Friday, 9 November 2018

It's Friday .... Woo Hoo!

Morning readers,

Don't know about you but I LIKE to enter challenges with my makes, sometimes I even win!!! I always find it sad when a challenge blog closes its virtual doors and a number have done that this very week:
  • Pause, Dream, Enjoy
  • The Merry Christmas Challenge
  • CraftaholicsRus
  • Sunny Day Crafting
  • Always Happy Birthday ............. just thought I'd let you all know in case you follow/enter these challenges.
Right, on to brighter things, I've a Christmas card to share with you today .. well we are on the home stretch to Christmas now. If you have yet to start your 2018 quota then you'd best get a wiggle on!

My card
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of DCWV textured metallic card, cut to mat
  • Snippets of card in white and the textured blue - for my image panel
  • Snippet of white grosgrain ribbon
  • Tim Holtz snowman image stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • MSE sentiment (M118 Holiday greetings) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Distress Ink (salty ocean) applied through my Dylusions snowflake stencil and then also applied to the background, I didn't wait till my flakes dried as I wanted a softer edge to the snowflakes - once the panel HAD dried though, I gave it a quick application of Krylon matte fixative - to protect the water based inks
  • Derwent coloursoft pencils used to add colour to my snowman
  • Stardust stickles to add some bling
  • Dimensional foam squares, to adhere my image panel to the card front
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. That's Crafty - November 7th challenge - WINTER WONDERLAND
  2. Ellibelles - November challenge - CHRISTMAS AND SEASONAL HOLIDAY
  3. ABC of Christmas - November challenge - "W" is for WISHES and "X" is for XMAS
  4. MUSE Christmas Visions - challenge No. 112 - PHOTO INSPIRATION - see below - I went with blue and the central focal image
  5. Cute Card Thursday - challenge No. 555 - SNOWFLAKES
And now for an Artist Trading Coin, not made one in a couple of weeks - bet you were thinking I was done with them?!?!??!

My Artist Trading Coin
Materials used:
  • Snippets of card in white and pearlescent purple
  • Circle dies used to cut the 2½" and 2¼" circles
  • Dog image (Inkadinkado 99109 "Patterned Pets") stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Swipe image (Avery Elle ST-18-19 "Patterned Backdrops") stamped using Versamagic malted mauve ink
  • Sentiment (Momenta 34431) stamped using Versafine onxy black ink
  • Copic and Pro Marker alcohol markers used to colour image and background
  • Sakura clear glitter and white gelly roll gel pens used to doodle borders and highlight
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Addicted To Stamps - challenge No. 317 - MAKE YOUR MARK
  2. Crafting By Designs - November challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Crafting With An Attitude - challenge No. 45 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Penny's Paper Crafting - challenge No. 405 - ANYTHING GOES


Pat said...

I love your snowman with the pretty snowflakes in the background in that bright blue Kathy which really pops, and your ATCoin with the quirky dog makes me smile and great colours too with your usual interesting doodled border. Sorry to see some challenges are closing their doors, and I have to say these are ones which I have never come across before, but they do seem to be allied so obviously if their are reasons why they can't run them anymore they are having to shut them all at once which is such a shame. x

Ellibelle said...

Two wonderful creations, love how you decorated the envelope to match the card.
Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month, and hope to see you playing along again soon!

Sarn said...

Like Pat, your AT Coin is making me smile too. Super snowman card too.

Happy Friday xxx

Becca Yahrling said...

Your snowman card is so lovely! Great take on my card.
I am a birdie addict, but snowmen come in a VERY close 2nd. LOL
Your ATC coin is darling! Been seeing these quite a bit lately
and they're so adorable!

Ardyth said...

My wiggle is ON! I am so far behind in Christmas cards! Love your snowman with the bold blue snowflakes! Thanks for joining us at MCV, Kathy!

CraftyLyn said...

Super cards thanks for joining us here at Penny's paper crafty challenge Lyn DT x.

K M Meena Herale said...

Lovely work, Thank you for joining at Addicted to Stamps and More and waiting to see next time.

Meena DT

Inkyfingers said...

I love your snowy card Kathy and that you have taken the trouble to decorate the inside and the envelope too. Someone is going to be so pleased when the envelope lands on their mat!
Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenges.

Dorte said...

Fabulous Christmas cards you are sharing, Kathy! Thanks so much for playing in our 'W and X' challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge. Good Luck and please come back again soon!
Dorte x