathy. I love your seasonal bird on a branch, and then the butterfly and bug with that touch of spattering which looks great. x

Debs M said...

great makes, well done on your win! x

Susan said...

What a terrific design. Perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Basslady said...

absolutely stunning!

thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany
silvi xoxo

Jan Ltc said...

Great Lim card xx Jan

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simply beautiful Kathy even if they are insects. Super CAS and loving your stash photos too! Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week. Sarah

Sherrie K. said...

Both of your cards are beautiful!
Thanks for joining in the challenge at Seize the Birthday!
Sherrie K
Surprise Guest Designer

Ann Tuck said...

Two great cards and the LIM entry is particularly pretty! Love the speckling effect:)

Chrissie said...

I really like the bug cards Kathy... I just love the simplicity!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Neets B said...

Well done on your win, Kathy. I love your Christmas card, it's really unusual and a great stamp. And two insects for the price of one on your super CAS card, great job.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

WaldfrauAlexa said...

oh wow, the bird is so amazing.
Beautifuk card !

Helen said...

Great CAS card - a very striking design.

Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

Helen x