Saturday, 3 March 2018

Welcome to Saturday - has the Beast from the East/Storm Emma done with us yet?

Hi there readers,

Well, we've all had some pretty unpleasant weather this week ... THE perfect excuse to stay in and craft, if you ask me!

It looked pretty good at 10pm, by 08:00 much of it had drifted and there were areas with  no snow at all. Our patio was almost clear, which was great for the birds as the seed we put out was clearly accessible to them - YAY!

As the day went on and more snow fell, surrogate daughter and surrogate grandson stopped by and carried out snow angel work to the front garden ..

There was NO WAY I was going out in it though .. so, I've got a couple of projects to share with you today, the first one was just so much fun to do that I made a tag to match! I LOVE these pigs!

My card
And a closer view of the image panel
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of the tag and envelope

Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Kraft tag
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit 
  • Two pieces of orange card cut to mat
  • Snippets of card in both white and orange for my image panel
  • Mostly Animals pig image (155-S5 - Acro Pigs) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour, blending with Sansodor and a paper stump (except for the tag, the colours remain more vibrant on kraft WITHOUT the use of sansodor
  • Art Impressions E1647 and Posh Impressions sentiments stamped using Versafine onyx black ink - the A.I. sentiment was wood mounted but I've had it so long it came clean off! So, I used a glue stick and a clear block and carried on!!!
  • Anita's birthday sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:
  1. CASology - challenge No. 289 - FIT
  2. Sisterhood of Crafters - February 28th challenge - CAS (Clean And Simple)
  3. CCEE Stampers - challenge No. 1809 - NATIONAL PIG DAY
  4. 4 Crafty Chicks - challenge No. 392 - ADD A SENTIMENT
  5. Time Out Challenges - challenge No. 104 - BOLD - well the sentiment is bold, as is the thought of acrobatic pigs!

And now on to my next make ... monochrome and masculine - been a while.

My 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
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 12cm square
  • Using my MISTI (to ensure even coverage of the image) I stamped the Artistry "man with umbrella" including one on to a full coverage post it which I then cut out to use as a mask using Versafine onyx black ink, using the same ink to edge the card front panel
  • Sparkle 'n Sprinkle "rain" and "puddle" images stamped using Memento London Fog ink
  • Dimensional foam tape to adhere the image panel to my card base
Sparkle 'n Sprinkle set #777 + Artisty "Life's possibilities" CSS25870
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 366 - MONOCHROME
  2. My Time To Craft - challenge No. 365 - MONOCHROMATIC
  3. Alphabet Challenge - March 2nd challenge - "Y" is for YOUR CHOICE ... I went with masculine
  4. Creative Friday - challenge No. 200 - CELEBRATION


Ankie vd Polder said...

Great creations again Kathy. Have a nice weekend, Ankie

Sarn said...

The acrobatic pig card is fun, but the masculine one is just superb. You've made good use of your snow time!

Oh the joys of being young and not caring about getting wet in the snow making snow angels!

Had snow yesterday afternoon . . . but now melted and gone. We got off very lightly compared to some.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Cards by Maaike said...

Is that Charlei Chaplin in a silhouette? could be ;-) anyway fabulous card and it was windy here yesterday, almost too much for the bicycle, but certainly too cold for the bicylcle, but I still went to work on that thing haha, started snowing finally last night..I am staying in making pretty things like yours (hopefully)

Viv's Visuals said...

Two great cards - love the pigs! Have a great weekend!

Lillianb said...

Tho great projects Kathy and love those pigs also


Darlene said...

Fabulous creations Kathy! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘CAS ’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

Cara said...

Why do those pigs remind me of my attempts at gymnastics?!! Fantastic card, love that man. Hope you're keeping safe and snug x

karen h said...

What a fun image - and great for the challenge cue. Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Pat said...

Two great cards Kathy, and you are right, those piggies are so cute, and love the orange tones, and then the silhouette gentleman under his umbrella is complemented perfectly by the rain and puddle stamps, and another super monochromatic card. x

Gerrina said...

The piggie serie is so good fun! And love the super CAS card for LIM! Enjoy your sunday!

Skye said...

Two great cards. I love the piggie card, such fun. The LIM CAS card is fantastic. Stay warm.

Leanne said...

Omgosh that is so funny, I was squealing last night while making my card, love it, great card! Thanks for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Leanne DT/4CC

Joyce said...

I can't stop laughing about your pigs working out. Honestly, sometimes that is exactly how I feel at the gym. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology and Time Out this week.

Susan said...

Terrific masuline card. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Marsha J Reed said...

Great card, Kathy! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge. Marsha DT.

Linby said...

The pig card is fun. The TH stamp is one of my faves and I love how you used it. Snow days do allow for more craft time!

Beate Rauer said...

lovely cards! Thanks for joining us at creative friday. Hugs,Beate

Anna Uhras said...

Super cute card!! Love your pigs💕 Great take on the cue! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology! Anna xo

Cazro said...

An amazing pigs card. Love the line of pigs. Thanks for sharing with us at My Time To Craft Caz DT.

Gerrina said...

Me again...Didn't notice the first time that you joined us over at TIME OUT with that super biggy card... Thank you for joining us!

Nonni said...

Your masculine, monochrome card looks fantastic! I admire this man silhouette stamp, it's very versatile and perfect for guys. I love the rainy scene you've created here. Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

Rahmat said...

2 lovely cards, love the silhouette one!