Saturday, 6 January 2018

Saturday and a couple of makes to share with you ...

Hey there readers,

Hope your weekend is coming along well. Haven't we had some ferocious weather this week? I hope you (and your families) have stayed safe and not had too much trouble/damage as a result of storms Dylan and Evelyn.

Pretty much all week the weather has really been "stay in and craft"  and, that's what I've done - there was nowhere much I had to be except a hair appointment on Thursday so ..... Here's one of this week's makes - I've had the image so long my memory has let me down over its origins - sorry peeps, I bought it at a show in Clearwater, Florida about 10 or so years ago so it's no surprise to me that I can't recall the manufacturer. I think I made my selection from a basket of unmounted rubber!

My card
And a closer view of the image panel and sparkle
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
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit and one of pearlised gold card, cut to mat
  • Snippets of card in both white and gold, for image panel and matting
  • Unknown image (see above) stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • The Cats Pyjamas sentiment (from S 5845-CL) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Cerise glitter washi tape
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour image
  • Stardust stickles to add some sparkle - IMHO you can never really have TOO much sparkle on a celebratory card

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Craftaholics R Us - challenge No. 1 - CELEBRATION CARDS 
  2. Penny's Paper Crafty - challenge No. 361 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Double D - January 3rd challenge - TO USE THE MOOD BOARD BELOW- I used the pinks and purple tones from the first pic along with the LOVE birds - to make my anniversary card
  4. Creative Knockouts - challenge No. 227 - CELEBRATIONS
  5. Cute Card Thursday - challenge No. 511 - ANYTHING GOES

And another make for you today ...

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
Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 300gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of purple card cut to mat
  • Using washi tape I masked off a panel and applied Distress Inks in shaded lilac and wilted violet
  • With my "mask" in place I stamped the Creative Expressions border image ( from set CEC83- Faded Fauna Borders - a Christmas gift) using Versafine onyx black ink and my Paper Artsy splatter (from HTPX01) using Ranger Archival majestic violet ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencil in blue violet to just add a little shading to the flower petals
  • With the mask still in place I gave my project a quick spray of Crafters Companion Spray and Shine - to seal the water based inks
  • The Cats Pyjamas (from S-5845CL) sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 362 - PURPLES ... this challenge is going fortnightly with immediate effect
  2. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 277 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Alphabet Challenge - January 5th challenge - "U" is for USE THREE OF SOMETHING (3 stamps + 3 shades of purple ink)
  4. Creative Friday - challenge No. 196 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Emerald City - challenge No. 7 - ANYTHING GOES


SARN said...

Both cards are wonderful Kathy. I absolutely adore both images. The dancing couple is fab and those border stamps are really effective.

Happy Saturday.


Rein said...

Pretty cards!

Darlene said...

Both cards are beautiful Kathy! Love the added sparkle on her dress on the first card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘ATG Birthday/Anniversary’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous cards Kathy. Thanks for the visit.
I loved the sketch last week but never got to play xx Jan

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful the way you've made your cards a complete experience with everything decorated. The dancing couple is a lovely stamp and her dress is fantastic with all the sparkle. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D!

Fiona said...

Hello Kathy!
Hasn't the weather been crap?
Your cards are lovely and very impressive masking I must say.

Cara said...

Two fabulous cards. I'm totally with you on the sparkle front. Love your grungy border on the second one too x

Liz said...

Two great cards, Kathy, I especially love the first one with the dancing couple.

We've certainly had some windy weather this week! I'm surprised we still had a roof left after the other night when the wind kept me awake half of the night! xx

Marina said...

You really are the purple princess- these are gorgeous.

crafty-stamper said...

Both cards are Great CAS but love the dancing couple stamp and the sparkle
Carol x

Pat said...

This is a fabulous image Kathy and l love the way you have blinged it up to the max, and it works beautifully for an anniversary. The CE border looks wonderful on the second card and love the purple tones, so so pretty. x

Lillianb said...

Two great cards Loving the first image,


Penny Light said...

That's a stunning dance card, just the right amount of glitter in the right places. You can feel the sway of her dress. Beautiful!! Kathy you have done wonderful work! Thanks for sharing your talent at Penny's Paper Crafty challenges.

Sue - said...

Two great cards Kathy.

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Craftaholics R Us.
Janis, Owner & Design Team Member

crafty said...

Pretty cards. Thank you for joining in the QKR Stampede challenge.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

very nice and purple! love the banner on the bottom

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful designs,Kathy. Thanks so much for joining us at Double D Challenge Blog.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craftaholics, good luck!!! Amy DT

Ann Tuck said...

Great cards Kathy - I've just seen your 2nd entry into LIM challenge, and looked for your name, as I knew the purple challenge would be right up your alley! Not that you don't enter every time! I love the soft panel you have created on your card here - and the border stamp provides just the interest it needs.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Two fabulous cards Kathy, loving the shades of purple.
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
Crafty hugs

Michelle said...

Great cards!

Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge. Hope to see you back again soon:)

Basslady said...

your cards are so stunning!

thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenge!

hugs and kisses from germany
silvi xoxo

Susan said...

Terrific designs. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Beate Rauer said...

great sets! Thanks for joining us at creative friday. Hugs,Beate

Nonni said...

That purple strip looks fab and is perfectly placed, great CAS design! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

Julie B said...

This challenge was made for you Kathy! Super cards both. :)

Papiertiger said...

Cool Card....I love the colours.
Thank you for joining in our Creative Friday Challenge.
Bye Scarlett

Cathy said...

Two great cards Kathy, the dancing couple look so elegant and I love that border stamp with the splats, so effective, Cathy x

Ameera Crafts said...

Love it!
Thank you for joining us at "Emerald City Crafts Challenge". Best of luck with your entry and please do join us again very soon.

Mary DT member for Emerald City Crafts...