Friday, 31 January 2020

Here it is, the last day of January - ALREADY!

Morning readers,

Feels like, this is January, that was!!! What happened to it? It simply flew by for me, how was it for you?

I've spent as much time at the ToC (Table of Craftiness) as possible and I've a make to share with you today ....

My Artist Trading Coin
Materials used:
  • Snippets of card in black and white
  • Nesting circle dies to cut my 2½" & 2¼" circles
  • Using a makeup brush I applied Memento tangelo ink to one half of the white circle and Memento rosebud ink to the other half
  • Using a Dutchdoobadoo stencil (470.715.129) I used the same inks brushed through the stencil
  • Hero Arts foliage image (from CL477 - which I've had for years) stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • Avery Elle sentiment (from DT.18-07) stamped using Versafine Clair purple delight ink
  • Stardust stickles to bling up the foliage

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - challenge No. 370 - USE SNIPPETS
  2. Everybody Art - challenge No. 461 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Lemon Shortbread - challenge No. 112 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday challenge - SIMON SAYS ANYTHING GOES
  5. Penny's Paper Crafty - challenge No. 463 - ANYTHING GOES

Time for a Christmas card, well, it HAS been a couple of days since I made one!!!

My card
The front, back and inside of my card and the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 250gsm card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of navy card, cut to mat
  • Snowflake border die used to cut my snowflake border from the smaller white card panel
  • Hero Arts "Merry" sentiment (from CL343) stamped using Versafine Clair tulip red ink
  • Inky Antics "Christmas" sentiment (from 11418MC-"Christmas decorating penguins") stamped using Versafine Clair twilight ink
  • Stardust stickles used to bling up the blue "line" between my card panel and the snowflake border and also the snowflakes themselves

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. CAS Colours and Sketches - challenge No. 455 - SKETCH - see below
  2. Fab 'n Funky - challenge No. 466 - CHRISTMAS
  3. The Male Room - challenge No. 128 - IT'S SNOWING
  4. ABC of Christmas - January challenge - "A" is for ANYTHING GOES and "B" is for BINGO - I went with Anything Goes but the BINGO option is shown below
  5. Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - January challenge - ADD SOME SPARKLE


And now for some personalised gift wrap ..... I had written a card for a teenage lad and wanted to co-ordinate the gift wrap and tag .....

My gift, wrapped!
Ready to wrap and roll!!!!
And the card it needed to match?

Materials used:
  • Roll of brown paper from IKEA, cut to size
  • Inkadinkado image (from 98997) and Hampton Art (from SCO170 "Happy Birthday") sentiment stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • Red/white butchers twine
  • Kraft tag
  • Silver bell

I'll be entering my gift wrap  make over at the Love To Craft January challenge.


Lillianb said...

WOW you have been busy mate, Three great makes and love te way you have made the wrapping paper to match, The ATC looks like its a light love it,

Colds on it way But still hanging on lol


Sarn said...

Lovely little inky dinky ATCoin.

FABULOUSLY CAS Christmas card, and delightful co-ordination on the birthday card and wrapping too.

What's not to love?

Happy Friday xxx

Pat said...

What pretty leaves and background stencilling on the ATCoin Kathy, and the die cut border snowflakes look great on that elegant Christmas card, and what a wonderful idea to make your own wrapping paper and tag to match the card which looks terrific. x

Liz said...

WOW, you HAVE been busy, Kathy. Great makes as always. xx

karen h said...

Thank you for playing along with us at CC&S! Your card is perfect for the sketch! Love the touch of glitter!

Lady Joyful said...

Love that CAS Christmas card! Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Lady Joyful said...

Oh, and thanks for joining in our snowing challenge at The Male Room, too! - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Linby said...

wow you have been busy, love all your makes.
Great Christmas card for our challenge. Thanks for sharing at The Male Room.
Lynn x

Di said...

My word, you've been a busy bee Kathy! Love your beautiful snippets make - and interesting that you used makeup brushes for the stenciled background. i just bought a cheapish set from Amazon a week or two ago based on another Playmate using them. They're sat sitting here patiently waiting to be used!


Di xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Love your snowflake card and it's design, very effective, love the envelope and the red white and blue too. Thank you so much for joining us in our It’s Snowing challenge at The Male Room this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

Faith The Male Room DT

D.L. Walls said...

Lovely projects Ms. Kathy. I especially like the wrapping paper. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges. Donna - DT Member

Dorte said...

Love your CAS blue and white christmas card, Kathy. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope we see you back again next month!

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Amazing card, beautiful in simplicity.

Thank you for joining us on the Christmas in Sweet Stampin Challenge website.

Danki's creative passions {My Blog}

Sari / Granne said...

Gorgeous CAS design with the snowflakes and love how you made the envelopes match your card. Thank you for joining us in our It’s Snowing challenge at The Male Room. Looking forward to seeing you again in our new challenge.

Holly's Handmade Card said...

Beautiful holiday card, love the design! Thanks for joining us this week at CC&S!

Vicky Hayes said...

Love the ATC coin Kathy, it looks as if it's glowing! Really like the way you coordinated the gift wrap with the card for your teen recipient too - those silhouettes are perfect aren't they. Last but not least, congratulations on your win at CAS Colours & Sketches with your beautiful snowflake card (what a bargain for that border die by the way!) Really well deserved - love the curve of the snowflake border and the glittery bit between it and the lovely white space. Great sentiment too! Have a lovely weekend :)
Vicky x

Deanne Saunders said...

Great creations!! Thank-you so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! Sorry so late for commenting, but life has been a bit tough lately. I want to take a moment today to tell you that you are an awesome artist! Happy International Women’s Day!.
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper