Sunday, 5 March 2017

Lazy Sunday!


You know how it is when you get new stash home? It falls in to one of two categories, you either crack the seal IMMEDIATELY (if not sooner) or it heads to the drawer for you to "rediscover" at some point and either use or sell! This little chap hardly got in through the door before he was turned in to a Christmas card (see my Friday post here), a birthday card (see my Saturday post here) and has now become an ATC ..... I liked this project well enough when I had finished it but have come to love it since completing it on Wednesday evening .. it may well be one of those which never gets swapped! I have three of those on my desk right now .. one was a grumpie Halloween ATC another a collage using a Craft Stamper free image and now this little chap! Perhaps I should make a little book to keep them in .....?

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in red and white
  • Paper Artsy ZN08 image stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Alcohol markers used to colour image (including Copic fruit pink for background)
  • Paper Artsy circles design (from JOFY14) stamped using Memento rosebud, rhubarb stalk and Brilliance white inks
  • Tsukineko gelly roll white gel pen and Kasiercraft black glitter gel pen used to doodle a border (I also used the black pen to draw over the arms and legs to define them a little more)
  • Stardust stickles used to bling it up and "ground" my image

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - challenge No. 271/272 - USE SNIPPETS
  2. Catch The Bug - March challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Sweet Stamping - March 4th challenge - NO DESIGNER PAPER
  4. Colour Crazy - challenge No. 9 - ANYTHING (hand coloured) GOES
  5. Crafting with an attitude - challenge No. 25 - ANYTHING GOES
And then, just to prove I didn't sell all my other stash ..... and because I have run low on more feminine cards ....

My card
And a closer view, with my not one but TWO ribbons!
The front and back of my card and the front of my envelope
The inside of my card and reverse of my envelope
 Materials used:
  • 18 x 12½cm white, 300gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two white card panels cut to 16 x 11½cm and one cut to 9 x 5cm
  • Purple card cut to mat with a 1.6mm border + snippet of black for image panel, again cut to a 1.6mm mat
  • Purple organza ribbon 1½cm and narrow purple satin ribbon wrapped round larger white card panel and tied in an offcentre knot
  • Penny Black image stamped using Versafine Imperial purple
  • Happy Little Stampers sentiment stamped using Versafine inks in Imperial purple and (on the card front) onxy black
  • Stardust stickles to highlight the floral image
  • Faux crystal "gemstones" used to add accents

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 233 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Fussy and Fancy - challenge No. 182 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Crafting with dragonflies - challenge No. 75 - PURPLE
  4. Allsorts - challenge No. 405 - SPRING INSPIRATION
  5. Crafty Gals Corner - challenge No. 112 - ADD RIBBON (x 2!)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my pal, Wynneth who is celebrating her birthday today


Debs M said...

great makes Kathy, love that little guy x

Dorothy S said...

What a great tailored look for the PB floral - could be used for so many occasions. We appreciate your entry for the weekly Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede. Dorothy S, DT member

Min said...

Just gorgeous! I must remember to decorate the outside of my envies!!
Thanks so much for playing along with our Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Challenge this week! We hope you'll join us again for both our Saturday challenge and our Stella Says Sketch challenge!!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Min - Bugaboo Stamps Design Team

Chris said...

Cute ATC Kathy, love the colours and that quirky little dog! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Di said...

So cute Kathy! I do love the image you've been using there - and the floral card is also great.

Well done on the LIM Showcase of your card - it stood out a mile!! That's a few times lately, you're on a roll :)


Di xx

Wynn Walton said...

Beautiful creation. I love how u've matched the envelope and insert. Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

Wendy L said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

Elizabeth said...

Fabulous makes, Kathy. I can see why you like that little chap so much - he is so versatile. And I love the beautiful iris too. Elizabeth xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Great floral card for the stash but the little fella just makes me want to hug him to death!

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

awesome work!! love it :)

Brenda said...

Your ATC is adorable, loving that cute dog image. Way to use up snippets too! Love the card, your iris is so beautiful!! Make for a beautiful birthday card! Hugs Brenda

Pat said...

A great ATC using that cute image Kathy and I love the background you have made and your pretty border. The PB Iris looks beautiful and complemented perfectly with the two ribbons. x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic ATC and a beautiful card Kathy, I love the gorgeous colours on the card.

Sue xx

Sherri said...

Beautiful card! Love the way you matched your ribbons to the image! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

Sammy said...

absolutely fab! Love them. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Helene E said...

What an elegant project! Thank you for entering our challenge at Allsorts with your creation.

crafty said...

Lovely design. Thank you for sharing it with us at QKR Stampede

scrappymo! said...

Two wonderful cards, Kathy .
One with such a versatile little fellow and the other all feminine and pretty!

Jarka Ef said...

lovely card. Thank you for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Jarka DT

Sue - said...

Cute little chap! Two great makes.

Claire said...

Beautiful projects, love them both! Thanks so much for joining us at Colour Crazy Challenge this time
Claire xx

MaryH said...

This little workout poochie just made me smile. Don't blame you for keeping him as good inspiration. Also love the Kaiser gels, and they look great on the Puppy. What a change of styles on #2, with the sparkle on the lovely iris. Both cards are just fab. TFS & Hugs

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Two awesome card! A love first, because it is so funny :-)
Thank you for sharing with us Crafting With An Attitude.