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Friday, 5 January 2018

Woo Hoo, the weekend starts here ...

Morning all,

Well, starting to get back to normal yet? "DONE" the sales yet? Me either - there's really nothing I need (or want) QUITE that much! That said .. I DID check out the Hobbyartstamps.com site and yes, I DID succumb to two sets, not that they have arrived yet .. maybe today (she says optimistically).

Decorations down and Christmas cards recycled, place vacuumed and dusted - dex are back to the loft and the Christmas cards ARE in a bag for recycling, I just haven't quite made it there yet! Too late last year so best I get a wiggle on.

What's my excuse? Too busy crafting perhaps? ... well, whilst I still had the Christmas stamps out ....


My card
 
The front, back and inside of my card along with the back of my envelope -
both the image and the sentiment were too big to put on the front of the envelope - IMHO

Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 300gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit 
  • One piece of navy card cut to fit and a circular aperture die cut
  • Hobby Art (Camel ye faithful) image stamped using Tim Holtz mixed media Distress Ink in black soot, I also stamped the head on a snippet of white card which, once coloured, I fussy cut out  before adhering once my card was assembled
  • Hobby Art sentiment stamped on to the navy card using Versamark ink, WOW! white puff tinsel embossing powder sprinkled (returning excess to pot) and then heat embossed. Elsewhere the sentiment was stamped using the black soot ink
  • Stampers Anonymous hat (from Crazy accessories) stamped using the black soot ink, coloured and fussy cut out for attaching once the card was assembled



I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Addicted to Stamps - challenge No. 273 - HOLIDAY
  2. The Holly and The Ivy - challenge No. 21 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  3. The Merry Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 1 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES + unused optional twist of HAPPY NEW YEAR)
  4. Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday challenge - SOMETHING NEW (new stash - camels)
  5. Chrimbo Crackers - challenge No. 141 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES

Did you all catch sight of the "supermoon"? I got a pic, not sure how good it is but, it's a pic nonetheless!



11 comments:

SARN said...

Ha ha ha . . . Brilliant & funny festive card. I mean, who doesn't wanna see a camel in a Xmas hat in their Xmas card . .. with a matching sentiment? Simply Fabulous xxx

Pat said...

This is a really fun and beautifully coloured image Kathy and love the sentiment too. I think we will be getting our house back to normal today too. x

Janis Lewis said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge.
Janis, Owner and Design Team Member

Cara said...

Such a fun card, I hadn't heard of the puff embossing power, looks very effective though so will have to check it out x

Bobby said...

I love a good pun and that is one I haven't heard before, Kathy. Your card gave me a good chuckle. Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous fun card and image-great play on words
Carol x

Teresa Kline said...

hello kathy! super fun card, luv the cute image and your coloring! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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MagsB said...

Kathy, this is a great Christmas card, the camel is so funny and the sentiment is just right! Thanks for joining in at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge.

love Mags B x

cm said...

Your camel is fabulous; he reminds me of the trio who sing in the long-ago released Claymations Christmas show! So thrilled you shared this dapper fella in the Addicted to Stamps and More gallery!
~carol

Lisa said...

What a fun Christmas card!

Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge!

Tip Top said...

Lovely project - thank you for entering Crimbo Crackers challenge - hope to see you again!