Saturday, 25 July 2015

Rudolph Day - July 2015

Well here we are again, another Rudolph Day at ScrappyMO's has sprung upon us.

To be honest this was not the card that I was going to post for this months challenge but you know what it is like, you get a new stamp and you have to try it out, so after a really great deal of playing, this is the card that I came up with.

Woodware stamp - Peace Dove
Finally went for WOW embossing powder - metallic gold sparkle.
Some SU red card to break the cream card.
Pearls from my collection
There are 4 sentiments with this stamp - Peace, Love, Joy and Noel.
As you can see I went for the Noel.

Kath x

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Allsorts - add a banner or a flag.

Allsorts week 320 - banner or flags.

My banner is actually a piece of ribbon, don't know the make as I bought it off a reel.
The image is a pre-coloured one from Dr Digi's House of Stamps
I have put glossy accents on the balloon, his nose and the dog.
Lil Inkers stitched rectangle.
SU red cardstock
Star die
The red and navy stars are cut from snippets of card and I mean snippets, so I will be off to join in the  playground.

Pixies Snippets Playground week 186

Kath x

Friday, 10 July 2015

A couple of challenges

It is actually very rare for me to say that I love a card that I have made and this has been one of the easiest and quickest cards I have ever made and I love it and shock, horror, even my Hubby liked it, nearly fell off my chair.

This is a card for my Great-Nephew Stan the Man, well he will be 3 this month.

I wanted to do something a tad different and while a bit pressed for time this week, I was looking through my PB Stickeroo's and came across the frog selection and thought I would try this out, totally different in RL and while it is PandS it does look a tad classy and the row of frogs at the bottom are straight, would I lie to you?

Here is the inside of the card.

So fingers crossed I am going to enter it into the following challenges, pushing it a bit, me thinks.

well the line of frogs at the bottom they look like good friends?
Oh and would just like to add for my regular followers, these are Dragonflies and NOT butterflies

Kath x

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Blue as the Ocean

This weeks challenge at Allsorts is Blue as the Ocean

Now without looking it up not sure if the waters in the Caribbean are seas or oceans, have a feeling they are seas, so not sure if this is acceptable but this reminds me of the lovely sparkling waters with the sun shining on it. Certainly doesn't remind me of the North Sea. Publish and be damned, as someone once said.

Yes it is that Delicate Mum die - again,  but I have made a card using one and two of the flowers and this one uses three.
Again with the lovely shimmer papers and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards, which I coloured round the edges with a Promarker.
Hope you are all enjoying this fabulous weather.

Kath x

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Rudolph Day - June 2015

I have been playing with 2 new dies, well just once actually.

The Noel die by Memory Box, I won.
The Sparkle Burst Stars by Poppy Stamps I bought.
Shimmer paper - Craft Creations but bought from Sam. Taylors. I am loving this shimmer paper, far cheaper than glitter paper and with such a shine. No I am not on commission.

Originally I did the Noel in the same colour as the Stars shimmer paper but was not sure so then I decided to use the two other colours that I had and I think it works better.

Now I know that some people tend to zoom in to look at a card so I have to explain a couple of things.

I have used the starburst die twice and it does tend to stretch the card and I may have to think about ironing it (yuk) to flatten it out more, even though I have spotted glue on the back.
The original Noel letters were not put on dead straight, must have had one glass of wine too many and the other coloured lettering were placed on top.

Oh yes and I have also added some of the circle off cuts to fill up the card.

Not a great photo the backing shimmer paper looks uneven. BUT it is NOT

It is different and to be honest I do like it, when I get round to doing it properly.

Thanks for looking and I value your opinion.

Snippets challenge 181 the noel backing are snippets.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Use a stamp at Allsorts

Hello, have you missed me, well I have been away for a couple of weeks, so very sorry for my lack of commenting and I hope you will forgive me, but hopefully now I am back in the swing of things.

The challenge at Allsorts this week is to Use a stamp.

I have used Penny Black cling stamp - Fragrant - I so love this stamp.
Embossing folder - Tattered Lace
 Red card and ribbon - SU real red (I think)
Craftwork cards sentiment.

Short and sweet as yesterday was the longest day and only 3 days left to get my Rudolph Day card sorted, only 5 more RD's left to Christmas, bet you hate me, lol.

Kath x

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Allsorts - Birthdays

The challenge this week over at Allsorts is Birthday's because they are celebrating their 6th Birthday a fabulous occasion for a blog challenge as many do not last that long.

Now here is a Lady who is celebrating her 80th Birthday, I should be so lucky.

I have used the Delicate Mum die from Poppystamps, the last time I blogged this stamp I used it once, the next time I make a card I will use it three times.
The papers are from Craft Creations - Shimmer paper Gold, I didn't buy it directly from them but from my local craft shop - 15 sheets for £1.99
The number and letters are Memory Box Dies and the little dots are from bits from these dies.
Computer generated sentiment  and Su punches.
Gosh I nearly forgot to post this.

Kath x