Sunday, 1 October 2017

A Sunday post? Yes, I'm out of the habit but .....

Morning all

Yes, it's a Sunday post!!! I've had a craft-y old week so decided to pop an extra post in this week - whether you regard it as a treat or just a surprise is up to you!

I spent a few days with a pal, the object of the exercise was to see how she was doing following an operation and to get her mojo directed towards come Christmas cards - that seemed to work as she now has ten to add to her collection. I only made myself one and only then because I wanted to see how the Distress Oxides stamp .....

My card
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 11.5cm square
  • One piece of red card cut to 12.1cm square
  • Inkadinkado snowman image stamped using Distress Oxide black soot ink
  • Inkadinkado sentiment stamped using  Distress Oxide candied apple ink
  • Stardust stickles to bling up my snowman
There is no photo of my stash today as I used the stash belonging to my pal. I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge - challenge No. 353 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  2. Jo's Scrap Shack - challenge No. 208 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Merry Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 36 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  4. WaterCooler Wednesday - challenge No. 138 - ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS
  5. Kraftin' Kimmie - challenge No. 401 - HOLIDAY CARD

And now for the LIM entry I never quite got round to making yesterday ..

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

Materials used:
  • White 12.7cm, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 11.5cm square
  • One piece of DCWV textured dark orange card cut to 12.1cm square
  • Dark Room Door butterfly (NBUS - thanks, Di) stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Peerless water colours used to add colour
  • Stampers Anonymous sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black and the matching border using Ranger Archival monarch orange (coincidentally the name of a butterfly!!!)
  • Anita's 3D gloss and stardust stickles to bling it up a bit!

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 348 - WATER COLOUR
  2. DJKardKreations - NBUS challenge No. 12 - NEVER BEFORE USED STASH (the DRD butterfly)
  3. Catch The Bug - September 30th challenge - KEEP IT SIMPLE RECIPE (one layer of paper, one word sentiment and one embellishment) ... I've looked at the DT examples and one matting layer appears to be allowable


Marina said...

These are great cards - I love the simplicity of the snowman - the oxides look great stamped like this. Love the colourful shiny butterfly.

Nonni said...

Two great cards! I love your use of color in your butterfly for us at LIM -such rich, vivid colors! The shine looks amazing too. Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Two super stunners Kathy and love that monochromatic look on the first one with the little pop of RED. The rich watercolours of your butterfly on the second one really make the image pop beautifully and a totally eye-catching card. Have a good week and thanks for playing at Less is More

Red Queen Art Creations said...

Both really lovely cards, love the glossy butterfly wings! xx

Angie Jones said...

Great make.
Thanks for joining us at Jo’s Funday Friday Challenge.
Angie - DT

Pat said...

Two great cards Kathy and the oxides have worked beautifully on the snowman and sentiment and some lovely sparkle on the snowman, then the prettily watercoloured butterfly which is gorgeous, and adore the orange for layering. x

Maaike Uijthoven said...

great cards and I did miss you yetserday, but had to work so it's all good again now ;-)

Sue said...

Two lovely cards. Kathy.

Billie A said...

Cute cards. like the snowman and so glad you shared over at The Merry Christmas challenge.

Billie A
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Heidi Weaver said...

I love your cards, Kathy, especially that sweet snowman. The Oxides stamp beautifully from the looks of it. I love the elegant simplicity of your black and white with red. Beautifully done, especially with that added bit of shine to your snowman. Love the way you've continued with the snowman onto the envelope and inside the card. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Wow, you have been productive Kath. I'm loving the CAS look of your snowman card. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Gerrina said...

Love the vibrant colours of that beautiful butterfly! Good to see a LIM card this week from you! Sounds like you are bussy and made a good start with the oxide? Hope you like them?
Have a good and colourful week!

Marsha J Reed said...

Wonderful cards, Kathy! But, I love the snowman. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Redanne said...

The snowman is delightful, the Oxides work so well and I love the butterfly, it is gorgeous! Anne x

Izzy Scrap said...

Two great cards ! Your butterfly is so beautiful with these bright and vibrant colours and even more with the gloss on it ! It looks so real ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

Judy Markowitz said...

Super cards! Both of them! I love all the detail you include. Thank You so much for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday!

Darnell said...

Great snowman card for Christmas, Kathy! (So, did you like how the DIOs stamped? Hope you got to blend them, too?) Your watercolored and glossy butterfly is stah-unning!! Thank you so much for playing again in my NBUS Challenge #12! Hugs, Darnell

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 353 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too x

Cara said...

Love both your makes, the oxides stamp beautifully don't they. That butterfly is stunning x

Min said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks so much for playin' along with this weeks Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Recipe Challenge!

We hope you'll join us again this Saturday for our newest challenge! AND, if you're looking for some sketchy fun, join us for our Stella Says Sketch challenge too!

Hugs & Happy Days!
Min - Bugaboo Stamps DT

Jen Leeflang said...

How beautiful! Great stamping result with the oxides!
Thanks for joining the Bugaboo Stamps Challenge this week - good luck in the draw!
Please join us again this week.
Bugaboo DT