Friday, 11 May 2018

Welcome to another weekend ... will it be as nice as the last one?

Morning all,

Hope you've all enjoyed your week, me? I've had a lovely time .. mostly arranging contractors for minor little jobs .... all done now - pheww!

I could so NOT resist this set of cling stamps by Tim Holtz when I was in a local (independent) craft store and then, of course, I had to get at least one (of the set of 4) inky!

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, for insert
  • One piece of DP to fit, plus black and dark grey card, for matting
  • Snippets in white, DP and black, for image panel
  • Image and sentiment stamped using black ink
  • pencils used to colour
  • Dimensional gloss over the glass and clear glitter gel used to trace the sentiment
Stampers Anonymous THM8030 "Cocktails", Avery Elle ST 18 07 "Loads of wishes"
Derwent coloursoft pencils, Tsukineko wink of Stella clear glitter gel brush pen
Memento tuxedo black ink. Mod Podge dimensional gloss (not shown)
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Through The Craft Room Door - May 8th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  2. The Corrosive Challenge - challenge No. 5 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Water Cooler Wednesday - challenge No 169 - ALL ABOUT OCCASIONS
  4. Addicted to Stamps and More - challenge No. 291 - ANYTHING GOES
 

The lovely Darnell started a fun challenge that she called TWOFERS, each month a theme is chosen and our challenge is to make two cards, for two different occasions, using the same stamps in different ways. This month it was butterflies .. and these are my two makes for this challenge, challenge No. 5


Twofers challenge makes, one birthday and one get well

And here they are separately .. CARD ONE
My Birthday 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 purple card, cut to mat
  • Snippets of card in both white and purple, for my image panel
  • Image and sentiment stamped using black ink, including one on to scrap paper which I cut out and used as a mask
  • With the mask in place I stamped the frame using the darker purpley colour ink
  • Pencils used to color
  • Smaller butterfly image stamped using the pinker ink, to act as a border
  • Stardust stickles to bling it up
STAMPS: Finnabair's butterflies 965389, MFT CS-214 "Handwritten Happiness", Studio112 frame 60-31148
INKS: Memento tuxedo black, sweet plum and lilac posies
NOT SHOWN: Derwent coloursoft pencils and stardust stickles
In addition to the twofers challenge I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:
  1. Penny's Paper Crafty - challenge No. 379 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Crafty Cardmakers - challenge No. 211 - NO PATTERNED PAPERS
  3. Pammie's Inky Pinkies - challenge No. 1818 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Crafting From The Heart - challenge No. 205 - ANYTHING GOES
CARD TWO
My Get Well 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 designer paper (DCWV Old World stack snippet) cut to mat
  • Large butterfly stamped using orange ink
  • Sentiment stamped using the versafine ink
  • Smaller butterfly image stamped using the pink and yellow inks
  • Stardust stickles to embellish
STAMPS: Finnabair's 965389 "butterflies", TPC Studio "Greetings"
INKS: Versafine onyx black, Memento Tangelo, Dandelion and rosebud (tuxedo black not used in the end)
In addition to the twofers challenge I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:
  1. Pause, Dream, Enjoy - challenge No. 19 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Shopping Our Stash - challenge No. 353 - BUTTERFLIES
  3. Always Fun - challenge No. 57 - FEMALE or MOM
  4. Creative Friday - challenge No. 205 - BUTTERFLIES
I snagged some more stash so ... what shall I make with these cuties?



22 comments:

Linda Mc Enery said...

All your cards are fabulous Kathy! Your butterfly cards are especially beautiful. I love their clean and simple design and fantastic diversity between them! Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!
Linda

Sarn said...

Fab selection of cards. Loving the cocktail one with the glossy accents!

Your 2 butterfly makes are nice & colourful with good layouts.

Happy Friday! Xxx

Pat said...

Super cards Kathy, you have been busy! Your cocktail looks good enough to drink, wonderfully coloured, and I love the glossy finish to the glass, and then the Twofer beautiful butterflies with one really prettily framed, and the second with an interesting all over butterfly look and love the citrus colour, and adore the stardust stickles on the more prominent centre one. Can't wait to see what you do with the sloth stamps. x

kReN K said...

Lovely cards! Who can resist butterflies! Thanks for sharing this week at the PIP Challenge this week! kReN@ http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Janis Lewis said...

So Cute! Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
Janis
Pause Dream Enjoy

Margaret Mifsud said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the clean and simple design and pretty colours!! Thank you for playing along with our No Patterned Paper Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. x

Darnell said...

Your Finnabair butterfly looks so pretty showcased on your Twofer designs, Kathy! The lovely "dare to spread your wings" and framing looks fantastic in those colors on your birthday card and your get well card is sure to bring a smile and a cheer-up to someone feeling poorly! Thank you so much for the shoutout and for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #5!! Hugs, Darnell

Loll said...

Two fun and colourful butterfly cards Kathy! Love this image and how you've used it differently with each card. The framing and colours of the first card are really pretty. Very sweet birthday card. And your get well card is so bright with the summery colours. This is sure to cheer up the recipient. Thanks for playing along at Twofer Card Challenge! xx

Anita in France said...

That's such a lovely, natural looking butterfly image, Kathy ... beautifully showcased in it's slender frame ... and with a fabulous sentiment! Your Twofer is light, dreamy and delicate ... what a delicious colour combo! Cheers to the fun cocktail ... looks all ready to sip!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Your butterfly cards are really pretty! Adore the frame on the birthday card and the get well card looks so airy and cheerful! The sparkle from the Stickles makes them even more fabulous! I admire you for decorating the backs, insides of your cards as well as your envelopes!
Thank you for joining us at the Twofer!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Its hard to resist the lure of the local craftstore, especially when you create such wonderful cards with their products too. Love this image and the whole card setup. Thanks so much for joining our All Occasion Anything Goes challenge at Watercooler Wednesday this week.

Kath Ricks said...

Thanks for sharing your cards with us! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at PDE, good luck!!! Amy DT

Theresa Pace said...

all lovely cards. the cocktail one is so fun. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa xx

Donna said...

Fab work on all those cards!
Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for Chanson Papillon!

Lady Joyful said...

Really fabulous cards! Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Valérie said...

All your cards are beautiful. I love your birthday card with the butterfly you made for our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. Thank you for joining us. Valérie DT

Daniela said...

Nice cards ....thanks for joining Creative Friday!
Hugs
Daniela

Jo said...

Fabulous cards! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Cardmakers this time.....hope to see you again!
Jo x
Dt

The Red Mullet Band said...

Great Cards!!!!
Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge blog
Ana Isabel DT Coordinator

Beate Rauer said...

lovely card! Thanks for joining us at creative friday! hugs,Beate

Linda said...

Gorgeous twofer .... I love those Finnabair butterflies xx