Saturday, 3 August 2019

Welcome to the weekend!

Morning readers,

Another weekend and I hope you all have something nice to look forward to .... I've had a nice week, mostly just puttering about and trying to stay cool but I did meet up with a pal on Thursday. A perfect day ... a little craft shopping, nattering AND lunch - doesn't get better than this!

Managed some time at the Table of Craftiness too .......

My Artist Trading Coin
Materials used:
  • Snippets of card in white, black and a previously painted/stamped snippet
  • Nesting circle dies to cut the 2½", 2¼" and 2" circles
  • On the smallest (white) circle I brushed Memento rosebud ink before placing the triangle stencil (Dutchdoobadoo 470.715.129) over and brushing the same ink again. Using the same (4 pattern) stencil but a different design, I brushed Memento tangelo ink through
  • CardzTV sentiment ("Just Saying") and Craft Emotions foliage (from 130501/1237) stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Penny's Paper Craft - challenge No. 441 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Crafting With An Attitude - challenge No. 54 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Craft Rocket - challenge No. 62 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Happy Craft Challenge - August challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  5. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 359 - ANYTHING GOES

And now for a card ...

My card
And a closer view of the "shimmer"

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 300gsm white card cut to 5¼" x 3¾"
  • Using my MISTI I stamped the Inkylicious "Stripes thick and thin" image around half a dozen times (to get a good image) using Memento tangelo ink
  • Hero Arts "spots" images (from LL906 "Mixed Dots") stamped using Ranger Archival paradise teal and Memento tangelo inks
  • HLS sentiment (from "Butterfly Birthday") stamped using Versafine Clair morning mist ink
  • Using low tack tape to mask off the rest of my card front, I sprayed Tsukineko shimmer spray (frost) over just the design element to give it the desired opulent shimmer
  • Dimensional foam tape used to adhere my image panel to my card front

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Happy  Little Stampers - August CAS challenge - USE ONLY ONE THIRD
  2. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 402 - COLOUR CHALLENGE - Tangerine/Aqua/White
  3. Sweet Stampin' - August 3rd challenge - SPOTS AND STRIPES
  4. CASology - challenge No. 348 - SHIMMER
  5. Just Add Ink - challenge No. 468 - JUST ADD "C" .... in my case "C" is for CIRCLES!




Lillianb said...

Great coin, and love the colours on te card


Cardsbymaaike said...

great card, I found it hard to combine those two colors, but they look fab on your card and envelope

Pat said...

An oh so pretty ATCoin Kathy and love the layering and silhouette foliage, and the shimmery stripes and spots look bright and beautiful in the orange on your card. Glad you have had a good week and including some crafty shopping, always a bonus. x

Lynne said...

Great makes there Kathy. Love the shimmer on your card x

Sarn said...

Well, both the card and the ATCoin are right up my street mate. Love the simplicity of the card and the inky layering on the ATC.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Clare Lloyd said...

Love your AT coin and great card too.

Liz said...

I love your ATCoin, Kathy. Great design and a lovely sentiment. Your beautiful CAS card is so striking. xx

Linda Mc Enery said...

Kathy, your day out with your friend sounds like the best kind of day to me! Love your ATC! Beautiful sentiment and such a beautiful design. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Penny's!

Tina said...

Your circles card is fantastic! It makes me think of musical notation. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

Nikki Spencer said...

Circles are the perfect "C" element for our Just Add Ink challenge! Such a fun creative card. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle W said...

Beautiful ATC Kathy and your card is perfect for our colour challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More!

Maud's Creations said...

Beautiful ATC Kathy , love the design. Thanks for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

Jacquie Southas said...

I love the colors on your shimmery dots & stripes card! Thanks for sharing with us at CASology!

Gerrina said...

Glad you stayed cool! And your round card looks beautiful! But I just love your LIM card! Great how a few lines and dots can make such a cheerful card! So clever! Hope you will have a bit 'cooler'week so you can enjoy every day to the ful! Hugs, Gerrina

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Lovely shimmer and CAS design. And it would make a great masculine card too - always a bonus. Thanks for joining in the fun at CASology this week.

ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks for playing along with this week's challenge at Just Add Ink with your fun CAS card.

Chantell Randall said...

The Circles and Lines create a great effect - I like how you carried the Design to the inside and envelope as well. Chantell Just Add Ink

Wendy said...

Great card..Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin :)
Wendy xx

Jane said...

Awesome cards. Thanks for playing at HLS CAS, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a perfect CAS creation for our challenge this week! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sweet Stampin' for our 'Spots & Stripes' challenge. Hugs, Wends xoxo SS DT

Alex said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors you combined!
Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


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Nonni said...

Wow I love the shimmer and that pattern looks fab in our colors! Your card has a fun retro vibe! Thank you for joining us at Less Is More!

Deni - Angel Handmade Papercraft said...

Love that you have created a matching envelope :-) Denielle Whicker - Design Team Member Happy Craft Challenge Anything Goes