Sunday, 18 February 2018

Another lazy Sunday comes around ....

Morning all

Been having a pretty busy old time at the ToC lately so decided to post this morning, hope this card will brighten up your day!

Over on facebook, the lovely Karen (this is her blog, not that she's particularly active there these days but she IS talented) is keeping us all on track with our Christmas cards by posting a theme each week (on a Sunday) to ensure we should have at least 50 come November! This past week the theme has been ROUND and I've only just made it in time as she normally posts around lunchtime so I'm sneaking in under the wire. It's not a challenge as there are no winners and no prizes - it's just to keep us all on track, thanks Karen.

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

Materials used:
  • 12½cm square white, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Snippets of card in both white and red - one of each for the sentiment and greeting panels and one of each die cut in to both faux stitched and fancy circles (for my themed card)
  • Paper Artsy reindeer (from ZA19), Hero Arts sentiment (from CL343) and Precious Remembrance Shop sentiment (from Sketchy Christmas) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Copic markers used to colour
  • The PRS sentiment was mounted on to red card using dimensional foam tape and then again on to red card (again, using dimensional foam tape) to act as a "stopper" for my easel card - think this makes it a  hand delivery card!
  • Stardust stickles and Anita's dimensional gloss used to enhance the image

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Chrimbo Crackers - challenge No. 152 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  2. Christmas Cards All Year Round - February challenge - MAINLY RED
  3. Happy Little Stampers - February Christmas challenge - ANYTHING GOES (optional twist of HEARTS, which I didn't use)
  4. The Merry Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 7 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES (+ optional twist which I DID use, of REINDEER)
  5. ABC of Christmas - February 7th challenge - "C" is for CLEAN and "D" is for DISTRESS .. I went with CLEAN

Yesterday I gaily posted two same but different cards for the TWOFERS challenge, I was so pleased with the way they turned out. I photographed and blogged them, found other challenges to enter with them. Didn't realise my mistake - UNTIL the lovely Pat pointed out (in a nice way) that the rules state they must be two DIFFERENT cards, using the same stamps but for two DIFFERENT occasions and I had made mine both anniversary cards - DOH! But thank you so much Pat, appreciate it. Nothing for it but to return to the ToC and try again ... I'm no quitter!

So, Darnell, here's round two! Actually this was round three ... it's not rocket science but .. first time round I made them both for the same occasion and then the second time round I forgot it was hearts! DOH! Still, I now have a whole bunch of cards I wouldn't have had otherwise!!!!

Third time's the charm! Hearts - check, different occasions - check!
I'll be entering these two for the HEARTS challenge #2 over at Twofers and also for up to four other challenges, here are the details for each card below


Card 1 - "flower" hearts!
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 pieces of white card cut to 11½cm square
  • Inkadinkado heart image (97637 Hearts) stamped using Memento Bahama blue ink
  • Sparkle 'n Sprinkle sentiment (from stylin' sayings set 777) stamped using Ranger Archival cobalt blue ink, which I also used to edge the image panel
  • Sparkle 'n Sprinkle "swipe" (from the same set) stamped using Memento Bahama blue ink

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafting With Friends - challenge No. 61 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 142 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Cute Card Thursday - challenge No. 517 - ONE WORD SENTIMENT
  4. Crafting With An Attitude - challenge No. 36 - ANYTHING GOES


Card 2
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 pieces of white card cut to 10½cm square
  • One piece of gold card cut to 11½cm square
  • Inkadinkado image (from 97637 Hearts) stamped using Memento rosebud ink
  • Sparkle 'n Sprinkle (from Stylin' sayings set 777) stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Stardust stickles to bling up the sentiment

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafty Friends - challenge No. 76 - LOVE IS IN THE AIR
  2. My Time To Craft - challenge No. 364 - ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
  3. Pattie's Creations - challenge No. 143 - LOVE IS IN THE AIR
  4. Craft Rocket - challenge No. 45 - LOVE


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Kathy, I just saw the thumbnail of this and had to pop over for a closer look! I just love the reindeer face and I am going to have to get this set!! It really made me smile and I absolutely LOVE it!! ❤️

Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge 🎄
Lols x x x

Lorraine A said...

p.s, I went to buy this set immediately!! :-) thanks so much for the inspiration!! I will be CASE'ing your card when my set arrives ;-)

Lauren Hatwell said...

Ooh! Love what you did with the smashing Zinski reindeer there Mrs. Hope Lorraine will be very happy with her new acquisition.... He's such a cutie isn't he. Lx

Kathyk said...

He is indeed, seriously cute. Lorraine, I too hope you will enjoy the set and that they won't take too long to arrive


Pat said...

Cute Christmas card, great design, thanks for joining in our challenge at MTTC.

Pat xx

Sue - said...

I see you’ve been using that fab reindeer again! Great card ! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

Pat said...

Two great designs for the challenge Kathy and in such pretty shades of pink and blue, and love the wreath with the sparkly sentiment then the sweet flower shape which looks like a four leaf clover too, and the lines stamped in the background go beautifully. I adore your cute reindeer and this is a fabulous easel card with the reindeer on a stitched and then fancy circle and I love the large sentiment as a stopper. x

Wendy L said...

Super card, fab design, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends, xxx
And Craft Rocket too

Happy Dance said...

So glad that the Twofer Challenge has helped add cards to your stash! These are lovely in their pink and blue colors. You've followed the prompt perfectly! Wonderful colors, wonderful colors, wonderful designs. Thanks for joining us at the Twofer Challenge. Bev

Liz said...

LOVE your Christmas card, Kathy, what a brilliant, fun design! Two great heart cards too for the Twofer Challenge. xx

sweetpea said...

Fun card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafting with an attitude Janet DT

Kathleen said...

Love the fabulous fun image, a really super card.

Kath x

Cheryl S said...

Your Christmas card is so cute, Kathy! I love the way you used the hearts in the 'Thanks' card too.

Darnell said...

You know I love it every time you create with that amazing and amusing reindeer! I must get that! And I love your Twofer cards the third time around! I'm so sorry you had to work so hard for them, but as you said, you now have lots more cards in your stash, and that, too, is a big part of the Twofer concept! Thank you so much for being dedicated and playing along in Twofer Card Challenge #2!! Hugs, Darnell

Anita in France said...

Such a fun reindeer, Kathy ... and a wonderful Twofer after all that hard work! The soft blue bloom is so pretty ... and you've captured such a lovely delicate look with your pink wreath! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

Sarn said...

Well, you got there in the end on the Twofer front and made lots of cards besides. Congrats on your perseverance.

Smashing reindeer easel card too. Really is a great image.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Cara said...

I love your fun Christmas card, you can't help but smile at that face. Glad it's not just me that does things like that, but all four of the heart cards are brilliant x

Linda said...

I love your fun Christmas card design .... the reindeer face is just fab! Thank you for playing along with the HLS Christmas challenge xx

Chrissy said...

Super fun Christmas card with lots of red...Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round]


Deanne Saunders said...

Cute card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Tip Top said...

Great card! Thanks for joining in at Crimbo Crackers - hope to see you again soon!

Helen said...

So cute!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x