Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Tuesday and an unexpected post from me ..

Morning all,

I know, I know, I'm not DELIBERATELY trying to confuse you by posting today but .. yesterday was a funny old day and I treated myself to some crafting that I didn't get to share because I was at a funeral so .....

My card
And a closer view of 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
  • White card panels and one red, cut to fit using MFT stitched rectangle dies
  • Rob Scotton (for Stamps Happen) image stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour image
  • Hero Arts sentiment (from CL343) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Stardust stickles and gold sparkle to bling up the image

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-
  1. AAA Cards - challenge No. 105 - SPARKLE
  2. Addicted to Stamps - challenge No. 159 - SEASONS GREETINGS
  3. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 363 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES with optional twist to ADD A LITTLE SPARKLE
  4. Addicted to CAS - challenge No. 126 - SPARKLE
  5. CAS on Friday - challenge No. 122 - CHRISTMAS


And a Christmas card I wanted to share with you ..... the image panel was made by my five year old surrogate grandson - I made his work in to a card for him to give to his mum and dad! He stamped and coloured the image all by himself, using Memento tuxedo black ink, Stamping Impressions "Carolling snowmen" and a combination of Crayola pencils and Berol Verithik metallics .... the sentiment (added later) is from the Warm Holiday Wishes from Inkadinkado and I just matted it on to red card and then to a C6 card blank - didn't he do well?

Woo Hoo! I found out yesterday that I was chosen as a TOP 3 favourite over at Addicted to CAS, for their "SWEETS" challenge (I used a Quality Street wrapper as Rudolph's bow tie!) - thanks so much peeps


And, finally, after needing a few sympathy cards recently, I felt it might be a good idea to make some in readiness for next time - always so much easier than making them because you need one, don't you find?

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
  • Cream and black card panels die cut to fit using stitched rectangle and stitched square dies
  • Clearly Inspired image (from LCS100 Brushed Flowers) and Hero Arts sentiment (from (CL342 everyday sayings) stamped using Versafine onyx black ink

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - challenge No. 71 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Jo's Scrap Shack - challenge No. 218 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Catch The Bug - December 9th challenge - NAKED STAMPING - no colouring


Pat said...

That polar bear is so cute Kathy and love the colouring and sparkle, so pretty, and congrats on your Top 3 at Add. to CAS with that sweet paper bow tie, a great idea, and the sympathy card is just right with that coneflower, and love the twisted mats. What a great make for a five year old too, they all seem so much more creative these days at such a young age. x

Sandy Palmer said...

What an adorable card! such a cute image! Love the use of Stickles here! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!
Sandy DT

Jane said...

Love the sparkly icy strip that the polar bear is standing on. Thanks for joining in with the AAA Cards Challenge.

SARN said...

Loving the polar bear catching falling stars! Great card.

Lovely sympathy card using one of my fave stamps that you own!

. . . great crafter in the making there too! Well done surrogate grandson!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Christine said...

Thank you for sharing your card at Jo's Scrap Shack. The simple, clean style is perfect for a sympathy card, and it is sure to bring comfort.
DT Member

Craft-E-Place said...

Fabulous polar bear! Such an elegant bear. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards

Cara said...

I hope the funeral was a great celebration of life. Fab cards, your surrogate grandson made a great card. Hugs x

Mariken said...

Beautiful Christmascards!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Cas on Friday.
Mariken DT

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 363 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too x

Margreet said...

Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug!
xxx Margreet (GDT)

Jen Leeflang said...

Great sympathy card! Thanks for joining our 'Naked' challenge at Bugaboo Stamps this week. Good luck in the draw.
Please join us again soon.
Jen Leeflang
Bugaboo DT

Eliz Stewart said...

Kathy... I haven't visited before but your bear truly caught my eye over at AAA cards. I will have to check out Stamps Happen...thank you! Also so love how you take pics of the materials used... so very smart. Have a fabulous holiday!

Tracie Pond said...

Such cute sparkle on his ears. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. =) Tracie