Friday, 13 October 2017

Welcome to Friday 13th!

Morning all,

Here's hoping you've had a good week and aren't superstitious about today being Friday 13th!

Reckon I've almost finished my Christmas card quota for 2017 but I got some new stash recently - a set from Paper Artsy - I was determined not to consign it to the drawer as NBUS (Never Before Used Stash - thanks for coining that Darnell!!!) and am pleased to discover I have inked all the images on the set, bar one! YAY!

My card

The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of the 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 navy card cut to 12cm square
  • Paper Artsy penguin image (ZA17) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Sparkle 'n Sprinkle sentiment stamped using Memento Paris dusk ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils and Tsukineko gelly roll glitter gel pens to colour
  • Stardust stickles to bling up the stars, sentiment, sweater and snow!

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. 2 Crafty Critters - October challenge - ANYTHING GOES, providing it features a critter!
  2. A Blog named Hero - October challenge - CALLING ALL CRITTERS
But, before we get to Christmas ... we still have fall/autumn!

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in Kraft, textured deep burgundy and white
  • Old Time Crafts script stamped using Memento London fog ink
  • Stampers Anonymous cobweb stamped using Memento grey flannel ink
  • Katie & Co sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Stampers Anonymous oak leaf stamped using Ranger Archival sienna ink
  • Using a Tim Holtz mini blender I applied the following Distress Inks: wild honey, vintage photo. rich espresso and black soot - sealing with an application of Crafters Companion spray and shine - to protect the water based inks

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:

  1. Glitter and Sparkle - challenge No. 260 - FALL/AUTUMN
  2. Stamping Sensations - October challenge - AUTUMN GLORY
  3. Paradise of Stamps - challenge No. 59 - AUTUMN or HALLOWEEN
  4. Kraftin' Kimmie - challenge No. 402 - FALL COLOURS


Pat said...

I adore that cute image Kathy and another great Christmas card, and the Autumnal shades and pretty stamping have made a pretty ATC, perfect for this time of year. x

SARN said...

Great Christmas card (love the background colouring - v. effective).

Great Autumnal ATC too!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lillianb said...

Love the bird Kathy, Two great cards.


Liz said...

Great CAS Christmas card, Kathy. The little bird is adorable. Another great ATC too. xx

Diana said...

How adorble! I just love it!

Thank you for playing at our Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge, good luck and see you on the next challenge!

Diana's Creations

Viv's Visuals said...

A great Christmas Cards Kathy - and the Autumn ATC is perfect for our challenge over at Stamping Sensations. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

Clare Lloyd said...

Beautiful cards, I do love the little bird cute!

brenda said...

A lovely Autumnal ATC and perfect for our theme at Stamping Sensations, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Cara said...

Love your ATC, but that card is just adorable!

Helen said...

Great CAS design - love that little penguin.

Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

Helen x