Friday, August 12, 2011

It's Friday

Morning's Friday...the day of the week when all you folks who do the 9 to 5 routine start looking forward to your chill your own thing weekend.  I remember it so well but now one day is pretty much the same as the next in the daily clock watching and if truth be told unless I look at the calendar I would be hard pushed to tell you what day of the week it is...or is that just the old age...memory thing.
Before I share my play day creations from yesterday....the winner of the Shadow Box Kit chosen at random is...
my lovely buddy 
The weather's been absolute crap...torrential rain for days on end means that even The Furry Boy wasn't too keen on venturing out and Mr Mojo had done a why did he come back full of ideas yesterday when the sun decided to put in an appearance.  Us crafters have to grab the inspiration when we can so we had a day in the cubbyhole playing with the new Hero Arts Christmas specific project in mind and no deadlines to think about...just making cards for fun and filling up the Christmas Box.  I'm loving this dark starry sky look...using the Black Soot Distress Ink Pad...

I love creating emboss resist backgrounds using Distress Inks and the blending tool and after watching Tim's video on Distress Stains I thought I would have a little experiment...would I get the same effect using Distress Stains...
 Distress Ink...Weathered Wood
 Distress Stain...Weathered Wood
both misted with water
it's all about personal taste...I prefer the soft blending of the Distress Ink but if you struggle with that...give the Distress Inks a try...quick and's done in a tick.  No playtime this morning...I'm off to deliver the class samples to The Papeterie and hopefully manage to cadge a cuppa with the lovely Charlotte and Rachel but first I need to store these away....
Are you putting 2 and 2 together and coming up with 5...let me assure you I am not expecting a personal happy event...well I hope not...that would be a miracle of epic proportions...bordering on the Immaculate Conception....I've been stocking up on a cubbyhole essential..stamp clean up baby wipes from Tesco on their BUY ONE GET ONE FREE OFFER.  Catch up with you all tomorrow over at Penny Black Saturday for another fab challenge.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Love your Christmas selection, beautiful cards as always. Jx

  2. Love your cards Kath, your posts made me laugh! Enjoy your weekend and hope the weather improves so Buddy can enjoy his morning walks again. Hugs anesha

  3. WOW - I LOVE LOVE LOVE that colourscheme for Christmas! Thanks for TH link . . . off to watch it shortly.

    Have a great day.

    Hugs (not Huggies!), Sandra xxxx

  4. Hi Kath love the cards, im afraid you wont catch me hun as iv been off yesterday and today as i havent felt great. Catch up soon though xx

  5. love the cards Kath your christmas box will be filling up nicely.
    Hope the weather gets bettwer but looking at the forcast don't think there's not much hope of that.

    Big Hugs Carol xxx

  6. verry verry pretty cards!!! every day when i lookt on your blogg i have bin surprised!!!!
    xx petra

  7. Lots of smiles today with your post, Kath! I so agree with you on your opinion of weekends.......we tend to lie low here on weekends, just avoiding the extra traffic that happens all our running around during the regular week. Love your cards today and thanks for the comparison of the distress inks and the stains.....have you tried the stains for stamping? I was told at an Archiver's that they don't do well for stamping, but just saw an example yesterday that looked pretty good to me. Would love to know what you think.....

  8. Wow Kath I love your Christmas Scenes.

    Love Lynda xxx

  9. Lovely cards Kath, loving the background skies...look fab.Must make a point of having a nosey of this video. Carolxx

  10. love your Christmas cards! Hope the rain stops soon.
    Have a great weekend.

  11. Great cards Kath I especially love the one with the really cute reindeer. I will have to have a go with the backgrounds, I had a look at the link, but yours results are better. Laura

  12. Hi Kath love the cards, you box must be getting full by now. Have a great weekend. Must hunt for those stains. Hugs x ChrisB

  13. Great selection of Christmas cards with the new stamps Kath. I've just had one or two delivered today from Sir Stampalot. Only ordered them yesterday. But no chance to play. Work tomorrow followed by a crop so maybe after that!

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Kat xx

  14. Love the monochrome dark stormy sky look - striking & great fun. Looks like you had a productive day. My husband was very complimentary about your rant - thought you'd read his mind!! A compliment indeed from him.
    Paula (PEP)

  15. Beautiful cards the cute reindeer.
    Debbie x

  16. All Stunning cards.Them Baby Wipes sure have loads of uses.Hugs xx Cuddles for the Big Furry one. xx


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