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Saturday, 9 December 2017

It's Saturday .....

Hi there readers,

Been a busy week, as they all are in the run up to Christmas. I've been wrapping presents, putting up decorations, trying to juggle my diary to see everyone, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't but I do at least have a meal with my cousin and a pal booked for January; definitely something to look forward to in the post Christmas "lull". Had a nice lunch with friends yesterday ... main course a little disappointing but the dessert was TO DIE FOR!, friends we don't catch up with anywhere near as often as we should but .. busy lives and all that. It almost seemed like it might not happen though, as we woke up to white roads and snow coming down but ... thankfully, it stopped a little after 9am and the sun came out!

You know me though, I can almost always find time to craft! Been stuck in a bit of a Christmas or Birthday card rut (I blame new stash and, well ... Christmas, for that) so thought I'd try for an anniversary card ready for the start of 2018!

My card

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

Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 300gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card and one of red, die cut to fit using MFT stitched rectangle dies
  • Paper Artsy heart image (ETS04) and The Cats Pyjamas sentiment (from S-5845CL) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour
  • Stardust stickles to accentuate



I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Addicted to Stamps and More - challenge No. 271 - ANYTHING GOES (MUST feature stamping)
  2. Crafting by Design - December challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Crafty Galz Corner - challenge No. 152 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Southern Girls - November 30th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Cute Card Thursday - challenge No. 507 - ANYTHING GOES

And here's another make .... OK, so .. this one IS a Christmas card!


My card
And a closer view 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, 300gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card, cut to fit and one of red, cut to mat
  • Art Impressions image and sentiment (from SC0799) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour my image
  • Stardust stickles used to bling up the  image
  • For the insert I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment (from CL343) using Memento tuxedo black ink



I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 358 - CANDLES (or something which depicts light/s) .... my thanks to Maaike for pointing out something I'd totally missed. It's supposed to be ONE LAYER CARD WEEK so my entry doesn't qualify. I plainly just skimmed rather than read the challenge - my apologies to my fellow LIM-ettes!
  2. Aloha Friday - challenge No. 109 - ANYTHING GOES + OPTIONAL TWIST OF CHRISTMAS
  3. Alphabet Challenge - December 8th challenge - "T" is for TREE
  4. Colour Crazy Challenge - challenge No. 49 - ANYTHING GOES - MUST be hand coloured
  5. Jingle Belles - December 7th holiday wrap up - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES

After having my LIM faux pas pointed out to me, I thought I'd best head back to my ToC and have another go ....

My second attempt for the LIM challenge! DOH!
And the image panel
 
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:

  • White C6/A2, 300gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • One piece of white card (for the insert) cut to fit
  • Inkadinkado (Holiday Silhouettes) and Hero Arts sentiment (from CL343) stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to add colour and stardust stickles to bling it up a smidge!




I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-

  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 358 - CANDLES OR SOMETHING DEPICTING LIGHT AND DON'T FORGET IT'S ONE LAYER TOO
  2. Crafting with friends - challenge No. 56 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Creative Friday - challenge No. 194 - CHRISTMAS in UNUSUAL COLOURS - black, that unusual enough?




17 comments:

Ankie vd Polder said...

A very cute card you've made for the Less is More challenge. Your cards with hearts is also lovely. Have a nice weekend, Ankie

Maaike Uijthoven said...

it's a fabuloously funny card, but I think you might have missed the one layer requirement? I'm still pondering on mine because of it ;-)

Kathyk said...

ARRRGGGHHHH! You're not wrong Maaike ... can't tell you how many times I've made THAT mistake .. it's back to the ToC for me!

Kathyk

Kathyk said...

Right, amended my post to include my second attempt at a LIM entry, this one is DEFINITELY a One Layer Card! Yee Haa!

Kathyk

SARN said...

My goodness you HAVE been busy today! ALL of the cards are up to your usual high standard. LOVING the Anniversary card - great set of stamps.

xxx

Marina said...

All these cards are beautiful. I also had seen the new challenge at LIM and have been thinking about it and I also had missed that it's a olc! Well your extra card is simply stunning.

Ann Tuck said...

Fabulous cards Kathy - and you're not the only one who overlooks those few words 'one layer card' - I've done it more than once too! Loved all your cards and so glad I saw the Bright Christmas one - your little scene of lit-up houses is perfect for the LIM challenge.

Susan said...

Such a fun image and you brought it to life perfectly. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Lilian said...

love the image on the first card Kathy. both great cards. lilian

Pat said...

Three super cards Kathy and love the heart image, and then the fun lady with her rudolph jumper and her Christmas tree hat, sad it wasn't right for LIM, but your third hits the mark, such prettily lit houses. x

Cara said...

Well, I enjoyed seeing your extra card! Fabulous cards again this week x

Kleri F said...

Beautiful cards!Very inspirational!Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Gals Corner this week!Hope you join us again soon!
Hugs
Kleri DT
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://kefartworx.co.uk/ (My blog)

Rae Ann said...

Great CAS cards. Always love seeing your matching envelopes.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

cm said...

Yes, I too am in the 'Christmas' mode - and will be for a while yet. I'm not sure if I can make anything else *grin* Your anniversary card is fabulous, as are your two Christmas-themed ones! I need to start thinking about what to do in the 'lull'...I'm sure making Valentine somethings for my niece and nephew's classmates will keep me occupied! Delighted to see your creativity in the Addicted to Stamps and More gallery!
~carol

Nonni said...

Wonderful Saturday post from you as always! I love your little one layer -that house stamp is great for CAS because it's practically one whole scene in one stamp! The pops of color look great too. Thank you for joining us at Less Is More!

Julie B said...

We've all been there Kathy so don't worry about it!
Your little scene is a fab interpretation of the challenge.
Thanks for your lovely comment too. Merry Christmas. :)

Beate Rauer said...

great card! Thanks for joining us at creative friday! Hugs,Beate