Friday, 1 December 2017

Welcome to the weekend AND the First Friday in DECEMBER!


Welcome to December ... Soon be Christmas!

I had a really nice day with a pal yesterday, with a super lunch out and then, instead of coffee in the pub/restaurant we adjourned to The Range where I bought some dies and some washi tape along with a dinky little Raymond Briggs Snowman - so cute next to my USB tree, that's it! The dex are UP!!!!

And now for some crafting .... I just LOVE this reindeer ..

My card
Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 300gsm, card panel 
  • White card panel, cut to fit and attached using strips of dimensional foam tape
  • Paper Artsy image (ZA19) stamped using Memento tuxedo black
  • Christmas sentiment (borrowed from an attendee but I don't recall the make) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Peerless water colour paints used to add colour to Rudolph's nose and eyes
  • Stardust stickles to bling it up
  • We were challenged to  make a card using "an item found about the hotel" and I found a Quality Street wrapper which I tied in to a knot for his bow tie and adhered using tombow glue

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Addicted to CAS - challenge No. 125 - SWEETS ... well, this is a BIT cheeky but I HOPE it counts as Rudolph's bow tie is an actual Quality Street wrapper!
  2. The Holly and The Ivy - challenge No. 20 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Cardz4Guyz - challenge No. 183 - REINDEER
  4. CASology - challenge No. 277 - ROUND (like his nose/eyes/cheeks!
  5. Fab 'n Funky - challenge No. 373 - CHRISTMAS

And now, another  make from the craft retreat but this one I finished at home so was able to photograph the usual views! This one is Clean And Simple to the Nth degree - hope you like it!

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

And a closer view of the image panel and sparkle
Materials used:
  • White, A2, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • White 300gsm card cut to fit for both the image panel (made at the retreat) and inside (made at home)
  • Happy Little Stampers image and sentiment (both from the Doodled Flowers set) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Stardust stickles to bling up the leaf image

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafty Sentiments - challenge No. 183 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Seize the Birthday - November 23rd challenge - MONOCHROMATIC
  3. Just Add Ink - challenge No. 388 - JUST ADD GLITTER
  4. Little Miss Muffet - challenge No. 177 - ANYTHING GOES


Now we've officially started December I can tell you that I've started putting up the dex at the Purple Palace, hangs head in shame and confirms they've been "in situ" a week or more! Still ... it's beginning to look a LOT like Christmas! To all the Bah Humbugs out there ... SORRY!


Sarn said...

That really is a fantastically louche looking Rudolph on your first card Kathy! Fabulous.

Loving the uber-CAS birthday card too!

Happy Christmas Dex Revealed day!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sue said...

Two gorgeous cards, Kathy! I love the Rudolph card with the sweet wrapper bow and all the sparkle on the leaves card. It was lovely to meet you and spend time last week. Have a great weekend. xx

Pat said...

What a wonderful idea to use the sweet wrapper for your cute Rudolph's bow tie Kathy and the glittery leaves in that pretty arrangement work really well. I love your trees and the snowman was a great find too. I have to say that since we don't usually have any visitors at Christmas I don't do much in the way of decoration, but can appreciate how beautiful the coloured lights look. When our son comes here at Christmas from Australia we do make it more festive. x

Sue - said...

Thought I recognised that sweetie wrapper, Love your glittery leaves too. I can see my Dec going up on Christmas Eve, maybe!

Darnell said...

Your Purple Palace is aglow with Christmas festivities, Kathy! Love it! And I love your cards, too ~ especially that leering reindeer, tee hee!! Thanks for playing along at CASology! Hugs, Darnell

Cara said...

Two fabulous cards, that reindeer stamp is just wonderful and I love the story behind the bow. Enjoy your decorations x

Joyce said...

Absolutely adorable reindeer. Love how the circle is merely suggested, yet as present as if it were drawn in. Fantastic. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Claire said...

Oh your reindeer is fantastic and that Quality Street sweetie wrapper was a stroke of genius, absolutely brilliant. Thumbs up to you too for putting up your decorations - I love Christmas too and I hope you have a very Happy one x

Jackie C said...

Super fun! everyone would love to receive this! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Holly & The Ivy. Jackie DT member xx

Jacquie Southas said...

I adore the stylized reindeer! Thanks for sharing with us at CASology this week!

Beatriz said...

Lovely project! Thanks for join us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this time, good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Beatriz DT

Lindsey said...

Very clever! That's what I call thinking outside the box!! Fab CAS clever design x

ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink, Kathy. What a great idea to create a trail of glittery leaves. CAS at its cleanest.
Di :)

Bobby said...

Very clever of you to make Rudolph's bow tie from a candy wrapper, Kathy. I'd say that qualifies as sweets and thanks for sharing this fun card with us at Addicted to CAS.

Cazro said...

A wonderful fun reindeer. Love the card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT.

Nikki Spencer said...

Lots of lovely sparkle happening here kathy! Love the glittery leaf trail you've created. thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Your card is adorable! That image is awesome! Thank you for sharing it with us at Cardz 4 Guyz! Cyndi, DT

Glenda J said...

A lovely elegant and CAS card. Love the sparkle too. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday!

Anonymous said...

This is a fun Reindeer image. I love all the sparkles in your leaves. Chantell Just Add Ink