Friday, 6 October 2017

Welcome to my Friday post ....


Hope you've all had a good week. We had a delicious lunch, with friends, yesterday - turned out (after a wild and windy night) to be a lovely day for a drive in to Wales but OH MY GOSH - the bridge toll! SIX POUNDS SEVENTY! Fortunately, the toll IS only one way.

Don't you love using new stash BEFORE it hits the drawer and gets forgotten? Such is the case with the Clarity Stamp feather image below ....

My card
The front, back and inside of my envelope 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 aubergine card (Recollections smooth) cut to 12.1cm square
  • Clarity feather image stamped using Versafine Imperial purple ink - this image is NBUS
  • Imagine That sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink - though I had to touch up some of the tails on the lettering using a pit pen, as the stamps are quite well used and bits keep falling off! Such a shame as I LOVED them when they were new - rather too much it would seem as these are the first stamps I have ever "worn out"!
  • Stardust stickles to add a little bling

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Stampavie - challenge No. 291 - BIRDS
  2. Creative Inspirations - challenge No. 281 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Penny's Paper Crafty - challenge No. 349 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Shopping Our Stash - challenge No. 323 - GIVE THANKS
  5. Kraftin' Kimmie - October 4th challenge - ANYTHING GOES

And now .... for a change .... a Christmas card! Well, it IS rapidly approaching THAT time of year AND I have new stash!

My card
The front and back of my card and the front 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 moss green DCWV textured card cut to 12.1cm square
  • Image and sentiment (NEW STASH - from Paper Artsy 2017 collection ZA17) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour
  • Kaisercraft glitter gel pens and stardust stickles to add  bling to  my card

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Addicted to Stamps - challenge No. 262 - MAKE YOUR MARK
  2. Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday challenge - CHRISTMAS
  3. Merry Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 37 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  4. The Holly and The Ivy - challenge No. 16 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES


Lillianb said...

Two great cards Kathy,, Just love the feather,
liking the new stash as well,


Pat said...

Two great cards Kathy and all using your lovely new stash. The Clarity feather is a beauty and the fun elves and parcels look suitably glittery, and the perfect sentiment too. x

Mimi said...

Great "thank you"-- thanks for sharing at SOS this week, incredible that you wore those stamps out! Also, good for you for working on your Xmas cards!

Marilyn Webb said...

Beautiful Thank You card! Thanks for joining our challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
Marilyn DT

Viv said...

Such beautiful cards Kathy ;) Viv xx

Donna said...

Fab cards on both counts!
Thanks for giving thanks with the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH this week!!

Diana said...

Such an gorgeous cas card!

Thank you for participating at our Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge
Looking forward to see you at the next challenge

Diana's Creations

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Awesome cards, love the simplicity of your feather one, the sentiment says it all.
Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again next time.
Maria Rodriguez.

Amber said...

New goodies are the BEST! And your Christmas card is super cute! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Merry Christmas Challenge! See you again!

Cara said...

Two fabulous cards. Love that you wore a stamp out!

Gayatri said...

Two fantastic cards. I love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Christmas Challenge. Gayatri xx

Asha said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
x Asha

Jackie C said...

Thanks for sharing with us at The Holly & The Ivy, Jackie DT member. Do come back again xxx

Anne H. said...

Such a lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.