Saturday, 4 August 2018

Saturday and a two card post from me today ....

Hello readers,

I have a card to share with you today, using new stash - it's one of those cards no-one LIKES to make but (as card makers) we have probably all had occasion to make one. I find them easier to make when I have no specific need for them. I bought a new die earlier in the week which I thought might work for a sympathy card - see whether you agree ......


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 envelope
  • One piece each of cream and grey (both 300gsm) card cut to fit
  • MFT Wonky rectangle die used to cut a window in the pearlescent grey card
  • Fancy leaf die (recently acquired from The Works) used on black card for focal image
  • Dark Room Door string sentiment (DDRS066) stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Unknown manufacturer of leaf outline used on the inside, reverse and envelope
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Through The Purple Haze - challenge No. 147 - CAS (Clean And Simple)
  2. Die Cut Divas - August challenge - SILHOUETTES
  3. Cards Galore - challenge No. 54 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Happy Little Stampers - August's CAS challenge - CAS (Clean And Simple) WITH DIES
  

And, since it's Saturday and I usually like to share two makes - today is no different ..


My card
And a closer view of the image section
  

The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:

  • White 12½cm square, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 11½cm square
  • One piece of DCWV textured card cut to mat with a 2mm border
  • Inkadinkado dog image and sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Inkadinkado paw print (from the set 97620 "dogs" which also included the dog image and sentiment) and Dutchdoobadoo (470-715-035) stencil stamped using Brilliance pearlescent beige ink
  • Three faux crystal gemstones to bling it up a bit!
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 377 -
  2. Colour Throwdown - challenge No. 504 - COLOUR CHALLENGE - see below
  3. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 307 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. QuickQuotes - challenge No. 90 - ADD A CREATURE
  5. Cute Card Thursday - challenge No. 541 - ANYTHING GOES
  

15 comments:

Lillianb said...

Two lovey cards mate, you are right about that new die.

Lilian

Cards by Maaike said...

that's is surely going to birght anyone's day. And make them smile! fun sentiment, great card.

Pat said...

Two brilliant cards Kathy and I love the die cut leaves over the wonky frsme, and then the fun dog with the great paw prints and circles in the background which go perfectly. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. x

Monika Kobus said...

Great cards! Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” August Challenge. DT Monika

Joy said...

I love those die cuts. This is a beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Through the Purple Haze. Good luck!

Hugs, Joy DT

Michelle Nutter said...

Wonderful new die you have! Lovely sympathy card-thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's!

Broni said...

Such fun designs! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

Arlene said...

Your silhouette card would make a wonderful sympathy card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Sarn said...

Love your new leaf die. It's made a lovely sympathy/thinking of you card.

Your Rough Day card is brilliant too and bound to cheer someone up.

xxx

Lynne said...

Your new leaf die is lovely and makes a nice card for sad reason. Your LiM card is brill. Love the fun sentiment x

Julie Odil said...

Yes, that new die would work well for many occasions. Love the dog card, too. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede challenge blog. Julie, DT member

Gerrina said...

Your pet card is so cute and beautiful CAS! But the first is the one that I keep in my head; it's stunning!
Sorry for being so late; due to summerholidays... Hugs, Gerrina

Jackie C said...

Perfect for our challenge! So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT @AFC

Linda said...

Lovely cards. Your new leaf die is gorgeous. Thank you for playing along with the HLS CAS Challenge xx

Neets B said...

Two great cards, Kathy. Love that leaf die over the wonky aperture, and a great colour theme for the occasion too. Loving your dotty dog, perfect for our pet challenge. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More and Happy Little Stampers, Anita x