Saturday, 29 April 2017

Welcome to the weekend

Hi there,

Been at the ToC (that's Table of Craftiness to those unfamiliar with the term) and come up with these makes ....

I used the FABULOUS Santa image (by Habico in both large and small) quite a b it when I first got it a few months ago so wanted to do something slightly different with it. I'm also still getting used to my polychromos pencils so wanted to see how they performed on kraft card so ...

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:
  • C6 kraft, 300gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • HABICO Christmas sets featuring the large and small Santa, which I stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • MFT sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils and Kaisercraft metallic glitter gel pens used to add colour to the kraft card
  • Plaid dimensional gloss to add "glass" to Santa's specs
  • Stardust stickles to add a sparkle to Santa's beard

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

  1. Winter Wonderland - April 28th challenge - ADD SOME SPARKLE OR BLING
  2. Chrimbo Crackers - challenge No. 131 - KRAFT CARD
  3. Loves to Craft - challenge No. 9 - ANYTHING GOES

And then it was on to this one ..

Materials used:

  • A2/C6 white, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of card (one white and one grey) cut to 5" x 4"
  • One piece of white card cut to 4¾" x 3¾"
  • Penny Black image stamped using Versafine onyx black ink and 2nd generation stamping, to creat a kind of shadow
  • Clearly Wordsworth sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival watering can ink
  • Stampers Anonymous splatter image partially (and randomly) stamped using Hero Arts neon yellow ink, to break up the stark monochrome
  • Stardust stickles to bling it up a bit

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-

  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 326 - SHADOW
  2. Rubber Dance Art Stamps - April challenge - BLACK/WHITE + ONE
  3. Creatalicious - challenge No. 113 - ANYTHING GOES with OPTIONAL twist of BIRTHDAY
  4. TGIF - challenge No. TGIFC105 - CELEBRATE and isn't a birthday the perfect reason?



lilian said...

I just love the Santa stamp Kathy, Twio great cards


Di said...

Beautiful cards Kathy! I totally love the Santa on Kraft - a match made in Heaven!


Di xx

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous santa and love him on kraft. The silhouette flower image is lovely. Love how you decorated the insides and the envelope as well. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

Cara said...

Two fab makes, love the Santa on kraft, we must be craft attuned at the moment as I was just playing with my pencils on Kraft too! Cara x

Linby said...

Santa looks fab on kraft. The PB stamp is perfect for the LIM challenge, great shadow.

Bibi, Rubber Dance Stamps said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you have decorated the envelopes using the same stamp. Lovely!! Thank you for entering the second card to our Black & White + One colour challenge at Rubber Dance ♥

Pat said...

Two wonderful cards Kathy and I simply adore the look of the Santa on kraft card and all the fabulous sparkle and bling, and the PB stamp looks great in mainly black and that little bit of yellow just lifts it. x

serendipity said...

super cards Kathy, that Santa stamp is so versatile (well he is in your hands, at my house he's much more retiring)

Rochelle Blok said...

Gorgeous card Kathy! Love all that white space and then the almost ombre tones of the blooms in the corner. Thanks for playing along and supporting us this week at TGIF Challenges. Rochelle xo

SARN said...

Result on the Polychromos pencils and craft card!

That Santa image is spectacular!

Loving the yellow with black on the other card too!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Esther said...

These are both completely fab, Kathy! Your colouring on Kraft looks amazing and makes me want some Polychromos even more <3 A fab Santa stamp, too! Your card for our shadow challenge is lovely. The bright pop of yellow is so eye catching and gives a real lift. Very stylish! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Kath said...

Lovely cards - especially the Santa card, love the stamp and colouring.
Kath x

Gerrina said...

Both great cards! So different, but I like both! Great image and colouring on the santacard and great take on the LIM-challenge! Enjoy your week!

Elizabeth Price said...

What fun cards. I really love the added yellow to the black. It pops and adds a fun whimsy. And I am always a fan of stamped envelopes!! So glad you are "partying" with us this week at TGIF. Smiles, Elizabeth

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Wonderful duo as ever Kathy and great to see you getting in the Christmas spirit in April! We'll be so envious come November when we're rushing our Christmas makes together! Great to see your shadow card over at LIM too. Super CAS and elegant as always and thanks for playing along with us.

Jan Ltc said...

Great cards and goodies xx Jan said...

Two wonderful cards. Thank you for joining the Rubber Dance Appril Challenge.
Hugs, Anita ♥

Sarah Gray said...

These are both fabulous - and so different, Kathy! I love the santa on kraft. It is a great idea and the vintage image goes perfectly with the subdued colours. Your silhouette flowers are beautiful and create a really atmospheric design. Thank you for making the time to play along with us at Less is More this week :)

Susanne Rose said...

Wonderful work! I love both cards! Thank you for joining us over at Rubber Dance. Hugs, Susanne.

Skye said...

Two great cards. I love the Santa on Kraft card, works beautifully. The LIM card is beautifully CAS.

Irena Stefanova said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas card for our April challenge 9 at Love to Craft, Irena, DT x

Je@net said...

Two beautiful cards, Kathy. Love the way you used all sides both cards!

Marisa Gunn said...

What a pretty and classic birthday card. Thanks for joining in the fun at TGIF Challenges this week!

Sharon said...

You are dazzling us with your inspiration this week Kathy! That santa is one of my favourite stamps (still got the wooden version!) and your treatment on him gives a whole new look. But your beautiful delicate flowers with the shadows has stolen my heart. It is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

Susan said...

Terrific cards! Thanks for sharing at Less is More

Melanie said...

A lovely Christmas card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional birthday” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…