Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Two for Tuesday

Anyone know what's happened to the Summer?  Surely the last couple of weeks of lovely weather wasn't all we're getting?  Today out patio thermometer says its only 7deg out there (the heating came on this morning)!  At least the rain has stopped bucketing down and now the sun is shining but the poor trees are really being whipped about by the wind.  Just typical when my lovely peonies had just decided to start opening!
Anyway, a good day to stay in and do some crafting and I've made a couple of cards for the new LO on The Sketch File blog over the last couple of days
One was really quick and simple and the other one, well, it wasn't!

Embossing folder 'Sea Beauty'   (Spellbinders)
Distress Inks in various blue shades plus purple
Silver Alchemy Wax
Sparkle Medium in turquoise and silver
Sentiment:  Special Birthday Sentiments Stamps (Classic Spellbinders)
Pearl brad and gems to complete
The Sketch File. June 2017

And now....something quick and simple, using scraps from another project

Download papers from Pininkie via Etsy.  They are from two paper sets with a Coral and Mint colour palette.
Butterfly die is by Apple Blossom (CraftStashUK)
Tiny circles made using the berries from a Mistletoe die set
Sentiment is a homemade decal sticker

I had a little pile of these papers left over from the DCM's 'In a Teacup' challenge of a couple of weeks back.  It's actually interesting to make the decision to be confined by what you have on you desk and its definitely a good way to use up those scraps!  The original printed pieces were about 7x10cms each - but they already had bits cut out of them for the other project.  I may have to challenge myself to use the rest for something else, now!

That's it for this time, thank you so much for coming by, I hope you'll leave a message before you leave 😁


Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous I love them both. Take care. Hugs Jackie

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a gorgeous and beautiful Kathy great designs

Gr Karin

Rose Andrew said...

Beautiful card ... love the design!
Hugs Rose

Laine said...

Such pretty cards!

Andree said...

Both fabulous cards Kathy. Great colours and designs xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

two brilliant cards today!

Tracy Welham said...

It's the Great British Summer Kathy! :-) Two great cards, love the embossing folder on the first and a fab card made from the scraps. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Katie Lamb said...

Beautiful cards and love the one with the blue flower

Angelnorth said...

Love that sparkly, inky, waxy, textured background on the first card Kathy - gorgeous!

Shabneez said...

Lovely duo Kathy - two totally different takes on the same sketch! Shabneez x

Jennifer Kray said...

Love your cards, especially the mixed media one. I'm a faffer crafter so that's right up my street ;) x