Saturday, 30 September 2017

Welcome to the weekend, it's Saturday!

Hi there readers,

Couple of things to share with you today. I've been away for a couple of day, visiting a poorly pal - did you miss me, or wasn't I gone long enough? I had an excellent time and was delighted to find my pal in such good spirits - we had a blast, it really wasn't like sick visiting at all. She wanted to get back in to crafting so .... whilst I die cut and stuck for her she took her MISTI and stamped some image panels - between us we increased her 2017 quota by 10 and she has at least the same again planned out ... and I die cut the images/panels before I left so she can crack on - YAY!

Fearing I might be falling behind with my own quota I came up with this card design, I figured that it would easily be adapted to make a number of similar but all slightly different Christmas cards and yet .. wasn't "exactly" a Christmas image ... the images title is "Scratched Chevron"!!!! Check it out below ...

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

Materials used:
  • White 12.7cm square, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 11½cm square
  • One piece of DCWV pearlescent gold card (from their metallics stack) cut to 12cm square
  • Snippets of card in both white and gold - for my image panel
  • Paper Bag Studio's "scratched chevron" stamped using Ranger Archival library green ink - IMHO makes a fab and contemporary tree
  • Stamplorations star (from the Art Marks set) stamped using Delicata golden glitz ink, as a tree topper
  • Penny Black sentiment (from their Let it Snow set) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Wide, deep green grosgrain ribbon
  • Dimensional foam tape
  • Stardust stickles to bling up my "tree"

I'll be entering the above make for week 30 of the FB Christmas card challenge and also for the following challenges:-
  1. Creative Knockouts - challenge No. 213 - LOTS OF LAYERS ... five including the ribbon layer
  2. Aud Sentiments - challenge No. 189 - A TWO WORD SENTIMENT
  3. Merry Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 36 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  4. Watercooler Wednesday - challenge No. 138 - ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS
  5. Sweet Stampin' Christmas - September challenge - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
I also made tags to match using the same image and ink and using a Hero Arts sentiment and Fiskars "to" and "from", blinging up my "tree" with stardust and gold stickles

And for my next make .. I'll be thinking about the LIM challenge theme which is WATERCOLOUR! You MIGHT see a second post from me if I can come up with something otherwise, have a great weekend


Pat said...

Glad you had a good time with your friend and that dessert looks delicious. I love your pretty chevrons and they make a very stylish Christmas tree, and love the sweet tags too. x

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful CAS card, love the embelished envelope too. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Kathy, what a great use for those Scratched Chevron images! They're so perfect as a Christmas tree, especially stamped in that vivid green. Love the way you've incorporated that wide green ribbon as well and added the gold layering. The simplicity adds so much elegance. Great card! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

cotnob said...

A super card Kathy, a fabulous design - lovely matching envelope and tags.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Ann Mulroy said...

Glad Wynneth was up to some crafting while you were there and love the card.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
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Chris said...

Beautiful card Kathy...clever and creative use of your stamps! Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Sweet Stampin' Christmas.

Cara said...

Of course we missed you! So glad that your pal is feeling better and that you had fun crafting together. Great idea to turn that chevron into a Christmas tree, it looks fabulous x

Billie A said...

Fun Christmas card and glad you shared over at The Merry Christmas challenge.

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Penny Hanuszak said...

Sounds like you and your friend had quite a fun and very productive visit. Nice having someone to help out. The Scratched Chevron image looks awesome in your vivid green, and it worked well for your tags too! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week Kath and adding to your stash of Christmas cards. What fun!

Kath Ricks said...

Those are the best kind of visits! Great use of Scratched Chevron, Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!