Friday, 27 April 2018

Woo Hoo! The weekend starts here!

Morning all,

Hope you all have something nice to look forward to this weekend.

I've been at the ToC as I had some new stash itching to get inked!

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
  • One piece of white card, one of yellow and one of DCWV textured blue spotty card
  • Snippets of card in white and yellow, for my image panel
  • Narrow white satin ribbon, dyed using the yellow ink
  • MFT image and sentiment stamped using the black ink
  • Prismacolour pencils used to colour
  • Mod Podge dimensional
MFT BB-55 "Birthday Chicks", Inks: Memento tuxedo black and dandelion
Prismacolour Scholar pencils, white satin rubbon
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Addicted to Stamps and More - challenge No. 289 - CAS (Clean And Simple)
  2. Back to Basics and Beyond - challenge No. 1 - MATTING AND LAYERING
  3. Crafty Gals Corner - challenge No. 164 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Penny's Paper Crafty - challenge No. 377 - ANYTHING GOES

And, since I was recently asked to make some sympathy card, I have another of my batch to share with you today ...
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 grey card, cut to mat
  • Using a foam applicator and the grey ink I sponged ink through each of the stencils
  • Foliage image and sentiment stamped using the black ink
  • To offset the starkness of the image I traced over the foliage using the Wink of stella clear gel glitter brush pen
Stencils: Tim Holtz THS006 & 022 + TCW 486S
Stamps: Hero Arts CL342 and TPC Studio "Autumn Harvest"
Inks: Versarine onyx black and Ranger Archival watering can
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  2. The House That Stamps Built - challenge No. 2518 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Crafty Creations - challenge No. 365 - ANYTHING GOES
And, for my last card of the post ..... a Christmas card - well it IS less than eight months away!!!

My card
And a closer view of my colouring and the dimensional gloss
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 DCWV (from their Rock star stack) cut to mat
  • Image stamped using Memento black ink and sentiment stamped using Versafine black ink
  • Pencils used to colour, blended using gamsol and a paper stump (or 3!)
  • Stardust stickles and dimensional gloss used to embellish
Prismacolour scholar pencils, Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black inks
Recollections "Merry Merry" and MFT BB-40 "Polar Bear Pals" stamps
Mod Podge dimensional gloss and stardust stickles
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:
  1. Fab 'n Funky - challenge No. 391 - CHRISTMAS
  2. Scraps of Life - April's Rudolph Day challenge - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  3. Crafting by Designs - April 25th challenge - GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS
  4. Merry Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 17 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES + optional twist of BANNERS (which I didn't use)
  5. WaterCooler Wednesday - challenge No. 167 - ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS

I discovered I was picked as a DT fave over at Crafting with Friends, thanks so much peeps, this was the card they liked.


Sarn said...

Happy Friday to you!

A trio of delights here! Loving the cute birthday and Xmas cards top and bottom, and the sympathy card in the middle is perfect.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Clare Lloyd said...

Super cards. Really love the first one...such fresh colours,

Pat said...

Fantastic cards Kathy and I love the fun and cute little chicks with the spotty dp in the background and the glossy balloon, then the very elegant foliage with the eye catching bit of stencilling in the background, just perfect for a sympathy card, followed by the sweet skating bear, and those touches of red with the black and white look great. Congratulations on being a DT favourite over at Crafting with Friends with that gorgeous Coneflower. Have a lovely weekend. x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kathy,
Happy Rudolf Days.
what a wonderful array of cards.
Your Christmas one is brilliant and I love your wonderful stamped image.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.DT

Jane Willis said...

What a wonderful collection of cards, all of them very striking. Thank you for sharing your adorable card with us at Back to basics for our first challenge

Lillianb said...

Great card Kathy and well done on being picked as the DT favorite,


Kathleen said...

Love your super CAS card, the bear is fabulous. Some great cards, love the cute little chicks and the design.
A super sympathy card too.. Have a lovely weekend.

Kath x

Heidi Weaver said...

Wow, Kathy, great cards. I especially love that skating Polar Bear. Even though you've kept the card very clean and simple, you've added some awesome touches, such as grounding him with the hint of blue at the bottom and the scattered glitter on the ice and also on the white of the scarf. Love the vivid red against all that white and the touches of black. Beautiful work! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Heather said...

What a fabulous collection of cards! The sympathy one is so simple and beautiful! Love the stenciled pattern. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

MaryV said...

Delightful creations! Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations!
Hugs, Mary (DT)

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

Wow really love all your amazing CAS cards! Thanks for sharing them with us at Addicted to Stamps and More and I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations soon! Hugs, Gwendolyn

Esther Asbury said...

The sympathy card you linked up to The House That Stamp Built is absolutely perfect! Love the simplicity of your design!

scrappymo! said...

Will do the official post first. Your polar bear card is great! He is so cute skating on his "pond". Maybe he is skating over the pond to ne!

Thanks for taking part in the April Rudolph Days Challenge.

scrappymo! said...

Me again with my hat off this time. The first card is so sweet and cheerful. The second is such a lovely sympathy card. These are always so hard to do. I think there is a fine line between too much and just right with these cards, and you have captured it perfectly!

Marsha J Reed said...

Love that skating polar bear, Kathy! Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Marsha DT

Gail said...

Is anything more fun than an ice skating bear? I don't think so! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Becca Sadler said...

Wow! Three different cards and styles and themes and oh so much creativity! Thanks for including PPCC blog in your links! Becca/DT

Penny Hanuszak said...

Love all three of your cards. The skating bear for our Watercooler Challenge is my favourite though (no prejudice). What a great image! Thanks so much for joining us for the "All About Christmas Challenge" at the Watercooler Wednesday this week.

Monika Reeck said...

the MFT Bear is cuuutee christmas card
the sorry for your loss card is so elegant love that flower and that Hero Arts sentiment yaay I have it too an old set right you have beautiful Tim Stencils and the card with Chickie and Balloon ooooh I am in love so cuutee the Balloon so shiny yayy
great cards all
Many thanks for joining us at ATSM this time

PS: I am so so happy if you like to visiting my DT card back sweety..

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Kathy! Your sympathy card is so elegant and perfect for a sad occasion.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS set of cards!
LOVE the designs of them ALL!
Thank You for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)