Saturday, 1 July 2017

Saturday .. chatter

Hi there

Hope your Saturday is coming along well. I've had a very sociable week this week with several meetings with friends, a day out playing tourist (and a cream tea) - very nice. Next week may feel like a bit of an anti climax though! Still, mustn't grumble, I'm pretty SURE I can find something to do!

I'm STILL making ATC's like I don't know how to do anything else!

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in both navy and white
  • Viva Las Vegas image (from plate #921) stamped on to the white snippet using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Image coloured using Faber Castell polychromos pencils
  • Background coloured using Marvy le plume alcohol marker B711
  • Kaisercraft (from the edges set) border stamped using Ranger Archival violet ink
  • Paper Artsy sentiments (from eclectic plate #3) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • White Tsukineko gelly roll gel pen used to doodle a border on to the navy layer

I'll be entering the above ATC for the following challenges:-
  1. The House that stamps built - challenge No. 2817 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Colour Crazy - challenge No. 26 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Brown Sugar - challenge No. 257 - ANYTHING GOES
Actually managed a CARD today, I seem to be stuck making ATC's this week so it made a nice change ..

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 envelope
  • Two pieces of card (one white, one navy) cut to 14.2cm x 10cm
  • One piece of white card cut to 13.7cm x 9.5cm
  • Low tack tape used to mask off a triangle ... this shape was chosen to reflect the wedge shapes (albeit the wedges are blue but ... I plead artistic license!) within the Union flag of the UK along with it's colours of red, white and blue .. see below
  • Distress Ink in candied apple applied using a Tim Holtz mini blending tool
  • Creative Expressions splatter (Inspired Edges set) and Paper Artsy (JOFY14 set) stamped using Memento Paris dusk ink
  • Paper Artsy (JOFY14 set) stamped using Versafine satin red ink
  • A quick spritz with Crafters Companion spray and shine to protect the water based distress ink
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 335 - COUNTRY FLAG COLOURS
  2. That's Crafty - June 23rd challenge - KEEP IT SIMPLE
  3. Through The Purple Haze - challenge No. 128 - SPOTS and/or STRIPES
  4. Craftbubble 2½ (membership required) - 3rd Quarterly challenge - USE WARM COLOURS
  5. Kraftin' Kimmie - July 01st challenge - RED, WHITE and BLUE

 Image result for union flag images


Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Another great CAS card Kathy, love your mail art envelopes too. Thank you again for entering the That's Crafty *Keep it Simple* blog challenge.. Have a great weekend.. Tracey x

Sarn said...

Interesting image on your ATC and LOVING the orange and splat birthday card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Esther said...

Fab makes as always, Kathy! Loving the fun ATC! Your card for our "country flag colours" challenge is awesome with that bright, vibrant colour and cool shapes. Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Pat said...

I think the sheep ATC is such fun Ksthy and I love the bright red triangle and circles and the blue splat, and a great use of the red white and blue. x

catherine said...

Fabulous makes Kathy

Liz said...

Another fun ATC, Kathy. Love your CAS card too, great design. xx

Cardsbymaaike said...

i like the fun nod to the triangles in the Union jack

Heather said...

Two great creations! Both in styles I would never be able to do! Ha, but that is the beauty of the crafting world, everyone is different and we can be inspired by everyone. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Izzy Scrap said...

Beautiful cards, Kathy ! Love your geometric take on our Colour challenge ! A fabulous design with these three colours ! Thanks for sharing and for playing along at Less is More again this week !

Ann said...

Well done Kathy on being first in line today! Love your ATCs and your flag colour card is super!

Cara said...

What a fun ATC, love his face! Your card is gorgeous in its simplicity, fabulous darling!

Lillianb said...

That's really nice ATC loving the image, great cards also mate,


Patti J said...

Thanks for joining us at The House that Stamps Built! Both of your creations are wonderful!

Rahmat said...

Simple and lovely card using the flag colors!

Gerrina said...

Nothing wrong with making ATC's; you can trade them! But your card is a strong one; love the bold background!
(I have been in a bit of a no-card-making mood because I have enough of them at the moment...have to try and sell a bunch of them at the end of the month :) )
Hope you have a relaxing and good week!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fun and fabulous take on the flag challenge and a huge clap for being the first entry at LIM this week. A brilliant use of your stamping stash and love all the additional detail to your envelope. CAS as ever and thanks for playing along with us.

Creativele said...

Really nica ATC.
Thanks for playing along at Brown Sugar this week.
We look forward to seeing you again next time.
Brown Sugar DT

Eleonor Rigby said...

I love the birthday card!

Anonymous said...

Love the cards Kathy and the matching envelope. Lovely CAS design.

Skye said...

Two great cards. I like your Union Jack card, cleverly done. It must be an absolute joy to receive a card from you with such beautifully decorated envelopes. The ATC looks fun

Neets B said...

Lovely and vibrant, Kathy, and I love that you interpreted the wedge shape from the flag onto your card. Genius idea.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

hester said...

Fabulous card!
Thank you for joining us at Coulour Crazy Craft! Hester