Monday, 9 October 2017

Welcome to the start of another week

Morning all,

Hope you all had a terrific weekend. We certainly did - we were celebrating with the surrogates! A milestone birthday, a meal at a local hotel in a side room - a recipe for a fun day - thanks peeps, it was a fab day




A short while back I was faffing about at my ToC (that's Table of Craftiness) and did something fairly unusual (for me) in that I didn't use a black ink on my project (AT ALL) ...... I really liked the results and made a mental note to do it again sometime soon ... and here it is!

My card
 
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 card (one white and one purple) cut to 14.2cm x 10cm
  • One piece of white card cut to 13.7cm x 9.5cm
  • Creative Expressions images (from the Urban Beats set - LOVE this set, so versatile) stamped using Ranger Archival mini inks: majestic violet, vibrant fuchsia and paradise teal
  • Paper Artsy splatter image (from HTPX01) stamped using the paradise teal ink
  • Stardust stickles to bling up the sentiment



I really like how these three coloured inks go together though I don't like how they stain my stamps. I read somewhere about inking with versamark first but I'm here to tell you THAT DOESN'T WORK!, which is such a shame.

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:
  1. Sheepski - challenge No. 7 - USE SOME PINK ... hope I've used enough pink!
  2. A Bit More Time To Craft - challenge No. 53 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. A Perfect Time To Craft - challenge No. 10 - OPEN
  4. Crafts Galore - October challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Addicted to CAS - challenge No. 121 - FAVE STAMP ... my fave stamp? the star image, I use it quite a lot ... oh and the sentiment ... and the "tyre tread" - I LOVE THIS WHOLE SET


And now ... yet another Christmas card for my 2017 quota .. I'm so NEARLY there that I can't give up now!


My card
And a close up of my 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 pieces of white card cut to 13.7cm x 9.5cm
  • One piece of red card cut to 14.2cm x 10cm
  • Paper Artsy image and sentment from ZA17, stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Casterll polychromos pencils used to colour and blended with a Finesse blending pen
  • Tsukineko gelly roll gel glitter pens and stardust stickles used, to add sparkle
  • Tsukineko gelly roll white gel pen used to doodle a border on the red matting layer




I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge EXTRA - October challenge - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS
  2. Sparkles Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 81 - CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS
  3. One Crazy Stamper - October challenge - WINTER/CHRISTMAS
  4. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 354 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS
  5. Winter Wonderland - September 29th challenge - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS



19 comments:

Lillianb said...

Two great cards Kathy, Glad you had a great time at the weekend

Lilian

Annette Stapylton said...

These look great. nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/


SARN said...

Ha ha ha . . .I just love the elf Chrimbo card! Also loving the non-black ink colourful birthday card! Looks like you were all enjoying yourselves.

Hugs, Sarn x

Pat said...

The three colours you have used for the first card work beautifully together Kathy and love the mix of CE images, then that cute and fun elf is perfect for another great Christmas card. Glad you had a great celebration with the surrogates too. x

Cheryl S said...

Beautiful cards! I love the star stamp in the first card and the colors you used.

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Wonderful card Kathy xx
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Dianne DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/...

Sandra H said...

This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Christmas is for Kids (A card suitable for a child)" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Cara said...

Looks like you had a fabulous meal. Loving the makes, that Christmas card is sooooo cute!

Pat K said...

Very cute image on this lovely Christmas card. Thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland. Pat K xx

Kath said...

A fabulous card and such a cute image and sentiment. Thank you for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.
Kath x

Heike Koch said...

what a great card :)
thanks for joining us at SheepSki Designs Challenges. i hope you’ll join us again 🙂
Greetings
DT heike 🙂

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for entering our CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for October!
Monica - DT

Carole said...

Two lovely cards! Thank you for sharing your project with us at Crafts Galore Encore October Challenge, “Anything Goes”. Good Luck and hope to see you again next month!
Carole x DT
Craftilicious Creations

Paddington fan said...

What a fabulous little elf and a great sentiment! Love the CAS design! Thank you for joining our 'Christmas is for Kids' challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month, I hope you'll join us again soon,
Love Jacky x Sparkles Xmas DT

Anila Dk said...

Nice work..

Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Anila DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/...

Sue said...

A cute card. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

Ania said...

Lovely :))

Thank you so much for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Ania DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/...

Helen said...

Great cards - thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

Helen x