Friday, 17 March 2017

Woo Hoo! It's Craftathon weekend!

Morning readers,

Just a quick post to let you know that it's Craftathon this weekend and I shall be heading off to Abingdon and leaving hubby at home to self cater ... not that this is an issue for him since he does MOST of the cooking anyway. 

I shall be joining friends Catherine, Cherry, Debbie and Jan at a small hall in Abingdon and we have hotel rooms room booked for tonight and tomorrow - let crafting commence! There WILL be photos once I'm back - I'm thinking probably Monday, in fairness!

Ready for the off, wonder what I've forgotten this year and how much of what I'm taking will remain unused!

In the meantime, a quick project to share with you now ...

And a closer view to show the diagonal border detail
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in teal and white
  • MFT rose die cut using teal card, run through my Xyron sticker make and attached to the white snippet
  • Derwent Coloursoft pencils used to add colour to the rose
  • Sentiment from the JOFY14 set stamped using Ranger Archival watering can ink
  • Circles from the JOFY14 set stamped (on to the white layer) and diagonal lines (teal matting layer) using Brilliance pearlescent jade ink
  • Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen used to add twinkle to the outer circles and stardust stickles the inner, plus the rose petals

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafty Creations - challenge No. 113 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Kraftin' Kimmie - Wonderful Wednesday - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Inspiration Destination - challenge No. 124 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge - challenge No. 246 - GIRLY GIRL
  5. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - March challenge - ANYTHING (Christmas) GOES

And another Christmas card .. I acquired new Christmas stash recently and couldn't wait to get the images inky (so much better than putting them away and forgetting about them) ...

My card
The front and back of my card and front of my envelope
The inside of my card and reverse of my envelope
Materials used:
  • 12cm square white, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of 200gs white card cut to 11cm square
  • One piece of blue card cut to mat with a 1.6mm border
  • Grungey tree image stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • "Snowflake" and "kisses" images stamped using Versafine smokey grey ink
  • Snowflake image stamped using Versafine Imperial blue ink
  • Faux crystal gemstones and stardust stickles added to bling it up

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - March challenge - ANYTHING (Christmas) GOES
  2. ABC of Christmas - March 11th challenge - E, F and G (Edge, Family, Girls) I went with Edge again this time round
  3. Crafty Addicts - challenge No. 34 - CLEAN AND SIMPLE
  4. Creative Moments - challenge No. 113 - ANYTHING GOES

Been a busy old week as I was in Blackpool the early part of the week too! Catching up with friends and petting wildlife!!!





lilian said...

Have a great weekend mate,
Love the sentiment and colour on the great card

Loving pictures on your time in Blackpool


SARN said...

Glad you enjoyed Blackpool and I KNOW you'll enjoy your Abingdon crafting with your friends.

Super ATC and Christmas card you've made too.


Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pat said...

I love your two cards, the die cut flower looks great in that lovely blue and the sentiment is perfect, and your little scene with the snowflake and apt sentiment looks very pretty. You have been getting around well this week with your fun trip to Blackpool and your crafty weekend coming up. Have a wonderful time. x

Chris said...

Your Christmas cards are gorgeous, lovely CAS design and beautiful stamps...the matching envelopes look great too!
Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'.

Viv said...

Beautiful makes again Kathy, glad you enjoyed your crafty session and day out too ;) Viv xx

Inkyfingers said...

What a great pair of cards Kathy. Your Christmas card is just gorgeous with the stamping on the back, inside and envelope. Who wouldn't feel special to receive this card? I love the first card too and that sentiment is so true.
Have a great weekend. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenge and I hope you will join us again soon.
Carol x

Barb said...

Two great makes Kathy. Love that Christmas set of stamps. Have a great time with your friends this weekend. Barbxx

Furrbster said...

This is lovely - thanks for sharing it with us at Creative Moments,

Hugz Tinz

Helen said...

Love the sentiment you used on your lovely floral ATC. Thank you for joining in the fun at Wicked Wednesday!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Loved your pretty flower card - looks like spring. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

sweet art designs said...

Lovely Christmas and envelop. Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra - Myrna DT. Also check out Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge - a weekly “themed” Christmas Challenge & Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge - a monthly Patterned Paper Challenge

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

I hope you're having a fabulous weekend away jealous!!
I love both of your makes you have posted.
Love the matching envelope idea, might have to try that

Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this month, hope to see you again soon
Hugs Shell xx

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous set, Kathy. I love the stamps. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

Judy Corner said...

Lovely! Thank you so much for sharing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x