Monday, 4 December 2017

Welcome to the start of another week!

Morning all,

I trust you all enjoyed your weekend though it was probably a little on the chilly side .. will we get a White Christmas? Do we even WANT a white Christmas?

As many of you will probably know, I was at a craft retreat recently and came home with a fair few cards and card fronts to blog ..... my first make to share with you this morning was one of the card fronts which I have now finished in to a card ... because some of the materials were not my own, I don't have a photo of the materials or of the other parts of the card although they ARE decorated!

My card - I used the chevrons and birthday sentiment to
embellish the other parts of the card
Materials used:
  • White C6, 300gsm card and matching sized envelope
  • White card panel cut to 13cm x 10cm and matted using 300gsm red card
  • Kaisercraft mini grid image stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Kaisercraft mini dot image stamped using Distress Ink spiced marmalade ink
  • Kaisercraft sketchy image stamped using Memento London fog ink
  • Creative Expressions (Inspiring Edges) image and Happy Little Stampers (Butterfly Birthday) sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Creative Expressions (Inspiring Edges) chevron image stamped using Distress Ink in candied apple
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - challenge No. 71 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. 4CraftyChicks - challenge No. 379 - ANYTHING GOES
And another make .... despite the fact I THINK I have written all my Christmas cards for 2017, I just can't seem to stop myself making Christmas cards - my excuse? Well, this IS new stash!

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 A2/C6, 240gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white and one of red card cut to fit using the MFT stitched rectangle dies
  • Impression Obsession "Zenspirations" image stamped using Memento tuxedo black
  • For the insert and envelope I also stamped the MFT sentiment (from the bitty bears set) using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour
  • Kaisercraft metallic glitter gel pens used to highlight the text in the tree

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. CASonFriday - challenge No. 122 - CHRISTMAS
  2. Come And Get It - December 3rd challenge - CHRISTMAS
  3. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 357 - RED AND GREEN
  4. Stamping Sensations - December challenge - WINTER TREES AND/OR FLOWERS
  5. Winter Wonderland - November 24th challenge - TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS COLOURS OF RED AND GREEN


SARN said...

Oh YES! Two more superb cards here Kathy.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pat said...

What a lovely mixture of elements in the birthday card and I adore the sweet tree and sentiment Kathy and a pretty touch of glitter too. x

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous tree, Kathy, love the sparkle! I also like the CAS design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


Jo said...

Fabulous makes.....especially love the happy birthday card x

brenda said...

Two great creation and loving the funky Christmas tree, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

creationsnz said...

A delightful wonky Christmas tree and it's perfect for our Christmas challenge at Come And Get It, CarolG

Susan said...

Terrific Christmas card. I like how you carried the design to the envelops! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Cara said...

Great cards, I do love your unique style x

Kath said...

A fabulous Christmas card and a lovely stamp (another one for my wish list!). Visiting today with my DT hat on, so thank you for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.
Kath x

Lori Turner said...

What beautiful cards...thank you so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week for our Anything Goes challenge! xoxoxo

Nonni said...

Such fun stamps you have! I love the way the tree has the sentiment written to it -two in one! :) Great use of our colors and a fun CAS design. Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous card, Kathy. Beautiful stampset. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Friday. Luv, Wilma

Helen said...

Great card - thanks sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Happy Christmas.

Helen x