Saturday, 21 July 2018

Welcome to the weekend - hope it's BBQ weather!

Morning readers,

As the title suggests, I'm hoping for decent weather this evening as we have guests joining us for a BBQ - there will be NINE of us!

I've managed to fit in a little crafting this week, I made this earlier in the week but it was a swap so I wanted to give it a chance to get to its destination before sharing! Thankfully, I have had confirmation from my pal that it arrived AND that she likes it! I'm calling that a result!

My Artist Trading Coin
To show the colouring and stencilling better! I simply HAD to use the "Ta Dah!
despite the fact it was a smidge too large - just HAD TO!
Materials used:
  • Snippets of card in white, navy and grey
  • Stamps Used: Katzelkraft KTZ179 (stamped twice, once on to a post-it which I cut out and used as a mask), Paper Artsy "Splatter" from HTPX01, Stampendous CRE250 "Ta Dah"
  • Inks Used: Ranger Archival vibrant fuchsia, Memento tuxedo black
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils
  • Dylusions large circle and TCW small circle stencils + Aldi stencil brush
  • Posca paint pen, white, to doodle a border around the edge of the scalloped layer
  • Plain and scalloped circle dies
  • Stardust stickles
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Create Too - challenge No. 140 - NO PATTERNED PAPER
  2. CardzTV - challenge No. 57 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Crafting With Friends - challenge No. 72 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 150 - ANYTHING GOES
And now, for a card ......

My One Layer Card
And a closer view of my image
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White 5" x 7", 300gsm, scallop edged card and matching sized envelope
  • One piece of white card, cut to fir, as my insert
  • Katzelkraft animal image (from KTZ168) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Ranger Letter-It sentiments (from Birthday LEC59295) stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour image

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 376 - ONE LAYER and STRIPES
  2. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 305 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Colour Crazy - challenge No. 29 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Moving Along With The Times - challenge No. 76 - WILD ANIMAL
  5. CCEE Stampers - challenge No. 1829 - NATIONAL ZOOKEEPERS WEEK (zoo animals) ... not sure whether my stylised critter is a zebra or a hyena but - either way ......

Oh and, in case you are wondering about the ATCoin I may have received in the swap for the above rat inspired coin ..... I received this fabulous combo - thanks so much Sarn

Sarn's ATCoin, ATStar and a little card that came with it - thanks so much


Ankie vd Polder said...

Lovely makes today again. Have a nice weekend, Ankie

Sarn said...

Absolutely LOVE the rat ATcoin . . . Truly a joyous concoction of art.

Fabulous birthday card too . .. love that image.

Happy Saturday. Good luck with BBQ xxxx

Pat said...

I love both your cute images and beautifully coloured Kathy, and Sarn's delightful swaps too. I do wish Sarn would start blogging again! Hope your BBQ goes well too. We are going to a local open air play tonight so hope there is no rain here either. x

Cards by Maaike said...

haha that zebra was the first "Stripes" that came to my mind too...yours turned out great I have yet to start on mine

Gerrina said...

I'm with Maaike; the Zebra from Katzelkraft was the first idea that I had...2nd was a "real" zebra en third the cats from dylan :) That's to show that we like (and sometimes have) the same stamps...a fun thought if you see we live in different countries!
Love the colours you gave the zebra; it looks so sunny and about to go on a wonderful trip...
Your rat-ATCoin is super; love that text! And you were spoilt with beauties in the swap; always great.
Hope you have BBQ-weather; I know we have, but no BBQ here tonight... It is warm here just as the last 8 weeks.. and it looks like it is going up too 32 degrees this week! (There was a reason I don't live in Spain, but with those temps...
Stay cool and enjoy the weekend!

Debs M said...

Great makes, love that zebra!

Wendy L said...

Super card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

Tammy L said...

Wonderful cards! You have a lot of fun creating! Thanks for joining our challenge at the Color Crazy Craft Challenge this week!
--Tammy DT

Lillianb said...

Great cards Kathy Those omages are really lovely


Caz said...

Lovely card..Thank you for joining us at MAWTT...Hope to see you again soon..

Caz xx

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Billie A said...

Cute image and fun sweater. So glad you shared over at Colour Crazy challenge.
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Craft buddy said...

These are too funny! I love the animals with attitude, that's a fierce giraffe! And your mouse gives me a lot of joy. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week :) x Jessie

Dorothy S said...

That is a cute CAS birthday card - great with the yellow and black polka dots! Thanks for coming to the Anything Goes weekly challenge at QKR Stampede. Dorothy S, DT member

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely selection of creations you have made. I've not seen much about Artist Trading Coins. They look very intriguing. Your projects fit perfectly the Colour Crazy Challenge this week. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Colour Crazy Challenge Design Team Member).

Sharon said...

Your post is full of super inspiration as always Kathy. That rat is just adorable and your cute spotty animal in the stripy sweater is perfect for the LIM challenge. Hope you had a lovely barbecue and thank you for joining us at Less is More xx

Neets B said...

A great choice of stamp for our stripes challenge, Kathy. I very nearly used the same one! Love the complementary colours.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x