Friday, 29 December 2017

Welcome to Friday .... in that limbo time between Christmas and New Year!

Morning all,

As the year draws to a close I'm starting (no, NOT Christmas cards again!) on my 2018 ATC's, as many of you will recall, I swap with a buddy on the Isle of Skye. Earlier this year we decided to swap themes instead of materials as we'd been doing the materials thing for so long. I sent off my January swaps along with my Christmas card so this one is actually for February's theme of "Transport" and I have to say that the sentiment, route 66 logo and the map background are NBUS - Darnell would be so proud!

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in white and navy
  • Paper Artsy map background from HPXT01 stamped using Memento London fog ink
  • Stampers Anonymous car, sentiment and route 66 logo all stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils (ochre for roads, blue around the logo and green for the wooded areas) to give a little colour and interest.
  • Once assembled I used a Tsukineko gelly roll gel pen in white to doodle a border

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - challenge No.313 & 314 - USE SNIPPETS
  2. The Paper Shelter - Christmas break challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Water Cooler Wednesday - challenge No. 150 - MASCULINE
  4. Cute Card Thursday - challenge No. 510 - ANYTHING GOES

Over the Christmas break we usually exchange Secret Santa gifts with our surrogate family, it's an afternoon and evening of chat, laughter, food, drink and silly games! Everyone dresses up and the daftest game currently available is usually purchased by someone, this years was a doozie ..... check out the pic

Ready to play .....
The game? "Say it don't spray it" .... apparently you have to read a card aloud but with a mouthguard in place - harder than it sounds, as it happens!

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Man down! The antlers? Part of another game, a kind of festive hoop toss .. over the antlers!
Here's another version of how the above game MIGHT be played!!

Surrogate grand dog didn't miss out on the fun either
Imagine our surprise to walk home in this!!! A white Christmas .... just a little late!
Sadly, instead of waking to a winter wonderland, this was the sight greeting us
Oh well, undoubtedly easier to move about in than the winter wonderland scenario!
Discovered I was showCASed over at Simply Less Is More this week too - thanks ladies, much appreciated.



Sue - said...

Congrats on your LIM win, and well done on using so much NBUS on your fab ATC!

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely showcased card! Well deserved.
A great ATC - my friend has just come back after 'doing' Route 66 with her daughter!
Hope you had a lovely Christmas.

SARN said...

Congrats on being showcased over at Less is More. Very pretty feather card.

Loving the Route 66 ATC challenge card too.

Your festive pictures look like a lot of fun was had by all.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pat said...

Congrats on being showcased over at LIM with those pretty coloured feathers Kathy and love the hilarious photos. Your Route 66 and map are great additions to your crafty stash and love the car you used over the top, and adore the white doodled edges too on this super ATC. x

Karen D. said...

Super cool card Kathy.
Looks like you had a fun Christmas.
Wishing you blessings for the New Year.
xx Karen

Di said...

Great snippets card Kathy and well done on being showcase over at LIM. I always look out for your clever entries!

Afraid my comments are a bit brief as am still trying to make sample cards for the Playground Giveaway!!


Di xx

Barb said...

Congratulations Kathy on being showcased. A great ATC for your friend. Great pics. It looks like a fun time was had by all. Wishing you a very happy new year and I look forward to visiting again in 2018. Barbxx

Heidi Weaver said...

Oh my goodness, Kathy. My family played that game. "B"s, "P"s and "F"s were simply impossible. I'm just glad our faces didn't freeze in that position!

Love your card! The background map is subtle but perfect for showcasing the stamped images. Great job colouring, too. Adding the border with your white gel pen, genius. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Penny Hanuszak said...

What a great exchange ATC you've created for the February challenge. Very masculine with the background papers and the old card. Love the vintage feel. Happy New Year to you and thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week.

Cara said...

Congrats on your LIM showcasing, well deserved. Love your ATC and it looks like you has a great time over the festive period x

Lady Joyful said...

Fabulous creations, and congrats on the showcasing! Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT