Monday, 20 November 2017

Welcome to Monday and the start of another week

Morning all,

I was recently commissioned to make fifteen Christmas cards in a relatively short space of time and figured batch making was the way to go, this turned out to be a small batch (as I didn't have much ribbon or green card!) but .......

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

Materials used:
  • Two white, C6/A2, 250gsm cards and matching sized envelopes
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit and one piece of green card, to mat (for each card)
  • Snippets of card in white and green, for the image panel
  • Impression Obsession "Zenspirations" tree stamped using Ranger Archival library green ink - I used a smaller tree from the same set, stamped in Memento tuxedo black, for the front of the envelope as I thought that stamping only half of the words on the front would look rather odd - rightly or wrongly!
  • Platinum stickles used on the star (for the card front) and gold Gansai Tambi starry water colour paints for the star elsewhere
  • Red tartan/plaid ribbon attached using double sided tape

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. CRAFT Challenges - November 16th challenge - CHRISTMAS
  2. Chrimbo Crackers - challenge No. 145 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES 
  3. Craft Rocket - challenge No. 43 - CHRISTMAS IS COMING
  4. Simply Create Too - November 3rd challenge - CLEAN AND SIMPLE

This was another from a batch I was asked to make for the girlfriend of a friend, albeit this is a small batch (of just two) but here they are, side by side

And then, as a thank you for dinner whilst we were away recently ....

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

Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit and one of grey cut to mat
  • Snippets of card in white, grey and aubergine, for my image panel
  • Dylusions row of stars stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • MFT Splatter image (Distressed Patterns) stamped using Memento sweet plum ink
  • TPC Studio sentiment (Greetings set) stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Stardust stickles to bling up the stars

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

  1. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 270 - GIVE THANKS
  2. CAS-ual Fridays - challenge No. 187 - GRATITUDE WITH ATTITUDE!
  3. Cardz4Galz - challenge No. 60 - THANK YOU/THANKSGIVING

And some more vacation pix from Lake Tohopekaliga ...

A gator in the wild - this one was about a four footer!

More birds than people around this mini lighthouse - we couldn't get any closer
due to soil erosion as a result of Hurricane's Irma and Maria


SARN said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Trimgym said...

Lovely creation, thank you for joining our challenge at CRAFT Challenge this week

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Fabulous thank you card the matching envelope! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

Brenda DT

Debs M said...

gorgeous makes! x

Pat said...

I adore your Christmas trees with the red plaid ribbon in the background Kathy, a great batch make, and the 'thank you' card with the blingy stars and splatter background works well too. I don't think I would care to get to close to the gator even if it's only four feet. TFS the photos. x

Wendy L said...

They look wonderful, thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket. Xxxx

Tammy said...

Beautiful cards, I love the colors and all of the sparkle on your second card! Thanks so much for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz!
Tammy x

Cara said...

I love the Christmas cards, but the thank you card is amazing x

Julie B said...

Fab thanks card Kathy.
Trust that croc doesn't get any closer though!
Have a great time at the weekend and thanks for joining us at Cardz4Galz. :)

Dorothy S said...

I like the simple elegance of the Thank you card - and the matching envelope. Thanks for sharing your work at the QKR Stampede challenge this week - anything goes with the Give Thanks option.
Dorothy S, DT member.

Michelle Lupton said...

Love your sparkly stars! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge :)

Andrea W said...

That plaid ribbon makes a wonderful addition behind the tree. Lovely cards! So glad you shared your creation at Simply Create Too.