Monday, 9 April 2018

Here comes another week, hope it's a good one

Morning all,

Here's hoping you had a good weekend, despite the weather (chucked it down Saturday morning here), YET another day to stay in and craft and Sunday wasn't a whole lot better! - want to see how I spent my time? .......

My card
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of navy card, cut to mat
  • Stamplorations sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival cobalt blue ink
  • Inkadinkado numbers stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Imagination Crafts lines stamped using Memento London fog ink
  • Elsewhere on the card CAS-ual Fridays lines and sentiment stamped using the cobalt and black inks
  • Anita's dimensional gloss used to trace the HAPPY and to simulate the glass in the car windows
Inkadinkado 97715 "Artistic large numbers", CAS-ual Fridays "WTF", Imagination
Crafts "Distress Set #1", Stampers Anonymous Artistry and Stamplorations sentiment builders "Happy"
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 290 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 144 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Mod Squad Challenge - April 4th challenge - SIMPLY CLEAN
  4. Catch The Bug - April challenge - ANYTHING GOES
And then it was on to another masculine card ..... I received some new stash so - it was off to the ToC once more. Actually, I really like the way this turned out.

My card
The front and back of my card along with the back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White 12½cm square, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of navy card cut to mat
  • Using washi tape I attached the stencil to my white card panel and using my Aldo blending brush I applied the blue ink through the stencil. I then turned the stencil 90° and repeated the process, creating my gingham/plaid background
  • Stampers Anonymous image and Woodware sentiment also stamped using the same ink making it a very tonal piece indeed ... if not quite my usual CAS!!!
  • Anita's dimensional gloss used on the raindrops only
Stampers Anonymous CMS263 "Sideshow", Woodware sentiment JGCL560
Paper Artsy Stencil PS094 (new stash)
Memento inks London fog and Paris dusk
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. The Crafty Addicts - challenge No. 47 - ANYTHING GOES + OPTIONAL TWIST (used) OF RAIN
  2. Inkspirational - challenge No. 158 - PHOTO INSPIRATION - see below
  3. Addicted to CAS - challenge No. - RAIN
  4. Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - challenge No. 107 - "U" IS FOR UMBRELLA

And now, since I can't STOP myself making Christmas cards - here comes another one!

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
  • One piece of navy card cut to  mat
  • Snippets of card in both white and navy
  • Wood mounted tree image stamped using black ink
  • With the foreground masked off using  post its I applied the grey and blue inks for the sky
  • Once done I used Faber Castell polychromos to add cream and grey accents to the foreground
  • Signo uniball gel pen (white) used to trace over the tops of branches and the "windward" side of the tree trunk (for snow)
  • Stardust stickles to bling up the snow
Stamps: Hero Arts CL343, Embossing Arts Co. wood mounted stamp 136J "Silhouette Grove"
Inks: Memento tuxedo black, Paris dusk, London fog
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - challenge No. 79 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 380 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  3. Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - March challenge - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  4. Happy Little Stampers - April challenge - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES + optional twist (not used) of JOLLY


Jane Willis said...

I had a busy weekend of crafting too - a couple of days at home is rare for me at the moment (I'm sure you know the feeling) so I want to spend it as productively as possible. And my word have you been productive! Fab cards, all of them, but I'm here with my SOSS hat on to thank you for sharing the wonderful umbrella card (and its matching envelope!) with us.

Pat said...

I love your two masculine makes Kathy, just love that car and the plaid effect on tbe second with the monochrome blue is great, and the Christmas card with the winter trees is really pretty. x

Dotty Jo x said...

Gorgeous cards, Kathy! It's fun to have a busy, creative weekend isn't it! Love your entry for U is for Umbrella - thanks for joining us at SoSS, Jo x

Sarn said...

Who's been a busy girl then!?

Brilliant 50th Masculine birthday card and fab April Showers card, then finally a lovely Xmas card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pia S said...

Super masculine cards! The vintage car looks great teamed up with that big sentiment. Thanks for participating in our challenge at Catch the Bug. Pia, Bugaboo DT

Lindsey said...

I'm jealous, as my weekend was busy with everything BUT crafting. You were very productive, congrats. ;) All are great cards, but I'll highlight the middle one... I love the blue silhouette against the plaid! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Toni said...

ALL of your cards turned out fab! I especially love using the plaid, so clever. so glad you joined us at SOSS!

Lillianb said...

Great cards Kathy, Love the trees.


Donna said...

Fab projects!!

Thanks for joining Edna and the sisterhood of snarky stampers for U is for Umbrella!!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Your Rain/Umbrella card is so wonderful. What a great image and I love your choice of a monochromatic theme. Fabulous. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS!

Claire said...

Wow, looks like you've been busy! What a fab use of all those totally different stamp sets, especially in the 50th card...perfect masculine card!

mulberry station said...

Nice set of Birthday Cards. Thanks for sharing them with us at Catch The Bug.

Skye said...

A trio of terrific cards. Two great masculine cards, I particularly like the first one with the car. You are on a roll with your Christmas cards

Judy Woodland said...

Fabulous cards. I love that you do the envelopes as well. I think it's the perfect final touch. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
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Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 380 - hope to see you again soon x

Nana Connie said...

Fabulous, Kathy! Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede this week and good luck.
NanaConnie DT

Dorothy S said...

I really like the crisp, classy look you achieved for masculine cards. The font for "happy" looks great with the bold 50! Thanks for joining the ATG challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Dorothy S, DT member

Dawn Frost said...

All of your cards are awesome! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's anything goes challenge! Good luck Dawn Bugaboo DT

Marina said...

That stamp is just perfect for our photo challenge! I love the way you did the check background. Three lovely and elegant cards. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Back for a visit to say that I also love your Christmas card. That particular image is one of my favorites, and you have used it beautifully. Thanks so much for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers April Christmas Challenge.

Majo said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers! Majo - DT ♥