Saturday, 28 July 2018

Saturday and ... still hot!

Morning readers,

I am so over this hot weather, it's relentless - at least, when you're on holiday, there's usually air conditioning to escape in to .. here? Not so much! EVERY summer we promise ourselves we'll get a portable A/C unit and every year, about the time we make a decision then either the weather breaks or the stores have sold out - can you guess which it is this year?!?!?! We DID get a little rain overnight and it did cool it down a little but ...

Still, from my darkened room I'm still trying to craft ..... enjoying my current obsession with Artist Trading Coins, I am loving both the scale of them AND their shape, they're just such fun to make.

My Artist Trading Coin
Materials used:
  • Snippets of card in white and navy
  • On to the white card I stamped the mini dog from Stampers Anonymous - CMS272 "Mini Cats and dogs" using Memento Tuxedo black ink - I stamped a second image on to a full cover post it which I then cut out to use as a mask
  • With my mask in place I stencilled Memento canteloupe ink through the Dylusions split circle stencil and then again through the Memory Box grid stencil (88517) changing to Memento rosebud ink and stencilling through the Carabelle scribble stencil - MA60052
  • Paper Artsy splatter (from HTPX01) stamped using Memento rosebud ink
  • Having then removed the stencil I used Faber Castell polychromos pencils to colour my image
  • Sakura gelly roll gel pen (white) used to doodle the border on to the navy layer
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Addicted to Stamps - challenge No. 302 - MAKE YOUR MARK
  2. Crafting By Designs - July 25th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Cute Card Thursday - challenge No. 540 - TOO CUTE
  4. Crafting With An Attitude - challenge No. 41 - ANYTHING GOES

And then it was time for a card .... I just don't use these cute hippos enough!

My card
And a closer view of my hippos!
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White 12cm square, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 11cm and 11½cm square
  • One piece of bright pink card cut to 11½cm square
  • Snippets of card in white and bright pink, for my image panel
  • My Favorite Things "Hippo Birthday" BB-47 hippo stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink - I also stamped him twice on to full cover post it which I then cut out and used as a mask
  • MFT BB-47 sentiment and bird also stamped using Memento tuxedo black
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour images
  • Stardust stickles to add just a touch of bling!
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:
  1. CraftyCatz - challenge No. 427 - ANYTHING GOES + TWIST (used) of USE SOMETHING YELLOW
  2. TGIF - challenge No. 170 - REPEAT AFTER ME!
  3. Moving Along With The Times - challenge No. 76 - WILD ANIMAL/S
  4. Make My Monday - challenge No. 76 - HAND COLOURED IMAGE
  5. CraftaholicsRUs - challenge No. 30 - BIRDS ... hoping that one bird still counts

and stay cool!!!


Sarn said...

Awesome coin . . . Love the cute dog and the great background.

Cute hippo birthday card too.

Much cooler after a load of rain this morning xxx

Lillianb said...

Great coin and birthday card Kathy, ywo great stamps,


LesleyG said...

Fabulous fun coin and card Kathy! Phew so agree and we tried to get another fan......sold out everywhere of everything including shorts! Hope you have had some cooling rain xxx

Wendy L said...

Sweet card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

Liz said...

Another cute Artist Trading Coin, love the crazy dog! Great card too, what an adorable image.

Thanks for the heads up on my win. xx

Pat said...

I love the cute dog against the pretty background on the ATCoin Kathy, and then the fun hippos and little bird with that great sentiment, both beautiful creations. x

Tami Hewlett said...

Your hippo card is so cute! Love the sentiment too. Thanks for joining TGIF Challenges this week.

Lilly said...

What a sweet card, those hippos are adorable. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Crafty Catz. Lilly (DT)

Basslady said...

your cards are fabulous!
thanks so much for playing along with us at make my Monday challenge!

hugs and kisses from germany,
Silvi xoxo

Kath said...

A cute Trading Coin - love the image. I'm also over the moon to see that I've won your prize on the CFD Birthday Bash - thank you!
Kath x

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Love this cute card! Thank you for joining our 'Wild Animals' Challenge at MAWTT

Happy crafting....


Priya said...

Beautiful make.
Thank you for playing with us at MMM challenge.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

So sweet! Thank you for sharing with ATSM!