Saturday, 27 January 2018

Saturday post - have a great weekend


Woo Hoo, it's the weekend and hopefully storm Georgina will have blown through the UK and be off to terrorise some other country or, better still, dissipate. Had a few days this week when it's just been pointless going out for the sake of it! Nothing I want QUITE that much!

I have however, managed to hit the ToC (Table of Craftiness) fairly hard this week and have a couple of makes to share with you today ..... here's the first one, I just can't seem to stop making Christmas cards........

My card

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

Materials used:
  • White 12½cm square, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two panels cut to 11½cm square - one white (insert) and one dark blue DCWV linen textured card
  • Snippets of card in white and grey
  • Creative Expressions gnome and sentiment (Scandi Christmas set) stamped on to white card using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour and blended using Sansodor/paper stumps
  • Narrow white silk ribbon adhered to my dark blue panel and sentiment panel using double sided tape
  • MFT sentiment and snowflakes (from CS-83 Hand Lettered Holiday) stamped using Memento tuxedo black, Paris dusk and Versafine onyx black inks
  • Dimensional foam tape to adhere my sentiment panel to my card panel and my card panel to my card blank
  • Stardust stickles to bling it up

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. WaterCooler Wednesday - challenge No. 154 - ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS
  2. Deep Ocean - challenge No. 173 - LET IT SNOW
  3. CraftaholicsRus - challenge No. 4 - RIBBON
  4. The Paper Shelter - challenge No. 323 - SHADES OF BLUE
  5. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 370 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES plus the optional (but unused) twist of NO SENTIMENT

And now on to my second make which isn't a Christmas card ... I LOVE the numbers stencil I used on this make but kind of wish I'd thought about its positioning, particularly with the "3" ... IYKWIM!!!

My One Layer Card
And a closer view of the image
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White 15cm square, 300gsm, scallop edged card and matching sized envelope
  • One white card panel cut to 14cm square (for insert)
  • MFT (BB21 Birthday Bears) image stamped on to my card using Memento tuxedo black ink and also on to full adhesive coverage post it which I then cut out to use as a mask
  • With my mask in place I stencilled the dots (from Imagination Crafts MU17) and the numbers (from Imagination Crafts MU62) using Distress Ink worn lipstick, I stencilled the lines from MU17 and burlap Dutchdoobadoo using Distress Ink in shaded lilac (whilst wilted violet is in my photo I didn't use it in the end)
  • Having removed the mask I coloured using Faber Castell polychromos pencils, blending with Sansodor and a paper stump
  • Stardust stickles to accentuate the numbers

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 363 (week 2) - ONE LAYER CARD - "CUTE" ... 3rd entry .. I think these bears are pretty cute and I hope you do too!
  2. Fab 'n Funky - challenge No. 378 - WITH A NUMBER
  3. Addicted to Stamps - challenge No. 276 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. CASonSunday - challenge No. 125 - COLOUR ME PRETTY
  5. Seize The Birthday - January 18th challenge - ANYTHING BIRTHDAY GOES with the option (which I used) of ONE LAYER



Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love how youve used your blues in your design. Thanks for joining us at TPS. good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

flossbite said...

Wonderful Christmas card, I love that image! Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge. Good Luck!

Sarn said...

Well - I don't think I'd have noticed the No. 3 unless you'd said! I still think it's fine . . . but good job it wasn't a No. 2 LOL!

Fabby Scandi Gnome Xmas card too. Love your colouring and the pretty background.

Happy Saturday.


Janis Lewis said...

Cute! Thanks for joining us at Craftaholics R Us.

Pat said...

Lovely birthday card with a cute image, thanks for sharing at Fab’n’Funky this week.

Pat xx

Chris said...

Fabulous o/l card Kathy, the bear IS cute and it's a great stencil...don't think I'd have noticed the 3' if you hadn't pointed it out... :)
Thanks for joining us at Fab N Funky this week.

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Kathy, what a lot of storms there have been all over the world this winter! The only good thing is they keep us inside at our crafting tables, right? Love that Christmas card! The combination of colours really works and carries on the "chill" of that silver snow. Love the panel with the Gnome being offset to the side. The beautiful colouring and shading brings him to life. Great card! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Nice to have crafting time even if it's because of the weather. You've used your time well on both cards Kathy. I love the blue Gnome, such a cute image and beautifully coloured. Thanks so much for sharing with us for our "All About Christmas" challenge at this weeks Watercooler Wednesday.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Super fun, super colours, super masking, super cute and super to see you back in the Less is More gallery again this week Kathy. Thanks so much x

Pat said...

A great card using the sweet gnome and I adore your bear bearing gifts, and love the way you have coloured both. The background stencilling behind the bear goes beautifully and I don't think I would have noticed the positioning of the numbers if you hadn't mentioned it. Thank you for alerting me to my lucky win over at the playground too. x

Marina said...

Great cards and I particularly like the stencilling on the second one.

Cara said...

I'm still in love with that gnome and I hadn't seen that bear stamp before, but he's super cute. I feel a spending spree coming on as you've shown them off so well x

Creative world said...

Fantastic card and design,adorable image too...thank you for joining us at ATSM- challenge this week,hope to see you again
Ċ½eljka DT xx

Susan said...

Very cute design. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Barbara said...

I love the birthday card with the background of numbers. This is great for a birthday card and I am going to make sure that I do one of these soon. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday. Hope to see you again.
Barbara DT Member

Vicki Dutcher said...

Cute side cluster stamping. Thanks for joining in at STB

Marsha J Reed said...

Kathy, your cute little gnome is adorable! Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wedneday Challenge.

Tanja said...

such sweet cards - thanks for playing along at Addicted to Stamps and More

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Thank you for participating in the Ribbon Challenge at Craftaholics R Us! I love the gnome card!

Wilma de Korte said...

What a cute bear!
Thanks for joining us at Cas on Friday!