Monday, 10 June 2019

Monday again!

Morning readers,

I trust you all had a good weekend, despite storm Miguel's best efforts with the weather, we got (mostly) gusty winds. Never mind though, it gave me the chance to hit the ToC (that's Table of Craftiness) ... I started working on a swap project I have coming up imminently. That project (IMHO) worked out pretty well and I really liked the combination of stamps and colours and wondered how it would work on a card ... I had to make a couple of minor adjustments as the scale of some of the stamps used on the swap project wouldn't have worked on the card below but ... I think this turned out pretty well too - what do you think?

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 textured turquoise card, cut to mat
  • Stamp sets used: Hero Arts AC026 "Brush Strokes", PRS "DIY Stamp Set", Creative Expressions CEC851 "Inspiring Edges" and MFT sentiment CS-274 "Anything but basic Birthday"
  • Inks used: Memento dandelion, tangelo, rosebud, Bahama blue and Versafine Clair nocturne

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. CraftyCatz - challenge No. 465 - ANYTHING GOES + (used) OPTIONAL TWIST OF BIRTHDAY
  2. Seize The Birthday - challenge No. 167 - ANYTHING (Birthday) GOES
  3. Addicted To Stamps - challenge No. 344 - CAS (Clean And Simple)
  4. Water Cooler Wednesday - challenge No. 224 - FEMININE ANYTHING GOES

Been a while since I've posted two projects in one post, and, whilst I had some of the images on blocks ..... I wondered what else I could do with them.... so, I grabbed some snippets -

And started work .... ATC's lend themselves to using up snippets, frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if that wasn't why they became so darned popular!!!!

My Artist Trading Card
And a closer view of the details
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in black, white, Costco double sided and masculine striped
  • Using nesting circle dies I cut circles from the Costco and white card
  • Hero Arts circle (from AC026 "Brushstrokes") stamped using Memento London fog ink
  • Carabelle image (from SA60173), Stamplorations sentiment (from Noteworthy) and chevron image (from Creative Expressions "Inspiring Edges" - CEC851) stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - challenge No. 354 - USE SNIPPETS
  2. Crafty Friends - challenge No. 111 - MEN/BOYS
  3. Krafty Chicks - challenge No. 458 - DIE CUTS
  4. Through The Purple Haze - challenge No. 157 - THE GUYS HAVE IT
  5. Happy Little Stampers - June challenge - ANYTHING GOES WITH DIES


Michelle W said...

I love both your cards Kathy and that's a great sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Sarn said...

LOVE both cards . . . colourful or monochrome . . . both BRILLIANT and time well spent at the ToC.

Happy Monday.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Viv said...

Great card and ATC too Kathy, well done again ;) Viv xx

Pat said...

I love the card with the more collage look which you do so well Kathy and the colours go together beautifully, also the ATC with a masculine theme looks great using some leftover pieces, and I see you used the chevrons which appeared in the card above, and the biker image is just perfect. x

Di said...

Wowser! Love this Kathy - and I do aim to send you an ATC ASAP. Just need to have a 'thunk'. I do agree that snippets possibly were behind the need to use up itsy bitsy things on ATCs. What gets me is the amount of detail you manage to include! Lovely :)


Di xx

Darnell said...

First, Kathy, welcome back home to your full TOC! I'm sure you enjoyed your time in the sun! Your birthday card set is very artsy and colorful! I love it! And your ATC is a wonderful inspirational message; love that you punctuated the message with a cool dude (the Mister?!) on his motorbike!! Hugs, Darnell

Diane Louise J said...

Hello Kathy… Thanks for sharing your card with us. It’s so lovely and fits perfectly with our ‘Men/Boys’ theme … It will certainly brighten someone's day!
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Heidi Weaver said...

Great cards, Kathy. I love the combination of stamps and colours. The sentiment fits into the design beautifully and is a fun way to wish a happy birthday. Love it! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Julie B said...

What a fun sentiment on your first card. Hope the weather has improved for you, we have had torrential rain all day and the yard is flooded!
Thanks for sharing your CAS card with us at ATSM. :)

Leanne said...

This is so great, and thanks for playing or twist challenge at Krafty Chicks.

Leanne DT/KC

TaeEun said...

The first one is a great CAS birthday card ! The matching envelope looks awesome too!
Your second creation is so cool! Fabulous design! Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz this week and good luck in the draw
AuntySue Crafty Catz

Leslie said...

Thanks for sharing your fantastic project with us in the Happy Little Stampers June "Anything Goes With Dies" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
Leslie, HLS Dies Team
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