Sunday, 9 July 2017

Lazy Sunday ....

Morning all

After a nice day out at the Newbury Papercraft Show yesterday and then a lovely catch up with my brother and sister-in-law, I have (would you believe) yet ANOTHER ATC to share with you ...

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in white and red
  • One the white card and using a Tim Holtz mini blender, I applied Distress Inks in carved pumpkin and candied apple
  • Creative Expressions (from the Inspiring Edges set) "love" and small dot images stamped using Memento London fog ink
  • Dina Wakley heart (from the "collaged hearts" set) stamped using Adirondack watermelon ink
  • Dina Wakley sentiment (again "collaged hearts" set) and 49th and Market heart  ("with all my heart" set) image stamped using Memento tuxedo black
  • Creative Expressions small dot image (from "Inspiring Edges" set) stamped around the outer edge using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Crafters Companion spray and shine spritzed over the image panel to protect the water based inks
  • Plaid dimensional gloss applied over the two small hearts and set aside to dry to a dimensional gloss finish

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Just us girls - challenge No. 401 - BLENDING
  2. Moving along with the times - challenge No. 49 - WEDDING/ANNIVERSARY or ENGAGEMENT

And now for a card - I'm a little short on thank you cards so ..... here's one made using a stamp I've not used in an absolute age

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

Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 300gsm, scallop edged card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 12cm square
  • One piece of neon pink cut to 12½cm square
  • One piece of black card cut to 13cm square
  • Snippets of white, pink and black card for my image panel and matting
  • Anita's sunflower image stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour, blended with Sansodor and a paper stump
  • Stamps Anonymous (CMS155 Simple Sentiments) sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Hiding in my craft room - challenge No. 308 - SUPER SCRAPS SATURDAY
  2. Crafty Creations - challenge No. 345 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - challenge No. 289/290 - USE SNIPPETS

And now for the challenge card I SHOULD have made yesterday but didn't, because I was out ..

My card
Materials used:
  • 12cm square, 250gsm, purple card and matching sized (and coloured) envelope
  • Paper Artsy ZN10 image (New stash from Newbury) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour, blended with sansodor and a paper stump

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No's 336 and 337 (yes, that's right TWO weeks) - OLC and a COLOURED CARD BASE
  2. AAA Cards - challenge No. 94 (in collaboration with LIM) OLC and a COLOURED CARD BASE
  3. Gem of a challenge - challenge No. 198 - ANIMALS
  4. Addicted to Stamps - challenge No. 249 CLEAN AND SIMPLE

Back to my trip to Newbury yesterday, caught up with Amanda, briefly, in the parking lot and spent some time with Debbie .. lunched at the Coach and Horses too - great chicken and bacon salad

And what did I buy? Sadly, not a lot - I had a budget of £50 but came home with more than half left!

Only these items caught my eye, from Imagination Crafts and Snazzys
I didn't even STOP at the card stand as I SOOOO do not need more card!!
Four power cuts yesterday evening, what IS that all about??? On and off all evening - mucked up our recording schedule a treat! BUMMER!


Jane said...

Looks like you put your Newbury goodies to good use straight away, he's a really cheeky looking cat. Love the purple card base, but then I would! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Lillianb said...

Great new Stash Kathy, Great ATC and cards, Love the bright colours


Sarn said...

OOOH - love the look of those new stencils - esp the dotty one with the arrows on it. Can't quite see the make - please advise!

Fabulous inked up ATC with the love hearts - nice and arty!
Pretty thank you card too.
Is the purple one with the new stamp finished?

Happy Lazy Sunday! Mega hot and sunny here . . . the garden beckons!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

LucieGCards said...

What a great card! Love the mischievous cat and colour combo that you chose - and that purple card base is so eye-catching! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Esther said...

Oooooh, Kathy, I LOVE the colours in that ATC. So warm and vibrant <3 Your card with the floral stamp is gorgeous with the different colours of card framing it, really lovely. And your make for our "anything but white" card base challenge is super! Love the cute character and your colouring is fab! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Di said...

Lovely collection Kathy - cat got me giggling here! Love your snippets card of course, clever combination of colours as well.


Di xx

ionabunny said...

That cat is so cute. Looks great on the purple card base. Hugz

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Moving along with the times.
~DT Janis

Cara said...

Wow, fabulous collection of makes. I see your new stamp got inked quickly! Your salad looks yummy, so much so that I need to go and get tea sorted now! Have a great week x

Pat said...

Glad you had a lovely day Kathy but sometimes there just aren't the particular exhibitors there that you like but you did buy some great things nevertheless. I love the NBUS cute and fun cat which looks perfect on that purple card for the LIM Challenge, and adore the pretty sunflower card too, and your brightly coloured ATC with the hearts is beautiful. Hope the rest of your weekend has been good. x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! Kathy your purple card base is fantastic and showcases that funky little guy brilliantly. Perfectly coloured and simple CAS brilliance. Thanks for joining in at both AAA Cards and Less is More this week.

Nancy said...

Love the artistic feel of your first card Kathy! That sentiment is Awesome! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Just Us Girls and please come back soon!

riaann said...

Great blending. Love all your cards! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls.

Claudia said...

Hi Kathy
Your cat is too cute, fantastic stamp and the colour combination you chose of yellow with purple - love it!
Hugs Claudia

Nonni said...

Wow, you've been busy! And great shopping results too! :) The cat really pops from the lilac card base, your card has a lots of contrast which always adds a lot of interest to a CAS design. Well done! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

Wendy L said...

A lovely vibrant card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT this time, xxxx

Kim Heggins said...

Sweet those wonderful stripes. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ATSM!

Monika Reeck said...

I love your purple kitty card
cutee Image and lovely CAS design
many thanks to joining with us at ATSM at our CAS challenge

ÅsaJ said...

Such a cool cat! Love your purple card base. Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

Tracie Pond said...

What a fun cat. Love the purple card base. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

Craft buddy said...

Great card to celebrate love, I love your use of the texture stamps and the colors. Thanks for joining us at Moving Along with the Times this week! x Jessie

Bobby said...

I love all your cards and the photos of the products you used for them, Kathy. Your ink blending on the ATC is wonderful and the collage stamping works great with it. Thanks for sharing it with us at Just Us Girls.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Great cards and the thank you one was perfect for any occasion. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Claire said...

Fab cards, love the sunflower as its a real statement set in the middle of your card x

Christine said...

Gorgeous cute take on the Animal chall.. thanks for a sharing with us @ AGOAC this wk.

smiles Christine x

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