Monday, 2 July 2018

Another week begins - welcome to JULY!

Morning readers,

Hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed the warm weather - if I'm honest, it's been a little too warm for me but I've been doing my best to keep cool and hydrated (VERY important this weather) and hope you've all been successfully doing the same!

My card
The front and back of my card and the front of my envelope
Inktense blocks dry waterproof so I had no need of setting my design
Materials used:
  • Cream A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of cream (300gsm) card cut to fit 
  • One piece of black card, cut to mat
  • Inktense block in cerise, colour washed over the cardstock using a brush
  • Unknown image stamped using black ink
  • Twinkling H2O in solar gold flicked from my brush, to add further interest
Unknown image, Memento tuxedo black ink
Inktense block and Twinkling H2O "solar gold" water colours
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Cute Card Thursday - challenge No. - CAS (Clean And Simple)
  2. CASonFriday - challenge No. 136 - WATER COLOUR
  3. My Time To Craft Challenge - challenge No. 374 - SKETCH - see below, I turned it on its side for today's make
  4. Happy Little Stampers - July watercolour challenge - ANYTHING (watercoloured) GOES + optional twist of BIRTHDAY .. I've purposely left my card blank to fit more occasions
  5. Crafters Cafe - July 1st challenge - KEEP IT SIMPLE .. a swipe, a splat and a stamped image - SCHIMPLES!

And, since it IS July, it must (SURELY) be time to be thinking about Christmas cards ... isn't it?

My card
And a closer view of the image panel and its shine/twinkle!

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 card cut to fit 
  • One piece of navy card cut to mat
  • Penny Black image and sentiment stamped using black ink
  • Elsewhere I used a greeting sentiment (PRS) using blue ink
  • Pencils used to colour my image,blended with sansodor and a paper stump
  • Stardust stickles, Wink of Stella and dimensional gloss used to embellish
Precious Remembrance Shop "Sketchy Christmas", Penny Black "12 Days of Christmas"
Memento tuxedo black and Paris dusk inks
(not shown) Faber Castell polychromos pencils + sansodor and a paper stump
Anita's dimensional gloss, Tsukineko Wink of Stella clear glitter gel brush and Stardust stickles
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 392 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  2. Colour Crazy - challenge No. 26 - ANYTHING (hand coloured) GOES
  3. Penny Black - July challenge - THINGS WITH WINGS
  4. Animal Friends - challenge No. 64 - IN or ON THE WATER
  5. Two Crafty Critter Crazies - challenge No. 16 - ANYTHING GOES
What a SCORCHING week we had last week? I'm wondering how I'll cope if it's as hot this week but, I'm reassured to hear that temperatures are set to PLUMMET to the positively CHILLY low 20°'s!! - fingers crossed. Har Har - stay cool peeps!


Sarn said...

I am LOVING that super grunge-fest on the first card. Right up my street! (Just wait until you see an mail art envelope popping through your door later this week!)

And the second card is super too - although he's missing his 6 other swan mates!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kathyk said...

Glad you liked card #1 - as to #2 missing his 6 pals ...... I'm sure you can see why, not enough room although, with the reverse, insert and envelope there are four of them!


Pat said...

I love the mixture of the pink with the black with that very interesting stamp using a combination of numbers and script with a few other shapes thrown in Kathy, and then the sweet shimmery swan beautifully coloured. Two wonderful cards. x

brenda said...

A really lovely seasonal CAS creation, many thanks for joining in with our 'Wings' theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Deb said...

FAbulous cards, totally love your numbers one with the matching envelope!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

creationsnz said...

Such a super CAS card and cute critter. So glad you joined us at 2CraftyCritter Crazies, CarolG

Lillianb said...

Two great cardsmate Love the second inmage he is really cute ,


Dreja said...

Eine ganz tolle Karte. Danke daß du bei den Animal Friends mitmachst.
LG Dreja

Monica said...

Both cards are lovely and so different. I like the shabbiness of the first and the sweetness and sparkle of the second.

Thank you for your visit and kind words,


Kathyk said...

Dreja's comment reads: - A great card. Thank you for joining the Animal Friends.
LG Dreja


Linby said...

Love the first grungy card - but with my PB & More hat on wondered where the feathers were lol - of course I scrolled down and found the glittery swan - lovely CAS card.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.
Lynn x

Helen said...

A great card - I love this Penny Black set.

Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge.

Helen x

Ina G said...

Fabulous grungy card here Kathy. Such a CAS layout and those tiny H2O blobs are perfect. Love it. Thanks for sharing with us at HLS Watercolour Challenge this month.

Vanessa said...

Das ist ein klasse Werk geworden und Du hast es ganz bezaubernd umgesetzt. Hab ganz lieben Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends

Liebe Grüße
Deine Vanessa

Kathyk said...

And Google translates Vanessa's comment ...

It has become a great work and you have done it charmingly. Thank you very much for your participation in the Animal Friends

best regards
Your Vanessa

Kelly Szafron said...

Thank you for sharing your card at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge. Fantastic CAS design.

BastelparadiesAppen said...

WOW, deine Karte ist sooo niedlich! Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei der Animal Friends Challenge. LG Karina

Kathyk said...

Karina's comment translates as:

WOW, your card is so cute! Thank you for your participation in the Animal Friends Challenge. LG Karina