Saturday, 7 October 2017

Welcome to my Saturday post

Hi there readers,

Good week? I made the mistake of e-mailing one of my pals (last weekend) to ask her that question and got the reply "I'm presently in Italy"!! Ooops, I didn't send back an apology for obvious reasons but .... I'M SORRY!

Apparently it's World Card Making Day today so, with that in mind, I've two makes to share with you today!

As I near the end of my 2017 Christmas card quota, a little early too - thank heavens, I've a NBUS make to share with you, NBUS? That's Never Before Used Stash (a phrase coined by Darnell)

My card
And a closer view to show the Twinkling H2O's
The front, back and inside of my card, along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card, cut to 13.7cm x 9.5cm
  • Artistic Stamper image - NBUS! (from Victorian Christmas) stamped using my MISTI and Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils  used to add a little colour
  • Twinkling H2O in icicle, mixed to a runny consistency and then "flicked" using the fan brush, to simulate snow on the card front
  • Hero Arts image stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink to the inside and reverse of the card and the envelope front - how handy that they are the same image?!??!!

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. The Holly and The Ivy - challenge No. 16 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  2. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 138 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Crafting with Friends - challenge No. 52 - ANYTHING GOES

And now .. in the words of Monty Python .. for something completely different!

My card
And my hot and spicy coloured image


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

Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two white card panels cut to 13.7cm x 9.5cm
  • One Deep orange card panel (DCWV textured card) cut to 14.2cm x 10cm
  • Paper Artsy image (ZA17) and A Muse sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • The "weather" element from Craft Asylum stamped using Memento london fog ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to add the hot and spicy colours 
  • Stardust stickles (to add the silver lining to the cloud!) and Anita's 3D gloss (for the autumnal weather-y puddle!)

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 349 - HOT AND SPICY (who doesn't love hot and spicy chicken!!!! har har!)
  2. Polkadoodles - challenge No. 40 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Morgans Artworld - challenge No. 20 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Colour Crazy - challenge No. 40 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Sasayaki challenge - October challenge - USE ORANGE


Lillianb said...

Two nice cards Kathy, and Like te spicy chicken.


SARN said...

Ha ha ha . . . . it's ALWAYS a pleasure to hear from you Kathy. At least I could tell you I was having A GREAT week! No need for any apologies I assure you!

Just doing a bit of catching up . . . LOVING the feathery card from yesterday and the ELF Christmas card too. Today's 2 are also EGGCELLENT (geddit?).

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jacki Daniels said...

This is gorgeous thank you so much for playing along this week at Polkadoodles
Jacki ♥♥ (polkaddoddles DT) I am having a candy give away on my blog would love you pop over and check it out

Penny Light said...

That scarfed chicken is hilarious and the colors you chose are wonderful. I really enjoyed the silhouette stamp you used on the first one too. Very nice effect. Thanks for joining us at Colour Crazy Challenge!

Nonni said...

Two beautiful CAS cards here, well done! I love the funny chicken in our hot and spicy colors. The sentiment is simply perfect for the card. Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

Clare Lloyd said...

They are both great the chicken though!

Tiya-B said...

i too love the spicy chicken..silly images are so much fun, and you did a great job with it!

Arlene said...

What a funny chicken, perfect for the ailing person to use with the chicken soup. Fun card. So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

Anita in France said...

That first card is wonderfully nostalgic and sweet, Kathy, puts me in mind of Mary Poppins (feed the birds, tuppence a bag!) ... and that cosy chicken is brilliant, she's fun, colourful and so deliciously quirky! Anita :)

Pat said...

Two great cards Kathy and love that quite vintage looking silhouette which works well for Christmas, and the the quirky fun chicken image is perfect with the'under the weather' sentiment and would certainly cheer someone up who isn't feeling at their best. x

Izzy Scrap said...

Two fabulous cards Kathy ! A very classy Christmas card ! And I love this fun chicken with the colours of our challenge ! A funny and CAS take on our challenge ! Thanks for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

Sazzle Dazzle said...

2 fun and striking cards Kathy but I have to say that second one really made me laugh out loud. Incredible image and beautifully coloured in our hot and spicy shades. Thanks for joining us this week at Less is More

Cara said...

Two fabulous cards, but the second one made me giggle x

oldpunca said...

Two great cards. I like "personalized" envelopes. Great idea!
Your "spiced" chicken card is fantastic. Super colouring and superb image.
Thank you for visiting my blog. :-)

Skye said...

The first card is a classic, so like A A Milne. Your crazy chicken would cheer up anyone. Two great cards.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time.