Tuesday, November 01, 2016

November New Sketch

We've had some rather foggy mornings over the last few days, though yesterday the sun burned through the fog and it turned out quite pleasant,  Today though November has arrived and brought one of those days where it starts foggy damp and grey and stays that way all day. ho hum!

At the minute I've got a head cold and the headaches, sniffles and low concentration levels make it hard to settle to anything much - well, it's as good an excuse as any for wafting from one thing to another and not really doing anything!
Anyway I did manage to do one good thing at the weekend - I did a bit of Etsy shopping.  I was looking for nice digi download paper sets that would kick-start my Christmas cardmaking as I've done pretty much nothing so far!

I did a bit of printing yesterday morning and in the afternoon sat down and made some cards - now 5 cards may not sound a lot to you, but it's a big deal for me!

I used the new November Sketch File LO along with my lovely new papers, resized and printed onto some White Bazzill to give some texture and dimension

Digital Paper collections "Loving Christmas" and "Loving Christmas Again" 
 by KHDigi, from Etsy
Sentiment is also a digital image - from the now defunct Pink Petticoat. 
 I filled in the background with a paler shade of one of colours from the paper designs then resized to the exact size I needed
Extras; Gold card, Red glitter card, Gold twine
Die cutting:  Star stack (Taylored Expressions)

Here's the sketch, as you can see I twisted it round for my project
November 2016  Sketch File LO
I think this one worked pretty well, which is a surprise  - I usually hate the first Cword cards I make and it takes a while to get into the groove! 
This is the sort of card I like to make when there's a lot to be made for sending out, a fairly simple design which is easy to put together but has plenty of room to tweak a bit with different papers, die-cuts etc. 
Sadly,  I've never got the hang of making a huge batch of cards that are all the same!

Rightio, I have a birthday card for my cousin to finish off and it needs to go in the post tomorrow, so I'd best get to it, eh?

Enjoy the rest of the day, thank you so much for visiting


Cathy Clowes said...

I love this one Kathy, fabulous design and papers. I made 5 cards yesterday too- and yes that feels like a lot to me too! Cathy x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a gorgeous card I love the design. Well done for getting started on your Christmas cards. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jan Ltc said...

Love this Kathy xx Jan

Andree said...

I love this card Kathy. The layout looks fabulous and the sparkly stars are wonderful.
I hope you feel better soon xx

Avril Watson said...

Hope you are feeling better Cathy, nothing worse when you can't settle...love your card, great colours and layout, hugs xxx

Katie Lamb said...

Gorgeous card and love the little stars

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Lovely work today, the color combo is nice. I wish I could bring colors like that together!

Karin van eijk said...

very beautiful Kathie
Gr Karin

Laine said...

Beautiful festive colour and detail Kathy.

Angelnorth said...

Turned out beautifully Kathy - that pale green is such a pretty colour and looks fab on a C-word card!