Monday, November 13, 2017

Bit of Catching Up

Hi there
It's a lovely sunny morning here - really bright blue sky....but oh my, its chilly!  The Autumn seems to have lasted for so long this year - September was so grotty that the leaves started changing colour really early - but then the weather improved and the leaves decided to stay put.  In our garden there are still lots of leaves determinedly hanging on, which means it looks beautiful on mornings like this, even well into November.

I thought I'd do a quick photo post this morning as I've missed blogging quite a few of the cards I've been making.  So here goes:
This one is the first card made using the November LO from the Sketch File blog

Stars cut using a lovely EK Success large punch which cuts several sizes and shapes of stars in one go (I love it!)
Twine, sequins and gorgeous snowflake charm are from the November Bubbly Funk Through the Letterbox box (order soon as they ship later this week!)
Believe (by Spellbinders)  is cut in silver glitter card
This is the Sketch:

 Next, a batch of cards made using Gilded Ornaments Holiday 2017 
Shapeabilities  Etched Dies

I just used the three different filigree dies to cut directly through the card fronts, then put them through the machine again to emboss the shapes.  I added squares of glitter card, mirror card and other fancy finished cards to the inside of the card blank to show through the designs, then gold twine loops and bows to finish
the greeting words are from Naughty or Nice Holiday 2017   and  Ho Ho Ho Holiday 2017  - both Die D Lites Etched Dies 

My next 'batch' makes were these

I used a text stamp and my stamping platform for these.
I made masks to stamp through from spare paper, die cutting the shapes; bauble, rectangle, star from the paper
I had to tape the card blank and mask down as there was no room to use the magnets with this large script stamp fro Darkroom Door
Once secure I stamped in black ink and the shapes worked quite well.  I'm no stamper, so a stamping tool like this really  helps a lot, meaning I can re-ink and re-stamp in exactly the same place if I don't manage to get a good print the first time!

 I just die cut lots of different snowflakes, stars and bauble shapes from different kinds of card and papers to add colour and interest.  I quite liked how they turned out, and I didn't get bored making them as each is finished differently

You can probably just about make out that the sentiments I've added are a mix of die cuts, stamped sentiments and ones printed from the pc
Here's a close up of one in a different colour combo with an extra bit of gold twine

So that's it for this time, I hope you like this little lot - do please leave a comment to tell me which style of design you like best -I'd love to know"


Dawn said...

WOW, lots of lovely projects. You have been busy. xxx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

gorgeous works, I am loving the die cuts and all the beautiful embellishing

Sylvia Ames said...

Fabulous batch makes, love the second batch and the blue star Noel is gorgeous.

Sylv xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Wow Kathy you have been busy. All your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow Kathy you have bin busy gorgeous work you did.
Gr Karin

Kate M said...

My you have been industrious, wish I could make mysel get some batch cards done - yours are all beautiful!!

Katie Lamb said...

Gorgeous cards and love the colours

Laine said...

These are all such stunning cards Kathy. A fabulous collection!

Shabneez said...

Good idea combining some makes together Kathy and it saves on individual blog posts too! Beautiful creations but that first one really did catch my eye! Shabneez x

Cathy Clowes said...

I'm doing some catching up today too, where does the time go? All of your cards are beautiful Kathy. Your 'batch makes' look like they would take me hours to complete! Cathy x

Tracy Welham said...

Oh my goodness, you have been busy, they are all fabulous! Such gorgeous colours too. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Brawny said...

Wow fabulous cards x