Saturday, 16 June 2018

Welcome to the weekend ......

Morning readers,

As many of you will know I swap ATC's with a pal on the Isle of Skye, whilst we used to swap materials (and make ATC's from those materials) we decided to mix it up and try themes for a while. I've been working on the "technique" theme. I also love to use snippets and had this small piece left over after making a card using the paint and glue stick foiling technique; it seemed just perfect for an ATC .....

And a closer view of the foiling, faux stitching and colouring
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in dark brown, chocolate brown and white + a snippet of paint/glue/foil card from my post of June 9th .. if you want more details of this technique then see it here
  • Dies from My Favorite Things  used to cut rectangles from the foiled panel and chocolate brown cardstock
  • Unbranded silicone image and sentiment (sadly, bought in good faith believing them to be S.U.) stamped using black ink and die cut
  • Pencils used to colour image ... I took the pink from the background and the deep red of the foiling as my colours for the colouring
MFT dies - 1185 stitched rectangles + 839 wonky stitched rectangles
SU "Beautiful You" lookalikes (which I bought in good faith) with dies
Memento tuxedo black ink and polychromos pencils (not shown)
Materials for the paint and glue stick foil panel include:
Fresco dolly mixture paint dry brushed on
Glue stick adhesive applied through the Dylusions stencil
and then the sheet leaf applied and burnished

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Through The Craft Room Door - June 12th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Southern Girls - June 14th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Crafting With An Attitude - challenge No. 40 - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
  4. The Crafty Addicts - challenge No. 49 - ANYTHING GOES

And now it's time to share another Christmas card with you ....

My card
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and 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
  • Snippets of card in white and navy
  • Blue polka dot grosgrain ribbon attached using double sided tape
  • Stars image and sentiment stamped using blue in
  • Stardust stickles applied - to bling up my card
Dina Wakley stars images, Precious Remembrance Shop "sketchy Christmas"
Ranger Archival cobalt blue ink
Blue/white polka dot grosgrain ribbon
Stardust stickles - not shown
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. A Snowflakes Promise - challenge No. 52 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  2. Christmas at Sweet Stamping - June challenge - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  3. The Merry Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 24 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  4. Chrimbo Crackers - challenge No. 160 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  5. CAS Christmas Card Challenge - June challenge - MASCULINE

Have a splendid weekend folks, whatever you plan to get up to


Kathyk said...


Sarn said...

Super foiled ATC for your swap. GREAT technique.
Fab looking starry Xmas card too mate. I shall be Crafting later today! X

Pat said...

I love the ATC using the super foil technique and one of your pretty ladies beautifully coloured Kathy, and love the sparkly stars on your gorgeous blue toned Christmas card. Have a good weekend. x

Papercraft Boutique said...

Pretty coloring with your pencils and the shiny foiling for the ATC! The Christmas card is so crisp and masculine! Love that you added the Stickles to the stars and made a matching envelope! Thanks for sharing the cool Christmas card with us at CAS Christmas! Hideko xx

Bonnie said...

Love these sparkly stars, the polka dots and especially the two color sentiment, Kathy! A wonderful masculine card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

Loll said...

Your foil card is gorgeous with all the shimmer Kathy! I tried using a glue stick with the foil transfer sheet, but not much luck. Will give it another try.

Love your sweet blue and silver Christmas card. Those stars are so sparkly and beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

Lillianb said...

Great ATC and card Kathy,


Daffodil Cards said...

Your ATC is absolutely beautiful, so is the image and the gold foil circles, love it. Great star card too. Thank you so much for joining us in our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

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Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful sparkly stars they make a wonderful masculine CAS Christmas card. The sentiment is awesome. I have to check that stamp set out :)
Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.

rachel taylor said...
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rachel taylor said...

lovely stars on your card thanks for taking the time to share with snowflakes promise Rachel DT

Tracey T said...

Lovely clean layout and nice frosty colours. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey

Larelyn said...

I love the design and how great to also create the envelope. Thanks for sharing on The Merry Christmas Challenge.

Nance said...

Wow, great layout design and love that mixed font sentiment. Love the contrast of the blue polka dot and the shimmery, sparkly stars and a great matching envelope to boot! Thanks for playing with us at CAS Christmas this month!