Saturday, 21 December 2019

Saturday and it's not many more sleeps till Christmas!

Morning readers

I've a make to share with you today .... since there aren't too many sleeps till Christmas I thought "why not make ANOTHER Christmas card?"!!! You KNOW that, at this late stage, I'm now working on my 2020 quota! Too late for 2019! Well, whilst I have the inspiration I thought I might as well crack on - just in case I find myself at the other end of the inspiration spectrum come November 2020 and totally UNABLE to think of a single Christmas card idea!

My card
And a closer view of the image and sparkle
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White 5" square, 250gsm card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of DCWV textured maroon card, cut to mat
  • Paper Artsy sentiment (JOFY17) stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • Unknown rubber pine bough (bought as unmounted rubber at least ten years ago - my memory's just not that good!!!) stamped using Versafine Clair pinecone ink
  • Alcohol markers to add colour to the bough
  • Stardust stickles to bling up my image

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Make My Monday - challenge No. 111 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS - 3rd entry
  2. Dream Valley - challenge No. 215 - CHRISTMAS
  3. Crafty Cardmakers - challenge No. 247 - CHRISTMAS
  4. Use Your Stuff - challenge No. 388 - IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME
  5. Crafting Happiness - challenge No. 27 - CHRISTMAS

And now for an Artist Trading Card, not made many in a while and, like buses two come along at once - hence there being an ATC from me yesterday too! At least it's not a Christmas card! I do love to layer up stamps so this ATC just kind of evolved ...

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in black, red and white
  • I stamped the Studiolight "coffee stain" image (from SL363) and the Kaisercraft "Arty" image using Memento London fog ink
  • The StudioLight "Inspire today" image (from SL363) image stamped using Versafine Clair tulip red ink
  • The StudioLight "tyretrack" image (from SL363) stamped using Versafine Clair twilight ink
  • Stardust stickles applied to highlight the text boxes

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Creative Knockouts - challenge No. 329 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Cute Card Thursday - challenge No. 613 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Penny's Paper Crafty - challenge No. 461 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Southern Girls - December 15th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  5. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 377 - ANYTHING GOES


meg said...

Thank you for joining in at MMM with this beautiful traditional style card love the size of the stamped image

Sarn said...

I really LOVE that Christmas card. It's so CAS and so traditional. Def fave.

Congrats on making something that's NOT a Christmas card too!!!!

Happy wet, rainy Saturday! Xxx

Sue - said...

Love it Kathy! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

Pat said...

I adore your pinecones and greenery, so pretty Kathy and then that great mix of colours and stamps on your ATC. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and am looking forward to seeing lots more of your beautiful work throughout 2020. x

missgailly said...

That pine branch is so realistic looking. Fabulous! Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Maikreations said...

Another lovely Christmas card! Thank you again for entering your makes at the Crafty Cardmakers ;o) Have a very merry Christmas! Maike ;o)

Sioban said...

Tricky to use those coffee stains etc. never managed myself. Inspire create just the right sentiment for card makers. Great card

Michelle B. said...

I love CAS, well done! So glad you joined us at Creative Knockouts!

Judy McKay said...

Beautifully designed card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Judy DT

Caro-ART said...

Beautiful work :) Thank you for joining us during the Dream Valley Challenge.
Hugs, Karolina DT