Monday, 18 December 2017

Welcome to the start of another week ..

Morning all,

Not too many sleeps till Christmas and last posting dates loom large (see them here) - how's the work on those last minute Christmas cards coming along? 

We've had the usual flurry of  meets with friends and some Christmas meals to contend with, another on Saturday night with some friends we've not seen since the Balloon Fiesta back in August!, a lovely evening full of chat, laughter and good food and we came home too stuffed to sleep so caught up on the Strictly final!

However, there's always time for a little crafting in my schedule and this is literally a "little" crafting as it's an ATC! .......

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in white and grey
  • Full cover post it (for masking)
  • Katzelkraft  (KTZ168 "Les Jungles") image stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink, stamped a second time (without re-inking) on to my post it which I then fussy cut out and placed over my image as a mask
  • Kaisercraft mini grid image stamped using Memento London fog ink
  • Kaisercraft crackle and film edges images stamped using Memento Paris dusk ink
  • Kaisercraft stains image stamped using Adirondack red pepper ink
  • Copic markers (from set B) used to colour the giraffe, I wanted a bolder colour PLUS it makes a change!

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Emerald City - challenge No. 6 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - challenge No. 72 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. The Corrosive Challenge - challenge No. 12 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Colour Crazy - challenge No. 50 - ANYTHING (hand coloured) GOES

And then I thought it was high time to crack out some NBUS (that's Never Before Used Stash - thanks, Darnell, for coining this acronym!) - hard to believe I'm STILL making Christmas cards .. you could be forgiven for thinking I'm terribly behind but I'm actually working on my 2018 quota - howzat for organised?!??!??!?!

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
  • 300gsm white card cut to fit the front and insert panel and then slightly smaller white card panel.
  • On to the slightly smaller panel I positioned three strips of the GORGEOUS glitter washi tape I found in Poundstretcher recently (the pink and gold is NBUS!) - isn't it fab?
  • MFT "PEACE" die (also NBUS) placed on to one of my larger white card panels and run through my big shot before attaching to my "glittered" card panel using Tombow mono glue
  • Once the glue was dry I attached the now glittered and die cut panel to my card base using dimensional foam tape
  • For the insert, reverse and envelope I stamped the Inkadinkado sentiment and holly and the Hero Arts "Merry Christmas" using Memento tuxedo black

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 274 - CHRISTMAS
  2. CAS-ual Friday - challenge No. 189 - DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS
  3. Creative Friday - challenge No. 194 - CHRISTMAS IN UNUSUAL COLOURS (pink /gold/black - unusual? I think so)
  4. Come And Get It - December challenge - CHRISTMAS
  5. AAA Cards - challenge No. 105 - SPARKLE


Want to make your gift wrap a little different this year? Check out this link here.


Jane said...

Super sparkly card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Sarn said...

Your little giraffe ATC looks fabulous.

Also loving the glitzy PEACE card too.

Happy Monday to you.


Pat said...

I love your fun ATC Kathy and the 'Peace' using the three colours of washi tape look so gorgeously glittery. Glad you are having lots of pre Christmas get togethers which is what Christmas is all about. x

Jackie T said...

Hi this is stunning. Thank you for joining us at Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog Anything Goes Challenge 6. Hugs Jackie (DT)

Liz said...

Love your ATC, the image made me smile. What a great idea for using the glittery washi tape on your card, I see a visit coming on to visit the new Poundstretcher! xx

Cardsbymaaike said...

that peace sure is sparkly, Ilove it. Thank you for playing at AAA cards

Michelle W said...

How funny is that giraffe!! Love your sparkly PEACE card. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

Sue - said...

Great makes as always Kathy! Enjoy all your meet ups with friends!

Sherri said...

Love this giraffe! I've felt just like him many, many times! Lol! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

Darnell said...

Well done using your NBUS, Kathy, and thank you for the shoutout! If we didn't all love you so much, we'd hate you for already starting on your 2018 Christmas cards!!!!! Love that giraffe to pieces! He works perfectly on an ATC!! Happy Holiday Hugs to you both! Party on!! Darnell

Lilian said...

Great ATC and love the fact you are starting next years Cards.


The Red Mullet Band said...

Lovely card!!!
Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge blog.
Ana Isabel DT Coordinator.

Cara said...

I love your fun little ATC, that giraffe is brilliant. Also loving your sparkly card, still making this years ones here!

Jane Savage said...

What a brilliant giraffe image! Love it!
Thank you for joining us at The Colour Crazy Challenge! Jane S (DT) xxx

Dorothy S said...

What a fun bg for the cute bg - looks like he (she?) found a way to fit his long neck on to the ATC! Thanks for joining the Anything Goes (option - Christmas) at QKR Stampede this week. Merry Christmas! Dorothy S, DT member

Stempelomi said...

grest work!Thanks for joining us at creative friday! Hugs,Beate