Saturday, 10 March 2018

Saturday .... and no snow!

Hi everyone,

After a few days in Blackpool visiting our lovely friends the traffic Gods were kind to us on the journey home - pheww. We'd been so lucky with the weather all the time we were away but it started chucking it down as we headed south of Cheltenham! Ah well, at least it stayed nice whilst we were playing tourists!

Mary and I, enjoying the live entertainment and food at a lovely Italian restaurant
And now I'm back it's off to the ToC (Table of Craftiness) and I have two cards to share with you today which I'd like to enter for the TWOFERS challenge .... this is challenge No. 3 and the theme is BLOSSOMS and, this month, I BELIEVE I have it right, TWO DIFFERENT cards using the IDENTICAL images and for two SEPARATE occasions - YAY!

My "twofer" cards

And underneath you will find the details for each card separately

My card
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 two pieces of black card cut to mat
  • Snippets of card in white, black and grey
  • Narrow black organza ribbon
  • Dimensional foam and double sided tape
  • Memory  Box script block E453 image stamped using Memento London fog ink
  • Memory Box painted daisy image C430 stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Hero Arts sentiment (CL343) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Craftycatz - challenge No. 407 - LAYER IT UP
  2. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 286 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Aloha Friday - challenge No. 113 - IN THE GARDEN
  4. Crafting with friends - challenge No. 62 - ANYTHING GOES
My card
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
The sentiment says "sending warm fuzzies" so is an uplifting card or possibly a get well
Materials used:
  • White 12½cm square, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit and one of turquoise, to mat
  • Snippets of card in white and turqouise die cut using MFT faux stitched rectangle dies
  • Memory Box script block (E453) stamped using Ranger Archival mini vibrant fuchsia ink
  • Memory Box painted daisy (C430) stamped using Ranger Archival paradise teal ink
  • White card panel run through my big shot inside a Sizzix/Tim Holtz embossing folder
  • Pink self adhesive glitter droplet attached to the centre of the daisy
  • For the insert I used a sentiment from Hero Arts (CL343) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Sweet Stampin' - March 10th challenge - INSPIRED BY A SONG .. I went with the Doris Day movie "Please don't eat the daisies"
  2. Through The Purple Haze - challenge No. 142 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Crafting By Designs - March challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  4. The Paper Shelter - challenge No. 329 - LET IT BE SPRING


Di said...

Wow Kathy - these are brilliant! A lovely theme for the challenge (the hearts I just couldn't get my imagination going for) and your two cards are perfect!

Glad you had a good time in Blackpool, with no big weather problems!


Di xx

Pat said...

Two delightful cards using these pretty flower and script stamps Kathy, with one in more sombre colours for a sympathy card, and then the other in that beautiful blue, and I love the added interest in the background with the dry embossing. You obviously had a great time in Blackpool, and glad the weather in the main was kind to you, and love the photo too. x

Lillianb said...

Glad you had a great time in Blackpool, two great cards using the same image


Sarn said...

Perfect twofer cards there mate. You nailed it this time Xxx

Verna Angerhofer said...

What lovely cards using that pretty blossom design. Thanks for joining in the March Twofer Challenge #3.

Darnell said...

You were first through the gates with these two pretty blossom cards, Kathy! They are both designs to make the recipients feel loved and thought about and, as always, you are the Complete Cardist with your envelopes and inside designs!! Thank you so much for playing with us at Twofer Card Challenge #3! I'm delighted you had a few days away without being pelted and you made it home safely! Hugs, Darnell

Michelle Nutter said...

Isn't it nice to have options for our supplies-great twofer! Thanks for joining us at Aloha Fridays!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Lovely creations both Kathy! Thank you for sharing them with us at Sweet Stampin' this week for our 'Inspired By A Song' challenge. I love what you did for it! Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

Happy Dance said...

You're number one in the Twofer gallery! That blossom you've used on these two pretty cards is lovely. The sympathy card is so pretty in gray, and I love the font on your sentiment, too. I like the 'warm fuzzies' card, and especially the colors and the embossing you've done on that white panel. Two great cards! Thank you for joining us at the Twofer Challenge! Bev

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fabulous card, such a pretty design!
Thank you so much for joining in our challenge at The Paper Shelter, hugs Susan X

Marina said...

Two lovely cards!

Craft-E-Place said...

Two fabulous cards ... Elaine

crafty said...

Lovely cards. Thank you for sharing them with us at QKR Stampede.

Susanne Vargas said...

Two great designs using the same sweet flower! Really like the script background behind it, it looks good in grey on the sympathy card and fun in fuchsia on the second card!
Thank you so much for joining us at the Twofer!

Anita in France said...

That's such a lovely, whimsical blossom, Kathy ... you've made it subtle, calm and serene on your neutral sympathy card ... and sweet and fun against that delicious texture-y background on your second card! As ever, your attention to detail on the insides and envelopes is brilliant! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Claire said...

I can't even remember the last time I went to Blackpool - I reckon it was about 35 years ago to see the lights!
These are lovely Kathy - that flower image is so pretty and delicate!