Saturday, 10 November 2018

Saturday again - have a great weekend

Morning readers,

We made it to Saturday again and I hope you all have something nice to look forward to this weekend.

I've been hard at work at the Table of Craftiness and, first out of the gate is an Artist Trading Coin, having not made any for a couple of weeks, it felt great to make a couple this past few days.

My Artist Trading Card
Materials used:
  • Snippets of card in bright blue and white
  • I sponged Distress Ink in salty ocean over the white snippet, sponging again through a Tim Holtz (set No.5) and Dylusions (circles) stencil, to add texture and interest
  • Carabelle text image (SM10159) stamped using Ranger Archival grey shadow ink
  • Penny Black foliage (from "Tweet Tweet") stamped using Versafine Imperial blue ink
  • Inkadinkado sentiment (from 98782 "Greetings") stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Sakura white gelly roll gel pen used to doodle my border and highlight the foliage
  • Wink of Stella clear glitter gel brush pen used to twinkle up the foliage
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafting By Designs - November challenge - ANYTHING GOES - 2nd entry
  2. Creative Knockouts - challenge No. 271 - SHOW US YOUR BORDERS!
  3. Crafting With Friends - challenge No. 75 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 154 - ANYTHING GOES
And now ..

My card
And a closer view of the metallic matting and washi tape

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
  • Metallic, travel themed washi tape
  • Plane image (Tim Holtz THMM105) stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Small splatter image (MFT CS-97 "Distressed patterns") stamped randomly using Brilliance sky blue ink

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 384 - METALLICS
  2. CardzTV - challenge No. 73 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Quick Quotes - November challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  4. AAACards - challenge No. 128 - ON THE MOVE


Ever have one of those days when you think you have a BRILLIANT idea so you dash to your Table of Craftiness and .... turns out it was a very BAD idea - this was the mark I make for the LIM metallics theme ...

Seemed like such a good idea at the time, with metallic matting
metallic/glitter washi tape and that fab image from Tim Holtz ..
so, what was it that went so horribly wrong?


Pat said...

You have been busy today Kathy and I love your ATCoin with the pretty sparkly leaves and the Salty Ocean DI is very pretty and love the dots and text which look great behind the leaves. The plane makes a super masculine card and lots of interest with the washi tapes and love the added splatters around the plane. I think the crazy bird is good too and am not sure what you didn't like about it. I suppose if I was to be picky, and this is my own personal feeling, I maybe wouldn't have used the silver glittery tape behind the image, but perhaps have made a stamped border of some kind, perhaps with gold EP, but that is no way saying it isn't a lovely card and hopefully you will be able to use it as a birthday card for somebody, and I certainly would be more than happy to receive it, those quirky birds always make me smile. x

Skye said...

A lovely ATC. Great colour combo and lovley background with the subtle text behind the dots. The plane is a great male card. Great design and I like the gold matting. As I don't know what your idea for the crazy bird was, this card looks lovely. The image is such a fun image he make everthink ok. I think you are being hard on yourself

Sarn said...

Loving the AT Coin . . . very pretty.

. . . and that masculine card is absolutely perfect.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

sandie said...

Can’t see Kathy what went wrong, look fab and fun to me.
And love the coin, they are such a good idea but I never get around to making them!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

These all look fab to me Kathy so don't be down-hearted by your metallic designs. I love all the detail in the aeroplane one and a perfectly CAS guy card. The second one is oozing cute and still incorporating metallic brilliantly. Thanks for playing along at Less is More.

StirYourCreativity said...

Love all the creations :)

Cardsbymaaike said...

Hi Kathy, I love your ATcoin and your airplane card. It's a match with the AAA cards challenge "on the move", maybe you'd like to enter it for a chance to win a stampset?

Jane said...

Hope that aeroplane is jetting off somewhere special! Great card for our On The Move challenge. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Tamie said...

Hi Kathy! Very sorry for my late comment. I have been under the weather but want you to know how much we apprecaited that you played with us at Creative Knockouts. Your card is awesome and so is the border for our challenge. Thanks so much for inspiring me this week.

Tamie Camp DT

Macimbalo said...

These are both awesome! I love your used of metallic look and your designs are amazing!!!

LucieGCards said...

What a great card - I love how you paired the washi tape with that fabulous TH plane stamp! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Cheryl said...

Very productive crafting, Kathy :) Love your airplane with the little metallic touches! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards challenges.

Golden Goddess Designs said...


you have some gorgeous cards here! thank you for sharing with us at Quick Quotes in November.


Louise said...

love that airplane! thanks for playing along at Quick Quotes!

Neva Cole said...

We are a family of pilots who also enjoy travel so your Plane card was very inspiring! Thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes for our AG challenge!