Saturday, 14 July 2018

Saturday post

Morning readers,

Hope your weekend has started off well and that you have nice things to look forward to today and tomorrow. I also hope you are enjoying (rather than enduring) the hot weather - have to say that .... like my garden .... I'm suffering in the heat but, it won't last long so ... we should make the most of it. In fact, it was the coolest night (last night) in around three weeks - I actually slept part of the night UNDER the covers!!

Anyhoo, in the cool of the morning or as it starts to cool off (slightly) of an evening, I've been hitting the ToC (that's Table of Craftiness) and here's another of the Artist Trading Coins that I am currently obsessed with, such a GREAT way to use up snippets of card and, let's be honest, be all have LOADS of those, don't we?

My Artist Trading Coin
Materials used:
  • Snippets of card in both white and black
  • Circle dies to cut a 2½" black circle and a 2¼" circle from white card
  • Images and sentiments stamped using Memento dandelion, canteloupe, London fog, tangelo and tuxedo black inks - Stamps by: Number/text by unknown manufacturer, words and coffee rings by Creative Expressions (CEC897) and Paper Artsy splatter from HTPX01
  • I edged my white circle using the Zig water colour marker in neon orange and then doodled a border using a white Posca paint pen
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 304 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. CardzTV - challenge No. 56 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Crafting With Friends - challenge No. 71 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Simply Papercraft - challenge No. 59 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Crafting With An Attitude - challenge No. 41 - ANYTHING GOES
And a card which kind of makes a change from ATCoins lately!

My card
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 engelope
  • Two pieces of cream card cut to fit
  • One piece of red card cut to mat
  • Snippet of red card for heart image
  • Sizzix dies (set #'s 660222 and 660220) used to die cut
  • Hero Arts sentiment (from CL342 - everyday sayings) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Hero Arts heart image (on the reverse and the envelope) from the set AC026 "brush strokes" stamped using Adirondack red pepper ink
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Happy Little Stampers - July DIES challenge - ANYTHING (with dies) GOES
  2. Simply Create Too - challenge No. 140 - NO PATTERNED PAPER
  3. D.L. Art - challenge No. 232 - ANNIVERSARY
  4. My Time To Craft - challenge No. 375 - WEDDING/ ANNIVERSARY/ ENGAGEMENT - I went with anniversary since my own is approaching!


Sarn said...

OOH that's another gorgeous AT Coin you have made there Kathy.

Absolutely GORGEOUS Anniversary Card too mate.

Happy Saturday. Already sweltering here!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Debs M said...

Great makes - see you soon x

Pat said...

Two pretty makes Kathy and love the ATCoin in lovely soft colours and with your trademark doodled edge, and then the great anniversary card with the beautiful cut out corner and heart, and love how you've sandwiched the sentiment between, a super design. x

Sue - said...

Two great makes Kathy. Do you swap the coins the same as ATCs?

Gina said...

I am absolutely loving these "art Coins". I just found a stash of pre-cut circles in my RoA*room of artiness, as it shall now be known* and am thinking of starting this new hobby lol Gorgeous dreamy imagery on your coin...thank you for sharing with us at Crafting With Friends XXX

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too, good luck!!! Amy DT

Pat said...

Lovely card, great design, thanks for sharing at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Heidi Weaver said...

Wow Kathy, I love the die-cuts you've used on your card and matching envelope. The cream and red are striking! Great idea to have your sentiment echo the slant of the heart and hexagons. Thanks so much for joining our Happy Little Stampers July Challenge.

Julie Odil said...

Love the diets on your wedding card! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede challenge blog. Julie, DT member

laurie said...

So cute! I like how you did the envelope too.Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!