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

Monday, 25 May 2015

May Rudolph Day


I am honoured to have been asked to be the guest designer for this months Rudolph Day over at ScrappyMo's

 I have been working on Ethan's classmates cards, Austin's all done and dusted and so are these now.

4 x 4 cardstock, no idea of the make but really good quality card but didn't fold at all well.
Woodware - Little Red Robin stamp, love it.
Paper pieced with various bits and pieces of card and papers
Glossy accents on the berries and eye.
Computer generated sentiment.
SU punch

I really sort of wish I had glossed the holly leaf and beak too, but hey it is for 10 year old's.
Just to prove I have done a batch here is another photo but still couldn't get them all on.


Ok, if you picked up on the 'various bits and pieces' you will realise that these Robin's are swooping down to the Snippets Playground. Hope they don't scare Parsnip.
Been a mad week here, one way and another.

Oh a gentle reminder that there are only 6 more Rudolph Days to Christmas.

While typing this I am listening to Song for Europe, well not too sure how Australia managed to get into Europe, must have been since my Daughter became an Australian citizen last year, bring back Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson, I say.

Happy Rudolph Day to you all and look forward to seeing your entries.

Kath x

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Allsorts - use dies


This weeks challenge at Allsorts is to use at least 2 dies.

Poppy Stamp Dies - Woodland Border
                        Berry Sprig
                            Kirby Blooms
                                      Bloomington Border 
Die -namics -   Picket Fence  
Flowers and Woodland border coloured with distressed inks
Peel off letters, coloured pink

Loved making this card so be warned you will be seeing it again, in different colour ways of course. 

Now I am still using up white snippets from my Snowflake cards last Christmas, as I made 120,  so once again I am heading off to the playground to see what mischief is going on there.

Goodness me I think we have managed only one evening this year when we have not had the central heating on, my Husband is not too happy about it, but I said to him, I have no idea what I am going to  die of, but I have no intentions of freezing to death.

Thanks for your time.

Kath x


Wednesday, 6 May 2015

april showers bring May Flowers @ Allsorts


The challenge this week over at Allsorts is -April showers brings May flowers.


The die is Bloomington Border by Memory Box
For the front of the card I have cut the die into the 3 flowers and displayed them as a bunch
Sorry no idea of the papers
Coloured the flowers while still in the die using DI - Spiced Marigold and Shabby shutters the scalloped circle was also coloured in SM
Sentiment is Craftwork Cards
I have nothing that is related to rain or showers although we have had a lot of rain here today and some quite heavy downpours.

But on a brighter note, I have booked a holiday today, can't tell you when as there is now a clause on household insurance that if you say on Facebook or a blog, when you are going away,  or post pictures while you are on holiday you are not insured, as it is regarded that you are inviting burglars into your house.

Kath xx