Saturday, 4 January 2020

Welcome to the first Saturday in January 2020

Morning readers,

Yes, that's right - the FIRST Saturday in January of 2020, what happened to Christmas? That's SO last year!!! Yet I find myself STILL making Christmas cards though, in my defence, this one WAS using Christmas gift stash so I feel a smidge justified!

I've a make to share with you today ....


My card
And a closer view of the colouring
 
The front, back and inside of my card along with 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 deep green card, cut to mat
  • Paper Artsy image and sentiment (from JOFY65) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Pro Marker alcohol markers and Kaisercraft glitter gel pens used to colour the image
  • Stardust stickles to bling up the image a bit more!
  • Anita's dimensional gloss to add texture and high gloss to the baubles

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Love To Craft - January challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Craft Rocket Challenges - challenge No. 66 - SOMETHING NEW - the P.A. stamp set was a Christmas gift, doesn't get a lot new than that!
  3. Aud Sentiments - challenge No. 242 - CHRISTMAS/WINTER
  4. CRAFT Challenge - challenge No. 539 - CHRISTMAS
  5. Colour Crazy - challenge No. 50 - ANYTHING (hand coloured) GOES

And now for another "happy" card, for an anniversary .......


My card
 
The front, back and inside of my card along with 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 red card, cut to mat
  • TCP sentiment (from S.5845-CL) stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • Inkadinkado heart image (from 97637 "Hearts") stamped using Versafine Clair tulip red ink
  • Stardust stickles used to embellish the three hearts



I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Creative Knockouts - challenge No. 331 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Cute Card Thursday - challenge No. 615 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Southern Girls - December 15th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  4. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 379 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. CardzTV - challenge No. 105 - ANYTHING GOES

As you can tell, I've been busy over the Christmas break AND the LIM challenge is back too .... with a challenge featuring not one but TWO colours I don't have in my collection - but, I'm no quitter!!! Happy New Year to my fellow LIM-ettes


My card
 

The front, back and inside of my card along with 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 the closest colour to TRUE BLUE I have, cut to  mat
  • With my Stamplorations stencil (delicate links) taped in place I used a makeup brush to apply Distress Inks in worn lipstick and wild honey - to approximate coral, since I don't have a CORAL in my collection! I fixed the water based inks with a quick application of Crafters Companion Spray and Shine
  • Kaisercraft foliage (from "Botanica") stamped using Versafine Clair twilight - since I don't have a TRUE BLUE ink either
  • Happy Little Stampers sentiment (from "doodled flower") stamped using Memento Paris Dusk - hedging my bets on the TRUE BLUE colour since twilight didn't dry as true blue as I'd hoped!




I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 410 - COLOUR CHALLENGE - see below
  2. Pattie's Creations - challenge No. 166 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Your Next Stamp - challenge No. 129 - FAVOURITE FROM 2019 ... well, I do love to stencil and I do love CAS (Clean And Simple)!
  4. A Bit More Time To Craft - challenge No. 107 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. A Perfect Time To Craft - challenge No. 1 - ANYTHING GOES
 

13 comments:

Lillianb said...

Three great makes and an loving the candle stamp, I have seen it somewhere before just cannot remember where lol

Lilian

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Wonderful cards to start the new year and new decade, Kathy! You are a trooper in finding a way to get our colors at LIM. I love the stamp over stencil. Great job with the challenge! Thanks, as always for your support of Less Is More. Happy New Year!

Pat said...

You have been busy Kathy and the candle is so pretty and beautifully coloured, and the red hearts look great making a wonderful anniversary card, and finally the LIM card which works well with the stencilling and leaves, a super card for the challenge. x

Sarn said...

So much to comment on!!!! You've been a busy girl!

Very taken with the beautiful JOFY Christmas card. Love the candle image, beautifully coloured.

Your anniversary card is lovely and CAS.

Good job on the LIM card too, especially as you had to sort your colours out as best you could. Love the stencilling.

Xxx

Jan Ltc said...

This is lovely, thanks for popping and commenting xx Jan

Shirley-Anne said...

Fabulous collection of shared cards . The colouring of Christmas candle and baubles is awesome while the CAS card for anniversary is just my favourite style as is the last card for LIM .

Izzy Scrap said...

Happy New Year, Kathy and thanks so much for being so loyal to the LIM challenge ! Congratulations for being the first for our first challenge in 2020 with this beautiful birthday card. Love how you created your coral colour and it makes such a fabulous stencilled background to highlight the blue foliage. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More. x

Billie A said...

Cute card and fun image. Thanks for sharing over at Colour Crazy challenge.

Lynne said...

Great makes Kathy and it's never too early to start on Christmas cards. I love your LiM card, that stencil is fab x

Pattie G said...

Pretty Image! This goes perfect with our current challenge “Anything Goes” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
PS I am looking for a few new Design Team Members!
Pattie
Artist and Owner

Dawn Frost said...

Great cards! Thanks for joining Colour Crazy Challenges, good luck! Dawn DT

Robin Francini said...


Fabulous Cards! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of
luck with your entry.

Robin DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs
pot.com.au/

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Wonderful CAS Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at LTCCB
Tina dt