Monday, 7 January 2019

Monday, the start of a new week .. and a Guest Design Team make from the peeps at the Paper Girls challenge

Morning readers,

Why is it that I always seem to leave the cards for those closest to me until the last moment? I know, you can't answer that but .... this was one of the last cards I got made before Christmas and it was for a Guest Design Team slot over at the Paper Girls challenge blog, otherwise my dear hubby might not have received a card at all, bless him. It's certainly not because he doesn't deserve one! He's a treasure, he really is. Anyhoo, I've digressed .... the new challenge, #167, theme is "BLACK AND WHITE" and I do hope you might feel inspired to pop over and enter or at least visit and leave a comment .......

My card
And a closer view, showing the detail a little better
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White, C6/A2, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of card (one black and one white) cut to 14cm x 9.5cm
  • I used an anti static bag on my card before I started, as I didn't want any stray "bits" of embossing powder
  • I stamped my bear image (MFT BB-49 "Bitty Bears") using Versamark ink and Heat It Up clear embossing powder which I heat set
  • I then stamped my Hero Arts sentiment using Versamark ink and funstamps white embossing powder which I heat set
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour my bear and stardust stickles to add twinkle!
  • I used double sided narrow tape to adhere my black and white striped satin ribbon, after threading a 25mm bell on to my ribbon
  • I used three strips of 25mm wide dimensional foam tape to adhere my image panel to my card blank
  • I then stamped the reverse of my card, my insert and the front and back of my envelope to match, using Memento tuxedo black ink for the bear and Versafine onyx black ink for the sentiment

FYI ..... he really liked it too ... pheww!

Additionally, I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 419 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS 
  2. CAS on Friday - challenge No. 148 - GOES MAKE A CHRISTMAS CARD
  3. Chrimbo Crackers - challenge No. 175 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  4. Cute Card Thursday - challenge No. 563 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 329 - ANYTHING GOES
This is my second post today, if you missed my earlier post and want to check out this make then please click on the link here, where you can see details in full


Pat said...

This is a beautiful masculine Christmas card and just right for your hubby. I was just as bad and didn't get my hubby's card done until Christmas eve. I love the cute bear and the added sparkle, and the ribbon and bell to embellish it. x

Liz said...

Super masculine card, Kathy. I must admit that despite me making dozens of Christmas cards, my hubby and I have never exchanged Christmas card. I've no idea why! Perhaps I'll surprise him next year. ;-) xx

Clare Lloyd said...

Well done on you GDT spot. Great card.

Sarn said...

FAB card! Great for Mr K . . . good job you found time to make one!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Darnell said...

I'm glad that worked out then, Kathy, so your treasure could have this treasure! It's a fabulous masculine design!! Sorry I've been MIA again, this time due to a crapalance in the Playhouse. I'm back in business and breathing fresher air, I swear! It's been a pleasure to catch up!! Hugs, Darnell

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Kathy, very stylish. Have a great week. Angela xxx

NanaConnie said...

Great masculine design, Kathy! Thanks so much for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.
NanaConnie DT

KathyA. said...

Sweet, sparkly little bear. Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede this week. DT Kathy []

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

Brittany M. said...

We were so delighted to have you guest design with us, Kathy! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing your beautiful card! I seriously love that darling little bear!!! Hope to see more of your work in our future challenges over at the Paper Girls Challenge Blog! Cheers - Brittany