Saturday, 16 September 2017

Allsorts challenge week 433 - Feels like Autumn

Good Morning All, another Saturday and another challenge over at Allsorts.
This week it is the turn of our lovely Ellie to choose the theme and she has chosen...

Feels like Autumn

 so she would like to see some Autumnal elements or colours on your creations
I have gone with the colours, I hope.

We have two prizes again this week and they are these two lovely dies from Tonic Studios.


Here is my card.
Background created with Distress Inks 
The image is Woodware - Flower Stems
Coloured with Copics and ProMarkers.

It certainly feels like Autumn here, cold, very windy and the leaves are falling from the trees, but we did have a little bit of sunshine yesterday but a huge down pour just in time for the children  coming out of school!

Hope you all have a really great week, please do pop over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the teams lovely creations.

Kath x

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Allsorts challenge week 432 - At least two designer papers

Good Morning All, welcome to a new challenge at Allsorts and it is my turn to choose the theme this week and I have chosen ...

To use at least two designer papers.

We have two prizes this week -
this lovely die set


and this lovely 6 x 6 Paper Pad


Here is my card
It actually looks brighter in RL

I have used four DP's but all from the same collection.
Bloom and Grow an oldie but goodie set.
The stamp is from the Penny Black 'T for Transparent' - Perfect Pairing

Please do pop over to the challenge blog to see the lovely creations from my fellow team mates.
Thanks for popping by.

Kath x



Saturday, 2 September 2017

Allsorts challenge week 431 - New Beginings

Our theme of 'New Beginnings'  has been chosen by the lovely Tracy (Craftnut)

Our sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique

and 
Crafty Ribbons - with this lovely selection of ribbon and gems.

Here is my card

This card was made for my Cousin Brian who got married at the end of May this year at the age of 74! He has been married before and Sandy has too but both their previous partners have died.

We were invited but unable to attend.

The die is  'Heart of Hearts' - Memory Box.
Great die for Weddings, Anniversaries and even Valentines cards
Silver glitter card and computer generated sentiments.


Kath x

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Rudolph Day August 2017

Rudolph Day once again over at Scrappy Mo's.
Just two cards to share with you this time and once again they are images and papers
from Lili of the Valley.
Sentiments are Craftwork Cards



Thank you for calling, hope you have a lovely week.
Kath x


Saturday, 26 August 2017

Allsorts Challenge week 430 - Ribbon

Ribbon but more than just a bow is the challenge this week at Allsorts chosen by the lovely Wendy.

We have Fantastic Ribbons for our sponsor this week
The prize on offer.


Here is my card.
Please do pop over to the challenge blog and see the fabulous use of ribbons that my team mates have done.

6x6 Craftwork Cards cardstock
 Orange backing card and spotty papers from my Craft room.
Divided the papers with some SU orange ribbon and then used up some of the small Penny Black stickeroo's that were left on various sheets.
I am very pleased to report that my 7 year old, Great Niece loved it, 
she said it included all of her favourite things.
Hit the jackpot there.

Don't know what planet I have been on this week, totally didn't realise that it was Rudolph Day yesterday. Now I normally reserve my reading for holidays, but Wednesday I had an hair appointment  so I aways take my Kindle, as I hate magazines but once I start reading I can't stop so I totally missed Thursday this week so loads of apologies for any lack of comments.

My Mother used to say "Once our Kath gets her head in book, that's it, we won't hear from her till she has finished it"

Thank for popping by and your comments are very much appreciated.
Have a good week.

Kath x


Saturday, 19 August 2017

Allsorts challenge week 429 - Forest Friends

Good Morning All, the challenge this week at Allsorts has been chosen by our lovely Tracy M
and she would like to see Forest Friends on your creation.

Prize No. 1
Two lovely stamps.

Prize No 2
 a really lovely die set from Tattered Lace.

Here is my card.
I have managed to sneak in another Christmas card.

Papers are Nitwits/LOTV
Snowflake Brads from yonks ago.
Ribbon sentiment bought from the Range ages ago.
I must admit I panicked with this challenge but I spotted this quite apt image from Bugaboo as you can find, deer, rabbits, foxes, owls and birds in a lot of forests.

My Daughter got up in the middle of the night a few weeks ago and looked into her back garden and couldn't believe her eyes, there was a deer, and she does not live anywhere near a forest, we have no idea where it came from.
To be honest yesterday I thought we could have been living in a Rain Forrest it rained that heavy so many times.

Thank you all so much for popping by.

Kath x

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Pixies Snippets Playground


Getting very close to the 300th post in the Playground, what a great job Miss Di is doing, think Parsnip could be swinging the lead though ( a Northern Expression) and also a Nautical expression.


So, many of us have bought the NitWits paper pads from LOTV and most of us make 6 x 6 cards from them and we end up with a few couple of inches of spare paper. This card is using up some of the spare inches of one of the paper pads for the backing papers.

I have used the Simon Says stamp and die - Bouquet of Thanks, stamped onto a snippet of LOTV paper.
I have  added some pearls to the top two squares, which do look better in real life than on this photo.
What a day yesterday, poured, nay bounced down all day and was also bitter cold. In the Winter I have to take my Wedding ring off as my fingers must shrink with the cold and I have nearly lost it a few times but luckily enough it has always fallen into my handbag, it is always fine in Summer but for the past few weeks I have had to take it off, so you can tell how cold it has been here, never had to do that before.

Thanks so much for popping by.

Kath xx