Monday, 16 July 2018

Monday and the start of another summer week

Morning readers,

Hope you all enjoyed a great weekend - get up to much?

It was the wedding anniversary of surrogate daughter #2 and her husband last week and they invited us round for a few drinkies to celebrate the occasion - one or two drinkies turned in to three or four, lucky we walked! S'funny but it took twice as long to get home as it did to get there .... less to do with drink and more to do with the fact their sweet little cat decided to follow us, we got close to the main road and realised she wasn't giving up so took her home again.

Got some crafting to share with you this morning, when it's as hot as it has been you may find it hard to believe but ... I make Christmas cards? REALLY?!?!?! And yet ..... I think this one has a more masculine feel to it - or am I deluding myself?

My card
And a closer view of the red dragon embossing powder
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 card (one cream and one navy) cut to fit
  • One piece of cream card cut to 1cm smaller than the navy card panel
  • Snippet of cream card
  • MFT wonky rectangle window die cut centrally from the navy card
  • Hero Arts star image stamped on to cream snippet using Versamark embossing ink and then red dragon tinsel (a lovely red/gold/twinkly embossing powder by stamps 'n stuff) which I heat set, once cool, I fussy cut the star and used a red alcohol marker to go around the edge
  • Elsewhere on my card and envelope the star image was stamped using Brilliance rocket red gold pearlescent ink
  • Precious Remembrance Shop (Sketchy Christmas)  sentiment stamped using Memento Paris dusk ink
  • Once I had assembled the card front I used double sided foam tape to adhere the card panel to my card base and smaller squares of foam tape to adhere the star in the "wonky window"
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. CASonFriday - challenge No. 137 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY
  2. Chrimbo Crackers - challenge No. 162 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  3. StarStampz - July 5th challenge - CHRISTMAS IN JULY
  4. Sasayaki Glitter - July challenge - CHRISTMAS IN JULY
  5. Happy Little Stampers - July Christmas challenge - ANYTHING GOES + optional (unused) twist of SANTA

I'm delighted to say that this card brings me ever closer to my 2018 personal quota so it looks like I'm going to make it this year - who knows? I may EVEN be able to make some to sell this year!! WOO HOO, this beats the year when I was still making them on Christmas Eve!!! I've been trying to  make one or two each week and it looks like it's been working, I don't think I've ever been this close to completion at this time of year. I'm sure it's thanks to all the great Christmas challenges that are about too though, encouraging me - thanks peeps


Sarn said...

What a great festive card and definitely suitable for the male of the species.

Congratulations on getting as far towards your Xmas target as ever before in July xxx

Pat said...

Another super card Kathy, and with the dark blue and that luscious deep red definitely suitable for a man and I love the wonky shaped frame, also great that you have nearly reached your target for the year already, puts me to shame. x

Clare Lloyd said...

Great card

Debs M said...

great card and well done on getting your quota of crimble cards x

Inkyfingers said...

Nope Kathy, I think it would make an excellent Christmas card for a man in your life. I love the CAS design and the embossing on the star is great! I really like the forked tails on the star - so unusual.
Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.

Chrissie said...

This is simple yet stunning Kathy, can't beat a good die cut... I just love it!
Thanks so much for joining Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge!
Chrissie xxxx