Monday, 26 February 2018

Welcome to the start of the week .....

Morning all,

Hope you all had a great weekend.

Many of my regular readers will recall how I swap ATC's with a buddy from the Isle of Skye. We used to trade the materials to make an ATC but decided to ring the changes and switch to themes for a while and see how that works out for us. My next theme to make ATC's for is "MUSIC" and here's one of the ATC's I've made along these lines ....

My ATC - sentiment says "Music soothes the soul"
Materials used:
  • ATC blank - I was given some very flimsy ATC blanks so I always just use them as a base ...
  • Snippets of card in navy and white
  • On the navy card, once I'd adhered it to my white ATC blank and cut to fit, I stamped the lines and script from Imagination Crafts Distress set #1 using Brilliance moonlight white ink
  • On the white card snippet I stamped my focal musical image (from Close to my Heart D1523) using Memento Paris dusk ink and the treble clef and sentiment (from the same CTMH D1523) using Memento tuxedo black ink

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Allsorts Challenge - challenge No. 456 - I SPY .. SOMETHING BEGINNING WITH "B" - I went with blue card and both black and blue inks
  2. Elliebelle's Creative Moments - challenge No. 4 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Jo's Scrap Shack - challenge No. 222 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - challenge No. 76 - ANYTHING GOES
I almost forgot Rudolph Day ... it was yesterday, I try to enter every month as it keeps me on top of my Christmas makes for the year

My card
And a closer view of my image panel - to show the twinkle
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
  • One piece of navy card, cut to mat
  • Snippets of card in white and navy
  • Fiskars image and sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink and snowflake using Memento Paris dusk ink
  • For the insert and envelope I stamped the sentiment from Precious Remembrance Shop's "Sketchy Christmas" - it's rapidly become about my FAVE Christmas sentiment
  • Scalloped and faux stitched rectangle dies used to cut the image panel and mat
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour, blending with Sansodor and a paper stump
  • Tsukineko gelly roll glitter pen in black and blue - to add twinkle to the penguin and his scarf
  • Blue glitter washi tape
  • Stardust stickles used to bling up the snow

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Scraps of Life - February Rudolph Day challenge - CHRISTMAS MAKE
  2. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 374 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES with optional twist to USE GOLD
  3. Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - February challenge - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  4. Cute Card Thursday - challenge No. 518 - CUTE CRITTERS
  5. Chrimbo Crackers - challenge No. 152 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES


Linby said...

Great ATC. What a cute penguin on your Rudolph Day card too.

Sarn said...

Ha ha ha . . . what a cute penguin RD card.

Fab looking musical ATC.


Ellibelle said...

Wonderful creations, a very creative ATC with the great stamps! A really cute winter card as well, love the little penguin and wonderul sketch.
So nice to have you playing along in my linky party this week and also many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge!

brenda said...

Two totally different but equally lovely cards, perfect for our 'I spy' theme at Allsorts, many thanks for joining in.

B x

scrappymo! said...

Your penguin card is very cute indeed! He is a cute little fellow and looks good all sparkly like that!

The ATC is very nice. Cool that you do that with friend from Skye

Thanks for taking part in the February Rudolph Days Challenge.

Lillianb said...

Great music ATC Kathy, Love the image on your card as well.


Judy Corner said...

Thank you for sharing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin and good luck with the challenge. Judy x DT

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Barbara Bruder said...

What a cool ATC. Love that image and the colors you used. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Mervi said...

Beautiful and lovely cards!
Thank you so much for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Whisper said...

Oooo what a an adorably cute penguin and thanks for joining us at February's Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

Susan Renshaw said...

Cute card and super ATC!
Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas Challenge!
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