Saturday, 18 March 2017

Allsorts challenge week 407 - Anything but a card.

Good Morning all.
Our lovely Susan has chosen the theme this week of Anything but a card, and
we have this super prize on offer 
Plus an extra  surprise too.

My Grandson's homework during the February half term holiday for History, as they have been doing about castles was to build a castle. He is only 11, 12 next month, if they are expected to build a castle at 11, goodness knows what it will be in a few years time.

To be quite honest my first idea was to jet off to Scarborough and build a sandcastle but that didn't go down too well, as the said castle had to be taken to school.

After numerous failures and frustrations my Daughter found this kit on e-bay for the price of 1p + £2.50 postage. What a find,.
 While I have to say it was very. very, difficult to put together, but eventually, after many arguments, tears and tantrums, and that was just from me, you should have seen the state of Mum, Dad and poor Ethan.  This was the finished product.

It was a team effort - and took a day to do all the cutting and a day to glue and slot it together.

It was open night at his school last week and we went to have a look round and all the castles were on display, it certainly wasn't just him that had help, a stunner of a cake, the walls were little blocks of Cadbury chocolate, a fabulous lego one and lots of other brilliant ones.

Thanks for calling, really appreciate any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Allsorts Challenge week 406 - Girls and Ladies

Week 406 and the challenge chosen by our lovely Mervi is 
Girls and Ladies as I believe it is International Women's week.

We have two prizes this week 
Digi Stamp Boutique a voucher to spend in the store


This Indigo Blu stamp

Here is my card
The image is pre-coloured from Lili of the Valley
The papers are from Echo Park - Bundle of Joy.

Her hair is about the same colour as the image but it is so curly she could be the next Annie.
Wishing you all a good week and thank you for popping by and any comment you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Allsorts challenge week 405 - Spring Colour Inspiration

Our challenge this week at Allsorts has been chosen by our fabulous Leader Brenda.
She would like to see Spring Colours on your entries.
 She has this colour guide for you to choose from.

Our sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique.

and new Sponsor 
Little Claire Stamps.
Little Claire is a team of 3 consisting of Gill (Little Claire) Steve and Carol (long suffering member of staff/friend/all round good egg – but not as beautiful as Gill!). Necessity is the mother of invention’ this is the saying that sums up the creation of Little Claire Designs – we love stamps and what better way to satisfy the stamping ‘urge’ than to create our own designs exactly as we want them!

And this stamp is the prize from Little Claire

Here are my cards

I did the background using Distressed inks using a pan scourer with the yellow sponge part.
Woodware Stamp - Meadow Flowers

This was my second attempt using the green side of the pan scourer and
Stampendous Cling 'Poppy Fields'

This was my first attempt, just adding dots here and there, using Penny Black - Tigress
Both sentiments are Craftwork Cards.
Well a girls got to try different things sometime!. Taken me a long time to move out of my comfort zone

Oh and here is Horrid Henry.

My youngest Grandson, for his World Book Day.
His name is Austin Henry, and not horrid at all.
I am also entering this card in the Sweet Stampin' challenge - no designer papers.

Sorry for all the photo's and thanks for popping by and any comment you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Allsorts meets Rudolph

Allsorts challenge Week 404
Rudolph Day February 2017

Good Morning, it is the lovely Helene's turn to host the challenge at Allsorts this week and she wants us to use metal or charms and it is also the start of the February Rudolph Day challenge and how lucky that my chosen images fit both challenges

Our sponsor this week at Allsorts is Tattered Lace with these lovely prizes

Before I show you my card the winner of my stamp from those of you who commented on my blog after entering the Allsorts challenge is 

Entry 203 Sandma.

You will find my e-mail address on my blog under the 'about me' section, please let me have your address so I can post the stamp off to you.
Thank you for your comment.

Here is my card for this weeks challenge.

I have used these two metal images that I have had since year dot. I think it is the first time I have entered the R.D. challenge with only one card instead of a batch make, but I had only one of each of these images.
Have no idea where the images are from but the papers are from the Sara Davies Contemporary Christmas pad.

Looking forward to seeing your entries not only into the Allsorts challenge but in the RD challenge too.

Thank you for looking and any comments you are kind enough to leave.
Do pop over the challenge blog to see the lovely creations by my fellow Teams.

Kath x

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Snippets Playground weeks 269 and 270

Another two weeks challenge over at Di's Snippets Playground and today I have been playing with some SU snippets and made these two cards.

Don't look at the first card for too long as it can make your eyes go funny.
Just two simple cards but I love the colour combo of these papers and feel it is a shame to waste any.
I was going to make more but got fed up.
Apart from the sentiments and flowers everything is SU.
The ribbon is not snippets though, an odd flower I had that were just the perfect colour.

Kath x

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Allsorts challenge - week 403 Anything Goes

Good Morning, yes another Saturday and another challenge over at Allsorts.
A very easy challenge this week as the lovely Annie has chosen Anything Goes.
Our sponsor this week is ...

The prize on offer for one lucky winner is a £20 voucher to spend in the store.

But, there is also a 15% discount off purchases for all who enter our challenge this week, at the check out using the code. ALLSORTSFEB17  valid from 18th - 24th of February, so better get your entries in early so you have more time to brows the store.

Not only that but some members of the Design Team have extra prizes on offer too.
You need to check out their blogs and if they have a prize you do need to have entered our challenge and leave a comment on the DT members own blog as they will be the ones running Mr R.O. to choose the winner of their prize.

At last here is my card

This is my very first attempt at a shaker card, sorry, once again about the photo.
In hind-sight (which these days seems to be better than my normal sight) I did not put in enough stuff to shake but I have learned a lesson, so that is good.
The card is Kanban, thought ir was so pretty, even though it has a butterfly one, thought I had better mention that, as I am sure one or two of my followers would.

Oh nearly forgot.... here is my prize

It is a Honey Doo Crafts stamp - Floral Obsession
This stamp has not been used - I bought two, forgetting that I already had one, but I had to take it out of the packet to do the photo as I was reflected in the background and it didn't look good.
Have a great week everyone.

Kath x

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Allsorts challenge week 402 - `Hearts and Flowers

This weeks challenge at Allsorts has been chosen by Brenda and I was going to say being an old Romantic she has chosen the theme of Hearts and Flowers but forget the old bit please, it just goes with the saying.

This is the prize on offer this week.

Here is my card.
I have used a pre-colour LOTV topper and papers.
Sentiment - Woodware
Ribbon SU and a very old flower punch.
Quite a plain card but it does look better in RL as I have added Wink of Stella here and there.

Thanks to all who have called in and huge thanks to those of you who are kind enough to leave a comment, good or bad.
Have a great week.

Kath x