Tuesday, 25 July 2017

A Tuesday post from me .....

Morning all

I've taken to posting on a Monday lately but, since today is Rudolph Day, I thought I would post today instead!

Lately, I've been using some cool and funky images, some snarky sentiments as well as making mostly ATC's - thought I should get out of this rut!!! To this end ...... I dug out a Christmas image I've not used in an absolute age and thought I would make two cards "the same but different" .... see how they turned out..

My C6/A2 card
The front, back and inside of my C6/A2 card and the front and back of my envelope

My 15cm square card
The front, back and inside of my 15cm square card along with the front and back of my envelope

And an enlarged view of the colouring panel - quite a
departure for me, style wise, cuter than usual but .. I LIKE IT!
Materials used:
  • One white C6/A2 card and one white 15cm square card, both 250gsm and both with matching sized envelopes
  • Blue patterned ribbon and narrow navy satin ribbon, cut to fit the appropriate card and attached using double sided tape
  • Two card panels cut to 14.2cm x 10cm (one white and one navy) + one white card panel cut to 13.7cm x 9.5cm 
  • Two card panels cut to 14.5cm square (one white and one navy) + one patterned paper panel cut to 13.5cm square (DCWV winter stack)
  • Two white card panels cut to 6.5cm x 9cm with a navy matting layer cut to 7cm x 9.5cm - for my image panel
  • Sarah Kay image stamped on the image panel using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour the image
  • Stardust stickles to highlight
  • Paper Artsy (from JOFY17) sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink

And there you have it, two cards essentially the same, but each just a little bit different, and both a LOT different to makes of mine over the past weeks!. Hope I've surprised you - just a little! I'll be entering these for the following challenges:
  1. Scraps of Life - July Rudolph Day challenge - ANYTHING (Christmas) GOES (Square card)
  2. Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - July challenge - ANYTHING (Christmas) GOES (Square card)
  3. 4 Crafty Chicks - challenge No. 360 - BLUE CHRISTMAS (Square card)
  4. CRAFT challenge - challenge No. 425 - CHRISTMAS (Square card)
  5. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge EXTRA - July challenge - ANYTHING (Christmas) GOES (Square card)
  6. Frillie and Funky - July 19th challenge - CHRISTMAS IN JULY - must be vintage (C6 card)
  7. Starstampz - July challenge - CHRISTMAS IN JULY (C6 card)
  8. Merry Monday - 2nd annual link up - CHRISTMAS IN JULY (C6 card)
  9. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge - challenge No. 343 - ANYTHING (Christmas) GOES - C6 cad
Please note that I haven't entered either card for more than five challenges.

And I finally managed to break the chain of ATC's .... I bought a set of florals from Woodware and thought one would make a very nice sympathy card - especially since I don't HAVE to make one .. so, now I have one in readiness

My card

The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

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 9.5cm
  • Snippets of card in white and black for the sentiment panel
  • Woodware image and Hero Arts sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Stardust stickles on the flower heads, just to break up the monochrome

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Make My Monday - challenge No. 51 - MONOCHROMATIC
  2. Scrapbook Stamp Society - challenge No. 121 - ANYTHING GOES + OPTION OF MONOCHROME
  3. Pammie's Inky Pinkies - challenge No. 1730 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Crafting From The Heart - challenge No. 169 - ANYTHING GOES


Liz said...

Super cards, Kathy. I love adorable angel on the first two, the cards look so different changing the background. The angel reminded me of when I was teaching full time and all the little angels we had in the Nativity plays - quite a few were certainly NOT angelic! LOL! Your third card is a perfect sympathy card, beautiful design. xx

Jane Willis said...

All absolutely lovely! Of the two angel ones, I like the second better - that background paper is perfect with the image, and the blue seems to recede, making the image panel stand out more.

Pat said...

Three great cards Kathy. I love the sweet angel, with the pretty ribbon on the first and the blue paper goes beautifully on the second. Unfortunately we all need a sympathy card at some time or another and this is perfect. x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kathy,
what very super cards and their designs are so wonderful.
Love the very cute stmped image, and your colouring is super.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

Chris said...

Your Christmas cards are beautiful Kathy. Such a sweet image and it's fascinating to see how different the same design looks with the different backgrounds I love how you decorate the envelopes to match!
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' Christmas Challenge.

Tamie said...

All of your cards are simply stunning! I love the angel and all of the blue you used too. A truly beautiful Christmas card. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Blue Christmas challenge.

Tamie DT

Sarn said...

Two super RD cards there. Both great but liking the 2nd one just that little bit more.

I like the CAS-ness of your sympathy card too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

scrappymo! said...

Your RD challenge entry is wonderful I so love that angel image. You have coloured each one so beautifully. So soft and subtle with the colouring!
Your sympathy card looks great as well. It is always good to have a stash on hand. I just went through 6 of them myself as e had a couple of deaths among our family and friends. I need to get my supply built back up myself!
Think I will try something like yours.

PS I really like that way you are showing the photos of your supplies...it is a great idea.

scrappymo! said...

me again with my official hat on. Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph days Challenge.

Cara said...

It always amazes me how the same image can look so different and your cards are no exception. Both stunning though. Love the sympathy card, always the best time to make them is when you don't need them x

sweet art designs said...

Wow, great images, 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

sarascloset said...

Kathy, ALL of your cards are beautiful, and I'm particularly impressed with the double Christmas cards! That image is adorable and you have colored it wonderfully! Great design for your cards and the stamping on the back and envelope is such a special touch I would have never thought of! Thank you so much for sharing your artwork with us at Frilly and Funkie in our Christmas in July challenge. Hugs! Sara Emily

Linby said...

What a sweet stamp and you've used it beautifully in those two very different designs. A lovely sympathy card too - I might just need those stamps!

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday, good luck!!! Amy DT

LesleyG said...

What an utterly adorable image, and two beautiful cards for the box. Happy Rudolph day xxx

Kaija said...

Super beautiful!!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

Birdie said...

Both cards are lovely for different reasons. There is a special sweetness in the way you treated the Sarah Kay image, the use of your blue on the curtain is just the right amount to the in your background paper. The sympathy card, I love the clean and somewhat stark look your use of white provides for the irridesence of your flowers to shine. Great cards and so happy you shared on the PIP challenge this week.

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Engelchen said...

very nice card.
Thank you for joining us at Scrapbook Stamp Society.
Greetings Geesje DT

Loose Stitches said...

Gorgeous cards and envelopes! Thank you for joining the challenge at Star Stampz! We hope to see you again!
Sherry x - DT for Star Stampz
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

Jean said...

I love this sweet little angel, both cards are lovely.
Jean x

kReN said...

Sweet angel. Thanks so much for joining us at the PIP Challenges this week. Hope to see you again soon and good luck! kReN@afourthlife.blogspot.com

sally said...

A little past the date...but a delightful angel! Holidays in the heat are keeping me from the Internet - sorry


KarinsArtScrap said...

Kathy beautiful cards you have made.

Thanks for join us at
{ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
Hope to see you again and goodluck

Greetings Karin DT Coƶrdinator

Nandini said...

Beautiful cards Kathy. The monochromatic card is so elegant and perfect for the occasion. I always find sympathy cards the hardest to make. Thank you for joining us at the Make My Monday challenges. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. All the very best. Nandini, DT