Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Welcome to my Wednesday post ....


I see we've reached the half way point in another week - YAY! Downhill all the way to the weekend! Lovely meal out with friends last night ... plus, I'm off to visit with a poorly pal shortly and will be home again on Friday - I've left my hubby with a list of chores to be done whilst I'm away too, just in case he thinks he can have a party!

Still working on my Christmas card quota for 2017 but have to say, getting there! Here's my latest make . . . . 

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

And a closer view of the sparkle!
Materials used:
  • White 12½cm square, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 11½cm square
  • One piece of DCWV red linen textured card cut to 12.2cm square
  • Penny Black bauble image stamped using Versafine onyx black ink (had this for YEARS, at least since 2014, feels so good to ink it again)
  • MFT "CHRISTMAS" sentiment stamped using Versafine satin red ink
  • MFT "MERRY" sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to add colour to image
  • Stardust stickles used to trace the larger sentiment
  • Gloss mod podge "painted" over baubles before applying a liberal sprinkling of glamour dust which I left in place overnight before shaking off the excess

I'll be entering the above card for the following challenges:
  1. Penny Black - September challenge - GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS - 2nd entry
  2. The Holly and the Ivy - challenge No. 15 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  3. Use Your Stuff - challenge No. 281 - OLD AND NEW Image very old, ink pad pretty new!
  4. Christmas Card Challenges - challenge No. 22 - ANYTHING GOES (with a twist - didn't go with the twist)

And now, for a holiday a little closer  . . . . . here's a spooky little Halloween ATC ...

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in orange and white
  • Inkadinkado (99132 Scary Night set) used as a border and stamped using Ranger Archival monarch orange around the outer edge of the orange layer
  • On the white layer I stamped Spooky Sally (from the Sparkle 'n Sprinkle set 00-4704P4 Candy Corn Halloween set, although mine was purchased as a single image rather than the set) using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour the image and background
  • Stardust stickles to add a touch of bling to the spider bodies and Sally's skirt!

  Candy Corn Halloween Rubber Stamp Set [00-470P4]

I'll be entering the above ATC for the following challenges:-
  1. Dream Valley - challenge No. 164 - ONE FOR THE GIRLS .. IMHO it's a pretty girly make!
  2. Crafty Sentiments - September 26th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Crafting From The Heart - challenge No. 176 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - challenge No. 66 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Addicted to Stamps - challenge No. 261 - ANYTHING GOES


SARN said...

Love this sketchy bauble festive card and the Halloween ATC is just perfect.

Hugs, Sarn x

Pat said...

I love your pretty and sparkly Christmas card Kathy and a great spooky ATC both beautifully coloured. x

Megan J said...

Hi Kathy, gorgeous Christmas card and ATC for Halloween. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends... good luck in the prize draw... have a wonderful weekend... Megan DT LPoCF

Cara said...

Fabulous creations, I hope you had a good time visiting your friend x

Marja's kaarten said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in with us at crafty sentiments designs.
Marja GDT.

Shona Hamill said...

Fantastic card! Thank you for sharing with us at the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge. Shona x

cm said...

Such delightful Christmas and Halloween cards! You've got my 'spook' and festive spirits soaring! Thank you for joining us in the ATSM gallery!

Bobby said...

Wonderful holiday cards, Kathy. I never thought of using Mod Podge on a card but it sure held the glitter. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.