Monday, 25 February 2019

Monday? Another week? Already!!!!

Morning readers,

So? The weather warms up, right? And what sort of crafting am I busy working on? Well 1) an aran wool blanket and 2) CHRISTMAS projects - anyone care to have a go at explaining the logic of those choices? ........................... I THOUGHT NOT! Check out my Wednesday post later in the week for the update on the blanket!

Anyhoo, here's a snowy little ATC ....

My Artist Trading Card
And a closer view of the colouring and embossing
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippet of white card
  • On the white snippet I stamped my Wild Rose Studio snowmen image (CL461) using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour the image and copic marker cool shadow for the background
  • Creative Expressions snowfall background (UMS851) stamped using Versamark ink, sprinkled with WOW! White puff twinkle embossing powder and then heat set

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Just Add Ink - challenge No. 445 - EMBOSSING ..... I used heat embossing
  2. Alphabet Challenge - February 15th challenge - "X" is for XTRA BLING - I used TINSEL / GLITTER embossing powder
  3. Jingle Belles - February 15th challenge - ALL THAT GLITTERS - I used TINSEL / GLITTER embossing powder
  4. Winter Wonderland - February challenge - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  5. Friendship Challenge - challenge No. 38 - SNOWFLAKES

And now for a Christmas card .....

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 pearlised blue card
  • Snippets of card in both the white and pearlised blue which I die cut in to shape using MFT faux stitched nesting rectangle dies
  • Inkadinkado reindeer image (it's called Mystical reindeer if bought singly but I've had my clear set so long I've lost the packaging) stamped using Versafine Clari nocturne ink, sprinkled with WOW! super fine clear embossing powder and then heat set (I omitted the heat embossing everywhere but the card front)
  • Crafters Companion sentiment (from GEM-ST-FESTP) stamped using Versafine Clair twilight ink
  • Blue glittered washi tape
  • Diamond stickles to bling up the reindeer

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:
  1. Scraps of Life - February Rudolph Day challenge - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  2. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 426 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES + OPTIONAL twist of USE SOME GOLD
  3. Happy Little Stampers - February Christmas challenge - ANYTHING GOES + optional STARS
  4. Avenue 613 Create - challenge No. 218 - ANYTHING GOES + optional USE A CRITTER
  5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - challenge No. 100 - ANYTHING GOES

And, I found out that I was a winner over at Penny's Paper Crafty - for their challenge No. 417, thanks so much peeps, always so nice to know people like your work.



Lillianb said...

well done on your win mate, Love the ATC and your Christms card,


Sarn said...

Congratulations on your win with that cute ATC.

Cute snow family ATC too, plus I'm loving that very stylised deer on the Xmas card xxx

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Liebe Kathy,

eine wunderschöne Winterkarte hast du mit den Schneemännern gestaltet. Ich liebe Schneemannmotive sehr und die drei sind so entzückend. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Friendship Challlenge. Liebe Grüße Silvi

theras kartenblog said...

wow - the snowmen are so cute. I like them a lot.
Thanks for joining at Friendship Challenge and good luck!
Ilse (thera)

Kathyk said...

A translation of Silvis comment ....

A beautiful winter card you have designed with the snowmen. I love snowman motifs very much and the three are so adorable. Thank you for participating in Friendship Challlenge. Greetings Silvi

Jenny L said...

Hi Kathy,
oh my so much lovley design on such a small area as an ATC.
It looks gorgeous and I love the snowmen they are so cute.
Your card is also very wonderful and such a super image and colours used.
I love how you always make the envelopes th match.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Pat said...

I love your ATC with the beautifully coloured snowmen and the glittery falling snow Kathy, and then your stylised reindeer in black with the pretty blue matted layers and the added sparkle from the washi tape and the snow beneath the reindeer is perfect. I look forward to seeing your blanket. x

Momo said...

Dear Kathy!
Thank you for showing your cute snowman family with a little snow blizzard in our Challenge Gallery. The funny faces make me happy immediately.
And thanks for your participation in the Friendship Challenge. I wish you a lot of fun and I would be very happy, you will also be part of it in our next challenge.
Many greetings

Darlene said...

OMG what a fabulous creation! Thanks so much for playing in our Alphabet Challenge! Good Luck and please come back next month!

Alphabet Challenge DT
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Cute snowman card and I like the other as well.

Barbara Bruder said...

Kathy, your projects are so nice. I especially like the reindeer. Super image and I like the simplicity of the card.Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

KimB said...

It's hard to get better than puffy snow embossing powder for a snow scene Kathy! I love the bright little pops of colour you added to your snowmen too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love both your ATC and the Christmas card too.

Sue xx

Chana Malkah said...

Very nice composition and a lovely color palette! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Jan said...

Two beautiful cards, Kathy! I love your sweet snowy family and how their colourful accessories show personality. The sparkly embossed falling snow is a gorgeous detail.

linda said...

such a lovely and elegant christmas card and i love that you also decorated the envelope! thank you so much for playing along with the rudolph days challenge.
linda, DT
rudolph days challenge.

lauren bergold said...

Oh wow! What a fab and festive card! The white twinkle embossing is just so wonderful! So pleased you could get sparkly with us at JINGLE BELLES!

Heike said...

Ein wunderschönes ATC. Toll gemacht!! Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Friendships.

Liebe Grüße

Kathyk said...

Translation of Heike's comment

A beautiful ATC. Well done!! Thank you for your participation in the Friendships.

best regards

~ginny said...

Kathy, thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613. I especially like the Diamond Stickles on the Reindeer image and your use of the blue Washi Tape! And, I like that your critter fits our challenge!

scrappymo! said...

The Snowy ATC is so precious!

Your reindeer card for Rudolph Days is so elegant looking. Loving that matching ribbon too! As always, your envelopes are inspirational.

Thanks for taking part in the February Rudolph Days Challenge.