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Sunday, 12 November 2017

Welcome to another post on an unexpected day!

Morning,

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. I know I am, we enjoyed a lovely dinner with friends yesterday, we went to a large Mexican and by large I mean both the restaurant AND the portions! OMG! Stuffed! Lovely evening thought and made a new friend since a pal brought his girlfriend.

I just can't seem to stop myself making Christmas cards, pretty sure I have enough now but ..... I got new Christmas stash and they virtually inked themselves ..... I just enabled them in to a card!

My card - isn't the cork reindeer adorable? I know so many people he could go to!
 
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 fit and one piece of Recollections maroon card, cut to mat
  • Inkadinkado image and sentiment (from their making spirits bright set) stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Prisma scholar pencils used to colour, blended with gamsol and a paper stump
  • Stardust stickles used to bling up the sentiment and snow and mod podge 3D gloss for Rudolph's red nose!



I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. CraftyCatz - challenge No. 392 - NO PATTERNED PAPER
  2. Colour Crazy - challenge No. 45 - ANYTHING GOES (so long as it is hand coloured)
  3. Simply Create Too - challenge No. 133 - CLEAN AND SIMPLE
  4. Chrimbo Crackers - challenge No. 145 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  5. Crafty Friends - challenge No. 69 - CHRISTMAS
And a Birthday card to share with you too, a perfect excuse to use my recent stash - loving the stylised present and circular sentiment.


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 white card cut to fit and one of Recollections maroon, cut to mat
  • Impression Obsessions Zenspirations images and sentiments (from CL533 Birthdays) stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Prismacolour Scholar pencils used to colour, blended with gamsol and a paper stump
  • Stardust stickles to bling up the present and to trace the circular sentiment



I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Pattie's Creations - challenge No. 140 - BIRTHDAYS
  2. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 140 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Crafting With Friends - challenge No. 54 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Seize The Birthday - November 9th challenge - CIRCLES (and, obviously) BIRTHDAY
  5. Cute Card Thursday - challenge 503 - SPARKLES

I have a question for you all ... if you use pencils, which pencils do you use? I NORMALLY use either Faber Castell polychromos pencils or Derwent coloursoft pencils but I have a set of Prismacolour Scholar pencils ... my question is: do you find one particular colour to be SO MUCH softer/prone to breaking than the rest? If you look at the photo below you will see that the three reds appear to have been used so much ... but they haven't, they've just broken inside. Interested to hear your thoughts ... FYI I AM indeed using the prismacolour sharpener too and, no, I've never dropped them.




Happy Sunday all



9 comments:

Cara said...

I love that fun reindeer, is it bad that I want to make one out of corks now? Will have to take up drinking wine! Love your birthday card too x

Pat said...

It's funny you should say about certain pigment colours being more prone to breakage. I have some Spectrum Noir colour pencils and the red is much shorter because it breaks much more easily than most of the others. My sharpener seems OK and I don't think I have dropped mine either, so perhaps the red pigment is more vulnerable. I love that fun Christmas image and matching sentiment Kathy, and the pretty present with the sentiment in a circle looks great, and love that touch of sparkle. Glad you are having a good weekend, we are having a busy one too. We are going to a friend's house tonight for a meal so that should be good. x

SARN said...

LOVING the cork reindeer and the perfect sentiment to go with it. Top marks.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kathleen said...

I just love that Christmas card and the image I need that stamp and have spent loads of time searching for it but no-one seems to have it over here.
Could you tell me where you bought it please.

Kath x

Kath said...

Lovely cards, especially your Christmas card with that great sentiment. We went to a Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday and there were some of these cute wine cork reindeer on one of the stalls!
Kath x

Barbara said...

Your birthday card with the circular sentiment is amazing for the challenge at Seige the Birthday. This is another stamp set with will go on my wishlist, as I can see many options for it. Thanks for sharing. I love the CAS card.
Barbara, Sieze the Birthday DT member.

Furrbster said...

Wow that reindeer is brilliant!!!

As for the colours, it does seem to be the reds often that break more, or wear down faster than many of the other colours. I think white tends to also (however I do not own any normal good quality pencil crayons, only good quality watercolour pencils lol -the rest are all cheap tat)!

Hugz Tinz

Vic said...
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Vic said...

Lovely birthday card - I really like the way the sentiment goes around the image , Thanks for joining our challenge this month at Patties Creations - Vic, DT x