Friday, 30 June 2017

Well the weekend is nearly upon us!


Had a lovely morning yesterday, catching up with a friend, over coffee - so nice. It's been a while as we've both taken vacations since our last meet - plenty to catch up on! We had to have a second drink!

I seem to be enjoying making ATC's right now and this is another for the themed swap I do with a buddy on the Isle of Skye - I'm so far ahead with that this is the Christmas theme of "ROBINS"!

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippet of red card and white card + a further white snippet for the sentiment
  • Papermania (from their Honey and hugs Festive Fun set) image and "Seasons" sentiment stamped on to the larger white snippet and "greetings" sentiment on to a smaller snippet of white card using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Marvy le Plume alcohol markers used to colour the image (including the background) and also the smaller sentiment snippet
  • Snowflake (from the same set) stamped randomly using Memento Bahama blue ink
  • I cut out the separate sentiment and ran it through my Xyron sticker maker to apply adhesive
  • Stardust stickles to highlight
  • White Tsukineko gelly roll gel pen to doodle border on red matting layer

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. CASology - challenge No. 255 - FLY - I'm HOPING this is CAS enough to enter though I'm sure someone on the DT will let me know if it's not
  2. Through The Craft Room Door - June 27th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  3. The Holly and the ivy - challenge No. 9 - ANYTHING (Christmas) GOES
  4. Crafting by Design - June 28th challenge - CHRISTMAS
  5. Inky Chicks - challenge No. 85 - CHRISTMAS

And on to another ATC, I just don't seem to be able to stop myself AND I got new stash - always a source of inspiration . . . . have to say I am LOVING this new stamp set - Inspiring edges

Materials used
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in black and white
  • Distress Ink in fossilised amber .. applied using a Tim Holtz mini blending tool and then again through a TCW stencil
  • Creative Expressions "Inspiring Edges" images (4 - sentiment, arrows, splat and dotty border) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • White Tsukineko gelly roll gel pen used to fill in the dots in the "splat" and to draw a border around the white layer
  • A quick spritz of Crafters Companion spray and shine, to seal the water based distress ink

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Tuesday Throwdown - challenge No. 349 - Creative borders
  2. Crafting from the heart - challenge No. 165 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Pammie's Inky Pinkies - challenge No. 1726 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Stampotique - challenge No. 276 - STENCIL IT
And, don't you love it when you order new stash and use most of it almost as soon as it arrives, rather than tucking it in a drawer?

My card
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Closer view of the image panel
Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of card (one white and one black) cut to 14.2cm x 10cm
  • One piece of white card cut to 13.7cm x 9½cm
  • Snippets of white and  black card
  • Using a Tim Holtz mini blending tool I blended Distress Inks in picked raspberry and carved pumpkin on the white strip of card
  • Ditzies Designs numbers image stamped using Memento grey flannel ink
  • Creative Expressions images stamped using Adirondack inks: watermelon, sunset orange and purple twilight
  • A quick application of Craters Companion spray and shine to seal and protect the waterbased inks
  • Happy Little Stampers birthday sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Try It On Tuesday - 20th June challenge - LETTERS or NUMBERS or BOTH
  2. Creative Inspirations - challenge No. 278 - DOTS and/or STRIPES
  3. Crafty Galz Corner - challenge No. 129 - ANYTHING GOES


Lillianb said...

Three great makes Kathy, Love the colours in the card,


froebelsternchen Susi said...

Fantastic cards! Thanks a lot for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!
Happy weekend!

SARN said...

Loving ALL three projects . . . but MOST ESPECIALLY that middle ATC. What a FABULOUS stamp set. Darn you woman, I might just have to have it!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

chrissie said...

Lots of great projects with wpnderful ideas

Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie xx

Cara said...

Wow, you have been busy, always good when inspiration is flowing for once! A fabulous set of makes x

Janis Lewis said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing at Holly & Ivy.
~DT Janis

Viv said...

Great makes again Kathy , enjoy your weekend ;) Viv xx

Liz said...

Three great projects, Kathy. Love the cute robin, he looks familiar and I'm wondering if he's in my pile of NBUS Christmas stamps. xx

Meggymay said...

Thank you for sharing one of these lovely cards with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

Pat said...

Wow, lots to love here Kathy, with that cute robin ATC and pretty red border, and then the ATC and card using that Creative Expressions stamp set with great complementary brick stencilled background on the ATC, and love the bright colours on the strip you have made on the card, which stands out beautifully against the white background. x

Gail said...

thanks so much for dropping off a creation at Tuesday Throwdown Creative Borders this week - hope to see you back next Tuesday when another challenge begins - blessing, Gail Scott Team A Tuesday Throwdown

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your art! The card you are sharing for the letters and numbers challenge looks great with the matching envelope! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

All your cards are a big thumbs up for me! So glad you played along with us at PIP Challenges.

Joyce said...

Lovely creations, and I really like that cute bird you created for CASology. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Jools Robertson said...

Fabulous ATC, great colours
Thank you for joining the Stampotique Challenge
Jools x

Yvonne said...

Great ATC love it!
Thanks for joining the Stampotique Challenge.
xoxo Yvonne

Cheetarah said...

Lovely ATC! Thanks so much for playing along at the Stampotique Challenge! xo Cheetarah

TracyM #6773 said...

Cute and cheery Christmas ATC!
Love your tweet little bird!
Thank You for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)

TracyM #6773 said...

PS - love your 2nd ATC birthday card too!

Dotstolines said...

Great projects! Thank you for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door! Looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge and good luck!
Sunila & Aditi,
Dots to Lines- DT TTCRD