Monday, August 28, 2017

Final cards from the weekend

Am hosting a challenge at we craft cards this week, and decided to make it CAS. Used the funny image and sentiment from Beccy's Place digi set “Feathered Friends”. Made a post it mask from a post-it to protect my distressed birdie and then inked up a  foliage stamp from an old Stampendous floral set with Ivy Green and added the greenery. Kept lots of white space to be a true CAS, and the fun sentiment on the inside helps explain the birds pained look. (I am not a morning person so can definitely identify. Am thinking I probably have a similar look when I get up and there is no coffee waiting for me. THAT is one responsibility of my early-bird hubby. And he usually does a great job. Possibly to avoid seeing this look?!)
Entered into: 
AAA Card Challenges- Masking                    
   (aaacards.blogspot.com/)
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- CAS                      
     (wecraftcards.com/forum)
Poppy Power- Mix & Match                                          
    (powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2017/08/august-challenge-mix-and-match.html)  
Beccy’s Place Challenge- August                                 
    (beccysplace.blogspot.com)

Another entry into the Simon Says Back to School challenge. This one also fits into two challenges that require bright colors. I used a free digi image from Whimsiedoodles (whimsiedoodles.com/freebies.html) and a free teacher tag that I found here eighteen25.com/2017/08/im-tickled-pink-teacher . Note- this card is being given to the mother of a kindergartener who is so excited about school, and her new teacher, that she can hardly wait until “three more sleeps” are over so that the long awaited day will arrive.
       
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Back to School                  
     (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
Cute Card Thursday- Bright Colors                               
     (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 
Di’s Digi Stamps- Bright Colors      
    (disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
     
One final CAS card for this posting. Snagged a free digi from createwithtlc-createwithtlc.blogspot.com of a grungy monster. Googled “Frankenstein sayings” and found a perfect sentiment for the front of the card. Paired it with a line similar to one from Young Frankenstein for the inside of the card. The Less Is More challenge requires the addition of something real on the card. I added a few strips of gauze, with smears of red chalk. I don't usually make gory cards, but this one if kind of fun!  

             
Entered into: 
Less is More Challenge- A Real Object          
    (simplylessismoore.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge
    (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)

Since I printed off several of the Frankenstein images, I colored all of them and made a few ATC’s for the Simon Says Monday Challenge. Similar to the creation for my CAS card, the main difference is a different sentiment (this one found on Pinterest) and a few gunmetal gray brads. Am thinking that these will be attached to card fronts, and be added to gift packets of cards in the near future.
           
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- ATCs             
     (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)





12 comments:

  1. Spooky ATC's! I like the wrapping! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome work with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! hugs, Maura

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  2. You've been a very busy woman Kathy, well done on getting all these cards and ATCs done, as well as all the others I just looked at.
    I had a little chuckle at the first card, I can totally relate to your story. I am definitely NOT a morning person either, but when you've got kids who need to go to school you really don't have much choice. I'm sure that look has been on my face every morning since forever!
    The Tickled Pink card is adorable. I enjoyed the story of the little girl who is super excited to be starting kindy... hopefully her first day goes well.
    The Frankenstein's monster card and ATCs are wonderful. I really like the addition of the gauze and red ink... definitely gives them a Halloween feel.
    Great work Kathy!
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  3. These are so awesome! Nicely done for the challenges! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Back to School” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

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  4. YAY! This is a super CAS card and great masking too! You're right you've mastered this CAS thing. AS always thanks for playing at AAA Cards, it's wonderful to have such a loyal follower.

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  5. Popped across from the LIM blog to admire your CAS entry but ... a whole bunch of them to feast my eyes on! Top job

    Kathyk

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  6. Your Frankenstein card is so fun. Very creative to add the gauze with red chalk. Definitely a gory Halloween card. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More. 😊 Trina

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  7. That bird is Such a cutie! Great masking! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

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  8. Love that Halloween card! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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  9. Great cards. The bird's expression is so cute, and I love the CAS design with just the corner decorated. And your idea to use gauze and chalk for your Halloween card is so clever, appropriately spooky!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

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  10. What a brilliant set of makes Kathy! The quirky bird is so funny and the teacher card is sweet. But your Halloween card is superb! Fab use of the gauze and the saying really finish it off perfectly. Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More xx

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  11. How clever to use gauze on your spooky Halloween card Kathy, such a great card too ;) Viv xx Guest Designer 'Less is More'

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  12. Cute card! Thank you so much for playing again with us at AAA Cards Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

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