Monday, 1 January 2018

New week, new year - let's make it a good one


Not that I'm expecting too many visitors today but, here's hoping there aren't too many thick heads this morning, thought I would stop by and wish you all

Are you the kind of person to make New Years Resolutions? If so, do you keep them? Do you write them down so you can see whether you kept them? I don't but, if I did, I think that for 2018 I would resolve to lose some weight, take more exercise and live my life to the full - nothing wrong with that, is there?


Just in case you are stopping by to see what I've been up to then I do have some crafting to share ... an ATC I've made for my themed swaps with a buddy on the Isle of Skye ... this one is for the theme of book or song title - can you guess the title? The weather outside was FRIGHTFUL so I decided to brighten up my day!

My ATC - when the weather outside is frightful you can see where my imagination takes me!
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in white and neon pink
  • On the neon pink layer I stamped the chevrons from Creative Expressions CEC851 using Memento sweet plum ink around the edges
  • On the white snippet I stamped the Inkadinkado flamino and palm images (from 60-31362 flamingo fun .... NBUS!)
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour
  • Stardust stickles used to accent

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Hiding In My Craft Room - challenge No. 333 - FREESTYLE (ATG)
  2. Inkspirational - challenge No. 151 - DESIGNERS CHOICE - STAMPING ONLY
  3. Brown Sugar - challenge No. 273 - ANYTHING BUT A CARD ... it's an ATC so I hope that counts
  4. Colour Crazy - challenge No. 51 - ANYTHING (hand coloured) GOES

And the song? It's "Pretty flamingo" by Manfred Mann. It's an oldie so the quality isn't great but .. if you're not familiar (like my husband ... he said he'd NEVER heard of it!!)


Marina said...

Love the fun, glittery flamingo. Happy New Year.

Sue - said...

Happy New Year Kathy! How can he never have heard of it? Brings back lots of memories! Love your flamingo with a hat on!

Squirrel x said...

HNY Kathy. Thick head here but that's sinus not booze! Love the flamingo, super fun card. Hugs xx

Becca Sadler said...

Thanks for linking to #333 HIMCR's 5th Saturday freestyle challenge! Becca~DT

Pat said...

I adore your pretty flamingo ATC Kathy and thought of the song straight away as it is definitely my era, must say I couldn't think for the minute who the group were but should have remembered it was Manfred Mann as I always liked the lead singer's voice. x

SARN said...

WHATTTTTT? Mr K has NEVER heard of that song . . . as soon as you said PRETTY FLAMINGO I was singing it inside my head!

FAB ATC there mate and the perfect antidote to frightful weather. We have v. high winds due through the night and ALL DAY tomorrow. Yuk.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Debs M said...

love the flamingo! Been off plan for a month so starting it again thurs... Happy new year to you and Mr K x

Cara said...

I suspect I might be a tad younger than your husband and even I could sing along! Fabulous ATC, I love the fun and happiness of it x

Creative world said...

Super adorable image,fantastic coloring and fabulous design...Thank you for joining us at COLOUR CRAZY CHALLENGE,hope to see you again
Ċ½eljka DT xx

Nonni said...

That flamingo looks hilarious! I'm longing for warmer weathers too... I hope spring would come already! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!