Saturday, 10 February 2018

It's the weekend and I have some makes to share ...

Hi all,

I do indeed have a couple of makes to share with you today - the first one isn't a card!!! Been crocheting a blanket this week - right time too as it's been very useful at keeping me warm whilst I've been working on it! 

On Thursday night it was 24" square ... and not ever so warming but .....

You can see the middle of the couch cushions in this pic
And on Friday night 40½" square .... keeping me toastie on the COUCH of  Craftiness!!! The colours are some way between the two pix ... a warm maroon and a buttery cream!

Another 6 rows each of the cream and the maroon
And now .... an ATC for a challenge a pal e-mailed me about .. I felt I had THE perfect image for the theme of ALL THOSE CATS! ....

And a closer view of the colouring
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippet of Costco double sided 300gsm cardstock, cut to ATC size
  • Snippet of white cardstock cut to slightly smaller than ATC size
  • Penny Black image (3691H - The Three Meows ... I haven't used this image in years so am glad to have had the chance) and Stampers Anonymous sentiment (from SMC155 Simple Sayings) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour, blended with Sansodor and a paper stump
  • Image panel edged using Ranger Archival mini vibrant fuchsia ink
  • Stardust stickles to bling up those kitties!

Yes, I used the same colour scheme - why not? I thought it was perfect as it was!

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Her Peaceful Garden - ATC challenge No. 1 - ALL THOSE CATS
  2. Cardz4Galz - challenge 64 - THINK PINK (pink background, pink matting and pink stripes on kitty's sweater!)
  3. Crafting With An Attitude - challenge No. 36 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Crafters Cafe - challenge No. 189 - HUMOROUS
  5. Creatalicious - challenge No. 132 - ANYTHING GOES with the (unused) option of LOVE


Sarn said...

The blanket is coming along nicely.
Cute kitty cat ATC too . . . Challenge completed! X

Marina said...

Lovely , cosy blanket - how great to makes something so useful. I love those colourful cats - it's a really fun atc.

Lillianb said...

Love the blanket Kathy, Also those cats they are funny and make me laugh and would cheer anyone up


Marlene Atkinson said...

Love the colours of the blanket, your card is beautiful and I love the image. Marlene

Pat said...

Wow, that blanket has grown so quickly Kathy and it's looking good, and adore your cute cats ATC and great colouring too. x

Janis said...

Blankets and cats are the purr-fect combination!! Lovely crocheting. Who wouldn't want to curl up with something that warm and inviting?!

I totally love your ATC with "all those cats" on it....hehehehe....such happy adorable little faces on them. Super-fun images and great coloring.

Thank you so much for joining in my ATC BD party!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Di said...

Oh WOW - I just can't crochet! WOYWW Julia and Jan tried to teach me, along with dear Janet, when we had a meet-up at Julia's some while ago and I just can't get the hang of it at all. Knitting is fine - perhaps I ought to dig mine out - great way to keep warm. Love the ATC too!


Di xx

Cara said...

Wow, I can't believe how quickly the blanket is growing. I definitely need to learn to crochet! Love the ATC, those cats are so cute x

Karenladd said...

How great that you were able to pull out that old Penny Black stamp and make this adorable ATC! I love it when we give our older stash some love.

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

I like the pinks :) Those kitties are adorable. Thanks so much for sharing your pink creation with us at Cardz 4 Galz! - Chris, DT

cass said...

Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Humorous" challenge.

Wendy R. said...

Kathy, how beeeeeeautiful! Thank you for joining us at Cardz4Galz xx

flossbite said...

Great ATC! And I'm loving the blanket too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Crafter's Cafe.

Carole said...

Great kitty ATC - I love the image and the stamp's name! x

The Altered Paper said...

I love the happy kitties! Gorgeous atc!

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional love / anniversary / thinking of you” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Stempel-Magie)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

PPS: Please note that we are Creat-A-licious Challenges and not Creat-I-licious...

Kathyk said...

I've changed the link - my apologies