Friday, 25 May 2018

Welcome to the weekend

Morning all

Have to say that I'm EXHAUSTED - just back from a wonderful U.S. vacation and am (frankly) a little jet lagged! Not only that but I've a MOUNTAIN of laundry to catch up on .... and don't get me started on the mail, or the grass!!!!

Anyhoo, as a way of taking my mind off the piles of things around me I have been at the ToC (that's Table of Craftiness) and have a little something to share with you today ..... thought I would play with some colouring in - it's so therapeutic!

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

Materials used:
  • Cream A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two  pieces of 300gsm cream cardstock, cut to fit
  • One piece of 300gsm chocolate cardstock, cut to mat
  • Snippets of both cream and chocolate cardstock die cut using MFT "faux stitched" nesting rectangles
  • Narrow spotted satin ribbon
  • Dimensional foam tape 
  • Image stamped using black ink .. with the sentiment and dragon's "smoke" stamped using cocoa ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils
  • Stardust stickles added - to give it a  bit of "get well" sparkle!
MFT stamps BB-37 "Magical Dragons", Hobbycraft satin ribbon
Memento inks:- tuxedo black and rich cocoa
I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-
  1. Stamps and Fun - challenge No. 324 - ANIMALS
  2. Addicted to Stamps - challenge No. 164 - RIBBONS
  3. The House That Stamps Built - challenge No. M2318 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Simon Says Stamp - Monday challenge - INSPIRED BY A SONG ... I went with "Puff the magic dragon" 

And now for an ATC ......

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in white and DCWV patterned card from their rockstar stack
  • Image and sentiment stamped using the black ink .... I stamped on to a piece of scrap paper which I then cut out and used as a mask
  • Stencils and a 1" brush used to apply the orange and red inks
  • Pencils used to colour
STAMPS: S.U. "beautiful You"
INKS: Memento tuxedo black, LadyBug and Tangelo
STENCILS: Tim Holtz THS022 "Crocodile" and THMS005 Set No. 5
Derwent coloursoft pencils

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Dragonfly Dreams - May 6th challenge - HERE COME THE GIRLS
  2. Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday challenge - USE MORE THAN ONE STAMP
  3. Crafty Creations - challenge No. 367 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Crafty Gals Corner - challenge No. 166 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Incy Wincy - May 21st challenge - ATC, TAG or BOOKMARK


Sarn said...

Welcome home!

I see you're in an orange phase . . . Which I love! Cute dragon card & fab ATC . . .all beautifully coloured.

Hope jetlag improves quickly & the chores can wait just a little while longer! Xxx

Pat said...

I love your cute and fun dragon Kathy, and beautifully coloured, and then the ATC is great with the pretty stencilled background, and great bold colours. Glad you had a wonderful holiday in the US. x

Lillianb said...

Great card and ATC Kathy.

Lilian said...

Thank you for joining our challenge with such a lovely card Kathy.
Greetings Miranda (dt Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog)

Jo Nevill said...

Great cards, love your fun dragon and the background on your last card.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

Kathyk said...


Esther Asbury said...

Such a cute dragon card - love the sentiment! The ATC is lovely as well! Thanks so much for linking up to The House That Stamps Built!

Heather said...

I have those dragons and they are just the cutest!!! The card is super cute; love the dotted ribbon. I also LOVE how you decorated the front of the envelope with just his head peeking up! So cute! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Macarena said...

Cute and lovely dragon. I like the coloring, too. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Kim Hamilton said...

That dragon is one of my favorites! Sweet cards! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Danoesja said...

It's so cute and lovely, a very pretty card.
Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps.
Greetings, Danoesja

Lady Joyful said...

Adorable card and fabulous ATC. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT