Saturday, 19 November 2016

Welcome to Saturday

Hi there readers,

Good to see you here again today, hope your weekend is coming along well. I recently bought a MISTI (Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented ... apparently) and I WISH I had made this card with it as the first image was total PANTS!!! Straight in the bin and I broke out my super juicy Versafine ink instead! Remember when life was simple?

My card

A closer view, to show the stickles

The front and back of my card and the front of my envelope

The inside of my card and the reverse of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 3.75" x 5" and 4" x 5.25"
  • One piece of black card cut to 4" x 5.25"
  • Penny Black tree image and Recollections sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Diamond stickles to simulate snow on the branches of the tree



I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-

  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 303 - VINTAGE (back to the days of black and white!)
  2. CRAFT challenge - challenge No. 390 - CHRISTMAS
  3. Cute Card Thursday - challenge No. 452 - CHRISTMAS
  4. Crafty Gals - challenge No. 98 - ANY HOLIDAY - this time of year, gotta be CHRISTMAS!
  5. Penny's challenges - challenge No. 304 - CHRISTMAS


15 comments:

lilian said...


Great card Mate, Loving that tree,

Lilian

Esther said...

I love the idea of "back to black and white" - so creative! The tree stamp is gorgeous, and adding Stickles looks fantastic for sparkling snow. Thanks so much for joining us for our vintage challenge at Less is More :)

SARN said...

Fantastic CAS and COOL festive card Kathy. xxx

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 304, Hazel, DT– you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too x

Viv said...

Such a pretty card Kathy and love how you also decorated the inside and the envelopes too ! Viv xx

MaryV said...

Totally gorgeous card, Kathy! Thank you joining us at Penny's Challenges.
Hugs, Mary (DT member)

Sharon said...

Fab layout Kathy as it really fits in with the vintage theme. The "black and white" take is brilliant - reminds me of the old Charlie Chaplin movies! Superb glistening snow from the stickles too. Thanks so much for Sharing this with us at Less is More xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous black and white Christmas card, it's very striking.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Sarah Gray said...

Great to see a black and white Christmas card as this time of year can bring colour overload! The stickles are the perfect finishing touch. Thank you for playing along with us at Less is More this week, Kathy :)

serendipity said...

Great card Kathy, love that tree stamp, and you always have fab sentiment fonts. Too right, the MISTI would be ideal for this.

Pat said...

This is a really elegant and pretty Christmas card Kathy. Had a very busy day yesterday so feeling a bit jaded today. x

Laurie Unger said...

CAS and very classy!

Craft-E-Place said...

Fabulous, elegant card.
Elaine

Gerrina said...

Wow you were quick! And just the overal christmasimage! It's vintage and modern at the same time!
Enjoy your week!

Debs M said...

looks fab - glad you are pleased with your misti x