Saturday, 11 February 2017

Happy Saturday ....

Hi peeps,

How's your weekend starting off? Well, I hope ... mine is!

Still found some time for crafting ...... it was a pal's BIG Birthday recently and I made this to accompany her gift .. bet you can't guess what the gift might be?!!!

My tag
Materials used:
  • Strip of white card 21 x 17cm
  • Strip of textured maroon card 12.5 x 17.5cm
  • 5cm hole punch to cut holes in both layers
  • Stamplorations "HAPPY" and "BIRTHDAY" and Inkadinkado "40TH" stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • JOFY bloom and circles stamped using Memento tuxedo black
  • Sharpie and alcohol markers  used to colour the image
  • Recollections letters (from two of Michaels dollar bin alphabet sets) stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Stardust stickles to highlight
  • Crop-a-dile used to punch 3/8" holes in the two layer tag and to set patinated heart eyelets ... all I need now is the wrapped gift and some white organza ribbon ...... see below

And the finished project ..... the gift? Well, some of you just MIGHT have correctly guessed it was a tag for this bottle ... which came in doubly handy as she landed herself a new job yesterday too - CONGRATULATIONS!

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-
  1. Artbymiran - challenge No. 77 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 124 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Simply Papercraft for all occasions - challenge No. 43 - ANYTHING GOES

Next on the crafting agenda ... I made a lovely "Opposites Attract" card, IMHO, for the One Layer Card challenge over at Simply Less Is More - got a bit carried away with the opposites part and .. when finished, realised that it actually consisted of FOUR layers, that'll be a no then - want to see my second attempt? Opposites, huh? I went with black and white for my sympathy card.

My card
The front and back of my card and front of my envelope
The inside of my card and the reverse of my envelope
Materials used:
  • 12cm square white, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • White card cut to 11cm square, for the insert
  • Memory Box script background image stamped using Memento London fog ink
  • Memory Box flower stamped using Versafine onyx black ink - this was a great opportunity to use stash I bought from Old Town Crafts when they were in St. Marys, Georgia - had these two wood mounted images a while!
  • Hero Arts sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • White self adhesive "faux brad" added to the centre of the flower

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 315 - OPPOSITES ATTRACT and it's OLC week too!
  2. Crafting with an attitude - challenge No. 24 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Crafty Creations - challenge No. 334 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Word Art Wednesday - challenge No. 268/9 - ANYTHING GOES + uplifting sentiment or bible verse ... I went with uplifting sentiment

If you want to see the original make for the Opposites Attract challenge then do check my blog again tomorrow as it will be making an appearance there!

Have a great weekend


Debs M said...

great makes, love the b and w x

lilian said...

Love the card and the Tag.


Pat said...

Two great creations Kathy and the bottle tag/gift card is a wonderful idea and beautifully personalised, and the one layer black and white pretty flower and script is just perfect as a sympathy card. x

Squirrel x said...

Fabulous celebratory wine tag hun, that's just super, and your thoughtful card is gorgeous, understated but elegant and classy. Hugs xx

Esther said...

Two super makes Kathy! The tag for your friend's bottle is brilliant, so bright and cheery, and big congrats to her on landing a new job too! Your sympathy card is perfect for our opposites challenge, and beautifully CAS. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Di said...

Great work Kathy! Love the bottle tag and your LIM cards (tee, hee) are flippin' brilliant! Send some mojo here please :)


Di xx

cheryl said...

These are great hun love that tag,great post as always hugs cheryl xxxx

Je@net said...

Two beautiful projects, Kathy. Great bottle tag and a very lovely card with matching envelope!

Barb said...

The tag looks great Kathy and I didn't guess. Bet she loved both the tag and gift. I love your second card too. Barbxx

SARN said...

Terrific bottle tag mate. Love JOFY Stamps.
Great opposites attract b&w card too. Always think monochrome is COOL Xxx

Gerrina said...

That bottlehanging is great; love the fresh colours!
And your LIM card is such a perfect CAS one! Hope you enjoyed some sunshine today aswell!

Jen Nelson said...

simple and elegant Kathy.. classic black and white
Thanks for joining us at Less Is More this week
Jen xxxx

Susan said...

Your card is perfectly CAS! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Awesome Tag and your CAS cards are so beautifully designed..Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations challenges. Hugs xx Deepti

cotnob said...

A fabulous card and matching envelope Kathy, a beautiful black and white design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Neets B said...

Fantastic bottle tag, Kathy, so bright and happy. And the black and white works brilliantly for a sympathy card, love that little stem.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Sarita said...

love love both your creations xx

Marianne said...

Love the simple design of your LIM card.
Quite a contrast with your fun and vibrant bottle tag.