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Saturday, 17 February 2018

Saturday and some crafty makes to share ..

Hi there,

This post is a little photo heavy, sorry! May I suggest that you grab a coffee, pull up a chair and read on! Thanks for stopping by

EDITED: have removed the references to my entry for TWOFERS as I realised it didn't qualify - thanks Pat, I'll be off to the ToC to have another go shortly


And now for a simple but effective technique ...

Card 1
 
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Card 1 - Materials used:
  • White 12½cm square, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card - one cut to 11cm square and the other to 11½cm square
  • One piece of red card cut to 12cm square
  • Inkadinkado heart image (97637 Hearts) stamped using Adirondack red pepper and Memento rosebud ink
  • Stamps by Montarga (of N.Z.) sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink




I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Alphabet Challenge - February 16th challenge - "X" is for XTRA SPECIAL OCCASION
  2. Creative With Stamps - challenge No. 23 - HEARTS
  3. Sparkles Monthly - challenge No. 101 - CAS (Clean And Simple)
  4. Addicted to Stamps - challenge No. 279 - CAS

 

And now  .......


Card 2
 
The front and back of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Card 2 - Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card, one cut to 8cm x 12cm and the other to 9½cm x 13cm
  • Two white snippets, one cut to 4cm x 12cm and the other to 4½cm x 7cm
  • Two snippets of red card cut to 4½cm x 12½cm and the other to 5cm x 7½cm
  • Inkadinkado heart image (97637 Hearts) stamped using Adirondack red pepper and Memento rosebud inks
  • Sentiment (from Posh Impressions Z600E) stamped using Adirondack red pepper ink



I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Pattie's Creations - challenge No. 143 - LOVE IS IN THE AIR
  2. 4 Crafty Chicks - challenge No. 390 - LOTS OF LAYERS
  3. DL Art - challenge No. 222 - PINK OR RED (got pink AND red)
  4. Card Mania - challenge No. 101 - HEARTS
And now on to my regular Saturday make . . . .


My card
And a closer view of the dry embossing
 
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit and one of pearlescent grey, cut to mat
  • Snippets of card in both white and pearlescent grey - for my embossed panel
  • Magenta foliage image stamped multiple times using Ranger Archival mini paradise teal
  • Paper Artsy (JOFY14) sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • 5cm strip run through my big shot inside a Sizzix/Tim Holtz embossing folder



I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 365 - DRY EMBOSSING
  2. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 283 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Crafting With Friends - challenge No. 61 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Creative Knockouts - challenge No. 233 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Crafting With An Attitude - challenge No. 36 - ANYTHING GOES


I also found out I won a TOP5 slot over at A Bit More Time To Craft - thanks so much peeps. It was for this card


  



27 comments:

Elizabeth said...

All beautiful cards, Kathy. The hearts make perfect anniversary cards. Your regular Saturday make is gorgeous - I love the combination of the embossed panel and the foliage peeking out above it. Lovely. Elizabeth x

Lillianb said...

Lovey cards Kathy, and well done on your win,

Lilian

Pat said...

Two fabulous anniversary cards Kathy and those hearts are so pretty on both cards, the only thing is I have a feeling that we are supposed to use the same stamps/dies but for two different occasions, but don't quote me as I could have read it wrong myself. The beautiful contemporary blue flowers are perfect on the third card too and make a great birthday card. I hope you are having a good weekend. x

Pat said...

Oh Kathy, I'm so sorry, I hate to have been the bearer of bad tidings, perhaps you could adapt one and re-enter. I also meant to say many congrats on being in the Top 5 over at A Bit More Time To Craft. x

Cards by Maaike said...

very nice use of dry embossing and congrats on being 4th in the gallery? not sure is 1 a thing? I was up early lol

crafty-stamper said...

All beautiful cards and love all the stamps
Carol x

Claire said...

A pretty collection of cards, I love how you take time and pride to decorate the insides and envelopes - makes them very special x

Ann Tuck said...

All are great cards Kathy, especially the one for LIM this week. That embossing folder is beautiful, and you made so much out of the little silhouette stamp - a gorgeous creation!

Susan said...

Terrific card. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Julie B said...

My you have been a busy bee Kathy, love the embossing on the LIM entry.
Thanks for sharing at ATSM too with your hearts. :)

BożenA said...

Such a sweet cards.
Thank you for joining our challenge at CWAA. Good luck.
Bożena DT CWAA

Cara said...

You've been busy again, more fantastic cards. Congratulations on your well deserved win too x

Elizabeth Hart said...

Thanks so much for joining us this month at the Pattie's Creations Challenge - love these hearts!! Elizabeth (DT)

Ina Grehan said...

Lovely array of cards here. Love the heart card you have added to our gallery at ATSM. Thank You for sharing with us.

katieo said...

Fun cards Kathy. I love the way you decorated the envelopes as well. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at 4CC, good luck!!! Amy DT

crafty said...

A lovely set of cards. Thank you for joining us at QKR Stampede.
Mary

Nana Connie said...

Beautifully simple design, Kathy, and I love the embossing! Thanks so much for playing in our "Anything Goes" challenge at QKR Stampede. You'll never know how much we love regular players. :-D
NanaConnie DT

Skye said...

Two very pretty anniversary card. I love the design of the LIM card. Lovely embossing folder. Congratulations on your win.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge, good luck!!! Amy DT

Desperatehousewifecraft said...

Gorgeous set of cards and the heart card is perfect for our challenge! Thanks for sharing it with us at Creative with Stamps and we hope to see more of your beautiful creations again. Hugs DT Gwendolyn

Nonni said...

Great post from you as always, you are one proactive girl! :) I love the teal color in your LIM card and that embossing folder is a stunner! Great layout too. Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

Stamping Bubbles said...

Fabulous card Kathy and just perfect for our xtra special occasion challenge. Thank you for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
Crafty hugs
Lesley

Linby said...

congrats on your win. Great selection of cards and I love the EF you used for LIM.

Cathy said...

Great cards, congrats on your win too, Cathy x

MaryV said...

All fabulous! Thanks for sharing at Creative With Stamps Challenge this month.
Hugs, Mary (DT)

TRACEY MO said...

what a pretty card great layout.

Great CAS Card

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles monthly Challenge

Tracey