Sunday, 7 February 2016

Penny Black and More - Anything Goes

Good Morning, I am back again with that lovely Rose stamp from Penny Black - Efflorescence set.

This time I am using it for my Guest Designer card for 
Penny Black and More's February challenge which is Anything Goes.

I have chosen yellow with a tad of green looking forward to Spring.
Papers are LOTV
Sentiment - Presscut
Ribbon and Pearls have been hanging around forever, just waiting to be used.

There are some fabulous Sponsors this month...

 Penny Black - has donated 3 Prizes
Crafty Ribbons

Please check out the Penny Black and More challenge blog to see what they are all offering and to see the fabulous creations from the Design Team.

Thanks for calling in.
I shall also be popping along to the Playground with this card and there are quite a few snippets used on this card.

Kath x

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Allsorts week 349 - CAS

Saturday once again and I hope you have all had a good week.
It is the turn of Julie to set the challenge here at Allsorts and she has chose the theme of

and our Sponsors this week are DigiStamp Boutique.


with this lovely die.

I decided that I had no sympathy cards on hand and when you actually need them they are a very difficult and upsetting cards to have to make, so I thought this challenge of a CAS card would be ideal for this type of card as you really don't want anything fussy and fancy.

I kept it black and white.
Cuttlebug embossing folder
 Woodware sentiment stamp
 Penny Black image from the clear stamp set Efflorescence

 Drew a black line down with a ruler, well no, it was with a pen but using a ruler as well so it looked as though it went through the S. I made two.

It is only a couple of weeks since I made them and unfortunatly, I have now used both of these cards, so I have now made another 5, just hope that I am not tempting fate.

Please pop over to the challenge blog to see the great CAS cards by my other team mates

Thanks so much for popping by here.

Kath x

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Bring on the Bling-week 348

Saturday morning has come very quickly once again and it is Allsorts challenge week 348

This weeks challenge is Bring on the Bling chosen by Tracy.

Our sponsor this week is Scrappers Delights

 I have used their image Cupcake Honey
Who doesn't like a cupcake every now and again?

Papers are LOTV
Sentiment - Craftwork cards
Ribbon I have had for ages.
 I have used gems and pearls (not sure if pearls are actually bling) from various suppliers, glitter on the cupcake and bows, that doesn't really show on this photo.
Roll on the better weather when taking photo's is a tad easier. My Hubby once made me a light box, didn't really improve the photo's but I had a lovely tan!

Kath x

Monday, 25 January 2016

Rudolph Day - January 2016

Hello and welcome to the first Rudolph Day challenge of 2016 over at ScrappyMo's
I thought I did really well last year but still ended up in a mad panic towards the end, but not this year., I am determined to have more than I actually need.

A lot of you will have seen this stamp that I used on the Allsorts challenge - What's New, when I coloured the image and used Glossy accents, this time I have used glitter.
The colours don't really show how deep they really are as it was very bad light when I took the photo's.


Using the Woodware Christmas Bells stamp on a tent fold card, which I bought by mistake as I thought they were A5 side fold cards.

 I did love these at the time but no doubt when December arrives I will hate them, does that happen to you?

Kath x

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Allsorts challenge week 347 - Valentine

The Valentine challenge was chosen by Wendy and our sponsors this week are

Lets Create

What a strange image for a Valentines card, I can hear you saying.
Well the image is Penny Black  - Loving and Hugging, hence the sentiment.

 I think this is probably the first Valentines card I have made, we don't do them, and  rather than waste it, I will send it secretly to my Grandsons, they won't like it one little bit, but a bit of a giggle, for me.

 I actually won this stamp in a Rudolph Day challenge when it was hosted by the lovely Sarn.

LOTV papers
Die-namics - Zig Zag stitched die.
Computer generated sentiment.
I shall be entering this in the Snippets Playground when it opens again on Sunday as the red card is all snippets.

Kath x

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Allsorts challenge week 346 - Girly and Sparkly

Week 346 here at Allsorts and half way through January already

The theme for this week was chosen by Tracy M and it is Girly and Sparkly, a long time since I was that.

I have used Penny Black image - Ginger, quite an old stamp
Papers by Bella - pink flourish and I have added glitter to the white pattern.
There is also glitter on the handbag and ear-rings 
A couple of gems and the flowers could be Prima.
To be honest you will be lucky if you can spot any sparkle at all, the photo was taken during the run of the really dark days, that's days, not ages, I am not that old.

Our sponsors this week are

and a pair of tickets for the Hobbycraft show in Manchester

Thank you so much for taking the time to pop by.

Kath x

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Allsorts challenge week 345 - Ribbon and Lace

The challenge for this week was chosen by Susan who wants to see ribbon and lace on your creations, and our sponsor this week happens to be


A pair of tickets to the above show

I have used Woodware stamp Baby Patch Elephant.
Papers are all LOTV ( LOTV have a sale at the moment all paper pads and art pads half price as they are not going to be selling them in the future)

Ribbon and lace unknown.

I have to do a blue one too, will be the same but without the lace.
The funny thing is both the Baby cards are for my next door neighbours Sons, she has longed to be a Grandma for years and then they are both having a baby within a few days of each other, one is having a girl and the other a boy.

She is a tad mortified as at the moment the name for the girl is Nora, and her last name will be Petty, sound like we older ones will think of a certain TV programme LOTSW.

Not put any sentiment on yet as the baby is not due till March so I don't want to tempt fate.
There are a lot of snippets used on this card so I will be nipping over to the Playground with this one.

Thanks for popping by, comments very much appreciated and don't be shy, yea or nay, either way.

Kath x