Saturday, 25 August 2018

Woo Hoo! It's the weekend!

Morning readers,

Here we are again, it's the weekend and I hope you all have something nice planned this holiday weekend???

Me? I've been making time at the ToC (Table of Craftiness) and have an ATC (Artist Trading Card) to share with you this morning .....

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippet of double sided Costco paper (plain side up) cut to ATC size
  • Snippet of white card cut to 5½cm x 8½cm
  • Using the Sheena Douglass "Concrete Jungle" set I stamped both the zeppelin and building using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Once dry I used stencil brushes to apply a light dusting of colour in approximately the right place, Memento Bahama blue for the sky and canteloupe for the brickword of the buildings
  • Using Memory Box (grungey squares) stencil and a Dutchdoobadoo (random background marks) stencils I applied Memento London fog ink, to add texture and interest
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Addicted To Stamps - challenge No. 306 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Tuesday Throwdown - challenge No. 406 - UP IN THE AIR
  3. Try It On Tuesday - August 21st challenge - TAKE A RIDE
  4. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 310 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. CCEE Stampers - challenge No. 1834 - RIDE THE WIND

And on to a Christmas card, it being Rudolph Day and all ........

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
  • Two pieces of cream card (300gsm) cut to fit 
  • One piece of red card (300gsm) cut to mat
  • Snippets of the red card and white card for my image panel and matting
  • MFT BB-49 "Bitty Bears" image and sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • PRS "Sketchy Christmas" scribble stamped using Versamark ink, sprinkled with Funstamps silver dazzle embossing powder (and the excess shaken back in to the pot) and heat set
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour bear image and background
  • Unbranded faux stitched square dies used to die cut the small square using my image and a slightly larger square from red card - once the image panel was adhered to this red layer I added dimensional foam tape before adhering to my card front
  • Stardust stickles
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Scraps of Life - August Rudolph Day challenge - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  2. Happy Little Stampers - August Christmas challenge - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES + optional twist - see below
  3. Chrimbo Crackers - challenge No. 165 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  4. Through The Purple Haze - challenge No. 147 - CAS (Clean And Simple)
  5. Water Cooler Wednesday - challenge No. 184 - ALL ABOUT HOLIDAYS


Sarn said...

Super looking ATC . . . Makes great use of your new stamp.

Cute RD card too. HAPPY Rudolph Day xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kathy,
Happy Rudolf Days.
My what a super amount you have put on that ATC.
It looks very stunning.
Such a great Rudolf make and such a cutie image too, and as always you make matching envelopes too.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Lillianb said...

great ATC and card Mate,


froebelsternchen said...

What a fabulous ATC and brilliant card!
Thank you very much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! oxo Susi

Linby said...

Love the ATC with the fab Sheena stamps - those are some of my fave's. Great CAS Rudolph card too.

scrappymo! said...

Your ATC is stunning...lots of work there with those fabulous stamps.
Your Rudolph days card is adorable. This is a sweet image and as always your card has a lovely envelope!

Thanks for taking part in the August Rudolph Days Challenge.

scrappymo! said...

Forgot to mention that Sam's cards are now up on my blog. The internet here is spotty. It has been windy and the internet seems to fade in and out...taking with it any undelivered emails. Sam's cards were added this morning!

Pat said...

A great ATC you have made using Sheena's Concrete Jungle stamps Kathy and lovely stencilling too, and your bear is so cute on the Christmas card, and the scribble stamp across the middle with that lovely sparkle works well behind the bear, also the red and cream are so pretty together. x

Ina G said...

Totally cool ATC. So different and simply eye catching. Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week.

Jane Willis said...

Love that ATC, what fab stamps and an atmospheric creation. As for your Christmas card, it is utterly adorable!

Helen said...

A very cute, CAS card, Kathy! Those little bears are always a winner with me! Perfect layout to show them off! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

Sherri said...

What a great trading card! This would make a great tag for a guy's birthday gift as well! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

Christine said...

Great ATC, Cute CAS card!

Heidi Weaver said...

Wow, Kathy, you've been busy. Great ATC--love the muted tones and grey images. Your Christmas card is so very sweet! I love the simple design and your use of the kraft, red and white. Great combination! And how cute is that little bear, wearing his Santa hat, and grinning happily! I love that he's in the centre of your card and framed so nicely with those stitched squares. The stardust stickies are a festive touch! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful design and fab composition.  Thanks for playing in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.

Julie B said...

Super ATC creation Kathy.
Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week. :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

Great ATC and I love the darling bear Christmas card you made.

Kath Ricks said...

What a sweet little bear! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love your ATC and your wonderful Rudolph Day card too.

Sue xx

Whisper said...

Aaaah what a sweetie Xmas image and so adorable, thanks for joining us at Augusts Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

Mrs.B said...

A great ATC with wonderful images.
Thanks for sharing at Try it on Tuesday. Avril x

MaryH said...

The ATC is awesome with the cityscape and the dirigible hovering over the scene. #2's little bear was just totally adorable as a CAS. The kraft and red color scheme looks perfect with his cute little self! TFS

Sue - said...

Fabulous Christmas card Kathy! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

Meggymay said...

Thank you for sharing your fabulous ATC with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

Julie Odil said...

Cute ATC, but I really like the Christmas card! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog. Julie, DT member