Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Wednesday .... so, downhill all the way to the weekend!

Morning all,

Hope you are all enjoying a good week - I've been quite lucky and able to spend some time (OK, quite a bit of time .....) at my ToC, acquired new stash just last week too (the sentiment stamp in the card immediately below) so had to get it inky!


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

Materials used:
  • White 12cm square, 300gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 10½cm square
  • One piece of navy card cut to 11½cm square
  • Ranger "Letter It" sentiment (from LEC-59301 Celebration) stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Katzelkraft rat image (from KTZ179) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • CAS-ual Friday sentiment (from CFSS-13-012 Bold Sentiments) stamped on insert and envelope using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour and blended using Sansodor and a paper stump
  • Stardust stickles used to highlight text and image




I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - challenge No. 74 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Crafting From The Heart - challenge No. 192 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Crafty Sentiments - January 30th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Through The Craft Room Door - January 30th challenge - ANYTHING GOES

And now, it seems, it's back to Christmas!


My card .... no it's not a night at the laundrette!
And a closer view of my image panel - aren't those bears ADORABLE?
 
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White 15cm square, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of card (one white and one navy) cut to 14½cm square
  • One piece of white card cut to 14½cm square
  • Snippets of card in white, red and navy
  • Three hole dies (two sizes, from The Paper Cut) used to cut the layered apertures for my image
  • Paper Artsy sentiment (from JOFY17) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • MFT bear (from Bitty Bears) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour image and blended using Sansodor and a paper stump
  • Stardust stickles to bling up those FAB-u-LOUS bears! (like they weren't already fabulous enough!)



I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - January challenge - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  2. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 370 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  3. The Holly and The Ivy - challenge No. 22 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  4. A Snowflakes Promise - challenge No. 47 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  5. Everybody Art - challenge No. 418 - CIRCLES
I used a sketch from a FACEBOOK group called Card Making Tips where the lovely Karen runs a weekly themed challenge, to assist us all with our Christmas card quota. This week's theme was the sketch below. There are no prizes for the best/most entries only the reward of knowing that entering each week WILL result in at least 50 Christmas cards when the time comes to start writing them! I call THAT a result!
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And then, whilst I had the fabulous Bitty Bear on a block and my pencils sharpened ..... seemed a shame to waste the opportunity to make a matching tag!


I'll be entering this for the TAG challenge over at Incy Wincy

7 comments:

Sarn said...

Three fabulous makes here. Particularly loving your Rat card with the super large and most bodacious sentiment.

Great colouring on them all.

xxx

Linby said...

Great cards - I love the first one and your new brushpen stamps.

Clemente Batan said...

Very cute bears! Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Tag Challenge. Good luck!-Maria Giselle B.

rachel taylor said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with A Snowflakes Promise Rachel DT

Pat said...

I just love that cute rat and the fun sentiment is just perfect Kathy, and the clever use of the porthole with the sweet bears looking in different directions and a great take on the sketch. Lots of wonderful colouring too and super sparkle on the letters of the sentiment. x

Seija said...

Such wonderful Cards! Gorgeous works ... love the First one with the cool Mice. Thanks for joining us at EAC. Hugs Michi (DT)

Cara said...

You've been busy again this week. Love the first card with that brilliant sentiment and those bears are just adorable x