Saturday, 24 March 2018

Woo Hoo - Saturday and .. NO SNOW!

Morning readers,

Had a good week? Mine wasn't too bad .. if you set aside the frustration of having to change your e-mail address whether you want to or not!! HOW many sites do you log in to using your e-mail address? I found out it was LOADS!!! I THINK I'm about there now but - grrrrr, our thanks to our e-mail service provider for suddenly deciding that the format we've been using will die - I've had that e-mail address for over 20 years too.

Anyhoo, aside from that, had a lovely catch up with a pal, over coffee, on Wednesday - she's just back from Spain so plenty to chat about. So much so that we followed our coffee up with pots of tea. Sadly, my lunch out with a different pal had to be postponed but .... I'll see you when you are feeling brighter.

A trip to the ToC instead, which resulted in the card below - I realised recently, when a friend moved in to a new flat, that all my new home cards pretty much had HOUSES on them and decided to make one perhaps a little more suited to flat dwellers .....

My card
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
The sentiment inside the card reads "Wishing you happy times in your new home"
Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gs, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • Grey and black card, cut to mat
  • Snippets of white and grey card
  • Kaisercraft image stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • On the white stamped snippet I applied Distress Ink in tumbled glass and salty ocean, using a stencil brush and then, adding a Tim Holtz dotty mini stencil (and without re-inking) applied ink through the stencil, sealing with a quick spray of Crafters Companion Spray and Shine
  • Ranger and Lindsay Mason sentiments stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
Ranger "Letter It" - CELEBRATION, Lindsay Mason "I dreamed of castles" PICSA6206,
Kaisercraft "Just landed" and Tim Holtz mini stencils set 20
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Addicted to Stamps - challenge No. 284 - CAS (Clean And Simple)
  2. CraftaholicsRUs - challenge No. 12 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Cards in Envy - March 19th challenge - NO PATTERNED PAPER
  4. Through The Purple Haze - challenge No. 142 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Crafting With Friends - challenge No. 63 - ANYTHING GOES

Yesterday, whilst blog hopping I spotted something that sparked my interest and I headed off (once more) to the ToC ...

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

Materials used:
  • White A2/C5, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of textured blue card - cut to mat
  • Snippets of both the white and the blue card die cut in various sized circles, the larger white one kept plain and the blue ones faux stitched
  • MFT bear stamped using Memento Paris dusk and the sentiment using Memento tuxedo black inks
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour and sansodor to blend (blues for the balloon and greys to shade my polar bear and "ground")
  • Anita's dimensional gloss on the balloon, Wink of Stella clear glitter gel brush pen to add a modest twinkle to the bear and stardust stickles on the "ground"
MFT (My Favorite Things) BB-49 "Bitty Bears"
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Daring Cardmakers - March 23rd challenge - BACK TO BASICS .. Choose one geometric shape (circle) and one primary colour (blue). I was particularly struck by the submission from Joanne (of the DT)
  2. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 144 - ANYTHING GOES 
  3. StarStampz - March 15th challenge - BIRTHDAY
  4. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 288 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Colour Crazy - challenge No. 12 - ANYTHING (hand coloured) GOES



Dawn said...

Fabulous layout on your card and the little bear is very cute. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers.

Sarn said...

Oh YES! That new home card is just PERFECT for someone with a new flat or apartment. LOVE IT.

Very cute second card too. Great use of your circle dies.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lillianb said...

Two great card Kathy That sure is a cute imane on the second card,


Sherri Thacker said...

I love the card you did for our challenge at Cards in Envy and I love how you decorated not only the outside of the card but also the inside and the envelope. I need to do that more often!! Thanks for joining us for our "no patterned paper" challenge.

Pat said...

Two wonderful cards Kathy and a great image for someone moving into an apartment and love the added colour, and the cute bear with all the circles including the white one that you have him on top of is a super design, and love the denim blue. x

Janis Lewis said...

Fabulous! Thanks for sharing at Craftaholics R Us.

Angelnorth said...

So glad my challenge got your creative cogs whirring Kathy! The little bear with all the circles looks great (he even has a round balloon!) and your new home card is wonderful for a city dweller! Thanks for joining us at Daring Cardmakers this week!

Kristie said...

I love the city scene you created. Definitely perfect for someone with a new flat vs a new house. How fun that you also decorate the envelope to match. Thanks for playing with us over at Cards in Envy!

Elizabeth Hart said...

The bear is so cute - love how you placed him in the circle. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Svenja said...

Fab cards with great colour schemes! I especially like how the little bear's round balloon adds to the basic theme :-) Thanks for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers this week!

Susan Renshaw said...

Two super cards!
Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
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crafty said...

Lovely CAS design. Thank you for sharing with us at QKR Stampede.

sweetpea said...

Thanks for sharing it with us at Colour Crazy Craft challenge Janet DT