Saturday, 16 September 2017

Welcome to my Saturday post ...

Hi there readers,

Hope you've all had a good week. My hospitalised pal has been released back in to the wild, thank heavens and can hopefully now concentrate on getting herself well.

Me? I realised that Christmas is rolling towards me so I've been on a card making kick this past week so, here's another for you - using new stash before it even made it to the drawer - YAY! I bought this image whilst on a traybake foray at The Range - I SWEAR we didn't go in to craft shop but for the traybake and coffee!

My card
And a closer view of the image panel
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White 12½cm square, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 11½cm square and one of red cut to 12cm square
  • Hels Cuppleditch image stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour, blended using Sansodor and a paper stump
  • Faux crystal gemstones, Anita's 3D gloss and stardust stickles to add bling
  • Additionally, on the insert and envelope I stamped the Paper Artsy sentiment (JOFY17) using Memento tuxedo black ink

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:
  1. CRAFT - challenge No. 433 - CHRISTMAS
  2. The Merry Christmas challenge - challenge No. 34 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  3. Crafting with friends - challenge No. 50 extra - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Colour Crazy - challenge No. 37 - ANYTHING (hand coloured) GOES
And now ...

My card, DL, for a change!
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

It proved very difficult to capture the ombre - sorry - but,
candied apple is on top and fired brick the lower colour
Materials used:
  • Centura Pearl, DL card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 9½cm x 20cm and 9cm x 19½cm
  • One piece of maroon card (Recollections multi pack) cut to 9½cm x 20cm
  • Using low tack tape I masked off my shape before applying Distress Inks in fired brick and candied apple (ombre style) using a mini blending tool. Before removing the mask I applied Crafters Companion spray and shine
  • Stampers Anonymous (Slideshow CMS263) main and numeric images stamped using Versafine onyx black ink ( I should really have applied the spray and shine AFTER this step as it didn't dry, even with a heat gun so ... nothing for it, a liberal sprinkling of clear embossing powder and heat set - reSULT and actually, I LIKE IT - happy accident!!
  • TPC Studio (cupcakes set) sentiments stamped using Ranger Archival sienna ink

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 346 - TAKE FLIGHT ... looks like my balloon's on its way!
  2. That's Crafty - September 15th challenge - FLY AWAY
  3. Creative Friday - challenge No. 188 - OMBRE
  4. Morgan's ArtWorld - challenge No. 18 - ANYTHING GOES


Lillianb said...

two great makes mate,


Amanda said...

I am impressed you used the stamp set already, mine is sitting on my desk looking at me lol. We definitely went in for the traybake and coffee, the craft shopping was an added bonus lol. Hugs, Amanda x

SARN said...

Two lovely cards . . . one fun and one cool . . . what more could you want?

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Janis Lewis said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing at The Merry Christmas Challenge.
Janis, Owner/DT

Squirrel x said...

Both fab designs, but do I believe you about The Range...? Xx

Nonni said...

Your Saturday posts are always a delight! I love your artistic card for us at LIM... The stamps and your layout with the red backdrop and angled sentiment give it a really unique feel! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

Clare Lloyd said...

Love your cards...especially the penguin. Need to crack on with a few more myself.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

2 fun cards here Kathy, that little penguin amongst the snow sentiment is super cute and coloured beautifully. Great take on our 'take flight' challenge with a bold male card and thanks as always for joining us at Less is More

Pat said...

Two super cards Kathy and love the sweet penguin and the prettily coloured and glossed 'snow', a lucky find to go with your coffee and The second is very elegant and love tbe angled shape to the inked panel with that touch of ombre. x

Izzy Scrap said...

Two fabulous cards Kathy ! This little penguin is so adorable and I love how you coloured it ! And a great take on our challenge with this masculine red and black card ! It pops up so beautifully over the white large space ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along with us each week at Less is More !

Debs M said...

great makes - love that penguin stamp! x

Elaine Stark said...

Lovely Christmas card. Thanks for joining CRAFT Christmas challenge. Elaine

foleysfriend said...

Such a super cute Christmas card; love the image and your coloring. Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas challenge.


Trimgym said...

Lovely creation, thank you for joining our challenge at CRAFT Challenge this week. Please also have a look at our DT call and consider applying for the position of DT member, we are a friendly bunch.

Cara said...

Two fabulous cards. I totally believe you about the traybake, honest....

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

It can be so annoying when our photography does not tell the tale we want it too but you have created a stunning card. Thank you for joining the Fly Away That's Crafty Challenge. Best Wishes Tracey.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

lol snow made my KathyK...would like to see you do that ;-) love the card it's too cute, and yes dust off the Les jungle soon, I never regret it

Judy V said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Morgan's ArtWorld!

Caren B said...

Love that stamp, thanks for joining the Merry Christmas Challenge.

Claire said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for joining is at Colour Crazy Challenge this time
Claire xx